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Gorgeous villa in nature nr Cinque Terre, Riviera, Alta Via Ligure

Alice Christov

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Alice Christov

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2015
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Gorgeous villa in nature nr Cinque Terre, Riviera, Alta Via Ligure

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Varese Ligure Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 living rooms Sleeps 6 or up to 8 with small children

NOW ACCEPTING PAYPAL !! Our beautifully restored sixteenth century stone villa, Le Moggie, ( the mill ) is very privately situated on a mountainside in a national park, the Alta Val di Vara, in the Cinque Terre region of Liguria, Italy´s most mountainous and forested region. 'Le Moggie' is a rare place where you can find true privacy and tranquility in an unspoiled setting. The Alta Val di Vara received the first ever European Community award in 1998 for the highest environmental quality of life in all of Europe. Our surroundings are dotted with small villages, organic farms producing everything from delicious cheeses to organic beef, forests full of porcini mushrooms and blueberries, and wonderful gastronomic experiences at our local restaurants. Today, the Alta Val di Vara continues to receive many international awards as well as discerning visitors who come for the scenery, hiking, exquisite gastronomy, picturesque villages, archaeological treasures and proximity to many art-and architecture-filled cities and glamorous beaches of note. Local residents are very hospitable and honest and can point you in the right direction on your walks and hikes.

Le Moggie has been completely restored and is furnished throughout with local antiques, and beautiful textiles and rugs. Some of the amenities the house offers are fireplaces, excellent acoustics for your musical pleasure, many books and board games for relaxation, a very well-equipped kitchen, baths with beautiful handmade tiles, spring water, a separate laundry room, and a new central heating system for colder months. Hiking paths and wonderful views abound near the villa, which is located on a semi-private road. No other houses are visible nearby, only across the valley, in the distance. The air is refreshing and pure and a government-certified mineral water spring feeds the house.The stars, seen from the terraces on a moonless night, are breathtaking.

The area capital town, Varese Ligure, is just 8 km. or 5 mi. from Le Moggie, and has been named a 'patrimony of mankind' by UNESCO due to its marvellous and carefully preserved typical Ligurian architecture. Varese offers fine gastronomy, gourmet shopping, wonderful bakeries, delicious regional specialties, hand made leather goods and many outdoor cafes. Varese is just 27 km. or 16 mi. from the elegant seaside resorts of the Ligurian Riviera: the Cinque Terre, Portofino, La Spezia etc.. and is also an excellent base for day trips to Pisa, Genoa, Tuscany, Parma and other attractions.

Please be aware that Liguria is Italy´s most mountainous region with very narrow, winding roads nearly everywhere and therefore, driving in Liguria can be a challenge for those unused to these kinds of roads.

If you are staying for a long visit, our housekeeper can be hired on an individual basis, according to your needs.

Internet service is not available at our villa, although cell phones will work there and those with international smart phones will of course be able to connect. Many of our guests report that this lack of internet makes for some lovely family experiences as well as a much needed break from connectivity. For those with laptops who need a wifi connection, Varese Ligure has many options.

To learn more about our property and see more guest comments: Please visit our website at http://www.liguriavillarental.com/

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Alice Christov (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2015

About Alice Christov

My husband and I began renting Le Moggie to our guests in 1989, after a major renovation of this 16th century jewel. At the time, we told ourselves that one day, this unspoiled, peaceful and rare corner of the world would become a true refuge from stressful modern life, and so it has come to pass. We invite you to take a real break and enjoy the peace and quiet Le Moggie offers..

Alice Christov purchased this villa in 1985

Why Alice Christov chose Varese Ligure

Amazing comfort and luxury in a rural setting of unparalleled natural beauty.

What makes this villa unique

Peace, quiet, tranquility. Friendly people, delicious food, a unique opportunity for your children to experience life at slower pace. Gorgeous hiking trails and proximity to beaches, and art filled cities. At night, see the stars again !!!!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.6
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous villa in nature nr Cinque Terre, Riviera, Alta Via Ligure
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews
5

Zeer de moeite waard een verblijf in le Moggie.

