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Gorgeous Villa in Nature Nr Cinque Terre, Riviera, Alta Via Ligure

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Varese Ligure villa description

NOW ACCEPTING PAYPAL !! Our beautifully restored sixteenth century stone villa, Le Moggie, ( the mill ) is very privately situated on a mountainside in a national park, the Alta Val di Vara, in the Cinque Terre region of Liguria, Italy´s most mountainous and forested region. 'Le Moggie' is a rare place where you can find true privacy and tranquility in an unspoiled setting. The Alta Val di Vara received the first ever European Community award in 1998 for the highest environmental quality of life in all of Europe. Our surroundings are dotted with small villages, organic farms producing everything from delicious cheeses to organic beef, forests full of porcini mushrooms and blueberries, and wonderful gastronomic experiences at our local restaurants. Today, the Alta Val di Vara continues to receive many international awards as well as discerning visitors who come for the scenery, hiking, exquisite gastronomy, picturesque villages, archaeological treasures and proximity to many art-and architecture-filled cities and glamorous beaches of note. Local residents are very hospitable and honest and can point you in the right direction on your walks and hikes.

Le Moggie has been completely restored and is furnished throughout with local antiques, and beautiful textiles and rugs. Some of the amenities the house offers are fireplaces, excellent acoustics for your musical pleasure, many books and board games for relaxation, a very well-equipped kitchen, baths with beautiful handmade tiles, spring water, a separate laundry room, and a new central heating system for colder months. Hiking paths and wonderful views abound near the villa, which is located on a semi-private road. No other houses are visible nearby, only across the valley, in the distance. The air is refreshing and pure and a government-certified mineral water spring feeds the house.The stars, seen from the terraces on a moonless night, are breathtaking.

The area capital town, Varese Ligure, is just 8 km. or 5 mi. from Le Moggie, and has been named a 'patrimony of mankind' by UNESCO due to its marvellous and carefully preserved typical Ligurian architecture. Varese offers fine gastronomy, gourmet shopping, wonderful bakeries, delicious regional specialties, hand made leather goods and many outdoor cafes. Varese is just 27 km. or 16 mi. from the elegant seaside resorts of the Ligurian Riviera: the Cinque Terre, Portofino, La Spezia etc.. and is also an excellent base for day trips to Pisa, Genoa, Tuscany, Parma and other attractions.

Please be aware that Liguria is Italy´s most mountainous region with very narrow, winding roads nearly everywhere and therefore, driving in Liguria can be a challenge for those unused to these kinds of roads.

If you are staying for a long visit, our housekeeper can be hired on an individual basis, according to your needs.

Internet service is not available at our villa, although cell phones will work there and those with international smart phones will of course be able to connect. Many of our guests report that this lack of internet makes for some lovely family experiences as well as a much needed break from connectivity. For those with laptops who need a wifi connection, Varese Ligure has many options.

To learn more about our property and see more guest comments: Please visit our website at http://www.liguriavillarental.com/

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • There is a lovely olympic sized pool just outside the town of Varese Ligure, about 10 minutes from our villa......moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • Stereo

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View:

                Gorgeous mountains everywhere...moreless

              • Village:

                Valletti just below us on the mountain...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Basic Soaps
              • Filtered Water
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Lovely large fireplace and plenty of books...moreless

              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking On Street
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Terrace
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.6
              from 21 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Low season
              May 1 - Jun 15, 2015
              3 night min stay

              €700
              Mid season
              Jun 16 - Jul 31, 2015
              3 night min stay

              €900
              High season
              Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €1,275
              2nd mid season
              Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
              3 night min stay

              €900
              2nd Low season
              Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
              3 night min stay

              €700

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit €100
              • Final Cleaning fee €100
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Long stay discounts available. 100 euros final cleaning fee. Pet fee additional. 100 euro damage fee.. Ask re cancellation policy.

              ONLINE PAYMENTS ACCEPTED THROUGH PAYPAL... Also accepted: wire transfers to Italy and USA and US checks. 50% of rental fee is due at the time of booking. Balance is due two weeks prior to arrival. Contact owner for cancellation policy.


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              Last updated: 12/16/2014
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              Location

              8 Kilometres
              Nearest Restaurant
              36 Kilometres
              Nearest Beach
              Sestri Levante

              Car: Necessary

              Villa le Moggie is 8 kilometres from the town of Varese Ligure, which is 27 kilometers, or 16 miles from the sea in the nature preserve Alta Val di Vara. We are on a semi private road about 1 kilometer off the asphalted, narrow and winding main road leading up our mountain. Please be aware that Liguria is Italy´s most mountainous region and is characterized by these very winding and very narrow roads.

              Other Activities: gourmet restaurants, wild porcini hunting, beaches, hiking, shopping, gournet food stores, art

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1985

              About the owner: My husband and I began renting Le Moggie to our guests in 1989, after a major renovation of this 16th century jewel. At the time, we told ourselves that one day, this unspoiled, peaceful and rare corner of the world would become a true refuge from stressful modern life, and so it has come to pass. We invite you to take a real break and enjoy the peace and quiet Le Moggie offers..

              Why the Owner Chose Varese Ligure:
              Amazing comfort and luxury in a rural setting of unparalleled natural beauty.

              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
              Peace, quiet, tranquility. Friendly people, delicious food, a unique opportunity for your children to experience life at slower pace. Gorgeous hiking trails and proximity to beaches, and art filled cities.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
               

              Photos

              • Gorgeous stone villa Le Moggie

                Gorgeous stone villa Le Moggie

              • View & upper terrace

                View & upper terrace

              • Surroundings

                Surroundings

              • Lower Living Room

                Lower Living Room

              • Detail upper living room

                Detail upper living room

              • Kitchen view

                Kitchen view

              • Upper Bedroom

                Upper Bedroom

              • Bathroom 2

                Bathroom 2

              • Colle Di Valletti view

                Colle Di Valletti view

              • Typical Ligurian barn near Le Moggie

                Typical Ligurian barn near Le Moggie

              • Adriano Marenco, handmade shoes + bags, Varese Ligure, one family since 1947

                Adriano Marenco, handmade shoes + bags, Varese Ligure, one family since 1947

              • Wild Horses on the Alta Val di Vara trails

                Wild Horses on the Alta Val di Vara trails

              • Villa Le Moggie

                Villa Le Moggie

              • Varese Ligure unique circular square

                Varese Ligure unique circular square

              • Lower Living Room 400 sq. Feet, 40 sq.meters

                Lower Living Room 400 sq. Feet, 40 sq.meters

              • Upper Living Room

                Upper Living Room

              • Dining room

                Dining room

              • Bathroom 1

                Bathroom 1

              • Nearby Cinque Terre

                Nearby Cinque Terre

              • Passo Biscia Hike

                Passo Biscia Hike

              • Varese Ligure castle

                Varese Ligure castle

              • Benti Bruno, our supermarket, with local wines, cheeses, porcini, salami, honey!

                Benti Bruno, our supermarket, with local wines, cheeses, porcini, salami, honey!

              • The Amici Restaurant. Run by the same family since 1750, Michela Marcone, Owner

                The Amici Restaurant. Run by the same family since 1750, Michela Marcone, Owner

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

              €100 - €182 per night (EUR)
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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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