- Pets allowed:
- Wi-Fi available:
- Per night:
- $1111 - $1574
- Per week:
- $7775 - $11015
3 Full baths
Description from manager
Entrance level (2 bedrooms with lake views):
* 1 fully equipped modern kitchen
* 1 guest half bath (with WC and basin)
* 1 single bedroom (bed 80 x 195 cm) with extra pull-out bed
* 1 double bedroom (bed 160 x 195 cm) with en suite bathroom (with shower)
* 1 laundry room with washing machine
* 1 small fitness room with tapis roulant and other tools for pilates and yoga
10 steps down:
* 1 dining room with table for 12 people
6 steps down:
* 1 living room with large comfy sofas, floor to ceiling windows opens the interior to its natural surroundings
Upstairs (4 bedrooms each one has TV and great lake views):
* 1 double bedroom (bed 160 x 195 cm) with a panoramic terrace and en suite bathroom (with shower)
* 1 twin bedroom (beds can be joined / beds 80 x 195 cm each)
* 1 double bedroom (bed 160 x 195 cm)
* 1 bathroom (with shower)
* 1 double bedroom (bed 160 x 195 cm) with terrace and independent entrance from ouside, en suite toilet (with WC and basin)
The villa has a multi-level layout. Guests with mobility concerns please note that while there are bedrooms on the entrance level, the dining room is nearly a full flight of stairs (10 steps) lower and the living room is a half flight (6 steps) lower than the entrance level.
* BBQ area with beer fridge and a covered terrace for outdoor dining
* Garden with different relax and sport areas (ping pong, table football)
* Panoramic pool and hot Jacuzzi tub
A bright and airy villa
Villa Luce was designed in the middle of the 20th century as a holiday retreat for an important Milanese family. The villa sits on a gated sloped land of 30.000 sqm (7.4 acres) and enjoys a magnificent view of the lake and the mountains beyond.
The view, the light and the strong relationship between the house interior and nature are significant attributes of this Bauhaus style villa, following the ideas of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The Bauhaus school of architecture is one of the most influential currents in Modernist architecture and design. Its ideas are featured here and incorporate simplified forms with large glass panes and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
The wood paneled ceilings, stone floors, clean lines, pure use of color and the extension of space around and beyond the interiors attest to the fact that “Less is More”. Brilliant views greet you when you enter Villa Luce as the lake can be seen from every room in the villa. The decor boasts fine pieces of design furniture that have also been designed for comfort.
The house focuses on entertainment, with a large living and dining room that lead outside to a panoramic terrace, the perfect setting for sunset cocktails and outdoor dining. There are ping pong, table football, badminton and volleyball facilities available on site. The hot tub and the pool are at the top of the property so guests can relax in the water looking over the azure waters of Lake Como.
The estate is completely enclosed and slopes down to the lake where there is a small private beach, whose existence is dependent on the water level. Hardy walkers can follow a trail down to the lake (10-15 minutes walking). This is a par course trail that winds down through the trees (not suitable for people with walking difficulties). It ends with a welcoming hammock at the lake’s edge where the clean lake water beckons for a swim.
Villa Luce´s location is on the northeastern shore of Lake Como, which is wide and expansive. The lake and mountain views are dramatic with the Italian and Swiss Alps figuring majestically right before you. There is a small hamlet within walking distance of the villa, which offers an excellent restaurant.
The town of Colico is 7 km north and has a good variety of restaurants and shops, including a shopping center and boat rental shop. Colico is a local transport hub, with ferry service to Como and Lecco, as well as easy train service to Milan. There is also a main highway that runs along this corridor.
Thanks to an efficient lake ferry service from Colico you can easily move around the lake. Several boats and hydrofoils travel up the lake from Como to Colico, stopping at most of the towns on the way. The trip between Colico and Como by ferry takes about 90 minutes.
Varenna is 14 km and you can visit Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi. The car ferry operates from Varenna to Bellagio and Menaggio.
The Moto Guzzi Museum is located in Mandello at 25 km.
A special gem is the nearby abbey of Piona set in a landscape of exceptional beauty on the small Olgiasca peninsula. This is a Cistercian abbey and the natural and homegrown goods produced by the monks are available for purchase. It is also possible to visit the abbey church, which is simple and spiritual. A pleasant country lane leads to the abbey, which can be reached by car in 10 minutes and on foot in about 30 minutes.
Families love this destination as it is perfect for kite surfing, wind surfing and sailing, thanks to the La Breva breeze. This warm breeze from the north blows fre
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Languages spoken: English
About the manager
Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Since 1995 Hidden Italy offers some ...View manager's full profile
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- High Speed Internet
- Hot tub/Jacuzzi
- Linen provided
- Mountain Views
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Parking Included
- Secure parking
- Pet Friendly
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Towels provided
- Wi-Fi available
- Ceiling Fans
- Stereo system
- Washing machine
- Games room
- Ping Pong Table
- Water sports
- 3 Full baths
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