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Villa Gelsomina with Large Pool and Stunning Views 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
  • Private 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 villa in a quiet and idyllic setting above Lake Orta, the most enchanting of the Italian Lakes. Apartments have their own outside space with second dining table for al fresco dining and wonderful views of Lake Orta, with its ever changing hues by day and night. Out of this world sunsets. Wake up to the best view in the world.

Beautifully contemporary furnishings, full inventories. Large swimming pool (14 x 5 x 1.5m) open 19th May to 22nd September. Mature grounds, outside chess set on giant chessboard, plenty of sun beds. Convenient unrestricted parking directly in front of the villa. Great base for the entire lakes region.

Come to Lake Orta for the beautiful scenery, wonderful local villages, fantastic food, wide choice of local restaurants, water sports, great local walks (we supply descriptions).

Stay in Villa Gelsomina for the stunning panoramic views of Lake Orta, peace and tranquility, quality accommodation and wonderful outside space and pool.

Getting there: Villa Gelsomina is just 25 miles (40km) from Milan Malpensa airport, with direct Easyjet and other flights (including long haul) from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Luxembourg, Oslo, Stockholm, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and other cities. Flights also to Milan Linate (60 minutes) and Milan Bergamo (90 minutes). All the main car hire firms are at local airports. By car from the UK, it's an easy 2 day drive, full details provided.

Holiday Homes at Lake Orta: We only rent accommodation at Lake Orta, and have several other apartments in this wonderful area. For details of all apartments, please email or telephone William, or find us searching for Holiday Homes at Lake Orta.

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William Schwitzer
Member since: 1998
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About William Schwitzer

We have more than 25 years experience of renting holiday accommodation at Lake Orta, we know all our apartments and the local area intimately. We believe in Lake Orta as an absolutely wonderful holiday destination, and our aim is to share our love of Lake Orta with you.

Why William Schwitzer chose Province of Novara

Villa Gelsomina is unique in that we built it ourselves as holiday rental accommodation, based on our understanding of what holidaymakers need, from our many years experience of renting holiday apartments. The attention to details shows, as many of you have commented. The villa is very comfortable, stylish, with quality fittings, furnishings, bedding and linen. We are touched that so many of you choose to come back to Lake Orta, the record is currently held by a Scottish couple who have stayed with us 11 times.

What makes this apartment unique

The views from Villa Gelsomina are absolutely stunning, and it is almost impossible to convey the impression the commanding and unrestricted views of the lake make, full of multiple points of interest. There are several beautiful photos of the views on this entry and elsewhere in different light conditions, but nothing will prepare you for the real thing. Every day is different. Every sunset is different. Dawn is an unbelievable spectacle you must set the alarm for at least once. And when you open the shutters in the morning... wow!!

Available Rentals

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Saturday to Saturday rentals May to September. Flexible arrival/departure days (minimum stay 5 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 Province of Novara in Piedmont

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 882 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • For rentals in May to September, children must be able to swim well without swimming aids. Not suitable for children under 7 years.
  • We will send you a comprehensive Location Pack with everything you need for your stay.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private 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.


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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Great location, stunning views, lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa Paradiso was a beautiful place, well equipped with stunning views of lake Orta. The pool was lovely, again with views of the lake. Booking through William was simple, who sent a detailed pack of local amenities and details. Would recommend to anybody wanting to visit the area.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect villa, location and area!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The villa was well equipped, good located and with a fantastic view. Everything was well organised and we will be back, for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortably furnished apartment, magnificent view!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Lago d'Orta. We will hold the impression of the lake from the terrace for ever in our minds.

But we also explored the surrounding area thanks to the very, very useful information package: Orta, from Stresa to Isola Bella and Isola Madre, Milano (we used te parking of Lampugnano like suggested), Torino, Valstrona, the magnificent garden of Villa Taranto, climbing the Mottarone by bicycle, ...

We found out that in the MD market there is a bakery with fresh bread. The self-made sauces of Edoardo in his Bottega are delicious. Also delicious: a supper in Antico Agnello.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you had such a good stay and enjoyed this wonderful lake!
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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.