Il Cigno Estate

Price Upon Request· Villa

Il Cigno Estate consists of two spectacular villas, Villa Maria and Villa Serena, on the shore of Lake Como. The properties offer stunning views of the lake and have been luxuriously restored and refurbished. The villas can be rented separately or combined.

Description

Amenities

Weekly rates & Availability

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Notes
  • Security Deposit: €5,000 to be held by the agency, and to be refunded after owner’s approval.
  • Children under 8 welcome only if supervised
  • Entrance gate code subject to seasonal change
  • All detailed accounting of the food and beverage expenses will be given to the guests and handled at the end of each week.
Included with rent
  • Electricity, water, heating, A/C, Wi-Fi internet, and final cleaning
  • Daily housekeeping service for 4 hours (by two maids)
  • Mid-week bed linen change (Wed)
  • Daily bath linen change
  • Use of a typical Lake Como Lucia courtesy boat within 4 miles of the property, up to 6 pax (5-hp 4-stroke outboard engine)
  • Garden maintenance 4 days per week

STAFF:

  • Villa Maria: 2 butlers, 1 cook
  • Villa Serena: 1 butler, 1 cook
  • Butler service 6 days/week (one day off or two half-days off), from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm, with 3 and half hours rest in the afternoon
  • Chef service 6 days/week (one day off or two half-days off), from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm, with 3 and half hours rest in the afternoon

SERVICE:

  • Breakfast from 8:45 am to 10:00 am – cost of food extra
  • Lunch from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm – cost of food extra
  • Dinner from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm – cost of food extra

 

Not included with rent
  • Butler and cook extra hours: €13 per hour/per staff member (to be paid directly to the staff)
  • Extra change of:
    • Bed linen: €40 per set/per change
    • Bath linen: €20 per set/per change
  • Extra bed: €150 per night
  • Personal ironing: €13 per hour
  • Telephone use charges extra

Location

What to do in Lake Como

The area of Lake Como is abundant in picturesque towns with narrow cobbled streets, breathtaking views, and lovely homes and gardens, best visited from late spring to early fall. Take a stroll through the city of Como to enjoy its history and architecture, then hop on the ferry and head north to visit other towns on the lakeshore.
However, there is more to do in this area than traditional sightseeing. Visitors can book a flight over the lake by seaplane or take the funiculare (hillside trolley) to Brunate and enjoy spectacular views from above. Extreme sports enthusiasts can enjoy paragliding off of Mount Nuvolone. Small and large groups alike can book boat tours with our concierge to enjoy the lake from the water, having fun spotting properties owned by the rich and famous (Donatella Versace, Madonna, and George Clooney, among others).
For the more adventurous, Lake Como also offers water-skiing, wind surfing, and wake boarding. Bikers will surely enjoy the natural trails that lead to the mountains or even hidden pebbled beaches. Go for a round of golf or tennis at one of the many locations across the lake region. Lake Como has something for everyone! With fashion-capital Milan just 45 minutes away, it's no wonder that Lake Como also offers excellent designer shopping.

Where to eat

Momi - Excellent fresh local food served on a romantic and panoramic terrace. Memorable experience if you are there at sunset! You can arrive also by boat and access the restaurant from the water via private dock. Ask the locals for directions because the place it is a little hard to find.
Frazione Riva, Blevio - +39 334 120 2327

Crotto dei Platani - Another great place on the water. Great food, excellent wine and magnificent view...who could ask for more? Try the potato and porcini flan with Taleggio cheese.
Via Regina 73, Brienno - +39 031 814038

La Veranda at Villa D'Este - This classic restaurant offers great views of the lake. The perfect combination of food, atmosphere and service make this a must!
Via Regina 40, Villa d'Este, Cernobbio - +39 031 3481

Trattoria del Glicine - Great typical food in a traditional setting. 10 minute drive uphill from Cernobbio. Try the duck and - if in season - the white asparagus salad.
Via Vittorio Veneto 1, Località Piazza Santo Stefano In Collina - +39 031 511332

Osteria del Beuc - Unpretentious trattoria, local atmosphere and good typical dishes with a menu changing daily. Outdoor seating available.
Via Felice Cavallotti 1, Cernobbio - +39 031 341633

Cardamomo - Fabulous pizza and artisanal beer. Child friendly. No reservations taken, show up early (around 7:00pm) to get a table.
Via Carloni 2 f/g, Como - +39 031 301919

Where to shop

Clothing - Tessabit Plinio, elegant contemporary concept clothing store selling the best of Italian Fashion.
Piazza Cavour 34, Como - +39 031 304348

Food - Taste the Formaggio Lariano produced throughout the year with milk obtained exclusively in the province of Como. Buy this goodie at Latteria Alto Lario.
Via Statale 178, Dongo - +39 0344 821 84

Silk accessories - Como is also famous for silk manufacturing, a place to buy some articles is Azalea Bellagio.
Salita Serbelloni 31, Bellagio - +39 031 950 984

Leather goods - Quelli della pelle, artisanal hand-made products, 100% made in Bellagio.
Salita Serbelloni 22, Bellagio - +39 031 951 393

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