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Sleeps:
8
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
4
Type:
Villa
Property #:
15448
Nearest Town:
La Spezia
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Italian Riviera Villa

Villa Anastasia

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About The Experience
This gorgeous Italian Riviera villa is a luxurious and romantic way to explore the coast, including the Cinque Terre. Overlooking the Bay of Poets (a favorite spot of Byron and Shelley), this villa in Liguria has its own lovely gardens and interior spaces perfect for congregating or entertaining. Spend your days touring the seaside villages of the Italian Riviera or relax in the comfort of your own home—with maid service!
Location Description

The property is located above the city of La Spezia in the Liguria region. It is a perfect base for touring the entire Italian Riviera, as well as other locations in Tuscany. A ferry departs several times daily from a port located just a few minutes from the villa's private gate.

Florence: 140 km/87 mi
Portofino: 92 km/57 mi
Pisa: 83 km/51.5 mi
Cinque Terre (Riomaggiore): 14 km/9 mi
La Spezia (Center of Town): 4 km/2 mi (Approx. 10 - 15 minutes away)
Exterior Description
(620 m2) This property is located on the coast in Italy's Liguria region. The villa is situated on a prominent, forested hillside, overlooking the city of La Spezia and the Bay of Poets below. From the terraces and gardens of this family home, there is a lovely view of the southern part of the National Park of the Cinque Terre. The villa is surrounded by a lush garden spread over several terraces; it contains lemons, figs, cherries, and many magnificent palm trees. The garden has been well maintained and offers the perfect amount of shade without darkening the house. There is a new private swimming pool with an optional therapeutic jet counter current. The pool can be heated for an extra cost. Parking is available on the premises. The cities of Portofino, Santa Margherita, Rapallo, and the Cinque Terre region are all within 45 minutes by the car, train, or ferry that leaving several times daily from locations only a few minutes from Villa Anastasia's private gate. The villa is situated on a prominent, forested hillside, overlooking the city of La Spezia and the Bay of Poets below. Across the gulf the southern extension of the Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre in the distance provides a magnificent skyline vista when seen from the terraces and gardens of this family home. The villa is surrounded by a lush garden that spreads over several terraces harboring lemons, figs, cherries, and many magnificent palm trees. The garden has been well maintained and offers the perfect amount of shade, without darkening the house.
Interior Description

(310 m2) Three floors
Partial Ground Floor: There is a formal dining room that seats 8 – 10 people. There is also a sitting room, which is comfortably furnished with two large sofas and two matching armchairs. Since this room provides access to a terrace (30 m2) and the garden (200 m2), it is the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the cool sea breeze.

First Floor (entrance floor): Upon entering the villa, there is a spacious, comfortable, formal living room with a magnificent marble fireplace. This room has access to a terrace with a view of the Gulf of La Spezia in the distance; it also has access to a terrace (30 m2) equipped for dining under the shade of the palm trees. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a bar. The kitchen has access to another large terrace (50 m2) for dining or sunbathing. The kitchen connects to the TV room and the informal dining room, which seats 4 – 6 people. The TV room has a fireplace and a comfortable sitting area with several couches and chairs. There is a bathroom with a WC and a hip-bath (a very small tub). The first floor also has a small bedroom (located under the stairs), decorated in a marine motif, with two twin size beds and a small ensuite bathroom (with shower, WC).

Second Floor: This floor has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom is spacious and has a queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom (with tub, WC), while the other two smaller bedrooms each have double beds and share a bathroom (with shower, WC).

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
  • Cooking Classes: Upon request
  • Extra Housekeeping: Upon request
  • Guided Tour: 40 Euros per hour for 1 – 4 people; 60 Euros per hour for 4 – 8 people

Please Note:

  • Children under the age of 12 must be closely supervised.
  • Guests must bring their own laptop computer to access the wireless internet.
  • Guided Tour can go to La Spezia, Portovenere, or the coastal towns of Cinque Terre.
  • The owner occasionally stays in the guest house, 150 m away from the villa. The maid also lives in an apartment next to the villa.
  • Housekeeping is provided for 4 hours per week.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Heated
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • CD player
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping - Included

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Stay
Dec-22-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $5,005
$4,004
1 wk
Jan-05-2019 - Apr-13-2019 $5,005
$4,004
1 wk
Apr-13-2019 - Jun-01-2019 $4,928
$3,942
1 wk
Jun-01-2019 - Aug-23-2019 $5,955
$4,764
1 wk
Aug-23-2019 - Sep-28-2019 $4,928
$3,942
1 wk
Sep-28-2019 - Dec-21-2019 $5,005
$4,004
1 wk
Dec-21-2019 - Jan-04-2020 $4,928
$3,942
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 any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 800 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Electricity: According to consumption
  • Pool Heating: According to consumption
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Mandatory): 200 EUR

Other Notes

  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Mobile Phone (Available Upon Request): 50 Euros per week (includes 10 Euro call credit)
  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • 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

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Customer Ratings

  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 8 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
The villa and the owner were amazing.
Enjoyed Most:
The terraces and gardens were even better than pictured. We spent mornings on the front terrace having coffee and planned our day trips. And then spent evenings drinking wine and recollecting the highlights of our day. The swimming pool was welcome late night refreshment.
Enjoyed Least:
It was particularly warm when we visited in late summer. But opening the house up in the evening, the cool breezes coming down the hillside quickly cooled off the house.
Surrounding Area:
Our hostess introduced us to local shops and restaurants that we never would have found on our own.
Nearby Events or Locales:
La Spezia down the hill really was not walkable. But we had a car and wasn't an issue for us.
Tips or Restaurants:
Best restaurant in La Spezia was Antica Trattoria L. Sevieri and in Manarola it was Cappun Magru. House has everything you need. Nothing to bring.
Directions:
Owner met us in La Spezia and we followed her up to the Villa. GPS worked afterwards to get us there. Use GPS its confusing and narrow roads, but easy to navigate with GPS.
Check In Out:
We were delayed one day due to flight delays and our host was more than accommodating meeting us and showing us features of the house. Couldn't have been simpler or more pleasant.

Jim, September

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Overall:
Excellent.
Enjoyed Most:
Home-like atmosphere and appointments. Gracious owner. Cooking class and meal available from resident housekeeper (former chef). Easy parking on property for up to 3 cars.
Enjoyed Least:
Smallest of 4 bedrooms not fairly portrayed in photos and description. Located on main floor with separate bathroom.
Surrounding Area:
Easy access by train or boat to Cinque Terre towns and Portofino, and by car to Carrara marble quarries.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Villa located on hillside overlooking La Spezia. Not a practical walk into town, but an easy drive.
Tips or Restaurants:
Cooking class/chef services are on-premises if desired.

Merle, September

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Overall:
Utterly amazing. Such a beautiful and spacious villa. Annalisa was just wonderful. We will return!!
Enjoyed Most:
The view, the entire physical property and the owner!
Enjoyed Least:
Can't think of a thing.
Surrounding Area:
The peacefulness and beauty.
Directions:
Annalisa picked us up at the train station.

Peter, October

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