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A house like a boat: really belonging to the sea but in the heart of Monterosso

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Living Room • Kitchen • Terrace • Porch • 2 Bedrooms (5 Sleeps) • 2 Bathrooms

No house should ever be on the sea or on anything. It should be of the sea. Belonging to it. Sea and house should live together each the happier for the other [Frank Lloyd Wright].

This is our house at the seaside! We are deeply fond of it and we use it more than often, with family and friends. In 2015 we decided to open the house to the VRBO and Homeway guests: we are sure that, also thanks to our personal stuff and furniture that we leave in, you'll live it as your own house and not a renting one. Hope you'll enjoy your time as much as we do when we are there!

Here is a sentence from one of our reviews: «from the moment you arrive in Monterosso, you know you've made the best choice by staying at this vacation home».

The house is independent and overlooking the sea, on a rock in the bay of Monterosso: the distance from the sea is approximately 5 meters!

The house was completely renovated in 2012 and is equipped with air conditioning, heating and flat internet wifi connection.

The house consists of a large living room and a comfortable double room overlooking both on a terrace with porch, dining table, chairs, outdoor shower and a private staircase that leads directly to the sea. The terrace with its spectacular view is not suitable for children because of the danger of falling.

The second bedroom has a double bed and a single bunk bed.

All bedrooms have large closets, desks and two chairs.

There are two bathrooms, one with shower and the smaller one serving the living area.

The kitchen is equipped with appliances and accessories for those who love cooking.

The main access is by single ramp stairs that leads to a comfortable courtyard with washing machine, sink and drying rack.

You will understand the benefits at our house just seeing. There are three primary facts: location, location, location!

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

- the house is accessible only by stairs so it is not suitable for wheelchairs or people with mobility impairments;

- we are sorry, but it is not possible to rent the house to guests with children under 12 years: the house and its terrace, with its spectacular view, is not suitable for children because of the danger of falling.

More Details

Property Manager
Enrico and Elena
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Enrico and Elena

We are an Italian couple passionate about travel, art and nature. Enrico is an architect and Elena is an antique dealer. We have 52 years and a son, Marco (21) and a daughter, Claudia (19).

Enrico and Elena purchased this villa in 2011

Why Enrico and Elena chose Monterosso Al Mare

This is a family home, built in the 60s by our uncle. In restructuring we kept as far as possible its furnishings and ... his spirit!

What makes this villa unique

You will understand just seeing. There are three primary facts: location, location, location!

Amenities

Monterosso Al Mare Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With desk, large closet and beautiful sea view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed (double + single), desk, large closet and sea view
  • In the "Bedroom 2" there is a safe "hotel model" for our guests
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
IMPORTANT NOTICES: - the house is accessible only by stairs so it is not suitable for wheelchairs or people with mobility impairments; - the terrace with its spectacular view is not suitable for children because of the danger of falling; - the stairs banisters are not designed for children; - during the summer nights there may be noise, music and shouting coming from the pier below.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A house like a boat: really belonging to the sea but in the heart of Monterosso
average rating of 4.911111 based on 45 reviews
5

A truly amazing experience that lived up to, and exceeded, our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

This property is without question the premier residence for experiencing the Cinque Terre from Monterosso. We woke each morning to an amazing greeting of sound and scenery, a combination of coastline, sky and surf that we'll remember -- and miss dearly -- for the rest of our lives. There are so many unexpected beauties of this town and region, and this place touches them all.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We had an amazing time in Monterrossa. The villa is perfect, clean and with all the amenities that y

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in Monterrossa. The villa is perfect, clean and with all the amenities that you need. It is very comfortable and feels like home. It is a quick walk into town to restaurants, shops and grocery stores. Also, a 10 minute walk from the train station...very doable even with luggage. The views are incredible and we enjoyed our evenings looking over the sea. Having access to a kayak was a surprising bonus and we loved being able to explore the coves. Fabio was wonderfully accomodating during our stay. If we ever return, this will be where we stay again. Cinque Terre stole our hearts.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

WOW.

