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15th century castle, between Cinque Terre and Portofino, garden and a sea view

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 1 of which an attic: Glicine,Ortensia,Mimosa and Rosa dei Venti

The Villa and the out buildings of "Mereta Castle” date back to 1400. They are surrounded by beautiful greenery, within a hectare of private olive grove, and are located on a beautiful hill overlooking a natural amphitheatre with views down to the sea. It is a place for exclusive holidays where the idyllic feel of the countryside, and the charm “Dolce Vita” are combined with the elegance of the "Master House" and the majesty of the adjacent "Tower".

The rustic interior comes with a precious and charming furniture at the same time.

The residential part of the Villa (400 square meters) consists of a spacious and cozy living room on the ground floor. There are 3 large double bedrooms on the first floor and two bathrooms. There is also an exclusive 50sqm terrace finished in local stone with stunning views of the Ligurian Sea.

On the top floor is an attic with a bedroom with a terrace and veranda overlooking the sea.

From the ground floor you can walk down to a tavern with exposed stone walls, majestic wooden beams, a corner Wine bar and an efficient rustic kitchen wood stove and fireplace.

The site is quiet and romantic, with remarkable panoramic views now towards the peninsula of Portofino and Sestri Levante, then towards the Val d'Aveto and Val di Vara, and on a clear day, looking towards the South, you can see the profile of Corsica's mountains.

The proximity to the sea is only 7 Km which allows a peaceful holiday in the countryside without giving up a daily beach life.

Just 25 km away is the Natural Park of Portofino and San Fruttuoso, and in just 40 min. drive you can reach the famous Natural Park of Cinque Terre.

The Mereta Castle is 180 KM away from Milan EXPO 2015.

More Details

Owner
Marianna
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Leivi in Metropolitan City of Genoa

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • MIMOSA - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The principal room with private bathroom
    GLICINE - 1 Large Double Bed , Two single beds set up is possible in this room
    ORTENSIA - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed
    ROSA DEI VENTI - 2 Single Bed , Small private bathroom. Two single beds set up is possible
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

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15th century castle, between Cinque Terre and Portofino, garden and a sea view
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
5

Everything was as represented

  • 5 of 5

If you ever wanted to stay in a real 15th century castle with a stone balcony overlooking a forested valley sloping down to theMediteranean, then this is your opportunity. Angelica was extremely friendly and helpful even though we only stayed for two nights. The castle itself was fully furnished iwith fascinating period pieces and many charming places to sit and admire your surroundings. The nearby restaurant Pepen was a unique culinary experience with multiple delicious courses at a very reasonable cost. I fully recommend the castle, but you need to know that you will be climbing a lot of stairs since the unique and charming kitchen is in the basement and the only bathrooms are on the second floor. However, the experience is worth the effort.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Adina for your review! We're so happy that you was so delighted of staying with us. We were also honored to have you as our guest in the Mereta. We are sorry for the stairs and we want to take the opportunity to inform you and the other guests reading that for the next season, guests will find a bathroom available also at the kitchen floor so you can enjoy even more the stay, without the need of clibing stairs to go to the bathroom when you are at the kitchen floor. Thanks again for your nice comments, we hope to see you again very soon, now with the new bathroom at the kitchen floor!!! Best M
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5

Castle Bound

  • 5 of 5

The Mereta Castle exceeded our expectation in every way! Comfortable beds, gorgeous views, magnificent grounds. Thank you Angelica for your hospitality. The owners have a gem. We look forward to coming back. Lori and Dave

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Woodland, California
5

Lovely views

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. The castle offered many comforts and incredible views.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing experience in the hills of Italy

  • 5 of 5

This is a large home with a 15th century watch tower, beautiful gardens and many places to eat outside and enjoy the views. The kitchen is well stocked, so many wonderful things to look at inside the home. It was quite hot outside and there is no air conditioning, but it cools off nicely at night and there are screens on all the bedroom windows. The town church has beautiful bells that do ring often, but we did not notice them after the first day. It is a short drive to Chiavari train station and then 20-30 minute train to the western towns of Cinque Terre. There is a restaurant close to this home, but we did not have a chance to eat there. There are many beaches nearby and this home could be used as a base to visit many towns in the area. The town of Chiavari had plenty of shopping, restaurants, an arts and crafts area and a harbor. A very fun experience we will never forget. So very thankful to our hosts and their crew.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Savannah, Georgia USA
5

