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Charming apartment on the beach in the Portofino gulf



Updated: 26-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Apartment in a little village on the see between Rapallo and Portofino

The flat is 30 meters (no need to cross roads) from the beach in San Michele di Pagana,Portofino Gulf.

Fully furnished (2 TV, VCR, DVD, independent heating, dishwasher, washing machine, parquet, microwave oven, baby bed) 2-bedroom bath , kitchen , 2 living rooms, little terrace and balcony.

San Michele is a little village on the see between Santa Margherita Ligure and Rapallo (5-10 minutes by bus, 20 minutes walking) in the Tigullio Gulf together with Paraggi and Portofino.

Private parking and Internet connection are avaliable on demand.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Carlo

I am 46 years old and I have two daughters of 10 and 12 years old

I rent since 2000

Carlo purchased this apartment in 1960

Why Carlo chose Genova province

It is my grand father house since he moved in Liguria in the '60

What makes this apartment unique

It is on the beach!

30 Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)


Great Location

  • 5 of 5

San Michel is a perfect location to visit both Santa Margheretta and Portofino. While the traffic is busy near the highway, the apartment is surprisingly quiet. It is especially quiet in the bedroom. The apartment has been recently remodeled and the bathroom and kitchen are exceptionally modern and high quality. Very comfortable large bed. The entire apartment is very clean and well maintained. There are a few flights of stairs to get to the apartment from the ground floor. The main lounge area, while bright and useful, would benefit from a couple of very comfortable easy chairs for reading or relaxing. Very nice place that I would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy for such positive and helpful review. I will buy relaxing chairs
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Ideal location

  • 3 of 5

We are a family of 4. 2 Teenage girls. The apartment was great and had all the basic equipment you need. Bathroom is really good with a fab shower. I would have given it a 4 star rating if it were not for the lack of air- conditioning, only fans. Middle of July made it too hot to sleep.

Having said that I would definitely recommend this apartment as the location is ideal for nearby Portofino, Rapallo and Santa Margherita. Beach is also extremely close. Mrs Lorenza was great , thanks .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to receive such good references. Air conditioning is not really needed apart few days during the summer. I
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Nice appartment with view to the sea

  • 4 of 5

We had a great holiday time there with two families and two young kids. The appartment is clean and everything you need you will find. When you leave the appartment you are directly on the beach. In the evening you can sit on the balcony and have a glass of wine with a nice view to the sea. Two minutes walk and you will find a great Pizzeria. The only thing: parking is a bit difficult. No parking at the appartment - you need to walk. But this is normal in that region. Thanks a lot for all!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to see you next year!
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Great Location

  • 3 of 5

Great location, beautiful property, and a very happy stay.

The beach is beautiful and the location is fabulous.

There are improvements that would enhance the apartment - unfortunately we had no wireless and some beach towels would have been great.

The property agent, Mrs Lorenza, was magnificent and both friendly and helpful. Mrs Lorenza is a major highlight.

And a map of the walking instructions to Santa Margherita would be useful for future guests. We used Google Maps to follow. Forever review and it is so close but would be better with a map.

Overall - a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lorenza, the major of San Michele! (-:
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Haarlem in Nederland

Lovely old fashioned but yet modern and clean.

  • 4 of 5

The house was just what we wanted: old fashion Italy combined with nowadays have-to-have's (shower, dish-washer, washing machine, clean). Okay, there is no parking area nearby the house to unpack our suitcases which ment that we had to carry them a long way. And the appartement was on the 4th floor without lift... But this only was a problem the day we arrived and the day we left. Also there were not to much kitchen things like glases. But for the rest... we loved it. It was so charming old fashioned and yet shops and bus stops nearby. Beach reachable in 10 meters without crossing a street. Great shower, balcony with view on the sea and on a lovely church. We had a fantastic week. And we would come back there again. It felt very cosy.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location!!! San Michele

  • 4 of 5

great location... only a few footsteps away from the water. Nice swimming beach... rocky, no sand which is the norm for this area. Very functional apartment... not luxury equipped but clean and functional. Shower is bathroom is a highlight... very large which is seldom found in Italian apartments.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to see you next year!
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From the Owner

It is my grand father house since he moved in Liguria in the '60

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Genova at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : L'ultima spiaggia at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Genova at 40 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Rapallo Golf Club at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Rapallo at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Rapallo at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Nave at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : San Michele di Pagana at 30 Metres Car: not necessary

Rapallo and S. Margherita are well connected both with Genova (40 minutes) and Milan (2 hours) by several trains (ask us for details). Genova has direct flights (EasyJet, RyanAir) to London.

Portofino is 3km far (10 minutes by bus)

Cinque terre is 40km far (40 minutes by car/train)

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July Aug
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £169.38

Towel, linen and final cleaning included. Wifi is charged at 5 Euro/day

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 26-Apr-2017


From the Owner

It is on the beach!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 85 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, bunk bed
  • studio - 2 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, removable
  • dining room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, double bed


  • Balcony ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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