ENCHANTING HILLTOP HOUSE WITH A SPECTACULAR VIEW OF PORTOFINO, ITALY

Robert Astle

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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ENCHANTING HILLTOP HOUSE WITH A SPECTACULAR VIEW OF PORTOFINO, ITALY

Portofino House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 rollaway bed, sleeps six. 1 full bathroom with shower.

Enchanting Hilltop House with spectacular view of Portofino. Located in Zoagli, Rapallo-Portofino area, Liguria, Italy (30 minutes from Genova; 45 minutes from Cinque Terre)

Perched on a terraced hillside with olive trees, 'Il Frantoio di Piero' is a two-story property overlooking the Bay of Tigullio and Portofino, on the world famous Italian Riviera. The combination of quiet country life with the proximity to the seacoast makes this place unique.

Extras 1: You wake up to the lovely sound of birds, have full access to an extensive landscaped garden with bougainvillaea, roses, herbs, cherry, apricot, peach, prune trees and grapes, then go for a swim or a daily excursion, and relax at dinner on a panoramic terrace, enchanted by the view of boats sailing through the beautiful Portofino Bay at sunset.

Extras 2: The large terrace, equipped with deck chairs and shadowed by a large umbrella, is also used for sunbathing, reading, and relaxing. The character of this property is part of Portofino’s world heritage, where clusters of houses have kept their original architecture and colors, and the hill presents steep terraces of cultivated land.

Extras 3: Inside the house, the salon and dining areas, and master bedroom are painted to reflect the colors from the garden: sage and blood-colored orange, pistachio and sunflower yellow. The floors are all terracotta tiled and raw linen curtains frame the views of the sea and garden and bring shade.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
I thought that I would send you a note to let you know that we love the house!! The view is amazing and we love how the hills sound in the evening. The sound from every household travels around - it is so great. We also love the regular church bells. We have figured our way around the area without too much trouble. People are friendly. We do not have a car but the walking is good for us and the bus to Chiavari from up the hill in San Pietro works well. We took a taxi from Chiavari our first day to get here and we were glad we did as I am not too sure we would have found a taxi in Zoagli on a Sunday afternoon.



We are taking care of the place for you. Obviously this place is made with love. Thank-you for this incredible opportunity.

Is there anything we can do for you while we are here?
Aug 2010
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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3.8
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Enchanting Hilltop house with a spectacular view of Portofino, Italy
average rating of 3.8 based on 5 reviews
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Enchanting Hilltop house with a spectacular view of Portofino, Italy
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Portofino Genova province
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5

PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
The charming villa was very clean , fantastic kitchen , great bathroom , good location , amazing views, nice neighbors . Highly recommend it . Im looking forward to staying there again. Don't miss the neighborhood grocery store up the hill on the left.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit to
Zoagli.
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Enchanting Hilltop house with a spectacular view of Portofino, Italy
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+39 331-595-4554
Portofino Genova province
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BEAUTIFUL VIEWS BUT NEEDS UPDATING

  • 4 of 5
As reported, the view from the terrace was fabulous, which we enjoyed very much. The lists of restaurants and maps were very helpful and Zoagli was charming (although the walk down to the piazza was twice as long as noted!). Like other reviewers we found the apartment to be adequate. However when we arrived late Saturday night due to a missed flight, there was no hot water until Monday because the neighbor who was the contact for difficulties was away and we had to wait for the English-speaking woman at the local agency to explain the problem. (The neighbor did return Tuesday and lent us an iron -- we could not find one nor an ironing board as promised in the description.) Also the place was not as clean as we would have liked (i.e., debris around the dishwasher and washing machine, grungy light switches and dusty.) We e-mailed the owners several times for instructions prior to our visit, which we found in the apartment. Had they e-mailed the instructions ahead of our arrival it would have much appreciated -- especially where the light switch was located for the stairs leading to the apartment as we had to carry up our luggage 23 steps in the dark.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments-- We appreciated your descriptions and praise regarding the spectacular views-- but also your comments about the condition of house which we have solved. The hot water issues and installed a new shower and water line in the bathroom. For late night arrivals, we have installed a new lighting system with easy access from the parking lot. Also noted is the distance to walking to the village of Zoagli, from our property In normal walking conditions it should take about 25-30 minutes-- al downhill, walking back is takes longer as it is it is uphill-- Finally the kitchen area has been totally cleaned-- and our Agent in Italy has taken care to do a full inspection before our guest arrive. Thanks again for your comments.
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Enchanting Hilltop house with a spectacular view of Portofino, Italy
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Portofino Genova province
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IMMER WIEDER!