A truly unique house with lovely vistas

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting with our 2 college aged daughters and their friends and loved the home and surrounding area. Our favorite place was the large terrace where we spent most of our time enjoying the views, stars and fresh mountain air. Angelica was an important part of our stay with her eagerness to answer any questions about activities in the area and restaurants. Also so helpful to make the arrangements for us since we don't speak Italian. I enjoyed shopping at the local markets and cooking dinners for us to enjoy on the terrace after a busy day of sightseeing. The kitchen was well appointed. It is a long winding road up the to house so do plan on 20 minutes to/from the highway; however this provides you with cooler air, beautiful views and completely away from the busy tourist scene. We did rent a 7 passenger van which was difficult but not impossible to navigate the winding, narrow roads and parking. No a/c but we were fine sleeping with windows open in early June. Loved hearing the birds and church bells very close by. This home gave us a unique and local feeling experience which 3 rooms in a hotel/resort could not.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week at Maretta Castle and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is well equipped with comfortable beds, a large kitchen and plenty of gathering spaces. The terraces and gardens are outstanding! Angelica, the house manager, was warm and welcoming and very helpful in responding to our questions. There is a convenient grocery near by, a wonderful restaurant and nice hiking trails. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
52 Kilometres
Genoa - Cristoforo Colombo
Nearest Ferry
6.5 Kilometres
Chiavari - Marina
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Rapallo - Corso Goffredo Mameli
Nearest Train
6.5 Kilometres
Chiavari - Corso Assarotti
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Kilometres
Chiavari - Via Castagnola
Nearest Ski
51 Kilometres
Santo Stefano d'Aveto
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Chiavari - Corso Valparaiso
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Leivi, Liguria

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
MEDIA - AUTUNNO
16 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£540
for 1 night
From
£180
From
£225
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
BASSA - INVERNO
6 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£540
for 1 night
From
£180
From
£270
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
NATALE/CAPODANNO
18 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,611
for 5 nights
From
£450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
BASSA - INVERNO
8 Jan 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£540
for 1 night
From
£180
From
£270
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
MEDIA - PRIMAVERA
16 Apr 2018 - 27 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£495
for 1 night
From
£135
From
£225
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
ALTA - ESTATE
28 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£585
for 1 night
From
£225
From
£315
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £36 per night, per additional guest
 
le Tariffe Standard
1 night minimum stay
£540
for 1 night
From
£180
From
£270
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

FIX COSTS £360.19

La prenotazione si intende confermata e garantita solo al ricevimento di bonifico bancario pari al 50% del prezzo concordato. La suddetta caparra confirmatoria sarà restituita in caso di cancellazione totale del soggiorno a condizione che la stessa pervenga 60 giorni prima della data di arrivo in alta stagione e 30 giorni prima in bassa stagione. La prenotazione va effettuata a mezzo e-mail al seguente indirizzo : castellodellamereta@yahoo.it
Qualora la prenotazione pervenga a meno di quattro settimane dalla data di arrivo, il versamento dovrà essere pari all'intero importo relativo alla prenotazione
Eventuali modifiche procedurali potranno essere comunicate in fase di prenotazione e/o richiesta di informazioni a discrezione della proprietà.
Check – in/out
La casa maestra de “Il Castello della Mereta” ed i relativi servizi sono disponibili a partire dalle ore 14.30 del giorno di arrivo fino alle ore 10.00 del giorno di partenza.
Per consentire una migliore organizzazione e per particolari esigenze, Vi preghiamo di comunicarci l'orario di arrivo previsto e un recapito cellulare.
Eventuali modifiche procedurali potranno essere comunicate in fase di prenotazione e/o richiesta di informazioni a discrezione della proprietà.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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