About the property
- Apartment764 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, balcony, roof terrace, sleeps 5, ocean and mountain view
You want to check out the places where scenes from 'Wolf of Wall Street' and 'The Kings Speech' were filmed? This place is the perfect location to do so. Check out the marvellous view from Portofino and every day the even better view from the balcony on Portofino!
Because this has been asked so many times please note: The rooftop terrace is NOT shared and yours alone! Limited High speed Wifi is available free of charge! NEW starting May 2018 we can offer a bigger volume per day: 800MB/day.
Liguria in Autumn/Winter/Spring? No problem at my place! Fireplace, cozy blankets, SAT-TV, heating for every room, boardgames, books, 3D-BlueRays...Any time is the right time for this place! Liguria is great in the winter time and during off season!
And here is why: You still have lots of sun, it's usually not too cold (temperatures usually not below 5°C/40°F) and you have all the hiking trails, attractions, museums and even the 'Cinque Terre' towns for yourself since most tourists come in June, July and August. In February is Carneval time with lots of activities, special pastries...excellent. For the tough swimmers let it be said that swimming all year long is possible. Michael enjoyed a nice chilly swim for 45 minutes in 16°C (61°F) cold water in January 2013.
The apartment is in a private residential neighborhood at the steep coast. It has a picturesque overview of the peninsula with view on world-famous Portofino. This view is by far more spectacular than the other way around. When you visit Portofino you'll know what I mean.
A roomy garage with automatic door is located close to the apartment. Only a privileged number of residents is permitted to use the private gondola down to the Sea. You as our guest also have this privilege. There are only a small number of other places in Liguria which offer this way of Access to the Sea. Down there you have a private bath cabin, access to a pool, sun terraces, showers and toilets. The pool is open between June and September. PLEASE note: when exactly they open/close the pool season is flexible. 2017 the pool was open from June 1st until September 17th. The rest (platforms, access to the sea) is open all year long.
The pool a nice feature for children of all ages. Older children will particularly like the possibility to jump into the Sea from various rocks with various heights. The steep coast continues under the surface and impresses with different rock formations and a variety of sea dwellers. A paradise for snorkeling and diving.
Inside the apartment you find everything you require. No need to bring linen or towels. We provide it all. And the comfort goes on: Huge windows allow a great view of the ocean and coast. The shutters on the sea side are electric.
As a good night's sleep is one of the most important things on a vacation, we equip you with first class beds, pillows and blankets. The goal is to provide you with a place that offers everything you expect from home or even more but minimizes what you have to do, including the clean up at the end.
Relax, enjoy, it's all inclusive.
We used this apartment and all it's great advantages for many years now and decided to give other people the possibility to share this unique experience. When we go on vacation we have high standards of what we expect. Yes this apartment has it's price but you get much more for it than at all the other places comparable to our place. Functionality is the Italian standard; the usual place has the pure basics of what you need to barely get through your stay. You'll choose to spend much time outside of your accommodation. At our place on the contrary you will feel so comfortable that it's hard to do activities outside. Rainy days? Not a problem if you're staying at our place.
We've prepared this place with lots of passion and that critical look that only the best is truly good enough. We're always trying to improve the experience making sure it is one of the good memories you'll never forget.
The swimming pool can be used from June till September. A lifeguard is present for your safety. The area with the swimming pool and sea access also can be reached by a foot path (less than 10 minutes to get down, about 15 minutes to walk back up slowly). Access is possible during all seasons.
All equipment in the apartment is state-of-the-art. Fully-automatic dish-washer, spinner-washer (washing machine with included tumble dryer), electric oven and a 3D-TV with 3D-Blue Ray Player. In the bedrooms, you find plenty of space for all your clothing. The bathroom provides everything you need, even a digital scale for your body weight. Imagine the interior of our apartment being as great as in a hotel suite but with extras you will not find in any hotel room. Enjoy the beautiful landscape sitting on the balcony in a hammock chair, or on the flat roof-deck which is accessible through a staircase outside of the apartment.
Also all of our kitchen equipment is of high quality and as easy, functional and comfortable to use as possible. The mixer is cordless and able to even make crushed ice in case you want to enjoy the sunset with a nice cocktail in your hand. From the electric oven to the 4 field gas stove to the high quality fully automatic dish washer it is all there. It would be easier to tell you what we don't have. Ice cream scoop? Yes, we got that. Fish knife and fork? You bet we also got that. And when we say we got something, then it is high quality and easy on the eyes. You want to cook like people in Liguria do? No problem because we provide a cook book with genuine recipes.
