About the property
- Villa1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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
Why Pamela Bonanni chose Riomaggiore
The views are spectacular! The location is private and quiet, yet convenient to public transportation and all that Riomaggiore has to offer.
What makes this Villa unique
A spacious, independent house, rather than a small apartment, with charming outdoor terraces and gardens.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
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 :) )
What a view!
A property with a stunning view... we spent half the afternoons sitting in the front yard reading books, drinking wine, and enjoying the view.
The property was located more at the top edge of town, so it was considerably quieter than what properties around the main street would be... but still easy enough to walk down for dinner. Being up higher also made it easier to get to the jump off points for many of the trails... in fact, we had trouble finding one trail head simply because it was so close to the property... it really was just 3 doors down! We walked right by it.
The kitchen was nicely stocked with those minor things you need to pull together a small meal, but don't want have to buy... salt, sugar, oil... and lots of glass and cookware.
Smart TV too (which should practically be required for VRBO rentals!), made it easy to watch home-country programming.
Owner easy to contact and made arrangements for someone to meet us and carry our bags up to property, which was nice after a long train.
Owner and property made it a nice, easy, relaxing vacation... what more can you want... and that view!
My husband and I stayed here with two of our adult children. The views were stunning, everything in the house worked perfectly and we loved the town. Pamela provided a wealth of useful information about hiking and getting around in general. We loved hiking in the mornings and relaxing at the house with the local wines and food. It's hard to overstate how pretty the area is. The house is at the top of the village. This is perfectly suited for active or at least moderately active visitors. Would absolutely rent this villa again.
Great villa with a spectacular view and a perfect home base to see all that Cinque Terre has to offer.
Perfect for us!
This house is perfect! We are a family of 5 (3 teenagers) and there was plenty of space. Even only having one bathroom wasn't an issue. The views were stunning and it was peaceful and quiet every time we were at the house. Everything was in easy walking distance and the hills just made it easier to justify eating yummy Italian food. We'd recommend this place without hesitation.
Great house with stunning view of the Cinque Terre!
This lovely house was perfect for our family of four (2 parents and 2 grown kids). The house was bright and cheery and had separate controls in each room for the ac. Two spacious bedrooms, with 3 separate beds in the second bedroom. Nice sized bathroom with washer and dryer. We cooked at "home" twice and the kitchen had all the tools necessary to do that. The living room area was comfortable and my son had fun playing some of the video games from his youth after a day hiking and swimming.
Pamela was great to work with and very responsive to questions. She helped me figure out options for getting to Riomaggiore and gave us recommendations of where to get things when we arrived. She arranged for Roberto to meet us to get our bags to the house and to show us around the Villa. This was great because the house is above the town...you don't get that kind of view unless you climb a fair number of stairs!
We had a great stay and would definitely rent Pamela's house again!
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
Additional information about rental rates
$2,600 per week, long term discounts available. 3 nights $1200 4 nights $1550 5 nights $1900 6 nights $2250.