Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Want to check out the places where scenes from 'Wolf of Wall Street' and 'The Kings Speech' were filmed? This place is the perfect location to do that! Get easily to world famous Portofino and see the stunning view from there or even easier: Enjoy the even more spectacular view from your balcony on Portofino every day!
Liguria in Autumn/Winter/Spring? No problem at my place! Fireplace, cozy blankets, SAT-TV, heating for every room, boardgames, books, 3D-BlueRays...Any time is the right time for this place! Liguria is great in the winter time! And here is why: You still have lots of sun, it's not too cold and you have all the hiking trails for yourself. In February is Carneval time with lots of activities, special pastries...excellent. For the tough swimmers let it be said that swimming all year long is possible. I enjoyed a nice chilly swim for 45 minutes in 16 degree celsius cold water in January 2013.
Air conditioning will be available in Spring 2014 when a state of the art, extra quiet and eco friendly AC-system is installed into the living and the sleeping rooms.
The apartment is in a private residential neighborhood at the steep coast. It has a picturesque overview of the peninsula with view on world-famous Portofino. This view is by far more spectacular than the other way around. When you visit Portofino you'll know what I mean. A roomy garage with automatic door is located close to the apartment. Only a privileged number of residents is permitted to use the private ropeway (cable car) down to the Sea. You as our guest also have this privilege. There are only a small number of other places in Liguria which offer this way of Access to the Sea. Down there you have a private bath cabin, access to a pool, sun terraces, showers and toilets.
The pool a nice feature for children of all ages. Older children will particularly like the possibility to jump into the Sea from various rocks with various heights. The steep coast continues under the surface and impresses with different rock formations and a variety of sea dwellers. A paradise for snorkeling and professional diving.
Inside the apartment you find everything you require. No need to bring linen or towels. We provide it all. And the comfort goes on: Huge windows allow a great view of the ocean and coast. The shutters on the sea side are electric.
As a good night's sleep is one of the most important things on a vacation, we equip you with first class beds, pillows and blankets. The goal is to provide you with a place that offers everything you expect from home or even more but minimizes what you have to do, including the clean up at the end.
Relax, enjoy, it's all inclusive.
We used this apartment and all it's great advantages for many years now and decided to give other people the possibility to share this unique experience. When we go on vacation we have very high standards of what we expect. Yes this apartment has it's price but you get much more for it than at all the other places comparable to our place. Functionality is the Italian standard; the usual place has the pure basics of what you need to barely get through your stay. You'll choose to spend much time outside of your accommodation. At our place on the contrary you will feel so comfortable that it's hard to do activities outside. Rainy days? Not a problem if you're staying at our place.
We've prepared this place with lots of passion and that critical look that only the best is truly good enough. We're always trying to improve the experience making sure it is one of the good memories you'll never forget.
The swimming pool can be used from June till September. A lifeguard is present for your safety. The area with the swimming pool and sea access also can be reached by a foot path (less than 10 minutes to get down, about 15 minutes to walk back up slowly). Access is possible during all seasons.
All equipment in the apartment is state-of-the-art. Fully-automatic dish-washer, spinner-washer (washing machine with included tumble dryer), electric oven and a 3D-TV with 3D-Blue Ray Player. In the bedrooms, you find plenty of space for all your clothing. The bathroom provides everything you need, even a digital scale for your body weight. Imagine the interior of our apartment being as great as in a hotel suite but with extras you will not find in any hotel room. Enjoy the beautiful landscape sitting on the balcony in a hammock chair, or on the flat roof-deck which is accessible through a staircase outside of the apartment.
Also all of our kitchen equipment is of high quality and as easy, functional and comfortable to use as possible. The mixer is cordless and able to even make crushed ice in case you want to enjoy the sunset with a nice cocktail in your hand. From the electric oven to the 4 field gas stove to the high quality fully automatic dish washer it is all there. It would be easier to tell you what we don't have. Ice cream scoop? Yes, we got that. Fish knife and fork? You bet we also got that. And when we say we got something, then it is high quality and easy on the eyes. You want to cook like people in Liguria do? No problem because we provide a cook book with genuine recipes.
You want to have a little BBQ home-style? Fire up the premium gas grill and help yourself to some Mediterranean herbs which grow in our little garden. We planted lots of flowers and some trees to give you a nice look to the other side of the property, too. On the hillside the apartment is faced by another little garden with Olive trees and cacti.
