5 on July 15, 2017
We found this place on the internet whilst looking for a place to stay near Stresa and immediately fell in love with it. This was cemented after reading several other reviews and taking the advice to book the Summerhouse. Which we did. Upon arrival we were not disappointed, Gary and Jenny made us feel most welcome. Showing us our room and how everything works and where everything is etc. The views from villa are amazing and something you'll never tire of looking at. A 'pinch me' kind of feeling comes over you. We enjoyed Gary and Jenny's company and they were always on hand to recommend places to visit and where to dine out in the evening. They were happy to supply coals for the BBQ if you just wanted a night in relaxing on the summerhouse terrace with a glass or two of wine. Breakfast is on a beautiful terrace above the Summerhouse which consisted of crepes and an omelette which set us up for the day ahead. We honestly can't recommend staying here enough. They truly are great hosts making our stay magical.
4.4 on July 27, 2016
We spent 4 nights here this summer, and it has been nothing but fantastic. The hosts are sweeter than your own mom and will give you hints of where to go on small daily trips nearby. The villa is amazing and the view is beyond imagination. I went straight home and told my parents to go here next summer. Privacy, relaxation, vino rosso, a beautiful view and a very cute dog will meet you here.
5 on July 02, 2015
I stayed in both the Colonial Suite and the Summer House... Gary and Jen took care of me, even let me borrow their tools, made sure I had everything I need and made me feel more cared for and special than I can remember feeling perhaps ever! Their conversation and insights made me want to stay in Solcio so that we could be friends! I loved curling up in the window seat of the summer house, eating on the balcony looking over the lake, watching some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets imaginable. This place in incomparable. I left less than a day ago and I am already wracking my brain for a way to return or friends that I could send...
5 on May 25, 2015
Summerhouse was perfect. We enjoyed our stay due to the warm welcome of Garry and Jenny. Great evening in the Bar with the hosts and other guests from Florida. Very good Location.
5 on June 16, 2014
From the views (stunning!) to the quaint (but spacious!) rooms, and the incredible surroundings...all outstanding. But most importantly, and making this a most special visit to Lago Maggiore, are Gary and Jenny. These generous and caring hosts know no boundaries when providing you with the best, and friendliest, service imaginable. There is simply nothing that one could say is missing from this amazing stay. We will be back!
5 on June 01, 2014
We've just returned from a stay at this little bit of heaven on earth! A visit to Villa san Antonio should not be missed if you are planning a trip to Lake Maggiore. Our stay from start to finish was absolutely faultless. Dear Jenny & Garry are such lovely hosts, welcoming their guests with a genuine warmth and generosity you would most definately fail to find in in any top hotel. Attention to detail to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay is certainly achieved. One highlight was waking to the beautiful lake view through wide open windows with the fragrance of jasmine flowers wafting on the air, all this without even getting out of bed.
5 on May 03, 2013
Davvero un bel posto!! Gary &Jenny unici !!! il panorama... mozzafiato!!Molto romantica la Summerhouse che gode di una vista sul lago da sogno!!che dire è il posto ideale per rilassarsi e rigenerarsi godendosi i giardini ben curati e il cinguettare degli uccelli e dei gabbiani in lontananza! A presto Rosy&Daniel
4.6 on September 22, 2012
We spent a lovely week at the villa in late August this year.- We had first planned to stay there for only 2-3 days, but decided to stay a whole week. We chose the Summer House and were very happy with our choice. Amazing views from your private balcony and very cute inside. Our breakfasts, served on a beautiful patio with Lago Maggiore below us, were lovingly prepared by our hosts and simply delicious. Reaching Solcio was super-convenient: We arrived at Milan (Malpensa Airport) where we had booked a direct air-conditioned bus to Solcio (less than an hour's ride at a very low rate). We found we did not miss having a car, as we could walk down to two good restaurants in Solcio and/or use local transportation to nearby Strea and Arona. Our hosts, Jenny and Gary, took excellent care of us during our stay and we will definitely return in the future.
5 on August 29, 2012
My husband and had a wonderful stay at Villa San Antonio and we were sad that we had only booked one night before heading on to Verona. We were touched by the warmth and kindness Gary and Jenny showed us. What better way to start the day than with a swim followed by a scrumptious breakfast with a gorgeous view! We look forward to coming back and spending more time with you both...maybe with some music at the piano bar?! Thank you for everything!
