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La Torre Di Porlezza - Charming Rustic Retreat with Lovely Lake Views

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Last updated: 12/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Porlezza villa description

A charming rustic retreat with lake views and easy access to Porlezza!

Built against a stone cliff-face in a prominent position along the Lake Lugano shore, with picturesque lake views of the Porlezza this rustic style retreat (ID 496) provides a restful and idyllic retreat, away from modern life yet within easy walking distance to it!

The property features accommodation over two floors with a country style open plan living area with a comfortable sitting area, TV and DVD player and a rustic open fireplace for warm cosy evenings. Exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings provide a rustic romantic charm. A dining area also features and a kitchenette provides all the desired appliances for a self-catering holiday including a cooker hob, kettle, coffee machine and toaster. The property also benefits from air conditioning.

For those of you who need to keep in touch with work or family, Wi-Fi Access is also available in the property.

From the living room open tread stairs lead to a mezzanine floor with a bright double bedroom and a modern shower room conveniently situated off from the bedroom.
A sofa bed to the living area provides additional accommodation for extra guests.

One of the best features of this property is its sunny covered terrace with balcony which boasts breathtaking views over Lake Lugano and the picturesque town of Porlezza. The spacious balcony provides the perfect setting to enjoy daytime sunbathing and a glass of wine in the evenings.

From the property the resort town of Porlezza is within easy walking distance and features a picturesque promenade with cafes, gelaterias, a variety of restaurants and a wide choice of shops and supermarkets.

The natural surroundings are beautiful and are popular year round with hikers. The nature reserve at Lago di Piano also provides some lovely walks and a great place for cycling and fishing.

For golf lovers the Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club, one of the oldest clubs in Europe, is just a 15 minutes drive away, on the Menaggio hillside by Lake Como.

The cosmopolitan delights of Lugano city can be easily reached just a 25 minutes drive away with beautiful café lined piazzas, wonderful shopping arcades with designer shops, fresh food markets and also providing visitors with a wide choice of entertainment including bars, nightclubs, a stunning new casino and annual cultural and musical events.

Guests staying in the property are also able to enjoy the wide choice of facilities and activities at the family-friendly Porto Letizia holiday complex which is situated on the sunny Porlezza lakefront and which is just a few minute’s drive away!

The complex offers parking with the main modern Palazzo providing a visitor information desk, laundry facilities, a hair salon and a computer shop.

Visitors can enjoy the stunning lakefront terrace with its contemporary Panama cafe with outdoor seating and the contemporary Italian restaurant ideal for authentic alfresco dining. The evenings are fabulous here and locals gather to enjoy aperitifs and each other’s company as the sun sets over the lush mountain tops.

A sunny lake front outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and mini golf with children’s play area are perfect for daytime fun and the beautiful parkland is ideal for dog walking, cycling and jogging, with lovely areas to enjoy lunchtime picnics under the shade of trees. A sandy beach is also a fabulous feature of the complex and makes a great place to sunbathe, with the Lake Lugano providing the most stunning of backdrops!

From the complex a bridge leads over a passing stream to the promenade of Porlezza where cafés, restaurants and ice cream parlours can be enjoyed and where the main lake road with frequent bus route passes through.

Porlezza Area:
Lake Lugano is situated in the south east part of Switzerland and is located on the Switzerland and Italy border. Most of the Lake lies in Switzerlandand is named after the city of Lugano that is situated between Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. One of the many interesting features of Lake Lugano is it's shape, it's a long lake about 36 kilometres in length but the width of the lake does not exceed more than 2 kilometres at any point, also it is the only lake that has a bridge over it, connecting the two towns of Melide and Bisonne.

