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

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nancycro
Centennial, Colorado
1 review
“An extraordinary villa on Lake Como is a place for dreaming”
Reviewed August 8, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This spacious villa on the western bank of Lake Como is a special place. The stone patio projects over the lake; you sit there in a comfortable chaise watching the ever-changing ripples on the water and the mists rising and falling from the mountaintops. At the private dock you can be picked up and taken wherever you like by water. Out on the lake, you look back on the patio and its stone base as a kind of ship’s prow and the 2-story house itself with its arches as the deck. The bocce court (which can be lit at night) is enclosed by a formal garden of gray stone and green lawn that pulls you in and makes you want to linger. The real world slips away. La Ruga is a place for dreaming.

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Liked best: Incredible space inside and out; great patio for dining; fun bocce court and garden right on the lake; easy walk into town; well-located for trips to famous villas and gardens; charming/helpful host; good restaurants nearby.
Liked least: Nothing; everything was great.
Traveling group: Friends
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ronaldjhu...
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful”
Reviewed July 28, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Our extended family spent a week in Villa La Ruga and loved every minute. Francesco was appropriately attentive to our every request and ensured that our stay was worry-free.

The Villa speaks for itself and met every expectation that we had. It lives up to the photographs and video clip.

We are considering staying there again in the future.

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Liked best: The situation is unbeatable.
Liked least: Nothing really
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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Kez_240
1 review
“Wonderful week exploring Lake Como”
Reviewed July 27, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We were greeted by Francesco at Villa La Ruga who showed is around the most beautiful accommodation with views that were out of this world. Right on the lake with amazing gardens and terrace looking over the water. Francesco recommended great places to eat in the local village of Argegno which was in walking distance and easy access to ferries. Hired a boat for a couple of days which was a highlight. It was lovely to hear the history of the Villa from Francesco. Would highly recommend this wonderful place to stay

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ed646
Lake Como, Italy
1 review
“Perfecto Lago di Como”
Reviewed July 21, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Beautiful home and grounds on the water with boathouse for rental boat; short cruise to first class waterfront restaurant and short walk to Argegno town square from house.

We plan on booking again for longer stay!

Traveling group: Extended Family
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Carolyn W
Westlake Village, California
2 reviews
“Beautiful Location”
Reviewed July 15, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This home is in a beautiful location on Lake Como. The views from every window are spectacular. It has a very nice patio and yard and the exterior of the house and grounds are very well kept.

It is very near to Argegno, a very small village where you can take the ferry to other destinations on the lake. There nearest large grocery store (there's a tiny, tiny place in Argegno) is about 20 minutes away by car. We brought provisions with us and ate lunch and dinner out so that wasn't a big deal for our group.

The interior of the home itself is spartan and utilitarian in amenities and luxury (as are many homes that are used for vacation rentals). We were only there for four days so we didn't take advantage of the boat rental or private chef.

Francesco, who is the property manager and son of the owner of the home is very friendly and his English is excellent. He was very helpful with suggestions.

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Liked best: Location and view
Liked least: Interior of the house was not particularly nice so that was disappointing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Keyur P
London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Villa....amazing location”
Reviewed June 17, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

My wife and I went with friends and we all had an amazing short break at this beautiful villa located perfectly between Como and Bellagio! The boat and private dining on the terrace overlooking the lake are experiences not to be missed, thanks Francesco and Umberto! Highly recommend Villa La Ruga…………..will definitely be going back!

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Traveling group: Friends
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“Dream Villa with an unrivalled view...”
Reviewed June 16, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The villa is just gorgeous... and the view is breathtaking. The grounds are just as striking - a garden, a boccie court, a boathouse... Francesco even provides enough breakfast to last your stay! He will arrange dinner for you or even a boat rental. You might never want to go home -- we didn't! The driveway is a bit tricky, but you do need a car. Walking into town is a bit treacherous. But after seeing the villa and the view, who needs to leave?

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Liked best: The villa and the view!
Liked least: The driveway!
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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