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Description from manager

Main floor:

* 1 spacious living room with white sofas and sliding glass doors to the patio

* 1 formal dining room

* 1 fully equipped kitchen

* 1 double bedroom (beds cannot be separated) with en suite bathroom (with shower)

* 2 twin bedrooms (beds can be joined)

* 1 single room

* 2 bathrooms (one with tub, one with shower)

* 1 cloakroom

Three of the bedrooms have a sea view, the other has a garden view. An additional single bedroom is available at additional cost.

Lower level:

* 2 double bedrooms with joinable twin beds, each with en suite bathroom (with shower); both bedrooms have sea view.

On this floor is the bedroom and bathroom belonging to the housemaid and an utility room.


* Shaded terrace

* Private way down to the sea

* Rock swimming platform

* Use of the lift from Portofino harbour to the hilltop

Heaven on earth

The steep and narrow rocky ledge near Portofino harbor is one of the jewels in Europe's crown and is among the most exclusive residential areas throughout Italy - this is where the most expensive square meter prices from all of Italy, perhaps from all of Europe, are concentrated.

The promontory of Portofino is a protected natural area, with a mild climate and dramatic scenery of high cliffs plunging into the sea. The area is a happy mix of glamour and natural beauty set against a backdrop of sparkling turquoise sea.

Villa Portofino is one of the few exclusive villas located right on this green promontory and is the only private villa with sea access. You share this gigantic rock, towering up from the water, with only a few other exclusive villas, the Castello Brown (near which the film 'Enchanted April' was filmed), a lighthouse and the famous church above Portofino.

A short walk brings you to the famous central piazza of Portofino (20 minutes on foot or 10 minutes using an elevator), where chic designer boutiques and exquisite fish restaurants decorate the picturesque bay, vips stroll along the harbor promenade and elegant yachts anchor in the harbor.

Despite the proximity of the colorful and lively harbor of Portofino, the villa is tucked away and offers complete privacy, protected from the crowds. A private elevator connects the harbor with a walking path that leads to the lighthouse. Villa Portofino is located along this path, about 300 meters from the elevator. The villa cannot even be seen from the road or footpath, where all you can find is the entrance gate to the property. A stairway down (39 steps) leads through a beautiful rock garden to the terrace, shaded by century-old wisteria vines.

Villa Portofino is laid out on two levels and has a large sun terrace with sea views. The large windows of the house let in a lot of light and offer a beautiful view. With 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, the villa can accommodate 11 guests (the weekly price is based on an occupancy of 10 people). The housemaid who has a bedroom with bathroom on the lower level, will prepare breakfast and perhaps one meal a day for groups smaller than 5 (groceries are not included).

The house is about 20 m above sea level, the water is in walking distance: a private flight of 112 steep stone and wood steps leads down to a rocky platform - just the place for sliding into the water to cool off after a sunbathe.

Please note: The villa is only accessible on foot, so this accommodation is not suitable for people with walking difficulties (112 steps from the house to the sea, 39 steps from the entrance gate to the house, 23 steps from the house to the sun terrace). It is possible and desirable to stay here without a car. Do not bring a car wirh you, there is no parking at or near the house; if you do have a car, limited parking is available in an expensive underground garage in town. There is a small grocery store in Portofino; the Santa Margherita grocery store can deliver goods to the villa. The villa is not available in the cold season. It is only possible to heat the bedrooms up a bit, but we cannot see this as real heating.

Additional amenities: Airport distance:Genoa 35 km Pisa 148 km Milan 170 km Florence 208 km, Dog welcome, Fridge with freeze, Pergola, Private Chef, Private sea access, Stove with oven, Swimming plattform, Use of the elevator from harbour to the hilltop

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477381

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Hidden Italy
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Languages spoken: English, German, Italian

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Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Hidden Italy is a small and personal...

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Damage deposit: ($1,112.82) €1,000.00
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  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private garden
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Fishing
  • Water sports


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