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Idyllic architect designed garden apartment by the sea

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Garden Apartment near the Cinque Terre

This delightful, modern, quiet garden flat is in the historic heart of San Terenzo, 150 meters from the sandy beach, on a pedestrian street. Made up of 3 main areas: a fully equipped (dishwasher, washing machine) eat in kitchen leading, through a stone arch, to the evening area, with double bed and sofa bed in the Sitting Room Area. Which opens onto a beautiful Italian garden with lemon and quince trees, perfect for evening meals in the summer, with a dining table and barbecue as well as an outdoor shower.

The shower room is tiled in Bisazza Tiles and has a local slate basin top.

The third area is a separate bedroom, accessed through the garden, with a double bed and wardrobe. There is also a second toilet that can be accessed from the garden.

San Terenzo offers a great array of restaurants, stores and markets. The food is classic Mediterranean, with excellent local sea food caught daily. I will provide you with a location document, with recommendations for places to eat and visit.

There's satellite TV, DVD and an independent heating system (even though temperatures in the apartment rarely fall below 14 C degrees even in winter).

More Details

Owner
Laurence Relton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Laurence Relton

I am a practicing solicitor, based in London. I am also an award-winning film Writer and Director, when I get the time...

Why Laurence Relton chose Cinque Terre Area

This apartment is very special to me (and almost everyone else who visits). The private garden is rare given that the apartment is in the historic centre of San Terenzo. The location is superb: a quiet, pedestrian street (in terms of peace, much better than being on the Seafront), local shops, supermarkets, 15 restaurants and bars, 4 coffee shops all within 5 minutes' walk. And the beach is just 90 seconds' away. Also, as a spot to visit the Cinque Terre, it's perfcet: you can get to the Cinque Terre by boat, by car or bus/train, and you avoid staying in the maelstrom that can be the Cinque Terre.

What makes this apartment unique

The building hails from the 16th Century. The apartment combines original features (exposed brick archway and detailing) with modern comforts and design. The Garden provides tranquillity and privacy, particulalry during the busier months of Summer.

Amenities

Lerici Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Accessed from the Garden
  • Bathroom 1 includes an encased shower, tiled in Bisazza tiles, and a sink made from local lava stone. Bathroom 2 is an outdoor Summer shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 is part of the open plan area of the apartment, though there are sliding frosted glass doors that can be used to separate it from the kitchen/dining room. It has sleeping for up to four people. Bedroom 2 is accessed from the garden, and is therefore extremely quiet and private. Though the apartment can sleep 6, it is better suited to a maximum of 4.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Internet access available by arrangement.

Reviews

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Idyllic architect designed garden apartment by the sea
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 27 reviews
5

Beautiful town, lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment, well equipped with everything you need. Helpful owners and staff. 2 minutes from seafront. Would definitely use again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A Great Place and a Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This property was exactly as described and just steps away from great beaches in San Terenzo. It was very clean and equipped with high quality furniture and appliances and kitchen ware. Monia, the manager, was extremely helpful and responded very quickly and effectively to all of our requests. It is further from the Cinque Terre villages than we expected and taking the 30 minute ferry ride to them is quite expensive, especially for us Canadians. However we did find a much cheaper alternative by taking the bus to La Spezia and then the train to Cinque Terre.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Pleasant apartment in the lovely village of San Terenzo only yards from the sea.

  • 4 of 5

This modern apartment was well furnished and with a very comfortable bed, only yards from the sea and local bars and restaurants but in a delightful small Italian town. Very little English spoken but locals very eager to help. The larger and more touristy town of Lerici only 3k scenic seafront walk away where boats leave for the Cinque Terre on a regular basis. Buses to La Spezia run frequently as they do in the other direction to Sazana.

A small enclosed garden comes with the apartment, furnished with new loungers, table and chairs. The apartment manager Monia speaks English and is very helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location! Perfect holiday town, with sandy beach, warm water, very few foreign tourists, no overcrowding like Cinque Terre. The apartment is modern and well equipped. The lovely, big garden is unfortunately mosquito infested, so out of bounds.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Location could not have been better

  • 5 of 5

This great ground floor apartment was perfect for our family holiday, it was more spacious than the photos suggested, and stayed nice and cool on the midday heat. Under a minute to the beach, great coffee shops and restaurants. San Terenzo is a great location for exploring the Cinque Terra, we even managed a day trip on the train to Florence. I hope we can return someday. Thank you Laurence.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful slice of life in Italy

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from a wonderful week here with my 21-year-old daughter. This beautiful apartment is very well equipped and comfortable and we found it remained cool both during the day and at night. Although we ate out a great deal at the excellent local restaurants it was convenient to have a kitchen with decent pans, knives etc to cook the odd meal "at home" and eat at the table in the garden which provides ample shade as well as sun. At night the apartment was very quiet which I appreciated greatly being a light sleeper. We travelled without a car but were able to use the apartment as a base to visit other parts of Liguria such as the Cinque Terre and Tellaro by local bus and ferry - when we were able to tear ourselves away from San Terenzo, that is. The town is a very special place with a pretty local beach that is also excellent for swimming. As well as dining out we enjoyed going out for breakfast or aperitivi in the local bars and found people very friendly. The owner was helpful in correspondence ahead of the stay and provided extensive information prior to our arrival. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owner's father who had that rare combination of being both welcoming and unintrusive, providing us with helpful local info. All in all a wonderful stay and we would gladly return.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Pisa Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Bar Oriani
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Golf Club Marigola
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
La Spezia Centrale
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Sarzana
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Sio Gian
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
San Terenzo Beach
Car: not necessary

San Terenzo is an unspoilt, idyllic sea side village, with public and private beaches, and an assortment of fantastic restaurants. It's a 40 minute boat ride to the Cinque Terre, and a great base to explore some of Italy's most beautiful cities, including Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Siena. Locally you'll find flood lit tennis, a nine hole golf course, motor boat rental to explore the nearby islands and coves, as well as hiking. biking, sailing and horse riding. So you can keep busy, or do nothing in the privacy of your own garden.

Other Activities: speed boating

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Higher rates may apply during public holidays and half terms.

A refundable damage deposit is required of Euro 250 on payment of the final installment.

A non-refundable 33% deposit is required to secure the dates.

A cleaning fee equal to three hours' cleaning is included in your weekly price. If more time is taken to clean the apartment after your stay, this may be deducted from your deposit.

I rent Saturday to Saturday during high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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