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CERNOBBIO - Lake Como - The Northern Lakes
Property ID: 5279
Sleeps: 16-17

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- Premium selection
- Independent house
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 8 bedrooms
- 7 baths

- Panoramic view
- Dishwasher
- Jacuzzi hot tub
- Barbecue
- Near the village
- Oven
- Fireplace
- Hair dryers
- Central heating
- Garden, terrace
- Baby bed available
- Satellite TV
- Radio / CD player
- Maid Service
- Bi-weekly linen change
- Standard first dinner included
- Wireless Internet
- Lakeside
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Villa Virginia is a beautiful villa situated on the shores of the stunning Lake Como.  The villa is surrounded by a classic landscaped garden with a panoramic terrace and a private dock. It shares the romantic waters of Lake Como with the nearby famous Villa d’Este hotel in Cernobbio and George Clooney’s residence in Laglio.

Villa Virginia is fully air conditioned throughout the property. There is a swimming pool (10.2m x 4m and 1.5m deep) in a beautiful lakeside position. The pool can be heated for an extra fee, and can be covered at night to keep it warm and clean.

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Villa Virginia pool

This beautiful Lake Como Villa dates back to the beginning of the century and still belongs to the Swiss family that built this as their holiday home after falling in love with the region during an Italian vacation.  It was carefully restored and updated in 2008. The owners tastefully furnished and embellished it, while striving to retain many of its original characteristics and balancing them harmoniously with modern comforts. The restored villa includes classical tapestries and fabrics, floors made from fine wood with geometric inlays, beautiful painting on the walls, family period furnishings, a modern and fully equipped kitchen, WiFi internet connection, and a Plasma TV with satellite reception.

The property is situated in a peaceful and beautiful, yet convenient location.  The villa looks directly onto Lake Como and has a lovely private garden and boat dock.  Its location, a few kilometers from Cernobbio and only 7 km from the center of Como makes Villa Virginia an ideal destination for both tourism and business. Public transportation is also easily accessible from the villa as there is a bus stop 150 meters away and the Navigazione dei Laghi ferry is 400 meters away.

From Villa Virginia’s 70 square meter terrace guests will enjoy a full view of the lake and can sunbathe or dine al fresco in complete privacy.  Lake access for swimming is also available.  For your enjoyment, there also a heated Jacuzzi spa in the garden, with a panoramic view of the lake.  From the villa's private dock, guests can use a rental boat or water-taxis to visit the charming villages of Lake Como, Menaggio Bellagio, and Tremezzo.  A variety of restaurants and shops are at walking distance.

As with all the lakeshore villas the lake road is located behind the property.  Please note that this is not the main Lake Como road, but a smaller local road.   Rooms that do not face the lake are provided with triple glasses to ensure that guests enjoy a quiet and peaceful ambiance.

Bedrooms are located on the upper levels of the villa. For guests with walking difficulties, it is possible to place a single bed on the ground floor in the living room area. Please inquire about this when booking. Kindly note that the bathroom with shower on the ground level is not wheel chair accessible. Guests with walking difficulties should also note that the parking area is not on the same level as the villa entrance.

Villa Virginia 16 accommodates up to 16 guests.  Upon request and for an extra fee, an additional guest can be accommodated.  Please request at the time of booking.

Technical description

Villa Virginia is 600 square meters, develops on three floors plus the basement, and is set on a 2000 square meter property.

Ground floor:

  • entrance
  • double living room with sofas, period furnishings, plasma satellite TV; French doors open to the terrace and beautiful lake view
  • spacious dining room with fireplace; French doors opening to panoramic terrace
  • well-equipped modern kitchen with five-burner stove, dishwasher, coffee maker, refrigerator with icemaker, microwave, toaster
  • bathroom with shower
  • 2nd well equipped kitchen with Weber BBQ. This kitchen offers 40 types of wine and champagne available for purchase and a separate refrigerator for beer (4 types).

Upper floor - sleeps 8
    (4 bedrooms - 4 bathrooms)

  • 4 queen bedrooms with lake views
  • 1 bathroom with double sinks, Jacuzzi claw-foot tub and separate stall shower with steam and water massage
  • 1 marble bathroom with bathtub and handheld showerhead
  • 1 bathroom overlooking the terrace with shower and hydro massage
  • 1 marble bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and handheld showerhead
  • study with high speed Internet connection 

Mansard - sleeps 8 (no lake view from this floor)
     (4 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms)

  • large king bedroom (bed cannot be separated) with adjoining single bed, TV and wardrobe.
  • 3 twin bedrooms (beds cannot be joined)
  • 1 large bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi tub
  • 1 bathroom with shower


  • laundry room with washing machine; wine cellar, with additional wines to purchase as well as olive oil and salami, and a tasting area with sofas.
Large 70sqm terrace facing the lake. 
Private dock
Outdoor Jacuzzi spa (can be heated for an extra fee) for six, located in the garden, with a panoramic view
parking for 4 cars - an underpass with stairs connects the rental to the caretaker’s house where the 4 cars can be parked.

