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Unique Historical Apart., ocean view, on Vernazza main square, private parking.

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Original '800 decorated, elegant, few steps from the sea, with lot of windows.

Really front sea, the apartment is at a stone's throw from the sea and beach and it overlooks the Piazzetta, really next to café, shops and restaurants. At the second floor, it is fully furnished with top quality fittings, furniture and accessories, completely renovated in 2009. Bedrooms are very quiet, with windows on a secondary pedestrian path; the apartment is ideal for one or two couples or a family with two or three children (bedrooms possibilities: 1 double bedroom and 1 room with two single beds). Private Wifi. If you arrive by car, no problem, the apartment has a private parking option at the limit of the pedestrian area(with an extra fee): no car traffic in the village is allowed.

MUST: wide sitting room with windows facing the sea and the Piazzetta with original marble fireplace, two large armchairs, three seats sofa, under the original XIX sec fresco ceiling. One of the bedroom as the shower bathroom inside.

Equipments: sheets and towels, hairdryer, television, refrigerator, freezer, working fireplace, microwave, toaster, laundry machine, iron, iron board, vacuum cleaner, baby cot, baby high seat.

More Details

Cristina Bisa
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Cristina Bisa

My parents summer apartment, 'pied dans l'eau'.

Restored in 2010 for family use.

Totally new shower rooms and kithchen.

Cristina Bisa purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Cristina Bisa chose Cinque terre

Because it's a unique piece in a unique place.

Because this apartment is authentic, as its ceiling painted by the owner in mid '800, and it's in Vernazza, the most beautifull of 5 Terre villages; because it's in the hart of the village, on the square front sea, on the beach.

What makes this apartment unique

To be in the hart of the 5 Terre, in the most authentic and preserved village, in a fantastic sea location as well in the middle of the path links to Monterosso and Corniglia, 2 minutes walk from the train station.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location overlooking the main square and waterfront. Very spacious with two bathrooms and fully contained kitchen. Vernazza has recently been devestated by land slides but is a beautiful town and a great place from which to explore the Cinque Terre Natioanl Park.
May 2012
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Vernazza Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The access to the yellow shower room is from the double beds bedroom. Both shower rooms have windows.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The 2 single beds become easily a standard double bed.
  • Both bedrooms are in the back side of the apartment with nice windows, but far from the eventual noise of the piazza. In the double bedroom there is space for the baby cot, in case. The room with double beds has direct access to the yellow shower room.
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
The apartment is "In the heart of Vernazza where Vernazza is the heart of the Cinque Terre!" Enjoy the village life and people, and to be close to the beaches and to train as well paths and ferry boat connections to the other Cinque Terre villages. Each room of the apartment has windows. A superb view from the sitting room on the piazza, the hart of the village, and on the sea. The sitting room ceiling was peinted in the mid of the XIX century by the owner of that time. Today all forniture are authentic or design with nice linen and table sets (diches, glasses...). Only 18 steps to get to the apartment leve, not too many for the 5 Terre! Authentic and romantic this apartment is well keeped and maintenance closing is scheduled every year, to deliver the best place to stay to our family and to our guests.


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Unique Historical Apart., ocean view, on Vernazza main square, private parking.
average rating of 4.4 based on 42 reviews
Miami Shores, Florida

Lovely place and amazing location!!

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious apartment located in the heart of Vernazza overlooking the piazza and harbor. You feel you are not missing any action even when you are inside the apartment chilling out. It does not have an elevator and it is in a second floor however my 3 girls and I were able to manage our 4 suitcases all the way up. Everything worked perfect except for the door lock that was replaced inmediatly after we informed the owner of the defect. Cristiana and Alfredo were very helpful and attentive with us anytime we ask for help. The noisy in the morning of trucks picking up the recycling bottles and garbage I took it as a part of the experience of being located just where things where going on in town ;)

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarabelle. I guess there are no houses with elevator in Vernazza, not at least in the ancient houses giving on the main square. And in this square in front of the sea is where life pass on...since ever. It is the heart of Vernazza where Vernazza is the heart of the 5 Terre. A place where locals first keep on living their lives unless due to visitors, the number of empty bottles to collect have increased!!! and in all Italian villages there is a square where life is beating.
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Vernazza Stay

  • 4 of 5

The location for a stay in Vernazza was perfect and the views were delightful. The apartment was adequate and the host was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View

