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Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian

Sky & Elephant - A property Unique

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in La Spezia

Villa Terrace with 360° view of Lerici - House Unique unconventional.

In Location Maralunga, just above the castle of Lerici, you can enjoy a terrace of 60 sqm, sunsets and starry skies that will leave you breathless.

A garden, shaded by olive trees and consists of small terraced manicured green lawn surrounding the house.

The house is arranged over three floors, tastefully decorated in a nautical style in every detail with a touch of "journeys of Africa" difficult to forget.

The house, designed for living all year round, has been completely renovated recently.

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andrea (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian

Why Andrea chose La Spezia

A sinous arc of land between Piedmont and sea, Liguria is where the Alps and the Appenines cascade precipitously into the Mediterranean.

The result is as a striking as it is unique, with ancient settlements clinging precariously to granite cliff a spectacle that reach its apex in Cinque Terre : five quintessential Ligurian fishing villages that dangle like perched medioeval colonies above the foaming oceans.

The house is situated on the top of a hill close to Lerici (it takes 10 minutes walking), and it has an amazing sight of the so-called "Poet's Gulf". The surrounding area is really interesting both from the historical and environmental point of view: you can plan many different trips to medieval historical centres like in the surrounding of Sarzana but also roman ruines, like the ancient site of Luni, that are not far from the house. If you like walking in the Nature, not far there is the "Cinque Terre" National Park, or the beautiful Portovenere, that is UNESCO heritage: it takes 30 minute by a small ferryboat from Lerici. You can reach the small city of Lerici and its beaches by steps/stairs in a few minutes (about 10 to the centre of the city, a little more for the beaches), but you can also walk for 2 minutes to the closest bus-stop: there are a lot of other places to go there by bus, like the beaches from the house to Tellaro (to go to these beaches takes about 20/30 minutes walking).

Local way of cooking is really good, you can taste good fish and also regional plates ...

If you need more information you can write me : I will be happy to answer you right!


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Sky & Elephant - A property Unique
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful house with an fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at "the elephant house" for a week. We had a great stay. The house is located on the top of Lerici, and has a fantastic view.

We were six adults and two children (1,5 years old) and we had plenty of room. The bedrooms are spacious, and bathrooms and kitchen are nice and well equipped.

The best thing with the house is the terrace, where you can sit and watch the village and the sunset. We spent every evening here.

Lerici is quickly reached, and has every thing you need. The private beach is a 20 min. walk, and it is really nice for children. Every time you are going home, you get a free workout, going up the stairs from town. We took the bus with the baby-strollers.

Andrea and is family are great, and reliable hosts. They even provided us with baby-cots, which we were really grateful for.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Schönes Haus an traumhafter Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir (2 Erwachsene, 4 Kinder) waren Anfang Juli 2015 in diesem schönen Haus in den Ferien. Das Haus liegt an einer schönen Lage etwas oberhalb des Dorfes. Von der Terrasse sieht man ein traumhaftes Panorama über Meer, die Bucht und die Berge. Durch die erhöhte Lage weht immer eine angenehme Brise das auch hochsommerliche Temperaturen gut zu ertragen sind. Über eine Treppe gelangt man in wenigen Minuten auf den Dorfplatz von Lerci.

Das Haus ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet und mit allem was man braucht ausgestattet. Es hat uns an nichts gefehlt. Der Vermieter war sehr freundlich und wir werden bestimmt wieder kommen!

RS aus der Schweiz

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Traumhaftes Haus in super Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben mit 6 Personen ( 4 erwachsene Kindern) im August für 2 Wochen Ferien in diesem wunderbaren Haus gemacht.

Die Lage ist ideal auf einem Felsen über dem Ort. Ein absoluter Traum sind die beiden großen Terrassen mit unvergesslichem Rundumblick auf das offene Meer, die Bucht und die Berge. Noch viel schöner als beschrieben. Durch die luftige Lage findet man selbst im Hochsommer immer ein luftiges Plätzchen und nachts kühlt es merklich ab.

Das Haus selber ist sehr geschmackvoll und gut mit allem ausgestattet. Der Vermieter ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.

In nur wenige Minuten erreicht man über Stufen das Ortszentrum, den Hafen und das Meer. Trotz dieser Nähe zum Trubel, herrscht im Haus und auf den Terrassen absolute Ruhe. Die ideale Unterkunft für Familien mit jugendlichen oder erwachsenen Kindern. Jeder kann zu Fuß sein eigenes Programm machen.

Wir werden garantiert wiederkommen !!

Familie W. aus Deutschland

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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A spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this place. The view from the terrace is incredible - we often ate dinner and breakfast up there. Be prepared to do a lot of walking, as the apartment has three floors and is located on a hill - the walk is worth it, though. If walking isn't your thing, keep in mind that you can drive to the big public carpark and then walk to the city from there, as the city itself is a limited traffic zone. The apartment was clean, the kitchen easy to use and there was free wifi. There are no fly screens, so be aware of the mosquitoes during the appropriate seasons. The city was pretty and the beach was a pleasant walk away. Andrea, the host, is very friendly and accommodating. So, thank you Andrea for your beautiful apartment - we would gladly return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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la casa è meravigliosa co...

  • 5 of 5

la casa è meravigliosa con un panorama mozzafiato.

la spiaggia è raggiungibile con mezzi pubblici

siamo stati benissimo i proprietari sono gentilissimi.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Dear All, the casa ciao e...

  • 5 of 5

Dear All, the casa ciao elefante is absolut great located in Lerici - at the entry of the property there are steps who brings you to the centre/market place of lerici - but Attention! the stairs through Lerici are a Highlight of italian culture but sometimes very steeply - so it´s not useable for a Buggy. The casa ciao elefante have all Equipment who is daily needed- the Highlights of the house are the roof terrace and the garden with many olive trees. The landlord Andrea is very Kind and willing.

So - we can recommend this house for all the People - also with Kids - wo want to spend relaxing Holidays in Italy. Regards Bernhard and Familiy

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
La Spezia Centrale
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A12 - Exit Sarzana
Nearest Beach
500 Metres

Motorway A10 Genova - Livorno: Exit follow to Lerici Sarzana.

Magnolia, yew and cedar trees grow in the 1930s public gardens at Lerici, an exclusive retreat of pool-equipped villas clinging to the cliffs along its beach.

For outstanding views make you way on foot or by public lift to the 12th century “Castello di Lerici”.

Lerici’s tourist office can advise on walking and cycling in the area, as well as accommodation.

From the Lerici a scenic 3 km coastal stroll leads north to San Terenzio a seaside village with a sandy beach and Genoese Castle.

Another coastal stroll, 4 km south, takes you past magnificent little bays to Tellaro (very cloth to the house), a fisching hamlet with pink-orange houses cluttered about narrow lanes and tiny squares.

If you write to me I can give you other useful information on what to do!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lerici, La Spezia

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30 Apr 2016 - 28 May 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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29 May 2016 - 25 Jun 2016
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26 Jun 2016 - 30 Jul 2016
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7 night minimum stay
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31 Jul 2016 - 27 Aug 2016
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7 night minimum stay
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28 Aug 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £114
Spese di Pulizia £38

Deposito cauzionale richiesto all'arrivo,
Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione,
Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Spezia in Liguria

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Coin Cabine
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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