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La Torre dell’ Isola ~ Period splendour on the central lake!

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
Beautifully presented villa sleeps 9, with lake view garden & magnificent views!

Boasting a prime central lake location, this romantic period retreat (ID 1042) offers an idyllic lake view oasis, perfect for creating lasting memories for friends and family!

The beautifully presented period villa enjoys a unique and sunny setting, with splendid views of the famous L’Isola Comacina to enjoy and a lasting impression cast from its regal ambience and luxurious accommodation.

Inside the spacious and versatile layout makes it the ideal holiday retreat for both relaxation and entertaining, with spacious lake view reception rooms and sunny grounds to enjoy. The ground floor of the period villa features an open plan living and dining room of exceptional proportions, with a generous living area furnished with a comfortable and extensive sofa suite perfectly placed around a romantic open fireplace and SAT TV and free WiFi throughout the property. The elegant dining area to the open plan room is ideal for hosting larger dinner parties for up to 8, with a music stereo and lake views from the large arched windows to leave your guests mesmerised by.

A large and practical separate kitchen is fitted with all the desired cooking appliances to prepare and cook tasty home-cooked meals during your stay, with a gas hob, eye-level oven, microwave and all the essential equipment provided. A private chef can also be hired upon request to offer guests an unforgettable dining experience, to mark that special occasion or to simply enjoy a little luxury during your Lake Como holiday. With a series of beautiful outdoors alfresco dining areas to enjoy lake view lunches and romantic dinner parties, the villa is already set to host these memorable dinner parties!

The villa’s sleeping accommodation is perfect for groups of up to 8 and is equally elegant and well proportioned, with 6 spacious bedrooms, 5 toilets, 2 modern shower rooms and 2 modern bathrooms provided.

The lake view master bedroom features an elegant period style double bed and the 5 other bedrooms provide guests with a total of 6 single beds, ideal for adults and children. The beautiful lake views from the first floor balconies and upper level windows provide a tranquil and romantic feature to each room, to provide you and your guests with splendid holiday haven to enjoy throughout the day.

Outside the surrounding sunny lake view garden provides the perfect idyll in which to sunbathe, relax, entertain, or even to enjoy a spot of lake swimming! Also, free boat mooring available, directly in front of famous Isola Comacina.

The villa conveniently offers private parking and guests are perfectly placed for reaching the local amenities, taxi boat service and popular Island attraction of Sala Comacina, as well as for reaching the relaxed Lido and water boat hire service available in nearby Ossuccio. The famous attraction of Villa Balbianello in Lenno can be reached in just 5 minutes by car and a frequent bus service operates from the historical village to the nearby central lake highlights and attractions, as well as to the cosmopolitan delights and Milan transport links which are to be found in Como city.

By booking this holiday home you will get free access 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.

Sala Comacina:

The municipality of Sala Comacina is in the Province of Como, which is situated in the Italian region Lombardy. It has a population of around 630 inhabitants, is approximately 20km north east of Como and lies on the western side of the lake.

In the last century, the small medieval village of Sala Comacina was a already a popular holiday destination, as is evident from the large number of superb Villas dotted along the lake side. The 'Villa Rachele' situated on the headland 'Puncia' was once owned by Cesare Beccaria, where he was reputed to have entertained many famous writers.

Sala Comacina lies at the foot of Monte Costone, which makes a wonderful backdrop. Here you will find a good public beach and the idyllic lake front location makes this village so appealing. There are also restaurants, bars, shops and a bank in addition to a regular ferry service.

Take a boat trip over to the only Island on Como, named 'Isola Comacina', which offers guests a meal to remember in the Islands famous restaurant 'Locanda dell'Isola Comacina' . Aparently, the same menu has been served there since 1945, which certainly seems to be a good recommendation!

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Milan - Malpensa at 80 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Cadenabbia at 7 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club at 13 Kilometres Nearest Train : Varenna - Esino at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Autostrada E35 at 25 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Madesimo at 78 Kilometres Car: necessary

The romantic central lake surroundings of the villa also provide guests with a wealth of restaurants and wine bars to enjoy throughout the day and night as well as picturesque resort towns to explore and activities ranging from tennis, water sports, world class golf and extreme sports to enjoy.

Additional Sport & Adventure Activities include:

Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.

Golf:

There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club 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. Green Fees: Weekdays €55, Weekends and Holidays €70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €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.100km.

Availability

Notes

  • Cleaning Fees:
    There is a final cleaning cost of €200 when staying for one week & €250 when staying for two weeks with all bed-linen & towels included. If staying for two weeks or more – the bed-linen & towels will be refreshed after each week. All utility usage such as water, electricity & gas, are included in the rental price.
    Additional Service Charge: €335 (7 days & less) & €395 (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.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 250 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Service bathroom with wc only

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Outside the surrounding sunny lake view garden provides the perfect idyll in which to sunbathe, relax, entertain, or even to enjoy a spot of lake swimming! A private chef can also be hired upon request to offer guests an unforgettable dining experience. Additional features & facilities at the property include: Boat Mooring Available, Car Essential, Child Friendly, Directly inTown, FREE WiFi, Laundry Facilities, Lake & Mountain Views, On Lakeshore, Outside Dining Area, Private Garden, Private Parking Space, Quiet Location, Single Villa and Very Sunny Position. By booking this holiday home you will get free access 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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