Vecchio Marinaio, Menaggio

Sleeps 12

Lake Como Villa for 12 | Heated Pool | On Lake Shore

Property summary

Sleeps 12

5 double bedrooms, 2 of which with adjoining single bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 1 ensuite bathroom, 5 shower rooms, 4 of which ensuite + 1 shower room suitable for disabled guests.

Location: Lake Como

Weekly from Saturday

Surrounding Region

Restaurants and shops in walking distance, 600 mt.Public sand beach 2 meters
Golf course, tennis courts and ferry crossing in Menaggio, 10 km
Ferry from Menaggio to Bellagio & Varenna 15 min
Villa Carlotta at Tremezzo, 20 min. by car
FoxTown designer outlets in Switzerland 40 km
Como and Lugano 1 hr, Milan city center 1 1/2 hrs.
Malpensa airport (Milan) 1 1/2 hrs, Bergamo airport 2 hrs.

A large and elegant Villa decorated with beautiful old black and white photographs of the sailing and racing scene around Lake Como in the 50s, 60s and 70s. The Villa is set right on the lake shore, with gated access to the lakeshore path.A heated pool is close to the house, with a weather cover that can be slid back in the summer but also allows for swimming when the mountain weather isn't perfect. The interiors are large and spacious with a feeling of old-world elegance.

When people speak of living by the water rarely are they quite this close. For at Vecchio Marinaio, situated on the northwestern shore of Lake Como, sailboats pass just beyond the hedge bordering its wide patio. With absolutely no shortage of view and French doors in every room through which to appreciate it, this rose-hued villa is an excellent venue for multigenerational family reunions or workshops that need just a bit more room. Swimmers have the choice of a public beach a few meters away or a private glass-enclosed pool that can be heated when required and the daily housekeeping provided means guests can get on to visiting the sites or participating in the water sports this location inspires.

Accommodation

The drive that comes down from the main road passes a Nautical Museum, which can be visited by appointment only and is a wonderful introduction to 'life on the water'. The entrance to the villa leads into a spacious entryway off of which a gleaming professional kitchen awaits either 'those whose turn it is' or even a local cook hired to bring Italian fare to the table. Said table, which is in the large dining hall at the centre of the house and seats 16 comfortably, looks out three sets of French doors to the patio and lake and mountains beyond. Arched doorways off the dining room lead on one side to a games room with a ping-pong table, and on the other to a sitting room with Sat. TV and comfortable sofas. Two sets of glass doors from the sitting room lead to a pool that is more about taking a refreshing dip than doing laps. The pool has direct access to the 45 metre-wide patio that is furnished with sun beds and an octagonal table perfect for a meal al fresco.

All bedrooms are on the upper floor and consist of five double bedrooms, each air-conditioned and having an ensuite bath- or shower room. Two of these bedrooms have adjoining single bedrooms, an ideal arrangement for parents with a child. The master double has French doors out to a covered furnished terrace whose panorama sets the tone for a wonderful day. There is also an air-conditioned twin bedroom with ensuite shower room, which is a bit smaller than the others, but may work well for the younger crowd. The decor utilizes floral fabrics, old-world brocades and a mix of antique and modern furnishings, yet the nautical photographs and mementos are an ever-present reminder of your lakeside position.

Local area

The nearest village is about 600 m. from the house, which means that fresh bread and the morning paper are all within reach. A short drive to the south is Menaggio, with a beautifully positioned golf course and a dock whose ferry connects to the charming village of Varenna or Bellagio, the 'pearl of the lake', often described as the prettiest village in Europe. From here it is easy to visit Villa Melzi or sail over to Comacina Island - the only island on the lake. The monumental Villa Carlotta, whose gardens are known as a masterpiece of Nature are just south of Menaggio in Tremezzo. And with Vecchio Marinaio on the same side of the lake as Como, it doesn't take long to reach its fashionable historical centre, perhaps to visit the fascinating Silk Museum, which honours the city's centuries-old livelihood, or take a funicular ride to Brunate - a hill-top town with magnificent views over the city, the lake and its surrounding mountains. For those in the group more interested in a bargain at ground level, stylish outlet shopping is just over the Swiss border. Yet many guests are just as happy to enjoy their own watery horizon and breathe in the fresh air and beauty one hedge away.

Features

Air conditioning
In double and twin bedrooms, included. NO A/C in single bedrooms
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.
Beach or lake access
Mooring buoy is available in front of the villa.
Boat moorage
Mooring buoy in front of the villa
Catering
Available on request
Coffee Maker
American Style and Italian Moka
Computer, Printer or Scanner
Computer available for internet use.
Dishwasher
Dryer
DVD player
Extra beds
The price quoted is for 12 persons; should 1 or 2 extra guests need accommodation, each would pay Euro 400/week.
Extra cleaning
Available on request
Final cleaning included
Furnished outdoor areas
Games room
Golf course
Nearby.
Hair dryer
Heated swimming pool
Heated pool included from 12 May to 22 September. During other periods for a cost of €4 / hr.
Heating
Central Heating, Included.
Internet access
WiFi
Iron and Ironing board
Kettle
Laundry service
Available on request
Microwave
Mid-week cleaning
Daily cleaning (2 hrs.) Monday to Saturday - Bed linens changed mid-week; bath towels changed daily
Music
CD player
Pets welcome
Pets allowed at no extra charge
Pool towels
Provided
Restaurant nearby
2 restaurants and 1 pizzeria in Pianello del Lario - 2 min. walk on the promenade accessed from the garden.
Sports facilities on site
Ping pong & games room
Staff available
Butler available on request
Swimming pool
Dim: 3 x 5 m., can be heated and covered - Pool heating included: 11 May - 21 September. Pool heating extra from 5 Jan - 5 May & 21 Sept - 4 Jan.
Telephone
Use available on request
Television
Satellite TV, with SKY
Tennis court
Nearby
Toaster
Transport and tours
Transfers from/to airports available on request
Washing machine
Water sports
Sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing nearby

Things to note

  • At this property there is an Arrive and Relax package, which means 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.
  • A public pedestrian path runs along the shore between the lake and the property. For this reason privacy on the terrace could be limited, specially during July and August, by the occasional passerby.
  • This property requires a security deposit of Euro 1,000 on arrival. Please ensure you have the necessary funds to leave with the caretaker.
  • At this property the pool will be available all year long. Heating of the pool is provided May 11 to September 21. Pool use outside of this period has a cost of € 5 per hour.
  • The price quoted is for 12 persons; should 1 or 2 extra guests need accommodation, each would pay Euro 400/week.
  • 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.
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