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Spacious apartment Portofino beach front ***see the Spring Offer 2018*

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


About the property

Overlooking the only Portofino beach, the property is really “pied dans l’eau"

In Portofino a spacious and comfortable flat, overlooking a tiny beach, the property is really “pied dans l’eau"!

The house is an example of the late XIX century holiday villa of the Italian Riviera, built above its boathouse, has always starting point for beautiful canoe trips.

It is ideal for relaxed and refined holidays.

The position is very special between the green wooded hills and the sea, the flat overlooks a small public beach, that can be reached by a short path. It's next to the beautiful Paraggi bay, with its sand beach, amazing green transparent water, tiny village and exclusive villas.

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

From the boathouse below the flat you could appreciate the beauty of Portofino Marine Park in the best possible way: paddling, rowing, with 'outdoorportofino' .

By a short walk (or by bus) you will reach Portofino with fashionable shops, very nice and romantic outdoor cafés and restaurants.

It is included in the natural park of Portofino that features beautiful walks in different environments due to the special biodiversity of flora and fauna, with stunning views on the sea and steep cliffs.

If you like trekking, this is an amazing area with stunning landscapes: we highly recommend the classic trip to Portofino - San Fruttuoso Abbey, which leaves directly from the house or comfortably by ferry from Portofino.

More Details


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 ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • 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 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 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). Two double and one four beds room. The bedrooms give the back and have large windows overlooking the woods; this makes them particularly silent and fresh in summer.
  • Books
  • 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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The tiny beach of Niasca is public. Walking distance there is Paraggi beach chargeable, if you prefer.


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Spacious apartment Portofino beach front ***see the Spring Offer 2018*
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

It's hard to capture how stunning this place is in a photo, and upon arrival we were utterly blown away. It's literally everything we hoped it would be and so much more. Perfect for kids too, everything within walking distance. You have to check out U-Pin restaurant, a bit of a walk, but well worth it. We will be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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Amazing location near the most beautiful towns of the Italian Riviera.

  • 5 of 5

Niasca is a special place, nestled in a bay with rich forest and a beach of crystal clear waters. The house is cozy and comfortable with a lot of history that is palpable when you look into the details, pictures of the family and beautifully made frescoes.

The house is very quiet at night despite being in a busy road on the way to Portofino. The sound of the birds at 5 am is the only waking sound..a very pleasant one.

The house has a beach (public but sometimes feels like is your own private beach) just steps away. The water is clear, turquoise blue and cool. There is a kayak company rightvbelow tge home and kayaking around the bay is a must.

You have so much to do and so many places to visit nearby. All enchanting and fun. You return to your tranquil and quiet retreat and have a Campari watching the sunset. Not enough words to describe this place....

  • Review Submitted: 12-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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Perfect Portofino Villa for our 20th Anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Niasca/Portofino. The villa is located perfectly to enjoy all the area has to offer, while still allowing us to relax away from the busy towns at the end of the day. While the road is busy at times, you don't hear it from the villa. The view is outstanding and everyone we met during check-in and check-out were wonderful. Everything we needed for the week was provided and the recommendations for dining, groceries, places to visit in the area were very well received. A must is a drive to Recco for focaccia! What a treat to have been there!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Giancarla Serra
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2018

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!


San Fruttuoso di Camogli
"You can walk directly from home to all excursion starting points trough Portofino Natural Pa..."
Lungomare Vittorio Veneto
Bar Dai Muagetti
La Gritta
Calata Marconi
"A walk in the small marvelous tiny Portofino's harbor: do not miss it!"
O Magazin
"Very nice and cozy restaurant in Calata Marconi, small and reserved with a great view on Por..."
"Nice restaurant, overlooking the harbor, that combines a good quality food with the wonderfu..."
Tortuga American Bar
"Don't miss the appointment with tasty appetizers that suit refreshing cocktails and long dri..."
Agriturismo U Pin
Castello Brown
"A short walk from Portofino to visit the "Castello Brown" and enjoy a lovely view "
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: not necessary

The nearest airport is Genoa (GOA) which this year has increased direct flights from Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, London.

Milan however offers many more possibilities.

Portofino (1,5 km away) is a beautiful tiny harbour has very fashionable shops, famous brands for clothes and shoes, very nice and romantic cafés and restaurants.

Santa Margherita Ligure (3 km away) is a pretty little town on the sea with all kinds of shops and facilities.

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Portofino, Liguria

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
15 Dec 2017 - 7 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Medium season
8 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
2 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 £440.24
Cleaning £132.07
Pet Fee £44.02

For our organization the best chageover day is Saturday, let me know if you have different need: we will try to please you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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