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Tranquil Cinque Terre Villa with Spectacular Mediterranean Sea Views

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Riomaggiore Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5

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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Pamela Bonanni
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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About Pamela Bonanni

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


based on 29 traveler reviews

Tranquil Cinque Terre Villa with Spectacular Mediterranean Sea Views
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews

A wonderful villa with great views

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa, just as advertised. ❤️ Views!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

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)

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful gem

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views but house needs some TLC

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a review. I do wish you could have let me or my staff know about these issues at the time, so it could have been rectified immediately. Never in the emails we exchanged after check-in did you mention any problems with plumbing or cleanliness. In my arrival instructions I ask all guests to please let me know if the condition of the house meets their expectations. Upon getting your review, the plumber was sent out to fix the drain, and the shower curtain and rod have been replaced. We appreciate your stay and hope you can join us again.
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Gorgeous views, spacious, near the castle remains

  • 4 of 5

Pam was very easy to reach and helpful with any questions we had prior to arrival. We did not meet Pam in person but my husband spoke with her on the phone and via email. A gentlemen met us near the train station when we arrived and took our luggage to the house (we really appreciated that). The house is as described - spectacular views, working AC, washer & dryer, full kitchen and plenty of outdoor space. She even has a screen door which is a rare thing in Italy. She had paper towels in the house - that was the only time I saw them in a rental unit during our 3 week trip throughout Italy. There were some minor things that could be improved - an upgrade the outdoor furniture and the towels smelled of mildew. I washed the towels and let them air dry and that problem was solved. I will say that I found the walk to the house to be a bit of a work out and I did consider the return when we went out for the day. There was one day when I opted to stay in town instead of going back to the house for shower before dinner because I just wanted to avoid one more trip up to the house. This was our first time in Cinque Terre and it is worthy of the hype - incredibly gorgeous. We were there in late June and the crowds were manageable. We may have benefited from a brief train strike the night we arrived which lasted 24 hours. We think maybe that cut down on day trippers and we ferry hopped to the different villages as a result. Lovely place.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We've addressed laundry procedures with our staff based on your comments. The outdoor furniture has just been replaced, as well. The villa's location on top of a cliff offers amazing views and unmatched tranquility for the Cinque Terre, away from the crowds. While the walk up can seem daunting, especially after a long day of hiking in the heat, it can easily be done in ten minutes (including breaks to enjoy the views). There is also a bus service from the lower part of the village to just below the property, which is free for holders of the Park's 5 Terre Card. Wherever one chooses to stay in the Cinque Terre involves going up and down stairs and strenuous walking. We believe we offer very comfortable accommodations with unmatched gardens and terrace, in a convenient location. With wonderful views! Again, thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Nearest Golf
95 Kilometres
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Riomaggiore Villa Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

$2,600 per week, long term discounts available.
3 nights $1200
4 nights $1550
5 nights $1900
6 nights $2250.

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Riomaggiore Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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