Cantarana holiday apartment rental with internet access, balcony/terrace and walking and rural retreat

Excellent 5/5

6 reviews

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 210111

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Villa Tanaro is a stone villa that sits alone among the rural fields of the Tanaro Valley. It's divided into three apartments with a shared garden. There's ample parking, ping pong and BBQ. The apartment is 60 meters squared with two bedrooms, large bath and modern kitchen with eating area. There's a private balcony off the kitchen with a view of the Cave of the Saracens.

The garden is a great place to eat, dream, read, relax and watch the night sky. Owners live on site with two affectionate dogs. We are here to assist you with your holiday but are very conscious of our guests' privacy.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Imperia or Alassio 50 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Turin, Italy or Nice, France 150 km, Nearest railway: Ceva 45 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Recently renovated and decorated to reflect the atmosphere of the surrounding forest. Modern kitchen with all you need for cooking, no dining room, just the large eating bar seen in the photos. There is no actual living area but the yellow bedroom, called the forest room is quite large. If bringing your own sheets, both double beds have duvets so bring a duvet cover. Otherwise we rent linens. We can offer some storage in the garage for skis or outdoor gear. If you're a rock climber bring your climbing shoes!

Further details outdoors

We rent bikes and snowshoes.

Great local dining!

Riverside beaches.

Mushroom gathering.

Renowned Fishing Reserve.

Summer activities in the nearby towns.

Views of the sunset from easy to reach mountain tops.

Views of the Mediterranean Sea easily accessed by car.

Rock climbing.


Free Ride Biking.

Mountain biking.

Naturalist available for guided walks.

Plenty of easy walking trails.

Cooking classes can be arranged with a local restaurant owner.

Affordable wine and cheese tastings can be arranged in the apartment with local sommelier.

Further details

Free Wi-Fi.

Two televisions.

DVDs and local guidebooks on loan.

Linens available for 20 euros per week.

Owner provides laundry service. Two wash loads included per week.

Final cleaning fee of 30 euros.

During the winter months heating is additional.

Owner lives on site with two friendly dogs.

The Piedmont region

The Maritime Alps offer peaceful valleys and amazing mountain tops, authentic Piedmont traditions with easy access to the Ligurian coast.

The Tanaro Valley at 700 meters above sea level offers a cool summer escape when temperatures rise in the rest of Italy and the riverside beaches offer a pleasant alternative to crowded coastlines.

Spring is not to be missed when delicate flowers and herbs sprinkle the streets and walking paths. Autumn walks in the mountains are a photographers dream.

Rock climbing, trekking and biking can be done all year round. Downhill, cross country ski and snow shoe.


Ormea is a small town of approximately 1,700 inhabitants. Each season is celebrated with various cultural activities and different "sagras" or eating festivals. It's a great place for families as children can ride horses, play volleyball and mini golf or try their hand at fishing. Ormea in Onda is a fun water slide competition not to be missed as a spectator or as a participant!

Students of history will enjoy exploring the forts and towers built to defend against the Saracens. Food enthusiasts will love the cheeses, typical pasta saraceno, bagna cauda, Ormeasco wine, fresh trout and of course . . . the mushrooms. We have picnic baskets and can organize wine and cheese tastings in the garden at the house.

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Review 1-6 of 6

22 Sep 2013


"zwischen Bergen und Meer"

Villa Tanaro liegt sehr schön und ist ein hervorragender Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen, Radtouren entlang des Flusses oder in die Bergen und Ausflüge in die Umgebung oder ans Meer. Wir haben uns sehr wohl und bei unseren Gastgebern stets willkommen gefühlt. Die Wohnung ist geräumig und modern und liebevoll eingerichtet. Vom Cole Caprauna oberhalb des Hauses kann man auf der einen Seite bis ans Meer schauen auf der anderen Seite hat man einen grandiosen Blick in die Seealpen, die im Mai noch schneebedeckt waren.

20 Sep 2013


"Comfortable and beautiful home with very friendly hosts"

Villa Tanaro is an excellent starting point for walking in the beautiful mountains of the Ligurian and the Sea Alps. It's also possible explore the coast or to spend a day at the sea. In Ormea you will find all you need for your daily demands. The apartment is very cosy, clean and the kitchen is fully equipped with all what you need. Anna and Matteo are very helpful to give advicesfor further activities. The dogs are very friendly.

3 Feb 2013


"Fantastic Apartment in beautiful, remote, unspoilt Italy."

We loved our holiday at Villa Tanaro. We stayed with 3 kids and there was plenty of space. The apartment is beautiful, very well equipped and clean. We had a very warm welcome and help from the owners to find our way around and explore the area. Bikes to hire on sight was helpful, fantastic mountain trails and gorgeous river lagoons to swim and jump in. Also - less than an hour's drive to the mediterranean meant we could mix realxed days lying on the beach with active days hiking, cycling, trying our hand at rock climbing and pony trekking in the mountains. Fantastic weather a few degrees cooler than the coast due to the altitude made for the perfect temperature. This holiday was superb value for money and we would recommend it to anyone. Thanks Anna and Matteo for making us so welcome.

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      Calendar last updated:01 Jul 2014

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