  • 5 of 5

Enrico and Elena's place was simply amazing. Exactly as pictured, an easy walk from the train station and equidistant between new and old Monterosso, the location could not have been better. You can feel the stress melt away as you watch folks on the beach playing or the boats coming in from their trips. We could not have asked for better accommodations or friendlier hosts. Fabio was so helpful in helping us make the most of our time there and really does make the best croissants in town. Enrico and Elena thanks so much for allowing us to stay at your wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best property in Monterosso!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four with 2 teenagers. Monterosso was our third stop in our travels. Casa Cappuccino was wonderful after staying in hotels! The house could easliy sleep more. It provided the comforts of home with the best location in Monterosso! The views are magical and words can not describe the terrace. There was no need to rent a lounge chair, we watched the world go by on the terrace! We ate many of our meals on the terrace! Our kids came and went and we often found then on the sea kayak!

It can be loud at night but it did not bother us one bit! The bed was very very comfortable! Fabio, the property manger was knowledgeable and kind! Do not miss out on Casa Cappuccino!! It’s absolutely magical!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

The house is located perfectly. Overlooking the ocean and close to the downtown section. Very nice, I recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

Fantastic Place and View

  • 5 of 5

We were beyond happy with our three night stay here. The property manager was excellent- responded right away to us and answered all of our questions. He even provided us with a map and many suggestions of things to do and places to eat. The place was just as described- it not better! The rooms are spacious and everything was very clean. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
98 Kilometres
Genova, Cristoforo Colombo
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Midi Bar
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
Monterosso al Mare pier
Nearest Golf
59 Kilometres
Sarzana Golf Club
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Monterosso al Mare station
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
E80 autoroute (Carrodano tollbooth)
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Ciak La Lampara
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Monterosso al Mare
Car: not necessary

Cinque Terre: the eastern Ligurian Riviera between Cinque Terre and Portovenere is a cultural site of outstanding value, representing the harmonious interaction between people and nature to produce a landscape of exceptional scenic quality that illustrates a traditional way of life that has existed for a thousand years and continues to play an important socio-economic role in the life of the community - UNESCO. The Cinque Terre are five tiny, picturesque villages – Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso – carved into the rocky coastline of Italy’s Liguria region.

Cinque Terre Trails: the trails within the Cinque Terre National Park were built not for recreational purposes, but rather as transportation routes between agricultural land, villages and sancturaies. A hike along these paths will not only offer you the chance to view breathtaking scenery, but will also give you a look into the past of this beautiful and unique area of Italy. Follow the footsteps of worshipers who for centuries climbed these paths to reach the hillside sanctuaries. Retrace the routes of the locals who traveled on foot and with mules to deliver their wine and grapes to nearby villages. There is so much to explore and discover!

Cinque Terre Marine Protected Area: is a site of the UNESCO environmental and cultural world heritage, was created to protect the natural features, the value and peculiarity of the submerged and emerged territory. In the relatively small seabed of Cinque Terre, several species share the vital space: they include species that is difficult to find elsewhere in the Mediterranean and a marine fauna among the most varied and rich of Liguria.

Monterosso: is the biggest and the oldest of the Cinque Terre’s villages. It is divided into 2 parts: the old and the new village. The biggest beach of the entire coast is situated here: because of this, it is the most visited town, and then in evenings there are much more entertainment activities here than in the other villages.

Vernazza: is the most beautiful of all the Cinque Terre’s villages, even considering that in 2011 it has suffered the most from flood. The most beautiful pictures of the village can be taken from the glade on Path #2: Vernazza - Monterosso. A very picturesque landscape.

Corniglia: is the smallest and the highest of the Cinque Terre five villages. It is the only town that does not have a seaport. It is very difficult to reach by car, so the only options available are either by train or by foot.

Manarola: is the second village of the Cinque Terre on the side of La Spezia. It is only 500 meters from the first village. The station is also separated from the town by a tunnel, now it is much more spacious and beautifully designed inside.

Riomaggiore: is the first village of the Cinque Terre on the side of La Spezia. The main town is separated from the railway station and the wharf by tunnels, so it can be said that the town is divided into three parts: the railway station (from which the famous Way of Love starts), the old town and the wharf (which has a mooring and a small rocky beach).

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final house cleaning $75.13
Refundable damage deposit $577.9
Accueil service $52.01

Towels and linen: included.
Flat WiFi: included.
Power consumption: included.
Cancellation and refund policy: if a traveler cancels their booking up to 30 days before their stay, they are given a 100% refund and are not charged any booking fees. After this period any refund is not disbursed. For additional protection, we recommend that you purchase a trip cancellation insurance available thru companies such as Travelguard, Worldnomads, Allianztravelinsurance etc.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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