Views Meet Curves Above Lake Como, in a 1960s Nautical-inspired, Gio Ponti-designed Villa

Villa Ponti Bellavista, Lake Como, Italy
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  • Villa
  • 6 BR
  • Sleeps 13
  • from € 950 nt
Arguably the most unique villa on Lake Como

Spread across three acres of verdant cedar forest and gardens, this 1966-built luxury villa in Lake Como exudes privacy and nature, with plenty of opportunities for family gatherings or wellness retreats.

Bellavista was designed in collaboration with the iconic Italian architect Gio Ponti, designer of Milan’s Pirelli tower, and during the post-war boom of ocean liners, elegant naval interiors. You’ll see his nautical passion throughout, especially in the wall of curving windows that offer 180-degree views of both the Lake and Grigna mountain range, replete with original midcentury furnishings including an original Formanova dining table and Arturo Alvarez designer lighting. Other highlights are a sunken, Mad Men-esque sunken conversation lounge surrounding a grand fireplace, and a 1960s original spiral staircase.

This home is perfect for entertaining: the kitchen has a brass and bespoke cherry wood island, pink marble flooring and a Smeg oven, and there is both a garden and a lake terrace for enjoying meals among panoramic views. For gathering ingredients, the pristine grounds have an organic vegetable, fruit and herb garden. And an infinity-edge pool invites languid swims, followed by a contemplation in the sauna or soak in the hot tub. Recreation can also be found in the original restored bocce ball court.

Ponti Bellavista’s two-bedroom lake view apartment – located in the main house but with a separate entrance – is perfect for staff or teenagers, topping off all the reasons that this home is truly a design-lover or entertainer’s dream on Lake Como.

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Description

An hour north of Milan, Lake Como is a favorite vacation destination for both Italians and international travelers alike. This luxury villa in Lake Como, located specifically in Bellagio – often called “The Pearl of Lake Como” – is unlike any other in the area, with its curving, ship-like façade and breathtaking 180-degree views.

With six minimalist, well-appointed bedrooms and sitting and dining areas galore, plus a fully-equipped chef’s dream of a kitchen and ample wellness facilities, this house is the perfect backdrop for a postcard gathering.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Enjoy internet, Wi-Fi and television. All beds include the same linens as Milan’s premier Principe di Savoia Hotel. Suitable for events. Amenties include TV, heating, hot tub, washer, dryer, indoor fireplace, smoke detector, fire extinguisher, first aid kit. There is parking on the premises.

AROUND

The surrounding area offers boat, seaplane and helicopter rides. Walk and shop for local delicacies and goods in the colorful, cobblestoned town center, visit the exotic gardens of Villa Melzi or Villa Serbelloni, and if you have children, consider a visit to the Lake Como Amusement Park.

LOCATION

Lake Como, Italy. Nearest airport: Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo are all suitable 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: There is no bad time to visit Lake Como. June-September is high season and prime for boating and water sports, while winter is romantic with snow-capped views of the Alps and no-wait restaurants with comforting winter pasta dishes.

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Bedrooms6 bedrooms
Bed Type1 Californian King 200x200cm, 4 Large King 180x200 1 Double 140x180 1 king bedroom also has a single bed 90x200 so can sleep three. There is a baby cot
KitchenFully-equipped kitchen
Bathrooms5 bathrooms
Accommodate13 guests
InternetWifi
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet friendlyPets welcome
ViewLake Como
Rates
Cleaning (One Time)€350
Tax3.50% per person / per day
Sec. Deposit€2000
Check-In4:00 PM
Check-Out10:00 AM
CancellationGuest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given.
Notes- Parties of more than 13 guests, will need to use the bottom custodians apartment, which is accessed by an external staircase through a beautiful garden/cedar forest. This is a basic two bedroom, 1 bathroom, lounge apartment with lake views..
- No shoes on the wooden lounge floor on top floor
- No parties or events without permission and specifying approximate number of guests. An extra fee for more guests than those sleeping in the villa will apply
- Guests must not have loud stereos on after 10.30pm for the convenience of neighbours
- If you open it, close it; if you borrow it, return it; if you turn it on, turn it off; if you break it, fix it; if you use it, take care of it; if you make a mess, clean it up; if you move it, put it back
- All guests must have traveler insurance on their own for the duration of their stay.Cleaning fee: For a one week stay 550 euros which includes a mid-week linen change. For shorter stays other than high season, 280 euros.
Catering: We have an excellent local cook who can prepare lunches for 20 euros/head (primo, contorno, bread, wine) or dinner 35 euros/head (primo, second, contorno, bread, glass of wine). He delivers to the villa but does not serve. There are also Bellagio chefs for 60-150 euros/head but these need to be booked well in advance. Full catering can also be arranged – again, this needs to be booked ahead.
Airport Transfers: Please ask. Cost depends on number of guests. Helicopter transfers can also be arranged – there is a helipad five minutes walk from the villa.
Concierge Services: Includes booking restaurants, boat hire, tours, advice etc. – 150 euros/day
Local taxis: Please note there are very few in Bellagio and it would be difficult to get around without a car. If you’re reluctant for any reason to hire one yourself, we can hire a people mover for you, and a driver, at cost for the vehicle and 30 euros/hr for the driver.
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Min Stay
High SeasonJul 6Aug 31€1,0457 nights
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