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Stunning Stone-House in Unspoiled Cinque Terre with Breath-Taking Sea Views

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Last updated: 09/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 80 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    Ideally aged above 6 yrs old...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    CD player and iPod docking station...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet:

    Wi-fi available from June 2016...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking:

    Available on private road side at the beginning of the walking path. Parking permit will be provided upon check-in and must be always displayed during the stay...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing powder provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    500 squared meters of terraced land with outside dining space and wooden solarium ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,687

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $281.12
  • Cleaning Fee $89.96

Notes:

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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Location

100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Pisa & Genoa
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Colle del Telegrafo, Località Colle
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
La Spezia
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Lerici
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
La Spezia
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
La Spezia
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Colle del Telegrafo, Località Colle
75 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Passo del Cerreto
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Nacchè Beach

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Owner info

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!


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • View from the front terrace

    View from the front terrace

  • The stone path (track 4d) leading down to the house

    The stone path (track 4d) leading down to the house

  • Terrace for outside dining

    Terrace for outside dining

  • Side view and wooden floor solarium

    Side view and wooden floor solarium

  • Main double bedroom on first floor

    Main double bedroom on first floor

  • Main bathroom

    Main bathroom

  • Second double bedroom

    Second double bedroom

  • Small bathroom and kitchen in the dependance

    Small bathroom and kitchen in the dependance

  • Aerial view of Monesteroli and Nacchè beach

    Aerial view of Monesteroli and Nacchè beach

  • The stone steps leading to the sea

    The stone steps leading to the sea

  • Nacchè beach is reachable by swimming

    Nacchè beach is reachable by swimming

  • Sunset from the front terrace

    Sunset from the front terrace

  • Roofs of the property from the stone track (displayed on a nearby public sign)

    Roofs of the property from the stone track (displayed on a nearby public sign)

  • Main house and terrace

    Main house and terrace

  • One bedroom dependence

    One bedroom dependence

  • Kitchen and dining on ground floor

    Kitchen and dining on ground floor

  • Double bed on first floor

    Double bed on first floor

  • Second double bedroom with private terrace

    Second double bedroom with private terrace

  • Double bedroom in the dependance

    Double bedroom in the dependance

  • Aerial view from Riomagggiore

    Aerial view from Riomagggiore

  • View towards Portovenere

    View towards Portovenere

  • Crystal-clear waters for unforgettable swimming

    Crystal-clear waters for unforgettable swimming

  • Monesteroli from the sea

    Monesteroli from the sea

  • Monesteroli village

    Monesteroli village

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  • Sleeps
    7
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
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Speaks: english, italian
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  • Calendar last updated 09/01/2016

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