Villa Del Re

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 12


Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village Romantic

Bask in the fairy-tale elegance of a turreted Italian villa, nestled on the banks of Lake Como. With its manicured gardens and exquisite décor, Villa Del Re is a spacious property with the promise of a relaxing family retreat.

This prestigious property is a fine example of neoclassical Italian architecture. It has six bedrooms – sleeping up to 12 guests – with en suite bathrooms and some with balconies. You will be greeted by a grand entrance hall, off which are living areas, a dining area with stunning views across Lake Como, and space for the whole family to relax and enjoy each other’s company. The full height windows in the sitting room perfectly frame the view of the lake.

These incredible views and the Italian sun will no doubt draw you outside into the vast private park that is part of this grand holiday rental. Within the landscaped grounds, there are well-tended flowerbeds, manicured lawns, pergolas, a panoramic terrace overlooking the lake, seating and dining areas and a swimming pool with loungers. The children will discover a playhouse and a sandpit to play in. And not to forget the boathouse with a dock available for your own use.

The magnificent villa has plenty of added extras to help you enjoy your stay. Since you are in such opulent surroundings, why not take advantage of the services of the chef. A continental breakfast is available each day of your stay, then you can choose between lunch or dinner – you only have to pay for the ingredients and drinks. A daily maid service is also included in this staffed villa.

There is a small local town within walking distance which has an excellent choice of shops, bars and cafés. You can access other lakeside towns, such as Colico, by ferry from nearby dock. Here you will find restaurants and bars, as well as a beautiful abbey on the banks of the lake.

Although you’ll probably find all you need for a fabulous family holiday in and around the villa, if you want to go further afield, Milan is about an hour and 30 minutes’ drive away. Here you will be able to enjoy the sleek Milanese city lifestyle before returning to your lakeside retreat.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • A chef can take the strain of cooking away from you by preparing breakfast and lunch or dinner each day – all you need to do is pay for the ingredients and drinks
  • The kitchen and laundry facilities are available to the villa staff only – guests can however use the bar to make drinks and snacks
  • To take advantage of all the exciting things to do in the area, access to a car is advisable
  • If you wish to travel with additional guests, a separate 3-bedroom cottage (across the road to the villa’s grounds, accessed via an underpath) may be available to rent at an additional cost – please enquire
  • Air conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Smart TV Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Waterfront

Villa Interiors

Ground Floor (via steps)

- Entrance Hall
- Living room with lake views
- 2 other living rooms
- Dining room 
- Kitchen and service area (for use of villa staff only)
- Guest toilet

First Floor

- Bedroom with air-conditioning, king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with bath and WC. Large terrace overlooking garden
- Bedroom with air-conditioning, king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with shower and WC. Large balcony
- Bedroom with air-conditioning, king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with bath and shower and WC. Balcony 
- Bedroom with air-conditioning, king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with shower and WC
- Twin bedroom with air-conditioning, en suite bathroom with bath and WC. Balcony

Second Floor

- Bedroom with air-conditioning, king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with bath and WC
- Games room (in turret)

Outside Grounds (10,000m2)

- Heated swimming pool (17m x 9m, depth: 1.5m-2.2m). Open approximately May to September  
- Changing rooms/bathrooms (x3) with showers
- Poolside living room
- Extensive gardens (enclosed)
- Playhouse
- Sandpit
- Swings
- Volleyball
- Table tennis
- Moorings (one covered, one uncovered) and private jetty
- Parking (up to 10 cars)


- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (bedrooms only)
- Decorative fireplaces
- Smart TV
- Hairdryers
- Garden toys
- Children’s books
- Pool table
- Table tennis
- Mosquito nets (second floor bedrooms)
- Laundry facilities (for use of villa staff only)


About the surrounding area of Villa Del Re
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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This prestigious villa is located right on the banks of Lake Como, in Italy’s Lombardy region, and an hour and a half’s drive from Milan Linate Airport. It’s surrounded by other lakeside retreats, and with a dramatic mountain backdrop, the property boasts some of the most breathtaking views in Italy.

The local town is a short walk from the villa and has plenty of eateries where you can enjoy the lakeside view while relaxing with some classic Italian fare. If you fancy something with a bit more culture and heritage, the village boasts two churches, one more than a thousand years old, plus an old monastery with a fascinating collection of medieval books.

