Cinque Terre villa Italy - Casa di Mare is a town house to rent near the sea, set on the side of a hill, in a privileged setting in a lovely village, overlooking the bay of Bonassola. One of five units, it offers an ideal seaside location, with a five minute walk down to restaurants, cafes and the beach.
Casa di Mare is simply furnished as a second family home. Dine on the roof terrace to enjoy splendid views. The charming caretaker arranges a welcome dinner for your arrival and can prepare additional meals on request. Moreover, the owner of Casa di Mare can rent a beach cabin, sun umbrellas and chairs at the seaside and may also be able to assist with boat tours along the coast.
The region of Liguria is famed for its inlets, dramatic cliffs and the well known chain of cliff-top villages ' Cinque Terre': Bonassola is nicknamed the seventh village. For those who may wish a car free holiday, a fifteen minute walk takes you to the train station in Bonassola for access to each of the Cinque Terre villages and connections to Genova.
If walking or hiking is your thing then this is the place for you. The Cinque Terre boast some of the best coastline hiking in Italy. This villa would be the perfect place to stay for venturing out and discover this amazing region. One thing you must do is to walk the famous path ' Via Dell' Amore’ (' lovers walk)', which winds all the way through the 5 coastal villages of Cinque Terre and beyond. All these villages have bars and restaurants. Try to have dinner one evening at "Miky" in Monterosso (one of the 5 villages), a very good family-owned restaurant where the seafood and the Ligurian pasta specialities are excellent. And if you don’t want to hike, you can still visit the villages by train or by ferry from this lovely Cinque Terre villa.
Split level villa.
Ground floor (access via 3 flights of stairs from the road and garage, or via steps and pathway from village/sea):
From the road, entrance is through a small room which has a single bed (this can only be made private if other guests use the terrace entrance).
Living room, open fireplace, French door to terrace & small, enclosed lawn, sea views, access to path and steps to village and sea.
Small galley kitchen.
Shower room, WC.
Twin/double bedroom, sea view.
Double bedroom, sea view.
Second floor :
Living/dining room, (sofabed) French doors to terrace with outdoor dining, superb views of the village and bay.
Shower room, WC.
Steeply terraced grounds on the hillside above the beach. Storage room on lower ground level. Small enclosed garden on upper ground floor level. Walled, covered dining terrace on second floor, outdoor dining facilities. A public footpath runs to the side of the upper ground floor garden, providing access to the beach path and public car park. No parking space provided at this villa.
Included: 3 hours maid service twice-weekly. WiFi internet. Welcome dinner upon arrival. Beach cabin and beach entry for 6 people from end of May to end of September.
Extras: Additional maid service €12 per hour. Telephone. Winter heating €150 per week. Chef service on request. Beach parasols and sunbed hire. Boat trips on request. A local tourist tax may apply.
We stayed at Casa Di Mare the first week in September and cannot recommend this villa highly enough. It had superb views of the sea and beach , was very clean and extremely well equipped, was central for Bonassola and had excellent train links to the Cinque Terre villages.
Although only my husband and myself stayed at the villa it would be perfect for a group of friends or large family as there is a kitchen and the lounge on the ground floor leads onto the garden. On the next floor are the bedrooms and on the top floor is another small kitchen with a further lounge which leads out onto a further terrace . There are bathrooms on all floors.
Lina, the lovely housekeeper, made us a superb 4 course meal on the evening of our arrival and although she only spoke a little English we were able to communicate with her with our limited Italian. Cleaning was provided mid week by Lucia and again she was excellent.
We had to leave 400 euros security deposit with Lina but this was refunded the evening before we left.
We had a lovely holiday at this villa and highly commend it.
(Quality Villas comments - for future bookings we'll remind the caretaker that the security deposit, or a waiver, is held by our office in the UK)
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Very convenient location of the villa in the very nice small village of Bonassola. Villa was well prepared and clean. A housekeeper was very helpful and the welcome dinner was a very pleasant and tasty surprise. Sometimes the communication was a bit difficult because everybody could hardly speak English. But anyway, some Italian words and ginger-language allowed to communicate each time. Gardener who cleaned the house did their job very well without being noticed. Beach in the village is very good, we used the payable one but the public one is good as weel. The beach is just 3 min walk from the villa. There are several small foodstores in Bonassola wher you can buy all food and fruits. But fresh fish can be bought in nearby village of Levanto (5 km by car or 2 km by bicycle). Small villages in Cinque Terra are great to visit but for holiday "sunbathing" stay Bonassola is much better due to its beach. Additionally, we visited Genova (aquarium is very interesting to children) and even Sienna (it's a pearl of Toskana).
Great Villa, Great Stay!
dave & andrea
Casa di Mare was perfect for our family. We visited the Cinque Terra with our two young children. The location was central to the beach and offered spectular views. It was easy to get to the train station and to the village restaurants. Bonnassola was a nice alternative to the more popular villages of the Cinque Terra. Although we visited during the off season, the larger cites like Monterossa were still very crowded with tourists. Bonnassola was peaceful and the villagers were quite friendly. The villa was ideal for a stay for large families or families traveling together. The meal prepared for us on our first night in the villa was delicious. Although she doesn't speak very much English, the housekeeper was friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Casa di Mare if traveling to the Cinque Terra.
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About The Location
- In the village of Bonassola
- Levanto 9km | Cinque Terre 17km-40km
- Sestri Levante 33km
- La Spezia 40km
- Portovenere 50km
- Santa Margherita Ligure 56km | Portofino 61km
- Genoa 87km
- Pisa 115km
- Bonassola 1km
- (Cinque Terre villages | connections to Genova)
- Harbour / Ferry
- La Spezia 40km
- Walking distance in Bonassola
- 5 minute walk to beach
- Watersports locally
- Hiking | tennis locally
- Hiking in Punta Manara in Sestri Levante 33km
- Cycling path from Bonassola to Levanto
- Levanto promenade | city walls path | St Andrea church 9km
- Cinque Terre (Monterosso | Vernazza | Corniglia...
- Manarola | Riomaggiore) 17-40km
- Punta Manara | San Niccolo church | shopping in Sestri Levante 33km
- Doria castle | St Peter's church | Natural Park in Portovenere 50km
- Santa Margherita castle | beach | abbey 56km