|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
For short stay, fall and winter season or party of 6 and less please inquire directly.
Property sq ft: 3,800
4 bedrooms (please note that on request all rooms can be set as
double or twin, 2 additional guests can be accomodated in the penthouse's living room double sofa-bed)
4 bathrooms + den
Private parking area
Private garden of 32,000 sq ft
Boat dock just 3 minutes by walking distance
HD TV with stereo Bluetooth music player/ stream from your own device
Laundry room with washer and dryer
Infant/ toddler crib and highchair on request
Heating to be paid locally at the total cost of Euro 300,00 per week
-private garden with fruit trees
Villa Poletti is owned by the same family since late 1800s and recently updated. We were born and raised in Bellagio and are very happy to share all we know about Bellagio and its neighborhood. Once the reservation is confirmed we will send you a Welcome Letter with helpful information such as restaurant recommendations, places to visit, various fun activities which will make your vacation a memorable one. In addition we offer Chef, babysitting, maid and concierge services upon request. We can customize your experience from a culinary tour to a fishing experience.
Karin purchased this villa in 1800
The villa is very elegant. It has the beauty of being an historical villa with all the modern comforts. It is well furnished with beautiful antiques, has high ceilings and beautiful large and spacious rooms. The location is stunning. Outside of the busy center of Bellagio but close to the peaceful small village of S.Giovanni (3 minutes by walking distance) where there is the Villa's boat dock, restaurant, small boutique grocer, coffee shop and wine bar and just 3 minutes to downtown Bellagio by car.
The beautiful porch over viewing the lake is magical. As soon as you arrive you find peace, nature and historical beauties. The Villa has a private dock just three minutes walking distance so that you can enjoy renting your boat and are able to dock it just a few steps from the Villa. Near the villa depart scenic trails with lovely walks that can take you to the summit of Mount St. First in order to fully appreciate the spectacle of the three branches of Lake Como and the newly discovered caves.
The villa is very spacious with wonderful views of Lake Como. The kitchen was well appointed and the dining room was perfect for eight people to enjoy our meals. The master bedroom has a view one can only dream about. The outdoor terrace was a delightful place to enjoy our wine. Roberto was helpful with any issues we had and responded very quickly. I would suggest an updated washer/dryer as it took most of the day to do a load. It is an adventure pulling in and out of the villa driveway because it sits on a blind curve. I would not advise walking to Bellagio as there is no shoulder on the road and traffic is constant. This is a perfect villa for eight people.
Our stay at this villa was the highlight of our trip through Italy and France. The wonderful view of the lake was equally stunning during the day or in the evening as it is directly in front of elegantly lit villas on the opposite shore. The staff of the villa was extremely helpful in planning and reserving activities for us, including a rental boat which we could keep overnight in the villa's boat slip in the harbor below the property. Cooking in a well stocked kitchen and dining on the wonderful lake view garden terrace were perhaps our favorite times. We booked the villa chef to cook dinner on the first evening and she helped us plan the grocery shopping for the rest of our stay with pointers on where to buy the best of this and the best of that. We also enjoyed browsing the villa's wine list from which we ordered a nice selection of local wines that were delivered the next day.
We were welcomed by property keeper Monica, who was very helpful and accommodating and discrete Lady, full of useful advice regarding local gastronomic and entertainment scene. property was very comfortable and fully equipped for even large gathering. it was first time for us to stay in Europe outside of regular hotel scene and we are hooked. We are coming back for sore as views from Villa Poletti left unforgettable mark on our tourist souls. Thank you for your hospitality and see you...., as soon as we have a chance to visit this iconic part of the Globe.
Peter with Family and Friends,
Villa Poletti certainly lived up to its reputation. It was the perfect place to stay for a week, and the spaciousness of the villa allowed us to relax.
Some particulars about the home. It is located 1 mile from Bellagio center, but it is on the bus route and has a bus stop almost outside the front door. The bus runs regularly and on time (mostly). The main level has a beautiful view of Lake Como from the terrace and Living Room, which seats 6 people comfortably. The dining table seats 8. The kitchen was adequate, with all the essentials for daily cooking. The only thing it lacked was a proper rolling pin (the one there had a long crack), and sharp knives. Otherwise, I was able to cook anything we wanted. Incidentally, there are 2 grocery stores within 1 mile, so supplies are right at hand. There is a full bath on the main level.
The second floor has three bedrooms. Two overlook Lake Como, with the third on the street side. One is a suite; the other 2 share a bathroom. They are all spacious. The third floor has an apartment with its own small kitchen, Living Room bedroom and bathroom. It is also spacious. My daughter thought she was in Heaven with her own place away from the other kids. The furniture throughout is very nice and comfortable. The "apartment" is just up the stairs. The church bell in San Giovanni plays music daily.
We spent two weeks in Italy and Switzerland, but the time at Villa Poletti was the only time I would say I relaxed. Everywhere else we were forced to stay in three different hotel rooms, which meant we had no common areas to interact. We were also forced to eat in restaurants for every meal. The advantage Villa Poletti has is that you can have the refrigerator and pantry stocked before you arrive and have food for breakfasts (with espresso/cappuccino) and snacks. I also cooked several dinners there. It was so perfect to sit at the dining table on the terrace and enjoy the sunset views of the lake. We could also go out to dinner when we wanted, and weren't limited to the overpriced restaurants in Bellagio.
We rented a car because it's hard to get bus and ferry schedules to coincide. If you take the bus you might have to catch the 8:22 am bus for a 9:15 ferry, meaning you spend nearly an hour at the ferry station waiting. The bus only comes every 1 1/2 hours or so. Parking isn't plentiful in Bellagio, but it seemed sufficient, especially if you get there early in the day.
The villa was beyond perfect for our family of 3 adult couples and a 14 month old. We felt right at home from the get go and had every convenience we needed. The kitchen was nicely stocked with modern appliances, wifi and tv worked great no problems , the beautiful views from every room we didn't want to leave the villa. Karin the owner was super helpful with recommendations for restaurants, tours and anything else we asked she had good answers!
A gorgeous house with stunning views, we spent a magical week at Villa Poletti. The house is warm and welcoming with great facilities and extensive information that helped make our holiday a perfect experience. Nothing was too much trouble for the local manager, and everyone in the local area was welcoming. We will be back.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£687|
Inquire directly for 6 guests or less. Special rates are available.
Villa Poletti is a magnificent home located in Bellagio with breathtaking views of the most beautiful part of Lake Como. It towers over the small hamlet of San Giovanni with its quaint harbor, boat landing, pebble beaches, historical church, restaurant, grocer and a small post office. Relax and enjoy the historical villa across the lake from almost everywhere on the property, including the grassy living room balcony and the terraced fruit-tree garden. The villa is located just 3 minutes by car to downtown Bellagio. If you are in the mood to explore you may walk 15 minutes to visit the amazing gardens of Villa Melzi or take a half hour stroll to downtown Bellagio.