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traditional house in beautiful APRICALE, Liguria, experience the real Italy!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Perfect romantic hideaway for a couple.

Because of it's privileged location Casa Ristretta and Apricale offer you the best of both worlds. The hussle and busstle of the Cote d'Azur, South of France, and the much slower and charming pace of live in a tradional Italian hill village. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in the village or villages nearby or the beach with it's seaside restaurants, only 20 mins away. There is a little grocery store for all your basic needs, and a newsagent. There is free WIFI in the village square and in Apricus Osteria and bar, which are great places to spend time anyway.

Casa Ristretta, has been restored to it's former glory but today's comforts were added. It has a large bathroom with bath and walk in shower and travertine marble tiles.

The bedroom has a kingsize bed, lovely vaulted ceiling and one wall shows the original stone work. The kitchen is well equiped and has table and chairs, although I think, most time would be spend on the covered terrace, with table and chairs, 2 lounge chairs and a Weber BQ.

Please bear in mind that Casa Ristretta is a traditional Apricalese village house, tall and narrow and there are therefore quite a few steps in the house.

Apricale and it's surroundings is a walkers paradise, the area is totally unspoilt.

There are lots of things to do and explore, with Menton and Monte Carlo as obvious towns, but lots of lovely villages to, Rochetta with it's rockpools, Dolceaqua with it stunning roman bridge once painted by Monet to mention but a few.

Nice is our nearest airport, but Genoa is another option, about a 2 hr. drive away.

Prefered changeover day Wednesday but will always try and accomodate, depending on other resvations.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

Why The Owner chose Imperia

Very traditional Apricalese house with heaps of charm, lovely vaulted ceilings and the lovely covered terrace, could not resist it.


Apricale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • the bathroom is 10 m2, is vaulted as well, has a walk in shower, full size bath, and travertine marble tiles.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom is vaulted and has one wall showing original stone work.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Changeover day for July and August 2015 is now Saturday to work around excisting bookings.


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

traditional house in beautiful APRICALE, Liguria, experience the real Italy!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Cora's little house in Apricale is beautiful with everything you could possibly want for a wonderful stay in this extraordinary mountain village.

The quality of the finish is superb and we were very impressed at how beautifully clean the place was.

We were met, as planned, by our contact and led up the amazing laberynth of streets and alleyways which make Apricale so special. The service was great and we soon acquainted ourselves with the excellent local restaurants.

On the top floor of the house is a lovely terrace which we made very good use of every evening. It is a short drive or bus ride into the nearby towns of Dolcheaqua, Camporosso and sea side towns with great beaches.

I would thoroughly recommend this house if you are fit and able bodied. Elderly or infirm folk may find the steps difficult.

Many thanks again for a fantastic stay X

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Italian village house

  • 5 of 5

A very enjoyable stay in a lovely traditional village house with lots of character. Cosy, clean and tidy with all facilities. The owner is friendly and very helpful with a good knowledge of the area.

Apricale is a charming village with superb views and several good walks locally. The Apricus bar/restaurant is welcoming and good value for money.

We would certainly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pur bonheur à Apricale

  • 5 of 5

Apricale est vraiment magnifique, très différent des villages médiévaux français. Cora est très arrangeante et son logement est de toute beauté, totalement conforme aux images du site. À conseiller sans aucune réserve. Jean

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Geheimtipp für eine erholsame Auszeit

  • 5 of 5

Wir suchten übers Jahresende Ruhe vom grossen Rummel. Ganz kurzfristig buchten wir das vielversprechende Haus Ristretta von Tom und Cora. Bereits der e-Mail-Kontakt war sehr positiv. Schnelle Antwort und sehr hilfsbereit bei Fragen!!!! Genauso war der Empfang beim Treffpunkt Osteria/Bar Apricus, wo man übrigends sehr freundlich bedient wird und sehr gut isst!!!!). Tom führte uns durch das Labyrinth des unglaublich malerischen und märchenhaften Apricale zum Haus. Alles wurde sehr gut erklärt und für uns war bereits ein herzlicher Willkommensgruss auf dem Küchentisch. Unser Gastgeber wäre sogar bereit gewesen, für uns noch ein Nachtessen zu organisieren, da die Restaurants am 31.12 abnds geschlossen hatten. Unglaublich nett. Das ist auf 4 Etagen. Die Küche klein, aber absolut genügend Platz für zwei Personen samt Hund. Es war an alles gedacht, von Taschenlampe, Regenschirm, Haarföhn...einfach alles was man braucht. Die ganze Einrichtung in sehr gutem Zustand und sehr sauber! Die Teppenstufen im Haus sind recht hoch und nicht geeignet mit Gehbehinderung, was ja auch Beschrieb angedeutet wird, und übrigends fürs ganze Dorf Apricale gilt. Die Ruhe auch Nachts war ausgezeichnet. Ausflugsmöglichkeiten gibts gut, die wir aber nichit ab der kurzen Auszeit ausschöpfen konnten. Der Strand von Ventimiglia gefiel uns persönlich gar nicht und wir fanden die Abschnitte Richtung San Remo dafür umso schöner. Sicher lohnt sich auch ein Ausflug nach Menton. Wanderwege gibts zuhauf, und dies praktisch vor der Haustür.

Kurz, die Auszeit übers Jahesende war top und wir empfehlen dieses kleine Haus in dem ganz speziell sehenswerten Dorf zu 100% weiter.

Nicht zu vergessen, dass man eine Terrasse hat, die gedeckt ist, mit Liegestühlen bestückt, einem Esstisch und Stühlen, Grill etc, wo man ganz für sich ist und über die Dächer ins Tal sehen kann. Völlig ungestört und die Sonne ein paar Stunden für sich ganz alleine hat.

Nun wünschen wir Tom und Cora von Herzen viele weitere Menschen, die ihr Haus und eben die ganz spezielle Lage schätzen!!!!

Danke euch Tom und Cora, für die ganz tolle Gastfreundschaft!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Sehr ruhiges und gepflegtes Haus

  • 5 of 5

Wir wollten etwas Ruhe und bekamen dies auch. Das Dorf Apricale ist wirklich sehenswert. Das kleine Haus auf vier Etagen ist ein Refugium wo es einfach alles hat was man braucht!!! Das Haus ist wirklich schön, gemütlich, sehr ruhig gelegen und mit viel Komfort. Die Vermieter sind überaus nett und haben uns einen lieben Empfang bereitet. Allerdings sollte man gut zu Fuss sein, da die Treppenstufen im Haus recht hoch sind. Was wir u.vielem sehr schätzten, dass das Bett eine gute Matratze hatte!!! Wir haben die Zeit enorm genossen und können Ort wie das herzige Haus nur weiter empfehlen!!!! Eine Super Adresse, ein Geheimtipp, der nun keiner mehr ist.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
In village square
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
San Remo
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
There are many walking distance
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres

Apricale is surrounded by totally unspoiled hills and mountains, great for walk. Tourism is really very low key, you will experience the real Italy, yet so close to busy French riviera.


Rates & Availability

Apricale House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
mid season
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
High season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $267.33

Low season rate does not include gas for central heating. Italy is unfortunately not cheap and heating costs about 6 euros per day with normal use.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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