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Villa Bellosguardo

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Lake Como | Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 11

Rates: from £5,416 per week

Villa Bellosguardo is a masterpiece of architectural ingenuity, providing some of the very best views over Lake Como and dramatic mountains, snow-capped in the winter. Designed in the 1950's and heavily influenced by the style of German-American architect Mies van der Rohe, the interiors and exteriors are intrinsically joined in this villa so that huge glass panes ensure the spectacular panoramas can also be enjoyed from the inside. The villa is encircled by 7 acres of land, a rarity in the densely populated shore and the grounds feature various areas in which to relax but also engage in competition with table tennis, foosball, badminton and volleyball on offer.

There is a private swimming pool framing the views and a hot tub in the grounds.

Following a modern approach to architecture, Villa Bellosguardo features glass panes, wood and concrete. The villa itself is a work of art: it has exceptional pieces of design furniture, wood panelled ceilings, stone floors and clean lines while the colour scheme has been carefully selected to enhance the brightness. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room can be opened up completely and create a welcoming indoor-outdoor scenario. In the mornings, with the mist rising over the lake, Villa Bellosguardo really does live up to its name. Located on a peninsula on the northeast shore of Lake Como, Villa Bellosguardo is in a more tranquil holiday location, away from the crowds and masses of the south. Its position has been carefully selected by its owners to offer a getaway and retreat for the whole family. Restaurants are within easy reach, just an 8-10 minute walk from the villa. The region offers countless hiking and biking trails but also the possibility to windsurf, kite-surf and sail. In the hinterland find Mount Legnone, over 2.600 meters high. Its unmistakable layout, which reminds one of a pyramid, is one of the major attractions of the area.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

Ground Floor
  • Fully equipped modern kitchen overlooking Lake Como
  • Single bedroom with Lake views
  • Double bedroom with lake views and en suite bathroom (shower)
  • Laundry room
  • Guest bathroom
  • 9 steps lead down to the dining room with table seating 12 and Lake views
  • Further 7 steps lead down to the living room with TV and Lake views
First Floor
  • Double bedroom with terrace and en suite bathroom (tub and separate shower), views over the lake and Bellagio in the distance
  • Twin/ double bedroom with lake views
  • Double bedroom with lake views
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Twin/ double bedroom with terrace and bathroom (sink and toilet only)
  • KINDLY NOTE:
  • A security deposit of EUR 1.500 is to be paid locally in cash. This amount serves as deposit against damages caused to the interior or exterior of the property.
  • The 8 people price option gives access to 4 bedrooms; only the 11 people price option gives access to all bedrooms of the villa. Please contact your Tour Consultant for detailed information about which bedrooms are accessible.
  • Check-in between 7pm and midnight incur in an additional cost of EUR 50.
  • The Lake is accessible following a steep path from the garden for about 10-15 minutes. This path is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
  • Extras are payable locally in cash euro only. Cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
  • A deposit is due on arrival in cash euro for the payment of extras charged "per consumption".
  • Extras are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and to specific Terms & Conditions. Please enquire with your Tour Consultant for details.
  • Your stay might be subject to a city tax which is raised by the municipality in which the accommodation is located. This tax is payable locally in cash euro only.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS IN LAKE COMO

  • Brunate, Funicular – Open all year round
  • Como, Historic Centre – Open all year round
  • Duomo, Como Cathedral – Open all year round
  • Como/Brunate, Mountain Lighthouse
  • Como, The Volta Temple/Tempio Voltiano
  • Tremezzo, Wine Tasting Evening in Cantina Follie
  • Bellagio, Villa Serbelloni
  • Bellagio, Bellagio Museum
  • Carlazzo, Meseo Della Stapa
  • Cernobbio, Villa Erba
  • Erba, Cave Museum
  • Grandate, Museum of Toy Horses
  • Balbianello Peninsula, Villa del Balbianello
  • Menaggio, Villa Viqoni
  • Tremezzo, Villa Carlotta

GENERAL ACTIVITES IN LAKE COMO

  • Shopping in Milan – take a trip to Milan, 1.5 hours via car and indulge in the craftsmanship of the silk and lace.
  • Explore weekly open-markets across the various town of Lake Como. Visit a shopping outlet in Foxtown, Switzerland.
  • Wine tasting in many of the towns – visit the Cantina Follie in Tremezzo and discover the ambience of this wine bar tucked away in the cellar of an old house in the town centre of Tremezzo. Sample wines either inside the cellar or on the terrace, while being served cold cuts of meats and cheeses.
  • Lakeside Villas – explore some of the most beautiful villas including Villa Carlotta and Gardens, Villa Del Balbianello and Gardens, Villa Melzi d’Eril and Villa Erba.
  • Nightlife – lose yourself to the music in one of Como’s two clubs, one being Lido di Lenno, or whisk yourself off to experience more of what Milan has to offer of the evening variety.