You want to have a little BBQ home-style? Fire up the premium gas grill and help yourself to some Mediterranean herbs which grow in our little garden. We planted lots of flowers and some trees to give you a nice look to the other side of the property, too. On the hillside the apartment is faced by another little garden with Olive trees and cacti.
We also want you to feel safe during your stay. The entrance to the residential area is under video surveillance and the apartment is equipped with a smoke detector, fire extinguishers and a first aid kit. We are pretty sure that you won't need those things but it sure makes you feel better that they are there just in case. Another small but important fact is that all the electrical wires and fuses are up to date and provide the most safety you can expect which is not standard in Italy.
This part of Italy is very beautiful during all seasons of the year and in case it gets a little more chilly our apartment has an air conditioner in both bedrooms and one in the living room. In summer it cools and if it is cold it can heat. In the bathroom is a separate heater and there is a lovely fireplace that runs with ethanol in the living room. All of this allows you to spend a wonderful time in autumn, winter or spring. Use the apartment to make trips to surrounding famous cities like Genoa, Florence or go hiking in Cinque Terre or on the Portofino peninsula at those seasons when there are little other tourists. During Christmas season all towns have beautiful Christmas street lights and all year long there are different holidays and seasonal food specialties.
The beaches along the coast where our apartment is located belong to the cleanest ones of the Mediterranean Sea and the water quality is high. We also welcome you with a little food package containing some local specialties so you do not have to go shopping for food on the day you arrive. And like it's been written before we provide you with all insider information about the region. Where to shop for food, where to get the best ice-cream and coffee, we also have lots of hiking maps and official tourist guides and information saving you that trip to the tourist information as well. If you are lucky you can see dolphins by boat or even -if you are especially lucky- from shore all year long.
And there is more good news: We reinvest the money you pay in the apartment. So every time you come there's a good chance that it has become even better, more luxurious and provides more comfort to you. This place means a lot to us and we want you to catch the spirit of this amazing location. We really try to make your stay in Italy unforgettable and enjoy every second of it. Knowing how important it is to preserve what is good we provide environment friendly products (detergent, softener) and only buy equipment which uses a minimum of resources (electricity, gas and especially water).
A good service is very important to me so if you inquire for my property you'll usually receive an answer in a short time. Please also check your spam mail because it happened in several cases that our answers ended up there. And last but not least: we really try to keep our information up to date and hope we didn´t miss anything and the updates worked. If there should be a mishap please forgive us. In most cases it is a new feature we missed to add.
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About Yumi Wallies
My name is Yumi, I manage the property now. Since 2003 I am Michaels girlfriend and we are married now. Michael made his proposal to marry him there - of course and I said yes. I fell in love with the incredible view the first time I was there. And I didn´t move for minutes only enjoying it and then I got my camera. I remember saying to Michael: why didn´t you tell me it is such an incredible view. And he said: I tried. There are no words to describe it. But enough about me: now is Michaels turn. He is the owner of the apartment: "I grew up, went to school and until recently lives in Munich, Germany. Now I am living and working near Zurich in Switzerland. Whenever I have the time I go to the apartment in Italy, to get away from everything for vacation or to show friends the beauty of this place. I also studied there for my exams. I am an experienced traveller myself and have been to quite some places in the world thus knowing what to expect from a place I choose to stay at for vacation. I don't rent my place to just anyone. I not only apply my high standards to my place and the satisfaction of my guests but also expect my guests to have certain standards and qualities. If someone isn't capable of showing basic manners in the inquiry I won't rent my place to this person because I believe there is obviously a relation between treating your fellow human beings and treating rental property. If someone isn't able to show a certain amount of respect to other persons he or she surely also has trouble showing it to property of others. I don't need such guests nor their money and will refuse inquiries which show a lack of basic decency." You can also visit us on www.facebook.com/casagolfotigullio
Why Yumi Wallies chose Sant'Andrea di Rovereto
Michael: "For three generations this object is in my family. From my grandfather who was among the first to buy in 1964 when the apartment complex was built (because he had been in this area on vacation and loved it so much) to me who inherited it from my grandmother. My family has spent all years' vacations at this beautiful place. It never got boring for me especially since I'm in charge of the place now and have to do all the maintenance myself with the help of my girlfriend. I make sure it is always a place we love to go to. I go there since I was born. It's a second 'home' to me."
