What a gorgeous treat this was when we arrived , not the easiest to find but well worth it when you do as the vista from the garden and terrace just takes your breath away . The gardens are perfectly manicured but it is the promenade and the un beatable view of the lake and vista over to Belagio that really makes its maark . The living room of the house with it h 4 sets of French windows allows the lake to touch you on those rare monments when you sit inside . Villa Ruga is all about the Al Fresco though and it features a dining table in the garden and a Webber BBQ . there is also a Speed boat in the boathouse which for a reasonable fee you can take out onto the lake .
The owner Francesco is very "hands on " friendly and helpful ....he speaks perfect English as well as I guess perfect Italian and is able to point you in the right directions for food , activities shops etc . We shall return for sure !!!!
Francesco went above and beyond as the property manager and host. He is very responsive with an easy communication style, and lives close by if you should need anything.
Francesco helped make our stay feel both special and unique by leaving us a welcome gift (Goodies for Easter) and helping us arrange a personal chef, a shopping trip, a driver and a private boat tour.
His family home is equally impressive. The house is situation right on lake Como and a short walk to the village center. The kitchen is full stocked with tools needed to cook and eat meals at the home. The house is clean, beds are comfortable and linens are provided.
I can only imagine the beautiful weather in the summer. We lucked out with a couple of great days before a cold wind from the north start. The location is fantastic in a smaller town on the lake with ferry service. It is not as crowded as a Bellagio or Como, but still has several restaurants and a small grocery.
Villa La Ruga is great for families or a group of friends. I really can't say enough great things about Francesco or the property.
Thank you for hosting us and making us feel welcome at your family home.
Francesco was a fantastic host and the house is absolutely amazing
I would highly recommend the boat tour that Francesco kindly organised for us, as well as some of the wine...
Francesco was around for whatever we needed. The house was very clean and tidy and the terrace is incredible.
The only thing I would say is that car rental in the whole area of Argegno would be beneficial (this isn't a point about Francesco's house but the simply the area it is in)
We will definitely be coming back and thanks again for a wonderful trip
Absolutely amazing location and so refreshing to see accommodation represented so well. The view was the best you'll see in Como and Francesco was the BEST host - he was so friendly and helpful - he even bought my two nephews Easter gifts and an Easter cake for the adults! Nothing was too much trouble for him and he really made our stay - highly recommended, well equipped and had all that you could ask for! We didn't want to leave! I recommend taking the private boat trip if you can, the best way to see the Lake is from the water and this way you can choose where you want to go!
This was our first time on lake como
When we booked our trip all we knew is that we needed to stay on the west side of the lake and on the water
We were traveling with my family of 9, and being comfortable is very important and that everyone was happy
We booked the villa just for the accommodating bedrooms and water front
With many questions of staying and accomdations Francesco was extremely responsive
After we decided to book Francesco was asking us what he can do to help us
He offered a private chef for the villa and we decided to do it for one. Valentina our chef made an incredible meal and she was friendly and helpful
Francesco also set up a private boat tour of the lake the boat tour we choose was 6 hours with a wonderful guide, madellanna.
On our boat your model Lena guided us on and about the lake with stops in the major areas
Until after the boat tour we didn't realize our perfect location. We saw the sun rise, we had the preamps for our view, we were walking distance to argegno, 180 degree view of the lake
We had the perfect spot, with the perfect host
Please feel free with any questions of the villa
It was our best stay all week