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Property Details

Sleeps:
4
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
20472
Nearest Town:
Portovenere (Cinque Terre Area)

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Charming Apartment in Seaside Town of Portovenere

I Poeti

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About The Experience
Sit out on the terrace of this apartment in Liguria to enjoy your morning tea as you watch the boats come and go in the Gulf of Poets, as did Byron and Shelley before you. When you've fully wakened, you can spend the day exploring the village of Portovenere, right outside the door of this Liguria accommodation, or take a ferry to the Cinque Terre. After an amazing authentic Italian dinner, you'll return to this Italian Riviera rental to watch the boats again—this time in the dark, with their twinkling lights bobbing back and forth over the water.
Location Description

Located in the medieval village of Portovenere, this compact apartment offers a panoramic view of all that is easily available. At the end of the road, you will find a grocery store, newsstand, pharmacy, and the waterfront shopping area. Further in town is the ancient castle and fortress, dating back to the 10th century. Once in Portovenere, it is very easy to take ferries or busses to the Cinque Terre, La Spezia, Palmari Island, Tellaro, and Lerici, where you can get a true view of the local Mediterranean life. You can hike any of the diverse and wide-ranging network of trails of the Cinque Terre, taking in the gorgeous landscape. Unwind at the near beaches of L'Arenella, Royal, and L'Olivo, which welcome you with clear water and pebbly sand. There is a 9-hole golf course in Lerici, and an 18-hole course in Forte dei Marmi.

Nearby Attractions: Portovenere - Church of Saint Peter, Church of San Lorenzo, Grotta dei Colombi. Lerici - a charming town to access by ferry from Portovenere. Cinque Terre - All of the charming towns connected to each other by hiking trails and a convenient train. La Spezia - Museo Navale, Museo Amadeo Lia, Castello di San Giorgio.

Florence: 140 km/87 mi
Pisa: 120 km/74.5 mi
Genoa: 110 km/68 mi
Parma: 110 km/68 mi
Lucca: 80 km/50 mi
La Spezia: 10 km/6 mi
Portovenere: 5 minute walk
Exterior Description
This apartment is located in a building that overlooks the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Poets. It is just at the edge of town, with the beach next door to it. It has a charming terrace, furnished with a table and chairs for two, plus an umbrella, and offers panoramic views of the sea and the island of Palmaria. It is on the second floor, so be prepared to climb, as there is no elevator. From the terraces, there is access to the water, with numerous beaches in the area. There is also a one-car garage, very unusual in Portovenere. Another apartment, I Poeti 2, is located in a building next door. Renting both apartments is a good option for groups of 8.
Interior Description

(80 m2)
Second Floor: The entrance leads into the dining room/living room. There is a dining table with seating for six people, and in the living area, there is a sofa, 2 chairs, a stereo CD player, and a TV. The living area/dining room opens onto a small terrace, where there is a compact table and chairs. The incredible view of the water can be enjoyed from either the outer terrace or the inner living room. The kitchen, located to the left of the living area, was refurbished in 2001 and is equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, cook-top, coffee maker, and blender. Bedroom #1 is separated from the living area by accordion doors, and contains two single beds. There is a shared bathroom with wash basin, toilet, and a small tub with handheld shower. The washing machine is also located here. Bedroom #2 is down the hall, and contains a queen-size bed, from which there is a view of the gulf.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Extra Housekeeping: 10 Euros per hour
  • Transfer Service: Upon request
  • Cell Phone: 50 Euros per week; 10 Euro phone credit included

Please Note:

  • There is no elevator in the building.
  • The twin-bedded room, separated from the living room by accordion doors, is best suited for children or teenagers.
  • WiFi connection is available for up to 3 computers.

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Mobile Telephone Available - Extra Cost
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Tea Kettle
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Toaster Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Ceiling Fans - Partial House
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Stay
Nov-04-2017 - Dec-16-2017 $1,226 1 wk
Dec-16-2017 - Jan-06-2018 $1,926 1 wk
Jan-06-2018 - Mar-03-2018 $1,401 1 wk
Mar-04-2018 - Apr-28-2018 $1,751 1 wk
Apr-28-2018 - Jun-02-2018 $2,276 1 wk
Jun-02-2018 - Sep-01-2018 $2,801 1 wk
Sep-01-2018 - Oct-06-2018 $2,276 1 wk
Oct-06-2018 - Nov-03-2018 $1,751 1 wk
Nov-03-2018 - Dec-22-2018 $1,401 1 wk
Dec-22-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $1,751 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 300 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Electricity: According to consumption
  • Air Conditioning: According to consumption
  • Heating - Weekly Charge: 50 EUR
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Mandatory): 70 EUR

