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Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Cable/Satellite TV, Child Friendly, Computer Access, Fireplace, Internet Access, Lake View, Linens, Oven, Playground, Shower, Stereo, Swimming Pool, TV, Towels
Activities:Biking, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Movie Theaters, Sailing, Shopping, Sightseeing, Swimming, Tennis
Description:Villa Regina del Lago is one of Italy’s national monuments. It was built in the 1700’s by a famous Count who was granted the property by a Northern Papal family. Many famous residents have passed through including some of Italy’s most renowned opera writers. It is perfectly located, in the centre of the heart of the Lake Como district, close to many of the lake towns. The villa is roughly 45 minutes from Malpensa airport (Milan) or Agno in Lugano. The property also enjoys a wonderful guests villa, which can sleep an additional 11 guests (Villa Regina Piccola).The Swiss architect, Felice Soave, designed the house to have a simple symmetrical façade with a richly elaborate interior. The ceilings on the public rooms as well as in the bedrooms are ornately decorated and painted. The floors are a beautiful mixture of Cotto from Lombardy, Seminato, and dark antique wood. The villa is filled with beautiful paintings, sculptures, rugs, tapestries, and Venetian chandeliers.The large kitchen is airy with subzero refrigerators and wine coolers, Viking and Gaggeneau ovens, grills and ranges, 4 garbage disposals, 2 dishwashers, a vegetable and fish steamer, and a fryer. The counter tops are made of Verona marble and the cabinetry is richly decorated, hand-carved wood. The most prominent feature of the kitchen is two, original, 8-foot high stone fireplaces and bear the original family’s emblem. The dining room is an oval shaped room with 16 marble columns. The most important fresco in the villa sits above the dining room table. It is a fresco by Andrea Appiana who was Europe’s foremost neoclassical artist at the turn of the 19th C. The Tuscan dining room is more casual and filled with period Tuscan furniture. Here there is a separate sitting area with marble fireplace and TV for relaxing and enjoying the views.On the ground floor are two beautiful dens, with computers and Internet connections. One is fitted with mahogany cabinetry. There is also a Billiards Room with a hand-carved English snooker table. For nights when you want to stay in, there is a cinema with large screen and cinema surround sound system. The cinema houses one of the villa’s most incredible fireplaces and an exquisite mahogany bar. There is also a Pizzeria – a large, casual room with a massive, original fireplace and an antique brick pizza and foccaccia oven. On the first floor lies a beautiful workout room. It enjoys gorgeous views of the lake and the mountains in the background. There is a stereo system, TV, weights, Glidex, Stair Stepper, punching bag, and numerous exercise DVDs. The floors are antique, decorative wood and the ceiling is richly carved.There are eight master bedrooms in the villa, all unique and beautiful. They all boast high and carved ceilings, antique floors, and spectacular bathrooms. The rooms are filled with antique furniture, Persian rugs, Venetian chandeliers, and beautiful art. Some of the bathrooms have Philippe Starck designed wash basins, bathtubs, and showers, while others have large, antique French and English trough bathtubs and ornate wash basins. Two of the bedrooms enjoy a guest bedroom and one of the master bedrooms boasts two additional guest bedrooms. There are two beautiful pianos in the villa. One is a perfectly restored antique Bluethner that once sat in the Leipzig Concert Hall. It rests in the Music Room, which is a spectacular room with 30-foot high ceilings, Albertolli frescoes, and stunning views of the lake. The second piano is a player piano that plays jazz, modern, and classical music on its own.Villa Regina del Lago is child friendly. A wonderful outdoor play area with a beautiful wooden slide, swing set, and rope climb sit in the back garden next to the kitchen. There is also a large children’s playroom on the first floor next to the music room and a small children’s play room next to the kitchen.Villa Regina Piccola (outbuilding) description: Villa Regina del Lago has a little outbuilding, Villa Regina Piccola, that is a 450 square metres villa at Lake Como. It is a beautiful villa made of Moltrasio stone and wood. It was designed to view the Lake. All 6 bedrooms have lake views. There are three bedrooms with queen-sized beds, one bedroom with two twin beds, one bedroom with a European double bed and one bedroom with a single bed.Villa Regina Piccola is decorated with fine antiques and elegant Italian