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Casa Bosco (140 square meters) offers a peaceful holiday. It is set in a lush Mediterranean garden with olive-lemon-orange-avocado trees, lots of sunny and shady spots. This charming country house has been completely renovated, and furnished in a very pleasant modern way, whilst retaining its traditional Italian country house character.' On the ground floor are the living room with satellite TV, wireless Internet , small sitting room with open fire and sofa bed (queen size), dining room, kitchen and half bath with washing machine. On the upper floor, three double bedrooms, one of which has twin beds, one single room, two bathrooms with tub and/or shower.
There is a large terrace for outside dining, the garden is furnished with deckchairs. Gated parking. There is a large wood veranda set out into the olive grove with sea views, perfect for your FREE estate produced wine.
The Tigullio Bay ( 40 kilometres east of Genoa) stretches from Portofino to Sestri Levante. The bay has long sandy-gravel and pebble beaches, a large Marina in Chiavari, Lavagna and Santa Margherita. This beautiful coastline offers elegant seaside resorts such as Santa Margherita, Rapallo with golf club, riding center and cultural events, Zoagli a small cozy serene beauty, Sestri Levante in the Bay of Silence, two arms of the sea embracing a village suspended in blue. Last but not least: Portofino, which does not need to be introduced to you: the rich and the beautiful (and you) in the little harbor for an aperitif, cappuccino or meal.
Chiavari is a typical Ligurian town, good shopping, good restaurants and the well known antique market which is held every second weekend of the month.
East of the Tigullia bay is the national park 'Cinque Terre' which you best reach by train (30 minutes from Chiavari), five miles of rocky shore, thousands of kilometers dry stone walls cultivated vines, five 'Cinque' little villages 'Terre' once only possible to reach by sea. The dramatic coast falling to the sea with cliffs which are often vertical, enchanting beaches among the rocks, the world renowned trail connecting the villages.
One week in Casa Bosco is too short: beaches, sea trips to Portofino and San Fruttuoso, or all the way down to Porto Venere, walking in the Cinque Terre, shopping in Genoa, Zoagli a must, Nervi's seaside boulevard you should not miss and the fresh fish market in S. Margherita. Foodies will love this house, we will provide free Extra Virgin Olive Oil and wines produced on the estate - ideal accompaniments to the local specialties, pasta al pesto, anchovies in lemon, focaccia and pies - sweet and savory - and of course the wonderful ice-creams.
We love coming here for a peaceful stay- especially off-season. This is our third time down here and we love Chiavari too- it's a 'real' town which doesn't feel as though it is only open in the summer. The train ride to Cinque Terre is very easy (and very affordable) and there are many lovely walks in this area which don't require a car.
Jennifer and Mauro are extremely hospitable and we enjoyed their oil and wine so much that we took some home!
Highly recommended for all types of people and all types of holiday- a lovely getaway!
Casa Bosco offers the serenity of the country while being just a pleasant ten minute walk from the old town of Chiaveri. We loved the peaceful bustle of life around the open air market often sitting at a table on the edge of the piazza enjoying a capucino and watching the townspeople go about their business. There are also many nearby towns that we fell in love with including Camogli, Zoagli, Sestri Levante and Portovenere.
I highly recommend a stay at Casa Bosco.
Casa Bosco has rustic charm - accommodation is spacious and the house was equipped with everything we required. The garden offered a flat grass area to play football on , and a decking area as a pleasant place in which to sit and relax but it's only a short walk into the busy town of Chiavari . Although there are beaches locally and along the coast too, we weren't able to find a good sandy beach - at the time we visited all were very crowded and the vast majority are sectioned off by hotels who charge for access to a sun bed . The small strips of public beach were in our experience poorly maintained. However if you are looking for more than a beach holiday there are plenty of places to visit in the area & Chiavari itself is much more than a tourist town - you feel you are seeing the real Liguria .
Jennifer was extremely welcoming, kind and helpful - it was good to have her on hand to answer any questions about the house or area and she dealt with a Wifi problem quickly and efficiently .
We thoroughly enjoyed the quick and easy access into Chiavari via footpath well at the same time loving the peaceful privacy of being on the estate. The town is big enough to provide all the facilities we wanted but small enough to be manageable on foot. The train service was very good and we used it almost exclusively to get up and down the coast. Also enjoyed the ferry boat service. We found many hiking trails in the area from the Cinque Terre to Portofino and points in between. Finally the hospitality of our hosts, Mauro and Jennifer, helped to make our stay an outstanding one.
My husband and I stayed in Casa Bosco with another couple for a week in October 2010, and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. It was very hard to leave both the spacious, accomodating house and the city of Chiavari. We took the train to the Cinque Terre and also to Genoa to meet friends for lunch. Both journies were easy from Chiavari. But our explorations of the city itself and quiet times at the house were as enjoyable. Grilling over olive wood, having coffee out on the deck--all our little domestic rituals were a great pleasure. Our host was helpful and the wifi splendid! We didn't have a car, by the way, and walked down to the town and back when we ate out or went shopping at the market. Chiavari is blessed with terrific wine and food--and we felt lucky to be there.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks at Casa Bosco. The house was exactly as described, with plenty of creature comforts, good facilities and wonderful views. We were amply supplied by our generous hosts with wine, olive oil and other delights from the estate. There are numerous restaurants in the area (the fish is brilliant), and plenty of places to explore either by car or train. Highly recommended.
The motorway passes thru a tunnel at back of property and is unseen and unheard from house.40 km east from Genoa near Portofino and 'Cinque Terre'. Casa Bosco is only three km from the centre of Chiavari which is a typical old Ligurian town with arched shopping arcades, boulevards, wood boardwalk beside the sea, a marina, sandy and gravel beaches. There is a footpath into town ( quite steep) of some 600 m which goes from the house into the old part of town. Cathedral in town and small local hillside church nearby
Other Activities: boating, biking, shopping, culture, hiking and trekking along marked but unfrequented trails by sea coasts and along high ridges all with magnificent views
See the world famous Aquarium in Genoa.
April, May Euro1500 per week
June thru Sep Euro 2100 per week
Oct thru March Euro 1100 per week
All in, except gas for heating which may be charged separately
Prices are by occupation of 8 people, Euro 100 p.w more for each person up to 9 .
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.