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Beautiful Oceanfront Apartment Portofino Peninsula Paradise, breathtaking views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Camogli is a small, unspoiled fishing village tucked into a cove just the other side of the Portofino Penninsula. This is an alive Italian Village and a favorite spot for Italian's. We first visited Camogli in 1992 and fell in love with charm of this old village lined with pastel 'Trompe l'oeil' buildings. It was a dream come true to finally buy and restore an apartment right on the water and live in the heart of Camogli where we could enjoy the village to the fullest. The apartment has four large windows from which the Ocean, Camogli, the village of San Rocco, the Monte di Portofino and the 'Golfo Paradiso' can be seen.

The town has an excellent beach, and a small fishing Port where fresh fish can be purchased directly from the boats or from the local fish shops nearby.

There are many wonderful trails on the Portofino Penninsula. One can hike to San Rocco,or the abbey of San Fruttuoso(15th century) and even Portofino from Camogli.

A car is not a necessity in Camogli as there are ferries and trains to Genova, Rapallo, San Fruttuoso, Portofino, Santa Margarita, Cinque Terre and more. There is a little tourist office (IAT) near Piazza Schiaffino, and they are happy to assist you with train tickets, schedules and any questions you might have. There are many wonderful restaurants in Camogli offering fresh fish, regional pasta dishes 'troffie al pesto', 'pansotti con salsa di noci' and more. Via Garabaldi, the street on the water is lined with gelato shops, focacceria shops where one can sample the famous 'focaccia col formagio', boutiques for shopping, fresh homemade pasta shops (if you wish to cook at home), wonderful cafe's and bars for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are a couple of great wine shops, and often you will find an English speaking person to help with your selection.

The apartment is on the fourth floor (above ground level) the building entrance is a few steps up from the beach level and a few steps down from the main street of the village. From there it's 43 steps up to the apartment.

Should you arrive at the Genova airport and need transportation to Camogli we are happy to make arrangements with Sergio (Camogli taxi driver) to meet you, gather your belongings and provide a scenic 30 minute drive to Camogli. Sergio will deliver you to the beautiful apartment where you will be greeted by your hostess Elaine who ensures an enjoyable transition from traveler to guest by an introduction to the picturesque village and the apartment with its many amenities. Elaine is there to make certain the apartment is completely ready in every way, answer all your questions about the unit and the magical village Camogli. You've been traveling for hours or possibly days so you will appreciate the careful arrangements that have been made for you to ensure this last leg of your journey is the beginning of a wonderful visit. These same arrangements are available as you reluctantly depart Camogli.

Amenities: Queen-size med firm bed in bedroom with en-suite bathroom, large convertible sofa bed in living room, 8 foot leather sofa (can also be used as a single bed). Well equipped kitchen, beautiful wine glasses and china. You will also find many guide books, cook books and maps. SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A 50EURO NON-REFUNDABLE CLEANING FEE FOR 2 PEOPLE, PLUS 5 EURO FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON, THIS IS TO BE PAID TO CARETAKER UPON ARRIVAL.

Activities: Village life - Laying on the Beach, Leisurely Dining out of doors watching the sun go down over the Ocean, Day Trips Throughout the region, Wine Tasting, Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Shopping, Restaurants, Museums, Swimming, Antiquing, Outdoor Markets.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Adelle,

Our time in your apartment and Camogli was MAGICAL!!! We savored every moment and it was so hard to leave!

Your apartment offered everything imaginable. It was beautiful and so well appointed. The view was amazing! The beds were comfy. The kitchen was perfect. And we dined on Fiorella sister's pasta several times. We appreciate you allowing us to live there for two weeks!

The weather was glorious and we were outside all day, every day. We got to know many of the waiters at the outside restaurants as well as numerous shop owners, and they greeted us every time we passed by. We loved the church clock bells, the children playing, the smell of the bakeries, the street fairs, collecting sea glass, shopping, the wine, the food, the waves, and especially the people. Everyone was so nice to us! Elaine was very, very helpful and Sergio was awsome!

Sagra de Pesce was so much fun. We were sitting outside the Primula when the procession passed through town. We then enjoyed the bonfire and fireworks from the apt windows. SPECTACULAR!! And of course we joined the crowd for fish fresh from the pan!

We took a trip to Portofino which was so relaxing. Our intentions to go to Cinque Terra never materialized, because we were enjoying Camogli so much.

We have been to Italy before (Florence, Rome), but this trip far surpassed our last one. Thank you for everything. We hope to return someday!

