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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian

Charming home in the perfect location with the most beautiful lake views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Overview

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2 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, terrace, living room, dining--sleeps 4

Charming and Lovely home with fantastic views of the lake, mountains and Isola San Giuilo.

Nestled in the foothills of the scenic village of Pella ; it is the perfect haven for people who love nature, beauty and a peaceful atmosphere. House is a 8 minute walk to the center of Pella.

This private and peaceful home is charming, cheery and bright with the most fantastic view of lake orta, the mountains and Isola San Giulio. It also has a spectacular night view of other villages and town across the lake . The entrance of the house is reached via private road on a slight hill. It is perfect for people who love nature, beauty and privacy.

Pella is a beautiful scenic lakeside village located on lake of Orta with stunning views of the lake and mountains, with easy access to Orta San Guilo and other towns via ferry, water taxi or car.

Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner/Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian

Reviews

4/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)
Charming home in the perfect location with the most beautiful lake views
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

This lovely secluded 2 bedroom cottage is exactly as described.

It is ideally suited to 2 couples or a family happy to be away from hustle and bustle, yet only a 10 min walk into the very small town of Pella and its local restaurants and ferry.

Nice little touches included the inclusion of nice fluffly white towels, hairdryer, disposable razor and a wrap for sitting outside on cold evenings. Thankyou. The little things made a difference.

Michelle even rang on our day of arrival to ensure we had arrived and found everything as arranged, which we had.

We would recommend:

* Dining at local restaurant: Imbarcadero

* Shopping at Omegna market on Thursdays. There's also a supermarket just one town further south (San Maurizio, I think), for stocking up on arrival.

* Catching the ferry to Isola San Giulio and Orta San Giulio and climbing to the top of the hill to Riserva Naturale del Sacro Monte di Orta. On a sunny day the view was amazing!

* A glass of wine and lunch at Ristorante San Giulio, on the island

* Driving around the lake

* Swimming in Lake Orta

* Gelato from the Old Tower, Pella

Admittedly, a car is required to really discover the surrounding area.

At Omegna there is a tourist office with walking maps of the area. One day we drove to Piana di Forno and walked along a beautiful marked trail to Campello Monti. The trail went through forests, farms, hamlets and even through someone's yard as we followed the river up the valley.

We didn't get around to using the bikes available for our use in the garage.

The steep climb up to the house from the street may not be possible for people with disabilities.

The ONLY negative to our stay was the noise from the construction of neighbouring houses. That's totally out of the owners' control and will hopefully be finished soon. It didn't detract from our wonderful stay.

I had also totally forgotten about the wonderful sound of all the church bells!

Michelle and Paolo have a hidden gem in this wonderfully quiet location with outstanding views.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Let down by the damp

  • 1 of 5

The critical problem with the property is that of damp. The passage across the back of the property that is, in effect, built in to the hillside is no longer water proof. I went in to it after 1 heavy downpour to find the walls running with water and a bag I'd placed on a seat in the centre had also been soaked. The smell of the wet wooden beams clearly indicate that this is not a recent problem. Sadly this damp is now also effecting the wall of 1 bedroom and the bathroom next door.

I can agree with all the recommendations for trips, walks, visits and restaurant of the previous reviews. It's a shame that beautiful lake views were partially obscured by the new plant growth; something easily remedied.

All communication concerning the booking was prompt and accurate.

I will certainly be returning to Lake Orta but not to this property which is a shame as the setting is truly peaceful.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to provide an excellent stay to each and every guest so we deeply regret that you did not have an enjoyable stay. The humidity in the laundry room area, which is located behind the house is a result of the exceptional -constant heavy rainfall in Northern Italy this season.We have seen that the humidity is effecting one of bedroom and bathroom, and are taking necessary actions and precautions to ensure this problem does not occur again. One point of clarification: the wooden beams behind the house (as there are no beams inside the house) are not wet : the house is routinely inspected twice a year, and the beams are a part of the inspection. The current beautiful lake views are the same as the the photos on the website. We have plants and trees such as Cypress, Oak, Fruit, Hortensia etc, on the property which are cut and pruned every March.
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5

A delightful stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay in Michelle's and Paolo's Lake Orta house. When we arrived, it was all so perfect we joked we were just going to stay home at the house all week, enjoying the view. Everything was as described and more; the house is wonderful, well-equipped, and comfortable. The view of the lake and mountains never ceased to delight us.