Air conditioning throughout the property, fireplace, washing machine, dishwasher, electric oven, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, barbecue, satellite plasma TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player and WiFi internet connection.  Pool open in 2024 from May 4 to September 28.

Services included:
Pool towels.  Fast Internet connection.  Housekeeping (3 hours daily Monday through Saturday), gardener 5 days per week, mid-week change of bath linens.  Heat is included up to Euros 50/week and metered and paid according to consumption after that.

Supplemental costs: 
Upon request, the pool and Jaccuzzi can be heated (please inquire). 
Electricity (including air conditioning usage) is metered and included up to 100 Euros per week.  Guests will pay the amount exceeding 100 Euros per week.

Upon request:
Extra bed for 17th person: Euros 300/week; baby bed. Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm and midnight for an extra fee of 50 Euro, and between midnight and 6.00 am for an extra fee of 100 Euros. Customary arrival time is 4pm to 7pm.

Security/damage deposit: Euros 2000

Pets are not permitted.

2024 rental prices

PLEASE NOTE:  This property is priced in EUROS.

Special discount: Deduct 4% from your rental price for non-refundable payment in full at the time of booking.

6 Jan - 1 Jun

28 Sep - 11 Jan 2025

1 Jun - 28 Sep

Euros 15,678

Euros 15,678

Euros 18,528

Plus Euros 35 booking fee


Moltrasio: walking distance
Villa d’Este hotel 1.5 km
Motorway 2 km
Lugano 25 km
Milano 50 km
Malpensa airport 60 km

Guests with walking difficulties should be aware that the parking is not at the same level as the villa entrance. Upon request, for those having walking difficulties a single bed can be placed in the living room area.  Please note that the bathroom with shower on the ground floor is not wheel chair accessible.

The Area

The area of Lake Como reaching from Como to Tremezzo is a sophisticated resort, where you come to enjoy the scenery, shopping, and views from the stylish restaurants and cafés. The ancient villages and enchanting gardens are the setting for the historical villas of the Lombardy aristocracy and offer pleasant stays at any time of the year.

The best way to enjoy the views of the ancient villas and their gardens is from the water.   Finding boats is easily done via taxi boat from the private dock of the villa or by the pier of the Navigazione dei Laghi ferries located 400 meters away.

The city of Como, is 7 km from the villa and can be easily reached by bus or ferry (10 minutes).  The old medieval walls surround the old city center.  In Como you can enjoy the view of charming corners, ancient monuments and lots of fashionable shops.

Como is famous for its silk factories and luxurious fabric. There are many outlet stores and boutiques where scarves ties and fabrics, by major designers can be bought at excellent prices.

One of the most romantic villages on Lake Como, Bellagio is also known as the “Pearl of the Lake”.  It is a small town with pastel colored houses, which offer many day-trip itineraries on foot as well as spectacular views. A visit to the beautiful gardens of Villa Melzi is also highly recommended.  Guests can drive about 19 km from the villa to Cadenabbia, and then take a ferry for 10 minutes to reach Bellagio.

Isola Comacina

Isola Comacina, the only island in Lake Como, is full of rich history.  The Locanda dell’isola is a unique and exclusive restaurant where, at the end of your dinner, you will enjoy the long-standing ritual of the flambéed coffee prepared and offered by the owner to his guests.  This island is about 8 km from the villa.

By boat, it is 10 minutes across the lake from Villa Virginia.

Fox Town, Mendrisio Switzerland
For guests interested in venturing into Switzerland, there is a shopping center just a few kilometres from the villa which offers products from the best known international companies and brands at factory prices.  Discounts from 30% to 70% are waiting for intelligent shopping.  Remember to bring your passport!

Leisure Activities

Water Sports
: water skiing, boat hire, jet skis, kayaks, regattas with the Cannottieri Moltrasio yacht club.
: marked paths leading to the top of Mount Bisbino
: Campione d'Italia Casino, Mendrisio Casino at Fox Town, Lugano Casino.
Golf courses
: nine courses within 50 km. Golf Club Carimate, Golf Club Menaggio & Cadenabbia, Golf Club Lanzo, Golf Club Ponticello, La Pinetina Golf Club, Golf Club le Robinie, Golf Club Villa d'Este, Green Club Lainate.
: in Como, Bellagio, Lugano and Fox Town in Mendrisio.
Nearby attractions
: Gardens and charming historic Villas: Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello, Villa Melzi, Villa Olmo, Villa Passalacqua, Villa Fontanelle (Versace's former home), Villa Oleandra (George Clooney's home). Isola Comacina with its famous Locanda dell'Isola inn and the house planned by the King of Belgium.


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