|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Cinque Terre Villa is a peaceful retreat and an ideal base for exploring the Cinque Terre and beyond.
The property offers spectacular views of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, the famous Via dell'Amore and Riomaggiore's 15th century castle.
Relax in style in this comfortable two bedroom home, which sleeps six. Master bedroom sleeps two, second bedroom has three twin beds.
The kitchen is fully equipped, with stainless appliances, granite counters and service for 12. Also included: toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, electric hand mixer and chopper, pasta machine, filtered water.
Sunny living room with sea views, leather couches, new flat screen tv, playstation, stereo (there are books, games, movies and toys for your enjoyment). The antique dining set seats eight.
The lovely terraced gardens are perfect for savoring the beauty of this extraordinary landscape, with fruit trees, flowers and herb garden. CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.
My family has deep roots in the Cinque Terre. My father was born in Riomaggiore and emigrated to America as a young man. Although I was born and raised in Florida, our family returned to Riomaggiore for long summer vacations whenever we could. When my children were born, I wanted to instill in them a love of their unique heritage. So we moved to Italy, to the village of our ancestors! The years we lived in Rio were magical, but personal reasons brought us back to Sarasota, Florida. We treasure the time we can spend in Riomaggiore, and love being able to share this special spot in paradise with our guests.
Pamela Bonanni purchased this villa in 1999
The views are spectacular! The location is private and quiet, yet convenient to public transportation and all that Riomaggiore has to offer.
A spacious, independent house, rather than a small apartment, with charming outdoor terraces and gardens.
The villa has everything one needs to be comfortable. The view from the terrace and dining room are absolutely stunning--you can watch sunset while stretched out on a lawn chair sipping wine. It's a short, and quaint, walk to the train station, the beach, shops and cafes. There's a church close by that all the locals get together at... almost every day seems like, for kids' parties or just to chat; in general the neighborhood is just outside of the heavy tourist area, so you can actually get a flavor of the local living. 2 of the 3 nights we were there the town was having outdoor concerts--one was a rock/pop one, the other one Italian arias--we enjoyed both from our terrace--although we couldn't see anything, the music was gliding across the water and echoing in the rocks, add the moonlight and some prosecco--totally satisfying experience! The stay was part of our 9 week travel across Europe, and my parents noted this one as one of their 2 most memorable stops (the other one was Stonehenge in UK :) )
We cannot say enough good things about the home, the view, the well-furnished kitchen, the gardens, and the good people of Riomaggiore. We did not want to leave! The sunsets are exquisite, the people friendly, and the food and wine delicious. We will return to Pamela's home again.
Beautiful property. You are getting what is advertised, the villa is clean and well maintained. The wifi was fantastic we didn't have any problems. Pamela emailed us after we arrived to ask if everything was to our liking. The washer and dryer were exceptional. You could see that there were upgraded kitchen appliances. There are air conditioning units in every room, but if you leave the Windows open you can hear the ocean. Close to the shops which are down the hill to the right and close to the trail head which is to the left. This place is so romantic, we loved the views and there was so much to do. A great place to relax and enjoy some quiet time.
View: 10/10. Sunsets outstanding and one night of storm watching.
Location: excellent, so nice to be above the crowds and busy town, so peaceful.
House and yard: very well kept and well stocked with day to day necessities. Much appreciated when arriving. Everything works - this is so rare! Thanks you!
Communication: Pamela very responsive and checked in with us on arrival and local contact available, accommodating and helpful. Again thank you!
Cleanliness: pretty good (I'm very picky)
Would definitely recommend this location! Please take care of it.
(Family with parents and children aged 11 and 13)
We stayed four nights at Pamela's place and I wish I would have rented for a couple or extra nights. The view was absolutely amazing. We were close to everything. It took approximately 5- 8 minutes to get to the train station or the town ( two different ways of getting there). It was nice being "part of the locals", seeing the older men picking vegetables from their huge gardens, hearing Italian being spoken, etc.
Pamela received a bad review regarding the shower curtain and the drain of the bathroom. It is true that the curtain needed changing and the drain needed Drano but these were small things in comparison to the beautiful place available to experience the Cinque Terre. Also, as soon as Pamela was aware of these things she was quick to jump on it and wanted to ensure that all was changed and perfect for her guests.
The treking in the mountains was great, the boat ferry is extremely expensive (we where a family of 5), using the train was easy, the towns were beautiful. As we say in French, un vrai coup de cœur!
Thank you Pamela
The house is located outside the main town on a hill, which provides gorgeous views, is away from the noise of the town, and makes for a great (but strenuous if you take the steps) walk to the harbor. Our major complaint was that the bathroom was not clean - the shower curtain was completely moldy, the tub didn't really drain, and the shower rod completely fell down the first time we tried to take a shower. The rest of the house is clean, just dated.
Visiting the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the highlight of many traveler's journey to Italy. The Cinque Terre National Park offers spectacular hiking from village to village, through terraced vineyards, olive groves, and perfumed forests of the Mediterranean coast. Water sport enthusiasts will enjoy swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and diving in the pristine National Marine Reserve. The Cinque Terre is a wonderful place to unwind, relax, and experience the real Italy, while enjoying Ligurian cuisine and the legendary local wines. Many delightful attractions are easy daytrips from Riomaggiore, including Pisa, Lucca, the marble quarries of Carrara, Portovenere and the Gulf of Poets, glamourous Portofino, and Genoa, with the aquarium and museums. Riomaggiore is a perfect base for exploring the Cinque Terre, and beyond.
Other Activities: kayaking, hiking
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
$2,600 per week, long term discounts available.
3 nights $1200
4 nights $1550
5 nights $1900
6 nights $2250.