Villa Molvedo

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 11


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Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite


Book a 2023 villa holiday by 31st January and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

Breathtaking in both size and beauty, Villa Molvedo is a stunning mid-19th-century property that has a commanding presence within extensive grounds in San Siro on Lake Como. The villa boasts spectacular views over both the lake and the surrounding mountains. Lake Como is only a short walk away, with calm waters for swimming, sailing, waterskiing and windsurfing.

Villa Molvedo is the epitome of historic elegance, with an interior that has been carefully restored to retain the original features and feel of the past. These traditional features include mosaic floors and beautiful wooden balustrades on the majestic staircases that connect the four floors.

Enter the villa into a grand foyer that will make you feel as if you’ve gone back in time. There’s classic art and fine statues everywhere you look, with this elegant theme continued into the living room. It’s a large space that’s ideal for both quiet reflection and socialising, with an impressive fireplace and plenty of comfortable seating. The formal dining room is for meals with atmosphere under the light of the exquisite chandelier. Children will love the spacious playroom with a table tennis table and table football. Also on the ground floor is a double en-suite bedroom that’s ideally designed for guests with restricted mobility.

Over the further three floors are another eight air-conditioned double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. All are large, bright and furnished with the very highest attention to detail and style. Three of the ensuite bathrooms also feature Jacuzzi-style bathtubs for ultimate relaxation. Also offering you the chance to unwind is a games room with billiards table and clear lake views from its numerous large windows.

A separate annexe a few metres from the villa can accommodate an additional two guests with a simply styled double bedroom and bathroom. Also sharing the huge private gardens is a swimming pool that’s heated in the summer and a tennis court. Dotted around the immaculate lawns are established sequoia, palm, oak and cedar trees, adding to Villa Molvedo’s grand status.

With Lake Como practically on the doorstep, you can be trying all the area’s typical watersports in minutes. Across the region you can swim, go windsurfing, waterskiing or sailing. Hiking and horse riding through the hills and countryside is popular too, with a large golf course on offer in nearby Menaggio.

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What you should know…

  • The bedrooms on the top floor are more modestly decorated as they were once part of the servants’ quarters
  • The tenth bedroom, also simpler in style, is located in an annexe a few metres from the house
  • For parties of 16 guests or less, the ground floor bedroom and annexe are not made available unless specifically requested
  • Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms in the main villa only
  • The evening chef service excludes the cost of the food and beverages, which is payable locally - see the Terms and Conditions for details of the deposit payable

    Property Features

    Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace Heating Waterfront

    The Villa

    Villa Molvedo is a lakeside historical villa spread over 4 floors. Blending traditional style with modern facilities, it is the perfect retreat for family holidays. It offers accommodation for up to 16-20 guests across 8-10 bedrooms including an annexe.

    Please note that for parties of 16 guests or less, the ground floor bedroom and the annexe will not be made available unless specifically requested. 

    Ground Floor

    - Entrance Hall
    - Living room with Satellite TV, fireplace and doors opening into the garden
    - Dining room
    - Kitchen
    - Playroom (85m2) with table tennis, table football and fireplace
    - Bedroom one with double/twin bed with en-suite bathroom with shower, specifically designed for those with restricted mobility (one window looks on to the playroom)

    First Floor

    - Bedroom 2 with double/twin bed and en suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower and access to shared terrace with lake-view
    - Bedroom 3 with double/twin bed, lake-view and en suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower and access to shared terrace with lake-view
    - Bedroom 4 with double/twin bed, garden view and en suite bathroom with bath and shower

    Second Floor

    - Games room with pool table and lake view
    - Bedroom 5 with double/twin bed, lake view and en suite bathroom with shower and jacuzzi tub
    - Bedroom 6 with double/twin bed, garden view and en suite bathroom with bath and shower

    Third Floor

    - Bedroom 7 with double/twin bed, lake view and en suite bathroom with shower
    - Bedroom 8 with double/twin bed, lake view and en suite bathroom with shower
    - Bedroom 9 with double/twin bed, garden view and en suite bathroom with bath and shower

    Two additional children beds can be added to the third floor (charges apply)

    Annexe (simpler in style)

