Villa Valentina~Affordable Luxury~Italian Hospitality~American-Style Amenities
You sent a message to this owner.
- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Levanto apartment description
We’re aware that you have many choices of where to stay and we appreciate that you’ve chosen Villa Valentina. You have our personal commitment and promise that we’ll do everything we can to make sure your stay with us is a most enjoyable and memorable one. We look forward to meeting and welcoming you to our beautiful part of the world.
Having a special place to stay during your travels, especially when far from home, can add so much to your vacation experience. For this reason, when you arrive at Villa Valentina, our desire and goal is for you to feel immediately at home. From our comfy furnishings to the smallest of details, you’ll be able to begin your vacation visiting the 5 Terre feeling relaxed, comfortable, and well-rested.
Ours is a beautiful and special region of Italy. We're fortunate to live here and we love sharing it with others. We'll be there to meet you whether you arrive by train or car - you can look forward to a welcome aperitivo, a freshly prepared snack with a bottle of wine enjoyed on one of the outdoor terraces. While you unwind we'll get you familiarized with your 'home away from home', the area and things to see and do.
Paula, Angelo, & Valentina Benvenuto
Villa Valentina is located in the beautiful seaside village of Levanto, the perfect base in which to explore the 5 Terre, as well as other villages along the stunning Ligurian coast.
Situated between Monterosso al Mare (5 Terre) and Bonassola, Levanto offers its visitors a vast array of things to see and do. You’ll have several good restaurants to choose from and a lovely town center for walking and shopping. The large sandy beach with its protected bay is one of the most beautiful on the coast.
This town was voted as one of Italy’s top seaside resorts thanks to the quality of its sea, the artistic and environmental heritage, quality of services, and cultural activities. With its old world charm, Levanto continues to lead as a village concerned about retaining its strong history, while supporting quality tourism and the natural balance of Nature.
Villa Valentina is newly constructed with all new furnishings and amenities of the highest quality. The apartment is light and airy and decorated tastefully with quality always in mind. We are located just a few minutes from the train station, beach and downtown area.
There is a large creek fed by mountain springs on two sides. Our only neighbor is a frantoio (olive oil press) that operates in the winter months only so you’re guaranteed a quiet and restful stay.
Our garden is a communal area, and we think you will enjoy this aspect of your stay. Under the gazebo & wisteria there is an outdoor eating area with table, chairs and a Weber gas barbecue for our guests use. You're welcome to collect fresh eggs from our on-site chicken coop, organic tomatoes when in season and any of the fresh herbs around the property.
Should you arrive by car we have plenty of free parking as well as a guest parking pass which allows you to park in Levanto as a resident, mostly for free--you can leave your car at the train station all day while exploring the area.
We provide bicycles for your use during your stay—Levanto is, for the most part, a flat terrain which makes it great for riding a bici (bicycle). It’s a fun way to do your shopping or to explore the area—like the locals do.
Parking is a challenge in 5 Terre. For this reason we would recommend exploring the area by train or ferry boat rather than a car. It’s easy, convenient, and will save you a lot of stress. Cinque Terre by train takes only 4 minutes. By boat ferry or car it takes 15 minutes. The ferry boat goes to Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola, Riomaggiore and Portovenere.
Train Station: A 10-minute walk from VV or a few minutes by car or bicycle. With the parking pass we provide you can park all day for free.
Beach: 5 minutes by car, 15 minutes by bicycle.
Sleeps 2-3 persons
1 bedroom/1 bath
This apartment features one bedroom with a queen-size (or 2 twins) bed, plus a double sofa bed. The bedroom has its own large private terrace. An additional private terrace with dining area is directly off the kitchen and living room area.
The kitchen is fully stocked with high-quality utensils and all the basic pantry items including coffee/tea are provided. You'll also find your pantry stocked with everything you need for your first breakfast including milk, bread, butter and the freshest eggs so you don't have to go shopping right away.
* Please Note: Apartments Magnolia & Rosa can be joined to make one large apartment, i.e., 3 bedrooms/2 baths. Ideal for families or groups of friends traveling together.
