Casa Palmaria

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Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Modern Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Beach Walk to Village

Casa Palmaria is a delightful, detached home in burnt orange and ochre tones, offering comfortable luxury and stylish outdoor spaces in the heart of Portovenere in the stunning Liguria region.

Set within private gardens offering dappled shade and ample space to frolic and dine, this home is brimming with local charm; arched entries, trellis creeping across the terrace, balcony with sea views. Whilst being in the heart of downtown Portovenere, Casa Palmaria offers sublime tranquillity.

An outdoor covered lounge offers a sumptuous nook and cooling shade with a natural indoor-outdoor interplay and far-reaching views. With chic banquettes, a natural palette and textures such as raffia and wicker, this is an elegant space for evening drinks as the sun softens over the bay. With outdoor dining, and lanterns alit in the evening, the views across the harbour are sublime.  

Nine guests can be accommodated at Casa Palmaria, across five bedrooms, one of which features a sofa bed. The interiors at this serene home are artfully understated, fresh and airy, with a timeless designer flair; unfussy, yet tasteful. The living space offers unmistakable quality, yet with the lightest touch. The natural tones, fawns, earthy beiges and blush pink create a warming, yet sedate, ambience.

Even the bathrooms epitomise natural style and grace, with impeccable interiors flair: a wash of soft light and wall to wall mirror; this home manages to retain timelessness with contemporary style. The bedrooms offer natural timber touches, crisp cottons, a feel of Scandinavian minimalism and above all, a gentle and warming light quality throughout.

Open-plan living offers a vivacious and low-key space for the family or group to convene, with the same Scandinavian “hygge” effect of ambient low hanging lighting, natural timbers and airy openness. With an unconventional lay-out, the kitchen and living space is on the upper floor, leading to a balcony and offering majestic sea views.

Casa Palmaria offers an effervescent blend of Northern European designer finesse, natural raw materials, and a little glamorous twist of Italian riviera!

Portovenere itself, a UNESCO world heritage site, offers all the practical amenities you’ll need to make your stay seamless, including a good range of restaurants, shops and beaches, all within easy reach of the casa. There are plenty of places to explore as you navigate between the winding medieval streets. If you can bear to tear yourself away from your fabulous surroundings, the villages of the Cinque Terre are just a short ferry ride from the local harbour.

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What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms has a double sofa bed
  • Air conditioning is available in all of the bedrooms, except from the bedroom with the double sofa bed
  • High-chairs and cots are available on request
  • 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 Air-Con Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Heating

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Living room/Bedroom with double sofa bed and en-suite bathroom with bath
- Double bedroom with queen sized bed with en-suite bathroom with shower and air-conditioning

First Floor

- Dining room for six guests
- Well-equipped kitchen-dine with oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and toaster and terrace access
- Bedroom with queen size bed
- Bedroom with bunk beds
- Bedroom with single bed
- Bathroom with shower
- Air conditioning on the floor (not in each room)

Outside Grounds

- Parking for two cars inside the property (there is additional on-street parking - charges applied)
- Terrace
- Lawns
- Garden furniture
- Patio
- Vegetable garden

Facilities

- Air conditioning (see above)
- Wi-Fi
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine
- Complimentary toiletries
- Rubber boat (extra cost - please enquire)

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Palmaria
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Casa Palmaria is located in Porto Venere village, which is accessible on foot and has all essential amenities as well as some local style restaurants. This former fisherman’s village (just listed by New York Times as one of the top 45 most beautiful places to visit on earth and one of the UNESCO world heritage sites), is considered one of the most beautiful and romantic villages in what is informally known as the ‘Italian Riviera!’

Porto Venere is also known as the end point of the Gulf of Poets, an area of outstanding beauty frequented by famous writers including Byron in his day.

Should you wish to venture further afield, from the ferry dock you can catch a ferry to Palmaria island with ferries leaving every 15 minutes during the summer. The crossing takes just 5 minutes and allows you the opportunity to view Portovenere from a different angle. Palmaria is home to an array of hiking trails, beaches and caves. A great place to snorkel, dive or just cool off with a relaxing swim, then enjoy a spot of lunch before heading back.

A visit to this region would be incomplete without a visit to the Cinque Terre. You can travel there by road (30km), by train from nearby La Spezia (11km) or by boat (April to October) from Portovenere. This stunning area consists of 5 idyllic fishing villages each with vineyards, olive groves, beautiful buildings and fantastic hikes, providing plenty of opportunity to take in the stunning views.

La Spezia is a great day out; take a stroll along the waterfront, discover historical landmarks such as the impressive 13th century San Giorgio Castle or learn about the town’s important naval heritage. From La Spezia you can take a train to Pisa, Lucca and beyond.

