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Stunning Stone House in Cinque Terre with Breathtaking Sea Views

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


Last updated: 08/07/2014
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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


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • 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 7, Beds for 7

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet


          • Bathroom 2: outdoor shower


          • 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). It is highly 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


              • Stereo:

                USB for MP3, iPod/iPhone/iPad ...moreless

              • Books:

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


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


              • 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:

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

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 10 people


                      • Parking:

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

                      • Living Room
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Linens Provided


                      • Kitchen
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove


                      • Deck / Patio:

                        including a dining table for 10 people...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Water Sports Gear:

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

                      property descriptor

                          • Detached


                          Write a review 5
                          from 7 traveler reviews
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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High Season
                          May 3 - Nov 1, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay


                          Additional information about rental rates


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


                          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: 08/07/2014
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                          100 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Pisa & Genoa
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          La Spezia
                          15 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          La Spezia
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          La Spezia
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Nacchè beach
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Colle del Telegrafo, Località Colle
                          75 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ski
                          Passo del Ceretto
                          20 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Colle del Telegrafo, Località Colle

                          Car: Recommended

                          The house can only be reached by a 30 minutes walk along a beautiful track way across terraced vineyards which terminates in a steep path of stone steps leading to the sea. It is located 100 meters above the sea on the edge of a terraced cliff between Riomaggiore and Portovenere, close to a group of houses known as Monesteroli village, in the most unspoiled part of the Cinque Terre National Park.

                          Monesteroli was built through the centuries by the inhabitants of Biassa, an ancient village on the Northwestern hills surrounding the gulf of La Spezia. Biassa is the main doorway to the Cinque Terre and to the several pathways crossing the hillside some of which are accessible directly from the property. Together with the small villages of Schiara and Fossola, Monesteroli is part of Tramonti ('Sunsets'), the coastal area left of Riomaggiore.

                          Biassa is 5 km away from the house and is reachable by a 30 min walk plus 10 min by car. It can be reached from either La Spezia or Riomaggiore (both 10 km away) by car or bus.

                          The village of Campiglia can also be reached by a 45 minutes walk from the house and enjoys various restaurants.


                          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: french, italian, spanish, english

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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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 towards Portovenere

                            View towards Portovenere

                          • The steps leading to the sea

                            The steps leading to the sea

                          • 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)

                          3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 7

                          View calendar: Updated 08/07/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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