Villa Boffalora

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

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Occupying a truly majestic position on a hilltop overlooking Lake Como and surrounded by nothing but forest and lush greenery is historic Villa Boffalora. Proudly sitting where a medieval watchtower once kept a lookout over the lake, the villa is encircled by ancient stone walls that border extensive terraced gardens. A short walk away is a cable car that offers an unforgettable journey with views over the lake and soaring hills.

Built at the very beginning of the 20th century, Villa Boffalora showcases the Liberty style to charming effect throughout its grand rooms. Set over three floors, with a lift effortlessly moving you from one exquisitely furnished space to the next, expect comfortable luxury wherever you unwind or socialise. Enhancing your stay even further are complimentary welcome drinks and snacks, as well as 'chef-on-call' who can hapilly prepare your breakfasts, lunches and dinners six days per week (grocery items charged extra).

Eight stunning bedrooms each have their own private balcony for starting every day with the sights and atmosphere unique to Lake Como. The combination of contemporary furnishings and original features such as frescoed ceilings, create sumptuous spaces you'll look forward to retiring to. Just as impressive are the large bathrooms with deep bath tubs for decadent relaxation.

There's a space for practically every occasion here. Hold film nights in the media room or enjoy quieter evenings in a cosy living area after sitting down to a delicious meal in the dining room. Play a few games of pool, work out in the gym and savour drinks under the stars on a rooftop terrace. There are so many ways to make the most of your time at this gorgeous villa and in such a tranquil area of Lake Como.

The fairytale-like outside space offers al fresco dining under an elegant pergola or by the well-equipped pool house. The infinity pool is where some of the very best views can be soaked up, with the feeling that you could swim right out into the lake itself.

Many of Lake Como's idyllic villages, towns and cities are easy to reach from Villa Boffalora's fantastic location. These include Argegno, Menaggio and Como, which are all within an hour's drive. Enjoy historic sightseeing, shopping, scenic cable car rides and typical cafe culture.

Natural sites of beauty to visit on days out include the caves of Grotte di Rescia and Greenway del Lago di Como, which offers lakeside walks and hikes through quaint villages.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Please note, this property comfortably sleeps 12 guests although additional children’s beds are also available
  • The en-suite double bedroom on the first floor is not accessible to guests. Please see the 'Features' tab for full details
  • Quiet and non-intrusive staff live on-site, they will be very happy to help
  • Relax in the knowledge that a chef and sous-chef service can prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner (6 days a week). Please note meals are not included - there is an additional cost for groceries (payable locally)
  • Dyson air-conditioning fans feature in the bedrooms only

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Satellite TV Lift Bicycles Provided Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Pool/Snooker Home Cinema Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Villa Interiors (1,231 sqm)

First Floor

- Bedroom with double bed, private balcony, ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower and bath tub (not accessible to guests)
- Bedroom with double bed, private balcony
- Bedroom with twin beds, private balcony
- Bedroom with twin beds, private balcony, ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower and bath tub
- Bathroom with his and hers sinks, stand-alone shower and bath tub

Second Floor

- Bedroom with double bed, private balcony, ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower and bath tub
- Bedroom with double bed, private balcony
- Bedroom with twin beds, private balcony
- Bedroom with twin beds, private balcony, ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower and bath tub
- Bathroom with his and hers sinks, stand-alone shower and bath tub

Third Floor

- Media room with sofas, TV, projector, pool table, fireplace, doors to balcony
- Living room with sofa, armchairs, fireplace, doors to balcony
- Dining room with table for 10 people
- Kitchen with table and chairs/bench, hob, toaster, dishwasher, ice maker, wine fridge, door to outside
- Office space
- Bedroom with double bed, private balcony, ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower and bath tub (in highest part of villa – accessed from third floor)
- Guest WC

Ground Floor

- Laundry room
- Staff accommodation

Outside Grounds

- Heated infinity pool (length: 22m) with Jacuzzi features, open approximately May to October
- Pergola-covered dining terrace
- Roof terrace with outdoor fireplace, wet bar and raised viewing platform
- Roof terrace
- Pool house with kitchen, island bar seating area and 'green' roof terrace with sun loungers
- Fitness/yoga room (inside rock face) with gym equipment (including rowing machine, exercise bike, dumbells, stretch bands and exercise balls), WC, steam room and shower
- Playground with a tree house, Tibetan bridges, slide, fire truck and a zip line
- Dining area with table for 12 people
- Outdoor seating areas
- Parking for 10 cars
- Gated entry

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- English satellite TV channels
- Sonos audio system
- Three TVs with Apple and satellite channels
- Dyson air-conditioning fans (bedrooms only)
- PS4 and Wii consoles
- Board games
- Grand piano
- Washer/dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Safes
- Lift
- Six mountain bikes
- Security camera (outward facing)

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Boffalora
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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As Villa Boffalora sits where a medieval watchtower once perched and looked out from the hilltop, the immediate area is tranquil and utterly private. From such a privileged position, the views over Lake Como are second to none. Just a short walk from the villa is a cable car which you can ride for an even more exciting way to take in views of the lake and dramatic landscapes.

