Archimede 11

Modernist villa with Pool and Jacuzzi on Lake Como

Nice little touches

  • The views are simply spectacular from the house and from the private grounds. The position is raised and the land drops away beyond the pool so you just see lake when relaxing in the pool.
  • There is something for everyone in this area, from historic villas to vist, boat trips around the lake, exciting sports like canoeing, canyoning or sailing, as well as relaxing bike rides and walks

Good to know

  • The steps are open tread and the pool is not fenced - might not suit very small children.
  • Final Cleaning is not included in this property

At the northern end of Lake Como, in a house that could easily have been designed by one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture, Archimede is a tribute to the relationship of man, shelter and nature. Positioned to savour the lake and the wooded mountains surrounding it, clean lines, walls of glass and open lawns offer an extended family or a group of guests the feeling of retreat. If 'less is more', in this case it is also marvelous.

Accommodation

The property, with an emphasis on the horizontal, is nonetheless built over three floors. Leading down from the entrance level is a stylish dining room and a sumptuous living room. Along a corridor off the entrance is a modern kitchen, a guest WC, a single bedroom with pull-out bed and a double bedroom with ensuite. On the upper level is the master bedroom with private terrace and ensuite bathroom with a separate shower, a twin and a double bedroom that share a shower room, and an additional twin bedroom with ensuite WC, which has direct access to a staircase leading to the garden.

The extensive garden has a panoramic pool and Jacuzzi set at the top of the property and access to the shore of the lake via its private woodland.

Features

Villa Details

  • Private pool
  • Private gardens
  • Jacuzzi
  • Free wifi
  • Barbecue
  • Fireplace
  • Pets welcome (extra fee)
  • Fitness room

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 4 double bedrooms
  • 1 double/twin bedroom
  • 1 single bedroom with trundle bed
  • 2 bathrooms with shower
  • 1 bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • 2 wcs

Kitchen equipment

  • Coffee maker (american and italian)
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Toaster

Amenities

  • Baby bed and high chair on request
  • Catering available on request
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Oven
  • Satellite tv
  • Washing machine

What's included

  • Arrive and relax package: guests will be provided with a simple arrival dinner, brought in to be reheated. while there are no changes in the menu allowed, it does include: lasagna, a vegetable tart, salad and a fruit salad, as well as bread, water and wine. in addition you will find basic grocery shopping has been done for you, to include: milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit, eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice and cereals.
  • Pool towels provided

Extras on request

  • Babysitting available on request
  • Extra cleaning on request
  • Extra linen change on request.
  • Central heating, extra
  • Laundry service available on request
  • Transport and tours available

Outdoors

  • Lake access: a path through the woods goes down to a private lake access.
  • Jacuzzi hot-tub
  • Pool (7.5x4 m) and hot tub in panoramic positions. pool open 20 april-14 sept. 2019 ladder entry. lake access via steep path from property 10-15 min. walk.
  • Barbecue area with wonderful covered terrace
  • Ping-pong and table football area

Nearby

  • Canoeing available in nearby colico
  • Restaurant a short walk away
  • Water sports in nearby colico - canoeing, kitesurfing, sailing and swimming.

Photos

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Reviews

“ Wonderful time at Lake Como ”

Just wanted to send you a note to let you know we had a wonderful time the other week at Lake Como! What an amazing location! We didn’t really want to leave the house it was so beautiful there with the view. We did manage however to se some of the beautiful gardens and villas as well as take a tour around the lake by a boat Greta arranged for us. Thank you for all your assistance. We look forward to our return.

Melissa Y and family staying in Archimede . Jun 2018

“ Fabulous place for a multi-generational holiday ”

We loved Archimede - we stayed here for two weeks for a big family reunion with grandparents, two siblings' families and grandchildren with ages that varied from 20 to 1 year old. It suited us all perfectly, the house is spacious with really large living areas for us all to eat and chat together, with the airy terrace over the lake and close to the barbecue a popular place for evening meals. The pool and Jacuzzi have stunning views and were very popular for relaxed catch-ups, sitting in the bubbles with a drink.

The surrounding area has some fabulous restaurants as well as plenty of activities for the more energetic in the family. I got a lot of cycling done, and also braved canyoning in Val Bodengo with the younger adults. There were boat trips, relaxing walks and an excursion into the higher alpine valleys by funicular.

A wonderful villa in a great spot, I can highly recommend it.

Dan Wrightson from ITT staying in Archimede . Aug 2016

Where is Archimede ?

Getting here

  • Milano Linate Airport 1hr 15mins
  • Lugano Airport 1hr 30 mins
  • Bergamo Airport 1hr 30 mins
  • Nearest Train Station Colico 7kms

Around Archimede

The surrounding area has such peace and majesty it is no wonder monks of the Piona Abbey, which sits atop a small peninsula nearby, chose this as their place of meditation.

But this end of the lake is not only about spirit; it is also a sportsman's paradise, with easily arranged windsurfing, canoeing, sailing or, for those inspired by the alpine backdrop, climbing or mountain biking.

Excellent boat/ferry service from Colico travel to and from Como daily, stopping at most towns on the way and the train provides shopping in Milan or a visiting La Scala and still being 'home' for cocktails on the terrace.

Nearby

  • Restaurant within walking distance.
  • Many shops, restaurants as well as train and ferry connections in Colico, 5 mins drive
  • Varenna 14kms for more ferries
  • Moto Guzzi museum in Mandello 25kms
  • Alpine Landscapes in the Splugen and Madesimo passes
  • St Moritz 1hr

From € 726 per day

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How to book

Is Archimede perfect for you?

For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.

We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "Booking Protect" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and Booking Protect. You can add Booking Protect to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

Not sure?

It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.

Any more questions?

Please ring us with any queries - there are a lot of answers in our FAQ page too. If you want to keep searching, have a look at our suggestions below!

Booking Notes

  • Final Cleaning Costs to be paid on site: €300
  • Pets Allowed for 10 euro a night
  • Extra Bed 130 euro a night
  • Security Deposit Taken on site, 1500 by Credit Card
  • Extra Set of Bath Towels and Bed Linens 20 Euro per person to be paid on site.
  • Change of towels and Pool towels €120