Casa Renata is in the most beautiful location - with exceptional views! Renata is a perfect host! She met us and showed us around the property that was perfect for our needs and fully equipped! From the property we were perfectly situated to visit the Cinque Terre and Portovenere! Both gorgeous places! Casa Renata is highly recommended! Thank you Renata! 😘
We stayed here for 10 days in August 2018 with our teenage daughter. Apartment is bright, modern (inside) and well equipped. It was very clean with comfortable beds and a good shower. There are maps and leaflets available to help you decide where to go and what to do. There are superb views from the relaxing terrace. It is also very quiet with no church bells ringing at night. We loved walking to/from our car each day through the pathways in the village (your car is left lower down the hill). Elena's parents are very lovely people. Friendly, helpful and hospitable but respectful of privacy. They met us by the 'main' road on arrival and took our luggage to the apartment in their piaggio (tiny vehicle) which can drive up the pathways. We then sat down to an amazing lunch made and served by Elena's mum who speaks excellent English and gave us lots of helpful information about beaches, restaurants, places to visit, etc. We had a 'free parking' permit for a car park in Levanto (a 4km drive down the hill) which we used daily. Once in Levanto we used the trains to visit the Cinque Terre, La Spezia and for a day trip to Genoa. We swam and snorkelled off the rocks in various little bays along the coast, went for walks and visited some of the villages and towns on the coast. We ate fantastic food and ice cream, drank coffee and enjoyed a very relaxing holiday. People were very kind and friendly (we do not speak Italian but most people spoke some English). This apartment would make a great short break at any time of the year and can be accessed by public transport. The train journey along the coast from Genoa is interesting and you can get a bus up the valley from Levanto to Lavaggiorosso, or you could hire scooters for added excitement. We highly recommend a stay here, it was very enjoyable and relaxing.