Escape to the peace and quiet of this secluded rustic hilltop villa surrounded by olive groves. With extensive gardens, private pool, and private driveway, this unique place is a relaxing retreat in the midst of the bustling Italian Riviera!
A converted farmers croft, the property features original stone walling, beamed ceilings, and paved floors throughout. The Villa is divided into two floors, each floor is perfect for a family, so this is a great option for two families or one big family. Each floor has a kitchen and living area, and can function independently from the other. The upstairs floor sleeps 6, has a master king bedroom with ensuite, one queen room with ensuite, one bunk bed room with ensuite. The downstairs floor sleeps 4. It has 1 king bedroom, and a second bunk bedroom with ensuite.
There is a very comfortable sofa bed downstairs and an extra single bedroom upstairs which can be added bringing the total sleeping space to 12. There is extra charge for this of 20 EUR/ person / night beyond 10 people for the extra cost of managing laundry etc.
You do not share the space with anyone, nor are there any neighbors in view...the villa looks out over the hills and down to the med, and is nestled in a blanket of trees which block out everyone around you. If you want to escape, this is the place to come to!
Interaction with Guests
I will most likely not be present during your stay. However, the closest neighbors run a Bed & Breakfast next door and will welcome you into the house and explain the quirks of the Villa to you.
Leivi is the Olive Oil capital of Liguria, many award-winning oils are produced here. Gastronomy is thus an important part of the culture here. All over the surrounding hills you can find beautiful award-winning restaurants with spectacular views out to Portofino and the rest of the riviera.
Ideally you should come with your own transportation. There is parking space for 3 cars and a private drive that we share with the bed and breakfast next door.
Other Things to Note
For smaller groups, if you would like to only rent one floor of the villa, please let me know I can arrange a special price.
1) Please leave the villa as you find it. The cleaners are paid only to clean laundry, floors, bathrooms etc
2) Please do not re-arrange the furniture. If you do, please return everything to its original layout before you leave. Thanks!
3) Do not use the pool with suncream on, you will be charged for emergency visits by the pool company
4) Pets are allowed and welcomed, smoking is also fine. If you let your pets sleep on beds you will be fined!
We stayed for one week in this beautiful villa with the nice view. The house is old , so it has some small deficit (it smells a bit fusty in some rooms, when too many electric appliance are working, there can be a power blackout, some of the beds bounce when you turn arround...but that is all and I think, these are aspects, which aren't deciding). The location is optimal for hikes and visit towns like Genova. The beach (the part which is for free) in Chiavari is rocky and slim, but enough to cool.
We advise: Hiking through Cinque Terre and on Monte Penna, visit Fruttuoso and Portofino AND chilling at the pool! :)
We enjoyed the evenings with candlelight in the garden and breakfast on one of the terraces.
And at last: All my questions were answerd directly, not only by Barnaby, but also by Claudia the neighbor!
Great house in a great environment. Good location on the top of the hill, very quiet. Enjoyable to stay by the pool and admire the beautiful view.
We had everything we needed. Although Barnaby is not nearby, he gives clear instructions and his kind neighbors are here to welcome you, and would help if needed.
The place was clean.
We do recommend
Die Villa liegt traumhaft versteckt in den Bergen oberhalb der wunderschönen Stadt Chiavari (vormittags ist u.a. der Markt sehr zu empfehlen). Der Ort ist ein sehr guter Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge per Bahn nach Genua im Norden oder Cinque Terre im Süden (jeweils ca. 1 Stunde Fahrzeit direkt an der fantastischen ligurischen Küste). Für die Faulenzertage ist die charmante Villa selbst mit ihrem schönen Garten und Pool hervorragend geeignet. Mit 2 Familien mit Kindern lassen sich die Tage hier großartig verleben. Die Wanderwege und der nahe gelegene Bolzplatz sorgen für extra Abwechslung.
Auf unsere Probleme nach einem Hagelsturm hat Barnaby schnell reagiert und hat sich auch sonst als nett und hilfreich erwiesen.
With two Dutch families we spent a fantastic time in this charming, authentic house in the hills of Liguria. We loved the swimmingpool and the garden which is spread out on several terraces with fruit trees and fresh herbs to be used in the kitchen. We had a very nice walk with our children (aged 7 till 11) on the "five towers" hike which starts immediately next to the house and which follows a trail through forests and vineyards. We had a nice meal at the Osteria in Sun Rufalo. The restaurant in San Bartolomeo is also highly recommended. The small football field on turf was used quite extensively during our stay. Perfect house for two families. Do not expect an inconspicuous holiday home. This place has the original charm that only exists because of its history that is tangible in every room. Highly recommended.
We had a great holiday with family and friends in this beautiful house on top of hill. We loved the artistic atmosphere. The location with the beautiful coastline and hills is ideal. You can hike, relax on the beach or read books in the garden on the different terrassen or near the pool overlooking the mountains.
This is an amazing house with an incomparable position. Charming, personal, beautiful, private. We loved it!
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