Villa Sophia - a Luxurious Historic Villa Close to Menaggio
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Period splendour and luxury living on Lake Como!
Enjoying an elevated position on the Menaggio hillside close to the world famous Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club and the breathtaking Lake of Como and Lugano, guests are sure to enjoy their family holiday and corporate event in style!
The detached villa (ID 193) dates back to 1888 and is a picturesque sight to behold, framed by two majestic cypresses and providing perfect symmetry and elegance with a pale pink facade framed with cream pilasters, a romantic central Juliette balcony and evergreen colour shutter-framed windows to all sides.
The beautiful villa has undergone the highest standard of refurbishment with the use of local craftsmen and modern luxury touches throughout. The villa is perfect for family stays and for corporate hospitality with 4 king size beds, 2 single beds, 4 bathrooms, Wi-Fi access, a private bar and garden with outdoor swimming pool. Catering, house-keeping and chauffeur service can also be arranged for your additional comfort upon request.
Electric gates invite guests into a gravel driveway for up to 3 vehicles and a winding path leads to the entrance of the three storey villa.
Internally the ground floor boasts a spacious and relaxed living room with flat screen TV, a fully fitted kitchen and a beautiful guest suite furnished to the highest standard with a comfortable king size bed and fitted with a brand new en-suite bathroom with power shower. A stone built BBQ is situated to the terrace outside and so the kitchen provides convenient catering and food preparation options to fully enjoy alfresco dining during your stay.
A wonderful stone staircase with open banister rail and supporting stone column leads to the first floor which provides the principal living and entertaining quarters. Here at the heart of the villa guests can enjoy a splendid open plan kitchen diner and a splendid drawing room.
The fully fitted kitchen provides all the desired appliances required during your stay and boasts a bespoke hand painted Tuscan-style design with original marble flooring. The dining area features a large antique table with marble fireplace and original wooden flooring. A purpose-built private bar also provides a fabulous way to entertain guests with aperitifs before dining. The romantic Juliette balcony also provides the perfect spot for enjoying a glass of ‘prosecco’ before a splendid dinner.
The drawing room features two marble fireplaces and a lovely place to relax and entertain with double aspect views and comfortable sofas to unwind.
Stone steps lead to the second floor where two bedrooms with single beds and a double sofa bed are provided for guests as well as a modern fitted bathroom with power shower.
The top floor of the villa boasts a spectacular 85sqm master suite with romantic beamed ceilings, a comfortable king size bed, a newly fitted luxury en-suite with Jacuzzi, a very comfortable sitting area and splendid panoramic lake views of Lake Como.
In the villa’s manicured garden guests can enjoy alfresco dining with the gas and charcoal BBQ, sun bathing on the sun loungers and can cool down in the fabulous outdoor swimming pool.
The villa is ideally situated for those travelling by car with plenty of off-street parking behind its gated entrance. A local convenience store and bus service is situated in Croce and the highly recommended agro-turismo popular with families and known as ‘La Barcola’ is less than a 5 minutes drive away.
The nearby world famous Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf club provides the ideal activity for golf fans and a tennis club and nature can be found in nearby Loveno.
Menaggio is one of the famous picturesque ‘golden triangle’ towns of Lake Como and is easily accessible from Croce, being just a 5 minute’s drive away. Pretty cafe-lined piazzas, a wide variety of shops and restaurants and a family-friendly Lido with cocktail lounge provides all you need on a daily basis and a car and passenger ferry service operates from the town between Bellagio, Varenna and Cadenabbia. Nearby attractions include Villa Carlotta, Villa Melzi and Villa Balbianello.
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)
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.
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.
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.
In riferimento alla delibera della Regione Lombardia n IX/2555 del 24.11.2011 articolo 4d in applicazione dell’art. 9 c.1 e dell’art. 25 c.3 L.R. 24/2006 se dichiara che l’immobile in soggetto non è soggetto all’obbligo di certificazione energetica.