Other Notes

  • Housekeeping available upon request at an extra charge
  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Arrival Fee (Outside Posted Times): Payable upon arrival
  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival
  • UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. IF ARRIVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES GUESTS HAVE 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE OR OWNERS WILL BE FINED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc) may be arranged for a non-refundable fee payable to Rentvillas.com. Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) will be an extra charge. Please inquire for pricing.

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Customer Ratings

  • 4.0 Star Rating Overall
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  • Outside Area
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  • Bedrooms
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Based on 24 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
A very charming apartment in a teriffic location.
Enjoyed Most:
The view and closeness to the village.
Surrounding Area:
The lazy days on island of Palmaria, only a short boat ride away.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Portovenere is only 5 minutes away.
Directions:
We used GPS.

Stefan, July

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Overall:
We absolutely LOVED the area, Portovenere, the view, the easy access to stores, the ferries, and many businesses including restaurants.
Enjoyed Most:
The balcony view.
Enjoyed Least:
Actually, there were several smaller things, not just one thing. There were lights burned out, there was a leaky faucet in the kitchen, there was an outlet that was way too lose in the bathroom and the coffee makers were faulty.
Surrounding Area:
The town was what made our stay worth all the little troubles with the property... It had no McDonald's and other chain stores and we LOVED that! The beauty was almost overwhelming...
Nearby Events or Locales:
Portovenere. Yes, it was very much within walking distance though quite steep coming back to the apt.
Tips or Restaurants:
The BEST restaurants we found were "Sapori de Mare" and "Tre Torri" but almost every one of the many restaurants we went to were great!
Directions:
The people who live in and around the property were very helpful with directions and we did not have or use or worry about a GPS!! It was a great area to visit!
Check In Out:
No, check-in was OK and at check-out we got a cab for La Spezia through the property owner.

Linda, April

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Overall:
We loved this place, and would recommend it to anyone. The view, when you first see it, takes your breath away. Portovenere is a charming town even in the rain, the Cinque Terre towns are easily accessible by boat, and our hostess, Sarah, was helpful in every way.
Enjoyed Most:
It has to be the view. You can dream the day away just watching the different yachts, ferries, water-taxis, fishing boats, sailboats, and, in the distance, freighters and navy vessels. Behind them a rugged island and mountains, and under them the turquoise-blue Mediterranean, sparkling in the sunlight, which also streams into the apartment. We had our own personal dove, which walked up and down the railing and took offerings of food.
Enjoyed Least:
In mid-October it was a bit cool at night -- but dress warmly and there is not a problem (the days were warm enough that we went swimming on our last one, Oct. 16). It is a steep climb up the road to the building and then there are the steps up to the apartment, so you have to be moderately fit (I am 70, and enjoyed the climb -- in stages). That's how you get the view. The kitchen is small, what we call a 'one-bum kitchen,' but it has everything you need.
Surrounding Area:
We really liked Portovenere, and would recommend staying there instead of in the Cinque Terre because it is less crowded. There are many restaurants to choose from, a colourful harbour, a lovely, twisty old main street one level up from the harbour, a small church out on the point that is straight out of a Gothic novel, seeming to grow right out of the rock, and a fortress overlooking it all. Lots of swimming places too. There is also a strong association in the area with the English poets Byron and Shelley -- hence the name of the apartment -- which pleased me as one of their fans..
Nearby Events or Locales:
The apartment is right on the edge of the older part of Portovenere, and everything was within easy walking distance, including the restaurants, a grocery store, the post office, the tourist bureau, and a market on Monday.
Tips or Restaurants:
We never did find a good map of the town, not even in the tourist bureau. There is no telephone in the apartment -- not something we missed, but others might want to bring their own.
Directions:
The directions are fine. But we didn't need them. We arrived by train at La Spezia, and would have taken the bus, but Sarah kindly met us and drove us to Portovenere, and gave us a tour of the town as well before delivering us to the apartment. On the day we left, she picked us up and drove us back to La Spezia.
Check In Out:
There was an apricot pie waiting for us when we arrived, made by the cleaning woman.

Terry, October

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