Located in Rapallo on the coast of the Italian Riviera, this rental apartment on the waterfront is available either by itself or with a wonderful vintage yacht with skipper and chef for touring the coast of Liguria, including Portofino and the Cinque Terre. For those looking for a seaside and in-town experience, this apartment in a villa in Liguria, Italy, is the perfect choice.
(50 m2 of terraces and balconies) The charming apartment was built in the 1920's and has since been lovingly restored, inside and the terrace, by the owners while still maintaining its original layout and character. The apartment offers spectacular views of the Tigullio bay and the Portofino promontory from the terrace and balconies. There is a large terrace off the dining room, a balcony off the kitchen, and a balcony off the living room. A small park is located nearby with playground equipment for children. Parking is possible on the street in front of the property, if spaces are available. The exterior of the building, maintained by the condo association, is in need of repair/restoration. The owners have no control over when that will take place.
(180m2) Entire second floor of the villa. This apartment is furnished and decorated in accordance to maintaining the original antique feel of the property from the 1920's. There is an entrance hall and spacious living/dining room. The living room has a new sofa (2007), new LCD TV (2007) and four arm chairs. The dining room has a dining table seating up to twelve people. There is a large kitchen equipped with stove, oven, refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and two washing machines. There is a south-facing master bedroom (25m2) with a queen-size bed, air conditioning and a sea view; a large twin-bedded room (16m2), which can be made up as a double bed upon request; a small bedroom (8m2) with a trundle bed for 2 people; and a dressing room with two regular sized single "Murphy" beds (180x80cm) which fold down from the cupboards. There are two bathrooms: one with tub and shower, and one with a large shower stall with hot water jets.
Arrive and Relax:Guests are greeted with a welcome basket filled with such staples as fruit, jelly, coffee, and tea. Extra services: Parking in a private garage is possible for €16/day. Additional cook services are available upon request. A portable crib is available upon request. Vintage Yacht: Upon request, it is possible to arrange for the use of a 14 meter skippered yacht for daily excursions (at an extra cost). Guests may swim off of the yacht; the skipper is an excellent swimmer so this is safe even for children. In addition, it is possible to arrange overnight stays on the yacht which can accommodate up to 4 people. There are 4 single beds on the yacht, a full kitchen, one bathroom with shower, and a WC. Should guests wish to rent the yacht and eat on board, the skipper can also cook. Please note that the yacht is licensed for up to 8 guests for daily excursions. At the time of booking the apartment, please ask for the skipper's contact information. Diesel fuel is extra. Please Note: This property is listed for 6 people only. However, there is a small fourth bedroom which can accommodate another person at a 5% surcharge. There is no extra charge if the seventh person is a baby. AC (in master bedroom only; fans are available in the other bedrooms, which receive less direct sun) The exterior of the building is in need of repair/restoration. The owners must wait for the condo association to take care of this. Daily housekeeping (2 hours per day, except for Sundays)
This property is located on the seafront in the coastal town of Rapallo, which has been a well known resort since the 19th century. There are many restaurants, cafes, bars, and nightlife activities nearby. Passenger ferries connect Rapallo with Santa Margherita, Portofino, Punta Chiappa, San Fruttuoso, Camogli, Cinque Terre, and Portovenere (timetables vary according to season). The town of Rapallo is located on the main Genoa-Rome train line, which runs through the Cinque Terre, and the railway station is only 10 minutes away from the apartment by foot. Genoa, purported birthplace of Christopher Columbus, is recently experiencing a revival in popularity. UNESCO has added the city to its list of World Heritage Sites because of its numerous palazzi. There is also a cathedral, the second-largest aquarium in the world, and an opera house. Genoa's most famous landmark is its medieval gates, flanked by two crenellated towers. Nearby attractions: The mild climate of the Rapallo area allows for year-round sports activities. There are water sports, tennis, horseback riding, hiking, and golf nearby. Scooter and bicycle rentals are available in the town of Rapallo. There are several paid beaches and a free beach very close to the villa. The paid beaches have life guards. La Spezia: 50 km Genoa: 30 km Sestri Levante: 20 km Chiavari: 10 km Cinque Terre: 1 hour by train (train station in Monterosso)