1 / 37 Villa Ambrosia Luxury retreat - Large pool with stunning sea view on Gulf of Poets

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Overview

Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
3
Sleeps:
8
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

3 Full baths

Description from manager

VILLA AMBROSIA

Sleeps 8

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

Charming country villa for 8 people with on a sunny hill close to the Cinque Terre with beautiful seaview of the entire Gulf of Poets. 4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.

Villa Ambrosia is located in a small hillside fraction of La Spezia that dominates the city and it's beautiful gulf. Surrounded by olive groves, this typical Ligurian farmhouse is the result of a two year restoration process where the owners have maintained all of the homes original features. During the restoration process they slowly discovered wood beams,stone walls and brick archways which had been covered by years of plaster and paint. These original features have now become one of the property's highlights along with it's beautiful views of the Poets Gulf from almost every window.

ACCOMMODATION

From the villas spacious terrace and manicured garden, guests may enter directly into the ground floor. Upon entering the ground floor to the left is a spacious living room that has two large sofas and a flat screen television with some satellite channels including BBC. Just beside the living room is the dining area which is furnished with an antique table and seats up to 8 guests. To the right of the dining room is the delightful country style kitchen which is fully equipped with a dishwasher,a professional gas stove top and electric oven,microwave, toaster,coffee maker and a small cantina.

From the dining room the staircase leads guests up to the first floor which can also be reached directly through the villas front door. The first floor is composed of two bedrooms and one bathroom. One of the bedrooms has a king size bed (1.80x1.90 cm) and the second bedroom has two singles which can be made together upon request. From all of the beds there is a wonderful sea view. The spacious bathroom on this floor has a double vanity and a spacious shower.

The second floor of the villa is composed of two bedrooms each with their own spacious ensuite bathrooms. The “master suite” is very large and has a king size bed from which guests can enjoy a beautiful sea view. The master suite's bathroom has a characteristic Victorian style tub with a hand held shower. From the fourth bedroom, guests will still enjoy a sea view from the king size bed and the ensuite bathroom has a double vanity and a spacious shower.

Just outside of the villas front door is the entrance to the separate laundry room which has been furnished with a large washing machine, a dryer, an ironing board/iron, a linen closet and an antique marble sink.

The owners have used many precious antiques along with high quality materials like oak floors, travertine, and handmade tiles to create a comfortable country atmosphere with all of today's modern comforts. The villa has wireless internet throughout. There is also an herb garden for those who enjoy cooking and cooking classes can be arranged directly at the villa upon request.

LOCATION

Just beside the villa, is an antique pathway, that either leads down to La Spezia or farther up the hills with different points of interest such as the grotta of Bocca Lupara . For the more adventurous, the pathway leads as far as the panoramic pathway no.1 of the CinqueTerre where one may choose to go left towards Portovenere or right towards the villages of the Cinque Terre....... a long hike! The Colle del Telegrafo (point of departure for the CinqueTerre pathways) can also be reached by car in about 10 minutes from the villa.

The actual towns of the CinqueTerre may be reached from the villa either by car, by ferry, or by train. The train station in La Spezia is only a five minute drive from the villa and trains depart almost every hour for the CinqueTerre. The ferry dock is also only about 10 minutes from the villa and is probably the most panoramic alternative.

Although the CinqueTerre towns are better known, also the towns of Portovenere, Lerici, Fiascherino, and Montemarcello are all well worth visiting and all within 20-30 minutes by car from the villa. Lucca, Florence, and Pisa are also all feasible day trips.

The owner has been catering to foreign travelers for over 10 years and has an extra touch at acknowledging some of the seemingly small details that make ALOT of difference when traveling away from home. She takes extra care in providing a house book full of local information and activities and is always available for any special requests such as cooking courses at the villa, meals prepared at the villa by a local cook, and an American tour guide specialized in the local CinqueTerre pathways, local museums, and art cities.

VILLA AMBROSIA - MORE DETAILS

PRICE INCLUDES

•All linen and towels

•All utilities

•WI FI Internet Access

•Air conditioning

•Water, gas, electricity

•Gardener

PRICE DOES NOT INCUDE

•Final cleaning € 180,00

•Heating weekly charge € 180,00/week or € 25,00/day - available year round if necessary

City Tax: Euro 2,50 / Day per person

Pets (upon request): Euro 5,00 / Day

•Security Deposit: € 500,00 to be paid in Euro on arrival and refunded at the end of the holiday

We accept: Visa, MasterCard, Amex *Secure Payment System and Payment Protection*

ACCOMMODATION

Ground floor : spacious living room, dining room, fully equipped country style kitchen

First floor: 1 double bedroom, 1 double bedroom with twin beds, 1 bathroom with double vanity and spacious shower.

Second floor: 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub and shower, 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower.

Square Meters: 250

Outside: laundry room, private furnished patio and garden, panoramic views.

Parking off street

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 5063972

About the area

This lovely charming villa is set very near to Portovenere and Cinque Terre National Park The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside. The Cinque Terre area is a very popular tourist destination. The villages of the Cinque Terre were severely affected by torrential rains which caused floods and mudslides on October 25, 2011. Nine people were confirmed killed by the floods, and damage to the villages, particularly Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare, was extensive

Getting here

By Car Highway Exit: La Spezia

Interaction with guest

We are always available to offer any assistance you may need.

Manager profile

Francesca Zazzali - Sea And Country Villas - Director
Years listed:
6
Based in:
Italy

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian

About the manager

SEA AND COUNTRY VILLAS Our agency is based in the small historic town of Sarzana, set in a privileged 'crossroads' position between the Ligurian sea and northen Tuscany`s Apuan Alps mountain range. We are therefore ideally placed to bring you the very best of both these worlds, in terms o...

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Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • 3 Full beds
  • 2 Twin beds

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Climbing frame

Bathrooms

  • 3 Full baths

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