Villa Portofino

Liguria, Portofino

    • Sleeps 11 Guests
    • Bedrooms 6 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 5 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 360 m2
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Daily maid
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Dog welcome
    • Airport distance:
      Genoa 35 km
      Pisa 148 km
      Milan 170 km
      Florence 208 km

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    Heaven on earth

    The steep and narrow rocky ledge near Portofino harbor is one of the jewels in Europe's crown and is among the most exclusive residential areas throughout Italy - this is where the most expensive square meter prices from all of Italy, perhaps from all of Europe, are concentrated.

    The promontory of Portofino is a protected natural area, with a mild climate and dramatic scenery of high cliffs plunging into the sea. The area is a happy mix of glamour and natural beauty set against a backdrop of sparkling turquoise sea. 

    Villa Portofino has a sporty casual interior. Don't expect luxury, luxury is it's exclusive location: Villa Portofino is one of the few villas located right on this green promontory and is the only private villa with sea access. You share this gigantic rock, towering up from the water, with only a few other exclusive villas, the Castello Brown (near which the film 'Enchanted April' was filmed), a lighthouse and the famous church above Portofino. 

    A short walk brings you to the famous central piazza of Portofino (20 minutes on foot or 10 minutes using an elevator), where chic designer boutiques and exquisite fish restaurants decorate the picturesque bay, vips stroll along the harbor promenade and elegant yachts anchor in the harbor.

    Despite the proximity of the colorful and lively harbor of Portofino, the villa is tucked away and offers complete privacy, protected from the crowds. A private elevator connects the harbor with a walking path that leads to the lighthouse. Villa Portofino is located along this path, about 300 meters from the elevator. The villa cannot even be seen from the road or footpath, where all you can find is the entrance gate to the property. A stairway down (39 steps) leads through a beautiful rock garden to the terrace, shaded by century-old wisteria vines.

    Villa Portofino is laid out on two levels and has a large sun terrace with sea views. The large windows of the house let in a lot of light and offer a beautiful view. With 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, the villa can accommodate 11 guests (the weekly price is based on an occupancy of 10 people). The housemaid who has a bedroom with bathroom on the lower level, will prepare breakfast and perhaps one meal a day for groups smaller than 5 (groceries are not included).

    The house is about 20 m above sea level, the water is in walking distance: a private flight of 112 steep stone and wood steps leads down to a rocky platform - just the place for sliding into the water to cool off after a sunbathe. 

    Please note: The villa is only accessible on foot, so this accommodation is not suitable for people with walking difficulties (112 steps from the house to the sea, 39 steps from the entrance gate to the house, 23 steps from the house to the sun terrace). It is possible and desirable to stay here without a car. Do not bring a car wirh you, there is no parking at or near the house; if you do have a car, limited parking is available in an expensive underground garage in town. There is a small grocery store in Portofino; the Santa Margherita grocery store can deliver goods to the villa. The villa is not available in the cold season. It is only possible to heat the bedrooms up a bit, but we cannot see this as real heating.

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Dear Bettina and a magic Villa Portofino team,
    thanks a lot for your wishes!
    We wish your a soft landing in a New Year and hope to be your guests one day again!!!
    Our hearts are still belonging to this place)))
    Warmest regards from Switzerland,
    Tatiana and Konstantin, January 2018


    • Private sea access
    • Swimming plattform
    • Use of the elevator from harbour to the hilltop
    • Air conditioning in all bedrooms 
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Telephone for local calls
    • TV (regional channels)
    • Fridge with freeze
    • Stove with oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Dryer
    • Pergola
    • Terrace 

    In addition, there are several lovely outlooks on the way down (approx. 115 steps) to the sea and the rock swimming platform. The Portofino harbor cannot be seen from the house.

    Touring ideas

    Portofino in walking distance
    S. Margherita Ligure 4 km
    Rapallo 9 km
    Genoa 30 km
    Forte dei Marmi 113 km
    Pisa 150 km
    San Remo 180 km
    Torino 200 km
    Florence 216 km
    Nice France 233 km


  • Floor Plan
  • Activities

    The Italian Riviera is a picturesque strip of white sandy beaches, colorful fishing villages, and green hillsides that stretches from France to Tuscany. The promontory of Portofino is a protected natural area, with a mild climate and dramatic scenery of high cliffs plunging into the sea. 

