Villa La Ruga is really quite the experience. I mean, from the photos you can tell the place is special - but when you get there, it's really beyond anything you expect. Stunning location, and a really wonderful, hospitable owner.
The Villa is located nearby a small town with all you need. Francesco met all of our needs and curated transfers, a private chef for a dinner, and arranged a Lake Como boat tour. The master suite has a large bathroom and upstairs are three other bedrooms, two baths and a small room for a child that we used for our suitcases. There are views of the lake from every room The grounds are lovely! Do not hesitate to stay here especially with the warm and professional assistance of Francesco.
We had a wonderful time at Villa La Ruga! Francesco was so helpful! When we arrived there was a large basket of food which we enjoyed all week. He found chefs to prepare dinner for us one evening at at a very reasonable price. He took care of hiring a boat and captain for the day. The house was clean and the three couples were very comfortable there. We did spend most of our time when we were home out on the beautiful patio. Thank you Francesco!!
This villa, located right on Lake Como, provided our group of 8 with a wonderful 5 day stay in this area. We spent most of our time on the patio over looking the lake. Francesco was so kind and very helpful. He provided provisions for breakfast on our first day and even helped to deliver pizza's to us! Francesco also found us a personal chef to cook us a gourmet dinner and also arranged for a private boat tour of Lake Como. From this fabulous villa, we also visited Lake Maggoire and took the train into Milan for the day. An amazing time was had by all!
Words cannot describe how much we enjoyed our 6-night stay at Villa la Ruga. To awake each morning to such a breathtaking view of water and mountains was like a dream. The villa is lovely with 4 bedrooms and baths to accommodate 6 adults comfortably. The property is stunning -- we even enjoyed several games of bocce on the villa's private court. We fell in love with the village of Argegno, only a 7-minute walk from the villa. We had delicious dinners and/or lunches at 3 of the restaurants there and the best gelato we had in our travels. The "icing on the cake" was Francesco, who could not have been more helpful or kinder. While preparing for our trip, he arranged for drivers, made dinner reservations, assisted with tours and answered every question or concern that we had. During our stay at the villa, he was continually available to accommodate any need that arose, with efficiency and concern. Thank you, Francesco, for sharing your beautiful villa with us!
The location is amazing, right on the lake. House was spacious and well equipped from the chef's kitchen, beautiful inside and outside dining areas, stunning outside grounds. The owner was exceptionally responsive and a phone call away. He helped us organize a surprise birthday dinner that was that was beyond expectations.
Everything about this stay was perfect: villa, host, gardens, terrace and VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS... Where ever you are, inside or outside, lake view will steal your heart.
I want to thank to our chef Piero and his wife Rosa who prepared great dinner for my birthday party.
And of course, Francesco, our kind, helpful and charming host, thank you for this unforgettable experience!