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Violets Matte - Bright apartment in the green with sea view

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

Apartment of 65 sqm with garden and views of the Gulf of La Spezia

The apartment is a one bedroom apartment of 65 square meters very bright, with separate entrance, located in the hamlet of Marola, with panoramic view, very quiet and in the countryside.

Equipped with air conditioning and four beds, the apartment, furnished with a comfortable style, is located on the first floor and is composed as follows:

- 1 room with double bed (room with sea view balcony)

- 1 large living room (with 2 windows overlooking the sea) with a sofa bed for 2 people, dining table, TV, books available, information material about the points of interest

- 1 kitchen equipped with refrigerator and freezer, 4-burner stove, oven, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster (window with sea view)

- 1 bathroom with shower

- Bed linen and towels included

You can use the outdoor space shared with the owners for breakfast and relaxing moments.

The car park is not confidential (public highway) is 200 m and the house is reached on foot along an alley.

A pedestrian alley of about 300 m allows you to walk to the bus stops that lead to Lerici, Portovenere and other tourist spots.

At about 2.5 km is the small beach of Fezzano.

Excellent starting point for hiking enthusiasts. It is also ideal for cultural excursions in the day in the nearby archaeological sites of Luni and Le Grazie, to visit the renowned medieval town of Sarzana, the museums and the castle of San Giorgio La Spezia.

Within 300 m are available all essential services such as the bus stop for La Spezia and seaside resorts, pharmacy, church, newsstands, ATMs, grocery stores, restaurants, tobacco shop.

The railway station is located 6 km and connects La Spezia with the main attractions of the area as Versilia, Pisa, Florence and Lucca; in about 15 minutes by train you can reach the Cinque Terre, using the frequent local races. The Cinque Terre Card can be purchased directly at the offices of the National Park in the station.

A 6 km away is the marina Mirabello and the boat landings for trips to Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Lerici, Santa Margherita, Portofino and Camogli.

Portovenere, which is just 9 km, is a charming and picturesque village on the sea, from which there are frequent taxi boat to the island of Palmaria and ferries to the Cinque Terre.

More Details

Owner
Aurora De Rinaldis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
83 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A15
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Ristorante Picciariello
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Fezzano

Marola is a small village of La Spezia and the sea extends on the hill, with the typical Ligurian terraces, planted mainly with olive trees.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AREA

The June 20, 2015 Cadimare, another small village adjacent to Marola, opens the summer season with the folkloristic event "The landing of the pirates."

Every year on the first Sunday in August in the waters off the promenade of La Spezia is held the Palio del Golfo, a historic rowing duel between the thirteen villages of La Spezia to whom Marola participates with great pride and fervor. The Friday night before the duel, the Townships parade through the city streets with bright and colorful choreography.

On August 17 of each year to Portovenere is celebrated the Feast of the Madonna Bianca, with a suggestive night procession.

From 4 to 6 September 2015 in Sarzana will host the twelfth edition of the Festival of the Mind, dedicated to the creation and exploration of the creative process, with meetings, shows and moments of cultural enrichment.

SIGHTS AND EXCURSIONS

La Spezia: St. George castle, museum LIA, Naval Museum;

Lerici Castle;

Luni: archeological site and museum;

Le Grazie: Villa Romana del Vecchio Varignano;

Sarzana Sarzanello fortress;

Palmaria: Fortress of the Sea;

Island TINO: dedicated to St. Venerio patron of the Gulf of La Spezia.

Today the island is a military zone under the control of the Navy. On the occasion of the celebrations, on September 13, there is a procession at sea and provides for the transfer of the statue of the saint from La Spezia to the island of Tino and then is given the blessing to craft. The island of Tino is open only on September 13 and the Sunday after that date.

Portovenere Doria Castle, Church of St. Peter, Collegiate Church of San Lorenzo, the cave of Byron.

Trail n. 1 of the 'Alta Via del Golfo (Marola - Campiglia - Telegraph - Portovenere).

The owners are available to provide more information and artwork.

Amenities

La Spezia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11.30 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
  • bathroom with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 double
  • bedroom with double bed, sea view balcony
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Violets Matte - Bright apartment in the green with sea view
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
5

Comfortable apartment with nice views and great owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 days during Easter and really enjoyed the place. The apartment description and photos are accurate, and the kitchen is well stocked.

