Skip to content

Cosy cottage near Portofino: Piano Nobile

Entire apartment hosted by Linda
5 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
This host committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Indoor fireplace
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.
Cancellation policy
Add your trip dates to get the cancellation details for this stay.
House rules
This place isn’t suitable for infants (0–2 yrs) and the host doesn’t allow parties. Get details
Il Casone (unit Piano Nobile): beautifully restored country house near Portofino, views , terrace, pergola, garden, 2-5 sleeps, washing machine, dishwasher, wifi, tv, pets ok, codice citra: 010046-LT-0242

The space
Il Casone is an original Ligurian country house from the 18th century, entirely and tastefully refurbished by its French-German owner in 2006. The 2-storied building in the midst of olive groves, looking over green slopes and at a baroque church has two independant units: the here described Piano Nobile with 2-5 sleeps in the basement and the first floor, with a western and a eastern terrace, pergola and garden and on the rear of the house the unit Piano Sportivo ( with a little terrace and a patio. Thus apt for a maximum of 9 persons (XXL family or friends who want to enjoy holidays together, but stay in their own apartments.)
Linnen and towels NOT included, if not brought by guests, 10 euro/person/stay to be paid at the arrival in cash.
To reach Il Casone you have to leave your safely parked car at the mainroad and climb up on an old paved stonepath for about 5 minutes. This may be annoying at first sight, but you will see: it´s a stairway to heaven!
The unit piano nobile (50 m²) encloses a tastefully furnished kitchen-living room with natural stone walls and an open fire place. Direct access to the southern terrace with pergola and look on the whole valley. The kitchen in ligurian style with marble and antique tiles is the right place to specialize on italian cuisine. In order not to loose the contact to the world satellite-TV with CNN and BBC. An inside stair leads to the first floor with a beautifully designed Pellet stove with open flame view that enlightens the antique furniture and paintings. A comfortable double bed , a sofabed for two persons and a single sofabed awaits you for restoring nights after a full day of sightseeing. In addition a bathroom with a shower cabin and a bidet and a separate entrance that leads to a a small eastern terrace with a lot of morning sun.
The fully fenced property is surrounded by 850 m2 of 'fasce' with typically Ligurian dry walls, seecular olive trees and various fruit-trees.
The country house ' Il Casone ' is ideal for a sporty-active vacation, but also for who desires relax and contemplation. Cooking addicted people can prepare their own Pesto with in-house basil. At (rare!) rainy days the well equipped library lures with books in different languages. Feel free to feel at home in this enchanting 'coin' of Liguria is the wish of the house owner, a French German travel journalist, who has prepared for her guests a lot of inside-information for unforgettable holidays.
With your booking you will get a detailed guide with a lot of informations how to organize best your stay at Il Casone.
Further fotos and info for your stay on
To the nature park Portofino, a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers or to the untouched valleys in the backcountry it is only a cat's jump. Bargain hunters of antiques have a look at the antique markets of Chiavari, Genoa and Sarzana. Designer labels with ridiculous low prices can be found in the Outlet of Serravalle (north of Genoa) and Brugnato (south of Rapallo). Daily tours in the Cinque Terre and to the pearls of the gulf of La Spezia can be done comfortably by train or by ship. The culinary capital of Liguria, the small town of Recco, is to be reached in 10 minutes by car. And of course Genoa, in 2004 European cultural capital, with its fascinating Old Town and its Palazzi recently become UNESCO-world heritage. And why not explore Nizza and Cannes on the nearby Cote d´Azur. And don’t forget the Day-Spa in the the Hotel Excelsior Palace *****in Rapallo or in the Grand Hotel Miramare ***** in Santa Margherita.
San Pietro, a hamlet in the midst of olive groves near Rapallo: a Roman bridge, a baroque church, a pub with cigarette sales and pizzeria. Here the world is still in order, not least thanks to priest Don Beppe, the real shepherd of San Pietro. You hardly believe that you are only 1 km from the highway exit Rapallo (no noise!) and within 5 minutes by car and also by bus in the centre of Rapallo and at the wonderful seaside of the gulf of Tigullio with the beaches of Zoagli, Santa Margherita Ligure, Paraggi and the world most famous fisher village: Portofino. For lovers of hiking old mule paths lead from ´Il Casone´ directly into the hills and just in front of he house into the nature park of Portofino, with its trails a paradise for hikers and mountainbikers. 30-40 minutes by train. without change, and you´re in the hiking paradise of famous Cinque Terre.
Children do horse riding or inlineskating in the skate park of Sestri Levante or visit Europe´s biggest aquarium and the pirate ship from Polanski´s film in Genoa.
Other Activities: Jogging and golf on the 18-hole green, only 2 km from Il Casone.
EXTRA: possibility to rent a private boat at Levanto with skipper who organizes nice trips with 15% discount for guests of Il Casone.
With water taxi to Cinqueterre (15 minutes), Portovenere (35 minutes) and Portofino (60 minutes) or night watertaxi to restaurants in Cinqueterre.
with sailing boat along the coast to the Cinqueterre including lunch or sundowner, with possibility for swimming (90 minutes)
individual tours to Cinqueterre, snokeling, dolphin watching, big game fishing for grand tuna and bill fishes.
Look for leaflet in the apartment.
Info: - - 0039 3385985803
Il Casone (unit Piano Nobile): beautifully restored country house near Portofino, views , terrace, pergola, garden, 2-5 sleeps, washing machine, dishwasher, wifi, tv, pets ok, codice citra: 010046-LT-0242

The space
Il Casone is an original Ligurian country house from the 18th century, entirely and tastefully refurbished by its French-German owner…


Indoor fireplace
Dedicated workspace
Free street parking
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

Select check-in date

Add your travel dates for exact pricing
Add date
Add date

4.42 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews



Rapallo, Liguria, Italy

Hosted by Linda

Joined in August 2011
  • 434 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Daniele
  • Languages: English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español
  • Response rate: 89%
  • Response time: within a few hours
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

Explore other options in and around Rapallo

More places to stay in Rapallo: