A lakefront luxury villa located just 5 km from the city of Como, Villa Serena is a patrician manor that combines regal and elegant interiors with white-glove service for a grand vacation experience. All bedrooms and living areas boast a careful selection of fine furniture and heirloom antiques. Maximum privacy is guaranteed at all times thanks to the 7-acre manicured park with its mature trees surrounding the property and to the gated access road leading to an ample underground private garage. The private panoramic rectangular swimming pool and lounging area furnished with chaise longues enjoy a privileged spot on the estate and are ideal for taking in the Lake’s fantastic scenery and sunsets. The villa is provided with a full and professionally trained staff to ensure a memorable stay in the romantic Lake Como.
Garden floor level:
One king/twin bedroom with balcony on the lake, and en-suite bathroom with tub
One queen bedroom with balcony on the lake and en-suite bathroom with tub
One queen bedroom with private bathroom
Roof floor level:
Two lake view king/twin bedrooms with ensuite bathroom with tub
One king/twin bedroom with garden view and en-suite bathroom with tub
All bedrooms have A/C and all bathrooms are provided with hair dryers.
Garden Level: Frescoed entrance hall, reading room with TV, decorative fireplace and library.
Roof Floor Level: Frescoed cupola with central balcony.
Lakeshore Level: Entrance, fully-equipped kitchen, frescoed salon and dining room with decorative double fireplace and access to lakeshore terrace. Laundry room.
Villa Serena is located down a quarter-mile long gated road guarded by a quaint old gatehouse, in the midst of seven acres of luxuriant gardens and woods. The property, as well as its private swimming pool (12m x 3m), enjoy spectacular, unobstructed views of Lake Como. From the property park, you can exit through a private gate and enter the nearest village, with its charming square on the harbor, 17th-century church and the village’s garden with its lovely pergola.
The property is fully air-conditioned; underground parking, private embark docks, 12m x 3m private swimming pool with panoramic view of the lake. Broadband Internet access, 36-inch TV, Sky satellite TV/DVD.
The villa is true state-of-the art, magnificently decorated with frescoes and has been luxuriously furnished down to the finest Italian linens and antiques from the owner’s collection. Villa Serena boasts a 1900 Blutner Grand piano in the living room. The property offers deluxe service and full staff including butler service. A flood-lit landscaped park, about 2,000 sq. ft., surrounds the estate. 1,000 feet of exclusive lake shoreline including a private dock with two courtesy small boats at guests’ disposal. Villa Serena shares the estate with Villa Maria. Guests have the option of renting the entire estate including the two villas.
• Electricity, water, heating, A/C and final cleaning
• Daily housekeeping service for 4 hours (by two maids)
• Mid-week bed linen change (Wed)
• Daily bath linen change
• Butler service 6 days/week (one day off or two half-days off), from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm, with 3 and half hours rest in the afternoon
• Chef service 6 days/week (one day off or two half-days off), from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm, with 3 and half hours rest in the afternoon
– Breakfast from 8:45 am to 10:00 am – cost of food extra
– Lunch from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm – cost of food extra
– Dinner from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm – cost of food extra
• Use of one 20-knot speedboat and one 6-knot slow boat, for a total of to 13 guests
• Garden maintenance 4 days per week
• Butler and cook extra hours: €15 per hour/per staff member (to be paid directly to the staff)
• Extra change of bed linen: €40 per set/per change
• Extra change of bath linen: €20 per set/per change
• Extra bed: €150 per night
• Personal ironing: €15 per hour
• Telephone use charges extra
• Security Deposit: €5,000 to be held by the agency, and to be refunded after owner’s approval
• Food Allowance: €2,000, to be paid locally, in cash, upon arrival
• Children 8 and older are welcome
• Entrance gate code subject to seasonal change
• All detailed accounting of food and beverage expenses will be given
• to the guests and handled at the end of each week. The chef cannot advance cash for any food and beverage expenses
• Check-in 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm; Check-out by 10:00 am
• All extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged
The area of Lake Como is abundant in picturesque towns with narrow cobbled streets, breathtaking views, and lovely homes and gardens, best visited from late spring to early fall. Take a stroll through the city of Como to enjoy its history and architecture, then hop on the ferry and head north to visit other towns on the lakeshore.
However, there is more to do in this area than traditional sightseeing. Visitors can book a flight over the lake by seaplane or take the funiculare (hillside trolley) to Brunate and enjoy spectacular views from above. Extreme sports enthusiasts can enjoy paragliding off of Mount Nuvolone. Small and large groups alike can book boat tours with our concierge to enjoy the lake from the water, having fun spotting properties owned by the rich and famous (Donatella Versace, Madonna, and George Clooney, among others).
For the more adventurous, Lake Como also offers water-skiing, wind surfing, and wake boarding. Bikers will surely enjoy the natural trails that lead to the mountains or even hidden pebbled beaches. Go for a round of golf or tennis at one of the many locations across the lake region. Lake Como has something for everyone! With fashion-capital Milan just 45 minutes away, it’s no wonder that Lake Como also offers excellent designer shopping.
Momi – Excellent fresh local food served on a romantic and panoramic terrace. Memorable experience if you are there at sunset! You can arrive also by boat and access the restaurant from the water via private dock. Ask the locals for directions because the place it is a little hard to find.
Frazione Riva, Blevio – +39 334 120 2327
Crotto dei Platani – Another great place on the water. Great food, excellent wine and magnificent view…who could ask for more? Try the potato and porcini flan with Taleggio cheese.
Via Regina 73, Brienno – +39 031 814038
La Veranda at Villa D’Este – This classic restaurant offers great views of the lake. The perfect combination of food, atmosphere and service make this a must!
Via Regina 40, Villa d’Este, Cernobbio – +39 031 3481
Trattoria del Glicine – Great typical food in a traditional setting. 10 minute drive uphill from Cernobbio. Try the duck and – if in season – the white asparagus salad.
Via Vittorio Veneto 1, Località Piazza Santo Stefano In Collina – +39 031 511332
Osteria del Beuc – Unpretentious trattoria, local atmosphere and good typical dishes with a menu changing daily. Outdoor seating available.
Via Felice Cavallotti 1, Cernobbio – +39 031 341633
Cardamomo – Fabulous pizza and artisanal beer. Child friendly. No reservations taken, show up early (around 7:00pm) to get a table.
Via Carloni 2 f/g, Como – +39 031 301919
Clothing – Tessabit Plinio, elegant contemporary concept clothing store selling the best of Italian Fashion.
Piazza Cavour 34, Como – +39 031 304348
Food – Taste the Formaggio Lariano produced throughout the year with milk obtained exclusively in the province of Como. Buy this goodie at Latteria Alto Lario.
Via Statale 178, Dongo – +39 0344 821 84
Silk accessories – Como is also famous for silk manufacturing, a place to buy some articles is Azalea Bellagio.
Salita Serbelloni 31, Bellagio – +39 031 950 984
Leather goods – Quelli della pelle, artisanal hand-made products, 100% made in Bellagio.
Salita Serbelloni 22, Bellagio – +39 031 951 393
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