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Beautiful Lake Front Villa, amazing lake como view, exclusive location!!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa La Ruga Is A Beautiful Lake Front Villa.

Unique position, fantastic view, Villa la Ruga is a lakefont property situated in Argegno, just 20 minutes from Como.

On the ground floor:

Spacious living room typified by arched glass doors, 180° lake views, TV, DVD player, audio system, stone fireplace and drinking area with direct access to the garden.

Kitchen provides all facilities: oven, gas hob, espresso machine, coffee machine and dishwasher. Direct access to the main terrace.

Service bathroom for guest to use.

On the mezzanine floor.

Master double bedroom with bathroom in-suite, private balcony and an idyllic 180° lake view.

On the upper floor.

Two areas, each comprised of one double and one single bedrooms with own bathroom suites, offer privacy and luxury accommodation to family or groups of friends. Elegant furniture, parquet flooring and direct access to the terraces.


A private garden provides an ideal place for relaxing on the sun , the bocce field allow to enjoy your extra time. The main terrace, upper the lake with a 180° lake view, is ultimate as alfresco dinning area. The boathouse offers a direct access to the lake and a private use of the boat.

Services provided.

Wi-fi access, washing machine, bed linen, towels, BBQ, final service charge.

Extra services.

Personal chef, private boat, extra service charge and tourist guide.

The Villa can accommodate up to 8 people.

Next to the Villa.

Argegno, just five minutes walking the little village offers restaurants, cafes, bars, Pizzeria, grocery shop and a passenger ferry service. Cable railway takes visitors to Pigra, a balcony on the lake, ideal to start walking tours. Argegno is connected to all the beautiful pearls of the lake by a public transport: Bellagio, Villa Carlotta (botanical garden), Villa Balbianello. Argegno is 25 minutes driving from Menaggio, with is famous Lido, and cars/passengers ferryboat which takes visitors to the other famous Golden triangle towns of Varenna and Bellagio. In 20 minutes you can reach Como town which offers high street shopping, cafes, bars and restaurants. The famous Duomo, Volta Museum, Palazzo Broletto, Villa Olmo with its year round art and musical events are just some of the place that you can visit. On the way to Como you can stop to the lakeside towns of Carate Urio, Laglio and Cernobbio with their peaceful charm and elegant villas and gardens can be explored at your leisure.

Night life on the lake: Lido di Lenno, Lido di Bellagio, clubs and bars of Como offer music and fun until the morning.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2017

About Francesco

Italian Lawyer

Francesco purchased this villa in 1988

Why Francesco chose Argegno

This is my grandparent's house; I love it and I like to welcome people here.

What makes this villa unique

The incredible view. Boat house and direct access to the Lake. Private parking and garden, bocce camp.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Villa Leonardo was such an amazing vacation home. The Villa is tucked away in a very private spot directly on the water with an spectacular view. To our surprise the villa had beautiful gardens with a Bocce Court…which we used every day! Argengno is a beautiful village that is within walking distance of the home. Very convenient for breakfast or lunch if you do not want to drive.

Francesco was beyond accommodating. He lined up a boat rental for the week, hikes for us to do during the visit and tips on the best restaurants and villages. He was very responsive on any requests we had and a joy to work with.

I would highly recommend this home to any guest that is planning a Lake Como holiday.

Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Argegno in Lake Como

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Getting married at the Villa or make unique your event. Villa la Ruga is available for your special date. The service is avialable only upon our approval.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Fabulous!!! Dream Come True on Lake Como.

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property! Francesco could not have been more gracious and helpful. From having food in the kitchen when we arrived to getting us reservations for a boat ride, he was fantastic.

We were a group of 8 women who were on holiday and stayed for 5 nights and 4 days. I wish we could have stayed for a month. The home itself is an architectural experience. Lovely gardens, beautifully manicured grounds, curved moldings and doors throughout add to the charm of this immaculately cared for home. The huge villas on the lake have NOTHING on this property. We're all trying to figure out when we can go back.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The exterior certainly had the wow factor as does the setting - interior is comfy 70s style

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of three couples and were very happy with this villa - as I said above its very 70s inside but none the worse for that. Beds comfy - kitchen small but well stocked and Francesco left us a nice welcome pack of food. Warm house with central heating if you need it

Francesco who will meet you is part of the owning family and is an absolute star - nothing is too much trouble. I hope we didn't trouble him much except to ask if he could arrange for the owner of the restaurant along the lakeside to pick us up on his boat. Unfortunately the boat was broken - so Francesco arranged for a friend to pick us up and take us on his speedboat - very classy Francesco. He insisted we not pay as the owner owned him a favour - we did pay him of course

The restaurant mentioned is excellent as is the Piazetta in Aregno

Once at the villa you can abandon cars - east stroll to town. Busy road for 200 metres then cross road and up hill and first right for nice path to town with great views. First shop you come to is deeply good local baker with other essentials. No big shop in Argegno so if self catering come off road into Como on way - you can certainly get enough for breakfasts locally and plenty choice for eating out rest of time

Ferry port in Argegno 16 euros for a day pass on central lake

We would happily go back and hope to!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely home which offers an amazing lakefront experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent about five days at this lovely home. Francesco is a very warm and welcoming host. He greeted us at the house with a wonderful basket of local Italian goodies as a welcome package and was quite helpful with local activities. He also checked up on us during our stay to ensure that everything was perfect. The villa offers a unique, elegant, and private lake front experience of Lake Como. The grounds are a lovely bucolic and private retreat to relax and play. The villa is also a very short walk away from the beautiful village of Argegno with its typical Italian cafe's and restaurant. Everyone of our family members truly enjoyed their stay and we will certainly be back again. We would highly recommend this lovely villa and Francesco.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location to soak up the Lake Como atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

My (adult) daughter and I stayed at Villa La Ruga for 6 weeks, from mid September to the end of October. The weather was still mostly sunny and warm during the day but getting colder at night. We dealt exclusively with the owner's son, Francesco Rimoldi. He was extremely attentive, without being intrusive. The villa was well located, down a steep drive that looked more daunting than it actually was (even in the occasional torrential rain), and right on the lake. Multiple doors from the living room and kitchen to the terrace maximized this proximity and the panoramic views were stunning. The villa has a boathouse which we did not make use of, but which also provided lake access for swimming although, by then, it was a bit too cold for us. Apparently, the terrace also works well as a diving platform! The villa was fully equipped for a comfortable and convenient stay. The location is excellent - about 75 minutes drive from Malpensa Airport and about 20 minutes from Como. Argegno is about a minute's drive away, where La Piazetta is highly recommended for a pizza lunch, or for an authentic Italian dinner.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Europe 2014

  • 5 of 5

Our 2015 Europe trip started with lake Como and staying at Villa La Ruga was probably the highlight of our trip we stay there three days, we were meant by Francesco and he was a perfect Host, gave us all the instructions to the house and the area and we had Chef Umberto cooking dinner for us each day we were there. It was a perfect three days we relax, drink Vino and ate great food. I highly recommend staying there a week, three days was not enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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fabulous - perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The villa is great. Perfect location and great host who was very welcoming. We will be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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