La Villa


Nello splendido panorama di Portovenere sorge Villa Argia, casa padronale dei primi del ‘900, che si affaccia sulla baia di Porto Venere e sull'isola della Palmaria.
La Villa, piccola gemma di rara bellezza, incastonata in uno dei tratti più pittoreschi della costa Ligure ha accesso diretto sul mare.
La casa, completamente ristrutturata con grande accuratezza ed eleganza, è circondata da circa 3000 mq. di terreno a terrazzamenti, compresi tra Via Garibaldi e Via dell'Olivo da cui, con una rampa, si accede al parcheggio privato e al suo secondo ingresso su strada, ed è dotata di wifi.
La circonda una bella terrazza, pavimentata in marmo bianco e grigio, sopraelevata di circa un metro rispetto al piano del giardino.
Quest'ultimo e' caratterizzato dalla presenza di splendide e secolari piante di carrubo, di palme, di olivi, di bosso e di pitosforo.

FABULOUS week at Villa Argia -
a dream come true!

We enjoyed a WONDERFUL week at this beautiful house from June 3-10. I chose this property AND the town of Portovenere based on other traveler's great reviews, so I will take the time to elaborate on our experience.
1)The property/house: amazing! The pictures don't do it justice. The main house is beautiful, colonial and renovated in the 90's. Cool marble floors, airy and light-filled bedrooms- each with their own bathroom. Also a half-bath downstairs off the living room. There are 3 bedrooms in the main house, then a 4th bedroom and bathroom with it's own little living area in the 'pool house' which is a few steps away. We were a group of 8 - two couples in their 30's and 2 couples in their 60's. Everyone was comfortable. Note: there is NO A/C which was not an issue for us at the beginning of June (highs in the mid-70's) but maybe would be later in the summer. Kitchen is very functional. The pool is incredible and the entire property has stunning views! We enjoyed prosecco on the balcony every evening.
2) Location: Portovenere is the hidden gem of this region. The scenery is breath-taking - green terraced hillsides ending into the blue mediterranean - all the beauty of Cinque terre without the crowds. It is definitely a resort town, but in a much more laid back way than the hectic little towns of Cinque Terre. On two separate days we took the boat to Cinque Terre (around 20-30 min to the first town). *Note: the boats run multiple times per day to most of the towns of Cinque Terre but DEPENDING ON THE SEAS/WEATHER, so there were a couple days that no boats were running. (don't leave a trip to Cinque Terre to the last day). The house is a 1 minute walk to the beach/oceanfront, a 2 minute walk to get coffee/gelato and a 10-12 minute easy, flat walk along the promenade to the main center of town with many wonderful restaurants.
3) Communicating with owners - 5 stars! Teresa was incredibly responsive and helpful in every way. She answered questions via email immediately, and was at the house for our arrival and departure. She also helped us arrange activities such as visiting a local wine tasting room (Ca Lunae, a must!), and making dinner reservations.
Overall, the entire week was a mediterranean dream come true- and staying in this house was the best part! FYI First week of June was great weather:) Ocean warm enough to swim.
We would recommend this property to family and friends. It would also make a STUNNING small wedding venue. Hope to return!


Recensione inviata: Jun 22, 2017
Data soggiorno: Jun 2017
Fonte: HomeAway

The Jewel of the Ligurian Coast

This is an absolutely beautiful villa in the most charming seaside town you will ever hope to find. In fact, it is hard to say which is a greater treasure... the Villa Argia or Porto Venere... but together they are the unrivaled jewels of the Ligurian coast.

The Villa sits behind white painted gates directly on the sea shore. Walk out the gate, cross the street, and you are in the sea. It is lovingly maintained treasure from a more elegant era. At sunset, one expects Marcello Mastroianni or perhaps Sofia Loren to hand you a cocktail on the terrace. It is comfortable and airy and very well appointed. It's photos do not do it justice. It is perched upon multiple natural terraces up a hillside and includes a driveway, sitting areas, main house, cottage, lawn and pool. The views are just incredible.

The villa is managed by its owners. They are tremendously welcoming, accommodating and helpful. They live in the Villa themselves half the summer and it this apparent in every detail.

The Villa's location is perfect. It is a 1 minute walk to the beach and a few nice restaurants and a 10 minute walk to town... the most beautiful stroll on a seaside walk in either direction.

Portovenere is the hidden jewel of the Cinque Terre. It is much, much nicer than any of the five actual Cinque Terre. Much less touristy. Much more to do. Wonderful restaurants and shops. Great historic sites. A fabulous deep water harbor. Tremendously charming. And, the perfect base of operations for your travels around the region whether that be ferry rides to the other towns, a short water taxi to Palmaria, hikes up into the stunning hills or just explorations through Porto Venere itself. It's also an easy drive to Parma, Pisa, Livorono or a variety of other towns worth visiting.

We absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful Villa in Portvenere and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for an authentic Italian seaside experience.








Recensione inviata: Aug 17, 2015
Data soggiorno: Jun 2015
Fonte: VRBO, del Gruppo HomeAway

 

Il Soggiorno


Al primo piano la zona giorno comprende un'elegante e luminoso soggiorno arredato con mobili d’epoca e di design, divani dai colori pastello e un importante camino in Marmo di Carrara, una sala da pranzo con un bel tavolo quadrato inglese per 8 persone e una grande cucina ben attrezzata.


Percorrendo il corridoio decorato da un tromp-l’oeil, tenero ricordo di Tobia cagnolino di casa, si accede alla piccola "salle de bain" e alla bellissima scala di marmo che porta al piano superiore.


Da quasi tutte le stanze si può uscire sulla terrazza e fruire anche dall'interno della magnifica vista sul mare filtrata dai rami dei carrubi.




 

Le camere




Una magnifica zona notte

Al piano superiore c’è la zona notte con 3 camere da letto matrimoniali, tutte arredate con mobili d'epoca; due con bagni en suite con doccia e una con bagno attiguo con vasca.


Un piccolo "buodoir" separa due delle camere. Dal disimpegno si accede direttamente sulla retrostante terrazza che porta alla dependance e alla lavanderia.

 

 

 

 

La Dependance


Nella dependance ci sono una camera con letto singolo, una camera con letto matrimoniale, entrambe con capienti armadi, ed un piccolo bagno con una comoda doccia.

Percorrendo il vialetto di fronte alla dependance si accede al terrazzamento sovrastante dove c'è un'altra piccola costruzione adibita a cucina, completamente attrezzata e dotata di barbecue e alla piscina.