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Casa Nero; Traditional Stone House Outside, Restored Modern 3 Bed-Home Inside

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bed-house in Italian Mountain Village within reach of the Beach

We restored Casa Nero ourselves from a broken shell into a modern home with two gardens/terraces. The house sits above a small typical village piazza, with Italian and holiday home owner neighbours. As you come up the outside steps from the piazza to the house the front door opens into an entrance hall with two bedrooms leading off, one double with a large built in wardrobe and one twin with views to the garden on this level. The garden on this level offers a kiwi vine shaded-area perfect for the siestas, or a sun drenched terrace. Also off the hall is a separate toilet, the washing machine is situated here. Up a few steps takes you to the family bathroom, with a fantastic walk-in shower, bidet and toilet plus storage for towels and toiletries.

Further up the stairs to the main open-plan living area; this is a lovely light space with a full kitchen including oven, grill, hob, dishwasher and all the cooking eating and drinking utensils you might require. There is an indoor dining table seating 6 in this space. At the other end is a lounge area with sofa bed, other seating, TV and DVD player; leading off here is a door to the rear terrace, with table chairs and large umbrella; perfect for alfresco dining or sunbathing. From the living area there is a door to bedroom number 3 with a double bed this room has great views over the church tower to the mountains and valley.

All Linen, towels including separate beach towels and final cleaning are included in the price.

There is parking within 3-5 minutes walk away, the street to the house is very narrow however we can take your luggage up in our little truck which gets everywhere!

Rezzo is a mountain village set in a beautiful wooded valley, it has both full-time Italian residents and although there is a smattering of holiday homes plus a view to rent, it retains it's unique Italian authenticity and is definitely not a tourist trap. There is a genuinely warm welcome to everyone who comes to Rezzo.

Village Amenities

Rezzo itself has two all-purpose shops where you can find fresh bread daily, local cheese, a range of groceries and household items, they both double as cafe/bars. The Locanda Alpina is as a family run restaurant with separate bar in the village itself serving local cuisine.There are two other great restaurants in the valley; accessible by walking up through the woods is the "Agriturismo Al Santuario di Saltarini Barbara", Barbara is the goatherd who has developed her business to have a great restaurant and shop, it sits next to the serene 15th Century Sanctuary of the Madonna with it's famous frescoes; or take the river path for Lavinella in the village of Lavina, a third generation family restaurant where the long Sunday lunch is a steal at €25 for up to 14 courses; alternative to walking, both are a short drive away.

During the summer months there are a number of Feste in the village run by local volunteers each celebrates a different aspect of local life being dedicated to local cheeses in June, local trout in July, Friends of Rezzo and the Carnival in August through to the 3 day Feste della Madonna e Bambina" in September beginning with a candlelit procession of the statue of the Madonna being carried from the Village Church up to the Santuario at the top of the village.

The Area

Rezzo has the best of both worlds, a 25-30 minute drive will see you on the fabulous coastline of Liguria, the closest beach is a pebbly one in Imperia, 40 minutes takes you to other glorious sandy options including chic resorts of Alassio and our personal favourite Laigueglia; there are many others to explore up and down the coast.

If the coast is not for you, take the short walk down to the river running through our valley and enjoy wild swimming in the beautifully clear water in one of the many swimming holes; taking a picnic makes for a very relaxing day out.

In the other direction 20 minutes up the mountain you will find yourself in the National Park of the Alpi Liguri with it's amazing mountain, valley and even coastal views; there are walks suitable for a family stroll or tackle the higher peaks for those who like a good hike; many beautiful walks can also be had by simply walking out the front door!

If market shopping is for you then most days of the week there is a market on the coast which sell everything from local delicacies, fresh local fruit and veg, clothes, household goods; speciality markets e.g. flea and craft and are also held regularly in the area.

For day trips Monaco, Nice, Genoa and Turin offer a variety of activities from museums and galleries to great architecture and very good shopping; a great day out.

Some of the best kept secrets of the region are the wines and the great food, many local vineyards offer pre-organised tastings or simply go to any local restaurant and ask for a tasting menu and the local wine, you won't be disappointed.

More Details

Owner
Liz Garnham
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Italian, a little French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Liz Garnham

Hi I moved to Rezzo with my partner Shane in 2007, we built this house over that year while we stayed nearby. We lived here initially then moved on (still in Rezzo). Shane is the builder and works on our properties, I run a small consultation business in the UK in the winter months, so travel a bit during that time.

