Young professional (30) in NYC
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The house was just what we were looking for--a great place to relax and share with friends!! The driving instructions were spot on, and we had no trouble finding it (just keep going up!!). We followed the instructions, which told us to enjoy the old house and forgive the quirks! The rooms are charming and the pool and patio quite relaxing. Jeff may have gotten a bit tired of driving up and down, but that was the only complaint! The town of Chiavari is charming, as well. The people are friendly, and we finally got the pronunciation right! We loved La Cava!! We went back a second time and were treated to Italian karaoke on Saturday night! They may still be talking about our friend, Flor from Mexico!! We also enjoyed Pisa and Portofino. Thanks, we truly enjoyed our Italy experience!
The house is perfectly located at the top of a hill overlooking the breathtaking valleys above Chiavari. Rustic and secluded, it feels like stepping back in time, and into your private hilltop estate.
A well-appointed kitchen and a beautiful dining room lead out onto the patio area. The deep azure swimming pool with seating area provide the perfect environment for a day of doing nothing. Bedrooms are comfortable and atmospheric, many with en-suite or private bathrooms.
We couldn't have had a more relaxing stay. Walking in the surrounding hills, yoga in the terraced garden and exploring the pictureque villages of the famous Ligurian coastline. Highly recommended, we will be back!
We had a fantastic stay at Barnaby's charming fairytale villa. The location is perfect for a group. We loved the atmosphere of the building with artwork inside and around the house. There are so many different places to relax - in the lovely house, in the beautiful garden or in and around the pool.
From the villa you can start with hiking or biking or take a drive to the beaches, which are only a short drive away. Barnaby gave us a lot of helpful insider information for our stay.
Response from Barnaby:
I'm so glad it was what you wanted and that you had a great Summer vacation with your family! Please come again!
Amazing stay. Great house. Feels just like home.
Response from Barnaby:
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed :)
It is a great house! Characteristic, beautiful located, a place with a lot of privacy, marvelous garden and authentic and packed with charm. We stayed with 4 adults and 6 children. It was very good that the owner noticed us up front about the pool (small children can not touch the floor with their feet) and the steep drop down in the garden. We enjoyed swimming in the pool, driving by the beautiful coast shore in the nearby area and cooling down in the sea. Also the small Italian villages are more than worth paying a visit.
The only small improvement concerns the pool. During our stay we had some problems with the purification of the pool, but it can also be that that was a temporary issue.
The electricity is also a point of concern, but because the pointed that out so clearly before our visit, it was ok for us. It was even a bit charming ;-) But it is good to be frank about that for new visitors.
We had a marvelous time!! Beautiful and characteristic house, wonderful surroundings, awesome garden, great place!
Großzügiges Haus, viele Räume
Nice apartment, great area, very good experience. And Barneby is a great host.Would love to stay again.
Barnaby's place was very clean and convenient -- just a half block from the Soho Grand. He's easy to communicate with, and he made everything easy for me. Highly recommended!
Amaizing location in the west village!
And Barnaby is a great host,and was helpfull every moment.
Barnaby was a great guest! Fun to have around, clean, and respectful. We'd love to have him back anytime!!
Unfortunately I did not get to meet Barnaby and his friends as they were getting into town quite late. They left my place in perfect condition. Easy going!
Barnaby is a class A act! A wordly, intelegent gentleman living the life in NYC. He's got great taste, a "know how" for NYC and his apartment is clearly awesome. A ideal host and a great apartment you're sure to enjoy.