4.8 on June 21, 2012
What a find! The boyfriend had organised the flights so my job was the accommodation....it had to be something super special for our first time away together....and I FOUND IT! We stayed in the Summerhouse, which was a romantic little hideaway with a lovely terrace with views over the lake....it was pretty much exactly what you would want for a romantic get-away. On top of that we had such lovely hosts in Gary and Jenny, it was a real pleasure to meet them. We even had stunning weather and the Lake Maggiore area was a perfect place to go for lots of fun, swimming in the lake and loads of gelato. A fantastic find....but dont tell everyone as we would like to be able to go again and have our Summerhouse! Enjoy - you wont go wrong with this one!
5 on May 20, 2012
We have spent only 1 night in this villa, but we'll never forget it. Arriving late, Jenny and Gary took time to have a glass with us and discuss friendly. Everything is great : the lasagnas prepared by Jenny for our dinner, the house, the balcony, the vue, the Gary's old cars, the music, the bed, the bathroom... But the best are Jenny and Gary. Adorable!!!
5 on April 16, 2012
My brief time spent at Villa San Antonio was completely unforgettable - the views are spectacular, the surroundings sumptuous and the dining was an experience from beginning to end. Jenny and Gary envelop you into the fold and you'll never want to leave!! I can't wait to return...
5 on March 22, 2012
A “Gem” on the shores of Lake Maggiore with stunning views. I spent four idyllic days in this amazing place. What an experience!The Summer House is just gorgeous and the Colonial Room perfect in every way. Our hosts Jenny and Gary could not have done more for us. This is definitely a place to visit . Can’t wait to go back there and stay longer.The air is so good there too.
5 on March 15, 2012
We stayed at the Villa Sanantonio in 2010 and loved every minute. Gary and Jenny treated us like old friends and nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was delicious, spectacular senery, lovely room and great boat trip on the lake. Can't wait to stay there again as it has become our favourite holiday destination.
5 on March 14, 2012
The Villa San Antonio was more than a place to sleep.... It was an experience.... A pleasure... A first of many times I will most definately return! Besides the fact that it's stunning, overlooking the priceless view of Lago Maggiore, the hosts are simply special. Jenny and Gary made us feel part of their home... Of their life for 1 night. Their warmth and kindness is what made this stay more than what we could have ever expected. They're amazing. And can Jenny ever cook!!! Enjoy!!!
4.4 on March 12, 2012
We spent an amazing weekend in the villa San Antonio at the end of September 2011. The little summerhouse with the fascinating view over the lake Maggiore, the excellent familiar service with the best scrambled eggs for breakfast and the warm sunny days made our stay like in paradise. We loved it there and will come back! Lovely greetings, Heike + Andreas from Germany
4.4 on March 12, 2012
we were very impressed by the beauty of the place and the kind hospitality of Gary And Jennifer.. we've had the opportunity to be at The villa into an independent suite, everything was intimate and romantic.. But le me stress again the best part of the thing.. Gary and Jennifer.. we had great time in funny conversations and .. well.. a lot of good wine! I just regret i couldn't spend more time at the place :) Thanks for everything Fabrizio And Chiara
5 on March 10, 2012
We were lucky enough to spend three days at the Villa in July 2011. We didn't really know what to expect and were completely blown away by how fabulous it was! Gary and Jenny were spectacular and they've created a truly beautiful experience. We stayed in the Summerhouse, waking up each morning to panoramic views of Lake Maggiore. The room was gorgeous and we loved the mezzanine bed! One of the other delights to wake up for each day were the breakfasts, simply devine. Scrambled eggs made from fresh eggs, collected from Jenny's very happy, healthy and fat chooks and Gary's croissants! Piping hot fresh from the oven, simply to die for. The local area is full of wonderful restaurants and bars. If you get to spend a day on the lake, we highly recommend it. We would definitely stay here again, maybe even for a winter skiing holiday (is the attic room ready yet?) and recommend it to anyway holidaying in the area. It is great value and you'd be hard pressed to find better hosts.