In Portofino beach, a spacious flat right on the sea
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About Giancarla Serra
My grand-grand-father, from Genoa, both the flat with the boathouse for give to his ten sons the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong, swimming, rowing and hiking in stunning landscapes. In the XIX century, Portofino was a little fisherman village, unknown from the newborn tourism. The only other tourists was two English brother and them family, living in the two castle of the area Castello Paraggi, in front of Niasca and castello Brown immediately above Portofino. Nowadays a natural park and the protected bay of Paraggi bring back to the enchant of those days. As my grandfather, my mother, my sisters, I spent all the summers of my childhood in Niasca
Giancarla Serra purchased this Apartment in 1887
Why Giancarla Serra chose Portofino
The site is one of the most beatiful sea side places in the world.
What makes this Apartment unique
You could hear from the living room the rhythmic sound of waves
Check-in: 2:30 pm
Check-out: 9:30 am
Only outside on the balcony
There is a fee of 50€ for any (well-behaved) pet
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Is appreciated if you and your children rinse feet in the bucket out of the door to not bring sand in the apartment. Check out is 9,30 A.M.
The parking is for only one normal car, not a van.
It'is very appreciated if you park in the central place within the yellow lines, in order to let the neighbors get in and park comfortably
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great Place to stay.
This is a quaint, classic place to stay. Access to Portofino via walking trail and bus stop nearby give you lots of options for activity and dining. Also shorter walking distance to Paraggi, where the restaurants are Very Very Good. (The Eight is stellar).The hiking trail to abbazia di san fruttuoso starts nearby and is a great day hike. Giancarla is helpful and responsive.
Tiffany and Brad were very good at exploiting all the opportunities that this holiday can offer: for those like them who choose not to rent a car, Outdoorportofino down stairs, in addition to the activities related to the sea, offers a bike rental service, bringing them directly to Niasca for you... really not bad!
Idyllic, charming holiday home
This idyllically located holiday home offered something for everyone in our party. The sunbathers, the sun-shy, the active and the restful.
We had a private view on to one of the loveliest coves on the Ligurian coast. Within easy walking distance of Portofino and Santa Margheurita de Ligure, where there are lots of bars and restaurants serving great (if pricey) food and drinks. Great walks and hikes, with water sports on offer literally 'downstairs'.
The house offers flexible accommodation and reminded us of times gone by. Our host was lovely and we hope to go back one day.
I really appreciated the enthusiasm and the ability to enjoy all the features of this I greatly appreciated the enthusiasm and the ability to enjoy all the features of this special area of the Italian Riviera.
I really hope to meet you again in Niasca in the future as welcome guests.
As "local guides" we can always suggest solutions for restaurants, shops and bars for all budgets: don't hesitate to ask us!
Extremely Pleased with our Experience
Our experience with VRBO was very positive. Ms. Serra was prompt and helpful online and in person. We found the flat at Niasca roomy, charming and well-maintained. The location was quiet despite being close to the main road. The view of the water and access to the beach makes this place very special. We certainly hope to vacation at Niasca again.
Thanks Harmony, you are the ideal guests for the care of the house, for your kindness and politeness.
Giancarla’s Niasca property is a gem. Situated on a beautiful little bay, it is a close walk to Portofino and near an 82 bus stop, it is the perfect base to explore the Italian Riveria. The property is stunning and such a unique location literally on top of the bay. Giancarla is a fantastic host and very helpful. We would not hesitate to recommend Giancarla’s Niasca!!
Lovely home overlooking beautiful Mediterranean
Spent 36 days here starting mid May thru end of June. Giancarla was a great help getting us set up in the house. She drove us into Santa Margherita Ligure to grocery shop. She had laminated information sheets with key information about the house and surrounding area. She had brochures on local attractions, restaurants and time tables for busses and ferries. The buss stop was convenient and took us around the area and to the train station. Outdoor Portofino was located on the beach below us with all types of water equipment. At the end of our stay, Outdoor Portofino gave us a nice discount on the items we rented.
We were very pleases with the house. The view from the balcony was awesome and the 3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms was perfect for our children and grandchildren. We prepared breakfast and multiple dinners in the kitchen. We loved the old world interior especially the original paintings on the walls.
To us it was a wonderful home and location.
Fabulous huge living room with balcony overlooking own beach.
The house is well equipped and clean with generous rooms the centre piece being a huge living room combining kitchen, dining area and lounge with a balcony overlooking the beach and a lovely view over the harbour. Portofino and another small beach resort are a short 10-15 minute walk away.
The nearest airport is Genoa (GOA) which this year has increased direct flights from Amsterdam, Atene (Volotea ed Aegean Airlines), Barcellona, Berlino , Bristol, Bruxelles, Copenaghen, Francoforte, Londra (Luton, Gatwick e Stansted), Madrid, Manchester, Monaco, Mosca, Parigi, Tel-Aviv, Vienna e Zurigo;
Milan however offers many more possibilities.
Portofino (1,5 km away) is a beautiful tiny harbour has very fashionable shops, famous brands for clothes and shoes, very nice and romantic cafés and restaurants.
Santa Margherita Ligure (3 km away) is a pretty little town on the sea with all kinds of shops and facilities.
Santa Margherita Ligure (3.5 km away) is a pretty small town with all kinds of shops and facilities (supermarket, hospital, train station, pharmacy, restaurants, bar) and is linked to Niasca by bus.