Dominating from the top of its 880 meters of altitude, Aquila Reale has a breathtaking view of part of the lake up to the Swiss Alps. The villa, originally a medieval watchtower, which was transformed in the early 1900s into an impressive summer vacation home, is nowadays a quintessence of contemporary luxury. Inside the villa you can feel the brightness of the rooms and the soft colors, as well as the space; nine bedrooms, 7 bathrooms in white marble, very spacious living areas, to alternate with a living room on the upper floor for more relaxing atmospheres. All the rooms have been made homogeneous in color and style of the furniture, tailor made and in perfect chromatic harmony with the ceiling frescoes, made in 1900. The refinement of many details inside the villa is an expression of refined simplicity. The same can be found in the pool house and in the aspect of the infinity pool that looks almost suspended above the lake. The lush garden, of 4.5 acres, is immersed in total tranquility, yet the nearest town on a 300 meter distance from the villa can be reached on foot. The advantage of Aquila Reale is that at 500 meter distance from the villa, you can take the funicular to reach Argegno in four minutes, a pretty village situated directly on lake Como. Argegno provides a wide range of restaurants, the villa’s private mooring and a scheduled river taxi service, ideal for exploring all the places that lake Como has to offer.
main villa, sleeps 14
lower ground floor
laundry room, apartment of the caretakers.
hallway, TV room with lake view and direct access to outdoor, studio with garden view, living room with piano, fireplace, lake view and direct access to outdoor, dining room with partially lake view and direct access to outdoor, fully equipped, spacious kitchen with cooking island, direct access to outdoor and seating corner, guest bathroom.
bedroom 1: master bedroom (king size bed, not convertible into a twin) with lake view, safe, en suite bathroom with bath tub and walk in shower (+ extra hand held shower) and covered terrace with lake view.
bedroom 2: double bedroom (king size bed, not convertible into a twin) with lake view, safe, en suite bathroom with double basin, bath tub and walk in shower (+ extra hand held shower).
Bedroom 2 shares the bathroom with bedroom 3;
bedroom 3: twin bedroom with garden view and additional single bed.
bedroom 4: double bedroom with garden view, safe and en suite bathroom with double basin, bath tub and walk shower (+ extra hand held shower).
bedroom 5: twin bedroom (convertible into a double) with safe, garden view and en suite bathroom with double basin, bath tub and walk in shower (+ extra hand held shower).
bedroom 6: spacious double bedroom (king size bed, not convertible into a twin), safe, lake view, access to non covered terrace with lake view, en suite bathroom with double basin, bath tub and walk in shower (+ extra hand held shower) and relax/dressing room with lake view.
bedroom 7: double bedroom (not convertible into a twin) with lake view, safe and en suite bathroom with double basin, bath tub and walk in shower (+ extra hand held shower).
Bedroom 7 shares the bathroom with bedroom 8;
bedroom 8: twin bedroom with garden view and an additional single bed.
third floor, approx. 18 steps;
two large living areas for enjoying the various entertainment possibilities; flat screen TV, projector, music system, billiard table, boards games, pool table, fireplace, kitchenette and guest bathroom. 2 roof terraces with breathtaking views over the look, one of the terraces has an island bar, stone built BBQ/grill and raised viewing platform.
bedroom 9: double bedroom (not convertible into a twin) with partially lake and garden view, en suite bathroom with walk in shower (+ extra hand held shower) and access to private terrace.
4,5 acres garden with 2 roof terraces, heated infinity pool. Pool house with fully equipped kitchen, cooking island, dining area, TV and comfortable seating area with fireplace, guest bathroom, 360 degree views over the lake and big French windows opening towards outdoor, green roof top on the pool house, alfresco dining area under a pergola on a huge terrace with lake view, stone built BBQ area. Numerous sunbathing spots around the pool, a quite stunning yoga/wellness facility carved out of the rock-face; large room with inspiring views down the lake, suitable for 8 yoga practitioners, including a Techno gym equipment area and guest bathroom with steam room and shower.
Playground for children including Tibetan bridge, tree house, and slide.
cable car station 500mts, nearest restaurant Pigra 300mts, other restaurants, bars and shops Argegno 4min by cable car, private boat mooring and scheduled river taxi service Argegno 4min by cable car, public playground walking distance from the villa.
this villa is a perfect base for hiking and mountain biking. The caretakers of the property lives in a separate apartment in the basement. The villa has its own luxury boat moored at the bottom of the funicular in Argegno that can be used upon extra cost. No pets allowed. The elevator goes up to the second floor, the third floor is only reachable by the staircase.
Although the property features 9 bedrooms, it can accommodate comfortably up to 14 guests in its living areas instead of 18.