|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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
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.
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.
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 :) )
This place is extraordinary located on a 1000 foot cliff. The panoramic view is magnificent and the house itself was SPOTLESS! It is spacious (rare in Europe) with two large bedrooms (one queen?) bed and the other bedroom with two twin beds and a twin daybed that also has a pull out twin bed underneath - so 4 twin beds in the second bedroom, one full bath with shower and bathtub, a living area with satellite TV, dvd and cd player and playstation, large dining table and chairs and a fully equipped kitchen. There is a patio with table and chairs for outdoor eating and chairs in the front yard to take in the sweeping vistas of the Ligurian Sea. The house is furnished nicely and we had everything we could possibly need. The public shuttle stops at the end of the sidewalk less than 30 seconds away. It was nice having a washer and dryer - we sweated a lot after hiking all day:-) I did also want to mention is it so quiet - no noise! We had a fabulous time - would rent this villa again in a heartbeat. Thank you, Pamela, for making everything so easy.
When you exit the train in Riomaggiore you are greeted by the Legurian Sea. On the cliff there is a tented self serve bar where you can have a refreshment while you wait for your driver to take you to your beautiful home. The home is 1000 feet above the sea with a panoramic view of the sea and surrounding hillsides. The hillsides are terraced with locals tending their crops. The home is perfectly appointed and the adventure has just begun. I spent 2 weeks in Italy and the three days at this home was simply the best. I could live there. The owner and I have become social media buddies and I truly would like to spend a month there. Just go. It will all work out beyond your wildest imagination.
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
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
$2,600 per week, long term discounts available.
3 nights $1200
4 nights $1550
5 nights $1900
6 nights $2250.