Villa Safira

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February 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.

In an enviable position overlooking Lake Como, Villa Safira is a true sanctuary. Blessed with incredible views of the lake and surrounding mountains, the villa sits in an elevated position in a green landscape, with other secluded houses scattered nearby among the trees and abundant nature. Wind down in the steam room and sauna after a day’s hike in the Lombardy hills, or simply kick back on the terrace whilst you take in the lake views.  

Villa Safira has many well thought out design elements that guests will love, including sliding glass doors that make the most of the panoramic view, a retractable canopy on the terrace so you can enjoy the outdoors no matter whether you’re a lover of sun or shade, and the bedroom even boasts a delightful in-room hydromassage bath, for a touch of indulgence. A dream for real spa lovers, the villa also features both a sauna and steam room, and the house overall features attractive design touches such as rustic stone walls, a wooden beamed ceiling in the airy kitchen and a clean, modern look throughout.

The garden is spacious and has uninterrupted views of the lake, whilst trees and shrubs fringe the property to enhance the landscape and provide a delightfully soft effect. A lazy afternoon in the garden can be enjoyed by all, which of course wouldn’t be complete without an al fresco lunch, which in Italy is a lunch like no other. Fire up the barbecue and effortlessly throw together a delicious feast of local meats and flavoursome veggies, all grilled to perfection.

Rock climbing is a popular pastime in the immediate area – simply walk a minute or two from the villa towards the lake and you will find Ferrata Galleria di Morcate, a site that keen climbers will love. Less than a 10 minute drive away, Varenna is a convenient option for groceries, bars and restaurants, or just half an hour away by car is the bustling town of Lecco, where you can find shops, eateries and monuments galore.

A must visit is the city of Como, an hour’s drive away. Take a sunset walk along the promenade, check out the stunning architectural sites which are so easy to enjoy between grabbing refreshments in the city’s abundance of bars, cafés and restaurants, or treat yourself to a designer shopping trip, something for which Como is justifiably famous. All in all, this sophisticated city by the lake is a real gem. 

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What you should know…

  • Access to the villa is via a footpath at the end of a country road, providing excellent privacy.
  • 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 Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Sauna/Steam Heating

Villa Interior (300m2)

Ground Floor 
- Open plan kitchen with hob, oven, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine and dining table with chairs, and doors to garden
- Living room with double sofabed and satellite TV
- Bedroom with double bed, satellite TV, lounge chairs and in-room hydromassage bath
- Bathroom with shower and WC
- Sauna
- Steam room

Outside Grounds 

- Garden with lawn and lake views 
- Terrace with retractable sun shade
- Barbecue
- Garden chairs and outdoor furniture

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- Heating
- Sauna
- Steam room
- Satellite TV 

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Safira
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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In the region of Lombardy and overlooking spectacular Lake Como, Villa Safira is located in green, woody countryside among winding roads leading to other secluded private houses. Access to the house is via a rustic country road, and pretty lakeside beaches are within a 15 minute hike through the hills. 

Less than a 10 minute drive away from the villa you’ll find the wonderfully preserved mediaeval town of Varenna, home to many shops, churches and cathedrals, as well as bars and restaurants with their own gorgeous lake views. Take a stroll down the ‘Walk of Lovers’, the promenade that fringes the shores of Lake Como, where you can watch the boats as they come into land. Here you can even take a boat tour out onto the lake, or simply wander the winding streets to take in the beautiful architecture of the town. Be sure to include Villa Monastero, a charming botanical garden and museum that was previously a monastery and is now home to many rare species of plants. The crowning glory of Varenna is Castello di Vezio, an ancient fortress at the top of a hill overlooking the town. The fortress has knockout views and is well worth the climb.

The stunning gorge and waterfall of Orrido di Bellano is also 10 minutes away by car and is a popular choice for sightseeing, or enjoy discovering the town of Lecco, half an hour’s drive away, with its pretty waterfront, piazza squares which are perfect for a leisurely coffee, and the town’s famous octagonal bell tower that stands at nearly 100 metres tall. 