designer furniture. Four of the bedrooms have beautiful en-suite bathrooms. The kitchen is large, modern and airy with every imaginable amenity. The kitchen units are an elegant stainless steel and in the centre is an antique Tuscan eating table. Additionally, the villa has cable TV, mobile and fixed telephony with a computer and broadband Internet connection. There is also a stereo in the sitting room. There are two beautiful fireplaces in the Villa. One is in the sitting room, which looks out over the lake, and the other is in one of the bedroom suites.Villa Regina Piccola uses only the finest linens, towels and robes. Each of the beds has goose down comforters and pillows and guests will enjoy fluffy robes during their stay. This property is available to rent together with the main Villa or separately.Gardens, Pool, and Externals. The gardens of Villa Regina del Lago are considered some of the most historic and beautiful on Lake Como. You will enjoy the fresh flowers that come from the Cutting and Rose gardens. There is also an extensive Vegetable Garden and Orchard so you can enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables throughout your stay!The Swimming Terrace is spectacular. The terrace is filled with lemon and olive trees. The views of Lake Como are stunning from the terrace, which is the warmest part of the garden. Overlooking the swimming pool is Sant’ Agata’s 12th Century bell tower. There is also a beautiful 200 years old greenhouse on the terrace. There are 11 working fountains on the property that add cool freshness and sound to the hot summer afternoons.The property of Villa Regina del Lago ends at the lake’s shore. The dock area is beautiful. It is encased in antique Moltrasio stone, both on the walls and on the steps leading to the water. The dock area is filled with roses, creeping jasmine, and oleander. Two boats are docked at the private dock and are available for rent (a 32-foot hand crafted, mahogany wood boat and a 19-foot motorboat).All utilities and daily maid service included in the rental. Bicycles, tennis rackets, and other sports equipment are available at guests disposal.
Location:Inverness, United Kingdom
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Child Friendly, Disability Access, Fireplace, Shower
Activities:Fishing, Golf, Movie Theaters
Description:Achnagairn House is an exclusive use Mansion built in 1812. Recently renovated by its current owners, the history, the design, the luxury and the quintessentially Scottish views combine to create an unforgettable experience. Located in the North West of Scotland in the heart of the Highlands, Achnagairn is only 25 minutes from Inverness airport and 15 minutes from the city of Inverness. It is an ideal base to explore the best of what Scotland has to offer - fishing, walking, whisky tasting, golf and much more. nAchnagairn House is an exclusive use property available throughout the year. Available to hire for a weekend, week or individual day. The basic package is to hire the house self-catered. You can then add additional services as required including housekeeping, catering, spa treatments and activities. We are also licenced for weddings and civil ceremonies. nThe house has 24 individually styled, luxurious bedrooms split over 2 floors in the main house and in the courtyard wing. They have been lovingly restored and designed to offer guests a 5 star experience and can sleep up to 55 guests. All the bedrooms have been given unique names that represent their decor. Some are traditional, with relaxing neutral tones, whilst others are more modern with a design rivalling the best boutique hotels worldwide. For example, the bathroom in e2809cAntiguae2809d is tiled in travertine stone from Italy and has two baths, both of which look out over the grounds. Another bedroom and bathroom, e2809cRing-a-ring-a-rosese2809d has a round shape, complete with a round bed, topped with a circular chandelier. For those with more conservative tastes, e2809cCarpe Dieme2809d has a traditional 4 poster bed, a double aspect view and an enormous bathroom, with whirlpool bath and a separate large shower. nThere are 3 wonderful reception rooms, a family dining room and kitchen plus bar and commercial kitchen. The wow factor is in the splendour of the ballroom, an addition to the Mansion in 1911 which was a 21st birthday gift from the owner to his daughter at the time - very generous! With a vaulted ceiling, massive fireplace and oak panelled walls it is now a fantastic space for seating up to 160 guests for weddings, conferences, charity events and parties. nTo relax there is a cinema room and 15 acres of land to walk through including formal gardens and forest areas. At Achnagairn you can escape the ordinary and live like Lord and Lady of the Manor!
