My husband and I spent a week in Villa Elisabetta, together with his family who came to visit us from Australia.
We all just loved it! We were 6 adults and 2 young kids (2 and 4 years old) and enjoyed so much spending the afternoons in the garden, cooling in the nice little pool with a wonderful view over the golf and we even made pizza in the pizza oven a couple of nights! The kids loved it and I (being Italian) was very happy to be able to show our Australian family this wonderful corner of Liguria which gave them a chance to have a taste of the Italian life style.
Elisabetta and especially her daughter Anna, were very nice and helpful, and even gave us a hand in starting up the pizza oven and suggestions on how to make wonderful pizza! It was a great experience for all of us and I would recommend the villa to anyone who’s looking to spend a cozy holiday with the family, in gorgeous surroundings and feeling at home!
Thanks again to Anna for your hospitality, we all hope to be able to come back next year!
The only downside we experienced is that some renovation works are being done in a villa nearby, which meant that sometimes it was a little noisy, but I imagine that it should be over soon.
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We spent the first week of June in this beautiful pièce of paradise. The villa is sourrended by the green hills with a nice view on the seaside. It is sunk in silence, the ideal situation if you are a group of friends (actually we were three couples plus 4 friends) and want to have some nice barbecue until late night, maybe followed by a nightly swimm in the pool. The rooms are nicely furnished, and the kitchen and the livingroom are spacious. The owners of the villa are very nice and realiable. The only negative is that you need a car to get to the City centre, 10 minute by car. There is a private parking though and it definitely worth it.
As a group of 10 people (8 adults and 2 children), we spent two weeks at this villa. We met the owner of the villa at the arranged meeting place, after waiting about 40 minutes. The parking place allotted for the villa is along a very narrow road. This parking is approx 250 metres from the villa and is only suitable for two small cars, any infringement on to other residents parking is met with a note left on your car. Our suitcases were loaded into the owner's car. We then had to follow walking along a very narrow uneven cobbled pathway, down a steep hill. There was no hope of getting a family car down this pathway, only a car the size of her Fiat Panda would fit the width of the cobbled pathway due to jagged rock walls on each side. This is unsuitable for a disabled person or small child and should be mentioned in the advert. There is room on the terrace of the property for two cars the size of a Fiat Panda to park if you are brave enough to risk a hire car down the pathway. The terrace entrance has a lockable high metal gate which the owner locked one night without warning and one of the family had to climb a high wall into the property. Representations were made to the owner for a set of keys so we all had access, which were provided.
We were shown around the villa and when we pointed out the missing light bulbs we were told they would not be replaced, as this was to keep the electric bill down. The cleaning of the villa and pool had not been finished and we found a filthy toilet after the owner had gone and towels left hanging on the washing line. When we complained about the filthy toilet the owner arranged for our allotted two hours of cleaning over the holiday to take place. We had to make our own beds and replace the towels with the clean ones she left for us.
The equipment supplied was not as described as the kettle is missing, the Jacuzzi bath does not work, there is no Wi-Fi and only a USB stick to use with a laptop and no electric clothes dryer. The property also appears to have some woodworm.
The pool is small so not suitable for swimming. However the children enjoyed it. The owner cleaned the pool every other day and provided croissants on a couple of occasions.
There were fantastic views of the coast and surrounding area from the villa. The villa itself had large rooms, but could do with furnishing better for the price of the rental.