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Villa Argia

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property


Owner
teresa
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About teresa

I'm Teresa the wife of one of the two owners. I look after bookings and I'm the one you'll address to for any enquiry.

It will be my pleasure assisting you and I'll do my very best to help you.

teresa purchased this villa in 1950

What makes this villa unique

It has been a much beloved family property since 1950. It is an evident example of the italian style.

The elegant interiors, the ever changing sea view, the garden and the unique swimming pool make this villa really special and UNIQUE.

Amenities

Portovenere Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flessibile / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Cellar
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Parasol
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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5

luxury villa in stunning surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is beautiful, amazing grounds, fab pool, and all overlooking the sea. Its actually closer to the town than we expected, just a short walk to restaurants and shops, everything within easy reach including boats to Cinque Terra and the islands. Our host had also left a welcome pack including fruit bowl, wine and prosecco, all of which was appreciated while relaxing in the sun by the pool! A really fabulous property, clean, well equipped, everything you need for a great holiday. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to host you especially because we knew you were coming for an important occasion. We are pleased you have enjoyed it so much.
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5

Extraordinary in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this villa the moment that we arrived. The photos do not convey the beauty of this house or the surrounding area. It felt like home from the moment we went through the front door till the time that we left.

The property is a prominent local landmark, lovingly cared for by the family who have owned it for over 60 years. The building dates to the 19th century and is surrounded on one side by a terraced olive grove. The pool is simply spectacular and will inspire envy amongst your friends when they see the pictures. It made for a truly unique and memorable vacation!

Teresa was extremely helpful during the entire process, from booking inquiries to setting up local reservations. She was a very gracious host and I am thankful for all that she did to make our visit very special.

The central piazza of Portovenere is about a ten minute walk from the villa. There are a number of excellent restaurants nearby, as well as amenities such as markets and pharmacies. This location is not the isolated rural villa of Tuscan fantasy, so be prepared for the reality of modern life (street noise, etc). If you are curious about the surrounding area then I would recommend using Google Earth to view it,.

In short, I was very happy with my experience here and I plan on returning again. It was superb and, in my opinion, very reasonably priced for such a unique experience. 5 Stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

FABULOUS week at Villa Argia - a dream come true!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a WONDERFUL week at this beautiful house from June 3-10. I chose this property AND the town of Portovenere based on other traveler's great reviews, so I will take the time to elaborate on our experience.

1)The property/house: amazing! The pictures don't do it justice. The main house is beautiful, colonial and renovated in the 90's. Cool marble floors, airy and light-filled bedrooms- each with their own bathroom. Also a half-bath downstairs off the living room. There are 3 bedrooms in the main house, then a 4th bedroom and bathroom with it's own little living area in the 'pool house' which is a few steps away. We were a group of 8 - two couples in their 30's and 2 couples in their 60's. Everyone was comfortable. Note: there is NO A/C which was not an issue for us at the beginning of June (highs in the mid-70's) but maybe would be later in the summer. Kitchen is very functional. The pool is incredible and the entire property has stunning views! We enjoyed prosecco on the balcony every evening.

2) Location: Portovenere is the hidden gem of this region. The scenery is breath-taking - green terraced hillsides ending into the blue mediterranean - all the beauty of Cinque terre without the crowds. It is definitely a resort town, but in a much more laid back way than the hectic little towns of Cinque Terre. On two separate days we took the boat to Cinque Terre (around 20-30 min to the first town). *Note: the boats run multiple times per day to most of the towns of Cinque Terre but DEPENDING ON THE SEAS/WEATHER, so there were a couple days that no boats were running. (don't leave a trip to Cinque Terre to the last day). The house is a 1 minute walk to the beach/oceanfront, a 2 minute walk to get coffee/gelato and a 10-12 minute easy, flat walk along the promenade to the main center of town with many wonderful restaurants.

3) Communicating with owners - 5 stars! Teresa was incredibly responsive and helpful in every way. She answered questions via email immediately, and was at the house for our arrival and departure. She also helped us arrange activities such as visiting a local wine tasting room (Ca Lunae, a must!), and making dinner reservations.

Overall, the entire week was a mediterranean dream come true- and staying in this house was the best part! FYI First week of June was great weather:) Ocean warm enough to swim.

