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Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 4,090 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property


Privacy and peaceful seclusion at Villa Vernazza close to 5 Terre in the Colline del Sole (Sun Hills Area) drinking Vermentino wine on pool side or on the huge terrace.

The pool recently renewed is really a dream!

Escape to a peaceful hideway in Ligurian nature comprising a 5 suites, plus one, property called Villa Vernazza under the historical Castelnuovo Tower.

This private luxury gateway features materials from the surrounding area on its architecture such as marble and woods.

Guests rave about the beautiful settings, which includes sea views terrace with bbq, olive trees meditation area, large swimming pool hidden in the bush..

There is lot to do in the area, as Sarzana is 10 minutes away; Cinque Terre, Marinella and Monte Marcello are also close by. Firenze, Lucca, Pisa, are all in about one hour driving range.

For wine lovers degustation tours are a must.

The house has also one room provided with television and reading room with books and newspapers. The Suites are 5 plus one, if needed otherwise the last one could be used asa second living room. The kitchen? Very large and, on request, you can have cooking classes. The swimming pool is surrounded by the woods and is available anytime, even at night, when you can swim and enjoy yourself in complete privacy and relaxation, observed only by the stars and moon. This mansion offers a quiet and ideal stay for those who want to have a few days of relaxation. Nevertheless, mountains for those who enjoy beautiful excursions and admire the view from above.

There is also the possibility to rent a boat and reach tiny secluded beaches where stay like paradise. Sarzana a La Spezia are really close and there you may find great shops and Restaurants,

The art cities such as Pisa, Lucca, Florence, with their historic centers will offer culture, art, shopping, nightclubs and restaurants as much as one likes. As you can see,this

is a geographic context for any type of family, couples or anyone who is willing to have a beautiful vacation. The Cinque Terre, the most popular and exclusive destination sought by tourists and beyond, are within easy reach with your own transport or public trans. Possible and very fresh also go there with the public boat from La Spezia. If you like you may also rent bikes or just go hiking discovering the hills through the many paths all around. From our experience of many years now we highly recommend this stay as you'll have a great vacation.

More Details

Property Manager
Pia Calo
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

Why Pia Calo chose Castelnuovo Magra

This wonderful house is a family house from about 25 years as we bought it as our holidays retreat. As a matter of fact is such a magic place that nobody can leave without regrets and the promise to be back soon.

Just beside the villa, is an antique pathway ,through the wood, that leads upto the charming village of Castelnuovo. Magra. For the more adventurous, the pathway leads to other panoramic pathways.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Castelnuovo Magra in Province of La Spezia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4090 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews
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This is the perfect villa, look no further!

  • 5 of 5

My family of nine just spent a wonderful, relaxing week at Villa Vernazza. I spent a long time researching villas in the area, looking for the perfect one. I found it! The setting of the villa is lovely. We enjoyed every moment, day or night, spent on the veranda looking out at the mountains, sea, and countryside. There was ample space and seating for everyone. I loved being able to look up at the lit-up tower at Castelnuovo Magra every night. The pool area is gorgeous, with more ample seating for everyone. The shower with the solar hot water tank was an added bonus that we all appreciated. The patios around the pool are charming and nicely landscaped. I enjoyed just walking around the villa and taking in the fresh scents and sights. The villa itself is beautifully decorated and each room is lovely. Everyone had plenty of space and enjoyed their ensuite bathrooms. My husband and I stayed in the master bedroom and what a treat that was! The view out of the two walls of windows is amazing!

The location of the villa is unbeatable. We easily accessed numerous different activities/towns. We had two rental cars. One day, some in our party drove to the closest beach and said it was less than 10 minutes away. Another day, a carload of us made the short, hour drive to Florence. One day, we all went to the Carrara marble quarry/tour. We highly recommend that!! One day, we drove to the Sarzana train station and took a train to the Cinque Terre region (with a change at La Spezia Centrale station). We hiked between Vernazza and Monterosso. The beauty here is unsurpassed. All visitors to Villa Vernazza should go to Cinque Terre. On our departure from the villa, we had a short drive (50 minuted) to Lucca, where we stayed for two days. The villa is also very close to Pisa. We enjoyed a couple jaunts up to Castelnuovo Magra. What a beautiful little village! We recommend going up there to visit a cafe, restaurant, or the tower. A highlight of our trip that we will never forget is the meal/cooking class put on at the villa by Antonella. We learned how to prepare several different appetizers, as well as eat an assortment of bruschetta, another yummy appetizer, two pasta main dishes, a second plate of a flakey, salmon pastry, followed by the best tiramisu, all served with a couple bottles of wine. It was dreamy; the best night at the villa!

