Ligurian Seaside VillaBack to Liguria
- 5 Bedrooms
Beds / Sleeps 10
Kids ok - ages all ages
- 3 Bathrooms
- 280m2 or 3014 sq ft - 2 levels
The Ligurian Seaside Villa is a true vacation getaway nestled on the top of the adorable village of Zoagli on the Ligurian coast. With sweeping views of the Mediterranean sea, Portofino, and Santa Margherita this historic villa built in 1888 is the perfect space for discerning guests seeking authenticity and charm. With its five bedrooms and three bathrooms, this Italian vacation home is the ideal location for relaxing and basking in the relaxed Italian way of life and exploring the seaside villages of the Cinque Terre, Portofino, Camogli, and Santa Margherita.
The main living areas of the Ligurian Seaside Villa have authentic antique furniture, frescoed ceilings, decorative cement tiles, and marble flooring. The living room has large windows overlooking gardens and a dining room with seating for up to twenty guests. The charming tiled kitchen includes a gas range, a wood burning stove, and everything you will need to prepare delicious local Italian fare. On request, the owners can fire up the outdoor brick and stone traditional wood oven so you can create your own pizza. Due to the high temperatures involved, the owners will assist you. Outdoor dining under shady flowers and vines overlooking the sea has never been nicer.
Up a marble staircase to the second floor are the five bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The rooms are decorated with frescoed ceilings, antique furniture, and lovely linens. Most of the windows have delightful Mediterranean views and offer seaside breezes. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds, two have double beds, and the fifth bedroom has two singles in the form of a trundle bed and a third a single bed. There is also crib available upon request at no extra fee. Please note that this bedroom is quite small and the perfect room for children due to the small size of the room and bed configuration.
Two of the bedrooms have a connecting door and can be used as one large suite or as two entirely separate bedrooms. One of the bathrooms has antique fittings and a marble bathtub and the other bathroom includes a modern shower and an panoramic Ligurian sea view. The third bathroom with shower, toilet and sink is located on the ground floor.
This hilltop villa is located in the midst of Mediterranean gardens, flowers, and fruit trees. The many trees on the property include mimosa, olive, peach, and lemon, just to name a few. There is also a vegetable garden with tomatoes, zucchinis, eggplants, basil, green beans, and more. In season you can delight in picking and eating a variety fruits and vegetables as they ripen.
The villa has a lovely small pool with panoramic seaside views, perfect for a refreshing afternoon dip after a day at the Zoagli beaches.
At the end of the large private garden is a pergola with a comfortable indoor space and furniture and outdoor chaise lounges where you can unwind looking out at the panoramic views of Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, yachts, sailboats and the relaxing expanse of blue sea. Or you may find yourself taking a nap in the hammock and forgetting, for a while, that the outside world exists.
A few hundred feet from the villa you will fall in love with Zoagli’s adorable food and produce market. As this is Italy, you will find pretty much everything you need for a delicious meal: from a selection of wine, cheese, Italian cold cuts, bread, milk, fresh fruit and vegetables, to many other food choices. A short walk from your villa is an Italian Trattoria la Campagnola where you can dine on nice simple plates of pasta and fish. Call ahead and the accommodating owner will prepare your favorite dishes just for you!
When you pass through the gate at the Ligurian Seaside villa, you will leave the stresses of life behind and relax under the rich foliage of magnolia, palm, and mimosa trees. At night you willd luxuriate in crisp linens with a soothing sea breeze to rock you to sleep. The breathtaking views, the seaside air, the shady terraces and gazebo offer idyllic beauty and repose. The Ligurian Seaside Villa is the perfect Italian vacation retreat. The delightful and knowledgeable English-speaking owners are always on hand to help and offer suggestions and recommendations.
