Villa Celeste is located on an extraordinary private estate along the western shore of Lake Como, just three miles from the city of Como. The estate is surrounded by seven acres of gardens and woods. This aristocratic 18th-century villa, together
with Lago Sereno, is located located
on a quarter-mile gated road, guarded by a quaint gatehouse. During the 19th century, these
two residences were restored by a celebrated ballet dancer who, along with other famous
artists and musicians of her time, was drawn to the beauty and romantic atmosphere
of Lake Como. More recently, the current owners have completely renovated
and furnished the villas to offer the finest of modern living combined with a
sense of history and wonderful family antiques. Directly across the lake is Villa D'Este,
one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Depending upon availability, guests
at Villa Celeste can request access to the hotel's 18-hole golf course in Montorfano.
Celeste can accommodate 14 guests in seven luxuriously appointed bedrooms, each with
its own marble bathroom and dressing room. The level of service of a deluxe hotel is provided by professional staff (7:30 am-11 pm), including housekeeping, butler and chef services.
primary entrance through courtyard
Formal entrance hall with staircase and elevator
The ground floor of the villa includes an entrance
hall from the courtyard with a view of the lake, a music room with a Steinway grand piano that faces the lake and
the balcony, a living room with fireplace, a separate dining room (also with fireplace),
and a large contemporary kitchen, fully equipped with two dishwashers, three ovens,
and a large refrigerator. The entrance hall, music room, living room, and dining
room have frescoed ceilings.
On the second floor is another living room with a fireplace that faces the lake view, as well as three double bedrooms with king-sized beds, each with its own en suite marble bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have a lake view; the third faces the courtyard.
The third floor has its
own living room with a lake view. Also located on this floor is a bar/kitchenette,
a laundry room with washing machine, and four bedrooms, each with joinable twin beds and en suite marble baths. Two of the bedrooms face the lake; one faces the courtyard.
The villa is set in a beautiful natural park and has an open-air pergola that is lit at night and is perfect for al fresco dining. The swimming pool is surrounded by three sun decks, with a panoramic view of Lake Como. The pool is shared with Lago Sereno, but for an additional charge, you can have exclusive use of the pool. Likewise, you can have exclusive use of the grounds, in which case Lago Sereno will not be rented and can be occupied only by the owner, assuring your complete privacy.
Villa Celeste offers many options for transportation. Parking is availablein a private underground facility. From the villa's private dock, guests
can use a rental boat or the comfortable water-taxis to visit the Villa D'Este
or the charming villages of Lake Como. A seaplane service is available nearby
for discovery tours of the thrilling alpine lake scenery or to ensure exclusive
commuting in a 2-seat turbine Cessna Caravan seaplane to destinations like Saint
Moritz, Venice, and Capri; a one-hour seaplane tour is provided without charge.
Villa Celeste is fully staffed, with many additional
services available upon request. Every possible amenity has been provided, including air conditioning, high speed internet access, satellite TV and DVD. There are tennis courts just 200 meters from the villa and facilities for water skiing just 350 meters from the villa, directly accessible from the lakeside walk exit gate. An instructor can come to the villa's floating dock for private water skiing lessons.
The villa can be rented with Lago
Sereno to accommodate up to 22 guests; a separate gate house can be included to sleep up to 26. Children under 8 years are welcome with a nanny or dedicated babysitter.
Prices on request; please inquire.