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Casa degli Aranci - with 'Secret' garden - sleeps 4+2

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


About the property

Recently restored (April 2012) apartment in Riomaggiore

The flat , which has been recently renewed (2012) is located in a typical local house in Riomaggiore historical downtown. It is 300 meters from the sea.

It is situated on 2 floors and can host up until max 6 people with its 3 confortable bedrooms.

The first floor has a living room, 2 bedrooms and bathroom. The second floor has a small living room with kitchenette, a bedroom and another bathroom.

The 2 floors can be rented together (for 5 or 6 people) or separately (first floor only for 4 people or second floor only for 2 people). The privacy is 100% guaranteed in all cases.

Starting on the 2015 season we also have a small 'secret' garden for our guests. It is between the house and the mountain, confortable and nice with its orange, tangerin and lemon trees. It will be possible to spend here a few relaxing moments during your holiday. The garden will be available for those groups renting the first floor or both floors together and we will only request a small additional amount for the final cleaning (of course, only for those people who will like to use it).

Our rates are referred to the first floor part only: please read carefully on the notes below the price list the additional info for the second floor only or for the whole flat.

The apartment is a few minutes walking from the railway station or from the car parking.

We advise our guests that it is strongly recommended to arrive by train and to leave the car at La Spezia railway station parking as the car is not useful at 5 Terre (where you can go by train, by boat or even on foot across all the villages).

Riomaggiore is only 8 minutes by train from La Spezia and the parking in La Spezia is far cheaper than in 5 Terre.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018


Riomaggiore Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Linens Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Casa degli Aranci - with 'Secret' garden - sleeps 4+2
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Wonderful place, loved our time here!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful, beautiful apartment in a perfect location, lots of steps but it only adds to the charm! We wanted to experience the local culture of Riomaggiore and this flat did not disappoint! The secret garden is a must, a quaint little spot for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine while surrounded by orange trees and lemon trees. The bathroom is very small but typical of bathrooms throughout Italy. I loved the little kitchenette, overall it is just a charming place! The owner was very prompt to return phone calls and emails. Very pleasant to work with! If we ever get to visit Riomaggiore again, I would definitely want to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: what can I say? thank you so much for your feedback which is the perfect reward for our work. Hope you have you back!
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good for a crash pad, not for a home like experien

  • 3 of 5

The bedrooms are great, spacious and beautiful but the living room is really not really a living room. It's tiny and uncomfortable. The bathroom is oddly shaped and also uncomfortable even if clean. the kitchenette is int very comfortably equipped, not enough stuff. I would recommend this place for those who want a clean place to crash but not for those who are looking for a home-like experience. You have to wire money or pay cash in person, which is a little awkward.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy you recognized the bedrooms being great, spacious and beautful. Regarding the bathroom, the living room with kitchenette they are not so big but absolutely well equipped and (as you write) clean. I think that travelling in Cinque Terre you may have realized that the flats (even if recently renovated as ours) are placed in old and traditional buildings so spaces should be accepted by those who appreciate the beautiful of this part of Italy. Regarding payments: while I normally ask a confirmation payment and balance one month before arriving (via bank transfer) I have accepted cash at arrival for the total from you only to be helpful since you wrote that wiring money was difficult for you. I have therefore taken your booking without any assurance in case of no show. Honestly my english is not good enough to understand what you mean by "crash pad" but I am sure that travellers look for a clean and pleasant place for a good rest after a day around in the wonderful area, and I am sure our flat is perfect for this.
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
La Spezia
Car: not necessary

The Cinque Terre area covers some 15 km along the extreme eastern end of the Ligurian coast, between Levanto and La Spezia. It is a very jagged, steep coastline, which the work of man over the millennia has transformed into an intensively terraced landscape so as to be able to wrest from nature a few hectares of land suitable for agriculture, such as growing vines and olive trees. The human communities have adapted themselves to this seemingly rough and inhospitable nature by building compact settlements directly on the rock, with winding streets. The general use of natural stone for rooting gives these settlements a characteristic appearance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Our rates are referred to the first floor rental only (4 people). If you are only 2 and wish to rent the second floor only then consider 30% less on the rate. If you are 5 or 6 and need to rent the whole apartment then consider to add 30% to the above quotations

Final cleaning € 50 for one floor or € 70 for two floors, € 20 for the garden (if required)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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