Lovingly Restored Country House in Olive Grove with Vineyard
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Chiavari villa description
Casa Bianca is part of a wine and olive oil estate (see Casa Bosco Listing Number 132479) which has just been lovingly restored and refurbished by its owners. Casa Bianca now offers 4 double bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large sitting room with a sofa bed, entrance hall with a log fire (olive logs provided) making 180 square meters and sleeping max 10 people. Casa Bianca's cool and light internal space is set like a jewel in gentle Olive Groves with our vineyards below the house, and vegetable gardens and fruit trees all around, with jasmine, mimosa, roses and masses of wild flowers all in their season.
Separate fully fitted kitchen and dining area - all downstairs rooms opening through French doors onto terraces and gardens. Three double bedrooms upstairs (2 opening onto large terrace with wonderful views of ancient olive groves and the little Church on the hill) Two bathrooms upstairs (1 with shower and 1 with bathtub). Downstairs bedroom opening onto garden, and shower bathroom.
Off the fully modernized kitchen is a terrace for al fresco dining under a weeping willow tree and in front of the house a vine covered pergola where you can admire the sunny and shady spots in this tranquil old olive grove and the pine and chestnut woods (we will give you FREE some of our wine and oil) to help you unwind after a long day at the beach or walking the Cinque Terre or shopping in Chiavari Market for antiques or the superb local specialty food shops.
Casa Bianca is only 3 kms from the centre of Chiavari which is a beautiful old Ligurian City with excellent bars and restaurants in every square and arcaded street. A footpath will take you down to the center in 15 minutes where you will find the Cathedral and several old churches and villas and the train station.
Take a train to the Cinque Terre and walk back along the world famous trail set above the sparkling blue sea, passing through the ancient vineyards on the precipitous walled terraces. Stop for a swim or a leisurely lunch and enjoy the local wines. In the middle of Tigullio Bay which stretches from Portofino to Sestri Levante, Chiavari is perfectly placed for making trips to Portofino with its exquisite little yacht harbour where you can join the beautiful people in a bar for a Bellini cocktail or sit on the sea wall with an ice and watch the world go by.
Also near is Santa Margherita, a very smart resort with famous fish market and yacht marina, Rapallo a quaint old seaside town, and Zoagli where the sea laps the town square and time stands still. Sestri Levante is 5 kms the other way, an elegant old village on the sea with the romantic sandy Bay of Silence one side and the long promenade on the Bay of Tigullio on the other. Or stay in Chiavari and walk along the wood boardwalk with its gardens and fountains and safe and clean gravel and rock beaches where the children can swim, admire the marina, or sit in a seaside bar and watch the sun set behind Portofino mountain.
Genoa is 40 kms west where you can explore the world famous Aquarium, the ancient noble palaces and art galleries, visit the theatre and shops. Florence and Pisa and Lucca are a few hours away by car and can be explored in a day trip from Chiavari.
There is so much to do and see that a week here is not enough but you can do what many of our guests do - come back again!
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
- King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Satellite / Cable
- Mobile Phone
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Relaxing and Peaceful
Relaxing and Peaceful
Our party of six, two couples, a father and his 13 yo daughter, had a delightful and relaxing week at Casa Bianca. Unfortunately the week went too fast. The property was everything we could hope for except for the drive to it from the gate onwards so we just parked at the gate and walked along the well trodden and well lit path to the rental. The house is spacious and had most everything that we needed. Mauro and Jennifer were kind enough to provide us with wine and olive oil from the estate. Mauro was also kind enough to share the bounty of the property with us too and to provide help and advice whenever we needed it. The rooms are large and fairly well lit with lots of windows. I was pleased with the bedside lamps that I don't always find in the rentals I have secured in my travels. The beds were a little hard but that is common in Italy. The linens were of nice quality. The washer and dryer, yes, I said dryer, worked perfectly. The showers/bathtubs provided a lovely amount of hot water with an adequate spray. We had some minor issues with the wifi but it mostly worked well. Chiavari is a lovely village that I would love to return to time and time again. I love its proximity to popular tourist sites. I also like the shopping, restaurants, market, the train station and the lovely beaches. What I love most about Chiavari is how it is a real working town and is not over run with touristy sites. Be sure to purchase some gelato at Cremeria Spinola. Yum! We love the property and this is the second time that we have rented from Mauro and Jennifer. The first time, two years ago, we rented Casa Bosco and we loved it too. I wouldn't hesitate to rent either of these properties again or to recommend them to my friends.