What makes this Apartment unique
Michael:"The panoramic view from our apartment is what stuns me most. There is just nothing like it anywhere else, not even nearby. Combine this with a private access to the sea and clean beaches and hiking trails not far away and you have in my opinion the perfect vacation location. Also the people around in the complex are mostly Italian so it feels like a vacation to Italy. The complex itself was build into a pinewood tree and most of the trees were preserved so it is rather small and since it has only one dead end street only people who absolutely have to go there drive in there. The apartment is at the western end of the complex close to the forest and there's lots of green around and also many trees and plants in the complex between the buildings. Apart from the high season (early June till late August) the complex is often deserted and only on weekends other people are around. This turns the complex in a small sanctuary away from it all."
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely retreat with incredible views
This spot provided amazing views and peaceful relaxation. We stayed in April, before the high season and for us, as it turned out, was perfect timing as we had the entire complex basically to ourselves. No other neighbors gave this spot a fantastic sense of peace and retreat. The apartment is fully equipped. We opted to not hire a car. We were able to get around easily on the local bus route because there is a stop right at the entry to the condo complex. We bought bus tickets for 1.80 euros at the small store inside the train station and visited Chiavari and Rapallo and enjoyed both seaside towns. The apartment is somewhat isolated so we suggest you get provisions in town and stock the fridge for your stay. The kitchen was well appointed and we enjoyed our evening meals on their lovely plates. One day we didn't leave at all and this was the most relaxed I've been since I can recall. Took a nap in the canvas hanging chair and melted into the peace and quite with stunning views of the peninsula and Portofino. Our hosts were very gracious answering questions and giving tips. They replied right away every time and this was appreciated. The photos are very accurate. Thanks to our gracious hosts for a lovely stay away from the crowds and near charming seaside towns.
Very nice place to stay
We went here for one week and had a great time.
The weather was very warm and luckily the apartment has airco. That was needed! On the terras it was pretty warm and sunny between about 18 and 20h as the sun just passed the screens and was not yet behind the tree on the right. After 20h the temperature was really good. There were many things against muscito's in every room of the apartment, but luckily we haven't seen many of them.
The apartment is really well equiped and we missed nothing during our stay. Very good!!
Best part of the apartment: Most likely the awesome Tempur beds!! We all slept exeptional good!!
The way down to the pool and the sea was one we didn't like that much. The way down was 160 steps on different staircases and after that you also need the cable car down a steap hill. Once down the sea and pool were very nice and in the sea the water is very clear so there're a lot of fish that can be seen.
Staying there with kids of 12 and 14years internet is some kind of necessity and then 400/600MB a day is not very much (but we managed combined with our own internetcards).
The owner really be reached at any time of the day and responded quick to our questions. That gives a nice feeling for when something happens.
We had a great week here and really loved the apartment. Would we return? For the apartment definitely! With our kids in combination with internet and the way down to the sea and the pool? We don't know?!
New: the internet volume is now 800MB/day.
thanks for your review. We are happy you liked the apartment.
We know that the internet volume isn´t large. We try to give our guests the biggest volume available. In your case we managed to give you more (over 800MB per day). In the surroundings are free Wifi spots (like for example Free Ligurian Wifi in the cities).
We are constantly looking for a Flatrate or a bigger volume. The problem is, there is no such offer (yet), because the apartment complex is surrounded by a protected nature zone and is not located in the city.
In the moment there exists an offer with more or unlimited internet we will book it immediately and write it on the website.
The apartment complex (and therefore the stairs to the ropeway/cablecar station) is located at the steep coast. There is only one street in the complex and you can use it instead of the stairs. There are many ways down to the pool. You can also use only one staircase down. You have to overcome about 50 m altitude and the cablecar will overcome the last 100 m altitude to the sea.
We hope you were able to enjoy the clear water and swimming and diving with the fish.
We are happy you liked the Tempur beds and the apartment and we loved to have you as a guest. Thank you for the compliments. We try to be reachable 24/7
Yumi and Michael
Fantastic Vacation apartment with Hotel experience
I absolutely loved Michael's place!!! It offers a breath-taking view and is situated in the middle of a typical italian landscape. The place itself has the highest quality of beautiful interior design, modern powerful air-conditioning for hot summer days, a well equipped kitchen (if you want to take a shot at fixing italian cuisine yourself), large 3D-flatscreen TV and the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in! Even the kids room (which is just as cozy for adults) had those mattresses that mold to your body!
