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Enchanting Hilltop house with a spectacular view of Portofino, Italy

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 rollaway bed, sleeps six. 1 full bathroom with shower.

Enchanting Hilltop House with spectacular view of Portofino. Located in Zoagli, Rapallo-Portofino area, Liguria, Italy (30 minutes from Genova; 45 minutes from Cinque Terre)

Perched on a terraced hillside with olive trees, 'Il Frantoio di Piero' is a two-story property overlooking the Bay of Tigullio and Portofino, on the world famous Italian Riviera. The combination of quiet country life with the proximity to the seacoast makes this place unique.

Extras 1: You wake up to the lovely sound of birds, have full access to an extensive landscaped garden with bougainvillaea, roses, herbs, cherry, apricot, peach, prune trees and grapes, then go for a swim or a daily excursion, and relax at dinner on a panoramic terrace, enchanted by the view of boats sailing through the beautiful Portofino Bay at sunset.

Extras 2: The large terrace, equipped with deck chairs and shadowed by a large umbrella, is also used for sunbathing, reading, and relaxing. The character of this property is part of Portofino’s world heritage, where clusters of houses have kept their original architecture and colors, and the hill presents steep terraces of cultivated land.

Extras 3: Inside the house, the salon and dining areas, and master bedroom are painted to reflect the colors from the garden: sage and blood-colored orange, pistachio and sunflower yellow. The floors are all terracotta tiled and raw linen curtains frame the views of the sea and garden and bring shade.

More Details

Maria Pelizzari
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I thought that I would send you a note to let you know that we love the house!! The view is amazing and we love how the hills sound in the evening. The sound from every household travels around - it is so great. We also love the regular church bells. We have figured our way around the area without too much trouble. People are friendly. We do not have a car but the walking is good for us and the bus to Chiavari from up the hill in San Pietro works well. We took a taxi from Chiavari our first day to get here and we were glad we did as I am not too sure we would have found a taxi in Zoagli on a Sunday afternoon.

We are taking care of the place for you. Obviously this place is made with love. Thank-you for this incredible opportunity.

Is there anything we can do for you while we are here?
Aug 2010
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Zoagli House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom is on second floor close to both bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep Sofa (Queen)
  • Master Bedroom -- King Bed Second Bedroom-- Two Twin beds. Sleep Sofa convertible--Queen Bed. Bedding and Blankets for all beds
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is self-catering and will be cleaned on your arrival and departure. Any additional cleaning may be arranged through our agent. The house is built on a hillside, therefore there are stairs up to the house. For additional fee, we can arrange assistance to carry luggage to the house. The house is child friendly and all the fences on the terrace are up to code. We have additional gates for younger children. We always recommend that young children are always supervised while outdoors.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Enchanting Hilltop house with a spectacular view of Portofino, Italy
average rating of 4.4375 based on 18 reviews
Santa Barbara

Ligurian paradise

  • 4 of 5

This Ligurian family retreat is fully and accurately represented by the beautiful photos. Add to that the ambiance of rural living with pealing church bells, crowing rooster, and friendly neighborhood grocers. You truly feel a guest of the family that has so warmly made this their home-away-from-home. There's no slick, commercial hotel feeling here, just serenity and caring landlords. Be ready for narrow two-way country roads and rugged steps--and an unforgettable experience in one of our planet's most beautiful locations.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The charming villa was very clean , fantastic kitchen , great bathroom , good location , amazing views, nice neighbors . Highly recommend it . Im looking forward to staying there again. Don't miss the neighborhood grocery store up the hill on the left.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit to Zoagli.
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Beautiful views but needs updating

  • 4 of 5

As reported, the view from the terrace was fabulous, which we enjoyed very much. The lists of restaurants and maps were very helpful and Zoagli was charming (although the walk down to the piazza was twice as long as noted!). Like other reviewers we found the apartment to be adequate. However when we arrived late Saturday night due to a missed flight, there was no hot water until Monday because the neighbor who was the contact for difficulties was away and we had to wait for the English-speaking woman at the local agency to explain the problem. (The neighbor did return Tuesday and lent us an iron -- we could not find one nor an ironing board as promised in the description.) Also the place was not as clean as we would have liked (i.e., debris around the dishwasher and washing machine, grungy light switches and dusty.) We e-mailed the owners several times for instructions prior to our visit, which we found in the apartment. Had they e-mailed the instructions ahead of our arrival it would have much appreciated -- especially where the light switch was located for the stairs leading to the apartment as we had to carry up our luggage 23 steps in the dark.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments-- We appreciated your descriptions and praise regarding the spectacular views-- but also your comments about the condition of house which we have solved. The hot water issues and installed a new shower and water line in the bathroom. For late night arrivals, we have installed a new lighting system with easy access from the parking lot. Also noted is the distance to walking to the village of Zoagli, from our property In normal walking conditions it should take about 25-30 minutes-- al downhill, walking back is takes longer as it is it is uphill-- Finally the kitchen area has been totally cleaned-- and our Agent in Italy has taken care to do a full inspection before our guest arrive. Thanks again for your comments.
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Un séjour romantique

  • 5 of 5

Une maison agréable, une vue merveilleuse, des alentours superbes, n'hésitez pas à vous rendre dans cette région, nous y avons passé un WE romantique à souhait, nous propriétaire est également très sympathique. Voilà, mes deux amies et moi-même avons adoré.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with stunning views of the sea and mountains. The house is equipped with everything necessary for rest and life. On the lovely terrace, we had dinner and watched a beautiful view. It is unforgettable. Near the house there is a clean and beautiful beach. Near the beach there are restaurants and shops, children's Playground. Would recommend this lovely home. Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to know that you found all the comforts in the house. Enjoy the wonderful food and the view!
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Million dollar view

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent the month of October in this delightful apartment in Zoagli. The view of Portofino and the Mediterranean from the patio is breathtaking. We ate many meals there in a peaceful setting enjoying the ambiance, the grapes which were picked from the patio arbor, the meals flavoured by the fresh rosemary from the garden and the ever fresh produce from local stores.

The apartment is well equipped with appliances and linens and is very comfortable. The train station is minutes away at the foot of the hill and gives access to all of the region.

We particularly enjoyed the hiking in the area and some of the trails run just beside the building. You will not regret spending time in this beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
240 Kilometres
Valle D'Aosta
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Hilltop house with a stunning view of Portofino, Italy. The house is on the Italian Riviera, and is perfectly located to visit Genoa, (30 minutes) Lucca and Pisa (1.5 hours) Florence ( 2 hours) Milan (2 hours). The beach in Zoagli -a wonderful seaside village is a short walk, and the UNESCO World Heritage Cinque Terre can be reached by train in 45 minutes.

The large garden has a herb garden, olive trees, fruit trees, in a quiet hill town called San Pietro di Rovereto.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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