Casa Arnella

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Sleeps: 4 - 6 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2


Townhouse/Apartment Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Beach Walk to Village


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Just metres from the beach in beautiful Porto Venere, this wonderful two-bed home is just a walk away from shops, restaurants and the shore – perfect for a seaside getaway. With the harbour at your doorstep, you can admire the fishing boats that sit on beautiful blue waters from your bougainvillea clad balcony.

The casa’s interior fits in perfectly with its surroundings; marine décor consisting of ornamental boats, stunning pictures and various sea-themed furnishings give it a unique character. This charm is consistent throughout, each room decorated with great character that brings comfort and homeliness. The spiral staircase that connects the two floors together is a stunning addition to casa and leads to a beautiful master bedroom with sea-view and a pretty twin.
Nothing beats a cool glass of wine while taking in the breathtaking views the first floor boasts – watch the picturesque boats as they rest at the port in the distance and the blue water ahead of you glistening in the sunshine. Read your favourite book on the master bedroom’s balcony while resting on a deck chair or enjoy a meal al fresco in the pretty Italian front garden, whether its breakfast in the sunshine or dinner in the moonlight.

Just across from the sea in the beautiful village of Porto Venere, you can follow the coast and within a ten-minute walk you can be in the heart of the historic village exploring winding lanes, admiring pastel-coloured houses and enjoying wonderful Ligurian meals with amazing views. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s not hard to see why this fishing village is so loved for its charm and beauty.

Explore further amazing landscapes by taking the boat up to the Cinque Terre National Park and discover the five idyllic villages and the incredible walking paths between them. The beautiful beaches and villages of the Golf of Poets, just south of La Spezia, are also worth discovering as are the cities of Lucca and Pisa for a spectacular day out.

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What you should know…

  • Whilst this property can accommodate six guests, please note that two guests will be in single beds (one in the hallway and the other in the master bedroom). Please see the features tab for full details 
  • Guests with mobility issues should be aware that the first floor bedrooms are accessed via a spiral staircase
  • There is a garage at Casa Arnella, which is suitable for one small car
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ TV Table Tennis Table Football DVD Heating Beachfront

Casa Layout (120m2)

Ground Floor (via steps from front garden)

- Split-level living-dining room with TV
- Fully-stocked small kitchen with coffee machine, oven, hob, pantry items, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and toaster
- Bathroom with shower

First Floor (via spiral staircase)

- Hallway with single bed
- Master bedroom with double bed, single bed and sea-view balcony
- Twin bedroom (can be converted to double upon request)
- Bathroom with shower, bidet and WC

Outside Grounds

- Front garden/patio with small table and chairs
- Children's play area (swing and slide)
- Small garage for one car (not suitable for SUV/Vans)


- Wi-Fi
- TV
- DVDs
- Games console
- Heating
- Hair dryer
- Ironing facilities
- Washing machine
- Pushchair
- Baby bath
- Pool table 
- Table tennis
- Table football
- Trampoline
- Children's bikes
- Toys
- Board games
- Books


About the surrounding area of Casa Arnella
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Casa Arnella enjoys a prime position just metres from the sea in Porto Venere – just step out of your front garden, cross the road and there’s a little beach with sun-beds and umbrellas and lovely views towards the harbour.

Wander along the coast and within about 10-minutes you will reach the heart of Porto Venere, a UNESCO World Heritage site which has been voted as one of the most beautiful places in the world with its glorious setting, historic winding lanes and lovely pastel-coloured houses on the sea-front. The old town is a maze of narrow lanes and picturesque houses to explore or head out to the national park where there are some excellent hiking trails.

Keen hikers and lovers of natural beauty should head to the nearby islands, just a short boat trip away, where there are some wonderful walks across the Regional Natural Park of Porto Venere on the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto.

You can also take a ferry or train (from La Spezia) to Cinque Terre National Park, a series of five seaside villages that sit on the stunning Riviera coastline. These beautiful villages are centuries old and filled with many historical wonders, vineyards and harbours. Castello Doria, a fortress that dates back to the 15th century and a 17th century Capuchin monastery, are just some of the ancient sites you can enjoy. You can also soak up the sun on the beaches dotted across the coast and indulge in some gelato sold at the different vendors.  

