Villa Vanilla

Lake Como, Menaggio

    • Sleeps 12+2 Guests
    • Bedrooms 6 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 4 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 500 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Terrace
    • Dog welcome
    • Sauna
    • Airport distance:
      Switzerland/Lugano Agno 34 km/50 min
      Milano Linate 64 km/1 hr 40 min
      Milano Malpensa 92 km/1 hr 50 min
      Milano Orio al Serio 100 km/2 hr 30 min

    € 3750 - 7250 per week

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    Walk to the beach & restaurants

    This beautiful, spacious modern villa has fantastic panoramic lake views and a swimming pool, and is located just ten kilometers north of Menaggio, near the famous Golden Triangle of Menaggio, Bellagio and Varenna. Villa Vanilla is perched on a hillside and set in a peaceful location with close proximity to the lake. From the villa, the walk to the beach is 500 meters (less than half a mile) downhill, where there is an excellent local pizzaria and fish restaurant. A grocery shop is 800 meters (almost half a mile) from the house. A frequent car and passenger ferry service connects Menaggio to Bellagio and Varenna and there is bus service to cosmopolitan Como. A surf school is located in the nearby village of Cremia. The area is wonderful for hikers, mountain bikers and golfers, with a course in Menaggio (16 km) and five more near Como and in Lugano.

    The property is surrounded by a beautiful fenced garden and patio with breathtaking views of Lake Como and the Alps. An infrared sauna and a Jacuzzi with bathroom are available in the basement of the villa. The villa is fenced and accessed by an electronic gate. Inside there is a private garage with parking for 4 cars, additional parking is provided within the property's grounds.

    Being on different levels, this property is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties, and parents with young children that are not water safe must be aware that the pool is not fenced. Otherwise it is a great villa for families with kids.

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    02-07-2017: Georgina
    Have just spent the most glorious week with a large group of friends. It is the most stunning location and just a short walk down the hill to two wonderful lakeside restaurants - you must try La Baia. The villa is contemporary, luxurious and well-equipped, very spacious. We spent lots of lazy time around the pool where you can spend hours just taking in the breathtaking scenery. The local staff were very friendly and welcoming. Very close to Dongo or Menaggio for day to day shopping and the ferry to other day trip locations such as Varenna and Bellagio. We rented a boat in Dongo and toured the entire lake. We will be back! 

    Tolles, neuwertiges Haus
    Left on Jul 8, 2016 for a stay in Jun 2016
    Die Villa ist echt toll, in neuwertigem Zustand, die meisten Zimmer haben eine genügende Grösse, das Zimmer mit dem En-Suite Bad ist wirklich top-notch. Alles ist sehr sauber und aufgeräumt. Bequeme Betten/Matratzen. Küche könnte etwas reichhaltiger ausgestattet sein. Kinderspielecke befindet sich im Sousterrain. Cremia selbst hat neben zwei Restaurants einen netten Uferspazierweg der am Südende des Dorfes zwar endet, aber Richtung Norden bis mindestens nach Gravedona reicht. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten im Dorf selbst gibt es keine, mit dem Auto fährt man so ca. 10-15 Minuten. In Menaggio hat es einen grossen Supermarkt.


    • Pool: 5 x 11m 
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Satellite TV
    • CD-stereo
    • Large fridge with freezer
    • 4 ring gas hob
    • Oven
    • Coffee maker
    • Toaster
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Indoor Jacuzzi
    • Playground
    • Billiard table
    • Sauna (infrared)
    • Hair dryer
    • Barbecue grill
    • Pizza oven (can be only used by a Pizzaiolo)
    • Spacious terrace
    • Fenced garden
    • Electronic entrance gate
    • Parking for 4 cars in a garage inside the property and further parking for 2 more cars
    Touring ideas

    Lugano, Switzerland: 35km/22mi
    Menaggio (ferry with car transportation to Bellagio and Varenna): 10 km/6.2mi
    Como: 44 km/28mi
    Milano: 91 km/56.5mi
    St Moritz (Switzerland): 92 km/57mi
    Nearest airport Lugano Agno: 35 km/22mi
    Airport Milano Malpensa: 80 km/50
    Nearest train station Como: 45 km/28mi 



    Many small towns and villages surround Lake Como. They are quaint and beautiful and it’s worthwhile exploring them. If you spend the mornings on the west side and the afternoons on the east side of the lake, you will always stay in the sun.

