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Monesteroli, small village of Tramonti, the wildest 5 Terre Park area

Monesteroli, small village of Tramonti, the wildest 5 Terre Park area View of the house from the top View towards Portovenere View towards Fossola in spring The steps leading to the sea opening the old wooden gate veranda sleep in the sun Dining and BBQ zone Shadow and relax Kitchen and dining area Staircase to first floor Double bedroom on ground floor Main bathroom on ground floor Indoor view from first floor Lounge area on first floor Main double bedroom on first floor Main double bedroom on first floor Second double bedroom on first floor Bouganville and vineyards around the house The main swimming spot from the house Crystal-clear waters for very few And the sun.....sets Monesteroli at night

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Last updated: 04/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Campiglia cottage description

The house is suited for real “amateurs” only, who are looking for a unique holiday within a totally private and natural surrounding. The property is 100 meters above sea level, extends over 500 squared meters of terraced vineyards and stands right at the top of the village of Monesteroli.
Monesteroli is a small and quiet village in the wildest part the 5 Terre National Park.
The track to Monesteroli is surrounded by vineyards, mortarless walls, the Meditteranean Scrub with its intense fragrance and its different breath-taking panoramas.
The main staircase between the sky and the sea leads to the house perched over the sea in a unique landscape, declared UNESCO World Heritage.
From the house is possible to enjoy the trasparency of an uncontaminated cliff sea in which diving, going snorkeling and sunbathing. The house has a 180 degrees wiew and it is possible, in the clear weather days, to see Elba, Capraia and Gorgona islands, Corsica and the west coast line of Liguria.
Holiday in Monesteroli is a sensorial experience, full of intense emotions.
Trekking, easy and slow life in contact with nature, relax and wonderful sunsets sight enjoying local wines and foods are an antidote to city life.
Everything in an house equipped to make the stay easy, enjoyable and unforgettable.
The house is arranged over 2 floors. Kitchen, dining area, bathroom and one double bedroom are on the ground floor while two additional double bedrooms and the lounge are located on the first floor. The lounge area enjoys a large chimney. The property provides great outside living space including a paved terrace all along the house, a large dining table, BBQ area and an external shower.
Crystal-clear waters are only 10 min away at the bottom of a magnificent stone path perched on the ridge of the hill.

Driving directions: The village of Monesteroli is reachable by a 20 min walk after leaving your car at the bottom of Via Tramonti, a private road which takes you from Località Colle del Telegrafo into a beautiful bush slowly down towards the sea. From La Spezia you take the coastal road that leads to the Cinque Terre and just before the first tunnel take a right at the junction towards Biassa. Go through this picturesque village and keep going up the road for approx. 5 km till you reach the top of the hill. Take the first road on the left (Via Tramonti) just before the restaurant Colle del Telegrafo and keep going down till the road ends where you will park on the road side. The trackway which leads to Monesteroli starts on the right-hand side of the last sharp bend of the road (trackway n. 4b).

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 110 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            Not suitable for people suffering from panic attacks, dizziness, heart ailments. Recommended for people who need iodine-rich environments...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: outdoor shower

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          • Toilet Paper Shampoo Shower gel Basic first aid

          Other Amenities

              • Electricity within the property is provided by solar panels connected to batteries. Cooking facilities, fridge/freezer and hot water are gas operated. Emergency power is supplied by a power-generator operated with petrol in case of reduced battery voltage. Any appliance of 50 Watts or more can only be operated through the power generator. The closest groceries are in Campiglia (40 minutes walk) or Biassa (30 minutes walk + 10 minutes by car). Upon request groceries can be delivered at the house for a fee of €50, once during each weekly stay. It is recommended to minimize the luggage and use backpacks. Some luggage can be left in the car and eventually be taken down during your stay....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Local Maps Local Activities Guides Italian, English, French, Spanish Novels Book crossing welcomed...moreless

              • Games:

                Cards Chess...moreless

              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Away From It All

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Theme Parks

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  local services and businesses

                      • Groceries

                      Location Type

                      • Near The Ocean
                      • Rural
                      • Beach

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Swimming
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Dining:

                            3 tables, inside and outside, allow to enjoy different panoramas in relation to the sun position...moreless

                          General

                          • Towels Provided
                          • Parking:

                            at the start of the trackway leading to Monesteroli (20/30 minutes away)...moreless

