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3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 7

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.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
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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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

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).

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.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
San Vito
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
San Vito 'La Baia'
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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Availability & Rates


San Vito Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Jun 22 - Aug 29
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer / Perfect Septembe
Aug 30 - Sep 26
7 night minimum stay
Sep 28 - Oct 24
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 27 - Dec 13
3 night minimum stay
Dec 15 - Dec 31
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2014
Jan 4 - Feb 28
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2014
Mar 1 - Apr 11
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2014
Apr 12 - Apr 25
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2014
Apr 26 - May 30
3 night minimum stay
Pre-Peak "Full Bloom"
Jun 1 - Jun 20
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $450.00
Housekeeping $150.00
Notes Save 20% when you make a reservation with LESS than 45 days before your arrival date. Save 35% with less than 21 days. Rates are quoted for standard occupancy of 1-4 persons. Please add $25/night/additional person above 4. Rates include all utilities and linens. Refundable security deposit of $450 (350 Euros) per party required. Optional buoy $130/week. Please add $150 for housekeeping.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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San Vito Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Beach Towels
  • Raft
  • Large Cooler
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Small Cooler
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
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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