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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Argegno, Lake Como, Lombardy

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priscilla...
1 review
“Amazing villa!”
Reviewed 8 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We have stayed at this wonderful villa last weekend to celebrated my birthday. The villa is extremely beautiful and the view of lake Como is unbeatable!. Above all, I would like to say that Francesco who is the manager of the villa is extremely dedicated, helpful, friendly and easy going!. He helped us with the organization of the party and coordinate all details in a excellent manner!

Francesco, thanks so much for helping us to make my birthday so special and wonderful!

We will definitely come back!
Priscilla and Luca

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Michael R
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“The villa is ideal if you want a tranquil private lakeside setting on Lake Como with a stunning outlook”
Reviewed 9 November 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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My (adult) daughter and I stayed at Villa La Ruga for 6 weeks, from mid September to the end of October. The weather was still mostly sunny and warm during the day but getting colder at night. We dealt exclusively with the owner's son, Francesco Rimoldi. He was extremely attentive, without being intrusive. The villa was well located, down a steep drive that looked more daunting than it actually was (even in the occasional torrential rain storm), and right on the lake. Multiple doors from the living room and kitchen to the terrace maximized this proximity and the panoramic views were stunning. The villa has a boathouse which we did not make use of, but which also provided lake access for swimming although, by then, it was a bit too cold for us. Apparently, the terrace also works well as a diving platform! The villa was fully equipped for a comfortable and convenient stay. The location is excellent - about 75 minutes drive from Malpensa Airport and about 20 minutes from Como. Argegno is about a minute's drive away, where La Piazetta is highly recommended for a pizza lunch, or for an authentic Italian dinner.

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Your age range 50-64
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Mary7345
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
“WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE ON THE LAKE!!”
Reviewed 21 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

You won't go wrong with renting Villa La Ruga. The minute we walked in and met Francesco, we knew we arrived at the right place. Francesco couldn't have been more helpful throughout the months of asking questions. He was there upon our arrival helping us any way that he could. The villa itself is amazing; right on the lake with gorgeous views you can't put into writing. You need to see it for yourself. There's bocce ball and we even swam in the lake right off of the boat house. The villa itself was immaculate and the beds were very comfortable. One thing I'd highly recommend is doing the private boat tour. It was so much fun and we had a beautiful day for it. The time there went way too fast. Thank you, Francesco, for your welcoming hospitality. If I could give you and your villa 10 stars, I would.

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Friends
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thavyness
Durham, North Carolina
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“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
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“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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