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Just Refurbished Charming Attic, Fabulous Sea View, All Amenities on Door Step

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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About the property

Attic in Rapallo near Portofino.1 Min Walk To Shops,Beaches,Restaurants. Very Quiet.Perfect For Long And Short Holidays All Year Round. Sleep 2/4

The Attic is a delightful panoramic apartment that welcomes and cuddles who chose it as their own home. The apartment has a large living room with a double sitting area and dining area, well-equipped kitchen, 1 bedroom and bathroom. Each room has a lovely balcony from which to enjoy, at any hours of the day, the colorful palette of tints typical of the Tigullio Sea, Gulf and Coast and you can really touch the sky with your finger. The Attic is located in downtown Rapallo, and at out door you will find restaurants and bars, supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, a post office, taxi, food and local wines boutiques, wonderful shops, hairdressing and laundries, the promenade and the beaches, tourist office, bus stop and railway station, ferry boat pier and boat rental. One of the best equipped beach where to relax is just around the corner! Rapallo is to be discovered day by day, tasting its history, monuments, small streets, smells, famous local delicacies, fresh food and locally wines markets, old flea markets, weekly coloured inexpensive and famous big market on Thursday, mild and healthy Mediterranean climate, glimpses, breathtaking panorama from Montallegro, beautiful sunrise and sunsets, fantastic and renowned Golf and Tennis Club, Yacht Club, diving and sailing and many different events and attractions organized throughout the year. Do not miss the dates of 1st, 2nd and 3rd July when Rapallo and in particular devotees celebrate the patroness Our Lady of Montallegro. The different “Sestrieri”, Italian for "boroughs", offer highly renowned and spectacular fireworks recruiting the best companies in the industry, several times a day all the three days. The balconies of the house are just the perfect place from which to enjoy the spectacular scenes in the front row while sipping your favorite drink and chilling. Also experience the joy of Carnival, Easter in bloom and there is the famous National Literary Award for Women Writer in June too. In July and August a number of events take place: Concerts of light music and Cabaret evenings on the waterfront, the Liguria Jazz Summer, the Festival Blues, the Festival Ballet, the Opera and Operetta Concerts in Villa Tigullio. In September: the International Exhibition of Cartoonist, the Classic Cycling ( Milan-Rapallo ) and the Portofino-Rapallo running race called "March of the Heart". In addition there are many regattas such as the Italian Cup Regatta, Opa Marine and numerous golf competitions, tournaments of volleyball, basketball, soccer and water polo, martial arts, fencing and amateur running events. We can not forget to name the wonderful rallies and vintage car brands. Christmas and New Year are a great time to be in Rapallo, which is not as crowded as summer holidays yet wonderful with warm sunny days in its beautiful setting. Moreover: Rapallo offers its tourists as a start base for day trips, as it is well served by the rail line that runs all the way along this stretch of coast, bus, boat and car for rent to discover many Liguria beauties. The old town of Genova is easy to discover strolling through the tiny, narrow street and alleys, known as “Caruggi”, Christopher Colombus places, the Aquarium, the second largest in Europe, and the Lanterno, Europe’s oldest lighthouse and a symbol of the city. Portofino is the tiny village where to enjoy an exceptional Ligurian town with pretty pastel coloured buildings, superb views and high fashion shopping. San Fruttuoso, Camogli, Santa Margherita, Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore, Porto Venere are some other truly charmingly traditional fishing village to see during your vacation in order to remember this exceptional Italian Riviera area. In addition, the unforgettable Florence, Pisa and the Tuscan beauties are very close and quickly reachable by train. Here a week flies!

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About Franca


Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had the most wonderful week in "The Attic". Rapallo, what a wonderful place to spend a Holiday!! The Appartment is spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Franca: such a lovely lady, who has gone to great lengths to ensure this has been a "WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE".... We see nothing to improve upon. Jan + Rob (UK) June 2014

We have had a fantastic time in this apartment, every thing is wonderful. Great base and good to have a lift to the top floor! So easy to get around from here. The apartment is exceptionally well kitted out and the decor is amazing - love the art work. We see nothing to improve on. Best wishes for the future. Love Margaret and Ken Glasgow,Scotland July 2014

We had a wonderful week here in Rapallo. Really appreciated Franca's very warm welcome. Visited some lovely out-of-the-way places, over the walks on the Portofino Promontory and behind the Church at Montallegro at the end of the cable car ride. Of course, Genoa + Cinque Terre want a visit and very easy on the train. We didn't use our car this week!!!!! Thank you, Franca, for letting us stay in your lovely flat.

Sue + Ray Nottingham,UK July/August 2014

Franca made us most welcome to the "Attic"!!! The apartment is very comfortable and we loved looking out to the sea. A wonderful location so close to everything. We did not need a car as the bus, trains and ferry are so convenient. The weather was kind to us, do not belive the internet forecast!!! We love Italy and will recommend this area and the apartment to our friends. Thank you. Moira + Geoff Northamptonshire,UK September 2014
Feb 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


Great appartment and very helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

This is a great appartment in a great location. The owner could not have been more helpful finding us car parking and welcoming us with Prosecco and providing plenty of information about Rapallo. Franca welcomes you into her apartment and makes you feel as if it is your own home - highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest, Thank you so much for your beautiful words. I'm very pleased that you enjoy your holiday in Rapallo and I'm happy to have helped you settle in. I always try to live up to my guests expectations. Happy to welcome you again. All the best, Franca
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Simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Franca had thought of everything. She greeted us on arrival; stocked the fridge with a welcome aperitivo; and, talked us through the instructions for the flat and her very helpful guidebook of things to do. The attic is air conditioned and there are 4 small terraces for sitting out, from which you can see the sea. This is a five star apartment at a very reasonable price. Rapallo is a bustling town full of charm and entertainment and good restaurants; and is a perfect location for exploring the Italian Riviera to the south of Genoa which includes Portofino and the Cinqueterre. There are also options to travel further to Pisa and Florence. No car is necessary: cheap trains and buses run up and down the coast and there is a summer ferry. We have no hesitation in recommending this property and hope to return. Thank you Franca for providing wonderful accommodation for a lovely holiday. Andrew, Clare and Venita.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andrew, Clare and Venita, Thanks a lot for your kind review. It was a great pleasure to welcome you and I hope to see you again in the future! All the best, Franca
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Bells, birdsong, bellissima!