  • 5 of 5

Bijzondere heerlijke tijd doorgebracht in de kleurrijke en smaakvolle ingerichte villa le Moggie! De omgeving is perfect om lange wandelingen te maken en om te ontspannen. De villa is afgelegen, wat privacy geeft, maar Varese Ligure en andere prachtige dorpen zijn makkelijk te bezoeken. Voor wijn en delicatessen liefhebbers is het zeker een paradijs! Een aanrader.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Berlin, Germany
5

Fantastic fall vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last week of October this year at Le Moggia with our two girls. The house is beautiful and comfortable and a true break from the "real world." One of the few vacation rentals with real character and style. We cooked, read, gathered chestnuts, hiked and wandered in the mountains around the house. The town nearby is very charming and authentically Italian, a vegetable market on Sundays, some friendly cafes and all the basics. And when we drove 45 minutes down from the mountains to the Italian Riviera, it was warm enough to swim at the Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante. A super relaxing week. We will definitely recommend the house to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

La campagna

  • 4 of 5

A month stay that left us truly rested and relaxed. This is not luxury, it is luxurious simplicity and quiet. All guests (from Livorno, Pisa, London, Boston) loved the house and the large table around which wonderful meals were held. The upper terrace was the site for impromptu lunches overlooking the Ligurian hills. Walks abound. Owls call at dusk. One star is missing because it is a country house with country characteristics: a bit damp, a few creatures occasionally sharing the house (reasonably!), and electric that needs gentle handling. But none of this should prevent you from staying in this wonderful home. The owner is very responsive and clear. You will also love driving into town for wonderful meals at a few lovely establishments. It was perhaps the best retreat I've ever had.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Our stay in Le Moggie

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the house, and we will be staying again in August 2014. The house is superb, the location is superb, and we had an excellent stay. I recommend Le Moggie very highly.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Alice,

We had a wonderful time!!! Such a beautiful house, interior and exterior. And the surroundings are excellent! We did walks around the Valletti area, Cinque Terre and Portofino. Really beautiful!

We left the house early yesterday morning and left the key under the flowerpot where we found it.

Thank you again for a wonderful time!

Kind regards,

Lycke

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Exceeded all expecation

  • 5 of 5

I was very happy with my stay at Le Moggie! It exceeded all expectation and it was absolutely the best vacation I have ever had! The pace was just right. We did a lot of walking around, near the house, near Varese Ligure, and the Parco de Aveto. For the most part we stayed in the area around Varese Ligure: though we did visit Sarzana, Lerici, Luna, Cinque Terre and Genova. Paths near the house were wonderful. Along the path which is reached by leaving the house, and turning right up the hill instead of down into Valletti, we made the acquaintance of several friendly elderly Ligurian ladies. We also ate at most of the restaurants in VL. I think the Gallo Nero was my favorite. There is a grocery in town which has everything we needed to cook at home when we preferred to do that. I loved the different foods we were able to sample especially the different pestos and pastas. I liked croxetti/crozetti which is a type of pasta I had not seen before coming to Liguria. I have been researching croxetti and apparently you can buy a croxetti stamp from a man with a small shop behind the red cross near the carabinieri. I did not know this while there or I would have bought one (we didn't hook up internet at the house so less ability to research things / waste time -it was actually a relief to be "unplugged."). I also met the gentleman who runs the leather shop in town, and he made me a beautiful handbag to my specifications. The handbag is of exquisite quality.

My husband and I were able to relax and we loved all aspects of our trip (except maybe driving on those mountain roads, but we got used to it!)

Thank you so much for sharing Le Moggie with us. We would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
36 Kilometres
Sestri Levante
Car: necessary

Villa le Moggie is 8 kilometres from the town of Varese Ligure, which is 27 kilometers, or 16 miles from the sea in the nature preserve Alta Val di Vara. We are on a semi private road about 1 kilometer off the asphalted, narrow and winding main road leading up our mountain. Please be aware that Liguria is Italy´s most mountainous region and is characterized by these very winding and very narrow roads.

Other Activities: gourmet restaurants, wild porcini hunting, beaches, hiking, shopping, gournet food stores, art

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Rates & Availability

From €100 Per night

Varese Ligure Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
May 1 2015 - Jun 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
€700
 
 
Mid season
Jun 16 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€900
 
 
High season
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€1,275
 
 
2nd mid season
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€900
 
 
2nd Low season
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning fee €100.00
Refundable damage deposit €100.00
Notes Long stay discounts available. 100 euros final cleaning fee. Pet fee additional. 100 euro damage fee.. Ask re cancellation policy.
ONLINE PAYMENTS ACCEPTED THROUGH PAYPAL... Also accepted: wire transfers to Italy and USA and US checks. 50% of rental fee is due at the time of booking. Balance is due two weeks prior to arrival. Contact owner for cancellation policy.
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Amenities

Varese Ligure Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Sleeper sofa in lower living room, 2 single sofa beds upper living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is a lovely olympic sized pool just outside the town of Varese Ligure, about 10 minutes from our villa...

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