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VILLA SHELLEY 8+4 / 4+4 Sleeps, the villa owes its name to the famous poet Percy Shelley, is situated at Lerici, Cinque Terre and it is in front of the sea



Updated: 12-Oct-2016
Sleeps 12, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms


PRIVATE STRUCTURE. Built in the 16th century in the centre of the bay of San Terenzo as a Barnabite monastery, the villa owes its name to the famous poet Percy Bysshe Shelley who, describing it as the ' white house by the sea ', lived there in 1822 with his wife Mary Shelley, author of the famous book “Frankenstein”. Villa Shelley is an L-shaped building, in brick and finished in white-painted plaster which makes it recognizable from every part of the Gulf as its colour stands out among the rows of Genoese-style colourful houses that surround the beautiful promenade in San Terenzo. One feature that distinguishes the villa at first sight is the five-arched portico which contains the main entrance. Above the portico is a large terrace along the whole façade, overlooking the sea and the beach of San Terenzo, with a 180° panorama stretching from the castle of Lerici to San Terenzo and, on the horizon, to Portovenere with its characteristic church of San Pietro and the islands of Palmaria and Tino. Inside the villa are the original floors in beautiful Genoese grit and high vaulted ceilings; all the rooms of the piano nobile (the principal floor of a large house) have large windows giving a breathtaking view of the sea. PLEASE NOTE: In the upper floor, reached by an external flight of stairs, is an apartment for the exclusive use of the owners who may sometimes be present, complete privacy is however guaranteed to guests.


The main entrance, under the portico bounded by a beautiful iron railing, leads into an imposing, 3.9 mt high, large hall paved in classic Genoese black and white. From the hall a slate staircase leads up to the piano nobile and into a room of considerable size with two large windows and a French window facing the terrace which overlooks the sea. The grandeur of this room is accentuated by its 4.8 mt height. A number of doors open off this room: two bedrooms, a bathroom, a large kitchen and, past the staircase, another bedroom and another bathroom. From the main living room you go out to the large terrace, surrounded by a stone balustrade, overlooking the bay, the view of Lerici with its famous castle and the islands of the Golfo dei Poeti.. On the mezzanine floor is a laundry room. From the entrance hall you can get to an extra small apartment with a lounge and small kitchen on the ground floor and, on the mezzanine level, reached by an internal staircase, 2 small bedrooms and a little bathroom .


The villa has a beautiful private park of 1000 square meters, covered by grass with beautiful well-maintained paths and hedges at the sides to protect the privacy of its guests. There is beautiful, fully-equipped, outdoor dining area. In the upper part of the garden is a hanging terrace with an old waterfall, no longer working.


Small sized

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More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Emma Villas srl Unipersonale
Emma Villas
Via Duccio di Buoninsegna, 22
00142 Roma Roma Italy
L.R.T 51/1986, N.178974
OPERATORE TURISTICO ITALIANO Autorizzato dalla provincia di Siena N. 178974 L.R.T 51/1986
VAT Reg No01188760522

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Spezia at 400 Metres Nearest Golf : La Spezia at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Sarzana at 9 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A12 Sarzana at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Spezia at 400 Metres Car: recommended

Lerici is situated at the eastern end of the Golfo dei Poeti ('Gulf of Poets”) and is dominated by the imposing castle of San Giorgio, now the Geo-paleontological Museum. The main attraction of this area is definitely the sea which, between Lerici, San Terenzo, Fiascherino and Tellaro, alternates rocky areas with free and private, fully-equipped beaches. Lerici is also the point where boats arrive and depart for Portovenere, the Cinque Terre and, during the summer, Portofino . Sporting activities are many and available all year round : sailing, with the prestigious School of Santa Teresa, diving, wind surfing as well as hiking, mountain-biking, tennis and golf. Places to visit in the area include the town of Sarzana (7 km), the archaeological site of Luni (15 km), the famous white marble quarries of Carrara in the Apuan Alps (15 km), fashionable Versilia (30 km) and La Spezia, all within a few minutes drive away thanks to the A12 motorway exits of Sarzana (8 km) and La Spezia (12 km).


Pisa 70 km, Genova 100 km

Train Station:

Sarzana 9 km, La Spezia 10 km


A12 Sarzana 7 km, La Spezia 12 km

Attractions within 100 km:

Sarzana 7 km, La Spezia 8 km, Portovenere 10 km, 5 Terre 15 km, Carrara 23 km, Forte dei Marmi 33 km, Viareggio 50 km, Alpi Apuane 50 km, Lucca 65 km, Pisa 70 km, Portofino 90 km, Genova 100 km, Parma 100 km

Services and shops:

San Terenzo 100 m


San Terenzo beach in front of the villa

Access road:

Paved road


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 5.9%

- To be paid at the time of booking: 25% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price;
- To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card.

5,9% Emma Villas Commissions INCLUDED in the final price of the reservation: this includes costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, EUROP ASSISTANCE POLICY to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay).

At your arrival will be requested (by the property owner) the damage deposit (totally refundable in case of no damages at the end of the stay).
Damage Deposit: 900,00€

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 12-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - with tub
  • Bathroom 2 - with tub
  • Bathroom 3 - with shower
  • (2 with tub, 1 with shower)


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - Bunk Beds


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Fenced: Si Height above sea level: 0

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