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Villa Gelsomina with Large Pool and Superb View of Lake Orta - Ciao Sole!

Bedrooms 2
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights



Ciao Sole!

Apartment D. Ground floor apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 to 6. Large patio in front of the apartment, with sun-loungers, second dining table, easy access to the pool, and great views of Lake Orta. Living room has three seat sofa (converts to two full size single beds), solid wood dining table, with patio doors. Master bedroom has king size double bed, twin bedroom with two singles. Main bathroom has shower and loo. En suite bathroom (access from Master bedroom) has beautiful large corner bath. Fully equipped kitchen with gas hob, microwave and large fridge with big freezer compartment. Newly furnished (2006) to a high standard. Beautiful garden with palms, magnolias, azaleas (wonderful in Apri/May), and jasmine (fragrant in July). With two bathrooms, this apartment is ideal for a larger family group or two couples. Stay in Ciao Sole! For the comfortable quality accommodation, wonderful setting above Lake Orta, and great patio for al fresco dining.

About the property

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

William Schwitzer
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

Available Rentals

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Saturday to Saturday rentals May to September. Flexible arrival/departure days (minimum stay 4 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.


Orta San Giulio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main - toilet , shower
    Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
Because of the pool, children should be at least 7 years old and able to swim.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Ciao Sole!
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Great place to stay at Lake Orta

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Beautiful villa with shared swimming pool

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Beautiful situation overlooking the lake.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top-Aussichtslage in absoluter Ruhe!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir freuen uns, Ihnen einen schönen Aufenthalt hatten!
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you had a great time!
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Happy holiday in Ciao Sole.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in pouring rain but were still quite impressed with our flat.

My husband and I and our two teenage boys were quite comfortable and had everything we needed. The bonus for me was the lovely deep bath in our ensuite bathroom. This was very important to us as when sharing a hotel room with two teenage boys with only 1 soons becomes the most stressful part of our holiday! Not this time though- both bathrooms were spacious with powerful showers and lots of hot water. The beds were very comfortable and our queen size was lovely as that's what we have at home.

Once we got settled in we found lots of books, guides, maps and other information that was very useful. The big refridgerater was more than adequate and we could put lof drinks in it for our thirsty boys. The kitchen was really well equipped with lots of dishes, cooking utensils and other essentials. Our area outside the apartment was also well used at lunch times and for drying clothes on the airer. The washing machine was great as we only brought one beach towel each and it was nice to freshen them up. The pool area was also quite popular with our family. Beautiful views from the pool. I would say that the water was too cold for me but the three males in my family would not be put off by it and swam everyday. The villa itself was in a quiet area with beautiful views and a good location obut a car was essential.

It was over all a really great holiday and I would recommend it to my friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you had an enjoyable stay!
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Locanda del Buon Riso
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
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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