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Apartment With Large Terrazzo And Garden In Tranquil Village internet wifi

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Dolcedo Imperia, Liguria, Italy free wifi internet - Four Kilometres From Beach, Set Into The Olive Groves With Magnificent Views

A traditional stone building dating from the 18th Century with large arch windows overlooking an unspoiled valley. One one side a partly shaded stone patio with a delightful swing seat adjoins the apartment, perfect for painting the wonderful views or just enjoying our legendary climate. A path leads into the olive groves and onward to the mountains. On the other side there is a mature garden, with Mediterranean plants, a barbecue and seating area. Parking available. The interior is well appointed with all necessary facilities including cooking area & large screen satellite television including English channels. There are two large rooms, one of which is a very large bedroom, the other equally large room is the living area which can also serve as a bedroom. The apartment comfortably sleeps four. We are 10-15 minutes drive from sandy beaches and the provincial capital Imperia with all facilities. Nice (recommended) and Genoa airport are a short drive away (one hour) and transfers. The delightful town of Dolcedo, with facilities including English speaking pharmacy, restaurants and bakery is 10 minutes walk away. Famous for its water mills and baroque church, perfect for a relaxing coffee at the start of a day! The French Riviera, Monaco and Menton, are a short drive on the motorway. Less than an hours journey! Bedsheets and towels are provided.

Ralph Kessler
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Ralph Kessler

My name is Ralph Kessler. I live close by and take care of the flat. If there are any problems or questions I will come and help! I work as an English teacher in Imperia and speak Italian and understand simple(very simple) German.

Ralph Kessler purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Ralph Kessler chose Costa Carnara

The property has charm and romance. The position is perfect, peace and quiet but not too far from the town and the sea. The culture and cuisine is simple and genuine. It is real Italy, not on the toursit trail so you can eat well and enjoy yourself and not spend a fortune.

What makes this apartment unique

The views, the immediately outside. WIFI


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Costa Carnara in Province of Imperia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet, sink with marble surround, shower. Tiled throughout.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom has double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, table, easy chairs, bedside lights, large window and door to terrazzo. Very large room (25 square metres) with large arch windows with beautiful views. Stained glass door leading to terrazzo.
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Outside: Private terrazzo with swing seat, barbecue, superb view. Garden with Mediterranean plants and fresh herbs. Extra outdoor seating. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Towels provided


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Apartment With Large Terrazzo And Garden In Tranquil Village internet wifi
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Bohemian hideaway in the Ligurian hills

  • 4 of 5

Great location away from the hustle and bustle of the towns and yet a short drive from Dolcedo, which has a good range of restaurants from high end to cheap and easy pizza. The apartment is a 20-30 minute drive away from beaches and coastal towns.

The apartment is very characterful and well stocked with items your average tourist will need. If you are looking for minimalist with all mod cons this may not be the apartment for you. Our hosts were extremely helpful and full of local information and advice.

If you need a tranquil nights sleep in full quiet, please note that the church bells are very close to the property and ring throughout the night for some unknown reason they chime twice in the space of 5 mins ... so 12 am is quite interesting!! We did get used to it 😊?

Overall a great area, with lots to see and do, no matter what your tastes are. The apartment is a great base to explore from or just sit on the veranda and take in the beautiful views.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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A wonderful place to stay. Ralph and Suzie were so welcoming and helpful.

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely recommend this for anyone wanting a quiet retreat in amongst beautiful, natural surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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A very warm welcome

  • 4 of 5

We arrived in the dark to be given a wonderful welcome. My wife and I were meeting up with daughter Polly who lives in Italy. This place is beautifully located and surrounded by moutains and olive trees and suited us perfectly.

The appartment itself is made up of two rooms, kitchen/sitting/dining/two single beds in one and a double bedroom with en suite bathroom in the other.

The walls in both rooms are covered with some very interesting artwork, perhaps not to everone's taste but hugely colourful!

