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“Amazing Lakefront villa on Lake Como”
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Argegno, Lake Como, Lombardy

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thavyness
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
“Amazing Lakefront villa on Lake Como”
Reviewed 11 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I had my 40th birthday party at the villa for 50 people. It was the perfect location to host such an event. Since I do not speak Italian, it was difficult for me to speak directly with the catering company and DJ. Francesco offered his help and did more than what is expected of a host. I really appreciated his responsiveness to all my questions as I can understand how difficult it is to organize such a big event. I would highly recommend this place for a wedding or any other special occasion. It is of course also perfect for a relaxing vacation since the house has all the amenities one needs. We ate breakfast outside and enjoyed the incredible views. We also used the boat house to access the lake and the daring ones jumped directly from the ledge of the outdoor dining area into the lake (great for GoPro videos).

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Liked best: The views of the lake
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Anne R
2 reviews
“Outstanding Villa! Spectacular Views!”
Reviewed 24 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Our family group of 6 were very pleased with our accommodations at Villa La Ruga. This clean and lovely villa provides all the amenities including lots of room inside and out and the ambiance we hoped for.The view of Lake Como from the terrace is spectacular! Francesco, the villa's owner, is a host extraordinaire! Since we did not have a car, Francesco arranged for taxis when needed.and recommended restaurants and places to visit. His suggestion to have Chef Umberto cook dinner for us at the villa one evening was a special and delicious treat. The narrated boat tour of Lake Como, we requested, was the fabulous highlight of our trip. The beautiful Villa La Ruga, the gorgeous scenery and the kind hospitality and assistance we received exceeded our expectations. What a terrific, fun-filled holiday!!

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Liked best: The villa itself, its location and and the absolutely beautiful views
Liked least: The driveway to the property was very steep and a little difficult to walk up
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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PJ H
1 review
“Perfect, Homey Villa with Outstanding Views”
Reviewed 23 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My wife and I loved our stay at Villa La Ruga! We were excited to visit Lake Como for the first time, and Villa La Ruga was more than we hoped to make for a great experience to such an extraordinary place.

Francesco was an excellent and thoughtful host greeting us upon our arrival, giving us a tour of the villa plus supplying delicious welcome treats and breakfast for the next morning so we could enjoy our first evening getting dinner out and exploring Argegno instead of worrying about a grocery run.

We spent most of our time relaxing on the back porch loving being right on the lake for the amazing lake and mountain views, cooking also enjoying the views, and having ping pong tournaments on a rainy day.

The location was also perfect for getting out and exploring the local towns, and getting the chance to rent a boat to further explore the lake. Francesco kindly arranged the boat for us ahead of time, then was very attentive to the rainy weather coming in, and rearranged the boat for us so we could get the chance to enjoy captaining our own small boat around the lake which was definitely the highlight of our week traveling around Italy. We felt very at home and so appreciative of the chance to do so in such an incredible place!

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Liked best: Being right on the lake with beautiful views
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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mark p
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“Could Not Be Better”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Just Came Back From The Best Villa I've Stayed In EVER.
We Were A Group Of 3 Couples Wanting A Relaxing Holiday And We Got It.
The Villa Is Between The Main Road And The Lake So There Is Some Noise But Coming From London Did Not Bother Us. The Views Are To Die For. The Villa Has A Boat House So You Can Swim In The Lake From The Villa. The 3 Bedrooms We Used All Had Balconies And En-suite Bathrooms With Great Views. Are First Words To Each Other When we Arrived were, WE HAVE ARRIVED.
The Arrival Package Was More Then Enough For Us,, And The Views. All The Usual Equipment Is Available, Including Coffee Percolator, Dishwasher, Washing Machine The LIst Goes On,, And The Views.
Argegno Is Within Walking Distance For A 50 Year old, With Some Small Shops So If You're There For A Few Days You Don't Need A Car,, And The Views.
Francesco The Owner Was Magnificent, Always Available On The Phone Or E-mail .Helped Us With Organising Private Tours, Extra Sunbeds, Nothing Was A problem,, And The Views.
We Arrived A Little Early To Pick Up The Keys So Francesco Organised Lunch At A Local Restaurant For Us And Dropped The Keys To Us Once He Was Happy With The Cleaning Of The Villa.

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Liked best: The Views And customer Service
Liked least: Going Home
Travelling group: Friends
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sheena h
Croydon, United Kingdom
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“Villa La Ruga A Wonderful Villia in one of thee best Location”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A family Villa run by Francesco who hosting skills where outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble from booking restaurants to arranging boat taxis and tour guides. The villa was well equipped with everything you could possibly ask for just like home from home and more. On arrival we had a supply of coffee tea milk cakes etc.
The Villa has the most stunning views of the lake and it was lovely to wake up to the views every morning. There are some lovely restaurants in Argegno , one in particular , La Piazzetta , the food was amazing and the staff where very welcoming. Especially Chris, who supplied us with, milk and cakes on last night so that we could have coffee for breakfast in the villa on our last morning as we had run out of milk.

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jonathan...
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4 reviews
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“Spectacular Vacation Villa”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Our family of five (parents and three adult children) stayed for three nights at Villa La Ruga in the middle of a 2 week European trip. The villa and Lake Como were the highlight of the trip for all of us. The setting is gorgeous (and is located near the beautiful village of Argegno. Francesco was extremely accommodating, available by phone to answer any questions we had, and checked in several times to make sure we were enjoying our stay. He helped us arrange a wonderful guided boat tour of the lake and its villas. He also arranged for two dinners to be cooked by Umberto. These were extraordinary and not to be missed -- two of the best dinners we've ever had w/o having to leave your own private deck. We also greatly enjoyed the bocce court, ping pong, swimming in the lake and sunning on the patio. We only wished we'd stayed longer.

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Liked best: Pretty much everything
Liked least: No a/c; narrow driveway
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Kevin F
Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
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“The best lakeside villa you will find anywhere”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Villa La Ruga is undoubtedly one of the most incredible places you are ever likely to stay - right on the most beautiful lake in Europe with an unenviable position at a bend in the lake with views you only ever see on a movie set. The lake is deep and the family spent time most days jumping and diving straight off the terrace that overhangs the clear warm water below. Living space, kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms are excellent as is the garden where you can sit and watch the wonderful sunsets over a glass of good Italian wine. We used the services of the private chef - it is actually cheaper than a good restaurant meal and is personalised and served in your own private lakeside setting better than any restaurant we visited. Finally Francesco is the ultimate host - just a phone call away to help in any way he can to make your holiday just perfect.

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Liked best: The setting and the views
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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