Villa Diana is located 10 km north of Menaggio (ferry berth) on the
northwest shore of Lake Como and sits directly on Lake
Como. This unique setting provides remarkable views of Lake
Como and the surrounding peaks and also provides easy access to the
lake shore gravel beach.
Villa Diana is a perfect gathering place for groups of friends or
family reunions and can accommodate up to 16 guests. There are 5 double bedrooms, 2 single bedrooms,
one twin, 6 bathrooms and 2 additional guest toilets (ground floor). Four of the bathrooms have a shower and one has a bathtub with handheld shower attachment.
On the ground floor there is an additional
third bathroom with shower and facilities for handicapped people. A buoy
is now available just in front of the villa.
This villa is available for stays of
less than one week in mid and low seasons. Please contact us for details.
The rental price is based on 12 guests
in 6 bedrooms. Additional guests up to 16 may be accommodated for
an additional per-person fee. There is parking for four cars.
Villa Diana enjoys a large furnished panoramic terrace where guests can
take in the breathtaking views while relaxing or dining al
fresco. The villa’s brightly decorated interior develops on two
levels of 300 square meters each—about 3300 square feet per
floor! French doors open up to the terrace which is 350
square meters (over 3800 square feet) in size.
A pedestrian path runs along the shore between the lake and the
property and allows for easy and enjoyable walks. There is a good
pizzeria along this path at about 3 km. Because this walkway is
public, the privacy on the terrace can be limited, especially during
July and August.
The villa was a restaurant in a former life so has a large and spacious
kitchen for those who love to cook. For those really on
vacation without any desire to cook, a chef can be hired to prepare a
typical local meal. Additionally, a new private
swimming pool (5 X 10 meters) has just been completed. The pool can be
heated on request (it is a pool and not a hot tub). From May to September
the heat is included, and in other periods it can be heated on request for 4
euros per hour.
Villa Diana offers our special “arrive and relax”
A simple typical dinner is provided on your arrival night. This
is a welcome sight after a long flight and will allow you to check in,
unpack and relax. You will find the dinner in the kitchen with
the instructions for heating. The dinner is also suitable for
vegetarian guests. It basically consists of a pasta al forno, a
vegetable tarte, salad, and fruit. Bread, water and wine are
Villa Diana offers a very relaxed ambiance. The colors are
cheerful and the furnishings are comfortable and simple. The large living room, professional kitchen and dining room with a long table provide ample space.
The entire property measures 2500 sq meters and is located right on the
shore of the lake. The private pool has a pleasant deck
with deck furniture and parking area is located behind the house.
Large living room with 3 comfortable sofas, SKY satellite TV and DVD; Internet corner (WIFI, PC, Printer and Scanner, Stereo). This bright room has large French doors that open onto the panoramic terrace (360 sq meters). This floor also features a fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, dishwasher, 4 burner stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, food processor, blender), large dining room with table for 14 people, and a game room for children. On this floor there are also 2 half bathrooms and 1 bathroom with shower with facilities for handicapped people.
Upstairs there are 5 double bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom, and a small twin
bedded room (can convert to a queen bed) with en suite bathroom, all with air conditioning. Two of the
double bedrooms rooms each have an adjoining single bedroom (no air
conditioning), while the light green double
bedroom has direct access to a balcony equipped with table and chairs.
2017 Weekly Prices
Up to 12 guests in 6 bedrooms:
7 Jan - 27 May
26 Aug - 6 Jan 2018
27 May - 26 Aug
Plus Euros 35 booking fee
Additional guests from 13-16 persons: 430
Euros/person per week.
Arrival dinner and grocery shop: Included
Wireless Internet: Included
Final cleaning: Included
Daily cleaning: 2 hours per day Monday to Saturday excluding national
Linens: Bath linens changed
daily, bed linens changed twice a week
conditioning: In double bedrooms, included
Security deposit: 1000 Euros
Upon request: Cook service, extra maid service, catered
Check in: between 4pm and
7:00pm – with approval of the owner, a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm
and 9.00 pm for an extra fee of 50 Euro
Check out: 8:00am – 10:00am
Satellite TV, DVD player, CD Player, wireless Internet, PC, printer, scanner, dishwasher,
washing machine, dryer, refrigerator, coffeemaker, toaster, iron and ironing board, patio
furniture - daily housekeeping 2 hours/day
Swimming pool dates:
May 13 to September 23, 2017
Located behind the house is the museum of the ancient boats of the
lakes. On its left is a small boat yard, on its right is the
beach, while the state road is behind the museum.
Villa Diana is located just 600 meters from a village where you will
find grocery shops, a bank and a post office. Restaurants
are also in close proximity.
Activities: Swimming, boating,
sailing, windsurfing, hiking, golfing (Golf club Menaggio), flying,
Visit the Museum of "La Raccolta della
Barca Lariana" just 50 m behind the villa. It houses a great
number of boats typical of the lake from the 19th century to today. The
museum features over 600 boats that played an important part in the
nautical history of the lake. Among them, there is a Venetian gondola
from the last century which was built on Lake Como and Mussolini’s own
The museum is not open to the public however we can ask the owner
of Villa Diana for an appointment to visit the museum if this is of
Tourist sites: Bellagio, known
as the 'pearl of the lake' thanks to its position between the two arms
of the lake and the medieval village of Varenna, Tremezzo with the
neo-classical Villa Carlotta (one of the most beautiful villas of the
lake with its botanic garden and artistic masterpieces), Menaggio,
Varenna (Villa Monastero) and Como with its important historical
Distances by car: Villa
Carlotta in Tremezzo 20 minutes, Varenna and Bellagio 30 minutes by
ferry, Como 1 hr, Lugano (and nearest highway intersection) 1 hr, Milan
city centre 2 hrs, Saint Moritz 2 hrs, Venice 3.5 hrs, Florence 4 hrs.
It is necessary to have a car in this region.
Sports: The nearest golf
course, tennis court and equestrian club are 10 km away in Menaggio.
Lake Como and in particular the northern zone of the lake is renowned
in all of Europe as an excellent sailing area - this is the most windy
area of the lake and the most unspoilt; the Breva, a temperate breeze
of Lake Como, blows during the afternoons, guaranteeing enjoyment for
sailing and windsurfing. The area offers numerous alpine destinations
and several trekking and mountain bike trails.
Shopping: The main factory outlet shops (Armani factory shop, Fox town,
Ferragamo, Versace, Etro, Gucci, Mantero, Lario) are within 10-30
minutes of Como.
Pets are permitted upon request.