EXCLUSIVE WATER FRONT VILLA WITH AMAZING POOL, PRIVATE PARKING AND FREE WIFY:
- english, french, italian
I'm Teresa, one of the two owners' wife. I look after bookings and I'm the one you'll address to for any enquiry. I give great importance to details and my aim is to keep improving. As I like traveling I try to offer guests what I'd like to find as guests when I go abroad. It will be my pleasure assisting you and I'll do my very best to help you, before, during and after your stay. I can't wait to welcoming you.
teresa purchased this Villa in 1950
What makes this Villa unique
The villa has been a much beloved family property since 1950. It is an evident example of the italian style. The Elegance of its interiors, the Spectacular ever changing sea view, the garden and the sea-water swimming pool make this villa really a special and a UNIQUE one. The villa is just above the sea and really close to the village this aspect will be greatly appreciated not only by parents but especially by teenagers who will enjoy reaching the village by themselves in safety and amusement. The swimming pool is at disposition only from May to end of September; in winter only 6 people, the guest cottage is not available.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful summer seaside property
Overall the property and location were amazing. Literally steps from the beach and a 15 minute walk to old town. Shops and restaurants were a 1-2 minute walk from the house. Views from the home and pool were amazing. Pool house was great as it provided separate, private accommodations for 2. Very nice outdoor dining on the patio facing the sea. Due to the fanciness of the home and marble flooring and many house rules, not recommended for small children.
Many children have stayed in the villa and we have never ever had any problem; certainly thanks to attentive parents:-).
The BEST in the Cinque Terre area
This villa is in the best location I could imagine for exploring the Cinque Terre area. First, Portovenere is a great town with great restaurants, bars, beaches and quaint shops. It also isn't served by a train and isn't one of the five villages, so it is less crowded, but only a very short ferry ride to the villages. The villa itself is ideally located in the town -- a short walk to everything, but not right downtown so it is quiet, and across the street from the sea. In short, I think we got very lucky with the best possible place we could have stayed. Teresa is a delight and the accommodations and grounds exceeded all expectations. A very special place.
The best property in Portovenere!
Villa Argia is a wonderful property and perfectly located. It is ideal for any family or larger group wishing to visit Cinque Terre. From Portovenere you will have easy access by ferry to most of the villages. The ferry terminal is an easy 10 minute walk from Villa Argia and you will be able to visit one, two or even three of the villages during a one day outing. Once back in Portovenere you will enjoy its numerous restaurants, town squares and medieval streets.
Our group of 8 family members, age 3 to 65 spent the most memorable 5 days at the villa. The main house is a beautiful 3 bedroom /3.5 bath estate home. There is also a very comfortable one bedroom guest house closer to the pool and garden area.The property is immaculately clean and shows pride of ownership throughout.
Giving its central location steps away from the beach, it is a surprisingly very private domaine. Villa Argia is surrounded by numerous terraces, an immense garden and a very large salt water pool. No matter where you are on the grounds you have beautiful views of the sea.
If you are planning a visit to "Cinque Terre" and Villa Argia is within your budget and available, do not hesitate to book it.
Thank you Teresa and Francesco for your prompt and professional responses to all our queries. It was a real privilege to stay at the "Pink Lady"!
Karen, Pierre and Family
Thanks Pierre, all our efforts to keep at the very top level this beloved but very demanding property are largely compensated by rewies like yours.
We are pleased to have contributed to have made your stay a memorable one.
It was our privilege hosting you and your very attentive family.
Once again thanks for having chosen Villa Argia and, of course, do come back :-).
A genuine family home and "getaway" on this busy stretch of coastline with owners that really care.
Thanks is not enough to express our gratitude to the owners of this traditional home that made our stay so memorable.
We enjoyed a very relaxing week in part because we felt we had our own private sanctuary on what is otherwise a very busy and "touristy" part of the Italian coastline. To be able to retreat to the villa and sit in its well manicured gardens or by the pool was indeed a blessing.
The kitchen is well equipped and it almost feels as if the owners vacated the day before you arrived and left the fridge and pantry well stocked with basis essentials. The milk, fruit, bread, orange juice, wine etc thoughtfully purchased for us before our arrival was a welcoming touch.
The villa was very clean and neat. It was cool in the heat of the day. The owners presence to welcome you upon arrival is a nice touch and their orientation walk through plus recommendations on local restaurants and attractions greatly appreciated. They even went to the trouble of making a couple of reservations for us to ensure we were well accommodated in local eateries.
We will definitely recommend this place to friends and plan to return ourselves.
It is always nice to know that guests have enjoyed and above all that they have noticed and appreciated the attention we pay to mantain the “ Elderly Pink Lady” as beautiful as ever!
It will be our pleasure to welcome you again, thanks for your kindness.
Outstanding Seaside Italian Villa
Absolutely amazing experience! This is a true Italian Villa, meticulously and lovingly maintained with every amenity, located in Portovenere (which in our opinion was hands down the best choice we made). I'm not sure you can find a better town if you are planning day trips to Cinque Terre, Portofino, Santa Margherita and other local areas. There is so much to see. The ferry leaves from the town center and we used local taxi's for other excursions. The property takes your breath away as it's located on a hillside overlooking the sea. The property is much bigger than we expected and the kids loved walking down the stairs to the local pier to dive in the water. They also walked on their own to get food and gelato and enjoyed the freedom of the town. We felt safe and by the end felt like locals :) The town is amazing with grocery stores, an abundance of cafes, restaurants, and shops. Teresa went above and beyond to make sure our stay was incredible. The communication before and during our stay was so appreciated. She also helped us plan local day trips. It's hard to convey just how amazing this property is. The photos don't capture the magnificence of the home or the area. We were two families travelling together and we all agreed this was the most spectacular property we have ever rented in every regard.
Your words and impressions are better than anything else I might write to describe the property and to encourage guests to visit us.
It was a real pleasure welcoming you.
Extraordinary in Every Way
We fell in love with this villa the moment that we arrived. The photos do not convey the beauty of this house or the surrounding area. It felt like home from the moment we went through the front door till the time that we left.
The property is a prominent local landmark, lovingly cared for by the family who have owned it for over 60 years. The building dates to the 19th century and is surrounded on one side by a terraced olive grove. The pool is simply spectacular and will inspire envy amongst your friends when they see the pictures. It made for a truly unique and memorable vacation!
Teresa was extremely helpful during the entire process, from booking inquiries to setting up local reservations. She was a very gracious host and I am thankful for all that she did to make our visit very special.
The central piazza of Portovenere is about a ten minute walk from the villa. There are a number of excellent restaurants nearby, as well as amenities such as markets and pharmacies. This location is not the isolated rural villa of Tuscan fantasy, so be prepared for the reality of modern life (street noise, etc). If you are curious about the surrounding area then I would recommend using Google Earth to view it,.
In short, I was very happy with my experience here and I plan on returning again. It was superb and, in my opinion, very reasonably priced for such a unique experience. 5 Stars.
Guests' words may describe better than ours what staying at Villa Argia will be like. We have furtherly improved the "elderly lady", now we also have air conditioning.
One more reason to come back and see what you missed.
The closest airports: Pisa, Genoa and Florence. Once arrived to La Spezia follow directions to Portovenere then to loc. Olivo, you have arrived! Park your car inside the property and .......hurry up go swimming, where? It is up to you!
Don't hesitate adressing us for anything you may need or wish, we'll do our outmost to satisfy your requirements.