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Exclusive 17th C Villa on the Island of San Giulio

Welcome to Villa Monziani, built in 1637 on Island of San Giulio, Lake Orta, 400m from mainland
2 reviews
Welcome to Villa Monziani, built in 1637 on Island of San Giulio, Lake Orta, 400m from mainland
The shade of grape bower with a stone table for eating outdoors.
The manicured garden has two stone tables for eating outside, lamps are provided.
Long cushions, outdoor chairs, table cloths and  tableware available.
Chaise-longue with cushions & various hammocks available for perfect relaxation.
Weber Master Touch BBQ & pit area with a view, many accessories incl. chimney.
The small garden, borders the lake, you can dive off the wall to swim or access by the boat house.
Private dock& jetty next to garden with 8HP private boat. Sandy water entrance.
New wooden jetty, accessible by public taxiboats, also late afternoon  sundeck
Covered part with hot outdoor shower on the left, sports amenities kept here.
New 40HP boat, electronic ignition/steering wheel, available for an extra fee.
Arched glass door of the kitchen leading to the garden & next to boat entrance.
View from the kitchen on the garden and paved area around bower and stone table.
New kitchen with all mod.cons including fridge, freezer, microwave & crockery.
Microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, pots, pans, cutlery & cleaning products.
Extractor, gas hob, electric stove, toaster & water boiler. Basic necessities.
Antique wash basin and old copper utensils from the past.
View of expandable kitchen table, seats 10 people, many chairs available.
Antique fresco above door leading to small lounge showing San Giulio's arrival.
Lounge on ground floor with utility room, writing desk, sofa & wine cellar.
Selection of local wines for your convenience at shop prices, to be paid for.
Ground floor bathroom with shower.
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.
Staircase from main entrance door up to main lounge & bedrooms. Original fresco.
View of main door leading onto the vicolo and circular stone pathway going around the island.
Corridor leading to garden, small lounge & main Island entrance door.
Ground floor bedroom with double bed, writing desk, wardrobes & fireplace.
Ground floor master bedroom with internal shower & en-suite bathroom.
Wardrobe of ground floor bedroom.
Towels and ecological soap provided, including toilet paper & hair dryer.
Antique stone washbasin in en-suite toilet including ventilation & small window.
The large 1st floor lounge with fireplace overlooking the garden and lake.
Particular of lounge with bookcase and stereo, original 17th C wooden ceilings.
Walnut parquet, 3 divans, designer lighting and a very comfortable ambiance.
The Barrow Cup, to be awarded to all guests who swim the 650m around the Island.
Master bedroom on 1st floor next to lounge, wardrobe & drawers. Linen provided.
1st floor bedroom overlooking garden & lake, access to balcony.  Original fresco
Original 17th C wooden beams of the bedroom.
1st floor baloney that leads down to the garden via stone staircase.
Stairs to mezzanine bedroom, rope handrail. Original frescos.
Fresco on window of mezzanine bedroom accessible by central staircase.
Decoration on door to mezzanine bedroom.
Bedroom on mezzanine floor, 2 single beds with en-suite bathroom.
Mezzanine bedroom window overlooking internal corridor staircase.
Bathroom ensuite to mezzanine bedroom, with shower/bath. Towels & eco soaps.
Wardroom and window looking onto vicolo of mezzanine bedroom.
View from mezzanine bedroom window where Mottarone mountain can be seen as well as the lake.
Stairs from mezzanine floor to second floor bedrooms. Original fresco.
Entrance to master bedroom loft on 2nd floor with en-suite lounge & bathroom.
Stairs leading from 2nd floor lounge to loft master bedroom.
Detail of 2nd floor loft master bedroom with two Velux skylights, divan & library.
En-suite sauna/shower bathroom to 2rd flr master bedroom, bidet and view of lake
2nd flr. studio bedroom, large divan-bed, table, wardrobe & drawers  great view.
Designer 18cm double memory foam mattress wooden bed-slats, very comfortable.
Further details of studio bedroom.
View from 2nd floor studio bedroom with small balcony.
View of mainland Orta from the house. The water is very clean & safe to swim in.
Breakfast in the morning at Venus with a brioche, cappuccino and a newspaper, great start to the day
Another view of the island from Sacro Monte, a UNESCO heritage site, a short walk from Orta
The magical atmosphere of the most quaintest of the Italian lakes, secluded, peaceful and romantic.
A frequent visitor to the island along with many other birds and wildlife
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 aluminium boat are available.
The main square of Orta with its shops, restaurants and characteristic 18th C charm and grace.
Villa Monziani, the oldest house on the island. 5 bedrooms, private boathouse, boat & garage
Map indicating arrival route and parking.
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4 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 and mainland Orta. 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 and has an outdoor hot shower. You can also find water sport amenities like a surfboard, flippers, lie-lows etc. There is also a lakeside wooden jetty useful as a sundeck for late afternoon sunbathing and accessible by the local larger taxi-boats. On the ground floor there is also a new bedroom with en-suite bathroom. On the first floor there is a very... Read more
Listing #HL5747591
About the Owner
Andrew B
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Rate:50%
Response Time:Within a day
Interaction with guests
Malpensa Airport is the closest airport to Orta (46 km, a 50 minute drive on the A26 motorway, exit at Arona and then take the state road SP299 to Orta San Giulio). The road network in the area is good. One can also arrive by train, or by bus.The way to cross from Orta to the island and vice versa is by public transport motorboats or guests can use our boat which gives them full flexibility. It is a Canadian aluminium boat that takes 5/6 people and is unsinkable. Our guests can chose between using the motor or the oars. They can also use our garage which is on the mainland. We meet our guests in Orta square to facilitate their settling into the house. To sight-see the region one needs a car. The local area has good bus services.
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Reviewed 10 February 2015

This Villa on the Island of San Giulio allowed me the experience of old times Italian aristocracy. The furniture and paintings are exquisite, same the big chimney. In the same time, the house is equipped with all the necessary facilities for the current times. I...More

1  Thank Ramona M
Management response:Responded 10 February 2015

Thank you for coming. The fireplace is indeed a pride, in the old days (before the independent central heating in very room we have now) it was large enough for two people to sit inside, there are two small ledges, and on one side there...More

A FlipKey verified reviewer
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 8 February 2015


Management response:Responded 10 February 2015


  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
We have a septic tank so please do not put solid waste down the toilets but use baskets, we supply ecological soap/powders etc. Make sure you do too. Any damage to the boat or the...
    1 Shower
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    3 Queens
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Per night
Default 7 nights
R 6 060
1 Jun 2018 -
30 Sep 2018
7 nights
R 6 681
1 Oct 2018 -
31 Mar 2019
FW 2108
3 nights
R 6 060
1 Apr 2019 -
30 Sep 2019
SS 2019
7 nights
R 7 303
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning: R 1 398 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
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 h
Getting around
Ideally by car, or there are local buses on the Novara/Domodossola route, plus a train station at Orta Miasino (2km). One suggestion is that you use the local taxi/minicab drivers who are economical. Details provided in our info pack on booking.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Malpensa Airport: 46.0 km
Railway: Orta Miasino: 2.0 km
Ferry: Orta: 0.4 km
A car is useful if you plan to travel a lot to visit the other nearby lakes like Lago Maggiore or Como. Otherwise there is a train station at Orta Miasino (2km) or bus services from Novara/Domodosola. Many guests have recently used local taxi/minibus services to go to and from Malpensa airport (costs around €80 one way) or to visit nearby shopping centres or places of interest.
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.
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