This charming Cinque Terre apartment has some lovely views, great outdoor areas, and an unbeatable location-- just 100 meters from the beach! A great Italian apartment for a family, you and your loved ones will be able to explore the little town of Bonassola on foot, while the rest of the Cinque Terre is easily accessible by train. After a day exploring all of the nooks and crannies of this fascinating corner of the globe, you can retire for a cool drink and a barbecue on one of the terraces of this Cinque Terre accommodation-- your home away from home!
A path of broad stone steps leads up to this villa from the parking area on the street, opening into a nice garden with a panoramic view of the gulf and the village of Bonassola. Around the other side of the villa, just outside the kitchen, is a shaded terrace. Yet another terrace is located on the upper level, fully equipped for dining and with even better views! The house also has a reserved parking spot in the garage, from which twelve steps lead up into the kitchen. As this house is also within an easy walk of the beach, it is possible to rent a cabana with sun umbrellas and chairs near the water. Please be aware that although the outdoor areas are private, this villa also contains two other fully independent apartments, one of which is inhabited by the caretaker and his wife. Please also note that this apartment is 300 meters from the train station, but experiences very little associated noise.
Ground Floor: This villa opens into a living room which looks out onto the front garden, where there is a table for dining al fresco. The living area has a couple of couches and chairs, a fireplace, a small TV (local channels only), and a folding dining table. The kitchen, which opens onto the back terrace, is equipped with a dishwasher, toaster, cook-top, oven, and Italian coffee maker. There is also one bedroom with a single bed and a door opening onto the garage-side of the house. The bathroom has a sink, toilet, and shower.
First Floor: Here you will find three bedrooms. The first and second bedrooms each have a 160 cm queen-size bed that can be split into two singles upon request. The third bedroom has one single bed. They share a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub with handheld shower head.
Second Floor: Six steps up from the first floor, this level has another large living room with a sofa and a dining table for six. This room opens onto a panoramic terrace. A second kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher. There is also a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
Arrive & Relax: This property allows you to show up, drop your bags, and settle in without a hassle. No searching for a grocery store after that long flight, and no worrying about Sunday store closures. You can deal with the details later… after a meal and a good nights' sleep! Arrive & Relax provisions include:
* Ready to use tomato sauce (basil), pasta and grated parmesan cheese
* Fresh fruit, eggs, corn flakes, yogurt
* Olives, cheese, prosciutto, and fresh bread
* Beverages: Mineral water, orange juice, coke, milk, coffee, and wine (red and white)
* Extras: Sugar, salt, butter, jam, Nutella, napkins, and toilet paper
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: 60 Euros plus food and beverage
* Extra Housekeeping: 10 Euros per hour
* A Welcome Basket is provided upon arrival (From April through September).
* No pets, please.
* This building contains two other fully independent apartments.
* The apartment is located 300 meters from the train station, so there will be associated noise.
* There is a parking garage available for 1 vehicle.
* Housekeeping is provided for 2 hours, 3 days per week. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.
Additional amenities include: city centre, housekeeping - included, housekeeping available - extra cost, welcome basket, cook service available - extra cost, near the sea, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private....Read more
Left on 04/30/2008 for a stay in April 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 30, 2008Stayed Apr 2008
We arrived by train and walked through the main piazza, rumbling our bags along behind us. We were very impressed with the property and its location in relation to the train station and the Cinque Terre, our main reason for choosing this location.
It was well appointed, with plenty of plates, glasses and cutlery, nice accommodation, with 3 bathrooms and living areas separate from the bedrooms, and lots of terraces to see the view. All of the bedrooms had views, and you could hear the waves lying in bed at night.
The heating was on some automatic system. We had a short blackout one day which interfered with the system, and we could not figure out how to get it back on properly. I spent a couple of nights being uncomfortably cold, although the rest of my family didn't feel it as I did.
The town itself was pretty, and there were quite a few places to explore. In warmer weather, we would have made more use of the beach. We predominantly chose the place for its close access to the Cinque Terre, which we really loved.
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