Grazie Mille!!
May 2012
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Amenities

Camogli Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), ceiling fan in bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Oceanfront Apartment Portofino Peninsula Paradise, breathtaking views
average rating of 4.935484 based on 32 reviews
5

Perfect Italian Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Adelle has such a beautiful and unique property on the beautiful Ligurian coast of Italy in Camogli- it is worth your visit, it's a once-in-a-lifetime location and trip! Working on the booking and payment, etc. was a breeze with her, she helped us with transportation details and connected us to Elayne, her property manager, who is such a (seemingly) rare gem to have… she was so helpful to us! We messaged her with several questions about the area and such and she was so quick to respond and helpful with information. Elayne's assistance was above and beyond and so much appreciated.

The apartment is just absolutely perfect, it was relaxing on so many levels, so convenient and easy. And Camogli has such a magical feeling to it- we wandered around for the first day and kept asking each other if it was real (and not in a contrived way, but such a beautiful way). There are so many lovely restaurants, gelato spots, shopping boutiques, and art galleries along the boardwalk of Camogli, literally just outside the apartment door. The beautiful beaches are steps away with your pick of locations to either reserve a sun bed or chair or just bring your towel and hang out on the free public beaches. Our concern that it might be "loud" or "bustling" since the apartment is just off the boardwalk was proven wrong, the happy sounds of children playing were welcomed and enjoyable. Listening to the sounds of the waves and the Mediterranean rocks on the beach was relaxing in and of itself! At night, we closed the windows and didn't hear a thing- and slept so well in the comfy bed and safe apartment!

The apartment was clean, functioned well, and had everything you would possibly need (beach towels, sea shoes for walking the rocky beach, laundry detergent/softener for the in-apartment washer, a kitchen with all the cookware you need, candles, and even a binder with suggested side trips, ferry times, nearby hikes, and info on some restaurants and local areas. You couldn't ask for anything more in the apartment!

We spent a day at The Abbey of San Fruttuoso- which we'd highly recommend! We took a ferry over, enjoyed the Abbey and a little hike around the area, and then finished off the day with some swimming and sunbathing- it's a unique and hidden little spot well worth your time.

Adelle, Elayne, and the apartment make you feel welcome and like a true local. We're so thankful we found this apartment and the town of Camogli- we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your time in and around Camogli; you were wonderful guests! Thank you for your taking the time to write such a helpful, thoughtful review. We hope you returned with many wonderful memories. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Until then..... Grazie e arrivederci! Adelle
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Royalla NSW Australia
5

Very Special

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this apartment, the view, the locals, the coffee, the pasta the pastries...such a beautiful place. The apartment is so welcoming, it’s homely and quiet with all the necessities available to make your stay enjoyable. We were met by Elaine, who gave us all the information to make our stay really enjoyable, she messaged us with directions and went out of her way to obtain a reversed parking spot for our rental, as we arrived on a Saturday the cost was well with it. The apartment has spectacular views of the beachfront and positioned perfectly for a lovely afternoon breeze. The kitchen is well equipped and I was able to cook some of the best fresh pasta we have ever tasted from Pasta Fresca Fiorella, the shop is a few doors down from the apartment. We visited some of the other towns on the coast, Portofino, Santa Margherita etc.. but loved coming back to Camolgi. We swam, ate, drank and relaxed during our week ..just perfect.

Thank you Bob and Adelle for sharing this piece of paradise with us, some great memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you wonderful guests for this lovely review! We are so delighted that you enjoyed all that Camogli has to offer, and yes the Fiorella sister's homemade pasta is the best! Thank you again for choosing our apartment and we hope to see you again one day!
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Denver, CO
5

Great view, centrally located

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Camogli - very casual beach town with access to hikes, scuba diving and other coastal towns (via hiking or regular ferry service).

The apartment is centrally located above the walking "strand" and overlooks the local beach restaurants that sit along a rock beach. The view is blue water as far as the eye can see. If you're standing in the windows, you see the town, beach etc. It's lovely!

The sounds of the waves echo throughout the apartment, which we found relaxing. The church bells ring every 15 mins starting at ~8 am through ~10 pm. One can also hear the sounds of the town (recycling pick ups, people talking, etc.), though we found this tolerable. Recommend ear plugs in the Summer as you'll want the windows open for air circulation and will hear the goings on about town. We got used to this but one may struggle if sensitive to noise. In the cooler weather it's likely not an issue as you can close the windows.

There is no air conditioning and the bedroom gets very warm - they provide plenty of fans so ultimately not an issue (the fans also mute the sounds from the street). The bed/pillows are not very comfortable but tolerable because you're having too much fun (and wine!) to care.

