This Lake Como villa is the perfect venue for weddings, family reunions, or large group gatherings: each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom, and all beds can be made up as one queen or two twins. A large lawn area, tennis court, and private swimming pool mean that this Italian lake villa for rent has plenty of room for outdoor relaxation and recreation. Not only that, but a professional-grade kitchen provides all your group needs for a cooking class or your own personal chef. And with a great central location near Menaggio, this villa on Lake Como is also a wonderful stepping-off point for your explorations.
Continuously owned by the... same family since it was built, this 19th century villa faces southeast with views of the three branches of Lake Como as well as the mountains behind. It is surrounded by a beautiful park with century-old trees, a private tennis court, and a private swimming pool (10m x 6m). Parking is available for 3 cars. Also included in the rental price is a private mooring at the S. Maria Rezzonico harbor.
This villa has a total of eight bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. All beds are 160 cm queen-size beds that can be divided into twins upon request. Two extra single beds can be added on the third floor at an extra cost. The interior of the villa is glamorous, with mosaic floors, a great wooden staircase, and statues. Although it still maintains an authentic atmosphere, the villa has recently been restored to include all the amenities of a modern house.
Ground Floor: A large foyer opens into a living room with a fireplace, satellite TV, and doors opening onto a lawn with views of the lake. A formal dining room has seating for 16, while the professional-grade kitchen is equipped with everything necessary for a chef: professional gas range and oven, American coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, and dryer. (Please note that the photo of the kitchen shown is of a similar kitchen; the kitchen at this villa will be comparable but slightly different in appearance.) This floor also has a guest WC.
First Floor: Upstairs there are three bedrooms. The first two each have an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, shower, and large Jacuzzi tub. The third bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
Second Floor: Up another flight of stairs you will find a large game room with a billiard table and a beautiful lake view. There are also two bedrooms on this floor. The first has a lake view and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, Jacuzzi tub, and shower. The second bedroom has a garden view and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, tub, and shower.
Third Floor: On the topmost floor, there are three more bedrooms. The first two each have a lake view and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The third bedroom has a garden view and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, tub, and shower.
Available Amenities: 3 hours daily maid service (Monday - Saturday), linens changed Tuesday and Saturday, continental breakfast (Monday - Saturday), prepared cold lunch (Monday - Friday), cook service for dinner (Monday - Friday) [FOOD is NOT INCLUDED], linen and bath towels changed twice a week, air conditioning in all bedrooms, heating, washing machine, dryer, satellite TV, central heating, telephone, WIFI internet access, parking for 3 cars.
Arrive & Relax: This property allows you to show up, drop your bags, and settle in without a hassle. No searching for a grocery store after that long flight, and no worrying about Sunday store closures. You can deal with the details later… after a meal and a good nights' sleep! Arrive & Relax provisions include:
* Welcome Dinner: This simple meal will be left for you with heating instructions and includes: a pasta dish, vegetable dish, salad, fruit, bread, and wine.
* Stocked Pantry: Basic groceries will be provided according to the number in your party. Supplies will include milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit, eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice, and cereal.
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.
* Babysitter: Upon request
* Driver: Upon request
* Baby bed: 100 Euros
* Extra bed: 150 Euros
* Continental Breakfast on Sunday: 11 Euros per person
* FOOD is NOT INCLUDED in the rental price! Guests must pay a 700 Euro food deposit in cash upon arrival. This is mandatory!
Nearby Attractions: Menaggio (windsurfing, water skiing, biking), Tremezzo, Varenna, Bellagio (cobbled streets, breathtaking views), Como (Duomo, church of San Abbondio, Piazza S. Fedele, the Basilica), Brunate (funicular from Como).
* The photo of the kitchen shown is of a similar kitchen; the kitchen at this villa will be comparable but slightly different in appearance.
* This villa does not have a barbecue.
* Internet: WiFi signal only works in the ground and first floor.
* The owner lives in a house on the same estate and uses the same entrance gate.
Additional amenities include: housekeeping available - extra cost, tennis court - private, outside area - private, near the sea, independent villa.
Left on 09/17/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Norman
Other-worldly! It is hard to imagine a more peaceful, relaxing setting for a large group such as ours. Every detail has been addressed. We were wanting for nothing. The Lake Como area is spectacular in its beauty and the leisure opportunities it offers.
The property is absolutely beautiful. The view of the lake from the front of the villa is breathtaking. This is an eight bedroom home but at no time did I ever feel crowded. The living space is well designed and the grounds perfect for a retreat from activity should you desire.
I honestly cannot think of any negatives about this property.
I loved the fact that the property is secluded enough to guarantee privacy, yet just outside the gates you can immerse yourself totally in the local Northern Italian culture. The locals are beautiful people - friendly and very hospitable.
Roma's review of Villa Rezzonico
Left on 09/30/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Roma
The Villa was lovely all around. A great location, excellent staff and beautiful weather. We loved it.
The bedrooms are very lovely, each with a fantastic bathroom. The views are wonderful.
It is on a very busy road so you need to drive a few minutes to find a place to walk.
Menaggio and the Lake Como area are beautiful. Lots of places to explore and lots to do. The locals are friendly. The overall "vibe" of the area is very relaxed and focused on taking time out.
Charles's review of Villa Rezzonico
Left on 07/31/2007 for a stay in July 2007 | Charles
Everyone enjoyed it and we would all love to go back. In fact, I didn't want to leave. It's a little north of the more popular tourist areas, such as Mennagio, but we liked that. Almost no other Americans and a wonderful opportunity to get to know the local people. Just say "Buon Giorno" and they could not be friendlier.
Where to begin -- we were 17 people and never felt crowded. Lots of privacy and places to go if you wanted to be alone. The grounds are magnificent and immaculately kept as was the villa itself. The property manager could not have been more helpful kind of like our personal concierge and the staff did a wonderful job preparing breakfast each morning and cleaning.
The front bedrooms were a little warm, but a small price to pay for the magnificent views of the lake.
Lovely restaurants in Rezzonico and Aquaseria; a fantastic winery - a must-go for dinner in Domaso, Sorsasso Vineyards. The food everywhere was fresh and wonderful and the people could not have been nicer. From Mennagio and Canadenobia you can take the ferry to Bellagio and Varenna, 30 minute drive to Lugano and 1 hour and 30 minute drive to St. Moritz. We especially enjoyed hiking. I found a wonderful guide for the more adventurous and boating on the lake.
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