About This Listing
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 all brand new.
Free WiFi now available!
This lovely Cinque Terre apartment in Corniglia is located in the heart of the National Park.
- SINGLE NIGHTS STAYS ARE POSSIBLE IF AVAILABLE ON CALENDAR -
The apartment is about 40 (website hidden). plus the outside patio, the small upstairs terrace and a 20 (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 distant 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 stay! Description was accurate and an extra bed was accommodated for our 5th guest. Wifi was flawless, and super close to train. Only thing is, the shuttle directions to the house are only an option with a certain train day pass, and kind of confusing. So ask to be provided with walking directions as well.. Only about 10 minute walk with beautiful views. There were adapters, hair drier, laundry detergent, and towels provided by host.
This apartment in Corniglia was an absolute gem. Very clean, spacious, and with an awesome backyard that gives you pretty amazing views of the Mediterranean sea. The two rooms were spacious and could easily fit 3-4 people. There was a very handy folder in the room that explained all the amenities and also gave helpful tips about where to eat, the best beaches etc. It also gave instructions with regards to what to do when leaving the place. I never had the chance to meet Paola herself, but she was very interactive, helpful and welcoming via our online interactions. Corniglia is the only town out of the 5 that is located on a cliff away from the sea so be prepared to walk down to the train stop (either via the stairs, or the road) . The stairs were very close to the apartment so for us it was easy to get to the train station. The town of Corniglia itself is very beautiful and not as saturated with tourists as Monterosso for example. We had a great time here. But if you are looking to stay by the beach, then perhaps look at some of the other towns in the region. I would recommend this apartment to friends and family and would definitely stay here if I ever get a chance to revisit! Thanks Paola!
your friend gabriel was fantastic.
he was very helpful and easy to contact
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.
About the Host, Paola
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!