  • 3 of 5

Liked the apartment, second bedroom was small and shower in second bathroom was almost too small. Nice living room/dining room combination.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It always depends on what do you expect to find in a '600 (probably earlier) apartment in a fisherman village. This is one of the few apartments with 2 bedrooms and 2 shower rooms. Size is based on what is permittetd by the perimeter walls!!
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BEST LOCATION! What views!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this apartment, perfect location right by the harbor with amazing views from every window of the piazza, the cathedral, the locals relaxing. Short walk to train. So convenient. Huge living room, comfy beds.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tracy, California, USA

Somewhat misrepresented

  • 2 of 5

I agree with other reviewers that Vernazza is a great town. And the location is great if you don't mind noise (we didn't mind it but it does start early with noisy delivery trucks, bottles dumped into trucks, etc.) The apartment manager was very welcoming and offered help if needed. But, after reading from listing: "Only 18 steps to get to the apartment leve, not too many for the 5 Terre!" I was surprised by the 31 steep marble stairs from the ground floor door to the apartment. In the US 2nd floor means the first one after street level. In Italy it means the second one after street level. The room with "two single beds" is a TINY room with two single beds (each may be 30" wide) a cheap plastic chair and a table with a broken leg. Our group was me, my wife, and a friend of my wife's. Some creative photography makes the room look habitable for two but our single companion was barely able to function in the room. The bathroom door is partially blocked and there is maybe a foot of room between the bed and bedroom door. I saw a review that said roomy for two couples. The couple that draws the short straw and gets the tiny room would have to crawl over each other to get in and out of bed. Three weeks in Italy and this was our worst experience.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When I come to US or when I studied in San Diego 30 years ago I did not and I do not expect now to find juicy fruits and tasty food as in Italy.I guess that every country has its specific. I apologise for my parents apartment tiny second bedroom room which is absolutely represenred as it is in the pictures but we are out of space in 5 Terre land. No tricky pictures are used to show the apartmen, as most of reviews says. The apartments IS at 2nd floor for Italian rules as at ground floor there are shops, then the first floor apartment, then my apartment. Delivers are mandatory in these small villages within 10 am to not give troubles during the day to visitors, but also in winter when we are few people left, but the access to the village square is possible only by a 3 meters wide passage. So I guess 5 Terre and Liguria have some specifics that are too far from your US point of view. Last.: sorry for the consolle leg...but the transparent plastic chair is a design piece by the French architect Philipe Stark made by Kartell the Italian desing co.. and I chose it as it is neutral respect the mid '800 decoration of the flat.
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Great Location and a parking spot

  • 4 of 5

This VRBO is located in the heart of Vernazza. Pack light because you do need to haul your bag from the parking spot to the apartment and up stairs but it is so worth it. The windows overlook the main piazza at the harbour. Beautiful. You hear the church bells. Apartment is well appointed with a decent kitchen. 2 bedrooms and 2 washrooms.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Ananasso - Burgus, and Pirata
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi or Rapallo
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Gianni Franzi and Gambero Rosso.
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Vernazza beach

Vernazza is one of the Cinque Terre villages: on the sea side, next to Monterosso, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. From Vernazza you can take the train to get to the other villages, or just walk enjoying the beauty of the landscapes from the steep paths rising the hills, among lemon trees and grapes terraces, right in front of the sea: in summer the villages are easily connected by ferry boat as well.

The Cinque Terre villages are in the region of La Spezia, famous for other beautiful locations such as Portovenere, Lerici, Tellaro and Sarzana. It is easy to travel around the villages and in all the region by train, with short connection trip and thanks to a very large train time schedule offer.

From La Spezia station or by car, via highway, it is also easy to get to Pisa (60km, the nearest airport as well), Lucca (80 km), Florence (115 km), Leghorn (90 km) from where to get to Elba Island by ferryboat, and then Genoa (100 km), Parma (100 km) and Milan (200 km).

Live some days in Vernazza means also to enjoy the tastes, flavors and colors of the Italian Riviera; after the flood passed on October 25th, 2011 a very sad event to which the people of Vernazza reacted firmly, people from all over the world come more than once to visit us.... discover yourself the very good reasons for!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $82.44

Option PRIVATE CAR PARKING: price from 20 euro per day. Linen, towels (no beach), wifi, included.
Final cleaning 60 euro.Baby cot and baby seat included.
Cancellation Policy: Reservation amount returned if cancellation is communicated 30 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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