    - Bedroom 10 with double bed and bathroom with shower

    Outside Grounds

    - 3000m2 private garden
    - Heated swimming pool (8m x 5m, depth: 1.25m), open and heated approximately mid-May to mid-September (possibility to heat it out of season on request and at extra cost)
    - Pool changing room with fridge
    - Sun loungers
    - Private tennis court
    - Private mooring in front of villa
    - Parking spaces


    - Wi-Fi
    - Air-conditioning (living room and dining room only)
    - Central heating
    - Satellite TV
    - Luxury bath products
    - Safe in each bedroom
    - Table tennis and table football
    - Pool/billiard table


    About the surrounding area of Villa Molvedo
    Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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    Villa Molvedo sits in part of the San Siro area of Lake Como and benefits from being close to a range of activities. Just five minutes away on foot are amenities such as a post office, supermarket, pharmacy and a bank. Even closer, just across the road in front of the villa, is the idyllic Lake Como itself, with plenty of ways to enjoy the water. As well as swimming, you can try windsurfing, sailing and waterskiing nearby. Hiking trails also start from the shore and head up into the lush hills and further down the coast.

    Also just a few minutes’ walk from the villa along the lake-side road is a beautiful 14th-century church. More historic sightseeing can be done in the heart of Rezzonica, just a short drive away, with a 13th-century castle that overlooks the town. This former fishing village is very picturesque and is characterised by brightly-coloured houses and cobbled steps on winding streets.

    The town of Menaggio (6km) is less than a 15-minute drive south of the villa. Here you’ll find a ruined castle with walls you can walk along for lovely lake views. There’s also a Lido with a sandy beach, swimming pools, volleyball and activities for children. You can take a ferry ride from here to another historical town, Varenna, which sits on the other side of Lake Como.

    Make the journey to Griante (12km) and then catch the ferry to Bellagio. It’s widely considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in Europe and boasts a gorgeous garden to stroll around at Villa Serbelloni Park. Also be sure to visit Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo (13km) with its botanical garden and extensive art collection inside the villa that’s now a museum.

    Local Amenities
    Nearest Airport Milano Malpensa

    (90 km)

    Nearest Airport 2 Milano Linate

    (100 km)

    Nearest Airport 3 Orio Al Serio

    (105 km)

    Nearest Town/City Menaggio

    (6 km)

    Nearest Restaurant

    (800 m)

    Nearest Bar/Pub

    (300 m)

    Nearest Beach Menaggio

    (6 km)

    Nearest Supermarket

    (1 km)

    Nearest Shop

    (500 m)

    Nearest Village

    (500 m)


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

    Get the whole family involved with not just swimming in Lake Como, but also a lot of different watersports. On offer in the area are windsurfing, sailing and waterskiing - with plenty more besides.

    Visit the Lido at Menaggio (6km) for a choice of swimming pools, a sandy beach and various activities for the children.

    Drive to the vibrant city of Como (45km) and take a ride on the funicular railway all the way up to the village of Brunate. As well as being an unforgettable experience for the children, you all get to enjoy glorious views over the city and lake.

    Baby and Toddler Equipment

    • Cot(s)
    • High Chair(s)

    Kids Activities Close-by

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

    Onsite Facilities

    • Playground
    • Slide
    • Swings
    • Tennis rackets
    • Heated Pool
    • Tennis Court
    • Games Room
    • Indoor Games
    • Outdoor Games
    • Table Tennis
    • Table Football
    • Pool/Snooker
    • Waterfront

    Services Available

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


    Oliver's Extras

    • Transfers Available
    • Chef/Cook Available
    • Chef/Cook Included
    • Maid Service Included
    • On-Site Concierge
    • Breakfast Included
    • Butler Available
    • Welcome Pack Included
    • Welcome Drink and Flowers Included
    • Evening Meal on Arrival (pre-prepared for up to 20 guests)

    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

    Extras included at this property:

    - Welcome drink and fresh flowers on arrival
    - A pre-prepared meal for evening of arrival (which can be re-heated by guest) - usually a pasta al forno or a vegetable tart, salad, fruit, bread, water and wine
    - Welcome pack with essentials such as coffee, tea, milk, orange juice, bread, biscuits, eggs, cereal, fruit, water, butter, jam, sugar, salt and oil. For 2023 this will be a buffet
     Continental breakfast each day (bread, croissants, cereals, cheese, ham, tea and coffee)
    - Daily maid service (3 staff, 3hrs per day, excluding Sundays and public holidays)
    - Cook service for evening meal (food and beverages not included - see Terms and Conditions for more details)
    - Luxury bathroom products
    - In-house concierge 

    Extras available at this property (payable locally):

    - Extra housekeeping
    - Cook service for lunch
    - Personal laundry service
    - Butler service
    - Airport transfers

    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!

