A fantastic summer haven, our beautiful & comfortable, art-nouveau villa has been carefully renovated & refurbished, retaining all of its original character and charm. Villa Luca is the perfect home for those seeking the ultimate in comfort & style on the heart of Lake Como.
Our three bedroom villa offers all guests a wonderful stay and an ideal location on Lake Como - lakeside, with the beautiful swimming pool and beach bar of Lido di Cadenabbia just a short walk away, and with the ferry less than 100m away.
In the village of Cadenabbia there is a convenience store for all your necessities, an array of pavement cafes, restaurants and Italian bars all within walking distance.
We will always meet you upon your arrival, show you around and provide a welcome basket of goodies too. If you need anything during your stay we are on hand to help or organise anything you require.
A little more about us................
Villa Luca lies behind private security gates accessed by guests to Luca. The main entrance to Villa Luca is grand and a real taste of things to come. With exquisite decor combining classic and chic styling, Villa Luca is the perfect venue for those seeking the ultimate in elegance, style and sophistication. Affectionately termed as 'mini Carlotta' by the locals, Luca's stunning gardens bare a striking resemblance to those of world famous Villa Carlotta, situated close by.
Large enough to offer all of the grandeur of an Italian Villa, yet small enough to ensure that boutique-hotel-style comfort and warmth, one of Luca's many appeals must surely be its perfectly proportioned size. Luca offers spacious accommodation, sleeping 6 guests, enjoying two large double bedrooms (master with luxury en-suite) one ground floor double bedroom, two reception rooms, stylish kitchen, two luxury bathrooms and a further shower room.
Situated at the front of the Villa, Luca's bright airy lounge (with 40' TV, DVD, and satellite) proudly offers possibly the best view on the lake. Complete with balcony opening out to the lake, what better spot to savour the views with your morning coffee. Its well-appointed kitchen with stylish pink marble flooring and granite worktops, leads conveniently into a large dining area, with views looking out to the gardens - perfect for a family meal, birthday
celebration or pre-wedding ceremony drinks.
On the first floor, Luca's spacious master bedroom boasts a luxury ensuite bathroom, with free-standing bath, and double sink. Situated at the front of the Villa and enjoying breathtaking views of the lake, the second bedroom is large and airy, with double bed and wardrobes. The spacious family bathroom has a lovely free-standing bath and double sink. On the ground floor, there is a further shower room, with additional toilet and sink and double bedroom.
Perfectly located on the western shore of Lake Como, Villa Luca is just 100m from the Cadenabbia ferry service, a short walk from the world famous Villa Carlotta, near to Tremezzo with all its amenities and restaurants, Bellagio is a 5 minute ferry ride across the waters and Menaggio a 10 minute drive.
Villa Luca is part of the Lucia Estate and her neighboring Villa Lucia, an 18th Century villa sleeps up to 12 guests . Guests are welcome to hire the entire estate for weddings and events or for those with larger guest parties.
Explore Lake Como, the coast of the stars!: Lake Como offers something quite magical and still; it's blue waters and backdrop of snow-capped mountains makes for a peaceful and memorable experience.
Having featured in many movies such as Star Wars and Ocean's Twelve starring George Clooney who recently purchased Villa Oleandra in nearby Laglio, it has also hosted some of the most famous writers such as Byron, Stendhal, Shelley, Liszt and Rossini as well as diplomats and members of royalty for centuries.
Lake Como has become such a desirable destination that tourists from all over the world are now flocking to see it! Once an area completely covered by glaciers, today the Adda river makes its long 313 km journey from the Swiss alps into Lake Como forming its distinctive 'upside-down Y' shape. At 410 m deep and an area of 146 km squared, it's Europe's deepest and 3rd largest lake.
Venture a little further around the lake: The central lake area is famous for some of the most elegant villas and gardens that are open for all to discover and marvel at. Some of our favorites include Villa Carlotta just a short walk from Villa Lucia, the 17th Century Villa Serbelloni across the waters in Bellagio and Villa Balbianello made famous by Star Wars and James Bond this little paradise is only accessible by boat.
