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Villa sul Lago
Bellagio, Lake Como
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This outstanding 19th century Italian villa sitting in one of the most impressive locations in the lake of Como offers exceptional views, style, luxury and exclusive services.  Villa Sul Lago is a water front property with surrounding views of the beautiful alpine mountains including a private botanical garden enriched with centenary Chile pines and other exotic species from all around the world, two private docks, a heated swimming pool laying in front of the Lake and a brand-new tennis court.  The property can be accessed either directly by car or through the lake by boat. 

The four-story villa can accommodate up to twenty-one guests in ten bedrooms all with a private bathroom, eight of which are en-suite.  The interiors are decorated with typical Italian 19th and 20th century pieces of furniture and paintings.  During the last years, an impressive restoration has been carried out combining luxury and service while preserving the allure of the 20th century style.  Large windows throughout the villa offer picturesque views of the lake.  A very spacious terrace facing the lake and perfect for alfresco dining leads to a beautiful foyer with large windows overlooking the lake.  The bright foyer is separated in two lounge areas, one including a stunning marble fireplace and the other a black tail piano.  There is also a dining room with a grand window tastefully decorated with still life paintings on the walls from the 17th century Italian school.  Adjacent to the dining room, there is one of the two kitchens which can be used by the guests.  The second semi-industrial kitchen together with a laundry room are located on the basement level which can be used only by the staff of the villa.

A beautiful spiral staircase leads to the first floor which houses a huge oak library with approximately ten thousand antique books and four master suites with en suite bathrooms, three of which are decorated with fine Italian marble.  Three of these master suites have a magnificent view over the lake, one opening into a large private outdoor terrace and one has a sitting room and an office space with large windows beautifully decorated with plants inside.  The second floor has six-bedroom suites all with private bathroom, four of which have en-suite bathrooms.  Five of these suites have panoramic views over the lake and mountains.  On the same floor, there is also a sitting area, a comfortable TV room and a small museum with many unique collections and antiques from all around the word which have been collected through time by the four generations who lived in the historic home.  

Outside, guests will enjoy scenic views from the sun lounges by the swimming pool area as well as daily housekeeping throughout their stay.  The staff of the villa consists of six persons including one cook, two maids for cleaning, two waitresses for serving the table and one gardener staying in two separate independent houses fifty meters from the main villa.  Guests will have direct access to the public beach which is attached to the property.  And for those interested to discover Lake Como from a different perspective, two Stand Up Paddle boards and three kayaks will be at their complete disposal.  Villa Sul Lago is only a ten-minute walk from the charming center of Bellagio and thirty minutes by car from a well-known Golf Club.  Besides this being a peaceful and private waterfront retreat, it is well situated for exploring the beautiful lakeside towns and historic villas by boat.  Some of the closest towns are Varenna, Menaggio and Abbazia di Piona.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Heating
  • Alfresco dining
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast
  • Swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fireplace
  • DVD player
  • iPod docking station
  • PC
  • Wi-Fi
  • Office space
  • Baby cot
  • High chair
  • Pool Towels
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Satelite TV

Basement Level:

  • Semi-industrial kitchen used only by the staff.
  • Laundry room only for the use of the staff.


Ground Floor:

  • Bright foyer separated in two lounge areas.
  • Dining room with seating for twelve persons.
  • TV room.
  • Drawing room.
  • Card room with two tables, each with sitting for four persons.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with table for the guests.
  • Spacious terrace facing the lake perfect for alfresco dining.
  • Powder room.


First Floor:


  • Huge oak library with approximately ten thousand old and rare books.
  • Additional drawing room.
  • Four master suites with en-suite bathrooms.  


Second Floor:


  • Six-bedroom suites all with their private bathroom, four of which have en-suite bathrooms.
  • Sitting room.
  • Additional TV room.
  • Small museum separated in two lounges including many unique collections and antiques.
  • Bedroom 1 (First Floor):  Master bedroom with a double bed, a big walking closet and an en-suit bathroom with 2 sinks and a bathtub.
  • Bedroom 2 (First Floor):  Master bedroom with two twin beds, a spacious office and a sitting room with a magnificent view over the lake and an en-suit bathroom with 2 sinks and a bathtub.
  • Bedroom 3 (First Floor):  Master bedroom with two twin beds and an en-suit bathroom with 2 sinks and a bathtub opening on to a large private terrace with a magnificent view over the lake.   
  • Bedroom 4 (First Floor):  Double bedroom with two twin beds and an en-suit bathroom with bathtub.
  • Bedroom 5 (Second Floor):  Double bedroom with two twin beds and an en-suit bathroom with bathtub.
  • Bedroom 6 (Second Floor):  Quad room with four single beds and an en-suit bathroom with shower & bathtub.
  • Bedroom 7 (Second Floor):  Double bedroom with two twin beds and a private bathroom with shower
  • Bedroom 8 (Second Floor):  Double bedroom with a double bed and an en-suit bathroom with shower.
  • Bedroom 9 (Second Floor):  Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub.
  • Bedroom 10 (Second Floor):  Single bedroom with a private bathroom with bathtub.
  • All bedrooms have air-conditioning, fans and Wi-Fi.

