|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This is a rare, romantic small Villa directly on the water of Lake Orta, one of the most beautiful Lakes in Europe. The Villa is situated on a private road at the waters edge, close to the town of Orta san Giulio, the small “capital” of the Lake. Completely renovated inside last year, there is a spacious master bedroom, a large living room with sofa beds and dining area, separate small kitchen and bathroom with tub/shower. The Darsena best feature is the terrace, which feels like a balcony on a cruise ship. The terrace is equipped with table and chairs ideal for breakfast in the sun and romantic evening dining. The nice garden, and the private harbour gives you immediate access to the Lake for swimming and boating. Far away from the crowds of tourists, La Darsena has been tailored made for individual travellers looking for an incomparable relaxing vacation and a breathtaking panorama.
We spent a wonderful week during May 2009 at La Darsena. The property description is very accurate, it was clean and the customer service was excellent. The location is indeed rare and peaceful, the view is beautiful and the house has all the facilities needed for a comfortable holiday. We particularly enjoyed the privacy and the possibility to make a barbeque. The walk along the lake to the town of Orta San Giullio is a pleasure and enable you to admire the beautiful villas. We will surely be back!
We had a lovely stay at La Darsena for our honeymoon in August. The situation of the property is beautiful - so quiet and peaceful. We would definitely recommend staying here. llaria was really helpful and went above and beyond to help with our stay.
First things first: We were unlucky. Two weeks in June and it rained for eleven of them, often very heavily, so we had a chance to spend some time in the property. The overhang on the balcony meant we could actually sit out when it was raining, which was good.
The welcome was warm if the weather wasn't and the property matched the pictures and description. Having the ability to park outside the property is a godsend, saving 10 Euros a day, even if you have to negotiate a steep path down and park in a field. It was clean and there were plenty of towles etc. A few disappointments. We experienced four powercuts while there; short but annoying. One of them blew a bulb in the living room. There were three remotes for the TV, video etc, but only one had batteries that worked. And there were ants. One morning we entered the kitchen and found hundreds of them on the work surface. Unsurprisingly, there was a can of ant-killer under the sink so a small massacre followed. Talking of the kitchen, it was the smallest I have ever encountered in a rental property. At its narrowest point it was only 14" (35cms) from the door frame to the cupboard handle opposite. I'm not a big person and found it a squeeze. Also, it's not mentioned, but the accommodation is above a boat-house, so when it's windy or raining you have the amplified noise of a boat repeatedly banging against the dock and the water slapping against the walls. Sleeping was difficult on the first few nights. However, when the weather is calm it's not a problem. We were surprised when the owner turned up, let himself and a friend in and took the boat fishing.The location is great and the walk around the lake to Orta San Gulio is pleasant. The path would never be allowed in the UK for Health & Safety reasons. It's stone, about three foot across and has no barrier between you and the lake. And it gets slippery when wet, believe me. The town itself is lovely and has some good bars and restaurants with friendly staff. We ate well wherever we went. Stresa on Lake Maggiore is a short distance away and is well worth a visit, as is Mottarone, the mountain from where you can see seven lakes spread around you. My wife would recommend La Darsena to her friends for a long weekend or week, but I would have my reservations despite the obvious charms of the lake and its surroundings.
We have just spent a week in La Darsena and were really impressed. Lake Orta is a magical place and not overrun with tourists. La Darsena is perfectly located, with wonderful views directly over the lake and a short (15 min) stroll around the lake's edge to the village of Orta san Giulio, with its atmospheric piazza. The house is described accurately and is basic but clean and well maintained. The kitchen is very small and would not be suitable for anyone who wanted to do much cooking (there is no oven or grill). However, there are plenty of local restaurants. Being able to swim in the lake directly from the house is a great bonus and very refreshing, as the temperature averaged 33 degrees during our stay and there is no air conditioning in the house, so sleeping at night was a little difficult.
We received excellent customer service and would have no hesitation in recommending La Darsena. We certainly plan to return!
We visited Darcena May 2008 with our child. We found the property right as it was described by the owner. The rooms were clean and the facilities are in the order. The place is really beautiful. Orta is rather antient city and very lovely. We visited isolated monastery on the iceland. There are a lot of nice restourants and cafes with friendly hosts. It was a pleasure to find one at the narrow streets of old city. We admire nice balcony right above the water. We spent a lot of time just sitting outside, drinking local wine and enjoing the nature. There are a lot of walking pathes around the lake and to nearby villages. There is a market at weekends with local fresh fish and cheese. We surely recommend the place to visit! Travelling by car, you will have a chance to see not only Orta but lago Maggiore as well and even see the Alps.
I visited Darsena some years ago with my (then) teenaged sons. They absolutely loved it. They swam like fish, with the fish. I do not know if the rowing boat is still there, but they spent hours rowing out into the lake. I was able to sit and read and get a well-earned break.
Orta is simply beautiful. And not overcrowded, even in the height of August. Unless of course, many others have now discovered this jewel so beloved of poets.
The location and presentation of the villa is lovely - nothing pretentious, but everthing that you need (and this was before the renovation.) I have recounted stories of our stay there to anyone who will listen and genuinely cannot wait to return. It is so very special a place that I would only wish to share it with someone very close to me.
The ancient village of Orta possesses a charm and a fascination, that are difficult to describe, it is the pearl and the heart of the lake. The lack of cars together with old houses with granite portals and wrought iron gates, the small lanes, the inside yards and the small shops will take you back to the past. Orta is enchanting , largely unchanged for centuries with typical cobbled streets and archways with plenty of bars, and restaurants of all types. The pace of the village is slow and unhurried and is a perfect place to spend your holiday. Take a few minute stroll from the houses to the main square and enjoy a characteristic Italian dish or drink the excellent wine in one of the typical little restaurants which offer genuine food and hospitality. In this unspoilt corner of Northern Italy, the breathtaking scenery together with the artistic and cultural patrimony, will give you an unforgettable experience.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 25 2016 - Nov 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$112|
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