Of course, we did actually leave the house: we enjoyed the ferry to the isola and to Orta San Giulio, where we climbed the Sacro Monte. The views from Madonna del Sasso were lovely, even on a misty day. We visited the weekly market in Omegna and agree with an earlier poster that the tourist information center there is very helpful. We drove over to Baveno on Lago Maggiore to ride the funvia up Mottarone, and visit the Isole Boromee and their astonishing gardens. Pella is a charming home base, lovely to wander about, and we enjoyed the rushing streams, water so clear we we could see the fish, and dining on the piazza while watching the town cats. We followed the lakeside road North from Pella and visited the Madonna dei Pescatori right on the water, and the hamlet of Ronco at the end of the road.

There is a tiny deli in Pella (wonderful proscuitto), a small supermarket in San Maurizio de'Opaglio, and large supermarkets in Gozzano. There is a good bakery with outlets in both Pella and San Maurizio (open more hours). We enjoyed many fine meals at home, admiring the view. At the risk of sounding delirious, even the tap water is delicious in Pella.

Up at the house, we could hear church bells, distant boat horns on the lake, and many birds. A week was not nearly long enough to enjoy this lovely property and this wonderful corner of Italy. Many thanks to Michelle and Paulo for sharing this little spot of paradise; I hope to someday return (and stay longer)!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Skøn perle med fantastisk udsigt

  • 5 of 5

Vores forventninger til boligen og udsigten var store og alle forventninger blev indfriet. Huset var hyggeligt og funktionelt-passede lige præcis til vores behov og smag. Vi følte os hjemme med det samme.

Udearealet med den spektakulære udsigt over Orta Søen var et kapitel for sig .

Havde det ikke været så varmt ( varmerekord) havde vi nok brugt nogle flere timer under markisen med bøger og måltider og bare nydt udsigten.

Istedet tog vi et par dagsture til nationalparkerne ( 1 1/2 times kørsel ), hvor vi vandrede og nød den lidt køligere luft og de storslåede bjerge.

I Pella var der god mulighed for at bade i søen når vi ellers fandt strandene. Vær opmærksom på at der er rigtig mange steder, hvor strandene er private men heldigvis også gode public beaches for alle.

De to restauranter og isbaren i Pella serverede godt til ganen. Isen var perfekt og stedet krævede flere besøg da udvalget er så stort at det ikke kunne gøres i en omgang.

Især restauranten Imbarcadero var et besøg værd. Betjeningen var i top og maden ligeså. Meget behagelig stemning.

Husk dog, hvis I spiser der om aftenen , at tage myggespray med hvis I sidder ude.

Vi kan kun anbefale stedet, Pella og omegen med sine hyggelige byer og utallige muligheder for vandreture samt Paolo og Michelles dejlige hus på skrænten.

Kommunikationen op til under og efter vores ophold var fin og informativ hele vejen igennem.

Lur mig om vi måske vender tilbage for at opleve mere af denne skønne region .

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
250 Metres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Pella House Rental Rates

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Amenities

Pella House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • *View of the lake from the master bedroom. Master bedroom has an armoire and a king size bed with an ensuite bathroom *2nd bedroom is located next to the terrace with a view of the lake. Has a king size bed and Armoire. Linens, duvets, blankets are available for both rooms
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
* Ipod dock are available * Internet Access Available *Cable TV *2 Bicycles available

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