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Cinque Terre/Portovenere Beach Apartment with Great Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Casa Bella is located in the amazing fisherman's village of Portovenere (just listed by New York Times as one of the top 45 most beautiful places to visit on earth and one of the UNESCO world heritage sites), not to mention one of the most beautiful and romantic villages of the Italian Riviera! Portovenere is the perfect hub for visiting the CinqueTerre yet less crowded and less touristy. The apartment is very conveniently located just a five minute walk from the historical center and from local restaurants, supermarkets, beaches, and the ferry dock. From April-October ferries regularly depart for the CinqueTerre villages.

Casa Bella is a two bedroom one bathroom apartment with a fantastic view and a nice terrace overlooking the Poet's Gulf. Upon entering to your right is the dining table that seats up to six and the living room area with a big window that overlooks the panoramic terrace. To your left is a small but well equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher,coffee maker,etc. There are two bedrooms. One of the bedrooms has two single beds and the master bedroom has a queen-size bed and two extra bunk beds for children. The master bedroom also has a great sea view. The bathroom has a shower. There is also a washing machine and air conditioning unit.

This is the perfect set up for two couples or for a family. The owner,Sarah is American and supplies a very helpful housebook with lots of local information and is very easy to communicate with. She is also usually available during your stay for any assistance or questions you might have. For those wishing to visit the area without a car, the owner is happy to pick guests up upon arrival at the train station in La Spezia free of charge (when possible). A driver is available at extra cost for those wishing to be picked up at the airport or upon departure.

The owner also owns 2 larger inland villas in the vicinity of the CinqueTerre for larger groups of 6-10 people which are also listed on VRBO.

Keywords: Apartment,Portovenere,Cinque Terre,Rentals,Portovenere,villa rentals,villa vacation

More Details

Owner
Sarah Ferrari
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Sarah Ferrari

My name is Sarah Ferrari and I have been living in Italy for over 20 years. I found my love in Portofino....my husband Franco almost 15 years ago. I was so lucky to move to the beautiful area of La Spezia which offers so many alternatives for an outdoorsey like myself. My husband's family has owned this property since it was constructed in the 60's along with a few other properties in the area and I have been managing it for over 10 years and catering to mostly American and Australian clients.

Sarah Ferrari purchased this apartment in 1965

What makes this apartment unique

While staying at my property in Portovenere, if you let yourself go you will be immersed in the typical small village life that Portovenere has to offer. Away from the hussle and bussle of some of the art cities, here you will be in contact with the village people and an authentic atmosphere. Daily activities are sipping wine,people watching,dining at a good seafood restaurant and taking a ferry to one of the CinqueTerre...I know....it's a hard life but somebody has to do it!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Sarah and Family,

We really enjoyed our stay in your apartment; the magnificent view from your balcony is relaxing and therapeutic. From here we visited la spezia, le CinqueTerre, L'Isola Palmaria and also our native town in the Lazio region. Our daily trips to Conad and to the panetteria Nikla were very enjoyable- the quality of their products is unsurpassed. The evening "passeggiata"by the seaside,Byron's cove, the activity and changing views in the harbour, the ice cream and great food, eere very enjoyable. We are now more relaxed than we have been in a long time. We are sorry to leave but hope to come back.
Jul 2007
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Amenities

Portovenere Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa in living room can be made into a double, Bunk Beds (1) The bunk beds are located in the master bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Cinque Terre/Portovenere Beach Apartment with Great Views
average rating of 4.923077 based on 33 reviews
5

LOVED IT!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay in Sarah's apartment! The description is a true portrayal but even surpasses that! It is in a wonderful location and very convenient.. .5 minutes to ferry, restaurants, shopping and the view from balcony is amazing! My husband and I sat out there most every night and just enjoyed the beautiful view! One day we shopped at the grocery store and had our own antipasti dinner on the balcony! Sarah picked us up in La Spezia and drove us to apt and explained everything. She even bought us some wine and candies to enjoy upon our arrival. Because she was so thorough, we didn't need to contact her except for one other time and she responded right away. We would definitely stay there again. Originally we had intended to stay in Cinque Terre...however, we found it to be very crowded although charming and were glad to get back to Portovenere where it was quieter. There is just as much to enjoy there as the 5 towns. We would definitely stay at Casa Bella again and hope you will find it as relaxing and enjoyable as we did!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful gateway to the Cinque Terre

  • 5 of 5

Portovenere is the perfect spot to stay to explore the Cinque Terre and this property is so central to the ferries and also the treasures of Portovenere that it couldn't get any better! The only negative and it was not for us is the walk/hike up to the apartment from the main road. Seniors (and we are) with mobility problems (which we don't) could find the climb difficult. Other than that we would highly recommend Pontovenere and this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

I followed the advice of others and booked away from Cinque Terra.

We were extremely happy with our choice.

The best view of the towns is from the water, and the ferry was simple. We went to see the towns and got rained out halfway through the day. We are strong hikers and not deterred by the rain,: the hiking was congested in spite of the poor conditions. I have no doubt that the crowds on a good day would have been unappealing for us.

Our whole family agreed that this was a better location and equally picturesque. We loved being above the main street of the town- only a short climb and we were away from the traffic.

The unit was just like the photos, great for our needs. Sarah was readily available, communicated quickly by email.

We loved it and wished for more time in the area. I would happily stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking a moment to leave a nice review. I agree.....Portovenere is a great alternative to the CinqueTerre....less crowds but so beautiful. I hope to have you back again!!!!
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5

Great location and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Sarah was wonderful and very informative. She was professional and explained the details of the apartment completely. Everything worked, was clean and plenty of towels. Beds were comfortable and the view was amazing. Highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Apartment with Fantastic View

  • 5 of 5

Sarah,

Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful home. We will never forget having coffee in the morning and wine in the evening while sitting on the balcony enjoying the fantastic view of the Gulf of Poets!

Your warm reception that included both wine and chocolate was very welcoming. The tour of the town with your recommendations of restaurants made us feel comfortable and relaxed. We ate at both "Tre Towers" and "Il Timone" and both were wonderful.

Everything that was necessary for a great vacation was available at your home. Because of your location we were able to visit Cinque Terre, Lerici, Pisa, and Lucca while staying at Casa Bella. You and your home made it all possible.

The memories of this beautiful town of Portovenere, Italy will last forever. We will return home touched by the beauty, the charm , and the splendor for the area. Again, thank you, Sarah, for allowing us to experience all that the area has to offer.

Tom and Ginny

Massachusetts, USA

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and well decorated property.

  • 5 of 5

Sarah was a joy to work with and the property more than met our expectations. Close to grocery and restaurants and the main pier area - everything was an easy walk. We look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Pisa/Genova
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar Lamia
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Portovenere dock
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Locanda LUcciola
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Arenella
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Portovenere Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$240
$1,743
 
 
Mid season
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,416
 
 
Midd/Low season
Oct 8 2017 - Nov 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,198
 
 
Low season
Nov 5 2017 - Mar 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$109
$763
 
 
Mid/Low season
Mar 4 2018 - Mar 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,198
 
 
Mid/High
Mar 31 2018 - May 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
$196
$1,307
 
 
High season
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$240
$1,743
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,198
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.0%

Upon arrival a security deposit 300 euros is required and 70 euro final cleaning fee will be deducted from your deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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