Chic flat above private marine pool

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Francesco Crispi, Sori, Liguria 16030, Italy

Beautiful modern apartment for 2 or 4, overlooking the Mediterranean sea, with breathtaking views and relaxing areas outdoors and indoors. Private beach with full services. Close to train/buses, easy access to famous riviera locations (5Terre etc).

The Space

Lovely apartment on the rocky shores of Liguria: 1 bedroom; large living room with divan (sleep 2), 2 armchairs, stereo and sea-view; office; fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher; 2 bathrooms; washing machine; independent entrance with patio; large elevated terrace overlooking the Gulf of Genova. Private parking for one car.The apartment is in a secure residential complex with electric gate and guardian. It has also independent pedestrian access from secondary locked gate. Very quiet and reserved. It has private access to a reserved beach via a staircase offering breath-taking views while descending steeply to the private rocky beach, with intermediate terraces for parties, bbq or just resting; beach with private life guard, bar services on premises and kayaks for rent during the summer months (May though September).
There is a pizzeria above the apartment (at the street level),delivering nice pizzas and the traditional 'focaccia al formaggio' . Sometimes the noise at night can be heard. However, the bedroom is sound-insulated.
The apartment is accessible by car by the seaside road, at 20 minutes drive from the highway exit of Recco; it is also located at 10 minutes walk frmo the train station of Sori, and the bus stops is just in front of the gate. Buses come from Genova ( to the west) and Recco (to the east)
Proximities. 2 minutes drive from the lovely village of Sori with beach, restaurants, boat services to the east coast Riviera and city of Genoa; 10 minutes drive along the magnificent Riviera coast road (or 20 minutes kayaking) to Camogli and the westward border of the Marine reserve of Portofino. From Camogli, access to diving sites in the marine park (scuba diving operators availabe also in Santa Margherita, Rapallo) and boat services to the various coast villages including the world-famous Portofino, which also accessible by road (25 minutes from the apartment) and 5 Terre; 5 minutes to the main town of Recco, home of the famous focaccia.
Genova: has the largest European medieval center, with tiny pedestrians roads, thousand-year old churches, museums, opera theater, parks, traditional cuisine restaurants, hundreds of bars and cafés, clubs, elevators, funiculars and trains to the back mountains and ancient forts. Also home of the largest aquarium in Europe.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $21 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $1139 /week
Monthly Price: $4270 /month
Security Deposit: $356
Cleaning Fee: $71
Check In: 10:00 AM
Check Out: 2:00 PM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • If you are looking for somewhere to relax, that is a great base from which to explore this beautiful area then look no further. From the moment we were welcomed so warmly by Silvia's parents, my daughter and I had a truly wonderful time.

    The apartment is equipped with everything you could need. It is cool and comfortable with a great kitchen! We also loved the different levels and spaces outside to sit and read a book or sunbathe. There is traffic noise as the apartment is by the road at the top of the complex of which it is part, but the cicadas are so noisy and the view is so amazing that it didn't matter.

    Make sure you find your way to the private beach down the breathtakingly beautiful paths - you won't be able to tear yourself away from the view.
    We went swimming every day and my daughter made friends with the teenagers who come with their families each year from as far away as LA.

    Eat the basil, the pesto and pasta, anything that involves foccacia and go on the bus to explore Genoa. And if Paolo (SIlvia's father) recommends anything take him up on it and you won't be disappointed!
    Don't bother with a car - parking is an absolute nightmare - rely on the the brilliant public transport system instead.
    You might find yourself not wanting to go anywhere when the sun shines though ...

    August 2013
  • Ein wunderbarer Platz mit der Garantie, einen unvergesslichen Urlaub zu erleben. Die Wohnung ist gemütlich, hoher Standard, freundliche Gastgeber (Silvias Eltern). Allein die Landschaft und das Meer verdienen mehr als fünf Sterne.
    Unbedingt weiterzuempfehlen.

    August 2013
    Silvia
    Response from Silvia:

    Hi Nicole
    thank you very much for our nice review. I hope the apartment met your expectations and that the holiday was a true relaxing visit and discovery of new pleasant places
    Thank you again for your visit,
    Best Regards
    silvia

    August 2013
  • Italy ist always worth a journey and we are very happy to have found Silvia's address on airbnb, We like to thank her for the the stay in the lovely appartement, so we could enjoy the friendliness of her parents, the shadowy terraasse down in the park above the sea, the wonderful places along the staircase to play guitar in the evening, swimming in the clear mediterranean sea. Sure, there are many other things to see in Liguria. We didn't see much of them this time, because we wanted to enjoy the location day by day. Thank you very much, Silvia!

    July 2013
    Silvia
    Response from Silvia:

    Hello Herbert,
    and thank you for having the heart to enjoy and absorb the beauty of the place, for respecting my home and be sucha very very good guest!

    July 2013
  • Silvia's dad is a prince. British Airways lost our luggage and Paolo personally delivered it to us when it finally arrived in Liguria days later. Then I left my passport in the apartment! Paolo drove to Sori, retrieved it and took it to DHL and had it expressed to us at Lake Como. His help was invaluable in making our 5-day stay enjoyable.

