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Italian Riviera Villa with Pool Walking Distance to a Town and Harbor

Casa del Mare

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About The Experience
If a stay in a charming village near some of Italy’s most beautiful coast sounds like your kind of vacation, this is the villa for you. You can walk to a gorgeous beach or meander through the charming town of Lerici. Best of all, the famous UNESCO World Heritage towns of the Cinque Terre and Portovenere are accessible by ferry from Lerici. With comfortable furnishings and a small private pool overlooking the sea, this villa will be a great choice for a group of friends.
Location Description

This country villa is located in the Italian Riviera, in the residential community of Maralunga, overlooking the town and harbor of Lerici, as well as two small bays on the other side. The villa is about 50-60 meters above sea level, and faces one of these two quiet bays. The main road is 200 m away, and no traffic can be heard from the property. There is a 5-minute walk (800 meters) to the beaches, such as Lido, where you can rent umbrellas and chairs. There is a 10-15 minute walk (500 meters) to Lerici, where there are shops, restaurants, markets, two pharmacies, a post office and the harbor, and which can be reached also by car, though access is restricted in summer. The pedestrian pathway descends from the top of the promontory to the Lerici harbor, so it is a hilly descent and ascent.

Nearby Attractions: Portofino, Lucca, Forte dei Marmi (marble Fortress that is now a museum of satirical art, Wednesday market), Portovenere (Gothic church of St Peter from 1198, castle, Romanesque church of St Lawrence from 1098), Cinque Terre, La Spezia, Lerici (shops, restaurants, harbor, ferry).
Lerici is connected to La Spezia and other nearby places by bus. There is a bus stop 100 m from the villa; buses offer service to the town of Lerici and the beaches of Tellaro and Fiascherino. Situated along the Golfodei Poeti, Lerici is great for people watching and coastline gazing. There’s a charming harbor in the town that you can walk along, and a ferry can take you to Portovenere or to the Cinque Terre. The center of Portovenere has a waterfront shopping area, restaurants, and ferry services to other neighboring towns. Many locals come here, so you’ll be witness to a true view of Italian life. Other day trips include Portofino, Forte dei Marmi, and Lucca. The nearest autostrada exit is Sarzana, which is about 7 km from the property.

Florence: 140 km/87 mi
Genova: 105 km/65 mi
Portofino 90 km/56 mi
Pisa: 67 km/41.5 mi
Lucca 64 km/40 mi
Forte dei Marmi 38 km/23.5 mi
Cinque Terre (Riomaggiore): 27 km/16.5 mi, 40 minutes by ferry, or drive to La Spezia train station and take the train - 8 minutes to Riomaggiore.
Portovenere 26 km/16 mi, 20 minutes by ferry
La Spezia 12 km/7.5 mi
Lerici 2 km/1.25 mi, 5 minutes by car (Access restricted in summer); 500 m/ 1,641 ft, 5-10 minutes walking

Exterior Description

(2,000 m2/21,528 ft2)
This charming villa has views of the sea from its private, fenced grounds, which include a poolside patio, shaded furnished terraces for al fresco dining, and gardens. There is also a very small private pool (5 m x 2 m, with Jacuzzi jets) lined with travertine marble. You can prepare meals in the shaded outdoor kitchen area and on the gas barbecue. A private parking garage is located 200 yards from the villa’s front gate. Just inside the gate there is a short staircase that leads down to the garden and the villa’s living room area.

Interior Description

(100 m2/1,076.5 ft2)
From the entrance of the property there is a short pathway (20 meters) that descends to the entrance door of the villa, with a total of 16 steps spread into four comfortable sections. The villa features travertine flooring and wood throughout, and has free WiFi (code will be provided).

Ground Floor: The front door opens onto the living room, which has two comfortable sofas, a TV and large glass doors overlooking one of the villa’s terraces. Just off the living room is the kitchen, which has an electric oven, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator with freezer, American coffee maker and dishwasher. The kitchen leads out to another panoramic terrace, which has a covered patio with an outdoor kitchen area for alfresco dining and pool views.