Lake Lugano is surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains, the area experiences a climate close to that of the Mediterranean climate, the beautiful mountains and the surrounding villages and towns, together make Lake Lugano the perfect holiday destination. Some of the interesting mountain peaks to visit near the lake include Monte Bre and Monte San Salvatore, Monte Bre is the closest to Lugano and is about 925 meters high, the mountain stretches over the border of Switzerland and into Porlezza is just 12 km, over the mountain pass from Menaggio on Lake Como and is on the scenic route to the town of Swiss town Lugano. Porlezza is the principle town at this Southern end of the Lake in Italy and adds an Italian flavour to a well known Swiss name!
Just above Porlezza is the village of Carlazzo which is close to the nature reserve surrounding Lake Piano and which has a rich and ancient history. With a castle of its own and medieval fortifications, this village was once well protected. As with most towns and villages around the lakes, they have a heritage steeped in religion. Churches and monuments abound and this region is no different. The Church of St. Giorgio in nearby Gottro, is well worth a visit just to see the Romanesque Bell Tower. Other churches to visit include St. Stefano which houses a famous organ made by the Serassi family in 1858. Serassi is one of the most famous families of organ builders in Italy and Europe and have been organ building art for six generations from 1720 to 1895 - their name is synonymous with quality, music, Lombardy and Porlezza!

Visit the small village of Castello, close to Loggio and Porlezza. Built on a rocky spur, it has a fascinating maze of stone houses, narrow streets and small flowering balconies everywhere you look - there is also a great view of the surrounding area & Lake Lugano to enjoy.

Take a boat trip around the lake and get a series of different perspectives from the upper deck of the romantic steamer boat which stops at the pretty towns like the idyllic Morcote and Gandria.Porlezza is just over the mountain from Menaggio on Lake Como and on the scenic route to Lugano. Porlezza is the main town at this end of the Lake and adds an Italian flavour to a well known Swiss name!
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Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

                  • Non Smoking Only

                  Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

                  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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                  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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                  • From the living room open tread stairs lead to a mezzanine floor with a bright double bedroom and a modern shower room conveniently situated off from the bedroom. A sofa bed to the living area provides additional accommodation for extra guests....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  Other Amenities

                      • Guests staying in the property are also able to enjoy the wide choice of facilities & activities at the family-friendly Porto Letizia holiday complex which is situated on the Porlezza lakefront & is just a few minute’s drive away! The complex offers parking with the main Palazzo providing a visitor information desk, laundry facilities, a hair salon and computer shop. Additional Facilities: We offer a range of extra facilities, which are available for hire through our office 'Happy Holiday Homes' in Menaggio: Cot Hire - € 20 per week, High Chair - € 15 per week, Push Chair - € 25 per week, Camp Bed – € 85 per week, Wi-Fi or USB Internet Stick - € 35 per week (includes € 10 consumable credit). Please note that signal and connectivity is not guaranteed and may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • Television

                      Theme

                      • Luxury
                      • Romantic

                      Attractions

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking

                      Location Type

                      • Village
                      • Waterfront

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Towels Provided

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool

                          Forms Of Payment

                              • Accept Credit Card
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Rental rates quoted in:
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event

                              Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              €210 €210
                              €1,050

                              Jan 3 - Apr 24, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              €190 €190
                              €950

                              Apr 25 - Jun 26, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              €210 €210
                              €1,050

                              Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              €270 €270
                              €1,350

                              Aug 29 - Oct 16, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              €210 €210
                              €1,050

                              Oct 17 - Dec 18, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              €190 €190
                              €950

                              Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
                              2 night min stay
                              €210 €210
                              €1,050

                              Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


                              Additional information about rental rates:

                              Service Charge: Our one & two weekly service charges are inclusive of final cleaning, bed linen, towels, heating, utilities & air-conditioning (if installed in the holiday property). Tea towels & beach towels are not supplied. If your booking is for more than one week, clean linen & towels will be provided on a weekly basis. (Please check Service Charge costs at time of enquiry) Short Breaks: 3 night break - 40% off weekly tariff / 4 night break - 30% off weekly tariff / 5 night break - 20% off weekly tariff / 6 night break - 10% off weekly tariff.
                              Additional Facilities: We offer a range of extra facilities, which are available for hire through our office 'Happy Holiday Homes' in Menaggio: Cot Hire - EU 20 per week, High Chair - EU 15 per week, Push Chair - EU 25 per week, Camp Bed – EU 85 per week, Wi-Fi or USB Internet Stick - EU 35 per week (includes EU 10 consumable credit). Please note that signal and connectivity is not guaranteed and may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property. Making a Booking: To make a confirmed booking, you will be asked to fill in our online booking form and pay a 30% deposit by wire transfer or credit card. The remaining holiday balance will then be due 6 weeks before arrival.
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                              Last updated: 12/26/2014
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                              Location

                              22 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Milan - Malpensa 101km or Lugano - Agno
                              2 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Porto Letizia holiday complex
                              12 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Menaggio
                              15 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Lugano 18km or Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club
                              17 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              Lugano 18km or Varenna - Esino
                              20 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Autostrada E35
                              2 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Porto Letizia holiday complex
                              100 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ski
                              Splugen, Am Bach (Avers), Clusone (All Approx)
                              2 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Porto Letizia holiday complex

                              Car: Not Necessary

                              Further Sport & Adventure Activities: Bike Rentals, Boat Mooring, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.

