The Villa Orsi

lake maggiore, italian lakes
6 bedroom - 4 bath
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€1,500 - €1,600 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

This beautiful villa with a pool on Lake Maggiore is set up with plenty of space for families and items for young children, and is just steps from a watersports center with multiple options for enjoying the lake. The magical property includes rooms with stained glass windows, a salon with a piano, spacious bedrooms, a fairytale pergola and chandeliers. A gravel drive leads up from the lake past the swimming pool to the house. On arrival, guests get a welcome basket with enough for their first meal, plus a few bottles of wine, kept in the wine fridge. The wine fridge is full stocked with red and white wines and Prosecco for purchase. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook a great meal and eat inside and out. Tech treats include a large Sony flat screen TV with Apple TV and Netflix, and a Geneva XL sound cube with access to DAB+ radio stations, FM radio and a CD player.

Why Kids Love it

The wonderful Italian garden and park with the pool offer ample of space to enjoy your holiday and for kids to run around and play. The whole property is fenced in and even though it's right in the center of the village, it is very peaceful and quiet. It is a short walk from the playground and watersports center. Whether you have teenagers wanting to explore by themselves or a little one playing in the shade of the huge camphor tree in the park, the villa is great for kids of any ages. A crib, high chair, baby toys and a baby bath can be provided on request. In terms of sleeping, the top floor is most suitable for children, and has 2 bedrooms with kingsize beds and a bathroom with a tub. Games including chess, backgammon or scrabble, plus kids games, are kept in the conservatory.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights, Saturday-Saturday. The pool is ungated. There are no stair gates on any of the 3 floors, but the top floor has a door preventing little ones from going downstairs. Pool towels, bath towels and bathrobes are provided, with towels replaced weekly on a Saturday. The pool is not heated. The entrance gate for the parking is on the northern side of the property next to a giant cypress tree. A remote-controlled iron gate leads onto the gravel parking area, with space for up to 3 cars. Extra housekeeping is available on request for a fee. Recommendations for chef and nanny services can be made by the host.

About the Location

The residence is on the Cannero Riviera, mid way up the western coast of Lake Maggiore. Hapimag watersports center is right by the villa, from where you can hire a pedalo, kayak or stand-up-paddle to head out on the beautiful lake. There is also a playground nearby. It is approximately 2 hours’ drive from Milan and 2-3 hours from Turin. The nearest airport is in Milan 1 hour 30 minutes away, with Zurich airport a 3-hour drive away.

Accommodation Details

This grand 6-bedroom, 4-bathroom villa is set over 3 stories and is surrounded by an Italian garden and park, with a huge terrace at the back of the property and plenty of options for lounging and eating outside. Inside, rooms include a modern kitchen, multiple cozy and light lounges, and a separate dining room. Bathrooms include showers and baths. The bedrooms are laid out with 3 on the first floor, all with kingsize beds and a shared bathroom. On the second floor there is 1 bedroom with a kingsize bed and 2 bedrooms with a full size bed each, sleeping 1 adult per room. A basement utility area has a laundry and detergents. There is an ungated swimming pool in the grounds, set away from the house. On the back of the villa, gravelled pathways covered with iron arches and rose trellis lead to a romantic gazebo and the citrus garden with bitter orange, lemon and tangerine trees.

Style Notes

Modern luxury. Villa Orsi was built in 1905 and served as the home of Angelo Orsi, the owner of “Spazzole Verbania”, a factory for all kinds of brushes. It is furnished with designer materials and furniture (Baxter, Cattelan, Twils, Gervasoni, etc.) as well as some original pieces, and is fitted with a modern kitchen and the latest appliances. The beautiful park and garden surrounding the property is populated by an old stock of trees, directly by Cannero Riviera harbor on Lake Maggiore. Great care was taken during renovations to ensure the villa stayed true to its original style and the flair of the past era was preserved. Ancient frescoes on the ceilings have been unveiled under thick paint and the different rooms are rid from stylistic inconsistencies of the 60’s and 70’s to restore them to their original beauty. We love the romance, style and grandeur of this truly original villa.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 10
4 king
2 twin / single
Crib
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Medium
Regina Y.
Member since February 08, 2018
I am an Event Manager living in Switzerland with my English husband Jack and our daughter Heidy.

Lake Maggiore, Italian Lakes

Ruined castles, island hopping and cable car trips

Italy's second largest lake has a wealth of fabulous enticements for families, from islands with ruined castles to cable car trips up mountains for views of the alps, cobbled streets, colorful markets and handbag shops. Active kids will love the Adventure Park in Baveno, and the beach in Cannobio is sandy and ideal for younger tots on a sunny day.