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early Spring with wisteria over vine pergola... lovely all year round

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Last updated: 08/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casa Bianca is part of a wine and olive oil estate (see Casa Bosco Listing Number 132479) which has 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 our Estate Produced red and white wines and extra virgin olive 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 1/4 mile from the centre of Chiavari which is a beautiful old Ligurian City with excellent bars and restaurants in every square and arcaded shopping streets. 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 Lovers' 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.

Hike less frequented marked trails round Portofino to Rapallo, Leivi, from Ri Alto and the villa, many described in detail by a guest with information at the house for guidance or visit Tourist Information Office or see online walking guides for Chiavari, Liguria

Genoa is 20 miles west where you can explore the world famous Aquarium, the ancient noble palaces and art galleries, visit the theater and shops. Florence and Pisa and Lucca, Milan's Duomo and La Scala Opera,Leonardo's Last Supper etc are a few hours away by car or train 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!





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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/24/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 180 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    for a green holiday experience with plenty of outdoor space for games and exploring all within a safe private gated estate with no through road traffic...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    by previous arrangement with owner - there may be an additional charge....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathroom 2

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  • Bathroom 3

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  • 3 bathrooms have showers and 1 also has bath tub. 1 bathroom with shower is en suite with ground floor double bed room which makes it ideal for who prefers not to use stairs. Bathrooms are decorated with hand made traditional Ligurian tiles but all fittings are modern and functional....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Private gated drive thru woods and olive groves to your secluded villa. You can help us make wine and collect olives in season. Tour our old family villa/castle and wine cellar and enjoy wines with us in our shady garden where we enjoy meeting our guests from all over the world. We can arrange a cookery demonstration at the house so you learn how to prepare some of the delicious Ligurian specialities... the teacher's assistant speaks English and has worked as a chef in USA. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    English, French and German books also guide books...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games:

    private football pitch on the estate for all ball games for all ages...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    10 mins walk from ancient city center with daily fruit market...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Overlooking valley with olive groves, vineyards, and gentle wooded hills - with old churches and villas in the distance...moreless

  • Rural:

    centered in olive and wine private estate near owner's castle,but 10 minutes to bustling beautiful city center and oceanfront via scenic footpath...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    bright and convenient dining room set apart in living area near kitchen and garden doors to terrace OR outside dining under vine pergola with charcoal BBQ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    electric fans, and green wooden shutters on bedroom windows help keep cool in summer...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    in separate laundry room...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    log fire in sitting room with logs provided from the estate...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    full gas fired central heating for cosy winter stays...moreless

  • Internet:

    wi fi in all rooms...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    bright and sunny with 3 doors to garden and patios, comfortable modern sofas and chairs and cable TV...moreless

  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    ample parking adjacent to house...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    in our private gated property...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    room near house on our private secure estate...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    also beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    in separate laundry room...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    olve wood provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Italian Moka and Filter juicer...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    sunny eat-in kitchen with doors to outside dining area and garden...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Separate room for fully equipped laundry room, iron and ironing board, electric washer and separate dryer...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    large balcony with access from 2 double bedrooms... sunny in morning, shady afternoon with lovely peaceful vistas of distant villages and hills...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    can be hired in town...moreless

  • Boat:

    for hire at Tourist Port in Chiavari...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    Rapallo 4 miles beautiful natural grass golf course, daily visitors welcome...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    all around your villa, private, secure, ancient terraces with olive, lemon, grapefruit tress and mimosa in early Spring...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    under vine pergola...moreless

  • Tennis:

    down town 1/2 mile...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    situated near villa in Sports Center BUT safe clean sea bathing is everybody's favorite...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$390
$2,675 $8,917
Low Season
Oct 1 - Apr 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$279
$1,672 $3,344
mid season
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$334
$2,006 $4,459
high season
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$390
$2,675 $8,917
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $111.47

Notes:

There are no extra charges of deposits required from travelers, and final cleaning is included.

Shorter stays may be available at certain times of year. Long lets may also be considered in Low and Mid Season.

