Casa delle Rondini

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Recommended Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Hot Tub Walk to Village

Casa delle Rondini nestles peacefully on a verdant hillside, close to Recco town on the Ligurian coast. This rustic villa is full of charm and has a welcoming atmosphere, which can be enjoyed throughout its beautifully-furnished rooms. Traditional features, such as the stone walls and wood beams, add a sense of heritage that complements the cool tiles and contemporary touches with their warmth.

The villa sits within an extensive garden that’s perfect for chilling out and soaking up the rural surroundings. Almost every corner of the outside space offers breathtaking views of the hills and valleys that are typical of this region. One of the best ways to experience the area is to follow hiking trails through nearby villages and high up into the hillside. Or enjoy a meal in the friendly local hamlet, which is just a few steps away.

On the main floor is the cosy and inviting living room where you can relax and spend quality time with family and friends. There’s even a fireplace to warm up chilly autumn evenings spent watching television on one of the comfortable sofas. The elegant dining room features a rustic wood table that allows up to six people to enjoy atmospheric mealtimes. Cooking is easy and convenient in the well-equipped kitchen that also offers direct access to the outside space.

The first floor is home to two air-conditioned and restful bedrooms. One has a double bed, and the other features two single beds. There’s also a lovely family bathroom with a bathtub for unwinding after long days out.

Outside is an attractive terrace with a large, private swimming pool. Accessed from the pool area is a fantastic wellness room with sauna and exercise equipment, located on the lower ground floor. Also on this floor is a self-contained unit (accessed from outside) comprising of a small kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom with shower.

Within the outside space that’s dotted with olive and chestnut trees there are shaded seating and dining areas, with a charming brick barbecue on offer too. Tucked away in a corner of the Mediterranean garden is an idyllic spot with a hot-tub for the ultimate relaxation.

It’s not all about the rolling countryside here though, as coastal Recco is just 7 km away. This town is the main foodie hotspot of the Ligurian coast, with many restaurants giving you the chance to try its famous focaccia with cheese.

Other spots to visit include Portofino and Genoa, with both offering plenty of history and culture. Genoa is a sightseer’s paradise, with ancient churches, squares and museums to tick off the list. Shopaholics and those looking for a touch of glamour will be impressed by Portofino’s luxury boutiques.

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What you should know…

  • The lower ground floor with 3th and 4th bedroom with wellness area is accessed from the outside
  • One of the bedrooms on the lower floor comprises of a sofa-bed with double futon-mattress placed on top to make it a standard double bed
  • Only the two bedrooms on the first floor have air-conditioning

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Working Fireplace Heating

Villa Interior

Lower Ground Floor (access from outside only)

- Bedroom with sofa bed (double futon-mattress placed on top of convertible sofa), table for 4 guests and TV
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bathroom with shower
- Small kitchenette
- Wellness room with sauna and gym equipment

Ground Floor

- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Living room with TV and fireplace
- Dining room for 6 guests
- Bathroom with shower
- Conservatory with dining table seating 10 guests and heating stove

First Floor (under eaves)

- Double bedroom with TV and air-conditioning
- Twin bedroom with air-conditioning and desk
- Bathroom with bathtub

Outside Grounds

- Pergola with al fresco dining area and comfy garden loungers
- Swimming pool (4 m x 8 m, depth from 1.5 to 2.2 m), opens from mid-May to September approximately
- Barbecue area
- Hot tub
- Outdoor shower
- Terrace

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa delle Rondini
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Boat Trips
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Casa delle Rondini is tucked away on a hillside that offers total peace and seclusion, but there are still plenty of amenities within easy driving distance. There’s a restaurant in local hamlet a short walk away, which is mainly open for lunch and sometimes also for evening meals. Driving a little further afield for a greater choice of restaurants, bars and cafés is a joy. The views over the hills and green valleys as you wind your way through the hills are simply breathtaking.

Avegno village is less than a 10-minute drive from the villa, which is home to several restaurants and a supermarket. However, you’ll probably want to drive to the laidback coastal town of Recco to do your grocery shopping and to enjoy days out.

Recco is most famous for its focaccia with cheese - so if there’s one thing you must do when you visit the town, it’s to sample this delicacy! Luckily, there are many restaurants to choose from in Recco, with lots of pizzerias by the harbour. Also be sure to relax on the beach at Bagni Lido. The Ligurian Sea here is calm and beautiful, making it ideal for swimming.

Just 8km away is Camogli, another lovely coastal spot. This small town is great for hiking, with plenty of seaside trails to follow. One 30-minute trail takes you uphill through idyllic woodland to the pretty church of San Rocco. Visit Camogli on the second Sunday in May to experience the town’s famous fish festival.

Explore the sights of Portofino (22km) and potentially rub shoulders with celebrities as you take a tour of the town’s luxury shops and boutiques. There are plenty of old churches and fascinating museums to discover here too.

25km away is the port city of Genoa, with a rich maritime history that spans several centuries. Visit the Galata Maritime Museum to learn more about the city’s seafaring past, and the old town that’s home to the stunning Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.

Just over an hour’s drive away from the villa is the Cinque Terre; a series of five charming, seaside villages. They are probably the most-famous feature of the coastline in this part of Italy.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Genova

(40 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Pisa

(151 km)

Nearest Village

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Recco

(7 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(100 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Recco

(7 km)

Nearest Supermarket

(4 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids

The beach at Recco is extremely family-friendly, so you can enjoy a great day out by the sea here. As well as the sea being ideal for the little ones to go swimming, you can also hire boats and canoes for having fun on the water.

For an unforgettable experience, head to coastal Rapallo and take the cable car up the mountain for panoramic views from the top. The ride takes about 10 minutes and you can then explore the Montallegro area with its beautiful church.

Acquapark Chiavari offers lots of exciting inflatables for the children to bounce their way around on the sea. Adults can even join in with the fun too!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Catering options
- Pre-stocking
- Extra cleaning and change of linen
- Personal trainer
- Massages
- Guided tours
- Boat rental

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €600 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 2 p.m.
Departure time 10 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €200, paid locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbishdisposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Stricktly no smoking inside the villa.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximatelyfrom mid-May to September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool towels included? No.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 17th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £3,774
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £3,145
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £3,774
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 £3,145
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £3,774
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £4,403
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £3,774
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £3,145
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £3,774
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 20th 2021 £3,145

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 17th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €4,074
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €3,395
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €4,074
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 €3,395
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €4,074
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €4,753
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €4,074
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €3,395
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €4,074
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 20th 2021 €3,395

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 17th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $4,485
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $3,738
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $4,485
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 $3,738
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $4,485
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $5,233
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $4,485
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $3,738
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $4,485
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 20th 2021 $3,738

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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