Villa Colombo

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Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

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Villa Colombo is a lovely hilltop villa which looks down over the town and out to the sea. Close to the coast, La Spezia centre and within easy reach of the famous Cinque Terre villages, it would be hard to find a holiday home better placed!

The villa sleeps 5 guests across 3 elegant bedrooms and has 2 bathrooms. The living space comprises of a spacious kitchen, living room with comfy sofas and a dining area, making this an ideal home for a family trip. Located within an old church building, the house blends antiques and period features with modern conveniences such as air-conditioning and Wi-Fi to give you the best of old and new.

The beautiful garden is broken up into different sections; outside the doors there is a covered veranda with dining table for enjoying meals al-fresco, then around the corner you will find a fenced section which contains the gorgeous pool and sun-loungers. There are also little seating areas, flowers and plants dotted around the garden. This home and its outdoor space really lends itself to spending quality time together as a family or group of friends.

The house sits in a residential area just outside of La Spezia, a town with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants which is really handy to have so close. The centre of the town and the thriving port are just fifteen minutes away by car, though the amenities on its outskirts are much closer. There are a number of attractions to see, including a 14th century castle, historic churches, archaeological and naval museums. Make sure to pick up some groceries at the fantastic street markets while in town.

La Spezia has a harbour where you can enjoy freshly caught seafood and take in the panoramic views as the sun goes down. When you wish to head to the beach then there are a wealth of amazing beaches in the area, Lerici’s beaches in the Gulf of Poets are just 30-minutes away or 45-minutes’ drive in the opposite direction are the beaches of the Cinque Terre villages.

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What you should know…

  • A car is recommended to get the most out of this amazing area and there are two parking spaces for guests.
  • Guests are advised that there are no curtains in the bedrooms of the villa but the serene rooms are not overlooked.
  • 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

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Heating

Villa Interior (180m2)

Ground Floor
- Living room with large sofa, TV and fireplace
- Kitchen with dining table, oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, blender, kettle, moka pot
- Dining room with table seating 6 guests
- Bedroom with single bed
- Bedroom with queen-size bed
- Bathroom with bath, shower and WC 

First Floor
- Bedroom with queen-size bed
- Bathroom with shower and WC 

Outside Grounds (500m2)

- Swimming pool (10m x 5m), fenced. Open approximately June- end of September
- Private fenced garden
- Covered al-fresco dining area with table seating 8
- Sun loungers, deckchairs, umbrellas
- Outdoor lounge furniture
- 2 parking spaces

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- TVs
- Children's books, DVDs and videos
- Washing machine
- Iron and ironing board

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Colombo
Beach Nearby Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Perched on a hill overlooking La Spezia and the Ligurian coastline and just half an hour from Lerici and 45-minutes from Cinque Terre, Villa Colombo is the ideal base for your holiday as you can visit many towns and attractions with ease and then retreat to the peace and quiet of your villa.

The busy centre of La Spezia with its historic buildings, cafés, shops and harbour is just fifteen-minutes away by car, great for picking up some fresh local produce to cook up an Italian feast or as a place to wander around for the morning. When in town, make sure to visit Castello di San Giorgio; a medieval castle which also contains an archaeological museum, people also tend to visit just for the incredible views.

The nearest beaches to the villa are around 30-minutes away, though the harbour and nearby cliff-fronted sea are closer for scenic walks. Head to Lerici for some gorgeous beaches or Monterosso al Mare, a large beach with white soft sand and clear water which is 40-minutes down the coast in the opposite direction.

For guests who are interested in a more active day out in nature, check out some of the amazing hiking trails, scuba diving trips from the harbour or the golf club 30-minutes away in Lerici.

Another lovely place to visit as a family is the nature reserve in Porto Venere which is a 35-minute drive from the villa. The medieval town of Porto Venere is a brilliant place for a day out but is most famous for its nature reserve. Visit this rugged coastal area for cycling, climbing, walking or just taking in some of the natural beauty.

One of the main draws of this area is of course the Cinque Terre villages which are a UNESCO World Heritage site and are beloved by locals and tourists alike. You can visit the villages of Cinque Terre by car, train or by boat from La Spezia. The drive is 45-minutes but the train is faster. You could choose to visit one village at a time or go out with a guide or private boat tour to see a few in one day. These well-maintained fishing villages are filled with pretty pastel-coloured buildings, little coves and traditional eateries and as they are mostly car-free in the centres they are peaceful places to spend the day. Vernazza is one of the more popular of the villages, with stunning architecture and amazing coastal views it is a must-see location.

