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Typical stone house with Pool at Lake Orta - Frey 1

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights



Frey 1

It is a spacious two bedroom apartment, sleeping up to 5 people on the ground floor, with direct access onto part of the garden reserved for the use of the apartment, with a garden table and chairs .The master bedroom has a double bed, with a large wardrobe. The second bedroom has four single beds and its own small balcony. The bathroom has a shower and bathtub. There is a fully equipped kitchen, with fridge with freezer compartment.

About the property

Casa Frey

Casa Frey is a renovated typical old stone house.

Guests can enjoy the garden where is a pool of 4x8 meters and 1.30 meters deep, solar heated (then working on sunny days). The outside of the house has been left untouched while inside it has been converted in 4 apartments. Frey 1 on the ground floor is a two-bedroom apartment sleeping up to 5 people. Frey 2 on 2 levels on the ground floor is a one bedroom apartment sleeping up to 4 people. Frey 3 on the first floor is a one-bedroom apartment sleeping 2 people. The house is situated at the edge of the little hamlet of Vacciago immersed in beautiful wooded countryside, though not isolated from other houses. Vacciago is a small paradise, where nature has been conserved. Peace is spread among the XVIII Century buildings and keeps alive the atmosphere of ancient times. Casa Frey is very comfortable, with heating for winter time and simple but confortable furniture, so it offers welcome hospitality through out the year.

About Lake Orta: Lake Orta, the ancient “Cusius” is an oasis of alpine greenery enriched with marvellous gardens and green meadows in a Mediterranean climate. Lake Orta really is a 'man-sized lake' because, with a local writer’s words, it can 'be embraced at a single glance'. From the many balconies overlooking it, from one shore and from the other, Cusio offers the visitor the gift of a great, soft beauty which calls to contemplation, to the stopping of time in a place one would wish never to leave. But Lake Orta, with its un-doubtful tourist vocation, will also offer you any kind of amusements and sports lovers will also be able to practice all water sports (sailing, surfing, canoeing, water-skiing, etc.), horse-riding, golf and tennis.

Eating out: This is such a delight in Italy, and Lake Orta is no exception. There is a wide range of pizzerias, trattorias and restaurants for varying pockets and tastes, starting about 500m from Casa Frey. Milan, the nearest major city is 80 km away, Lake Maggiore is 25 km away and Malpensa airport 45 km.

Walks: There are many beautiful walks in the area. We provide a description of walks, excursions and one-day trips. About 100 yards from the house, the parish church of St. Antonio affords, from its grassy terrace, a fine view of Lake Orta with its enchanting island and the 13th century Torre di Buccione.

More Details

Property Manager
Ilaria Pegorin
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

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Le tariffe includono elettricità, acqua, gas per cucinare, lenzuola, asciugamani e pulizia finale.
Riscaldamento se utilizzato, viene pagato a consumo.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vacciago in Province of Novara

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 4 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Washing machine, TV sat, fully equipped kitchen. Linen and towels provided. Shared garden with pool and Barbecue. Free Internet wireless connection. The pool is usually open from June to September, but in favorable weather conditions and since the water is heated via solar panels, the opening can be anticipated and the closing may be delayed.


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Frey 1
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about the place:

- very warm welcome

- location (away from tourist crowd but walking distance from a small shop)

- nice pool

- very helpful and friendly hostess!

Would definitely visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stone house with beautiful garden and pool

  • 5 of 5

Clean and welcoming and in a lovely village near to Orta. Owner was attentive and most helpful.

We had a wonderful holiday and would highly recommend.

Contact Max in Maisino for bike hire and eat in Ameno at the Monterosa hotel.

Beautiful scenery, excellent cycling and walking a real gem of a place.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely week at Frey 1

  • 4 of 5

Our family of two adults and one teenager had a lovely week at Frey 1. The description and pictures of the house matched perfectly, all though the pictures from the different flats are mixed. Very nice and helpful owners, smooth checkin and checkout. We used the Tennis court several times and it was in good condition and there is a fantastic view of lake Orta from the court. We used the outdoor area and pool a lot and there is plenty of space for everybody (neighbors), only thing to look out for is the mosquitoes, so bring insect repellent.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Haute Savoie, France


  • 4 of 5

We found Casa Frey a great place to stay.We are a family of 3 so we had planty of space. Everything was very clean & tidy.We were given lots of towels and bed linen provided was all good. The apartment was acurately described and more lovely than in the photos. The outdoor areas are especially nice & we ate al fresco early May no problem.The owner, Ilaria was excellent from the first response to my enquiry to the last phone call as we were leaving. She met us at the house & went through all the maps with us. Nothing beats local knowledge! We were unable to use the jacuzzi on the first day due to ph levels in the water but it was very quickly resolved & we were able to enjoy it soon after. , We used the pool which is in a lovely garden setting, lots of sun loungers. I can imagine it would be great place to stay in high summer! It's a quick drive (5 Mins) to Orta.Easy drive to Lake Magiorre, can recommend Cafe de la Sera, lakeside in Arona for a great lunch in the sun. Milan is a 40/50 min drive & we followed a tip to drive into Milan following the autostrada until you see a turning for Lampugna where you can park for the day €1.80 then take the metro into town (9 stops to Duomo)with a €3 day pass. The little walk into the village,Vacciago is very quiet,didn't seem like anything was going on but there is a shop within 5 mins walk, a bar & a good restarant with a fantastic view of Orta 1km walk down the road. The tiny alleyways & roads are a novelty & it is all very pretty. All in all, it was a great littel break for us. Casa Frey is great & we would definately recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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a nice holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a very holiday. The appartment is proper en clean. The owner was very friendly. The weather was great so we could enjoy the sun the whole day on the big terrace. We also saw a lot of the neigbourhoud, like Orto san Gulilia, Stresa and the Monte mesma. The lake of Orta is beautiful. The jacuzzi was great. Our son loved it!

Ilaria, thanks for everything!

Fam De Vita Amsterdam

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 1

Lovely converted old house

  • 4 of 5

We were able to take over the whole property (4 apartments) which gave us the benefit of not having to worry about anybody else but ourselves. Property description very accurate, clean and well maintained. Well refurbished and furnished with the owners being extremely helpful at every opportunity. A car a must and only 10 minutes into Orta San Guilio. I guess heating the pool would have taken it to a '5 Excellent'.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2009
  • Date of Stay: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Orta-Miasino or Gozzano
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Arona or Borgomanero
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Orta San Giulio or Gozzano
Car: necessary

Lake Orta is the most enchanting lake in Northern Italy thanks to the quiet beauty of the landscape, its fascinating history and its wealth of artistic treasures. The small village of Vacciago is only 5 km from Orta, the little 'capital' of the lake and 25 km from Stresa and Lake Maggiore. Casa Frey is a very good base to explore all the lakes area. Lake Orta offers a truly Italian experience. It has retained its spirit and you will be captivated.

More details about Lake Orta and the available accommodations searching on Google for Holidayorta.


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