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Cable/Satellite TV, Child Friendly, Computer Access, DVD Player, Hot Tub, Internet Access, Jacuzzi, Phone, Pool Table, Sauna, Swimming Pool, TV, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Biking, Fishing, Gym, Hiking, Hunting, Ice Skating, Massage, Movie Theaters, Rafting, Restaurants, Rock Climbing, Snow Skiing, Swimming, Wildlife viewing
Description:Les Rives d'Argentière lies at the water’s edge, on the shores of the river Arve. Newly created and built, Les Rives d’Argentière are a combination of four luxury chalets nestled in the heart of the village of Argentière. Offering peace and tranquility, yet just a stone’s throw from shops, vibrant bars, restaurants, banks and of course the famous Les Grands Montets cable car. Les Rives d'Argentière offers four uniquely designed luxury chalets each with their own individual character to rent either individually or as a group. Choose from renting one, two, three or all four luxury chalets, all connected underground, they are perfect for personal or business use. Les Rives d'Argentière, boasts, a swimming pool, a fitness centre with sauna, hot tubs, a wonderful cinema room with billiards table, wine cellar and its own pub. The large secure underground parking means you arrive and depart, safe and dry no matter what the weather. Each luxury chalet has its own identity, offering a special ambiance, with a unique focus. Traditionally wooden built, with all the rustic charm of a vintage chalet, while combining all the comforts of modern technology. WiFi, flat screen satellite TV, DVD, Wii, ipod/iphone docking stations, computer, printer, scanner and phone. Within the complex you can find the following chalets: Chalet Granit will bewitch you with its use of natural materials throughout. With its 270 degrees terrace overlooking the river and the ski slope of Les Grands Montets. Chalet Cristal minimalist on the mountain, will amaze you with its modern decoration and clean crisp interiors. Chalet Terre will transport you to distant lands, heavily influenced with gifts from far-away, and reflects the owners travels over the past two decades. Chalet Ardoise will delight you with authentic traditional mountain lodge style, there can no be a better location for your holiday. In winter each luxury chalet has a dedicated 5 star service team to look after your every need. With a private chef, chalet hosts, and chauffeurs, your stay will be stress free and you can focus on enjoying yourself with the many activities on offer. In winter the luxury chalets are catered, breakfast, afternoon high tea and a four course dinner with unlimited wines, beers and soft drinks. Each luxury chalet offers a unique universe with decorations and different atmospheres. Les Rives d’Argentière also boasts a fitness suite, conference suite and games suite. In the fitness suite, are cardio and non-cardio equipment. The conference suite, has a built in projector and seating. The games suite, has a billiards table projector screen TV for sports games, movies and a dedicate bar, stocked with beer, spirits, mixers and nibbles. Upon return from your ski or mountain walks, you can relax in your private outdoor hot tub, or plunge into the pool. (The pool is only open in summer). Each chalet has its own, children's play room/television room which also doubles as a massage room, for a professional masseuse to soothe away your aches and pains. 4 separate or combined luxury chalets Sleeps 8 – 43 people 17 rooms 17 en suite bathrooms 4 rooms with shared bathrooms All Chalets are child friendly and a great place to bring the family for a mountain escape. Included in the facilites are kids play rooms.
