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Property Details

Sleeps:
12
Single Bedrooms:
2
Double Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
Type:
Villa
Property #:
17062
Nearest Town:
Bellagio (Lake Como)

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Reviews of Luxury Villa on Lake Como with Pool

Villa Lariana

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Overall:
We and our extended family really enjoyed our stay at Villa Lariana. The property is large, airy, and comfortable. The staff (property manager, housekeeping, chef) is terrific.
Enjoyed Most:
There are lots of bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and air conditioner. The kitchen is commercial quality and huge--perfect for preparing meals for a large group. The heated pool (which can be completely covered in case of rain) offered welcome relief at the end of each day. The ping-pong table in the game room kept the kids occupied.
Enjoyed Least:
This villa is not in the best location. Pianello del Lario is a small town with little to see or do. The ferry only arrives twice each day--in the morning and afternoon. Bus service is hourly. Getting around was complicated without a car.
Surrounding Area:
DON'T MISS the Boat Museum (La Raccolta della Barca Lariana), which is no longer open to the public, but can be viewed by villa guests with the property manager. It's a spectacular record of the nautical history of the lake. We also enjoyed walking the length of the public lakefront walkway that passes in front of the villa.
Tips or Restaurants:
HIRE THE CHEF, at least once during your stay, for a fantastic multi-course dinner. She is talented, knowledgeable, and friendly, and she prepares mouth-watering dishes that are beautifully presented. For dining out, we loved the Veranda Beach Cafe, a lakefront restaurant within walking distance near the Pianello del Lario ferry landing.
Directions:
Arrange to meet the property manager at an alternate location, then follow her to the villa.

Peter, June

Overall:
Villa Lariana is a beautiful house.
Enjoyed Most:
The villa is beautiful. Very roomy, large kitchen that was once a restaurant, lovely caretaker Daniella who is extremely helpful and daily housekeeping. The house is lovely and gracious. Very sleepy town but the surrounding vista is stunning and the lack of tourist activity is a plus.
Surrounding Area:
Not too difficult to get to the towns nearby but requires a significant ferry or car journey. It is quite a distance down the lake from Como and has limited ferry access. There is a public walkway that is fairly busy, which limits the feeling of privacy. The owners have planted hedges to increase privacy but unfortunately that reduces the view of the lake!
Nearby Events or Locales:
The town is very tiny and has nothing to see. Nothing within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
Daniella has some good restaurant suggestions; all require a boat or car journey.
Check In Out:
Daniella is excellent and made it very easy and welcoming.

Cecil, June

Overall:
Excellent! We loved the house, the location, everything was great!
Enjoyed Most:
The house is very spacious and the location is amazing, right in front of lake Como.
Enjoyed Least:
Everything was fine. My only suggestions are to install air conditioning in the bedrooms and the option of heating the pool - the water was too cold!
Surrounding Area:
The lake is beautiful. For visiting the villages, a car is necessary.
Tips or Restaurants:
We loved Menaggio and Bellagio. No great restaurant finds, as we ate most of the days in the house. If guests have small kids and want to relax I would highly recommend hiring a cook. We didn't and lost precious time in the kitchen!
Directions:
Very easy to find the property with the coordinates sent in the voucher

Andrea, August

Overall:
What a fabulous time we had at the villa in Italy! It was everything you said it would be. The owner/keyholder was wonderful to deal with. She left us a detailed folder with all the things we needed to know and more about the villa and the area. We had perfect weather, as well. We woke up to clouds one morning, and it was snowing on the mountains. It was truly beautiful. It was mostly melted the next day, but for a short period of time, really changed the landscape. It was a very well maintained house with a good House Book.
Enjoyed Most:
Location. Loved the kitchen - it even had a microwave/convection oven! The house was spotless.
Enjoyed Least:
Can't think of anything. Uncomfortable furniture in the living room. The owner said that it was just temporary and would be replaced.
Surrounding Area:
We loved the small villages and the ferries, and the ability to walk along the water. The people were great.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Musso was within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
Don't need to bring toilet paper, but did bring own spices and popcorn. Good restaurant find in Danco, close to the Pelican supermarket. The roads were a challenge, but by the end of the week, we could drive the "Italian" way." I highly recommend to everyone a GPS system to help navigate the roads. Getting out of the airport was a challenge.

Kay, May

Enjoyed Most:
Being directly on the lake was magnificent.
Enjoyed Least:
The entrance to the villa was disappointing.
Surrounding Area:
It was very quiet, and there were a few good restaurants close by.
Tips or Restaurants:
La Baia is a great restaurant. It is great for a couple, or a family
Check In Out:
Very easy process.

Tish, August