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Villa Sophia - Period Splendour and Luxury Living on Lake Como!

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Villa Sophia ~ Period splendour and luxury living on Lake Como!

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Menaggio villa description

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 double beds, 5 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 fully fitted kitchen and a beautiful guest suite furnished to the highest standard with a comfortable double bed fitted with a brand new en-suite bathroom with power shower. Two further double bedrooms and a comfortable bedroom with twin single beds also feature to the ground floor, alongside a fully fitted family bathroom with bath tub, power shower and ‘his and hers’ washbasin sinks.
The villa’s secondary kitchen to the ground floor perfectly complements the stone built BBQ and dining area outside, providing added convenience as a catering and food preparation area for alfresco dinner parties and relaxed summertime lunches.

A wonderful stone staircase with open banister rail and romantic Doric 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 offers a lovely place to relax and entertain with double aspect views and comfortable sofas to unwind on in front of the TV.
A single bedroom ideal for nannies or staff, with access to a modern fitted bathroom with power shower and washer dryer also features to the first floor of the villa.

The elegant stone steps lead to the upper floor, where two bedrooms furnished with single beds and a luxury master bedroom suite are provided for guests.

The spectacular 85sqm master suite features romantic beamed ceilings and is furnished with a comfortable double bed, a newly fitted luxury en-suite with Jacuzzi and a comfortable sitting area with splendid panoramic lake views of Lake Como to serve as the perfect backdrop.

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.

** POOL OPENING DATES ~ 15th May - 30th September 2013

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 ‘Agroturismo’ 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. Several horse riding centres also operate in Porlezza.

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. Fine dining can be found easily along the western shore, from the central lake to the south and the trendy Lido bar nightclub in Lenno is also a popular destination in the evenings.

Nearby guests can also enjoy the lake activities which include sailing, kayaking, water sports, quad bike tours and other extreme sports. Ski resorts are many and varied from Madesimo to St Moritz, and are just 1-2 hours drive away. The villa is highly accessible from all major Milan and Swiss airports.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Considered
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 6: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 7: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom 8: 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed

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          • The property offers eight bedrooms, sleeping up to 13 guests. The most spacious bedroom (85 sq.m.) is on the top floor from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the lake and mountains together with an en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

            En-Suite...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet

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          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet

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          Other Amenities

              • Outside in the garden, there is a large outdoor swimming pool with seating area all around. There is a charcoal & gas BBQ for you to dine 'al fresco'. There is a spacious parking area accommodating up to 3 cars within the gates of the property. Additional Extras: 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 & connectivity is not guaranteed & may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Luxury
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Botanical Garden

              Leisure Activities

              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching

              local services and businesses

              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Living Room
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Tiled Stove
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Kitchen
                      • Dishes & Utensils

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Private Garden...moreless

                      • Barbecue
                      • Terrace
                      • Balcony

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Jacuzzi
                      • Private Pool:

                        ** POOL OPENING DATES ~ 15th May - 30th September 2013...moreless

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Jacuzzi/Hot Tub...moreless

                      property descriptor

                          • Detached
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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                          Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
                          3 night min stay

                          €7,400
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                          Aug 30 - Jun 26, 2015
                          3 night min stay

                          €5,600
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                          Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
                          3 night min stay

                          €7,400
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                          Aug 29 - Jan 1, 2016
                          3 night min stay

                          €5,600

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          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.

                          Additional Service Charge: €245 (7 days & less) & €345 (7 days plus)

                          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.

                          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


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                          Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                          Location

                          89 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Milan Malpensa Airport
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Menaggio
                          7 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Varenna Esino Station
                          35 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Autostrada E35
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Menaggio
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Menaggio
                          100 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ski
                          Splugen, Am Bach (Avers), Clusone (All Approx)
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Menaggio - Cadenabbia Golf Club
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Menaggio

                          Car: Recommended

                          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.

                          The villa is perfectly situated in the hillside town of Croce, just a 5 minute drive down to Menaggio and is within walking distance of the famous Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Course which is the second oldest Golf Club in Italy. Overlooking Lake Como, it is a course combining old-world values with a heritage of golfing culture. The elevated position of the course provides splendid views in all directions. Players can catch glimpses of the lakes and in the distance, the central Alps.

