Dreamer's House (Villa Sognatore) is a true lakefront property located 10km north of Menaggio outside of a small hamlet called San Vito on the northwest shore of Lake Como. The property includes well-manicured gardens, stone patios, and terraces, all affording breathtaking views of Lake Como and the surrounding pre-Alps. The house uniquely positions its guests directly on the lake in a natural setting and provides private access to the water, which is the best place to acquaint oneself with the beauty and tranquility that makes Lake Como so unforgettable.
A new scenic walkway on the lake passes near the property, giving the guest access to restaurants and the lakeside village of San Vito.
Inside the house, the top floor consists of a large room combining the living and dining rooms and a large eat-in kitchen with island, plus a new full bath. The wall facing the lake is only windows, with double doors opening to a large terrace from the living room, providing breathtaking views of the lake and pre-Alps. There is both satellite TV (including English channels) and terrestrial TV with mostly Italian channels. The middle floor is composed of a master and guest bedrooms, both with two single beds that can be combined to form a double bed. There is a small single room with a small bed and/or baby crib. The full bath includes shower, bidet/toilet, and double vanity. Both bedrooms open onto a large middle terrace, also with the same stunning views, where stairs lead down to the lawn and lakefront. Here there is a detached minicasa or guest house with two single beds and half bath. The minicasa opens onto a large stone patio 2 meters/8 feet from the lake. Access to the lake is now temporarily via a ladder, until the stairs into the lake are restored. A buoy for boats has been added in front of the house and can be rented for an additional charge.
The property is entered by an electronic gate that leads down into a covered car port with one space reserved for the house (additional parking available on street above). From there stairs lead through gardens to a stone patio with table and benches suitable for BBQing with a magnificent view of lake, mountains and surrounding specimen plants and rock garden (parts of garden are owned by neighbors).
The properties on the left and right of the house are vacation houses NOT rented by their owners. Therefore, the owner kindly requests that common courtesy is observed when these neighbors are present. In addition, this is a no pet and no smoking (inside) environment. The house is baby-equipped with high chair, crib, tub and linens. Area Details Cremia is located 10km north of Menaggio, a fashionable resort in the Central Lake, minutes from Varenna (Villa Cipressi), Bellagio (Villa Melzi and gardens) and Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo. The Central Lake area of Como is the most interesting and the most famous part of the lake, which has attracted dignitaries, artists, tourists and invading armies for hundreds of years.
300 meters south of the house is San Vito, a small hamlet which has excellent windsurfing conditions and facilities. On warm days there are many sailing boats and windsufers about 300 meters off the shore from the house.
There are two restaurants within walking distance of the house: Ristorante La Baia (casual) and Pizzeria/Ristorante Lumin / a brief 10 minute walk, both located on the water's edge in San Vito. Pizzeria Lumin offers fresh baked goods in the morning. Travel Details Bus Stop 300 meters south on main road to Menaggio. In Menaggio there are bus, tourist, ferry and speed boat connections to the Central Lake Area, Como and Lugano.
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