8 Bedrooms | 4 Baths                                                                                 
Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy
From €5,600 per week
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Villa Sophia, Lake Como, Italy Vacation Rental


Period splendour and luxury living on Lake Como!

Enjoying an elevated position on the Menaggio hillside close to the world famous Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club and the breathtaking Lake of Como and Lugano, guests are sure to enjoy their family holiday and corporate event in style!

The detached villa dates back to 1888 and is a picturesque sight to behold, framed by two majestic cypresses and providing perfect symmetry and elegance with a pale pink facade framed with cream pilasters, a romantic central Juliette balcony and evergreen colour shutter-framed windows to all sides.

The beautiful villa has undergone the highest standard of refurbishment with the use of local craftsmen and modern luxury touches throughout. The villa is perfect for family stays and for corporate hospitality with 4 king size beds, 2 single beds, 4 bathrooms, Wi-Fi access, a private bar and garden with outdoor swimming pool. Catering, house-keeping and chauffeur service can also be arranged for your additional comfort upon request.

Electric gates invite guests into a gravel driveway for up to 3 vehicles and a winding path leads to the entrance of the three storey villa.

Internally the ground floor boasts a spacious and relaxed living room with flat screen TV, a fully fitted kitchen and a beautiful guest suite furnished to the highest standard with a comfortable king size bed and fitted with a brand new en-suite bathroom with power shower. A stone built BBQ is situated to the terrace outside and so the kitchen provides convenient catering and food preparation options to fully enjoy alfresco dining during your stay.

A wonderful stone staircase with open banister rail and supporting stone column leads to the first floor which provides the principal living and entertaining quarters. Here at the heart of the villa guests can enjoy a splendid open plan kitchen diner and a splendid drawing room.

The fully fitted kitchen provides all the desired appliances required during your stay and boasts a bespoke hand painted Tuscan-style design with original marble flooring. The dining area features a large antique table with marble fireplace and original wooden flooring. A purpose-built private bar also provides a fabulous way to entertain guests with aperitifs before dining. The romantic Juliette balcony also provides the perfect spot for enjoying a glass of ‘prosecco’ before a splendid dinner.

The drawing room features two marble fireplaces and a lovely place to relax and entertain with double aspect views and comfortable sofas to unwind.

Stone steps lead to the second floor where two bedrooms with single beds and a double sofa bed are provided for guests as well as a modern fitted bathroom with power shower.

The top floor of the villa boasts a spectacular 85sqm master suite with romantic beamed ceilings, a comfortable king size bed, a newly fitted luxury en-suite with Jacuzzi, a sitting area with gym and splendid panoramic lake views of Lake Como.

In the villa’s manicured garden guests can enjoy alfresco dining with the gas and charcoal BBQ, sun bathing on the sun loungers and can cool down in the fabulous outdoor swimming pool.

The villa is ideally situated for those travelling by car with plenty of off-street parking behind its gated entrance. A local convenience store and bus service is situated in Croce and the highly recommended agro-turismo popular with families and known as ‘La Barcola’ is less than a 5 minutes drive away.

The nearby world famous Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf club provides the ideal activity for golf fans and a tennis club and nature can be found in nearby Loveno. Several horse riding centres also operate in Porlezza.

Menaggio is one of the famous picturesque ‘golden triangle’ towns of Lake Como and is easily accessible from Croce, being just a 5 minute’s drive away. Pretty cafe-lined piazzas, a wide variety of shops and restaurants and a family-friendly Lido with cocktail lounge provides all you need on a daily basis and a car and passenger ferry service operates from the town between Bellagio, Varenna and Cadenabbia. Nearby attractions include Villa Carlotta, Villa Melzi and Villa Balbianello. Fine dining can be found easily along the western shore, from the central lake to the south and the trendy Lido bar nightclub in Lenno is also a popular destination in the evenings.

Nearby guests can also enjoy the lake activities which include sailing, kayaking, water sports, quad bike tours and other extreme sports. Ski resorts are many and varied from Madesimo to St Moritz, and are just 1-2 hours drive away. The villa is highly accessible from all major Milan and Swiss airports.

Villa policies

icoCheck-In: 4:00pm

icoCheck-Out: 10:00am

icoChildren Welcome

ico Suitable for Elderly

icoNo Pets

icoNo Smoking Inside

icoTravelers Insurance Recommended

icoAsk about our travel cancellation plan

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Dates                             Rates Weekly

High Season                    €7,400              
June 30 - August 31

Mid Season                      €5,600              
April 28 - June 29
September 1 - October 19

Low Season                     Inquire              
October 20 - December 21




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  Property Highlights

ico8 Bedrooms
ico4 Bathrooms
icoSleeps 13
ico4 King Size Beds.
ico1 Sofa Bed
ico5 Single Bed
icoLake View
icoMountain View
icoLarge Property
icoSwimming Pool
icoCentral Heating
icoCoffee Machine
icoFull Kitchen
icoJacuzzi/Hot Tub
icoPool Unheated
icoPrivate Parking Space
icoSatellite TV
icoWashing Machine
icoDryer Machine


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