Villa Papaveri

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Sleeps: 10 - 12 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village

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By the shores of the Lake Mezzola, Villa Papaveri offers its guests a stay like no other. With its backdrop of spectacular mountains and with the glittering lake bordering the villa’s lush and pleasant garden, you will find simply stunning vistas everywhere you look. 

Villa Papaveri offers chic accommodation with a contemporary flourish that Italians seem to do so well. Modern yet comfortable, guests will appreciate lounging on the sunny back porch with a book just as much as soaking up the sun on the al fresco dining terrace, all whilst taking in the landscape across the water. The garden is spacious and well kept, whilst the interior of the house benefits from plenty of light and fantastic vistas, thanks to the generous use of sliding glass doors to make the absolute most of its gorgeous location. 

Some of the bedrooms enjoy lake views and benefit from the convenience of an ensuite bathroom and under floor heating. The overall look and feel of the villa is enhanced by the use of sleek stone, polished wood and stylish minimal detailing, perfectly complemented by crisp white walls that reflect the abundance of light. 

A feature that guests will no doubt find convenient is that the villa has two kitchens set over separate floors, which allows for flexible cooking and dining in group sizes as you choose. In addition, both the generously sized upper terrace and the airy ground floor dining room with sliding doors to the garden allow for the perfect al fresco dining experience – might we suggest by way of the garden’s barbecue?

Just a few minutes’ walk from the villa you will find shops, cafés, bars and eateries, as well as a supermarket and bank, or explore the shores of the lake, just steps away and accessible by jetty. Alternatively, around a 10-minute drive away is the beautiful Riserva Naturale Pian di Spagna e Lago di Mezzola, a nature reserve and wetlands that is especially stunning at sunrise and sunset. 

Please note this villa is located on the shores of Lake Mezzola and is approximately 35km from Lake Como. 

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What you should know…

  • A main road is nearby and easily accessible.  
  • Whilst the villa can accommodate up to 12 guests, please note that two guests will be sleeping on sofa beds. Please see the ‘Features’ tab for full details.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Satellite TV Heating Waterfront

Villa Interior (190m2)

Ground Floor

- Open plan lounge with sofabed and TV. Sliding glass doors to garden 
- Kitchen, with hob, oven, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, electric coffee machine, dining table with chairs. Sliding glass doors to garden 
- Bathroom with shower and WC
- Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower and WC
- Bedroom with double bed

First Floor 

- Open plan lounge and dining area with sofa, satellite TV, dining table and chairs, and kitchen with hob, oven, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine, and doors to terrace with dining table and chairs 
- Bedroom with double bed, cot and en suite bathroom with shower and WC
- Bathroom with shower and WC

Second Floor (accessible via open staircase)

- Open plan bedroom with 1x double bed, 2x single beds 

Outside Grounds

- Garden bordering lake with lawn, trees and paved areas
- Rear porch onto garden 
- Terrace with dining table and chairs 
- Barbecue
- Deckchairs
- Parking for 4 cars

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Underfloor heating 
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Papaveri
Easy By Train Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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On a street by the lake, and neighbouring other houses that wind their way along the base of the mountains by a single railway track, Villa Papaveri enjoys the benefits of glorious lake views combined with the convenience of being in a small town location. You can take a short walk into town for bars, restaurants, and shops, several of which are found just a few minutes’ walk away, or an intriguing historic landmark is a ‘secret’ tunnel, built during WW1, is also accessible on foot and worth checking out when you are in the mood for a local wander. 

As well as the charms of its natural landscape, the Sondrio province of Lombardy where the villa is located has an abundance of old churches and historical holy sites, one such being the startlingly beautiful Chiesa di San Giorgio di Cola. Nestled on a mountaintop, it lies just a 10 minute journey away by car in nearby Nevate Mezzola. 

Walk or cycle along the local Tracciolino trail, a route that connects Verceia with nearby Novate Merzola. A genuinely unique scenic path, this trail includes tunnels, lush valleys with rare plants, and even a miniature train! 

The ever-impressive metropolis of Milan is around an hour and 45 minutes away in the car where you can shop ‘til you drop and dine out in style, or you could always take a trip to the lakeside city of Como itself, a little over an hour’s drive from the villa. Here you will be rewarded with architectural delights such as the Basilica di Sant’Abbondio and the gothic marvel that is the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, or simply wander the city’s colourful streets and squares to your heart’s content. For culture vultures, Como’s opera house Teatro Sociale is a neo-classical marvel and features performances throughout the year. 

