|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Arco is a tidy and bright apartment, so central that in a few minutes walk you can reach beaches, restaurants and shops of the lively Santa Margherita Ligure .
Perfect for 4 people it accommodates up to 6 thanks to a 140cm wide sofa bed.
It is located on the fifth floor of a building from the 50s in a quiet pedestrian area .
The apartment is composed as follows :
- 1 double bedroom
- 1 twin bedroom
- 1 bathroom with shower
- Living room with dining table for 4 and double sofa bed
- Balcony with table for breakfast/drink
- Separated, fully equipped kitchen
Warm and welcoming , Arco will enchant you for the absolute comfort of its location.
Balcony has a relaxing view over the surroundings hills.
A car is not necessary since even buses , trains and boats are in close proximity.
My name is Bruno, I'm 46, I live and work in Milano.
I took mi first steps in this field 10 years ago when I started letting my parent's holiday-home in Rapallo not far from Portofino, in the Ligurian Riviera, Italy.
Since the very beginning it was a great experience both for my guests and myself: they enjoyed my attitude to the hospitality and I learned more and more about how to turn an apartment into a perfect holiday accommodation.
Everything in the apartment is clearly of good quality; its position is ideal.
We really enjoyed our stay here. The apartment is right in the centre of the town and 2 minutes walk to the nearest beach. It is laid out well with a good sized main bedroom (with balcony) a well stocked kitchen and a bathroom. The 2nd bedroom its fine for 2 to sleep and the lounge can also be turned into a bedroom and has a 2nd balcony. We really appreciated the air conditioning. Be aware that in august parking is a nightmare. We would definitely recommend this place
Property well located in Santa Margherita. Description on web site reflects adequatly reality. Property clean and well maintained. Can accomadate easily a family of 4. Owner reacted fast to our requests, mainly informational. Would recommend to everyone.
Santa Margherita is central located - close to Portofino, Le cinque terre and Genoa (per train). There are some very good restaurants close to the appartement. (close to piazza Caprera).
We enjoyed our stay.
Here you have some infos about the area from Genova to Cinque Terre.
They are ment to help you enjoy the places I love and know best and the ones it might be more difficult to bump in just walking around. You'll also find some general hints, that may sound funny or useless if you allready know Italy but will turn usefull if it is the first time you are in my country.
Consider that I usually visit the area in winter and during weekend (I love Liguria but I live in Milano), in summer time there are many other places to check.
In Italy 'bar' does not only mean a place to drink alcohol in the evening, most of the time is a place to have a coffè and croissant in the morning maybe (but not necessary) at the counter.
'caffè' is more a place to seat and spend time. The difference it is not so sharp and you can spend as much time as you want in both.
Very nice also Caffè Defilla in Chiavari in corso Garibaldi.
My favourites are:
-Hostaria Vecchia Rapallo, Via Fratelli Cairoli, 24-25 tel
-Focaccia in Riviera, it is just at the beginning of via Zunino (or at the end if you arrive from the apartment). Try their Focaccia di Recco (cheese focaccia ) it’s eccellent.
Bagni Molo (in summer is also restaurant) Marzia: (phone number hidden)
- Bar Sole, great location.
U Bansin Via Venezia, 104 tel: (phone number hidden) very easy but but the food is good
U Giancu Via San Massimo - tel: a must if you have little kids. They will love it. It's far from the center and the apt, you can go there by bus (direction San Massimo) by car or taxi
Trattoria Da Mario, Piazza Garibaldi, 23,
if you love pizza: Pizzeria Bella Napoli, Corso Colombo,
Almost all of the places on the Passeggiata are ok. To pick out some two names: Hotel Miramare and Da Monique.
My favourites are:
- Caffè del Porto Via Tomaso Bottaro, 32 tel: (phone number hidden), traditional cuisine easy and quite inexpensive.
- Capo Nord: (it's actually between Santa Margherita and Paraggi) unfortunately it is open only in summer. Very romantic, you really eat 'pieds dans l'eau'.
There are also some other nice places in the area by Piazza Vittorio Veneto and at the beginning of Calata del Porto but sometimes they are a little snobish and the gap between what you pay and what you get is too high. In summer is really crowded. Consider that Santa Margherita is one of the favourite places for young scion of northern Italy rich families to show off, in winter is different.
My favourites are:
- Polpo Mari my favourite dish is 'misto all'antica' and my favourite wine is: Vermentino di Laura Aschero
- Cantine Cattaneo: Via Vicinale della Madonnetta, 1 tel: you need to go there by car or you can take a taxi from Sestri Levante.
Portobello: Via Portobello, 16 -in the baia del silenzio
Asseu: via G.B. da Ponzerone, 2 take the road from Sestri Levante to Moneglia, the restaurant is just after Riva Trigoso. You need a car or you can take a taxi from Sestri Levante.
Ristorante dei Castelli: the owner is the same of Polpo Mario. Very nice location and good food but, in my opinion, a little too expensive. I prefer Polpo Mario.
Ruta di Camogli:
Nonna Nina (excellent traditional ligurian cuisine) you have to go by car or take a taxi from Santa Margherita or Camogli. You can also take a 15-20 min walk from the bus stop of Ruta.
If you go there for lunch and don't mind walking (and little trekking), you can spend the afternoon on the path from Ruta to Punta Chiappa and then from Punta Chiappa to the village of Camogli, wich is beautifull.
Gelaterie (icecream places)
Frigidarium (just by the castle)
Gelateria del Polpo (under the arcades at the beginning of via Mazzini)
Gelateria Centrale try Pinguino (chocolate dipped ice cream)
Baciollo (my top favourite) try: crema con fichi e noci (figues and nut) and ricotta e cotognata.
Places to have a drink from 7 p.m. till late and for APERITIVO
Aperitivo is normally served with a little food that sometimes it is not just 'a little'.
In some places, in summer, you may find 'happy hour' wich is served from 7pm to 9pm: you only pay for the drink and are aloud to help yourself as much as you like with food. It is the italian version of 'tapas'.
Enoteca Il castello
Bar le saline
Caffè Defilla in corso Garibaldi
There are two bars in the 'baia del silenzio', one is by Hotel Helvetia and the other one is almost on the other side of the bay. Both of them are very nice.
Enoteca Winter Rose
They are both on calata Marconi on your left side looking at the sea.
|Linen and towel rental||$43|
|Refundable damage deposit||$322|
Usual check in time is from 3 p.m. to 7pm.
For check in after 7.00 pm we need extra help and, in spite of ourselves, we have to ask an extra charge depending on time of arrival: € 30,00 from 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm + € 20,00 for each further hour.
Please let us know if we have to organize late check in for you.
Normalmente l’orario di arrivo è tra le 15.00 e le 19.00. Per il check in fuori orario siamo costretti a chiedere una maggiorazione in funzione dell’ora di arrivo: € 30,00 fino alle 23,00 + € 20,00 per ogni ulteriore ora.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.