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Cottage 'Le Ortensie', gorgeous location, near Portofino

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 terraces, small garden

This beautiful house is located in 'Olivenort' Leivi, at a very low traffic dead end (this is, however, in the first part quite steep).

The 105 m living space gefinden on the first floor, the ground floor is uninhabited. It offers a balcony with patio two terraces and a small garden. About this garden and an external staircase leads to the entrance on the first floor and from here in the spacious and welcoming living and dining room. At this adjoins the pretty little kitchen. The three bedrooms are decorated in a Mediterranean style. The fact that there are two bathrooms, represents a further advantage of the property.

Guests can use free Internet (WLAN via router).

Leivi is characterized by scattered on the hillside houses, countless olive groves and woods. Guests who like to explore the countryside can, unforgettable walks and small hikes. An infrastructure there in Leivi including two small grocery stores and several good restaurants. In a few minutes by car or bus you can reach the lively town of Chiavari with a beautiful old town, daily weekly market, very good restaurants, a variety of small shops, a small marina and a long promenade in front of the beaches.

Your request will be answered by Karolin Steinbrecher (girlfriend and neighbor of the landlady).

More Details

Anna Maria Rocca
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018


Leivi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , tub , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 king
    - 1 king
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Cottage 'Le Ortensie', gorgeous location, near Portofino
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful House in Magnificent Location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful holiday in Leivi for two weeks in July.

The images on the website are good, but the reality is 1,000 times better! The view really is superior to the images, directly over the sea and Chiavari, a lovely Italian coastal town with plenty of beaches, shops and lovely restaurants, and no problems with traffic or parking whatsoever.

The house is about 5km up a steep road, so a car is essential - but driving is easy once you know the road. The house was perfect for us - two adults and four children (2 boys/2 girls) as there are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms with showers, and a very large living/dining room beside the kitchen. But the best feature of this house are the terraces - one is directly outside the living/dining room, another is below that with sun chairs and a long balcony leads from all three bedrooms - and they are all south facing with that VIEW! There is also a BBQ area and another sun terrace close to an outdoor oven, so if you like the sun and wonderful views of the Gulf of Genoa you will love this house.

Leivi is an interesting area full of olive groves with a local olive oil mill, and we enjoyed some events as part of the olive oil festival every July, including an evening of outdoor food and music in the local sports centre beside the church in Leivi. There is also lots of free outdoor music in Chiavari most evenings on the end of the promenade and in the old squares.

Our hosts Karolin and Anna Maria were very helpful and welcomed us with local olive oil (really sweet) and Focaccia bread, and provided lots of information on the area such as shops (best supermarket is in Carasco, turn right at the church in Leivi), restaurants and local beaches.

We happily recommend this house as an ideal place to enjoy a taste of real Italy and recharge the batteries in the sun with that magnificent view!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house

  • 4 of 5

Nice house, beuatiful view, good places to sit outside. The house was clean, the owners are very friendly. Definitely a good place to go to if you want to visit Genova, Portofino and Cinque Terre.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Landhaus mit Flair

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung “Le Ortensie“ bot mir den optimalen Ausgangspunkt für diverse Touren mit dem Motorrad (Portofino, Cinque Terre, Sestri Levante, Camogli, …).

Sie ist liebevoll, mit sehr schönen Stilmöbeln eingerichtet und ist aufgrund der vielen Fenster sehr hell. Die Schlafzimmer sind geräumig, der Wohn-, Essbereich sehr groß. Die Wohnung ist im „Split-Level“- Stiel angelegt und befindet sich daher auf mehreren Ebenen. Insgesamt strahlt die Wohnung nicht den Charakter einer typischen Ferienwohnung aus, vielmehr den Flair eines qualitativ hochwertig eingerichteten Landhauses.

Ich habe mich dort auf jeden Fall sehr wohl gefühlt und kann die Wohnung nur weiter empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Wir hatten einen traumhaften Urlaub!

  • 5 of 5

Dieses Haus ist sehr schön und bietet ausreichend Platz für 3 Paare :-) Sehr viel Platz für 6 Personen (3 Schlafzimmer), einen riesigen Wohnbereich mit Holzofen und eine kleine schnuckelige Küche. Die Einrichtung strahlt mit den schönen Antiquitäten Gemütlichkeit aus und hat einen gewissen Charme.

Weiterhin bietet die Villa drei herrliche Terrassen mit wunderschöner Aussicht auf das Meer. Diese laden zum Verweilen und Träumen ein. Die Aussicht kann ebenfalls von dem Balkon zu den drei Schlafzimmern genossen werden.

Wir hatten einen sehr freundlichen Empfang durch die Besitzerin und der Vermittlerin, die deutsch spricht. Bestens vorbereitet wurden uns der Aufenthalt in Ligurien durch eine Mappe, die Tipps und Sehenswürdigkeiten der Gegend beinhaltet. Diese wurden von uns auch genutzt und wir können uns nur für die Empfehlungen (Restaurants, Ölmühle) bedanken.

Das Städtchen Chiavari am Fuße des Berges ist wirklich ein netter italienischer Ort.

Vielen Dank an die Vermieter sowie Vermittlerin für diesen unvergesslichen Aufenthalt!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres

The house 'Le Ortensie' is situated above the seaside town of Chiavari in the picturesque village of Leivi. It is surrounded by greenery and exposed to south. In just 10 minutes by car to reach the sea (the beaches, the marina and the promenade of Chiavari). Chiavari offers a lovely old town with a daily market in the main square, numerous small shops, bars, trattorias and restaurants. From Chiavari of (beautiful) leads westwards through the villages of Rapallo (very lively) and Santa Margherita the famous cove of Portofino. The peninsula of Portofino is a hiker's paradise. On an overcast day offers an excursion to Genoa. The capital of Liguria has the largest historical center of Europe (Unesco World Heritage) and one of the greatest aquariums of Europe.

South-east to reach the long beaches of Lavagna and the idyllic Sestri Levante. In less than an hour you reach by car or train to the Cinque Terre. Also excursions inland (Santo Stefano, Varese Ligure ...) worthwhile. And last but not least 'one is also quite fast in the popular Tuscan cities of Lucca and Pisa.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

- Obligatorisch: 60 Euro für die Endreinigung,
- 10 Euro pro Person für Bettwäsche und Handtücher (können aber auch mitgebracht werden)
- Heizkostenzuschlag in den kühlenren Monaten des Jahres

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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