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Italian Riviera Villa Rental in Rapallo


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About The Experience
Located in Rapallo on the coast of the Italian Riviera, this rental apartment on the waterfront is available either by itself or with a wonderful vintage yacht with skipper and chef for touring the coast of Liguria, including Portofino and the Cinque Terre. For those looking for a seaside and in-town experience, this apartment in a villa in Liguria, Italy, is the perfect choice.
Location Description

This property is located on the seafront in the coastal town of Rapallo, which has been a well known resort since the 19th century. There are many restaurants, cafes, bars, and nightlife activities nearby. Passenger ferries connect Rapallo with Santa Margherita, Portofino, Punta Chiappa, San Fruttuoso, Camogli, Cinque Terre, and Portovenere (timetables vary according to season). The town of Rapallo is located on the main Genoa-Rome train line, which runs through the Cinque Terre, and the railway station is only 10 minutes away from the apartment by foot. Genoa, purported birthplace of Christopher Columbus, is recently experiencing a revival in popularity. UNESCO has added the city to its list of World Heritage Sites because of its numerous palazzi. There is also a cathedral, the second-largest aquarium in the world, and an opera house. Genoa's most famous landmark is its medieval gates, flanked by two crenelated towers.

Nearby Attractions: The mild climate of the Rapallo area allows for year-round sports activities. There are water sports, tennis, horseback riding, hiking, and golf nearby. Scooter and bicycle rentals are available in the town of Rapallo. There are several paid beaches and a free beach very close to the villa. The paid beaches have life guards.

La Spezia: 50 km/31 mi
Genoa: 30 km/18 mi
Sestri Levante: 20 km/12 mi
Chiavari: 10 km/6 mi
Cinque Terre: 1 hour by train (Train Station in Monterosso)
Exterior Description
(50 m2 of terraces and balconies) The charming apartment was built in the 1920's and has since been lovingly restored, inside and the terrace, by the owners while still maintaining its original layout and character. The apartment offers spectacular views of the Tigullio bay and the Portofino promontory from the terrace and balconies. There is a large terrace off the dining room, a balcony off the kitchen, and a balcony off the living room. A small park is located nearby with playground equipment for children. Parking is possible on the street in front of the property, if spaces are available. The exterior of the building, maintained by the condo association, is in need of repair/restoration. The owners have no control over when that will take place.
Interior Description

(180 m2)
Second Floor: This apartment is furnished and decorated in accordance to maintaining the original antique feel of the property from the 1920's.

There is an entrance hall and spacious living/dining room. The living room has a sofa, LCD TV and four arm chairs. The dining room has a dining table seating up to twelve people. There is a large kitchen equipped with stove, oven, refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and two washing machines. There is a south-facing master bedroom (25 m2) with a queen-size bed, air conditioning and a sea view. The second bedroom is a large twin-bedded room (16 m2; can be made up as a double bed upon request). There is also a small bedroom (8 m2) with a trundle bed for 2 people (top bed is 195 cm x 85 cm, lower bed is 185 cm x 80 cm). In addition there is a dressing room with two regular sized single "Murphy" beds (180 x 80 cm) which fold down from the cupboards. There are three bathrooms with showers.
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.

  • Cook Service: Upon request
  • Portable Baby Crib: Upon request
  • Private Parking: 16 Euros per day
  • Vintage Yacht: Upon request

Please Note:

  • This property is listed for 6 people only. However, a 7th person can be accepted at a 5% surcharge. There is no extra charge if the seventh person is a baby.
  • Air Conditioning in master bedroom only; fans are available in the other bedrooms, which receive less direct sun.
  • The exterior of the building is in need of repair/restoration. The owners must wait for the condo association to take care of this.
  • Housekeeping is provided for 2 hours each day, except for Sunday.
  • A welcome basket is provided with fruit, jelly, coffee, and tea.

Features and Amenities

  • In City
  • Near the Water
  • Walk To Town
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Fans Available - Upon Request
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping - Included
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
  • Welcome Basket

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Apr-23-2022 - Sep-24-2022 $7,425
1 wk
Sep-24-2022 - Oct-22-2022 $5,440
1 wk
Oct-22-2022 - Nov-19-2022 $4,110
1 wk
Apr-22-2023 - Sep-23-2023 $7,425
1 wk
Sep-23-2023 - Oct-21-2023 $5,440
1 wk
Oct-21-2023 - Nov-18-2023 $4,110
1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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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: 1000 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption

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
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

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Customer Ratings

  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
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  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
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Based on 22 Reviews

Customer Reviews

It was the perfect quintessential Italian vacation on the Riviera.
Enjoyed Most:
The location was superb! The owners were so helpful and friendly.
Enjoyed Least:
Pungent cooking odors in the kitchen coming from the restaurant below. Owners said a new chimney will to installed soon to eliminate the problem.
Surrounding Area:
Wonderful seaside villages easily accessible by boat, train, bus or car. Stunning scenery!
Nearby Events or Locales:
Santa Margarita was an easy boat ride, but also could be reached on foot.
Tips or Restaurants:
Keep kitchen door closed at all times to contain cooking odors from restaurant below.
Park in front of villa near fountain to remove bags from vehicle before going to parking garage.

Patricia, July

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Outstanding view and very spacious with a great 2nd story patio. The super friendly and helpful owners met us at check in.
Enjoyed Most:
Good location near main part of town and the train station.
Enjoyed Least:
The property is on a busy street with some road noise most of the time.
Surrounding Area:
Plenty of nice restaurants and wine cafes within walking distance. There's a coffee shop right across the street and a train station less than a 10-minute walk.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Rapallo is a 5-minute walk to the town center and waterfront!
Tips or Restaurants:
We really ejnoyed the restaurant Santa Lucia.
Easy to find. It's right across the street from the "Frog Fountain"!
Check In Out:
It was perfect!

Scott, March

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Overall we really enjoyed our last week in Rapallo (our 4th week in Italy.) It was a lot noisier than our location in Chiavari. Scooters, cars and trucks just outside. The owners were wonderful. They live in Milan, but greeted us the day we arrived and walked us into town showing us places to eat and buy food. They provided daily maid service and gave us their phone numbers in the event we had any issues or questions. A bottle of Prosecco in the fridge was a nice touch as were the coffee, tea and snacks.
Enjoyed Most:
The location is the selling point. The walk into town was only a few minutes and we were within driving distance of a lot of beautiful sea towns. Fantastic eating and shopping for food to prepare in the apartment. The kitchen was basic, but very usable.
Enjoyed Least:
The owners have made some improvements over time (the apartment belonged to a deceased mother), but now the exterior needs work (the owners mentioned that the condo association plans to address it soon).
Surrounding Area:
The surrounding area is beautiful and very walkable.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The center of Rapallo is about a ten-minute walk, longer when one stops for an espresso.
Used my handheld Garmin GPS into which I had put the address. Streets are tricky (like most of Italy) due to poor signage.
Check In Out:
No. The owners made the process very easy and made sure that we were able to park. Parking is at a hotel which was about a 15-minute walk.

Edward, October

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