On the banks of Menaggio, Lake Como in the mid 1800’s, Giovanni Cranchi, began Nautica Cantiere Cranchi. Still in existence today, the proud crafters of quality boats have provided over a century of enjoyment on Lake Como and throughout Europe. The location of the of Villa Breakwater is on what was formerly a boat yard. The property was purchased by a kind and very talented visionary, who transformed it into a contemporary masterpiece. The renovation took several years and has resulted in the most impressive property in Italy. Having visited every private rental villa on Lake Como and across Italy, it is difficult for me to compare it to anything I have seen to date. The benchmark has now been established to define a different kind of luxury experience on Lake Como! The Villa is dramatically positioned on the widest & most beautiful part of the Lake. This private estate with breathtaking views of mountains & lakeside towns afar, is accentuated with lovely gardens of flowering foliage, fragrant plants, olive & fruit trees accenting the outdoor multi-level patios.
The structure is bright & colorful with large windows and doors, that invite the most spectacular views into the villa. In the distance, you can see the town of Bellagio glistening above the silver lake. The villa is rich in wood decking, walkways and furnishings that lend perfectly to the theme of the area, which is sporty and fun filled with adventure! From the multilevel outdoor terraces, one can enjoy expansive areas to watch ferries, boaters and those engaging in water sports. Here you’ll indulge in Al Fresco dining by the lake at sunrise, sunset and under moonlit skies, making this one of the most romantic destinations in Italy. There are no words to describe the lightheartedness one feels when walking along the terraces of this property. The interior is a whole other experience; one will find themselves marveling at how anyone was able to accomplish such beauty and elegance all in one place! Percy Shelly, the English romantic poet’s description of “the most beautiful lake I have ever seen.” is defined here at the shorelines of Luxury Villa Breakwater, Lake Como.
The plush sofas & furnishings are comfortable of the finest fabrics, draperies, rich wood crafting, stone, iron beams, fireplaces, and as we know, “beauty calls for art!” passionately brought together like a symphony of brilliant elegance, which makes this villa extraordinary! A baby grand piano is available for those who possess the talents of music. Spacious, comfortable and well-appointed bedrooms (all with en-suite bathrooms), several with large doors leading to the outdoor splendor. All suites have TV and a Bose speaker, the mattresses are all double-beds, but we can provide twin beds if required. The kitchen is large with quality appliances, that are just a fraction of the unparalleled amenities. The passion and love for the area are very evident in the owners masterful renovation; every detail is spectacular!
I was awestruck as I walked through the property. From the moment I entered the stylish garage, to my first step over a “glasslike” bridge, I knew I would see architecture and a villa unlike anything I had visited before. It’s an honor to offer my clients such an elegant property; I am quite certain it will be an experience of a lifetime!
“Nothing in the universe can be compared to the charm of these feverish summer days spent on this lake, the Lake Como, so voluptuosus, which proceeds towards Lecco with such austerity: such sublime and beautiful features.”
Services: 2019 included are staff services up to 56 hours per week for the chef and server, €30.00 for additional hours. An inclusive package at a cost of €1250 (+ iva) per week for overtime staff of unlimited hours (including laundry services). Mercedes Van 75 per hour / boat 700 euros per day / boat driver 20 euros per hour plus fuel.
This Villa is may present some problems for those with mobility limitations, however there is an elevator. No pets and no smoking.
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