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A House Like a Boat: Really Belonging to the sea but in the Heart of Monterosso

Adults-only villa with kitchen, near Monterosso Beach

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Monterosso al Mare, Liguria, Italy
10.0.Exceptional.
  • The view from here is incredible! It is better than the pictures even show! It is also…

    May 14, 2019

  • What a beautiful place to stay! Gorgeous view of the ocean and perfectly located in the…

    Sep 29, 2018

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • On the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In Borgo Antico
  • Monterosso Beach - 1 min walk
  • Cinque Terre Marine Protected Area - 1 min walk
  • Torre Aurora - 3 min walk
  • San Francesco d'Assisi Statue - 3 min walk
  • Fegina Beach - 4 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

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About this villa

No house should ever be on the sea or on anything. It should be of the sea. Belonging to it. Sea and house should live together each the happier for the other [Frank Lloyd Wright].


This is our house at the seaside! We are deeply fond of it and we use it more than often, with family and friends. In 2015 we decided to open the house to the VRBO and Homeway guests: we are sure that, also thanks to our personal stuff and furniture that we leave in, you'll live it as your own house and not a renting one. Hope you'll enjoy your time as much as we do when we are there!



Here is a sentence from one of our reviews: «from the moment you arrive in Monterosso, you know you've made the best choice by staying at this vacation home».



The house is independent and overlooking the sea, on a rock in the bay of Monterosso: the distance from the sea is approximately 5 meters!



The house was completely renovated in 2012 and is equipped with air conditioning, heating and flat internet wifi connection.



The house consists of a large living room and a comfortable double room overlooking both on a terrace with porch, dining table, chairs, outdoor shower and a private staircase that leads directly to the sea. The terrace with its spectacular view is not suitable for children because of the danger of falling.



The second bedroom has a double bed and a single bunk bed.

All bedrooms have large closets, desks and two chairs.

There are two bathrooms, one with shower and the smaller one serving the living area.

The kitchen is equipped with appliances and accessories for those who love cooking.



The main access is by single ramp stairs that leads to a comfortable courtyard with washing machine, sink and drying rack.



You will understand the benefits at our house just seeing. There are three primary facts: location, location, location!



IMPORTANT NOTICES:

- the house is accessible only by stairs so it is not suitable for wheelchairs or people with mobility impairments;

- we are sorry, but it is not possible to rent the house to guests with children under 12 years: the house and its terrace, with its spectacular view, is not suitable for children because of the danger of falling.



PICKPOCKETS

Please be aware that, especially during the summer, it is very important to pay attention to crowded places: trains and train stations are usually frequented by pickpockets. Taking a little care to guard your valuables can help to keep your belongings safe and your holidays enjoyable!



CITRA code 011019-LT-0184

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Borgo Antico
  • Monterosso Beach - 1 min walk
  • Cinque Terre Marine Protected Area - 1 min walk
  • Torre Aurora - 3 min walk
  • San Francesco d'Assisi Statue - 3 min walk
  • Fegina Beach - 4 min walk
  • Vernazza Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Soviore - 1.7 mi / 2.7 km
  • Footpath Vernazza-Monterosso - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km
  • Vernazza Ferry - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Levanto Beach - 8 mi / 12.9 km

Getting around

  • Monterosso Station - 7 min walk
  • Levanto Station - 13 min drive
  • Bonassola Station - 24 min drive
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Monterosso al Mare, Liguria, Italy

The villa

Key facts

  • Villa (915 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Car not required
  • On the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 double bed and 1 twin/single bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower, 1 bidet, and 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom - 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender
  • Spices

Dining

  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Smart TV
  • Books
  • Games
  • Kayak on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Marina nearby

Outside

  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Fenced yard

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Safe

Things to know

House rules

  • Caters to adults only
  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 5
  • Minimum check-in age: 12

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:30 PM
  • Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Arriving/leaving

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.
  • Check-in time starts at 3:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 12

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

    Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).

