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Beach front Portofino ***see the Spring Offer 2018*

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 8 people. Changeover day Saturday. Minimun stay 1 week

Great prices for spring 2018: in the Italian Riviera, vary close to Portofino GE Italy, overlooking the only Portofino beach, this spacious apartment is really “pied dans l’eau”.

The position is incredibly special, between the green wooded hills and the sea. The flat overlooks a small public beach and the beautiful Paraggi GE Italy bay, with its sand beach, amazing green transparent water. It's located in the Natural Park of Portofino features beautiful stunning views on the sea and steep cliffs.

Below the flat the vare good organization ‘Outdoorportofino’’ makes possible to appreciate the beauty of Portofino Marine Park in the best way: paddling, rovina and sailing.

A mild weather allows to enjoy all year round walks along the sea and on the hills, to shop in fashionable Portofino and Santa Margherita boutiques or to lounge in a restaurant terrace.

More Details

Giancarla Serra
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
23 November, 2017

About Giancarla Serra

My mother's family owns the flat from 1887. My grand-grand-father, from Genoa, both the flat with the boathouse to give to his ten sons the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong - swimming, rowing and hiking in stunning places. In the XIX century, Portofino was a little fisherman village, unknown from the newborn tourism. The only other tourists were two English brother and their family, living in the two castles of the area - Castello Paraggi, in front of Niasca and castello Brown, immediately above Portofino. Nowadays the natural park and the protected bay of Paraggi bring back the enchant of those days.

Giancarla Serra purchased this apartment in 1887

Why Giancarla Serra chose Portofino

Have you ever been to Portofino Italy? You can not see it at least once in your life! It's one of the most beautiful sea side places in the world: the best you can expect thinking of a picturesque Italian fishermen village.

What makes this apartment unique

You could hear from the living room the rhythmic sound of waves


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Portofino in Metropolitan City of Genoa

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Is appreciated if you and your children rinse feet in a bucket out of the door to not bring sand in the apartment. Check out is 9,30 A.M.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 bathroom with shower, wc and bidet. 2 bathrooms with shower, wc and bidet. 3 bathroom with tub with shower, wc and bidet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 2 beds in the mezanine fit for women and young person
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) The bedrooms give the back and have large windows overlooking the woods; this makes them particularly silent and fresh
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Portofino, tiny sea village on the Italian Riviera nestled in the Natural Natural Park is splendid: the villa is next to this charming place: the fine cuisine of the Ligurian Region, and the innumerable cultural and nature itineraries make this corner of the Gulf of Tigullio an ideal destination any time of year. The tiny beach of Niasca is public. Next to it there is Paraggi beach chargeable, if you prefer.


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Beach front Portofino ***see the Spring Offer 2018*
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
Victoria, Australia

Amazing property

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Giancarla's extraordinary house. Fabulous position, great history to the place and in such a unique location. The house itself is very spacious, all well set up, although there is no kettle which was very unusual, I think one should be supplied. My only other comment would be that for the price we paid there should have been a mid stay clean!! We really enjoyed our stay, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy you had a positive experince staying in Niasca: I appreciated your politeness and respect for the property and I will keep in mind your suggestion. I hope you will keep in mind this destination for the future!
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Amazing home on the water

  • 5 of 5

The home is located between Santa Margherita and Portofino on the Parraggi bay. There are no other homes on the bay so it is very secluded. There are 3 bedroom and 3 baths with a large great room with kitchen, living and dining room. There are French doors that open to a small balcony overlooking the bay. The view and sounds of the sea were fantastic. The amenities were everything we neeeded. Giancarla was an excellent host and met all our needs. The walk to Portofino bay is 10 to 15 minutes. There is also retail business (Outdoor Portofino) that rents kayaks, paddle boards, and other water equipment. We strongly recommend this home to any travelers with family, friends wanting to party or couples looking for a quiet getaway. Thanks for the memories Giancarla!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved our stay and pleasure to find such spacious and charming apartment.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was bright with a gorgeous view, almost no traffic noise inside, a pretty little public beach with kayak and paddle board rentals - perfect for families. We all had a great time. There is a busy road into Portofino to cross so care is important with children. It is an easy 10 minute walk into Portofino and 20 minutes to Sta Margherita along a red carpeted path! I would recommend it to any family who like beach activity as well as sight seeing. Thank you Giancarla,


  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Niasca late afternoon and couldn't believe how beautiful the house and location were. I had been a little concerned about the heat having read one review that suggested the house was humid and would be too hot in the summer, but this was absolutely not the case and despite a wonderful 30 degrees on the beach the house was always cool and comfortable. We didn't need to use the a/c units at all as there was a pleasant breeze through the open windows. I was also a bit worried about being under the road but again there was no need, you wouldn't know it apart from the occasional friendly toot of the bus horn that we really liked. The bus was regular, started early and ran late. It's worth getting a stack of the cheap bus tickets from the tabacchi, and make sure you don't get charged for going the whole way to Portofino!