                          • Living Room

                          Kitchen

                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Kitchen
                          • Pantry Items:

                            Basic Food first reception...moreless

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            including a dining table for 10 people...moreless

                          • Water Sports Gear:

                            Mask snorkel, fins Essential tools for fishing...moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            Terraces with vines...moreless

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Lovely and amazing

                                Lovely and amazing

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 08/28/13
                                • Review Submitted 03/02/14
                                Comfortable, spacious, clean and well-appointed house, breathtaking (indeed!) views, amazing sunsets, friendly and helpful owners. We loved our hikes throughout Cinque Terre, long swims in the sea by the house between the cliffs and spiaggia dei Nacche' and the beauty and tranquility of the place. A memorable vacation and definitely worth crossing the ocean for. Highly recommended.

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                              • What a surprise!

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                                What a surprise!

                                • Guest Paola, Italy
                                • Date of stay 08/26/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/09/13
                                La sorpresa comincia subito, non appena, lasciata la macchina, si esce dal boschetto. Non ti aspetti che possa esistere una gradinata di pietra così lunga e ripida che sembra precipitare in mare. E non puoi credere che le tue gambe riescano ad affrontarla con tanta naturalezza. Poi quando arrivi alla casa , davanti allo spettacolo del Tino e del Tinetto in mezzo al mare pensi di aver visto tutto, invece, aperta la porticina eccoti in una vera casa, dove gli arredi e le comodità hanno il fascino del luogo. Poco dopo, allungati sul lettino, accarezzati da una brezza leggera, il mare davanti e una birra in mano ti senti in paradiso. The surprise starts at the beginning, as far as, closed the car, you emerges from the grove. You could not imagine a flight of steps so long, so high, like falling to the sea. And you cannot believe that your legs afford it so easily. Then, after the spectacle of Tino and Tinetto, here is the house. The wooden door opens…and you are in a real home, a house where furnishings and comforts have the same charme of the location. After a while, lied down on the sunlounger, in front of a blue sea, the wind on your hair, with a beer on your hand, you feel in Paradise.

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                              • Little reason to leave

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                                Little reason to leave

                                • Guest Martin, Tennessee, USA & Margo, Belgium
                                • Date of stay 08/27/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/04/13
                                Three nights of watching the sun set from this balcony, and three mornings of watching it rise in the stairs just behind the gate. The villages of Cinque Terre are beautiful - the colors of the shutters matched againts the cipping reds and yellows on the mediterranean facades, the stairs to seaside terraces and windy alley ways - but we have come to realize that this house and this place on the cliffs of Monesteroli is everything that we needed. There is little reason to leave after arriving here, but unfortunately our time here is over and we have to continue on. It was a place, a house, and a sense that we couldn't forget. Thank you for everything

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                              • Memorabile settimana di relax

                                Memorabile settimana di relax

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 08/10/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/03/13
                                Il luogo ideale per ritrovare se stessi,per amare,per riflettere,per gioire,per ricominciare.. Un luogo da favola cullati dal mare, dai tramonti, coccolati dalle stelle e ispirati da panorami sempre diversi. Una faticosa ma imperdibile esperienza, ripagata in ogni suo momento da una libertà senza paragoni. Un' esperienza da ripetere!!! Un abbraccio ai deliziosi proprietari e un' anticipata prenotazione per l' anno a venire! Grazie di tutto! Isacco

                                Owner response: Grazie Isacco per le belle parole, profonde e 'sentite'! Sottolinei una dimensione contemplativa di Monesteroli e della nostra casa che ci appartiene pienamente e siamo felici quando possiamo condividerla con sensibilità come la tua. Alla prossima! Arturo, Bruno e Patrizia

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                              • Séjour de rêve sur les côtes italiennes

                                Séjour de rêve sur les côtes italiennes

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 08/18/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/28/13
                                Toutes les conditions sont réunies pour passer des vacances à la fois paisables, dépaysantes et vivifiantes. Confortable et aménagée avec goût, la maison de Patrizia bénéficie d'une vue absolument époustouflante et d'un calme absolu. Quelques minutes de marche sur des chemins verdoyants suffisent pour accéder à une plage à l'eau claire et chaude où vous ne serez pas importunés par les touristes. Le site se prête également aux randonnées et un système de trains et de navettes vous permet d'accéder aux très beaux villages du domaine des Cinque Terre. Patrizia, la maîtresse de maison est absolument charmante. Elle parle plusieurs langues, et maitrise très bien le français. Très agréable, sociable, à l'écoute, elle vous permet de mieux connaitre la région, et a été de très bon conseil tout au long du séjour. Ce site est assurément l'une de mes plus belles découvertes de ces dernières années. Je le recommande donc vivement.

