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Villa Gelsomina with Large Pool and Superb View of Lake Orta - Panorama

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Novara 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 Panorama 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Apartment A. First floor apartment (ground floor from entrance side) with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2 to 4. Balcony along the entire length of the apartment, with 2 private sun-loungers, second dining table and superb panoramic views of Lake Orta. Living room has large (3.6m) sliding doors opening onto the balcony. Master bedroom has king size double bed, sofa-bed in living room converts to two full size single beds. Master bedroom has french windows onto the balcony. Newly furnished (2005) to a high standard. Beautiful garden with palms, magnolias, azaleas and fragrant climbing jasmine. No stairs to enter or within the apartment (slope in garden down to pool). Stay in Panorama for the outstanding views, quality accommodation, great al fresco dining and wonderful balcony.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
William Schwitzer (Owner)
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, italian

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)
Panorama
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews
Melrose, Scotland
5

The best view in the world?

  • 5 of 5

A little bit of an exaggeration, but the views from the terrace of Villa Gelsomina are truly stunning.

We have now stayed in the Dolce Vita apartment, which is on the top floor of the villa, three times and are returning for a fourth time in the Spring of 2010. The apartment is lovely - clean, well maintained and equipped with everything you will need. William, the owner, is exceptionally friendly and helpful - the information pack that he provides is excellent.

Lake Orta is beautiful and the little town of Orta San Gulio is charming. There is plenty to do and see in the area and there is a wide choice of restaurants to suit every taste and pocket.

What more recommendation can we give than 4 visits in consecutive years - who knows, we might even go twice in 2010!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A beautiful villa with a stunning view!

  • 5 of 5

I booked Panorama and Paradiso apartments in Villa Gelsomina for one week for a family holiday and to attend a wedding.

From my first contact with William he responded very quickly and efficiently and the booking process was really easy. The information pack we received prior to arrival was excellent and when I got in touch with William to ask for advice he was most helpful each time.

We arrived on an evening just as the sun was setting and were really happy when we saw the well kept garden. We knew the view was going to be good but we were delighted when we walked around the villa to collect the keys and saw the view across the lake, it was absolutely beautiful! Our apartments were lovely, clean and stocked with everything we needed and more. They were next door to each other so we could share the whole balcony around the villa.

We enjoyed spending time in the pool and there was plenty of room for us and the other families staying there. We were really grateful to have all the information about the surrounding areas, restaurants, walks and local taxis (Rita was a very entertaining lady!) We visited Orta San Guilio for food several times and spent a couple of hours exploring the Island which was really interesting with some beautiful buildings and views. We drove up to Mount Mottarone and had great fun on the bobsled run down the mountain.

The wedding we attended was held in the town hall and after a boat ride around the lake the reception was in Palazzo Gemelli in the town. It was beautiful there and the food was amazing.

At Villa Gelsomina we particularly enjoyed sitting out on the balcony together having long leisurely meals and just enjoying the view which I don't think you would ever tire of!

I would definitely recommend this villa to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you had such a good time!
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4

Lovely accommodation in a beautiful spot.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at The Dolce Vita apartment at Villa Gelsomina. The apartment is well equipped for a comfortable stay but the real star of the show is the view over lovely Lake Orta. William was very helpful, providing lots of information ahead of the holiday so you can already start making plans! Unfortunately as the weather was somewhat cloudy for much of our stay, it was March after-all, we didn't do as many walks as we would have liked to. However the local walks we did were good and I would particularly recommend exploring around the the Orta San Giulio peninsular walking up the Sacro Monte, interesting with lots of lovely views, even in the cloud! The little cafe in Vacciago is lovely, run by a sweet lady. We enjoyed several carefully made brunches there. Also lunch at locanda del buon Riso was superb. All in all the whole experience was highly recommendable.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Self Catering Equivalent of a Top Quality Hotel

  • 5 of 5

The third stay by ourselves but the fourth by members of our family. A modern Villa carefully designed and constructed with top quality materials and divided to provide generous sized apartments of different sizes depending upon the size of the group occupying. Each apartment (we have stayed in three different ones) are best described as similar to a generously large suite (but with a modern kitchen) in a modern 4 *or 5 * hotel although with rather greater attention to detail than one finds in most good hotels and of course with a very much greater sense of privacy and peace than in a hotel and with views that most hotels could only wish for. Apart from great design and construction the Villa has nice grounds and both grounds and apartments are constantly maintained (under the direct supervision of the English owner who appears to fly out for that purpose most week ends) as they would be if one was staying in a top quality hotel that was staffed and managed as one might hope.Gardeners were on duty even though it was late Autumn when we last visited and the Villa only partly occupied because of the season Its worth reading the description of this villa carefully to give you some preliminary idea of quite how good it will be but realise that your stay is likely to be very much better than you think from the description given.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you had another great stay!
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Melrose, Scotland
5

Another wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our ninth stay in Apt Dolce Vita in Villa Gelsomina - doesn't that say it all? As usual, the apartment was as described and William, the owner, as helpful as ever. This is a superb apartment in a fantastic location - that's why we keep going back year after year.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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4

View to die for!

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic views and location, well equipped and comfortable apartment and very informative information pack provided by owner. Listing was very accurate would certainly recommend property to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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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

Lake Orta Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
H. Peak Season
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$909
 
 
F. Int+ Season
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$817
 
 
E. Intermediate Season
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$764
 
 
D. Mid+ Season
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$712
 
 
B. Low+ Season
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$567
 
 
A. Low Season
Oct 8 2016 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$514
 
 
B. Low+ Season
Apr 8 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$567
 
 
C. Mid Season
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$659
 
 
D. Mid+ Season
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$712
 
 
E. Intermediate Season
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$764
 
 
F. Int+ Season
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$817
 
 
G. High Season
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$870
 
 
H. Peak Season
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$909
 
 
G. High Season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$870
 
 
E. Intermediate Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$764
 
 
D. Mid+ Season
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$712
 
 
C. Mid Season
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$659
 
 
B. Low+ Season
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$567
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $132

Saturday to Saturday rentals May to September. Flexible arrival/departure days (minimum stay 3 nights) outside this period.
Rates fully inclusive of gas and winter heating (reasonable use policy), water, electricity, linen, towels.
Returnable security deposit 100 pounds sterling (or eur 120, or USD 150).
Swimming pool available 21st May to 16th September 2016.

30% booking deposit is required. The balance and security deposit are due 8 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

Novara Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
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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