Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 950,000 listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Charmingvilla in the Vineyards Near the Cinqueterre/Free Wifi

You sent a message to this owner.

Calendar

Last updated: 06/24/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Val di Vara villa description

Villa Chiara is a comfortable family summer home located just above the village of Ricco' del Golfo in Liguria. The villa is located on a 15 acre estate of vineyards, within easy walking distance to the village where there are local shops and restaurants. The village is a 15 minute drive from La Spezia and about a 30 minute drive into the Cinque Terre towns.

The Autostrada is a 10 minute drive from the villa, which makes it a convenient base for visiting towns like Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Portofino. Perched on the top of a hill the villa also offers wonderful views of the surrounding hillside and the village below. Guests will enjoy daily excursions to many wonderful places and coming home to their own relaxing villa for the evenings.

Villa Chiara dates to the early 1900's, and the there are many antique furnishings, paintings, and memorabilia. It has the authentic feel of an Italian country farmhouse yet it is just behind the hills and sea of the CinqueTerre. For expert hikers, some of the famous hiking trails of the CinqueTerre park start about a mile away from the villa and reach what is know as the High Path that leads down to the village of Vernazza. Otherwise, the CinqueTerre may be reached by car or by train from La Spezia.

On the villa's first floor is a comfortable living room with original ceiling frescoes from the early 1900's and a large fireplace. Adjacent is a generous dining room that is connected to the kitchen, newly remodeled in 2005, with a gas oven, dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven and American coffee maker. From the kitchen window is a lovely view of the garden and vineyards. Exiting the kitchen door is a lovely furnished patio area in the garden for al fresco dining.

All of the bedrooms are located on the second floor. They have all been tastefully and comfortably furnished. The master bedroom has a nice balcony with a view over the vineyards and the local village below. Three of the bedrooms have double beds and two of the bedrooms have twins. The two bathrooms are also located upstairs. One has a shower and the second has a tub with a handheld shower.

Villa Chiara is well located for touring Liguria and enjoying the Italian countryside. The owner is American so she can help you lots of local information. Cook and maid are also available. The villa also has wireless internet and has been well equipped for a comfortable stay in this beautiful area of Liguria.

For wine lovers, at Villa Chiara, the owners grow with great passion the local grapes to produce wines like Vermentino,Albarola and Barbera. Twice a year, there is a kind couple that stays in a separate apartment on premises to allow for the pruning of the vineyards. They are very discrete. Note that between the end of September and the beginning of October, it is harvesting time and Villa Chiara is actually a working vineyard. Guests who wish to participate and experience what harvesting is all about...are more than welcome.

We are sure that guests will enjoy Villa Chiara with it's authentic atmosphere and beautiful surroundings!





Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Catering Available
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Covered Parking

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable

          Communications

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Gazebo

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Rolling hillside/vineyard view...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 5
                  from 5 traveler reviews
                  Loading...
                   
                  May-Oct .. €2200/week plus final cleaning 150 euros
                  Nov-Apr .. €1600/week plus final cleaning 150 euros
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


                  This owner accepts: Credit cards.
                  Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more


                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                   

                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 06/24/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  70 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Genova
                  10 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  La Spezia
                  10 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  La Spezia
                  8 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Brugnato
                  12 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Lerici
                  500 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Da Carlo
                  500 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Da Carlo

                  Car: Necessary

                  Vineyard Tours

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1900

                  About the owner: My name is Sarah Ferrari and I have been living in Italy for 18 years. I met Franco, my husband in Portofino over 15 years ago. That is what brought me to the beautiful area of La Spezia which offers so many alternatives for an outdoorsy like myself. This property belonged to my husband's grandfather and was their summer estate. For over 12 years now I have had the opportunity to share the villa with many guests who have truly enjoyed the authentic atmosphere, the peaceful setting amongst the vineyards and the vicinity to so many places of interest.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  From the villa you will enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding hillside and the village below. A unique characteristic of Villa Chiara is that guests can actually walk down the little road that leads down to the village and do their daily shopping at the local bread store, vegetable store etc and enjoy a coffee down at the local bar. For avid hikers there is even a trail that leads over the hills and into the CinqueTerre town of Vernazza. We have been promised that in the near future there will even be a funicular shorten the distance between Ricco' del Golfo and the CinqueTerre. In Italy though.....time runs very slowly!!! Let's keep our fingers crossed!!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

                  Loading...
                  1 of 1
                   

                  Photos

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Villa Chiara Living room w/fireplace

                    Villa Chiara Living room w/fireplace

                  • Villa Chiara bedroom

                    Villa Chiara bedroom

                  • VIlla Chiara Porch

                    VIlla Chiara Porch

                  • Villa Chiara facade

                    Villa Chiara facade

                  VRBO #261564

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Friday, May 30, 2014

                  5

                  5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 06/24/14
                  Owner
                  Email owner
                  Speaks: english

                  Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check, or direct bank transfer. Learn More
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Get it now

                  advertisement

                  Share this property

                  Sharing makes you 30% cooler
                    Please correct the following errors and resend:
                  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                  • Enter a subject for your email.
                  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.

                  Hi, I'd like to share this property with you.

                  http://www.vrbo.com/261564