Read more about Cinque Terre

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa

(91km)

Nearest Airport 2 Genova

(105km)

Nearest Ferry Port La Spezia

(5km)

Nearest Train Station La Spezia

(5km)

Nearest Village La Spezia

(5km)

Nearest Restaurant La Spezia

(5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub La Spezia

(5km)

Nearest Supermarket La Spezia

(5km)

Nearest Tennis San Venerio

(12km)

Nearest Golf San Terenzo

(16km)

Nearest Beach Lerici

(16km)

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

Children will be overjoyed with a holiday in the Liguria area; less busy than neighbouring Tuscany but with plenty to see and do, it is a perfect location for a family holiday.

The closest town La Spezia, just fifteen-minutes by car from the villa is a good start for days out with the kids, head to the naval museum and the castle if you have older children interested in history and battles, the town also has some great pizzerias and ice-cream shops.

Children love a day on the beach and this region is packed with incredible beaches in Lerici there is a fabulous beach which is 30-minutes away by car called the Blue bay. As well as building sandcastles kids can try out jet skiing, snorkelling and canoeing.

If you plan on visiting Cinque Terre consider travelling by boat as children will be amazed at approaching the cliff-side villages by boat as it is such an exciting experience. Smaller boats often stop off in pretty coves and caves along the way too.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Massages 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Daily cleaning
- Private chef
- Massages

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 upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra €30 per day, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €150, 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.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately June to end-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.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 7 nights from June to mid-September, Easter and Christmas. 5 nights during the rest of the year. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
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 5 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 £3,527 £4,941
- Easter - £4,941
Apr 6th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £3,527 £4,941
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 15th 2024 - £4,941
Sep 15th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £3,527 £4,941
- Christmas - £4,941
Dec 27th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 £3,527 £4,941
Dec 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2025 £3,527 £4,941
- Easter - £4,941
May 2nd 2025 - May 31st 2025 £3,527 £4,941
May 31st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 - £4,941

Prices based on an occupancy of 5 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 €3,837 €5,375
- Easter - €5,375
Apr 6th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €3,837 €5,375
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 15th 2024 - €5,375
Sep 15th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €3,837 €5,375
- Christmas - €5,375
Dec 27th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 €3,837 €5,375
Dec 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2025 €3,837 €5,375
- Easter - €5,375
May 2nd 2025 - May 31st 2025 €3,837 €5,375
May 31st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 - €5,375

Prices based on an occupancy of 5 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 $4,152 $5,817
- Easter - $5,817
Apr 6th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $4,152 $5,817
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 15th 2024 - $5,817
Sep 15th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $4,152 $5,817
- Christmas - $5,817
Dec 27th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 $4,152 $5,817
Dec 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2025 $4,152 $5,817
- Easter - $5,817
May 2nd 2025 - May 31st 2025 $4,152 $5,817
May 31st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 - $5,817

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

  • Idyllic Retreat

    on 19/08/2023

    Discovering this idyllic retreat in Liguria was a dream. The historic charm mixed with modern comforts created a perfect balance. Conveniently close to coastal gems like Lerici and Cinque Terre, making it a must-visit. Highly recommended for those seeking tranquillity and coastal exploration.

  • Hidden Tranquility

    on 16/07/2023

    A hidden gem atop Ligurian hills, this villa offers tranquillity and charm. The pool area is a peaceful haven, and the proximity to Lerici and Porto Venere is a big plus. A charming escape for those desiring a blend of history and relaxation.

  • Coastal Bliss

    on 10/06/2023

    Villa Colombo left us enchanted. The sun-soaked pool area and breathtaking sea views made our stay memorable. The historic touches and modern amenities create the perfect holiday atmosphere. A delightful blend of tranquillity and coastal charm.

  • Tranquil Escape

    on 04/05/2023

    Our stay was a tranquil escape. The beautifully designed pool area and mesmerizing sea views created a serene atmosphere. Conveniently located for exploring La Spezia and Cinque Terre. Perfect for relaxation and coastal exploration.

  • Historic Elegance

    on 23/09/2022

    This villa offers a blend of historic elegance and modern comfort. The captivating architecture and relaxing pool area made our stay enjoyable. Ideal for those appreciating history in their holiday retreat.

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