Completely renovated in Jan 2015: we applied a new anti-humidity plaster and gave a touch of color to our walls.
New items for storage, new kitchen utensils and mosquito nets.
Windows and doors are brand new.
Free WiFi now available!
This lovely Cinque Terre apartment in Corniglia is located in the heart of the National Park.
The apartment is about 40 (website hidden). plus the outside patio, the small upstairs terrace and a 40 (website hidden). garden.
The rental sleeps up to five people and has a charming garden (the best place for al fresco dining and serious relaxation in the sun) overlooking the sea with picturesque views of the Riviera and a practical barbecue.
This accommodation in Cinque Terre has a bedroom with a comfortable queen bed size plus a single pull out bed:
- 1 Queen Bed in room
- 1 Queen Pull out sofa bed in living room.
- 1 Single Pull out bed.
The homey living area of this Cinque Terre apartment in Corniglia leads to a furnished terrace and is equipped with a 32" LCD TV & DVD player and a comfy double sofa bed.
The kitchen comes with all the modern amenities you may need to cook at home including hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and kettle.
There is a compact bathroom with shower.
NEW!!: washing machine - sun parasol & deck chairs
This apartment benefits from having a great location being within an easy walk to the famous Via dell'Amore. The two main beaches are within walking distance but you can also use the shuttle in order to reach the eastern one.
The main square of the village, shops and restaurants are just a few meters from our doorstep.
Pets are welcome.
Our friend Gabriel, who lives in Corniglia, will help you in every possible way during your stay. He can advise you on which is the best restaurant in town, the nicest beach or the most wonderful hike. He speaks some English, French and German…
It is our great pleasure to be able to share this house with you, as it has been in our family since the 1930s. This home has brought us so much joy and we hope that it brings you much of the same joy, but also rest, relaxation and a home away from home.
House is very easily accessible if you travel by train. The shuttle bus from the station drops you off almost in front of the house!!
We have a 3 night min. stay policy during peak summer times.
The unit is stocked with all the blankets, sheets & fresh towels.
Let us know if you have any special requests for local food, information or any other necessities.
Entire unit it's all yours and private.
After you book and prior to your arrival, I'll send you an email with all sorts of good information about how to get to the building, how to reach me, and a lot of recommendations for fun things to do while you're here.
Gaining access to the building and apartment is easy.
There are no restrictions on the time of day or night that you check in or check out.
Interaction with Guests
Gabriel lives nearby and is always available to help make your stay everything you want it to be, and more!
Also you can text or email me anytime.
We also do our best to keep our Suites presentable and clean to most standards, although this may not fit every single guest's expectations, so please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns as we are more than willing to attempt to accommodate all of our guests needs.
We are located just 100 meters from the village where you can find shops, restaurants, food...
If arriving by train we are located right on the road (via alla stazione) that links the train station to the village.
It is very easy to get to our house from the station:
Outside the station you take the green shuttle bus and ask the driver to drop you off at the "pubblica assistenza" stop since you need to go to "Casa Castellini".
In fact once off the bus you should go back down the road about 50 mt. and our house (green iron gate - Via alla stazione n° 14) is on the right hand (sea) side.
If you arrive by car you can stop and unload just in front of the house.
As for parking, remember that only white lines are free. Blue lines have a fee and yellow lines are reserved. To be sure always ask local police or the info center down at the station.
Other Things to Note
Children under the age of 10 are 50% off or free, depending on age and number.
Always remember to contact us a couple of days prior to your arrival in order to confirm check-in time and collect the keys.
We simply ask that you are respectful of the property and space.
If possible on sunny days leave the windows ajar when you go out. This will help reduce humidity inside!
Please refrain from smoking inside the house out of respect for the other guests!
Please do not make too much noise at night, after 10 pm.
Please do not use the garden of the neighboring property.
Great little home. I think it was refurbished quite recently since we found the walls white and spotless, and some new cutlery/tools in the kitchen!
My husband and I fit comfortably with our toddler. Corniglia, the smallest of the towns, is a wonderful starting point for all of the hikes (you always head out down when the seaside paths are open). The people are wonderful, the few restaurants are quaint, and the views are spectacular. We were there in the winter, so didn't get to take advantage of the apartment's wonderful terrace, but loved being the only tourists in the whole town!
I loved this apartment. I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that the space had just been refurbished: walls were spotless and there was still that smell of fresh paint in the air (perhaps even too much the first night but then it was ok). There was plenty of room in the house with, I guess, some new furniture, and they had a washing machine! The terrace upstairs was comfortable with beautiful views of the Mediterranean on one side (maybe in summer with leaves and vegetation it might be less clear) and the hills and vineyards on the other. We didn't meet the owners but corresponded through email and found the key easily. Our dealings were with their friend Gabriel, who was awesome.
Location is great....walking distance to restaurants, Town center and train station. Central to all other towns in the cinque terre area.