I felt like in a hotel but with the unique liberty and privacy that only a private apartment can offer. Plus, Michael is a fantastic host...and thought of everything while furnishing the place....and I mean EVERYTHING! There were smoke detectors in every room and even a carbon monoxide detector, grill on the terrace, mounted ashtray for smokers, floats for swimming, a little herb garden with lemon grass, thyme, mojito mint etc. and even toys for kids. He also finds a solution to any problem that might arise and was able to give me valuable insider tipps about the area. All in all I felt very safe and well-taken care of!
The region also has offers a multitude of activities to offer like great hiking/biking, world-class gelato (Italian ice cream), authentic Italian restaurants, boat trips, boat rental possibilities and of course the world famous Portofino with classical, picturesque Italian architecture. The location between two medium-sized towns (10 minutes drive to next town) means you get the tranquility of the countryside with plenty of opportunity for adventure trips, plus the perks of town life including markets packed with local specialties, minus the noisy bustle and gawks of tourists of a big metropolis.
I was fully satisfied with my stay and can highly recommend Casa Golfo Tigullio for a really authentic Italy experience!
Amazing, Breathtaking Views!! Five Star Experience.
This is an outstanding rental and the most beautiful views we have ever experienced! The apartment itself is efficient and comfortable, made exceptional by the views in the living room and master bedroom! We were blown away when we opened the electric shutters in the apartment for the first time. The pictures can not convey the beauty that surrounds this stunning location.
The master bedroom's memory foam bed was very comfortable and the bathroom updated and modern. The kitchen is well equipped with cookware, beautiful wine glasses and dinnerware, and the dining room table was perfect for a meal with a view. The air conditioning worked perfectly. The entire apartment was spotless.
The cable car that takes you down to the swimming pool and the sea was thrilling to experience. The weather was slightly cool for swimming but we could have jumped right into the sea from this location. It is amazing.
We took a train to the Cinque Terre towns one day and did the trail from Vernassa to Monterosso and loved the challenge it presented. It was wonderful to enjoy lunch in the town and shop for souvenirs at its many shops. We also drove to Portofino and experienced its beauty up close. It is not to be missed.
One word of caution is the extreme turns and twist the roads leading up to the complex and throughout Italy present. We would highly recommend a small rental car to navigate more easily. We managed by driving backwards up a few of the roads in the complex. Also be aware that there are several stairs you will have to navigate with your heavy suitcases. Our only regret is that we had not scheduled more time here!! Michael could not have been more gracious and accommodating to deal with.
Outstanding perfectly located modern unit close to Cinqueterre and Portofino
This property is Michael Wallies’ vacation home and the attention to detail and amenities shown here completely reflect his outstanding character and the love he has for this property and the surrounding area. There is a drop-dead view at sunset of the Portofino peninsula. The apartment is midway between Portofino (drive to Santa Margherita) and Cinqueterre (take the train in from La Spezia), each of which can be visited in a day if you’re in a hurry but more time for each would also be rewarding. One day we drove to visit Viareggio and Luccha. Genoa is a nice day-trip. Michael is totally hands on, even though he is not present. He was generous with check-in goodies so we didn’t have to shop until the next day. He stocks local brochures and provides a list of his favorite restaurants (he and his family have been vacationing here for years.) The apartment is an electronic and ecological wonder. For Americans, the only unusual feature is the short switchbacks that have to be negotiated to get down to the condo, on the side of a cliff. Our car was a little big and we had to drive backwards a short distance since we could not get around the curve easily (definitely not a deal-breaker). Very much enjoyed our stay.
Zauberhaftes Apartment, unglaubliche Aussicht
Familie zu dritt,
die Anreise war schon ein Abendteuer:) das Apartment ist etwas versteckt allerdings hat Michael wirklich alles Detailgenau beschrieben so das wir es schnell gefunden haben (auch mitten in der Nacht).
Wir waren auch sehr erleichtert das es eine Garage für das Auto gab die geschlossen war.
Die Anlage ist sehr hübsch und das Apartment ist eines der wenigen die mit mehreren Codes gesichert ist. Was einem auch ein sehr gutes Gefühl vermittelt.
Da wir zum ersten mal Urlaub in einer Ferienwohnung machten, hatten wir viel zu viel dabei, aber Michael sagte uns schon, dass er sehr gut ausgestattet ist. Und es ist wirklich alles da!!!! Vom Wasserkocher bis Damenbinden im Bad(falls ein Notfall auftritt)bis hin zu Gewürzen, Bademäntel und viel Spielzeug/Spiele, er hat wirklich fürsorglich an alles gedacht.
Wir waren auch positiv überrascht, dass Michael im Apartment zwei Bücher mit Fotos hat. Das eine Erklärt alles im Apartment selbst, dass andere erklärt die Gegend und was man alles unternehmen kann. Er hat sich wirklich sehr viel Mühe gemacht! Restaurantempfehlungen inklusive.
