Villa Benita resides in the lovely hamlet of Vassena that extends along a mile of prime Lake Como shoreline. All of the area’s must-see sights are within easy reach, whether you want to cruise on the lake, drive to daytrips galore or hike the nearby Triangolo Lariano trails. Lecco with its laidback charms is less than ten miles south, while beloved Bellagio with its elegant boutiques, bistros and bottegas is only 4 miles north. The current owners fell in love with the property on sight and set about restoring this early 20th-century gem to make the most of the breathtaking views from the park and the patios. Outside, guests will find well-landscaped grounds, complete with a romantic gazebo, an outdoor pool and an al fresco seating area under a vine-covered pergola. Inside, the villa exhibits clean, modern design, with large windows and French doors to let in the sunlight and frame those lake views.
There is a vast open plan living and dining space on the ground floor, along with a state-of-the-art kitchen, a regulation-sized billiards table and a large-screen satellite TV. The guestrooms are spread across the top two floors. The five rooms on the second floor all have double beds, three of which have a balcony and one of which has an en suite bath, while the others share a bathroom between two rooms. On the top floor there is a penthouse, which is included in every booking and cannot be rented separately. This floor is ideal for members of your group looking for a bit more privacy as it has its own open-plan kitchen, living and dining room as well as two double bedrooms, one spacious bathroom and a roof terrace. In the basement, guests will find a below-ground double bedroom and bathroom for babysitters or staff as well as a fitness room and a full bath that is quite convenient for guests using the fitness equipment or the outdoor pool.