Since 2007 we have also expanded over the years to have a large veg plot or "orto" in Italian, have a small vineyard, making the local red wine, fruit trees and bushes, plus use of an olive grove. At the moment we are around 70% self sufficient in fruit and veg. I make a lot of jams, pickles etc and will leave some for you, with a few other local delicacies in your welcome basket.

We really enjoy sharing Rezzo and the area with our guests, you can have as much or as little interaction with us as you wish. We will be on hand for advice or ideas, but believe in leaving you to enjoy your holiday.

Liz Garnham purchased this house in 2006

Why Liz Garnham chose Rezzo

We came to Liguria on holiday when we were thinking of moving away from the UK, then came back found Rezzo and we haven't looked back. We had not intended to buy into a mountain village but Rezzo and the valley is so beautiful. Everyone was so welcoming when we came here as they are to everyone no matter how long your stay.

At 560 metres it has such a wonderful climate, being hot but not stifling in the summer, yet not so cold in the winter. Autumn is a glorious time, being set in a deciduous forest the colours are breathtaking and it is still warm enough during the day to eat outside and walk the mountains.

We also love being in striking distance of some great cities including Turin, and Genoa, plus of course Monaco during the Grand Prix Season. Nice and the Cote D'Azur is also within day trip territory and we love the variety we find here.

We had not expected to find so much great local wine and food, we have made contacts with local vineyards and will happily organise a tour for you. The food is sublime, we have the best of everything, great seafood on the coast then the mountains have their own cuisine that is unique.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rezzo in Imperia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , the washing machine is also in this room
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , storage for towels and toiletries
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Room for cot if necessary
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Rezzo is off the beaten tourist track, you can get as involved with village life as you please. This makes it ideal if you just want to chill on the terrace and do your own thing or experience village life by visiting the 2 local shops/cafes, sit at the bar or eat in one of the two village restaurants. The area around the village is fantastic for walking or mountain biking with many trails leading straight out of the village. Road biking too is a popular past-time, just remember you are in the mountains.. The closest beach is in Imperia around 25 minutes away it is mostly pebbly beaches; for long sandy beaches visit Alassio or Laigueglia around 40 minutes away, and many other resorts up and down the coast. Market shopping is readily available with there being one most days of the week somewhere close by. Other activities include canyoning, wine-tasting, horse-riding, scuba diving, whale and dolphin watching. Montecarlo, Nice, Menton,Turin and Genova all make great days out

Reviews

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(7 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Just book it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday in Rezzo. Casa Nero is a really nice house, well equipped and nicely fitted out. It is high up in the town with great views but still accessible. It is a great place to wake up on a fresh, Italian mountain morning! Rezzo is a charming village with extremely friendly local people to practice your Italian on - there are a couple of small shops and bars which carry JUST enough stuff if you really don't want to travel anywhere and just 'hole up' for a few weeks, but I'd recommend a trip to one of the supermarkets near Imperia which are about 25 mins away by car. If you do have a car there are some great coastal towns to visit, all within an hours drive along some charming but sometimes slightly challenging roads! You can also get the train from Imperia and visit Genoa or go up to Monaco for the day. If you are considering this house you are most likely interested in a relaxing, peaceful break in a beautiful part of the world, so as the title - just book it. You won't regret it! The owners Liz and Shane couldn't be more helpful if you need them, but never hassle you about anything. They made us feel really welcome and introduced us to friends they have made who've also made Rezzo their home.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to meet you and have you stay in Casa Nero in Rezzo. We are glad you had such a good time. Thanks for a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon... Liz and Shane
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5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully renovated property, well equipped, attractively furnished, light and airy. Liz and Shane provided a great deal of very helpful information. In a friendly active village ,a great place to stay in the mountains but reasonably near many beautiful sandy beaches. Shane makes a great bottle of wine!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, We are happy that you both enjoyed your short stay and hope to see you back in Rezzo for a longer one next time. Liz /and Shane
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Den Haag, Nederland
5

Lovely spot in the quiet Ligurian mountains

  • 5 of 5

The house of Liz and Shane in the lovely little town of Rezzo is great. We stayed here end of March with two couples and really loved the place. With its two terraces, three bedrooms, huge kitchen / living room and nice bathroom, the place fulfills all the needs.

Liz is very helpful with all your requests and she knows a lot about the surroundings.

The place is ideally located and about 30 mins from the nearest beach. There’s a nice bakery annex convenience store in a Rezzo. The nearest bigger supermarket is in Imperia.

You’ll definately need a car and at least a bit of driving experience to get up to Rezzo. The way up to the village is quite harsh if you’ve no driving experience in the mountains.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

even wonen in een italiaans dorp

  • 5 of 5

Casa Nero is een heerlijk huis in een fantastisch Italiaans bergdorp.

