3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, garden, barbecue, a stone's throw from the sea
- english, italian
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Unique and magical place.
Simply amazing. The town and property were perfect. The owner put a lot of love and attention into the home. Our family of 5 had more than enough space and supplies. The only challenge was the steps to get to the home—we did not have a problem with this but people with mobility issues or with very small kids might.
Fabulous stay. Great host. Sorry to hear it is so lovely he is moving in himself (I dont blame him) but it means it wont be available to us in future. Lucky man, lucky family. Good luck to them and a happy future there.
Our Private Getaway
Giovanni’s cottage and garden were a bit of a climb, but it was well worth it. My wife, daughter and I were away from the tourist activity once we closed the big yellow door. We were in the main house which was on two floors, while our daughter was down the path in the private cottage. This position on the hill afforded us a grand view of the city and the bay. There was a lower and upper garden area where we could relax and barbecue. Giovanni was always available to answe any questions or concerns. As we were there for three weeks, this allowed us plenty of time to explore the many interesting paths within the town. We even fond some alternative paths that made the climb a little easier. In fact, the lift in the main house allowed us to go from one floor to another. Giovanni recommended some good restaurants which focused on Ligurian cuisine. Yes, Portovenere can be busy and a little crowded at certain times during the day, but there was always a way to discover the beauty and charm. Boat trips could be arranged to Palmaria Island, Lerici and Cinque Terra
Wonderful! Giovanni was an excellent host. Place felt like home to us. If you want hotel living plush, this isn’t for you.
1) Could use a better mattress in Master bedroom!
2) Could use written instructions on how to’s:
Switch on hot water
Better directions on location for taking
Would like to return soon!
House with magic views
We stayed in the cottage for a week, 6 adults and a young boy. The occasion was my daughters wedding at Casa Doria.
The house was perfect for us. With a magical view .
It's a house for relaxation and socializing with barbecue under the vines at the upper garden and breakfast in the shade of the fig tree in the lower garden.
Thank you Giovanni for being such a helpful host and taking the time to answer our questions.
All the best to you an your family.
..wonderful family and wonderful host..very very very clean, nice and warm...they even invite me and my family for a barbecue in the cottage..
Ciao Brit say hello to everybody and good luck..
We had a lovely stay in this house. We stayed for a week with our daughter and her boyfriend, they stayed in the little cottage in the garden which was very cute. The house and garden are very well kept and the views from the garden were beautiful. Giovanni was always very helpful and quick to respond to my emails. Portovenere is a really beautiful town with lots to see.
it has been a real pleasure to host Julia Gaff and her family...very clean and easy.....i couldn't be with them on the check out day (i use to help people to bring luggages and stuff)because i was at the hospital with my girl and our newborn baby and they understood the situation...