Villa Imperatore

Villa Imperatore
Price on request

 

Resort:
Como
Area:
Belvio - Lake Como
Country:
Italy
Surface:
not specified
Bedrooms:
7
Bathrooms:
7

Description

An imperial summer on the lake

One of the largest properties on Lake Como is a luxury villa at waters’ edge presents an imposing residence situated in the picturesque and sleepy lakeside village of Blevio (no shops nor cafes but a lovely restaurant!):  a mere 3 km from the bustling and lively centre of Como town and within conveniently easy reach of Milan, the cathedral of shopping and design an hour’s drive away, or the historic delights of Venice and the alpine heights of St Moritz.  The imposing interior was restored – all original and irreplaceable windows unaltered – to retain an ambience of ‘old world’ charm; an atmosphere enjoyed by Emperor Joseph II of Austria, who in 1769 resided here when he was dazed by the beauty and serenity of this place.  Not only is there outstanding security and seclusion, but also inside the villa are numerous living areas (including a music room with a grand piano) with beautiful frescos and admirably spacious.  The villa’s gated entrance is at the top of a long and meandering driveway, which ends in an underground tunnel car park that has elevator access.  With excluding high and original stone walls marking the property’s upper boundary (the lake is its lower) the rest of the World will seem far off from within the enormous botanical garden:  an idyll of forested slopes, gently sloping and wide gravel paths, exotic and rare trees and plants, many of which date back to the original owner.  The lower garden terrace is an unbelievably beautiful setting for romantic Spring and Summer weddings and extraordinary of celebrations.  Farther along the upper garden an unusual C-shape swimming pool has the advantages of admirable privacy and uninhibited view of the lake and surrounding mountains.  This special luxury villa can be best appreciated by holidaymakers wanting to relax in an ambience far-removed from the modern-day bustle and technology, accompanied by an informal, high-level professional service.

The 3-floor villa can accommodate a maximum of 14 guests in 7 very comfortable and versatile bedrooms, including 2 master bedrooms en suite with shared lounge and lake view.  This is the main property on an estate that includes a slightly smaller villa next door, which can be available for those special family celebrations or corporate occasions for a total capacity of 26 guests!  The communal living room and dining room are spacious for convivial gatherings inside and outside you will have a park all to yourselves: whether you are by the”pool with a view”, on the elongated carpet-smooth lawns on which kids will want to play football, or in a shady nook in which to capture moments of undisturbed relaxation and beautiful views.  The villa has a private jetty with a boat available for captivating excursions around the beautiful alpine lake and along its picturesque villages, some of which are highly noted for cuisine and fine restaurants.

The imposing luxury villa presents a unique opportunity to taste the heady flavour of an imperial summer holiday on Lake Como.  The villa is most suitable for a large group or family and ample room for two families, particularly with the apartment arrangement of living and sleeping areas in the eaves – graced with skylights and porthole windows – that offers autonomous privacy and independence (with lift access).

 

LAYOUT

Ground floor: Frescoed entrance hall from the courtyard level with lake view; frescoed music room with grand piano and balcony; frescoed living room with fireplace; frescoed dining room with fireplace; kitchen
First floor: Central living room on the lake side with fireplace and lake view; 2 double bedrooms en suite with lake view; double bedroom en suite
Second floor: Central living room on the lake side with lake view; bar/kitchenette; 2 twin/double bedrooms en suite with lake view; twin/double bedroom en suite (shower); double bedroom en suite (shower); laundry room

 

FEATURES

• Near the town • Outdoor pool • Flatscreen TVs
• Near the lake • Al fresco dining area • Satellite/Cable TV
• Lake view • Terrace and park illuminated at night • DVD player
• Fireplace • Private mooring • Telephone
• Parking • Pedestrian entrance gate to the village • Wi-Fi Internet access
• Safe-deposit  • Garden
• Air conditioning in all rooms
• Children accepted
• Pets subject to approval

 

SERVICES INCLUDED

» Luxury accommodation on your chosen dates
» Exclusive use of the property and its facilities
» All linen, utilities and firewood
» Linen and towel changes at regular intervals
» Daily cleaning
» Domestic staff
» Private chef and host
» Wi-Fi Internet access
» Luxury bath products
» 20 minutes Lake Como sightseeing seaplane tour for each week booked for 4 PAX or  1 hour lake tour by boat
» Courtesy small motor boat at guest’s disposal (Fuel not included)
» Our unique concierge service

 

OPTIONAL SERVICES

We are able to arrange all the services that you would find both in a five star hotel and in a private home run by professional staff. Our concierge and client servicing team can arrange airport transfers, in-resort transport, vehicle rentals, yacht charters, child care, massage and beauty treatments, sport and leisure activities and reservations to ensure a memorable stay. Please let us know what your requirements are or call us for more information.

 

LOCATION

– Nearest Airport: Milano Linate (LIN); Milano Malpensa (MPX)
– Airport: 1 hour by car (LIN); 1 hour by car (MPX)
– Heliport: 15 minutes by boat
– Town: 5 minutes by car (Como); 1 hour by car (Milan); 40 minutes by car (Lugano – Swiss); 2.5 hours by car (St. Moritz – Swiss)
– Lake: Lake front
– Golf course: 20 minutes by car (Villa D’Este)

 

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