Popular with locals and tourists are Viareggio (26km) and Forte dei Marmi (36km). Forte dei Marmi is home to an array of vintage stores and Italian boutiques and, on Wednesdays and Sundays, an exclusive street market is held where you can soak up the atmosphere aplenty. Viareggio is known as the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea. If you are visiting in the lead up to Easter, don’t miss the amazing street carnival the village is famous for with music, dancing and colourful floats. Watch the parade of floats down the streets and get into the festival-spirit!

Why not visit Lucca, a stunning walled city. Whilst the walls have now long lost their military importance, they have been maintained as a pedestrian promenade, effectively creating a park which surrounds the entire perimeter of the city. Why not hire a bike and cycle the perimeter or enjoy an ice cream from one of the many gellateria while you soak up the historical sites?

Pisa is also worth a visit. Take the obligatory shot, ‘propping up’ the leaning tower which has become so well-known over the years.

Read more about Cinque Terre

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa

(98 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Genova

(128 km)

Nearest Village

(300 m)

Nearest Town/City La Spezia

(15 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(300 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(300 m)

Nearest Beach

(350 m)

Nearest Supermarket

(300 m)

Nearest Shop

(300 m)

Region

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.

Kids

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

Liguria’s coastline offers an array different beaches suitable for children of all ages. Younger children will enjoy shallow waters, sea-side gelato and building sand castles, whilst older children can snorkel for exotic sea creatures.

Enjoy pedalos from some of the local beaches or head for Viareggio for a great choice of water-sports.

For the adrenaline junkies, take an hour’s drive to Sunlight Park (79km), an amazing waterpark that is suitable for all ages. The younger children will be able to enjoy the splash parks and shallow pools. For the bigger kids (and adults too!) spend the day ‘zooming’ down the various bumpy, swirly and slippery slides!

From La Spezia, taking a ferry to the Cinque Terre as a family offers a scenic way to travel to the famous string of seaside villages, awash with vibrant colours and post-card pretty. The Cinque Terre village of Riomaggiore offers a bird-watching centre and botanical garden, which are very family-friendly spots. Or, take a boat to the Palmaria Island to explore its pebble beaches and hidden caves; an exciting venture for little ones.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • 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 transfers

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Departure time By 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 Flexible.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €250, payable 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 villa.
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 6 nights.
Heating costs included? Extra €30 per day, payable locally.
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.
Other Ts and Cs Cots and high chairs available on request.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A/C is available in the ground floor double bedroom and in the corridor on the first floor (not in each room).
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 9 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 28th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £9,168 £10,693
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - £10,693
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 £9,168 £10,693
Dec 1st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 - £10,693
Dec 30th 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 - £10,693
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 £9,168 £10,693
May 31st 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - £10,693
Sep 20th 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 £9,168 £10,693

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 28th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €10,024 €11,691
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - €11,691
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 €10,024 €11,691
Dec 1st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 - €11,691
Dec 30th 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 - €11,691
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 €10,024 €11,691
May 31st 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - €11,691
Sep 20th 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 €10,024 €11,691

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 28th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $10,843 $12,647
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - $12,647
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 $10,843 $12,647
Dec 1st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 - $12,647
Dec 30th 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 - $12,647
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 $10,843 $12,647
May 31st 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - $12,647
Sep 20th 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 $10,843 $12,647

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.

Reviews

  • Good. Magical stay

    on 30/08/2023

    Our stay was magical. The location in the charming village of Portovenere added an authentic touch to our Italian vacation. The convenience of being close to restaurants, supermarkets, and the ferry dock made our daily adventures effortless. The villa is well-designed, and the sea view from the terrace is simply unforgettable. Highly recommended for those seeking a romantic experience.

  • Perfect location

    on 28/08/2023

    This villa was the perfect setting for a week in Portovenere. The proximity to the Cinque Terre and the island of Palmaria made it an ideal hub for exploration. I look forward to returning for another dreamy getaway in the future.

  • Enchanting Week!

    on 19/08/2023

    I spent an incredible week at this villa, and it exceeded all my expectations. The location in Portovenere is perfect, with breathtaking views. The villa is spacious and cozy. The sea view from the terrace is the highlight. Being just steps away from the beach and the historic center made exploring Portovenere and the Cinque Terre easy. Highly recommended

  • Exceptional location and comfort

    on 19/08/2023

    I recently had the pleasure of staying here, and it's truly a gem on the Italian Riviera. The location is exceptional, with easy access to the historic center, beaches, and ferry dock. The sea view is spectacular, especially during sunrise and sunset.

  • Awesome

    on 11/08/2023

    Awesome Villa! The strategic location allowed us to explore the Cinque Terre effortlessly, thanks to the regular ferries nearby. The sea view is spectacular!

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