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Charming, Cosy and Convenient: 3 bedroom Tyrolese apartment in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Bedrooms 3
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 9 nights


About the property

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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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Luca

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Lovely flat, in a great position with great views, and near the town centre too. Actually one of the best flats we've rented in Cortina.
Jun 2016
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Cortina d'Ampezzo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Check-in is AFTER 4pm.Late check-ins incur a fee as someone will have to come out of hours: €25 after 8pm.€45 after 11pm. Check-out NO LATER than 10am
  • No smoking in the property. It is permitted on the balconies, but do not throw your cigarette butts outside: dispose of them carefully!!
  • For cancellations up to 60 days before the beginning of your stay you will receive a 100% refund. After that your balance is no longer refundable.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One has a bath with shower, one has a shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two of the bedrooms are doubles with king size beds. The third bedroom is a small bedroom with twin beds - ideal for children (even though they are adult size beds).I think that 6 adults sleeping in the apartment might be rather tight, unless for short stays.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
A car, whilst not essential, is advisable, both for getting to Cortina and for moving around once there. PLEASE NOTE: While most of the time the parking entrance and area is clear of snow, in heavy fall years you may (albeit rarely: I have never) need snow chains at the ready. There is a good bus service passing Venice Mestre train station, that also passes Venice Marco Polo airport, to Cortina, called the Cortina Express, that then goes back as well. Around Cortina is the Dolomiti bus service which is included in the ski pass price, taking one to the slopes, and Faloria cable car is about a 4 minute walk from the house too. The nearest airports are Venice and Treviso (between them served by BA, Easyjet and Ryanair from London). 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.


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Charming, Cosy and Convenient: 3 bedroom Tyrolese apartment in Cortina d'Ampezzo
average rating of 4.818182 based on 24 reviews

Nice apartment, good and convenient position above Cortina. Luca is responsive.

  • 5 of 5

Overall very good chalet-flat. Well positioned. Two key sets, easy walk down to Cortina, two balconies. Responsive host, teething trouble with WiFi but good 4g in area. 4DU handle Check-in and out, Luca will chase them as required. Good.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Kilda

Highly recommended Cortina apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a great location for a visit to Cortina as it is in a small hamlet just outside of the main centre of the town. This means that there is no problem with access or parking, but it is only a 5 minute walk to the main street of Cortina on a pedestrian track that starts almost outside the main door of the apartment block. The apartment itself is exactly as shown in the photos - a typical charming alpine home, but with lots of mod cons, e.g. a dishwasher and very comfortable beds and living space. It had everything we needed for a two week stay. The washing machine is small but we just used it more often - it beats wasting time at the laundromat! There is a west facing terrace with table that captures the afternoon and evening sun and another south facing terrace that is shaded in the evening. Both terraces offer good views of the mountains. For shopping you can head into the centre of Cortina and shop in the Co-operativa on the main street or walk a little further to the Kanguro - the range and prices vary at both but in the end we found the Co-operativa the better option. Additionally there are two Alimentari on the main road heading north out of Cortina that are only a 5 minute drive from the apartment and which offer better parking options than the Kanguro (my tip if you want to shop at the Kanguro with a car is to be there at 8.30am on a Sunday morning to beat the crowd to the six or so car parking spaces available). We spent two weeks hiking in the mountains around Cortina and found the location of the apartment to be good both in terms of hikes we could do without taking the car and for easy access to hiking areas that we had to drive to. There are maps in the apartment that can be used for hiking. Contact with Luca, the owner, was excellent. A highly recommended apartment!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this apartment last week and had a thoroughly enjoyable week. The apartment is well organised and comfortable. W are a family of six and we spent the week hiking and doing amazing via ferata in the beautiful Dolomites The apartment is only a short walk (10 mins) from town, and we could easily shop without getting in the car. Great views of Tofane from the balcony and main room windows. Would definitely recommend this apartment!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place. Horrible WiFi service.

  • 4 of 5

The property was great, and Luca, the owner, cares about his guests. Unfortunately, the property had no WiFi for the majority of our stay as they only buy a few gigabytes a week and prior guests had used it up. We had 6 guests with no internet, ability to respond to emails, make calls etc, without high data charges. That should have been disclosed. But the place was in a great location very near town and was great otherwise. If it had reliable WiFi we would stay there again. Thanks Luca!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert, I am sorry the wifi wasn't great for you: as I mentioned, it has been a year since I had requested a telephone line from the state provider: ironically a week after you left they finally turned up and installed a high speed fibre line so the internet is now great. I am glad the rest of the house and Cortina were nice though. Regards, Luca
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Great trip

  • 5 of 5

Great location, plenty of room for a family, everything you need, beautiful views, and Luca was a very helpful host.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Owner's Response: Thank you.
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Cosy apartment close to the centre yet with great views too! Helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Cortina Centre
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Cortina Golf
Nearest Train
37 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Cortina Centre
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $109.8
Pet Fee $109.8
Refundable Damage Deposit $809.06

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.