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Unique Historical Apart., ocean view, on Vernazza main square, private parking.

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Original '800 decorated, elegant, front beach, ocean view, few steps to home.

Really front sea, the apartment is at a stone's throw from the sea and beach and it overlooks the Piazza, really next to café, shops and restaurants. At the second floor (only 26 steps!), it is fully furnished and equipped. Wide sitting and dining room for the local standard, fresco ceiling, one master bedroom (regular size), kitchenette, one 2 bedded room (single beds), 2 bathroom with shower, heating, 8 windows in total. From sitting room the view is on the Piazza and the ocean, while both bedrooms are in the back side of the apartment. Finelly renoveted in 2009, when also a second shower room was added. Lot of windows on three sides of the apartment facades. The apartment is ideal for one or two couples or a family with two (or three) children. Wifi. At walking distance from train station, 200 mt descending the main road. If you arrive by car, no problem, the apartment has a private parking option at the limit of the pedestrian area (with an extra fee): no car traffic in the village is allowed.

MUST: wide sitting room with windows facing the sea and the Piazzetta with original marble fireplace, two large armchairs, three seats sofa, under the original XIX sec fresco ceiling. The 2 bedded room has dedicated


Equipments: sheets and towels, hairdryer, television, refrigerator, freezer, 3 fireplace stove, microwave, toaster, laundry machine, iron, iron board, vacuum cleaner, baby cot, baby high seat.

More Details

Cristina Bisa
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Cristina Bisa

My parents summer apartment, 'pied dans l'eau'.

Restored in 2010 for family use.

Totally new shower rooms and kithchen.

Cristina Bisa purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Cristina Bisa chose Vernazza

Because it's a unique piece in a unique place.

Because this apartment is authentic, as its ceiling painted by the owner in mid '800, and it's in Vernazza, the most beautifull of 5 Terre villages; because it's in the hart of the village, on the square front sea, on the beach.

What makes this apartment unique

To be in the hart of the 5 Terre, in the most authentic and preserved village, in a fantastic sea location as well in the middle of the path links to Monterosso and Corniglia, 2 minutes walk from the train station.

Close to Pisa, Genoa and Milano airports from where it is easy to get to Vernazza by train.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location overlooking the main square and waterfront. Very spacious with two bathrooms and fully contained kitchen. Vernazza has recently been devestated by land slides but is a beautiful town and a great place from which to explore the Cinque Terre Natioanl Park.
May 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vernazza in Province of La Spezia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The access to the yellow shower room is from the double beds bedroom. Both shower rooms have windows.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The 2 single beds become easily a standard double bed.
  • Both bedrooms are in the back side of the apartment with nice windows, but far from the eventual noise of the piazza. In the double bedroom there is space for the baby cot, in case. The room with double beds has direct access to the yellow shower room.
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
The apartment is "In the heart of Vernazza where Vernazza is the heart of the Cinque Terre!" Enjoy the village life and people, and to be close to the beaches and to train as well paths and ferry boat connections to the other Cinque Terre villages. Each room of the apartment has windows. A superb view from the sitting room on the piazza, the hart of the village, and on the sea. The sitting room ceiling was peinted in the mid of the XIX century by the owner of that time. Today all forniture are authentic or design with nice linen and table sets (diches, glasses...). Only 18 steps to get to the apartment leve, not too many for the 5 Terre! Authentic and romantic this apartment is well keeped and maintenance closing is scheduled every year, to deliver the best place to stay to our family and to our guests.


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Unique Historical Apart., ocean view, on Vernazza main square, private parking.
average rating of 4.44 based on 52 reviews

Perfect spot in Vernazza!

  • 5 of 5

I was traveling with my husband and uncle and Cristina's apartment was our perfect base in the cinque terre! My husband and I found the larger bedroom to be very comfortable and we had the bathroom next to the kitchen. My uncle enjoyed the smaller bedroom which has its own bathroom. Having the living room was great, open the windows and enjoy all the action of Vernazza while relaxing in the gorgeous apartment. As people mentioned you can hear trucks early (but you shouldn't waste time sleeping here-get up and enjoy!) and hear children playing soccer in the square in the evening but we thought it just added to the local charm! Cristina was very helpful and easy to work with, we were arriving to town later than planned and it was no problem-she even secured us a dinner reservation with a perfect harbor view at Gambero Rosso. Having the beautiful place to stay right in the heart of Vernazza made our trip to the cinque terre unforgettable!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests you got the perfect mood of the 5 Terre lifestyle! Our land is very beautiful and lack of space is one of the reasons of this beauty! Steep hills falling in the ocean, the vyneyards, the narrow roads of our villages, together with the coloured tall houses just leave the space to the sqare on the marina beach where the village life pass buy, from the morning to the sunset...until dinner time when most visitors are gone and those left and the locals enjoy the last lazy hours of the day. Hope to see you again!
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Excellent location, wonderful view of harbor, wasn't quite prepared for our arrival.

