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Villa Ponti Bellavista

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Overview
6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
13 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Villa
Indulge yourself, family and friends in a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This spectacular mid-Century villa, is nestled in a forest on private grounds, with astonishing views of Lake Como and the surrounding mountains. Private and deeply peaceful, yet only 10 minutes’ walk to the local village, and 15 minutes’ drive from Bellagio, with ferry access everywhere. Be invigorated by the comfort, beauty and joy of this unique corner of the world. Welcome to Vila Ponti Bellavista Mid-century glamour awaits you in this ship in the sky, shaped by famous Italian architect Gio Ponti. Relax in one of the two large salones. Experience a swim in the 12m infinity pool. Take your wellness to new levels in the sauna and hot tub. Have breakfast on the middle balcony, lunch by the pool, aperitives on th...Indulge yourself, family and friends in a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This spectacular mid-Century villa, is nestled in a forest on private grounds, with astonishing views of Lake Como and the surrounding mountains. Private and deeply peaceful, yet only 10 minutes’ walk to the local village, and 15 minutes’ drive from Bellagio, with ferry access everywhere. Be invigorated by the comfort, beauty and joy of this unique corner of the world. Welcome to Vila Ponti Bellavista Mid-century glamour awaits you in this ship in the sky, shaped by famous Italian architect Gio Ponti. Relax in one of the two large salones. Experience a swim in the 12m infinity pool. Take your wellness to new levels in the sauna and hot tub. Have breakfast on the middle balcony, lunch by the pool, aperitives on the top balcony, dinner at the formal dining table. Enjoy the conversation pit in front of the fire before retiring to your beautiful bedroom. After you arrive up the cobble-stoned driveway, you will enter… Top Floor: → Entrance hall → 1 King bedroom (or 2 x king singles) with ensuite bathroom with bath and shower, lake views, terrace access → 1 King bedroom (or 2 x king singles) with forest view, ensuite bathroom with bath and shower → Main gourmet kitchen with terrace and forest view → Main salone/(lounge room) with terrace overlooking lake and sunken lounge area with fireplace → Dining table which can accommodate 16 people Middle Floor: → 1 King bedroom (or 2 x king singles) with terrace, lake and forest views (double exposure) and ensuite with shower and bath (equipped with a further single bed for third person if necessary) → 1 Double bedroom with terrace and lake views (no ensuite) → 1 king bedroom (or 2 x king singles) with garden access and forest view (no ensuite) one bathroom to service above two rooms → 1 King bedroom with ensuite (large shower), access to garden and forest view → Large Salone (loungeroom) with garden access, terrace and lake views and large tv/media amenities → Second kitchen with fridge, microwave, 2 hotplates Gardens The house is surrounded by trees and gardens on all sides. The pool and sauna are on their own block, accessed by a short walk down a ramp. Please note for winter bookings a gas charge for heating applies. This is charged at cost based on metre readings. For villa bookings of one week, the cleaning fee, which includes 3hrs/day of cleaning, is 550 euros.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Heating and air conditioning are not included. They are based at cost on metre readings. No parties unless approved. For extra guests not staying at the property, a facilities charge of 35 euros/person. Weddings are only accepted with a minimum stay of one week. There is an extra charge of 2500 euros for holding the wedding at the property over and above the accommodation charge. For events in shoulder season the villa can be hired for a single day at a rate of 3800 euros/day
Bedrooms
4 Super Kings2 Doubles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath4 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Barbara B
Hosting since October 2011
Languages spoken: English, French, Italian
Response Rate: 86%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsManagers live onsite to help if you run into trouble.

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Reviews (23)
SandyCAdelaide
SandyCAdelaide
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just magnificent
What a beautiful villa it really lived up to our expectations. It was just like the photo. Barbara greeted us upon our arrival and was very helpful with her knowledge of the area. It was just lovely sitting in the living area with the magnificent view of the lake. We now want to make this part of our annual European holiday
Visited November 2023
Written 24 January 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Asha P
Asha P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing experience
My family and I rented out this incredible vila and we could not be happier with our experience. The architecture and design was absolutely beautiful, and the view was breathtaking. I could not recommend it enough!
