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10-bedroom estate in Liguria near Mediterranean coast

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 10
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Cairo Montenotte Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, large private pool with sun deck,tennis court, garden

This fully renovated estate consists of a main building with 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, a multimedia room with satellite TV, computer room with fast internet and a big kitchen/dining room (11m x 4 m), wine cellar, separate pizza house with stone oven, a large gated heated pool (15m x 8m) with sun terrace and a private tennis court. The house is surrounded by a garden with old oak and fruit trees and a shaded lawn. The 1st floor consists of a large kitchen, living room with bar, TV, fast internet, a bathroom with double showers, 2 toilets. A wide oak staircase leads to the 2nd floor with a lovely living room with fireplace, 5 bedrooms, 2 with private bath rooms. 2 rooms with 2 single beds, 3 rooms with double beds and a shared bathroom and separate toilet. The 3rd floor has 5 bedrooms with double beds (1 with private bathroom) and a shared bathroom for the other rooms. The property consists of 80,000 m2 of woods and fields with stunning views of the surroundings.

The house comes with a newly built heated swimming pool and clay tennis court. Directly next to the main building there is a heated swimming pool (15 x 8 meters) with salinated water (must nicer than chlorinated water!). Here you have sun all day. There are plenty of reclining chairs to lie in the sun as well as an outdoor shower. The pool is fully gated so there is no need to worry about young kids. Directly in front of the main building there is a private clay tennis court. It has lighting if you want to play in the evening. In the back garden there is a pleasant shaded area with large oak trees and a lawn. Here you'll also find a separate building with a large, wood-burning, stone-floor pizza oven to make your own pizzas. There is also a regular gas-fired barbeque. A protruding roof around part of the main house offers a pleasant shaded area overlooking the pool with a large table and seating accomodation for breakfast, lunch or dinner outdoors.

The surroundings: Cairo Montenotte is a charming medieval town with 14,000 residents and is a mere 5 minutes drive from the estate. Here you'll find all you need in terms of grocery stores, small shops, restaurants, supermarkets and cafes to have a leisurely cup of espresso or cappuccino. Near the house there is a hospital with a first aid services. The Mediterranean coast is only a 24 kilometers drive. You can take the motorway or the ancient Via Aurelia which winds down the hills offering spectacular views. In Savona you'll find public beaches and beaches were you pay for a reclining chair and changing facilities, a marina, fashionable shopping, restaurants and night life. From Savona you can go along the Mediterranean coast in either direction (called the flower Riviera) where you'll find delightful sea side villages and beaches. Within an hour's drive there are two towns well worth a visit: Genova and Torino. Genova is an ancient port with palaces converted to museums and the university town Torino has a beautiful historic centre.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Martin de Koning
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
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September 30, 2016
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About Martin de Koning

We are an Anglo-Dutch family who bought this property from an important Italian family in Genova. We set about renovating the main villa with the purpose of having a family retreat in Northern Italy that was large enough toentertain family and friends and big enough for our teenage children to bring their friends along as well. We have decorated in a modern style according to our own taste. So this is not a typical rental property with Ikea furniture. We have tried to maintain the characteristic design of the house but give it a modern look and feel.

Martin de Koning purchased this chateau / country house in 2010

Why Martin de Koning chose Savona area

Our property was previously owned by an important family from Genova for close to a hundred years. It attracted us because it is ideally located near the Mediterranean and is close to several interesting towns with airports: Genova, Torino, Nice (France) and Milano.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The property is easily accessible, ( a practically level 75 meter drive from the nearby tarmac road), close to the nearby town of Cairo Montenotte for shopping purposes and only a 12-minute drive to the motorway. It is tranquil with lovely views but you do not have to go very far to be part of the bustling Italian action.


based on 22 traveler reviews

10-bedroom estate in Liguria near Mediterranean coast
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
Vero Brach, FL

Outstanding Rental for Larger Groups

  • 5 of 5

Fourteen members of my family (adults and children) spent two weeks this past summer in this outstanding farm home. There was more room than we needed, both inside and outside.

The fresh mountain air and breezes were ideal for spending time at the pool, tennis court, ping pong table, and leisurely strolls around the property.

We all had a fabulous time. We even had a chef come in to cook for us several times. Dealing with the owner's rep was easy and a pleasure.

I'd recommend this home for larger groups who want still to have personal privacy.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Super Home

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home, well stocked. Service of Rental Agency and handy man fine. Temperature 10 degrees lower than on the coast which perfect given the hot week we stayed there. Will most certainly try and rent it again!i

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Accurately described and clean

  • 3 of 5

Our family, 17 in all, spent a week at your estate. The kitchen was great, making it easy to cook and eat in when we wanted and the house was clean. We were rather daunted by the list of instructions, only to find out the caretaker addressed most problems. We had some problems getting in touch with Eleonora and experienced a day without water followed by a sewer gas smell for the rest of our stay. We were surprised to find one closet and bureau full of clothes. Reading that there were 2 towels per bathroom allotted and that we were expected to wash any towels above that number (with a dryer we had a problem with) didn't sit well since that wasn't even a towel apiece for our party. This is a lovely property, true to your description. I think we had been spoiled by the villa we stayed at the week before with the owner on the premises, a laundry service available and the ability to walk into the nearby village without fear of getting run over. We did find Cairo Montenotte charming and your villa was in a great location for us to visit relatives in Carru and Crocefieschi.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear you were not fully satisfied with your stay at our villa. This is the first time we have ever received any negative feedback in 6 years of fully-booked rentals. Our caretaker Ms. E. Bava, was not available for 2 hours (...) only and we immediately fixed the plumbing issue when you brought this to our attention. Indeed, most likely you are better off with someone on the rental premises at all times. We consciously do not opt for this model because we believe our guests want and deserve their privacy. Nevertheless, we take your comments very seriously and make every effort to ensure our guests visit is a memorable one Therefore, we hope to see you again in our villa in the future albeit without a full time care taker!
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Wonderful in springtime

