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Villa Monziani on the island of San Giulio in the middle of Lake Orta.

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Last updated: 01/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Total of 8 rooms on 2 floors, 150 sqm. unique pearl in the crown of Lake Orta.

Sleeps 2/8 - 4 bedroom villa on San Giulio island, Lake Orta, Northern Italy. Villa Monziani is a 17th C Villa, one of the oldest houses on San Giulio Island, lakeside, at water level, with full view of the lake, On the ground floor there is the garden, which stretches the length of the house (1/3 in the shade of the bower and 2/3 in the sun), the kitchen and a small lounge, which both open onto the garden, and a bathroom. The boathouse is adjacent to the garden. On the first floor there is a very large lounge with a fireplace and a master bedroom. The balcony on the first floor runs the length of the house and an outdoor stone staircase leads to the garden below. On the mezzanine there is the 2nd bedroom with twin beds and an en-suite bathroom. On the second floor there is the 3rd bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a small lounge area. Also on the second floor there is the 4th bedroom, a studio with a divan bed and a spectacular view of the lake. The house has been completely refurbished and modernised bearing in mind its past history, respecting its original plan. The ceilings are all original and designer furniture and illumination enhances the traditional settings, giving a sense of discrete luxury and homeliness. The garden is manicured and from the garden wall you can dive into the water, whose cleanliness is certified, or enter walking through the boat house.

A very magical atmosphere surrounds this island. The green hills of the pre-alpine lake and the small villages dotted on its shore give a feeling of tranquility. Orta's very attractive 18th century houses, make a colourful backdrop to its square, which is like a parlour with cafés, benches under shady trees, arches hiding shops and the full view of the fascinating island of San Giulio. A stunning view of the lake, of the town of Pella and of the Madonna del Sasso Church can be had from the Sacro Monte Franciscan Church above Orta. It is fascinating to stroll in Orta's narrow, cobbled streets and admire the Baroque houses that line them.To reach the island (a mere 400m) guests can use our boat, with or without engine, or the public taxi boats. They can park in our garage on the mainland. We meet our guests in Orta, show them the location of the garage, take them across to the island in our boat, show them the house, answer their questions and leave. We return the day of their departure.

A small apartment on the top floor belongs to my cousins. They are completely independent. They use the back entrance to the house and the central staircase to get to their flat. As for us, the house is their second home, so they might be or might not be there. They are very nice people to get on with and do not intrude.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 150 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Wardrobe, chest of drawers bedside tables and chairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Wardrobe, chest of drawers bedside tables and chairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Wardrobe, chest of drawers bedside tables and chairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeps two, balcony with fantastic view, great reading room ...moreless

  • All bedrooms are comfortable with quality linen. Independent heating system for each room....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Ground floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    En-suite to bedroom 2...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet

    Sauna/shower. En-suite to bedroom 3....moreless

  • All bathrooms are supplied with bath and face towels, toilet paper and soap provided....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Good library of thrillers and history. We have many tourist guide books and pamphlets on all local amenities....moreless

  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    You can dine in the kitchen, ouside in the garden at the two stone tables or in the 1st floor lounge....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Outside line in the boathouse...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    Provided on mainland Orta...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Each room in the house has an independent heating system....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI from local sources....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality linen....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Private parking in our garage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    A phone is installed but would have to be activated, only for long stays....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    5kg. load...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has been recently refurbished and many of the appliances are brand new....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    2, the first on the first floor leading from the lounge and the 1st master bedroom to the garden via stone steps, the second is the 4th bedroom on 2nd floor....moreless

  • Boat:

    We supply a boat (Canadian aluminium 8HP outboard engine - no permit required) for transport to and from the island, otherwise public transport boats can be used, 9am to 7pm....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    There are various golf courses nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Manicured lawn and garden, ideal for dining and sunbathing, discretion guaranteed by garden wall....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Portable BBQ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    At Orta...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    The bathroom en-suite to the 4th bedroom has a sauna shower. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
FW 2017
Jan 20 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay
$374

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest

SS2017
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay
$417

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest

FW 2017/18
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2018
7 night min stay
$417

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest

SS 2018
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2018
7 night min stay
$459

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $64 per night, per additional guest

FW 2018/2019
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2019
7 night min stay
$459

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $64 per night, per additional guest

SS 2019
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2019
7 night min stay
$502

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $64 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$374

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $74.76

Notes:

Booking Notes:

A 50% deposit will secure booking. The balance is to be paid 60 days before arrival. You pay VRBO, they pay us after your arrival.

