Welcome to Villa Ponti Bellavista
A Luxury Villa on Lake Como
Just 500m from the charming village of Civenna and 15 minutes from Bellagio village.
Barbara and Chanel have hosted guests from around the world in a Gio Ponti designed villa we fell in love with….and not a single guest has arrived and not said – it’s much better than the photos!
You can’t capture the beauty of Villa Ponti Bellavista in 2D, you have to see it to believe how beautiful it is.
We deliver a warm, personalised service, modern business amenities and the highest housekeeping standards – all in a Carbon-Positive environment where comfort is key.
Of course, all work and no play in a fairytale location like Lake Como would be a shame – Barbara and Chanel are particularly known for their exceptional local insight (and in non-Covid times, a head-turning loaf of sourdough bread).
A few short minutes from non-tourist restaurants, cafés and shops, with incredible views, or with only local diners, this home-from-home is a haven nestled in the hills above Bellagio, Lake Como.
Stylish mid-century villa in the clouds
One of the most spectacular mid-Century Lake Como villas. It is nestled in a forest in 3 acres of 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 Villa Ponti Bellavista.
Barbara and Chanel
Totally secluded, walk to local village
Villa Ponti Bellavista is a mid-Century house designed in collaboration with one of Italy’s most famous architects, Gio Ponti. It has been carefully renovated to retain as many original features of the period as possible. The villa has six bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (4 with original 1960s tiles), and is furnished from the era with carefully selected vintage pieces.
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The most unique room in all of Italy. A feature of Gio Ponti homes is their orientation to the sun. He liked them to have as much light, all day, as possible. For this purpose, the top living room not only has his unique belly fireplace and talking pit, but 11 large windows facing the lake, sun rise, and sunset.
The first name we chose for the villa was The Cloudhouse, because from the villa, it seems you are looking down on the clouds, and often watching them float by at eye level.
With 180 degree views spanning the Lecco arm of Lake Como right around to the Swiss Alps, covering in snow in winter. The dramatic Grigna mountain range opposite are a never ending source of wonder.
Although the sun sets on the forest side of the villa, it reflects on the Grignas which seems sometimes as if it’s on fire at sunset.
Three of the villa bedrooms have lake views, and three beautiful, cook garden/forest views. All but one room have external doors to enjoy a peacful sitting area. Four rooms have ensuite bathrooms and two share a bathroom.
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100% of paid prepayments refundable when canceled 60 days before arrival or earlier.
80% of paid prepayments refundable when canceled 45 days before arrival or earlier.
60% of paid prepayments refundable when canceled 39 days before arrival or earlier.
20% of paid prepayments refundable when canceled 30 days before arrival or earlier.
0% refundable if cancelled after.
Pets allowed only after arrangement
Checkin in 4pm and checkout is 10am.
No breakfast isn’t included but any meals can be organized for a fee. We can also have groceries ready for you at the villa on your arrival if you send us a list beforehand.
Bellagio is the closest town on the lake. It’s 12-15 minutes by car. It’s hard to park there but if you avoid going just before lunch or dinner time, you stand the best chance of finding a park.
Yes, you definitely need a car. Without one you’re severely limited in where you can go. Ferries can take you to every small village, but you won’t be able to visit the best restaurants, or see all that’s available to be seen. Taxis are almost non-existent and extremely expensive. They don’t charge by the time, but per person. The villa has parking for more than 10 cars and the roads are wide enough for regular truck/amazon deliveries so don’t worry about narrow roads near the villa or on the way to Bellagio. They’re quite wide, if curvy!
I’d say if you could only do two things, visit Varenna by ferry and Villa Balbianello in Lenno.
The village of Civenna has a supermarket, with excellent butcher and cheesery, a fruit and vegetable shop, a pasticceria/bakery and a couple of cafes and paper shop, two churches, a hairdresser, fashion shops, library and part-time post office and pharmacy.
In the Como area English is widely spoken by Italian service providers.