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Italian Riviera,Near Cinque Terre Country Cottage Over the Sea

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms , 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

'Olive Cottage' is a cozy, yet comfortable out of the way residence. Located 1000 feet above the sea side village of Moneglia pronounced( Mo-nel-ya.) on the gulf of Tigullio and we are surrounded on the other three sides by olive groves, nature and privacy. Yet we are only 7 kilometers from all that is Italy.

This fully restored home is well located for you vacation enjoyment. Ten minutes to the country's Autostrada and the same distance to major trains and sight seeing boats.

Driving North you visit, Sestri Levante,Camogli,Rapallo,Portofino and in less then one hour you are in Genova. The same time to the south will bring you to Cinque Terre, La Spezia and northern Tuscany

Moneglia is a small Italian village with a sand beach,Boats for hire,a good selection of restaurants,shops, outdoor cafes & Bars

Enjoy sunny mornings on your veranda. Cappuccino & Focaccia are all part of the experience,Lunch with 'Troffia Al Pesto'. Brouse our English library of tour guides, cook books,History or novels. we have an extensive list of fine restaurants or we can help you plan and cook your own ' Italian Feast'

Should you have any questions about your visit E- Mail us and i'll be glade to phone you at your convenance

Keywords: Nine room home with verandas for out side dinning,over looking the sea, covenant to major motorways, trains and public transport.

More Details

Giuliana & Bill Houghtaling
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2016

About Giuliana & Bill Houghtaling

As a retired Hotel executive, I was first introduced to Italy 25 years ago by my now wife who brought me here from the Bahamas. I immediately fell in love with this enchanting country of history,beauty and culture.

Our location to the sea places us in the ideal spot to visit a host of famous towns & villages as well as major cities, if you really want too. One thing is sure, visiting this area will provide you with a lifetime of unforgettable memories

Giuliana & Bill Houghtaling purchased this villa in 2002

Why Giuliana & Bill Houghtaling chose Liguria

San Lorenzo & Moneglia, can if you want, slow you down and allow you a moment to watch the sun rise. All around you are terraces of olive groves and not a bad view of the sea. It will also invigorate you and your curiosity to explore. all the wonderful things there are to do in the area. Have you ever woken up to church bells in the country?? Roosters crowing ? and still your only 15 minutes ( at the most ) From the hussle and bussel.

Personally, I never get tired of it.

What makes this villa unique

We can provide daily consultations on were to go and what to see ( if you want help) in English


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Italian Riviera,Near Cinque Terre Country Cottage Over the Sea
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful home & owners in Moneglia!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this perfect house overlooking the sea! Bill & Giuliana were perfect hosts. They were available whenever we needed anything. Bill lead us to a great bakery which I will never forget that bread! He also shared some of his yummy wine with us. The weather was very warm while we were there but Bill took the time to install some ceiling fans to help with that. The place was clean and had plenty of dishes for us to cook a few meals. Thanks Bill & Giuliana for a wonderful experience!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Perfect house for the big family!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented the house together with my sister and her family and we were a total of 8 people. But we had plenty of room in this big house and the week we spent there was amazing. The location was perfect and we lacked nothing. Bill and Giuliana were amazing hosts and took the time to show us Moneglia, invited us for drinks and gave us a lot of great travel tips. We highly recommend this house and this wonderful village!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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  • 5 of 5

My husband & I had a fabulous vacation at Bill & Giuliana's vacation home in Moneglia. Their house was beautifully appointed, very spacious, well equipped and had everything we needed, including a most spectacular view! The location is just perfect for a scenic drive to various sea side towns, including Portofino & Camogli & only a short distance to the train station to go to Cinque Terre.

Bill & Giuliana were fantastic hosts & even shared some of their terrific Italian meals with us, along with great travel tips.

Wonderful hosts and accommodations!

You won't be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Girls trip to Cinque Terre

  • 4 of 5

Bill and Guiliana wonderful hosts. House was great for 4women (mothers and daughters) traveling together).

Lots of driving.

Great views from house. Everything was beautiful, but not an easy location. Lots of narrow, twisty roads!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Our Stay in Liguria

  • 5 of 5

We spent time in Liguria at the end of a family vacation in Italy with our three adult children. We were thrilled with this property and its owners. The vistas were spectacular, the home immaculate and comfortable and its owners beyond hospitable and considerate. We wished that we could have stayed longer. We were able to prepare a couple of great family meals in the well equipped kitchen. Be sure to gather food in Moneglia or Sestri Levante before going up the hill, it's a bit of a ride. We would highly recommend this property. Its a great location to access Cinque Terre and also Camogli and Portofino.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Italy Dream

  • 5 of 5

Our family met at his wonderful home for a dream vacation of the Cinque Terre area. The house had everything we needed and Bill & Guiliana were close by to answer any of our questions. We enjoyed getting to know them and even shared a few meals with them, they are both wonderful cooks. The house is in a great location, with a spectacular view. It is very peaceful and relaxing. The neighbors do have roosters and chickens which woke us in the AM, but provided us with very fresh eggs. The patio is the best feature of the home, we spent many hours enjoying this space! Our friends came to share the second week with us. Guiliana made the transition work seamlessly. Thank you, Bill & Guiliana for sharing your house with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Moneglia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Dialup Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
In addition to free WiFi, we also provide satellite TV with English and American stations

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