The Villa San Antonio

Via San Antonio 55 Frazione di Solcio, Lesa, 28040 Italy (Show map)


Villa San Antonio commands a panoramic view of Lago Maggiore, framed by the Italian and Swiss Alps. The 17th century villa overlooks the lake directly with private beach and has charm from a bygone era for couples and families. Our romantic rooms also have WIFI and SAT TV and air conditioning. The rooms all have double beds with luxury private bathrooms. The Summerhouse and Colonial rooms are fully equipped with kitchens,refrigerators and washing machines(self catering also) The large Colonial room is ideal for couples with young children. All the rooms face the lake with great views and are only a 5 minute walk into our fishing village of Solcio where you will find bars, cafes and restaurants close to the marina. You hosts are Gary and Jenny Thomas who are well travelled and know how special it is to feel at home away from home.

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Innkeepers: Gary and Jenny Thomas



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Little piece of heaven

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.

Best four days EVER

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...

Great stay at Lago maggiore

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.

As all of my ratings are 5's, I will title this OUTSTANDING!

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!

Heaven on earth!

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.

posto fantastico

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

A wonderful week at Villa San Antonio with the greatest hosts possible :)

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.

Amazing...we'll be back!

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!

Beautiful romantic fun weekend...this place ticks all the boxes

4.8 on June 21, 2012

What a find! The boyfriend had organised the flights so my job was the 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 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!!!

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Location Type

stresa 6km, arona 6km, Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains


Milan, Italy (MXP-Malpensa) 25 miles

Directions to property:

400 metres south of Solcio village on the sempione 33 (lake road).Private drive on left hand side opposite to lake.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Tours, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Boutique Hotel, Villa

On-site amenities

Fireplace, Library, Parking, Piano , private beach with BBQ

Room amenities

Air conditioning, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 1500 hrs
  • Check Out:: 1100 hrs
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: three nights
  • Accepted payments Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required
  • Cancellations: No deposit is required. We work on goodwill.
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Gary and Jenny Thomas

Languages spoken

English, Italian

Resident Pets

Five hens! They make breakfast

About the innkeepers

Entertaining People! Motor sailing and working on old cars.

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  • Time Served: 8am until 10am
  • Serving Location: On the terrace overlooking the lake, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Lasagne world class!

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