- Guest Keepsake's Mom (Martinez, CA)
- Date of stay 10/12/13
- Review Submitted 11/13/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: This response to what we offer our guests makes all our efforts very worth while... to be able to share the place we love with people who appreciate it is a great pleasure.
Our group of 6 have only positive things to say about the property and the rental experience. My only gripe is that the weather did not cooperate and was unseasonably cool and wet and that is obviously outside the control of the owners. The house itself is nicely renovated and has a light open ambiance and several outdoor sitting or dining areas for relaxing. What makes the experience remarkable is the beautiful (and large) olive grove and vineyard that the house sits in the middle of giving a real sense of privacy and security. As the whole property is fenced this proved an ideal setting for walking with our dog. There are also the extra amenities such as satellite TV, wireless internet for those who need to stay connected. The walk from the property down into Chiavari is relatively short (about 10 minutes) and pleasant. It is up hill going back, of course, but my parents who are well into their 70's did not have trouble with this. If you are looking for a nice quiet and relaxing place to get away that has convenient access to the Ligurian coast from the Cinque Terre to Portofino. This is a nice option.
- Guest Henley (Geneva, Switzerland)
- Date of stay 04/07/12
- Review Submitted 04/21/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
From the moment you awake to the sounds of roosters crowing and birds chirping, until you finish your evening sitting in the yard, or by the fireplace you will love this villa. When we first arrived, greeted by the courteous and gracious host as we walked from the entry gate to the front door I felt as though I was arriving home after a long absense. We arrived at the villa by cab from the train station and I felt a bit daunted by the climb we would have from town if we chose to walk. But it was not as difficult as I imagined and was a charming and relaxing way to end our days of exploring the Ligurian coast. It was also a great way to walk off the exquisite focaccia bread that you really must enjoy every afternoon, as it comes out fresh in every bakery. A special treat on the walk back to the villa was to reach the castle tower as the church bells rang, and we could view the sun beginning to set in the sea. The owners of the villa have really put a lot of effort into making this home as comfortable as possible. Arriving to find a basket of wine, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, all made by the property owners made us feel as though we were welcomed by family. You will not be disappointed if you choose to stay at this property! I will never forget our stay at Casa Bianca.
- Guest Susan1958 (Portland, Oregon)
- Date of stay 04/08/10
- Review Submitted 04/04/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Lage und Ausstattung entsprechen 100% der Beschreibung und den Fotos. Sehr ruhig und sehr schön. Das Haus war sehr sauber und gepflegt. Die Besitzer sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.Dieses Haus würden wir Freunden jederzeit empfehlen. Chiavari ist in 15 min zu Fuß zu erreichen. Ein sehr schöner Ort. Der Markt am Freitag ist empfehlenswert. Es gibt viele gute Restaurants, Bäckereien, Geschäfte..... Ausflüge nach Genua und Cinque Terre sind mit dem Zug sehr gut zu machen. Die Tickets sind echt billig. Wir waren nicht das letzte mal dort.
- Guest Daniela B. (Austria)
- Date of stay 03/27/10
- Review Submitted 06/02/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Low Season (Oct-Mar) .. €1200/week US$1500 High Season (Jun-Sep) .. €2200/week US$2800 Mid Season (Apr-May) .. €1700/week US$2200 We use Euro rates which may vary against the USD These prices are for 8 people. special offers available for 2013 Price includes electricity, gas, towels/bed linens, final cleaning, estate wines Separate charge for central heating when necessary - no other charges
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Casa Bianca, the White House set in its olive groves with view of owners' villa
sittingroom seen from kitchen, with log fire, dining area and stairs to bedrooms
1 of 4 romantic double bedroom with large terrace and views of olive groves
Chiavari, medieval square with daily fresh produce market 10 mins walk away
Al fresco dining under vine pergola, now September & the grapes are ready to eat
spacious fully equipped kitchen off living [separate laundry room] out to garden
1 of 3 bathrooms [1 ensuite ground floor] hand made tiles & modern fittings
Jennifer & estate produced/bottled red & white wine,xv olive oil FREE for guests
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