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Private Villa Perched Over Argegno



Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Villa in Argegno, Lake Como, Italy - Peaceful and Sunny Location, 5 min Walk to Buzzing Village of Argegno

This stunning location offers the best of all that Como has to offer. It is a spacious and private position. The villa has all day round sun but also offers the respite of a shaded lake-view terrace for evening aperativo. A short 5 minute stroll down to Argegno offers a village with all the facets of Italian living - restaurants, shops, bars, bakery, tabacci and a home made ice-cream parlour in the Piazza. The rest of Lake Como is easily reachable from the ferry service and the public bus links, so your car can be left in the garage or driveway at the villa. Argegno is a central hub of the ferry service, so it is very easy to navigate. Val D'intelvi is behind the villa and this provides hill walking, cycling, paragliding, golf and even ski slopes. In addition the villages of Val D'intelvi offer many gastronomic treasures, which never disappoint. The Italian retail experience in Como, Milan or the luxury brand outlet Foxtown are short drives away. See our website for more photos.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Myself and my wife Jules moved to Italy in May 2003. Our daughter Keelin was born in Como in May 2005 and she claims to be Italian..

We had our heart set on lake views and were fortunate to find the perfect villa for us. Stunning views and a short walk to the wonderfully quaint but lively village. We moved to Italy for professional reasons. I took up employment in Lugano, Switzerland. Thankfully I got a frontaliere visa and we availed of the best of both worlds, Swiss work and Italian living.

We adore Argegno and it's environs. It has a vibrant village and also there is lots to explore in Val D'Intelvi. I bought two apartments in Argegno in 2008 and we're hoping to spend lots more time there. However mortgages mean that we need to dream for the moment.

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Speaks English, French, German, Italian

8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Richmond, VA

Fun time

  • 4 of 5

Our party of four (three sisters and mom) stayed for three nights at this sweet house perched high over the lake. The views are amazing. The steepness of the walk down to the village needs to be emphasized. My mother is 85 and did quite well but it was hard. The village is friendly and we had a couple of amazing meals, found groceries and wine and coffee. The proximity to the ferry makes it easy to go and explore the other villages. We had a lovely time. Wifi access is difficult to obtain - no instructions in English so we gave up.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Linda I'm so sorry about the wifi. It is topped up and should work fine.. thank you so much and bravo to your mother Rgds John
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Beautiful views, spacious and clean accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The owner met us on arrival and was very friendly and helpful. We quickly settled in and were able to enjoy the comfortable amenities of the villa. There is a picturesque (and steep - every day is "leg day"!) walk through the historic streets to the village below for groceries, ice creams and eating out. Taxi boats and private hire speedboats can be booked in the village - perfect for sightseeing in a relaxed manner. We spent a lot of time sitting on the terrace and enjoying the atmosphere and lake views. A fabulous holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing views and lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Having looked for a place for 2 families to stay over Christmas and New Year, this met all our needs, our friends coming from Perth, Australia that we had last seen when we all lived in South Africa, this was perfect. There was plenty of room in the house and the view was absolutely spectacular, it was a short walk into the village of Argegno and we had the privilege of being there for the Nativity play on New Years day in which the whole village takes part. There are plenty of restaurants a short walk from the house, and Como was only a 30 minute drive away.

The house is a perfect location for exploring the lake and all it's villages as well as doing day trips to St. Moritz, Lugano and many other places, the public transport is brilliant. We had the best Christmas and New year ever and will certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

Spent a fantastic week here back in 2010, and I think one of the best endorsements for any property is when customers return. It therefore speaks volumes for my impression of this villa that I am eagerly awaiting another week's stay here this summer! :)

The villa is clean, spacious and well-appointed, and the aspect - high above the pretty village of Argegno, with stunning views over Lake Como - is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much Andrew.. Now I'm really sad we are going to just miss you this summer :-)) Have a great one!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay in this property. it is perfectly placed to get terrific views of the lake both during the day and in the evening. We enjoyed the garden at ground level because it not only captured the views but also the sun all day.

The property is clean and spacious. The walk up the hill from the village is a bit steep, if you don't take the car, but you get used to it and we probably added a few years to our heart muscles!

