About the property
- Apartment559 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
1, 2 and 3 bedroomed apartments, each sleeping 4 to 8 people.
Villa Gelsomina is a superb villa in a quiet and idyllic setting above Lake Orta, the most enchanting of the Italian Lakes. Apartments have their own outside space with second dining table for al fresco dining and wonderful views of Lake Orta, with its ever changing hues by day and night. Out of this world sunsets. Wake up to the best view in the world.
Beautifully contemporary furnishings, full inventories. Large swimming pool (14 x 5 x 1.5m) open 19th May to 22nd September. Mature grounds, outside chess set on giant chessboard, plenty of sun beds. Convenient unrestricted parking directly in front of the villa. Great base for the entire lakes region.
Come to Lake Orta for the beautiful scenery, wonderful local villages, fantastic food, wide choice of local restaurants, water sports, great local walks (we supply descriptions).
Stay in Villa Gelsomina for the stunning panoramic views of Lake Orta, peace and tranquility, quality accommodation and wonderful outside space and pool.
Getting there: Villa Gelsomina is just 25 miles (40km) from Milan Malpensa airport, with direct Easyjet and other flights (including long haul) from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Luxembourg, Oslo, Stockholm, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and other cities. Flights also to Milan Linate (60 minutes) and Milan Bergamo (90 minutes). All the main car hire firms are at local airports. By car from the UK, it's an easy 2 day drive, full details provided.
Holiday Homes at Lake Orta: We only rent accommodation at Lake Orta, and have several other apartments in this wonderful area. For details of all apartments, please email or telephone William, or find us searching for Holiday Homes at Lake Orta.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About William Schwitzer
We have more than 25 years experience of renting holiday accommodation at Lake Orta, we know all our apartments and the local area intimately. We believe in Lake Orta as an absolutely wonderful holiday destination, and our aim is to share our love of Lake Orta with you.
Why William Schwitzer chose Province of Novara
Villa Gelsomina is unique in that we built it ourselves as holiday rental accommodation, based on our understanding of what holidaymakers need, from our many years experience of renting holiday apartments. The attention to details shows, as many of you have commented. The villa is very comfortable, stylish, with quality fittings, furnishings, bedding and linen. We are touched that so many of you choose to come back to Lake Orta, the record is currently held by a Scottish couple who have stayed with us 11 times.
What makes this Apartment unique
The views from Villa Gelsomina are absolutely stunning, and it is almost impossible to convey the impression the commanding and unrestricted views of the lake make, full of multiple points of interest. There are several beautiful photos of the views on this entry and elsewhere in different light conditions, but nothing will prepare you for the real thing. Every day is different. Every sunset is different. Dawn is an unbelievable spectacle you must set the alarm for at least once. And when you open the shutters in the morning... wow!!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fantastic place for vacation
We enjoyed the house, the area, the location, the facilities, and above all - customer service given by William is allways supper! ( we have been in "Villa Gelsomina" several times.
We recommend to every body.
Michal & Gidon Shalev.
Great place to stay at Lake Orta
Had a lovely time here for a week, comfortable, clean, fantastic view. Sitting above Orta San Giulio in lovely countryside, very quiet, good restaurant within walking distance. Highly recommend Taverna Antico Agnello in nearby Miasino. William really helpful with instructions for apartment, keys etc, lots of information on the apartment/area. Playing garden chess with a glass of wine in hand in the evening, with the magnificent view with Mont Rosa in the background, was something special. Thoroughly recommend.
Beautiful villa with shared swimming pool
We very much enjoyed our stay at Lake Orta wich offers fabulous views and lovely dining experiences. The apartment was good value for money although being a bit small and requiring some extra cleaning but part of a fabulous villa with well maintained gardens. It offers 5 apartments in total with a shared swimming pool and stunning views. We really appreciated the location pack that helped us finding local amenities on arrival. Overall a good experience and we are tempted to revisit the Lake.
Beautiful situation overlooking the lake.
Good location with swimming pool which was well used due to the exceedingly hot weather and high humidity. The humidity caused severe condensation in the apartment and the Mosquitos were a constant problem. In spite of this we had a great time and all fell in love with Lake Orta and Orta San Guilio. Probably the best of all the Italian lakes! Highlights included a trip up Mottarone on a clear sunny day where the view was magnificent and boat trips on Orta to Isola San Orta and Omegna. We also drove to Stresa via the Alpine Gardens and visited Isola Pescari and Isola Bella. Unfortunately it was too hot to do long walks so we spent much of our time eating, drinking and relaxing. The property was clean and orderly and William the owner was very helpful with his information on the area. We would certainly recommend it to others with the caveat that mosquito repellant is a must in the summer months.
Top-Aussichtslage in absoluter Ruhe!
die FEWO befindet sich in absoluter Top-Lage überhalb des Orta-Sees. Gute Ausstattung, perfekte Ruhe zu jeder Tageszeit, ein geräumiger Pool und ein Grill sorgen für tolle Urlaubs-Entspannung. Ein Auto ist unbedingt erforderlich. Vorbildlich ist auch die Kommunikation mit dem Vermieter!
Wir freuen uns, Ihnen einen schönen Aufenthalt hatten!
We stayed for one week in mid September. The place was everything we hoped for and more besides. The apartment was spotlessly clean, in superb keep and in a fantastic position overlooking Lake Orta. There is much to do and see around the area and a car is recommended but the Villa Gelosmina is so lovely we could quite happily have stayed there, swam in the pool, looked at the lovely views and enjoyed the local walks without venturing far. Thank you William and we are happily recommending the Villa to our family and friends and we too will be back.
We're delighted you had a great time!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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. Security Deposit 100 pounds sterling (or eur 120, or USD 150). Swimming pool available 20th May 2017 to 16th September 2017, and 19th May 2018 to 15th September 2018.