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STUNNING STONE-HOUSE IN UNSPOILED CINQUE TERRE WITH BREATH-TAKING SEA VIEWS

Luca Agostini

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Luca Agostini

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STUNNING STONE-HOUSE IN UNSPOILED CINQUE TERRE WITH BREATH-TAKING SEA VIEWS

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in La Spezia - Casa del Gelso

Enjoy spectacular sea views and sunsets from the terrace of this 3 bedroom house

The house is suited for real “amateurs” only which are looking for a unique holiday within a totally private and natural surrounding. The property is 150 meters above sea level, extends over 500 squared meters of terraced land and is comprised of a 2-bedroom house and a 1-bedroom cottage. The main house is arranged over 2 floors. Kitchen and dining area are on the ground floor while two bedrooms and a bathroom are located on the first floor. The first double-bedroom extends onto its own private terrace with breathtaking sea views. The second double-bedroom is extremely spacious (an additional inflatable single bed can be fitted) and includes a large chimney and lounge area. The cottage has his own small bathroom and a double sofa-bed (futon style). The property enjoys great outside living space including a large terrace, wooden floor solarium, BBQ and an external shower. Crystal-clear waters are only 15 min away at the bottom of a magnificent stone path perched on the ridge of the hill.

Driving directions: The village of Monesteroli is reachable by a 20 min walk after leaving your car at the bottom of Via Tramonti, a private road which takes you from Località Colle del Telegrafo into a beautiful bush slowly down towards the sea. From La Spezia you take the coastal road that leads to the Cinque Terre and just before the first tunnel take a right at the junction towards Biassa. Go through this picturesque village and keep going up the road for approx. 5 km till you reach the top of the hill. Take the first road on the left (Via Tramonti) just before the restaurant Colle del Telegrafo and keep going down till the road ends where you will park on the road side. The track way which leads to Monesteroli starts on the right-hand side of the last sharp bend of the road (track way n. 4b).

Private motorboat - make it an exclusive holiday: Upon request it is possible to rent a beautiful private 44ft (14m) motorboat with a captain that will pick you up right at the bottom of the stone path and take you to the most amazing bays nearby for a few hours or a full day. You can also plan longer trips (e.g. Portofino, Forte dei Marmi, even Corsica), sleep overnight (boat accommodates up to 6 people in 3 separate double cabins) and dine either on the boat or on some of the most amazing restaurants Pieds dans l'Eau along the coast. Pricing upon request.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Desoles d'utiliser notre langue naturelle mais les mots choisis seront plus justes: donc, sejour agreable avec une vue splendide, site apaisant avec pour seul bruit les vagues qui tapent sur les roches. Spartiate evidemment, mais ou s'habitue a ce chemin tranquille au debut avec un final tres raide (ou inversement!). Nous avons visite les 5 villages des "Cinque Terre", tous plus beaux les uns que les autres. Nous repartons vers notre quotidien la tete remplie de souvenirs qui resteront....Arrivederci
Aug 2012
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Luca Agostini

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My wife and I live in Milan and have two young daughters. We both work in banking and this place is our refuge from it all! At the beginning there was no mobile reception, no running water and no electricity! It took us nearly 10 yrs to make it livable and we enjoy letting our guests share this unique experience.

Luca Agostini purchased this cottage in 1996

We bought this cottage 16 yrs ago when we were young and crazy and fell in love with this place which is incredibly unique. We did not realize at the time what it meant to rebuild the cottage which was then simply a bouch of stones! Every piece of furniture you see has been brought down the steep steps on our back!

Away from it all, even in mid august!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Stunning stone-house in unspoiled Cinque Terre with breath-taking sea views
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews
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Stunning stone-house in unspoiled Cinque Terre with breath-taking sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p868097
+39 348 4773533
La Spezia La Spezia
F- 68500 GUEBWILLER
4

A nice and restful place in an exceptional spot

  • 4 out of 5
A very nice, clean and with good taste restored stone house.
Full equipped; there is nothing missing, that could be needed. The terrace was really appreciated; large, quiet and with this superb view on the sea. It is there we spent the most time.
If you are not afraid of walking down, then up again, about 1000 steps, it is really worth going to the seaside to take a bath. We really enjoyed it, because this steep track to the seaside is a unique experience.
It belongs to this stay, that i would call a stay in the wild.
As it takes about 20 minutes walking to reach the car, it doesn't make sense, having a lot of activities needing to take the car (like shopping, night clubs, restaurants, a.s.o). But the very most interesting sites to be seen around, especially the Cinque Terre, are reachable by foot, via absolute unforgettable tracks with permanent view on the seaside.
It is the right and dreamed place to have a quiet and restful stay, if you like a natural life in the wild, sea bathing, sunset from the terrace and unforgettable walks.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning stone-house in unspoiled Cinque Terre with breath-taking sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p868097
+39 348 4773533
La Spezia La Spezia
5

Highlight of our vacation in Italy!!!

  • 5 out of 5
We rented this property to celebrate our combined 50th birthdays and were not disappointed. Not only are the views fabulous, but the house is equally amazing!! Luca, the owner, has done a truly incredible job renovating this historic house. We were very impressed!! He was also very helpful and accomodating while we were planning our trip. We ate our meals on the stone porch marveling at the scenery from our high perspective on the mountain. Then we fell asleep to the sounds of the sea. Our stay was incredibly relaxing and rejeuvenating. The stone house was very clean and the kitchen was stocked with all the ammenities we needed. We would recommend this house to anyone who would like to make memories that will last a lifetime!! Simply Amazing!!!!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-0028
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning stone-house in unspoiled Cinque Terre with breath-taking sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p868097
+39 348 4773533
La Spezia La Spezia
4

Summertime and sun sun sun...

  • 4 out of 5
We loved it to eat at the terasse with this beautiful view to the cost of cinque terre. Children loved to shower outside and to have their own room.
Last year we lived at Fossola an had a long way to the swimming place. So we enjoyed it, to climb only ca. 1000 steps down and up. It is a wonderful place to swim.
We missed some bowls in the kitchen to put in food we cocked. And we were very astonished not to find a parmesan rub in an Italien kitchen!
It was good, that christina showed us the way. Your description was perfect, but if someone personaly shows the way, it is easier.
One point we were not happy. We arrived after a long trip, carried the luggage in the hot sun. Then we had to wait till the house was cleaned. You arrive in the smell and the dirt of people that left. That was not nice. And I was not content how Christina cleaned the house. She cleaned only the very nessecery places. The bath rooms and the kitchen. In the kitchen their hung dust under the steps. She did not clean the floors in the beed rooms. She was stressed because the power did not work and 6 person wear sitting their and waiting. Maybe therefor she cleaned bad.
But otherwise I have no idea how to manage it. It is not possible first to clean the house and then come to La Spezia to pick up the people.
But we had a good time. My husband allways looked at the house nearer the village Monesteroli. There is one house for "vendere".
But I can imagine, what a hard work it is, to rebild this houses.

Thank you for the possibility of this famose place.

Catherine Langenbach Heusel
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine,
thanks for your helpful review! Missing bowls and parmisan rub will be added immediately(reason for not being there is that I do not eat parmisan...so I've never cared about it enough!).

Regarding the cleaning of the house, I agree with your comments and sincerely apologise for that but you have very been unlucky on your check-in day:

1. Cristina normally cleans the house in the morning before new guests come in but that day she was not available in the morning

2. The solar system had a fault that day and I was trying to help her fix it over the phone to allow you to have electricity etc. She did prioritise that and was definitely stressed of leaving you without light

3. I was abroad and could not intervene myself on the day.

All of the above happened on the same day which was a real pain!

If you come back to Cinque Terre you'll be my guest for a week-end!

