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CHARMING VILLA near La Spezia with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $-686 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Max Beds: 8, Min Beds: 8, Double Beds: 4, Single Beds: 0, Baths: 4, Reference: 11908

This gorgeous Italian Riviera villa is a luxurious and romantic way to explore the coast, including the Cinque Terre. Overlooking the Bay of Poets (a favorite spot of Byron and Shelley), this villa in Liguria has its own lovely gardens and interior spaces perfect for congregating or entertaining. Spend your days touring the seaside villages of the Italian Riviera or relax in the comfort of your own home—with maid service!

(620 m2) This property is located on the coast in Italy's Liguria region. The villa is situated on a prominent, forested hillside, overlooking the city of La Spezia and the Bay of Poets below. From the terraces and gardens of this family home, there is a lovely view of the southern part of the National Park of the Cinque Terre. The villa is surrounded by a lush garden spread over several terraces; it contains lemons, figs, cherries, and many magnificent palm trees. The garden has been well maintained and offers the perfect amount of shade without darkening the house. There is a new private swimming pool with an optional therapeutic jet counter current. The pool can be heated for an extra cost. Parking is available on the premises.

The cities of Portofino, Santa Margherita, Rapallo, and the Cinque Terre region are all within 45 minutes by the car, train, or ferry that leaving several times daily from locations only a few minutes from Villa Anastasia's private gate.

The villa is situated on a prominent, forested hillside, overlooking the city of La Spezia and the Bay of Poets below. Across the gulf the southern extension of the Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre in the distance provides a magnificent skyline vista when seen from the terraces and gardens of this family home. The villa is surrounded by a lush garden that spreads over several terraces harboring lemons, figs, cherries, and many magnificent palm trees. The garden has been well maintained and offers the perfect amount of shade, without darkening the house.

(310 m2) Three floors

Partial Ground Floor: There is a formal dining room that seats 8 – 10 people. There is also a sitting room, which is comfortably furnished with two large sofas and two matching armchairs. Since this room provides access to a terrace (30 m2) and the garden (200 m2), it is the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the cool sea breeze.

First Floor (entrance floor): Upon entering the villa, there is a spacious, comfortable, formal living room with a magnificent marble fireplace. This room has access to a terrace with a view of the Gulf of La Spezia in the distance; it also has access to a terrace (30 m2) equipped for dining under the shade of the palm trees. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a bar. The kitchen has access to another large terrace (50 m2) for dining or sunbathing. The kitchen connects to the TV room and the informal dining room, which seats 4 – 6 people. The TV room has a fireplace and a comfortable sitting area with several couches and chairs. There is a bathroom with a WC and a hip-bath (a very small tub). The first floor also has a small bedroom (located under the stairs), decorated in a marine motif, with two twin size beds and a small ensuite bathroom (with shower, WC).

Second Floor: This floor has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom is spacious and has a queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom (with tub, WC), while the other two smaller bedrooms each have double beds and share a bathroom (with shower, WC).

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

Cook Service: Upon request

Cooking Classes: Upon request

Extra Housekeeping: Upon request

Guided Tour: 40 Euros per hour for 1 – 4 people; 60 Euros per hour for 4 – 8 people

Please Note:

Children under the age of 12 must be closely supervised.

Guests must bring their own laptop computer to access the wireless internet.

Guided Tour can go to La Spezia, Portovenere, or the coastal towns of Cinque Terre.

The owner occasionally stays in the guest house, 150 m away from the villa. The maid also lives in an apartment next to the villa.

Housekeeping is provided for 4 hours per week.

More Details

Property Manager
mail@rentvillas.com
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2017

Map

The property is located above the city of La Spezia in the Liguria region. It is a perfect base for touring the entire Italian Riviera, as well as other locations in Tuscany. A ferry departs several times daily from a port located just a few minutes from the villa's private gate. Florence: 140 km Portofino: 92 km Pisa: 83 km Cinque Terre (Riomaggiore): 14 km La Spezia (center of town): 4 km (approx. 10 - 15 minutes away)

Amenities

La Spezia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

Reviews

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  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Excellent.

Enjoyed Most:

Home-like atmosphere and appointments. Gracious owner. Cooking class and meal available from resident housekeeper

(former chef). Easy parking on property for up to 3 cars.

Enjoyed Least:

Smallest of 4 bedrooms not fairly portrayed in photos and description. Located on main floor with separate bathroom.

Surrounding Area:

Easy access by train or boat to Cinque Terre towns and Portofino, and by car to Carrara marble quarries.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Villa located on hillside overlooking La Spezia. Not a practical walk into town, but an easy drive.

Tips or Restaurants:

Cooking class/chef services are on-premises if desired.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
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Utterly amazing. Such a beautiful and spacious villa. Annalisa was just wonderful. We will r...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Utterly amazing. Such a beautiful and spacious villa. Annalisa was just wonderful. We will return!!