Indoor Features:


  • 2 fully equipped kitchens 
  • Ice-cube machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite TV (one per floor)
  • DVD player
  • I-pod docking station
  • Office
  • PC & Printer 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Fan (1 every bedroom)
  • Baby cot & Highchair 
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Hairdryer (in every bedroom)


Outdoor Features:


  • Alfresco dining 
  • Terraces
  • Barbecue 
  • Private heated swimming pool
  • Umbrellas
  • Sun beds
  • Tennis court
  • Table tennis
  • Botanical garden 
  • Private parking

Included in the price:


  • Bed linen change twice a week 
  • Daily bath and pool towels change
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Welcome pack including basic groceries (eg. water, salt, sugar, coffee, pasta, etc.) 
  • Welcome dinner
  • Grocery shopping
  • Cook service for preparation of breakfast and one meal (excluding food & beverages)
  • Table service/serving
  • Flowers & Vegetables from the garden when available
  • Baby cot & Highchair available 
  • Private heated swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Gardener
  • Air-conditioning/Heating
  • Electricity 
  • Water consumption
  • Gas consumption
  • Wi-Fi in every floor


Excluded from the price at an extra cost:


  • Concierge services 
  • Food & Beverages
  • Chef 
  • Extra beds on request
  • Washing & Ironing:  €20 per hour
  • Childcare/Babysitting 
  • Lunch & Dinner by Michelin star chef
  • Cooking Classes by Michelin star chef
  • Wine tasting
  • Taxi boat or boat rent
  • Special events & Wedding planning service


Please Note:

  • Prices are subject to change without previous notice.
  • The above optional services are available upon request and payable on-the-spot in cash and in Euros.

Villa Terms:


  • Rentals are usually from Saturday to Saturday (minimum 7 nights).
  • In case of any special request, the minimum stay could be reconsidered.
  • The villa can be rented either with ‘Half Service’ including breakfast & dinner) or with ‘Full Service’ including breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Check-in is after 5pm and check-out until 10am.  You should contact the villa manager to inform about the approximate time of arrival.
  • A security deposit of €5,000 is required upon arrival in cash and in Euros.  It will be returned to guests upon departure, after checking if anything has been damaged in the villa.
  • A food deposit of €1,500 to be paid upon arrival on-spot in cash and in Euros.  If the guests would like to have a special meal or beverages on arrival, the amount needs to be paid in advance.
  • Pets may be allowed after being authorized by the property.
  • No smoking permitted.


General Terms:


  • For stays in countryside and rural areas, a rental car is recommended due to the limited transportation.
  • Please note that prices are listed in Euros and do not include taxes or unless otherwise noted.
  • The Italian government has implemented a Visitor’s Tax between €1.50 – €5.00 per person, per night and is applicable for the first 7 nights of a stay.  This tax to be paid on-the-spot.
  • Extra services may be required to be paid on-the-spot in cash (in Euros).  Please check with your villa specialist for more details.
  • All prices and services are subject to change without any previous notice. 

Deposit Terms:  

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total price should be submitted at the time of reservation to guarantee the booking.


Final Payment Terms:  

Due 12 weeks prior to arrival (non-refundable final payment).


Cancellation Policy:  

50% deposit is non-refundable.  Bookings cancelled within 12 weeks prior to arrival are non-refundable and subject to a 100% cancellation fee.


Distances from Towns, Cities & Airports:


  • Varenna:  10 km (15 minutes by boat or 30minutes with ferryboat)
  • Menaggio:  8 km (15 minutes by boat or 30minutes with ferryboat)
  • Abbazia di Piona:  22 km
  • St Moritz, Switzerland:  100 km
  • Lugano Airport: 62 km
  • Milan Linate Airport:  75 km
  • Malpensa Airport:  80 km


Points of interest:


  • Nearest supermarket:  5 km
  • Restaurant:  5 km
  • Boat hire:  5 km
  • Golf club Menaggio Cadenabbia:  7 km
  • Como San Giovanni train station:  30 km
  • Lunch & Dinner by Michelin star chef
  • Cooking Classes by Michelin star chef
  • Wine tasting
  • Taxi boat or boat rent
  • Golf Club
  • Tennis 
  • Beach
  • Water-sports
  • SUP
  • Kayak
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