STUNNING STONE HOUSE IN CINQUE TERRE WITH BREATHTAKING SEA VIEWS

Patrizia Bevilacqua

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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STUNNING STONE HOUSE IN CINQUE TERRE WITH BREATHTAKING SEA VIEWS

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Enjoy spectacular sea views and sunsets from the terrace of 3 bedroom house

The house is suited for real “amateurs” only, who are looking for a unique holiday within a totally private and natural surrounding. The property is 100 meters above sea level, extends over 500 squared meters of terraced vineyards and stands right at the top of the village of Monesteroli.

Monesteroli is a small and quiet village in the wildest part the 5 Terre National Park.

The track to Monesteroli is surrounded by vineyards, mortarless walls, the Meditteranean Scrub with its intense fragrance and its different breath-taking panoramas.

The main staircase between the sky and the sea leads to the house perched over the sea in a unique landscape, declared UNESCO World Heritage.

From the house is possible to enjoy the trasparency of an uncontaminated cliff sea in which diving, going snorkeling and sunbathing. The house has a 180 degrees wiew and it is possible, in the clear weather days, to see Elba, Capraia and Gorgona islands, Corsica and the west coast line of Liguria.

Holiday in Monesteroli is a sensorial experience, full of intense emotions.

Trekking, easy and slow life in contact with nature, relax and wonderful sunsets sight enjoying local wines and foods are an antidote to city life.

Everything in an house equipped to make the stay easy, enjoyable and unforgettable.

The house is arranged over 2 floors. Kitchen, dining area, bathroom and one double bedroom are on the ground floor while two additional double bedrooms and the lounge are located on the first floor. The lounge area enjoys a large chimney. The property provides great outside living space including a paved terrace all along the house, a large dining table, BBQ area and an external shower.

Crystal-clear waters are only 10 min away at the bottom of a magnificent stone path perched on the ridge of the hill.

Driving directions: The village of Monesteroli is reachable by a 20 min walk after leaving your car at the bottom of Via Tramonti, a private road which takes you from Località Colle del Telegrafo into a beautiful bush slowly down towards the sea. From La Spezia you take the coastal road that leads to the Cinque Terre and just before the first tunnel take a right at the junction towards Biassa. Go through this picturesque village and keep going up the road for approx. 5 km till you reach the top of the hill. Take the first road on the left (Via Tramonti) just before the restaurant Colle del Telegrafo and keep going down till the road ends where you will park on the road side. The trackway which leads to Monesteroli starts on the right-hand side of the last sharp bend of the road (trackway n. 4b).

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
La sorpresa comincia subito, non appena, lasciata la macchina, si esce dal boschetto. Non ti aspetti che possa esistere una gradinata di pietra così lunga e ripida che sembra precipitare in mare. E non puoi credere che le tue gambe riescano ad affrontarla con tanta naturalezza. Poi quando arrivi alla casa , davanti allo spettacolo del Tino e del Tinetto in mezzo al mare pensi di aver visto tutto, invece, aperta la porticina eccoti in una vera casa, dove gli arredi e le comodità hanno il fascino del luogo. Poco dopo, allungati sul lettino, accarezzati da una brezza leggera, il mare davanti e una birra in mano ti senti in paradiso.



The surprise starts at the beginning, as far as, closed the car, you emerges from the grove. You could not imagine a flight of steps so long, so high, like falling to the sea. And you cannot believe that your legs afford it so easily. Then, after the spectacle of Tino and Tinetto, here is the house. The wooden door opens…and you are in a real home, a house where furnishings and comforts have the same charme of the location. After a while, lied down on the sunlounger, in front of a blue sea, the wind on your hair, with a beer on your hand, you feel in Paradise.
Aug 2013
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Patrizia Bevilacqua

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Casa dell’Olivo was a family adventure: my brother Bruno discovered it during a hike in 1995 and got all of us involved to turn the semi-dilapidated building into a special place. My brother Gigi, an architect, designed a spacious and spare interior in harmony with its former configuration as a vintner’s house/cellar. The patriarch, Arturo, 75 at the time, supervised the remodeling and the delivery of materials by 210 helicopter trips, spending his nights in a sleeping bag more or less under the stars. And I, Patrizia, endeavored to make it cozy and functional while preserving as much as possible of the old furnishings and tools. It was a great adventure, much harder than we expected, but the beauty of the view we glimpse when we open the old wodden gate never ceases to amaze and delight us.

Patrizia Bevilacqua purchased this cottage in 1995

Why we chose Monesteroli - La Spezia.

