Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Portofino, IT that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $280 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Portofino. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Enjoy la dolce vita in Portofino

The jewel of the Italian Riviera, Portofino is a favorite of the world's jet set. This enchanting town enjoys a sheltered position on the Ligurian coast, framed by the tree-filled hillsides that stretch up behind it and several attractive beaches close to town. In summer, its pretty harbor is crowded with luxury yachts. The pastel-hued houses that cluster along the harbor and the tiny cobbled streets are home to upscale boutiques and waterfront restaurants serving mouthwatering Italian food – from home cooking to fine dining, as well as delicious gelato.

Things to do

Discover historical Portofino

From your Portofino vacation rental, you can go for walks along the narrow, cobbled streets that stretch back from the harbor up the hillside. The flower-filled square in front of the little church of San Giorgio offers a beautiful view of the town, its harbor and the sparkling, turquoise waters of the Ligurian Sea. Further up the hillside, well-marked hiking paths take you up into Parco Naturale Regionale di Portofino or to Castello Brown, a 16th Century Genoese fortress with a small museum, peaceful gardens and wonderful views. The nearby city of Genoa can be reached by water taxi, and its historic center and aquarium make for a pleasant day trip.


Idle days in Portofino

Passing time when staying at one of the Portofino vacation rentals is all about living the good life. Enjoy a glass of chilled white wine by the water's edge, take a table in one of the highly regarded restaurants to tuck into fresh pasta, or sip a coffee by the picturesque Piazzetta and watch the people go by. Hiring a boat is a wonderful day excursion, allowing you to follow the craggy Ligurian coast to explore beaches that are only accessible on water. Or, if you are feeling a bit more active, explore the coastline by SUP or kayak.


Portofino through the year

Portofino is busiest in summer, when Hollywood A-listers and Europe'e elite moor their yachts in the picturesque harbor and the cruise ship tours come ashore. In these sunny months, the beaches are at their best, but the streets heave with visitors and many of the restaurants will need to be booked in advance. At either end of the season, the streets quieten considerably, and choosing a Portofino vacation rental means you can enjoy the late summer sun or early spring sunshine in relative peace. The shops and restaurants will remain open until the deep winter months.

Natural features

Explore Liguria from Portofino

The coastline is beautiful and taking a boat tour is highly recommended. Explorers should also make an effort to go inland and follow the coastal paths through scented hillsides to enjoy ravishing sea views. The picturesque towns of Cinque Terre can be reached by boat from Portofino and this is another popular excursion. Closer to Portofino, the beaches of San Fruttuoso and Paraggi provide beautiful stretches of golden sand, warm Mediterranean sea, and little beachside tavernas.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Portofino

The nearest airport is in Genoa (GOA-Cristoforo Colombo), located 19.3 mi (31.1 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Portofino, IT?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,568 vacation rentals around Portofino. From 272 house rentals to 1,109 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Portofino?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Portofino:

  • Genoa Historical Centre: 316 vacation rentals
  • Castelletto: 318 vacation rentals
  • Prè: 293 vacation rentals
  • Foce: 114 vacation rentals
  • Albaro: 64 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Portofino?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Portofino. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Portofino Marina: 1,633 vacation rentals
  • Church of St. Martin (Divo Martino): 1,633 vacation rentals
  • Castello Brown: 1,641 vacation rentals
  • Marina di Rapallo: 1,647 vacation rentals
  • Prince's Palace (Palazzo del Principe): 1,140 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portofino listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portofino?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 272 Houses in Portofino. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Portofino include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,109 rentals available
  • Villas: 119 rentals available
  • Studios: 1,119 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Portofino?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 197 vacation rentals with pool available in Portofino. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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