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LO07 - Villa Principe
 

Lake Como, Western Shore, Como

Sleeps: 26

Reference Number: LO07
Type of Home: Villa
Location: Coast







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Ville Principe is one of Lake Como's precious gems. Sitting on two and a half one of Lake Como's most exceptional estates for its grandeur and character. Two and a half hectares of landscaped gardens and winding paths surround two historic nineteenth century villas, poised in a serene location on the southwestern shores of Lake Como. The celebrated ballet dancer Maria Taglioni owned and restored the villas in the early nineteenth century, welcoming guests including Bellini, Rossini and Franz Lizst. The artistic flair of the property during this period has been re-created by the current owners who have lavished some 20 years of work redeveloping the estate. Today, the property incorporates state-of-the-art infrastructure - full air-conditioning and radiant heat, thirteen individual guest rooms, two swimming pools, private dock and two self-drive boats and underground parking. Within the manicured grounds, a heated lakeside swimming pool on the upper lawn boasts memorable views, and is complemented by a hillside pool and a large sun terrace. Al fresco dining can be enjoyed on the shores of the lake on the lower terrace, or under the shade of the pergola on the upper terrace. Importantly, the estate is below the road and west-facing with delightful sunset views. This southern arm of the lake is the most exclusive and the most in demand among the Milanese and other European aristocrats who spend long weekends and entire summers here. Cernobbio and the celebrated Villa d'Este, under ten minutes by boat from Ville del Lago, has remained the epicentre of Lake Como charm for visitors year after year. The village above offers a short walk to an excellent lakeside restaurant, as well as access to Blevio's municipal tennis courts. For many visitors, the charter of a private Venetian Taxi transforms their stay; the freedom and control of coming and going at leisure is an utterly rewarding way to appreciate the characteristic lakeside liveliness of Lake Como. The mountains are another experience entirely. Dotted with chapels, refugios and occasional farms, spending your days up in these hills - walking and admiring and feeling on top of the world - is excellent preparation for an afternoon swim in the lakeside pool back at the villa before your apperitivi are served.


 

ACCOMMODATIONS


VILLA MARIA TAGLIONI ( 7 bedrooms sleeping 14 )

Garden Level
Spacious living room Steinway grand piano and seating for 14, opening to lakeside balcony.
Intimate living area with fireplace, opening to balcony and garden
Large dining room with views of Villa d'Este, opening to balcony
Guest bathroom

First Floor
Studio living area with lake views ( adjoins to a queen bedroom with the option to become private living area for Lake View North room)
Queen Bedroom ( cannot be separated) en suite wtih tub. Option to use the adjoining studio as part of this room - Lake View North
Queen bedroom ( cannot be separated) en suite with tub - Lake View South
Queen bedroom ( cannot be seaparted ) en suite with tub - Park View North

Second Floor
Informal living / dining room with television, games area, dining table, kitchenette and guest laundry
Twin / Queen bedroom ( can be joined on request ) en suite with tub - Lake View North
Twin / Queen bedroom ( can be joined on request ) en suite with tub - Lake View South
Twin / Queen bedroom ( cannot be joined on request ) en site with tub - Park View North
Queen bedroom ( cannot be separated) en suite with tub - Park View South


VILLA SERENA ( 6 bedrooms sleeping 12 guests )

Lakeshore Level
Sapacious living / dining room with fireplace, grand piano and access to lakefront terrace
Guest kitchen & pantry
Guest laundry
Guest bathroom

Garden Level
Central hall with access to shared lakeside balcony
Twin / Queen bedroom, en suite with tub , access to shared balcony - Lake View South
Queen bedroom ( cannot be separated) en suite with tub , access to shared balcony - Lake View North
Twin / Queen bedroom ( can be separated) en suite with tub, adjacent hall bath with tub
First Floor
Twin / Queen bedroom ( can be joined on request ) en suite with tub, walk in wardrobe - Lake View South
Twin / Queen bedroom en suite with tub - Lake View North
Twin / Queen bedroom ( can be joined on request ) with adjacent hall bath with tub - Park View North


The Grounds
Over six acres of parkland surrounds the two villas the drive down ensures privacy
Manicured lawns
2 swimming pools on the estate. The first is lakeside with a large terrace and is heated, the second one is a lap pool on the hillside, and is not heated.
The villas are 440 yards from the entrance from lake road so you won't hear cars passing by
Lakeside terrace on the lower terrace and a shaded pergola on the upper terrace are wonderful for having all your meals while you watch the sun set over the lake.

