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This house with a beautiful terrace combines antiquity with modern comforts!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

It is a large house with 2 kitchens, 3 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, and 2 living rooms

Just 10 minutes away from Imperia, in the heart of the San Lorenzo valley - at the top of the hill that overlooks the sea – there is Costarainera, a little village still untouched by mass tourism.

Our house is open to everyone and sleeps 11. The options are:

- A unique big 4-storey apartment with a terrace overlooking the mountains and the sea

- An apartment for 5

- An apartment for 9

You can choose one of these 3 options… and you will always be the only guests of the house! Casa Carlo has a strong personality and each bedroom has different furniture from the others; the fully equipped kitchens are located on the ground floor and on the terrace. Our guests will have everything they need!

Casa Carlo is a 3-storey house situated in the city’s old town, which is also Wi-Fi zone, and features stone walls and an independent entrance. The house has plenty of space where you can read, listen to music, or simply relax. The terrace is perfect in every season and features big table with chairs, parasols, barbecue, lots of silence, and a beautiful view of the sea, the olive grove, and the hills

If you are looking to relax, you can decide not to move from your house and simply admire the sea under the shade of a comfortable parasol on the terrace.

In winter, the house becomes enchanting thanks to its independent heating system.

The natural stone, the white whitewashed walls, the vaulted ceiling, the black slate staircase and the fireplace make this house perfect!

Casa Carlo has a unique history and tradition.

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Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, I understand Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Danila

Mine is a very long story that I prefer to tell my guests on arrival!

Why Danila chose Imperia

Casa Carlo has a very interesting story that dates to the eighteenth century.

The kitchen on the ground floor was once where the animals were kept. On the facade, there is still an iron ring where mules, once used as means of transport to the olive groves, were tied.

The upper floor was home to the women who once picked the olives, but it has been recently modified except for the stone facade and the layout of the rooms.

Enjoy your holiday in our house if you want to regenerate and relax: you will be at walking distance from the sea and you need never feel stressed! In July and August there is a bus service available from the beach of San Lorenzo to Costarainera and Marina degli Aregai / S.Stefano, which comes back to San Lorenzo al Mare.

What makes this house unique

Some of my ancestors were born in these valleys, which is the reason why I immediately fell in love with this house. Its owners were German and had partially renovated it, but not modified it. When the house became mine, I wanted to keep the slate staircase, the whitewashed walls, and the vaulted ceilings in some rooms.

Every room has different furniture and colours, for example in the kitchen there is a nineteenth-century Occitan cupboard and a coffee machine of the 1930... This house is one of a kind!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Costarainera in Costarainera

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom with bath tub 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom with bath tub 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Room with shower 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • They are both equipped with everything you need!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Double and single bedrooms, with different coloured and sized furniture
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This is the ideal house for friends, families with children, relatives… there is plenty of space for everyone and 3 bathrooms! Your children can go out and have fun in the pedestrian alleys


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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This house with a beautiful terrace combines antiquity with modern comforts!
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

"For the second time we s...

  • 5 of 5

"For the second time we spent a week in this lovely house. The terrace is alone worth the price... A beautful view. The nearest town, San Lorenzo, has nice beaches. We will really recommend this place, and are sure to come back another time."

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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"This is a fantastic plac...

  • 5 of 5

"This is a fantastic place, and we have already recomended it to all our friends. The wiew from the roof-terrace is alone worth the stay. The rest of the house provides enough space for everyone. We were 7 adult and two children, and it was never crowded.

The town of Costarainera (and Cipressa) is quiet and very nice, with a small shop that have what you need. The restaurant in Cipressa is also highly recomended.

We were very pleased with our stay, and are already planning to go back next summer...."

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2006
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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"We enjoyed our stay at t...