Around an hour from the villa by car is Como itself, a gloriously scenic city destination that is bound to please. Here you will discover cobbled piazzas, the fantastically gothic Como Cathedral, the wonderful outdoor market at Porta Torre (be sure to check which days it is on before you go!), and of course plenty of cafés, bars and shops to lose an afternoon in. Indeed, shopping in Como is hard to resist – from craft store bargains to high end luxury, you will find it all here!

Milan is around 80km and is a must-see when visiting Italy's Lombardy region. High-end restaurants, luxury shopping and and grand architecture await, while the city's Duomo is also not to be missed. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Milan Linate Airport

(85km)

Nearest Airport 2 Milan Malpensa Airport

(105km)

Nearest Restaurant

(600m)

Nearest Supermarket

(3km)

Nearest City Lecco

(28km)

Nearest Train Station Bellano Tartavalle Terme

(2.5km)

Nearest Beach Bau Bau Beach

(2km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(750m)

Kids

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

Take the kids to Castello di Vezio in Varenna, less than a 10 minute drive away. This medieval fortress is home to a permanent exhibit all about the Lariosaurus - Italy’s very own Loch Ness Monster! Birds of prey are also trained at the castle, so if you’re lucky you may spot one. Another popular family option is to catch a ride on Como’s scenic funicular railroad, the Funicolore Como-Brunate, for an exciting climb up the mountain from Como to the village of Brunate. The view from the top is utterly breath-taking, and you can also take walking trails from here into the surrounding hills.

For a magical and unique experience, a 40 minute hike from the villa is Orrido di Bellano, a beautiful natural canyon with a waterfall that sometimes forms rainbows, accessible by a network of footbridges. The canyon is also reachable by car and is around a 10 minute drive away; be sure to check the route before you go, as some roads may have restricted access. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

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 €350 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? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights from mid-May to mid-September. 3 nights during all other periods.
Changeover day Saturday from mid-May to mid-September. Flexible during all other periods.
Pets welcome? One pet is allowed on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €70 per day will apply (payable locally).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €2 per adult per night).
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 £979 £1,111 £1,243 £1,507
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 £1,509 £1,712 £1,915 £2,321
Apr 15th 2023 - May 13th 2023 £979 £1,111 £1,243 £1,507
May 13th 2023 - May 27th 2023 - - - £1,507
May 27th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 - - - £1,997
Jun 24th 2023 - Jul 8th 2023 - - - £2,143
Jul 8th 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 - - - £2,675
Jul 15th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 - - - £2,768
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 - - - £2,321
Sep 16th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £1,278 £1,450 £1,622 £1,966
Sep 30th 2023 - Aug 6th 2024 £979 £1,111 £1,243 £1,507

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 €1,030 €1,169 €1,308 €1,585
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 €1,587 €1,801 €2,015 €2,442
Apr 15th 2023 - May 13th 2023 €1,030 €1,169 €1,308 €1,585
May 13th 2023 - May 27th 2023 - - - €1,585
May 27th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 - - - €2,101
Jun 24th 2023 - Jul 8th 2023 - - - €2,255
Jul 8th 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 - - - €2,815
Jul 15th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 - - - €2,912
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 - - - €2,442
Sep 16th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €1,345 €1,526 €1,707 €2,069
Sep 30th 2023 - Aug 6th 2024 €1,030 €1,169 €1,308 €1,585

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 $1,123 $1,274 $1,425 $1,727
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 $1,730 $1,963 $2,195 $2,661
Apr 15th 2023 - May 13th 2023 $1,123 $1,274 $1,425 $1,727
May 13th 2023 - May 27th 2023 - - - $1,727
May 27th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 - - - $2,289
Jun 24th 2023 - Jul 8th 2023 - - - $2,457
Jul 8th 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 - - - $3,067
Jul 15th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 - - - $3,173
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 - - - $2,661
Sep 16th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $1,466 $1,663 $1,860 $2,254
Sep 30th 2023 - Aug 6th 2024 $1,123 $1,274 $1,425 $1,727

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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