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Italian Riviera, Excelsior Self Catering Apartment On Portofino Coast. Sea View

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Portofino Coast, 3 Bedrooms. Apartment With Sea Views

A fantastic apartment in the original building of the Grand Hotel Excelsior, completely restored and decorated with frescoes from the 20s.

Stunning view of Portofino with own private terrace a great opportunity for romantic dining.

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, TV, air conditioning.The property includes a garden with terrace, carport.

Walking distance to beach and town centre. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

Please note that on arrival we require a holding deposit of €250 that is refunded at departure and a cleaning fee of €100.


We apply a 15% discount on the second week when staying for more than 7 nights.

More Details

Property Manager
Lucy Walton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Lucy Walton

Lucy Walton works for LandCo Property, the international branch of AR92 a local estate agency in Santa Margherita. Their aim is to provide a professional service for clients looking to rent in Portofino and the surrounding area ensuring that properties are realistically priced, clean and well furnished. Antonella, the owner of Ar92, has been managing property rentals in the area for over 15 years and together with her international team ensures comfortable holiday accommodation so that guests can really experience the Ligurian lifestyle and enjoy visiting this beautiful part of the world. Check in and check out our carried out by Antonella, Annalisa or Lucy and guests are also assisted with any queries leading up to or during the stay. The office is in central Santa Margherita by the cinema and is open 6 days a week. Antonella and Annalisa are both Italian, from Santa Margherita whilst Lucy is originally from Hertfordshire in the UK but has been living in Italy for 12 years.

What makes this apartment unique

Beautiful sea view, parking and easy to walk to town centre, ferry boats (for Portofino & Cinqueterre) and train station.


Rapallo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , washing machine
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Ensuite. Balcony and seaview.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Sea view. Balcony.
  • Each room has sheets and towels. On rentals longer than a week the apartment is cleaned and linen changed. (extra cost of €30 paid directly to cleaner).
  • Books
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Possibility to have cleaner during the week at an extra cost (€30 to be added to final cleaning cost)


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Italian Riviera, Excelsior Self Catering Apartment On Portofino Coast. Sea View
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Italian Living At Its Best

  • 5 of 5

In mid-September we began our 4 week stay in this large, spotless, and extremely comfortable apartment. The quality of the furniture is very high and matches the beautiful craftsmanship and materials that went into this building's construction long ago. This 2 level apartment is a top floor end unit that spans the full depth of the building. This means there is much light and air circulation from three directions on both levels of this spacious apartment. The larger of the two lower level balconies faces south and gives you an unobstructed panoramic water view. The smaller lower level balcony and the large dining terrace on the upper level face west, but still have a good view of the sea and of the coastline toward Portofino.

The unit comes with secured garage parking but we arrived by train and found the location to be very walker friendly. The closest food shopping is a Basko supermarket about a 10 minute walk toward the town center. This pedestrian-only town center is about a 15 minute walk, mostly along the water, from the apartment. There you will find all the food shopping, little stores, cafes, and restaurants that make living in Rapallo so enjoyable. There is even a bio (organic) food store called Semi Di Luce. The train station is on the edge of this area and is a 15 to 20 minute walk to the apartment. A taxi ride from the station will cost you 15 euro if you wish to avoid the walk with luggage on a warm day. There is some typical daytime traffic noise from the street in front of the building's grounds, seven floors below. We did not find the noise to be excessive, and it is easy enough to ignore while sitting on your balcony with its sweeping view. Over the water you have the sunrises, moonrises, and watching the lights of the distant coastal towns come on at sunset... all these definitely fall into the priceless category.

Marta and Annalisa, the management team, were extremely pleasant to work with and very responsive to our questions and needs. They made us feel like old friends during our stay.

We found that Rapallo is vibrant but not crushed by tourists. It is a great town to use as a base. You have a bus stop in front of the apartment, local ferry service, and frequent train service for travel options. You can take day trips to the many worthy towns along this coastline, from Genoa to the Cinque Terre. We have stayed in many Italian rentals and this is among the best we have found.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words, we hope to see you here again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful, wonderful see view from the leaving area, bedrooms, kitchen and from the roof at the top of the house.

The locations also is perfect, close to the beach and not so faraway from the mall . On the way to Santa Margherita Ligure .

The apartment's manager has been so kind, the property was so cleaned, closed to the beach or restaurants.

It has been a perfect vacant ion!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Genoa International airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
San Michele di Pagana
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Rapallo or Santa Margherita Ligure
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Golf Club Rapallo
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
San michele di Pagana - Rapallo
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Beach club Excelsior 5 star hotel
Car: recommended

A lovely way to experience the Italian lifestyle in this beautiful Riviera town. Every day the local fishermen sell their daily catch in the local market, lobster, prawns, sea bream, tuna whatever takes your fancy. The great thing about this property is that rather than feeling like a tourist in this part of Italy, only being able to look in from the outside, you actually get the chance to live it. For example, rather than gazing at the delicious fruit and veg you can actually buy it or pick it and cook it in your Italian home and then dine on your own private terrace while enjoying beautiful sea view.

Rapallo has a good selection of shops, bars, ice cream parlours, restaurants and beach. Portofino is a short distance away or if you prefer there is an hourly local ferry that shuttles back and forth.

You can also visit the World Heritage Site 'Cinqueterre' by train or boat leaving daily from Rapallo.

There are so many beautiful places to visit in this part of Italy.. whether you love walking, driving, exploring, relaxing..


Rates & Availability

Rapallo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 12 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
low season
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $294.43

final cleaning fee euro 100,00
When the property is rented for longer than 1 week, there is an additional charge of €30 for washing sheets.

Manager'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.
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