SPORTING ACTIVITIES IN LAKE COMO

  • Water activities: sailing, rowing, windsurfing, water-skis and kite surfing.
  • Trekking
  • Hang-glide, paraglide, seaplane
  • Free-climbing
  • Golf (7 courses)

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN IN LAKE COMO

  • Parco avventura Jungle Raider Park, Civenna
  • Water activities
  • Playgrounds in villages
  • Aqua Park (Switzerland, 15minutes from Como)
  • Swiss Miniatur Park (Switzerland, 30 minutes from Como) and Minitalia (Switzerland, 1 hour from Como)
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  • Medieval Castle Vezio, near Varenna
  • Archeo Park and Dinosaur Park
  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
  • Milano Go Karts

PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR YOUR VILLA HOLIDAY

Time Zone

GMT +1 hour

Language

Italian

Currency Information

The Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping IN LAKE COMO

You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

Weather IN Lake COMO

In general, the climate in Lake Como is very mild. The summers are hotter on the coast and in the valleys than in the hills. It rarely rains in the summer months. The average temperature varies between 27°C and 33°C and can even reach 40°C. Spring and autumn are rainy and milder; however, there are still plenty of dry and sunny days. By May there is less rain and the days become longer with up to 10 hours of daylight. The average temperature in spring is between 19°C and 24°C, in autumn between 21°C and 24°C. The winter months alternate between rain and sun with an average temperature of around 10°C. 

Health

It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

Electricity SUPPLY IN LAKE COMO

Electrical service in Italy is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz – a converter/adaptor may be required.

Driving IN LAKE COMO

There are some important rules of the road -

  • At crossroads drivers coming from the right have priority excluding crossroads with traffic signs/lights.
  • Always carry your driver’s license accompanied by the International Driving Permit, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • The minimum driving age is 18.
  • Traffic drives on the right.
  • Seat belts must be worn - children under 12 must travel in the back seats, unless the front seat is fitted with a child restraint system.
  • Headlights must be on all the time except if driving in a city during the day with good visibility.
  • In the event of a breakdown a red warning triangle must be displayed in the road.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways.
  • Speeding fines: Euros 30 – 300.                                            
  • For use of the highways it is invariably necessary to collect a ticket at toll booth marked “biglietti” before entering the highway. DO NOT pass under the lanes marked Telepass. Pay the toll at the exit. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyzer tests carried out regularly by the police.

Parking in LAKE COMO

  • In many large towns, the historical town centre is subject to traffic restrictions (authorised vehicles only may enter) indicated by large white sign with a red circle saying “Zona a traffico limitato”.
  • Street parking is organized and designated with signs and by the colour of the lines for the parking spots. The colour of the lines on the parking space indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking, yellow is reserved for special use. Signs will tell you if you are required to pay or to use a parking disc to time your parking (more details below). In most regions, blue lines mark paid street parking. There will be a payment machine nearby. Place the receipt from the machine on the dashboard. In many towns, white lines mark free parking spots on the street but they may be limited by time. The closest parking sign will tell you if you must set your parking disc to show when you arrived. Set your parking disc to the time you parked and display it in the window. You must return within the maximum allowed time.

 LOCATION:

  • Restaurant in Olgiasca
  • Colico 7km. From here take the ferry to Como and Lecco
  • Ski: Piani di Bobbio 37km, St. Moritz 83km
  • Ferry stop: in Colico
  • Train station: in Colico
  • Piona Abbey 2km, Bellano 10km, Varenna 15km,
  • Airports: Lugano 72km, Orio al Serio 76km, Linate 93km, Malpensa 130km

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Availability Information

  • Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.

  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information


  • The 8 people price option gives access to 4 bedrooms; only the 11 people price option gives access to all bedrooms of the villa. Please contact your Tour Consultant for detailed information about which bedrooms are accessible.
  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Maid service 3 hours once per week.
  • Air-conditioning.
  • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
  • Arrival set of bed linen, bath and pool towels. Towels are changed once during the week.
  • Broadband internet.

Extra Services

  • Extra maid service - available on request at EUR 18 per hour.
  • Cook service - available on request in advance.
  • Central heating as per consumption.
  • Mandatory cleaning package, EUR 250. Only payable locally in cash.
  • We are also able to arrange all manner of additional activities to enhance your villa experience such as transfers, guided touring and sightseeing options, tutored wine tasting, art classes and hot-air ballooning. Please see the Activities tab for further ideas and discuss with your Travel Consultant for further details.


  • KINDLY NOTE:
  • A security deposit of EUR 1.500 is to be paid locally in cash. This amount serves as deposit against damages caused to the interior or exterior of the property.
  • The 8 people price option gives access to 4 bedrooms; only the 11 people price option gives access to all bedrooms of the villa. Please contact your Tour Consultant for detailed information about which bedrooms are accessible.
  • Check-in between 7pm and 9pm is possible only on request and at the additional cost of EUR 50.
  • The Lake is accessible following a steep path from the garden for about 10-15 minutes. This path is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
  • Extras are payable locally in cash euro only. Cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
  • In case extras are requested, a deposit might be due on arrival in cash euro.
  • Extras are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and to specific Terms & Conditions. Please enquire with your Tour Consultant for details.
  • Your stay might be subject to a city tax which is raised by the municipality in which the accommodation is located. This tax is payable locally in cash euro only.

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.


  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • Internet Access (Broadband)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lake View
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • Table Football
  • Table Tennis
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Volleyball

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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