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La Vita e Bella—Life is beautiful!
Gorgeous views in all directions. Private, second story stone cottage built atop a boat house on the serene alpine Lago d’Orta. You will never want to leave your balcony fortress overlooking the sequestered waters of majestic snow-covered peaks.
Parklike verdant setting on the gated, private estate of Marco and Anna—your most gentile hosts. Every possible B&B amenity provided, from warm towels to fresh baked pastries and rolls. Almost too many breakfast items delivered to you door each morning. Each day at dawn, I glided the available kayak effortlessly through waters so reflective it seemed I was parting the clouds.
Short drive to Orta San Giulio and many fine restaurants, assuming you would ever want to leave your idyllic abode.
On the practical side, the comfortable bed is a tight spiral stair case above the apartment’s main floor. And to access the bathroom, you must make your way down the covered outside winding staircase to a modern, heated, but detached bathroom in another part of the same building. This was not a problem for us, but could be a deal-breaker for some.
Otherwise, I cannot imagine a more perfect setting for a relaxed and rejuvenating holiday. 5 Stars
your review is quite a poetic composition! Thank you so much for your kind words: we are so happy that you apreciated your stay at Chocolat. We look forward to see you again and… best regrads to Morro Bay!!!
Anna and Marco
A wonderful converted boathouse, with high quality breakfasts and daily cleaning service.
The two of us had a great 9 day stay at the boathouse, which is right on the lake. The breakfasts are truly wonderful and Anna kindly accommodated my wife's gluten-free needs. The boathouse is converted to a high specification. There is plenty of areas for relaxing, bbq and swimming (or pedaloing) in the lake. We loved sitting on the balcony and watching the scenic views, boats and ducks.
The house is very well equipped and cleaned daily. Marco and Anna's jack russel dogs kept us company, but never pestered.
This is a true lakeside experience! The boathouse is beautifully decorated with every detail thought out. The breakfast was lovely and the view is unmatched. The only negatives are that there is no AC but this is compensated by windows that let in a fabulous breeze from all 4 sides. This does allow the mosquitoes in but that's life on a quiet lake. Do stay here and swim or kayak on one of the nicest lakes in Italy. Highly recommended.
thank you for your kind review: we look forward to welcome you and your friends again at Chocolat!
Favorite part of our trip!
Anna and Marco were the best hosts we could have asked for, especially since it was our honeymoon. They put so much thought into every detail from breakfast, to the decorations and music in the house, to being available to pick us up from the train station. The house, which is a remodeled 300+ year old boat house, was like something out of a fairy tail. The scenery was, I feel, the best on all of lake Orta. We also enjoyed borrowing their bikes to ride around the town and to take to the train station to explore the neighboring towns. This was, hands down, the best place I have ever stayed and I would recommend it to anyone!
Dear Ellie, dear René,
we are very pleased to read your review: we are glad to have guest like you our boat house!
We hope to have added something "magic" to your honeymoon in Italy.
We hope to meet you again!
Anna e Marco
Luxus am See
wir hatten eine wunderbare ruhige Woche.
Restaurants sind gut erreichbar.
Sehr guter Service.
Wir kommen gerne wieder.
thank you for your kind review: we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Chocolat! We also thank you for the perfect condition you left the house, absolutly clean and ordered. One of kind!
Hope to see you and your family soon again.
Anna and Marco
Mehr gibt es eigentlich nicht zu sagen. Das Appartement über dem Bootshaus hat Stil, ist gut ausgestattet, sehr gepflegt und sehr sauber. Die Balkonterrasse bietet einen traumhaft schönen Blick beim Frühstück. Der Frühstücksservice ist kaum zu toppen. Die Gastgeber sind sehr aufmerksam und hilfsbereit. Im sauberen See zu schwimmen ist eine Freude. Wir waren rundherum positiv überrascht vom kleinen Bruder des Lago Maggiore. Wir werden gerne wieder einmal kommen.
it was a real pleasure to have you at Chocolat. I am very happy that you liked our Lake!
I look forward to meet you again: you will always be welcome!!!
Best regards, Anna