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Holiday home in old olive mill with large garden and 3 terraces

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Holiday home for 2 people in medieval mountain village near the sea

Ever wanted to sleep in an ancient Italian olive mill? Do not imagine a narrow high house and mill winds! The 1817 olive press and the millstone driven by a donkey were in a vaulted space. In the vault is an open kitchen with a dining table. In the same room there is a seat for relaxing. Romantic and comfortable.

The Olive Mill is luxuriously furnished with a. Nespresso machine, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, stereo, CD and DVD player, and satellite TV with Dutch channels including Ned 1, 2 and 3. WIFI internet is available at the bar on the piazza at 100m walking distance. There is a range of cooking utensils, cutlery, plates.

In the Olive Mill there are two bathrooms with WC: the first bathroom with shower and toilet is located in the Olijfmolen itself. There is also the washing machine and tumble dryer.

On the other side of the narrow street (footpath of 2 meters wide) is the bedroom with the second bathroom. This bathroom is spectacularly built against the Airole rock wall! Here you will find a bath, shower and toilet. There are good beds with comfortable mattresses. There are both hanging and closets to store items and clothes.

Towels, linens and bathrobes are provided.

Through the patio doors of the Olive Mill you enter the outdoor space. The narrow, large garden of over 50 meters includes a total of 3 terraces, including a dining table, a lounge set, sun beds, barbecue, and an outdoor shower. In the garden you can pick grapes, plums, cherries and apples as soon as the harvest depends on the trees. In February the view is colored yellow from the mimosa trees.

More Details

Bronkhorst-Van Straaten
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Airole in Province of Imperia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Badkamer 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wasmachine en wasdroger
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is built into the rock face of Airole! A large semicircular bath is directly below the rock face, and it looks like the water of the shower comes from the rock. The whole is finished with white marble tiles. There are towels and bathrobes. The garden has an additional outdoor shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • slaapkamer 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • In the bedroom is a large box spring bed available. The box spring consists of 2 innerspring mattresses. The bedroom is cool location. There is a fan for those hot summer nights. With private shower, bath and toilet.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Washer, dryer, dishwasher. Satellite TV with international channels. Nespresso, kettle. Towels, sheets and bathrobes. Lounge, deck chairs, outdoor shower, barbecue. Non smoking, no pets.


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(18 traveller reviews)

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Holiday home in old olive mill with large garden and 3 terraces
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 19 reviews

Lovely holiday in a beautiful old olive mill

  • 5 of 5

Airole is a delightful ancient Italian village set in a splendid mountainous region 20 minutes inland from the Ligurian coast. It is friendly and safe and it is great to meet with the local people and experience relaxing rural Italian village life in the cafes, grocer's shop and restaurants - a real feeling of 'getting away from it all'. The local area is full of amazing walks in forests and along rivers and the wildlife we saw was varied and fascinating. The Olive Mill is an amazing conversion of an old olive mill and retains the feel of this although it has been very well modernised. It is clean and well-maintained and a local person helpfully acts as a caretake.r The way that it is set into the rocks that form the village is very interesting and experiencing the bath in what feels like a cave is an unusual and surprising delight. The attached garden is also lovely - relaxing, private and well-equipped and planted with citrus trees and the like. The kitchen and dining areas are both well-equipped and tastefully designed. An unusual feature is the bedroom which is actually across the alleyway and in the cave-like part of the house which makes it fun. The only minor drawback to this is the tendency for the room to feel damp but this remedied by using a fan that soon dispels the problem.

Overall, we found the property to be well-managed and the hosts efficient and friendly to deal with. All the sites and places to visit in the area are excellent but we would advise enquiring about the goings-on in the town centre of Ventimiglia before driving through it as we encountered a very long traffic queue on a sale day when we only wanted to pass through it and were very delayed. Otherwise, as a town if has an excellent food market! We would certainly consider returning to this destination and thoroughly enjoyed our sojourn at the Olive Mill.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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vakantie op hoog niveau

  • 5 of 5

Wij, mijn dochter en ik, hebben een heerlijke week doorgebracht in de Olijfmolen. Een heel comfortabele vakantiewoning, smaakvol ingericht, harmonieuze kleuren, alles aanwezig wat je zou kunnen wensen. Een geweldige tuin in drie niveaus. En wat mij bijzonder aansprak: een monument zorgvuldig en liefdevol aangepast aan moderne eisen.

De omgeving is prachtig, authentiek Italiaans en vriendelijk. Alles dichtbij: zee en strand, middeleeuwse stadjes en een prachtige natuur.

De beheerder is vriendelijk en behulpzaam, de service goed. De Olijfmolen is een echte aanrader. Ik kom zeker terug.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wederom fantastisch

  • 5 of 5

Dit jaar hebben we voor de 2e keer op rij gebruik gemaakt van de olijfmolen.

en ook dit jaar was het weer geweldig.

het sfeertje, het huis, het dorp en de omgeving zijn gewoon geweldig.

dit is een absolute aanrader.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bijzondere locatie en een zeer sfeervol huis

  • 5 of 5

Dit bijzondere huis ligt in een prachtig authentiek Italiaans dorpje. Compleet en goed ingericht. Espresso, pizza en een goed Italiaans restaurant binnen 100 meter. Wij hebben er van genoten!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Prachtplek in een leuk dorpje.

  • 5 of 5

Erg sfeervol ingericht en mooi gesitueerd in een steegje in het oude bergdorpje Airole. Van vrijwel alle gemakken voorzien. Prima bedden en in zo'n grot-omgeving is het heerlijk slapen en kom je volledig tot rust.

Veel Hollanders in het dorp, plus een aantal Fransen, Britten en Duitsers maar een gezellige sfeer.

Er zijn vooral in het weekend activiteiten verzorgd door de Airolezen. Kortom: aanrader!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Heerlijk huis in prachtige omgeving

  • 4 of 5

Fantastische plek om helemaal tot rust te komen.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
53 Kilometres
Limone Piemonte
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Airole is one of the most beautiful Italian mountain villages of Liguria. Our family has been there for 30 years and we are married in the church at the piazza. The medieval village is located between hills with olive trees, and still has a real Italian village atmosphere. The steep narrow streets swing through the top, opening onto the piazza. Here is the church, a water well, the cafe: in short the center of the village.

Airole is located in the Italian province of Imperia (Liguria region) and has about 500 Italian inhabitants. In the summer months, the village is more busy and is also visited by tourists. The location is sublime, with both the Italian Flower Riviera and the French Cote d'Azur and Monaco a stone's throw away. It is about 15 minutes from the beach and 45 minutes from Nice. Mountain hikers come extensively with their traits in the infinite hills and mountains of the Sea Alps. In winter, winter sports can be reached in less than an hour (Limone).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Airole, Liguria

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring - Low Season
6 Jan 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer - High Season
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall - Low Season
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £219.43

De verhuurprijs is inclusief handdoeken, bedlinnen, energiekosten.
Exclusief schoonmaakkosten à Euro 100,- per boeking (ter plekke contant te voldoen aan de beheerder).
Aanbetaling van minimaal 30% binnen 2 weken na boeking. Hierna is de boeking definitief.
Restant te betalen uiterlijk 4 weken voor vertrek.
De borgsom bedraagt Euro 250,- en deze wordt binnen 2 weken teruggestort.
Niet roken.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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