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Cristina Bisa

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian

Unique Historical Apart., ocean view, on Vernazza main square, private parking.

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Cinque Terre - Vernazza Marina

Original '800 decorated, elegant, few steps from the sea, with lot of windows.

Really front sea, the apartment is at a stone's throw from the sea and beach and it overlooks the Piazzetta, really next to café, shops and restaurants. At the second floor, it is fully furnished with top quality fittings, furniture and accessories, completely renovated in 2009. Bedrooms are very quiet, with windows on a secondary pedestrian path; the apartment is ideal for one or two couples or a family with two or three children (bedrooms possibilities: 2 single beds for each room, or one room with doublebed and one room with two single beds). If you arrive by car, no problem, the apartment has a private parking option at the limit of the pedestrian area(with an extra fee): no car traffic in the village is allowed.

MUST: wide sitting room with windows facing the sea and the Piazzetta with original marble fireplace, two large armchairs, three seats sofa (sofa bed), under the original XIX sec fresco ceiling. One of the bedroom as the shower bathroom inside.

Equipments: sheets and towels, hairdryer, television, refrigerator, freezer, working fireplace, microwave, toaster, laundry machine, iron, iron board, vacuum cleaner, baby cot, baby high seat.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cristina Bisa (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian

About Cristina Bisa

My parents summer apartment, 'pied dans l'eau'.

Restored in 2010 for family use.

Totally new shower rooms and kithchen.

Cristina Bisa purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Cristina Bisa chose Cinque Terre

Because it's a unique piece in a unique place.

Because this apartment is authentic, as its ceiling painted by the owner in mid '800, and it's in Vernazza, the most beautifull of 5 Terre villages; because it's in the hart of the village, on the square front sea, on the beach.

What makes this apartment unique

To be in the hart of the 5 Terre, in the most authentic and preserved village, in a fantastic sea location as well in the middle of the path links to Monterosso and Corniglia, 2 minutes walk from the train station.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location overlooking the main square and waterfront. Very spacious with two bathrooms and fully contained kitchen. Vernazza has recently been devestated by land slides but is a beautiful town and a great place from which to explore the Cinque Terre Natioanl Park.
May 2012
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based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Unique Historical Apart., ocean view, on Vernazza main square, private parking.
average rating of 4.535714 based on 30 reviews
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In the Heart of Vernazza where life is Happening

  • 4 of 5

Loved being right there in the Harbour with all the people coming and going, church bells ringing, and italian chatter all around us. The apartment was clean and comfortable. Our second bathroom wasn't working but Cristina was doing her best to get it fixed. She ended up giving us a refund for the inconvenience which we felt was fair. We definitely could recommend staying there.....

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Fantastic Location, Amazing Views, Tons of Charm

  • 5 of 5

The location of the apartment is fantastic, at the bottom of the main road in Vernazza, not far from the train station, overlooking the Piazza Marconi. The views of the square, the church and the water were amazing. We felt that the price was very reasonable for the location and for the historic charm of the place.

The apartment is up 2 flights of stairs, there is no lift. The building is very secure, a key is required to enter the main door and a separate key is required to open the apartment. We never heard any noise from people on floors above or below us and when the windows and shutters were closed there was very little noise from the square or streets below.

Everything was very clean and tidy when we arrived. The kitchen and bathrooms were quite modern but the apartment still retains its historic charm. The living room has some loose floor tiles and a bit of damage on the ceiling but this seemed to add to the character of the apartment and was not a problem in any way. We loved buying breakfast food at the Coop market up the street and making our own meal every morning. The beds were comfortable, we slept well each night. The washing machine was small but worked fine (no dryer) and we used the drying rack, iron and ironing board provided. There are also clothes lines outside some of the windows to dry clothes on. The kitchen was stocked with dishes, pans, cutlery, etc. There are instructions on the walls in the kitchen for using the washing machine and stove, these were very helpful. The WiFi connection worked well.

Cristina was great to work with through email, all of her instructions were perfect, we had no problems at all. I hope we can stay again someday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! You got the real mood of my family apartment and its unique location, in the heart of Vernazza, where Vernazza is the heart of the Cinque Terre, and then the love and the attencion we have to maintain this apartment at its best , for us and for our guests. Hope to see you again.
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Perfect location and roomy, comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is located directly above the Vernazza piazza overlooking the ocean, restaurants, and boating activity. It is very roomy and comfortable for two adult couples. Although we never met Cristina she was extremely easy to communicate with and her directions to her apartment were very clear. Since we were touring Italy via a car, her private parking spot was a huge plus. As most people who visit Cinque Terre arrive by train, we were lucky enough to drive all the way into Vernazza and within a few hundred meters of the apartment. We arrived from the south and left towards the north to travel some beautiful although very curvy roads. Being so close to the main square was so nice not to have to venture up many stairs after enjoying dinner along the waterfront. One of our days the seas were very stormy so we could watch the waves crashing over the breakwater from our apartment windows. Although the restaurants/bars can be rather noisy and right below your windows, that is a small price to pay for such a wonderful location. I would gladly return to Vernazza and stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Terrific location

  • 4 of 5

Great! Loved pretty much everything about it. The only thing that bothered me a bit was a musky smell in the bathroom.

Awesome customer service!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Great location, lovely apartment, wonderful view.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was exactly as advertised. The harbor square was great fun and very handy for exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Ananasso - Burgus, and Pirata
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi or Rapallo
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Gianni Franzi and Gambero Rosso.
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Vernazza beach

Vernazza is one of the Cinque Terre villages: on the sea side, next to Monterosso, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. From Vernazza you can take the train to get to the other villages, or just walk enjoying the beauty of the landscapes from the steep paths rising the hills, among lemon trees and grapes terraces, right in front of the sea: in summer the villages are easily connected by ferry boat as well.

The Cinque Terre villages are in the region of La Spezia, famous for other beautiful locations such as Portovenere, Lerici, Tellaro and Sarzana. It is easy to travel around the villages and in all the region by train, with short connection trip and thanks to a very large train time schedule offer.

From La Spezia station or by car, via highway, it is also easy to get to Pisa (60km, the nearest airport as well), Lucca (80 km), Florence (115 km), Leghorn (90 km) from where to get to Elba Island by ferryboat, and then Genoa (100 km), Parma (100 km) and Milan (200 km).

Live some days in Vernazza means also to enjoy the tastes, flavors and colors of the Italian Riviera; after the flood passed on October 25th, 2011 a very sad event to which the people of Vernazza reacted firmly, people from all over the world come more than once to visit us.... discover yourself the very good reasons for!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vernazza, Cinque Terre

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
30 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
Warm Autumn
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Late Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Final Cleaning £50

Linen, towels (no beach), wifi, included.
Final cleaning 60 euro.Baby cot and baby seat included.
Cancellation Policy: Reservation amount returned if cancellation is communicated 30 days before arrival date.
Additional option PRIVATE CAR PARKING: price from 70 to 100 euro/week.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cinque Terre in La Spezia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The access to the yellow shower room is from the double beds bedroom. Both shower rooms have windows.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The 2 single beds become easily a standard double bed.
  • Both bedrooms are in the back side of the apartment with nice windows, but far from the eventual noise of the piazza. In the double bedroom there is space for the baby cot, in case. The room with double beds has direct access to the yellow shower room.
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
The apartment is "In the heart of Vernazza where Vernazza is the heart of the Cinque Terre!" Enjoy the village life and people, and to be close to the beaches and to train as well paths and ferry boat connections to the other Cinque Terre villages. Each room of the apartment has windows. A superb view from the sitting room on the piazza, the hart of the village, and on the sea. The sitting room ceiling was peinted in the mid of the XIX century by the owner of that time. Today all forniture are authentic or design with nice linen and table sets (diches, glasses...). Only 18 steps to get to the apartment leve, not too many for the 5 Terre! Authentic and romantic this apartment is well keeped and maintenance closing is scheduled every year, to deliver the best place to stay to our family and to our guests.

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