detached villa with 4 bedrooms 9/10 beds 2 baths
- english, french, italian
Fantastic lakeside holiday home
This is one of the best locations I have stayed at. Stefano's house is perfectly situated on the beautiful Lake Lugano set within huge gardens with access to the lake which was fantastic. He has kayaks, canoes , mountain bikes to use free of charge, we did not want to leave. The house is comfortable and homely and is near to Pella. We loved exploring the area by boat and we all definitely want to go back. Stefano and his wife were very helpful and communicated via email and text with no problems. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon.
Hello Laura it was a great pleasure that you came to Villa Relax and that you enjoyed the place. You are a fantastic family and it was a pleasure to meet you If you can make a change ib the review you wrote Lake Lugano instead Lake Orta.
Top Spot on Lake Orta
This has to be one of the best places we have ever stayed - great house in a fantastic setting with your own (very large) private garden extending down to the lake and use of kayaks, boats and bikes not to mention sun loungers, hammocks, table tennis and badminton. Lots of things to do if you are that way inclined or not to do if you'd prefer to just put your feet up. Hard to beat a (daily!) 20 minute paddle across the lake to get supreme gelato from Orta village.
Very helpful run through from Stefano of all things in the house and great response in fixing things when we were struck by the most enormous thunder and lightning storm imaginable.
All in all a top spot!
Thanks Neville, i am so happy you liked to stay in Villa Relax.
From September sauna and wirpool, in July robot to cut the grass everyday and everywhere. Greetings
Sport holiday in peaceful place
We`re two families staying 6 nights in Villa. The owner was very friendly and gave good hints where to visit, eat etc.
The villa was spacious for even 10 people. Villa has all the facilities you need incl. wash machine. Best parts were large garden and wonderful view over the lake. Villa could be more cosy and cleaner, but for us it was ok and towels and bedlinen were clean. We`re playing football, volleyball, canoeing and hiking. Almost every evening we had barbecue dinner and days started with nice walk to village bakery. Lake Orta is so beautiful and water is clean.
If you like peaceful environment with friends or family this is you place.
Thanks a lot for your review, we will improve next summer .
Two weeks in Paradise
Fantastic location and so easy to get to from Milan
My family of 5 ( children aged 15-21) plus two of eldest daughters friends found the combination of bedrooms worked really well . The kitchen and BBQ were good .
We had great weather for most of the 2 weeks . The views from the Villa were amazing and by a twist of fate even improved during the first week as a storm knocked down a tall tree in front of the Villa
The lake was fantastic , the fresh water ( rather than salty sea water ) made the swimming more enjoyable , but with the combination of boats , canoes , the family and friends could be as independent of each other as was needed , with trips for ice creams at Pella or to the waterfall . Use of the motor boat was great and made trips across to the island or Orta all the more enjoyable .
Stefano the owner was always popping to see if we were OK and helping with recommendations on places to see and visit . He was also a good sailing instructor .
The Villa as the name indicates was very relaxing and we are looking forward to going again .
Thanks for coming to Villa Relax, you're a very nice family, very accurate and I'm glad that you will come again next year.
A week in August.
A really wonderful setting. We know the lake well, and it was a very nice surprise, to be in such a beautiful location. The views are lovely and there is plenty of shaded areas. It is very quiet and you are off the main road, which is important as many other lakeside places sit on the main road. The view from the lakeside and from the house are wonderful, and it is a joy to sit out in the evening.
The accommodation is exactly as you see in the pictures. Our two young daughters stayed upstairs, but do be aware, that this gets very hot.
The house has plenty of space, we were a family of 4, but it could easily accommodate more.
There is a table tennis table, which if you have children is great.
There are various bikes in the canteen/cellar, and I would recommend using the boat, the lake deserves it.
We were particularly lucky as the owner was unnecessarily generous in taking our 5 year old sailing. In particular teaching her to sail a boat on her own. Emily won't stop talking about this now.
I believe all reviews have to mention any bad points for contrast. If i have to say anything, then upon arrival we had to buy liquid soap dispensers for the bathrooms, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, and for the money I might even have expected a basket of things for your arrival. The owner did leave a bottle of wine, but a basket of bread/salami/cheese etc.. would have made the arrival excellent. Also at the time there wasn't a kettle or a tea pot (for the english of course), but I hope that these were just an oversight that has i'm sure now been rectified. For those that unfortunately need to keep an eye on work, then there is no wifi, but the owners did leave a usb dongle, which should work for laptops, but not for an ipad.
Overall, I must say that as a family we really had a lovely time and would without question recommend it. The owner and his family were also very welcoming and friendly towards us, and added to making our stay a memorable one.
Thank you Ben I will thake care of your suggestions and basket of salame, cheese, fruit ,wine and drink will be prepared for all client. Also wifi will be ready.
Thank you for coming and tell to Emily she is a very good sailor
Site exceptionnel avec magnifique propriété avec accès privatif au lac
Un petit coin de paradis au bord d'un des plus charmants lacs italiens.
Stefano,le propriétaire est à la fois réactif et discret.
La maison confortable, meublée de façon un peu ancienne .À 7 adultes et 3 jeunes enfants, nous étions confortables.
Beaucoup d'activités proposées dans la grande propriété et d' agréables promenades dans cette belle région.
It was a pleasure that you came to our location and that you have appreciated the beauty and tranquility of our region.
Villa Relax is located in a private park of 20. 000 square meters. of which 7. 000 square meters. They are of the exclusive use of guests. The park is full of trees and the ground until lake has a pier and a buoy for mooring boats and beds and chairs to relax in front of the lake. A motor boat day included. Canoes, bicycles, and table tennis free of charge, lawn with net for volleyball, 3 hammocks are ideal for an afternoon nap; also 10 minutes away, and 'possible to rent a tennis court or a motorboat .L'acqua the lake and' very clean and 'nice swim. Walking and cycling, restaurants and farm holidays, wine tours in Milan, Turin, Villa Taranto, Stresa, Isola Bella ........ will complete the holiday.
At 600 m from the house there is the arrival of the public boat where you can take pleasant trips on the lake and visit the coastal villages. The setting is very quiet ideal for a period of relaxation and leisure.
In front there is 'the island of San Giulio with the monastery and a typical restaurant, Orta very characteristic tourist town, Sacro Monte is 10 minutes' walk from Orta where you can visit for free the 12 chapels with life size wooden statues depicting the life of St. Francis, Pella, Omega, Madonna del Sasso, also on the Mottarone which is 35 minutes from Villa Relax in winter and 'possible to ski. Golf courses, mountains with the Monte Rosa where and 'can go on retreat' higher in Europe, kayaking on the river and then your imagination will complete 'and enrich' your vacation. Come relax in Villa Relax, enjoy a memorable vacation.