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Unique position, fantastic view, Villa la Ruga is a lakefont property situated in Argegno, just 20 minutes from Como.
On the ground floor:
Spacious living room typified by arched glass doors, 180° lake views, TV, DVD player, audio system, stone fireplace and drinking area with direct access to the garden.
Kitchen provides all facilities: oven, gas hob, espresso machine, coffee machine and dishwasher. Direct access to the main terrace.
Service bathroom for guest to use.
On the mezzanine floor.
Master double bedroom with bathroom in-suite, private balcony and an idyllic 180° lake view.
On the upper floor.
Two areas, each comprised of one double and one single bedrooms with own bathroom suites, offer privacy and luxury accommodation to family or groups of friends. Elegant furniture, parquet flooring and direct access to the terraces.
A private garden provides an ideal place for relaxing on the sun , the bocce field allow to enjoy your extra time. The main terrace, upper the lake with a 180° lake view, is ultimate as alfresco dinning area. The boathouse offers a direct access to the lake and a private use of the boat.
Wi-fi access, washing machine, bed linen, towels, BBQ, final service charge.
Personal chef, private boat, extra service charge and tourist guide.
The Villa can accommodate up to 8 people.
Next to the Villa.
Argegno, just five minutes walking the little village offers restaurants, cafes, bars, Pizzeria, grocery shop and a passenger ferry service. Cable railway takes visitors to Pigra, a balcony on the lake, ideal to start walking tours. Argegno is connected to all the beautiful pearls of the lake by a public transport: Bellagio, Villa Carlotta (botanical garden), Villa Balbianello. Argegno is 25 minutes driving from Menaggio, with is famous Lido, and cars/passengers ferryboat which takes visitors to the other famous Golden triangle towns of Varenna and Bellagio. In 20 minutes you can reach Como town which offers high street shopping, cafes, bars and restaurants. The famous Duomo, Volta Museum, Palazzo Broletto, Villa Olmo with its year round art and musical events are just some of the place that you can visit. On the way to Como you can stop to the lakeside towns of Carate Urio, Laglio and Cernobbio with their peaceful charm and elegant villas and gardens can be explored at your leisure.
Night life on the lake: Lido di Lenno, Lido di Bellagio, clubs and bars of Como offer music and fun until the morning.
Francesco purchased this villa in 1988
This is my grandparent's house; I love it and I like to welcome people here.
The incredible view. Boat house and direct access to the Lake. Private parking and garden, bocce camp.
Villa Leonardo was such an amazing vacation home. The Villa is tucked away in a very private spot directly on the water with an spectacular view. To our surprise the villa had beautiful gardens with a Bocce Court…which we used every day! Argengno is a beautiful village that is within walking distance of the home. Very convenient for breakfast or lunch if you do not want to drive.
Francesco was beyond accommodating. He lined up a boat rental for the week, hikes for us to do during the visit and tips on the best restaurants and villages. He was very responsive on any requests we had and a joy to work with.
I would highly recommend this home to any guest that is planning a Lake Como holiday.
We were a group of three couples and were very happy with this villa - as I said above its very 70s inside but none the worse for that. Beds comfy - kitchen small but well stocked and Francesco left us a nice welcome pack of food. Warm house with central heating if you need it
Francesco who will meet you is part of the owning family and is an absolute star - nothing is too much trouble. I hope we didn't trouble him much except to ask if he could arrange for the owner of the restaurant along the lakeside to pick us up on his boat. Unfortunately the boat was broken - so Francesco arranged for a friend to pick us up and take us on his speedboat - very classy Francesco. He insisted we not pay as the owner owned him a favour - we did pay him of course
The restaurant mentioned is excellent as is the Piazetta in Aregno
Once at the villa you can abandon cars - east stroll to town. Busy road for 200 metres then cross road and up hill and first right for nice path to town with great views. First shop you come to is deeply good local baker with other essentials. No big shop in Argegno so if self catering come off road into Como on way - you can certainly get enough for breakfasts locally and plenty choice for eating out rest of time
Ferry port in Argegno 16 euros for a day pass on central lake
We would happily go back and hope to!
Our family spent about five days at this lovely home. Francesco is a very warm and welcoming host. He greeted us at the house with a wonderful basket of local Italian goodies as a welcome package and was quite helpful with local activities. He also checked up on us during our stay to ensure that everything was perfect. The villa offers a unique, elegant, and private lake front experience of Lake Como. The grounds are a lovely bucolic and private retreat to relax and play. The villa is also a very short walk away from the beautiful village of Argegno with its typical Italian cafe's and restaurant. Everyone of our family members truly enjoyed their stay and we will certainly be back again. We would highly recommend this lovely villa and Francesco.
My (adult) daughter and I stayed at Villa La Ruga for 6 weeks, from mid September to the end of October. The weather was still mostly sunny and warm during the day but getting colder at night. We dealt exclusively with the owner's son, Francesco Rimoldi. He was extremely attentive, without being intrusive. The villa was well located, down a steep drive that looked more daunting than it actually was (even in the occasional torrential rain), and right on the lake. Multiple doors from the living room and kitchen to the terrace maximized this proximity and the panoramic views were stunning. The villa has a boathouse which we did not make use of, but which also provided lake access for swimming although, by then, it was a bit too cold for us. Apparently, the terrace also works well as a diving platform! The villa was fully equipped for a comfortable and convenient stay. The location is excellent - about 75 minutes drive from Malpensa Airport and about 20 minutes from Como. Argegno is about a minute's drive away, where La Piazetta is highly recommended for a pizza lunch, or for an authentic Italian dinner.
Our 2015 Europe trip started with lake Como and staying at Villa La Ruga was probably the highlight of our trip we stay there three days, we were meant by Francesco and he was a perfect Host, gave us all the instructions to the house and the area and we had Chef Umberto cooking dinner for us each day we were there. It was a perfect three days we relax, drink Vino and ate great food. I highly recommend staying there a week, three days was not enough.
The villa is great. Perfect location and great host who was very welcoming. We will be back next year.
The villa La Ruga is a very pleasant villa where we stayed for 15 days. The view is breathtaking, the villa is beautiful and the site is wonderful as it is very close to the lake. The villa is spacious so even if you’re a group (we were 6), you have plenty of space and your own privacy. The villa is well situated, not too far from others villages by car or by boat. Finally, our host, Francesco, took good care of us and he was very helpful. We will definitely recommend this villa as we had such an amazing time there.
Lise, Julie-Han, Jacques, Jeanne, Lucy, Gerry
Argegno, just five minutes walking the little village offers restaurants, cafes, bars, Pizzeria, grocery shop and a passenger ferry service. Cable railway takes visitors to Pigra, a balcony on the lake, ideal to start walking tours. Argegno is connected to all the beautiful pearls of the lake by a public transport: Bellagio, Villa Carlotta (botanical garden), Villa Balbianello. Argegno is 25 minutes driving from Menaggio, with is famous Lido, and cars/passengers ferryboat which takes visitors to the other famous Golden triangle towns of Varenna and Bellagio. In 20 minutes you can reach Como town which offers high street shopping, cafes, bars and restaurants. The famous Duomo, Volta Museum, Palazzo Broletto, Villa Olmo with its year round art and musical events are just some of the place that you can visit. On the way to Como you can stop to thelakeside towns of Carate Urio, Laglio and Cernobbio with their peaceful charm and elegant villas and gardens can be explored at your leisure.
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