Pia and Franco were gracious and helpful. They answered all our questions and were expert with the villa upkeep. Thank you! ❤️

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenny thank you for your lovely review ! I and Franco were really happy to had you and your very nice family as guests in our Villa, you had been a great group. We are also happy that your vacation was good and that you'll have great memories to bring you back home. Hope to see again and we wish all the best for the future.
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A dream holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Whenever one visits a beautiful home one can admire its setting, its decor, furniture, ornaments etc but to be given the keys is something extra special and was very much appreciated by all nine of us. The moment one arrives the spectacular views across the valley intoxicate and breakfasts and morning coffee take on a whole new meaning with such a view. The living areas are many and spacious with room for all the family to spread out and even take a break from each other if needed. The spectacular master bedroom could come from a luxury bedroom magazine and the other rooms, although with less spectacular views, are delightfully different and very homely. With ensuite bathrooms and aircon in each bedroom we were more than happy and the pool was just the touch of luxury we all needed for this family break. The villa is obviously a home for Pia and Franco who couldn’t have done more to make our stay a success. From the comprehensive welcome and tour of the house to help either in person or via WhatsApp they were the ideal hosts.

A few helpful suggestions:

Franco is happy to take a cheque for the damage deposit so take one with you to save using all your cash.

This is a villa that needs a car. Although there is the availability of an 8 seat taxi we were charged €60 for the ten minute drive from the station which we felt was exorbitant and put us off using the taxi again.

Take a train. The Italian train system is easy to navigate (English instructions and announcements abound) and is really good value compared to British Rail and there is a FREE car park at Sarzana station.

We loved this villa and we would thoroughly recommend a stay here. Thank you Pia and Franco!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nigel thank you very much for your nice review: I and Franco are very happy that your stay had been good. As a matter of fact Giuliano, the driver, charged you too much and I apologize for that, and after, for the last guests, we had call another one that charged 40 euros from LaSpezia railway station tot he Villa for 8 persons which easy really much better. Anyway I wish all the best for the future I hope to see you again, Pia
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We had a great fortnight . The villa was excellent and Pia and Franco were wonderful hosts .

  • 5 of 5

Great location , wonderful views and the villa worked really well ( we had 10 in our party) .

You will need a car but easy access to beaches , Lucca and Sarzana ( which is a really lively /interesting) town .

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris very happy to hear from you! You and your group had been such a wonderful guests! I For next year we'll improve the pool aera with Jacuzzi and fountains .. Hope you'll be here around to see. In the meantime I'll like the opportunity to wish you and your family and Steward and his family all the very best for the future! Pia and Franco
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great villa!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with 3 families. The villa was perfect for our size group. We had 13 people. The villa was extremely clean, and modern with rustic charm. The kitchen was perfectly equipped and the view was amazing. We were there in early April when it was quite cold, but the large veranda would be amazing for summer evenings, and the pool would be amazing as well!! The wi-fi isn't great, but that was our only complaint.The driveway is extremely steep and windy, but it wasn't a problem...that's what you get when you rent a house with a spectacular view. Pia and Franco were wonderful as well. They even arranged a chef to come in and cook us a typical Italian meal. Would definitely rent again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I and Franco are really happy that our guests had a very good time in their vacation in our Villa. As they said the wifi was we had at the beginning of the season was not great and as matter of fact we changed immediately so that now is perfectly working even for 13 people with 13 devices!! I and Franco work continuously to improve over and over the confort and the hospitality of our Villa as we like very much it. We really hope that Samantha and her family and friends will come again to our house and we wish them a very nice summer!!
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Horrible stay

  • 1 of 5

We are lucky to have stayed at many Italian Villas and this is the first one we regret renting.

Don't want to be petty and negative however we paid a high summer price for this Villa and need to warn others of its shortcomings.

* very steep road and driveway access

* the advertised views from every room not true.

The main bedroom has a great view and bathroom, the others all have ensuites but do not have a view.

