Villa Gaeta, the home as seen in the finale of James Bond’s 007 Casino Royale.

Villa Gaeta, the home as seen in the finale of James Bond’s 007 Casino Royale.
Villa Gaeta SS340dir, 12 22010 San Siro CO Italia
Sleeps 6, Sleeps 7, Sleeps 8 - Garden, Balcony, Terrace
4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Luxury lake historical home with 180-degree lake views

A sumptuous home located in historic Villa Gaeta was the setting for the final scene of 007’s Casino Royale. The property is steeped in style and history with quality and attention to detail both inside and out. The home is located over three levels and features four bedrooms and bathrooms with ample space and privacy for friends and families. The 180-degree panoramic lake views really are a sight to behold from both inside the home or outside on the terraces and balcony where you can dine alfresco and take in the vista. The property benefits from private off road parking and use of a secluded private beach to access the lake available exclusively to guests of this home and the residence at Villa Gaeta. Private boat mooring is available here to dock your own boat.

The home exudes quality and luxury at every turn. From the mosaic floors, frescoes, pillars and painted ceilings in the entrance of the original grand villa to the 180-degree lake views from your private terrace and balcony, the apartment offers a real sense of style with attention to detail and quality fixtures and fittings at every turn. The apartment is perched directly overlooking the lake and offers such luxuries boat mooring and access to the beach available exclusively for owners here at this residence only. Little wonder the James Bond franchise chose the villa, stairs and exterior to shoot the finale for Daniel Craig’s first adventure as 007 in Casino Royale.

The home is located over three levels. The terrace with alfresco dining and lounging offers ample space and privacy to soak up the atmosphere and splendid vista. Inside the home you will find a state-of-the-art kitchen with all mod cons and all the facilities you would associate from a home of this quality including interior dining facilities and a spacious, comfy sofa to relax upon. Two of the bedrooms are located on this floor as well as an additional service W.C. A laundry room with washer and dryer is conveniently housed on this floor.

The spacious master double bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with bath and wc a plus sofa bed.
An electronic ceiling fan is included in this bedroom positioned with greater shade. A second air conditioned double room with a private lake view terrace is also located on the entry level floor with shower and wc.

Stairs to the first floor give access to an additional living room, ideal for families or friends sharing the home who require additional privacy. This first floor includes a large sofa, dining facilities and kitchen is located with access to the huge lake view balcony where you can also dine and take in the 180-degree lake view. The first floor features an air conditioned double bedroom plus bathroom with shower and wc is located directly next to this bedroom. This bedroom boasts a splendid lake view and features air conditioning.

The third floor is accessed by an internal staircase and takes you to the attic atrium level featuring an open plan layout of two single beds plus bathroom with shower and wc. This level benefits from air conditioning located from the open plan first floor living room immediately below to keep temperatures cool in summer on both this floor as well as the secondary open plan living area downstairs.

Outside you have access to boat mooring, a private garage, use of the communal gardens and grounds as well as the beach for sunbathing and direct access to the lake.

Or, alternatively, sit back and relax, enjoy a glass of wine and good book if you manage to avert your gaze from the majestic lake views that surround the home.

The downstairs rooms have ceiling fans where it is cooler, the attic and upper floor benefits from air conditioning conveniently located beneath the top floor (open plan) so that temperatures in both room are kept cooler.

We will be happy to organise a private chef with wine’s to match sourced from our favourite italian wineries plus cooking lessons at the home-please ask for details.

Please contact us for full details ahead of your arrival to organise any of our services in advance of your stay.

Bedrooms

Four bedrooms located over three levels. Two double ensuite bedrooms on the ground floor plus sofabed. One double bedroom on the first floor with bathroom located immediately next to the room. Top floor room in the attic level with open plan living space with 2 single beds and a sofa. In total the home can sleep 10 guests.

Bedrooms: 4
People: 8

GROUND FLOOR ENTRY LEVEL
Master double bedroom plus sofa bed for 2 guests and an ensuite bathroom & terrace access with bath and wc. An electronic ceiling fan is included in this bedroom positioned with greater shade.

Double room with ensuite, shower, air conditioning and lake view with access to the adjoining terrace.

