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- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 3, 2018
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Neat little hideaway
In an increasingly popular Cinque Terre, this rental offered us a getaway near all, but distant from the maddening crowds. Quite and comfortable, the unit was well appointed for those who wish to cook inside - and footsteps away from a restaurant that features creative seafood and other dishes. Celso was attentive and gracious - picking us up and taking us to the train and ensuring our comfort. Only wish the weather was better so we may have enjoyed the patio. I'd recommend to anyone visiting the area who wants to be comfortable but not among crowds - and would stay here again readily.
Lovely spot / lovely holiday - many thanks !
We spent a week in Kiwi with our children and had a great time. Manarola is a lovely little port / resort the Cinque Terre are delightful and Celso was a charming and accommodating host ! Kiwi is comfortable and well appointed and we had a lovely stay there. We asked for a Barebeque and one was provided we had a broken washing machine and he instantly provided us access to another. He met us when we arrived and gave us lots of lemons from his orchard....if only we could have thought of something to do with them all !
Do not miss taking the boat along the coast the sunset from the small jetty just to the North of Manarola the fabulous cliff top walk towards Corniglia and Vernazza (by train or boat)....all really lovely
It is possible to walk down to Manarola with the small path and is a pleasant walk down.....the return would be quite an effort in summer ! We usually took the local bus (at least every hour 1E50c fare / 7 min ride) from Groppo into Manarola (parking is nearly impossible during the day in Manarola) and then on to the rest of the Cinque Terre (by train or boat) In theory we could have managed without the rental car that we travelled in but there is very limited shopping in Manarola (and nearly nothing in Groppo so we did benefit from a couple of supermarket trips to La Spezia which is about 30 mins away and has everything. We were largely self catering with 2 young children.
In terms of Kiwi only a few nits to mention:
There is no kettle so it is necessary to boil water on the gas hob in a small pan
The wifi is provide from a small battery powered 3g Wireless dongle router and frankly it rarely had service - I am not sure if this was the router or the 3g service but we had to manage from WiFi hotspots in local cafe's for any online time.....not tragic but beware your children may be frustrated if they are online game junkies like ours tend to be !
As already mentioned the washing machine was not working and we had to use another one in a separate building that Celso immediately provided the key for
Overall a lovely stay in a lovely appartment with a lovely host
Thanks for a great holiday !
I was very happy with what Steve wrote about the Cinque Terre, in Groppo and the house.
Unfortunately there were small problems I have tried to solve as best I could. As for the operation of the 'hi-fi I do not know what to do. I bought two separate modem for each apartment and I believe that the malfunctioning is attributable to the service.
Know Steve and his family was a nice thing.
I very apprezzatola understanding for the problems that are created. Of course I would love to have them as our guests again in the future.
This little gem of a place in the town of Groppo is exactly what we needed after the cacaphony of Rome. The house is absolutely spotless and the owner Celso is delightful. Celso picked us up from the train station and personally drove us to the house and checked on us the following day to make sure all was well. A small village nestled in terraced hills above Manarola, Groppo offers a quiet retreat with easy walking access to Manarola and Volastra. We enjoyed our three nights there with spectacular views. Highly recommended for those seeking peace and quiet with easy access to the other Cinque Terres. Thank you Celso!
Sono veramente molto contento della vostra recensione. E' la prima che ricevo, d'altronde non ho mai richiesto a nessun ospite di farlo.
Mi fa piacere che vi siate trovati bene e che abbiate apprezzato la casa, il paese di Groppo e le mie premure per farvi sentire a vostro agio.
Spero tanto di avervi ancora come graditi ospiti in futuro e vi ringrazio ancora.
Calme, près d'une cave et des sentiers, vacances sans voiture
Localisation : bonne, près des villages en altitude. Visites de préférence à pied, en bus ou en train. Eviter la voiture.
Confort : tout a fait correct pour des marcheurs. Il manque toutefois une bouilloire pour chauffer l'eau, et un micro-onde. Pas de télévision et c'est tant mieux. L'internet est parfois capricieux.
Le restaurant du village n'existe plus : dommage
Accueil et informations : tout est bien
A faire : aller à la gare la plus proche et prendre un abonnement de 3 jours (environ 65 euros), avec lequel on peut prendre tous les trains et bus locaux de Cinque Terre.
La cave des vins de Cinque Terre est à Groppo
sono contento di aver ospitato Maryelle e la sua famiglia. Persone allegre, buoni camminatori.
Hanno lasciato la casa in perfetto ordine.
Mi dispiace che non abbiano trovato in casa un bollitore e il forno a microonde ma credo che siano cose superabili con l'attrezzatura a disposizione.
Per il funzionamento della wi.fi non posso farci nulla. Non dipende da me.
Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour chez Celso. Logement typique, dans le charmant village de Groppo, idéalement situé (sur les hauteurs, il faut aimer marcher car stationnement difficile), très propre, bien aménagé, calme, belle terrasse ombragée par une tonnelle d'arbres à kiwis avec jolie vue sur la mer. La visite matinale de Celso et ses conseils nous ont été très profitables. Départ d'un grand nombre de balades pour les villages des Cinqueterre, et possibilité de prendre le train facilement au retour quand les jambes étaient un peu lourdes...
Baignades également très agréables à Manarola.
Nous avons adoré!!
Merci à Celso et à sa femme.
Ringrazio Jacques per la bellissima recensione.
Sono veramente contento che abbiano tanto apprezzato la mia casa ed il paese di Groppo.
Wer es ruhig mag
ist hier sehr gut aufgehoben.
Eine wunderschöne Terasse zum Verweilen, Essen, Faulenzen.
Ein fürsorglicher freundlicher Vermieter, der großzügig von den Früchten seines Gartens abgibt und der großzügig war in Bezug auf Geschirrschäden...
Sono stato molto contento di ospitare Ralf e la sua famiglia. Abbiamo avuto modo di incontrarci più volte e di parlare. Ralf, infatti, parla abbastanza bene l'italiano e questo ha reso tutto più facile.
Credo che la mia ospitalità sia stata molto apprezzata e questo mi rende felice.
Ovviamente spero che possa ritornare in un prossimo futuro.