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Excellent
90 reviews
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Villa -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Argegno, Lake Como, Lombardy

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DesertBir...
Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
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“Highlight of Italy”
Reviewed 6 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Our stay at Villa La Ruga was the highlight of our stay in Italy. The family owned estate is impeccably managed by 3rd generation owner, Francesco. We were welcomed by Francesco at the piazza in Argeno who was kind enough to arrange reservations for us jet lagged weary travelers from the US. Francesco was very accommodating making sure we had everything we needed at the villa. He also made arrangements for our private boat tour of Lake Como. We highly recommend treating yourself to a night (or two) of Umberto’s personally made cuisine at the villa. Perfecto! Our group of 3 couples spent our days exploring neighboring villages by ferry. We mostly enjoyed our evenings at the villa relaxing on the veranda, playing bocce ball and drinking good vino. The Villa is a magical place for families who are looking for a special retreat, or friends who want to create wonderful memories. Our only regret was that we had to leave our beloved Villa La Ruga.

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Liked best: The hospitality of Francesco
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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cillairne...
Horton, United Kingdom
1 review
“perfect spot”
Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This villa is fabulous. My friends and I had the best stay and hopefully will be back next year. it is a little hard to find but it is definitely worth finding.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Large Group
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juliehan2...
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
“Amazing villa La Ruga”
Reviewed 19 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The villa La Ruga is a very pleasant villa where we stayed for 15 days. The view is breathtaking, the villa is beautiful and the site is wonderful as it is very close to the lake. The villa is spacious so even if you’re a group (we were 6), you have plenty of space and your own privacy. The villa is well situated, not too far from others villages by car or by boat. Finally, our host, Francesco, took good care of us and he was very helpful. We will definitely recommend this villa as we had such an amazing time there.

Lise, Julie-Han, Jacques, Jeanne, Lucy, Gerry
Canada

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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John_Rowv...
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Location and views to die for”
Reviewed 18 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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The location of this lakeside villa is just fabulous. The views across the lake towards Bellagio from the outside terrace are simply breathtaking. We stayed for a week in September and with the weather on our side we had breakfast on the terrace each morning ... we even had a swim in the lake.

A bonus was the superb garden around the villa which you don't see on-line. The long driveway was fitted with automatic wrought Iron gates and provided a dramatic and classy approach to the front porch. For one week we felt like millionaires !

The only down side was the interior furnishings which could definitely do with an update.

Our intention had been to relax for the week but with the ferry terminal only a 15 minute walk away we couldn't resist the temptation to go to Bellagio and Como for lunch. At other times we simply ate at one of the restaurants in Argegno.

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Liked best: Views and location
Liked least: Interior furnishings
Your age range 50-64
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Anna F
Cumming
1 review
“Amazing, beyond our expectations!”
Reviewed 28 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Villa Leonardo was such an amazing vacation home. The Villa is tucked away in a very private spot directly on the water with an spectacular view. To our surprise the villa had beautiful gardens with a Bocce Court…which we used every day! Argengno is a beautiful village that is within walking distance of the home. Very convenient for breakfast or lunch if you do not want to drive.

Francesco was beyond accommodating. He lined up a boat rental for the week, hikes for us to do during the visit and tips on the best restaurants and villages. He was very responsive on any requests we had and a joy to work with.

I would highly recommend this home to any guest that is planning a Lake Como holiday.

Anna Franic

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Liked best: Location and Service
Liked least: Furniture needs an update
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jill S
1 review
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“Beautiful lake villa with water access”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We had a fantastic stay at the villa for a week in July. The location of the house was perfect and we took advantage of the lake view everyday. The villa had everything that we needed for our stay and Francesco was always available and willing to help with questions. We also had a personal chef come to the villa twice and it was a highlight of our trip (Thanks Umberto - your carbonara and veal were the best we have had!). The villa rental company helped book a boat rental, trip to Milan and train tour to Switzerland which were all a great way to tour the area. We would love to come again.

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Liked best: The location was ideal
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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