Naturally, you cannot think of the Lombardy region without its wonderful cuisine also coming to mind. Aromatic risotto made with locally grown rice and lake-caught fish, served with grilled polenta, would be perfectly matched with a local fine wine such as a Soave or Asti Spumante, perhaps finishing with a resca sweetbread, a specialty of the region. 

Lake Como itself offers a wealth of activities and sites, including boat hire and boat tours, pedalo hire, romantic shoreside promenades, grand palazzos right on the lake, and even fishing tours. Just be sure to ask the local tackle shops and tour companies about obtaining a one day licence before you haul in that big catch! 

Please note this villa is located on the shores of Lake Mezzola and is approximately 35km from Lake Como. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Milan Linate Airport

(105km)

Nearest Airport 2 Milan Malpensa Airport

(125km)

Nearest Restaurant

(1km)

Nearest Supermarket

(1km)

Nearest Village

(2km)

Nearest Train Station Verceia

(2km)

Nearest Golf Valtellina Golf Club

(40km)

Nearest City Sondrio

(45km)

Nearest Beach Pebble beach

(150m)

Region

Nestled in the picturesque Lombardy region of northern Italy, Lake Como is a true gem, known for its breathtaking natural beauty, charming villages, and historic allure. This enchanting destination has long been a playground for the rich and famous, but its appeal extends far beyond the glittering surface. With its stunning Alpine backdrop and crystal-clear waters, Lake Como offers a mesmerising escape for all who visit.

Kids

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

Close by the villa at only a 5-minute walk away is an artisan bakery, where eyes are sure to grow bigger than stomachs at the towering confections of delicious delights. Why not pick up a sweet treat after taking the kids to Galleria di Mina, a local tourist attraction less than 10 minutes on foot from the villa? This ‘secret’ tunnel, built during the Great War, once housed explosives, as well as several hidden bedrooms!

Around a 40-minute drive away, Lake Como Adventure park is bound to be a hit with little ones and teenagers alike. Featuring trails, zip lines, themed ‘rickety’ bridges and with each trail catering to different ages, there is something for everyone. As with all children’s parks, its best to check opening times before you go.

A little over an hour and a half from the villa by car (be sure to check the route for tolls before you set off!) is Fattoria Pasqué, a farm with a playground, archery range and a family friendly restaurant where you can enjoy lunch after looking at donkeys, ponies, rabbits, sheep and chickens.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Waterfront

Extras

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
- Bike hire

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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €600 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 4.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
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? Bed linen is included, towels are not provided.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra cost, payable locally.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday from mid-May to mid-September. Flexible during all other periods.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Whilst the villa can accommodate up to 12 guests, please note that two guests will be sleeping on sofa beds. Please see the ‘Features’ tab for full details.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £3,135
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 £3,623
Apr 6th 2024 - May 4th 2024 £3,135
May 4th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £2,953
May 11th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £2,953
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £3,193
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 £3,441
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £3,927
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £4,727
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £5,139
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 £4,167
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 £3,927
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 £3,441
Sep 21st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £3,193
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 £2,953
Oct 5th 2024 - Aug 28th 2025 £3,135

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €3,411
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 €3,941
Apr 6th 2024 - May 4th 2024 €3,411
May 4th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €3,213
May 11th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €3,213
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €3,474
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 €3,744
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €4,273
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €5,143
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €5,592
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 €4,534
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 €4,273
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 €3,744
Sep 21st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €3,474
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 €3,213
Oct 5th 2024 - Aug 28th 2025 €3,411

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $3,698
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 $4,273
Apr 6th 2024 - May 4th 2024 $3,698
May 4th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $3,483
May 11th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $3,483
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $3,766
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 $4,058
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $4,632
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $5,575
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $6,061
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 $4,915
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 $4,632
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 $4,058
Sep 21st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $3,766
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 $3,483
Oct 5th 2024 - Aug 28th 2025 $3,698

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.

Reviews

  • Fabulous

    on 17/09/2023

    Fabulous villa with perfect host, and 29 degrees today! A beautiful trip on the lake.

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