Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy
Il Sogno sul Lago is a liberty style villa built in 1909, which has been fully restored to exceptional standards, offering 1,231 sqm of living space. This includes 8 double bedrooms (6 en-suites); drawing-room; living room; dining room; kitchen; study; media room, bar; 2 roof terraces, yoga/wellness room; pool house and entertainment area.
Only steps away from the villa, the village of Pigra has a couple of restaurants and is a perfect base for hiking and mountain biking. Argegno, only a kilometre away, provides a wide range of restaurants, our own private boat mooring and a scheduled river taxi service, ideal for exploring all that Lake Como has to offer.
The views from south-facing Il Sogno sul Lago are truly stunning – a combination of the wide blue lake and green mountain vistas rounded off with glorious golden sunsets. These can be enjoyed from the balconies off every bedroom, the villa’s main surround terrace and the extraordinary pool house with its green roof and infinity pool. Also making the most of this aspect are an exceptional yoga/wellness room that has been carved out of the cliff face and the rooftop terraces, bar and entertainment area.
The villa sits in lush gardens of 4.5 acres offering the peace and tranquillity that is so difficult to find on Lake Como.
Il Sogno sul Lago is located just 75 minutes drive from Milan Malpensa International Airport and 60 minutes from Lugano International Airport.
Il Sogno sul Lago comfortably sleeps 14 people although additional children’s beds are also available. All the bedroom suites are designed in a contemporary and stylish manner in keeping with the villa’s elegant features. An elevator links the 3 main floors and the caretakers' apartment and laundry in the basement.
First Floor (3 double bedrooms)
The Tuscany Suite faces the lake and is joined to the East facing Veneto Suite by a large shared bathroom. Both suites have balconies enjoying lake views.
The West facing Liguria Suite has a balcony to enjoy the mountain views and the sunsets. The large bathroom is a lovely space to unwind before dinner.
Second Floor (4 double bedrooms)
This floor mirrors exactly the layout of the first floor, including the balconies and terraces. The large Piedmont Suite enjoys a southern aspect over the lake. The Umbria Suite also looks south and shares a large bathroom with the Abruzzo Suite which looks East. The Apulia Suite enjoys the mountain views to the north.
This extraordinary open space provides a number of different entertainment areas. There are 2 large seating areas for enjoying the various entertainment possibilities (TV, projector, music system and board games). Additionally, there is a pool table, kitchenette and w/c. Two roof terraces providing glorious views over the lake are accessed from this floor. One of these also features an attractive island bar and raised viewing platform. The perfect place for enjoying a day’s end sundowner.
There is a final double bedroom, the Liberty Suite, with en-suite at the tallest point of the house. Accessed from the 3rd floor, the Liberty Suite enjoys wonderful light and stunning views from huge double windows on 2 sides.
While there is an attractive dining room within the villa, the alfresco dining under a pergola on the huge terrace overlooking the lake is ideal in good weather. A short walk from the villa one finds the 22 meters long heated infinity pool with a Jacuzzi attached, providing picture-perfect 360 degrees views over the lake. There is also a well-appointed pool house which, with all the full-length windows folded away, seems to float over the pool. It has a kitchen, island bar and comfortable seating area.
As well as numerous sunbathing spots around the pool and on the pool house “green” roof, there are 2 additional alfresco dining locations, taking advantage of the proximity of the pool house kitchen. There is also a changing room and toilet carved into the rock-face.
Also carved out of the rock-face is a quite stunning yoga/wellness facility. This large room with inspiring views down the lake can easily accommodate 8 yoga practitioners side by side and also includes an area for gym equipment from Technogym. This includes the Kinesis cable weight training system, a rowing machine, an exercise bike, dumbbells, stretch bands and exercise balls. This room also benefits from an ensuite toilet, steam room and shower.
The villa has its own luxury boat moored at the bottom of the funicular in Argegno. The local ferries are very congested in summer and run to a strict timetable. Accordingly, having your own boat allows you to travel in comfort, to your own timetable and directly to where you want to go. This is particularly useful when wishing to access some of the lovely lakeside restaurants.
Our Axopar 28 Brabus boat offers both speed and comfort and so is a perfect boat for water sports or simply enjoying an afternoon relaxing on the lake. A qualified boat captain will be happy to be your skipper. Sunscreen, a picnic hamper and a few bottles of something bubbly is all you need!
Please note that there is no central air conditioning unit in the house. The Property Manager will provide Dyson fans which can be used in each of the bedrooms and common spaces.
The villa includes 9 bedrooms however only 8 are made available for the rental. The 9th bedroom (the owners suite) is closed off for the owners private use and is not made available for guests use.
If guests wish to utilise any staff for extra hours or to have additional staff this will be at an extra charge.
A food and beverage deposit of EUR 10,000 is required for the food and beverage costs during guests stay. It needs to be paid by bank transfer at the same time as the payment of the final rental balance. If additional funds are required during the stay, the guests will be informed by the Villa Manager who they will provide with a top up. The Villa Manager will keep track of the costs and undertake a reconciliation of all the costs at the end of the stay: this will be discussed together with the main guest prior to check-out.
The menu choices for each day are to be communicated by the main guest to the villa manager at least one day in advance. The guests will be able to make choices from the menu for each meal but will be restricted to a few different choices across the entire group for each single meal. The chef will not be in a position to make a different meal for each individual guest but rather will make a few different dishes for the entire group. Please inform about any food allergies or special food requests at the time of the booking.
Villa Manager: 6 days a week; 8 hours a day.
Housekeeping Staff: 6 days a week; 8 hours a day.
Chef & assistant: 6 days a week; this includes the preparation of 2 meals ( lunch and dinner) per day. Food and beverage costs to be paid separately from guests.
Continental buffet style breakfast: Prepared by housekeepers. If cooked meals (i.e. eggs, pancakes, bacon, salmon, beans etc) are required, the breakfast will be served by the chef: the additional cost for this service is EUR 3,000 for the week. This will need to be confirmed at the time of booking confirmation.
Midweek bedroom and bathroom linen change. For any additional linen change required there will be an extra cost of EUR 300 (for the changes of all the bedrooms and bathrooms)
The additional services will need to be confirmed within 60 days of check-in.
Be sure to indicate which services you would like to have when making a request. Please note that optional services will incur additional cost.
from €5,239 / night