Royal 1814 villa on the water at Villa d’Este
8 guests · 4 bedrooms · 5 baths
Charming and elegant, Villa Cima perches above the waters of Lake Como on the grounds of the Villa d’Este, one of Europe’s grandest hotels. This refined four-bedroom vacation rental dates from the 19th century and gives guests the comfort of a private home fit for nobility and the amenities of a luxury resort. Invite friends and family to spend an unforgettable holiday in the estate’s 7,000 square feet of space, all against the dramatic scenery of the lake and hills.
Your stay at Villa Cima includes the use of the amenities at Villa d’Este and its sporting club, from the shared pools, sauna and hammam to the gym, tennis courts and bicycles available to borrow. Enjoy your choice of an in-villa continental breakfast or a buffet at the resort restaurant each morning, and ask the 24-hour concierge if you need help with reservations or excursions. Of course, you can also spend your vacation simply relaxing on the villa’s private lakefront terrace.
The villa was originally built in 1814 by Caroline of Brunswick, the then Princess of Wales, to house a count and countess. Though it has since been updated, the refined antique furnishings reflect its royal heritage. Carved trim, leaded windows and vine-covered walls lend a storybook feel to the exteriors, while inside, terrazzo floors and Murano chandeliers are both beautiful and traditional. Several well-appointed sitting rooms boast lake views, and the formal dining area can seat eight. In contrast to the rest of the villa, the fully equipped kitchen is practical and modern.
Each of the four bedrooms at Villa Cima features an en-suite bathroom, a private balcony or terrace and views of Lake Como. There are two suites with king beds and two with queen beds, all with stately accents such as floral print bedding, high ceilings and tasseled drapes that speak to the 19th century origins in an understated way.
Named one of the best hotels not just in Lombardy or Italy but in the world for its breathtaking location, Renaissance gardens and opulent decor, Villa d’Este is a destination in itself and popular for honeymoons, destination weddings and other special occasions. The surrounding area is equally rich in history and attractions, from the restaurants and shops in Cernobbio, a 5-minute walk from the villa, to the churches and museums of the nearby city of Como. For a memorable day trip, drive to Bellagio and visit its historic villas and revel in its spectacular views.
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BEDROOM & BATHROOM
Bedroom 1- Mezzanine Junior Suite: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Dual vanity, Bidet, Television, Air conditioning, Private terrace, Safe, View of Lake Como
Bedroom 2 - Master: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Dual vanity, Bidet, Television, Air conditioning, Private balcony, Safe, View of Lake Como
Bedroom 3 : Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Bidet, Television, Air conditioning, Private terrace, Safe, View of Lake Como
Bedroom 4: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Bidet, Television, Air conditioning, Private terrace, Safe, View of Lake Como
FEATURES & AMENITIES
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Ice maker
- Espresso machine
- Formal dining area with seating for 8
- DVD player
- Decorative fireplace
- Security camera
- Washer & Dryer
- Iron & Ironing board
- Office space
- Private terrace
- View of Lake Como
SHARED ACCESS TO AMENITIES AT VILLA D'ESTE SPORTING CLUB
- 8 Tennis courts
- Putting green
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Indoor swimming pool
- Running track
- Bicycle rental
SHARED ACCESS TO AMENITIES AT VILLA D'ESTE
- 2 Restaurants
- Beauty Center
STAFF & SERVICES
- Concierge services
- Chef: One lunch or dinner (food and beverage not included)
- Daily morning housekeeping & turn down
- Daily bath linen change
- In-villa continental breakfast or buffet breakfast at Veranda Restaurant
- Private Boat Tour (advance notice required - subject to availability): June - August (60 minutes, max. 6 people)
- Membership to Villa d'Este Sporting Club
Extra cost (advance notice may be required):
- Villa pre-stocking
- Airport transfer
- Activities and excursions
Points of Interest
- Located directly on Lake Como
- 5 minute walk to Cernobbio with restaurants & shops
- 6 km to City of Como
- 35 km to Bellagio
- 54 km to Milan
- 83 km to Milan Linate Airport (LIN)
- 56 km to Malpensa International Airport (MXP)
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