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Relax in Cinque Terre

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The Blackberry Cottage is in a wonderful position on a hillside, about 450 ft above sea level, with a panoramic view of the Gulf of La Spezia, looking across to Lerici.

The dawn and sunrise are often a photographer’s dream !

The property is incorporated into an attractive terraced garden, entirely enclosed within stone walls. The situation is secluded without being isolated, as there are other houses out of sight at a lower level within 100 meters or so, with different access.

The cottage is surrounded by the green Mediterranean forest and it is connected to a network of walking paths, making it a perfect location for hiking-lovers.

The cottage is ideally located for those wanting to explore the neighborhoods: Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Lerici and Telaro are within easy reach by car. Portofino, Lucca, and Pisa are all about an hour away.

Pisa international airport, a Ryanair destination, is within an hour from the house.

The house sleeps up to eight – but two of the bedrooms have robust pine bunk beds, thus either suitable for one adult or two children in each room. These two rooms are on the first floor, where there is also a WC with hand basin. Both rooms have marvelous views over the Gulf. The master bedroom is on the ground floor, next to the bathroom (which was completely modernized for the 2006 season). This bedroom has definite charm and is another room with a fine view. It has a double bed. The final double bedroom is on the lower ground floor, with access to the garden via a French window.

The final room in the house incorporates, kitchen, dining area and a small sitting area next to an open fireplace. As has been mentioned, in summer (virtually) all meals are taken on the patio, so the lack of a proper sitting room is no drawback except when it rains. The kitchen area has been up-graded within the last three years

Keywords: cottage, villa, garden with view, hiking

More Details

Alberto Parenti
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian, Bulgarian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Alberto Parenti

In love with Radostina (my beautiful wife), Alexander&Niccolo' (our children) and Nature

Alberto Parenti purchased this villa in 1975

Why Alberto Parenti chose La Spezia

The Blackberry Cottage was bought and restored by our parents, who wanted to built a love nest for the family. Since 25 years we rent it to make other people enjoy this beauty and to get the resources to maintain and improve it over the years

What makes this villa unique

The very special location, the nature, the relax with always an amazing view over the Gulf of La Spezia. The 'perls' around: Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Pisa, Lucca, Florence


La Spezia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
very beautiful terraced garden


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(13 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Maison avec un très joli jardin et une vue merveilleuse

  • 5 of 5

Ce cottage perché est idéalement situé pour des randonnées dans les "cinque terre" et la découverte de cette superbe région. Le jardin en terrasse est splendide et très bien entretenu. Nous avons apprécié les petits déjeuners et les dînes sur la terrasse qui offre une vue imprenable sur le golfe des poètes, . La maison a vraiment une âme.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage with wonderfull view

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very well located above La Spezia and offers a splendid view of the bay. The garden in terrasse has plenty of small places where you can enjoy your lunch or an aperitivo. The house is authentic and comfortable.

The perfect place to discover this beautifull part of Italy.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grenaa, Danimarca

Mountain nest

  • 5 of 5

Outside. Beatiful situated in the hills with view over Golfo die Poeti. Beatifull garden with small corners to rest og to take sun. The house itself looks very nice at traditional for the region.

Inside. Nice, clean and cosy. Divided in small rooms was what we needed. Easy access to the owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our wonderful stay at Blackberry Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Stay in Blackberry Cottage was great! We were especially impressed with the beautiful garden with fresh herbs. The seaview was also amazing. The cottage is well equipped and gives a great possibility to explore Liguria. We especially enjoyed the Portovenere and the Cinque Terre. We highly recommend the Blackberry Cottage to everybody.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seefeld, Bavaria, Germany

Familienurlaub in ruhiger Lage mit atemberaubenden Blick auf den Golf von La Sezia

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben den Urlaub (drei Erwachsene, drei Kinder) in diesem Ferienhaus sehr genossen. Besonders hervorzuheben ist der wunderschöne und sehr gepflegte Garten mit zahlreichen Terrassen und atemberaubenden Blick auf den Golf von La Spezia. Nach einem ggf. anstrengenden Besichtigungsprogramm in der einmalig schönen Umgebung (Cinque Terre, Lerici, Portovenere, Portofino, Lucca etc.) freut man sich darauf in das wunderschön gelegene und einmalig ruhige Ferienhaus zurückzukehren und dort den Nachmittag im Garten mit Blick auf das Meer ausklingen zu lassen. Bei Regen (den wir glücklicherweise nicht hatten) wäre die Wohnküche des Ferienhauses mit 6 Personen wohl etwas überbelegt.

Fazit: Einmalige Lage, wunderschöner Garten, atemberaubender Blick auf La Spezia und das Meer, bei Regenwetter ist die Wohnküche für sechs Personen wohl etwas eng.

Bei trockenem Wetter und angenehmen Temperaturen 5 Sterne (*****)

Bei Regenwetter und / oder kühlen Temperaturen 4 Sterne (****) wegen der für sechs Personen klein geschnittenen Wohnküche

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moscow, Russia

Truly wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful week in the cottage. And the hosts added one of the major parts to this. The atmosphere of the place is fantastic and hosts' attitude towards the guests makes the surroundings even better. The one major disappointment was that we didn't have enough time to sunbathe on all of

the beautiful terraces. We really enjoyed our stay. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pisa International Airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

10% discount for stays of two weeks or longer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.