Villa Cigno in Locarno (Minusio), Switzerland

Swiss Estate with Private Beach, Dock and a Boat All Included!

Villa Cigno is the most exclusive property in the sunny part of Switzerland at the foot of the Alps. Found directly on the shores of Lago Maggiore with a private sandy beach, palm trees and a dock for your boat. This grand estate includes the luxurious main living quarter and three separate guest/staff apartments, and a Beneteau Antares 29-foot boat. It’s located a short stroll away from the city center of beautiful, historic Locarno. Villa Cigno is spread out through three spacious levels.

Basement/Street level

This first level is comprised of a 3-car garage, spacious laundry room, storage, utility rooms and a lift to the upper floors. There are an additional four parking spaces outside the villa for guests and staff.

Main Floor

The main floor is one story above street level, offering complete privacy. As you arrive though the majestic main entrance a large, elegant entrance hall greets you with a marble fountain and a rustic mosaic feature enclaved in the red marble floors.  There is a designer cloak room and plenty of space for coats and shoes. The living room/ dining room to your left is a spacious 70 m2area with incredible views to the lake and direct access to the sunny Mediterranean garden. It features brand new luxurious Italian furniture and a custom-built bar made by artisan craftsmen.

To your right of the foyer you find a stunning gourmet kitchen designed by the famous Swiss-Italian designer Carlo Rampazzi. The kitchen plays a central role in Villa Cigno’s design. A place not only to cook but to enjoy time with the family. There is a comfortable dining table for four and you can also access the garden directly through here or keep the sliding doors open all summer for that indoor/outdoor feeling.

Just passed the kitchen, we have a well-designed modern office, also by Carlo Rampazzi, with plenty of shelves and storage, with access to a small shady patio, perfect for afternoon teas.

Also on this main level we have two fully equipped guest apartments with their own separate entrances and garden areas, perfect for guests or live-in staff. There is also a large indoor pool, which is currently used as a gym but can be changed back to a pool at any time. The pool/gym is large, spacious and full of natural light, opening up to the garden. There is also a full bathroom here with shower and plenty of storage space and a pantry for the kitchen. To continue on with that spa feeling, there is also an infra-red sauna and an Ergoline professional solarium.

The large, completely private and fully fenced garden can be accessed from all the rooms on this level, offering all day sun and comfortable shady lounging and dining areas. The plants are Mediterranean and evergreen, with palm trees and flowering shrubs, ensuring that warm resort feeling all year long.  With Villa Margherita on one side and the Castle C’a Di Ferro on the other, Villa Cigno has essentially no neighbors as these properties are only used for a week or two all year.

Second Floor

As you arrive on the second level of Villa Cigno, you are greeted by the cinema room, which was recently added and designed like a traditional cinema, complete with a large screen, comfortable seating and even a popcorn maker.

To your right we have one of the two Master Suites and an additional bedroom with private bathroom. This Master Suite was recently expanded and completely redesigned. It comes furnished with elegant Italian furniture and a beautiful fireplace to set the mood. Next to the bedroom you’ll find the brand new bathroom and separate make-up room. The bathroom is composed using hand-painted Italian tiles and ceramics. There is also a large walk-in closet and stained glass windows by a famous artists to allow natural light to in the corridor.

The 2nd Master Suite and bath are found in a separate wing of the house. This wing is completely private, oversized with built-in closets and incredible lake views. The enormous bathroom is designed with Versace tiles and features a Roman-style round bathtub in the middle, a separate shower and double sinks.

On this same level, but accessible only from the back of the house there is an additional guest apartment suitable for guests or staff.

If you are looking for the best views in Locarno, then look no further. Either lake or mountain views can be enjoyed from every room of Villa Cigno. The ever-changing landscape is something you can never get tired of. There is plenty of space for an extended family or for live-in staff, ensuring total privacy and lots of common areas to enjoy for everyone.

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Villa Cigno truly is a one-of-a-kind property in Ticino. Located directly on the lake and built for all-day sun. Perfect for those wanting to be close to the city and all the amenities and wishing to enjoy water sports, biking, hiking, etc. Designed with high-end luxurious Italian furniture throughout.


If you are interested in this property, please contact the owner Mrs. Hardy directly at +41 79 848 2934 or by email: You may also use this online form