    Steamers, boats, car ferries and buses serve all the main towns on Lake Como. A ferry around the heart of Lake Como (between the key towns of Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio and Cadenabbia) is a must. The most popular of the stops remains Bellagio.

    Bellagio - known as the pearl of the lake is a beautiful little town in a picture-perfect location on the promontory where Lake Como separates into two branches. The town is historic and charming, with a waterfront promenades, stately hotels and two gardens open to the public: Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi. Bellagio's tourist information offices are by the ferry jetty and in Piazza della Chiesa.

    Menaggio is located on the western shore of Lake Como, and has small stretches of shingle beach. From Menaggio you can travel to Lake Lugano or embark on mountain hikes. The town is a useful base for exploring Lake Como; with good bus and ferry connections. 

    The fishing village of Varenna has picturesque narrow alleyways and streets below a castle and a lakeside walking path. Varenna is a peaceful resort, smaller than Bellagio and also very beautiful. You can admire views from the Castello de Vezio or simply relax by the lakeside.

    In Tremezzo visit Villa Carlotta - a villa and botanical garden. The villa is today a museum, whose art collection includes works by Canova, Thorvaldsen, Migliara and Hayez in addition to pieces of furniture from the time of the various owners.

    The walled town of Como is a lively and pleasant town with an appealing historical centre and a scenic location at the southern end of the east branch of Lake Como. The impressive cathedral (Duomo), like most in Italy, was built and added to over a period of centuries, so you can admire Gothic and Renaissance features including some fine tapestries and paintings. The town's earlier cathedral (built in the tenth century), San Fedele, is another fine sight, as are the tall nine-hundred-year-old gateway, Porta Vittoria, and the Romanesque church Sant'Abbondio. The town's art gallery (Pinacoteca) is also worth a visit. For a short trip out of town, take the funicular up to the top of the hill above Como, where you can enjoy spectacular views. 

    Lake Como and the region is a shopper’s paradise. Around Como there are many small shops and boutiques, and in the larger towns you will find a great range of boutiques, designer stores and department stores. Wherever you are you are never far from great shopping.
    Como is an interesting place to shop because of its local flavor. There are very elegant stores in Como that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Some of the world’s greatest designers are found in Como. Perhaps the nicest discount silk store (Mantero VIII) is found on the outskirts of Como.
    Como is only a few minutes' drive from the Swiss border and from Lake Lugano. Cross the border into Switzerland and visit Foxtown Factory Stores, a temple of luxury and elegance with 3 km of shop windows, where 160 stores. The world famous mall that has every imaginable brand name store (Armani, Gucci, Prada, Loro Piano, Yves St. Laurent, Ferragamo, Versace, Missoni, Bally, Bruno Magli, Dolce and Gabbana, Cerrutti……to literally name only a few) at discounted prices. The mall sells last year’s fashions at prices that seem a third of what can be found in Milan.
    Then of course there is Milan. Milan is a short train-ride away for those in search of some city life. Milan has been crowned the fashion capital of the world thanks to designers such as Versace, Prada and Armani. Via Monte Napoleone and Via della Spiga with its designer showrooms and boutiques are two of the most elegant, if expensive, shopping streets in Europe. Milan also has sections of town dedicated to antiques, art and house supplies.

    In Milan is to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. In the heart of Milan is the rose-colored marble Gothic Duomo. Not far from the Duomo is the world’s most famous opera house - La Scala. Throughout the city are symbols of Milan’s illustrious past including the 16 Corinthian-style columns from early Roman settlements. These are placed just outside the 4th century Basilica di San Lorenzo. Also impressive is the Sforza Castle and Museum of Ancient Art. St. Ambrose’s Basilica and Museum is interesting as the Basilica was founded in the 4th century by the Bishop Ambrose who baptized St. Augustine here.

    Lake Como boasts some of the very finest Italian cuisine, and is home to a number of world-class restaurants. Check out the back streets and old lakeside towns to find some of the less well known but excellent restaurants.

    Lake Como boat hire is possibly the finest way to experience the Lake in its full splendour. One has not seen Lake Como if it hasn’t been experienced from the water. There are numerous touring companies that can take large or small groups for tours of the lake which can include a refreshing swim in the lake. A wonderful day is to take the morning to explore the lake by boat. Stop for a long lunch at the Locanda dell’ Isola Comacina and return to the Villa by late afternoon.

