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A TRUE LAKEFRONT PROPERTY SURROUNDED BY BEAUTIFUL GARDENS W/PRIVATE LAKE ACCESS

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Corina

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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A TRUE LAKEFRONT PROPERTY SURROUNDED BY BEAUTIFUL GARDENS W/PRIVATE LAKE ACCESS

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Menaggio - The Dreamers' House

6 terraces, gardens, front yard next to the lake, 180-degree ever-changing views

Dreamer's House (Villa Sognatore) is a lakefront property located 10km north of Menaggio on the northwest shore of Lake Como. The house positions its guests right 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 perennials. 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 views of the water and Alps. A new scenic walkway on the lake passes near - but not in front of - the property, giving the guest access to restaurants and the lakeside village of San Vito. A separated guest house with the 3rd bedroom/ WC is included. Famous villas, gardens, sites, restaurants, shopping, golf and more are a 10-15 min drive.

Golfing: Italy's oldest golf course, established in 1907 (celebrating 100 years in 2007) with 18 holes Par 70, is located above Menaggio in near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 15 min. by car. The clubhouse/restaurant was the location of a recent party for well-known celebrities. Tel: 0344/32103. Green Fees: Weekdays 50 Euros, Weekends and Holidays 65 Euros; Golf Cart Rental 36 Euros. Contact us for their very good website, including pictures and hole design.

Skiing: The closest major ski resort is Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass, which is approx. 1 hour by car. St. Moritz in Switz. is only 89 km from the house (1hr 45min drive). Other ski resorts are located in the Valtellina near Morbegno. The lake is beautiful to relax next to all year long - the scenery in the winter is some of the most striking, as the air is crisp and the visibility near perfect.

Boating Info - Buoy Available & Other Pictures : Motorboats can be easily rented at various places around the lake, where you can enjoy boating without a license if you rent a boat with an engine that is 40HP or less. Rents are done by the hour, half day or week. Sail boats (with and w/o captain) can be rented and sailing lessons are given at a number of different sailing schools around the lake. A buoy in front of the house on the lake can be rented for an additional 100 euros per week.

Please contact us for a web-based slide show of over 80 digital photos of the property. You can also contact us for a web site address for a Lake view web cam located 300m south of the house where there is also some of the best windsurfing on the lake.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Corina

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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 10+ years experience visiting Lake Como, plus our regional dining guide, excerpts taken from the Michelin Red Guide to Italy.

Corina purchased this house 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 scenery of a world-class, historic area. Many guests simply stay in the house and look out at the uninterrupted 2.5km+ view across the lake and all the activity of boats and wildlife. Walk to 1 great restaurant and 1 good pizzeria/trattoria in nearby San Vito, or a 3rd option on the beach in Pianello. Use the Dreamers' House as your base to explore the beautiful area from. 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.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Menaggio, Italy

A True Lakefront Property Surrounded by Beautiful Gardens w/Private Lake Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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HR GuestBook
5

Comments from Owner Guestbook

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2007
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2007
Excellent stay - no complaints! A perfect setting in an excellent accommodation. We highly recommend the 'Barchetta' restaurant in Bellagio. We hope all future holidaymakers have as fabulous a time as we did during our short stay. Guests from London.

Thank you very much. We had a fantastic time. The place and setting are just perfect. Guests from Israel.

We had five beautiful days on Lago di Como. The landscape, food and drink were excellent. Guests from Switzerland.

During our short stay, we felt like we were in our own house. The weather was always above 30 degrees, the water, the grounds around the villa, everything was more than we dreamed. The property has an easy Mediterranean flair, the water and the air too. We recommend it to anyone. Guests from Koblenz, Germany.
Helpful votes: 23/25
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A True Lakefront Property Surrounded by Beautiful Gardens w/Private Lake Access
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Menaggio Lake Como
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Top-Haus direkt am See!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
Es war eine tolle Woche in diesem schönen Haus am "magischen" Comer See! Direkt am See kann man unten auf der kleinen Wiese auf Liegestühlen liegen und dem Treiben auf dem See zuschauen, einfach relaxen, lesen, was auch immer. Auch die beiden Balkone sind direkt mit traumhaftem Seeblick. Die exotischen Pflanzen und das warme Sommerwetter kreieren eine wundersame, sehr südländische Atmosphäre. Auf dem See kann man Motorbootfahrten unternehmen, d.h. ein recht schnelles Motorboot selber ausleihen, ganz ohne Führerschein (das ist in Italien wohl erlaubt). Auch die Orte am See, allen voran Menaggio, und die Umgebung sind wunderschön. Ein mondänes Flair wechselt sich ab mit einfachen, schlichten Momenten, und die Einwohner - auch in den Cafés, Supermärkten, eigentlich überall - sind sehr freundlich; so herrscht überall eine durchweg positive Atmosphäre. Sehr empfehlenswert, mind. einmal im Leben hier Urlaub zu machen. Und dieses Haus ist dafür bestens geeignet, mit all der Freiheit, die eine solche Unterkunft einem lässt (und die man in Hotels immer nicht so recht hat).
Helpful votes: 1/1
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A True Lakefront Property Surrounded by Beautiful Gardens w/Private Lake Access
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Menaggio Lake Como
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Listening to the Music of the Water