Regards

Luca
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Stunning stone-house in unspoiled Cinque Terre with breath-taking sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p868097
+39 348 4773533
La Spezia La Spezia
5

a rare and amazing place

  • 5 out of 5
The most beautiful view I've seen in my life, very quiet and peaceful. We had a fantastic vacation...
  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Stunning stone-house in unspoiled Cinque Terre with breath-taking sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p868097
+39 348 4773533
La Spezia La Spezia
4

Amazing location well worth the walk!

  • 4 out of 5
A very special property situated on a steep hill close to a fantastic bay. You need to be in good shape to get to and from the sea since it is a steep stair with many, many steps to get down. But the bay is fantastic, and there aren´t many places in Liguria you can be almost alone at the seaside in August! We had charming (but warm) walks both to Campiglia and Porto Venere and from another neighbor-village to Monesteroli. We travelled with kids aged 7 and 9 and a teenager. They also liked it here. The house is charming, but it´s not a place of material luxury... The luxury comes in the form of fantastic sunsets, fabolous wiew of the bay and surroundings out of your dreams!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning stone-house in unspoiled Cinque Terre with breath-taking sea views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p868097
+39 348 4773533
La Spezia La Spezia
4

Amazing views but a steep hike in.

  • 4 out of 5
This place was just what we were looking for - amazing views, access to the water, but away from the crowds. The 20 minute walk in is steep and unprotected for the last 10 minutes, so definitely not for those with young children. The house is clean and beds comfortable.
  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Pisa & Genoa
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Nacchè Beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Colle del Telegrafo, Località Colle
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Passo del Cerreto
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Lerici
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Colle del Telegrafo, Località Colle
Car: recommended

The house can only be reached by a 20 minutes walk along a beautiful track way across terraced vineyards which terminates in a steep path of stone steps leading to the sea. It is located 150 meters above the sea on the edge of a terraced cliff between Riomaggiore and Portovenere, close to a group of houses known as Monesteroli village, in the most unspoiled part of the Cinque Terre National Park.

Monesteroli was built through the centuries by the inhabitants of Biassa, an ancient village on the Northwestern hills surrounding the gulf of La Spezia. Biassa is the main doorway to the Cinque Terre and to the several pathways crossing the hillside some of which are accessible directly from the property. Together with the small villages of Schiara and Fossola, Monesteroli is part of Tramonti ('Sunsets'), the coastal area left of Riomaggiore.

Biassa is 5 km away from the house and is reachable by a 20 min walk plus 10 min by car. It can be reached from either La Spezia or Riomaggiore (both 10 km away) by car or bus.

The village of Campiglia can also be reached by a 30 minutes walk from the house and enjoys various restaurants.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in La Spezia, La Spezia

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High Season
31 Mar 2014 - 28 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,680
for 7 nights
€1,680
 
 
Low Season
30 Sep - 29 Mar
7 night minimum stay
€1,440
for 7 nights
€1,440
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,680
for 7 nights
€1,680
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee €80
Monorail Rack (optional) €100
Refundable Damage Deposit €250

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in La Spezia in La Spezia

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
  • Sunbed
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The main bedroom on the first floor can accommodate an additional inflatable single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Boat ...
  • Garden ...
  • Wood Decking
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Electricity within the property is provided by solar panels connected to batteries. Cooking facilities and hot water are gas operated. Emergency power is supplied by a power-generator operated with petrol in case of reduced battery voltage. Any appliance of 75 Watts or more can only be operated through the power generator. The closest groceries are in Campiglia (30 minutes walk) or Biassa (20 minutes walk + 10 minutes by car). Upon request groceries can be delivered at the house for a fee of €50, once during each weekly stay. It is recommended to minimize the luggage and use backpacks. Some luggage can be left in the car and eventually be taken down during your stay. Before arrival it is possible to book for the use of a monorail rack to carry the luggage and groceries further down closer to the house (and back-up upon check-out). The monorail is operated by a local association and carries a charge of €50 each way.
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