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10-bedroom villa and estate with conference room near Mediterranean coast

Bedrooms 10
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, large private pool with sun deck,tennis court, garden

This fully renovated estate consists of a main building with 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, a multimedia room with satellite TV, computer room with fast internet and a big kitchen/dining room (11m x 4 m), wine cellar, separate pizza house with stone oven, a large gated heated pool (15m x 8m) with sun terrace and a private tennis court.

On the ground floor we recently added a large conference room of 12 x 6 meters making this an ideal venue for meetings, conferences, tutorials and retreats. It easily seats 25 people and has a separate kitchen and toilet facilities. There is a large screen for presentation purposes. You can move the tables and chairs to the side creating a large, open space for a host of different possibilities including yoga classes, (theatre) rehearsals, etc.

The house is surrounded by a garden with old oak and fruit trees and a shaded lawn. The 1st floor consists of a large kitchen, living room with bar, TV, fast internet, a bathroom with double showers, 2 toilets. A wide oak staircase leads to the 2nd floor with a lovely living room with fireplace, 5 bedrooms, 2 with private bath rooms. 2 rooms with 2 single beds, 3 rooms with double beds and a shared bathroom and separate toilet. The 3rd floor has 5 bedrooms with double beds (1 with private bathroom) and a shared bathroom for the other rooms. The property consists of 80,000 m2 of woods and fields with stunning views of the surroundings.

The house comes with a newly built heated swimming pool and clay tennis court. Directly next to the main building there is a heated swimming pool (15 x 8 meters) with salinated water (must nicer than chlorinated water!). Here you have sun all day. There are plenty of reclining chairs to lie in the sun as well as an outdoor shower. The pool is fully gated so there is no need to worry about young kids. Directly in front of the main building there is a private clay tennis court. It has lighting if you want to play in the evening. In the back garden there is a pleasant shaded area with large oak trees and a lawn. Here you'll also find a separate building with a large, wood-burning, stone-floor pizza oven to make your own pizzas. There is also a regular gas-fired barbeque. A protruding roof around part of the main house offers a pleasant shaded area overlooking the pool with a large table and seating accomodation for breakfast, lunch or dinner outdoors.

The surroundings: Cairo Montenotte is a charming medieval town with 14,000 residents and is a mere 5 minutes drive from the estate. Here you'll find all you need in terms of grocery stores, small shops, restaurants, supermarkets and cafes to have a leisurely cup of espresso or cappuccino. Near the house there is a hospital with a first aid services. The Mediterranean coast is only a 24 kilometers drive. You can take the motorway or the ancient Via Aurelia which winds down the hills offering spectacular views. In Savona you'll find public beaches and beaches where you pay for a reclining chair and changing facilities, a marina, fashionable shopping, restaurants and night life. From Savona you can go along the Mediterranean coast in either direction (called the flower Riviera) where you'll find delightful sea side villages and beaches. Within an hour's drive there are two towns well worth a visit: Genova and Torino. Genova is an ancient port with palaces converted to museums and the university town of Torino has a beautiful historic centre.

More Details

Martin de Koning
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Martin de Koning

We are an Anglo-Dutch family who bought this property from an important Italian family in Genova. We set about renovating the main villa with the purpose of having a family retreat in Northern Italy that was large enough to entertain family and friends and big enough for our teenage children to bring their friends along as well. We have decorated in a modern style according to our own taste. So this is not a typical rental property with Ikea furniture. We have tried to maintain the characteristic design of the house but give it a contemporary look and feel.

Martin de Koning purchased this chateau / country house in 2010

Why Martin de Koning chose Cairo Montenotte

Because it is ideally located near the Mediterranean Sea and is close to several interesting towns with airports: Genova, Torino, Nice (France) and Milano. The small town of Cairo Montenotte is only a three-minute drive from the house where you find shops and restaurants (and even a hospital). With its medieval center and the locals chatting unhurriedly with one another, this is the unpretentious vita bella of Italy without tourists. There is plenty of room for guests to each do their own thing whether you want to hang at the pool, play tennis, go hiking, go mountain biking or read a book in the shade under the oak trees.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The property is easily accessible, ( a practically level 75 meter drive on a dirt road from the nearby tarmac road), close to the nearby town of Cairo Montenotte for shopping purposes and only a 12-minute drive to the motorway. It is tranquil with lovely views but you do not have to go very far to be part of the bustling Italian action along the coast. For families with children it offers plenty of entertainment with a large pool, a tennis court, a ping pong table and mountain bikes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Cairo Montenotte in Province of Savona

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , double sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , double sink
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , double sink
    Bathroom 4 - Shower Enclosure , double sink
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , double sink
  • All bathrooms are fully renovated with new tiles, enclosed glass-panelled showers, bidets and double sinks. All bathrooms have rain showers. Three bedrooms have private bathrooms, two of which have baths in addition to rain showers. One private bathroom has a double sink and a rain shower only.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 10 - 4 Single Bed
  • 7 bedrooms have large double beds. 2 bedrooms have two single beds each and one bedroom has 4 single beds (very suitable for children). There are three baby cots available.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 3 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The kitchen is equipped with professional equipment, 2 x 4 ring stoves, 2 ovens, a large coffee maker, an espresso machine and all the necessary pots, pans and plenty of cooking utensils centered around an 8-meter oak wood cooking island. In the back garden you will find a separate structure with an authentic wood-burning, stone-floor pizza oven. The kitchen includes the dining area which confortably seats up to 20 people. Upon request cooking services on the premises can be provided by a local Italian chef at additional costs. The kitchen offers fantastic views over the surrounding countryside.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Great home for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