There are many other beautiful villages along the Ligurian coastline (the Golf of Poets) to explore, many just as beautiful as the Cinque Terre yet often with less visitors. Head to the lovely seaside town of Tellaro where you can explore the narrow lanes, dine in a seafood osteria and relax on the stunning beach. Combine with a trip to the harbour town of Lerici on market day whilst keen walkers should follow the winding trail through olive groves to Montemarcello with amazing views of the gulf. Sea-worshippers should also head to the pine-backed beaches in Fiascherino.

For an exciting day trip, drive to the city of Lucca (89km) where you’ll discover incredible architecture around every corner or discover the heart of Italy in Pisa (90km) a city filled with cultural delights such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa and lots of delicious food.

Read more about Cinque Terre

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa

(97 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Genova

(127 km)

Nearest Village Porto Venere

(500 m)

Nearest Town/City La Spezia

(14 km)

Nearest Restaurant Porto Venere

(260 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Porto Venere

(550 m)

Nearest Beach

(10 m)

Nearest Supermarket

(700 m)

Nearest Shop

(500 m)


Nestled along the ruggedly beautiful Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre is a collection of five picturesque coastal villages that have become synonymous with charm, character, and an unparalleled sense of natural beauty. Each of these villages, Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore, is a jewel in its own right, with unique attractions and offerings that collectively make Cinque Terre an enchanting destination.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Enjoy local beaches, nearby playgrounds and wander up to the exciting castle that sits on a hilltop and admire the views of the colourful village. Give the kids a taste of real Italian cuisine at one of the village’s many restaurants – the locals are very hospitable to kids of all ages.

There are some lovely boat trips from here and La Spezia and head south to the Golf of Poets to discover some beautiful long sandy beaches such as Lerici as well as rocky coves for older kids to swim from.

There are also lots of wonderful walking trails which are suitable for families, including in the Regional Natural Park of Porto Venere as well as the famous Cinque Terre National Park.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Pushchair

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Bikes
  • Board games
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Slide
  • Swings
  • Trampoline
  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds
  • Beachfront

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Guided Tours in Cinque Terre 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 transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Additional services available on request (paid locally):

- Villa pre-stocking
- Activities and excursions
- Chef service
- Wine tours
- Guided tours in Cinque Terre
- Additional cleaning service
- Additional linen and towel change 

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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 p.m. to 7 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. If accepted, a pet supplement of €5 per pet per day will apply (paid locally).
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €150, 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Strictly no smoking inside the townhouse.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Heating costs included? Extra €30 per day from approximately beginning-November to beginning-April, paid locally.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 26th 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 £3,456
Jan 1st 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 £3,456

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 26th 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 €3,763
Jan 1st 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 €3,763

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 26th 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 $4,070
Jan 1st 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 $4,070

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Lovely and over expectations

    on 25/09/2018

    I stayed one week in Portovenere, and everything exceeded my expectations. The cleanliness of the rooms, the furniture, the kindness of people, the location, right on the street, the sea view... everything makes Casa Arnell a splendid residence. Finally, the owners are kind and friendly. Can't wait to be back!

  • Wonderful Location

    on 05/06/2018

    At times the days were not long enough! From the beautiful sunrises to the spectacular sunsets, each day was a gift!! Highly recommended indeed!

  • Very Nice Place

    on 03/06/2018

    The structure is beautiful, modern, and suitable for any kind of need. The staff is really great: friendly, friendly, and helpful. Ready at all times to answer any requests and give us useful tips on how to move and where to eat. Positive experience. Tactical location close to both the beaches and the center. The structure also offers bicycles, which are the ideal means to move around. We will definitely be back

  • Beautiful

    on 11/05/2018

    Beautifully furnished villa a few steps from the shore in the beautiful village of Portovenere. The rental price was really honest, though. Thank you very much.

  • Cosy Waterfront Little Villa

    on 23/11/2017

    Amazing stay. The villa was just perfect for our family of 4. If we had any problems, the owner was immediately contactable and made things perfect. The house was clean and had everything we could think of provided. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday, within easy reach by car of Portofino, Pisa, Florence, Verona, or Lake Garda for day trips.

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