Sleeps 26

13 Bedrooms

13 Full Baths

2 Half Baths


ROOMS

Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Terrace, Balcony, Garden,

SUMMARY OF BEDROOMS
VILLA MARIA 7 bedrooms sleeping 14
3 Queen Bedrooms en suite with showers
3 Twin / Queen Bedrooms en suite with showers
1 French Bedroom en suite with showers
VILLA SERENA 6 bedrooms sleeping 12 guests
1 Queen Bedroom ensuite with shower
3 Twin / Queen bedrooms en suite with shower
2 Twin / Queen bedrooms with hall bathrooms with tub
Please note there are more bed sizes in Italy than the USA, for this villa the dimensions are as follows:
Single ( twin beds can be joined on request ) 80 cm x 190cm - 31.5 inches x 84.8 inches
Queen 160 cm x 190 cm ? 63 inches x 84.8 inches
French matrimonial 140 cm x 190cm 55.12 inches x 84.8 inches

3 Bathroom with Shower
11 Bathroom with Tub (includes either handheld or wall mount shower)
2 Half Bath

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi, six gas and four electric stove top burner, oven, Convection / microwave oven, Large refrigerator, Freezer, Beverage cooler, four dishwashers

AMENITIES

Elevator, Air Conditioning, Fireplace, Central Heat, Children over the age of 8 , Views, Daily housekeeping service for 4 hours (by two maids)
Mid-week bed linen change (Wed)
Daily bath towels change
Villa Maria: 1 butler, 1 chef
Villa Serena: 1 butler, 1 chef
Use of one 20-knot speedboat and one 6-knot slow boat, for a total of to 13 guests, for each villa
Butler service 6 days/week (one day off or two half-days off), from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm, with 3 and half hours rest in the afternoon
Chef service 6 days/week (one day off or two half-days off), from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm, with 3 and half hours rest in the afternoon
Breakfast from 8:45 am to 10:00 am ? cost of food extra
Lunch from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm ? cost of food extra
Dinner from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm ? cost of food extra
Garden maintenance 4 days per week
Pool heating is included from June 1 to October 1
Municipal Tennis is complimentary, subject to availablity
Air Conditioning

DISTANCE TO PARKING: underground parking shared with Como II

 

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2022 PRICES

Weekly rate, Sat. to Sat. arrival/departures unless stated otherwise

Off Season

Jan 01 - Apr 29
$34,958

Low

Oct 29 - Dec 23
$34,958

Mid

Apr 30 - May 27
Sep 03 - Oct 28
$81,273

High

May 28 - Jun 24
Jul 30 - Sep 02
$97,940

Peak Season

Jun 25 - Jul 29
$106,643

Arrival Time: 2 pm to 7 pm

SECURITY DEPOSIT (payable on arrival to the key holder)
10000 Euro
Euro 5000 Advance on groceries, due on arrival in cash euro
Refundable Security deposit is due prior to your departure

ADDITIONAL CHARGES
Groceries
Laundry
Overtime for chef / meal service staff (15 Euro per staff member per additional hour)
Additional beds (150 Euro per night)
Accommodation / Municipal tax Euro 1,5 per person per night, children 11 and under are exempt(payable in cash euro on arrival)
Pool heating from 2 October - 31 May
Heating of Villas, metered


LOCATION
NEAREST AIRPORT: Milan Malpensa 55 minutes , Linate 1 hour 10 minutes
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: in town , NEAREST BUS STOP: in town, 5 minute walk
CITIES AND TOWNS: Torno 8 minute by car or boat, 15 minute by bus
Como 10 minutes by car, boat or bus
Villa D'este for golf, restaurants and village of Cernobbio 25 minutes by car or boat, 40 minutes by bus
Bellagio 40 minutes by car 30 minutes by boat, 55 minutes by bus
Lugano 1 hour

SERVICES: Shops,restaurants, coffee bars, tennis court 5 minute walk
Ferry, restaurants and shops, boat hire, water ski school, train 10 minutes by boat or car

NOTES
Children under 8 must be accompanied with a nanny or dedicated babysitter
The pool is deep and swimmers must be comfortable with using ladders to climb in and out.
The unheated hillside pool is best for laps
.Ferry services from Blevio are limited, so private Venetian taxi boat charter is recommended for travel around the lake

 

     

 

 


   
 
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