* Pick-up & drop-off service at train station upon arrival/departure
* Welcome aperitivo - a freshly made snack with wine
* Orientation 85+ page house book (Upon confirmation will send via Dropbox upon confirmation)
* A mobile phone is provided with free local calls
* Flat-screen satellite TV
* Laptop computer with Wi-Fi
* A Bose sound-dock—with iPod if needed
* Dishwasher/washing machine
* Top-of-the-line bicycles available on-site.
* A small motor boat for exploring the coast
* 20% VIP discount for Angelo's Boat Tours
Includes: Tax, all utilities, high quality linens, and final cleaning.
Keywords: Deluxe apartment, Cinque Terre, 5 Terre, Levanto, Vacation, Vacation rental, Luxury, Apartment, Garden, Terrace, Air conditioning, Beach, Biking, Hiking
- On floor 2
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Linens Provided:
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Satellite / Cable
- Computer Available:
- Free Long Distance
- Kayak / Canoe
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
- Not Necessary
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
The Highlight of our Trip
The Highlight of our Trip
My wife and I took our daughter and her best friend to Italy for her high school graduation. Our 4 days in Cinque Terre and Villa Valentina were the highlight of our trip. We stayed in one of the two bedroom upstairs apartments. It was fresh, immaculate, and beautifully decorated. Paula met us at the train station, got us settled in, helped us plan activities, and made us feel at home. Everything we needed was provided or readily available. She is SO NICE. Angelo is a happy character. He took us for a wonderful late afternoon boat ride along the cost. They both know how to live the good life and their good nature is infectious. Paula arranged for a limo and dinner reservations at a wonderful restaurant up in the nearby hills. It was a gem tucked into the forest. Best. Food. And. Service. Ever. We used the villa's bikes to get around town, go to the beach, get to the trails and train station. We even felt comfortable letting the girls go out on their own. We felt safe, relaxed, and reinvigorated being there. Will definitely go back.
- Guest Jim and Janette (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 06/06/12
- Review Submitted 10/03/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with young children.
We Want to Come Back!
We Want to Come Back!
We stayed in the Rosa apartment at Villa Valentina with our 23-year-old daughter. We were so impressed with everything. Paula and Angelo picked us up from the train station, greeted us with appetizers and Prosecco, and gave us a lovely orientation to the apartment, the property and the area that was personable and informative. There were even breakfast items left for us in the refrigerator--fresh eggs from their chickens, coffee, milk and Italian bread for toast! The apartment is exceptionally clean, beautifully decorated and had everything we needed to cook our meals. What a treat it was eating "al fresco" on the lovely patio looking at the gorgeous view of the mountains. We didn't have a car and quickly realized that we didn't need one. Bikes (with locks) were provided and it was only a five-minute ride into town. We rode our bikes to the train station, locked them there and trained to the villages we explored in the Cinque Terra. I think the best part of our stay was how hospitable Paula and Angelo were. We felt cared for, special, enjoyed our stay immensely and want to go back! Thank you for a lovely end to our three-week exploration of beautiful Italia.
- Guest C & T (Lake Oswego, Oregon)
- Date of stay 06/16/12
- Review Submitted 06/25/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Believe all the previous reviews! Every word is true! We are just hours from leaving Villa Valentina after a week's stay and are missing it already! Paula exceeds all expectations of the perfect hostess and innkeeper! Everything has been thought out and you will want for nothing while you stay in this Eden. The sweet smelling, soft bed was so inviting after weeks of sleeping on Italian slabs. But who wants to sleep with so much to see,do, eat, drink and smell? You will never, ever find a better place to stay in the area so don't waste your time looking at other places -Villa Valentina is pretty close to Heaven on Earth. Molto bene!!!!
- Guest Joju (Colorado)
- Date of stay 06/03/12
- Review Submitted 06/10/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children.
Wonderful Vacation Experience
Wonderful Vacation Experience
Imagine arriving at your vacation destination to find Paula in the kitchen, your kitchen, fixing a snack of warm focaccia bread, chunks of parmesan cheese, olives and uncorking a bottle of vino for your enjoyment. This is what my family and I encountered at Villa Valentina. Angelo met us as well and invited my husband for a ride in his little truck to see the town of Levanto, Italy. The following morning we were treated to fresh eggs provided by the onsite chickens. We were encouraged to use the bicycles to ride to the train station in the morning to begin our exploration of Cinque Terre. Every item in the villa is so well though out, right down to the Vietri serving dishes, the Bose stereo, the Wii, and yes, milk in the fridge! The bed was wonderful. Thank you Paula and Angelo for your personalized treatment!
