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- About The Experience
For artists... dancers... painters... romantics... and you! This luxury villa on Lake Como sits right on the waters of Blevio, a village long known for its artistic community. This atmosphere is reflected all around you, whether it's winding paths shaded by greenery, magnificent lakeshore views, or the décor of your own Lake Como villa. You'll spend the leisurely hours of your vacation exploring the village, listening to a companion's fingers dance across the grand piano in the music room, or enjoying an evening swim in the sparkling blue swimming pool of this Lake Como luxury villa rental.
- Location Description
Located less than 5 km from the charming city of Como and a one hour drive from Milan, Villa Gioia is a stunning neoclassical home. Situated in the lakeshore village of Blevio, the villa rises directly out of the lake and faces the renowned Grand Hotel Villa d'Este, which lies on the opposite shore. The nearby Como Aeroclub (5 km) offers a seaplane taxi service, including alpine tours and commuter service to Venice and Capri. The villa is located a quarter mile down a gated road. Lugano, Varese, and Bergamo are within easy reach by car.
Milan: 55 km/34.5 mi
Como (City): 5 km/3 mi
Cernobbio: 10 minutes by boat
- Exterior Description
There are two entirely independent luxury villas (Villa Gioia and Villa Serena), both neoclassical in style, that are separated by a small, picturesque harbor flanked by terracotta statues. In the early 19th century both villas were restored by a celebrated dancer, who also owned the prestigious Ca' d'Oro palace on the Canal Grande in Venice. Like her contemporaries, Bellini, Rossini, Franz Lizst, Ricordi, and Giuditta Pasta, the dancer was drawn to the artistic community of Blevio. There are terraces overlooking the lake equipped for al fresco dining, a beautiful swimming pool, an underground parking garage, and a boat dock (boat rentals and water taxis are available). Both the garage and the dock have direct access to the villas.
There is a quaint gate house at the entrance. Seven acres of lush gardens and woods surround the villas. There are a number of historic villas and gardens in the area, including Villa Carlotta, Balbianello, and Villa Melzi.
- Interior Description
Three levels. The villas are luxuriously furnished with the finest Italian linens and antiques from the owner's personal collection. They feature state-of-the-art modern amenities.
Courtyard Level: There is a frescoed entrance hall with a doors opening onto a balcony with a view of the lake. There is a TV room with working fireplace, comfortable seating, HDTV with satellite (SKY), DVD player, and double doors opening to the courtyard. There is a double bedroom with king-size bed (or two twin beds on request) on request with a marble bathroom with tub and hand-held shower. There are two double bedrooms each with queen-size bed, double doors opening to the balcony, and ensuite marble bathrooms with tub and hand-held shower.
Lake Level: There is a frescoed living/dining room with five sets of double doors opening to the surrounding terrace and walkway. There are two seating areas each with their own working fireplaces and a dining table seating 10 people. There is a contemporary kitchen with gas/electric stove, large oven, 2 dishwashers, microwave, GE double door fridge, separate freezer, and table for six. Double doors open to the breakfast patio and walkway surrounding the house. There is a guest bathroom with open stall shower (no curtain) and a laundry room with washing machine and dryer.
Top Level: There is a frescoed cupola with balcony. There are three double bedrooms on this level each with king-size beds (or two twin beds on request) and private marble bathroom with tub with hand-held shower.
- Features Description
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash:
- Cook Service: Upon request
- Extra Housekeeping: Upon request
- Extra Bed Linen and Towel Change: Upon request
- Personal Laundry and Ironing: Upon request
- Transfer Service: Upon request
- This property can be rented with
to accommodate more people. Although they each have their own pool, they do share the garden and the parking area.
- Butler Service from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM is included in the weekly rental fee.
- Children under 8 are accepted only with nannies.
- Air conditioning is only available in the bedrooms.
- Cook Service is included for breakfast only. Food and beverages not included.
- Housekeeping is provided for 4 hours per day, 6 days per week. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.
- Additional Amenities: Independent docks, waterfront park and public vaporetto dock access.
Please inquire regarding prices for this villa
Features and Amenities
- Free Parking on Premises
- Independent Villa
- Outside Area - Shared
- Outside Dining
- Swimming Pool - Private
- DVD player
- TV - English Channels Available
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning - Partial House
- Fireplace - Indoor
- Cook Service - Included
- Housekeeping - Included
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