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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Olive Press Lodge, as its name suggests, is a renovated farm house where olive oil used to be made. The villa is situated on a gentle hill, about a 15-minute walk from the sea and the town centre. It is ideal for a relaxing holiday and offers a great opportunity to discover the Italian Riviera.
Its surroundings are a typical Ligurian garden with olive and fruit trees. It offers the shared use of an outdoor pool, barbecue area and the boules areas (petanque).
On the ground floor are the open-plan kitchen and living room with TV, stereo, DVD and internet connection. Its modern interior maintains the characteristics that once used to belong to the old country olive press. On this floor there is also a utility room with washing machine and ironing facility and a bathroom with shower. The kitchen includes dishwasher, smeg oven and hobs, electric grill, kettle, coffee maker, fridge, freezer and blender.
On the upper floor there are 3 double bedrooms (one with two beds) and two spacious bathrooms (one with bath and one with shower). The pool, the barbecue and the boules areas are easily accessible via a terrace from this level .
The Olive Press Lodge also offers air conditioning and private parking.
A cook and a cleaner can also be arranged for a nominal fee.
You can enjoy a complementary bottle of our home-produced olive oil.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Chiavari 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Genova 40 km, Nearest railway: Chiavari 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Air conditioning and central heating.
Tv, stereo, dvd, internet connection
Washing machine, tumble dryer, machine, iron.
Dishwasher, cooker, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, mixer, blender.
Linen and towels provided. Highchair and cot available on demand.
About this location
The Italian Riviera region
Liguria is a beautiful region between the sea and the Apennines. The coastal side is the famous Italian Riviera, for years the haunt of the rich and famous including Portofino and the Cinque Terre.
Liguria is rich in vegetation and has many spectacular vistas and natural itineraries in its regional parks and reserves.
The area offers many areas for walking and hiking. The beautiful coastline provides many opportunities for horse- riding, cycling, and on-foot excursions. The Alta Via dei Monti Liguri stretches along 400km of mountains crossing a landscape typically characterized by lush vegetation and rugged cliffs.
The sea is another great resource of this region, rich in marine life which includes porpoises and dolphins. These can be spotted in the sea mammal sanctuary established to protect this maritime area.
The Tigullio bay, enclosed by the nature reserve of the mount of Portofino and the peninsula of Sestri Levante, offers splendid views of the Mediterranean.
Chiavari, which is situated in the centre of the bay, is a typical Ligurian town characterized by a historical centre with arches and shady, colonnaded streets. It is a small town which offers many elegant shops, good restaurants and an excellent opportunity to live life at a relaxed pace.
We are on a small hill, surrounded by olive groves, close to all coastal amenities including beaches, marina and promenade restaurants, as well as to the centre of the town.
We aim to cater for your needs and offer three different properties for you to choose from:
Olive Press Lodge: a comfortable villa that sleeps 6 guests;
Garden Lodge: a smaller apartment that sleeps 4 guests;
Belvedere Lodge: ideal for a couple.
Our properties are all close to each other, making them ideal for groups of friends or families who wish to holiday together yet maintaining their own independence.
We have an outdoor pool, a barbecue area, outdoor dining areas and terraces. The properties are set in the olive groves, surrounded by fruit trees and lush vegetation. We are about a 15-minute walk from the promenade, the marina the railway station and the centre of town.
Florence, Milan and Turin are easily reached by train from Chiavari. Portofino and the Cinque Terre are about an hour away and are easily accessible by boat, car or train.
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18 Jul 2014
The Olive Press Lodge was amazing, even better than the pictures. Thomas (host/owner) was so lovely and really went above and beyond for our stay. From here it is a short drive to most of the Italian Riviera and not too far to explore Cinque Terre.
Great place with more space and mod cons then you would get staying in these areas and are just down the road. There are essentially 2 master bedrooms and another with single beds so is great for a small group travelling as well.
4 Jun 2014
"Gorgeous house and"
Absolutely amazing experience. We were two young couples and a baby staying in Thomas's Olive Lodge for 4 days and we truly enjoyed it. Thomas was very generous host and helped us in many ways, including finding a babysitter for our son. The Lodge is nicely decorated and very spacious, so it could easily accommodate 6 people. Highly recommend it!
19 May 2014
"Excellent holiday home, beautiful gardens and lovely situation."
The house is nicely furnished, well equipped and very comfortable, ideal for self-catering. Six of us welcomed having 3 good bathrooms. Adriana and Thomas were very helpful and made our stay more enjoyable. We did not have a car and walked to local shops in 10 minutes, the town centre in 15 and the station in 25. Chiavari is less touristy and well stocked with shops, bars and restaurants and is an ideal as a base for exploring the Cinque Terre and Portofino penisula. The gardens are perfect for relaxing with views down over the town to the coast.
Minor quibbles: the singe beds are quite narrow, the less fit will find the hill to the house steep and those with excellent hearing may hea rtraffic on the motorway. Don't let these put you off - this is a great place to stay.
5 May 2014
"Au top !"
Nous avons loué le Garden Lodge pour Pâques. C'était parfait !! Deux chambres séparées, un beau salon, une belle cuisine équipée, une jolie salle de bain et une buanderie avec machine à l… More
5 May 2014
" struttura accogliente pulita con un arredamento completo come a casa e con una vista che concilia il riposo e il rilassamento. La vicinanza del mare , e di due cittadine splendidi e accoglienti… More
15 Jul 2013
"Wonderful and authentic holiday"
The house is located on a hill overlooking the town and the sea. Wonderful courtyard with swimming pool and barbecue area. The villa is equipped with everything that can please. Adriana landlady and h… More
22 Jun 2013
L'atmosfera che si respira, la bellezza della casa, l'attenzione per i particolari, l'accoglienza dei proprietari, fanno del soggiorno presso Olive Press Lodge un'esperienza indime… More
23 Oct 2012
"Beautiful property in fascinating surrounding area."
From the efficient booking process (which I did directly with the owner) to our greeting on arrival, Adriana was very friendly and welcoming.The Olive Press was a very special and relaxing place, exactly to our taste, with plenty of space and equipment for three couples, and in beautiful gardens. Everything in the accommodation was superb, with especially comfy beds.There was an easy walk into Chiavari, a very interesting, historic town, with busy antique, craft and general markets along its streets, covered arcades and in piazzas on three days while we were there. We loved exploring the area and could have spent longer than our week in October, as there was yet more to do. Highly recommended.
25 Sep 2012
"The Perfect Find.......Bellissimo!"
Olive Press Lodge provided the perfect stay for our family during the week of our wedding on the Italian Riviera! The owners, Adriana and her husband were so warm and welcoming throughout our stay an… More
24 Jan 2012
"Beautiful top quality property in interesting location"
Beautiful and top quality property and grounds in interesting location 20 minutes walk back from town centre/seafront of lively resort town. You can drive down too! Excellent both as a base for exploring the area or for relaxing in the villa and around the pool. Coastal train is the best way of getting along the coast either to Cinque Terra (East) or Genoa (West). Relaxed, friendly and helpful owning family live in adjacent main house (The Olive Press). You can hear traffic on the coastal autoroute further up the hill, but it's part of the character of this coast and it never bothered us. The many comments in the Visitor's Book are unanimously positive about all aspects of this special place, including those from several returnees from several continents.
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