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Everything was as described and the owner very straight forward to deal with. He was extremely helpful in all aspects of our stay. Photos can’t do justice to the views from the property
A beautiful apartment with direct access to lake and Orta San Giulio
We had a very enjoyable week at this property in August with my husband and 7 year old son. The apartment is beautiful if not modern, big, with all mod cons, also with some toys and balance boards, with stunning views and direct access to the lake and the town. The neighbours downstairs who stayed a few days were friendly, and our children became friends. A garage was available, which is a must in Orta San Giulio. Stefano was an extremely helpful host, with quick responses to any queries and great instructions and a friendly attitude. Definitely recommend.
Super character home with great location and lake views from the windows
Very helpful host provided bespoke information on the area for places to go and things to see. Well equipped kitchen and a beautiful lounge room. Gave the whole family a feeling of well being. Lake Orta and Orta San Guillo both very pretty and ideal holiday location.
Beautiful house in a magical setting, rare direct access to the lake, and a perfect host
This elegant apartment in a stunning villa makes for a wonderful holiday. Tiled and wooden floors, granite staircase, floor to ceiling windows, beautiful furniture and breathtaking views of the lake and Orta. The garden has a terrace, and perfect seating and viewing area on the boathouse, which is also a great diving/jumping off point into the clear deep water. We felt lucky to have the place to ourselves for 2 weeks (nobody stayed in the first floor apartment during our break). The villa is a 2 minute stroll to the town which has restaurants, shops and wine bars, and you can get a water taxi to the island or other lake towns from the main square. Orta SAN Giulio is a charming town with winding streets, quirky shops, and its Sacre Monte is stunning.
The three bedrooms comfortably accommodate 6 people, and the apartment is very spacious and clean. A wide range of cooking equipment is provided, including BBQ. There are lots of books, Wi-fi is good, and Stefano kindly let us use his paddle board on the lake.
We swam every day - the lake is clear, warm and calm.
The apartment provides a perfect base from which to explore the region, Maggiore and Borromean Islands are about 40 minutes drive, Varallo with its picturesque streets and historic Sacre Monte well worth a visit, a little under an hour away. Mottorone’s Alpyland is half an hour away and great fun. The view of the lake from the Madonna Del Sasso opposite the house is not to be missed. And this is also magnificent walking and cycling country.
You can also easily reach Milan and Turin however the lure of the lake proved impossible to resist so we didn’t visit those cities.
Stefano is an exemplary host, patient with queries before the holiday, and helped us book restaurants when we arrived. Always quick to respond, but not at all intrusive and we felt privileged to be able to make his wonderful house our home for two weeks.
This is a magical place to be, can’t recommend it highly enough.
Property scrupulously clean and well equipped.Very warm welcome from host. Superb peaceful location
As a family of five with three adult children we all really enjoyed a great holiday and would love to repeat the visit.
The apartment was very spacious, comfortable and spotlessly clean with wonderful lake views from the windows. The property was in an outstanding location right beside Lake Orta. One of the highlights of the holiday was the easy access to the lake from the beautiful garden, via the boathouse which had paved steps and a rope handrail leading directly into the water. The lake was very clean and clear and we swam two or three times a day. Wonderful!
It was only a five minute walk to get to several small shops and restaurants in the picturesque old town. The most important being a delicious ice cream shop. Boats at the town square could take you to other locations on Lake Orta.
The setting of the apartment was so idyllic and peaceful that we were content to stay in the garden by the lake a lot of time rather than do too much exploring by car.
Stefano was a most welcoming host. He went out of his way to be most helpful to us and we really enjoyed hearing about the history of the building and his family connection to it.
We would have no hesitation in strongly recommending this property.
Beautiful apartment and garden in a fantastic location
This was our family's third visit to Orta San Giulio in the past few years and we again had an amazing time. If you have not been to Orta before, it is an incredibly beautiful lake and the village is unforgettable. The best thing about Orta is that it is still relatively unknown compared to the other more famous and larger lakes and hence it is more relaxed with less tourist traffic. It is hard to beat sitting in the Piazza on a warm evening looking over the lake to Isola San Giulio with a glass of spritz, wine or beer and watching the sun set over the hills. There is also a great selection of restaurants and wine bars etc.
Our trip was made even more special by Stefano's wonderful apartment. It sits on the third floor and has incredible lake views, It is very spacious and was clean and well presented. The garden was wonderful and sits right on the water. It's a great place to spend an afternoon enjoying the sun or sitting in the shade under the tree. While the garden is shared with the 2nd floor apartment, we never saw the other tenants in the two weeks we were there. The kids also loved it as they were able to jump off the terrace on top of the boat house, directly into the lake. The apartment is within a short walk to the main Piazza but is also very quiet in the evening. Stefano met us at the apartment and was a warm and friendly host and we were very appreciative of the bottle of Prosecco he left as a gift at the start of our visit.
Overall, we would highly recommend the apartment due to its proximity to the centre of the village (about 200m), its great overall condition and spaciousness and its position right on the lake (which is rare).