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
Hi Tim & Corina, Una Casa Bellissima !! What a fantastic setting. We have all had great swims in the lake, only a foot away. We have relaxed with a glass (or two !) of wine and watched the world go by. The windsurfer and sailers. The speedboats or cruises. Your place will be highly recommended. Many thanks. And so say all of us what is written here. This has been a great week listening to the music of the water, watching the changing colours of the sky and soaking up the Italian ambience.
Helpful votes: 8/8
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A True Lakefront Property Surrounded by Beautiful Gardens w/Private Lake Access
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p15337
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Menaggio Lake Como
Owner Submitted Review
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Great Local Cuisine

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
Thanks for a beautiful 9 days on Lake Como. Lots of sun; only one day of rain. Everything has been said in this informative guest book ! Didn’t think much of Italian fresh bread until a trip to the bakery at Pianello. Opens at 7am & open on Sundays in season ! Fantastico. The pizza and ice-cream are the best and swimming in the lake is great ! This has been a fab holiday.
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Menaggio Lake Como
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Holiday of a Lifetime

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
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.
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Location

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa or Linate (or Ryan Air to Bergamo)
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Menaggio
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Varenna
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Lugano
Nearest Beach
350 Metres
San Vito
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
San Vito - 'Bar San Vito'
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Madesimo
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Menaggio - Croce
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
San Vito - Ristorante 'La Baia' & Pizzeria 'Lumin'
Car: recommended

The property is a scenic 10 minute drive north of Menaggio and 350 meters north of San Vito, a small village directly on the lake and part of the Cremia comune. Importantly, there are two restaurants La Baia (casual restaurant) and Lumin (pizzeria/fresh bread in the morning), both located on the water's edge in San Vito, which can be easily accessed via the new footpath on the lakefront (not necessary to walk along the road). A third restaurant, Veranda Beach Cafe, can be reached a short walk north on the lakeshore in Pianello del Lario.

Min/Hour by car (highly recommended - closest bus stop c. 300 meters), ten minutes from Menaggio (a fashionable main resort in the central lake area that is a hub for ferry, bus, speed and cruise boat connections), Villa Carlotta-Tremezzo 20 minutes, Varenna and Bellagio 30 minutes via ferry, Colico 45 minutes, Como 1 hr, Lugano 1 hr, Milan city center 1.5 hr, Milan Malpensa/Linate airports 1.5 hrs, Bergamo 2 hrs, Saint Moritz 2 hrs, Verona 3 hrs, Venice 3.5 hrs, and Florence 4 hrs. More info from owner or Tourist Office in Menaggio

Other Activities: hiking, boat cruising, dining, shopping, sea plane flying

Golf: Italy's oldest golf course, established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 15 min. by car. Tel: 0344/32103. Contact us for their very good website, including pictures and hole design.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Menaggio, Lake Como

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Easter 2014
12 Apr 2014 - 25 Apr 2014
€200
€200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,250
4 nights
 
 
Spring 2014
26 Apr 2014 - 30 May 2014
€220
€220
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,400
3 nights
 
 
Pre-Peak 2014
31 May 2014 - 27 Jun 2014
€1,600
7 nights
 
 
Peak 2014
28 Jun 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
€1,990
7 nights
 
 
Perfect September 2014
30 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
€1,600
7 nights
 
 
Fall
27 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
€200
€1,300
3 nights
 
 
Low Season Fall 2014
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
€160
€1,000
3 nights
 
 
Holidays 2014
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
€180
€1,100
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
€210
€210
Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping €120.00
Refundable Damage Deposit €350.00
Notes Prices shown are for standard occupancy of 1-4 persons. Please add 20 euros/night per extra person above 4. Prices shown in euros and include utilities, linens and starter kit. All rentals require 350 euros refundable security deposit. Please add 120 euros for housekeeping.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Menaggio in Lake Como

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • village
  • waterfront
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Parking On Street
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street
  • Local Maps
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bedroom floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Spacious, double vanity
    Living room/top floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Mosaic tiles, Sink & Mirror
    Guest House - Toilet , Sink & Mirror, cold water only
  • We do not have a bathtub in any of the bathrooms. 'Full bathroom' here means sink, toilet and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Guest - 2 Single Bed , Windows, terrace face lake/mts.
    Guest House - 2 Single Bed , Separated from house
    Small room - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Same floor as master & guest, no views
    Master - 2 Single Bed , Windows, terrace face lake/mts.; large walk-in closet
  • 3 doubles, 1 single in small room. It is possible to include an 8th person with an infant as baby crib, linens, bath and high chair are included at no extra costs.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
Outside:
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Bicycles ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Garden ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Walkway to Water
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • waterfalls
  • playground
  • pond
  • autumn foliage
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • bay
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • horse riding
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • freshwater fishing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • cycling
  • mountaineering
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • ski
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
The house includes a multi-region DVD player which plays codes 1-6. A satellite TV system has been added with movies/sports/news in English, as well as an exercise bike. Children's beds are 1 crib (adjustable) and 1-person bed in a small fourth room. The eat-in kitchen with island is fully-furnished with modern appliances, including a Kitchen Aid blender. Details on house position: the house is at the bottom of a sloping hill, and is separated a good distance from the road above both by height and length because the 200 sq. meters of gardens and terraces stand between the back of the house and the road (many lakefront houses are built up too close to the road and have to suffer endless road noise and lights; others are on the lake but have no private lake access). A set of stone stairs with railing winds through the gardens and terraces to the house approx. 25 meters below the parking place.

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