Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Casa Bosco ( 140 m2) offers a peaceful holiday. it is set in a lush Mediterranean garden with olive - lemon- orange - avocado trees, lots of sunny and shady spots, and a flat grassy field for play. The house has been completely renovated and furnished in a very pleasant modern way, yet it has kept that special Italian countryhouse atmosphere.
On the ground floor are the livingroom with sat. TV and cellphone, wi-fi internet, second sitting room with open fire, sofabed for 2 ( 140 cm wide) dining room, kitchen, WC utility room. On the upper floor 3 double bedrooms,(one with 2 beds), one single, two bathrooms (one with bath and shower- one with shower.)
There is a large terrace for outside dining , the garden is furnished with deckchairs. Gated parking.
It is at only 2 km from the centre of Chiavari, a historical medieval town with lovely boulevard, large marina, sandy -gravel beaches. Chiavari is in the centre of the Tigullio bay which stretches from Portofino to Sestri Levante where the "Cinque Terre "region starts.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Chiavari 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Genova or Pisa 40 km, Nearest railway: Chiavari 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Wireless internet connection, Sky satellite TV, secure gated private parking adjacent to house, room to park your boat or caravan
There is a large playing field in the garden great for ball games
Sea views from the garden, terrace and bedrooms. It is a converted farmer's house retaining all the charm without the inconvenience of its origin. Totally refurbished and furnished in a bright modern style.
|Further details outdoors|
A large wooden deck on the terrace for outside dining . The gardens around the house (with access to the olive grove of about 9000 m2) are planted with lovely Mediterranean trees like lemon, orange, avocado, vineyards and lots of olive trees. In fact the property makes part of a wine and olive oil estate. You will try our own wine ( with that salty Cinque Terre flavour) and extra virgin olive oil. Come in autumn and join our olive picking !
WE OFFER YOU FREE OUR ESTATE PRODUCED OIL AND WINE TO ENHANCE YOUR PLEASURE.
The house is only 10 min from the centre of Chiavari, on higher ground, overlooking the city and the sea.
The owners live in a nearby Villa and will be there to welcome you on arrival and offer any help you might need during your stay.
The North West Italy region
East of Genova ( 40 km) is the Tigullio bay which stretches from Portofino to Sestri Levante. The bay has fine long sandy-gravel beaches, large Marinas in Chiavari and Lavagna. This beautiful coastline offers elegant seaside resorts like Santa Margherita, Rapallo with Golf club, riding centre and cultural events , Zoagli a small cosy serene beauty-spot, Sestri Levante in the Bay of Silence , two arms of the sea embracing a village suspended in blue, and the CINQUE TERRE nearby.
Chiavari, a typical Ligurian city with ancient arched shopping streets,daily fruit market and the well known antique market which is held every weekend.
Last but not least Portofino which does not need to be introduced to you: the rich and beautiful ( and you) in the little harbour for an aperitive , capuccino or meal. at daytrip distance : Tuscany flrence, Siena etc.
East of the Tigullio bay starts the region of the " Cinque Terre" which is best reached by train ( from Chiavari, 30 minutes) : five miles of rocky shore , thousands of km of dry stone walls cultivated with vines, five " cinque" little villages" Terre" once only possible to reach by sea . It is a national park and has a dramatic coast falling sheer to the sea with cliffs, which are often vertical . Enchanting beaches among the rocks . The villages are interconnected by a footpath high over the cliffs, with unforgettable views.
Portofino hill is also a National Park with marvellous walks through the pine forest above the deep blue sea to S.Fruttuoso, an ancient monastery which stands alone on its tiny bay. There are many sailing regattas around these beautiful Riviera towns, where the beautiful people have always come to get away from it all.
One week 's holiday in Chiavari is too short: beach-life; sea trips to Portofino and San Fruttuoso , or all the way down to Porto Venere; walking in the Cinque Terre; shopping in Genova; Zoagli a must, Nervi 's sea promenade you should not miss etc.
