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A True Lakefront Property Surrounded by Beautiful Gardens w/Private Lake Access

Corina

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, Romanian
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Corina

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, Romanian
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015
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A True Lakefront Property Surrounded by Beautiful Gardens w/Private Lake Access

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

San Vito Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 7, 4 stone patios, 2 covered terraces w/views

Dreamer's House (Villa Sognatore) is a true lakefront property located 10km north of Menaggio on the northwest shore of Lake Como. The house positions its guests directly on the lake with private access to the water, which is the best place to acquaint oneself with the beauty and tranquility that make Lake Como so unforgettable. The setting is a botanical paradise as well since the property is surrounded by well-maintained, terracing gardens with mature specimen plants, palm trees and flowering shrubs. The property includes 4 stone patios at different heights, and 2 large terraces off the bedrooms and living room facing the lake, all affording breathtaking, ever-changing views - open and unobstructed for 2.5km and greater - of the water and Alps. An equally scenic walkway on the lake passes near the property, giving the guest access to restaurants and the lakeside village of San Vito. A separated guest house with a bedroom/WC meters from the lake is included. Famous villas, gardens, sites, restaurants, shopping, golf & more are a 10-15 min drive.

House Details: Inside, the top floor consists of a full bathroom (shower/sink/toilet) and a large open space combining the living and dining rooms and an eat-in kitchen with island. The wall facing the lake is only windows, with double doors opening to a large top terrace from the living room facing the lake and mountains. The middle floor has the master & guest bedrooms, both with two single beds that can be combined, both with access to terraces and stunning panoramic views. There is a small room with a single bed and/or baby crib. The full bath includes shower, bidet, and double vanity. Both bedrooms open onto a large middle terrace, where stairs lead to the lawn and lakefront. Here there is a detached minicasa guest house with two single beds and a half bath (included in rental price). A buoy for boats in the lake directly in front of the house can be rented for $130/wk. As the property is joined with another house (a non-rental property), the owner kindly requests that common courtesy is observed when neighbors are present.

Restaurants/Trips Afield: Two restaurants within walking distance of the house, located on the water's edge in San Vito: Lumin (pizzeria/bread in the morning) and Ristorante La Baia (casual restaurant). A third place to eat is Veranda Beach Cafe just north on the Pianello Beach. Information on shopping, hiking trails, and public villas available at the well-run tourist Information point in Menaggio, or on request from the owner, who knows the lake well since buying an apartment in Menaggio in 2000, and provides local info and regional dining guides to all confirmed guests.

Additional location information: by car (highly recommended - closest bus stop c. 300 meters), 10 minutes from Menaggio, 15 minutes to 18-hole golf course in Croce, Villa Carlotta-Tremezzo 20 minutes, Varenna and Bellagio 30 minutes via ferry, Colico 45 minutes, Madesimo skiing 1 hr, Como 1 hr, Lugano 1 hr, Milan city center 1.5 hr, Milan airports 1.5 hr, Bergamo 2 hrs, Saint Moritz 2 hrs, Verona 3 hrs, Venice 3.5 hrs, and Florence 4 hrs.

Guest Comments: 'This house is gorgeous ! We couldn't have asked for a better place to spend our week on Lake Como. We'll always remember the house's beautiful decor, views and comfort from the heat ! We laid out in the sun, reading and then swam when it go too hot to handle. We toured the area from Como to Colico, visited an abbey, kayaked and drank by the lake from dawn until dusk. Heaven ! We're off to Tuscany, but we will never forget the beautiful, magnificient & vibrant house on Lake Como' Guests from San Jose, California.

'At the beginning we were planning to visit Lake Como and stay in a hotel, however, we changed our minds when we found the Dreamers' House on the internet. What a wonderful house ! I would personally like to thank you for all your help via email & all the useful information. It has been wonderful, we now know why you call it Dreamers' House, we could have dreamed all day. A fantastic chill out zone' Guests from England.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Corina (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
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Calendar last updated:
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About Corina

We first visited and then purchased property on Lake Como in 2000 and have been frequently visiting the area each year ever since. The Dreamers' House is our only rental property. Every party making a booking receives our valuable Useful Information document, a compilation of 13+ years experience visiting Lake Como, plus our regional dining guide, excerpts taken from the Michelin Red Guide to Italy.

Corina purchased this villa in 2003

Why Corina chose San Vito

Reasons for buying on Lake Como: Refined Italian elegance. Combination of the deepest lake in Italy with the pre-Alps and Alps (water sports and hiking). Superb landscape and panoramic views. Exquisite, stately villas with specimen gardens 150+ years old. Immersion in a botanical paradise. Friendly people who know how to enjoy life. Central location in Central Europe. Temperate climate all year long (moderated by the deep water of the lake). Charming lakeside villages away from modern-day stress and kitchy, blase tourism. Food, markets, wine, restaurants, bars. Shopping in Como, Milan or Mendrisio (CH).

