This villa on Lake Como is a walk downhill to Moltrasio on scenic Lake Como and a small beach on its shore. It’s a convenient base from which to explore the picturesque towns, dramatic mountain vistas, and pristine lakes of Northern Italy and nearby Switzerland (such as the city of Lugano).
This villa is located near scenic Lake Como, in the tranquil hillside village of Tosnacco. A few steps from the villa, there is a food shop and a restaurant. Down the hill in neighboring Moltrasio, you can walk to a small private beach (which has an entrance fee), as well as shops, a bank, a post office, and a church. There are trails with great vi...ews of the lake leading up the hillside to the towns of Cernobbio and Laglio. The surrounding area is dotted with ancient villages, gardens, and historic aristocratic residences, which you can visit by a boat taxi. The town of Como is only a few minutes away by car, and has an old city surrounding by medieval walls. You can also visit the only island in Lake Como, Isola Comacina, and have dinner at its restaurant Locanda dell’isola.
Nearby Attractions: historic residences (Villa Passalacqua, Villa Fontanelle, Villa Oleandra) water sports, hiking, golf, Lugano (Switzerland), Milan (airport), Como (train station, medieval town), Moltrasio (ferry, small beach, restaurants, shops)
Milan (airport) 50 km
Lugano 25 km
Como (train station) 4 km
Moltrasio (ferry) 500 m
Bus stop 100 m
Food store 50 m
Lido (beach) 50 m
This recently refurbished, 3-level villa has views of Lake Como in its garden and outdoor areas. There is a barbeque, a small garden, and a furnished terrace for al fresco dining that has lovely views of the lake. A narrow cobblestone street (with 85 steps) leads to the villa from the main road. Guests must leave their cars in the garage by the main road and walk the 150 meters to the villa (composed of 85 steps), which can be slippery when wet, so this villa is not recommended for adults with mobility problems or young children.
Ground Floor: This floor has an open floor plan. There is a living room with a satellite TV and a DVD player. There is also a dining area and a kitchen equipped with a oven, toaster, coffee machine, dishwasher, and microwave. There is also a guest bathroom on this floor, with a toilet and sink.
First Floor: Up a flight of 15 steps, this level has two bedrooms. The first has a queen-size bed (160 cm), and the second has narrow twin-beds (80 cm). There is a bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet, and an additional room with a sofa bed (most comfortable for one).
Lower Floor: Down 10 steps from the main level, there is a bedroom with a queen-size bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub, sink, and toilet. There’s also a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Portable baby bed: 100 Euros
* There is no car access right to the villa. To reach the villa, guests must leave cars in the garage and walk via a narrow cobblestone street (150 meters - and composed of 85 steps), which can be slippery when wet. This villa is not recommended for those with mobility problems or young children.
* In the U.S. the standard size for twin-beds is 90 cm wide; therefore, beds of 80 cm wide are considered narrow, and may not be comfortable for adults.
Additional amenities include: walk to town, fireplace - indoor, outside area - private, near the sea, independent villa, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside dining.
Left on 06/15/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Gloria
The property was newly remodeled and beautiful. The outside patio was well designed and a lovely place to sit and enjoy the view. The day we arrived I found cut roses on our patio table from one of the neighbors. We cooked a few meals in and found the kitchen had everything we needed.
Lake Como is breathtaking. Utilizing the ferry system is the best way to visit the surrounding towns.
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