  • 5 of 5

When Franca writes that her beautiful apartment in Rapallo ‘welcomes’ and ‘cuddles you’ – she is spot-on! From the moment we stepped into this lovely flat, we felt that it was ‘home from home’.

Franca was the perfect host, providing us with a fridge full of goodies and ensuring the air-conditioning was just at the right setting. Comfortable beds ensured quality sleep and the stunning views from the two balconies were the icing on the cake. Enjoying the sun set over the harbour and mountains in the evening, then watching the little boats sail into the harbour at breakfast, made this a holiday to remember. Bells, birdsong, bellissima!

Rapallo is a magic little town, with plenty of good restaurants, music and culture to entertain you in the evening and Franca’s apartment is the perfect base for which to enjoy it. Strongly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I appreciate the fact that you enjoy your stay in the Attic and Rapallo very much. I really hope to meet you again. All the best, Franca
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Franca’s apartment is exceptional. It is so well appointed and so well maintained that you know nobody could do more to make you feel comfortable and looked after. From the welcome fruit bowl to the bottle of bubbly in the fridge no detail is overlooked and everything is as clean and comfortable as it could be. The apartment is very spacious with balconies on either side to give you a view of the sea and sun or shade depending on the time of day. The bed was very comfortable indeed and the air conditioning very welcome at times. Everything is within easy reach including the station, the promenade and the very attractive and buzzing town centre. Boats, trains or buses will take you to the Cinque Terre, Portofino, Santa Margherita and beyond to Genoa. Or you might find that you just want to enjoy Rapallo with its many great cafes and restaurants. We hadn’t heard of Rapallo before but now we feel as though we want to put it on our list of regular places to visit as well as Franca’s apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Norma and Cliff, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review!! I'm so happy you enjoyed the apartment and the surrounding area. I enjoy myself my own holidays and know how important they are to everyone so, I try to make the stay as lovely and trouble free as possible for all my Guests.... Thanks again and let me know when you wish to return!! Warmest Regards, Franca
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awesome attic

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to spend time in Rapallo. It is clean and well appointed with everything you could want or need. It is the perfect haven to return to after a day of adventures. Franca was especially helpful and had a great supply of food ready for you so you didn't need to go shopping immediately. Well located and quiet with wonderful views over the harbor. the internet was speedy and reliable and the bed was really comfortable. We would highly recommend 'the attic'.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for your very kind review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in my "Attic" and it lived up to your expectations. Its always a pleasure to have such charming Guests! I hope you will return one day. All the Best, Franca
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Top Quality Spacious Apartment-Brilliant position

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely first rate for quality. Franca, the owner, has gone to huge amounts of effort to make everything perfect for your stay. Helpful tips, restaurant Reviews, lots of food on arrival so you are set up for the first night. It was brilliant.

The apartment is much more spacious than the photos show. Really comfortable furniture and a brand new bed.

The position is unbeatable - water views from the balconies and yet totally peaceful and quiet. We had the best nights sleep as you cannot hear any noise at all.

You are 3 minutes walk to both the train station and the ferry. So go Cinque Terra one way or Santa Margherita and Portofino the other.

A wonderful place - totally recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Catherine, It was a great pleasure to get to know you and welcome you: nothing pleases me more than when my Guests have really enjoyed their stay. Thank you so much for such a great review and for taking the time to write it. I look forward to welcoming you back again some day. All the Best, Franca
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7 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
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25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
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8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
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27 May 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
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9 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
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4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Rapallo in Liguria

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Shower, WC, bidet, 2 basins with mirror. Hairdryer, clothes horse and heating.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with double bed and spacious wardrobe, parquet floor and heating. Sea view balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: 70 MQ. QUIET CITY CENTER ATTIC, ALL AMENITIES ARE ON THE DOOR STEP. THE APARTMENT IS LOCATED ON THE TOP FLOOR, SERVED BY AN ELEVATOR. INTERNET WI.FI: WIRELESS INTERNET CONNECTION IS PROVIDED. FREE AND FEE PARKING AROUND THE CORNER. AN USEFUL GUIDE WITH PLACE TO VISIT, LOCAL SUGGESTIONS, RESTAURANTS, ETC IS AVAILABLE FOR GUESTS. PETS AND SMOKING ARE NOT ALLOWED. THE ATTIC IS UNSUITABLE FOR GUESTS WITH CHILDREN OR BABIES. Outside: Delightful balconies overlooking the sea, the harbor and the hills at 360° where to have breakfast or any meal, sunbathe during the day or have a drink while enjoying the sunset. Small public pinewood just in front of the house. Utility Room: No utility room. Washing machine in kitchen. Ironing board and iron in the spacious wardrobe in bedroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included and property cleaned before and after lets. Beach towels are not provided. Linen and towels replaced once a week. Other: Air conditioning in the corridor for the sleeping area.

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