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William Schwitzer

Advertiser since: 1998
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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William Schwitzer

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Speaks: english, italian
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PARADISO

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Lake Orta Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1, 2 and 3 bedroomed apartments, each sleeping 4 to 8 people

Villa Gelsomina is a superb traditional-style villa in a quiet and idyllic setting above Lake Orta, the most enchanting of the Italian Lakes. All apartments have their own outside space with second dining table for al fresco dining and have wonderful views of Lake Orta, with its ever changing hues by day and by night. All apartments beautifully furnished in contemporary style and very well equipped. Large swimming pool (14 x 5 x 1.5m) from 18th May 2013 to 21st September 2013. Outside chess set on giant stone chessboard! Convenient parking right in front of villa. Great base for the entire lakes region. Come to Lake Orta for the beautiful scenery, wonderful local villages, wide choice of very reasonably priced local restaurants and great local walks (we supply descriptions). Stay in Villa Gelsomina for the stunning panoramic views of Lake Orta, the peace and tranquility, quality accommodation and wonderful outside space and pool.

Getting there: Villa Gelsomina is just 25 miles (40km) from Milan Malpensa airport, for Easyjet, British Airways, Alitalia, and many long haul flights. More flights to Milan Linate (60 minutes). Low cost flights with EasyJet to Milan Malpensa and with Ryanair to Milan Bergamo (90 minutes drive from Lake Orta). There are all the main car hire firms at all these airports. By car from the UK, it is an easy 2 day drive from Calais over the the Alps, ask for details.

Holiday Homes at Lake Orta: We only rent accommodation at Lake Orta, and have many other apartments in this wonderful area. For details of all apartments, please email or telephone William for more information, or find us searching for Holiday Homes at Lake Orta.

More Details

Details for Paradiso 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

Apartment B. First and second floor apartment (ground and first floor from entrance side) with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6 to 8. Balcony along the entire length of the apartment, with 4 private sun-loungers, second dining table, and superb panoramic view of Lake Orta. Living room has corner leather sofa unit and large (3.6m) sliding doors opening onto the balcony. Master bedroom has king size double bed and french windows onto the balcony. Upstairs bedrooms reached by spiral staircase, each have their own small balcony with superb lake view. Second bedroom has twin beds plus sofa-bed which converts to two full size single beds. Third bedroom has twin beds. Newly furnished (2005) to a high standard. Beautiful garden with palms, magnolias, azaleas (out April/May), and jasmine (wonderful in July). Stay in Paradiso for the stunning views, comfortable quality accommodation, easy al fresco dining with lake and island view, and the wonderful balconies.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
William Schwitzer (Owner)
Advertiser since: 1998
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Speaks: english, italian

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Paradiso
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Paradiso
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p56278?uni_id=37540
+44 -(0)20 8340 0009
Lake Orta Novara
5

Highly recommended, a real gem of a find!

  • 5 of 5
I cannot recommend the Paradiso apartment at Villa Gelsomina highly enough, it's a real home from home with everything on hand you will need during your stay. The owner, William, couldn't have been more helpful and provided us with a wealth of information about the villa and surrounding area prior to our stay. This really assisted us in making the most of our stay.

The balcony views over Lake Orta are absolutely breathtaking from every room, moreso as we were fortunate enough to have clear views of Monte Rosa on most days. The beautifully kept tranquil, private gardens to the front of the villa were a complete surprise and a lovely place to catch the morning sunshine with a good book.

There were plenty of dvd's, books and games on hand around the property for our use and we found the Paradiso apartment to be clean and well maintained on our arrival. Of note, there was no tv in the lounge, which wasn't a problem for us as the only member of our party who was interested in watching it was my nephew. Fortunately for him we allocated him the bedroom where the tv/dvd player was actually situated.

We rented a car during our stay to allow for plenty of sightseeing and a quick one day trip into Switzerland but there are plenty of lovely walks in the vicinity of the villa. We particularly enjoyed a leisurely 2 hour walk to Orta San Guilio during our stay with plenty of chances to admire the beautiful woodland around this region and surrounding scenery en route. William's friend, Rita, who speaks excellent English runs a local taxi service which was really handy on the day of a family wedding we were attending at the lake.

There are plenty of lovely restaurants to visit in Orta San Guilio, our definite favourite being Ristorante il Bocciolo on the Strada Statale 229 where the staff couldn't be more helpful and accommodating despite our pre-wedding family gathering of 10 descending on them without any warning whatsoever. The menu and food itself was excellent.

I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Villa Gelsomina and would like to mention that William's kind and friendly attitude was a refreshing change from the impersonal service usually expected when making a holiday booking.

