In its privileged setting of placid beauty and unadulterated elegance, Villa La Cassinella embodies the quiet sophistication and enduring appeal of Lake Como.
Exceptional in all aspects, the gloriously restored private estate is distinguished by gracious character architecture, a coveted lakefront setting, indoor and outdoor splendour, indulgent spaces, generous volumes, and cinematic views of the shimmering lake waters. A rare delight, Villa La Cassinella charms and enthrals at every turn.
Radiating classic allure and refinement, it is housed in a sumptuous, historic building. It was built by the Como architect Carlo Mantegazza in the early 1920s for a wealthy American family, whose guests included Edward VIII. The Mantegazza family bought the villa a few decades later and sold it in the early 2000s.
The exclusive private estate is made up of several buildings: the main villa, a guesthouse, pool house and staff accommodation. As well, there is a pool and a tennis court, all set against magnificently landscaped gardens and breathtakingly idyllic views of the glorious Lake Como. Combining an abundance of grace, taste and comfort, Villa La Cassinella can sleep up to 17 people in its eight bedrooms and suites.
With a spellbinding setting on the shores of Lake Como and only accessible by boat, the beautiful property provides a heavenly escape for discerning guests wishing to immerse themselves in the splendours of luxury and tranquillity.
Classically elegant with luxurious aesthetics
Defined by an atmosphere of refined timelessness and luxury, the villa’s high aesthetics take cues from its noble surroundings.
With its distinguished facade and wealth of exquisitely restored interior architectural details, the handsome mansion is beautifully presented with class and sophistication.
Antique Italian furniture, fine art, imposing fireplaces and decorative objects are lavishly presented throughout, creating inviting spaces that ooze Old World charm and affluence. The villa is pleasingly proportioned with its high ceilings and spacious rooms. With classic beauty and charisma throughout, Villa La Cassinella embraces guests with elegant graciousness.
Distinctively Italian in appearance and ambience, the residence’s discriminating style is further enhanced by masterful craftsmanship, rare quality and impeccable attention to detail.
Boasting a meticulously curated look, the aesthetic elegance of the interiors is both beautiful and visually stunning, with a symphony of precious materials and a rich palette of colours such as moss greens, daffodil yellows and lake blues.
Wonderfully elegant private and public rooms
There is an attractive wrought-iron gate and columns of tall and stately cypress trees that lead up to the imposing golden-hued main residence that exudes a welcoming aura of dignity.
Indulgently spacious and comfortable, the magnificent villa offers the very definition of luxury, with multiple distinguished living areas and six individually decorated bedrooms.
Introduced by the grand entrance hall embellished with old Siena marble floors and an impressive ornamental staircase, the living spaces unfold over three floors and capture the sumptuous lake views from nearly every room.
There is a large formal living room with marble fireplace, ample seating and glorious views of the lake, a formal dining room which seats up to 12 and offers courtyard views, a library/study with lake views, and a fully equipped modern kitchen. The six bedrooms come with ensuite bathrooms and are fully air-conditioned, with independent heat/cool control and Sky and Apple TV.
There are two additional suites in the guesthouse, which is quietly situated within the gardens. The lakeview guesthouse also features a fully equipped kitchen with a living-dining room, fireplace and large patio area.
Located next to the main villa, the pool house contains a home cinema area with a Kaleidescape home entertainment system, as well as a gym with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment. There is a bathroom with shower, plus a small kitchen to serve the gym, cinema and pool.
There is parking space for two cars.
An outdoor oasis
Idyllically and peacefully set within serene grounds of 7.4 acres, the attractive property is harmoniously graced by the luxuriantly manicured garden, resplendent with a wide variety of mature trees and plants, as well as large areas of lawn. Spend hours simply enjoying the magnificent surroundings of the lush gardens and spectacular scenery beyond.
There are several spacious outdoor areas for sunbathing, dining and socialising, including a choice of shaded patios and secluded, sunny sitting areas. Villa La Cassinella offers numerous outdoor dining possibilities, highlighted by the breathtakingly spectacular dining terrace porch that opens up to elevated lake views. Shade is provided by a domed roof, beautifully draped in sprawling vines.
The heated pool, finished with 22-carat gold reflective tiles, glitters and glistens in the sunshine. The floodlit tennis court completes the sublimely wonderful al fresco enjoyment.
Fully staffed and personalised services for an indulgent holiday
As one of the most exclusive properties to rent on Lake Como, Villa La Cassinella comes fully staffed, including a private chef, butlers and housekeeping. The estate’s staff of 15 is available at a click of a button from anywhere on the property.
Whether it be fine dining or a magical candlelit al fresco dinner, the private chef can create meals, all to guests’ tastes and preferences.
Enjoy the convenience of concierge service. The concierge is there to assist guests with such tasks as making appointments with beauticians, hairdressers, personal trainers and shoppers, tennis coaches, yoga and pilates instructors, private drivers, nannies and massage staff. Individual itineraries and tailored menus may also be arranged.
Lavish special events
The refined estate is the perfect venue for any type of gathering. Its unique location on Lake Como makes it the perfect backdrop when organising all kinds of exclusive and special events. From weddings, anniversaries and family reunions, to birthdays, cocktail parties and corporate events, Villa La Cassinella can organise and deliver an amazing event. Villa La Cassinella is also available for hire for film and photo shoots.
Prestigiously set on the banks of Lake Como
Nestled within the timeless allure of the Italian Lake District, Villa La Cassinella offers a splendorous setting where guests may experience a peaceful and authentic lakeside getaway of immense style and extraordinary beauty.
Perched on a secluded promontory for maximum privacy, the estate is only accessible by private boat. It is situated on the western shores of Lake Como, an approximately 3-minute ride from the quaint town of Lenno. It is about 20 kilometres from the city of Como.
The nearest major international airports are Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate, which are approximately an hour’s drive. Helicopter transfers are available to a private landing site nearby. Luxury launch transfers from Como or Cernobbio are also available, and are themselves an experience.
Lake Como is Italy’s classiest lake destination and a mecca for discerning travellers. Visitors –artists, aristocrats, A-listers and athletes among them – have been coming here for centuries to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, the fine cuisine and the abundance of activities on offer.
Activities include water sports, paragliding, mountain biking, mountain climbing, hiking and nature trails, canoeing, kayaking, boat hire and tours, vineyard tours and wine tasting, helicopter trips and city and shopping trips.
Resplendent in elegance and luxury
Boasting an ambience of class and quiet exclusivity, Villa La Cassinella offers unpretentious luxury, natural beauty and the sincere cordiality of the place and its people. This is truly a quintessential Italian Lakes experience at its finest.