Enjoyed Most:

The view, the entire physical property and the owner!

Enjoyed Least:

Can't think of a thing.

Surrounding Area:

The peacefulness and beauty.

Directions:

Annalisa picked us up at the train station.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2010
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The whole family enjoyed our week in the villa. The owner was very warm and welcoming. She gav...

  • 4 of 5

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The whole family enjoyed our week in the villa. The owner was very warm and welcoming. She gave us a huge basket of fresh fruit and vegetables from the market, plus some pasta and a bottle of Chianti, so that we wouldn't have to shop on our first night. She also gave us some good travel recommendations and she took us into town a couple of mornings later, to show us where to buy the best produce and where to get the best pizza. There were lots of thoughtful touches - lotions, shampoos, soap, tissues, adaptor plugs, radio, CD's and player, hair dryer. She also provided swim towels. It really felt like home. The housekeeper came twice during our stay to clean, wash any pots and pans etc. and to provide clean towels. We did not use the spa-pool as we preferred swimming in the Mediterranean. It might be more useful in cooler weather as it is much more a spa than a pool - it is only 15 ft x 9ft and made of fibre glass.

Enjoyed Most:

We loved the patios which had great views and were wonderful for outdoor dining. We had breakfast on the kitchen-side patio every morning. We loved the coziness of the kitchen and family room area. The cooks could socialize with the rest of the family while cooking. The living room was also a nice spot during the day.

Enjoyed Least:

The master bed was on a raised platform with two steps. They were a bit of a hazard, especially if you had to get up during the night. The master bath was very spacious and modern. The bed in one of the other rooms - which was a lovely room with a great view and a balcony - was only a full-size bed not totally comfortable for an adult couple. The shared bathroom smelled a bit musty at times but was generally OK. The bathroom downstairs was fine.

We thought the living room would have been more warm and welcoming in the evening with softer lighting - such as some standing lamps instead of the overhead candelabra. Also, the pillows were uncomfortable.

Surrounding Area:

We loved the views of the bay and the privacy, while only being a short walk to a restaurant, the bus, the supermarket and a patisserie. The garden and surrounding trees were lush, with a hammock and fountains. Very peaceful.

Nearby Events or Locales:

La Spezia is ideal as a jumping off point for Cinque Terra. The train station is seven minutes away from the villa, and the trains to Cinque Terra are frequent and cheap. La Spezia itself also has charm and interest, contrary to how most guidebo

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
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Spacious and beautiful property. Wonderful views. Covered terrace was a pleasure. On site parki...

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed Most:

Spacious and beautiful property. Wonderful views. Covered terrace was a pleasure. On site parking very convienent.

Enjoyed Least:

Some power outages. I didn't like the beds in the blue bedroom. Some kitchen equipment needs to be replaced. Shower door in 2nd floor bath not operating properly. Heavy glass closet door in master bedroom came off track. Editor's Note: The owner has addressed the problems mentioned above.

Surrounding Area:

Villages on the coast.

Tips or Restaurants:

Bring flashlights - they help if walking to the trattoria at night.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2007
  • Stayed: October 2007
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We really enjoyed our stay and found the owners very helpful and friendly. The owner's small c...

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

We really enjoyed our stay and found the owners very helpful and friendly. The owner's small carriage home is on the property and the owner was there during our stay.

Enjoyed Most:

The great outdoor living spaces. The views.

Enjoyed Least:

The small kitchen. It's difficult to safely turn your car around in the parking area at the top of a steep driveway, especially when your group has more than one car at the property. The housekeeper and her husband live in the back part of the home and were quite loud late in the evening.

Surrounding Area:

The views and close proximity to Cinque Terre and other small towns-cities around the Bay of Poets.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2007
  • Stayed: September 2007
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The villa was homey and comfortable. ...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

The villa was homey and comfortable.

Enjoyed Most:

The views and the 3 terraces were wonderful. Annalisa and Daniela were wonderful property managers - so fun and so very helpful.

Enjoyed Least:

The big steep hill, but after a few days your muscles stopped complaining, it was great exercise.

Surrounding Area:

So close to the Cinque Terre. A trip to Lucca is a must. The walk between the Cinque Terre towns made the trip for me.

Nearby Events or Locales:

A car was necessary. Parking is a big problem all over Italy, be sure to allow at least an extra 45 minutes for finding a parking spot anywhere you go.

A climb up to the church behind the house is certainly worth the effort, not easy, but the view is spectacular!

Tips or Restaurants:

The villa was very well equipped

Check In Out:

They had wine, cheese and snacks waiting for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2007
  • Stayed: September 2007
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Notes

  • Security Deposit:
    Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 700 EUR.