Portofino Villa Rental Photos and Description
Private sea access, cooking service, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 11
The steep and narrow rocky ledge near Portofino harbor is one of the jewels in Europe's crown and is among the most exclusive residential areas throughout Italy. On this grassy rock, we find the Villa Portofino (see white arrow). Both the location and house are first class, through and through. Main floor: 1 living room with large glass sliding doors leading to the pergola, 1 formal dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 study, 1 double room with one en suite bathroom with shower, 2 twin-bed rooms, 1 single room, 2 bathrooms, cloakroom. All bedrooms on this floor have sea view. The furnished pergola is a wonderful place for enjoying an outdoor meal. Lower floor: 2 twin-bed rooms wirh en suite bathroom and the bedroom with bathroom belonging to the housemaid, 1 utility room. Prices include use of the lift and 8 hours cleaning per day. A cook can be organised. Please ask for the link of our home page to receive more information. Thank you!
The Italian Rivera: This area is a fascinating natural attraction and a protected nature and marine reserve. The countryside is lush and full of tropical flora; the seaside climate is mild. Silvery-gray rocks rise up magnificently from the cobalt blue water. Narrow paths wind their way along the coast, up hills and down into valleys - this is really an outstanding area which has hardly changed over the centuries. The houses are painted in warm, faded colors with red or green shutters to contrast. The local towns include Santa Margherita Ligure, Paraggi, Rapallo and Portofino. The coastline is dotted with former fishing villages which have long changed to suit the times and clientele.
French sailors once discovered these tiny, picturesque bays - in the fifties and sixties this was the meeting place for Hollywood divas - which are now known as a gathering point for the noblesse: you will find a range of very smart restaurants, boutiques, a public shingle beach in Paraggi (15 minutes on foot), a railway station in Santa Maria Ligure (with connections to Milan, Genoa and La Spezia) and busses which shuttle from Portofino to Rapallo, via S. Maria Ligure.
Water taxis will also take you in the direction of Rapallo or westwards to the other coastal towns along the Cinque Terre - and these water trips are much more fun. Also ferry boats are available and connect Portofino with S. Margherita and Paraggi and it is possible to reach S. Fruttuoso, Camogli and also the Cinque Terre. Informations per il diving can be found at: www.europeandc.com.
The picturesque promenade, the graceful piazzetta and the villas hidden behind olive trees make Portofino a successful mix of both private and sophisticated abodes. Villa Portofino is a wonderful place to relax, walk, enjoy water sports and to visit the romantic Cinque Terre, all near enough for a day excursion.
- pets considered