Rapallo is an ideal tourist destination thanks to its privileged position within the Gulf of Tigullio and to the mildness of its climate. It lies inside the natural marine reserve that includes S. Margherita Ligure, Paraggi and Portofino, which lies just 6 kms away. Inside the promontory of Portofino, 3 kms from the centre of Rapallo, you will find Villa Renetta, surrounded by its garden of typical mediterranean plants and where they have built a 6x13m swimming-pool, opposite an annex with bathroom with shower and the open-air kitchen protected by a veranda. The villa has modern and comfortable furniture and is equipped with washing-machine, dishwasher, dryer,WIFI internet connection, satellite-TV, microwave oven, heating and telephone (incoming calls only). There is a splendid view of the rich vegetation on the hill rising up in the background before descending down towards the marvellous bay of Portofino. The villa lies in a tranquil spot, even in the summer months when the coast is particularly crowded, and yet it takes just a few minutes by car to reach the bathing establishments at Rapallo or to go for a nice stroll along the walk that runs by the sea. Another wonderful visit on the gulf is Santa Margherita Ligure, where besides the little tourist harbour you will find a long walk by the sea-front that runs almost the entire length of the village. And what can we say about Portofino - we can only refer you to a passage written by Guy de Maupassant: a little village that spreads out like a crescent moon around a tranquil bay that makes you feel a sense of repose, and of fulfilment.
GROUND FLOOR: large living/dining room with fireplace; large inhabitable kitchen, perfectly equipped, with dishwasher and microwave oven (both rooms have access to the garden).
RAISED FLOOR: 1 double bedroom with ventilator, internal and external access from the garden, with bathroom with bath-tub; 1 double bedroom with air-conditioning with a third single bed , internal and external access with bathroom with bath-tub and private terrace.
FIRST FLOOR (with internal and external access): 1 double bedroom with ventilator and private terrace, 1 twin bedroom with ventilator, 1 WC with washbasin and bidet.
1 annex next to the swimming-pool with air-conditioning, consisting of 1 small double bedroom with bathroom with shower.
1 annex in the garden with bathroom with shower and laundry/ironing room. Open-air kitchen by the swimming-pool, with barbecue and dishwasher.
Extra costs and further information
Total final cleaning cost € 250
One set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price
Cot for babies under 2 years with bars available: free of charge
Domestic pets: not allowed
Swimming-pool opening times (if available) Apr 05, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival € 700
Central heating: € 40 per day
Electricity included in the price
Air-conditioning: € per day
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash:
Obligatory cleaning during the week: 3 hours a day, 3 days per week for a total of € 100 per week. per week.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
Spanning Italy and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore nestles between hillsides clad with forests, orange blossom and verbena to create an oasis of outstanding natural beauty. It's little wonder that so many composers, authors and poets have come here to find their muse. From Rossini to Hemmingway, Lake Maggiore's serene waters, with its stunning Alpine backdrop, have provided a source of endless inspiration.
Must-see attractions include the world renowned botanical gardens Villa Taranto, famed for its floral displays and ingenious landscaping. Isola Bella is one of three gorgeous islands on the lake and comes complete with baroque palace and terraced gardens. Whilst the Mottarone Cable Car provides views of the mountains and lake that will live with you forever.
In fact, wherever you go around Lake Maggiore, from the enchanting medieval villages which dot the hillsides to a trip on the splendid Lake Maggiore Express, you're sure to remember it always.