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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

    The beauty around you is breathtaking at Villa Molvedo, an elegant venue for your Italian wedding on the splendid Lake Como.

    Imagine your ceremony taking place in the villa’s immaculate grounds, with mesmerising mountain and lake views framing the event, followed by a feast with fine wine on the romantic terrace overlooking the ancient trees and panoramic lake views. There’s even a private mooring if you wish to arrive in true style.

    Receptions can also take place inside the exquisite interiors of this 19th century home with its impressive mosaic floors, works of art and historic décor. This is a dream wedding venue in a spectacular lakeside setting.

    Wedding Reception
    Receptions can be hosted outside for up to 130 guests (seated) or up to 150 visitors for a cocktail style event.

    You can also hold your reception inside the impressive villa. The capacity for events inside is up to 100 guests (seated) or 130 guests (standing).

    Guests can dance with music playing until midnight outside or there are no music restrictions inside.

    Wedding Ceremony
    The immaculate gardens are ideal for a ceremony and details of an English-speaking celebrant can be provided.

    Where to Stay
    Villa Molvedo sleeps up to 20 guests whilst there is other accommodation across the region.

    If additional car parking is needed, there is an external car park within walking distance to the villa and permission can be requested via the local mayor to use this for the wedding day. There is also a private boat landing for vessels up to 15/20m in length.

    Wedding Planning
    The client will need to bring their own wedding planner.

    Information can be given on suggested wedding caterers in the area. There is a professional kitchen on the ground floor available for caterers to use.

    Other Information
    Events can be held at any time of year.

    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 €3000 paid in cash or via credit card to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection. Please also see below re. additional €1500 food/beverage deposit for evening meals.
    Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (late arrivals up to 9.00 p.m. can be arranged on request, subject to a €50 supplement payable locally).
    Departure time 10.00 a.m.
    Energy costs included? Yes, fair usage policy applies.
    Linen & towels included? Yes. Bathroom towels are changed daily (except Sundays and public holidays) and bed-linen is changed twice weekly.
    Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
    Changeover day Saturday, all other days on request.
    End of stay cleaning included? Yes and 3hrs maid service including each day (except Sundays and public holidays). 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.
    Heating costs included? Yes, fair usage policy applies.
    Pool heating charge? The pool is open and heated free of charge from mid-May to mid-September, subject to weather conditions. Outside of this period it can be heated upon request at an extra hourly charge of €5 per hour (this may include 24-72 hours to reach the minimum water temperature of 25C). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
    Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required)
    Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included.
    Minimum stay 7 nights, all other duration on request.
    Pool towels included? Yes, changed weekly.
    Pool opening dates? The pool is open and heated from approximately May to October. Other dates are on request and subject to heating charges. 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 A food and beverage deposit of €1500 is payable in cash only to the owner upon arrival. This will be used towards the cost of food and beverages for the evening meal cook service and any money will be refunded at the end of your stay. If your food and beverage costs exceed this amount then the deposit will need to be topped up when required.
    Other Ts and Cs Extra beds for children are on request, subject to a supplement of €400 per bed per week (maximum two extra beds), payable locally.
    Other Ts and Cs For parties of 16 guests or less, the ground floor bedroom and annexe are not made available unless specifically requested.
    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 living and dining rooms only.

    Rental Rates

    Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    Jan 28th 2023 - May 27th 2023 £25,137
    May 27th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 £35,192
    Aug 26th 2023 - May 25th 2024 £25,137
    May 25th 2024 - Jul 31st 2024 £35,192

    Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    Jan 28th 2023 - May 27th 2023 €26,875
    May 27th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 €37,625
    Aug 26th 2023 - May 25th 2024 €26,875
    May 25th 2024 - Jul 31st 2024 €37,625

    Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    Jan 28th 2023 - May 27th 2023 $29,223
    May 27th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 $40,912
    Aug 26th 2023 - May 25th 2024 $29,223
    May 25th 2024 - Jul 31st 2024 $40,912

    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.

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