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Finola McElgunn

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, italian, swedish

Villa, private pool, on the golf course, 10 mins drive from the beach

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Spectacular Ligurian setting with personalised interior, ideal for 6 guests

Nestled in the Lerrone Valley, designed by Genovese architect Carlo Berio, Golfvilla is one of two detached Ligurian style villas sharing this gated property. A broad stairway separates the two villas, each with its own private gardens and pool.

Fully furnished and equipped with all the modern luxury and comfort of top-notch Italian design. Private, outdoor, solar heated (from May to September) swimming pool (5m x 10m), parking facilities and garden.

The villa is 180 m2 on two levels. Romantic Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, Jacuzzi and walk-in shower. Two twin bedrooms with separate bathroom.

Living/dining room with large terrace. Modern kitchen with all facilities, dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer. Flat-screen TV.

All rooms open onto a terrace, providing breathtaking views of the valley and mountains beyond.

Internet access.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Finola McElgunn (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, italian, swedish


based on 33 traveler reviews

Villa, private pool, on the golf course, 10 mins drive from the beach
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews

Great villa with golfcourse and beaches nearby

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the golf villa in one of the hottest weeks last summer. Our children (2,5 and 6) spent many hours in and around the pool, which was all we could have hoped for: private, deep enough to jump in and long enough to swim. The bedrooms are spacious. Beneath the house is a large garage where you can park your car. The living inside is relatively small, but we did not bother as we spent most time outside.

The villa is located near an excellent 50 years old golf course, which is well maintained and offers some challenging holes. We enjoyed our little tours to the nearby beaches. The owner recommended the beach Rocce di Pinamare, which is indeed a perfect spot. All sorts of shops may be found in Alassio. Liguria is beautiful and the cuisine is delicious. We had a great vacation and look forward to come back to Italy in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Belle maison et bel endroit.

  • 4 of 5

La maison est vaste, très agréable et située dans un bel environnement très calme avec une très belle vue.

La chambre parentale avec sa salle de bain est particulièrement grande ( les autres chambres moins ) le salon un peu petit mais on vit dehors. La cuisine est bien équipée, la maison est généralement élégament décorée.

Dans les points forts, la grande piscine, au calme, est vraiment très agréable mais mériterait un mobilier de meilleure qualité ( le parasol de la terrasse est aussi à changer ).

En résumé une offre qui tient les promesses affichées, pas de mauvaises surprises, bien au contraire.

2 bémols, nous avons eu pendant tout le séjour de gros problèmes de connexion internet ( dont la propriétaire s'est occupé avec beaucoup d'attention ), et le premier viollage est un peu éloigné : voiture absolument obligatoire.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at the Golf Villa with our two boys (5&7yrs). The pool was the highlight for us as it is a great size and it is well maintained without the use of too many chemicals. The location is so peaceful which of course means a bit of a drive but it is totally worth it. The views are spectacular and the children played in the garden without us worrying about security. The house itself is modern, very well equipped and spotlessly clean with comfy beds. It was great to have the use of pool towels as well as bath towels and there were other things left there for us to use which helped our stay. The owner was very helpful with our requests and was quick to respond with queries which arose when we arrived. We didn't eat out much with the children being a bit younger so the only thing to consider if you are in the same situation is getting well organised with food shopping as it is quite a way to the nearest large supermarket. When we did trips to the beach we tended to go early in the morning so we could park and get a space. We had a lovely morning on one of the free beaches in Finale Ligure and Varigotti another day. We ventured up to a hilltop village which was spectacular and the last night (on a tip from the waitress at the local Agriturismo) we drove up to the chapel on top of the hill facing the villa where we had a amazing view down to Alassio. The visit to the Fiat 500 museum was a highlight for the little boys as they loved playing on the simulator! This holiday is definitely suited to the more adventurous traveller who doesn't mind putting a bit of effort in to get the rewards Liguria has to offer. Thank you Golf Villa Owners!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great vacation in a great villa

  • 5 of 5

We (2 adults + 2 kids at age 5 and nearly 3) really enjoyed our stay in the Golfvilla in Garlenda.

The villa was really roomy and clean as well as tastefully and luxurious equipped. As the villa is at a quiet location, we could hear the birds singing in the morning and not any disturbing noise - a good start into the day. The kids totally loved the pool while the adults could relax on one of the many terraces. Any questions, we had, we answered by the villa's owner Finola with an extraordinary speed.

All things considered we had e great vacation and we are looking forward to visit this place again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you, Alex. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Finola
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Another great week in the Golf Villa

  • 5 of 5

After having spent a great time in the Golf Villa last year we decided to come back for our Easter holidays this year. The house is a great place to spend a family vacation especially with the great pool area that kept our three kids buisy all day. One day it rained so we drove down to Alassio (10 min), the small city is great for restaurants, bars and shopping. The kids have asked to go back next year and we can't think of any reason not to!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Nice airport
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Golfvilla is located on the outskirts of Garlenda village, overlooking Garlenda golf course. A 10-minute drive from the Riviera resort of Alassio. Both the hilly region of Garlenda and the coastal area around Alassio are exposed to the South and protected from the northerly winds. Alassio enjoys a typical Mediterranean maritime climate, pleasant and mild, with an annual range of about 15 degrees. Average winter temperature: 10 degrees. The summer, refreshed by marine breezes, has an average temperatures of 25 degrees.


Rates & Availability

Garlenda Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $335

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Savona area Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 189 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
    guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    guest toilet - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , en suite
    Scandinavian - 2 twin/ single
    Wooden - 2 twin/ single
  • Romantic Master bedroom and highly individualised design featuring wood floors and top quality bedding. All three bedrooms have their own access to the terrace, providing a stunning view over the valley.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Given the terraced typography (stairways and steps), and the fact that there are no railings on the steps into the pool, prospective guests with small children may find the villa unsuitable. Pool open from May-September.

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