                              From the property the resort town of Porlezza is within easy walking distance and features a picturesque promenade with cafes, gelaterias, a variety of restaurants and a wide choice of shops and supermarkets.

                              The natural surroundings are beautiful and are popular year round with hikers. The nature reserve at Lago di Piano also provides some lovely walks and a great place for cycling and fishing.

                              For golf lovers the Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club, one of the oldest clubs in Europe, is just a 15 minutes drive away, on the Menaggio hillside by Lake Como.

                              The cosmopolitan delights of Lugano city can be easily reached just a 25 minutes drive away with beautiful café lined piazzas, wonderful shopping arcades with designer shops, fresh food markets and also providing visitors with a wide choice of entertainment including bars, nightclubs, a stunning new casino and annual cultural and musical events.

                              Guests staying in the property are also able to enjoy the wide choice of facilities and activities at the family-friendly Porto Letizia holiday complex which is situated on the sunny Porlezza lakefront and which is just a few minute’s drive away!

                              The complex offers parking with the main modern Palazzo providing a visitor information desk, laundry facilities, a hair salon and a computer shop.

                              Visitors can enjoy the stunning lakefront terrace with its contemporary Panama cafe with outdoor seating and the contemporary Italian restaurant ideal for authentic alfresco dining. The evenings are fabulous here and locals gather to enjoy aperitifs and each other’s company as the sun sets over the lush mountain tops.

                              A sunny lake front outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and mini golf with children’s play area are perfect for daytime fun and the beautiful parkland is ideal for dog walking, cycling and jogging, with lovely areas to enjoy lunchtime picnics under the shade of trees. A sandy beach is also a fabulous feature of the complex and makes a great place to sunbathe, with the Lake Lugano providing the most stunning of backdrops!

                              From the complex a bridge leads over a passing stream to the promenade of Porlezza where cafés, restaurants and ice cream parlours can be enjoyed and where the main lake road with frequent bus route passes through.

                               

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                              • La Torre Di Porlezza

                                La Torre Di Porlezza

                              • The perfect setting to enjoy some sunbathing

                                The perfect setting to enjoy some sunbathing

                              • Or relax with a glass of wine in the evenings!

                                Or relax with a glass of wine in the evenings!

                              • Country style open plan living area

                                Country style open plan living area

                              • The well equipped kitchenette

                                The well equipped kitchenette

                              • Mezzanine floor with a bright double bedroom

                                Mezzanine floor with a bright double bedroom

                              • Breathtaking views over Lake Lugano

                                Breathtaking views over Lake Lugano

                              • The covered outdoor eating area

                                The covered outdoor eating area

                              • The Porto Letizia Complex swimming pool

                                The Porto Letizia Complex swimming pool

                              • Porto Letizia holiday complex

                                Porto Letizia holiday complex

                              • Porto Letizia tennis courts

                                Porto Letizia tennis courts

                              • Beautiful parkland ideal for lunchtime picnics

                                Beautiful parkland ideal for lunchtime picnics

                              • The very spacious outdoor living area

                                The very spacious outdoor living area

                              • The outdoor dining table

                                The outdoor dining table

                              • Rustic romantic charm

                                Rustic romantic charm

                              • Modern shower room

                                Modern shower room

                              • Private sandy beach at the complex

                                Private sandy beach at the complex

                              • Walk to the beach

                                Walk to the beach

                              • Panama cafe with outdoor seating

                                Panama cafe with outdoor seating

                              • The beautiful private sandy beach

                                The beautiful private sandy beach

                              €190 - €270 per night (EUR)
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                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

                              View calendar: Updated 12/26/14
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                              Member since: 2007
                              Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
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                              • Calendar last updated: 12/26/2014
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