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved the location and views of the harbor. The property was very nice, but it didn't seem like the owners had fully prepared it for our arrival. The room was very cold (the heat had not been turned up), the bathroom soap dispenser was virtually empty, and the toilet was dirty. That said, the property was very comfortable and is in a great location. We really enjoyed our stay, and would recommend this property to others, but would have liked a little more cleaning/preparation of the property before we arrived.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay !

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect : location, charm, comfort, equipment, space , view... You've got a great place Cristina and this is the perfect spot to go and discover the enchanting Cinque terre ! We hope to come back one day.

Fred , Valerie, Gaspard and Victor

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! In winter time villages look as more as they used to be before the tourists arrival. Sunset light is at its best of the year. No noise, only the waves on the rocks. It is a different way to visit us, more intimate and exclusive.
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Ridgefield, Washington, USA

Perfect location in Vernazza.

  • 5 of 5

We felt very privileged to have one of the few rental apartments available in Vernazza. The location could not be beat with big picture windows overlooking all the action in the main square and the ocean beyond.The apartment was comfortable with everything that two couples could need. The Wi-Fi was excellent and the communication with management regarding key pick up etc. was straightforward. In short, you won’t find a more perfect place from which to explore the Cinque Terre.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely location in historic apartment.

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 4 (two couples) and stayed in Cristina's apt for 3 nights. The location is fabulous for views and observing the hustle and bustle of the community and fellow travelers. Be prepared for very steep stairs ... very worth the climb due to location and view. Easy check-in with the nearby tobacco shop. HIGHLY recommend taking the train from La Spezia. The train lets off right in the heart of the town. In the apartment , there are two bedrooms. The larger one does not have an on suite bathroom. The smaller one has the on suite. The smaller bedroom has a twin trundle type bed. Really not possible to push together or one person has to climb over the other to get out. The beds were bearable, but not the pillows. These were hard and flat. The larger bedroom had a slightly sunken mattress (the other couple stated this). Probably the least comfortable of all our travel for beds. Despite this, we loved the apartment space and location and do not regret selecting at all.

Also, be aware that you must turn on your hot water (in the kitchen) to take a shower. Directions are located above sink. We loved Vernazza the most over all the towns and loved all the hiking!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for your appreciation. Some notes: 2nd floor apartment starting from Vernazza main square for 26 steps in total is probably the less effort you can do in 5 Tetre tower houses unless you stay at ground floor in a restored fisherman cave with no view. In 1400's houses is not possible to place a lift: this option was not previed. For bedroom martess these are changed every 2 years, pillows every year. It s anyhow hard to meet worldwide standars. You do not need to make the hot water by yourself at all. Maybe some guests befor you moved the heating button on the off position. Second bedroom has two single beds exactly as shown in the advertising pictures. Lack of space is a 5 Terre and Liguria region standard. We live with it since ever. Sometime there is some price to pay for beauty.
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Historical, local apartment

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location and view! Couldn’t ask for better. This is a historic and nicely appointed apartment in the best spot in Vernazza. It was a great home base for two couples to enjoy the Cinque Terre.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Bar, pizzeria
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Gianni Franzi and Gambero Rosso.
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Vernazza beach

Vernazza is one of the Cinque Terre villages: on the sea side, next to Monterosso, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. From Vernazza you can take the train to get to the other villages, or just walk enjoying the beauty of the landscapes from the steep paths rising the hills, among lemon trees and grapes terraces, right in front of the sea: in summer the villages are easily connected by ferry boat as well.

The Cinque Terre villages are in the region of La Spezia, famous for other beautiful locations such as Portovenere, Lerici, Tellaro and Sarzana. It is easy to travel around the villages and in all the region by train, with short connection trip and thanks to a very large train time schedule offer.

From La Spezia station or by car, via highway, it is also easy to get to Pisa (60km, the nearest airport as well), Lucca (80 km), Florence (115 km), Leghorn (90 km) from where to get to Elba Island by ferryboat, and then Genoa (100 km), Parma (100 km) and Milan (200 km).

Live some days in Vernazza means also to enjoy the tastes, flavors and colors of the Italian Riviera; after the flood passed on October 25th, 2011 a very sad event to which the people of Vernazza reacted firmly, people from all over the world come more than once to visit us.... discover yourself the very good reasons for!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vernazza, La Spezia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
27 May 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Late Sumemr
15 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
7 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
5 Nov 2018 - 2 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Spring-Summer 2019
19 Apr 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Final Cleaning £61.39
Money transfer fee £13.15
Stay tax £2.63 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

Option PRIVATE CAR PARKING: price from 20 euro per day. Linen, towels (no beach), wifi, included.
Final cleaning 60 euro.Baby cot and baby seat included.
Cancellation Policy: Reservation amount returned if cancellation is communicated 30 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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