  • 4 of 5
Obwohl ich ein Bewertungsmuffel bin, ist es mir ein Bedürfnis, der vorhergehenden Beschreibung etwas entgegenzuhalten. Wir haben bei unserer Ankunft ein liebenswert privat ausgestattetes Haus vorgefunden, in dem wir uns von Anfang an wohlgefühlt haben und dessen "Mängel" von uns als minimal empfunden wurden.
Es mag sein, daß jemand, der im Urlaub auch nicht auf Kabelfernsehen und Filterkaffee vezichten möchte, in einer der unzähligen Bettenburgen direkt an der Riviera besser aufgehoben ist, wer aber ein lauschiges Häuschen (es ist kein Appartment, auch wenn es nicht komplett frei steht) inmitten von Oliven, Vogelgezwitscher und Froschgesang- Ratten sind uns nicht begegnet- schätzt, wird hier das Richtige finden! P.S. Der Kamin -etwas Erfahrung und das Öffnen der Innenklappe vorausgesetzt, funktioniert fabelhaft und hat uns manch romantischen Abend bereitet!
  • Submitted: May 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Enchanting Hilltop house with a spectacular view of Portofino, Italy
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Portofino Genova province
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NIE WIEDER!!

  • 1 of 5
Lage und die Aussicht sind schön.
Das hat uns für sehr viele Mängel entschädigt.

Die Beschreibung grenzt sehr nahe an Betrug.

Es handelt sich nicht um ein zweistöckiges Ferienhaus sondern um ein Appartement in einem vierstöckigen Mehrfamilienhaus.

Der nächste Strand ist sehr steile ca. 4 km weit weg.

Es gibt keine Übereinstimmung mit der beschriebenen Ausstattung:

Safe, Fernseher? Sat-/ Kabel-TV? Stereoanlage? Videorecorder, Musikbibliothek, CD-Player? Alles angepriesen aber nicht vorhanden!
In der Küche: Kaffeemaschine, Mixer, Gewürze? Nichts davon zu finden!
Geschirrspülmaschine war so verdreckt, dass wir sie nicht benutzen mochten.
Vielen Dank an die Vormieter, die Einweg-Plastikbesteck gekauft und hinterlassen haben.

Schränke, soweit überhaupt vorhanden, waren mit muffig riechender Kleidung (der Vermieter?) vollgestopft und deshalb nicht zu gebrauchen.

Auf Nachfrage per email bekamen wir freche Antworten:
Kaffeemaschine = ital. Espressokocher
Mixer = Schneebesen
TV = ging sowieso nicht, wurde deshalb entfernt ... aha! Aber versprochen war Kabel-TV in der Beschreibung noch, als wir buchten.

Generell ist bei unserer Ankunft alles unerträglich schmutzig gewesen.
Das ganze Appartement stinkt und ist verseucht von reichlich Schimmelpilz.

Soll ich jetzt auch noch die „sehr großen Mäuse mit den nackten Schwänzen“ erwähnen, die sich munter im Garten und auf der Terrasse tummeln??

Ich kann vor diesem Ferienappartement nur warnen. Nicht geschenkt möchten wir dort nochmals wertvolle Urlaubszeit verbringen!

(Fotos als Beleg vorhanden.)
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Enchanting Hilltop house with a spectacular view of Portofino, Italy
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+39 331-595-4554
Portofino Genova province
5

LE PARADIS

  • 5 of 5
Nous sommes bouleversé par le cadre idyllique.
Nous n 'oublierons jamais ce cadre exceptionnel.
La maison ne manque de rien. Elle a une vue exceptionnelle, elle est pratique, on s y sent comme chez soi
Je n ai qu un souhait, y retourner trés vite...
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Genoa
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Genoa
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Zoagli
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Chiavari
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Zoagli
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Zoagli
Nearest Ski
240 Kilometres
Valle D'Aosta
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Rappallo
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Zoagli
Car: recommended

Hilltop house with a stunning view of Portofino, Italy. The house is on the Italian Riviera, and is perfectly located to visit Genoa, (30 minutes) Lucca and Pisa (1.5 hours) Florence ( 2 hours) Milan (2 hours). The beach in Zoagli -a wonderful seaside village is a short walk, and the UNESCO World Heritage Cinque Terre can be reached by train in 45 minutes.

The large garden has a herb garden, olive trees, fruit trees, in a quiet hill town called San Pietro di Rovereto.

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Availability & Rates

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Portofino House Rental Rates

Notes

  • 1200 per week( 6 nights-7 days) April 1- Oct 1 2012
  • Long Term renters: Over 1 month the rates are negotiable- must call the owners at 212-518-8072
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Amenities

Portofino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom is on second floor close to both bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep Sofa (Queen)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom -- King Bed Second Bedroom-- Two Twin beds. Sleep Sofa convertible--Queen Bed. Bedding and Blankets for all beds
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Child's Swing
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house is self-catering and will be cleaned on your arrival. Any additional cleaning may be arranged through our agent. There is no TV until summer 2012. The house is built on a hillside, therefore there are stairs up to the house. For additional fee, we can arrange assistance to carry luggage to the house. The house is child friendly and all the fences on the terrace are up to code. We have additional gates for younger children. We always recommend that young children are always supervised while outdoors.