Activities abound on the lake; during the summer Como comes alive with the lake buzzing with sail boats and speedier alternatives! Swimmers and divers also enjoy the lake during the summer. Just a short walk from Villa Lucia, is the recently opened Cadenabbia lido, for those who enjoy the pool and a nice cool drink whilst the kids play! Do take a couple of the lake excursions - a great way to explore Como it is also the only way to truly appreciate this area and the glamorous lakeside villas that adorn its coastline.
I fell in love with Lake Como over 15 years ago on a family trip to Italy. I spent many years coming back and when the opportunity arose I decided to buy a property here, to save spending out on hotels every few weeks! Villa Luca was such an opportunity - there is only a handful of property in the world with such a position and outlook, I felt extremely lucky to have found her. We had Villa Lucia next door to Luca and so it made sense to purchase Luca for those who wish to host a wedding on Lake Como or for larger party groups. She needed a lot of TLC and we spent a good 6 months restoring her and giving her back her sparkle. It is now a real comfortable home to spend time in. We decided to open her doors to everyone and share her with guests, as she is simply too beautiful to sit empty for the majority of the summer.
Waterfront views across to Bellagio
Just a short walk 500m to the ferry port
A large villa sleeping up to 12 guests is unusual on the lake
Walk away to Grand Hotel Tremezzo & Villa Carlotta
10 minute drive to Menaggio and Lenno (home to Villa di Balbianello)
10 minute ferry ride to Bellagio and Varenna
Villa Luca sits on the western shore of Lake Como ideally located to reach all the major towns on the lake such as Bellagio, Menaggio, Tremezzo, Laglio (famed now as the home to George Clooney) and Como itself.
Just a short walk is the beautiful Lido di Cadenabbia with its fabulous swimming pool, bar & restaurant. And just 100m away is the Cadenabbia ferry port which provides access to all major towns on the lake for both cars and passengers, with Tremezzo and Villa Carlotta ports also within walking distance.
Within walking distance there are various small shops, cafes & restaurants in the village of Cadenabbia and neighbouring Tremezzo, a small grocer who sells fresh bread, milk, fruit and veg and your daily conveniences is ideal during your stay. There is a much larger supermarket in nearby town Lenno or Bennetts superstore in Como sells everything you need and more should you want to stock up at the beginning of your holiday.
There are some wonderful pavement cafes, restaurants and typical Italian bars a walk away from the villa to cater for breakfast, lunch and dinner and anything in between! A must is dinner at our favourite - Al Veluu Restaurant which is said to be one of the best restaurants in Europe and a favourite with many of the rich and famous!
There is an endless list of places to visit when on Lake Como, our favourites include the beautiful botanical gardens of Villa Carlotta just a short walk from Villa Lucia and is said to have over 500 species of plants and flowers. The bustling town of Bellagio is directly opposite the villa and is a short 10 minute ferry ride away (said to be one of the most beautiful towns in Europe) and where you can enjoy a gelato from one of the many stalls. There is also the beautiful Villa Melzi, Villa Serbelloni and the world famous Villa di Balbianello, all within half an hour access from the villa.
Wine tasting is of course a necessity in the local Cantina Follie in Tremezzo and they offer all Lucia guests a special rate. Sailing and wonderful boat excursions around the lake are also a great way to explore.
Golf: Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Course again offers our guests a special package rate and is located nearby as is said to marvel the best of golf players. This fantastic 18 hole, 5442m, par 70 course is one of the most ancient golf courses in Europe, with steep inclines, sweeping fairways and spectacular views en route. Open from March to November, is certainly one to add to your list.
The world famous Villa D'Este also offers an 18 hole course and is said to be the most varied and difficult of the European par 69 courses, along with one of the most magnificent viewpoints on Lake Como itself.
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