  • 5 of 5

"We enjoyed our stay at the house. We were 2 families and the house accommodated us well. We were able to all be together on the ground floor meals area and not be crowded, and also the top floor terrace - with magnificent views. The other 2 floors of sleeping rooms are well set out and provided ample space for when we wanted time apart. We even got used to all the stairs - which kept our waistlines thin after indulging in the wonderful local cuisine - and kept the children entertained for hours! The town of Costarainera is wonderfully peaceful - yet only a short drive from some magnificent sight-seeing. We had small children with us and they loved the local park which was only a short walk from the house. We would not hesitate to recommend this house and would definately stay again."

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2006
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Everything was in confor...

  • 5 of 5

"Everything was in conformity with the descriptions given.

The only weakness was that it was found a bit hard to warm by some of us.

But it's a typical ancient house in such a lovely village. It's very a quiet and comfortable place.

The owner is kind and efficient.

I would never rent another place if i come back."

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2006
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wir waren mit 11 Personen in Costarainera. Der Ort ist sehr ruhig so das man sich hier gut erholen kann..Die Zimmeraufteilung war gut..Das Haus geht über zwei Etagen ,so dass man sich auch mal zurückziehen kann.Die Dachterrasse ist top.Zum Strand sind es ca.15 Minuten mit dem Auto.Ohne Auto wäre es zu weit.

Die Vermieterin ist sehr nett und unkompliziert.

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Freunde! vielen Dank für die netten Worte . It war mir ein Vergnügen, meine Gäste ! Mein Haus ist immer für Sie geöffnet! Bis zum nächsten Cari amici , grazie per le belle parole ! E' stato un piacere avervi miei ospiti e la mia casa è sempre aperta per voi ! Arrivederci alla prossima !!
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  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine wunderschöne Woche in diesem perfekt ausgestatteten Haus verbracht, vor allem die Dachterrasse mit Meerblick ist traumhaft. Danila war sehr nett und unkompliziert und vor allem so flexibel, statt neun auch zwölf Personen unterzubringen. Dankeschön dafür! ;) Sehr gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für die netten Worte! wird eine Freude für mich, Sie wieder begrüßen zu dürfen! Ich hoffe, dass in der Zwischenzeit mein Deutsch hat sich verbessert! Cari saluti . Danila
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nice (FR) – Genoa
Nearest Barpub
950 Metres
Piazza della Chiesa
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Castellaro Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Imperia Porto Maurizio
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Imperia Ovest
Nearest Restaurant
900 Metres
La torre/Oliva Pazza
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
San Lorenzo al Mare and Aregai
Car: recommended

Coming from France, take the Arma di Taggia exit on the A 10 motorway.

Coming from Genoa/Savona continue on towards Ventimiglia Confine, then exit at Imperia Ovest on the A 10 motorway.

Follow signs for Sanremo, in San Lorenzo, and after the traffic light follow signs for Costarainera.

Imperia Porto Maurizio railway station

The area is full of local shops where you can buy typical regional products; there are also many cultural sites nearby.

We can provide our guests with a map of the main gastronomic and wine sites to visit in the area.

Coastal Park of Ponente: After a 28-km walk, you will get to San Lorenzo in Sanremo – Ospedaletti, where you can rent a bike.

If you are passionate about trekking, starting from the house you can get to France or to the Cinque Terre through the mountains of the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri.

You will find many sandy or rocky beaches along the coast.

In the Imperia, Santo Stefano and Sanremo ports you can enjoy some boat trips or snorkelling… Do not miss Whale Wathching from May to September, as well as a visit to the old town of Genoa and its famous museums and aquariums. In Genoa you can arrange boat trips to Portofino (ask in the Aquarium area near the old port of Genoa).

A visit to the old town of Genoa – the largest historical medieval centre in Europe – is an adventure that you cannot miss! You can discover the most original aspects of a town with a glorious past and a fascinating present: restaurants, local pubs, music, and… the Mediterranean nightlife!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Costarainera, 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
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £18.27

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Deposito cauzionale euro 100,00 Caparra 30% richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi all'arrivo . Non si accettano pagamenti con carta di credito, bancomat o chèques vacances. Non dimenticate il documento di identità

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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