FIRST FLOOR
Double room with bathroom immediately next to the room on first floor with air conditioning

ATTIC LEVEL

Open plan attic room. Ensuite with 2 single beds & a sofa on top attic level benefiting from air conditioning located from the open plan first floor living room immediately below to keep temperatures cool in summer on both this floor as well as the secondary open plan living area downstairs.

Bathrooms

Four beautifully appointed bathrooms, two of which are ensuite, and the remaining two are conveniently located next to each of the bedrooms, with either a bath or shower and wc, located over three levels as described plus an additional service bathroom wc housed in the living room.

Bathrooms: 4, Separate WCs: 1

Bathroom 1
toilet, Shower
Ensuite bathroom with shower and wc on ground floor level

Bathroom 2
toilet, Bath , Shower
Ensuite bathroom with bath, shower & wc ground floor level

Bathroom 3
toilet, Shower
Bathroom with shower and wc on the first floor.

Bathroom 4
toilet, Shower
Bathroom with shower and wc on the top floor level

Bathroom 5
toilet
WC service bathroom located in next to the living room

 

Reviews

“Dear Barrie, Thanks for all the wonderful arrangements. We really enjoyed every moment if our stay at the Villa. Give my kind regards to Julie helping me with all the services needed to make the stay memorable. Thank you. Nick”
18/4/2024


“If you’re reading this review, you are probably contemplating staying at this magnificent villa. Let me just sum it up quickly – don’t think and go ahead and book it!! You need no further review and you will have no regrets. Just do it! Our family stayed at Villa Gaeta the first week of April in 2024, and we loved every minute of it. This is a magnificent historic place which is exquisitely and modernly remodeled, and elegantly furnished on the inside. Every bit of detail is attended to. You are renting the best apartment in this complex, with the best views, patios, and interior. The location of the villa and the views are fantastic. No wonder it was chosen for the final scene in Casino Royale, and still is a well recognized landmark villa all over the lake. However, what goes beyond any other rental property is the service. From the moment that we contacted Barrie and even after we had left, he was extremely helpful. Barrie is one of those individuals that you immediately like and trust, and he goes way beyond to make sure all is taken care of and you and your loved ones feel most welcome! From giving us driving directions, to meeting us at the villa late at night in the rain, advice for local and also non-local cuisines, casual to fine dining, sightseeing, etc. etc. Barrie just goes well beyond his duty. Even when we had a minor issue with the AC control system, Barrie was there almost immediately and fixed the problem. We have stayed in contact even after our departure while visiting other areas of Italy as he has provided very helpful recommendations. Over the years we have stayed at a few other places on Lake Como , but this was by far the best. We will definitely stay at Villa Gaeta again when we come back. I would give this 10 stars out of 5, with the extra five stars for the service! I just wish we could have stayed longer!” Michael, San Diego-April 9 2024.

Michael e la famiglia nella foto mentre si godono il corso di cucina di Gaeta – aprile 2024

“Absolutely stunning lake vacation home! The perfect getaway with and all the amenities you could ask for, the host was also amazing, ensuring a fantastic stay. Highly recommend!
Thank you for the incredible stay and experience, the property is phenomenal!”

Rachel Ellis, Dallas-16 March 2024

“My husband and I stayed at the Villa for a week during our honeymoon. What an extraordinary wonderful week we had. The location is stunning with views to die for; the house perfectly located in beautiful seclusion yet well connected to the historic local town. The hosts couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful. With great recommendations for restaurants and top tips for days out. We went mid September, the weather was perfect and we were able to explore, relax, and enjoy the lake experience. The interiors of the villa are perfect for the Bond experience, sexy and worldly yet comfortable and relaxing. I couldn’t recommend a stay highly enough”

Prof Sadie Morgan OBE, October 2023

“We have now stayed at the amazing Villa Gaëta with its private beach on Lake Como 3 times and have been most warmly welcomed by Barrie and Julie on each occasion. On each visit they have gone above and beyond to ensure that our holiday has been wonderful – offering to organise shopping for our arrival, checking in with us regularly during our stay, making restaurant suggestions and reservations for us and sending us lots of information about different places to visit, as well as advising us on the best time of day to visit each place during the busy tourist season. The Villa Gaëta is now a firm family favourite of ours and we hope to return as soon as possible. From the moment of booking to the time of departure, Barrie and Julie helped to make our holiday a truly memorable one. Many thanks to you both.”

