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Beautiful restored country house near Portofino and beaches, 2 x 2-4 sleeps - Piano nobile

Mrs. Rosati

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Beautiful restored country house near Portofino and beaches, 2 x 2-4 sleeps - Piano nobile

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Rapallo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Terraces, Pergola, Garden, View, TV, Wifi, Washing machine, logfire, dishwasher

Il Casone is an original Ligurian country house from the 18th century, tastefully restored by its French-German owner in spring 2006. The 2-storied building in the midst of olive groves with look over the valley and at a baroque church has three independant units: Piano Nobile 2-4 sleeps, Piano Sportivo 2-4 sleeps, Piano Amabile 2-5 sleeps. Each unit has an independant terrace and a garden. The property is surrounded by 850 m2 of 'fasce' with typically Ligurian dry walls. Secular olive trees, various fruit-trees and a vegetable garden with a herbal corner are a balm for eyes, noses, ears and last but not least also for the stomach.

Just relax in a beautiful surrounding ...: The country house ' Il Casone ' is ideal for a sporty-active vacation, but also for those who look for relax and contemplation. Due to the different located terraces everybody finds his personal place in the shadow or in the sun. Who wants to be active agriculturally, can work in the vegetable garden or in the orchard and can even try to harvest olives in order to get a very personal olive-oil. Cooking addicted people can prepare their own Pesto with in-house basil. Furthermore: crisp vegetables. At (rare!) rainy days the well equipped library lures with books in different languages. Feel free to feel at home in this enchanting 'coin' of Liguria is the wish of the house owner, a French German travel journalist.

... or discover hidden jewels: To the nature reserve Portofino, a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers or to the untouched Fontanabuona valley it is only a cat's jump. Bargain hunters of antiques have a look at the antique markets of Chiavari, Genoa and Sarzana. Designer labels with ridiculous low prices can be found in the Outlet of Serravalle (30 min by highway). Daily tours in the Cinque Terre and to the pearls of the gulf of La Spezia can be done comfortably by train or by ship. The culinary capital of Liguria, the small town of Recco, is only 10 minutes by car. And of course Genoa, in 2004 European cultural capital, with its fascinating Old Town and its Palazzi recently become UNESCO-world heritage. And why not explore Nizza and Cannes on the nearby Cote d´Azur. And don’t forget the Day-Spa in the the Hotel Excelsior Palace *****in Rapallo or in the Grand Hotel Miramare ***** in Santa Margherita.


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Details for Piano nobile 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The unit piano nobile (50 m²) encloses a tastefully furnished kitchen-living room with natural stone walls and a chimney. Direct access on the southern terrace with pergola and look on the whole valley. The kitchen in ligurian style with marble and antique tiles is the right place to specialize on italian cuisine. In order not to loose the contact to the word satellite-TV with CNN and MTV for the youngsters. An inside stair leads to the first floor with a beautifully designed Pellet stove with open flame view that enlightens the antique furniture and paintings. A comfortable double bed and a doublebed divan awaits you for restoring nights after a full day of sightseeing. In addition a bathroom with a shower cabin and a bidet and a separate entrance that leads on a small eastern terrace with a lot of morning sun.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mrs. Rosati (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
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Piano nobile
average rating of 4.4 based on 72 reviews

We arrived in the paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The holiday house was completely amazing! Even though the stairs to the house have been a little bit exhausting, everything has been forgotten when we arrived at the house! It's very good equipped and everything's with love to detail! And the view and the huge terasse is just amazing!

I would definitely go there again!

Thanks to Mrs. Tschiesche.

Best regards


  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
United States

Not for Us!

  • 2 of 5

The view from the terrace was beautiful and a second terrace offered a quiet refuge. Summer would likely be the most opportune time to visit taking advantage of the airy windows, doors and the pleasant terrace. The property was clean and well maintained. The design, however, was more aptly suited to younger people or those who are more athletic as the foot path from the road to the apartment was very treacherous with sharp angular rocks providing a very unstable foot bed. Luggage, groceries and all necessities needed to be brought up this steep, winding, rocky path. The interior had a metal spiral staircase minus a handrail leading from the kitchen to the bedroom and bathroom. There was a pellet stove, however we were not informed about its use. The directions that were left were not in English. There were wall radiators, but we were unable to operate them. It was quite chilly with no heat. Only bench seating was available in the kitchen/living area making relaxing indoors rather uncomfortable. Parking for the car was difficult. Only a very small car would fit into the small space allotted at the curve in the road at the head of stairs leading to another property. Parking was only accomplished by someone directing the driver. The owner requested a down payment via a bank transfer and expected the renter to pay the transaction fees on both ends. In the description of the vacation rental it is stated that it is "ideally for sporty people looking for rural seclusion," and this should be emphasized, i.e. read "sporty" for "athletic".