                                Owner response: Chère Marie, merci pour ton compte rendu qui est tres suggestif. J'ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à vous aider, toi et tes amis francais, à apprecier les beautés et la paix de Monesteroli pendant le coucher du soleil, qui est une experience inoubliable. Et aussi les randonnées dans les villages dans les environs de Monesteroli qui sont des promenades assez faciles pour des amants de la marche comme vous etes. Encore merci et a la prochaine! Patrizia et famille

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                              • " Heaven on Earth"

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                                " Heaven on Earth"

                                • Guest International family: Germany, Russia, California
                                • Date of stay 08/08/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/23/13
                                Thank you for sharing this little piece of " Heaven on Earth" with us. Also thank you for letting us know ahead of time to pack light, we were prepared! It is such a beatiful place and house. We explored much of local coast, finding caves, rocks to climb and old houses. The beach was also wonderful since it is never crowded like other Cinque Terre beaches. Lena loved sleeping outside to see the stars plus the beautiful view of the sea. We all had a fantastic vacation! Thank you for everything

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                              • This is an amazing place.

                                This is an amazing place.

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 07/27/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/16/13
                                I did not know what to expect when we selected this house for our Italian vacation. It is a 45 minute walk from the road. When we got close to the house and started descending the stairs that lead to the house, I was awestruck by the beauty of the this place. You could sit on the porch for hours and just look at the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and surrounding villages. This place was such a welcome change from the craziness and hustle and bustle of Rome and Florence. The house was clean, well equipped, and more than adequate for our family of 5. (Our kids are in their 20's). This is a place that is not for everyone, but if you don't mind a hike and love beautiful scenery, give it a try. Where else can you shower while taking in views of the Mediterranean? Patrizia was wonderful to work with and very proud of what her father has done with this place, and should be.

                                Owner response: Thanks for your kind review, "special" american family! It's true; because of the path and the steps, Monesteroli is a place to be conquered. That's the reason my father and my brother wanted the house and the porch to be as comfortable as possible, just to relax and look at the sea and at the stars at night. We're very glad you enjoyed both the place and the house. You will always be welcome if you ever wish to come back. Patrizia, Bruno, Arturo

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                              • Fantastico y muy especial.

                                Fantastico y muy especial.

                                • Guest Marina VM
                                • Date of stay 07/06/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/17/13
                                Un lugar muy especial, muy relajante, con un mar limpísimo, lindos paseos y puestas de sol maravillosas. La casa es muy cómoda y acogedora, está todo muy cuidado, sea el interior que el exterior. Preparar la barbacoa bajo las estrellas ha sido un verdadero placer. Patrizia y Bruno han sido muy amables y hospitalarios y nos han dado muy buenos consejos para que nuestra estancia fuera más placentera. Recordaremos por mucho tiempo estas vacaciones en la zona más desconocida del Parco delle 5 Terre!

                                Owner response: Gracias amigos de Catalunya! Nos da alegria que ustedes hayan disfrutado tanto el lugar y la casa. Bruno y yo los esperamos cuando quieran.

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                              • stunning views

                                stunning views

                                • Guest Marc Z.
                                • Date of stay 08/26/12
                                • Review Submitted 02/03/13
                                We spent a lovely week at the cottage last summer. It really has stunning views and a great place to get it away from it all. The cottage is pleasant and well decorated, and we received a warm welcome from the owners, Patrizia and Bruno. Be sure to follow the advice regarding limited and portable luggage, and be ready for a daily intensive work-out to get back to your car up the hill. If you are fine with that, then it is highly recommended

                                Owner response: Thank you Marc! Your review is very kind. You and your family have been the perfect guests for Monesteroli and for our cottage. Bruno and I have much appreciated. All the best Patrizia

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                              May 3 - Nov 1, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €1,500
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                              7 night min stay

                              €1,500

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                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning €80
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit €250
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              30% of the rent is due upfront to confirm the booking.

                              70% of the rent + €250 as deposit + €80 final cleaning fee is due 1 week in advance of the rent period.

