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Exclusive 17th C Villa on the Island of San Giulio with boat and mainland garage

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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
Villa Monziani is a 17th C Villa that sleeps 10 (5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms) on San Giulio island, Lake Orta, Northern Italy. A registered holiday home, 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. There is a new bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The boathouse is adjacent to the garden and has an outdoor hot shower. On the first floor there is a very large lounge with a fireplace and a 2nd 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 m...Villa Monziani is a 17th C Villa that sleeps 10 (5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms) on San Giulio island, Lake Orta, Northern Italy. A registered holiday home, 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. There is a new bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The boathouse is adjacent to the garden and has an outdoor hot shower. On the first floor there is a very large lounge with a fireplace and a 2nd 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 3rd bedroom with twin beds and an en-suite bathroom. On the second floor there is the 4th bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a small lounge area. Also on the second floor there is the 5th 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 or the public taxi boats. 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. Prices for the property include use of private motorboat ('canadian' 8HP outboard engine - no license required), private boathouse next to island villa, mainland locked garage with badge entrance. We have 2nd larger 40HP boat/8 seater and a 2nd covered space in same parking garage, both for an extra fee. Extra: €120.00 for cleaning. We do not rent rooms separately. Please inquire for further information. If less days are required please ask, perhaps can help. 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. They can share 1/6th of the garden. Recently the Town Council of Orta require that holiday homes are required to pay a guest residency fee €0.5 pp per day (excluded up to 10 year olds). More
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About the Owner
Andrew George B
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
Interaction with guests
We meet at Orta, in the main square Piazza Motta, in front of the docks. I'll help you unload and take you to our private mainland garage nearby. I'll then take you across with our private boat, show you how to use it and welcome you to the house. I return to Milan during your stay, but will always be available by phone. I can arrange local help if necessary. I return for your departure. If you have a very early morning departure we will organise a house key/garage key drop-off at one of the bars at Orta. Recently the Prefecture of Novara require that holiday homes have to mandatory register passport details with 24 hours of all guests via registered email. We do this for you but please send me details in advance.
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Just what me and my friends were looking for, a great place for a relaxing and peaceful time. The location is superb, the villa very elegant and comfortable, very clean and extremely well taken care of. Our host Andrew was kind and helpful and made...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank MichaelFlondob
Management response:Responded 10 May 2018

Thank you very much, so glad you enjoyed it, appreciate you taking good care of the house and the boat. So happy you want to become many of our return guests. Look forward to seeing you soon, like I said "we haven't been going anywhere...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

We can't believe it was real. The kids jumped into the water every day while we read our books in the garden. The villa is amazing, the lake is beautiful, the town across the way is enchanting. We spent the month traveling across Europe and...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I'm loathe to write a review because I don't want too many people coming here. No wifi, no tv, intermittent phone signal - our days consisted of watching the aerial acrobatics of the swallows morning & evening, and feeding the fish and ducks during the...More

Date of stay: August 2016
2  Thank libbygabby
Reviewed 5 August 2016

What could be more fun - an island, a lovely garden so you can throw yourself into the lake or just sit sunbathe and read, a lovely historic home and a lovely Italian village 400 m away on your little boat. Perfect

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank IestynapG
Reviewed 18 November 2015

No words can express how beautiful and magical it is to stay in this ancient house on the island of San Giulio. We enjoyed everything. The owners welcomed us with great hospitality and showed us around. The house has everything you could possibly need and...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank jimkenyon
Management response:Responded 24 November 2015

Too kind, thank you so much!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Private Fishing Lake/River
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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Is this holiday rental large?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
You can tour the lake by using our private boat or by taking the large public boat that everyday visits all the local lakeside towns on all the lake including Omegna, the main town. To visit onland locations its recommended you use your car or hire car. Otherwise you can hire a taxi minicab/bus locally - there are 3 local companies that have good prices. For example Malpensa Airport/Orta is around €80. There are also local buses and a train station at Orta Miasino.
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