Located on a wooded promontory above the harbor town of
Portofino, this delightful independent villa offers complete
privacy, spectacular views, private access to the sea and an elevated
level of comfort. With its mild climate, dramatic cliffs
descending to the sea, and evocative nature, the town and harbor of Portofino have long attracted tourists
and Italians alike who seek relaxation, glamour, good shopping and
delicious seafood cuisine. Movie stars and luxury yachts
easily mix with locals and visitors. A simple plate of
frutte di mare accompanied by a glass of crisp Pigato wine are
heavenly. The warm ochre colored buildings exposing the spent
stucco of past centuries and the tropical and luxurious vegetation
create an ever present feeling of being part of an impressionist
Portofino is part of
the “Italian Riviera” located 30 minutes south (by motorway) of
Genova, 40 minutes from the Genova airport and 4 kilometers from the
village of Santa Margherita (bus service to Portofino every 20 minutes). The
characteristic fishing villages of the Cinque Terre lie to the south and can
easily be reached by boat or train. Florence is 3 hours to the south and Milan
is 2 hours to the north.
This unique and
stylish villa graces a piece of land overlooking the beautiful
blue Mediterranean and is visible only from the sea. Also
located on this exclusive promontory are the small historic church of
San Giorgio (contains relics of the saint), the notable Castello Brown
and, at the point, the light house. A cobbled path connects
these and a handful of other exclusive villas, and is about a 15
minute walk from the central Portofino piazza. A most
remarkable way to also reach the villa is by private elevator.
Located at the far end of the harbor, a locked door (accessible to
guests) opens up to a stone subterranean tunnel which in turn, after a
short walk, accesses an elevator. A short ride later, one
exits on the cobbled path and Portofino Point is a short 300 meters
The entrance to the
villa grounds is through a stylish wrought iron gate. The path
descends by way of a stairway through a rock garden featuring the lush
fauna of this special microclimate. The grand pergola/terrace shaded by
a century old wisteria welcomes
guests after a short walk. An additional outdoor delight is the
panoramic solarium located up a stepped path which offers glorious
views of the sea and a peaceful spot for reading, sunning and
A steep path of
stairs (112 more or less) leads down to a rock swimming platform.
Here it is possible to sunbathe and take glorious dips in the
Mediterranean Sea. There are several stunning outlooks along the
way. Because of the amount of stairs at Portofino Point, we do not
recommend this villa for guests with walking difficulties.
All the bedrooms
on both levels have air conditioning and heating. This means it
is possible to book this villa for 10 guests also in the winter.
The villa develops on two levels.
From the grand pergola, which offers lovely outdoor dining, and through
large French sliding doors, one enters the spacious living room
furnished in comfortable contemporary style. This space gives a
pleasant open feeling and leads to the formal dining room and kitchen
(refrigerator, washing machine, dishwasher, oven).
This level includes
the following bedrooms:
One double bedroom (beds cannot be separated) with en
suite bathroom with bathtub; Garden view
- One twin/double bedroom. One bathroom with shower; sea view
- One twin/double bedroom. One bathroom with bathtub and
shower; sea view
- One single bedroom; sea view
On this level, three bedrooms
have sea view and the
other one has a garden view.
One twin/double bedroom with en suite bathroom with
shower; sea view
- One twin/double bedroom with en suite bathroom with
shower; sea view
The maid’s bedroom
and laundry room are also on this level.
The maid lives on
site and daily service is included in the price. Bed and bath linens are changed
every Saturday (an extra set can be provided for 20 euros per set per person,
paid to the maid.)
geographical location of the villa and the character of the region
(hills/steps), the villa is not suitable for physically
Central heating is provided throughout the villa and WIFI internet is included in the price.
There is a small grocery shop in Portofino--more extensive grocery
shopping can be done in Santa Margherita and, for a fee, groceries can
be delivered directly to the villa.
Service fee: 500 Euros, paid in cash on arrival, which
- Air conditioning
- Wireless Internet
- Final cleaning
- Maid service - Saturday to Saturday,
with Wednesday off
- Welcome dinner
basic grocery shopping
- Included meals - Breakfast and dinner
on Sunday, breakfast on Monday
- Porter service (pre-arranged--see below*)
Baby bed: 100 Euros
Heat: Charged according to usage
Security deposit: 1000 Euros
Food deposit: 1000 Euros
Utility deposit paid on arrival for heating (seasonal): 300 Euros
Upon request: Cook service, transfer. These services must be pre-arranged.
Check in: Between 4pm and
7:00pm – with approval of the owner, a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm
and 9.00 pm for an extra fee of 50 Euro
Check out: 8:00am – 10:00am
Additional upon upon request: Extra maid service, laundry service,
baby sitting, extra change of linens.
*Porter service is available on your arrival Saturday from 4-6pm
and from 9-10am on your departure Saturday. You will need to request
this in advance.
2013 weekly pricing for up to 10 guests
PLEASE NOTE: This property is priced in EUROS.
5 Jan - 30 Mar
6 Apr - 4 May
28 Sept - 21 Dec
30 Mar - 6 Apr
4 May - 29 Jun
31 Aug - 28 Sept
21 Dec - 4 Jan 2014
29 Jun - 31 Aug
Plus Euros 35 booking fee
2013 weekly pricing for 11 guests