Arrival Day:

We meet guests at Orta in the main piazza*, unload baggage by the docks and then park your car in the garage, then take them and their luggage across to the island in our boat, show them the house and leave. *Accessing the main piazza requires a special permit and can be accessed only on the day of guests arrival and departure. For the permit we require car make, model & licence plate - hired cars will have details taken on arrival. Guests must arrive between 3pm and 7pm, this is because in case of bad weather the taxi boats stop running after 7pm. This has never been necessary, but guarantees guest access to the island in the eventuality.

Departure Day.

We return the day of their departure and meet them in the piazza to say good bye and receive garage badge & key (+eventual extra parking permit). Guests kindly depart by 11am. Earlier departures have to be coordinated and drop off point in the piazza arranged according to the time required.

Notes on prices:

Prices for the property are per week, for a minimum of 2 bedrooms (4 people). If more rooms are used they are paid for accordingly. Includes use of private motorboat ("canadian" 8HP outboard engine - no license required), private boathouse next to island villa, mainland locked garage with badge entrance, residents outdoor parking permit for eventual second car. Extra: €70.00 for cleaning Eventual extra nights have a 5% discount. We do not rent rooms separately. Please inquire for further details


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

46 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Malpensa Airport
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Bar Ristorante San Giulio
400 Metres
Nearest Ferry
Orta
16.4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Golf Club Alpino di Stresa
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Orta Miasino
16.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Arona A26
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Ristorante Venus on the mainland at Orta
23.8 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mottarone
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Gozzano

Car: Recommended

There is a market in Orta every Wednesday. An English poetry festival takes place in Orta in September and a festival of classical music in June and September on the island at Villa Tallone. Fireworks in August are famous in Omegna, at the northern end of the lake. North West Italy is renown as the lake region, apart from Lake Orta there is also Lake Maggiore with its 3 beautiful islands, Lake Varese, Lake Lugano and Lake Como. The arch of the pre-Alps and the massif of Monte Rosa are the backstage of this region.

Short excursions around Orta:

Walk to the Sacro Monte for a good view of the lake. Start from the square, take via Motta, flanked by 18th century buildings, and follow the path by the main church that winds to the top of the hill. There is a restaurant/bar up there. There is also a viable road that accesses the splendid location.

Walk the circular path that skirts the peninsula alongside the lake. Start from the Square and walk left through the main street of Orta skirting the lake along a very picturesque walkway. The path leads you back to the main road and leaving Hotel Villa Crespi on the left you can descend again back to the main square.

Drive to the to the Church Madonna del Sasso via Gozzano and Alzo for a different view of the lake. Return to Alzo, turn left and continue to visit Quarna Sotto and then drive to Omega and back to Orta, basically circling the lake.

Drive to the Mottarone mountain (4,891) ft. on a clear day. Extensive view over lakes Maggiore, Varese, Orta , the Alps and Monte Rosa.

One day excursions:

Drive via Omegna to Stresa and visit the 3 islands. Drive North to Verbania, Cannero e Cannobbio and return home via Omegna.

In Stresa you an get the lift to Mottarone and back.

Drive to Como and after having visited its centre, drive along the left shore of the Lake to Cadenabbia and take the boat to Bellagio. Cross back to Cadenabbia and return to Orta.

Drive to Omegna, Gravellona Toce, Ornavasso, Piedimulera. Macugnaga e Pecetto. Walk around, it's beautiful, Take either lift to the base of the Glacier of Monte Rosa or to the opposite Monte Moro and walk to Rifugio Oberto where there is a further away but larger view of the glacier in its magnificence.