                              The rent includes bedding and all running costs (electricity / gas / water)

                              100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date


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                              Last updated: 04/13/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: Pisa & Genoa at 100 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Ferry: La Spezia at 10 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Train: La Spezia at 15 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Motorway: La Spezia at 10 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Beach: Nacchè beach at 1 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Barpub: Colle del Telegrafo, Località Colle at 2 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Ski: Passo del Ceretto at 75 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Golf: Lerici at 20 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Colle del Telegrafo, Località Colle at 2 Kilometres
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1995

                              About the owner: Casa dell’Olivo was a family adventure: my brother Bruno discovered it during a hike in 1995 and got all of us involved to turn the semi-dilapidated building into a special place. My brother Gigi, an architect, designed a spacious and spare interior in harmony with its former configuration as a vintner’s house/cellar. The patriarch, Arturo, 75 at the time, supervised the remodeling and the delivery of materials by 210 helicopter trips, spending his nights in a sleeping bag more or less under the stars. And I, Patrizia, endeavored to make it cozy and functional while preserving as much as possible of the old furnishings and tools. It was a great adventure, much harder than we expected, but the beauty of the view we glimpse when we open the old wodden gate never ceases to amaze and delight us.

                              Why the Owner Chose Campiglia:
                              Why we chose Monesteroli - La Spezia. For my father, Arturo, this was a chance to revisit the places of his wartime youth, when he was stationed in La Spezia with the navy and patrolled the coast in motor torpedo boats. The landscape hasn’t changed much since then. He stopped walking the path and the Scala Granda at 83, and now, at 93, keeps track of the changes at Monesteroli through our stories and photos. Bruno is the unmatched mind and tireless arm who deals with all the problems that can arise in such an isolated place. For him this was an opportunity to successfully try his hand as vintner, mason, electrician, carpenter, and more, and reward his labors with a good BBQ, a glass of excellent Sciacchetrà and his favorite music under the stars. For me, a psychologist who lives and works in Milan, Monesteroli is a place for the soul where I can gaze at the sea and find serenity communing with nature. But it’s also a beauty farm for the walks and the swims around the Montonao's rock. For all of us it’s such a special and magical place that it would be a shame not to share it with the rest of the world.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                              Casa dell’Olivo is a place for people who enjoy walking, listening to the sea, the wind and the cicadas instead of the sounds of automobiles, and counting stars instead of restaurants and discos. To be immersed in silence with only the people you choose to be with around you in the midst of Cinque Terre, even in the heart of summer, is priceless and amazing!


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                              Speaks: english, italian, french, spanish

                               

                              Photos

                              • Monesteroli, small village of Tramonti, the wildest 5 Terre Park area

                                Monesteroli, small village of Tramonti, the wildest 5 Terre Park area

                              • View towards Portovenere

                                View towards Portovenere

                              • The steps leading to the sea

                                The steps leading to the sea

                              • veranda

                                veranda

                              • Dining and BBQ zone

                                Dining and BBQ zone

                              • Kitchen and dining area

                                Kitchen and dining area

                              • Double bedroom on ground floor

                                Double bedroom on ground floor

                              • Indoor view from first floor

                                Indoor view from first floor

                              • Main double bedroom on first floor

                                Main double bedroom on first floor

                              • Second double bedroom on first floor

                                Second double bedroom on first floor

                              • The main swimming spot from the house

                                The main swimming spot from the house

                              • And the sun.....sets

                                And the sun.....sets

                              • View of the house from the top

                                View of the house from the top

                              • View towards Fossola in spring

                                View towards Fossola in spring

                              • opening the old wooden gate

                                opening the old wooden gate

                              • sleep in the sun

                                sleep in the sun

                              • Shadow and relax

                                Shadow and relax

                              • Staircase to first floor

                                Staircase to first floor

                              • Main bathroom on ground floor

                                Main bathroom on ground floor

                              • Lounge area on first floor

                                Lounge area on first floor

                              • Main double bedroom on first floor

                                Main double bedroom on first floor

                              • Bouganville and vineyards around the house

                                Bouganville and vineyards around the house

                              • Crystal-clear waters for very few

                                Crystal-clear waters for very few

                              • Monesteroli at night

                                Monesteroli at night

                              €1,500 per week (EUR)
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                              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

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                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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