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with friends during the Easter holidays and it was absolutely wonderful. The fruit trees around the house were blooming, it was surprisingly warm and sunny, we had lunch outside in the garden in our T-shirts and gathered around the fireplace in the evening. The pool was still a little chilly, but the area around the house is very nice for hiking and running. We love the town of Cairo Montenotte with its thursday market, the nice restaurants and bars and we spent a beautiful day in Torino.

The house was impeccable as was the service and support from Martin and Eleonora.

We definitely look forward to return some time in summer or autumn.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Trip of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

cannot say enough about our stay in Cairo Montenotte in this villa. We took a family trip in October, when the weather is still beautiful. There were 10 adults and one baby and the house was beyond large enough for a party of our size, we could have fit more people! We were very happy with the house, we spent almost all of our time in the large kitchen and cooked most dinners there. We would go to the grocery store in town and get supplies and wine every day. Cairo Montenotte is a small town, but this was a great base for exploring the area, we spent a day in Nice, a day in Portofino, a day in Barolo and a couple days closer to home in the coastal towns. I should note that you MUST be comfortable with driving if would want to cover this much area! I am sure in the summer the pool is amazing and you may want to actually do nothing and just relax. We LOVED the pizza house on the property and had a pizza night, which was a highlight.

The best part about this house for us was the owner Martin and his partner Elenora, who runs the house in Italy. Martin helped us plan every aspect of our trip and provide pages of recommendations. He planned all my requests, which included a chef coming to the house to cook for us and a local wine tasting down the road from the house, both of which were wonderful, in addition to setting up dinners and day trips. He was more than happy to answer all my questions and helped with all aspects of coordinating a trip of this size. To me, this was very important. Once we got there, Elenora was just as helpful, I had many questions and would just text her and should would get right back to me. We decided last minute to do a wine tour and she quickly put be in contact with a tour organizer, she answered restaurant questions, offered to make or change reservations, call local taxis, etc. To me, having such amazing people who know the area at our disposal is what made our trip spectacular. I would highly recommend this home for your trip of a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Great venue for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

The estate offered a fantastic venue for our Family gathering where especially the pool and the tennis Court was in constant use by kids and adults alike. The kitchen has a great size for gathering all around meals and the pizza oven was a hit. Cairo Montenotte offered a very charming walking street and an authentic Italien feel.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Cairo Montenotte
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Cairo Montenotte
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Cairo Montenotte
Nearest Ski
72 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
24 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The property lies in a hilly region and offers lovely panoramas of rolling hills but is a mere 4 minutes drive to the centre of the small town of Cairo Montenotte. The surrounding villages have delightful historic centres. There are several towns within a 30 minute to a two-hour drive that merit a visit including Savona, Acqui Terme, Barolo, Torino, Genova, Milano or Nice in France. The nearest town to Cairo M. is Savona which is a mere 25 minutes drive on the Mediterranean coast. From there you can follow the coast west in the direction of France or in the other direction to Genova. In either case a delightful coastal road takes you through small towns and villages which in the Summer become bathing resorts. Typically, these communities have small public beaches as wel as private beaches. To the North is the Piedmonte region, famous for its wines (e.g. Barolo) and excellent food. Torino, an old university town and home to Fiat, is worth a visit as is Milano at a distance of 180 km.


Rates & Availability

Cairo Montenotte Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday season/New Year
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 2 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

utilities $163
cleaning charges $299
Refundable damage deposit $1,633

• Weekly rates include use of the house, swimming pool, tennis court, pizza oven and the grounds.
.• A deposit of 30% (non-refundable) is due upon booking.
.• The final balance is due 6 weeks before arrival plus security deposit. A security deposit of € 1500 is fully refundable subject to damage and breakage only.
A set of towels, beach towels and bed linen is provided for each guest.
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Payment is due by banktransfer. 30% as a downpayment and the remaining 70% 6 weeks prior to your stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Cairo Montenotte Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , double sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , double sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , double sink
    Bathroom 4 - shower , double sink
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , double sink
  • All bathrooms are fully renovated with new tiles, enclosed glass-panelled showers, bidets and double sinks. All bathrooms have rain showers. Three bedrooms have private bathrooms, two of which have baths in addition to rain showers. One private bathroom has a double sink and a rain shower only.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 10 - 4 twin/ single
  • 7 bedrooms have large double beds. 2 bedrooms have two single beds each and one bedroom has 4 single beds (very suitable for children). There are three baby cots available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 3 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The kitchen is equipped with professional equipment, 2 x 4 ring stoves, 2 ovens, a large coffee maker, an espresso machine and all the necessary pots, pans and plenty of cooking utensils centered around an 8-meter oak wood cooking island. In the back garden you will find a separate structure with an authentic wood-burning, stone-floor pizza oven. The kitchen includes the dining area which confortably seats up to 20 people. Upon request cooking services on the premises can be provided by a local Italian chef at additional costs. The kitchen offers fantastic views over the surrounding countryside.

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