- Propery Type:
- Air Con
- Beach Access
- village close by
- chef available
- golf close by
- No car needed
Portofino on the Italian Riviera
Sleeps 10 in 5 air-conditioned bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, with maid service, spectacular sea views, wireless internet access, walk to town, private sea access. Free welcome dinner and basic groceries included
The Italian Riviera is a picturesque strip of white sandy beaches, colorful fishing villages, and green hillsides that stretches from France to Tuscany. The promontory of Portofino is a protected natural area, with a mild climate and dramatic scenery of high cliffs plunging into the sea. The area is a happy mix of glamour and natural beauty set against a backdrop of sparkling turquoise sea.
Villa Portofino is one of a few exclusive villas located right on the promontory of Portofino. The resort's central piazza, with chic designer shops, seafood restaurants, and marina lined with elegant yachts, is just a five minute walk. Explore the resorts of the Riviera — Santa Margherita (4 km) and lively Rapallo, with excellent shopping. Continue on to the Cinque Terre, five cliffside villages with hundreds of miles of hiking trails. Visit the superb museums and delightful markets of Genoa (30 min.), where narrow alleys wind their way down to one of the most vital harbors of the Mediterranean. Visit the popular resort of Forte dei Marmi or the Cararra marble quarries, where Michelangelo got his pure white marble. Or just relax and enjoy the incredible view!
The villa is entirely protected and offers absolute privacy. A private elevator connects the harbor with a walking path that leads to the lighthouse. Villa Portofino is located along this path, about 300 meters from the elevator. The villa can not even be seen from the road or from the footpath, where you will find the entrance gate and a stairway down (32 steps) through a beautiful rock garden to the terrace, shaded by century-old wisteria vines.
It is possible (and desirable) to stay here without a car, but if you do have a car, parking is available in a garage in town. Trains on the main rail line from Torino to Rome stop in nearby Rapallo, connected by bus to Portofino. A local train runs from Santa Margherita to the Cinque Terre, with bus service from Portofino to Santa Margherita every 20 minutes. Public transport is also possible by boat or water taxi.
Built on two levels, Villa Portofino has a panoramic sun deck on top and picture windows to take advantage of the stunning views. All of the bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Spacious living room with white sofas and sliding glass doors to the patio
Formal dining room
Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine
1 double room (beds cannot be separated); en suite bathroom with tub
2 twin/double bedrooms
2 bathrooms (one with shower and tub; one with shower
Three of the bedrooms have a sea view; the other has a garden view. An additional single bedroom is available at additional cost.
2 double rooms with joinable twin beds; en-suite bathrooms with shower
Amenities include telephone and TV, as well as wireless internet access. There is a separate maid's bedroom and laundry. In addition, there are several lovely outlooks on the way down (approx. 180 steps) to the sea and the rock swimming platform.
|Dates||Guests||Price per week|
|High||June 30 - September 1||10||€11,000.00|
|Mid||7 14 April (Easter Holidays)
April 28 June 30
September 1 - October 6
December 22 January 5 2013 (Christmas Holidays)
|Low||Rest of year||10||€9,120.00|
* Prices are quoted in Euros and calculated according to the CBA selling rate. Prices are subject to change in AUD due to currency flucuations. (Currency converter)
Utility fee of 500 Euros to be paid only upon arrival and in cash which will include:
- Final cleaning
- Maid service from Saturday to Saturday. Wednesday day off.
- Internet WIFI
- Air conditioning
- Porter service available only if PRE ARRANGED IN ADVANCE 4.00 PM – 6.00 PM
Basic Grocery Shopping for the first 2 days.
Breakfast and Dinner on Sunday
Breakfast on Monday
- Baby bed Euro 100
- Bed Linen and bath towels changed only on Sat.
Extra change 20 Euros per set per person to be paid in cash to the maid.
- Telephone available
On request: one extra room available for 1 extra person maximum at 400 Euros per week.
- Pets allowed Euro 60 per week
- Heating metered Security deposit Euro 1000
Utility deposit for Heating Euro 300 per week upon arrival
Special notes and restrictions:
The listed price is for 10 people maximum with 5 bedrooms available.
All the bedrooms will be air conditioned and heated ( both floors ) this means that it will be possible to accept bookings for 10 people also during the winter time.
- From the end of September to until the end of May special prices on request for small groups.
- Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm for an extra fee of 50 Euro
- Extra service upon request cook service, transfer, porter service (available only if pre-arranged in advance)