Villa Barbara

From €30000 per week


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Villa Barbara is an exquisite, 12-acre luxury estate set on the hills looking down the glitzy bay of Portofino. This property offers wide open views of the sea and total privacy, yet is just a few minutes walk to the center of town with its shops and restaurants. Villa Barbara embraces the quintessential coastal life. Enjoy the private panoramic swimming pool and verdant park where to escape the summer heat, the white-glove service of the house
Ground Floor:
Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Twin/queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub.
Twin/queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower.

First Floor:
Master king bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

All bedrooms have A/C and bathrooms are provided with hair dryers.

The elegant sitting room with fireplace and high ceilings with traditional wood beams, together with another expansive living room that opens onto the stunning terrace, offer a world of lux- ury and relaxation. The formal dining room with vaulted ceiling and large windows with breathtaking views of the harbor delivers a stylish atmosphere. Handsomely furnished with antiques and modern pieces, Villa Barbara prides itself with outstanding service. Fully equipped kitchen and guest bathroom complete this floor.

Four different outdoor dining areas are present on the estate, including a pretty vine-covered gazebo on a plateau. From here you can enjoy unrivaled views of the sea while eating, and the near saltwater swimming pool offers a bar carved out of the rocks, perfect to serve you your favorite drink at the right temperature. The surrounding private park is a tranquil oasis above the glitzy town.

This waterfront luxury villa features a unique access from the road: walk 200 meters inside a tunnel carved in the rock, than take an elevator which bring you to the villa entrance. The outdoor furnishings with plush white cushions give a very cool feeling during those hot summer days. The closest beach is a 15-minute walk away. Experience the intimate beauty and the timeless elegance of this hideaway, where the romantic lights of the port in the distance at night will transport you in a dream.e staff, always ready to please you, but most of all, the view of the Bay from your dinner table…priceless!
Nearest Airport: Genoa 55 min; Milan Malpensa 2 h 41 min
Nearest serviced town: in Portofino
Nearest beach: Paraggi 9 min
Driving time estimated by Google Maps

Although being just a small Italian fishing village, Portofino has become an internationally acclaimed resort thanks to its picturesque beauty. The town, crowded round a small harbor, is considered to be among the most beautiful Italian destinations.
From here you may visit the Cinque Terre with the iconic five villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Walking from village to village – or hopping on the train which connects them all – picture-perfect sights of this idyllic UNESCO seaside site will remain etched in your memory forever. With the help of our concierge you may also rent a boat, the best way to enjoy this spectacular and scenic area with its colorful architecture and explore the beautiful coves accessible only by sea.
You can drive to Genoa (30 min by car), nicknamed la Superba (“the Proud one”) due to its glorious past and impressive landmarks. Still the biggest Italian port city, Genoa was declared a UNESCO site because of the impressive architecture of its buildings, rich in history and artistic value. Drive to Milan (2 hrs) to visit the magnificent city and shop in the Fashion Capital of the world!

Puny – Located on the famous piazzetta, the restaurant is specialized in seafood and other Ligurian dishes. Have lunch here and admire the jetsetters coming off their boats for a drink. Excellent food and very attentive service. They do not accept credit cards.
Piazza Martiri dell’Olivetta 5, Portofino – +39 0185 269 037
Taverna del Marinaio – Delicious seafood dishes. Fantastic views of Castello Brown and the Church of San Giorgio. Very romantic atmosphere.
Piazza Martiri dell’Olivetta 36, Portofino – +39 0185 269 103
I Gemelli – Alternative restaurant on the piazzetta to eat excellent fish and typical dishes.
Calata Marconi 7, Portofino – +39 0185 269 257
U Batti – Simple place, renowned for its fresh prawn with lemon sauce, serves set menu.
Vico Nuovo 17, Portofino – +39 0185 269 379
Belforte Restaurant – Simple Ligurian recipes strictly prepared with genuine and local ingredients, including – of course – catch of the day.
Via G. Guidoni 42, Vernazza – +39 0187 812 222

Portofino is a shopper’s paradise. In fact, all the major international luxury fashion brands have stores in this town. Be ready for a true shopping spree and the consequential slimming down of your wallet!
Food – Pesto sauce and typical local products – Niasca Portofino.
Via del Fondaco 12, Portofino – +39 0185 269 069
Worth mentioning is also Orizzonti, an interesting concept store where you can find the perfect outfit for the Riviera and that local art craft that you want to take home with you.
Calata Marconi 24, Portofino – +39 0185 269 50
Hand-made shoes – Calzoleria Mingo for many years destination shop for artisanal hand-made shoes, famous among Italian aristocrats and international celebrities.
Via Roma 9, Portofino – +39 0185 269 570
Hand-made embroidery – Nives Ricami, beautifully designed and crafted house linens.
Piazzetta della Magnolia 3, Portofino – +39 0185 269 464

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24/7 Concierge


Air Conditioning


Daily Breakfast


Maid Service




Swimming Pool


Terrace / Alfresco Dining




Walk To Village





Extra Optional Services


Airport Transfer




Extra Housekeeping


Fresh Groceries


Laundry service


Porter Service


Private Chef

Pricing and Availability

From – 12 Jun 2021 – 10 Sep 2021 – €35,715.00

From – 11 Sep 2021 – 01 Oct 2021 – €30,000.00

The benefits of the Luxury Collection

Pricing Notes

Electricity, water, heating and final cleaning
Daily morning housekeeping
Maid, cook and butler service
Personal laundry & ironing service
Wi-Fi Internet unlimited access
Gardener and pool maintenance service

Babysitting service (subject to availability): €15/hr
Telephone charges extra
Cost of food and beverage

Food allowance: €1,000 to remit with final balance
Security deposit: €5,000 held by the agency
Check-in: 4:00 pm–7:00 pm; Check-out: by 10:00 am
All the extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged

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