Lower Level (15 steps down): A staircase from the ground level leads to the lower level, which is the bedroom area. There are three air-conditioned bedrooms and a detached bedroom, with access only from outside. The land is terraced, so the back portion of the villa at this level has no windows. The air-conditioned master bedroom has a large queen-size bed (165 cm) and direct access to the garden, as well as an en-suite bathroom with a shower, sink, bidet and toilet. The second bedroom has air conditioning and two single beds (90 cm each) that can be combined to make a 180 cm king-size bed upon request. This room has direct access to the garden. The third bedroom has air conditioning, a large queen-size bed (165 cm) and direct access to garden. The second and third bedrooms share the second bathroom, which has a small bathtub, sink, bidet and toilet. The washing machine is also located here, with access from the hallway serving both rooms. The fourth bedroom, with access only from outside, with no internal access) has two single beds (90 cm each) that can be combined to make a 180 cm king-size bed upon request. This room also has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, sink, bidet and toilet.

Rooftop Terrace: In addition to the patio and gardens outside the lower level, and the terraces and gardens around the ground level, there is a roof solarium above the living room, accessible through an outside spiral staircase.

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.

  • Housekeeping: 10 Euros per hour

Please Note:

  • Property is not well suited to children due to the terraced land, swimming pool and many balconies. Children, especially those under the age of 8, can never be left unattended.
  • The villa is best suited to warm-weather rentals.
  • Air conditioning is only available in 3 of the 4 bedrooms.
  • The fourth bedroom only has external access (no internal access to rest of villa).
  • The 90 cm single beds can be made into one 180 cm king-size bed upon prior request.
  • There is a hairdryer in each bathroom.

Features and Amenities

  • Near the Water
  • Walk To Town
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Oct-01-2018 - Nov-01-2018 $3,902
3 night
Nov-01-2018 - Dec-31-2018 $3,081
3 night
Dec-31-2018 - Mar-01-2019 $3,081
1 wk
Mar-01-2019 - Apr-01-2019 $3,493
1 wk
Apr-01-2019 - May-01-2019 $3,902
1 wk
May-01-2019 - Jun-01-2019 $4,725
1 wk
Jun-01-2019 - Jul-01-2019 $5,545
1 wk
Jul-01-2019 - Sep-01-2019 $6,366
1 wk
Sep-01-2019 - Oct-01-2019 $5,545
1 wk
Oct-01-2019 - Nov-01-2019 $3,902
1 wk
Nov-01-2019 - Dec-31-2019 $3,081
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: 600 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Mandatory): 160 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
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

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  • 4.0 Star Rating Overall
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Customer Reviews

105 days at this property. Sad to leave!
Enjoyed Most:
View and total privacy.
Surrounding Area:
What's not to enjoy?
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Great owner. My new best friend.

David, September

Casa al Mare is beautiful - very private, quiet, nicely landscaped with lovely views and gorgeous sunsets. It also had wonderful amenities. It was clean, safe and well furnished.The pool was lovely, the outdoor spaces appealing and attractive, the outdoor dining table was great, the kitchen fantastic. We ate our lunches in restaurants for most days since we were usually out and about, but we cooked most dinner meals at home, and sat in in the garden or in the kitchen to eat.
Enjoyed Most:
We were more than delighted that we had WiFi in the house, plus there was a great CD collection, a good size TV and a nice music system. Good (and multiple) bathrooms, a washing machine and outdoor drying racks. Early October is lovely and warm in Liguria - and though we had a few chilly, rainy days - by in large, we had great weather. Actually, it was a perfect time to be there. The moderate temperatures and mostly sunny weather made it more pleasant than the heat of midsummer.
Enjoyed Least:
Mosquitoes and hard beds. There were no Satellite channels in English. And the BBQ was broken - so when we cooked, which was almost every night, we had to cook inside rather than on the grill. Not a deal breaker for sure!
Surrounding Area:
Lerici offers everything necessary for a vacation - good restaurants with fabulous local seafood, shops, a lovely harbor, a castle, lots of hills to climb (we were in GREAT shape when we got home to the US from all the walking and climbing). There is a post office. There are regular (although many fewer in October) ferries to Portovenere and the rest of the Cinque Terre. If one were so inclined, you could walk for miles along the waterfront. We loved the walking.
Tips or Restaurants:
On the few days when weather was an issue, our fabulous property manager helped us find "indoor" activities to enjoy -- like a trip to a local vineyard, Cantine Lunae Bosoni, that included a tasting and a tour through their museum. It was a fantastic adventure with lovely people and delicious wines (that we can buy in the states). The property manager also arranged a trip to a small local olive oil "factory" - where we tasted their oils and shipped some home. If we were staying longer, she could have arranged a cooking class for us too... but we really were off exploring someplace wonderful most days. Alessia is a gem!!

Martha, October