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traditional house in beautiful APRICALE, Liguria, experience the real Italy!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Perfect romantic hideaway for a couple.

Because of it's privileged location Casa Ristretta and Apricale offer you the best of both worlds. The hussle and busstle of the Cote d'Azur, South of France, and the much slower and charming pace of live in a tradional Italian hill village. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in the village or villages nearby or the beach with it's seaside restaurants, only 20 mins away. There is a little grocery store for all your basic needs, and a newsagent. There is free WIFI in the village square and in Apricus Osteria and bar, which are great places to spend time anyway.

Casa Ristretta, has been restored to it's former glory but today's comforts were added. It has a large bathroom with bath and walk in shower and travertine marble tiles.

The bedroom has a kingsize bed, lovely vaulted ceiling and one wall shows the original stone work. The kitchen is well equiped and has table and chairs, although I think, most time would be spend on the covered terrace, with table and chairs, 2 lounge chairs and a Weber BQ.

Please bear in mind that Casa Ristretta is a traditional Apricalese village house, tall and narrow and there are therefore quite a few tall steps in the house, as there are in Apricale itself.

Apricale and it's surroundings is a walkers paradise, the area is totally unspoilt.

There are lots of things to do and explore, with Menton and Monte Carlo as obvious towns, but lots of lovely villages to, Rochetta with it's rockpools, Dolceaqua with it stunning roman bridge once painted by Monet to mention but a few.

Nice is our nearest airport, but Genoa is another option, about a 2 hr. drive away.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 September, 2018

Why The Owner chose Apricale

Very traditional Apricalese house with heaps of charm, lovely vaulted ceilings and the lovely covered terrace, could not resist it.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Apricale around the Imperia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • the bathroom is 10 m2, is vaulted as well, has a walk in shower, full size bath, and travertine marble tiles.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom is vaulted and has one wall showing original stone work.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Changeover day for July and August 2015 is now Saturday to work around excisting bookings.


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traditional house in beautiful APRICALE, Liguria, experience the real Italy!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Cora's little house in Apricale is beautiful with everything you could possibly want for a wonderful stay in this extraordinary mountain village.

The quality of the finish is superb and we were very impressed at how beautifully clean the place was.

We were met, as planned, by our contact and led up the amazing laberynth of streets and alleyways which make Apricale so special. The service was great and we soon acquainted ourselves with the excellent local restaurants.

On the top floor of the house is a lovely terrace which we made very good use of every evening. It is a short drive or bus ride into the nearby towns of Dolcheaqua, Camporosso and sea side towns with great beaches.

I would thoroughly recommend this house if you are fit and able bodied. Elderly or infirm folk may find the steps difficult.

Many thanks again for a fantastic stay X

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Italian village house

  • 5 of 5

A very enjoyable stay in a lovely traditional village house with lots of character. Cosy, clean and tidy with all facilities. The owner is friendly and very helpful with a good knowledge of the area.

Apricale is a charming village with superb views and several good walks locally. The Apricus bar/restaurant is welcoming and good value for money.

We would certainly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr schön, mit Liebe zum Detail

  • 4 of 5

Sehr freundliche Gastgeberin, ausgesprochen schön eingerichtetes Häuschen in einem insgesamt netten und ruhigen Ort ohne Zufahrtsmöglichkeit. Entfernung vom Parkplatz zum Mietobjekt rund 500 Meter. Apricale bietet sich an für tolle Wanderungen, sowie für Ausflüge z.B. nach Monaco und Nizza.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Tolles Haus, sehr schöner , ursprünglicher Ort.

  • 5 of 5

Sehr nette Vermieterin, absolut hilfsbereit.

Das Haus ist außergewöhnlich, sehr gepflegt und authentisch. Wie auch der ganze Ort. Ein angenehmer Gegenpol zur wirklich schlimmen Küste, Massentourismus pur mit langweiligsten Meeresabschnitten. Die wenigen schönen Küstenabschnitte sind im Besitz der Hotels, aber einen Badeurlaub wollten wir eh nicht verleben, dass kann man in der Bretagne oder an der Westküste Frankreichs besser. Wer aber gerne Stuhl an Stuhl liegt ..... und den Anblick landschaftsverschandelner Gewächshäuser aus vergangen Zeiten liebt......Wir suchten Entspannung an einem idyllischen Ort. Das war bei Cora und in Apricale gegeben. Aber beides ist nichts für Menschen, die in ihrer Mobilität behindert sind. Steile Anstiege im Ort und steile Treppen im Haus, das darf einem nicht schwer fallen. Dafür lebt man dann,

bis auf wenige Ausnahmen, mit und unter den sehr netten Einwohnern. Im Ort gibt es gute Lokale, uns gefiel die Osteria Apricius, leider unten im Ort😩, am besten.

In dem kleinen Lebensmittelladen kann man morgens sein Brot kaufen, gekocht haben wir nicht selber, nachts haben wir oft zu lange in der Loggia gesessen , bis wir uns gezwungen haben, endlich ins Bett zu gehen😂So haben wir eine tolle Zeit verlebt.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Prima woning over 4(!) verdiepingen.

  • 5 of 5

Prachtige omgeving en een heerlijk huis!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Erlebnisreicher Aufenthalt in Apricale

  • 5 of 5

Ein traumhaftes Turmhaus, einfach, schön, geschmackvoll ausgestattet. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Cora und Tom sind sehr aufmerksam um Ihre Gäste bemüht.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
In village square
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
San Remo
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
There are many walking distance
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres

Apricale is surrounded by totally unspoiled hills and mountains, great for walk. Tourism is really very low key, you will experience the real Italy, yet so close to busy French riviera.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Apricale,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £221.82

Low season rate does not include gas for central heating. Italy is unfortunately not cheap and heating costs about 6 euros per day with normal use.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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