Amenities such as restaurants, bars and shops can be found within a 30-minute drive, with a couple of restaurants around 10 minutes away. Drive to the nearby small town of Argegno (15km) for meals out and historic sightseeing along the charming narrow streets of its old town. Highlights of Argegno include a roman bridge and the 17th-century Church of Santissima Trinità.

There are plenty of naturally beautiful spots to discover in the area, with Grotte di Rescia being a series of stunning caves explored by underground tram. Also visit Greenway del Lago di Como to enjoy scenic lakeside walks and hiking through small villages. You'll find lots of places to stop to buy drinks, snacks and ice creams along your travels.

Lake Como is famous for its botanical gardens, with those at Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo being some of the most picturesque. Also admire the extensive art displayed inside the museum that's found within the villa.

The lively, cosmopolitan city of Como is around an hour's drive from the villa. It has something for everyone, with an historic centre, shops, restaurants and a chic cafe culture. Take a ride on the funicular railway up to the village of Brunate, with glorious views as you ascend.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Milan Malpensa

(84km)

Nearest Airport 2 Milan Linate

(97km)

Nearest Airport 3 Bergamo

(100km)

Nearest Village

(800m)

Nearest Town/City Argegno

(15km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(1km)

Nearest Supermarket

(7km)

Nearest Restaurant

(1km)

Nearest Beach

(33km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The whole family will be enchanted by the views that open up as you take a cable car ride that rises up over Lake Como. The cable car is just a short walk away from the villa, so it couldn't be easier to get on your way!

A 30-minute drive will bring you to Grotte di Rescia. These natural caves can be explored by guided tram, with a journey that takes you around a magical underground world.

There are many botanical gardens in villages and towns along Lake Como and they're ideal places for children to burn off some energy. Visit Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo for some of the most beautiful scenery.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Bikes
  • Xbox/Playstation
  • Board games
  • Playground
  • Heated Pool
  • Lift
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Home Cinema

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available
  • Property host
  • Welcome Drinks And Snacks Included
  • Masseuse Available
  • Boat Rental Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras included at this property:


- Welcome drinks and snacks
- Property host (8 hours a day, 6 days a week)
- Linen change (every 3 days)
- Housekeeping (6 days a week)
- Chef and sous-chef service to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner (6 days a week). Please note, there is an additional cost for the food bill (payable locally)
- Sports equipment rental

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Fridge pre-stocking
- Masseuse
- Yoga instructor
- Childcare
- Butler
- Driver
- Airport transfers
- Guided tours and excursions
- Boat rental
- Additional chef and sous-chef services
- Additional housekeeping/linen change

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Credit card details are required 2 weeks prior to departure for pre-authorisation.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Minimum stay 4 nights.
Changeover day Flexible.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Dyson air-conditioning fans feature in the bedrooms only.
Other Ts and Cs Quiet and non-intrusive staff live on-site, they will be very happy to help.
Other Ts and Cs A chef and sous-chef service will prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner 6 days a week. Please note, there is an additional cost for the food bill (payable locally).
Other Ts and Cs Please note, this property comfortably sleeps 14 guests although additional children’s beds are also available.
Other Ts and Cs The en-suite double bedroom on the first floor is not accessible to guests. Please see the 'Features' tab for full details.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 5th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £24,307 £29,377 £42,540
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 £20,256 £24,481 £35,450
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £12,154 £14,689 £21,270
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £20,256 £24,481 £35,450
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 1st 2021 £16,205 £19,585 £28,360
May 1st 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 £24,307 £29,377 £42,540
Jun 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 £29,979 £36,231 £52,465
Sep 1st 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 £24,307 £29,377 £42,540
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £16,205 £19,585 £28,360
Christmas & New Year £24,307 £29,377 £42,540

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 5th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €25,339 €30,408 €44,344
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 €21,116 €25,340 €36,954
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €12,669 €15,204 €22,172
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €21,116 €25,340 €36,954
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 1st 2021 €16,893 €20,272 €29,563
May 1st 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 €25,339 €30,408 €44,344
Jun 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 €31,251 €37,503 €54,691
Sep 1st 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 €25,339 €30,408 €44,344
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €16,893 €20,272 €29,563
Christmas & New Year €25,339 €30,408 €44,344

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 5th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $28,493 $33,562 $49,865
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 $23,744 $27,969 $41,554
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $14,247 $16,781 $24,933
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $23,744 $27,969 $41,554
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 1st 2021 $18,996 $22,375 $33,244
May 1st 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 $28,493 $33,562 $49,865
Jun 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 $35,141 $41,394 $61,500
Sep 1st 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 $28,493 $33,562 $49,865
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $18,996 $22,375 $33,244
Christmas & New Year $28,493 $33,562 $49,865

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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