L'accesso a La Camelia d'Oro
The access to the Golden CamelliaLa camera da letto
The bedroom
Flowers & lake, the Golden Camellia, ground floor
Flowers & lake, the Golden Camellia, ground floor
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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A tiny and charming ground floor of a guesthouse, fully equipped, dating back to late ‘800, just restaured, in a garden of camellias, villa Anelli, with view on lake Maggiore. it is only reachable via feet. The romantic veranda, with glass walls, faces camellias blooming in springtime and winter, green during summer. It seems an english cottage, perfect for a couple with a son. The beds are a king one and eventually an extra bed.

The space

The guest house, recently restaured, dates back to late '800. It is a tipical building of the area, characterized by exposed beam ceilings and an antique decor; it can accommodate two people, plus one, and includes a bedroom, a private bathroom and a living room/veranda with a small kitchen. A natural oasis in which to relax, it is located in the historic garden of Villa Anelli in Oggebbio, on the Lake Maggiore. Close to the Swiss side of the lake, the village is easily accessible. Private parking is available on the main square, but the guesthouse is only accessible by feet. The airport in Malpensa is one hour away, whereas Milan and Turin are one hour and a half away. Public buses lead in and to the train station of Verbania Pallanza daily. There is the possibility to rent also the first floor, which is available in another announcement here on Airbnb.

Guest access

Our guest are more then welcome to relax in the garden, looking at the labelled camellias mother plants. Charming table and chairs are disposed under the bamboo area, facing the camellia arboretum and the lake at the backgrounf. They can also pick the vegetable garden fuits. Our guests can access indipendently from the main gate, with an illuminated path at night.

Interaction with guests

Accordingly to our family needs (we have two sons, Carlo aged 6, and Fiammetta aged few months) we'll be more than glad to meet our guests and show them the lake at its best. We'll give suggestions of visits of other nearby privat historical gardens, or delicious restaurants to enjoy traditional and affordable food; contacts for discover the lake as fishing at dawn, riding horses. Lots of advice and support on activities to make your stay memorable, such as the place deserves.

Other things to note

The garden is amazing is romantic english style, with a little creek on a steep valley: we recommend people to pay attention at the paths and wear comfortable shoes while in the garden.

Business travel
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Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 9PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with doorman

Our guest are more than welcome in inviting friends and share with them the pleasure of the place. We ask to respect the garden and the guesthouse, not to smoke inside the house and to selective the household waste.


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Jenny User Profile
October 2017
Fabulous place, free parking, lovely hosts. Great thoughtfully stocked kitchen and a gourmet grocery store 2 minutes away on foot. Beautifully decorated interiors and lovely exterior garden. Laundry area is a bonus. Will return to stay longer in a heartbeat.

Florian User Profile
September 2017
We stayed for two weeks at the great appartment at Villa Anelli with our little son (almost 2). It was a truely great stay, the appartment is very nice and clean, there was a comfy baby bed prepared already in the bedroom and there is a changing table in the bathroom, which was really helpful. The playground is just outside the gate. The appartment is equipped with everything you need (showering stuff, everything you need in the kitchen, baby chair, towels) and you can use the washing machine outside. From the veranda you have a great view on the garden and the lake. It is simply beautiful. As the nicest beaches are only reachable by car, we used the car every day, but the accommodation is really worth it. Orsola gave us very valuable tips for trips, restaurants and beaches. Gonte is a really good homebase for doing these trips. We have seen a lot of the surroundings during our stay here. This area and the appartment are definately worth coming back. Thank you so much for a great stay, Orsola and Andrea!

Ellen Hoy User Profile
August 2017
nice location in a private garden, quiet, nice view, in walking distance to everything

Sebastian User Profile
July 2017
Super nice apartment, very nice host and the garden is only awesome. Enjoy your stay at Orsola`s place

Ben And Brian User Profile
July 2017
We are so greatful to have stayed here. They house is very well equiped and very stylish and sits among a massive beautiful garden. The hosts were incredibly welcoming and shared some lovely italian recipes with me. This was my favourite stay in Italy so far and wish that anyone who wants to stay in the area considers this place

Zeline User Profile
July 2017
We loved our stay at Andrea and Orsola's house. It was the perfect weekend getaway and the garden and ambiente are spectacular. The ground floor and especially the bedroom stays relatively cool even during the summer time which was great. Highly recommend this place!
Andrea E Orsola User Profile
Response from Andrea E Orsola:
Thanks so much Zeline for suche good words, we are really happy that you liked the place so much! It was also our pleasure to have met you. Andrea and Orsola
July 2017

Tj User Profile
July 2017
We had the best time at Orsola's and Andrea's place. The Garden and the House are so beautiful and charming that it was very hard for us to leave. We definetly recommend staying here. Orsola was a very nice, funny and caring host. :)
Andrea E Orsola User Profile
Response from Andrea E Orsola:
Thanks so much Yannick for suche good words, we are really happy that you liked the place so much! It was also our pleasure to have met you both! Andrea and Orsola
July 2017

Oggebbio, ItalyJoined in May 2016
Andrea E Orsola User Profile

Andrea Corneo, who was born and raised in the garden of Villa Anelli, is one of the top experts in Italy on Camellias. Being passionate for botany, he holds a degree in Agriculture, and is currently the president of the Italian Society of Camellias. He will be the one to tell you about the curious history of this place, and the various techniques that we use to grow the camellias. He loves mountain biking and exploring the nature with it. He travelled all over the world seeking for plants and not only for leisure!
Orsola Poggi Corneo, Andrea’s wife, was born in Verona and now is awfully in love with camellias and this beautiful area: she’s discovering more and more Lake Maggiore and she’ll infect you as well with her passion of the lake, good healty food, camellias and EggArt (eggshell decoration). She is a member of the International Art Guild and the World Egg Artist Association. Her occupations include teaching and artistic crafts.
They have two little children, Carlo Annibale aged 6 and Fiammetta just born. The kids follow their parents everywhere.
They live beetween Milan and Oggebbio.
Andrea Corneo è nato e cresciuto nel giardino di Villa Anelli, è uno dei massimi esperti Italiani di Camelie. Laureato in Agraria, è un botanico, un vero cacciatore di piante, ed è il presidente della Società Italiana della Camelia. Sarà lui a narrare la curiosa storia di questo giardino e le tecniche di coltivazione della camelia. E' ciclista di mountain bike e sa tutto di luoghi segreti dell'alto lago Maggiore.
Orsola Poggi, moglie di Andrea, veneta, è una grande entusiasta del lago Maggiore: lo sta scoprendo sempre di più, e contagerà anche voi con le passioni di qui: il buon cibo sano, il bel vedere andando a zonzo, le camelie e l'EggArt (decorazione di gusci di uova).
Membro della International Art Guild e della World Egg Artist Association, si occupa di didattica ed artigianato artistico.
Hanno due bimbi piccoli: Carlo Annibale e Fiammetta, che li seguono dappertutto.

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