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Villa Gelsomina with Large Pool and Stunning Views of Lake Orta. - Ciao Sole!

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking



Ciao Sole!

Apartment D. Ground floor apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 to 6. Large patio in front of the apartment, with sun-loungers, second dining table, easy access to the pool, and great views of Lake Orta. Living room has three seat sofa (converts to two full size single beds), solid wood dining table, with patio doors. Master bedroom has king size double bed, twin bedroom with two singles. Main bathroom has shower and loo. En suite bathroom (access from Master bedroom) has beautiful large corner bath. Fully equipped kitchen with gas hob, microwave and large fridge with big freezer compartment. Newly furnished (2006) to a high standard. Mature grounds with palms, magnolias, azaleas (wonderful April/May), jasmine (fragrant in July), and hydrangeas (in bloom Jul to Oct). With 2 bathrooms, apartment ideal for larger family group or two couples. Stay in Ciao Sole! for the comfortable quality accommodation, wonderful setting above Lake Orta, and great patio for al fresco dining.

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.

More Details

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 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 Ciao Sole!in Province of Novara in Piedmont

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Ensuite - Toilet , Large Corner Bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
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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(11 traveller reviews)

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Ciao Sole!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Fantastic place for vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house, the area, the location, the facilities, and above all - customer service given by William is allways supper! ( we have been in "Villa Gelsomina" several times.

We recommend to every body.

Michal & Gidon Shalev.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay at Lake Orta

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time here for a week, comfortable, clean, fantastic view. Sitting above Orta San Giulio in lovely countryside, very quiet, good restaurant within walking distance. Highly recommend Taverna Antico Agnello in nearby Miasino. William really helpful with instructions for apartment, keys etc, lots of information on the apartment/area. Playing garden chess with a glass of wine in hand in the evening, with the magnificent view with Mont Rosa in the background, was something special. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa with shared swimming pool

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Lake Orta wich offers fabulous views and lovely dining experiences. The apartment was good value for money although being a bit small and requiring some extra cleaning but part of a fabulous villa with well maintained gardens. It offers 5 apartments in total with a shared swimming pool and stunning views. We really appreciated the location pack that helped us finding local amenities on arrival. Overall a good experience and we are tempted to revisit the Lake.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful situation overlooking the lake.

  • 4 of 5

Good location with swimming pool which was well used due to the exceedingly hot weather and high humidity. The humidity caused severe condensation in the apartment and the Mosquitos were a constant problem. In spite of this we had a great time and all fell in love with Lake Orta and Orta San Guilio. Probably the best of all the Italian lakes! Highlights included a trip up Mottarone on a clear sunny day where the view was magnificent and boat trips on Orta to Isola San Orta and Omegna. We also drove to Stresa via the Alpine Gardens and visited Isola Pescari and Isola Bella. Unfortunately it was too hot to do long walks so we spent much of our time eating, drinking and relaxing. The property was clean and orderly and William the owner was very helpful with his information on the area. We would certainly recommend it to others with the caveat that mosquito repellant is a must in the summer months.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top-Aussichtslage in absoluter Ruhe!

  • 5 of 5

die FEWO befindet sich in absoluter Top-Lage überhalb des Orta-Sees. Gute Ausstattung, perfekte Ruhe zu jeder Tageszeit, ein geräumiger Pool und ein Grill sorgen für tolle Urlaubs-Entspannung. Ein Auto ist unbedingt erforderlich. Vorbildlich ist auch die Kommunikation mit dem Vermieter!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir freuen uns, Ihnen einen schönen Aufenthalt hatten!
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week in mid September. The place was everything we hoped for and more besides. The apartment was spotlessly clean, in superb keep and in a fantastic position overlooking Lake Orta. There is much to do and see around the area and a car is recommended but the Villa Gelosmina is so lovely we could quite happily have stayed there, swam in the pool, looked at the lovely views and enjoyed the local walks without venturing far. Thank you William and we are happily recommending the Villa to our family and friends and we too will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you had a great time!
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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.