Lake Como has an efficient ferry service for accessing other lakeside towns and villages with ease. With the ferry stop next to the villa’s grounds, it’s easy to jump aboard and explore. In half the time it takes to drive, you could be at the beautiful town of Bellagio, famous for its magnificent villas overlooking the lake. As well as shops and opportunities to sample the local food, there are also gardens to explore and a stony beach to relax on.

The property is at the foot of the Alps, so you can always explore further, maybe even hiking across into nearby Switzerland. If you want an activity a little less wild, then there is a golf course 30 minutes’ drive away, plus tennis courts closer to home.

Milan, the capital of Lombardy – and Italy’s fashion capital – is around 95km away, but well worth a visit. As well as some high-end shopping opportunities and people watching, you could also drop into the Gothic cathedral, Duomo di Milano, and the Pinacoteca di Brera to see art created by some of Italy’s masters.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Milan Malpensa

(100 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bergamo

(100 km)

Nearest Airport 3 Milan Linate

(116 km)

Nearest Village

(500 m)

Nearest Town/City Menaggio

(13 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(250 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(500 m)

Nearest Supermarket

(700 m)

Nearest Shop

(500 m)

Nearest Beach Pebble beach

(750 m)


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

With its proximity to the lake, it would be a shame to miss out on exploring the area from the water. There are boat trips to enjoy, whether it’s to reach another lakeside town (such as Bellagio in 30 minutes) or to take a guided boat tour. And of course there are lots of watersports available, including a kitesurfing school in the local town. There is also a stony beach at the town, which is conveniently placed near various amenities, plus a lido for some safe swimming in a beautiful location.

Head into the mountains for about 20 minutes by car and you will reach Lake Como Adventure Park. Here there are four different paths to choose from, depending on ability, and bridges, lianas and swinging logs to negotiate through the forest.

An hour’s drive around the lake will bring you to Perledo and here you will find Castello di Vezio, one of the most beautiful castles on the lake. Enter the drawbridge and once inside you will see the remains of the military fortress. There are also a number of birds of prey living in the castle for you to see.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Children's books
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Playground
  • Swings
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Maid Service Included


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Included

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:

- Daily cleaning
- Preparation of two meals per day (breakfast, lunch or dinner), excluding food ingredients and beverages

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Boat Rental
- Preparation of additional meals

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!

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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

Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1000 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Flexible.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and daily cleaning included. 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.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
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.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May 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.
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.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 25th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 £39,311
Jan 1st 2024 - Mar 28th 2025 £39,311

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 25th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 €42,435
Jan 1st 2024 - Mar 28th 2025 €42,435

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 25th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 $45,213
Jan 1st 2024 - Mar 28th 2025 $45,213

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Excellent stay

    on 23/04/2020

    I cannot recommend this beautiful Lake Como Villa highly enough. The house is truly spectacular with the most incredible views right on the lake. Its the most relaxing place with a beautiful pool, a number of terraces to relax and read on and, child friendly. I had my wedding at this house in June 2019 and I cannot describe how it is the most wonderful venue. The staff were so helpful, kind and truly went out of their way to make the organization of my wedding easier in the lead up (as well as the clear up). Dongo as a town is tranquil with the classic Italian bar, the small restaurants and benches along the water. It is far more local than the more well known towns around Lake Como but as a result, more relaxing and less foot traffic. There are plenty of activities in the surrounding area, such as hikes, kayaking in the lake, there is the opportunity to rent a speedboat in Domaso as well as plenty of other options. The house itself is in impeccable tradition whilst maintaining the traditional Italian elegance.

  • Photos and description of this property do not do it justice

    on 11/07/2018

    A number of our family and friends stayed with us at this incredible villa on the shores of Lake Como. Honestly, the photos and description of this property do not do it justice. It is elegant, yet comfortable for families. As it is a bit hot this time of year, this is most likely the coolest location on the lake. Unlike the crowded, warmer areas like Bellagio and the shores by the Villa d'Este and "George Clooney villa"; this incredible location in Dongo was lit-erally a breath of fresh air.
    The staff are extraordinary - so helpful and nice; we so much ap-preciated everything that they did for our party. The outdoor spaces (large expanses of lawn, pool, terraces, etc.) are so invit-ing that you could just swim and lounge by day and watch the heavenly skies in the evening as you sip drinks on one of the terraces.
    It is so refreshing to experience classic architecture and furnish-ings, which is one of the main reasons we like Europe. I would highly recommend booking this incredible villa for an unforgettable experience!

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