Villa Cortese

Like it? Add to favourites to compare and share
Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

Book with Confidence

Simply request a change of dates should Coronavirus related travel restrictions mean your holiday cannot go ahead. T&Cs apply

An Italian retreat in the heart of Lombardy might be just what you need to recharge your batteries. And this delightfully furnished modern villa on the south-west banks of Lake Como could do just the trick.

Spread out over various floors, overlooking Italy’s romantic Lake Como, the villa comfortably sleeps ten people in four bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and some with beautiful lake views. There is lots of space for you all to relax in the open plan living areas; here you can watch the enchanting lake from the comfort of the sofa thanks to the large floor to ceiling windows. The villa is air conditioned too, so there is a comfortable environment for you to unwind in.

But why sit on the sofa all day when you have an extensive terrace plus various levels of garden to explore – and your own private swimming pool. You can even admire the lake views while you are splashing in the pool. The outdoor space has plenty of seating for everyone, as well as tables for dining. And there’s shade too if you need to have a break from the warm Italian sun.

The kitchen is well equipped with all the things you’ll need to cook up a feast, but if you’re feeling like someone else should take the strain, there is a choice of pizzerias and restaurants within easy walking and driving distance of the villa. The tpwn of Como is a pleasant 15-minute drive away and here you can find a host of interesting cultural attractions, such as the Gothic Como Cathedral and the Museo Didattico della Seta which offers an insight into the area’s historic silk industry. Catch sight of some of the breathtaking lake views from the town’s funicular – a cable car up the side of the steep hillside surrounding the town.

Other typical traditional Italian lakeside villages surround the area, which are great to explore and get away from the hubbub of the city. The exciting city of Milan is under an hour's drive south of the villa and worth a visit if you want to experience high-class shops and do some people watching.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The vast outside grounds are split onto different levels and parts of the terraced garden and the pool are accessible via some steps.
  • The villa is easily accessible by road, thanks to its proximity to one of the main roads that circumnavigates the lake.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Satellite TV Lift Gym/Fitness Room Indoor Games

Villa interiors (500m2)

Lower Ground Floor -2
- Double bedroom with annexed shower room, WC and bidet
- Double bedroom with TV and annexed bathroom with bath and shower, WC and bidet
- Double bedroom with annexed shower room, WC and bidet
- Small living room with sofa bed that can accommodate two extra guests
- Small kitchen
- Laundry
- Access to swimming pool

Lower Ground Floor -1
- Living room
- Kitchen, with dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge-freezer, coffee machine, kettle and microwave
- Dining room
- Master bedroom with king-size double bed, small TV and annexed bathroom with hot tub, bath with shower, WC and bidet
- Access to terraces

Ground Floor (top-level)
- WC
- Gym

Outside Grounds

- Private swimming pool (4m x 8m; max. depth 1.5m) gated with fence
- Poolside terrace
- Terraced gardens
- Shaded al-fresco dining area
- Covered parking
- Fenced grounds


- Wi-Fi
- TV
- Air conditioning
- Fans
- Heating
- Board games
- Gym
- Hot tub
- Washing machine
- Iron and ironing board
- Hairdryer


About the surrounding area of Villa Cortese
Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
Loading map

Although near the bustling town of Como, this villa is tucked away on the hillside, close to the water’s edge and offers a surprising level of privacy. The lake itself – at 50km long – is in the shadow of the French Alps, mountains which are often snow-tipped even in summer. Close to the Swiss border, this is a popular area for mountain and water activities, with a taste of the traditional Italian lifestyle. 

The property is a convenient 45-minute drive from the nearest Italian airport of Milan Malpensa. Nearby, in a residential area, there are restaurants serving classic Italian dishes. And the town of Como is within easy striking distance for a more bustling vibe. Restaurants, activities and culture await you here, from art galleries and museums to the ancient church of Basilica of Sant’Abbondio, with its two bell towers and historic frescos.

On the lake itself, you can enjoy a variety of water sports, from windsurfing and waterskiing, to sailing and swimming. If you fancy something a little less taxing, you can jump on the ferry from Como to the lakeside town of Bellagio. Although the journey takes a couple of hours, it’s well worth it. The scenery is stunning and the town is known as the Pearl of Lake Como. With its picturesque streets and numerous restaurants and cafés, you’ll be able to while away a good few hours here before returning on the boat.

The funicular railway will take you up the steep mountainside to the village of Bruante, where you will be able to ogle at the spectacular views of the city and lake.

Further afield, the Torba monastery is an excellent example of a medieval Italian Benedictine nunnery in the Castelseprio Archaeological Park. A UNESCO world heritage site, it offers imposing towers and frescoed interiors, surrounded by nature. Also worth a visit, is the capital of Lombardy, Milan. Famous for its connection to the fashion industry, it’s a great place to watch the world go by.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Milan Malpensa


Nearest Airport 2 Milan Linate


Nearest Train Station Como S. Giovanni


Nearest Village


Nearest Town/City Como


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Bar/Pub


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Ferry Port



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The town of Como is great for exploring, but if the children want to let off a bit of steam, the nearby lido could do the trick. It’s just a ten-minute walk down the road from the villa and has two large swimming pools and lots of seats for relaxing, while overlooking the beautiful Lake Como.

A great family afternoon’s entertainment would be a trip up Como’s hillside funicular where you can all enjoy the views of the lake and mountains. You could also take a boat trip on the lake, getting a different perspective of the area from the water.

Drive north for just under an hour and you will reach the botanical park of Villa Carlotta at Tremezzina. There is a neo-classical palace housing an art museum, with some beautiful gardens to run around in. Especially for children, there are games and sensory hands-on activities, helping your little ones connect with the art and surrounding nature.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Lift
  • Indoor Games
  • Fenced Grounds


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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, 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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 paid in cash or charged to the client’s credit card upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra cost, payable locally and based on length of stay and time of year of stay.
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.
Pool heating charge? Pool heating can be requested in advance (24hrs notice is required) for an extra cost of €100 per day. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately June to September. 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.
Changeover day Saturday from July to mid-September. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 8th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 £9,327
Sep 19th 2020 - Mar 3rd 2021 £7,773
Mar 3rd 2021 - May 2nd 2021 £4,975
May 2nd 2021 - May 30th 2021 £7,255
May 30th 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 £7,773
Jul 3rd 2021 - Sep 18th 2021 £9,327
Sep 18th 2021 - Jan 9th 2022 £7,773

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 8th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 €9,675
Sep 19th 2020 - Mar 3rd 2021 €8,063
Mar 3rd 2021 - May 2nd 2021 €5,160
May 2nd 2021 - May 30th 2021 €7,525
May 30th 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 €8,063
Jul 3rd 2021 - Sep 18th 2021 €9,675
Sep 18th 2021 - Jan 9th 2022 €8,063

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 8th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 $10,959
Sep 19th 2020 - Mar 3rd 2021 $9,132
Mar 3rd 2021 - May 2nd 2021 $5,845
May 2nd 2021 - May 30th 2021 $8,524
May 30th 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 $9,132
Jul 3rd 2021 - Sep 18th 2021 $10,959
Sep 18th 2021 - Jan 9th 2022 $9,132

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

Please select
Please select
Best Price Guaranteed
Was £7236
Save £1000
No hidden extras!
Book Now

Need to check with your party?

Reserve today and if for any reason you change your mind in the next 48 hours you'll get a 100% refund, no questions asked!


Please select your arrival and departure dates on the calendar.

Similar Properties