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

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Villa Monziani, 17th C lakeside villa on island with boat, mainland garage. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
The magical island of San Giulio, the gem in Lake Orta's crown. Accessible by private & public boat
Sunny side of the lakeside garden, ideal for sunbathing, eating and swimming.
The shade of grape bower with another stone table for eating outdoors.
Long cushions, outdoor chairs, table cloths and plastic tableware available.
The small garden, borders the lake, you can dive off the wall to swim or access by the boat house.
The manicured garden has two stone tables for eating outside, lamps are provided.
Chaise-longue with cushions & various hammocks available for perfect relaxation.
Weber Master Touch BBQ & pit area with a view, many accessories incl. chimney.
Private dock&wooden jetty next to garden with 8HP private boat. Sandy water entrance.
New 40HP boat with electronic starter & steering wheel (no license required) - extra fee required.
New wooden front lakeside jetty, also for late afternoon sunbathing.
Jettuìy can be used for direct access to villa by the larger public taxi-boats.
Covered part with hot outdoor shower on the left, sports amenities kept here.
Arched glass door of the kitchen leading to the garden & next to boat entrance.
View from kitchen leading onto the cemented area under bower with stone table
New kitchen with all mod.cons including fridge, freezer, microwave & crockery.
Extractor, gas hob, electric stove, toaster & water boiler. Basic necessities.
Microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, pots, pans, cutlery & cleaning products.
Antique wash basin and old copper utensils from the past.
Antique fresco above door leading to small lounge showing San Giulio's arrival.
View of expandable kitchen table, seats 10 people, many chairs available.
Lounge on ground floor with utility room, writing desk, sofa & small wine cellar.
Lounge next to the kitchen with access to the garden, utility closet and ground floor toilet.
Ground floor lounge, towels for sunbathing and swimming provided, also cushions.
Selection of local wines for your convenience at shop prices, to be paid for.
Ground floor bathroom with shower, situated next to small lounge & utility room.
Antique rare Gozzano marble washbasin. Towels and biological soaps provided.
Internal wooden mountain style stairs leading up to 1st floor large lounge.
View of ground-floor lounge and internal staircase from 1st floor lounge.
Wooden safety trapdoor that closes staircase opening. Guest library area.
Corridor leading to garden, small lounge & main Island entrance door.
Ancient key...
Ground floor bedroom with double bed, writing desk, wardrobes & fireplace. All rooms have fans.
Ground floor master bedroom with internal shower & en-suite bathroom.
New ample ground floor bedroom wardrobe.
Towels and ecological soap provided, including toilet paper & hair dryer.
Antique stone washbasin in en-suite toilet including ventilation & small window.
Stairway to the first floor.
The large 1st floor lounge with fireplace, all windows overlooking the garden and lake.
Particular of lounge with bookcase and stereo, original 17th C wooden ceilings.
Oak parquet, 3 divans, designer lighting and a very comfortable ambience.
View of the garden and lake from the lounge. Exit to the balcony which runs the length of the facade
The Barrow Cup, to be awarded to all guests who swim the 650m around the Island.
Key holders to all bedrooms, each of a different size.
Master bedroom on 1st floor next to lounge, wardrobe & drawers. Linen provided.
1st floor bedroom overlooking garden & lake, access to balcony.  Original fresco
1st floor baloney that leads down to the garden via stone staircase.
Fresco on window of mezzanine bedroom accessible by central staircase.
Bedroom on mezzanine floor, 2 single beds with en-suite bathroom.
Mezzanine bedroom widow overlooking central corridor.
Wardrobe of mezzanino bedroom and window overlooking the vicolo.
View of Mottoarone mountain from mezzanino bedroom window.
Bathroom ensuite to mezzanine bedroom, with shower/bath. Towels & eco soaps.
Stairway to the 2nd floor
Entrance to master bedroom loft on 2nd floor with en-suite lounge & bathroom.
Entrance to lounge on the 2nd floor with en-suite bathroom, ample storage space.
Another view of the 2nd floor small lounge
Decoration surrounding the door to the mezzanine bedroom.
Staircase to the loft masterbedroom
View of 2nd floor small lounge from loft bedroom. Guard rail since installed.
Loft master bedroom with ample wardrobe & chest of drawers and small living area with divan.
Detail of loft master bedroom with two Velux skylights, divan & library.
Adjourning bathroom to loft master bedroom, with sauna shower, WC, bidet & washbasin.
En-suite sauna/shower bathroom to 2rd flr master bedroom, bidet and view of lake
Studio bedroom on 2nd flr., with modern large divan - 18cm mattress, great view of garden and lake.
Studio divan bed open. 18cm foam mattress and wooden slated underframe. Very comfortable
Other details of the 2nd floor studio bedroom.
Detail of chest of drawers of studio bedroom on 2nd floor.
View of the lake from the studio bedroom with its small balcony.
Large beach towels available. Garden has many types of spices usable for cooking
Another view of the island from Sacro Monte, a UNESCO heritage site, a short walk from Orta
View of mainland Orta from the house. The water is very clean & safe to swim in.
Dumb-waiter to help relaxtion. Find in lounge, spirits at guests' disposal!
San Giulio Island by night. Lake Orta is generally calm, a light breeze descending in the evening.
The Island of San Giulio from mainland Orta. Public boats or our private aluminium boat available.
A frequent visitor to the island along with many other birds and wildlife
Breakfast in the morning at Venus with a brioche, cappuccino and a newspaper, great start to the day
The main square of Orta with its shops, restaurants and characteristic 18th C charm and grace.
The northern façade recently rennovated
The front door leading to the circular walkway of the Island.
The vicolo, also used for a scene from the film 'The Corrispondence' with Jeremy Irons by Tornatore.
Map of the Orta peninsula showing access to main square for unloading and route to garage.
The magic of the island at night, immersed in its peaceful, ancient heritage.
bird's eye view...
Giuseppe Tornatore, Jeremy Irons & Olga Kurylenko chose us for R&R (3 weeks) during filming. 2016
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5 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Orta San Giulio, Province of Novara, Piedmont
Sleeps 10. 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom 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. On the ground floor 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-... Read 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
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 May 8, 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

Thank MichaelFlondob
Management response:Responded May 10, 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

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Reviewed July 31, 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

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Reviewed August 26, 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

2  Thank libbygabby
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(4)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (3)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We have a septic tank so please do not put solid waste down the toilets but use baskets, we supply ecological soap/powders ecc. Make sure you do too. Any damage to the boat or the...
    1 Full bath
    3 Showers
    1 Sofa
    4 Kings
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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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Malpensa: 46.0 km
Railway: Orta Miasino: 1.0 km
Ferry: Genova: 200.0 km
We meet in the main square of Orta which you can reach by car, where there are the main docks (instructions will be given) so you can unload your luggage. We then drive the car to the garage, which is 400m away and park the car. We then cross to the island by private boat or public transport.

Whether you arrive with your own car/s, a rental or a taxi, you can access directly the main square of Orta San Giulio, Piazza Motta, (inside the ZTL, Traffic Limited Zone), parking on the left entering the piazza, where you can unload your luggage directly in front of the wharf where our boat (& the taxi boats) are moored. Access is permitted only from 7am to 10am, 2pm to 4pm and from 6pm to 8pm. Parking in the square is limited to 30m. We meet our guests in Piazza Motta, help unload, park thei...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 4.0 km.
Nearby cities
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Milan Villas (1,296)
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