- Guest Michelle (Boise, Idaho currently a Milan resident)
- Date of stay 10/07/11
- Review Submitted 10/15/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing.
Heaven on Earth
Heaven on Earth
Looking for a place to decompress after a mad dash through London, Prague, Venice and Rome, we searched for a place that offered fun, sun and as much or as little to do as we desired on any given day. We found EXACTLY what we were looking for and more when we stumbled across Paula and Angelo's Villa Valentina. Fresh, clean, beautifully decorated with every modern convenience and plenty of extras. For a week we toured around on bicycles provided as part of the cost of our stay. The listing was even better than its description with the pictures spot on. What we saw in the ad was enchanting and perfectly reflected the accommodations. The additional delights were the egg bearing hens, the fresh garden of basil, mint, tomatoes and more. If you're looking for a little slice of heaven, Levanto is for you and in particular the property of Villa Valentina. The Cinque Terre is one train stop away and it's a must! Paula and her husband Angelo offer boat tours beginning in Montorosso. When you're not jumping off the side of the boat for a swim and snorkel in the ocean, you may be cliff jumping, or diving, if you prefer! Regardless of your water preference, you are wined and dined to perfection. Paula, her first language English, is only ever a phone call away and aims for your satisfaction. Restaurants abound, small and intimate, around every corner, down every little side street. The charm oozes from the rafters of the villa as well as the town. The beaches, the towns, the tours, or staying in for an evening, all calm your soul. EVERYONE needs some time in this enchanting villa. My best advice, is book early! It will be my pleasure to visit Villa Valentina again and again. Ciao!
- Guest Mike (Hughson)
- Date of stay 09/08/11
- Review Submitted 09/23/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children.
Owner response: Goodness, you make me want to stay there! Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. You and your beautiful daughter were a delight to host. We felt like we made new friends-hopefully we'll see you again. Paula, Angelo, Valentina & Teddy
I can't even describe words for these amazing villas. The owners are awesome and personable. We had an amazing vacation, one of the best. The villas have everything you are looking for as far as kitchen utensils, towels, dishes, etc. Everyday we had fresh eggs from the chickens and if there were tomatoes you could pick those as well. We also had use of bikes that we did use everyday to get around Levanto. It was a 5 minute bike ride to town and the beach. I would recommend these villas to anyone wanting a home away from home. Paula and Angelo thanks again for the great vacation! Hope to see you again in the future.
- Guest Chris G. (Plymouth, MN )
- Date of stay 08/08/11
- Review Submitted 09/09/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are so happy that your stay with us was an enjoyable one and hope you'll be able to return again in the near future. Sincerely, Paula, Angelo & Valentina
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
- Taxes Included
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.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Angelo and Paula met 16 years ago while she was vacationing in the Cinque Terre. Paula is from San Francisco and Angelo from Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre. After a romantic year of their traveling back and forth Paula left her hurried executive lifestyle in California to marry Angelo and move to Monterosso, a small fishing village in the Cinque Terre. Today, Angelo and Paula own and operate Villa Valentina and Angelo’s Boat Tours. They have a beautiful daughter, Valentina and an adorable dog, Teddy.
Why the Owner Chose Levanto:
We offer the best of both worlds - Italian hospitality with American-style amenities. The benefits of an apartment and all the comforts of a luxury hotel.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
All-new, modern apartments that have been beautifully decorated. Many amenities, including a mobile phone with free local calls, washing machine, large garden, a terrace, bicycles, and high quality pillow topper mattresses. * Pick-up & drop-off service at train station upon arrival/departure * Welcome basket and a freshly made snack * Orientation * Flat-screen satellite TV * Laptop computer with Wi-Fi * A Bose sound-dock—with iPod if needed * Dishwasher/washing machine
- Primary: (+39) 333-318-2967
bedroom facing private second terrace
There have been visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 05, 2014
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
Get an instant quote
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
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.