We look forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Peter... no pain no gain.. :-) We always recommend an ice cream break on the way back up.. It's short but steep, which gives us the view over the lake
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Ciudad Real

All about the views!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a place! We were over in this lovely part of Italy as a late summer break. You really need to do your homework when it comes to location and Argegno is second to none. The ferry over to Bellagio is a short drive away, there is a quintessentially Italian piazza about a 10 minute walk with an ice cream parlour and a couple of traditional restaurants. The villa is well equipped with all mod cons, dishwasher, hob, fridge etc. We spent a couple of lazy afternoons just reading a book on the balcony with a glass of the local red wine watching the boats go by because as it's perched over the village you have the most spectacular views of the lake. Will definitely be back here, thanks John for such a memorable stay!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thx a mil Simon & Fernando - hope to see you again soon
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From the Owner

One word. Vista. The villa was ideal for us, as we hosted so many friends and family members over the years. The villa was large, but yet provides lots of privacy to groups over 4 floors. The location was quiet and not touristy. We lived amongst the locals and now have many friends in Argegno. We could people watch in the village and retire to the peace and privacy of the villa, without taking the car out. The walk down to the village (whilst steep) is short and stunningly beautiful. We never get bored of it.

Activity and Interests


5 min stroll to local beach beside pizzeria that rents sunloungers etc. Plenty of other beaches/lidos all within 15 min drive along the lake. 10 min drive to pool (lido) in Cadenabbia or Lenno lido with bar and food all day.


Milan Linate 1 hour. Milan Malpensa 40 mins. Milan Bergamo 1.5 hrs. All airports have rail links to Milan. Trains run frequently to Como town from Milan with regular bus service to Argegno Car hire recommended as there is so much to see.


Monza 40 mins. Como town 20 mins. Laglio (home village of George Clooney) 5 mins drive. Lake Lugano and Switzerland are only 30 mins away with fantastic mountain drives.

Further Details:

Local bank in village with 2 cash machines (Bancomat). Cable car to Pigra (mountain village) from Argegno with amazing lake views. Lake Lugano and Switzerland are only 30 mins away with fantastic mountain drives and the entire lake is available to you with the fantastic ferry services (fast, slow and car ferries).Visit Villa Carlotta and see it's beautiful gardens in many styles with lake views to die for! Villa Serbollini in Bellagio with unrivalled panoramic views is a fantastic day out. Bellagio itself is a perennial favourite for holiday makers with it's cobbled streets and unbeatable views. Do not miss Villa Balbianello in Lenno as featured in the 007 James Bond Casino Royale movie. Walk to the villa or take the private boat (5 euros) from Lenno lido (15 minutes by car from the villa) with golden sandy man made beach. The villa and it's majestic gardens overlook the rich blue waters of the lake. Drive down to Cernobbio (15 minutes south of the villa) for an idyllic lakeside walk, a favourite for a Sunday stroll. Menaggio, with it's palm lined walkways is another pretty lake village worth exploring. Many boat activities from windsurfing to sailing are available on the lake as well as other water sports. Mountain bikes are also available for hire if you wish to venture into the vast mountains that surround the lake. Sant Anna and La Griglia nearby serve superb seasonal and regional cuisine with excellent wine lists and are just 10 minutes walk from the villa. Argegno village is full of excellent restaurants from fresh lake fish (Emilio's), pizza (La Corte), Barchetta-typical local cuisine and upmarket dining at La Piazetta.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nov dec
6 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter - ski
8 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
25 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
28 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Clean fee £126

Booking Notes:
Contact by email. 20% by time of booking. Balance 8 weeks prior to arrival. A fully refundable security deposit of 400 euros to be paid to agent on arrival. This will be returned on last day in euros.

Changeover Day:
Preferred Saturday - although possible flexibility depending on seasonality.

Notes on prices:
Prices displayed are the weekly euro rates. 20% deposit secures, with balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Cleaning fee of 150 euro is payable upon arrival. A fully refundable security deposit of 400 Euros is payable upon arrival. The deposit is refunded upon departure. Shorter bookings may be available off peak. Prices include gas and electricity. Saturday is the normal change-over day unless otherwise agreed. Latest check-out time is 10am. Earliest check-in time is 2.30pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Privacy, ease of access to everything and stunning surrounds.


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 3 bathrooms - one each floor (except attic/loft). Bathroom 1 with WC, bidet, basin and shower (Taverna). Bathroom 2 with WC, bidet and basin (ground floor). Bathroom 3 with WC, bidet, basin and shower and bath (1st floor with stunning lake views).


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with bunk bed which sleeps two children or adults Bedroom 3 with double bed (attic lake vista). Bedroom 4 with double bed (small room- no lake view) Please see our website for more info.


  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: No smoking allowed in villa. Internet access is available for a small extra charge. Outside: Panoramic lake view terrace and garden. Terrace dining table and chairs. 4 Loungers. Two parking spaces and a private garage space. Underground study. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen included. Final cleaning 150 euros.

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