  • This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number CODICE CITRA 011019-LT-01

Also known as

  • House Like Boat Really Belonging sea but Heart
  • House Like Boat Really Belonging sea but Heart Villa
  • House Like Boat Really Belonging sea but Heart Monterosso
  • House Like Boat Really Belonging sea but Heart
  • House Like Boat Really Belonging sea but Heart Monterosso Villa
  • House Like Boat Really Belonging sea but Heart Villa
  • House Like Boat Really Belonging sea but Heart Monterosso
  • House Like Boat Really Belonging sea but Heart Monterosso Villa
  • House Like Boat Really Belonging sea but Heart Villa
  • House Like Boat Really Belonging sea but Heart Monterosso
  • House Like Boat Really Belonging sea but Heart Monterosso Villa

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Al Carugio (3-min walk), Trattoria Da Oscar (3-min walk), and l'Alta Marea (4-min walk).
  • During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation like sledding and return when the snow melts for cycling and fishing. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours.
10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    stunning property overlooking the sea

    The property is perfectly situated right on the pier in Monterosso al Mare giving a stunning view over the harbor, beach and into the Old Town, The House is as pictured with everything needed for a perfect holiday,we especially enjoyed the kayak and paddled to Vernazza our first morning enjoying the beautiful coastline. Fabio was great, right there for check in, recommendations for dining and shopping and to show all the features of the house. We enjoyed morning cappuccino and evening wine on the terrace, what a view. Recommend this property highly.

    Carol W., Other trip, Sep 28, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best Property in Monterosso

    The property location is amazing with a stunning view of the water! Sunrise and sunsets are absolutely breathe taking! Fabio met us at the property and provided us with very helpful suggestions on hiking trails and local restaurants. He was very responsive to any questions we had.

    Jennifer G., Other trip, Aug 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Breathtaking view!

    We enjoyed this apartment and it’s fabulous patio overlooking the water and old Monterosso. Like most places in Monterosso there are stairs to climb but it is definitely worth it once you reach the apartment. We enjoyed having a meal or glass of wine, sitting on the patio watching the world go by... and thinking how lucky we were. Fabio was very helpful and the croissants at his bakery were delicious! We would definitely recommend this apartment when staying in Monterosso.

    Terrence M., Other trip, Sep 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place to stay when you’re visiting Cinque Terre. The house has the best view. Loved it.

    The hosts are so lovely to work with and the manager of the property, Fabio, gives the best advice. We loved our stay. The view we had on our private balcony made it hard to leave. The house is so close to everything and it was so nice and clean and comfortable. We would definitely go backb

    Lisa G., Other trip, Jul 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing place with the most spectacular views!

    We can’t say enough about this amazing place. The views are beyond incredible. The perfect place to start your Italian vacation. A big thank you to Fabio for his warm welcome and tips on where to go and eat. We’ll be back for sure!! Cindy & Erik Ottawa, Canada

    Cindy B., Other trip, May 26, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice waterfront property

    A but well loved, but a nice home base for the CT

    Michael R., Other trip, Apr 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic Location

    We stayed here in January so it is the low season for Monterosso but this place and location made it worth staying here. Hearing the waves crash, opening the door to see the sunrise...it doesn’t get any better! My only complaint is that we couldn’t stay longer!

    Kevin A., Other trip, Jan 31, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing views.

    The view was beyond amazing and the house was very comfortable in a great location.

    Judith R., Other trip, Oct 22, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Magnificent vista

    Property is located in the best spot in town overlooking the Ligurian sea and the Rocky prominences , short walk to old and new Monterosso al Mare towns

    Gary M., Other trip, Oct 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Paradise!

    The moment we stepped off the train in Monterosso, we knew this was going to be a special part of our trip. Words aren't adequate to describe sitting on the terrace, overlooking the sea and feeling the breeze. It was phenomenal whether watching the sunrise or having a glass of wine while watching the sunset. We were fortunate the forecast of rain turned into blue sky and warm days. Fabio met us at the house and went over every detail. He shared a map with recommendations of where to eat, what to do, etc. He owns a bakery with his wife, aptly named Wonderful Bakery. He brought us focaccia bread that we enjoyed with the prosecco from Enrico and Elena. We went to the bakery everyday. The location is perfect. It's close enough to walk from the train. The area of restaurants and shopping is right there. The house is situated over the pier, where you can pick up the ferry. We bought a five "city pass" and you can hop on and off for the day. It's a great way to view each town from the sea and get some beautiful pictures. We went from Monterosso down to Riomaggiore, then back to Vernazza. From there we hiked the trail back to Monterosso. Expect some steep ascents and descents. But well worth the views! Elena and Enrico have thought about pretty much anything one might need. We didn't cook but kitchen was fully equipped. The bed was comfortable and the shower had good water pressure. Communication was good and Fabio was available if there were any questions or problems, of which we had none. If taking the train to one of the other towns, it's four euros. I fast way to travel. We did take the train to Vernazza to eat at Ristorante Belforte. The views alone make it worth the trip. Recommend reservations. We had great food and service, so much so we ate there twice. The mussels are delicioso. You can't go wrong staying here. It was the most relaxing stay on our trip. I would return in a heartbeat and stay longer.

    Suzanne S., Other trip, Oct 27, 2019

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