    June 2013
  • Dejlig lejlighed med gode faciliteter og super beliggenhed ved den flotte (website hidden) kunne bade i uge 42, og vi nød at sidde udenfor under tag og drikke morgenkaffe! Vi havde flere gode vandreture, bl.a. i Nervi og langs kysten til Recco.
    Ros til Silvia for god kommunikation før ferien. Fin og fleksibel modtagelse af hendes forældre, som også sørgede for den sidste kuffert, som ikke kom med flyet! Faderen havde også forslag til både restauranter og rødvin. Behagelig kontakt, og ikke påtrængende.

    October 2012
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay in Silvia’s house, which is situated on sea coast of Italian Riviera. It is a charming and interesting place with a great nature and amazing sea. The house was very comfortable, rooms were very spacious and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay!
    Silvia's parents Paolo and Margherita met us when we arrived and they were very welcoming and helpful. Special thanks to Paolo for having helped us to call a taxi to Recco, when we left the house early in the morning.
    We really recommend to stay at this house for a wonderful time during your trip!
    Andrey & Sveta from Russia.

    October 2012
  • We really enjoyed the stay at Silvia’s house. It is different from typical apartments, so something special.The house is situated in the mountainous sea coast. Everything is just like in the pictures & even better. It is a lovely place, very nicely decorated with many things. The contact with Silvia was always friendly, helpful and quick. Her Sister showed us the apartment and was also very friendly. A special thank we must say to her father seignior Paolo, he is a great man. Besides we very appreciate his help us in renting the car, so we can travel there much. He made all his best for us to feel ourselves at your house as if we are at our own home. The views are breath-taking & amazing. Everything you need is there. The bathroom is good as well. The towels & sheets are the cleanest & nice. We admire everythig- the beautiful Liguria, nice house, splendid sea & scenery around about us, the famous 'focaccia al formaggio', etc. Thanks a lot! Elena & Ivan from Russia.

    September 2012
  • What can I say, everything was perfect. From the first email approach to the moment we left the appartment (although, this was maybe not such a great moment). Silvia was a great help for all the preparations and her family was really friendly, helping us on the location itself. The house has everything you need, the terraces are nice and the platform with laying beds in the sea is just amazing!

    September 2012
    Silvia
    Response from Silvia:

    Hi Sébastien,
    thank you for your nice review. i hope you enjoyed your time on the riviera and you could do the walks and bike rides you meant to! Best regards
    Silvia

    September 2012
  • We had a great time in this lovely appartment. It gives you all the luxury you are looking for when you want to stay on the Italian Coast. It is nicely located between Sorri and Recco and gives you a great choice in outdoor dining. You want shopping? Genoa is within half an hour drive. The thing we enjoyed most is the private beach, with great service by William , and the pizzaria on top of the house. You can't go wrong when you book this appartment. Also great communicatian with Sylvia and her parents. They provide you with all the info you need. Thank you!

    September 2012
  • What a lovely place! What a wonderful family: Silvia, Margarita, Paolo! We left them as old friends in hope to meet again!
    Thank you, Silvia, for your care of us before coming. Thank you, Paolo, for your attention to us!
    I would highly recommend the place and the people!

    Very comfortable apartment - enough place for all of us! Very healthy way of living - steps to the sea are perfect even for babies! Important - the own beach side has a supervisor - bodyguard who always can help anyone, even with icecream ;) (we felt ourselfs safety). Thanks to location we visited Genova several times! We traveled by car, so we had a privet parking near the building and own key from the gates!
    Silvia and her father Paolo had perfect organization! Very clear. In time. Interior made by Silvia (I think ;)) has a very pleasant design.
    5 days we left the house we're still breathing by Sori!!!!
    Anastasia

    August 2012
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English, Français
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Marti Luther King, Università degli Studi di Genova, Universitè Paris VI
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studio naturopatia, massaggi tradizionali
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Genovese al 100% ma passo molto tempo all'estero per lavoro (biologia marina) e per studio (Naturopatia). Genova resta il posto migliore per nuotare nel mare topazio e mangiare la focaccia. Adoro il mare, e nuoto e faccio immersioni da quando sono piccolina. Dal nostro appartamento di facciamo delle meravigliose nuotate e visitiamo in kayak Camogli e Puntachiappa, nostre mete favorite. Ho visto tanti posti al mondo, Asia, America, Pacifico, oceano Indiano, ma belli come quelli in cui sono cresciuta non esistono! PIccoli villaggi, alcuni raggiungibili solo via mare, cucina deliziosa, acqua pulita.....! Ho avuto varie visite di amici nel mio appartamento da quando l'ho comprato (1 anno e mezzo), da Como, dal Costa Rica, e persino dalle Isole Marshall, dove ho vissuto per 6 anni. Tutti sono riamasti innamorati del mio spazio, della vista, della terrazza, dell'accesso al mare. Il mio motto? Live Life Simply....
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