Archimede, Colico

Sleeps 11

Modernist villa for 11 | Pool and Jacuzzi on Lake Como

Property summary

Sleeps 11

4 double bedrooms,
1 twin/double bedroom,
1 single bedroom with trundle bed,
2 shower rooms,
1 bathroom with separate shower, 2 WCs.

Location: Lake Como

Sat to Sat weekly rentals

Surrounding Region

Shops, restaurants, train/ferry service in Colico 7 km
Varenna 14 km, from which connections to Bellagio and Menaggio
Motor Guzzi Museum in Mandello 25 km
Alpine landscapes of Madesimo and Splugen Pass under 60 km
St Moritz & Engadin Valley 1 hr
Linate airport 94 Km or 1 1/4 hrs, Lugano airport 73 km, Bergamo airport 77 km or 1 1/2 hrs

At the northern end of Lake Como, in a house that could easily have been designed by one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture, Archimede is a tribute to the relationship of man, shelter and nature. Positioned to savour the lake and the wooded mountains surrounding it, clean lines, walls of glass and open lawns offer an extended family or a group of guests the feeling of retreat. If 'less is more', in this case it is also marvelous.


The property, with an emphasis on the horizontal, is nonetheless built over three floors. Leading down from the entrance level is a stylish dining room and a sumptuous living room. Along a corridor off the entrance is a modern kitchen, a guest WC, a single bedroom with pull-out bed and a double bedroom with ensuite. On the upper level is the master bedroom with private terrace and ensuite bathroom with a separate shower, a twin and a double bedroom that share a shower room, and an additional twin bedroom with ensuite WC, which has direct access to a staircase leading to the garden. The extensive garden has a panoramic pool and Jacuzzi set at the top of the property and access to the shore of the lake via its private woodland.

Local area

The surrounding area has such peace and majesty it is no wonder monks of the Piona Abbey, which sits atop a small peninsula nearby, chose this as their place of meditation. But this end of the lake is not only about spirit; it is also a sportsman's paradise, with easily arranged windsurfing, canoeing, sailing or, for those inspired by the alpine backdrop, climbing or mountain biking. Excellent boat/ferry service from Colico travel to and from Como daily, stopping at most towns on the way and the train provides shopping in Milan or a visiting La Scala and still being 'home' for cocktails on the terrace.


Arrive and relax package
Guests will be provided with a simple arrival dinner, brought in to be reheated. While there are no changes in the menu allowed, it does include: lasagna, a vegetable tart, salad and a fruit salad, as well as bread, water and wine. In addition you will find basic grocery shopping has been done for you, to include: milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit, eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice and cereals.
Baby bed and high chair
on request
Beach or lake access
A path through the woods goes down to a private lake access.
Available in nearby Colico
available on request
Coffee Maker
American and Italian
Extra cleaning
Available on request
Extra linen change
Available on request
Furnished outdoor areas
Central heating, extra at €60/day.
Internet access
Iron and Ironing board
Laundry service
Available on request
Mid-week cleaning
Bath towels changed on Wednesdays - Mid-week cleaning NOT included, though in a two week booking, 3 hrs of cleaning are included on middle Saturday
Pets welcome
Pets allowed on request for supplemental fee of €60/week
Pool towels
Restaurant nearby
A steep short walk away is Conca Azzurra
Swimming pool
Pool (7.5x4 m) and Hot tub in panoramic positions. Pool open 20 April-14 Sept. 2019 Ladder entry. Lake access via steep path from property 10-15 min. walk.
Transport and tours
Guided tour to the Forte Montecchio North in Colico, included while other tours/transport available on request
Washing machine
Water sports
Plenty in nearby Colico - canoeing, kitesurfing, sailing and swimming.

Things to note

  • At this house, the final cleaning is not included in the price. Please give the required Euro 300 in cash or via credit card to cover these costs to the caretaker upon arrival.
  • This property requires a security deposit of Euro 1500 on arrival. This amount will be put on your VISA or MASTERCARD.
  • The pool at Archimede will be open in 2019 from April 12th to October 10th.
  • As in all Italian Regions tourist tax is applied to the overnight stays of non-residents in the Municipality. The rates of the tax, being determined by cities governments are also subjects to change. The taxable number of nights varies from place to place as well as the exemptions. (Generally the amount is from 0,50 to 1,50 Euros per night, maximum 5/6 nights, minors up to 14 yrs. free). According to Italian laws the tourist tax should be paid directly by customers to the operator of the facility and cannot be prepaid by a tour operator.
  • The Jacuzzi is always running, and is the perfect spot to relax with a glass of prosecco
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    M.Y. and family
    Date of stay: 24 June 2018

    Just wanted to send you a note to let you know we had a wonderful time the other week at Lake Como!
    What an amazing location! We didn’t really want to leave the house it was so beautiful there with the view. We did manage however to se some of the beautiful gardens and villas as well as take a tour around the lake by a boat Greta arranged for us.
    Thank you for all your assistance.
    We look forward to our return.

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