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Lovingly Restored Country House in Olive Grove with Vineyard 10 minutes from sea

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-9)

Casa Bianca is part of a wine and olive oil estate which has just been lovingly restored and refurbished by its owners. Casa Bianca now offers 4 double bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large sitting room with a sofa bed, entrance hall with a log fire (olive logs provided) making 180 square meters and sleeping max 10 people. Casa Bianca's cool and light internal space is set like a jewel in gentle Olive Groves with our vineyards below the house, and vegetable gardens and fruit trees all around, with jasmine, mimosa, roses and masses of wild flowers all in their season.

Off the fully modernized kitchen is a terrace for al fresco dining under a weeping willow tree and in front of the house a vine covered pergola where you can admire the sunny and shady spots in this tranquil old olive grove and the pine and chestnut woods (we will give you FREE some of our wine and oil) to help you unwind after a long day at the beach or walking the Cinque Terre or shopping in Chiavari Market for antiques or the superb local specialty food shops.

Also near is Santa Margherita, a very smart resort with famous fish market and yacht marina, Rapallo a quaint old seaside town, and Zoagli where the sea laps the town square and time stands still. Sestri Levante is 5 kms the other way, an elegant old village on the sea with the romantic sandy Bay of Silence one side and the long promenade on the Bay of Tigullio on the other. Or stay in Chiavari and walk along the wood boardwalk with its gardens and fountains and safe and clean gravel and rock beaches where the children can swim, admire the marina, or sit in a seaside bar and watch the sun set behind Portofino mountain.

Genoa is 40 kms west where you can explore the world famous Aquarium, the ancient noble palaces and art galleries, visit the theatre and shops. Florence and Pisa and Lucca are a few hours away by car and can be explored in a day trip from Chiavari. There is so much to do and see that a week here is not enough but you can do what many of our guests do - come back again!

More Details

Property Manager
Jennifer and Mauro Coppola
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , wash basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • wash basins, mirrors, heating, Modern white fittings and hand made traditional tiles giving modern comfort and old style..
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • * King Bed (3) * Twin/Single Bed (2) * Crib foldaway small single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private gated drive thru woods and olives to your secluded villa.. Help Mauro make the wine and collect olives in season. He will show you round his cellar, vineyards and winery and we are happy to welcome you to our beautiful old family villa for drinks. Mountain View: Overlooking valley with olive groves, vineyards, and gentle wooded hills - with old churches and villas in the distance. Visit Portofino and in Genoa see the world famous Aquarium, Trade Fairs, theatre, shops and birthplace of Christopher Clumbus. International sailing regattas held in Bay of Tigullio each year WALK MARKED TRAILS on less frequented routes, as well as the famous Cinque Terre and Portofino walks Enjoy the calm of the countryside in your private garden and still be in the centre of town in 5 minutes with all its buzz,bars,shops,restaurants,beaches and bus and rail connections. Chiavari is one of Italy's best kept secrets and surprises our guests with its unspoilt beauty,charm and variety.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Lovingly Restored Country House in Olive Grove with Vineyard 10 minutes from sea
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

A Lovely Oasis. . .

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed my time at Casa Bianca. It is the ideal setting. . .in a peaceful area where you can enjoy the birds and church bells, but a mere 15 minute walk to the lovely town of Chiavari, and five minutes more to the train station where you can go anywhere you'd like. My favorite was the outdoor patio. I enjoyed both my morning coffee and my afternoon wine out there. Amazing views.

Upstairs you'll find three bedrooms and two baths (one more bedroom and bath downstairs. . .a private suite!). Spacious and comfortable. There's a patio off two of the bedrooms (doors from the bedrooms open out to the upstairs patio). I often thought that if I was into yoga, this would be the perfect place for it! Large, private, peaceful, and excellent light in the morning. Really nice.

The downstairs is just lovely. I loved the openness and the wonderful windows. Lovely light. Comfortable. The town has a wonderful market, and I loved going down and buying whatever, then coming home and cooking something amazing. (I'm not the best cook, but in Italy, everything tastes better!) The restaurants in town are also great. And great shopping. I have to admit, Chiavari was nicer than I expected. Lovely little town. Friendly people.

Jennifer was out of town while I was here, but Mauro was welcoming and very helpful. I appreciated the introduction to the area and the warm hospitality. I will miss this lovely home and hope to return. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure it is to have happy guests who take home with them beautiful and lasting memories of their time in our wonderful part of the world... Italy's best kept secret? It makes all our efforts so worth while. Come back soon from USA to expand your experience of our lovely place. Thank you Teri.
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What a beautiful house in a perfect setting.

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a beautiful setting, close enough to town to walk but in a quiet rural setting.

The house is lovingly restored to have all the modern amenities. The rooms are bright, clean and comfortable. Our host could not have been more accommodating to any of our needs and providing us with olive oil and wine. He truly cares for his family's property.

