Portofino is an exquisite 5 bedroom, 12-acre family estate in Portofino, in the hills above the coast, with wide open views of the sea and the lights of the port at night.
Seacoast-Liguria/Portofino Villa 10
Stay in a restored villa in Portofino and swim and sunbathe on its string of beautiful beaches, explore the surrounding villages, hike trails that hug seaside cliffs, and stroll along cobblestone streets filled with picturesque architecture. The villa offers total privacy and seclusion, yet is just a few minutes walk to the center of town with its shops and restaurants.
Enjoy the breathtaking views of vineyards, olive groves, and coastline and indulge in the local sweet wine, sciacchetrà. Genova, Christopher Columbus’ birthplace, a short distance away, is a mix of sophistication and history — a vibrant city with many historic gems waiting to be discovered. Villas in Liguria are perfect for those looking for a relaxing vacation combined with rich, fascinating culture.
Each room is different in color, type, view and furnishings. The light outdoor furnishings with white cushions give a very cool feeling during those hot summer days.This villa includes many extra amenities including a full-time staff of four: cook, maid, butler and gardener, air conditioning and pool.
Access to the property is incredibly non-traditional, yet fantastic: guests venture 200 meters (656 feet) into a tunnel bored into the sea rock of Portofino, then an elevator brings guests to the entrance gate, 80 meters (262feet) up. A pathway through one impressive garden leads to the house built on three levels(approximately 60 stairs).
The estate is 50 m (164 ft.) above sea level, The villa features AC in almost all rooms and WiFi throughout. The villa features a swimming pool (not heated) with infinity edge. Though here are seven bedrooms, five doubles and two singles, ten is the maximum number of guests this property can/accepts to accommodate. On of the single bedrooms has a kitcchinette and would be perfect for a nanny. UNDERGROUND/GROTTO PARKING - Carport for 1 small/regular car (walk 200 meters inside a tunnel carved in the rock, then take an elevator which bring you to the villa estateentrance)
7 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms 400 m2/4305 sq. ft.
- Sitting rooms with fireplace
- High ceilings with traditional wood beams
- Oversized living room opens onto the stunning terrace through French doors
- Beautifully furnished with antiques and modern pieces
- Formal dining room with vaulted ceiling
- Large window with breathtaking views of the harbor
- A/C in most bedrooms, ceiling fans in others
- All ensuite bathrooms
- Flat screen satellite TV
- High-speed Internet
- Tennis table and calcetto (with 5 + 5 players) soccer field
- Automatic gates
- Laundry room for staff use
- Private access for one car with private access to the elevator
- 15 minutes walk to the nearest beach
- Saltwater swimming pool
- Telephone concierge and travel planning service
- Emergency service
- Change of pool and bathroom towels twice a week(Monday and Wednesday)
- Change of bed linen on Wednesday
- Daily cleaning 4-5 hours a day, Monday through Saturday
- Final cleaning
- Local cook and waiter service 6 days a week, 8 hours a day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner(ingrediants not included)
- All utilities
- Parking space for one car
- Possibility of boat rental
- Telephone charges extra
- Laundry and ironing service included
Portofino is a fantastic Italian location, located on the Riviera Ligure, considered by many as one of the world’s eight wonders. This tiny resort has an idyllic setting on the Ligurian coast and a wonderfully picturesque harbor. Surrounded by pine trees and olive groves, Portofino retains the charm of the original fishing village despite its jet-set reputation: summer at the Italian Riviera's most exclusive resort cannot be beaten - and the weather is usually warm until the end of October. It is a small town of no more than 500 people, placed upon its bay. It’s kind of a natural bowl, which has become the world’s famous Piazzetta. The whole area is a national park: no new structures may be built, and the whole area is laced in hiking trails. Portofino became famous in the 60s, when the famous characters of the“Dolce Vita”, actors, actresses, pop stars, and rich aristocrats frequently started visiting it for its twilights, exclusive parties, and breath-taking views. At the time, the high society moved from Via Veneto and Piazza di Spagna in Rome during weekends to Portofino, Capri, Saint Tropez, Montecarlo, Cortina and Saint Moritz. Through time, Portofino has seen a excellant high standard of living thanks to its exclusive guests, huge yachts and famous boat races such as the Zegna Trophy and for its incredible and natural beauty.
