Villa Vela Maralunga, Lerici Liguria
Maralunga, Lerici – Liguria
Sleeping 6 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 natural reserve.
Its peaceful and exclusive location enjoys utmost privacy and seclusion. Villa Vela has been meticulously restored by the owners in 2017. 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 relaxation !
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, a wonderful large table, a comfortable sofa and chairs, whose colour-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 with regard to 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, safe 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 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 to 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 table for romantic breakfasts or drinks at sunset.
Outside: Exclusive furnished patio with outdoor small kitchen , garden, jacuzi (2×2)
Private Parking: Garage able to park 2 small cars.
The patio is fully equipped with 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 on to 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 jacuzi 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’s extraordinarily peaceful setting, where utmost privacy is guaranteed, 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 ideally strategic base.
The seashore is about 2 minutes walk from the villa. Opposite to the Italian Navy base there is a small
The charming old fishing villages of Tellaro, Fiascherino and Lerici, now sophisticated luxury resorts, with fine beaches and excellent restaurants, are about 3/4 kms 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 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, source of all Michelangelo’s superb white marble, are 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 half away by car. Versilia and Forte dei Marmi with its popular golden beaches and Discos at just 38 km away from the house.
- Closest town: Lerici 500 m. where there are grocery shops, restaurants and bars
- Distance to shopping: Lerici 500 m.
- Closest restaurant: 5 mins walk
- Other restaurants & Pubs: Lerici 5 mins walk
- Closest beaches/sea: Lerici 1 km, Fiascherino/Tellaro 3 km, Bocca di Magra 10 km,
- Nearest highway: Sarzana 10 km
- Nearest train station: Sarzana 10 km
- Nearest Airport: Pisa (PSA) 74 km
SITES OF INTEREST:
- Cinque Terre by train: Trains depart daily from La Spezia
- Timetable and information: Treni Italia
- Cinque Terre by boat: Ferry companies depart daily from the local port of Lerici
- Timetable and information: http://www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it/
- Beaches: Lerici 3 km, San Terenzo 3 km, Fiascherino 2 km, Tellaro 3 km, Bocca di Magra 10 km
- Towns & Villages: Lerici/Golfo dei Poeti: 1 km, Fiascherino/Tellaro: 2 km, Bocca di Magra: 10 km, Sarzana: 10 km, Porto Venere: 25 km, Portofino: 90 km, Genova: 110 km, Carrara/marble quarries: 35 km, Versilia/Forte dei Marmi: 38 km, Pisa: 67 km, Lucca: 75, Firenze: 145 km.
- All linens and towels
- Pool towels
- All utilities
- Wi-Fi Internet access
- Water, gas, electricity
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Security Deposit € 3.000,00 to be paid in Euro cash on arrival and refunded at the end of the holiday
- Final cleaning € 200,00 per week
- Heating during winter months € 300,00 per week
- Rentals are Saturday to Saturday
- Short rentals considered on request
- Arrival between 4 and 8 p.m.
- Departure by 10.00.
- Car essential
- Child welcome
Living Room, Hair Dryer, Parking, Heating, Internet, Washing Machine, Iron & Board, Linens Provided
Coffee Maker, Oven, Dishes & Utensils, Pantry Items, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Kitchen Stove, Microwave, Toaster
Dining, Seating For 6 People,
Books, Stereo, Dvd Player, Television,
Balcony, Garden, Pool 2×2, Private Parking in garage
Boat/Yacht Charter, Cooking Service, Guided Excursions, Private Driver,
Beaches, Castles, Churches, Forests, Lakes, Restaurants, Rivers, Ruins, Marina, Museums, Water Parks, Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses:
Atm/Bank, Hospital, Babysitter, Beauty center, Groceries, Massage Therapist, Medical Services,
Sports & Activities:
Cycling, Disco Club, Deepsea Fishing, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Jet Skiing, Mountain Biking, Outlet Shopping, Paragliding, Rafting, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Swimming, Tennis, Walking, Water Skiing, Whale Watching, Wind-Surfing