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Quiet comfortable spacious in historical walls, view on the valley and the se

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

big historical house, comfortably renovated , 3 sleeping-rooms, 3 bathrooms

The typical stone built house Casa Fontana is located at the edge of the small village Isolalunga (the long sun ). Mass tourism does not disturb the narrow alleys of this ancient olive village amidst the Ligurian hills. Isolalunga 200 m above sea level was built in the Middle Age as a typical defence-village against the Saracen pirates. In 2004 inside completely renovated, the house offers comfort in two residential units for 6 to 10 people. From the second floor ( Living room, connected with a large kitchen, together about 45 square metres) and the rooftop terrace you enjoy a beautiful view of the valley and the 5 km distant Mediterranean Sea. In 5 minutes by foot you reach the Middle Age Village Dolcedo with excellent restaurants , a big riding school , typical shops and cultural events. Ligurian “ Dolce Vita” on the “Piazza”. Casa Fontana is also an ideal starting point for walking tours with breathtaking views on the see and the mountains.

Events and culture for young and old : Sightseeing :

The 'Riviera of Flowers' with famous cities and beaches offers something for young and old. The aquarium and maritime museum in Genova, the exotic Hanbury Gardens near the french border, golf in San Remo, museums, Caves of Toirano, water parks, the artist village Busanna Vecchia, markets, Film festival in Cannes, firework world championships in San Remo, whalewatching in Imperia, boat trips, San Remo music festival, Casinos in Monaco/Monte Carlo and San Remo, dancing in Ligurian villages and discos and many cultural events in the surrounding ancient mountain villages.

More Details

Owner
Heinz
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2017

Why Heinz chose Imperia

Charming and spacious antique village house in sunny Isolalunga

This charming village house, detached on three sides, convinces with its quiet location, its beautiful sea and valley-views and its well-kept condition. It has been completely renovated in 2008 and combines comfort with antique details.

What makes this house unique

Ideal for walking or biking tours with breathtaking views on the sea and mountains.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Isolalunga in Dolcedo

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Casa Fontana is a rustical ligurian stone house on three floors with a rooftop terrace. Small plazas and a winding alley leading to the house provide a safe and fun place for children to play (parking spaces are located 100-250 M from the house). The walls of the house are 500 years old but the interior was completely renovated in 2002. Arched entryways, fluted ceilings ,fireplaces, iron windows, 2 baths, kitchen and a guest bath combine historical flair and modern comfort. The two separate apartments can be connected by a staircase into one big unit. The small apartment is furnished for three persons: one living/sleeping room, kitchenette and bathroom with shower and toilet. The bigger apartment on the first and second floor has two sleeping rooms with 5 beds, a bathroom, a second separate WC and a large kitchen/living room with sofa bed. The kitchen/living room is furnished for 10 people, from here you reach the rooftop terrace by a spiral staircase. Internet access on demand.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews
5

Great time at Casa Fontana

  • 5 of 5

Wow was our first impression. We went with two families of 4 (4 adults and 4 kids).

We were met by Marco who welcomed us and was extremely helpful. The house was very well equipped and comfortable with plenty of space. It had a quirky and very authentic feel to it and felt like at home more or less straight away. There were very few tourists and the local people were extremely warm and friendly and actually invited us all to their bi annual meal and drinks at the local chapel courtyard. The village of Dolcedo is felt like we were in a fairy tale with awesome view and real authenticity. Plenty to see and visit in the area and only an hour's drive Monaco. A car is essential and parking was difficult but happy to live with this. We would definitely recommend booking this place. Enjoy!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely italian atmosphere in Dolcedo

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Casa Fontana in Dolcedo/Isalolunga. It's a beautiful big house, with a great roof terrace, where you can see the whole area and towards the sea. Dolcedo is a lovely small town with cosy restaurants and a beautiful Church. Imperia is also a nice town 6 km away with great beaches. Sometimes difficult to find a parking lot, but you get used to it. You can also easily take the bus 500 meters from the house towards the town. THANK YOU! We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to our Norwegian guests, we look forward to your next visit. Takket være våre norske gjester, ser vi frem til ditt neste besøk.
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5

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property! The house was wonderful...full of character and very comfortable. The old village of Dolcedo is a perfect place to begin exploring the region. We were able to relax as well as set out on daily adventures. The owners were especially helpful in making sure we were ready for our vacation. The house was exactly as advertised and more. Highly recommend this for anyone looking to get away to some peace and quiet, or have a great staging place to explore the Italian and French Riviera's.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wildervank, Netherlands
5

Our week in Dolcedo

  • 5 of 5

It's a great house with lots of room and a beautifull furnished kitchen. The roofterras is the best!

