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Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

VILLA CLARA

sleeps 2 to 10

Villa Clara is a comfortable family summer home located just above the village of Ricco' del Golfo in Liguria. The villa is located on a 15 acre estate of vineyards, within easy walking distance to the village where there are local shops and restaurants. The village is a 15 minute drive from La Spezia and about a 30 minute drive into the Cinque Terre towns.

The Autostrada is a 10 minute drive from the villa, which makes it a convenient base for visiting towns like Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Portofino. Perched on the top of a hill the villa also offers wonderful views of the surrounding hillside and the village below. Guests will enjoy daily excursions to many wonderful places and coming home to their own relaxing villa for the evenings.

Villa Clara dates to the early 1900's, and the there are many antique furnishings, paintings, and memorabilia. It has the authentic feel of an Italian country farmhouse yet it is just behind the hills and sea of the CinqueTerre. For expert hikers, some of the famous hiking trails of the CinqueTerre park start about a mile away from the villa and reach what is know as the High Path that leads down to the village of Vernazza. Otherwise, the CinqueTerre may be reached by car or by train from La Spezia.

ACCOMMODATION

On the villa's first floor is a comfortable living room with original ceiling frescoes from the early 1900's and a large fireplace. Adjacent is a generous dining room that is connected to the kitchen, newly remodeled in 2005, with a gas oven, dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven and American coffee maker. From the kitchen window is a lovely view of the garden and vineyards. Exiting the kitchen door is a lovely furnished patio area in the garden for al fresco dining.

All of the bedrooms are located on the second floor. They have all been tastefully and comfortably furnished. The master bedroom has a nice balcony with a view over the vineyards and the local village below. Three of the bedrooms have double beds and two of the bedrooms have twins. The two bathrooms are also located upstairs. One has a shower and the second has a tub with a handheld shower.

Villa Clara is well located for touring Liguria and enjoying the Italian countryside. The owner is American so she can help you lots of local information. Cook and maid are also available. The villa also has wireless internet and has been well equipped for a comfortable stay in this beautiful area of Liguria.

For wine lovers, at Villa Clara, the owners grow with great passion the local grapes to produce wines like Vermentino,Albarola and Barbera.

Twice a year, there is a kind couple that stays in a separate apartment on premises to allow for the pruning of the vineyards. They are very discrete. Note that between the end of September and the beginning of October, it is harvesting time and Villa Clara is actually a working vineyard. Guests who wish to participate and experience what harvesting is all about...are more than welcome.

We are sure that guests will enjoy Villa Clara with it's authentic atmosphere and beautiful surroundings!

From the villa you will enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding hillside and the village below. A unique characteristic of Villa Chiara is that guests can actually walk down the little road that leads down to the village and do their daily shopping at the local bread store, vegetable store etc and enjoy a coffee down at the local bar. For avid hikers there is even a trail that leads over the hills and into the CinqueTerre town of Vernazza. We have been promised that in the near future there will even be a funicular shorten the distance between Ricco' del Golfo and the Cinque Terre.

Prices include

All linen and utilities

WI FI Internet Access

Water, gas, electricity

Gardener

Prices do not include

Final cleaning € 150,00

Heating during winter months

Security Deposit: € 400,00 to be paid in Euro on arrival

Rental conditions

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday

Short rentals considered on request

Arrival between 4 and 8 p.m.

Departure by 10.00.

Car essential

Child friendly

Pets are not allowed

Services included

All linen and utilities

Linen, towels, WI FI Internet Access, Sat TV, DVD, Stereo CD, dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven, microwave, espresso and American coffee maker, fireplace, barbecue.

Optional services

Extra maid service

Facilities

WI FI Internet Access

Sat TV

DVD

Stereo CD

Dishwasher

Washing machine

Fireplace

Barbecue

Furnished patio

Garden

Gazebo

Closest village: La Spezia (3 km) where there are supermarkets, restaurants, wine bars, shops, market

Distance to shopping: 3 Km

Closest restaurant: 1,5 km 10 mins walk

Other restaurants & pubs: Portovenere and Lerici 15 mins by car

Closest beaches/sea: Portovenere 10 km, Lerici, 10 km

Nearest highway: La Spezia 6 Km

Nearest train station: La Spezia 5 Km

Nearest Airport: Pisa (PSA) 1 hour

Sities of interest:

Cinque Terre: ferry companies depart daily from the local port of La Spezia

Schedules and information : http://www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it/

Local train from La Spezia to Cinque Terre:

Timetable: trenitalia.it

Beaches: 10/15 mins by car

Portovenere: 10 Km, Lerici/Golfo dei Poeti: 10 Km, Sarzana: 22 Km, Portofino: 85 Km, Genova 107 km, Versilia/Forte dei Marmi: 48 km, Pietrasanta, Carrara/marble quarries: 40 km, Pisa: 90 km, Lucca: 79, Firenze: 150 km

International airports:

Milano Malpensa (Mxp): 3 hours and 20 mins

Milano Linate (Lin): 2 hours and 30 mins

Roma Fiumicino (Fco): 4 hours and 30 mins

InterEuropean and National airports:

Pisa (Psa) : 1 hour and 55 mins

Genova (Goa): 1 hour and 30 mins

Firenze (Flr): 1hour and 45 mins

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lerici 12 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 500 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Genova 70 km, Nearest railway: La Spezia 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Liguria region

The varied landscape of this area provides a wealth of different holiday settings for our guests.The dramatically rocky coastline of the Cinque Terre, with its exhilarating clifftop hiking-trails, gives way to sophisticated seaside resorts skirting bays with sandy beaches, washed by the warm turquoise water of the Mediterranean sea.

Ranging from just such superb coastal locations in the Cinque Terre area, to those of the adjoining Tuscan coast and countryside.

The diversity and outstanding natural beauty of this particular corner of the world really do promise something for everyone, to make your stay here truly unforgettable.

La Spezia

From the villa you will enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding hillside and the village below. A unique characteristic of Villa Chiara is that guests can actually walk down the little road that leads down to the village and do their daily shopping at the local bread store, vegetable store etc and enjoy a coffee down at the local bar. For avid hikers there is even a trail that leads over the hills and into the CinqueTerre town of Vernazza.

We have been promised that in the near future there will even be a funicular shorten the distance between Ricco' del Golfo and the CinqueTerre.

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Calendar last updated:18 Nov 2014

Based in Italy

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

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