Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 3
Maralunga, Lerici – Liguria, Italy
Sleeping six people, this cozy elegant villa recently restored, occupies a privileged hillside position on top of Maralunga, behind Lerici’s Castle at just a stone’s throw from the Cinque Terre National Park.
The property provides all modern comforts, while at the same time preserving its typical Ligurian design with the warm and soft tones of the walls and furniture. The elegant details and precious antiquity are provided by antique Guido Sgroi, owner of Luigi XVIII Antiquity in Piacenza. The antique and modern furnishings made up of unique pieces, among the others a Luigi XVIII cabinet and paintings of the Caravaggio’s school, contribute to add a special touch of class and distinction to this property, where tradition blends harmoniously with sea, sun and relax!
The villa extends on three levels. From the garden and the lovely patio, French doors lead straight into the elegant bright living-dining room, which integrates both living and dining sections. The spacious interior is tastefully furnished with care and attention to the details, with a wonderful large table, a comfortable sofa, and chairs, whose color scheme harmoniously complements the traditional floors. Adjacent there is the fully equipped kitchen with all modern appliances.
A little corridor leads to the master bedroom with bathroom en-suite, the bedroom has been tastefully and stylishly furnished and decorated throughout. Careful attention has been paid to every detail about comfort and convenience a guest could require. The villa offers all modern comforts such as wireless internet, satellite tv, DVD, stereo system, washing machine, dishwasher, safes, and alarms. The furnishings have all been carefully chosen to create a bright and airy atmosphere.
Square Meters: 300
Ground floor: Entrance, living/dining room for 6 people connected to a fully equipped kitchen, 1 double Bedroom with Bathroom en-suite with shower. Access to the large terrace and garden through the sliding window of the living/dining room.
Basement: Small kitchen connected to a double bedroom and a small bathroom with shower. Access to the garden through a sliding window
First floor: Attic with bedroom and en-suite bathroom with shower. Access to a large terrace with spectacular sea views over the Gulf of Poets. The terrace is furnished with chairs, sun lounges, and a table for romantic breakfasts or drinks at sunset.
Outside: Exclusive furnished patio with an outdoor small kitchen, garden, jacuzzi (2×2)
Private Parking: Garage for two small cars.
The patio is fully equipped with a table and elegant chairs to enjoy al fresco dining and spend time in complete relaxation sipping a glass of wine. The meticulously tended lawns of the well-kept garden are accessed directly from every door of the villa and extend right down to the low, stone, perimeter wall, which opens out onto the magnificent scenic backdrop of the turquoise Mediterranean sea beyond. The grass is dotted with ancient shade-giving olive trees and other mature trees, together with rosemary bushes, lavender, and bright flowering plants.
Immersed in the green garden stands the jacuzzi surrounded by a perfectly manicured lawn. It is completed by elegant wooden garden furniture with sun lounges and sun umbrellas.
Everything at Villa Vela is perfectly in place to create the ideal setting for your wonderful vacation!
This property is an extraordinarily peaceful setting, where utmost privacy is guaranteed, which will probably make you reluctant to venture far afield! However, if you do wish to explore the natural and historic attractions of this scenically outstanding area, this location makes it an ideal strategic base. The seashore is about a 2-minute walk from the villa.
The charming old fishing villages of Tellaro, Fiascherino, and Lerici, now sophisticated luxury resorts, with fine beaches and excellent restaurants, are about 3/4 km away.
The panoramic coastal road leading to the villa winds its way uphill through luxuriant, seductively aromatic Mediterranean “maquis” vegetation and takes you through a string of picturesque little villages hugging the coastline.
Lerici is the nearest village within walking distance from the villa 1 km away where you can find restaurants, bars, and grocery shops. Regular ferry services run from the nearby port of Lerici to connect with such enticing seaside destinations as Porto Venere and the Cinque Terre villages; while further inland you can enjoy cultural sightseeing in the ancient Roman town of Luni, with its fascinating museum.
The world-famous Carrara quarries, the source of all Michelangelo’s superb white marble, is also situated in the near vicinity.
The splendid historic cities of Genoa, Lucca, and Pisa are all about an hour’s drive away, while Florence is approximately 1 hour and a half away by car. Versilia and Forte Dei Marmi with its popular golden beaches and Discos at just 38 km away from the house.
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All credit card holders must be aged 21 years and older at the time of booking. According to Italian law (ART. 109 – TULPS), the owners and/or managers of any touristic structure are required to register their guests with the authorities before allowing their access to the facilities. To facilitate the registration, process you will be required to provide complete contact details (name, last name, address, telephone number, etc.), a copy of the passport, and the authorization to hold these details by law (D. Lgs. 196/2003) on privacy protection, before you arrived at the property. This information cannot be used to promote, sell, solicit any service or product to you and is required only for the individual responsible for the rental agreement. For late check-in (after 8 pm) an extra cost of 50,00 euros is required to be paid in cash upon arrival.
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