Stunning Stone-House in Unspoiled Cinque Terre with Breath-Taking Sea Views
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The house is suited for real “amateurs” only which are looking for a unique holiday within a totally private and natural surrounding. The property is 150 meters above sea level, extends over 500 squared meters of terraced land and is comprised of a 2-bedroom house and a 1-bedroom cottage. The main house is arranged over 2 floors. Kitchen and dining area are on the ground floor while two bedrooms and a bathroom are located on the first floor. The first double-bedroom extends onto its own private terrace with breathtaking sea views. The second double-bedroom is extremely spacious (an additional inflatable single bed can be fitted) and includes a large chimney and lounge area. The cottage has his own small bathroom, kitchen and a full double bed. The property enjoys great outside living space including a large terrace, wooden floor solarium, BBQ and an external shower. Crystal-clear waters are only 15 min away at the bottom of a magnificent stone path perched on the ridge of the hill.
It is possible to rent only the main house (max 5 guests) at a reduced rental rate of €1200 per week. The 1-bed cottage can be rented for a minimum of 3 nights at a daily rate of €85 (€600 per week).
Driving directions: The village of Monesteroli is reachable by a 20 min walk after leaving your car at the bottom of Via Tramonti, a private road which takes you from Località Colle del Telegrafo into a beautiful bush slowly down towards the sea. From La Spezia you take the coastal road that leads to the Cinque Terre and just before the first tunnel take a right at the junction towards Biassa. Go through this picturesque village and keep going up the road for approx. 5 km till you reach the top of the hill. Take the first road on the left (Via Tramonti) just before the restaurant Colle del Telegrafo and keep going down till the road ends where you will park on the road side. The track way which leads to Monesteroli starts on the right-hand side of the last sharp bend of the road (track way n. 4b). GPS: 44° 04' 45" N 09° 47' 07" E
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Member since: 2011
- 80 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Smoking Allowed
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Electricity within the property is provided by solar panels connected to batteries. Cooking facilities and hot water are gas operated. Emergency power is supplied by a power-generator operated with petrol in case of reduced battery voltage. Any appliance of 150 Watts or more can only be operated through the power generator. The closest groceries are in Campiglia (30 minutes walk) or Biassa (20 minutes walk + 10 minutes by car). It is recommended to minimize the luggage and use backpacks. Some luggage can be left in the car and eventually be taken down during your stay. Before arrival it is possible to book for the use of a monorail rack to carry the luggage and groceries further down closer to the house (and back-up upon check-out). The monorail is operated by a local association and carries a charge of €40 each way....moreless
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Filtered Water
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Parking On Street
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $268.07
- Cleaning Fee $85.78
For up to 5 guests, you can choose to rent only the main house at the reduced weekly rate of €1250 (a €250 saving). In such instance, the separate cottage will not be accessible and maybe rented out to other guests at the same time.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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The house can only be reached by a 20 minutes walk along a beautiful track way across terraced vineyards which terminates in a steep path of stone steps leading to the sea. It is located 150 meters above the sea on the edge of a terraced cliff between Riomaggiore and Portovenere, close to a group of houses known as Monesteroli village, in the most unspoiled part of the Cinque Terre National Park.
Monesteroli was built through the centuries by the inhabitants of Biassa, an ancient village on the Northwestern hills surrounding the gulf of La Spezia. Biassa is the main doorway to the Cinque Terre and to the several pathways crossing the hillside some of which are accessible directly from the property. Together with the small villages of Schiara and Fossola, Monesteroli is part of Tramonti ('Sunsets'), the coastal area left of Riomaggiore.
Biassa is 5 km away from the house and is reachable by a 20 min walk plus 10 min by car. It can be reached from either La Spezia or Riomaggiore (both 10 km away) by car or bus.
The village of Campiglia can also be reached by a 30 minutes walk from the house and enjoys various restaurants.
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: My wife and I live in Milan and have two young daughters. We both work in banking and this place is our refuge from it all! At the beginning there was no mobile reception, no running water and no electricity! It took us nearly 10 yrs to make it livable and we enjoy letting our guests share this unique experience.
Why the Owner Chose La Spezia, La Spezia, Italy:
We bought this cottage 20 yrs ago when we were young and crazy and fell in love with this place which is incredibly unique. We did not realize at the time what it meant to rebuild the cottage which was then simply a bouch of stones! Every piece of furniture you see has been brought down the steep steps on our back!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Away from it all, even in mid august!
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View from the front terrace
The stone path (track 4d) leading down to the house
Terrace for outside dining
Side view and wooden floor solarium
Main double bedroom on first floor
Second double bedroom
Small bathroom and kitchen in the dependance
Aerial view of Monesteroli and Nacchè beach
The stone steps leading to the sea
Nacchè beach is reachable by swimming
Sunset from the front terrace
Roofs of the property from the stone track (displayed on a nearby public sign)
Main house and terrace
One bedroom dependence
Kitchen and dining on ground floor
Double bed on first floor
Second double bedroom with private terrace
Double bedroom in the dependance
Aerial view from Riomagggiore
View towards Portovenere
Crystal-clear waters for unforgettable swimming
Monesteroli from the sea
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