The owner is delightful and helpful and even picked us up at the station and took us to the house via the supermarket, which was much appreciated. The house was well equipped and tranquil and it was impossible not to feel relaxed there. The views and light were stunning and we enjoyed the beach, the balcony and the garden as well as sitting at the fantastic metal table eating meals or relaxing on the sofas reading and chatting. It was a short walk to Portofino where we laughed at the super yachts and felt very superior with our vastly more tasteful home to return to. Make sure you get the ferry to the abbey - it is stunning. And hire a kayak! The water sports staff are helpful and friendly - we had a kayak for the day and took turns to go up and down the coast - well worth it.

Thankyou Giancarla for sharing your wonderful home with us, we have all come back with great memories and look forward to returning as soon as we can. Can't think of any way in which it could be better! Best wishes, Sarah

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sometimes the guests comment and describe better than the the owners Niasca's accommodation, seeing it without custom and without prejudice. But I can confirm that the beautiful living room with balcony overlooking the sea strikes and marvels all those who come in for the first time! See you again with your friends in Niasca!
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Practically perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Wow! Wow! A truly unique experience. Thank you Giancarla for the opportunity to stay in this wonderful property which has been in your family for so many years. Just 3 minutes by car or 12 minutes walk from Portofino, this was truly an unforgettable holiday for our family of 7 (3 teenagers, 2 elderly grandparents and us). Location Location Location, this house is clean, secure, spacious and with a view from the balcony to die for. The property is entered on foot from the coast road, where you have 1 car parking space. Broad modern steps lead down to the front door of the property which is within the lower level of the main house , with cool natural light from the tree covered valley behind pulling fresh air through the body of the house from the sea facing balcony. There are some steps and differing levels in the bedroom/bathroom area but the teenagers loved the beds on the mezzanine in their room and the steps to the bathroom were no problem for our older guests in theirs. Fluffy towels and clean sheets provided. The beds were comfortable and bedrooms beautifully furnished.The main living room has original wood floors and wall paintings. The simple, clean and functional kitchen is part of the enormous cool living space. We enjoyed all the family being together, preparing food from the local market, others on the sofas reading or sitting at the table playing cards or drawing. The beach is directly in front of the balcony via a short set of steps. The sea is clear, clean, warm and full of fish. No power boats are allowed in the bay (marine park) and we joined many bathers who would swim out into the deeper water to snorkel or simply to get fit ! The Portofino water sports centre is adjacent the property and the staff there were friendly and polite, storing the beach chairs for us. There was never any noise from them and it actually made for entertainment to see the coming and goings of their various customers and craft. Giancarla, the owner, is polite, prompt, friendly and easy to deal with. I can honestly say that even as we watched the super yachts of the rich and famous sail past our window each day, coming and going from Portofino, I would not have swapped places with them for the world. Truly beautiful, truly unique, truly special. Not a hotel but rather the authentic family home by the sea I have always wanted. We have memories that will last for a lifetime - but we might just have to go back to top them up. Thank you Giancarla!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

Don't hesitate, book this place! You will stay on the top part of a former boathouse, it is old, but very charming, with a huge sitting room /dining room /kitchen, and the cherry on top are the enormous french doors leading to the balcony with that incredible view to the small cove Niasca!

We thoroughly enjoyed our week here and ate all our meals on the balcony! It is very easy to walk to Portofino (15 min.), or S.Margherita Ligure (a little longer ). Even if the boathouse is underneath the road, you can hardly hear any noise.

The lower part of the house is where the watersport rental place is. While we were there, they had something like a children's summer camp going, so that it was quite noisy during the day, but before 9 am and after 6 pm it was quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your enthusiasm and attention to the apartment. I was delighted to have appreciated this wonderful coastline, so unique and so typical of Italy. I hope you will remember this positive experience and recommend it to your friends!
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3.5 Kilometres
S. Margherita Ligure
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: recommended

The village of Portofino, flancked with pastel-colored houses, comes alive in the sunshine for many tourists strolling on the queys with boats moored, enjoying the best uninterrupted views of the Italian Riviera.

Santa Margherita Ligure (3.5 km away) is a pretty small town with all kinds of shops and facilities (supermarket, hospital, train station, pharmacy, restaurants, bar) and is linked to Niasca by bus.

A mild weather all year round, allows to walks along the sea and on the hills. The area offers good restaurants, best quality boutiques of famous Italian "griffe", weekly colourful inexpensive markets (on Tuesday in Santa Margherita Ligure, on Thursday in Chiavari).

Niasca is on the road that links Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Portofino, Liguria

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
15 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low season
7 Jan 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium season
29 Apr 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
3 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £443.64
Pet Fee £44.36
Cleaning £133.09

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros.

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