And you can eat all you want if you walk to the little shop every day to buy panini's.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arkansas, USA
5

A lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family wanted to find a quiet "homelike" place to stay near the Italian Rivera. Casa Fontana in Dolcedo was the perfect place for us. We stayed only four full days & wished we could have stayed longer. The house was wonderful, lots of space, very clean & situated with a view of the sea. We greatly appreciated the location map, the notebook filled with brochures & information about the area, and of course, the bottle of Italian wine on the family table with fresh flowers in several places. We ate our meals on the private terrace overlooking the sea, although there was a huge kitchen and family room also available. We greatly appreciated basic condiments also being made available. The caretaker was very helpful, giving us his cell number should we need to make reservations or need his assistance in finding a recommended restaurant. We finally got to eat a wonderful meal at the "horse stable restaurant". Eating at a couple of the smaller family restaurants was also a great experience, especially knowing that the salad ingredients came from the owner's garden. Exploring Dolcedo was a highlight. A quiet little town with some impressive historical buildings, churches, bridges & meandering walkways. Not surprising, we even found a big olive oil business which was closed. But the one we really enjoyed was Pietrantica's little olive shop, just down from the city offices and across from the bank. Pietrantica has his own olive grove, presses his own oil & exports some to the USA. From Casa Fontana we took a daytrip up the west side of the valley & returned on the east side. We visited each of the picturesque towns, including Valloria, which is a must if you come to this area. We also took another day trip south along the sea to France. We found some wonderful Italian porceline grottos in Albissola Marina on the way back. Our only challenge on this trip was negotiating the narrow, windy roads. The drive up to Casa Fontana is such a road, but well worth the effort. From there it is an enjoyable walk to the main part of town. If you come to this area, this is the place to stay. Although we spent a lot of time away from Casa Fontana, it was the perfect place to return for the afternoon siesta & evenings together. It was our "home away from home" where we had absolutely quiet evenings & experienced a unique sense of history just from being there. It will definitely be our first choice on any return visit & we highly recommend it for your consideration.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stuttgart, Germany
5

An incredible vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I would have to rate my time in this apartment as a 5 for excellent. Right from the beginning, upon requesting information, I immediately contacted and was very happy with the way Herr Bormann answered my questions and showed an interest in the needs of me and my family. The care taker of the vacation home was also very friendly and answered all of our questions, even recommending great restaurants in the area. We were, however, surprised at the drive up to the vacation home. Very steep, windy, and steep. But, it was worth it! The view from the top floor balcony is splendid. We ate breakfast there every morning. Dolcedo is in itself, in my opinion, the most beautiful village in the valley. We made a driving loop up the valley and down the other visiting the many small villages and admiring the breathtaking view of the mountains and the sea. Our favorite was Valloria, where the doors are painted by artists and where one can get lost roaming on the windy, narrow pathways through the town. It was a great experience and I would definately recommend this vacation home and it's surroundings to anyone looking for a peaceful, romantic, and memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The last part of the way to Isolalunga is relatively steep for 500m/550yd, but that s normal for Italien mountain villages.However there will be an new , more comfortable road from autumn 08.
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Location

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Dolcedo
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Savona
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Sanremo
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Imperia
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Imperia / Ovest
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Dolcedo
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Colle di Nava
Nearest Beach
6.5 Kilometres
Imperia
Car: recommended

6 km to the beaches of the province capitalcity Imperia; 20 km to Sanremo, 55 km to Monaco, 80-100 km to Nice, Cannes or Genova

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Isolalunga, 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
 
Sommer
17 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£586
for 4 nights
From
£127 **
£915 **
 
 
Herbst
9 Sep 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£514
for 4 nights
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£110 **
£807 **
 
 
Nachsaison
11 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£443
for 4 nights
From
£92 **
£627 **
 
 
Winter
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£622
for 4 nights
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£136 **
£852 **
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£514
for 4 nights
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£110 **
£807 **
£2,105
 

Additional pricing information

Elektrizität Wasser Gas £ 1.8 per person per night
Pet Fee £22.44
Endreinigung £76.29
Refundable Damage Deposit £179.51

Extras : energy water: 2 Euro/ day/ Person;
Final cleaning 85,00.
Bed linen towels 15 Euro / Person. if needed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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