Entrance through the front door is into a large marble-floor foyer with 15 foot high ceilings, a 1/2 bathroom (which has a back entrance into the kitchen), a large crystal chandelier, beautiful surround lighting, and a marble staircase leading up to the first floor. The entrance foyer splits; the marble staircase to the left takes you up to the first floor where 4 bedrooms are located; the right of the entrance foyer takes you into the living room area which boasts a beautifully modern, large, open formal living room with both parquet and carpeted floors, comfortable couches, a large coffee table, a Yamaha grand piano, and an attached 'lake f...ront' sitting room offering lounge chairs and coffee tables and the most amazing views out over the lake, as well as an access onto the side patio.
To the right of the living room is the air conditioned study with a marble fireplace, a beautiful antique oak desk, a large 72" flat screen sat TV, leather couches and chairs with surround sound stereo, a CD player, wireless internet (throughout the house), & a laptop for guests' use. To the left of the living room is a beautiful, large formal dining room with a large, oval dining table for 12, with a gold and glass chandelier, and direct access out onto the side patio enjoying the beautiful garden and lake views. The entire living/dining/study area boasts lots of great accent pieces in the form of ceramic lamps, important artwork, sterling silver serving sets, marble chess sets, etc.
The dining room leads into a super modern, island kitchen with a 5-range stovetop, a beautiful double oven, double sinks, an espresso machine, a dishwasher, and a large refrigerator/freezer. The entire area boasts marble floors and is bordered by a breakfast room with an oval table and glass chandelier and direct access onto a second, external dining area and side patio.
The first floor, up a set of 30 marble steps from the main entrance, consists of the 4 main bedrooms branching out from a marble floored foyer. There are 2 king double bedrooms and 2 queens doubles, all with en-suite facilities.
The first bedroom is a large king with parquet floors, daybed, several couch areas, antique furniture, a flat screen TV, a built-in closet, and a beautiful parquet and marble bathroom with separate bathtub and shower facilities.
The second bedroom is a large king with a built-in closet, a flat screen TV, a full stereo, and a beautiful en-suite bathroom black marble and a large rainfall shower.
The third is a large double with Baldachin bed, an amazingly beautiful, purple mosaic-tile bathtub and great sea views, while the fourth is a queen double with parquet floors, a large built-in closet, and a beautiful white marble bathroom with rainfall shower.
The second floor, located up 24 steps from first floor, is large loft space with parquet floors, a dining area with a nice wood dining table for 6, two different seating areas with large futon couches (that can also sleep one), entertainment system with 72" Satellite-flat screen TV, a Play Station 3, DVD, & Wii game system. The second floor enjoys 3 bedrooms, as follows. The first is a double with a 50" flat screen TV, a Bose iPod speaker station, and an en-suite bathroom with large marble bathtub and double sink. The second is a twin with a 45" flat screen TV, while the third is a double, also with a 45" flat screen TV. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share a large bathroom with separate bathtub and shower facilities. Three is a 1/2 bath off of the living room as well. The entire second floor is climate controlled and all bedrooms on the second floor boast air conditioning.
The basement floor, located down a set of marble steps from kitchen, boasts an amazing, temperature-controlled wine cellar with and tasting room. Truly unique.
Pool Deck & Garden:
Up a set of 20 stone steps from the main parking area leads up to the back garden area with a huge, super-panoramic pool deck/terrace area with infinity pool overlooking the villa, front garden, and the lake. The beautiful gardens boast a covered stone patio deck with 6 chaise lounge chairs and surround sound radio system while the heated pool (up to 105 degree F) enjoys L.E.D. lighting and a full waterfall that extends out from its side down to the front face of the parking area. The back end of the garden also boasts a private entrance behind the villa, which takes you down through the back garden allowing you to drive right up to the pool deck. The back end of the garden boasts a vegetable section, olive trees, & a spice garden, while the front area of the garden enjoys a large, cast iron and stone gazebo with a stone oval dining & tea table and a separate dining table for 6, all overlooking the lake. The area is filled with floral palm trees, olive trees, Japanese trees, and many various flowers). The area is super peaceful, panoramic, and private. The front of the property also boasts wrap around terraces.
Behind the villa, off of the pool deck, lies a two-story, two-car garage and spectacular full spa. The temperature controlled spa boasts a full bathroom with marble sink, large shower & separate toilet facilities, a lounge area with 4 recliner chairs, a large mirror-image LCD Satellite-TV, a full stereo with surround sound, a second, double shower situated next to a large Jacuzzi with L.E.D. lighting, a ceramic-stone sauna which can comfortably sit 8, and a professional massage table. The entire spa is roughly 1000 sq feet.
To the left of the main parking area lies a beautiful, fully independent, temperature controlled gym house (approx 600 square feet) with a full gym, brand new Techno Gym equipment, flat screen Satellite TV, stair masters, treadmills, elliptical bikes with built-in TV's, abdominal machines, & a full set of free weights. The gym has parquet floors, air conditioning, a small refrigerator, CD player, and a direct phone to the villa.
Villa Benessere is perfectly located, in the centre of the heart of the Lake Como district, close to many of the lake towns. The villa is roughly 45 minutes from Malpensa airport (Milan) or Agno in Lugano. The property is located in a super-panoramic area in a demographic that allows guests to use all means of public transportation with ease.
This unbelievable four-story villa was completely renovated in 2009 and boats all of the most modern amenities available. Entrance onto the property is off of the main coastal road through a private, electric gate. The entire property, including the gated entrance, has closed circuit TV and video surveillance for maximum security.
A small drive up a short, curvy driveway through the garden leads to the entrance parking area with ample parking for more cars than necessary, a beautiful stone fountain & large waterfall.
All Italian villa rentals are for 7 nights, beginning and ending on Saturdays, unless otherwise noted.
Additional amenities include: video game library, video surveillance, wine cellar, coffee maker, bath tub, gated entrance, ac central, hifi flat screen TVs, grand piano, infinitypool, shower, bose system, ipod dock, ice maker.
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