Villa OLEANDRA

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Overview

Villa Oleandra is perfectly located, in the centre of the heart of Lake Como, the epicenter of the area, only a 5-minute lakeside stroll from Como's central piazza. Villa Oleandra is one of Lake Como's most unique and historic Luxury Villas. The property also boasts a fully functioning, 8-person modern elevator taking guests between all bedroom floors. Garden's back gate opens onto the famous "Passeggiata Villa Olmo" on the water. The lakeside garden is approximately 70 yards long by 20 yards wide.

Property Description

The villa is roughly 45 minutes from Malpensa airport (Milan) or Agno in Lugano.  The property is located in an extremely strategic position allows guests to use all means of public transportation with ease and meander around Como on foot.

Main Villa, Ground Floor

On the water yet only a 5-minute lakeside stroll from Como’s central piazza, Villa Oleandra is one of Lake Como’s most unique and historic Luxury Villas. Entrance into the property is off of the main coastal road, through a large, electric gate controlled by a surveillance camera.  The parking area is ample and there is also a 3 car, covered garage.

Entrance into the main villa is into a large marble foyer with a beautiful, wrap-around marble staircase, and large chandelier hanging from a 40-foot hand-painted fresco ceiling.  The rear end of the foyer enters into a space which leads to a gym and workout area equipped with parquet floor, yoga balls and mats, free weights, elliptical machine, stationary bike, & a full bathroom with shower.

Main Villa, First Floor

18 marble steps up from the main foyer leads to the first floor where the main living room is located.  The living room boasts marble floors, high ceilings, antique furniture, a large chandelier, and direct access out onto the back garden, giving views out onto the lake.  The back garden also has a gate which leads out onto a lake front boardwalk.  To left of living room is formal dining room with a long rectangular dining table for 10 and to the right of the living room is a sitting & tea room with a marble fireplace, couches & chairs, and large 85’ flat screen, DVD, and views out onto the back garden. The first floor also holds a 2-room kitchen – the first is an informal dining & breakfast room with a dining table for 8 and beautiful cabinetry which originate from an Italian delicatessen.

The kitchen, which is an extension of the dining room, is a modern space with a 6-range stovetop, a convection oven, a large refrigerator/freezer, blender, microwave, and espresso machine.  The kitchen looks out over the main entrance of the villa.  The first floor is completed by a twin bedroom with an external Half-Bath.  There is also a fully functioning, 8-person modern elevator taking guests between all bedroom floors.

Main Villa, Second floor

The second floor is found up a flight of 30 marble steps from the first.  The second-floor hosts 5 bedrooms.  The first is a large double with parquet floors and an En-suite bathroom with bathtub.  The second is a large double with parquet floors and a marble En-suite bathroom with shower box.  The third is the master suite with a queen-size bed and parquet floors and an enormous En-suite, fully marble bathroom with separate bathtub and shower facilities and a double marble sink.

The fourth bedroom is a pink queen double with parquet floors looking out over back garden and the fifth is a pink French double as well, best for young adults or children as per the style of furniture.  The 4th and 5th bedrooms share a bathroom with a large shower and double sink.

Main Villa, Third floor

Two beautiful Guest Suites with queen double bed on the top floor of the villa each with a separate bathroom and gorgeous hardwood floors.

Note: New frescoes have been added in several bedrooms by a local artist. The main villa enjoys central air conditioning, an 8-person elevator, a video-conference room, and on-site staff in separate quarters on the property.

Garden/Pool Area

Garden’s back gate opens onto the famous “Passeggiata Villa Olmo” on the water. The lakeside garden is approximately 70 yards long by 20 yards wide. Please note that 5 Stairsteps descend from the backyard into our boathouse and the lake and the entire garden is surrounded by stone walls and hedges 10 ft in height for optimal privacy.

Access & Parking

Easy access from the main road. The villa has a private parking area within the entrance gate with space for up to 3 cars.

 

FEATURES & AMENITIES
  • Pool Lakeside
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • 8-person elevator serves all 3 floors (Main Villa)
  • 1,000 sq. ft Gym – yoga / dance / cardio / weight studio
  • Large Cantina
  • Game Room & Wine Cellar
  • Video Conference room
  • Staff on property in a separate residence
  • Garden
  • 8-person elevator serves all 4 floors
  • Clothing dryer
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player
  • Juicer
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Toaster oven
  • Washing machine & dryer
SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE (STAFF SERVICE)
  • All utilities
  • Concierge
  • Pool caretaker & groundkeeper
  • Linen change 2 x week
  • Daily continental breakfast (self-catering from 8am to 11am) include: milk, coffee, tea, orange juice, yogurt, cereals, toast, jam, Nutella, butter, croissants.
  • 2 maids (each working 5 hrs/day 9 AM – 5 PM)
NOT INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE, ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES (TO BE PAID IN EUROS DIRECT ON THE PREMISES) AND AVAILABLE ON REQUEST, IF DESIRED
  • City tax to be paid in cash at check-in
  • Grocery service/villa pre-stocking to be paid cash + cost of food
  • Personal Chef / Waiter service / Cooking class
  • American cooked breakfast (sausages, bacon, egg)
  • Extra cleaning service
  • Laundry/ironing service

 

HIGHLIGHTS & VILLA LAYOUT

Main Villa, Ground Floor

  • Main Entrance
  • 1,000 sq. ft Gym
  • Studio
  • Large Cantina
  • Game Room & Wine Cellar
Main Villa, First Floor Sleeps 2 people
  • Main Living room 700 sq. feet with original fresco & mosaic floor
  • Living Room – original fresco & mosaic floor
  • Dining Room – renovated fresco & mosaic floor
  • Casual Dining Room – original fresco
  • Kitchen
  • Bedroom 1: Guest bedroom (twin or double) full bathroom with shower
Main Villa, Second Floor – Sleeps 10 people
  • Bedroom 2: Master Suite, Queen double bed with Bathroom (shower and bathtub) 1100 sq. ft
  • Bedroom 3: Guest Suite, Queen double bed with Bathroom (bathtub)
  • Bedroom 4: Guest Suite, Queen double bed with Bathroom (bathtub)
  • Bedroom 5: Children’s Suite, Queen double bed with bathroom with shower 800 sq. ft
  • Bedroom 6: Guest Bedroom, French size bed
  • Full Laundry (washer and dryer)
Main Villa, 3th Floor (Roof Top) – Sleeps 4 people
  • Bedroom 7: Queen double bed, separate bathroom with shower
  • Bedroom 8: Queen double bed, separate bathroom with shower
OUTDOOR FEATURES
  • Lakeside Garden (70 yards long by 20 yards wide)
  • Swimming Pool
  • 5 Stair steps descend from the backyard into the boathouse and the lake
  • Gated Property
  • Parking

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