    As always with Portofino, it is best to arrive with a large yacht. If this is not possible, take the train. Trains on the main rail line from Torino to Rome stop in nearby Rapallo, connected by bus to Portofino. A local train runs from Santa Margherita to the Cinque Terre, with bus service from Portofino to Santa Margherita every 20 minutes (Portofino - S. Margherita 10 minutes). 

    Public transport is also possible by boat (ferry from Portofino to S. Margherita/Rapallo/5 Terre/Camogli/S. Fruttuoso) or water taxi. Pick up service at Genova Airport can be arranged (reservation is required at least 14 days before arrival).

    Explore the resorts of the Riviera: Santa Margherita (4 km) and lively Rapallo, with excellent shopping. 

    Continue on to the Cinque Terre, five cliffside villages with hundreds of miles of hiking trails. 

    Visit the superb museums and delightful markets of Genoa (30 minutes), where narrow alleys wind their way down to one of the most vital harbors of the Mediterranean. 

    Visit the popular resort of Forte dei Marmi or the Cararra marble quarries where Michelangelo got his pure white marble.


    Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.

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    Villa Portofino

    Main floor:

    • 1 spacious living room with white sofas and sliding glass doors to the patio
    • 1 formal dining room
    • 1 fully equipped kitchen
    • 1 double bedroom (beds cannot be separated) with en suite bathroom (with shower)
    • 2 twin bedrooms (beds can be joined)
    • 1 single room
    • 2 bathrooms (one with tub, one with shower)
    • 1 cloakroom

    Three of the bedrooms have a sea view, the other has a garden view. An additional single bedroom is available at additional cost.

    Lower level:

    • 2 double bedrooms with joinable twin beds, each with en suite bathroom (with shower); both bedrooms have sea view.

    On this floor is the bedroom and bathroom belonging to the housemaid and an utility room.


    • Shaded terrace
    • Private way down to the sea
    • Rock swimming platform
    • Use of the lift from Portofino harbour to the hilltop
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    04 May 2024 - 28 Sep 2024
    14290 EUR

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    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Standard dinner on your first evening, after a long trip: It consists in a dinner that the guests will find ready in the kitchen with the instructions for heating. The menu can fit vegetarian guests too. No changes are possible for the first dinner. Basically it consists in a pasta al forno, a vegetable tarte, salad, and fruit. Bread, water and wine are included.
    • Basic grocery shopping: It is a basic shopping for the first breakfast and not a grocery stocking. The quantity of the items will be adjusted by the staff according to the number of guests. The following items are included: milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit, eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice, cereals.


    • Utility fee of EUR 300 in cash to be paid upon arrival (mandatory); the following services and facilities are included:
      - Air conditioning
      - Final cleaning
      - Maid service 8 hrs. per day except Wednesday
    • Utility deposit for heating (unused portion of the utility deposit will be refunded in cash on departure): EUR 300 per week.
    • Heating (if required): metered. The villa is not available during cold months. It is possible to slightly reheat the bedrooms only, but we cannot consider this a real heating.
    • Porter service is available on Saturdays between 4 and 6pm for the check-in and between 9 to 10am for the check-out. This service must be requested previously by the customer directly to the property owner/key holder and is bounded to a time agreement: EUR 100 on arrival + EUR 100 on departure to be paid in cash directly to the porter.
    • Telephone: only local calls possible, metered
    • One extra room with an additional bed if maximum capacity PAX 10 is exceeded: EUR 900 per week
    • Baby bed: EUR 100 per week
    • Pets allowed: EUR 60 domestic pet supplement per week. If you plan to bring your dog, please send us the completed and signed form Declaration of Accepting Responsibility for Your Pet together with your booking form.


    EUR 1000 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Cook service for dinners during your stay
    • Change of bed linens or bath towel available: EUR 20 per set to be paid in cash to maid.
    • Porter service is available if arranged in advance (see above).
    • Transfer service


    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • PLEASE NOTE: For this property the check-in is possible between 4 and 6pm.
    • Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 6 and 9pm for an extra fee of EUR 70.
    • Maximum 3 children under 15 years allowed (babies under 1 year not included).
    • The villa is not available during the cold season.

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