Couldn't be happier with the apartment and Paolo as a host. I had another place booked in only to have it cancel on me the night before I flew out, extremely worried I would not find another place in time, I soon found Paolo's place and got a speedy response in time to re-assure me of my accommodation in Corniglia. I was met at the apartment by Paolo's friend Gabriel who was very welcoming, he showed me around the house and helped me with anymore information I needed. Paolo was soon in contact with information for Cinque Terre and to check up that I was happy with the place or if I needed anything. Even though I never got to meet Paolo as he works a little while away, he was always quick to respond and extremely helpful with everything, felt more like a friend lending you there holiday home trying everything possible to make sure my stay was a great one. Of all the 5 villages in Cinque Terre I found Corniglia where this apartment is located to be the most charming and favourite of the lot. I would absolutely recommend this apartment to anyone for location, ease of contact with host if anything needed. Overall found the apartment quite spacious in comparison to other places I viewed. To me having my first place cancelled the night before my arrival was a blessing in disguise!
Thanks again for all your last minute help Paolo, made my trip!
Cinque Terra is an amazing thing to see. You must go. Corniglia is a perfect tiny town. Great cafe's great people. I never did meet Paola but I did meet Gabriel who gave us info and all we needed. The directions to the apartment were perfect. All the basics that you need are in the apartment. It is a beautiful place with a great patio area with a small view to the sea. Perfect for sipping coffee and wine as the sun comes up or goes down. The town is a perfect 2 minute walk away. Maybe even less. Unfortunately there was a lot of rain in the area before our stay and the apartment had a mold issue. Paola did what could be done with air fresheners and the like, but it was a bit uncomfortable due to the mold. It could just have been the recent rain that caused it. Other than that the place comes highly recommended.
Thanks for your review Barry. I really appreciate your comments!
As you said our area has been hit by exceptionally heavy rains yet again: there were floods all over the area and we are fortunate that Corniglia sits on top of a cliff so it is usually spared by them. But the humidity is just incredible and very difficult to cope with for everyone here in the village.
Having said that we will of course try to implement new anti molding techniques when the house will be refurbished next February.
We loved Corniglia and Paola was a responsive and helpful host who provided us with a lot of useful information about the area before we arrived. I really wanted to like this apartment because Paola seemed liked such a nice person (even though we never actually got to meet her) but unfortunately found it lacking, a bit. It did not feel warm, welcoming or "homey". My complaints-the layout is awkward-the kitchen table is on top of the bathroom and the terrace is not inviting or really usable. The furnishings and lighting are very minimal. There is virtually no lighting in the bedroom-one broken bedside lamp and one "mood light". No coffee tables, end tables, etc. We found ourselves just putting most of our stuff on the floor. The place just needs more finishing touches-rugs, remove the junk, light fixtures, new sheets, etc. It felt barren. It also smelled very very must and there was evidence of the rampant humidity-mold growing in the bathroom, etc. I understand that it is difficult to keep old stone buildings by the water fresh and I can be a bit sensitive to smells but the smell of the place was really off-putting to me.Bottom line, I wanted to spend as little time here as possible Lastly, we had a 8:20 train to catch so we walked to Cafe Matteo at 7:00 a.m. to give Paola's friend the key and let him know we were leaving. We were still standing outside the cafe an hour later waiting for him to arrive. Finally at 8:00 we gave up, ran down and put the key back at the apartment and ran for the train.
I am sorry to read this, but also welcome and will surely take into consideration all the suggestions in order to further improve our house and meet the needs of our guests. This late in autumn it is possible to find the place a bit humid, especially if the weather is not good. Our wonderful terrace obviously is much more enjoyable during warm, sunny days... all of this we perfectly understand and in fact our rates for this time of the year are extremely low.
Having said this, we will again repaint the interior and get rid of all the humidity before the new season, as we do each and every year.
We absolutely loved our stay here! The house is airy with every room opening onto the private courtyard, and the roof terrace is a great place to have lunch or star gaze. It has every convenience and is also very close to town, train station, and trails. And Gabri and the folks at Caffe Matteo are so kind - we loved having breakfast here. We would love to stay here again.
Thank you Paola!
We loved this apartment and we loved Cinque Terre! The location was fantastic, close enough to the village to walk in for exploring and eating. The villages themselves are even more beautiful and fun than they looked in the photos, I recommend taking the train from village to village as the roads for driving are absolutely insane. The apartment itself was very spacious and bright, lots of windows and an open feeling. The terrace was beautiful with a view of the ocean. We would absolute love to stay here again!
I live near the Cinque Terre region but was was born in the US and studied in Melbourne for a semester in the early 1990's. I love traveling and take pride in my property which has just been renovated! Whenever possible I deal with my guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. Otherwise my friend Gabriel who lives in Corniglia will help me out. By the way he knows more about the village than I do! :) The property is fully furnished and have all the amenities of home! I try to make it better very day thanks to the opinions and advice from my guests!