- Blender (handheld)
- Coffee maker
- Food Processor
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Handheld Mixer
- Juice maker
- Oven/ microwave combo
- Stove (electric)
- Stove (gas)
- Wood Burning Stove
- Family Friendly
- Fireplace - decorative
- Hair dryer
- Heating -Additional fee
- Heating Throughout
- High Chair
- Hot Water Heater
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Linens & Towels
- Panoramic View
- Washer & Dryer (separate units)
- Outdoor barbeque
- Outdoor dining area
- Ping Pong
- Private Parking
- Bose Sound System
- Cable TV
- CD Player
- DVD player - European only
- DVD's: Selection in flat
- Flat Screen TV
- Foosball table
- Printer (wireless)
- Sound System
BedsBedroom 11 doubleBedroom 22 doublesBedroom 31 queenBedroom 41 queenChildren's Bedroom1 twin/single, 2 child beds, 1 air mattress (Child beds are 150x75cm Trundle bed with two singles Crib upon request)
BathroomsBathroom 1(En suite full bath) toilet, bidet, sink, tub, combination tub/showerBathroom 2(Full bath) toilet, bidet, sink, showerBathroom 3(Full bath) toilet, sink, shower
- Walking to the charming Zoagli beach for sun, swim and a gelato
- Sipping wine on the gazebo while enjoying the panoramic views of the Mediterranean and Portofino.
- Picking your own fruit and dining in the lush private garden, which also includes many species of flowers and herbs.
- Watching the yachts coming in and out of Portofino
- The original walls frescoes, tiles, and antique furniture.
- The charming refrigerator magnets left by former guests showing their country or city of origin.
- The villa overlooks the sea and the beach is a 10 minute walk downhill.
- This property does not include air conditioning, but the evening breeze, thick walls, and closed shutters keep the house comfortable most of the time
- Chiavari train station is a 10 minute car ride and Zoagli station is a 5 minute ride.
- If new and sleek is what you desire this is not the property for you. This beautiful villa is well loved, authentic, and quirky and all that goes along with that!
All Rentals Include
WEEKLY STAYS (7+ NIGHTS) - EXCLUDING HIGH SEASONfrom $551 per night
SHORT STAYS (3 NIGHT MIN) - EXCLUDING HIGH SEASON DATESfrom $685 per night
HIGH SEASON 2018: JUN 16 - SEPT 15 (STAYS OF 7+ NIGHTS)from $680 per night
HIGH SEASON 2018: JUN 16-SEPT 15 (STAYS OF 3-6 NIGHTS)from $715 per night
- Monthly rates based on 28 days for rentals of one month. Longer rentals follow the calendar month.
- Price based on standard occupancy. Larger groups please inquire. Additional fees may apply. Inquire about specials Currency Converter
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The sweet little beach town of Zoagli is a ten-minute walk downhill from your villa. There you can sun, stroll, eat pizza and gelato, or simply enjoy the ambiance with a glass of wine or a frothy cappuccino. If what you desire is finer dining with panoramic Portofino and Mediterranean views, a table in L’Arenella in Zoagli is just a fifteen- minute walk from the villa, or a short drive. This villa is the perfect base for exploring the magnificence of the Ligurian Riviera. You will be charmed by the seaside villages of Camogli, Chiavari, Portofino, and nearby Cinque Terre. Within an easy drive, or train ride, you will also find the the famous towns of the Cinque Terre; Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. If you make it to the charming beach town of Camogli be sure to hike to Punta Chaippa and eat a focaccia along the way in San Rocco where you can enjoy incredible panoramic views of the Ligurian coast. The seaside city of Genoa, with its medieval town center (one of the largest in Europe) is a short train ride away. Be sure to take a day trip and eat a plate of world famous Genovese pesto before heading out to explore the Strade Nuove and the Palazzi dei Rolli; the ‘new streets’ with their 16th and 17th century Renaissance and Baroque palaces named World heritage sites by Unesco. If you have children a stop at the Aquarium is a must along with a trip for goodies at Genova’s Eataly.
- Cinque Terre
- Food and Produce Markets
- Olive Oil tastings
- Restaurants, Shops, Supermarket - short drive
- Santa Margherita
- Sestri Levante
The Ligurian experience was simply fabulous. Location: it's not like staying at a rental house, it's rather like staying at Silvia's and Paolo's gorgeous home - the place is quiet and full of life at the same time. In addition, there is no better view on Portofino and the more than a hundred years old pavilion is simply priceless. The two greeters/owners are people you immediately like and we had the privilege to discuss with Paolo and learn a lot about the location and the region. From the guest book we understand that we share this experience with most of our predecessors. Disadvantages: no material ones identified.