Escape from it all with a tranquil stay in this pretty period villa in the beautiful enclave of Tremezzo, which sleeps eight guests. Only five minutes walk from the Lake Como waterfront, and in a lush hillside setting, this large and elegant villa dates back to 1650 and is full of charming period features. Built by the ‘De Carli’ merchant family who had ties with the Dutch East India Company and who built their wealth from commerce and ships, the villa is furnished with fine antique pieces, including an original marble fireplace and a Murano glass chandelier. This well-proportioned villa with high ceilings has a comfortable, spacious sitting area leading to a formal dining room. A large luxury kitchen made from solid wood is ideal for entertaining and has a large breakfast table seating eight. The original fireplace surround and antique dresser add a fabulous ambience to the room. A laundry room completes the ground floor. A chandelier-lit stairwell leads guests to the first and second floors, where there are 3 bedrooms and 3 modern, stylish bathrooms as well as a second living room. The first floor living area is decorated in a comfortable contemporary style with ornamental wood burning stove and a wall mounted flat screen satellite TV & DVD player. Free wi-fi is also available. The bedrooms are all bright, spacious and beautifully furnished. The master bedroom has a double bed with decorative curtains in a classical style and romantic French-style décor, as well as a sunny lake-view balcony which overlooks the tranquil garden and surrounding hillsides. The second lake-view bedroom has antique mahogany twin beds and access through French doors to the shared balcony. The third floor is light and airy with sloping beamed ceilings, an additional sitting room and another double bedroom with a TV and DVD player, as well as a third bathroom. Outdoors, the beautiful sunny garden features a pergola covered terrace, making it ideal for fabulous alfresco dinner parties! Guests can relax on the sun loungers and enjoy the classical fountain as well as the wonderful lake and garden vista. This lovely villa is in the heart of the peaceful residential part of Tremezzo, and is only a short walk from the bustling lakefront town centre where guests can enjoy a wide choice of cafes, bars and restaurants. The famous lakeside towns of Menaggio, Varenna, Bellagio and Villa Balbianello are within easy reach and a scenic waterfront path leads along the Tremezzina shore to the famous Villa Carlotta, just 10 minutes away. Guests who stay at Carli Garden Apartment receive free access to the Lido di Menaggio which offers two swimming pools, a restaurant, a bar/discotheque, a kids club, boat rentals, a sandy beach, kite surfing and various sporting activities. Tennis, golf, bike hire and water sports are all available, helping to make your stay in the Italian Lakes an unforgettable one!