Visited December 2023
Written 22 January 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Babelut76
Babelut76
Knokke-Heist, Belgium17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Outdated design without any service
Een adembenemend zicht op Lago di Como en een befaamde architect. Tot zover de positieve punten van ons recent verblijf in Villa Ponti Bellavista. Deze villa wordt vermoedelijk meestal in z’n geheel verhuurd en bij onderbezetting als hotelkamer. Van hotelfunctie is echter in het geheel geen sprake. 3 overnachtingen in een gedateerde kamer en badkamer, met ondermaatse douche. Ontbijt blijkt niet beschikbaar, ook een eenvoudige koffie ‘s ochtends, noch een fles water met glazen in de kamer zijn voorzien. Kamer wordt niet opgemaakt, geen verse lakens, geen propere handdoeken en niet geleegde vuilbakjes sinds dag van aankomst. Keuken en leefruimte zijn verondersteld gemeenschappelijk te zijn, echter werden we daar meteen buiten gekeken. De hele villa is toe aan een grondige opsmuk, lees: aanpassingen aan huidige verwachtingen van reizigers die enige luxe gewend zijn. 1022€ voor 3 overnachtingen zonder enige service is pure afperserij. Ook de prachtige foto’s online zijn duidelijk gemaakt door een handige fotograaf die zeer goed is in fotoshoppen. Besluit: meer dan 1000€ voor een kamer in een gedateerde villa zonder zelfs de eenvoudigste service is afzetterij van de zuiverste soort. Om met 1 positief punt af te sluiten: het zicht is waanzinnig (als je kamer aan de juiste kant van de villa ligt tenminste).
Visited October 2023
Written 6 October 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BB*
BB*
We value feedback from guests and with this feedback have modified and added services when we open rooms. This client stayed when we first tried renting rooms during available weeks in summer. We were inexperienced and have learnt from these invaluable feedback. Thanks you for taking the time to tell us what did and didn't work for you. Much appreciated. If the guest had mentioned any of these points when they were there, we could have rectified them. When we rent rooms, the first email guests receive is one saying that the villa is not a hotel and has no restaurant. Linen was of course clean when the guests arrived, but were not changed daily. Even in hotels I don't think sheets are changed daily in any case. Nevertheless we now make up rooms daily when we rent rooms.
Written 22 January 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Юлия С
Юлия С
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place! Amazing view!
Our experience with the villa was great! We were lucky because usually during the high season they are available only like whole villa, but they kindly agreed to provide for us one room with this amazing unforgettable view! Our room was clean with classic furniture and wide balcony. Kitchen was fully equipped and also clean. The swimming pool with stunning panorama is breathtaking! But the most pleasant impression was left by the staff and friendly helpful owner! Emotions after visiting this beautiful place will stay with you a long time after!
Visited June 2023
Written 27 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Heather
Heather
52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Heaven on Earth
Imagine the ultimate vacation sweet spot in paradise, and your imagination will never ever come close to the actual surreal experience of Villa Ponti Bellavista on Lake Como. Situated in what has to be the most idyllic spot on the entire lake. Villa Ponti Bellavista commands a view of the Lecco branch of Lake Como that mere photos and video will never do justice. It truly has to be experienced and savored firsthand. And even then, you have to pinch yourself and keep asking "Am I dreaming!". This was literally what my wife and I asked each other numerous times over the course of our visit in the fall of 2021. Time stands still in this timeless place. We spent one entire afternoon lounging around the amazing infinity edge pool that has one of the most amazing views of Lake Como that has to be seen to be believed. The Sauna next to the pool is an added bonus. The palatial grounds rival most resorts that we've stayed at. All of this taken together took us to our Zen zone and made us forget the prior day of travel and it was the perfect tonic for our jet lag. The inside of the Villa is just as breathtaking. The suites are well-appointed and spacious. The Bellagio Suite was our favorite and the balcony right off the suite meant we could continue to take in the lake view and the majestic mountains beyond. We felt it was pointless to leave the Villa but, we had made dinner reservations in nearby Bellagio town center. Which was a quick fifteen-minute car ride away. Which made us appreciate even more how special VPB was because it was so close to everything and yet a world away in the seclusion it provides. Situated in the charming village of Civenna it is truly pure magic. And you couldn't ask for better hosts than Barbara & Chanel. They saw to it that we wanted for nothing. From tips on restaurants and places to visit around the lake to recommendations on Italian wines. Our favorite to this day is the Amarone. If you're looking for a first-class experience in a world-class Villa this is the place. We're already planning our next trip. Grazie mille Barbara & Chanel. You've both created something unique and special at Villa Ponti Bellavista, and we've created memories that will last a lifetime as a result.
