Almost every year, we vacation in Europe, and get houses through VRBO or other related sites. This year was the best!! Casa Leopoldo is a gorgeous house with breathtaking views of the Liguria coast to the West and of the hills to the East. It is perched above the picturesque little commune of Castiglione Chivarese. The house is beautifully restored and very well equipped. Monika, the owner/manager is very professional and nice. She made sure we were well-taken care of: from the moment we got to the house, we were warmly welcomed by Marco, who oriented us to the house's many amenities, and we had dinner prepared by the wonderful Luisa and her mother Maura (we asked them to come for the last night we were there, and had a cooking class, a dinner, and we got to keep the recipes) . The house was also cleaned daily (well beyond what was agreed upon in the contract), and we found fresh-cut flowers and fresh fruits and vegetables on our table every day! Also, the house is conveniently located for sight-seeing; so in one week, we visited Florence, Monte Carlo (Monaco), Cinque Terre, Portofino, and Sestri Levante. We dined daily under the stars. It was a dream vacation! Thanks to Monika and the wonderful local people who help her and who made us feel at home. We hope to be back!!