We highly recommend this property. There is so much to do locally with easy access by car and train.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you all the way from Canada to enjoy our early Spring here on the Ligurian Riviera... and I hope that your dog also enjoyed the holiday with us and did not suffer from jet lag! We look forward to seeing you here again (as soon as you need some more of our extra virgin olive oil) with best wishes from Mauro and Jennifer Coppola
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Martinez, CA

Relaxing and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Our party of six, two couples, a father and his 13 yo daughter, had a delightful and relaxing week at Casa Bianca. Unfortunately the week went too fast. The property was everything we could hope for except for the drive to it from the gate onwards so we just parked at the gate and walked along the well trodden and well lit path to the rental. The house is spacious and had most everything that we needed. Mauro and Jennifer were kind enough to provide us with wine and olive oil from the estate. Mauro was also kind enough to share the bounty of the property with us too and to provide help and advice whenever we needed it.

The rooms are large and fairly well lit with lots of windows. I was pleased with the bedside lamps that I don't always find in the rentals I have secured in my travels. The beds were a little hard but that is common in Italy. The linens were of nice quality. The washer and dryer, yes, I said dryer, worked perfectly. The showers/bathtubs provided a lovely amount of hot water with an adequate spray. We had some minor issues with the wifi but it mostly worked well.

Chiavari is a lovely village that I would love to return to time and time again. I love its proximity to popular tourist sites. I also like the shopping, restaurants, market, the train station and the lovely beaches. What I love most about Chiavari is how it is a real working town and is not over run with touristy sites. Be sure to purchase some gelato at Cremeria Spinola. Yum!

We love the property and this is the second time that we have rented from Mauro and Jennifer. The first time, two years ago, we rented Casa Bosco and we loved it too. I wouldn't hesitate to rent either of these properties again or to recommend them to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This response to what we offer our guests makes all our efforts very worth while... to be able to share the place we love with people who appreciate it is a great pleasure.
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Geneva, Switzerland

Beautiful Settring

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 have only positive things to say about the property and the rental experience. My only gripe is that the weather did not cooperate and was unseasonably cool and wet and that is obviously outside the control of the owners. The house itself is nicely renovated and has a light open ambiance and several outdoor sitting or dining areas for relaxing. What makes the experience remarkable is the beautiful (and large) olive grove and vineyard that the house sits in the middle of giving a real sense of privacy and security. As the whole property is fenced this proved an ideal setting for walking with our dog. There are also the extra amenities such as satellite TV, wireless internet for those who need to stay connected. The walk from the property down into Chiavari is relatively short (about 10 minutes) and pleasant. It is up hill going back, of course, but my parents who are well into their 70's did not have trouble with this. If you are looking for a nice quiet and relaxing place to get away that has convenient access to the Ligurian coast from the Cinque Terre to Portofino. This is a nice option.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon


  • 5 of 5

From the moment you awake to the sounds of roosters crowing and birds chirping, until you finish your evening sitting in the yard, or by the fireplace you will love this villa. When we first arrived, greeted by the courteous and gracious host as we walked from the entry gate to the front door I felt as though I was arriving home after a long absense. We arrived at the villa by cab from the train station and I felt a bit daunted by the climb we would have from town if we chose to walk. But it was not as difficult as I imagined and was a charming and relaxing way to end our days of exploring the Ligurian coast. It was also a great way to walk off the exquisite focaccia bread that you really must enjoy every afternoon, as it comes out fresh in every bakery. A special treat on the walk back to the villa was to reach the castle tower as the church bells rang, and we could view the sun beginning to set in the sea.

The owners of the villa have really put a lot of effort into making this home as comfortable as possible. Arriving to find a basket of wine, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, all made by the property owners made us feel as though we were welcomed by family. You will not be disappointed if you choose to stay at this property! I will never forget our stay at Casa Bianca.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stockholm, Sweden

Wonderful place

  • 4 of 5

We can highly recommend this spacious and newly renovated villa. Beautiful setting, three bathrooms, quiet. And lovely hosts. Perfect for three couples or a big family. Great spot for day trips in the area. We went on amazing hikes both south and north of Chiavari, plan to come back. Annelie & Mats, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Genoa or Milan or Pisa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Chiavari 10 minutes walk
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Chiavari or Leivi
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles

Chiavari, Liguria, Italy, Europe (40 Kms East from Genoa/ Portofino,Cinque Terre Nearby) -- Casa Bianca is only 3 kms from the centre of Chiavari which is a beautiful old Ligurian City with excellent bars and restaurants in every square and arcaded street. A footpath will take you down to the center in 15 minutes where you will find the Cathedral and several old churches and villas and the train station.

Take a train to the Cinque Terre and walk back along the world famous trail set above the sparkling blue sea, passing through the ancient vineyards on the precipitous walled terraces. Stop for a swim or a leisurely lunch and enjoy the local wines. In the middle of Tigullio Bay which stretches from Portofino to Sestri Levante, Chiavari is perfectly placed for making trips to Portofino with its exquisite little yacht harbour where you can join the beautiful people in a bar for a Bellini cocktail or sit on the sea wall with an ice and watch the world go by.

Other Activities: shopping, wildlife viewing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Chiavari, Liguria

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
low season
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £87.77

These prices are for 8 people.
Low Season (Oct-Apr) .. €1300/week US$1300
High Season (Jul-Sep) .. €2400/week US$2700
Mid Season (May-Jun) .. €1800/week US$2000
Euro rates may vary against the USD. Bank details sent on booking
Price includes electricity, gas, towels and bed linens, final cleaning
Cancelation Policy; fee of 10% up to 90 days before booked date, 50% up to 60 days before.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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