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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: 12/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:13
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Stunning Villa sleeps 13 guests,with gardens and fabulous outdoor swimming pool.

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 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.

** Swimming Pool Opening Period from 15th May - 30th September.

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.

By booking this holiday home you will get free acces to the lido di Menaggio. The Lido di Menaggio has swimming pools, a restaurant, a bar/discotheque, a kids club, boat rentals, a sandy beach, kite surfing and various sportive activities to do.
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Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 360 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

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....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

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. ** Swimming Pool Opening Period from 15th May - 30th September. By booking this holiday home you will get free acces to the lido di Menaggio. The Lido di Menaggio has swimming pools, a restaurant, a bar/discotheque, a kids club, boat rentals, a sandy beach, kite surfing and various sportive activities to do. ...moreless

Entertainment

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

Theme

  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

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

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    ** Swimming Pool Opening Period from 15th May - 30th September. ...moreless

Forms Of Payment

  • Accept Credit Card

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Oct 15 - Dec 17, 2016
2 night min stay

$5,950
Mid Season
Dec 17 - Jan 7, 2017
2 night min stay

$5,950
Mid Season
Jan 7 - Apr 29, 2017
2 night min stay

$5,950
Mid Season
Apr 29 - Jun 24, 2017
2 night min stay

$5,950
High Season
Jun 24 - Aug 26, 2017
2 night min stay

$7,847
Mid Season
Aug 26 - Oct 14, 2017
2 night min stay

$5,950
Mid Season
Oct 14 - Dec 16, 2017
2 night min stay

$5,950
Mid Season
Dec 16 - Jan 6, 2018
2 night min stay

$5,950
Mid Season
Jan 6 - Apr 28, 2018
2 night min stay

$5,950
Mid Season
Apr 28 - Jun 23, 2018
2 night min stay

$5,950
High Season
Jun 23 - Aug 25, 2018
2 night min stay

$7,847
Mid Season
Aug 25 - Oct 13, 2018
2 night min stay

$5,950
Mid Season
Oct 13 - Dec 15, 2018
2 night min stay

$5,950
Mid Season
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2019
2 night min stay

$5,950

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / 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. Additional Service Charge: €280 (7 days & less) & €300 (7 days plus). 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.

Fees and Taxes:

  • Cleaning $280

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Location

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

  • 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’

  • 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!

  • By booking this holiday rental you receive free access to the Lido di Menaggio!

    By booking this holiday rental you receive free access to the Lido di Menaggio!

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