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Beautiful Country House Close to Portofino and Cinque Terre

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Last updated: 06/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

LOCATION:
Beautiful property set among the hills of Liguria. It overlooks a typical Ligurian village and is located only 10 km away from the sea and from Sestri Levante; the closer airports are Genova Cristoforo Colombo (at 50km) and Pisa Galileo Galilei (at 110km). The village (shops, bars, groceries, newspapers, etc.) is within a short walk through a steep pedestrian track. The property enjoys beautiful panoramic views of the mountains and the sea.

THE PROPERTY:
The old Ligurian house, on 3 floors and 300sqm, has been recently completely renovated and is surrounded by 4000 sq.m. of beautiful terraced gardens and an orchard. The swimming pool, set next to the house, is a converted water cistern of approximately 8m x 8m with overflow and a splendid view over the mountains. The west terrace offers a spectacular view of the sea and Sestri levante.

THE HOUSE:
The house has been completely rebuilt with traditional materials though in a contemporary fashion. It is fully equipped with all comforts. Tastefully furnished, the interior design blends contemporary and Scandinavian vintage pieces.
The house has been published in several important design and decoration magazines such as Ville e Casali, Casaviva, Case di Campagna.

GROUND FLOOR:
Entrance, living room with a double-sided fireplace, open kitchen and dining room, bathroom. Several doors open on the surrounding terrace and the swimming pool.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary kitchenware and household appliances (built-in gas hob, oven, microwave oven and dishwashing machine).

FIRST FLOOR:
Sitting room with flat TV and satellite, 3 double bedrooms (two double-bed rooms and 1 double room), 2 bathrooms (1 with shower and 1 with shower and bathtub).

2nd floor (attic):
Sitting room with flat TV and DVD player, 2 bedrooms (1 double-bed with a third bed/sofa and 1 double room), 1 bathroom with shower.
In the cellar there is a washing machine, a dryer and an additional fridge with refrigerator. Internet access ADSL + Wi-Fi; PC and printer for guests use.

Parking space for 4 cars.

The house is not suitable for small children because of the high terrace, several staircases, walls, pool, etc.

A cleaning lady is available for 2 hours everyday.

Additional services can be provided: transportation to and from the airport/railway station, private chef, etc.



Keywords: Important property, close to Cinque Terre and the beaches of Sestri Levante and Moneglia, wonderful sea and mountain views, infinity pool, the house was designed by a prominent architect and published in various interior design magazines

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 300 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    7 years...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    The property is not suitable for kids from 1 to 5 years old: steep steps without proper protection, infinity pool overlooking a 3m drop.......moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Only outdoors!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • ipod dock

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High
Jun 6 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

€6,000
Middle-high
Sep 6 - Oct 3, 2015
7 night min stay

€4,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

€3,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit €1,000
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Heating and air-conditioning costs are excluded.

Maximum adult guests: 10


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Sestri-Levante, Italy

    "It is a very lively small town with shops, restaurants, beaches and a great place to have “a..."

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  • Castiglione Chiavarese

    "Castiglione Chiavarese is a simple Ligurian village, reachable in 5 minutes by a steep pedes..."

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70 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Genoa or Pisa (110km)
300 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Castiglione Chiavarese
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Genoa
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Rapallo
11 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Sestri Levante
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A12
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Il Castagneto
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Sestri Levante

Car: Recommended

The village is 200 steps below the property, easily reachable through a steep pedestrian path (good exercise!): there is a cafe, two general stores, a pharmacy, a great butcher and cash machine. Within 3km from Casa Leopoldo there are two local eateries: Castagneto and Sapori di Bosco. Both cooks can also cook in-house and organize cooking classes.

There are many pedestrian walks around, including walking to Moneglia or Velva. The house have great views all around: the mountains to the east and the sea to the west.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: An international background. A multicultural vision. Brought up in a challenging cultural and political environment in Warsaw, moves to Brussels where she graduates in architecture at 'La Cambre' the post Bauhaus school founded by Henry Van De Velde. A master in Environmental design from MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and an extended professional experience contribute to a passionate approach and interest for architecture, art and communication. She moves to Italy where, after a architecture stage with Giancarlo De Carlo, she joins the Corporate Image department of Olivetti in Milan. In 1994 she founds Creative Communications. A passion for modernist furniture, she collects vintage pieces from the 50ies and 60ies period of Scandinavian design. Monika lives is Milan but when possible she spends time at her Ligurian country house, studying and working on new interior design projects.

Why the Owner Chose Castiglione Chiavarese:
I bought this property when it was just an abandoned romantic ruin completely embraced by a huge wisteria tree. I was looking for a country retreat, not too far from Milan (2 hours drive) close to the sea and the Riviera climate but with the privacy of a country house.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Beautiful designed and very well equipped property very close to the magic Cinque Terre and Portofino. 15 minutes ride to the 'Silent Bay' of Sestri Levante (sandy beach and aperitivi watching the sundown. Great creative country eatery 2km away. Walking distance (steep stairs- good exercise) to the village shop and bar.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian, polish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • 1st floor: open kitchen

    1st floor: open kitchen

  • dining and kitchen areas

    dining and kitchen areas

  • view from the third floor mezzanine

    view from the third floor mezzanine

  • South terrace

    South terrace

  • first floor living area

    first floor living area

  • Second floor living and TV area

    Second floor living and TV area

  • third floor living area

    third floor living area

  • Pool

    Pool

  • Cianotus in the garden

    Cianotus in the garden

VRBO #320363

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  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3.5
  • Property type
    Chateau / Country House
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian, polish
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/16/2015
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