Cinque Terre's Base + Boat

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via del Prione, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy

The Space

Recently renewed 2 bdr apartment in Via del Prione, the main street of the historical center of La Spezia.

The location is a perfect base to visit Cinque Terre, Lerici, Portovenere and all the other wonderful sea villages of this gulf. Via del Prione is at few hundreds metres by La Spezia train station, by which you can reach Cinque Terre in few minutes, and at few hundreds metres by the city port, where you can take boat to Portovenere, Lerici, Palmaria Island, Portofino, and Cinque Terre to..
For a cultural excursion during your stay, Pisa is at 50 minutes by train and Florence at 75.

The apartment has a living with a completely equipped kitchen, a main double bedroom, a small double bedroom and a bathroom. The living can accommodate 2 people into the sofa bed.

The apartment is at 2rd floor and half (without lift) of an old building in the ancient heart of the city, reach of shops, restaurant, lounge bar and museums, destination for shopping and young people. Even if popular and typical, the building and the district are well inhabited.

Internet wifi, washing machine, dish machine, 24h hot water and indipendent heating will complete the comfort of your stay.

Please note: Local tourist tax (1,5e /person/night) required cash at check in.

On request trip by boat to the islands of the gulf + Portovenere or Lerici + Tellaro. It's a goiter of 7,5 meters that can host up to 8 people, moored at 400 meters by the apartment. It has radio, dock station, light snorkeling equipment, wi-fi (bringing with you the wi-fi mobile router of the apartment).

Boat rules/terms:
- 180e for 4 hours trip up to 6 people (35e/hour if you would like a longer stay). Discounted price at 160e for family with children.
- Pilot and gasoline included
- you can choose one of 2 different trips:
a) the Islands (Palmaria, Tino e Tinetto) + Portovenere
b) Lerici + Tellaro
- Please consider it's not a 4 hours trip running with the boat but the most of the time you will be firm on the sea, as you will have 2/3 stops for your swim/sun and, under your request but included, a visit to Portovenere or Lerici; you would be picked up later at the time you will fix;
- Not possible get out into a beach
- Not possible to rent the boat without pilot.
- No shoes into the boat
- No smoking

Interaction with Guests

Please communicate your arrival time few days before your arrival, notifying on time any delay.

The Neighborhood

You're in the historical center of the city, at few minutes walking by the train station and by the sea.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $21 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $1993 /month
Security Deposit: $214
Cleaning Fee: $43
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Upside - location was perfect & it was much appreciated for organising parking.
    Downside - apartment was a bit dirty & musty, sofa not comfortable & not really big enough for 6 people.
    We enjoyed La Spezia & especially La Cinque Terre

    April 2014
  • The apartment was easy to find and is located VERY centrally in La Spezia (5 minutes to the tour boat landing and 5 minutes to the train station). The apartment was clean and everything functioned well. Davide and his father were very helpful, friendly, and explained everything well. They even have a free parking place about 300 meters away and will drive you back to the apartment. We did not take advantage of the boat ride offer, but it sounds nice.

    April 2014
  • Apartment location and description were accurate. Apartment was clean and well furnished. Beds were comfortable and overall the stay was nice. However, connecting with the owner's representative to get into the apartment was a challenge and frustrating. We sent the owner an email the day before we arrived (using AirBnB channels), giving him our train arrival time, etc. However, no one was at the house when my husband and our friend got there. So, we tried calling using the number we were provided. We got someone else in Rome. It took an hour for us to get into the apartment. Not fun. My only recommendation is that Davide improve the process for checking into the apartment.

    April 2014
    Davide
    Response from Davide:

    Hi Nell, I am very happy that you like the apartment, thank you!
    Then I am sorry for the check in trouble due to an unlucky circumstance: your husband didn't call by his way to the apartment, as I kindly required on my written instruction, but by the apartment only. So the reason of 15 waiting (the one that was in Rome was a representative of mine also, but this was not a big deal as we are all connected).
    Thanks for the good condition that you left the apartment also! Perfect guest.
    Davide

  • My girlfriend and I had a wonderful 2 night stay in Davide's apartment. What a cozy place to stay, apartment was very clean and beds were comfy. It's location within la spezia is what's truly wonderful about it. I recommended going with this host and taking advantage of his cozy apartment! Cheers.

    November 2013
  • We enjoyed our stay in La Spezia, using this place as the jumping off point to see the Cinque Terre National Park. It is only a 10-15 minute walk down the main shopping street from the train station to get to this villa. The apartment is up a few flights of stairs, but if you're there to hike the Cinque Terre, it's just a warm up! The beds were very comfortable, and the accomodations had everything we needed for two days. There is a nice grocery store a couple of blocks away, and lots of restaurants along the way to this flat. Davide was very patient with us because we were not exactly sure of our arrival time, and we appreciated that. The Wi-fi also worked well. The street got a little bit noisy at night on Thursday night, but the windows are very solid, and when they were closed you could hardly hear a thing. Highly recommend staying here!

    October 2013
  • Sketchy building, but the inside was awesome. Me and 5 of my friends all managed to squeeze in and had the time of our lives in Cinque Terre. We were disapointed to miss out on the boat ride, but we didn't have the time.
    Highly recommended if you're looking for a spot to stay to see the 5 lands!

    October 2013
  • The apartment was very comfortable and well equipped and clean, very good location (near the old town and the harbor), contact with Davide perfect. I recommend!

    October 2013
  • Davide's apartment was a fantastic venue for us. Not only is it very safe, clean, modern, and wifi-equipped, it is also convenient, located near the train station to go to Cinque Terre. It is also mere steps away from many shops.

    Davide was a great host, providing us with a plethora of information regarding the city as well as guiding us to a place where we could park our car for free.

    I would recommend his place to anyone who plans to visit Cinque Terre/La Spezia and would surely stay there again if the opportunity emerges.

    September 2013
  • Apartment was very clean and matched the description and photos exactly. Davide's Dad met us and checked us in without any issues. Davide followed up with a message later to check everything is ok. Communication was easy and fast with Davide both during and leading up to our stay. Apartment in a main and safe area of La Spezia. The only downfall was that there were no lifts and it was an exhausting climb up to the 4th floor with our luggage, but so far most of our experiences has been similar throughout Europe. Recommended for couples, friends and families.

    September 2013
    Davide
    Response from Davide:

    Hi Kate, really thanks for your good review! Just let me reassure next guests about the floor, as the apartment is at 2nd (+ 1 stair/half floor), not at 4th (that would be very scary! ;)
    Thanks again for your stay!

  • We enjoyed our stay at Davide's place. It's in an excellent location and has all you need close by. The train station is within walking distance for an easy visit to Cinque Terre. Plenty of restaurants, cafe's, and bars in the area. The kitchen is well outfitted and perfect for having some meals at home. The linens and towels are are clean and plentiful.

    Davide was great at communicating. We didn't get to meet him, but he was readily available by phone for our arrival. Although the washing machine was broken, he offered to have his father take our laundry to get it done.

    We would stay here again for sure.

    September 2013
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I am an actor into architecture, design, art, vintage and...pets most of all. I have never liked "total Ikea" and "grandmother's apartment" that so often I see on holiday apartments market. I would like like to offer something different to my guests; some of my apartments are basic and easy, some other are quite luxurious, but all of them have an own personality, that probably cannot be found in a common hotel. I really would like to have respectful guests, easy going, smart enough to understand that comunication and flexibility are important in our relationship and that perfection in everything can be found at Hilton (maybe) ;) In any case, even if you will stay somewhere else, enjoy Rome and don't forget to visit some other wonderful place in Italy!
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