What makes this villa unique

Savour the joys of lakefront living surrounded by beautiful gardens and 6 terraces to take in the wonderful and ever-changing Lake Como scenery. Walk to 1 great restaurant and 1 good pizzeria/trattoria in nearby San Vito. Use the Dreamers' House as your base from which to explore the beautiful area. Only 10 minutes scenic drive from the famed central lake area, villas, gardens, and authentic small Italian villages. Perfectly situated for diversions afar to Switzerland (Lugano, St. Moritz), Milan, Verona, Bergamo, Lake Maggiore & Orta, or even Venice.

Guestbook comments from the manager

G’day from Australia. We enjoyed our trips to St. Moritz and Lugano, the mountains are spectacular. After the flat, arid land of Oz, this has been a holiday of a lifetime. Your home is peaceful and welcoming, we thank you for allowing us to share in this beauty. We have spent lots of our time discovering the delights of the local cuisine and have become very partial to a drop of Chianti.



Tim & Corina, thanks so much for the time we have had at your Dreamers’ House. What a special place it is. Waking in the morning to snow-capped mountains and views what you can only dream about. Local cuisine and wines we have all got a taste for. Hopefully be back one day. Thanks from Oz.
Aug 2008
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
San Vito
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Menaggio
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Menaggio
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Varenna
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Lugano
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
San Vito 'La Baia'
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Madesimo
Car: necessary

Do not be fooled by 'waterfront' or 'lakefront' descriptors on so many holiday ads that do not actually sit right on the lake! The Dreamers' House really does! Cremia/San Vito is located a short 10 min./10km/6 mi. ride from Menaggio, one of the most fashionable towns on the coveted western shore of the central lake area. The town, in addition to having its own charm and beauty (visit Piazza Garibaldi) is a gateway to the whole area, providing ferry, cruise and speed boat links to Bellagio (Villas Serbelloni & Melzi), Varenna (Villas Monastero and Cipressi) and Tremezzo (Villa Carlotta), or further afield to Colico and Como. The house is naturally situated to enjoy swimming and other water sports right from the front yard. One pizzeria and one well-known regional restaurant are 350 meters/yards south in San Vito, which can be reached on the new lakefront walking path. Sailboat (Pianello) and motorboat (Menaggio, 40HP w/o license) rentals available minutes from the house.

Other Activities: Kite Surfing, Seaplane Riding, Boat Cruising, Dining, Rent your own powerboat or sailboat,

Golf: Italy's second oldest golf course is located a short 15-minute drive to Croce, just above Menaggio.

Ski: Madesimo is the closest major ski area, approximately a 1 hour drive from Cremia. St. Moritz is an easy 89 km/1.75 hour drive through a beautiful mountain pass.

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Rates & Availability

From €160 Per night

San Vito Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Perfect September
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€200
€1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Off Season
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€160
€1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
€180
€1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
Jan 2 2016 - Feb 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
€160
€1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
Feb 27 2016 - Apr 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
€200
€1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Full Bloom
Apr 2 2016 - May 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
€210
€1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Peak 2016
May 28 2016 - Jun 24 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Perfect September
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
€210
€1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Low Season
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
€160
€1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
€180
€1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€250
From
€250
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,642
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping €120.00
Refundable damage deposit €350.00
Notes Rates include all utilities and linens. Single and two-person rentals please ask for discounts in select seasons. Optional boat buoy 100 euro/week. Payments can be made in USD to our US bank account using current exchange rate.

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Amenities

San Vito Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower , bidet , Double vanity next to Master Bedroom
    Guest - toilet , shower , Mosaic tiles, new in '05
    Bathroom - toilet , Includes sink, vanity, light
  • Guest full bathroom features modern design and styling and is completely tiled.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 2 twin/ single , Window & terrace face lake/mts.
    Guest - 2 twin/ single , Window & terrace face lake/mts.
    Guest House - 2 twin/ single , Five steps from the lake
    4th Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Same floor as Master
  • 3 rooms with two twin beds each, 1 room with one twin bed & 1 baby crib. Fourth room has windows, end table & lamp but is large enough for one adult/child to sleep in.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Covered, secured parking space inside property, entered through electronic gate with remote control; central heating; teak outdoor furniture; sun furniture; exercise bike; code-free DVD plays codes 1-6; buoy for boats up to 5 meters (16 ft) just off shore; satellite TV system with movies/sports/news in English (CNN/CNBC etc). A guest 'starter kit' is provided with the following items: 3 rolls toilet paper (1 in each bathroom), 1 roll paper towels, liquid soap, 6 dishwasher tablets and 4 washing machine tablets, napkins and coffee filters.

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