Villa Beatrice / Lake Como

  • Villa Beatrice Grounds
  • Villa Beatrice Terrace View
  • Villa Beatrice Dining Room
  • Villa Beatrice Exterior
  • Villa Beatrice Exterior Shoreline
  • Villa Beatrice Exterior
  • Villa Beatrice Gym
  • Villa Beatrice Kitchen
  • Villa Beatrice Living Room
  • Villa Beatrice Living Room
  • Villa Beatrice Pool And Lake View
  • Villa Beatrice Pool Table
  • Villa Beatrice Second Living Room
  • Villa Beatrice Single Bedroom
  • Villa Beatrice Bathroom
  • Villa Beatrice Terrace View
  • Villa Beatrice Blue Bedroom
$ 8,958 – 11,070 /wk
8 +2
PoolHeated PoolLake/Sea ViewNear BeachIn Village/TownWalk to Village/ServicesParkingA/CInternet/Wi-FiTVTerrace/BalconyWasher
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Elegant villa on lake, private mooring, village access, and beautiful views

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Set on the shore of Lake Como, between the famous Villa d’Este hotel in Cernobbio and George Clooney’s residence in Laglio, this historical villa offers lake access, a private mooring, and easy access to a village.

The convenient location makes Villa Beatrice an ideal destination for touring Lake Como – as it is just a few kilometers from Cernobbio and 7 km from the center of Como. It also has easy access to public transportation, the bus stop is 165 yds from the villa and the ferry pier 440 yards. From the private dock, use a rental boat or water-taxi to visit the Villa d’Este as well as Menaggio, Bellagio, Tremezzo and the other charming villages of Lake Como. Shops and restaurants are within walking distance. An 18-hole golf course is less than two miles away.

Panoramic terrace is directly on the lake, with stunning views and privacy for sunbathing and dining al fresco. Lake access for swimming is just below the terrace. The lake road runs behind the villa and is a smaller road with no trucks. Bedrooms, living room and dining room directly face the lake, minimizing any noise. The new pool was added in 2015.

The villa’s interiors are elegant and comfortable, featuring original marble mosaic flooring, high ceilings and lovely Murano glass chandeliers. 

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Reviews for Villa Beatrice

  • J.P.
    April 19, 2016

    What a wonderful trip we had!  Everything went so well.  We absolutely LOVED our villa.  It was more than perfect and I could have stayed there forever.  I rendezvoused with the keyholder, who was delightful and so very helpful. I highly recommend him for meet-and-greet — a wonderful man.  I will certainly recommend Doorways for any villa stay to my friends.  

  • B.C.
    November 16, 2015

    What a fabulous time we had on our trip. Many thanks to you. As I wrote to you earlier, Villa Beatrice was all you promised. Our kids adored it and being on Lake Como was heavenly. The weather was perfect. Mantua was fascinating and I will never get over the kindnesses we received there. The hotel in Milan was gorgeous; ultra modern (iPads embedded in the walls to raise and lower the shades, turn on the lights, dim them, etc., etc). The hotels in Paris and London were charming. Everyone treated us like kings and queens. It was a trip of a lifetime and we cannot thank you enough for all you did to make it happen. I will never forget this amazing gift for our special occasions. It was all I hoped for and more.

  • J.C.
    June 16, 2015

    I'm happy to be a reference for this incredible villa. A good friend and I rented 3 villas in Italy over the course of a month for a grand 50th birthday celebration. We invited family and friends to join us throughout the month at the various villas we stayed in all rented through Doorways. Kit was an amazing person to deal with and she never steered us wrong.

    Villa Beatrice was idyllic. The villa caretaker, Stefano, met us in the nearby village of Cernobbio where he showed us some of his favorite haunts and then he led us to Villa Beatrice. As soon as we saw the setting on the lake, and the grounds, we were in love with this location. I remember saying I don't care if the house is a tent because I'd be happy right here on the grounds. And of course the house is about as far from a tent as you can get.

    I can't say enough about the beauty of this setting, or the convenience of it. For us it was the perfect combination of privacy and gracious space, with the benefit of ease of access to the ferry system and of course the lake. When I stayed there the house didn't come with a boat, although there is a boathouse. My understanding is that this year there will be a boat available for rental along with the house. Even if there isn't a boat with the house, renting one is easy enough if you choose to. Or of course, the nearest ferry stop is just a 10 minute walk up the road in Moltrasio, or a 2-minute drive.

    The grounds are very spacious and cover a considerable length of lakeside, which I think is exceptional for one of these rentals. We ate the majority of our meals outdoors lakeside and the beauty of the lake was spectacular. I found this location in Moltrasio very convenient. The ferry ride to the town of Como was about 30-40 minutes, the ride to Bellagio was a little longer at about 90 minutes and there are several beautiful lakeside towns in between. The town of Cernobbio, which is only about 15 minutes away, quickly became a favorite. Great restaurants and shops and dripping in Italian charm.

    The villa itself is gorgeous and beautifully kept. I had the benefit of staying in the master suite which has a balcony overlooking the lake and even the view from the bathroom was stunning. Because we spent so much time outdoors and visiting nearby towns, we didn't end up making use of many of the villa amenities like the billiard room or the sauna. We of course spent a lot of time in the spacious kitchen cooking; all of the bedrooms were nicely appointed and very comfortable, and we had a couple of rainy afternoons we spent relaxing in the living rooms. And of course there was the table of wine available at a very, very reasonable price supplied by the villa owner who also happens to be a winemaker. If you rent this villa, try the wine. The villa has some incredible touches like the marble floors, the Murano chandeliers, antique furniture, murals .... the list goes on and on. Each morning when I walked down the stairs from the bedroom I'd stop on the landing overlooking the main floor and just giggle to myself. I thought it was so beautiful.