    Outdoor Activities: biking, mountain biking, hiking, boating, paragliding and windsurfing.
    There are numerous hikes and walking trails in and around Lake Como. Around the lake, through the woodlands and up through the hills and mountains offer an enormous variety of hiking possibilities, from easy walks for families to the more difficult for skilled hikers.
    For water sports lovers it is possible to spend entire days sailing or kayaking, windsurfing and motor boating, water skiing and canoeing, wakeboarding and kitesurfing. In Como there is even a hydroplane piloting school.
    Lake Como can also be dicovered by bicycle. Scenic roads, and alternative routes to those followed by the main traffic and some real cycle paths offer the visitor an alternative way of visiting various parts of the lake.
    Lake Como has also several golf courses which can be easily reached by car. 


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    If rented for 12 people

    Garden level:

    • Spacious and bright living/dining area, comfortable sofas, satellite TV, large sliding glass doors with panoramic lake view
    • Well equipped kitchen with coffee machine (filter), cooking stove (4 burners + oven), dishwasher, large fridge, toaster

    Mezzanine: a few steps up

    • 2 double bedrooms with twin beds that can be joined
    • 1 bathroom with shower (shared by the 2 bedrooms above)
    • 1 matrimonial bedroom with en suite bathroom
    • All of the bedrooms in the mezzanine are at ground level (garden level) which is not flat, but hilly. Both the living room and bedrooms in the mezzanine are at garden level.

    Last floor:

    • 2 double bedrooms with twin beds that can be joined
    • 1 bedroom with twin beds (can not be connected)
    • 1 bathroom with bathtub


    • Infrared sauna
    • Jacuzzi
    • 1 bathroom with shower
    • Large games room with a pool table, table football, children's playroom and 2 tatami-futons which can be used for relax or as extra beds for 2 people (extra fee is requested)


    • Swimming pool
    • Bicycle & surf board storage
    • Private parking
    • BBQ
    • Terrace and deck chairs (6)
    Request BookingIf rented for 12 people Check Availability
    26 Jan 2018 - 20 Apr 2019
    27 Apr 2019 - 18 May 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
    4500 EUR
    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
    18 May 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    6050 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    7250 EUR

    If rented for 10 people

    One bedroom will be closed.

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    26 Jan 2018 - 20 Apr 2019
    27 Apr 2019 - 18 May 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
    4260 EUR
    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
    18 May 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    5800 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    7000 EUR

    If rented for 8 people

    Two bedrooms will be closed.

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    26 Jan 2018 - 20 Apr 2019
    27 Apr 2019 - 18 May 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
    4000 EUR
    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
    18 May 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    5500 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    6700 EUR

    If rented for 6 people

    Three bedrooms will be closed.

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    26 Jan 2018 - 20 Apr 2019
    27 Apr 2019 - 18 May 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
    3750 EUR
    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
    18 May 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    5300 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    6500 EUR

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    Price reduction for smaller groups!
    Villa Vanilla 26 Jan 2018 - 20 Apr 2019
    27 Apr 2019 - 18 May 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
    18 May 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    If rented for 12 people
    12+2 PAX 12
    4500 EUR 6050 EUR 7250 EUR Calendar Request BookingIf rented for 12 people
    If rented for 10 people
    10 PAX 10
    4260 EUR 5800 EUR 7000 EUR Calendar Request BookingIf rented for 10 people
    If rented for 8 people
    8 PAX 8
    4000 EUR 5500 EUR 6700 EUR Calendar Request BookingIf rented for 8 people
    If rented for 6 people
    6 PAX 6
    3750 EUR 5300 EUR 6500 EUR Calendar Request BookingIf rented for 6 people

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    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens changed only on Saturday
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Electricity
    • Pool cleaning 
    • Garden maintenance
    • Special experience: Guided tour to the Forte Montecchio north of Colico


    • Heating (if required): metered
    • Wood for fireplace: please check price on the premises.
    • Pool towels available on request: please check price on the premises.
    • Additional beds (2 tatami-futons in the SPA room) if maximun capacity PAX 12 is exceeded: EUR 150 per person per week
    • Baby bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 70
    • Final cleaning: EUR 250
    • Pet allowed: EUR 60 domestic pet supplement per week. If you plan to bring your dog, please send us the completed and signed form Declaration of Accepting Responsibility for Your Pet together with your booking form.


    EUR 1000 via credit card (Visa/Mastercard) are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Domestic help (house cleaning): please check prices upon booking.
    • The pizza oven can be only used by a Pizzaiolo, please enquire well in advance for availability and rates.


    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • Availability only during the above mentioned dates
    • Pool opening dates: April 20th - October 12th, depending on weather conditions
    • For more than 3 children, please enquire.

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