A magnificent lakeside home, Villa Bellavista dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century and still belongs to the noble Swiss family who, coming on holiday here, fell in love with the area and decided to build their Italian holiday home here. The villa was carefully restored a few years ago. The owners tastefully furnished and embellished it retaining many of its original characteristics and balancing them harmoniously with modern comforts: Elegant tapestries and fabrics, floors made from fine wood with geometric inlays, beautiful paintings on the walls, and family period furnishings are balanced with a modern and fully equipped kitchen, wi-fi internet connection, plasma TV with satellite, and all other mod cons.
The villa is positioned directly on the lake and is set in a beautiful garden. Views are stunning. Its location, a few kilometers from Cernobbio, the Villa d’Este, and the elegant city of Como, as well as the easy access by foot to public bus and ferry transport, makes the villa a particularly convenient base. Though there is parking behind the villa for at least four vehicles, you could seriously consider coming here without a car at all, choosing instead to move by foot, by bus, by ferry, and by train. While there are no businesses of any sort immediately adjacent to this exclusive area of villas, restaurants and simple shopping are at walking distance. On the 70sqm terrace opening directly on the lake you can enjoy the view and sunbathe in full privacy next to the property’s brand-new swimming pool. From the villa’s private dock, guests can use a rental boat or water-taxis to visit such charming towns and villages as Menaggio, Bellagio, and Tremezzo.
As with all villas facing the lake, the access road is located to the rear. In the specific case of Villa Bellavista, this is not the main lake road, but a local one. All the rooms except one face the lake, and in any event all windows are triple-glazed. Noise is not a problem except for true fanatics.
What’s to do in this area? How about this for a start?: Excursions by boat, including the boat that comes with the villa. Elegant shopping. Fine dining. Golf (course at 2km). Tennis (public courts a short distance away). The casino at Campione. Hiking. Beautiful gardens. Visit the other lakes. Spend a day in Milan. But we will place a bet that most days, you will simply not want to leave the villa and its immediate surroundings.