I hope this review is helpful and would definitely recommend you look no further if you like peaceful walks, wonderful views and are looking for a well earned escape from modern day life!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really delighted you had such an enjoyable stay at Villa Gelsomina!
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Paradiso
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p56278?uni_id=37540
+44 -(0)20 8340 0009
Lake Orta Novara
5

amazing place

  • 5 of 5
The apartment is great. The quality of fittings and furniture is very good. The views you have are stunning. This is our second visit. Booking is easy and the owner provides a very personal service. Lots of lovely walks described in the area. Definately recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really pleased that your enjoyed your stay at Villa Gelsomina and Lake Orta!
business
Paradiso
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p56278?uni_id=37540
+44 -(0)20 8340 0009
Lake Orta Novara
5

Romantic getaway at Dolce Vita

  • 5 of 5
Whenever we go to Orta, we always book an apartment at Villa Gelsomina. Our favorite is Dolce Vita. The flat is brand new, sparkling clean and has got a chalet feel to it. Modern furnishing, yet cosy: the perfect place for a romantic holiday with your loved one. Magical view onto Lake Orta and San Giulio island. We particularly enjoyed being able to breakfast on the private terrace and have barbecues in the lower garden. The information pack you get prior to your stay is very helpful, especially if it's your first stay in Orta: where to eat, where to go for walks and treks, where the shops are, etc... We've had a great stay each time, be it winter, spring or summer. Highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you had a good time!
business
Paradiso
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p56278?uni_id=37540
+44 -(0)20 8340 0009
Lake Orta Novara
5

Wonderful stay at Villa Gelsomina

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Villa Gelsomina for a week this September and loved the place. It's a 10 miniute drive the from pretty town of Orta San Giulio which is on the edge of Lake Orta. The accommodation has lovely wooden ceilings and is modern and clean. The Dolce Vita apartment also has it's own balcony on the top level of the villa. I could see from the photos that the view from the villa was impressive but when you see it in person it really is spectacular- a huge beautiful lake with green snow capped mountains surrounding it. From the villa you can make day trips to Lake Maggiore, Como and Garda. Lake Orta itself is really gorgeous and you can swim in all the lakes as well as in the decent sized pool at the villa. There are plenty of local shops, markets and supermarkets to stock up on supplies and restaurants for meals out. The owner also sends you extremely comprehensive notes on the local area including details on all the restaurants, local walks and markets. We definitely intend to stay at the villa again.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradiso
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p56278?uni_id=37540
+44 -(0)20 8340 0009
Lake Orta Novara
5

Dolce Vita

  • 5 of 5
My family spent a week holiday in Dolce Vita at the end of December. As it turned out it was an excellent choice to celebrate a New Year's Eve:-) Great, cosy, well equipped apartment, with unforgettable views on the lake. Kind and helpful hosts. Fantastic area for the walks but also for skiing. We would wish to come back to the Lake Orta, and Villa Gesomina but next time time during summer to try out the pool:-)
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had a good time!
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Paradiso
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p56278?uni_id=37540
+44 -(0)20 8340 0009
Lake Orta Novara
Southampton, England
5

Beautiful Apartment

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Apartment Dolce Vita for the third time this Christmas and would thoroughly recommend Villa Gelsomina in winter. The majority of restaurants are still open, the walks are beautiful in the snow, and it is easy to reach several ski resorts within an hour.

We thoroughly recommend any apartment in Villa Gelsomina in both summer and winter!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Orta-Miasino
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Arona
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Miami
Car: recommended

Villa Gelsomina is just 3km from the lakeside village of Orta San Giulio, where there are mouth-watering restaurants, cafes, pizzerias, trattorias and gelaterias (particularly good!) catering for all tastes and ages. There is also a great local restaurant in walking distance (400m). Many wonderful day trips can be made in the area, at Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore, and in the mountains. We provide descriptions of a series of favourite local walks, most of which start from your front door! Great beach with all facilities (sunbeds, pedalos, canoes, cafe etc.) at Miami at the south end of the lake, lots of other places to swim. Boat trips on Lake Orta, rowing boats for hire at Orta San Giulio. 1 hour's drive from Milan, just 90 minutes from Turin. Skiing locally on the Mottarone, Val Vigezzo, or Macugnaga.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From £86 Per night

Lake Orta Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
A. Low Season
Oct 4 2014 - Apr 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
£600
 
 
B. Low+ Season
Apr 4 2015 - May 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
£640
 
 
C. Mid Season
May 16 2015 - Jun 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£760
 
 
D. Mid+ Season
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£810
 
 
E. Intermediate Season
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£940
 
 
F. Int+ Season
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 17 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,080
 
 
G. High Season
Jul 18 2015 - Jul 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,210
 
 
H. Peak Season
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,290
 
 
F. Int+ Season
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,080
 
 
D. Mid+ Season
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£810
 
 
C. Mid Season
Sep 12 2015 - Sep 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£760
 
 
B. Low+ Season
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
£640
 
 
A. Low Season
Oct 3 2015 - Apr 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
£600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £100
Notes Saturday to Saturday rentals May to September. Flexible arrival/departure days (minimum stay 5 nights) outside this period.

Rates fully inclusive of gas and winter heating (reasonable use policy), water, electricity, linen, towels. 100 pounds sterling (or eur 120, or USD 150) returnable security deposit requested. No extras charged.

Swimming pool available 17th May to 20th September 2014.
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Amenities

Amenities

Lake Orta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 82 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Third Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Because of the pool, children should be at least 7 years old and able to swim.

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