|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Situated on the hill of San Michele di Pagana, just inland from the popular fishing village of Santa Margherita, this charming villa is set in a two acres park, near some of the most beautiful sights in Liguria. The property (with air conditioning) has its own grounds, private garden and swimming pool, and it is surrounded by a beautiful olive grove from which, with great care and attention, the owners-Paola and Carlo- produce an excellent quality extra virgin olive oil. From the garden you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the sea and the impressive coast, where the pine trees and the typical fishermen’s houses on the beaches, paint the perfect picture. The villa blends beautifully in with the typical Ligurian terraced landscape, dry-stone walls enclosing the olive trees and rich Mediterranean vegetation. The interiors have been recently carefully restored and tastefully furnished and with its beautiful terraced garden and private pool, the property provides a peaceful oasis where to relax and enjoy the delights of a restful holiday.
We live in Genoa but take every opportunity to enjoy the tranquillity our villa has to offer. We’ll be very happy to welcome you and make sure that your holiday can turn into a truly unique experience. We love nature, trekking and horse riding as much as music, good dining and of course extra virgin olive oil, which we have been producing for more than 10 years, winning numerous Leivi awards, and will be very happy for you to try. During your stay we can organize golf and tennis courses on request, and recommend the best restaurants in the area.
CARLO UVA purchased this villa in 2002
Carlo, lawyer, and Paola, architect, have bought the wide olive groove ten years ago.
This beautiful villa is a complete project of Paola, architect, and has been built in respect of the environment and of the Ligurian landscape, only with local materials.
Inside the big property (a 2 acres hill) the owners have another villa, where they actually live.
Our property is an ideal venue for those looking to experience the traditional Italian lifestyle, yet with an air of relaxed sophistication. The fantastic location of this villa means that as well as appreciating the delights of a restful holiday, you will be able to enjoy nights out dining at characteristic restaurants, or indulge in an aperitif, as the locals do.
My family just stayed in Carlo and Paola's villa for a week and we couldn't have been happier. Both the location and the villa were perfect for us. The views were beautiful and the villa was stunning, even better than the pictures. We loved walking to the nearby towns for shopping and to the beach. It was also convenient for the train station and water taxi to Portofino. The outdoor area of the house was amazing, we ate all our meals at the outdoor table which was almost like an extension of the kitchen.
Carlo and Paola were very welcoming and Ricky the house manager could not have been more helpful! I would definitely recommend this villa to anyone traveling to the area! Just a note, there are the 4 main bedrooms upstairs on the 2nd floor and the two additional bedrooms are in the basement so they are separate and would be good for teenagers or older kids needing their own space. Overall this was one of the best VRBOs I have ever rented and I would definitely stay here again! We loved it :)
My wife and I organised the rental of the villa in San Michele to facilitate a family get-together. Our requirements were for a property that would accommodate 3 sets of couples, with a pool, but where the location afforded us the ability to easily visit local places of interest, of which there are many.
The villa is set within an olive grove, terraced to accommodate the steep gradient. It is located above the towns of Santa Margherita Ligure and Rapallo. From this elevated position it overlooks Rapallo bay and affords extensive views of the surrounding hillsides. It has a welcome sense of privacy and seclusion, with the decor and style, the pool and the large verandah helping to create a very relaxing atmosphere. The bedrooms on the top floor are beautifully decorated with views across the olive grove and the bay. The sleeping arrangements are best suited to two adult couples with two singles/children. Whilst there is a further sitting-room and bedroom in, what is effectively the basement but with views through folding doors to the front of the property, this space obviously doesn’t have the same feel as the other bedrooms. We did find the noise of the trains passing on the local line a little disturbing, especially at night, with the bedroom windows open. With 6 adults, we did find the kitchen a little small for preparing meals, with relatively little bench space.
We would recommend the walk winding up Monte di Portofino, along paths with breathtaking views of the area. The tracks are well maintained and the villages along the way are stunning. Once you arrive at Portofino, you can walk back along the road or catch a bus. Think carefully about taking children or people with reduced mobility as the gradients are steep in places. There is a restaurant, serving meals and drinks at Mulino, which, again, we would recommend. We used a combination of the local train service to Levanto, then the hop-on/hop-off boat to visit the Cinque Terra region. The return was train from La Spezia. This was a trip worth making with amazing views.
The supermarket, Basko, in Rapallo, was very well stocked with car parking facilities conveniently located directly above the supermarket. Santa Margherita has a small supermarket but both towns had excellent food stores. The staff in the Information bureau in Santa Margherita were extremely helpful.
Special interest holidays:
Rapallo is also close by, and it is the perfect destination if you want to play golf, tennis or go horse riding.
One hour’s drive will take you to the famous Cinque Terre national park, which is part of the Unesco World Heritage.
San Michele di Pagana Beach - 5 minutes walk
Santa Margherita Beach - 5 minutes walk
Although secluded, within minutes, you can walk to the stunning bays of Pomaro, Trelo and Prelo, popular for their beautiful beaches.
How to get there:
Genoa 40 Km- 30 minutes’ drive
Milan Linate airport 174 Km- 2 hours’ drive
Milan Malpensa airport 208 Km – 2 hours 20 minutes’ drive
Pisa 143 Km – 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive
Turin 200 Km – 2 hours’’ drive
Portofino 1.8 Km – 5 minutes
Camogli 9 Km – 17 minutes
Cinque Terre 62 Km – 1 hour
Portovenere 93 Km – 1 hour 20 minutes
Lucca – Tuscany- 135 Km - 1 hour 30 minutes
Forte dei marmi – Tuscany- 107 Km – 1 hour 10 minutes
Florence – Tuscany- 210 Km 2 hours 15 minutes
Montecarlo – France – 208 Km – 2 hours 30 minutes
Costa Azzurra – France- 250 Km – 3 hours
Through walking paths, you could also reach the fishing village of Santa Margherita, where the fresh local fish and the typical dishes such as Focaccia, Pesto sauce, Trofie and Focaccia al formaggio, will help you appreciate the value of these places.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
50% in advance (booking)
50% balance (directly on arrival)
Minimum stay: 1 week
Check-in and check-out favourite day: Saturday (Sunday excluded)
Check-in time: 15:00 - 19:00
Check-out time: before 10:00
Notes on prices:
High season: 1st May / 30th September
Low season: 1st October / 30th April
Other quotations/periods on request