Sarah Haddock, Lyon August 2023

“Amazing villa, incredible view and the host was the best I’ve ever dealt with.”
Joe Igoe, Dubai UAE August 2023

“The Villa was really nice on the inside and outside. The grounds and view of the lake were exceptional. The host, Barry, was friendly and very helpful. It is a very relaxing atmosphere. We were able to arrange for any services we wanted. It was hard to leave.
Thank you.”

Wellborn, July 2023

“Wow – Every James Bond fan who can afford it should spend a week here. What a villa. What a view! It was built more than 100 years ago and divided into 18 separate units. We stayed in early June and had the place to ourselves. You have access to the private beach, the private dock, and the entire grounds as well as two large porches facing the water. The unit is actually TWO apartments on top of each other connected by a thin set of stairs (you have another entrance to the upper unit if you want). The lower section has two huge master bedrooms with attached baths and an open plan living room/dining room/kitchen. The upstairs section has a large living/kitchen/dining area with double height ceiling, a bedroom with bath next door and a big loft with its own bathroom. We ate out on the upper porch several times and watched the tourist boats come and go.
Barrie, the host was fantastic – he was available anytime to answer questions and sent us lots of local recommendations beforehand”

Andrea, June 2023

“Villa Gaeta is as advertised—and then some.

The views are stupendous. The point on which the villa is located juts onto the widest part of the lake, providing the best possible perspective—including views of Varenna glowing at sunset and nighttime views of the lights of Bellano, Varenna, Bellagio, and Menaggio.

The accommodation is very roomy, with two distinct but connected apartments over three levels. Very nice design—quality, comfortable, stylish furnishings…probably 16-foot ceilings in several rooms. Kitchens and bathrooms thoughtfully stocked. Spotlessly clean throughout.

The villa offers a private location, removed from Menaggio to the south and San Siro to the north, though we found both walkable—40 and 20 min, respectively, almost entirely along walking/biking paths. The location is also special because the closing scene of Casino Royale was shot at the villa, so boats frequently approach for a wave and a photo of the villa (without coming close enough to be a nuisance).

Gaeta’s grounds are beautiful, with a variety of flowers and plantings everywhere—all professionally landscaped.

All in all, it’s hard for a visit here not to be among the memories of a lifetime. What guaranteed this in our case was the great value added by the hospitality and professionalism of our hosts, Barrie and Julie, who were unfailingly patient, responsive, and knowledgeable with our many questions and requests. On a day when our lunch and dinner plans were in doubt, Barrie even took the initiative to inquire with his favorite places in Menaggio to accommodate us. Whenever we needed flexibility, Barrie and Julie obliged without hassle. They were great communicators throughout, always quick to reply to texts, especially during the detailed process of arranging menus with a private chef. We had a truly wonderful stay, in significant part because of our hosts”

Vinnie Gaetano, USA …2 JUNE 2023


*”The pictures of Gaeta will not prepare you for just how breathtaking it is. I have high expectations; both the villa and the host far exceeded them. Book it!”*

*Katy, Austin Texas, 23 March 2023.*


“Just an all around breathtaking experience complimented by first-class service. Waking up in the Villa every morning felt like a dream I never wanted to wake-up from. The property is a one of a kind beauty, conveniently situated center lake with only a 3 minute drive into Menaggio. Barrie and team helped planning a trip halfway across the world for a large family seamless. From the private chef, to the restaurant reservations, boat hire (kept on property for the week), groceries, and an incredible handpicked assortment of wine upon arrival. Truly an incredible experience that I highly recommend. I will be returning to the Villa with my family”

Lou DeMello, August 22


“We absolutely loved our 2 week stay in this stunning location. The lake is gorgeous (so much so we never used the shared pool a few minutes walk away), towns nearby are charming with delicious food, and Barrie took incredibly good care of us with freshly delivered groceries and all services arranged for us (cars, restaurant reservations, dishwasher repair etc).

