BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY HOUSE CLOSE TO PORTOFINO AND CINQUE TERRE

Monika Unger

Speaks english, french, italian, polish, The housekeeper is from Cuba, she speaks Spanish
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay nights

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BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY HOUSE CLOSE TO PORTOFINO AND CINQUE TERRE

Castiglione Chiavarese Estate Rental Photos and Description

Country House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 10)

LOCATION:

Beautiful property set among the hills of Liguria. It overlooks a typical Ligurian village and is located only 10 km away from the sea and from Sestri Levante; the closer airports are Genova Cristoforo Colombo (at 50km) and Pisa Galileo Galilei (at 110km). The village (shops, bars, groceries, newspapers, etc.) is within a short walk through a steep pedestrian track. The property enjoys beautiful panoramic views of the mountains and the sea.

THE PROPERTY:

The old Ligurian house, on 3 floors and 350 sqm, has been recently completely renovated and is surrounded by 4000 sqm of beautiful terraced gardens and an orchard. The swimming pool, set next to the house, is a converted water cistern of approximately 8m x 8m with overflow and a splendid view over the mountains. The west terrace offers a spectacular view of the sea and Sestri Levante.

THE HOUSE:

The house has been completely rebuilt with traditional materials though in a contemporary fashion. It is fully equipped with all comforts. Tastefully furnished, the interior design blends contemporary and Scandinavian vintage pieces.

The house has been published in several important design and decoration magazines such as Coté Sud, Ville e Casali, Casaviva, Case di Campagna.

GROUND FLOOR:

Entrance, living room with a double-sided fireplace, open kitchen and dining room, bathroom. Several doors open on the surrounding terrace and the swimming pool.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary kitchenware and household appliances (built-in gas hob, oven, microwave oven and dishwashing machine).

FIRST FLOOR:

Sitting room with flat TV and satellite, 3 double bedrooms (two double-bed rooms and 1 double room), 2 bathrooms (1 with shower and 1 with shower and bathtub).

2nd floor (attic):

Sitting room with flat TV and DVD player, 2 bedrooms (1 double-bed with a third bed/sofa and 1 double room), 1 bathroom with shower.

In the cellar there is a washing machine, a dryer and an additional fridge with refrigerator. Internet access ADSL + Wi-Fi; PC and printer for guests use.

Parking space for 4 cars.

The house is not suitable for small children because of the high terrace, unprotected staircases, high walls, overflow pool...

A cleaning lady is included for 2 hours everyday.

Additional services can be provided: transportation to and from the airport/railway station, private chef, cooking classes, etc.

More Details
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Monika Unger (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Monika Unger

I was brought up in a challenging cultural and political environment in Warsaw. In 1969, after the dramatic 1968 upraising in Czechoslovakia, my family moves to Brussels where I finish high school and graduate in architecture at 'La Cambre', the post Bauhaus school founded by Henry Van De Velde.

I spent two years in Cambridge and got my masters degree in Environmental design from MIT.

I then move to Italy where, after an architecture stage with Giancarlo De Carlo, I join the Corporate Image department of Olivetti in Milan.

A passion for modernist furniture, I collect XX Century Design pieces from Scandinavia and Brazil.

I pursue my career as an architect and art director for private and commercial projects.

I have a passionate approach to architecture adn design and my interests embrace visual arts, communication and new media. I love our country retreat where I spend as much time as possible...The property is named after my father, Leopold Unger, journalist and writer who loved this place as much as I do

Monika Unger purchased this estate in 1998

Why Monika Unger chose Castiglione Chiavarese

I fell in love with a romanitc ruin, embraced by a Wisteria tree overlooking the small Ligurian village of Castiglione Chiavarese, with views of the mountains to the east and sea to the west. A lot of hard work to push the project through the Italian bureaucracy, the property was finally ready in the summer of 2008...

Guestbook comments from the manager

It was all so wonderful - the villa was a dream and Monica is a wonderful host.
Jul 2009
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Country House Close to Portofino and Cinque Terre
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Castiglione Chiavarese Genova province
Sammamish, WA
5

Outstanding location! Wonderful hospitality.

