Villa Merdiana is a lakefront property located ten kilometers north of Menaggio on the northwest shore of Lake Como. The house is located in a unique setting and provides access to the beach.
The property includes a private parking for 4 cars, a swimming pool, a large panoramic terrace offering breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The house can accommodate 12 + 2 people in 5 double bedrooms, 2 singles, 1 twin, 6 bathrooms, a large living room and a dining room with a table for 14 people.
Starting from 2017: One Bio Allergy Friendly room (allergy free).
Villa Meridiana with its spacious and brightly decorated interior is the ideal holiday home for large parties. It consists of two floors each of 300 sqm.
There is a living room with 3 comfortable sofas, Satellite TV, DVD, WIFI and STEREO. The wall facing the lake has large French doors opening to the spacious panoramic terrace (350 sqm!!). This floor features also a fully appointed kitchen, a large dining room with a table for 14 people, and a game room for children.
On this floor there are also 2 half bathrooms and 1 bathroom with shower with facilities for handicapped people.
Upstairs there are 5 air conditioned double bedrooms (beds cannot be separated), each with bathroom. In addition one AC twin bedroom with bathroom with shower. Two of the rooms (the blue and the white bedrooms) have each an adjoining single bedroom ( NO AC ).
Two bedrooms (green and white) have direct access to a balcony furnished with table and chairs.
The 5 double bedrooms have AIR CONDITIONG.
The 2 single bedrooms don't have AIR CONDITIONG.
The twin bedroom has AIR CONDITIONING.
One double bedroom (AC) with ensuite bathroom with shower and access to the panoramic terrace.
One double bedroom (AC) with ensuite bathroom with bathtub and handheld shower. Adjoining single bedroom.
One double bedroom (AC) with ensuite bathroom with shower.
One double bedroom (AC) with ensuite bathroom with shower. Adjoining single bedroom.
One double bedroom (AC) with ensuite bathroom with shower.
Twin bedroom (AC) with ensuite bathroom with shower.
Outside: the property (2500 sqm) is just on the shore of the lake, few meters from the beach (public beach). In the large terrace (45 meters x 8 meters) there is a swimming pool (8 x 5 x 1,20) covered with a gorgeous glass, heated from the second week of May till the third week of September; during the other seasons, it can be heated, if required, with an extra cost.
Behind the house there is a parking area where 4 cars can easily be parked.
Behind Villa Meridiana is the Museum of the ancient boats of the lakes, on its left is a small boat yard, on its right is the beach, while the statal road is behind the museum.
The village (all shops) is about 600 meters from the property.
Please note that:
A pedestrian path runs along the shore between the lake and the property. For this reason privacy on the terrace could be limited specially during July and August. We're not talking thousands. The lakefront has public access. This is not an isolated property.
Amenities: Parking for 4 cars, Satellite TV, DVD player, STEREO, Dishwasher, Washing machine, dryer, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Microwave, Iron and Ironing Board, Sun Patio Furniture - Daily housekeeping 2 to 4 hours (depending on the number of the guests), Internet WIFI. Swimming pool, ping pong. A mooring buoy is available in front of the villa.
Activities: Swimming, boating, sailing, windsurfing, hiking, golfing (Golf club Menaggio), flying, horse-back riding.
Visit the "Museo della Barca Lariana" just 50 m behind the villa. The museum features over 400 boats that played an important part in the nautical history of the lake from the 19th century to today. Among them, there is a Venetian gondola from the last century which was built on Lake Como, and a Cisco, which is a typical English sailing boat also from the last century. The museum is open to the public from Friday to Sunday (afternoon, 2pm-6pm). During the other days of the week, the museum can be visited only by appointment. The guests staying at the villa will have special discounted entrance tickets.
The museum is also the perfect venue for events, parties, weddings etc. please enquire!!
Tourist sites: Bellagio known as the 'pearl of the lake' thanks to its position between the two arms of the lake and the mediaeval village of Varenna, Tremezzo with the neo-classical Villa Carlotta (one of the most beautiful villas of the lake with its botanic garden and artistic masterpieces), the 16th century Villa Balbianello in Lenno, Menaggio, Varenna (Villa Monastero) and Como with its important historical buildings.
Distances by car: Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo 20 minutes, Varenna and Bellagio 15 min by car + 15 min by ferry, Como 1 hr, Lugano (and nearest highway intersection) 1 hr, Milan city centre 1,30, Saint Moritz 2 hrs. It is necessary to have a car in this region.
Sport: The nearest golf course and equestrian club are 10 km away in Menaggio. There is also a tennis court in Pianello Lario, at 2 minutes walking from the villa. The Lake of Como and in particular the northern zone of the lake is renowned in all of Europe as an excellent sailing area - this is the most windy area of the lake and the most unspoilt; the Breva, a temperate breeze of the Lake of Como, blows during the afternoons, guaranteeing enjoyment for sailing, windsurfing or kitesurfing. The area offers numerous alpine destinations and several trekking and mountain bike trails.
Shopping: The main factory outlet shops (Armani factory shop, Fox town, Ferragamo, Versace, Etro, Gucci, Mantero, Lario) are within 10-30 minutes from Como.
Malpensa/Linate airports 1.5 hrs, Bergamo Orio al Serio airport 2 hrs, Saint Moritz 2 hrs, Venice 3.5 hrs, Florence 4 hrs.
Nearest airport: Milan Malpensa at 90 kilometers
Nearest beach: 1 meter
Nearest ferry port: Menaggio at 10 kilometres
Nearest highway intersection: Lugano at 35 kilometers
A car is necessary