Lo Sceriffo (The Sheriff) is a charming house ideally located, in the middle of a private park, next to a private pine forest, less than 100 metres from the sea. It is set in a beautiful garden, very peaceful, where you feel out of the world, but the beaches and the shops are just 150 metres from the house. The house is cosy and nicely decorated: it is a unique place.
- House4843 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Spanish, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 16, 2018
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Everything plus more than we thought....
We loved this property. It is a super cute home with a beach type feel with the rooms & walls all painted & decorated in aqua and white. Everything you need is on site, from washer, cookware, outside tables and chairs, to the fabulous location. The a/c was wonderful! Everything was cute, functional, with the most lovely garden area with shaded table. My husband and I traveled with a 5 and 9 year old. They loved it! The house is private in this gated community but just off the road at the beach. Super easy walk to everything in the town center, from train, to markets to restaurants to beach to marina. There was even a market day with crafts and fresh food. This has been one of our favorite house rentals. There was one incident with the hot water, but the property manager was kind, prompt, and the repair was made quickly. She is so kind and professional. The owner responds quickly and professionally. We have recommended this house to everyone we know who might go. This town was so easy with kids. No major hills, steps, etc. to get around easily. It's not the same with other Cinque Terra towns. We caught lightening bugs around the amazing grounds at night, played cards in the gardens, picked lemons and my kids made lemonade, etc. The development has such lovely houses on each turn of the trail, yet so private. We were sad to leave! The beach is the best of the five for beach time. Easy chair and umbrella rentals, grab lunch, grab a beer, great swimming each day! There is a private parking area for our car, which isn't easy to find. We walked the rest of the week. The house has books, games and with all the outside time, we never even watched TV. Thanks for a fabulous time! God has blessed us greatly to have such wonderful memories in such a lovely place.
Thank you so much for your lovely review!
We are very happy we somehow contributed to your family's nice memories! This is the top we can aspire to.
Away-from-the-noise artist’s beach bungalow
We spent 4 days in this aviary-garden setting just a couple of minutes walk to a dip in the water, restaurants and town. Small, cozy, comfortable accommodation for 2 couples and a child. More than adequately supplied kitchen utensils, dishes etc.. Management was instantly responsive to our questions/concerns (ac a bit complicated and they turned it on for us). Hard to know whether I liked the area or the cottage better but I am seriously considering signing on for anotther stay next year. Owner, Barbara, was a wealth of information about the area. You won’t go wrong if you stay here!
Monterroso is a lovely town
We had a wonderful experience in Monterroso this past April. All the people are friendly and very helpful. Our Host Barbara was wonderful and went way above expectations in making sure our stay was excellent. It was a lot of fun to get know her. She managed to set up a winery tour that was just fabulous. Her restaurant suggestions were spot on. Would definitely come back and stay here again.
Thank you so much, I'm so happy that you loved your time here! The winery tour was an experiment that turned out as a great discovery - definitely to be repeated. And sharing our favorite places in Monterosso with the travellers is such a pleasure. And I'm not saying this out of politeness: I confess I sometimes hardly prevent myself from addressing complete strangers to encourage them to enter or escape a place I know... so, being able to legitimately do so is kind of a relief :) I think that when one is traveling is usually very open and curious, and one deserves to find the best places and have the best possible experience. It is obviously also a question of tastes - and apparently our tastes coincided.
You were a great party and it was delightful to have the chance to spend some time with you!
Barbara at Monterosso
We were 3 sisters 2 nieces, traveling abroad for the 1st time. Our experience at Monterosso could not have been better. Nothing in life is without some bumps, but Barbara did everything within her power to smooth them out. She also includes detailed information on the area to facilitate having fun! It was wonderful. All 5 of us would go back in a heartbeat.
Thank you! And this time, thanks to the bumps, I was lucky enough to meet you in person, and it really was wonderful! I do hope you are coming back, in a heartbeat.
Excellent location and amazingly secluded.
Lo Sceriffo was a perfect getaway for me and my friends. We stayed a week and never felt bored. We enjoyed the free beach which was a five minute walk away almost every morning and evening. In the mornings, we had the beach almost to ourselves. Took walks to old town for shopping and eating and hiked to the convent for spectacular views. We spent a day visiting the other Cinque Terre villages by boat and even got to experience fireworks during Vernazza's feast day. It was magical. Barbara and Karina made sure we had everything we needed. It was sheer bliss. Highly recommended.
Thank you, George!
There's nothing more than "magical" - and we are so happy you experienced it! Thank you for your great review.
Lovely cottage, well situated!
We planned a trip to Italy with friends, intending to get some exercise in a beautiful place. Our plans worked out beautifully. Barbara was very accommodating, although we never met her! The property manager, Karina, was delightful and responsive. Yes, there are steps and hills to climb to get to Lo Sceriffo, but that's part of the allure. Quiet. Clean. Perfect.
Thank you so much, Charlotte!
by train - 400 metres from the railway station. You can come by car (with the motorway Genova-La Spezia: exit Carrodano) but if you're staying at lo Sceriffo you don't need a car and you can easily move around walking or by train, if you want to visit the other 5 Terre. Monterosso is one of the favourite spots of international tourism. Besides the charm of the location, the beautiful sea and beaches and the Marine Natural Park, there are many places where you can eat and drink and in the summertime they organize music events and different kinds of entertainment. Even if there are many restaurants only few are really good: we suggest Barabba in White for the pizza and Miky in Fegina, Moretto and Oscar in the old village, and La Tortuga, halfway between Fegina and the Old Village.
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Deposito cauzionale, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Proprietario non presente in loco. Cancellazione Non è vero che non è previsto nessun rimborso; purtroppo però le opzioni che ci da il sito non corrispondono alla nostra policy e abbiamo quindi scelto quella che ci si avvicinava di più - anche se più dura della nostra. In caso di rinuncia del locatario non più tardi di 30 giorni dall'inizio della locazione il deposito cauzionale (50% del totale), verrà trattenuto in compensazione. In caso di rinuncia tra i 29 e i 20 giorni prima dell'inizio della locazione, il 60% del totale verrà trattenuto in compensazione. Tra i 19 e i 10 giorni prima dell'inizio della locazione, l'80% del totale verrà trattenuto in compensazione. Tra i 9 e i 3 giorni dall'inizio della locazione, il 90% del totale verrà trattenuto in compensazione. Qualora la rinuncia avvenisse dai 3 giorni prima in poi, non vi sarà alcun rimborso. Cancellation policy It is not true that no reimburse is given; unluckily the options of the website don't correspond with our policy - so we had to choose the one closer to ours - even if tougher. In case of renounce of the tennant no later than 30 days before the start of the rental, the security deposit (50%) will be retained in compensation. In case of renounce within 29 and 20 days before the start of the rental 60% of the amount will be returned in compensation. Within 19 and 10 days before the start of the rental 80% of the rent will be retained in compensation. Within 9 and 3 days before the start of the rental 90% of the rent will be retained in compensation. Within 3 days before the start of the rental no reimburse is given.