Villino Riviera is one of two spectacular villas on the eastern shore of Lake Como.
Along with her larger sister property Villa Riviera, both properties offer stunning views of the lake and have recently been luxuriously restored and refurbished. The villas can be rented separately or combined; in either circumstance your complete privacy is assured.
The estate is located down a quarter-mile gated road guarded by a quaint gatehouse in the midst of seven acres of luxurious gardens and woods. The property enjoys spectacular, unobstructed views of Lake Como. The two residences are separated by a historic harbor flanked by ancient terracotta statues. From the property's park, guests can exit through a private gate and enter the local village, with its charming square on the harbor, 17th century church and the village garden with a lovely pergola.
The villas are completely state-of-the art, magnificently decorated with frescoes and have been luxuriously furnished down to the finest Italian linens and antiques from the owner's collection. Located in an artistic lakeside village and rising directly out of Lake Como, the villas face the famous Grand Hotel Villa d'Este on the opposite shore, which offers all its facilities to the villas' guests. Each offers deluxe hotel service and its own full-time staff including butler. Boat rental and private 10-seat Cessna Caravan seaplane taxi are available. Suggested destinations: golf course in Saint Moritz in the morning, lunch on Borromeo Island on Lago Magiore, dinner in Venice, embark directly from the villas dock. Guest staff can be hosted in gatehouse apartments at an extra charge.
Central hall open up to first floor. Double doors open to balcony along the Lake.
TV room with working fireplace, comfortable seating, HDTV with satellite (SKY), DVD. Double doors open to courtyard. Can be used as double bedroom (twins) on request.
Private bath (tub with hand-held shower, no curtain) with marble finishes.
Double bedroom (king can be separated) with walk-in closet. Double doors open to balcony running length of house. Ensuite bath (tub with hand-held shower).
Double bedroom (king) with double doors opening to the above-mentioned balcony. Ensuite bath (tub with hand-held shower, no curtain).
Double bedroom (twins) - private bath (tub, hand-held)
Double bedroom (twins can combine) with ensuite bath (tub with hand-held shower. Low oval windows overlooking the Lake.
Double bedroom (twins can combine) with ensuite bath (tub with hand-held shower). Low oval windows overlooking Lake and Villa Riviera.
Private bath (tub with hand-held shower, no curtain).
Double bedroom (twins can combine). Low oval windows overlooking garden and hillside.
DINING ROOM:On lake shore level a frescoed salon and dining room with double fireplace and access to lake shore terrace; guest bathroom
KITCHEN:On lake shore level a fully-equipped kitchen
GARDEN LEVEL:Features a frescoed entrance hall, a reading room with TV and a library room with fireplace; terrace
OUTDOORS:On the roof level is a frescoed cupola with central balcony with terrace
[+] distancesTorno is 10 minutes walking distance
Como (shops, restaurants, boat hire, public ferry service, train station) is 10 minutes by boat or car
Cernobbio (Villa d'Este, boutiques, restaurants) is 5 minutes by boat, 15 minutes by car
Menaggio is 30-40 minutes by boat or car
Tremezzo is 30-40 minutes by boat or car
Bellagio is 30 minutes by boat or 50 minutes by car
Airport: Milan is 1 hour by car
Airport: Malpensa is 1 hour by car
[+] included in the priceSaturday - Saturday rentals only.
Cleaning included 4 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Cooking & butler service for 3 meals/day, 6 days/week with 3 hour rest each afternoon. Additional cook or butler hours on request at E. 13.00/hour.
Twice weekly bed linen change, daily bath linen change; additional linens by separate payment on request.
Change of bath linen daily (additional changes extra)
Complimentary WiFi service
A free half hour seaplane tour is included.
Children under 8 must be accompanied by nanny. Older children are welcome with the understanding they are well-behaved and well-looked after by guests or guest staff. Owners' staff is not available for child-care services.
[+] additional costs to be paid on the premisesTelephone/fax/internet
Additional cooking, butler and cleaning services
Food and beverage
Extras deposit due on arrival; for multi-week rentals, extras are to be settled in Euro at the end of each week.
Refundable security deposit: USD 5,000 to be held by VIA with a valid credit card number along with your final payment. Any expenses not paid for in Euro on the premises will be charged to your credit card along with a 2.5% transaction fee.
Thanks again from our entire group.
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