  • Submitted: May 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review written by two elderly american women needs to be rectified by the owner, so that future guests can decide on their own what is real and what is fiction. so here it is: the booking had been made 6 months ahead and the owner made the tenants various times aware of the particular location of the apartment i.e. to be rached by a foot path. the tenants were made also aware that a banking draft from US requires a transcation fee on both the banks. why does the owner has to pay the difference if there was already a special price for renting only 5 days instead of 7? shortly before the arrival there was no means to contact the tenants as the owner´s mail account was declared spam. nor the tenants did consider necessary to comunicate a mobile phone number working in italy during the day of arrival. but the worst had only to come: the day of the arrival the tenants instead of following the instructions of the English guide handed to them how to arrive at the house, they followed the navigation system of their rented car (a tiny Fiat, so what ever was the parking problem afterwards???). So they went up into a street not apt to the car which broke down and only by chance didn´t happen anything worse. it was the owner´s duty to find out where the car had been rented (airport Marseille in France with expensive abroad calls never been refunded by the tenants) and how to organise an emercency car without getting a word of thank you. it was still the owner´s duty to carry up the footpath the whole luggage as one of the elderly women was somewhat shocked of the accident and the other woman simply too ... overweight and nearly unable to bring herself up the footpath. Again no thank you for restoring the ladies with food and beverages once arrived safe and sane. concerning the heating there was enough wood provided but eventually this effort would have required too many forces. the particular design of an italian country house must not fit necessarily with american customs in matters of security, but the staircase is not a spiral and it is provided with large steps and a handrail. The owner agrees in one point with the two ladies: guests like them is not for her!!!

Un piccolo paradiso tra mare e ulivi

  • 5 of 5

Siamo tornati per la seconda volta in questo angolo di paradiso, da scoprire in tutte le stagioni. A pochi minuti dal centro di Rapallo e dal mare, "Il Casone" permette di godere delle meraviglie del Tigullio in pieno relax, immersi nella tranquillità della natura ma con tutti i servizi e gli accessori necessari per rendere gradevole una vacanza. Molte le possibilità di svago, dalle escursioni in montagna e nel Parco naturale di Portofino, allo shopping a Rapallo e Santa Margherita, agli ottimi ristoranti e locali a pochi minuti di auto. Io, mio marito e i nostri due cani ci siamo trovati benissimo, grazie alla cortese ospitalità della proprietaria e all'atmosfera romantica e accogliente de "Il Casone": non vediamo l'ora di tornare!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Darmstadt, Hessen, Deutschland

Eine kurze Woche in Ligurien

  • 4 of 5

Kurz, weil die Zeit so schnell vorbei ging. Wir (2 Erwachsene, 2 erwachsene "Kinder") haben eine interessante und entspannte Woche erlebt. Das Feriendomizil "Il Casone" war nicht perfekt, aber wer oder was ist das schon? Wir haben uns jedenfalls wohl gefühlt in und außerhalb des Hauses und nette Abende auf der Terasse mit den blinkenden italienischen Glühwürmchen gehabt, auf die allabendlichen Stechmücken hätten wir allerdings gerne verzichtet. Gefallen hat es uns trotzdem, zum Schluss noch ein Dankeschön an die Vermieterin für die Möglichkeit das Haus komplett zu nutzen.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Münster, Westf.

Ein kleines Paradies für Wandersleute

  • 5 of 5

Das Landhaus „Il Casone“ hat zwei voneinander unabhängige Ferienwohnungen und liegt isoliert an einem Hang am Rande von San Pietro di Novella (erreichbar von Rapallo in zehn Minuten mit dem häufig verkehrenden Linienbus) in einem Olivenhain, inmitten herrlicher Natur. Man erreicht das ruhig gelegene Haus in fünf Minuten vom Parkplatz auf einem Treppenweg und wird für die kleine Mühe des Anstiegs reichlich entschädigt durch das Gebotene. Wir waren Anfang Juni 2010 eine Woche in der Ferienwohnung „Piano Nobile“ des „Il Casone“ und es hat uns dort ausnehmend gut gefallen. Die Wohnung wurde sorgfältig renoviert und perfekt, umsichtig und reich ausgestattet. Sie ist geräumig, hat zwei Etagen und eine wunderschöne Terrasse mit vielen Blütenpflanzen und einer Vogelwelt, die schon in der Morgendämmerung ein lautes Konzert anstimmt. In der Abenddämmerung tauchen Glühwürmchen auf, die (für Romantiker) sogar durch das offene Schlafzimmerfenster segeln und eine Runde drehen. Es gibt sehr schöne und bequem zugängliche Wanderwege in unmittelbarer Umgebung, die keineswegs überlaufen sind und ein kleines Paradies für uns Wandersleute darstellen. Die Wohnung wurde eingerichtet und wird betreut von einer Dame, die sich sehr liebenswürdig um das Wohlbefinden ihrer Gäste kümmert.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