                          In Menaggio there is a fine selection of restaurants, delis, grocers and delicious gelato and pizza!

                          Activities available include mini golf, hiking, mountain biking, free climbing, swimming and a new orienteering field, all located in stunning locations. There is a museum dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci at the new “Lido Giardino” and in the Val Senagra Park, a museum featuring the value of antique buildings. Other cultural events include music, fireworks, markets and local festivals are to be enjoyed.

                          Golf:

                          There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Cadenabbia & Menaggio Golf Club celebrating 100 years this year and is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Tel: +39 344 321 03. Green Fees: Weekdays EU 55, Weekends and Holidays EU 70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental EU 36.

                          Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).

                          Skiing:

                          This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibilty and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.

                          There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema , not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.

                          There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.

                          The closest major ski resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx. 100K

                           

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                          • Villa Sophia ~ Period splendour and luxury living on Lake Como!

                            Villa Sophia ~ Period splendour and luxury living on Lake Como!

                          • The drawing room with double aspect views & comfortable sofas on which to relax

                            The drawing room with double aspect views & comfortable sofas on which to relax

                          • The bar ~ a fabulous way to entertain guests with aperitifs before dinner!

                            The bar ~ a fabulous way to entertain guests with aperitifs before dinner!

                          • Bespoke hand painted Tuscan-style design kitchen with original marble flooring

                            Bespoke hand painted Tuscan-style design kitchen with original marble flooring

                          • Villa Sophia ~ with evergreen colour shutter-framed windows to all sides

                            Villa Sophia ~ with evergreen colour shutter-framed windows to all sides

                          • The spectacular 85sqm master suite features a comfortable sitting area

                            The spectacular 85sqm master suite features a comfortable sitting area

                          • Panoramic lake views of Lake Como serve as the perfect backdrop

                            Panoramic lake views of Lake Como serve as the perfect backdrop

                          • One of the delightful single bedrooms

                            One of the delightful single bedrooms

                          • Villa Sophia is perfect for family stays and also  for corporate hospitality

                            Villa Sophia is perfect for family stays and also for corporate hospitality

                          • The beautiful villa has undergone the highest standard of refurbishment

                            The beautiful villa has undergone the highest standard of refurbishment

                          • Alfresco dining with the gas and charcoal BBQ & sun bathing on the sun loungers!

                            Alfresco dining with the gas and charcoal BBQ & sun bathing on the sun loungers!

                          • The detached villa dates back to 1888 and is a picturesque sight to behold

                            The detached villa dates back to 1888 and is a picturesque sight to behold

                          • Guests are sure to enjoy their family holiday or corporate event in style!

                            Guests are sure to enjoy their family holiday or corporate event in style!

                          • A large antique table with marble fireplace and original wooden flooring

                            A large antique table with marble fireplace and original wooden flooring

                          • The 'Juliette' balcony ~ the perfect spot for a pre dinner glass of ‘prosecco’

                            The 'Juliette' balcony ~ the perfect spot for a pre dinner glass of ‘prosecco’

                          • Catering, house-keeping and chauffeur service can also be arranged upon request

                            Catering, house-keeping and chauffeur service can also be arranged upon request

                          • The master suite is furnished with a comfortable double bed

                            The master suite is furnished with a comfortable double bed

                          • Master suite with newly fitted luxury en-suite with Jacuzzi

                            Master suite with newly fitted luxury en-suite with Jacuzzi

                          • The villa’s secondary kitchen complements the outside BBQ and dining area

                            The villa’s secondary kitchen complements the outside BBQ and dining area

                          • The sleeping accommodation comprises 4 double beds and 5 single beds

                            The sleeping accommodation comprises 4 double beds and 5 single beds

                          • Luxury family bathroom with bath tub, power shower and ‘his and hers’ washbasins

                            Luxury family bathroom with bath tub, power shower and ‘his and hers’ washbasins

                          • The modern fitted bathroom with power shower

                            The modern fitted bathroom with power shower

                          • Fabulous, elevated position on the Menaggio hillside close to Menaggio Golf Club

                            Fabulous, elevated position on the Menaggio hillside close to Menaggio Golf Club

                          €800 - €1,057 per night (EUR)
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                          8 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 13

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