  • 5 of 5
Almost every year, we vacation in Europe, and get houses through VRBO or other related sites. This year was the best!! Casa Leopoldo is a gorgeous house with breathtaking views of the Liguria coast to the West and of the hills to the East. It is perched above the picturesque little commune of Castiglione Chivarese. The house is beautifully restored and very well equipped. Monika, the owner/manager is very professional and nice. She made sure we were well-taken care of: from the moment we got to the house, we were warmly welcomed by Marco, who oriented us to the house's many amenities, and we had dinner prepared by the wonderful Luisa and her mother Maura (we asked them to come for the last night we were there, and had a cooking class, a dinner, and we got to keep the recipes) . The house was also cleaned daily (well beyond what was agreed upon in the contract), and we found fresh-cut flowers and fresh fruits and vegetables on our table every day! Also, the house is conveniently located for sight-seeing; so in one week, we visited Florence, Monte Carlo (Monaco), Cinque Terre, Portofino, and Sestri Levante. We dined daily under the stars. It was a dream vacation! Thanks to Monika and the wonderful local people who help her and who made us feel at home. We hope to be back!!
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Castiglione Chiavarese Genova province
Tacoma, Washington, USA
5

Immaculate, spacious, beautifully appointed and heavenly villa with spectacle views.

  • 5 of 5
My cousin found this new villa to celebrate a significant birthday. Owner Monica designed an absolutely stunning home with an open concept kitchen and huge dining area. We dined outside every evening and during the day enjoyed the pool, and the numerous outdoor areas to relax. Even though 10 of us, we were never on top of each other. For exercise, a super walk down irregular steps to the delightful little village below or the more leisurely walk on the road. Sestri Levanti was an easy drive for supermarket shopping but the local village provided sufficient supplies. We had a magical time!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Castiglione Chiavarese Genova province
Bavaria, Germany
5

a great stay

  • 5 of 5
the villa in the hills behind Sestri Levante has an overwhelming view and an elegant interieur. In the house there´s everything you need to have a comfortable stay.
The owner is very friendly and helpful. You get a lot of useful tips for going out, sightseeing, shopping,... Altogether it was a great trip for my friends and me. We recommend the house without a doubt.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Country House Close to Portofino and Cinque Terre
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Castiglione Chiavarese Genova province
5

Incredible time at Casa Leopoldo

  • 5 of 5
I can't even begin to describe how wonderful our experience at Casa Leopoldo was; the house is beautiful, the views are stunning, the location is perfect.

Monika was so helpful and accommodating prior and during our stay; every question we had was answered and suggestion she made to us without exception was incredible.

I highly recommend this property to anyone interested in an authentic Italian experience.

Thank you Monika, we will be back to see you again very soon.

Cameron & Nathalie
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Castiglione Chiavarese Genova province
Florida, USA
5

Florida, USA

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful family vacation at Casa Leopoldo!! The villa is gorgeous and the views are amazing. We were very impressed as the villa not only had a wonderful old Italian charm but also had all of the modern amenities. We loved that we could go down to the town to buy the delicious Italian food, which we enjoyed eating on the outside terrace while taking in the fabulous view.
Wonderful place, Monika! Thank you for your hospitality.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Castiglione Chiavarese Genova province
Australia
5

Australian Family of 6

  • 5 of 5
We spent two wonderful weeks at Casa Leopoldi in July, with our 4 young adult children. We have rented villas in Italy before and this was by far the most wonderful experience we have had. The villa is beautifully furnished with gorgeous mountain and ocean views from every room. The gardens and orchard was an abundance of fresh herbs and delicious apricots and plums, we could freshly pick. Outside, al fresco dinning was a special experience around the beautiful pool where we would prepare many a lunch with the local produce from the surrounding agrotourismos.
The nearby quaint seaside villages are wonderful to explore for shopping and fantastic outdoor restaurants. The Cinque Terre is an easy day trip away, as is Lucca and Parma. We had our bikes with us as well and were able to cycle some challenging terrain.
We will definitely be back, 2 weeks was not long enough.
Thank you Monika
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this wonderful review. This was a group of sporty australians in great shape who did take advantage of the sea and the mountains!

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Genoa
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Castiglione Chiavarese
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Rapallo
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Sestri Levante
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Sestri Levante
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Castagneto
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Sestri Levante
Car: necessary

The property is located 10km from the Sestri levante highway exit and 15km from the Sestri levante downtown and beaches, 15km from Moneglia, 30 km from Portofino and the Cinque Terre, 50km from Genoa, 100km from Pisa airport.

Walking distance, through a steep path, to the village of Castiglione Chiavarese (café, groceries, pharmacy, butcher...)

Intersting spots inland: Varese Ligure, Sarzana, Lucca, Florence

Great small towns along the cost towards Genoa: Chiavari, Rapallo, Santa Margherita as well as Portofino and the city of Genoa.

Great spots towards La Spezia: Cinque Terre, Porto Venere, Lerici, Tellaro...

Photos

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Availability & Rates

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Castiglione Chiavarese Estate Rental Rates

Notes

  • 3000-5300/wk Euros
  • Euros;
    Rates Range: 3000-5500/Week
  • Dates Available: Year Round

Amenities

Amenities

Castiglione Chiavarese Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Panels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half 1 - toilet
    Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Full 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , or queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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