Taste the typical wine of this region( WE OFFER OURS AND OUR OIL INCLUDED in the price) and all the genuine gastronomic delicacies like the fresh marinated anchovies, the home made sweet and salted cakes and pasta , Pesto, Panzotti, Focaccia, a liqueur made from lemons,and fish from the Santa Margherita fish market etc. Try all the dazzling fruits and salads and vegetables you will find in the daily market in Chiavari's ancient Town Hall square.
A day in Genoa (home of Columbus) is a must with its amazing AQUARIUM which all ages can enjoy, and the ancient palazzi like PALAZZO DUCALE - this ancient port combines its medieval maritime past with new developments and modern trade exhibitions like the Salone Nautico where the finest boats are on show. It is also home to the theatre Carlo Felice, totally rebuilt to the highest technical and aesthetic standards - and of course all the famous Italian shops.
Florence is a 3 hour drive away, or take the train to PISA to check out that Tower, then train to Florence - a long but rewarding day out.
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5 Aug 2014
Large, clean, bright house with everything you need. Great location. All descriptions available on the Internet are true, even better!… More
21 Apr 2014
"Beautiful base for exploring the Riviera di Livante."
Nice Italian house set in an olive grove with views of the sea. Suitable for a large single family, or two families travelling together.… More
22 Nov 2013
"Wonderful little villa, wonderful experience!"
We were so impressed with this beautiful villa! The owners made us feel so at home and welcome! It was very secluded, yet very accessible to wonderful surrounding areas. Such a quaint space which a… More
4 Aug 2013
"We will definitely return to this part of Italy, the diversity was amazing!"
This trip to Casa Bosco was a combination; significant birthday, hiking adventure, family get-together, bringing friends and family from around the globe. You never know what you are going to get when… More
we enjoyed your stay with us at Casa Bosco as much as you did and we are truly impressed by your discoveries and descriptions of so many less famous hikes in our vicinity.... tornate presto!
Jennifer and Mauro Coppola
14 May 2013
"Idyllisches Landhaus am Rande der Stadt"
Wir waren im Oktober 2012 für 3 Wochen in Chiavari. Casa Bosco ist recht ruhig am Rande der Stadt in höherer Hanglage gelegen. Ab und zu hört man lautere Motorräder von der Straße, ansonsten ist … More
4 Oct 2012
"Great place for a fabulous holiday"
Secluded property with loads of character on a lovely private estate very handy for the town of Chiavari and all the attractions of the area. Mauro and Jennifer made charming hosts and very helpful indeed
2 Jul 2012
"Comfortable and quiet"
After winding up the hill, following the printed directions sent to us by the owner, and meeting our host at the gate, we were happy to walk into a clean, comfortable house with nearly everything we needed. The kitchen was outfitted sufficiently for us easily to prepare breakfasts and a couple dinners.
Three couples shared three of the bedrooms; the men shared one bathroom, the women the other. We were pleased to have a washer and dryer available. The 1/2 bath on the living area floor was handy. Internet connection always worked reliably.
One bedroom had no closet. Storage space was available near the entry on the same floor as the bedrooms, however, somewhat inconvenient.
The walk down the hill into Chiavari was pleasant. The town of Chiavari was delightful, with few tourists. We would stay there again.
5 Nov 2011
"Can't wait to go back!"
This rental was wonderful in many ways but especially in that it offered us a quiet place when we needed it but was in striking distance of town, the beach and other areas such as Genoa and Cinque Ter… More
4 Oct 2011
We found this villa to be beyond our expectations. The owners are an interesting and helpful couple who love their land and welcome guests as if they are important and respected. The place itself is… More
16 Sep 2011
"Fantastic place to stay"
We loved staying at Casa Bosca. We were two families, each with children ranging in age from 2 to 10, and it was perfect for all of them. The outside space was nice and big, and the kids spent all their time out there.
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