Keywords: Lakeview, mountainview, large property, swimming pool, child friendly, parking, garden,
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Bedroom 6
- Bedroom 7
- Bedroom 8
- Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4)
- 3.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils
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. ...morecollapse
- Parking Off Street:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Central Heating,Coffee Machine,Electric Kettle,
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
The detached villa dates back to 1888 and is a picturesque sight to behold, framed by two majestic cypresses and providing perfect symmetry and elegance with a pale pink facade framed with cream pilasters, a romantic central Juliette balcony and evergreen colour shutter-framed windows to all sides....morecollapse
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Lake View
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
ReviewsWrite a review
The villa is just amazingGuest comment entered by owner
The villa is just amazing
We stayed at Villa Sophia August 28th - Sept 4th and it was trully the BEST vacation we have ever had! The directions to your office were very good and we met Bryan who was very nice and took us to the villa and showed us around. Anytime we had questions - like where the bus stop was back to Croce, etc your staff was always very friendly and helpful! The villa is just amazing and the views of Lake Como are stunning! We really appreciated the 'welcome basket' that we ordered - it was nice to have some food after traveling so far! We rented a car but the local bus system works very well too and it is nice to have a bus stop so close to Villa Sophia. We took your advice and ate at La Barcola and it was wonderful! Other restaurants along the Lake we would suggest are: Trattoria Del Glicine in Cernobbio and the Aqua Dolce in Carate Urio. We think everyone should take a ferry ride - we went to Bellagio which was beautiful.The nearby villas are also lovely especially Villa del Balbianello in Lenno and Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo. Some of our friends went to a cooking lesson with Chef Luigi in Bellagio and they had a great time! If anyone is a car enthusiast it is worth the 3 hour drive south to Modena to tour the Ferrari museum, the Pagani museum and factory and the Lamborghini factory and museum - it makes for a long day but is fantastic - AND you get to drive a Ferrari or Lamborghini:) Their website is: motorstars.org. Funny thing we liked about the villa Sophia was the nearly naked man ironing board cover - we all got a laugh out of that one - so I sent you a picture of it:) Can't buy anything like that in America! We were thinking it is probably an Italian man's way of having his wife iron his clothes more! We loved waking up each day to the views of Lake Como and miss it very much! A special 'thank you' to Lydia for taking all of our phone calls from the States with our many questions and reserving the villa for us - sorry you were not in the office when we stopped by! Also a big thank you to Bryan who spoke Tagalog with my husband and made us feel right at home! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!
- Guest Pamela B. USA
- Date of stay 08/28/11
- Review Submitted 01/04/12
Guest comment entered by owner
We had 2 fantastic weeks in villa sofia.Thank you for a good service and a warm welcome. Vivianne T., Sweeden
- Guest Vivianne T., Sweeden
- Date of stay 08/27/10
- Review Submitted 05/11/11
Guest comment entered by owner
As you know, I was unfortunately delayed on my way to Italy and ended up spending only three days at Villa Sophia. However, your team was absolutely wonderful in collecting up all my guests on various days and making sure they got safely to the villa. It was really outstanding service and very much appreciated. The villa was very attractive and everybody had a marvellous Christmas in Menaggio. I would definitely recommend your company to anyone who wanted to explore this marvellous part of Italy.
- Guest Fiona.W., USA
- Date of stay 12/18/10
- Review Submitted 05/11/11
Mid Season ... Sep 01, 2012-Oct 19, 2012 .. € 5600/week Festive Season ... Dec 22, 2012-Jan 04, 2013 .. € 5600/week Low Season ... Jan 05, 2012-Apr 26, 2012 .. € 5600/week Mid Season ... Apr 27, 2013-Jun 28, 2013 .. € 5600/week High Season ... Jun 29, 2013-Aug 30, 2013 .. € 7400/week Mid Season ... Aug 31, 2013-Oct 18, 2013 .. € 5600/week Low Season ... Oct 19, 2013-Dec 20, 2013 .. € 5600/week Festive Season ... Dec 21, 2013-Jan 03, 2014 .. € 5600/week
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
The large outdoor swimming pool and seating area.
The elegant living and dining room.
The spacious second floor living room.
Luxury in the en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath.
The luxury family bathroom
There is a charcoal & gas BBQ for you to dine 'al fresco'.
Exterior of the historic Villa Sophia built in 1888.
The handmade painted kitchen with dining table and chairs for 8 people.
One of Villa Sophia's luxury bedrooms.
Enjoy a glass of wine on the 'Juliette' balcony for two!.
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