The kitchen is well outfitted and we found the Doro grocery store (along with specialty stores) to be very adequate. One of us is Celiac and there were plenty of gluten free options ("senza glutine").

Majority of restaurants have a similar menu. We enjoyed La Camogliese for both lunch and dinner - great view, Ostaia da o Sigu, and La Bossa - great wine list, delicious food, off the beach and a nice reprieve from the hustle and bustle.

We went diving with B&B. We saw grouper, eels, schools of grunts and barracuda, among others. They don't speak much English and you need to be aware of the differences in tanks and the related weight required. We took our masks and used their wetsuits (7mm), BCDs, regulators - we felt safe.

We hiked to San Fruttuoso - we took the inland trail and found it lovely and plenty challenging. San Fruttuoso was jam-packed so not exactly the quaint town we hoped for (ferries drop people every 30 minutes) but worth a visit. Next time we would hike to Portofino and take the train to other towns for hiking variety. Documentation provided about local interests is limited so do your research ahead. They do have clear instructions about the apartment. If you fly into Genoa, recommend using their driver, who was great!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille for your wonderful review; so glad you enjoyed yourselves! We hope to see you again one day!!!!
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5

Hard to leave this little gem.

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been a better spot for us. Wonderful views up and down the street and out to sea. We cooked all our dinners after hiking all day and the kitchen had everything we needed. Slept well with the sound of surf below.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your stay in Camogli. You were wonderful guests, hope to see you again one day!
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orleans, ca
5

splurge for the view... it's amazing!

  • 5 of 5

we were so happy we made the decision to stay in this apt for our 9 days in this beautiful area :) we'd originally looked at booking a place in portofino, but after a lovely day visit there, we realized the views are much better and bigger in camogli....longer sun exposure too, along w/ great sunbathing and swimming just below (you can rent beach chairs/ umbrellas or there are public spaces for your towels scattered in a few spots along the rocky beach)....we also had looked on-line at apts in santa marg. but after enjoying a day there, we found camogli to be quieter/less touristy (santa marg. has a pretty busy rd bordering the beach all the way to portofino) ....to us first-timers here, camogli felt more down-to-earth and relaxing (who wants to pay $9 for a soda or $100+ for renting a set of beach chairs /umbrella in portifino?!? actually, we hadn't realized this, but there's no swimming or beach right in the town of portofino - here, it was nice to be just a minute's walk to our apt. the two days we just enjoyed being on the beach all day)....we found the local people in camogli to be very friendly, the pastries, focccia breads and forelli sisters fresh pasta amazing and the sunsets, full-moon and one stormy nite all breathtaking...another great thing is that the walkway below is pedestrian only, so except for the sounds of people enjoying themselves and some music til about midnite, you mostly just hear the soothing sound of the waves breaking and the nearby churchbell....also, the apt. is less then a 5 min walk down to the harbor to catch the ferry for visiting other towns (including the cinque terre ) and the bus and trains are about the same distance away....the apt itself was clean and comfortable with a great kitchen and 5 wonderful, big windows ~ yes, there are alot of steps (!), but it's manageable and kept us in good shape :) it was a bonus having a washer (hang to dry), the 2nd full bthrm and also the help and kindness of the very knowledgeable caretaker elaine - she was so patient w/ our questions and it helped us that she is from england (our italian was almost nil)...thank you for sharing your home with us and elaine, for your friendliness++... while we very much loved the rest of our trip afterwards to tuscany and lake como, my mom and i both hope most to return here to camogli again someday!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: buongiorno! So happy to hear your Camogli vacation was wonderful! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience; we do hope to see you again :-)! p.s. we love the same things about Camogli as you!
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5

Even better than described

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a fabulous stay in this lovely apartment. Hard-to-believe, but it was even better than the alluring photographs and descriptor.

The apartment is spacious and airy ---- it has nice high ceilings and an open kitchen to living area layout. The two full bathrooms are great as well. Having stayed in multiple apartments in Camogli, this is quite unique! It is well-appointed with towels, beach towels and a full set of kitchen dishware and utensils --- this made our arrival and experience totally carefree. The location is indeed perfect --- literally overlooking the principal passeggiata and we slept every night to the sounds of the sea. Last, the fact that is on the 3rd floor is great --- many other places are even higher up with steep flights. With two young children, this was a big plus. In sum, we could not have asked for a better stay with our two daughters, 6 and 3.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were such wonderful guests, we were very fortunate indeed that you chose our apartment, thank you! e grazie mille for the kind words, Adelle
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Genova
Car: not necessary

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