De woning is op een liefdevolle manier gerestaureerd, prima indeling met verrassende ontwerp details , ruime goed voorziene keuken en de mooiste douche van Italië.

Liz en Shane , de verhuurders , doen alles om het je naar de zin te maken.

De ligging van de woning is erg leuk met heerlijk tuintje en terras.

De buren zijn fantastisch, het is een genot te zien hoe men in dit dorp LEEFT,

de mensen zijn zeer vriendelijk en sociaal. Het enige lastige is het vertrekken.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dank u voor zo'n geweldige recensie, we zijn zo blij dat u van het huis, de tuin, de buren en Rezzo genoten bent. We hebben genoten van je te ontmoeten en hoop je snel weer te zien ...
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5

Casa tradizionale in pietra, ben ristrutturata, in incantevole borgo dell'entroterra ligure

  • 5 of 5

Sono Gabriella e con mia Figlia Lucia abbiamo trascorso nella casa di Liz 10 piacevoli giorni di vacanza e relax nel periodo di fine agosto - inizio settembre 2017

La casa è molto bella, ben tenuta, ben attrezzata e pulitissima. Liz e suo marito sono molto simpatici e molto disponibili, abbiano anche molto apprezzato la loro disponibilità ad accettare animali di compagnia.

Il Comune di Rezzo offre la possibilità di fare incantevoli passeggiate, in paese o subito fuori vi sono molti sentieri ben tracciati, per chi ama le passeggiate nella natura a piedi, in bicicletta o a cavallo, senza dimenticare la possibilità di fare il bagno nei torrenti di sorgiva che scorrono poco distante (un toccasana in questa estate torrida), ed il mare che è a circa 30 mm di macchina.

Non posso quindi che consigliare questa location.

Spero di poter ritornare presto ....

Gabriella

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Gabriella, Grazie Gabriella, Siamo felici di aver apprezzato la tua vacanza nella nostra casa a Rezzo. Ci auguriamo di poter tornare presto, abbiamo apprezzato molto il vostro soggiorno. Liz e Shane
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5

Gîte bien restauré, confortable et reposant

  • 5 of 5

Cette maison traditionnelle de village a été harmonieusement restaurée tout en y intégrant le confort. Lumineuse, elle est dotée d'une terrasse, de rangements spacieux dans les chambres, d'une cuisine pratique et ouverte sur le salon et d'une salle de bain munie d'une grande douche à l'italienne.

Vous serez accueillis chaleureusement par les propriétaires, avec un panier de délicieuses spécialités locales, et y rencontrerez les accueillants habitants de Rezzo.

Les promenades matinales sont très agréables sur les sentiers de grande randonnée, bien balisées à partir du village, qui mènent à travers les chemins dans la charmante et alpestre campagne ligurienne.

Les villages alentours sont magnifiques, riches de belles maisons et d'églises à l'architecture fascinante et aux fresques murales colorées.

Tranquillité et repos garantis pour ceux qui veulent se retrouver après une année fatigante !

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci d'avoir laissé un commentaire. Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez passé un séjour relaxant et confortable dans la maison. Il est bon de savoir que vous avez également apprécié les promenades dans le village. Liz et Shane
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Location

Nearest Airport
121 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Il Cavagno
Nearest Ferry
78 Kilometres
Savona
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Golf Club Garlenda
Nearest Train
29 Kilometres
Imperia
Nearest Motorway
29 Kilometres
A10
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
Locanda Alpina
Nearest Ski
54 Kilometres
Garessio
Nearest Beach
29 Kilometres
Imperia
Car: recommended

The village has 6 festas during the summer months, celebrating local interests or activities. These all take place at the weekend except the one marking the day when the statue of the Madonna is carried up to the Sanctuary at the top of the village in a candlelit parade, this is 7th September and begins 3 days of celebration. Everyone is welcome to join in.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rezzo, Liguria

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£375
for 5 nights
From
£75
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
From
£60
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50
Pet Fee £30

Check-in time is anytime after 3pm
Check-out is before 10.00am please
The house is heated by a very economical pellet boiler which is simple to use and only requires attention once a day. This facility is needed from around the beginning of November to April, usually in the mornings and evenings to take of the mountain chill. We will ensure the house is warm when you arrive and show you how to use the boiler and provide pellets at 5€ per sac. Typical use is 1-2 sacks a day. If you have any difficulty we will maintain it for you.

Owner'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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