Breakwater is a truly unique and magnificent contemporary property, which boasts a dramatic location in the triangle of Lake Como’s three branches, where it sits centrally between Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna.
In 1922 the Cranchi family started its first boat yard in Griante where the family built boats for almost a century. In 2014 the yard went through a complete 3-year renovation to become a high-end luxury villa that was renamed Breakwater. The typical characteristics of the industrial boatyard have been preserved and, combined with the incredible architectural design and stunning interiors, Breakwater really is one of a kind on Lake Como.
The undoubtable character and luxury of Breakwater emanates both inside and out, and once one has arrived it really is difficult to leave. With its enviable position right on the lake shore with beautifully finished decking and private boat dock, guests will cherish the luxury of exploring and moving around by boat. Once you have reached Breakwater one’s car can be closed safely in the garage and guests can switch off, relax and savour this magical destination.
With its phenomenal amount of space, even larger groups will still have the luxury of enjoying numerous many living and relaxation areas be it inside the villa itself or outside on one of the many decks, by the pool or beneath a gazebo with outstanding views across the lake and mountains.

By renting the villa, you and your guests will enjoy all of its luxury features, such as :

On lake level the library, billiard, fitness, spa, living room, dining room, kitchen, sitting room/guest office, wine cellar and 1 bedroom. Outdoors on lake level you’ll enjoy the heated swimming pool, fire pit, boat dock, dining area, multiple sitting areas and a BBQ zone.

On the first floor you’ll find 3 bedrooms and 1 suite, the garage which accommodates up to 10 cars and an outdoor 240m² terrace with gazebo and sitting area providing a 180° view of stunning Lake Como.

On the second floor there are 2 suites, including the master suite with its 350m² terrace, several sitting areas and a BBQ zone.

You can upgrade your visit and benefit from Breakwater’s optional services from our concierge and client servicing team that will gladly arrange for you wishes such as cooking and serving, additional airport transfer, transport, vehicle rentals, yacht charters, child care, massage and beauty treatments, sport and leisure activities and reservations to ensure a memorable stay.





    • 1900m² villa, sleeping up to 14 guests
    • 4 luxury double bedrooms
    • 3 suits
    • Garage up to 10 cars
    • Luxury bath and spa amenities
    • Technogym
    • Library
    • Billiard
    • Wine cellar
    • Cinema room with Apple TV
    • Satellite TV
    • WiFi throughout the property & personal computer
    • Sonos/Bose/Spotify throughout
    • Heated outdoor pool
    • Fire pit
    • BBQ zone
    • Up to almost 600m² terrace
    • Private Boat Dock
    • Use of 5.5m Zodiac boat with 40BHP (above 40 BHP license required) *
    • Use of Sunseeker Superhawk 34 boat *
    * optional service at extra cost
    • Air conditioning throughout
    • Central heating
    • Dishwasher, tumble dryer, washing machine
    • Home automation system throughout the house
    • Security system
    • Hairdryers
    • Elevator access to each level (incl. garage)
    • Safe deposit in all rooms