The Liguria area in general
Palm trees, dramatic cliffs overlooking picturesque villages, tulip fields, natural parks and crystal clear, deep water: the Liguria coast, a stretch that goes from the French border to La Spezia, looks like a movie set. It's outstandingly different from the Tuscan Riviera nearby, long expanses of sandy beaches and coordinated gazebos: this one is wild, beautiful and authentic. Punctuated more-or-less in the middle by the historic city of Genoa, it is a shoreline very much of two halves. The western sector is known as the Riviera di Ponente, the coast of the setting sun, and has relatively wide beaches and lush landscapes. The eastern Riviera di Levante is more weathered and offers areas of wild and craggy drama. The coast attracts discerning travellers, photography lovers, hiking and trekking enthusiasts, as well as glamorous owners of yachts. Guests who rent in this area will also be able to visit charming towns such as Monte Carlo, San Remo, Cannes and Genoa (Genova), the capital of Liguria, a very important port in Italy, a place for design - the world famous architect Renzo Piano is originally from here and has made sure to leave his footstep in the area through magnificent buildings and museums - not to mention the birthplace of Christopher Columbus: such history is today reflected in a number of elegant mansions and religious monuments harmoniously linked here to contemporary buildings. This coast features one of Italy’s prettiest landscapes, also known as the Flower Riviera for the impressive natural explosion of coloured flowers and plants all around. The narrow arc of the Riviera is vertiginously backed by the Maritime Alps, and along this well-sheltered strip of land there is an exceptionally mild microclimate, indeed in time pasts the high season was the winter. It is arguably the prettiest, most flower-filled stretch of Italian coast.
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- Outdoor pool
- Within walking distance of a village
- Bedroom 1: Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Bedrooms 3 & 4: 2 twin/queen bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom (1 with tub and 1 with shower)
Bedroom 5: Master king bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Full-time staff of four: cook, maid, butler and gardener All meals prepared and served by resident staff Final cleaning included Daily morning housekeeping included Cook and butler service included Gardener and pool maintenance service included Babysitting service available, on request
Damage Deposit and Refundable Deposit for extras, activities and grocery 30% of gross rental value to be sent with final balance, plus an extra 2000 Euro food deposit upon arrival.
Portofino: 5 minute walk, Genoa: 30 minutes drive, Milan - 2 hours, Cinqueterre - 1 hour
Recommended Local Restaurants
Within 5 minutes of villa
The Terrazza at the Splendido Hotel-Viale Baratta, 16, 16034 Portofino Tel. +39 0185 267800 www.belmond.com Fantastic view of the harbor and promentory. Lovely old fashioned service. Good ood and an excellant wine list. Expensive
Chuflay-via Roma 2, 16034 PORTOFINO Tel. +3901852678562 www.belmond.com With Portofino as its splendid backdrop, this elegant restaurant boasts an outdoor terrace overlooking the famous square. In the evening, guests are entertained with soft piano music as they dine on delicious fish and seafood. Expensive
Puny-Piazza Martiri dell'Olivetta 5 Tel. 39 0185 269 037 Right on the piazzetta in front of the harbor, this colorful restaurant is smack in the middle of it all, so book well in advance. The lengthy menu offers tasty Ligurian dishes including pappardelle al portofino (large flat noodles with a mix of tomato and pesto sauce), which may be topped with shrimp, or the heavenly pesce al forno baked in bay leaves, or the famed risotto al curry e gamberi (curried rice embedded with tiny shrimp). Closed Thursday. High Moderate
Taverna Del Marinaio-Piazza Martiri dell'Olivetta 36 Tel. 39 0185 269 103 Of the remaining harbor eateries, the only one to recommend highly is the Taverna del Marinaio. The interior is elegantly shipshape, while outside, tables cluster under a scenic portico. The atmosphere is convivial and the seafood is excellent. Closed Tuesday. Moderate
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2021/2022 Prices: From $30,000 per week, depending on season
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