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A True Lakefront Property Immersed In Gardens Next To A Scenic 4k Lakefront Path

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Private Lake Access, Private Parking, Buoy, 6 Terraces

The Dreamers' House (Villa Sognatore) is a true lakefront property located 10km/10 min. drive north of Menaggio on the renowned 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, winding paths, mature specimen plants, palm trees, flowering shrubs and perennials. The property features 3.5 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, and includes 4 stone patios at different heights and 2 large, covered terraces off the bedrooms and living room, all affording breathtaking, unobstructed, long-distance views of the pristine blue water, charming villages hugging the shore and the towering Alps. A scenic, 2.5mi/4km walkway on the lake passes in front of the property (separated by a wall and private gate), giving the guest access to restaurants, shops, ferries and the lakeside villages of San Vito to the south, and Pianello del Lario and charming Musso to the north. This path is unique because it is the only 4km long, uninterrupted lakefront walkway on Lake Como. A separated guest house with the 3rd bedroom/ WC is always included. Famous villas, gardens, sites, restaurants, shopping, golf and more are only a 10 minute drive to Menaggio, Cadenabbia, Tremezzo and Lenno.

Golfing: Italy's oldest golf course, established in 1907 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. Contact us for their very good website with green fees and prices, as well as 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. Snow-capped mountains surround The Dreamers' House in this period.

Boating Info - Buoy Available: 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 or click on the link to view our own website with over 100 digital photos of the property and guest reviews. You can also contact us for a web site address for a Lake view web cam located 300m south of the house.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, German, Italian, Some French, Spanish Understanding
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017

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 16+ 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

Why Corina chose Lake Como

Reasons for buying on Lake Como: Refined Italian elegance set amidst a refined and varied Alpine lake landscape that relaxes the mind and soothes the soul. 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, world-class design, furniture and fabrics, and boating. Shopping in Como, Milan or Mendrisio (CH). Though the north-center lake is less well known than the posh, "old money" southern part next to Como city, in fact, the views are better, the sunlight longer and the mountains are higher. The lake is wider at the northern point, providing more dramatic and longer landscapes, visible often with more than a 270-degree angle. Because the shores are further from each other, the sun stands less obscured and bathes the northwestern shore in a vibrant, orange-red summer sky. Finally, the pre-Alps turn into real 2,000+ meter peaks in the norther part, just as they get closer to the real Alps at the end of the lake.

What makes this house unique

Savour the joys of lakefront living surrounded by beautiful gardens, with private lake access, 6 terraces at different heights, and a new, scenic 4-km lakefront walkway stretching from San Vito up to Musso. Take in the wonderful and ever-changing scenery of a world-class, naturally beautiful and historic area. Many guests simply stay in the house and look out at the uninterrupted 2.5km+ view across the lake to the pre-Alps and Alps, and all the activity of boats and wildlife. Walk to one great restaurant and a good pizzeria/trattoria in nearby San Vito, or north to more great lakeside restaurants, grocery store, ferry stops and charming villages of Pianello and Musso. 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, and even Venice (3.5 hour drive).

Guestbook comments from the manager

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).
Jun 2013
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Ristorante La Baia
"Regional dining institution, wonderful atmosphere, great wine list, a consistent favorite of..."
Lake Como
"Unique and wonderful corner of the world, where tourists have been coming for over 2,000 yea..."
Lido Menaggio
"Recently renovated, this complex offers swimming either in a pool or in the lake, and now in..."
Pizzeria Lumin
"much more than a pizzeria, very casual, great position and views, parking garage, very frien..."
Pianello del Lario
"Walk along the lakefront and eat at a number of different restaurants along the way or up in..."
Veranda Beach Cafe
"Great happy hour on roof garden with a view"
Cafe' Del Pess
"Centrally located, great drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, snacks, friendly service, ..."
Ristorante Terrazza Barchetta
"highly rated, also by the Michelin Guide (one knife/fork), with a wonderful terrace, wine li..."
Greenway del Lago
"A 10-km walkway along the lake for the most part, but not always. Prepare to also climb hil..."
"very charming small port"
"fairly large town in northern lake area with a nice lungo lago to walk along or eat along !"
Villa Carlotta and its gardens.
"The most famous villa and gardens on Lake Como"
Villa Balbianello
"Not the most famous but the most beautiful villa and gardens on Lake Como"
Iperal Fuentes
"Very large hyper market at the top of Lake Como"
Conad City
Trattoria Baita Belvedere
"Not at all easy to find (located at the end of a pot-hole filled farmers road through the wo..."
"One of the toniest resort towns on Lake Como, with shopping, dining,cafes and bars and great..."
"The best wine shop onLake Como and a delicious little cafe as well with great seafood dishes "
Panificio Livraghi Bruno
"Behind the main bar in pianello, delicious, local bakery with artisian breads"
Museo della Barca Lariana
"Museum with the old boats of Lake Como (il Lario)"
Trattoria Pontile
"Reachable at the end of the 4km lakefront path up to Musso"
Bar San Vito
"Local bar for newspapers and incidentals, lottery tickets also ! "
Enoteca Castiglioni
"Best delicatessen in Como Citta Muratta. Small restaurant with delicious little dishes white..."
Iperal Consiglio di Rumo
"Best food shopping with biggest selection and decent hours closest to The Dreamers' House."
Museo Moto Guzzi
"Museum of the world renowned motorcycle brand"
Navigazione Lago di Como
"Boat stop in Tremezzo near Villa Carlotta"
Aldo Savorani S.N.C.
"Tasteful stylish clothing for the well heeled in Menaggio"
Bar Gelateria Il Gabbiano
"Stupendous terrace, excellent service, astounding gelato ..... "
Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa or Linate (or Ryan Air to Bergamo)
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
San Vito - 'Lo Scalo'
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Menaggio - Croce
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
San Vito - Ristorante 'La Baia' & Pizzeria 'Lumin'
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
350 Metres
San Vito
Car: not necessary