* The house has no coolng and it was very hot. The owners explained it away by saying that week in July was the hottest of the season (really? August not hotter??)

* we requested fans, 3 were delivered next day in the boxes for us to assemble. Without them the bedrooms would not have been bareable. 2 bedrooms are upstairs under the roof line so were very hot, ours had no cross ventilation so fan was the only solution-

* when we arrived we complained of a sewer smell and showers which didn't drain properly , a plumber was dispatched (with no tools) and said it was a septic sewer problem.

* by the Wednesday there was bubbling brown water coming from our shower drain and the smell was so bad it drove us out of our bedroom and we slept on the lounge.

* The septic pump-out men were dispatched on the Thursday. We had to let them in (cutting our daytrip short) help them locate the septic tanks and assist them in the pump out. The smell was disgusting and lingered for about an hour. I do not think your paying guests should be asked to do this sort of task. Apologies and particularly excuses were plentiful from the owners however the fact remains that the septic tanks should have been emptied before we arrived, not during our stay.

* The pool is adequate for a 10 person property but the water level was too low so it didn't filter properly so we were swimming amongst bugs and floating leaves.

* Crockery was mismatched and there were not enough matching glassware for 10 people * Internet access poor

* to top it all off we were initially overcharged for cleaning fee. On the positive side the terrace at the front provided a great view of the valley and the lights at night were beautiful. the proximity to Sarzana railway station makes it convenient to get to Cinque Terre.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We never had complains about our Villa, We really make a lot of efforts as the vacation of our guests could be great and unforgettable and this happens all the time. Our guests leave us beautiful reviews and promise to come again. We are really happy to see the satisfaction of out guests and this is what we really like.
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Outstanding villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa is a truly wonderful surprised discovery. Beautifully decorated, it is located on the hillside, secluded, but at the same time its vast terrace offers a breathtaking view of the sea, countryside, Sarzana and beyond. Olive trees surround this villa. Generous space, both within the house and the garden, provides areas for solitude (if individual is seeking that) or gathering in groups. Pia and Franco are great hosts and are always available, if help is required. They made arrangements with a chef to cook for us on two evenings. Chef Antonella presented her delicious Italian cuisine cooked with fresh local produce. Both Pia and Franco were in attendance, translating and explaining the dishes. All these bring together a memorable, relaxing holiday in Cinque Terre. We look forward to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Castelnuovo paese
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Lerici GOlf Club Villa Marigola
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Take the A1 motorway exit at Sarzana, take to Castelnuovo Magra, 5 minutes from the village center.

You will experience unforgettable days for your holiday, through thousands of opportunities. The excursions to the nearby cities of art: Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo, and Parma. Also, visit to discover the marble quarries of Carrara, the most famous in the world. Indeed, you can go wine tasting and eating typical food of the area at nearby wineries of wine Vermentino.

Moreover, the Cinque Terre (five lands), with their parks, beaches, and picturesque villages, are easily reachable by train including MONTEROSSO,MANAROLA,VERNAZZA - scenarios among the most beautiful in the world. Sea at will: Lerici, Santerenzo , La Versilia with Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi. Do not forget to spend a day of pure fun at the Adventure Park ,2 km away (Fosdinovo). Nevertheless, you can go shopping in Sarzana in the charming boutiques and a stop for a drink. And for those who consider shopping a lifestyle, do not miss the famous weekly market in Forte dei Marmi, (, shopping on the boulevard of Viareggio or ,still in Forte dei Marmi, with the most famous boutiques. Likewise, in August there will be an exhibition of antiques in Sarzana. Furthermore, get to the “Terme Della Versilia” hotsprings, with various offers of massages and mud baths can be an extra delight.

.The walks can be done by horseback or by foot. The walks can be done by horseback or by foot. Last but not least, the rental of inflatable boats, to get to the most exclusive beaches, known only by the locals. On request, it is possible to take cooking classes in the villa with a full menu.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Castelnuovo Magra, Liguria

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
8 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 8 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
medium season 2019
19 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
high season 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
medium season 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £89.29
cleaning fee £267.86
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.43

Listed prices are for 6 people occupancy. Extra occupancy up to 12 people, is charged 50,00 euro each person a day. Heating charge if necessary or requested is 350,00 euros a week. Cleaning fee euro 200,00 due on arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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