This villa stands high on the hill and overlooks the Piazza (square) and the harbour, offering unparalleled views of the gulf and a magical retro-chic atmosphere: this is the perfect place for all the well-travelled, elegant and Italy connoisseurs.
A unique, marvellous combination: this villa is set on twelve acres of land, high in the hills overlooking the coast while it is just a few steps away from the Piazza, The main square of Portofino.
With wonderful, wide-open views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the night-lights of Portofino’s famous port; it offers total privacy and seclusion, and yet its location puts guests a few minutes walking distance to the centre of town, a nice variety of shops and restaurants. Access to the property is incredibly non-traditional, yet fantastic: guests venture 200 metres (656 feet) into a tunnel bored into the sea rock of Portofino, and then a lift (elevator) brings guests to the entrance gate, 80 metres (262 feet) up. A pathway through one impressive garden leads to the house built on three levels (approximately 60 stairs). As befits a property of this stature, the interiors have been exquisitely appointed with great furnishings throughout. Occupying the first floor is the spacious master bedroom, dining room, and sitting room. The sitting room is decorated in a serene blue. This leads to the terrace introduced by French doors. The remaining four bedrooms are on the ground floor, opening directly into the garden. Moving on to the yard, there are four different outdoor dining areas, one of which features a beautiful vine-covered gazebo on a plateau. Guests will undoubtedly use this plateau as a choice vantage point from which to marvel at the Sea of Portofino. There is also a bar carved out from the rock of its natural surroundings. The beautiful areas of lawn and gardens are filled with flowers and trees. The property, due to its position, is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties of any sort. A porter service will take care of luggage on arrival and departure.
The owner's family had by chance visited Portofino in 1964 and fell in love. The following year he buys the house and starts its restoration: works will end in 1968 and, each year, an improvement has been done since then. The house was one of the many properties of Lord Carnarvon; this one belonged to the farmers.
IN A GLIMPSE
The estate is 50 m (164 ft.) above sea level • The villa features AC in almost all the rooms and Wi-Fi throughout • The villa features a swimming pool (not heated) with an infinity edge • The property offers 400 sqm of living space •10 is the maximum number of guests this property can accommodate.
Wi-Fi throughout • AC in most of the bedrooms, ceiling fans in others • All bedrooms have ensuite or private bathrooms • Automatic gates • TV with SAT in living room • Gated • Laundry room (staff use only) and iron • Private parking spot for 1 regular/small car (no shuttle bus) with direct access to the lift.
THE PROPERTY OFFERS
7 Bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, for a maximum of 10 guests • 1 Living room with fireplace and high ceilings with wood beams, adjacent to 1 main living room that opens onto the terrace (FF) • 1 Fully equipped kitchen (FF) • 1 equipped kitchenette for extra room • UNDERGROUND/GROTTO PARKING - Carport for 1 small/regular car (walk 200 metres inside a tunnel carved in the rock, then take an elevator which brings you to the villa estate entrance). Reference 4451I.