Villa Breakwater

Menaggio - Como Lake - Italy
16 guests8 rooms8 baths


An old shipyard is transformed into a jewel of contemporary design.
The luxurious Villa Breakwater, situated on the western shore of Lake Como, celebrates its industrial past with exclusive boat-shaped architecture. The villa is located near the fairytale lakeside village of Menaggio, just in front of the enchanting Bellagio, and enjoys spectacular panoramic views of the mountains.
Thanks to its strategic location Villa Breakwater is a great starting base for guest who wish to visit Lake Como and surroundings.
In the evening, from the villa’s large terrace (350 sqm) you can see the lake winding like a silver ribbon along the promontory and the profile of the town of Bellagio shining in the distance.

In 1922 this building was the headquarters of a shipyard active in the Como area since the early 19th century. In 2014 the entire property was sold and completely restored: the villa is the result of three years of complete renovation. The typical characteristics of the industrial boatyard have been preserved and, combined with the incredible architectural design and stunning interiors, Villa Breakwater really is one of a kind on Lake Como.

The design of the villa is intended to emphasise the link with the naval world, with a rough, industrial décor based on materials such as wood, resin, cement, iron window and door frames. Spacious, comfortable and well-appointed rooms, several with large doors leading to the outdoor brightness.
The result is a modern, light-filled place, in apparent opposition to the old-fashioned romanticism offered outside by gentle views of the lake and mountains.

Villa Breakwater is built on three levels. With its phenomenal amount of space covers 1900 mq indoor.

From the lake floor you reach the large living area with a bright oak kitchen that opens directly onto the spacious veranda. The piano bar and wine cellar are not far away, providing everything you need to enjoy delicious cocktails by the pool! From the same floor there is access to the Spa, the exclusive Cuba room with Cinema Room, the prestigious Sir William Bentley billiard table and the very spacious dining room. On the same level there is also a double bedroom with private bathroom, a living room/study with fireplace and a gym with modern equipment.

On the first floor there are three large, modern bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms. The composition of the rooms has been specially designed to allow guests to admire the lake in all its beauty: the large windows offer an amazing view over the promontory of Bellagio, the pearl of Lake Como.

Going up to the second floor, you reach the other three suites, including the luxurious master suite: the famous Suite 8, the royal suite, which is accessible by reservation only with extra cost.

All floors are served by lift.

The villa is embellished with luxury materials such as large pillars in Moltrasio stone, and exclusive furnishing elements: sofas upholstered in the finest fabrics, fine wood furniture, Royal Botania beds.

Outside there is a solarium area with the beautiful heated swimming pool. The large garden includes a well-equipped BBQ area, a gazebo and several outdoor seating areas distributed in clusters around the perimeter of the villa. From the garden there is direct access to Villa Breakwater’s private dock from which you can set off to discover the wonders of the lake.

The villa is also equipped with a large underground garage that can accommodate up to 10 cars.

Beauty is art on this shore of Lake Como: Villa Breakwater offers not only a comfortable luxury residence, but above all a unique living experience. No detail is left to chance in this enchanting residence which is not comparable to anything you have seen before. A boat-shaped villa, ready to lull you during your holiday on the shores of Italy’s most beautiful lake.


16 Guests
8 Rooms
8 Bathrooms


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Dock
  • Pets allowed*
  • Cleaning
  • Cook
  • Towels
  • Sheets
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Tv sat
  • Wi-Fi
  • Washing machine*
  • Dish washer
  • Microwave
  • Barbecue
*Services on request, extra cost


Air Conditioning: in all bedrooms and in a Living Room.

Photo shooting and film making or any publication of the property, interior and exterior for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden and requires prior approval by the Owner.

The Client is not allowed to carry out any commercial activities or lease out, sub-let and/or organize conferences, concerts, conventions etc.


Menaggio - Como Lake - Italy

The villa is located on the shores of Lake Como, a few steps from the romantic village of Menaggio, a small oasis of relax and an ideal starting point for excursions into nature.

The town is embellished by a historical centre with a medieval atmosphere and a fairytale lakeside that will give you unforgettable walks. Menaggio is a well-known tourist resort, full of restaurants and typical shops.

It is a short distance from other jewel-like villages in Lombardy, Bellagio and Cernobbio.

International Malpensa Airport: 80 Km; Lugano Airpot: 35 Km
Menaggio: few meters; Como: 35 Km; Milan: 80 Km.
Directly on the lake


 On request

Weekly rentals only

*Prices are exclusive of VAT

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