Nothing can compare with lakefront living ! The Dreamers' House is a unique vacation rental, a true lakefront property surrounded by beautiful gardens with private lake access, a 2.5km+ uninterrupted view of Lake Como and the pre-Alps and Alps, 6 terraces set at different heights, 5 restaurants and two ferry stops reachable along a unique 4-km lakefront path with picnic tables and stupendous views, and only 10 min. drive from famous Central Lake area, villas, gardens, shopping, ferry and more.
The Dreamer's 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 with mature specimen plants, palm trees and perennials. The property includes 4 stone patios at different heights, and 2 large, covered terraces off the bedrooms and living room facing the lake, all affording breathtaking views of the water and Alps. A new, unique 4-km scenic walkway on the lake passes in front of the property, giving the guest access to restaurants, cafes, a bakery, a grocery store and ferry stops in the lakeside villages of San Vito, Pianello and the charming port of Musso. A separated guest house with the 3rd bedroom/WC is always included. Famous villas, gardens, shopping, dining, tourist information, golf and more are a 10-15 min drive away in Menaggio and the well-connected central lake area. Many properties state it, but the Dreamers' House really IS directly on the lakefront. Book with us and see for yourself how enjoyable lakefront living is.
Servicios y zonas comunes
All bedrooms have two single beds put together. The master and guest bedroom are in the main building, and the 3rd bedroom is in the Minicasa guesthouse (always included in the rent and never rented separately). There is a
4th small room (not a bedroom) with windows can be used for a 7th person and/or an infant, has a single bed for adult or child and a baby crib. It has a small end table and lamp.
Main bath with shower, wc, bidet and double vanity on bedroom floor.
2nd modern designer bathroom on top floor with mosaic tiles, large mosaic shower and towel warmer. 3rd bathroom is WC with coldwater sink and toilet in Minicasa guest house.
Fully Equipped Eat-in Kitchen with island and stools, Microwave, Dishwasher, new Refrigerator/Freezer, KitchenAid Blender, Egg Cooker, Coffee Maker, Coffee Bean Grinder, Electronic Water Boiler, Toaster, All Cooking Utensils/Pots/Pans, Cutlery, Plates, Wine and Water Glasses.
There is a storage room/floor with washing machine, dryer, ironing equipment and room to store guests own equipment, eg. bikes, etc.
The top floor consists of a large open room combining the living and dining rooms and the kitchen. The wall facing the lake is all windows, including double glass doors that open onto the expansive top terrace, with stunning, uninterrupted views of the lake, colleagues, pre-Alps and Alps.
Outdoor dining (6 person seating) on the top terrace and sun loungers (4), and 2 large adjustable sun awnings.
Bath towels and all bed linens included, one change per week provided.
House is cleaned with each guest change, but can be hired for additional cleaning at 15 euro/hour.
Barbecue Terrace and Stone Table with Benches, set above the property and rock garden, provide stupendous views of the lake and mountains near and far, over the flat roof of the house. 1 Secured Parking Area. Rock Garden (back of house facing street) and grass lakefront garden.
Dishwasher Fridge/Freezer Ceramic Surface Stove (SMEG) Iron Microwave Oven Tumble Dryer Washing Machine All Dishes, Utensils, Pots and Pans
Central Heating Baby-equipped with Crib, High Chair and Baby Tub WIFI Internet Room Fans Cable Tv with some English and Sports channels
Boat buoy available for rent for 100 euros/week and boat rental available from local providers.
Atención a los huéspedes
Every confirmed guest will receive our exclusive Useful Information document, highlights of where to go and what to do on the lake, based on our 17+ years experience on Lake Como. In addition, we provide a Regional Dining Guide, excerpts from the Italy Michelin Red Guide. Email contact is extensive in the booking period and prior to arrival. The owners do not live on the premises.
Otros aspectos destacables
The house is independent on 3 sides and shares a common wall with one neighbor (a duplex setup). The house is 120 square meters/over 1,290 square feet in total size, including the minicasa.
There are 50 stairs between the parking space above the property and the landing terrace before the front door. This is fairly steep and not advisable for anyone with knee or mobility issues (unless one stays most of the time in the house, enjoying the beautiful views from one of the six terraces).
Many Lake Como rental properties state it, but the Dreamers' House really IS right on the lakefront. In addition, you can actually swim or boat (ask about renting our buoy for your own boat or a rented one - under 45 HP requires no license on Lake Como) in the lake directly from the property. There are 300sqm of mature gardens with palm and specimen trees and flowering shrubs, perennials and annuals. The neighbors gardens are immediately adjoining these gardens, so the effect is a botanical paradise surrounding the property. Outdoor furniture, including a set of designer chairs/table, sun chaise lounges, tables and stone picnic benches and chairs are located throughout the property. The property is entered through an electronic gate and includes a single, covered car parking space in the carport. A buoy for boats floats 25 yards in front of the house on the lake and can be rented for an additional 100 euros/week. Boats can be rented from one of several services around the lake (please inquire).
Lake Como is an extension of the front yard. Public and private beaches/lido's, including swimming pools, are in every village around the lake. Closest ones are in Menaggio, Cadenabbia and Lenno. Bellagio has completely restored their "Lido" including chill-out club and disco.
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 (website hidden): (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Contact us for their very good website, including pictures and hole design.
The closest major ski resort is Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass, which is approx. 1 hr 20 mins. by (website hidden). Moritz in Switz. is only 89 km from the house, or a 1 hour 45 mins scenic 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, the visibility near perfect and the mountains capped in white snow until the end of April.
Special interest holidays
We provide each guest with a "regional dining guide" based on the Michelin Red Guide and translated into English, to enable some fabulous "gourmet" dining experiences in and around the Lake.
The Dreamers' House is a non-smoking and no pets property. The properties to the left and right of the house are NOT rental properties, but rather second homes. Please observe common courtesy when these owners are present. The house articles must be cleaned and put away and all recycling managed before the guest departs. The owner has the right to deduct from the security deposit if these rules are not followed.