Allium Pontile

Allium Pontile

Lake Como

This 17th Century villa, built right on the bank of the Lake, gives the impression of being right in the heart of the action while the architect-designed interior creates a cool and calm atmosphere inside

Recently renovated to the latest designs this is now a hi-tech house decorated throughout with lightwood floorboards and a truly minimalist style. The entrance hall is simply furnished with white orchids in steel containers thereby setting the scene for the whole house style, which is punctuated with the occasional reminder of times past from painted ceilings to antique armoires.

The finely decorated bedrooms are matched by the exquisite Phillipe Starck designer bathrooms. The sitting room has an eclectic mix of the old and the new – marble fireplace, painted ceiling and French windows furnished with low sofas and chairs.

The water-buses and taxis open up the whole lake as a playground. The Hotel Villa d’Este is 4km down the road and the whole western shore of the Lake is strewn with fine 18th Century palaces and their gardens.

Sleeps 12

The Accommodation

Ground Floor

Large kitchen with dining area; entrance hall; large sitting room with French windows.

1st floor: Master suite with entrance hall with painted ceiling. Large ensuite bathroom with deep freestanding bath, designer mirror, glass basin on marble surface with Philippe Starck taps. Twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom and balcony overlooking the garden and lake. Twin room with designer ensuite bathroom with doors onto a small terrace.

2nd Floor: Gym with treadmill, exercise bike and mats with view over the lake. Fridge, board games and cards. Large TV room with video/dvd and music system. Double bedroom with bathroom opposite. Double bedroom with antique armoire and large metal frame bed. Smaller twin room with shower room opposite.

Sleeps 12


  • Full time maid and cook


  • Manicured garden between the Lake and the House with drinks area and outdoor dining area.
  • Lawn area with hydrangea bushes; hammock strung between large magnolia trees; swimming pool with sun loungers.


  • Milan airport approx 1 ½ hours drive.


  • 18th Century palaces on western shore of the Lake. Cernobbio and Como. Villa d’Este Hotel. Bellagio across the Lake.