Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

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

You sent a message to this manager.

Calendar

Last updated: 05/05/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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!
Italy.

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

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

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    In Living area...moreless

  • 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
 

Reviews

This property does not have any reviews yet.

Be the first to write a review for this listing...

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

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

Jan 2 - Apr 29, 2016
2 night min stay
€190 €190
€950

Apr 30 - Jun 24, 2016
2 night min stay
€210 €210
€1,050

Jun 25 - Aug 26, 2016
2 night min stay
€270 €270
€1,350

Aug 27 - Oct 14, 2016
2 night min stay
€210 €210
€1,050

Oct 15 - Dec 16, 2016
2 night min stay
€190 €190
€950

Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
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.
Calendar Updates: We manage a number of properties. The calendar updates are not shown, due to continuous availability changes. Please enquire for your chosen dates, cancellations and special offers.

Please wait... Travel with confidence

Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 05/05/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

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.

 

Manager info


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

Guestbook comments from the property manager

Loading...
1 of 1
 

Photos

  • 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)
View calendar: Updated 05/05/15
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Villa
Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
  • Manager indicates their response time is Within 2 days
  • Calendar last updated 05/05/2015
Email manager

++44 (0) 2070990868
24 h

Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

Share this property via Email

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

Porlezza #1077122ha

1 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 4

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.