We also want you to feel safe during your stay. The entrance to the residential area is under video surveillance and the apartment is equipped with a smoke detector, fire extinguishers and a first aid kit. We are pretty sure that you won't need those things but it sure makes you feel better that they are there just in case. Another small but important fact is that all the electrical wires and fuses are up to date and provide the most safety you can expect which is not standard in Italy.
This part of Italy is very beautiful during all seasons of the year and in case it gets a little more chilly our apartment has a central heating system and also variable electric heaters and a fireplace that runs with ethanol in the living room. All of this allows you to spend a wonderful time in autumn, winter or spring. Use the apartment to make trips to surrounding famous cities like Florence or go hiking in Cinque Terre or on the Portofino peninsula at those seasons when there are little other tourists. During Christmas season all towns have beautiful Christmas street lights and all year long there are different holidays and seasonal food specialties.
The beaches along the coast where our apartment is located belong to the cleanest ones of the Mediterranean Sea and the water quality is high. We also welcome you with a little food package containing some local specialties so you do not have to go shopping for food on the day you arrive. And like it's been written before we provide you with all insider information about the region. Where to shop for food, where to get the best ice-cream and coffee, we also have lots of hiking maps and official tourist guides and information saving you that trip to the tourist information as well.
And there is more good news: We reinvest the money you pay in the apartment. So every time you come there's a good chance that it has become even better, more luxurious and provides more comfort to you. This place means a lot to us and we want you to catch the spirit of this amazing location. We really try to make your stay in Italy unforgettable and enjoy every second of it. Knowing how important it is to preserve what is good we provide environment friendly products (detergent, softener) and only buy equipment which uses a minimum of resources (electricity, gas and especially water).
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|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Zoagli or Chiavari 3 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Christofero Colombo in Genova 50 km, Nearest railway: Chiavari or Zoagli 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The North West Italy region
This place is suited conveniently for all purposes. Whether you'd like to explore the hinterland of Liguria with it's mountains or the Sea with it's many beauties you can reach everything from here nicely. If you want to do some city tours you have a great variety of choices not too far away:
Nizza (France) is only a two hour drive away to the west, Florence the same on the East.In the North you can reach Milan, Parma and Turin in the same time by car. Pisa is only one and a half hours away by car.
Since you have exellent train connections from the next town Chiavari all those destinations can be easily reached by train, too.
But the region itself offers many leisure activities, too. You have the possibility to look inside a manganese mine 12 mi away with a guided tour in various languages. Hiking in Cinque Terre with it's beautiful Via Amore is around 30 mi away and also easy to reach by train in a short time. Genova with it's museums and the famous Aquario di Genova (Aquarium) is 30 mi away and connects you with it's ferry harbor to the rest of the Mediterranean Sea. Swimming at clean ("blue flag" certified) beaches is possible at every town to the East and West from the apartment.
The apartment is perfectly located at the steep coast. Off the main road in a quiet environment but close to everything important. The apartment complex was integrated into a pine wood forest so there's lots of green. Even though on the map it looks like that a railroad is going right through the place due to the location at the steep coast the railroad runs in a tunnel deep in the rocks and is therefore absolutely not to hear at all.
The complex has smaller blocks of building columns with many trees in between so the feeling you get when you look around is far away from a 'concrete jungle'. Also the people around in the complex are mostly Italian so it feels like a vacation to Italy. The complex itself is rather small and since it has only one dead end street only people who absolutely have to go there drive in there. The apartment is at the western end of the complex with a view of the wild steep coast landscape. Being located in the pine wood forest turns the complex in a small sanctuary away from it all. Directly from the apartment you can walk/hike to the Sea as well as into the mountains.
Due to the location at the steep coast driving into the complex might be a bit tricky depending on your driving skills and your car. I provide a detailed description of how to drive into the complex.
The amazing thing about the location of the apartement is that you have as well the sea and the mountains or as the Italiens say: 'Mare e Monti', close by. So you can go for a hike during the day and cool down at the Beach afterwards. Also Whale watching at Imperia around 100 mi away is possible. The area offers great possibilities for activities on shore, off shore and under the sea. This is the perfect place to stay if you want to spend your vacation on just one location because the closer region offers everything but also if you want to discover more places of Italy or the rest of Europe or the Mediterranian neighbor countries.
Our special service: You profit from three generations who owned this place. We'll provide you with all the information about what to do, where to dine and shop. Get to see and do things that ordinary tourists have no idea that they exist. We have all the insider information on location for you.