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 350 meters/yards along the new lakefront path (not necessary to walk along the road). The third and fourth restaurants, Veranda Beach Cafe and Laguna Beach Ristorante, both located directly on the water, can be reached a short 15 min. walk north along the lakefront path in Pianello del Lario (no need to walk along the winding lake road). A fifth restaurant, Il Ponte, is located 2km further at the end of the lakefront path in Musso. Various kiosks dot the path along the way to Musso. A Despar supermarket is also located in Musso, a 5 minute walk up from the path.

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, Franciacorta Sparkling Wine Region 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house at Cremia at Province of Como

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Guest - 2 Single Bed , Windows, terrace face lake/mts.
    Guest House - 2 Single Bed , Separated from house
    Master - 2 Single Bed , Windows, terrace face lake/mts.; large walk-in closet
    Small room - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Same floor as master & guest, windows but no views
  • 3 doubles, 1 single in small room. Two of the double rooms, the master and guest bedrooms, are in the main building, along with the small room that sleeps 1 person. The third double bedroom is in the separated Guest House / Minicasa, that is always included in the price. It is possible to include an 8th person as an infant in baby crib in the small room. Baby linens, bath and high chair are included.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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A True Lakefront Property Immersed In Gardens Next To A Scenic 4k Lakefront Path
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Idyllic Home on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

The Dreamers' House is well equipped and so well located. The views from the balcony get you close to the ever-changing moods of Lake Como. It's only a short walk along the lakeside to good places to eat and also the ferries at Pianello del Lario. The northern half of the lake is less 'touristy' than the southern half and that suited us very well. It's only a short drive to the more bustling areas if that's what you need. You also have your own personal steps for a swim in the lake, which we used well.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for those words - very well written and accurate. Glad to see that the lake front path helped introduce you to the northern part of the lake which remains authentic. While we do recommend a car, the ferry at Pianello, the bus stop nearby and improved taxi services enable a car-free stay. A refreshing dip in the lake is just the right tonic for this wonderfully hot and sunny summer on Lake Como ! Cheers !
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Right on the water in quiet area close to villages great views

  • 5 of 5

Completely enjoyed our stay from the balcony over looking the lake we took breakfast and evening wine.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and glad to hear The Dreamers' House lives up to its name !
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable home overlooking beautiful lake Como with snow capped peaks ... Unbelievable holiday!! Easy public transport via ferry or bus to Como, menaggio etc.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Worth Every Penny!

  • 5 of 5

Tim and Corina were amazing hosts. Beautiful property, location and close to everything you could possibly want. Would highly recommend this property to ANYONE!!!


  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Scott for those kind words. See you again for your repeat stay next Spring. Tim and Corina
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Littleton, Colorado

Hil and Von's excellent adventure

  • 5 of 5

The location simply cannot be surpassed! Every view from every balcony was astonishing. The house was spotless, inviting and comfortable. Cremia was a wonderful little berg and other locales were an easy walk along the lake. We returned to the US a bit depressed, wanting to have been able to stay for another couple of weeks! The beauty of Lake Como, Lombardy and Nothern Italy and the warmth of the people of Cremia, Bellagio, Menaggio, and Varenna were all amazing! Can't wait to return! Thank you for this extraordinary vacation rental!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like Hil and Von made the most of what The Dreamers' House has to offer, including the new lakefront path with scenic views and easy connections to other lakeside villages. Wonderful to hear !
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Hannover, Deutschland


  • 5 of 5

Eine ruhig und wunderschön gelegene Haushälfte direkt am Ufer des Sees.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke für deine freundlichen Worte und kommst jederzeit wieder für einen weiteren erholsamen Aufenthalt ! Tim und Corina
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house at Cremia, Como - Lecco

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
16 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
3 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
5 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Perfect September
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £106.23
Additional Guest Fee £8.85 per person per night
Damage Deposit £309.85

One and two person groups please inquire about selective seasonal discounts. Prices shown in euros and include utilities, linens and starter kit. Optional boat buoy located 25 yards out in front of the house available for rent @ 100 euros per week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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