|Villa Camilla, located just five kilometers from Menaggio, is a distinguished mid 19th century villa with
a noble heritage. Once occupied by the Marquis of Camilla and
still owned by his descendants, this glamorous villa offers
spacious private gardens, a swimming pool, a private tennis court, a private
and particularly superb views of the three branches of Lake Como
with striking mountain vistas beyond. Lake Como is renowned for its
luxurious vegetation and its mild climate.
A perfect setting for groups of friends and family, the estate park contains century-old trees
and presents an ambiance of ancient
grandeur. Recently restored, the villa boasts a beautiful and
elegant interior with great care given to the noble heritage and
character of the building. This is particularly evident in the
mosaic floors, remarkable wooden railings connecting the
floors, the impressive statues and the 19th century
This villa is available for stays of
less than one week in mid and low seasons. Please contact us for details.
Villa Camilla may be rented in combination with the nearby cottage,
La Dolce, to accommodate groups as large as 28 guests.
This villa offers our special “arrive and relax” package:
A simple typical dinner is provided on your arrival night. This way
you can reach your destination, drop your bags, settle in 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
included. No changes are possible for the first dinner.
The villa also will be stocked with food to get you through the weekend. This
way you will not be forced to search for food after your long flight and no
worrying about Sunday store closures. The basic shopping list consists of:
milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit, eggs, oil,
butter, jam, orange juice, cereals. The quantity of the items will be adjusted
by the staff according to the number of guests.
Modern amenities include central heat, air conditioning in the bedrooms,
swimming pool (10m x 6m), computer with DSL internet access, Wifi, telephone,
private tennis court, billiards, satellite TV, music, fully equipped
professional kitchen and washer and dryer in adjoining laundry room. There
is private dock with with direct lake access, available for an extra fee.
The pool can be heated on request (it is a pool and not a hot tub).
From May to September the heating is included. In other periods, it can be
heated on request for 4 euros per hour.
Villa Camilla sleeps up to 16 people
in 8 double bedrooms and beds can be separated into
twin beds. Every bedroom has a full en suite bathroom, and
there are two half bathrooms on the ground floor (toilet and
A total of 20
guests may be accommodated. The main villa sleeps up to
16. Two additional beds may be requested for the main
villa, and two more guests may stay in the nearby annex.
Arrangements for over 16 guests must be specifically requested
in advance, and are included in the rental price.
The villa is 500 square meters and develops on four floors:
Ground floor: Large foyer. Living room with open
fireplace and doors leading onto the lawn with views of the
lake. Formal dining room. Professional kitchen.
Two half bathrooms. Laundry room. Recreation room.
First floor (3 double bedrooms - beds can separate into twin beds-, 3 baths):
Yellow double bedroom with lake view and en suite bathroom with
large Jacuzzi tub and shower. Pink double bedroom with
lake view and en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
Green double bedroom with windows towards the garden and en
suite bathroom with tub. Small glass-closed sitting room
with table and chairs with lake and garden view.
Second floor (2 double bedrooms- beds can separate into twin beds -, 2 baths):
Large game room with beautiful lake view. Pink double
bedroom (lake view) with extra large shower and Jacuzzi tub.
Blue double bedroom with tub and shower.
Third floor (3 double bedrooms- beds can separate into twin beds -, 3
Light blue double bedroom (lake view) en suite bathroom with
shower. Orange double bedroom (lake view) en suite
bathroom with shower. Green double bedroom (garden view)
en suite bathroom with tub and shower. Two extra beds can
be added on this floor (not included in the price).
Annex (1 double bedroom and bath) in a
separate structure close to villa is included in the price, and
sleeps 2 additional guests. This request must be made in
Extra beds - Beds for two
additional guests can be added in the main villa, and this is
also included in the price. This must also be requested in
Included in the rental fee are three hours of maid
service six days a week (excluding Sunday), bath linens changed
daily, bed linens changed on Tuesday and Saturday and pool towels.
Air conditioning and heat are included.
A continental breakfast is included daily, seven days a week. A
cook's service is also included in the rental fee. The cost of
food is not included and a food deposit of 1500 Euros is
required in cash at arrival (and replenished as needed during
your stay--an ATM is available near the villa). A full service
meal is provided daily Monday through Friday--you may choose
either lunch or dinner (both meals may be included on request
for an additional charge).
The 3000 Euro security deposit may be paid in cash
or by credit card.
The pool will be open in 2017 from April 22 to September
23 and can be kept open longer for an additional fee.
S. Siro (Santa Maria Rezzonico): 5 minutes by foot
Menaggio (ferry) 5 km
Como 30 km
Milan 60 km
2017 Weekly Prices
7 Jan - 27 May
26 Aug - 6 Jan 2018
27 May - 26 Aug
Plus Euros 35 booking fee
Pets are not allowed at Villa Camilla.
Before leaving Como, we recommend taking the funivia up to Brunate
for a truly spectacular view. From Como, going north along the left shore it's just a short drive
to Cernobbio, an old town features a delightful collection of picturesque houses
and narrow alleys. This is the site of the fictional Villa Balbianello, the
elegant family pensione featured in the film "A Month by the Lake." Nearby is
one of the grandest hotels in all Europe, the Villa D'Este, whose rooms resemble
museum galleries and whose grounds boast Italy's only "floating swimming pool".
Up the road is Toriggia, where you can visit Villa Passalacqua, a late
18th-century home where Vincenzo Bellini once stayed. As you travel north you'll
see Como's only island, Isola Comacina (come to see St. John's Day the weekend
after June 24th, which is celebrated with a mass in the ruins of the
S. Eufemia basilica followed by a costumed procession and night-time fireworks).
Lake Como is renowned for its exquisite villas, the most famous of
which is Villa Carlotta, a perfect combination of luxurious interiors (beautiful
stuccos, lovely ceiling frescoes and a great art collection, including an Eros
and Psyche by Antonio Canova) and luxuriant exteriors (over 500 species of
plants, trees and shrubs from all over the world).
Tremezzo is another lovely lakeside town. Tremezzo has a classic
lakeside promenade, as well as many wonderful old villas (some of which have
been converted to hotels), and it's from here you can take a car ferry over to
Bellaggio and Varenna, on the opposite shore.
On the southern shore is Bellaggio, la perla del lago (the pearl of
the lake), considered by many to be the most beautiful town in all of Europe.
Its narrow cobbled streets, breathtaking views, impeccable homes and glorious
villas make it a most enchanting spot to spend your own unforgettable "Month by
MOTORBOAT for hire: Menaggio 10 min
Menaggio - Colico - Cremia
PUTT: Menaggio 10 min.
SKIING: Menaggio 10 min.
hire: Menaggio 10 min.
Several Golf Clubs in the area-Menaggio Golf Club, in Grandola, is the closest
RIDING GROUND: Garandola Centro Ippico La Torre 20 min. La Pinetina 19Km. south