About the property
- Apartment914 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 8 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting/diningroom, kitchen, 2 terraces - winter/summer
This charming and convenient appartment (1st floor, no lift) offers guests the best possible experience of staying in Cortina d'Ampezzo, the 'Queen of the Dolomites.' Within easy walking distance of the town centre, the flat has 3 double bedrooms (the third bedroom is a small twin room and more suitable for children than adults - though both beds are standard single) and 2 bathrooms, large sitting and dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and two terraces offering great views of Cortina and the surrounding mountains. Cortina offers exceptional skiing, climbing, walking, shopping, spas and restaurants, and is great in both winter and summer, having been popular with the European jet-set since the 1920's.
The apartment is in easy walking distance to the centre (5 mins walk) down a tarmac path. Inside, guests will find everything they need: bedding and towels, centralised heating, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, all kitchen utensils, TV/DVD and a large collection of DVDs.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, Spanish, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
Luca Savelli is a keen skier and has skied since he was 4 years old in Cortina. Based in London since childhood, Luca visits Cortina 3 times a year with his friends, though otherwise works as an archaeologist, primarily in Ethiopia and Italy. He is a keen traveller, historian, polo player, and also enjoys running his estate in Tuscany .
Why Luca chose Cortina d'Ampezzo
Luca Savelli recently bought this flat having looked for the perfect place for a number of years: interior style, location, views and size were all key factors, and after seeing numerous other flats this was one of the first to have everything needed. The interior style is an elegant Italo-Tyrolese style, with wooden pannelling through out and designed as a chalet should be: warm, cosy and aesthetically pleasing. The views are fantastic, as one can overlook the old town centre with its tall church-spire, though which is dwarfed by the soaring Dolomites behind; in fact both terraces offer excellent views of the mountains. The location could not be better. Facing West and South, the flat enjoys sunlight all day and witnesses to the sun setting behind the Tofana Mountain Group each evening; below is a mountain stream with a small waterfall adding to the mountainous atmosphere. The house is in an elevated position, just outside the centre of Cortina in one of the town's more chic parishes known as Pecol, however, in 5 minutes one can reach the town on foot, or in 2 minutes by car. At about 85sqm, the property is great for families and couples and has outdoor parking (snow is cleared efficiently in Cortina, and roads well gritted), and is a well managed and popular property generally. It should be noted that the third bedroom, while made up of 2 standared single beds, is on the small side (ideal for children though adults can stay too for short periods).
What makes this Apartment unique
The flat enjoys a privileged position in Cortina in every way - a great location (central, but just outside the very busy centre), stunning views and is a charming yet functional property. Cortina itself has been visited for over a century by the aristocracy, the rich and the jet-set, though shot to international fame after it hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics. Today it continues to impress all visitors with its old world charm, excellent food, well dressed people and great skiing - and is one of Europe's top resorts. Known as the 'Queen of the Dolomites,' Cortina sits at the heart of the UNESCO site that is the Dolomite mountain range (in the Eastern Alps), known for its soaring peaks that are given their rose-gold appearance by the limestone rock they are made of. Cortina offers so many sporting activities, such as skiing, crosscountry skiing, skating, BASE jumping, rock-climbing, mountaineering, hiking, as well as cultural activities (the Dolomites are dotted with picturesque Tyrloese villages, castles and churches as well as battlefields of the frontline between in the Italians and Austrians in WW1), and of course its world-class restaurants, offering Venetian-Tyrolese food. Lastly, Cortina is a great base from which to visit some of Italy's famous cities, such as Venice, Padua, Trieste, Udine and Treviso.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location, plenty of room for a family, everything you need, beautiful views, and Luca was a very helpful host.
Cosy apartment close to the centre yet with great views too! Helpful owner
I came here with my family and had a lovely few days: the property is well laid out, in a nice traditional style, and in a nice building. Location is great as just outside the centre but only 5 mins walk from it (so no parking problems!).
The bathrooms and bedrooms seem to have been recently re-done, and the kitchen has brand new appliances, and seems to have everything we needed.
I loved Cortina and our stay at the property!
Apartment in Pecol, Cortina D'Ampezzo
We loved the location, traditional ambience and cosiness of Luca's apartment. A walk down the hill to nearby reataurants was a pleasure, as were regular deer sitings in the garden. The living/dining area was convivial and has awesome views; bedrooms are characterful and comfortable. Communication with Luca was prompt and helpful. This is an apartment we would return to.
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Perfect base for exploring
We had a lovely stay at the apartment, which has amazing views of the beautiful mountains. We enjoyed coming home to this cosy space after a busy day on the slopes. Luca was great, answering our questions both before and during our stay. The apartment is close to town, where there are many nice places to eat.
We would recommend this apartment as a great base for both summer and winter activities.
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Great stay in Cortina
Nice and comfy apartment well ubicated and equiped. Luca the owner was super responsive and helpful, providing any of the tips needed for our stay. Will definitely recommend this house in Cortina!
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Charming apartment in great location
We would highly recommend this apartment, and this location. We came for the hiking - Cortina is well-situated for summer hikes of all abilities and the trails are simply beautiful.The apartment was easy to find and is located just outside the main town in a quiet residential area with stunning views onto the surrounding mountains. Only 5 mins on foot into the charming resort of Cortina with plenty of places to eat and relax.
This is a well-maintained apartment, furnished to a high standard. It is spacious too - we were a group of five and the apartment felt a good size for our group. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the bathrooms were newly refurbished.
The owner was very helpful - we had a minor problem with the window blinds and he arranged someone to come and fix it straight away.
Many thanks; I hope you enjoyed Cortina!
Cortina is in the centre of a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cancellation and Refund Policy: 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. Late Check In: Please note in some cases for late check-ins, an additional late fee might have to be paid as someone will have to be called in out of working hours. After 8pm, €25; after 11pm €45. This will be settled with the person directly.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
There can be some flexibility in prices at certain times or for long stays. In winter, utilities are added on to your bill, settled directly with the agent/maid. Refund and Cancellation Policy: 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. Please note that if the cancellation request comes from the client, it will have to be the client himself who starts the process of cancellation, by clicking 'request refund', as cancellation requests initiated by owners effects our market ranking. Check in is After 4pm. Check Out is no later than 10am. Late Check In: Please note that for late check-ins, an additional late fee will have to be paid as someone will have to be called in out of working hours. After 8pm, €25; after 11pm €45. This will be settled with the person directly.