Il Cigno Estate

Europe / Italy / The Lakes

Estate Il Cigno consists of two spectacular villas, Villa Maria and Villa Serena, on the shore of Lake Como.

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The properties offer stunning views of the lake and have recently been luxuriously restored and refurbished. The villas can be rented separately or combined.

The villas are completely state-of-the art, magnificently decorated with frescoes and have been luxuriously furnished down to the finest Italian linens and antiques from the owner’s collection. Each villa offers deluxe service and a staff including butler service.

A flood-lit landscaped park, about 2,000 square feet surrounds the estate. Boat rental can be arranged at an additional cost. Villa Maria, if rented separately, has exclusive use of the swimming pool unless other arrangements are made.


Villa Maria

Courtyard Level

  • Frescoed entrance hall
  • Music room
  • Living room and separate dining room, both with wood burning fireplaces
  • Large, fully-equipped kitchen

First Floor

  • Additional sitting/TV room that opens to a terrace with stunning views

Second Floor

  • Living room, bar/kitchenette

Villa Serena

Garden Level

  • Frescoed entrance hall
  • Reading room with TV, fireplace and library

Roof Floor Level

  • Frescoed cupola with central balcony

Lakeshore Level

  • Entrance
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Frescoed salon and dining room with double fireplace and access to lakeshore terrace
  • Laundry room


  • Il Cigno is located down a quarter-mile long gated road guarded by a quaint old gatehouse, in the midst of seven acres of luxuriant gardens and woods
  • The property enjoys spectacular, unobstructed views of Lake Como
  • The two residences are separated by a historic harbor flanked by ancient terracotta statues
  • From the property’s park, you can exit through a private gate and enter the nearest village, with its charming square on the harbor, 17th-century church and the village’s garden with its lovely pergola


13 Bedrooms, 13 Bathrooms

Sleeps 26 Guests

  • Wi-Fi
  • Heated Pool
  • Butler
  • Chef
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundry Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • Lake View
  • Parking
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Fireplace
  • Private Embark Dock
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Cable TV
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Daily Housekeeping


Bedroom Details

Bedrooms 1-3 (Villa Maria - First Floor): 2 Lake-view queen bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom. 1 Courtyard-view queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Bedrooms 4-7 (Villa Maria - Second Floor): 2 Lake-view king bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom. 1 King bedroom and 1 queen bedroom each with en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedrooms 8-10 (Villa Serena - First Floor): 2 Lake-view queen bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom. 1 Courtyard-view king bedroom with private bathroom
Bedrooms 11-13 (Villa Serena - Second Floor): 2 Lake-view king bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom. 1 King bedroom with private bathroom

Pool Details

2 Heated Swimming Pools

Staff and Services

Final cleaning
Daily housekeeping service for 4 hours (by two maids)
Mid-week bed linen change (Wed)
Daily bath linen change
Villa Maria: 1 butler, 1 chef
Villa Serena: 1 butler, 1 chef
Use of one 20-knot speedboat and one 6-knot slow boat, for a total of to 13 guests, for each villa
Butler service 6 days/week (one day off or two half-days off), from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm, with 3 and half hours rest in the afternoon
Chef service 6 days/week (one day off or two half-days off), from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm, with 3 and half hours rest in the afternoon
Breakfast from 8:45 am to 10:00 am – cost of food extra
Lunch from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm – cost of food extra
Dinner from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm – cost of food extra
Garden maintenance 4 days per week

Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)

Butler and cook extra hours (to be paid directly to the staff)
Extra change of bed and bath linen
Personal ironing

Location Details

Blevio - 400 meters

Villa Notes

Electricity, water, heating, and A/C are included
Entrance gate code subject to seasonal change
All detailed accounting of food and beverage expenses will be given to the guests and handled at the end of each week. The chef cannot advance cash for any food and beverage expenses
All extra services must be paid locally in cash, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged
Children 8 and older are welcome
Check-in 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm; Check-out by 10:00 am

Rates and Availability

Tax Service Charge Details*
Extra bed: €150 per night
Telephone calls are an additional cost
Food Allowance: €4,000 to be paid locally, in cash, upon arrival
Security Deposit Details

€10,000 - Pre-collected

A €149 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Accidental Damage Waiver
A $149 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details

7 Nights, Saturday arrivals are not required.  Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.

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