Zunächst der (einzige) Nachteil des Objektes: Die Zuwegung. Das Haus ist nur über eine Treppe/Pfad zu erreichen. Die Treppe ist rund 200 m lang und man muss rund 50 bis 70 Höhenmeter überwinden. Jedem Urlauber muss klar sein: Alle wichtigen Gegenstände (Gepäck, Einkäufe etc.) müssen hier hoch transportiert werden. Das ist teilweise sehr mühselig (insbesondere wenn man wie wir eine vierköpfige Familie ist und seinen halben Hausstand als Gepäck mitbringt). Man gewöhnt sich jedoch langsam daran. Selbst meine Kinder (5 und 8 Jahre) liefen nach einigen Tagen leichtfüßig die Treppe hinauf, um dann im weitläufigen Garten sofort die Katze zu suchen.

Il Casone ist ein sehr atmosphärisches Haus. Es ist mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. An der Wand hängen schmuckvolle Teller; in der Ecke befindet sich ein Kamin und selbst Bücher über Ligurien sind in einer Nische zu finden. Auf der Terrasse stehen diverse Töpfe, in denen sich verschiedenste Pflanzen befinden. Man merkt sofort: Das Haus wird nicht nur vermietet, sondern auch vom Eigentümer selbst bewohnt.

Der harte Aufstieg wird durch einen sehr schönen Ausblick belohnt. Der wesentliche Blick geht in die Berglandschaft der Halbinsel von Portofino. Je nachdem, wo man sich auf die Terrasse stellt, hat man einen Rundblick von ca. 210°. Dass dabei gelegentlich auch der Blick auf etwas weniger Schönes fallen kann, ist meines Erachtens selbstverständlich, hier aber keinesfalls störend.

Positiv fiel mir auf, dass zur Ausstattung des Hauses zahlreiche Geräte gehörten, die in der Ausstattungsbeschreibung nicht benannt waren, aber trotzdem genutzt werden durften und auch funktionierten (Fernseher, kleine Stereoanlage, Mikrowelle).

Zu erwähnen ist noch, dass die Vermieterin als "Fast-Einheimische" über ausgezeichnete Informationen verfügt und einem gerne diese auch mitteilt.

Insgesamt hat sich unsere vierköpfige Familie sehr wohl gefühlt.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
San Pietro di Novella
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Highway milan-genoa-la spezia, exit rapallo
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
San Pietro di Novella
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Santo Stefano d'Aveto
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

San Pietro, a hamlet in the midst of olive groves near Rapallo: a Roman bridge, a baroque church, an olive mill, a pub with cigarette sales and pizzeria. Here the world is still in order, not least thanks to priest Don Beppe, the real shepherd of San Pietro. You hardly believe that you are only 1 km from the highway exit Rapallo (no noise!) and within 5 minutes by bus in the centre of Rapallo and at the wonderful seaside of the gulf of Tigullio with the beaches of Zoagli, Santa Margherita and Paraggi. For lovers of hiking old mule paths lead from ´Il Casone´ directly into the hills and just in front of he house into the park of Portofino, a paradise for hikers and mountainbikers. 40 minutes by train and you´re in The Cinque Terre. Children play soccer with the youngsters of the village on the football pitch beside the church, do horse riding or inlineskating in the skate park of Sestri Levante or visit Europe´s biggest aquarium and the pirate ship from Polanski´s film in Genoa.

Other Activities: Jogging and golf on the nearby 18-hole green


Rates & Availability

From €80 Per night

Rapallo Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 21 2015 - Jun 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 13 2015 - Jul 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jul 11 2015 - Sep 11 2015
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €150.00
Pet Fee €50.00
Endreinigung €50.00
Notes Bei sämtlichen Buchungen Anzahlung von 30% des Gesamtpreises bis 7 Tage nach Buchungsentscheidung, den Rest als Überweisung bis 30 Tage vor Reiseantritt. Zusatzkosten: 50.00 Euro für Energie- und Endreinigungskosten.
Handtücher und Bettwäsche werden gestellt. Heizkostenbezahlung für Piano nobile und Piano sportivo extra (abgerechnet wird nach verbrauchten Pellets, 7 Euro pro 15 kg). Haustiere sind willkommen: 50.00 Euro (pauschal pro Aufenthalt).

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Rapallo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Hair dryer and a balance for who is too lured by the italian cuisine.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • sleepingroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The whole country house is elegantly furnished with selected antiques. American coffee and Italian espresso machine available. The western terrace with wicker chairs is ideal for an aperitif as a sundowner. In addition outside grill and outside shower. And what about relaxing in one of two hammocks tended between the silvery olive trees whispering in the summerwind? The house is to be reached from the parking bay below on the street in two minutes by foot on an old mule path.

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