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Casa d'Arte, Architettura e Natura

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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
7 nights minimum
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A SHORT DESCRIPTION: Situated on the hill side behind the picturesque small village of San Terenzo, the house overlooks the tract of sea comprised between Lerici and Portovenere (the so-called Gulf of Poets) and offers a magnificent view of the Palmaria and Tino isles and the blue water outside the gulf. This beautiful spot is connected to both the village centre and the sea by a 2 to 6 minutes walk or drive and is equipped with all the necessities. Designed by the architect-artist-sculptor Federico de Leonardis in the early 60s and refurbished afterwards in the late 90s with the help of his son Martino, this house is the perfect destination for whoever wants to spend a relaxing, nature-close, unforgettable holiday in one of the most appreciated and beautiful locations of Liguria. GENE...A SHORT DESCRIPTION: Situated on the hill side behind the picturesque small village of San Terenzo, the house overlooks the tract of sea comprised between Lerici and Portovenere (the so-called Gulf of Poets) and offers a magnificent view of the Palmaria and Tino isles and the blue water outside the gulf. This beautiful spot is connected to both the village centre and the sea by a 2 to 6 minutes walk or drive and is equipped with all the necessities. Designed by the architect-artist-sculptor Federico de Leonardis in the early 60s and refurbished afterwards in the late 90s with the help of his son Martino, this house is the perfect destination for whoever wants to spend a relaxing, nature-close, unforgettable holiday in one of the most appreciated and beautiful locations of Liguria. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT WEAK AND STRONG POINTS: For all those who are looking for a hotel-like type of environment: please choose something else. The house is not a hotel room. It's a private property that has been intensively used over the last 15 summers, hand-built and hand-repaired by its owners, who like to do everything by themselves. However the artist might not be a great finisher, he is certainly a very creative one ! Also, consider that the house is a country house which is not inhabited in Winter. So don't get too fuzzy if you see some spider nets, some compromised spots on the walls and floor, if some facilities are not perfectly working, or hear some creaky window or door. I can ensure that all standard surfaces will be washed and dusted. It is an old house yet clean house and very peculiar house !!! Obviously there are some things that can be improved, but from a general point of view, considering also the price per night per person, the location is definitely worth its price. therefore, I invite you all to consider all the details, even the bad ones, as part of a general and greater holiday experience... and you'll see that a very precious memory will be created !!! Now, more in detail on the strong points: Like they use to say overseas: when you are looking for a property to buy, you've got to look at 3 things: location, location, location. Well, actually the location is just perfect. The view is wonderful because you can forget about your car (that you can park inside the property) and reach Lerici and San Terenzo on foot, and many other destinations as well, including other beaches apart from the one that's found just below the house. You can travel by car or - even better - by train to the the Ligurian Riviera (from Portovenere to Portofino passing through the 5terre) as well as northern Tuscany (Carrara, Pisa, Lucca and even Florence are about 1 hour away). You are closer to La Spezia as well than if you were staying in Lerici town center. Not to mention the interiors: the house is decorated with strange objects and furnishings that give space to fantasy and imagination. It's something really special that I can't fully describe.You will keep memory of those things, we are sure, everyone does. Regardless of the drawbacks I've outlined above. You'll also be fascinated by the force of nature, which is particularly visible in Spring. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
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mattia d
Hosting since November 2014
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian
Response Rate: 60%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Inspire10721422776
Inspire10721422776
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Pour un bien à 2000 euros la semaine, on s'attend à un peu plus de confort. On paye seulement la vue...Literie d'une autre époque, matelas directement posés sur du bois, Electricité complètement obsolète, fils dénudés, j'ai même pris une décharge électrique, heureusement le compteur à sauté. Chemin d’accès réservé seulement pour une petite voiture,dommage, on était deux, obligé de laissé une voiture sur le parking au dessus, évidement payant. Accès aux commerces en 10 mn, oui mais, dénivelé important, faut être en bonne santé. Accès a une crique privée qui ne l'est pas, plusieurs bateaux y viennent et l’accès est plus que raide et très dangereux. Le descriptif est pas très conforme sinon nous n'aurions jamais loué.
Visited August 2019
Written 26 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps553480
Maps553480
I don't understand why I should take all this rubbish. The guest is upset and frustrated because he got robbed during his vacation in Italy and picked one of the worst periods of the year to spend some time at my house. I have been renting this house for over 10ys, about 60groups in total, compliments form alla cross the world, before even Tripadvisor existed. Maybe not here on TA, but in Airbnb and in all the descriptions that I regularly send to guests BEFORE they decide to reserve (and which I did send to Mr Malisan too, of course), IT IS ALL CLEARLY VERY WELL DOCUMENTED AND EXPLAINED: it's an old house, but a UNIQUE one too. Perhaps Mr Malisan didn't read carefully? For those who contact me with event the slightest intention to check if what Mr Malisan reported is true: STAY AWAY, YOU ARE NOT WELCOME. I must conclude, the house is not for everyone. You must have a certain amount of culture and sensitivity to enjoy such a marvellous place.
Written 6 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tomasz R
Tomasz R
Krakow, Poland2 contributions
Very nice view from the appartment, good contact with the owner. Appartments offers place for 10 persons but some of beds are suitable only for kids.
Visited August 2015 Travelled with friends
Written 31 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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