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Apartment in Portofino, Genova e Provincia: a spacious flat right on the sea

Bedrooms 3
Space 140 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 8 people.

In Portofino a spacious and comfortable flat, overlooking the sea.

The house is an example of the late XIX century holiday villa of the Ligurian Riviera, built above its boathouse, has always starting point for beautiful canoe trips.

It is ideal for relaxed and refined holidays.

The position is very special between the green wooded hills and the sea, the flat overlooks a small public beach, that can be reached by a short path. It's next to the beautiful Paraggi bay, with its sand beach, amazing green transparent water, tiny village and exclusive villas. It is included in the natural park of Portofino that features beautiful walks in different environments due to the special biodiversity of flora and fauna, with stunning views on the sea and steep cliffs.

From the boathouse below the flat you could appreciate the beauty of Portofino Marine Park in the best possible way: paddling, rowing, with 'outdoorportofino' .

By a short walk (or by bus) you will reach Portofino with fashionable shops, very nice and romantic outdoor cafés and restaurants.

Portofino'sPedestrian-Path.gif: Pedestrian paths in the natural Park of Portofino; if you like trekking, this is an amazing area with stunning landscapes; something real special: the classic trip Portofino - San Fruttuoso Abbey (follow the two red circles signals)

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Giancarla Serra
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2017

About Giancarla Serra

My grand-grand-father, from Genoa, both the flat with the boathouse for give to his ten sons the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong, swimming, rowing and hiking in stunning landscapes. In the XIX century, Portofino was a little fisherman village, unknown from the newborn tourism. The only other tourists was two English brother and them family, living in the two castle of the area Castello Paraggi, in front of Niasca and castello Brown immediately above Portofino. Nowadays a natural park and the protected bay of Paraggi bring back to the enchant of those days. As my grandfather, my mother, my sisters, I spent all the summers of my childhood in Niasca

Giancarla Serra purchased this apartment in 1887

Why Giancarla Serra chose Genova province

The site is one of the most beatiful sea side places in the world.

What makes this apartment unique

You could hear from the living room the rhythmic sound of waves


Portofino Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Second Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Third Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 double
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Four beds Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 room with 4 beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Near Portofino a detached villa divided in two flats. It is composed of a large living room with a balcony right on the sea, it includes the dining area and the kitchen. One double bedroom with bathroom, one twin bedroom with bathroom; one four-bed room with bathroom. A car space for one car is provided. Underneath the flat there is a boathouse where is possible to rent kayaks, windsurfs and book many activities relate to the sea, from


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Apartment in Portofino, Genova e Provincia: a spacious flat right on the sea
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Perfect Portofino Villa for our 20th Anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Niasca/Portofino. The villa is located perfectly to enjoy all the area has to offer, while still allowing us to relax away from the busy towns at the end of the day. While the road is busy at times, you don't hear it from the villa. The view is outstanding and everyone we met during check-in and check-out were wonderful. Everything we needed for the week was provided and the recommendations for dining, groceries, places to visit in the area were very well received. A must is a drive to Recco for focaccia! What a treat to have been there!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Niasca Villa

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place to spend in the late Spring or early summer. It would be too warm in the villa during the warm months. The humidity within the villa was something that needs to be addressed by using fans to move the air instead of have to open all the windows to get circulation. The dehumidifiers could not keep up with the windows open.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John, the last week end was wonderful weather: sunny but fresch! the position of Niasca, in a little valley near the sea, allows to have this confortable microclimate in the warmest days of July too; all our guests appreciate the natural "air condition" in the flat. The dehumidifiers, if needed, work vary well with close windows.
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Magical stay...

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the boat house and hope to return again soon. The owners were great to work with. Thank you for sharing your wonderful family home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This area offers a lot of amazing opportunities. It will be a pleasure to help you and your friends to discover them, your next stay in Niasca.
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Beautiful home with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

My family absolutely adored this special home. The location is perfect. We loved walking into Portofino on the hiking trail. It's about a 20 minute walk (3 minute drive) into the beautiful little seaside town.

The views of the home are stunning. The water is so calming and beautiful to look at. Our boys loved going down to the beach to play by the water. And we rented Kayak's from Luca which was lots of fun.

This was a perfect place to stay with our family of 4 (There was plenty of room for more people as well:) We really enjoyed the owners too. They were great to us and went above and beyond by mailing us something we left at the house. Thank you Maria we look forward to experiencing Niasca again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope next time in Niasca you could appreciate a kayak trip with perfect weather, calm sea with the fantastic Luca and Sara's organization directly below the flat.
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Beautiful area, beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeouse and spacious house, literally on the beach. Nothing better than waking up and having breakfast on the little balcony with the sea under!

The space is lovely, with a wide living room full of light and a big kitchen. The description 100% met the reality and a couple days were absolutely not enough in there.

Wish I could find a way to go back there soon!

ps. even tho the house is under a road, it wasn't noisy at all. everything was very peaceful


  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique location, comfortable and stylish

  • 5 of 5

Having been a guest in Niasca as a child I have kept a bright and happy memory of that holiday to this day. With my husband we wished to renew the experience of an holiday in Portofino. Looking for accomodation we found out that Niasca could be rented! The old family home that I remebered has been arranged in a wide, well fitted apartment, bright with sunshine in the morning and in a fresh shade in the aftenoon. We enjoyed Silvana help in housekeeping few times and this made our stay more comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Portofino Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Medium Season
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
High season
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $538
Uses and cleaning $161

The chegeover day is Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1.8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3.5 Kilometres
S.Margherita Ligure
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Ristorante Argentina
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: recommended

Portofino (1,5 km away) is a beautiful tiny harbour has very fashionable shops, famous brands for clothes and shoes, very nice and romantic cafés and restaurants. Santa Margherita Ligure (3 km away) is a pretty little town on the sea with all kinds of shops and facilities. You will be in one of most exclusive and beautiful part of Italian coast!

The flat overlook the sea with a large window with balcony; the leaving room is under the road that links Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino, because the street was built after the the historic house: but no noise arrive from: the street has small traffic because it ends in Portofino and an old stone arch is perfectly sound-proof.

Other Activities: test Italian food! Any other info about activities will be provide by mail.


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