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Air Conditioning, Computer Access, Conference Room, Crib, Disability Access, Garage, Hair Dryer, Internet Access, Jacuzzi, No Pets, Non-Smoking, Phone, Private Parking, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Towels, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Movie Theaters, Shopping, Swimming, Wine Tasting
Description:This location is conveniently at the centre of the artistic and cultural life of Tuscany: Just 12km from Siena and a 45minute drive from Florence and the now well-known San Gimignano- day-trips to all the popular sites in the region are very manageable. The estate itself stretches over 3.5 hectares and includes woodland, landscaped gardens, a splendid swimming pool, frescoed 16th century chapel and historic cellars. The buildings are arranged around a grand courtyard. Believed to date from the early 1200s, almost six years of committed restoration have brought this beautiful villa back to its former glory. Extreme care has been taken to retain the authentic atmosphere- the roof and floor tiles are centuries old, the plaster made with limestone and terracotta as the Romans used to do and the paint on the walls derived from different local earth for example. All the roof tiles and floors are centuries old, original or locally found and selected with great care. This extensive revival has in fact led to the Ministry of Fine Arts has declaring the property a residence of ?historic interest?. Interior This villa is vast at 2700sqm total and affords 9 rooms and 8 suites. The rooms are designed to accommodate from 1-4 guests, with a maximum capacity of 50 guests. All the rooms have lovely views over the courtyard, olive groves and terraced vegetable garden which is surrounded by hand-carved stone walls. Furthermore, they are all equipped with air conditioning, telephone, television, Wi-Fi and a mini-bar, and individually decorated so they each have their own character. The structure of the property is such that it has various different buildings which can be used as meeting or workshop rooms being equipped with the latest in multimedia technologies including a large cinema screen and surround sound. These are ideal for all manner of private and corporate events. The frescoed chapel is of course an exquisite location for a very special wedding but also makes a lovely spot for elegant dinners or buffet meals. This fantastic villa in the heart of the beautiful Chianti countryside, between Siena and Florence is undoubtedly one of the best places in the region to hold a large event. 2012 Prices and Conditions Medium High S. Price for 34 pax ? 3500/day Min Stay 3 days Check in Any day Payment Policy conditions 50% at booking by Bank Transfer 50% 30 days before arrival by Bank transfer Check in time is between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm Check out time is before 10:00 am Cancelation Policy conditions Cancellation fee over the total amount will be applied: from reservation to 30 days prior to arrival 50% from 29 days to 0 hours prior to arrival 100% Services included in the price Accessible facilities | Air conditioning | Baggage Deposit | Bathrooms with Jacuzzi | Bathrooms with shower | Buffet Breakfast | Cinema | Concierge Phone | Conference Hall | Conference Room | Crib or Cot | Daily Cleaning | Hair dryer | Heating | Independent Heating | Ironing Supply | No pets allowed | Non-smoking rooms | PC Projector | Private Parking | Private Swimming Pool | Projection Room | Reading Room | Room with a view | Safe | Sat-Tv | Smoke alarm | Sound-proof windows | Sun beds | Sun parasols | Supplementary linen change | Supplementary Towel Change | Swimming Pool Towels | TV | Welcome bathroom set | Wheelchair Accessible Services exluded from the price Adult Extra Bed (On Request) | Baby sitter (On Request) | Brunch (On Request) | Cable Internet (On Request) | Celebrations Meals (On Request) | Cellar Tour (On Request) | Child Extra Bed (On Request) | City tours (On Request) | City Tours (On Request) | Cooking courses (On Request) | Copy machine (On Request) | dinner or lunch on request (On Request) | Drinks (On Request) | Dry Cleaning (On Request) | External Phone Line (On Request) | Extra virgin olive oil (On Request) | Fax (On Request) | Guided Tour (On Request) | Kitchen (On Request) | Mini-Bar (On Request) | Olive Oil Tasting (On Request) | painting courses (On Request) | Panoramic Tour (On Request) | Personal Chef (On Request) | Private Garage (On Request) | Shopping Tour (On Request) | Tea and Coffee preparation set (On Request) | Tuscan Dinner (On Request) | Welcome Drink (On Request) | Wi-Fi Internet (On Request) | Wine Bottle (On Request) | Wine Tasting (On Request)
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