We would recommend this property to family and friends. It would also make a STUNNING small wedding venue. Hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The villa is not rent in the hottest months. It dates back to the begining of 1900 so it has thick walls which prevent it from being too hot in summer and too cold in winter, however, every room is provided with a fan, just in case.... Furthermore, due to its location, the "elderly pink lady" is kissed by the sun until 4/5 pm and being just above the sea it benefits of a very pleseant and mild breeze at night. May all your dreams come true so.....we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you again:).
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5

Gorgeous House!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My sister, son, 10 year old granddaughter and myself had the privilege of staying in the BEAUTIFUL Villa Argia for a week in June!! The pictures really do not do it justice. We were greeted by the owners wonderful daughter-in-law, Teresa, who welcomed us with food and champagne. The house is quite large and elegant, yet cozy. The rooms are large and the grounds are truly spectacular. We swam in the pool, went to the beach, which is across the street from the villa, and walked through the town of Portovenere to shop, sight see and eat at the many restaurants. The tour of the Cinque Terre's was spectacular as well.

If you truly want to stay have a vacation to remember, Villa Argia is the place to stay. I look forward to many more trips and will take a lot more of my family.

Thanks Teresa!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How nice to know you are not only planning to return but also to share the villa with other members of your family! A chilly bottle of the italian Prosecco will be ready for them too! It will be our pleasure to meet again very kind people as you. THANKS
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5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in your home! Clean rooms with everything we needed for a fabulous holiday. The ocean was great to swim in along with the wonderful pool. The town was perfect very close walking to everything you would want to go. We could not have picked a better place. Thank you Teresa for your great hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for having trusted us! We are not responsible for its amazing location but we feel responsible for welcoming guests in an ever perfect place, or at least we try to!
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A wonderful stay in a special place

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us recently stayed at Villa Argia for 5 nights at the end of May. I wish we could have stayed longer. The villa is better than it looks in the photos. It is an elegant home with high ceilings, marble and wood throughout, and surrounded by large terraced grounds, which are beautifully landscaped. It was easy to find, and we were warmly met by Francisco and Alexandra who easily checked us in. The villa is immaculately kept and very clean. The bedrooms and bathrooms are large (though one bedroom did not have a closet - it was not a problem). We also rented the pool cottage, which has a much smaller bathroom and bedroom, but is still charming. The kitchen is very well-equipped and the dining room is a large and wonderful gathering place. It rained most days while we were there, so it was a blessing to have lots of space to spread out and enjoy ourselves inside. I wish it had been nicer, because the salt-water pool and outside dining areas are superb.

The villa is very near an excellent restaurant, and is only about a 10 minute walk to the town of Portovenere. I would highly recommend staying here if hiking in the Cinque Terra. The Cinque Terra is accessible by ferry. Portovenere is a tourist town, with all of the tourist amenities one would like, but it isn't as overrun as the villages in the Cinque Terra. There are lots of good restaurants, gelaterias, shops, etc.

Teresa was extremely helpful both before and during our stay. She arranged for food to be in the villa when we arrived as well as a gorgeous bouquet of lilies whose scent filled the house with a sweetness we will not forget.

The only drawback was that the villa is near a public beach, and on the weekend it was very busy and somewhat noisy. It didn't bother us much, and was easily ignored.

I cannot recommend this villa highly enough. It was absolutely perfect - even in the rain!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Penny I'm sure that after your detailed and perfect review future guests won't have any doubts.THANKS A LOT! You and your friends were very kind and nice people, we are pleased to know that despite the bad weather you have enjoyed the villa so much. The villa is just above the sea, you cross the street and you can swim at sea, but of course not being a private little beach there are other people too.
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
PIsa Genoa
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
5 minute walk
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Portovenere
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Lerici 9 holes
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
at the Olive
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
below the villa
Car: recommended

The closest airports: Pisa, Genoa and Florence. Once arrived to La Spezia follow directions to Portovenere then to loc. Olivo, you have arrived! Park your car inside the property and .......hurry up go swimming, where? It is up to you!

Enjoy!

Don't hesitate adressing us for anything you may need or wish, we'll do our outmost to satisfy your requirements.

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Rates & Availability

Portovenere Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Settembre/September
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$880
From
$938
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,864
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $117 per night, per additional guest
 
June/july
Jun 1 2018 - Jul 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,114
From
$1,231
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$7,388
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $117 per night, per additional guest
 
Settembre/ September 2018
Sep 17 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$880
From
$938
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,864
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $117 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$880
From
$915
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,746
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $117 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $117.27 per person per night

I prezzi variano a seconda del mese e del numero di persone. Il Deposito cauzionale €1000 e le spese di pulizia €400 da pagarsi in contanti alla consegna delle chiavi.
Prices vary according to month and number of people. The security refundable deposit € 1000 and the final cleaning €400 to be payed by cash upon arrival, anticipated thanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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