    I also have to mention Stefano the caretaker. He lives just across the street and can respond to a question or come over to address a problem in minutes if needed. But he's never underfoot. In my opinion, he was an ideal caretaker. All of his suggestions on places (cafes, restaurants, his favorite pizza place) all turned out to be spot on. If you have some time to spend with him he also has some fascinating life experiences to share and I think is a great host to this part of Italy.

    Well I think that may be enough gushing for now. I actually have nothing negative to say about this place. I would return in a heartbeat.

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The Villa

Villa Beatrice (6,500 sq ft) is built on four floors.

Mid Floor (sleeps 2 on request)

  • Entrance
  • Spacious living room with French doors – opens onto the panoramic terrace with lake and mountain views
  • Second living room with satellite plasma TV
  • Glassed in loggia with billiard table opening onto the large furnished terrace
  • Air conditioned divisible queen or twin bedroom on request sleeps 2 extra guests – quiet.
  • New full bathroom with shower, WC and sink

Garden level (sleeps 2)

  • Spacious, fully equipped kitchen with
    • Five-burner stove, dishwasher, espresso machine, refrigerator with ice maker, toaster, microwave, ice maker
  • Bright dining room with beautiful lake view, working fireplace and access to garden
  • Fitness/game room with sauna and shower
  • Air conditioned queen bedroom, garden view, wall safe and sink inside the bedroom.
  • Powder room with sink, WC and bidet next to the bedroom and accessed from the hall
  • Laundry room
  • Stairs to the first floor

Second floor (sleeps 6)

  • Air conditioned master queen bedroom (air-conditioned) with lake view, dressing room, wall safe, terrace overlooking the lake, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with toilet, sink, tub with hand held shower
  • Air conditioned queen bedroom (air-conditioned) with lake view and wall safe
  • Air conditioned twin bedroom (air-conditioned) with wall safe
  • Bathroom with shink, toilet, tub with hand held shower off the hall shared by the previous two bedrooms.


  • Large garden with BBQ, ping-pong table
  • Large terrace with panoramic lake view
  • Private dock
  • Parking for two cars
  • Swimming pool (32 ft x 13 ft with Roman steps) which can be heated on request at the expense of the guest.  Heating should start 3 days before arrival, depending on the outside temperature.


  • Lake/Sea ViewTerrace/BalconyStaff Included
  • Near Beach In a village/townWalk to village/services
  • Parking
  • Pool (unheated)Sauna
  • Pool/Billiards TableGolf (within 30 minutes)Gym/Workout Area
  • PhoneInternet/Wi-Fi
  • TV (satellite)CD Player/StereoVideo Player
Climate Control
  • Air ConditioningCentral Heat
  • DishwasherMicrowave
  • Washer

Rates & Availability

Rates and Availability


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Minimum Stay
1 week
Arrival Day
2018 Weekly Rates
Low Season
Jan 6 - Mar 30
Sep 29 - Dec 21
Mid Season
Mar 31 - Jun 22
Aug 25 - Sep 28
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2019
High Season
Jun 23 - Aug 24

Additional Information

  • Linens (bed linens changed Sat, bath linens changed Wed & Sat) for up to 8 guests
  • Pool towels
  • Electricity usage up to €50/week is included, guest pays for usage above €50, metered.
  • Maid service (3 hrs, M-Wed-Sat)
  • Gardener (3 day/week)
  • ADSL internet connection
  • Welcome basket of food includes: friut, prosecco, milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, eggs, olive oil, butter, jam, orange juice and cereals.
  • Electricity is metered,usage in excess of €50/wk is paid locally.
  • Heat and A/C are metered and based on usage.
  • Utility deposit of €350 for heat and A/C is due in cash upon arrival.
  • Final cleaning is €300/wk or €450/2 wks.
  • Telephone is metered and based on usage.
  • Wi-Fi is included.
  • Extra bed (adult/child/baby) is €250/wk. Max:1 extra person.
  • The fifth double bedroom for 1 or 2 people is available on request for $900/wk 
  • Additional maid service is €15/hr.
  • Any local tourist tax is due in cash in Euros upon arrival.
  • Additional services are available upon request at an extra fee: baby sitting services, cook services, airport transfers, extra maid service, laundry services.
Security Deposit

$1,100 payable by check to Doorways, €500 due on arrival and returned at the end of your stay less any damage or unpaid fees.Total deposit due on arrival = €1,150 cash + any local tourist tax but there is no local tourist tax as of this writing.

  • Upon request and approval of the owner, a late arrival is possible between 7:00 pm and midnight pm for an extra fee of €50 and between midnight and 6:00 for an extra fee of €100. 
  • Pool opening dates April 20-October 26.



Villa d'Este hotel1.5 km
Motorway2 km
Lugano25 km
Milano50 km
Malpensa Airport60 km

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Doorways Ltd.
(800) 261-4460USA & Canada
(610) 520-0806International
(610) 520-0807FAX
PO Box 531
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
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