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Next to Portofino, fantastic location

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

In Portofino beach, a spacious flat right on the sea

The living room's balcony overlooks at the tiny beach; the property is really “pied dans l’eau"

The house is an example of the late XIX century holiday villa of the Italian Riviera, built above its boathouse, has always starting point for beautiful canoe trips.

It is ideal for relaxed and refined holidays.

The position is very special between the green wooded hills and the sea, the flat overlooks a small public beach, that can be reached by a short path. It's next to the beautiful Paraggi bay, with its sand beach, amazing green transparent water, tiny village and exclusive villas.

A mild weather all year round, allows to enjoy walks along the sea and on the hills, or to shop in fashionable Portofino and Santa Margherita boutiques to lounge in a restaurant terrace.

From the boathouse below the flat you could appreciate the beauty of Portofino Marine Park in the best possible way: paddling, rowing, with 'outdoorportofino' .

By a short walk (or by bus) you will reach Portofino with fashionable shops, very nice and romantic outdoor cafés and restaurants.

It is included in the natural park of Portofino that features beautiful walks in different environments due to the special biodiversity of flora and fauna, with stunning views on the sea and steep cliffs.

If you like trekking, this is an amazing area with stunning landscapes: we highly recommend the classic trip to Portofino - San Fruttuoso Abbey, which leaves directly from the house or comfortably by ferry from Portofino.

More Details

Giancarla Serra
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Giancarla Serra

My grand-grand-father, from Genoa, both the flat with the boathouse for give to his ten sons the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong, swimming, rowing and hiking in stunning landscapes. In the XIX century, Portofino was a little fisherman village, unknown from the newborn tourism. The only other tourists was two English brother and them family, living in the two castle of the area Castello Paraggi, in front of Niasca and castello Brown immediately above Portofino. Nowadays a natural park and the protected bay of Paraggi bring back to the enchant of those days. As my grandfather, my mother, my sisters, I spent all the summers of my childhood in Niasca

Giancarla Serra purchased this apartment in 1887

Why Giancarla Serra chose Portofino

The site is one of the most beatiful sea side places in the world.

What makes this apartment unique

You could hear from the living room the rhythmic sound of waves


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Portofino in Metropolitan City of Genoa

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Is appreciated if you and your children rinse feet in the bucket out of the door to not bring sand in the apartment. Check out is 9,30 A.M.
  • The parking is for only one normal car, not a van.
  • It'is very appreciated if you park in the central place within the yellow lines, in order to let the neighbors get in and park comfortably
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Second Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Third Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Four beds Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    Twin Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , You could ask from twin beds
  • All rooms have large windows towards the woods, which make them cool and quiet
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Near Portofino a detached villa divided in two flats. It is composed of a large living room with a balcony right on the sea, it includes the dining area and the kitchen. One double bedroom with bathroom, one twin bedroom with bathroom; one four-bed room with bathroom. A car space for one car is provided. Underneath the flat there is a boathouse where is possible to rent kayaks, windsurfs and book many activities relate to the sea, from


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(22 traveller reviews)

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Next to Portofino, fantastic location
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

Unique property on the sea!

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking views, very nice accommodations, private and quiet although close to the road. Just a beautiful place with very nice, helpful owners. Great family memories made at this incredible sea view villa. Hope we have the opportunity to visit again. thanks for a great experience in Italia!! xoxo

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always very happy when I host families with young sons: in fact, the place lends itself to any kind of activity. Bubbling S.Margherita with the beautiful disco on the sea "Covo di Nord Est", romantic Portofino; the sea to play, swim, paddling and have fun a step away from home, and hike with beautiful views of the sea in the natural Park of Portofino behind the house.
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Beautiful & Enchanting

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this beautiful home. You will find nothing like it anywhere. The home, spacious and beautiful, holds a sense of history and yet lives very modern. They have struck the perfect combination. Ample beautiful space and light, and unlike any property you can find, its on the beach! Giancarla is an amazing host and listed so many great things to do and helped us to live more like locals than tourists. She helped us twice in different situations with lost luggage and getting to stunning restaurant on the mountain. She is a very kind, generous and attentive. Very wonderful and we will come again!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property a little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the villa was fantastic. A little piece of paradise. The children spent time on the kayaks while we relaxed on our own private rocks by the water. Just listening to the waves from the house while sipping on a spritz was lovely. Giancarla was a great host and very welcoming. The kayak rental staff were great with the children and offered us a discount when settling the account which was very nice of them. I would highly reccomend this property

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vanessa, you suggested a very true thought: this is the place where everyone would like to be: close to Portofino, overlooking the protected marine area, with a wonderful natural park behind it, in the most beautiful bay of Liguria. Everyone tries to come here, you could be here!
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  • 5 of 5

This home is truly special. I hesitate to say how wonderful it was only because I want it to myself. My family really enjoyed all parts of this home. The many trails for hiking, the water access for paddle boarding and easy biking to either Porto or Santa Margherita Ligure. The sunrises are just stunning. Giancarla made herself available for our many questions. Again a truly special place.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Niasca offers many opportunities for different types of holiday: relaxing, worldly, sporting, food and wine: this is why it's suitable for all ages! All in one of the most valuable and appreciated protected areas on the Mediterranean sea
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  • 5 of 5

It's hard to capture how stunning this place is in a photo, and upon arrival we were utterly blown away. It's literally everything we hoped it would be and so much more. Perfect for kids too, everything within walking distance. You have to check out U-Pin restaurant, a bit of a walk, but well worth it. We will be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Giancarla's extraordinary house. Fabulous position, great history to the place and in such a unique location. The house itself is very spacious, all well set up, although there is no kettle which was very unusual, I think one should be supplied. My only other comment would be that for the price we paid there should have been a mid stay clean!! We really enjoyed our stay, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy you had a positive experince staying in Niasca: I appreciated your politeness and respect for the property and I will keep in mind your suggestion. I hope you will keep in mind this destination for the future!
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Bagni Fiore
Nearest Ferry
1.8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3.5 Kilometres
S.Margherita Ligure
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Langosteria - Ristorante Argentina
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: not necessary

The nearest airport is Genoa (GOA) which this year has increased direct flights from Amsterdam, Atene (Volotea ed Aegean Airlines), Barcellona, Berlino , Bristol, Bruxelles, Copenaghen, Francoforte, Londra (Luton, Gatwick e Stansted), Madrid, Manchester, Monaco, Mosca, Parigi, Tel-Aviv, Vienna e Zurigo;

Milan however offers many more possibilities.

Portofino (1,5 km away) is a beautiful tiny harbour has very fashionable shops, famous brands for clothes and shoes, very nice and romantic cafés and restaurants.

Santa Margherita Ligure (3 km away) is a pretty little town on the sea with all kinds of shops and facilities.

Santa Margherita Ligure (3.5 km away) is a pretty small town with all kinds of shops and facilities (supermarket, hospital, train station, pharmacy, restaurants, bar) and is linked to Niasca by bus.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Portofino, Liguria

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
10 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
16 Sep 2018 - 30 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Medium Season
31 Mar 2019 - 8 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season 2019
9 Jun 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £447.36
Uses and cleaning £134.21
Stay tax £1.34 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 15 years.

For our organization the best chageover day is Saturday, let me know if you have different need: we will try to please you.

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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