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COMO - Lake Como - The Northern Lakes
Property ID: 7960
Sleeps: 16-22

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

- 8 bedrooms
- 7 baths

- Dishwasher
- Particular charm
- Baby bed available
- Wireless Internet
- Bikes available
- Lakeside
- Maid Service
- Near the village
- Oven
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryers
- Heated pool
- Fitness area
- Elevator
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comtesse2018 Take a short, lakeside stroll from Como's central piazza and you arrive at Villa Comtesse, a unique historic villa with a beautiful story to tell.  Built in 1772, its three year renovation was completed in 2009, bringing back once again the artful splendor of its time in centuries past.

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One of the famed "Seven Sisters of Como", this villa is filled with lovely frescoes by acclaimed artists including Andrea Appiani, Italy's most famous neo-classical artist.  It is the setting of a novel written in 1856 by French author Nathalie Comtesse.

Recently added:

- New frescoes by the artist Amarilli in several of the bedrooms
- New hardwood floors in the activity room off the main atrium and in the yoga studio
- New professional cardio equipment in the gym

While preserving the historical character of the villa, the owner has also added modern amenities including a swimming pool, air conditioning, elevator, full gym, yoga studio, high speed Internet and much more.  The villa staff lives in a separate residence.

Villa Comtesse offers an experience of opulence and convenient proximity to the the historic town of Como.  Spend your time enjoying the luxury of this 12,000 square foot mansion, walk to Como's center, or boat from the villa's easy access to Lake Como and indulge in a journey to the lake's most desired destinations.

Ground floor

The villa's grand foyer features a stunning twenty foot high frescoed ceiling with a dazzling marble staircase.  On this floor there are three rooms--one fitness room, one yoga/game room and one reading room.

Second level - sleeps 2 people

Here you will find the 700 square foot main salon with original frescoes and mosaic floor, two casual dining rooms, a formal dining room, a well-equipped kitchen, toilet, and a guest bedroom (twin or double) and full bathroom with shower.

Third level - sleeps 10 people

This level includes the Master Suite (1100 sq ft) with king size bed with bathroom (shower and bathtub), the Yellow Suite with king size bed and bathroom (bathtub) and one sofa bed, the White Suite with double bed with bathroom (shower) and one extra single bed, the Beige Suite (800 sq ft) with double bed and bathroom (shower) and the Green Bedroom with double bed (shared bathroom with shower).  Full laundry (washer and dryer).

Fourth level mansard - sleeps 4 people

This floor has been completely remodeled in 2017. There are now two beautiful suites with double bed (queen size) with en suite bathrooms with shower and gorgeous new hardwood floors.  In each suite there is a sofabed.

PLEASE NOTE THAT: all the extra beds / sofa beds are available only upon request and at extra charge. Price to be reconfirmed with the owner.

Private outdoor garden

The lakeside garden (70 yards x 20 yards) is a elegant location for outdoor dining and relaxing by the pool (15 yards x 5 yards).  The pool can be heated upon request for an extra charge.  The back gate of the garden opens onto the famous "Passeggiata Villa Olmo", the beautiful walkway that goes along the lake.  The entire garden is enclosed by stone walls and tall hedges for maximum privacy.


The boathouse for Villa Comtesse is located only 5 steps down from the backyard. 

Il Rustico

On the same property, but with a private entrance/courtyard from a different street than the villa, the rustic apartment known as Il Rustico is available for weekly rental. It sleeps up to 6 guests.

140 sq. mts (1500 sq. feet) 3 bedrooms (2 double and one with a French bed and a single bed), 2 bathrooms one with shower and one with bathtub, full kitchen and living room.
Complete renovation finished 2008. Rustic style, exposed roof timbers, stonework, antique floors, fully air conditioned, hi-speed internet Wi-Fi, washing machine and dryer. 70 meters from lake's edge.

Il Rustico can be rented separately or used by the owners, but being a detached building with independent entrance, it does not affect the privacy of the main villa. Guests of Il Rustico or owners have no access to the garden or the pool unless the whole property is rented by the same group.

When rented together with Villa Comtesse, the property can accommodate up to 23 guests.

Bed and bath linen:  Included, changed twice a week; pool towels included
Utilities:  Included
Air conditioning:  Included
Heating:  Included
Pool heating:  Available upon request for an additional fee
WiFi Internet:  Included
Maid service:  Included, 5 hours a day Monday to Saturday
Breakfast:  Daily continental breakfast included (fixed menu)
Final cleaning:  Included
Concierge service:  Included
Security deposit: 3500 Euros in cash or with Visa/MasterCard at arrival
Baby bed:  Included
Extra bed:  Included
Pets:  Permitted only on request
Telephone:  Included for local calls, or long distance free on Skype
Available on request:  Cook service, extra maid service, transfer
Recreational items: Bicycles, games and toys are available
Late arrival:  Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7:00pm and 9:00pm for an extra fee of 50 Euros.



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