Cremia: Duplex - left side
- 3 BDR
- 3 BR
- Sleeps 7
This is a lakefront property located 10km/6 MI. 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 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 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.
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 fee.
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 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.
Other Activities: hiking, boat cruising, dining, shopping, sea plane flying.