The owner has combined 2 apartments within the castle, so there was plenty of privacy for my family (including my one year old) to avoid waking up our single friends. Plenty of activities nearby for all ages.
Thank you Barrie for taking such great care of us!”

Laura, July 22


 
“Incredible location, majestic castle, pictures do not do it justice. Amazing vistas from all balconies and windows.
Great Milele appliances, washer and dryer. All in all wonderful experience!”
 
Mike, July 2022
 

 
“Most impressive location I have ever stayed in. Feels like paradise. The view is just unbeatable”
 
Karl, June 2022
 

“Most impressive location I have ever stayed in. Feels like paradise. The view is just unbeatable”

Karl, June 2022


“This stay was a much needed break with friends and we all had an amazing time. Barrie is an amazing host and he couldn’t do enough for us. Easy check in and all done in person. Also on hand all week for any help or just recommending places to visit. First class”

Dunstan, April 2022


“Wonderful stay at an iconic and well located villa. Excellent communication with the host. The photos don’t do the villa justice – it’s even better!”

Jonathan, March 2022


 
“The Absolute best place to stay in Italy! The house sits perfectly on an outcropping with an outstanding view of Lake Como and surrounding cities (Menaggio, Bellagio, and Varrena). Equipped with everything you need to cook, clean, and relax. The villa also has a boat pier for use during the summer with incredible views of the mountain ranges. The host was by far the best we have encountered throughout our travels in Europe. Absolutely recommend this location!”
 
Hunter Usa, Jan 2022
 

 
 

“Wonderful stay at an iconic and well located villa. Excellent communication with the host. The photos don’t do the villa justice – it’s even better!”

Jonathan Kenyon March 18, 2022


“What didn’t you like…Nothing….it’s faultless
What did you like…Barrie is an amazing host and he couldn’t do enough for us. Easy check in and all done in person. Also on hand all week for any help or just recommending places to visit. First class”

Ross Dunstan, UK 25 March 2022


 
 
“Excellent experience staying at Villa Gaeta. I think it is the nicest and most unusual property on Lago di Como. There
were no other resident at the property so we have the whole property to ourselves. The host, Barrie is very helpful on every aspect of our stay- If you like peace and quiet, this is the place.”
 
Andy, Dec 2021
 
 

Prices

PeriodPrice per night
April1600€
May1750€
June1900€
July and August2150€
September1900€
October1500€
November to March1500€
Christmas1650€

* Minimum stay 7 nights
Final cleaning 380 euro
From larger groups of up to 10 guests 50 euro additional charges applies for cleaning, linen and bedding.
BOOKING FEE 20 PER STAY
Linen, bedding and towels supplied for 8 guests. From larger groups of up to 10 guests 50 euro additional charges applies for cleaning, linen and bedding.
1000 euro refundable damage deposit
Strictly no events, weddings or party bookings
Heating charge applies for stays April to October 20 euro per night

Location Type

Beachfront
Private man made beach located 2 minutes walk from the apartment available exclusively to guests sharing Villa Gaeta.
Lake view
The home boasts magnificent views taking in the far-reaching 180 degree lake view featuring Bellagio at the centre, Menaggio to the right and Varenna to the left.
Lakefront
Mountain view
Waterfront
beach
Secluded man made beach available to all residents of Villa Gaeta including our home
mountain
lake
Lake view
Wate

General
Heating
Air conditioning in many rooms
Linens provided
Washing machine
Clothes dryer
Parking
Garage
Internet
Towels provided
Wireless Internet
Hair dryer
Toilet roll

Kitchen
Dishwasher
Fridge
Hob
Oven
Grill
Coffee maker
Toaster
Dishes & utensils
Kitchen
Kettle
Dining
Dine inside or alfresco. Dining on the terrace, balcony or inside either of two living rooms.
Private chef available on request, reserved ahead of your stay, please contact us for further details.
Dining Room
Dining area

Entertainment
Television
Satellite / Cable TV
DVD player

Outside
Garden
Acres of communal grounds
Balcony
Huge lake view terrace where you can also dine and take in the far-reaching 180 degree lake view featuring Bellagio at the centre, Menaggio to the right and Varenna to the left.
Beach towels
Outdoor Furniture

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