The highlights were the owners, who went out of their way to make sure you had everything to make you visit to the area a success. They really enjoyed sharing their favorite restaurants in the various towns we visited, and by chance they actually showed up at Osteria Picciarello in Marola for their family dinner....worked out well for us as they helped order given the waiter didn't speak much English.

If you like hiking, you can leave from the apartment and hike to Campiglia in under 90 minutes (we had trail to ourselves), from where you can hike into Portovenere in 2 hours, on one of the most scenic paths near Cinque Terre with minimal crowds. Reasonably frequent bus service between La Spezia and Portovenere are on the main road, just a 5 minute hike down some alley ways.

All in all, when we return to the Cinque Terre area, we would gladly stay at this apartment again!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review has touched me! Thanks for the appreciation you have made us. We try to do our best to make our guests feel comfortable. Thanks also for your hiking tips that will surely be useful to other guests who want to come and visit us. We are glad that you have been well and we would like to see you again with sincere pleasure!
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5

Very clean nice quiet property up in the hills

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice clean and quiet property on the hill. The owners were visiting close by as well and are extremely nice . Always helpfull and more than once went above and beyond to make our stay even more pleasant.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent séjour

  • 5 of 5

Roberto et Aurora nous ont très bien acceuillis dans ce magnifique appartement situé entre la Spezia et Portovenere. Idéal pour se rendre dans les Cinque Terre en bateau ou en train, ou encore à Lerici. L'appartement est très spacieux. À notre arrivée, nous avions tout le nécessaire pour passer dix jours sans aucun soucis. Merci à Roberto et Aurora pour leur chaleureux accueil.

Nathan et Marion

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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La Spezia

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben einen schönen Urlaub in La Spezia verbracht.Die Vermieter waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. An der Wohnung gab es nichts auszusetzen. Sehr sauber und mit viel Liebe eingerichtet. Allein die Parkplatzsituation hat uns nicht gefallen. Zu wenig Parkplätze und zu weit von der Wohnung entfernt.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Très agréable appartement

  • 5 of 5

Roberto et Aurora sont très accueillants. Ils parlent le français comme j'aimerais pouvoir aussi bien parler l'italien. Ils ont fait pour que ce séjour soit des plus agréable et ça été une réussite. Les produits du coin à disposition. Rien ne nous a manqué. Ils ont bien pensé l'accueil et rendre leur appartement confortable avec une jolie décoration avec goût. Belle surprise aussi pour nous de découvrir les différents points de vue. Bien situé, pas de problème de stationnement. Nous aurions plaisir à y revenir. Merci à tous les deux. Catherine

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Excellent rapport qualité/prix/convivialité

  • 5 of 5

Propriétaires très accueillants et soucieux de votre bien-être...(capsules expresso,biscuits,eau minérale ,lait,,tous les ingrédients consommables pour cuisiner)

Appartement très agréable,bien équipé,calme la nuit,avec une vue superbe sur le golfe,une grande terrasse à proximité pour un repas ou boire un verre(n'apparait pas sur les photos mais bien réelle).

Un détail: toutes les baies vitrées sont équipées de moustiquaires,bien utiles si l'on veut éviter la climatisation!

L'environnement immédiat est assez bucolique:chants d'oiseaux,végétation sur les collines

Les 200 mètres qui séparent l'appartement du stationnement sont à faire à pied ,mais cela garantit aussi le calme.

Emplacement idéal pour qui veut visiter les Cinque Terre,dont les villages sont bien desservis par de nombreux trains depuis La Spezia..(pas de trains à proximité immédiate de l'appartement ni à Porto Venere)et sont également relativement accessibles en voiture,mais attention au budget stationnement,à la distance entre PK et village...

La Spezia n'est pas la plus jolie ville d'Italie,mais le centre est agréable,le marché alimentaire très bien fourni en fruits ,légumes,poissons...

Pour une visite approfondie de la région et des musées de la ville,,nous reviendrons sans hésiter chez Roberto et Aurora

Fredy et Annie

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour les indications si précis! qui seront utiles à nos prochains clients. Merci, je vous remercie pour les mots que vous avez réservé pour nous. Aussi nous serons heureux de vous voir. Aurora e Roberto
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

pulizia finale $35.25
Stay tax $1.76 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Le tariffe possono essere soggette a variazione finchè la prenotazione non viene confermata.
Le tariffe si intendono per 2 persone e il costo totale stimato per l'affitto è calcolato sulla tariffa del periodo di riferimento.
L'imposta di soggiorno è dovuta per i primi 5 giorni consecutivi di permanenza.

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.