For my father, Arturo, this was a chance to revisit the places of his wartime youth, when he was stationed in La Spezia with the navy and patrolled the coast in motor torpedo boats. The landscape hasn’t changed much since then. He stopped walking the path and the Scala Granda at 83, and now, at 93, keeps track of the changes at Monesteroli through our stories and photos.

Bruno is the unmatched mind and tireless arm who deals with all the problems that can arise in such an isolated place. For him this was an opportunity to successfully try his hand as vintner, mason, electrician, carpenter, and more, and reward his labors with a good BBQ, a glass of excellent Sciacchetrà and his favorite music under the stars.

For me, a psychologist who lives and works in Milan, Monesteroli is a place for the soul where I can gaze at the sea and find serenity communing with nature. But it’s also a beauty farm for the walks and the swims around the Montonao's rock.

For all of us it’s such a special and magical place that it would be a shame not to share it with the rest of the world.

Casa dell’Olivo is a place for people who enjoy walking, listening to the sea, the wind and the cicadas instead of the sounds of automobiles, and counting stars instead of restaurants and discos. To be immersed in silence with only the people you choose to be with around you in the midst of Cinque Terre, even in the heart of summer, is priceless and amazing!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Stunning Stone House In Cinque Terre With Breathtaking Sea Views
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La Spezia La Spezia province
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A great place for a individual vacation

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week during June 2014 at the Casa dell' Olivo in Monesteroli. The location and the view is absolutely unique and fantastic.
The house is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay and had lots of space for the four of us.
The house inside is a very nice mixture of simplicity and elegance. And it is very cozy.
But you certainly will spend the most time outside of the house on the terrace.
There are a lot of wonderful places for breakfast and diner, for relaxing in the sun or shadow or sitting and reading or just looking at the sea or at the sunset. Also the vegetation around is very beautiful.

The environment of the house is absolutely quiet and peaceful and in the middle of nature.
This is most evident if you have spent a day in one of the main villages of Cinque Terre and come back to the Casa.
We used to spend every other day at the house (except visiting the next village Campiglia to have a coffee and buy some groceries which is a nice tour anyway).

The village Monesteroli consists of a few houses only. It is possible to go down a trail with stairs to the sea where we had wonderful clear water to swim and dive.

If you think about staying at Casa dell Olivo you should be in a average good shape (the stairs are something special. But you will get used to them soon, as my wife and my sister have shown. Today we already miss them). Also you should definitely listen to Patrizias suggestion about luggage. The general description provided at the homeaway.com site is very exact and reading it gives a real good impression of the property and environment.

Patrizia was very kind to us and we say thank you for everything! We will never forget this great vacation and we certainly will come back to this wonderful place.

Heike, Gisela, Katja and Joerg
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Lovely and amazing

  • 5 of 5
Comfortable, spacious, clean and well-appointed house, breathtaking (indeed!) views, amazing sunsets, friendly and helpful owners. We loved our hikes throughout Cinque Terre, long swims in the sea by the house between the cliffs and spiaggia dei Nacche' and the beauty and tranquility of the place. A memorable vacation and definitely worth crossing the ocean for. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Stunning Stone House In Cinque Terre With Breathtaking Sea Views
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+39 3397375662
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5

Memorabile settimana di relax

  • 5 of 5
Il luogo ideale per ritrovare se stessi,per amare,per riflettere,per gioire,per ricominciare..
Un luogo da favola cullati dal mare, dai tramonti, coccolati dalle stelle e ispirati da panorami sempre diversi.
Una faticosa ma imperdibile esperienza, ripagata in ogni suo momento da una libertà senza paragoni.
Un' esperienza da ripetere!!!
Un abbraccio ai deliziosi proprietari e un' anticipata prenotazione per l' anno a venire!
Grazie di tutto!
Isacco
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: Grazie Isacco per le belle parole, profonde e 'sentite'! Sottolinei una dimensione contemplativa di Monesteroli e della nostra casa che ci appartiene pienamente e siamo felici quando possiamo condividerla con sensibilità come la tua. Alla prossima!
Arturo, Bruno e Patrizia
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Séjour de rêve sur les côtes italiennes

