Offering a sumptuous escape on the Pianello hillside, this modern 3-bedroom villa with nearby boat mooring facility provides an exclusive lake view setting for family holidays and couple-friendly breaks.
From the villa’s road-level entrance, a welcoming hallway leads to a downstairs lake view living room, complemented by a contemporary kitchen diner and direct access to a 180° panoramic lake view terrace. The chic living room offers an inviting ambience for year-round relaxation; with a leather sofa, cosy gas fireplace and music stereo featuring, alongside a wall-mounted SAT TV with Blu-ray DVD player and free WiFi.
The jaw-dropping views can be enjoyed not only from the terrace, but also from the living space itself and two 1st floor bedrooms. The vista encompasses truly breathtaking beauty, including the kite surfers to the southern part of the lake, the central view of Pianello’s terracotta roof tops against an azure blue sky and the dramatic snow-capped mountain peaks to the wilder northern part of the lake.
Within the fully-fitted designer kitchen, all the necessary appliances are provided including a cooker hob, microwave, oven, toaster, electric kettle, modern coffee machine, dishwasher and ample fridge freezer space. A quirky indoor dining area for 8 provides a stylish ambience for family meal moments, as well as for ‘wow factor’ entertaining.
The spacious sleeping accommodation is ideal for couples and groups of 6-8, with a master double lake view bedroom with private terrace and a 2nd double lake view bedroom to the 1st floor and a 3rd double bedroom with extra 140cm wide sofa bed for 1 adult/2 kids to the accessible ground floor.
On the very hot days, the villa’s 3-unit airconditioning system keeps the entire accommodation cool.
Accompanying the modern family-friendly accommodation are 2 contemporary fitted bathrooms and a scullery next to the kitchen, which is equipped with a washer dryer, an extra fridge freezer and ice machine.
Outside, the scenic lake view dining terrace for 8 sets the scene for laid-back BBQs and effortless entertaining. To the first floor, a large terrace with lounge sofa provides a great setting for daytime relaxation and romantic evening aperitifs, to stunning lake views.
The private outdoor pool is heated by solar panels and a solar cover, for a tempting way to soak up the Italian sunshine. For those looking to moor up a rental boat or personal boat (7 meters), a private boat mooring facility exists in the neighboring town of Dongo (available upon request).
From its peaceful hillside setting, the modern 2-storey villa is within a 10 minutes’ downhill walk to the Pianello lakeside. The central location along the western shore is ideal for reaching the top highlights of Lake Como, as well as the Central Lake ferry links of Menaggio.
• A modern, fully air-conditioned 165 m2 villa
• Scenic hillside location with stunning lake and mountain views
• 3 Flat screen SAT TVs
• Free WiFi access
• Open plan Living space with lake view terrace
• Alfresco dining set + BBQ
• Private outdoor pool (open from 30th May – 30th September)
• Private roof top parking for up to 3 cars
• Car recommended
• Private 7-meter boat mooring facility in Dongo (subject to availability)
Master Bedroom: A restful lake view double bedroom with flat screen TV & terrace access
Bedroom 2: A gorgeous lake view double bedroom
Extra: A walk-in wardrobe services these bedrooms
Bedroom 3: Family-friendly double room with wardrobe, flat screen TV, Blu Ray DVD & extra sofa bed
Bathroom 1: A modern family suite fitted with a bath tub, shower, basin, WC & bidet
Bathroom 2: A contemporary fitted shower cubicle, wash basin, WC
• Central heating
• 2 Blu Ray DVD player
• Gas BBQ
• Music stereo
• Traditional family games
• Telescope viewer
• Washer and dryer
• Clothes horse
• Ice machine
• 4 Sun loungers
• 8-Seater lounge area to the terrace
• 24 internal steps
The villa is situated along ‘Borgo Tre Terre’ in the semi-rural hillside part of Pianello, a charming lakeside village just 10 minutes’ north of Menaggio.
Guests can wander downhill to the lakeside center in 10-15 minutes and enjoy the local bakery, supermarket, lakeside restaurants and gelateria. For those driving down, the free parking area near the pretty colorful church can be reached in just 5 minutes; which then offers proximity on foot to the ferry stop (stop (which offers a summertime service to Menaggio, Varenna, Bellagio and Cadenabbia), shingle beach and lakeside.
Due to the windy aspect of this part of the lake, a plethora of watersport activities are also possible, nearby including windsurfing, kite surfing and boat rental.
Guests are also placed 5-15 minutes’ drive from the kitesurfing town of Cremia, the ferry links found in the pretty well-service town of Menaggio and the friendly northern shore town of Domaso (also popular for water sports). The nearest supermarkets can be found in Pianello and Musso (both 3 minutes’ drive away) and Gravedona (10 minutes’ drive away).
The picturesque resort town of Menaggio (10 minutes drive away) offers a wider range of resort amenities, including a pretty café-lined Piazza, a charming selection of restaurants, delicatessens, gift shops, a family friendly Lido and a romantic lake view promenade.
Cadenabbia can also be easily reached by car and is home to the famous gardens of Villa Carlotta and direct ferry links to Villa Melzi in Bellagio and the other golden triangle towns.
Villa Balbianello in Lenno is also within easy reach by car or bus from Pianello del Lario. The fashionable Lido di Lenno provides the perfect evening out to mingle with the visiting Milanese and younger Lake Como crowd.
To the north of the lake, the tiny mountain town of Chiavenna offers an idyllic centre with culinary shops and unique cave restaurants, 35 minutes’ drive away.
The ‘Blue Bus’ service provides a frequent bus service from Pianello to the northern resort towns, the popular Tremezzina shore and the southern lake city of Como.
- Lake View
- Large Property
- Swimming Pool
- Air Conditioning
- Child Friendly
- Clothes Horse
- Coffee Machine
- Cooker Hob
- DVD Player
- Electric Kettle
- Full Kitchen
- Music Stereo
- On Hillside
- Outside Dining Area
- Outside Table & Chairs
- Private Parking Space
- Private Pool
- Satellite TV
- Single Villa
- Sun Loungers
- Very Sunny Position
- Washing Machine
- Wifi Available
Activities & Attractions
Seasonal Weekly Tariffs
|#||Min stay||Start date||End date||Price|
|4 nights||05 Jan 2019||26 Apr 2019||€2830|
|4 nights||27 Apr 2019||21 Jun 2019||€3380|
|4 nights||22 Jun 2019||30 Aug 2019||€3830|
|4 nights||31 Aug 2019||11 Oct 2019||€3380|
|4 nights||12 Oct 2019||13 Dec 2019||€2830|
|4 nights||14 Dec 2019||03 Jan 2020||€3380|
|4 nights||04 Jan 2020||24 Apr 2020||€2835|
|4 nights||25 Apr 2020||19 Jun 2020||€3381|
|4 nights||20 Jun 2020||28 Aug 2020||€3836|
|4 nights||29 Aug 2020||09 Oct 2020||€3381|
|4 nights||10 Oct 2020||18 Dec 2020||€2835|
|4 nights||19 Dec 2020||08 Jan 2021||€3381|
|Additional Service Charge: €260 (7 days & less) & €260 (7 days plus)|
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Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday.