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Casa Acquario Oceano - Cozy flat, 3 sleeping rooms, 2 bath rooms, AC - PARKING

Bedrooms 3
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Cozy flat with 3 sleeping rooms, 2 bath rooms, fully Air Conditioned - Parking

This particular flat, recently renovated , overlooks one of the most beautiful and characteristic pedestrian area of Genoa. The flat is at the third floor of a historic building , just steps from the Aquarium and Expo . The apartment is fully air -conditioned and comprises a large living room with kitchen , two bedrooms that your request can be either double or single, by a third small double bedroom and two bathrooms, all furnished with design Italian quality please note the 3rd room is a spare one, while the first two are big and bright, this is smaller then usual - in it there is however a pull down double bed where can comfortably sleep two adults. The area is very quiet. Public car parkings are less than two hundred meters away, a private parking space is available at 5 minutes walk. Wireless Internet access is free and available throughout the house . The area is characterized by many shops, supermarkets ( including the supermarket / restaurant, Eataly ) and restaurants. Genova Principe railway station and Cruise Ship port can be reached with a short walk. The underground is about five hundred meters away. In the tourist area of the Old Port beside the Aquarium one can find the panoramic lift , Il Bigo, the Botanic Biosphere and the ferries to sightsee the port or to go to Cinque Terre, Portofino, Camogli or to sail for a Whale Watching adventure . Casa Acquario Acqua Marina and the many ancient streets of Genoa are ready to accommodate you, please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information you may need. Parking (charges are applicable).

Payments can be ordered both via wire bank transfer, on line, credit card or PayPal.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Maddalena in Genoa

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 Cot
    - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Casa Acquario Oceano - Cozy flat, 3 sleeping rooms, 2 bath rooms, AC - PARKING
average rating of 4.642857 based on 28 reviews

Family trip.

  • 5 of 5

Andrea was awesome. Helped us when we got lost. Great recommendation for a restaurant.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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August in Genoa

  • 2 of 5

The property manager and his assistant were very helpful, unfortunately the apartment was not comfortable.

The city of Genoa only allows the A/C to be on for 8 hours a day.

And the A/C only took the humidity out of the air it did not lower the temperature.

The 2 bedrooms are good size but the beds are not comfortable.

The floors are all tile but they haven't been cleaned in a very long time - the bottom of our socks turned black taking one trip to walk from the bedroom to the bathroom.

There are no screens on the windows so if you open them mosquito's come in.

The alley to get tot he apartment front door regularly smelled like urine or feces.

There is a square just outside each bedroom window - people gather there until 12 midnight or 1 AM every night - so if you want to go to bed before then be prepared to hear everything that goes on.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, the floor is a mosaic dated several centuries. Walk on it with bare feet forcedly implies having them ‘dirty’, this not because the floor was not cleaned but for the characteristics of a piece of art made of thousands of little stones kept together simply with sand. It is the sand what seems ‘dirty’, and this goes on the tiles as well. We are sorry you could not appreciate this precious mosaic, we preferred preserve it, with its little draw backs, rather than covering it with a ceramic or other modern material. The sand ‘issue’ implies the floor gest swiped constantly. You stayed 2 week very probably without cleaning it for all the period. While at your arrival it was perfectly cleaned (we deeply clean it at any change over) after just a couple of days it could not but be ‘dirty’. Air conditioning works 24/24, you could use it with not limit during your stay. We just ask our guests to limiting it when outside all day. This for not disturbing neighbours (the engine is pretty noise). But it is oneself choice following this attention. The flat is located in the very heart of the Mediaeval, from here one can reach at walking distance pretty much any sight. The city centre is (luckily) lively and some noise is physiological and one cannot but expect it. We are however at the 3rd floor, and the windows face in a walking area, this noise cannot but very low considering the location. Perhaps if you a noise sensitive you should have picked a property in the suburbs, perhaps more quite, but apart from all and the need to travel a lot for visiting the city. Finally, we have orthopaedic mattresses, and orthopaedic slates….honestly we cannot see how this can be not comfortable or in which way we can improve this service since we are already offering top market quality. Even if we do not share your opinions/comments we will take consideration of them to further improve our services indeed already appreciated by 99.9% of our guests, as shown by the great majority of 5star review we got in the past years.
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Great little flat

  • 5 of 5

Two friends and I spent 9 days at this apartment and it was great. It isn't very big but we didn't spend all that much time there and it has all the facilities you would want. We thought it was extremely good value and we were all the fitter for having to walk up 3 flights of stairs! It's in the middle of a really interesting area which has little supermarkets, vegetable and bread shops, hairdressers and a kitchen utensil shop and is about a one minute walk from the Porto Antico, metro and buses. Genoa is a fascinating city and there is lots to do including whale watching -we saw lots of dolphins which was brilliant. The city is at the bottom of the mountains so it's really worthwhile to take a funicular or railway to the top for fantastic views.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Genova Gem

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights in Genova and the apartment was as it was described. It was very clean and had lots of room for 4 adults. Andrea was helpful and gave us great suggestions for activities and attractions. There were many good restaurants and cafes close by. We highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for your review and stay
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Las Vegas, Nevada

Cozy lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location, Andrea was very helpful and kind. The apartment had everything we needed, safe, and clean for me and my three teenager grand kids. Highly recommend the unit.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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near Atlanta, Georgia

exactly what the 6 of us needed!

  • 5 of 5

Three families traveled to Genova for 4 nights, and this apartment was exactly what the 6 of us needed. Two couples and one mom and her teenaged daughter were able to rest well in this apartment. I found the photos to be accurate. I agree with all of the positive statements in previous reviews! The third bedroom is, as described, small, but plenty of storage is available in either of the 2 larger bedrooms. Visitors who travel lightly will have no problems staying here! A group smaller than ours will have even more space for each person.

This was our first visit to Genova, and we quickly learned how to use the local bus and to walk wherever we needed to go. We enjoyed a ride on the Righi funicolare that is near Piazza Fossatello.

Andrea knew when our flight would arrive and had confirmed our arrival online, so he was waiting for us in front of Best Western when our taxi arrived. (On the suggestion of a previous guest, I gave the driver the information for Best Western Porto Antico, Piazza Fossatello, and a map!) Andrea gave us information about the apartment and also answered several questions that I had sent to him in an email. He made certain that we knew how to contact him, and I easily reached him by phone the morning of our departure when I had a question. Prior to the trip, he responded to my many emails. This booking process was very smooth.

**We bought the 24-hour transportation passes at the airport and began using them the following day for many trips. We walked a lot, too, but the passes helped us go to Boccadasse, to return from the Mercato Orientale when we were quite tired, and to go to the Principe station to buy tickets for a trip the following day. For a group of 4, there is a 24-hour pass that takes care of 4 people for the price of 2 people!

**My biggest suggestion to someone who is visiting Genova for the first time is to spend time before the trip with your favorite map. My pre-trip planning time allowed us to enjoy Genova tremendously while we were there. It is a fascinating city, and this apartment is a fabulous place to use as a base for visiting Genova and other areas of the beautiful Ligurian coast!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Cristoforo Colombo
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Genova Principe
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Genova Ovest
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Csonaki Italia
Car: not necessary

This flat is set in Pia zzz Fossatello, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, at a few steps from Genoa's fascinating Old Harbor (an area attractively redeveloped by the renowned architect Renzo Piano), just a short walk to the city's famous Aquarium and the Museum of the Sea. Casa Acquario Acqua Marina is also very close to the Ponte dei Mille Cruise Terminal. Genoa's historic city center is very close by, inviting visitors to discover the glories of the Palazzo Ducale or the Via Garibaldi, with its famous Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Rosso and Palazzo Tursi museums.

The property, easily accessible from the Principe railway station and the airport, is just a short walk from Genoa's Magazzini de Cotone congress center, an international showcase that also provides a setting for exhibitions, shows and cultural events, and to the ferry terminal to Cinque Terre, Portofino and Camogli. Casa Acqua Marina is ideally located for short holiday stays and family visits. A private parking is available nearby.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Maddalena, Liguria

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Jun 2018 - 18 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
19 Sep 2018 - 25 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
26 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
3 Jan 2019 - 6 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £35.57
Stay tax £1.33 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Tutti gli ospiti, bambini inclusi, devono mostrare all’arrivo un valido document d’identità con foto al fine di registrare le presenze in Questura. Coloro sprovvisti di document d’identità non potranno soggiornare nella struttura.
Il Comune di Genova applica una tassa di soggiorno di 1,5 euro al giorno (per un Massimo di 12e a soggiorno). Sono esentati dal pagamento della tassa di soggiorno coloro che hanno meno di 14 anni, coloro presenti sul territorio comunale per ragioni documentate di cura e I loro assistenti.
Un deposito di sicurezza pari a 150 e è richiesto all'arrivo.

According to Italian law all guests, kids included, have to show a valid pic ID at their arrival in order to register their presence to Public Authorities. If a passport, identity card etc. is not shown in is not possible stay in the property
Genoa municipality applies a 1euro per day city tax (for a maximum of 8euro per stay). Are exempt from paying it all guests with less of 14 years and all those staying for health reasons and they carers. This tax is progressive, 1e for holiday rentals, B&B and one star hotels, 2e for two stars hotel, 3e for three stars hotel and so on. Several holiday rentals do not charge the guest with this tax, this means they are generous paying the tax for you or, most probably, the do not have a holiday rental licence, breaking in this way local rules on hospitality.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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