  • 5 of 5
Toutes les conditions sont réunies pour passer des vacances à la fois paisables, dépaysantes et vivifiantes. Confortable et aménagée avec goût, la maison de Patrizia bénéficie d'une vue absolument époustouflante et d'un calme absolu.
Quelques minutes de marche sur des chemins verdoyants suffisent pour accéder à une plage à l'eau claire et chaude où vous ne serez pas importunés par les touristes. Le site se prête également aux randonnées et un système de trains et de navettes vous permet d'accéder aux très beaux villages du domaine des Cinque Terre. Patrizia, la maîtresse de maison est absolument charmante. Elle parle plusieurs langues, et maitrise très bien le français. Très agréable, sociable, à l'écoute, elle vous permet de mieux connaitre la région, et a été de très bon conseil tout au long du séjour. Ce site est assurément l'une de mes plus belles découvertes de ces dernières années. Je le recommande donc vivement.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: Chère Marie, merci pour ton compte rendu qui est tres suggestif. J'ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à vous aider, toi et tes amis francais, à apprecier les beautés et la paix de Monesteroli pendant le coucher du soleil, qui est une experience inoubliable. Et aussi les randonnées dans les villages dans les environs de Monesteroli qui sont des promenades assez faciles pour des amants de la marche comme vous etes. Encore merci et a la prochaine! Patrizia et famille
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This is an amazing place.

  • 5 of 5
I did not know what to expect when we selected this house for our Italian vacation. It is a 45 minute walk from the road. When we got close to the house and started descending the stairs that lead to the house, I was awestruck by the beauty of the this place. You could sit on the porch for hours and just look at the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and surrounding villages. This place was such a welcome change from the craziness and hustle and bustle of Rome and Florence. The house was clean, well equipped, and more than adequate for our family of 5. (Our kids are in their 20's). This is a place that is not for everyone, but if you don't mind a hike and love beautiful scenery, give it a try. Where else can you shower while taking in views of the Mediterranean?

Patrizia was wonderful to work with and very proud of what her father has done with this place, and should be.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, "special" american family!
It's true; because of the path and the steps, Monesteroli is a place to be conquered.
That's the reason my father and my brother wanted the house and the porch to be as comfortable as possible, just to relax and look at the sea and at the stars at night.
We're very glad you enjoyed both the place and the house. You will always be welcome if you ever wish to come back.
Patrizia, Bruno, Arturo
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Fantastico y muy especial.

  • 5 of 5
Un lugar muy especial, muy relajante, con un mar limpísimo, lindos paseos y puestas de sol maravillosas.
La casa es muy cómoda y acogedora, está todo muy cuidado, sea el interior que el exterior. Preparar la barbacoa bajo las estrellas ha sido un verdadero placer.
Patrizia y Bruno han sido muy amables y hospitalarios y nos han dado muy buenos consejos para que nuestra estancia fuera más placentera. Recordaremos por mucho tiempo estas vacaciones en la zona más desconocida del Parco delle 5 Terre!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: Gracias amigos de Catalunya! Nos da alegria que ustedes hayan disfrutado tanto el lugar y la casa. Bruno y yo los esperamos cuando quieran.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Pisa & Genoa
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Nacchè beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Colle del Telegrafo, Località Colle
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Passo del Ceretto
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Lerici
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Colle del Telegrafo, Località Colle
Car: recommended

The house can only be reached by a 30 minutes walk along a beautiful track way across terraced vineyards which terminates in a steep path of stone steps leading to the sea. It is located 100 meters above the sea on the edge of a terraced cliff between Riomaggiore and Portovenere, close to a group of houses known as Monesteroli village, in the most unspoiled part of the Cinque Terre National Park.

Monesteroli was built through the centuries by the inhabitants of Biassa, an ancient village on the Northwestern hills surrounding the gulf of La Spezia. Biassa is the main doorway to the Cinque Terre and to the several pathways crossing the hillside some of which are accessible directly from the property. Together with the small villages of Schiara and Fossola, Monesteroli is part of Tramonti ('Sunsets'), the coastal area left of Riomaggiore.

Biassa is 5 km away from the house and is reachable by a 30 min walk plus 10 min by car. It can be reached from either La Spezia or Riomaggiore (both 10 km away) by car or bus.

The village of Campiglia can also be reached by a 45 minutes walk from the house and enjoys various restaurants.

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La Spezia Cottage Rental Rates

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High Season
May 3 2014 - Nov 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
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7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning €80
Refundable damage deposit €250
Notes 30% of the rent is due upfront to confirm the booking.
70% of the rent + €250 as deposit + €80 final cleaning fee is due 1 week in advance of the rent period.
The rent includes bedding and all running costs (electricity / gas / water)
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date
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Amenities

Amenities

La Spezia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • Toilet Paper Shampoo Shower gel Basic first aid
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Electricity within the property is provided by solar panels connected to batteries. Cooking facilities, fridge/freezer and hot water are gas operated. Emergency power is supplied by a power-generator operated with petrol in case of reduced battery voltage. Any appliance of 50 Watts or more can only be operated through the power generator. The closest groceries are in Campiglia (40 minutes walk) or Biassa (30 minutes walk + 10 minutes by car). It is highly recommended to minimize the luggage and use backpacks. Some luggage can be left in the car and eventually be taken down during your stay.
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