Our hosts could not have been more welcoming and helpful,,,,,we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nicest holiday apartment ever!

  • 5 of 5

First of all the little town - Dolcedo is very cozy and picturesque. There is plenty of investigation for nature lovers as well as nice restaurants and a few little shops. We didn't expect the apartment to look even more beautiful than in the pictures - Italian style interior with oil paintings, stained glass windows and nice furniture. All the necessary sundries inside the apartment were carefully thought of. We enjoyed spending evenings in wonderful garden terrace. The hosts were helpful and nice and the price very reasonable. We will be definitely returning to this place next year.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for real Italy then this is the perfect destination - we loved Dolcedo with its bars and restaurants - delicious food and wine. We enjoyed exploring the Ligurian coast - especially the cycle route from St Lorenzo where we hired bikes and enjoyed the coastal scenery. The apartment was comfortable and had everything we needed - we had a warm welcome and help and good advice was always on hand.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
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Different and Unique

  • 4 of 5

This was our first visit to this area of Italy as a family. We had previously visited the south of France nearby a few years earlier. On that occasion we decided to go inland as we felt that the French Riviera was too busy and overcrowded. Our week’s visit across the border to this part of the Italian Riviera was therefore a refreshing surprise. Our hosts Ralph, Sue, Jill and Jim could not be more helpful, welcoming and friendly ensuring that we should have an enjoyable time. The apartment could be described as quirky but functional and accommodated our family of four for our needs. Its thick stone walls provided lovely shelter from the heat. Temperatures averaged 32 degrees during our stay. The view from the terrazo was as described and you got used to the twice on the hour bell from the nearby church and the local nature combination of crickets and croaking frogs !

We explored the surrounding area. A visit to a Gelatoria is a must but would recommend a Copetta as opposed to a Cornetto as there is a definite knack to eating a melting ice cream quickly. But be prepared to experience some lovely flavours.

Sea bathing at San Lorenzo del Mare was refreshing and safe. We had day trips to Triora and swam in the rock pools at Molini di Triora and a drive to the top of Colle D’Oggia is an absolute must as the view from the top is spectacular. About 40 minutes drive away is Monte Carlo and being able to drive around the Grand Prix circuit in your car even if it was at less than 45 km/h was fun. The boys enjoyed seeing all the really expensive cars parked up outside the Casino

If you are coming to this area – you do need to bring some insect repellant and spray up regularly and the local’s version is the best. If you are bringing your own car be prepared for narrow roads and the occasional tight squeezes. This area is the natural home to the small Italian Fiat Panda and the three wheeled Piaggio.

This area of Italy definitely grows on you. It is different and unique much like the apartment. In some ways more people should visit Liguria and Dolcedo but at the same time perhaps it should be kept for the privileged few in the know.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Immediately outside of the house there is a path leading into the hills with walks that rival the beauty of the cinque terra.


The sea and beaches are four kilometres away.


Nice and Genoa airport are nearby. Public transport reaches very close to the house although we provide parking directly outside the apartment.


The historic town of Dolcedo is 10 mins walk away. The provincial capital Imperia is five kilometres away and has stunning architecture including Parasio a medieval settlement set on a hill above the sea. The seafront of Porto Maurizio has sandy beaches and plenty of night-life. There is a wealth of places to visit including Cervo with its annual music festival and the famous resort of San Remo.

Further Details:

The little town of Dolcedo is a 10 minute walk from our door. This pretty, typically Ligurian town, built along the banks of the river Prino, has stone - paved mule tracks, five bridges and water mills, evidence of an olive oil tradition dating back to the 1100's. The local olive groves are among the most famous in the region.

There are markets on Wednesdays and some Sundays selling local and organic produce, antiquities and bric a brac. You will also find an art gallery, shops, bakery, ATM's, a chemist, post office, a number of cafes, pizzerias and restaurants.

The parish church of San Tommaso is a baroque jewel. There is horse riding, mountain biking and whale watching.


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