Special Offers may be available at short notice so ask the owner

10% Booking Fee

40% two months before arrival

Balance 1 month before arrival or cash on arrival

CHIAVARI BANK DETAILS will be forwarded on confirmation of booking for transfer of rents due


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Genoa or Pisa or Milan or Nice
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Chiavari or on your own terrace
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Chiavari Tourist Port,Cinque Terre,Portofino etc
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rapallo
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Chiavari to all destinations
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Chiavari E80 thru tunnel not seen/heard at villa
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chiavari,Luchin,Lord Nelson Pub,Defilla,+50 more
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Santo Stefano or Courmaieur/Aosta
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Chiavari 10 minutes walk

Car: Recommended

wine-making, olive collecting in season, walking National Parks of Cinque Terre and Portofino, Aquarium in Genoa, Trade Fairs and international regattas.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1780


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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/24/2016

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Photos

  • early Spring with wisteria over vine pergola... lovely all year round

    early Spring with wisteria over vine pergola... lovely all year round

  • vine pergola for outside dining, your private footpath to town starts here

    vine pergola for outside dining, your private footpath to town starts here

  • sitting room with log fire for cosy off-season,wi-fi,sky TV,indoor dining

    sitting room with log fire for cosy off-season,wi-fi,sky TV,indoor dining

  • eat-in kitchen, one of many dining options

    eat-in kitchen, one of many dining options

  • beautiful bedroom with doors onto large terrace, cool in summer, warm in winter

    beautiful bedroom with doors onto large terrace, cool in summer, warm in winter

  • large terrace for 2 double bedrooms with stunning views only 10mins from city

    large terrace for 2 double bedrooms with stunning views only 10mins from city

  • 1 of 3 beautiful bathrooms and with a separate detached laundry room downstairs

    1 of 3 beautiful bathrooms and with a separate detached laundry room downstairs

  • Casa Bianca nestling in its beautiful private, gated olive/wine estate

    Casa Bianca nestling in its beautiful private, gated olive/wine estate

  • a path through the olive grove from C. Bianca to 
our villa: come taste the wine

    a path through the olive grove from C. Bianca to our villa: come taste the wine

  • private,safe,beautiful games field with glorious views... 
part of our estate

    private,safe,beautiful games field with glorious views... part of our estate

  • September produce, Jennifer with our wines,extra virgin olive oil  free for you

    September produce, Jennifer with our wines,extra virgin olive oil free for you

  • Chiavari promenade and broad walk with S.Margherita in the background

    Chiavari promenade and broad walk with S.Margherita in the background

  • bedroom terrace, kitchen door to picnic table by weeping willow & orange tree

    bedroom terrace, kitchen door to picnic table by weeping willow & orange tree

  • kitchen door, downstairs en suite bedroom and terrace with 2 bedrooms onto it

    kitchen door, downstairs en suite bedroom and terrace with 2 bedrooms onto it

  • dining area of sitting room,off kitchen, downstairs bedroom separate bathroom

    dining area of sitting room,off kitchen, downstairs bedroom separate bathroom

  • kitchen through to sitting room/indoor dining

    kitchen through to sitting room/indoor dining

  • romantic double bedroom, doors to terrace, views over valley and olive groves

    romantic double bedroom, doors to terrace, views over valley and olive groves

  • 2 single beds, beautiful,bright, gorgeous views, 4th ensuite bedroom downstairs

    2 single beds, beautiful,bright, gorgeous views, 4th ensuite bedroom downstairs

  • view from top landing window with space for a second baby bed or folding single

    view from top landing window with space for a second baby bed or folding single

  • our villa from Casa Bianca, a private footpath invites you to come visit us

    our villa from Casa Bianca, a private footpath invites you to come visit us

  • garden steps from private car park to Casa Bianca

    garden steps from private car park to Casa Bianca

  • the vinyard and bosco: Mauro will give a tasting
 tour of cellar,winery,villa

    the vinyard and bosco: Mauro will give a tasting tour of cellar,winery,villa

  • beautiful fountain in one of Chiavari's ancient squares. Sit in a bar and enjoy

    beautiful fountain in one of Chiavari's ancient squares. Sit in a bar and enjoy

  • Chiavari daily fruit market in historic center only 10 mins walk by footpath

    Chiavari daily fruit market in historic center only 10 mins walk by footpath

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Chiavari GE, Italy #265314

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