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Villa Gelsomina with Large Pool and Superb View of Lake Orta - Paradiso

Bedrooms 3
Space 882 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking




Apartment B. 1st and 2nd floor apartment (ground and first floor from entrance side) with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6 to 8. Balcony along the entire length of apartment, 4 private sun-loungers, second dining table, superb panoramic view of Lake Orta! Living room has corner leather sofa and large (3.6m) sliding doors onto the balcony. Master bedroom has king size double bed and french windows onto balcony. Upstairs bedrooms reached by ample spiral staircase, each have own small balcony with superb lake view. Second bedroom has twin beds plus sofa-bed which converts to two full size single beds. Third bedroom has twin beds. Contemporary furnishings (2005) to high standard. Beautiful grounds with palms, magnolias, azaleas, scented jasmine, African lilies, and hydrangeas. Stay in Paradiso for the stunning views, comfortable quality accommodation, easy al fresco dining with stunning lake and island view, and wonderful balconies

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
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Calendar last updated:
3 July, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for Paradisoin Orta San Giulio in Province of Novara

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 882 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Third Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Second Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Because of the pool, children should be at least 7 years old and able to swim.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Superb setting and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped apartment with superb views of Lake Orta and, if clear, the Alps beyond. Excellent set of notes and instructions provided by William including local walks, places to visit, shop and eat. Local restaurant within 5 minutes walk is very good if you don't want to cook. Lake Orta area not obviously touristy which was gratifying.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Enjoyable accommodation

  • 5 of 5

After enjoying one weeks stay at Villa Paradiso we highly recommend this house with several apartments. It's a good starting point provided you have a car, to see the surroundings of Lake Orta or just stay at the house and enjoy the amazing view!

The apartment is fully equipped and has everything you need, even for a evening at home.

If you wake early, there is a small bakery (mini store) within walking distance of the house - directions with map are provided in the house.

The charming wine bar in San Guilio, Al Boeuc, is really worth a visit.

We will definitely stay at Villa Paradiso next time we come to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Wow, fantastic, paradise !!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Villa Paradiso. If only I could wake up to views like that every day. We have travelled all around the world over the years and stayed in some lovely hotels but I dont think I have ever been so speechless when standing on the balcony admiring the views before. Nice apartment, had everything we needed, nice and clean and comfy beds, quilt and pillows. Lake Orta is a hidden gem and you must visit, San Guilio was gorgeous with cobbled streets and quaint shops. William provided lots of info on area and where to visit. Thanks for a great stay, Sonya from Staffs

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you had such a good stay and enjoyed this wonderful lake!
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Fabulous view, immaculate gardens

  • 5 of 5

The listing was accurate - property clean, layout and facilities as listed. Owner provided excellent customer service.

(Because of mobility problems we were not able to undertake many activities nor explore many restaurants.)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne

Great villa in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Having previously stayed in Dolce Vita and Panorama, this was our third visit to Villa Gelsomina and it was superb as always.

There are lots of reasons why we keep going back. The villa is in a great location and has quite stunning views from the balcony and garden of Lake Orta and the Alps. The apartments are comfortable and well equipped, with everything that we could want during the holiday. The villa is in a quiet and peaceful location with great walks on the doorstep, and the beautiful towns and villages around Lake Orta are very easy to reach. The information provided by William about the villa, places to visit, and local walks (with maps and instructions) is fantastic, and there is so much to do that we are always spoiled for choice. The beautiful towns and islands of Lake Maggiore are also very close and we visited Stressa about a half hour drive from the villa, and Locarno and Ascona in Switzerland about a one and a half hour drive from the villa. We were even fortunate enough to have the Giro d’Italia cycle race passing within walking distance down on the lakeside this time.

There are plenty of great restaurants a short drive/taxi ride from the villa and one within walking distance. We have tried many of them and have never been disappointed. Our favourite again was Il Cucchiaio di Legno (The Wooden Spoon) at Legro – it’s a very special treat. We also recommend L’Ustaria Ca’ dal Rat (fantastic sunset views at a lake front table) and Antico Agnello at Miasino – great food and service at both. Going out was great, but equally good was staying in and having a barbeque or take-away pizza while enjoying the sunset over the Monte Rosa from the garden and balcony.

We invited some friends to join us this time and were delighted that they loved the villa as much as we do. They were already discussing their next visit before we left.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Owner's Response: We're delighted you had another great stay at Villa Gelsomina!
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Above it all!

  • 5 of 5

The location of the apartment high on the hills surrounding beautiful Lake Orta with views that never ceased to amaze. On a clear day you can start the morning with a stunning view of snow-capped Monte Rosa and later enjoy an evening drink on the balcony watching the sunset across the water.

The particulars of this apartment are described in accurate detail by William and he provided a very responsive service both before and during our stay.

There are many local attractions in this UNESCO Heritage area and some excellent restaurants (one within an easy walk).

Especially recommended for two adult couples (the complex may feel a little busy when all apartments are rented).

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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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.