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Idyllic architect designed garden apartment by the sea

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Garden Apartment near the Cinque Terre

This delightful, modern, quiet garden flat is in the historic heart of San Terenzo, 150 meters from the sandy beach, on a pedestrian street. Made up of 3 main areas: a fully equipped (dishwasher, washing machine) eat in kitchen leading, through a stone arch, to the evening area, with double bed and sofa bed in the Sitting Room Area. Which opens onto a beautiful Italian garden with lemon and quince trees, perfect for evening meals in the summer, with a dining table and barbecue as well as an outdoor shower.

The shower room is tiled in Bisazza Tiles and has a local slate basin top.

The third area is a separate bedroom, accessed through the garden, with a double bed and wardrobe. There is also a second toilet that can be accessed from the garden.

San Terenzo offers a great array of restaurants, stores and markets. The food is classic Mediterranean, with excellent local sea food caught daily. I will provide you with a location document, with recommendations for places to eat and visit.

There's satellite TV, DVD and an independent heating system (even though temperatures in the apartment rarely fall below 14 C degrees even in winter).

More Details

Laurence Relton
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Laurence Relton

I am a practicing solicitor, based in London. I am also an award-winning film Writer and Director, when I get the time...

Why Laurence Relton chose La Spezia

This apartment is very special to me (and almost everyone else who visits). The private garden is rare given that the apartment is in the historic centre of San Terenzo. The location is superb: a quiet, pedestrian street (in terms of peace, much better than being on the Seafront), local shops, supermarkets, 15 restaurants and bars, 4 coffee shops all within 5 minutes' walk. And the beach is just 90 seconds' away. Also, as a spot to visit the Cinque Terre, it's perfcet: you can get to the Cinque Terre by boat, by car or bus/train, and you avoid staying in the maelstrom that can be the Cinque Terre.

What makes this apartment unique

The building hails from the 16th Century. The apartment combines original features (exposed brick archway and detailing) with modern comforts and design. The Garden provides tranquillity and privacy, particulalry during the busier months of Summer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lerici in Liguria

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Accessed from the Garden
  • Bathroom 1 includes an encased shower, tiled in Bisazza tiles, and a sink made from local lava stone. Bathroom 2 is an outdoor Summer shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 is part of the open plan area of the apartment, though there are sliding frosted glass doors that can be used to separate it from the kitchen/dining room. It has sleeping for up to four people. Bedroom 2 is accessed from the garden, and is therefore extremely quiet and private. Though the apartment can sleep 6, it is better suited to a maximum of 4.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Internet access available by arrangement.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Oakville. Ontario Canada

A Great Place and a Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This property was exactly as described and just steps away from great beaches in San Terenzo. It was very clean and equipped with high quality furniture and appliances and kitchen ware. Monia, the manager, was extremely helpful and responded very quickly and effectively to all of our requests. It is further from the Cinque Terre villages than we expected and taking the 30 minute ferry ride to them is quite expensive, especially for us Canadians. However we did find a much cheaper alternative by taking the bus to La Spezia and then the train to Cinque Terre.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant apartment in the lovely village of San Terenzo only yards from the sea.

  • 4 of 5

This modern apartment was well furnished and with a very comfortable bed, only yards from the sea and local bars and restaurants but in a delightful small Italian town. Very little English spoken but locals very eager to help. The larger and more touristy town of Lerici only 3k scenic seafront walk away where boats leave for the Cinque Terre on a regular basis. Buses to La Spezia run frequently as they do in the other direction to Sazana.

A small enclosed garden comes with the apartment, furnished with new loungers, table and chairs. The apartment manager Monia speaks English and is very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location! Perfect holiday town, with sandy beach, warm water, very few foreign tourists, no overcrowding like Cinque Terre. The apartment is modern and well equipped. The lovely, big garden is unfortunately mosquito infested, so out of bounds.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location could not have been better

  • 5 of 5

This great ground floor apartment was perfect for our family holiday, it was more spacious than the photos suggested, and stayed nice and cool on the midday heat. Under a minute to the beach, great coffee shops and restaurants. San Terenzo is a great location for exploring the Cinque Terra, we even managed a day trip on the train to Florence. I hope we can return someday. Thank you Laurence.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful slice of life in Italy

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from a wonderful week here with my 21-year-old daughter. This beautiful apartment is very well equipped and comfortable and we found it remained cool both during the day and at night. Although we ate out a great deal at the excellent local restaurants it was convenient to have a kitchen with decent pans, knives etc to cook the odd meal "at home" and eat at the table in the garden which provides ample shade as well as sun. At night the apartment was very quiet which I appreciated greatly being a light sleeper. We travelled without a car but were able to use the apartment as a base to visit other parts of Liguria such as the Cinque Terre and Tellaro by local bus and ferry - when we were able to tear ourselves away from San Terenzo, that is. The town is a very special place with a pretty local beach that is also excellent for swimming. As well as dining out we enjoyed going out for breakfast or aperitivi in the local bars and found people very friendly. The owner was helpful in correspondence ahead of the stay and provided extensive information prior to our arrival. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owner's father who had that rare combination of being both welcoming and unintrusive, providing us with helpful local info. All in all a wonderful stay and we would gladly return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An excellent apartment

  • 4 of 5

The flat in San Terenzo is very much as described - in a perfect location, with everything you could need just a stones throw away. It is very well equipped and we very much enjoyed the outdoor shower and the garden. The beach is a little crowded for my taste but you can nip out for a swim and back in no time. An added bonus was the delightful company of the owner's parents who could not have been kinder. We took several outings by bus and boat and discovered that La Spezia is suprisingly nice and has great food ( sadly we found the local places to be less enjoyable ). All told a great place to stay though.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
April 17
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year 2018
30 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Higher rates may apply during public holidays and half terms.

A refundable damage deposit is required of Euro 250 on payment of the final installment.

A non-refundable 33% deposit is required to secure the dates.

A cleaning fee equal to three hours' cleaning is included in your weekly price. If more time is taken to clean the apartment after your stay, this may be deducted from your deposit.

I rent Saturday to Saturday during high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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