Visited September 2022
Written 22 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Trip36496835577
Trip36496835577
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magical place
A spectacular place, with a breathtaking view, much more beautiful in person. house very well organized and clean. great for a family
Visited February 2023
Written 22 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Courtney C
Courtney C
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place with incredible scenery and hosts!
The villa is absolutely incredible, views are stunning and the host Barb was very friendly and accommodating to our needs. The pool was delightful and I’m sure we will be back to visit again. Highly recommend!
Visited May 2023
Written 1 May 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Diala Chahine
Diala Chahine
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A dreamlike vacation!
Everything about our stay was amazing. To start with, everything was super clean and spotless! The house from the inside is beautiful, spacious and exquisitely furnished. As a content creator it made me want to film my videos in each and every corner of the house! I never make content during vacations but this house made me want to have as much memories of that house as possible. I also gave my followers in my stories a tour of the house inside and out which they loved and were in awe! I didn’t feel I need to drive anywhere for a change. I just wanted to spend all our vacation days there relaxing. You will have everything that you need there: toiletries, clean towels, large tissue boxes in every bathroom, all kinds of coffee making machines and water boiler. Also a dishwasher, washing machine and iron table. Free and fast wifi! 5 bedrooms and two large living areas (one of them is a game room) with dining tables. There is also a large outdoors dining table on the kitchen porch. From the inside you have a beautiful and breathtaking view from every room which are also very well lit during the day. The surrounding of the house is so green and magical! You have a view of the lake and the green green forest. I really can’t wait to come back again in summer to enjoy more of the view while spending time outdoors around the pool and use the sauna and jacuzzi. Not to forget how AMAZING Barbra is! ————- Instagram @dialainallcolors Tiktok @lifeinallcolors
Visited April 2023
Written 1 May 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ernestina
Ernestina
Borgo Valsugana, Italy1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastico
Originale struttura che riporta al celebre architetto Giò Ponti. Piscina a sfioro perfettamente immersa in un suggestivo contesto con vista lago mozzafiato. Il valore aggiunto è certamente dato dalla gentilezza e disponibilità delle proprietarie Chanel e Barbara. Ideale per una vacanza rilassante e rigenerante.
Visited July 2022
Written 23 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chris J
Chris J
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spectacular Villa!
We stayed at Villa Ponti Bellavista for one week at the start of February in order to enjoy the winter sun on the shores of Lake Como and to venture into the Alps for some skiing. The villa is unlike anything in the Bellagio area. The mid century iconic design and incredible cliff top location overlooking the lake is like stepping into a James Bond movie. The decor and attention to detail in the house makes it a luxurious but highly comfortable place to relax and enjoy. Whilst there is a great selection of restaurants and bars on the doorstep of Villa Ponti Bellavista, for me the favourite room in the house was the stylish and well kitted out kitchen. The beautiful island make of rose copper was a perfect place to congregate and cook pasta dishes with friends and drink wine. I will not forget waking up in my east facing bedroom to the beautiful sunrises creeping over the ridge of the far mountain range and streaming down into the lake and surrounding villages. It was pure joy. The host was thoughtful and provided everything we needed including arranging taxis to the local towns on some of the evenings. I will be returning to Villa Ponti Bellavista some day soon.
Visited February 2022
Written 25 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Children's pool
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Terrace
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Property features
  • Staff on property
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Nearby
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Map
About the neighbourhood
The small village of Civenna is 400m above Lake Como with panoramic views of the lake. The town has a fruit shop, supermarket, butcher, newspaper shop and pasticceria (bakery).
Getting around
There are several buses each day from our village to Bellagio from where you can get a ferry to everywhere on the lake. You can plan your day around these. But it is better to have a car if you can.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
There's an arrival card on hostfully and anything else you may need to know This will be sent to you after you book.
Activities nearby
Tennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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