Sogar den Weg in den großen Supermarkt haben wir dank seinen Erklärungen sofort gefunden! (Also alles kein Problem wenn man zum ersten mal dort ist)
Das Apartment selber ist SEHR SAUBER!!! Wir haben uns sofort wohl gefühlt und haben auch mehr als SUPER geschlafen in den tollen Matratzen. ( Michael hat viel Liebe und Geld in das Apartment gesteckt)
Die Klimaanlage nutzten wir zum wärmen da es am Abend doch etwas kühl war (März). Natürlich verfügt das Apartment auch über einen Fernseher, Bluerayplayer mit versch. DvD´s, Büchern und WLAN. Sogar Postkarten sind vorhanden, die man verschicken kann.
DAS BESTE allerdings ist der superschöne Balkon, vom Wohnzimmer hat man einfach einen tollen Blick und die Terrasse oben ist der Wahnsinn.
Da die Wände doch etwas dünn sind war ich froh über unsere Terrasse die direkt über uns war, somit hatten wir niemanden der über uns wohnte und deshalb ist es auch sehr ruhig gewesen.
Fazit: Jederzeit immer wieder!!!! Es war ein tolles Erlebnis dort und Michael ist ein zuvorkommender Vermieter der wirklich zu jeder Zeit erreichbar ist und einem hilft wenn was sein sollte.
Ich werde mich nicht mehr so schnell mit Hotels rumärgern:)
Vielen Dank Michael für alles, es war sehr toll bei dir!!!!!!
The apartment is perfectly located at the steep coast. Off the main road in a quiet environment but close to everything important. The apartment complex was integrated into a pine wood forest so there's lots of green. Even though on the map it looks like that a railroad is going right through the place due to the location at the steep coast the railroad runs in a tunnel deep in the rocks and is therefore absolutely not to hear at all. The complex has smaller blocks of building columns with many trees in between so the feeling you get when you look around is far away from a 'concrete jungle'. Also the people around in the complex are mostly Italian so it feels like a vacation to Italy. The complex itself is rather small and since it has only one dead end street only people who absolutely have to go there drive in there. The apartment is at the western end of the complex with a view of the wild steep coast landscape. Being located in the pine wood forest turns the complex in a small sanctuary away from it all. Directly from the apartment you can walk/hike to the Sea as well as into the mountains. Due to the location at the steep coast driving into the complex might be a bit tricky depending on your driving skills and your car. I provide a detailed description of how to drive into the complex. Genoa with it's museums and the famous Acquario di Genova (Aquarium) is 30 mi away and connects you with it's ferry harbor to the rest of the Mediterranean Sea. Nizza (France) is only a two hour drive away to the west, Florence the same on the East.In the North you can reach Milan, Parma and Turin in the same time by car. The eternal city Rome is a four and a half hour drive as well as Venice. You have the possibility to look inside a manganese mine 12 mi away with a guided tour in various languages. Hiking in Cinque Terre with it's beautiful Via Dell`Amore is around 30 mi away and also easy to reach by train in a short time. The amazing thing about the location of the apartement is that you have as well the sea and the mountains or as the Italians say: 'Mare e Monti', close by. So you can go for a hike during the day and cool down at the Beach afterwards. Also Whale watching at Genoa around 25 mi away is possible. The area offers great possibilities for activities on shore, off shore and under the sea. This is the perfect place to stay if you want to spend your vacation on just one location because the closer region offers everything but also if you want to discover more places of Italy or the rest of Europe or the Mediterranian neighbor countries. Our special service: You profit from three generations who owned this place. We'll provide you with all the information about what to do, where to dine and shop. Get to see and do things that ordinary tourists have no idea that they exist. We have many insider information on location for you.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
ALL extra costs like housekeeping service at the end, gas/water/electricity and internet (limited volume) are INCLUDED in the price. Stays of individual duration and below the minimum stay are possible + negotiable upon request. If you want to bring a pet please write us what kind of pet you want to bring. We reserve us the right to decline pets. Alle Extrakosten wie Endreinigung, Gas/Wasser/Strom und Internet (limitiertes Volumen) sind im Preis enthalten! Aufenthalte mit individueller Dauer und unter der Mindestaufenthaltsdauer sind verhandelbar auf Anfrage. Falls Sie ein Haustier mitbringen möchten schreiben Sie uns bitte welches. Wir behalten uns vor Haustiere abzulehnen.