3 families stayed at the villa for 3 weeks and we absolutely loved it. There was plenty of room to spread out and have space to yourself. The large kitchen was fully equipped with all sorts of tools for a chef. The wood burning pizza oven made some of the best pizza I’ve ever had! The kids enjoyed the pool, playing tennis and watching movies in the TV room. The pool is heated via solar panels, so it was still quite cold but still nice enough to swim on very warm days. The grocery store is only 5-10 mins away so it makes it easy to go on quick grocery runs. There are shutters on every window, which is nice for keeping the rooms dark when sleeping in mornings. The beds are comfortable and there are plenty of towels.

Although I gave it 5 stars, there were a few things I wanted to share. The clothes drier was broken and unusable for the entire first week we were there and ended up having to be replaced. Having said that, the response time from the house manager was very quick, it just took time to order a new drier. One of the toilets also broke and took a few days to be repaired due to the weekend. I would also caution you to bring your own DVD’s because a lot of the ones at the house are scratched and unreadable.

Overall it was a fabulous, unforgettable visit. We loved our stay and would return!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house, the area, and the staff is first rate. No matter what you want to do - relax, entertain, make brick oven pizza!, visit vineyards, or head to the beach- Martin has provided the ultimate home-base for you while the incomparable duo of Eleonora and Lorenzo take care of all your needs.


  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Come back to visit again. Best, Martin
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

It is a perfect location to visit Barolo vineyards, driving distance to Cinque Terre and soccer stadium in Turin. House lovely and large. Pool is wonderful for all. Great outdoor seating and especially using the authentic pizza oven!!!! Hired Paola as a chef...superb food and Eleanora was especially helpful for any of our questions. Recommend it highly


  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Went with easter with a group to this dream home. The descriptions were fantastic yet the reality exceeded my expectations.

A very spacious atmospheric house situated on a hill. A huge kitchen with four refrigerators and two dishwashers. Fantastic to cook with many people together. A sitting room with a huge fireplace, guarded by two stone lions.

The house is very well equipped, luxurious bathrooms, computer room, washing machines, piano, a well stocked bookcase etcetera.

The house is surrounded by a giant garden and a few terraces. And then I didn’t mention yet the tennis court, swimmingpool and a little house to make pizza’s in.

The setting is superb with open views on hills and the surroundings are beautiful with lots of variety of animals and flowers.

Unfortunately, our visit lasted only three days but I hope to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful Easter in Liguria

  • 5 of 5

We spent Easter at the villa in Cairo Montenotte in Italy. The fabulous weather, the surroundings, the food and wine and good company made this a memorable occasion.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Rental for Larger Groups

  • 5 of 5

Fourteen members of my family (adults and children) spent two weeks this past summer in this outstanding farm home. There was more room than we needed, both inside and outside.

The fresh mountain air and breezes were ideal for spending time at the pool, tennis court, ping pong table, and leisurely strolls around the property.

We all had a fabulous time. We even had a chef come in to cook for us several times. Dealing with the owner's rep was easy and a pleasure.

I'd recommend this home for larger groups who want still to have personal privacy.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Cairo Montenotte
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Cairo Montenotte
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Cairo Montenotte
Nearest Ski
72 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
24 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The property lies in a hilly region and offers lovely panoramas of rolling hills but is a mere 4 minutes drive to the centre of the small town of Cairo Montenotte. The surrounding villages have delightful historic centres. There are several towns within a 30 minute to a two-hour drive that merit a visit including Savona, Acqui Terme, Barolo, Torino, Genova, Milano or Nice in France. The nearest town to Cairo M. is Savona which is a mere 25 minutes drive on the Mediterranean coast. From there you can follow the coast west in the direction of France or in the other direction to Genova. In either case a delightful coastal road takes you through small towns and villages which in the Summer become bathing resorts. Typically, these communities have small public beaches as wel as private beaches. To the North is the Piedmonte region, famous for its wines (e.g. Barolo) and excellent food. Torino, an old university town and home to Fiat, is worth a visit as is Milano at a distance of 180 km.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Cairo Montenotte, Liguria

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
11 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Season
1 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday Season
24 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter season
6 Jan 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
31 Mar 2019 - 15 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 Oct 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday season
22 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning charges £245.54
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,339.29
utilities £133.93

• Weekly rates include use of the house, swimming pool, tennis court, pizza oven and the grounds.
.• A deposit of 30% (non-refundable) is due upon booking.
.• The final balance is due 6 weeks before arrival plus security deposit. A security deposit of € 1500 is fully refundable subject to damage and breakage only.
A set of towels, beach towels and bed linen is provided for each guest.
.• Utilit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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