In the historic center of Riomaggiore with lovely view over sea and village.
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About Elena P.
We are a family of three, Elena Davide and Viola, and this apartment is our holiday home in Riomaggiore, the first of the 5 Terre villages arriving from La Spezia city.
Elena P. purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Elena P. chose Riomaggiore
This apartment for us it was really a dream come true. After so many years of fantasizing about these wonderful places, we managed two years ago, to finally find our little corner ... Happy to share it with those of us who appreciate the rugged beauty of the 5 Terre, we did our best to accommodate you in a simple but comfortable apartment , that makes you feel 'at home' ... and trusting that your stay will be as pleasant as possible, we hope to have you as our guests soon! P.S. We suggest you to visit the 5 Terre and Riomaggiore even in the off season, the period that we prefer: the days and the views that the winter months offer are really incomparable and you will live in these places taking the most authentic traditions and in contact with the locals.
What makes this Apartment unique
Riomaggiore is located within the Marine Protected Area of the Cinque Terre, which includes the towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia and Monterosso. The establishment of the Marine Protected Areas is provided by two national laws and the area of the Park of 5 Terre is protected by UNESCO. Among the 5 Terre, I choose Riomaggiore because I think that is the most characteristic, with its colorful houses clinging to the rocks like in a presepio scene and a maze of alleys and stairs that allow you to reach every nook and cranny and panoramic view. The pebble beach of Riomaggiore offers the opportunity to bath in the waters the clearest in the entire region (promontory of Montenero). The natural and anthropic context in which Riomaggiore is inserted makes it a really special place, worthy to be visited at least once in your life.
Children allowed - We are happy to accommodate families with childrenWe are happy to accommodate families with children
No smoking - Passengers can smoke only outside, in the terrace.Passengers can smoke only outside, in the terrace.
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Great location! Great views!
Pros: This flat is right near the church on the hillside in the center of Riomaggiore. The views from the windows are outstanding. Enrico met us and explained everything clearly.
Cons: Lots of uphill steps and a climb to the 3rd story (2nd story in Europe) - so beware if you don't like steps. There is really no place to 'sit' and enjoy the apartment. The window views are great, but you have to be in the bedroom, standing and looking out. If the apartment had a nice comfortable couch or sofa or two, that would be great! (There is a 'sofa' in the second room, but it's also a bed if you have a third traveler.)
Thanks for the positive review, I am happy that you enjoyed our accommodation and in particular the spectacular view that can be enjoyed from the living room and bedroom windows.
It is true that if there are more than two guests, the sofa in the living room (sofa bed) is used as a bed; of course the guests, if they wish, they can use it as a sofa during the day and turn it into bed every night.
The chairs in the house (6 chairs) can be moved close to windows to enjoy the beautiful view while sitting, but I agree that they are not comfortable as a sofa or a chair; I consider a good suggestion to add an armchair and I certainly will take note.
As specified in our announcement, the 5 Terre are a narrow strip of hilly territory overlooking the sea; this is the characteristic that makes the 5 villages (with their colorful houses clinging to the rock as if they were shells on the rocks) so characteristic, but unfortunately not suitable for those who have difficulty climbing stairs. Our apartment itself is located on the third floor of an ancient building without a lift.
Perfect. I can just recommend.
Thanks again for choosing our apartment, among so many available in the 5 Terre: I hope you will want to come back in the future!
All the best,
Property was centrally located, and very clean. Communication was very clear and easy. Make sure you have the ability to make a phone to set up meet time. I had planned to use WiFi only during my trip, and ended up having to turn my data on to communicate with them. Not deal, but wasn't really wanting to do that. The only complaint I have is getting hot water to the shower. They had advised it took a while to get the hot water to run, but it took around 45 minutes. Turning on the bathroom sink with the shower does seem to help. Great experience, and an absolutely lovely town! Couldn't have chosen a better place to stay in Cinque Terre.
I warmly thank these renters for appreciating our accommodation and for the kind review.
I am very sorry for the inconvenience to the shower: what happens is that the hot water, due to a drop in pressure, can become cold for a minute or two while someone uses the shower (not for 45 minutes, maybe the tenant was wrong in writing). I have already planned an intervention by a specialized technician in the next period of closure of the accommodation, before Christmas holidays; unfortunately it is a rather demanding intervention on the pipes (there is probably some limestone in the pipe that brings the water to the shower), so it was not possible to intervene immediately, with guests in the house.
Anyway, I am happy that this discomfort didn't spoil the holiday to tenants and I hope they will want to come back again in the future (with a shower fully functional!).
Thank you, Elena
Perfect Spot to Stay in Riomaggiore
We were welcomed and shown around the apartment by Enrico who was really helpful and gave good advice for the area. We liked Riomaggiore as a place to stay as it isn't as "touristy" as some of the other villages. We highly recommend this apartment.
Thank you so much for this nice review, I hope to welcome you again in the future. All the best, Elena
Beautiful Apartment Near the Water!
We stayed in this lovely apartment for four nights at the beginning of August and had the best time! Apartment is cute, clean, and charming- perfect size for my husband and I, or for a small family. It is located just outside of the main strip where all the restaurants/night life is so walking to everyone in Riomaggiore is very easy! It's also very close to train station- quick rides to each of the 5 towns of Cinque Terre. At night, we enjoyed buying a bottle of wine and taking it out to the rocks where you can watch the amazing sunset. Life is calm, relaxed, and pleasant in this area- would highly recommend this apartment! :) Enjoy your stay!
Thank you again for choosing our apartment, among the many available in the Cinque Terre ... and I hope to welcome you again in the future!
All the best,
Easily accessible from the (paying) car park just outside the village and from the railway station, it is an accomodation also suitable for families with kids.
We have chosen our house in this area of the historic center of Riomaggiore, in the immediate vicinity of the church of St. John the Baptist, primarily for the spectacular views, but also because it is located just a few meters from all the services but at the right distance from the nightlife, where during the summer they often play live music until late at night.
In addition, all windows are double-glazed to ensure both sound and thermal insulation.
Check in from 5 pm to 7 pm; check out at 11 am.
Stay shorter than 1 week: subject to approval, in any case min. 4 nights at 120 Euro/night.