Two books in English at the house on the island which will be of great help. We will talk about the excursions, the shopping and so on when we meet you.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1639

About the owner: Villa Monziani is owned by Ludovica Barrow, a retired translator. The house was once owned by Ludovica's great-great grandfather and is one of the oldest on the island. The villa has been completely refurbished and modernised, respecting its antique character. We care and cherish it and hope our guests will enjoy it and appreciate its uniqueness.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
A unique location, voted one of the 100 most characteristic in Italy.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

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Photos

  • Villa Monziani on the island of San Giulio in the middle of Lake Orta.

    Villa Monziani on the island of San Giulio in the middle of Lake Orta.

  • The manicured garden with the entrance to the boathouse and kitchen window arch.

    The manicured garden with the entrance to the boathouse and kitchen window arch.

  • The grapevine bower and outside dining area in front of the kitchen.

    The grapevine bower and outside dining area in front of the kitchen.

  • Detail of the kitchen with fridgefreezer, oven, gas stove, dish & clothes washer

    Detail of the kitchen with fridgefreezer, oven, gas stove, dish & clothes washer

  • Ground floor lounge with settee and desk, utility closet and WC.

    Ground floor lounge with settee and desk, utility closet and WC.

  • Large 1st floor lounge with couches, library, fireplace and a beautiful view.

    Large 1st floor lounge with couches, library, fireplace and a beautiful view.

  • 1st floor master bedroom with double bed, balcony that leads down to the garden.

    1st floor master bedroom with double bed, balcony that leads down to the garden.

  • Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin en-suite to mezzanine 2nd bedroom.

    Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin en-suite to mezzanine 2nd bedroom.

  • Stairs from lounge to the loft master bedroom.

    Stairs from lounge to the loft master bedroom.

  • En-suite bathroom to 3rd bedroom, 2nd floor, sauna/shower, bidet, WC, wash basin

    En-suite bathroom to 3rd bedroom, 2nd floor, sauna/shower, bidet, WC, wash basin

  • Map of Orta peninsula with route for main square and route for the garage.

    Map of Orta peninsula with route for main square and route for the garage.

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  • The unique San Giulio Island, the pearl of enchanting Lake Orta,

    The unique San Giulio Island, the pearl of enchanting Lake Orta,

  • Under the shade of the grape bower which covers 1/3 of the garden.

    Under the shade of the grape bower which covers 1/3 of the garden.

  • Kitchen with  expandable table seating 6/8, well equipped with all mod cons.

    Kitchen with expandable table seating 6/8, well equipped with all mod cons.

  • Entrance to grd. floor lounge from garden, utility room stores swimming towels

    Entrance to grd. floor lounge from garden, utility room stores swimming towels

  • The boast house and aluminium boat. Offers easy access to the lake water.

    The boast house and aluminium boat. Offers easy access to the lake water.

  • The view from the lounge of the garden, accessible by the balcony, and the lake.

    The view from the lounge of the garden, accessible by the balcony, and the lake.

  • 2nd bedroom on the mezzanine floor with 2 single beds and en-suite bathroom.

    2nd bedroom on the mezzanine floor with 2 single beds and en-suite bathroom.

  • Entrance to 3rd loft bedroom lounge on 2nd floor with en-suite bathroom.

    Entrance to 3rd loft bedroom lounge on 2nd floor with en-suite bathroom.

  • 3rd master loft bedroom, 2nd floor with ample light and second small living area

    3rd master loft bedroom, 2nd floor with ample light and second small living area

  • 4th Studio Bedroom on 2nd floor with divan bed (sleeps 2) and fantastic view.

    4th Studio Bedroom on 2nd floor with divan bed (sleeps 2) and fantastic view.

  • The main square of Orta where you can shop, eat & drink wine in this quaint town

    The main square of Orta where you can shop, eat & drink wine in this quaint town

  • The magical island, the lake is mainly calm, with light evening breeze

    The magical island, the lake is mainly calm, with light evening breeze

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, January 21, 2017

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