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“Fantastic view, lovely house, attentive host!”
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The view from the house with its own private park
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Detail of the garden
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living room
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Double bedroom
Double bedroom
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Camogli, Italian Riviera, Liguria

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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“Fantastic view, lovely house, attentive host!”
Reviewed June 17, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We would reccomend highly this little house, a lovely little gem of 1970's italian architecture. The house has all that you need with the charm of an old family vacation home. We would however reccomend it for warmer weekends ot the summer months as it was unfortunately too cold in April to fully take advatage of the spectacular terrace and outdoor patios. Very attentive owner, very helpful. However, take a car with young chldren because the walk is long and the road quite busy.

Traveling group: Young Children
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Rachel P
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“It's called Golfo Paradiso for a reason”
Reviewed June 15, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Sitting on the balcony of Il Rustico, it is quite clear why Byron, Shelley, and Nietzsche were so inspired by this beautiful place. Tranquil, peaceful, beautiful. Stefano was most gracious, the perfect host, picking us up at the train station and giving us a welcome drink. The house was clean, comfortable, and charming. If you don't have a car, it's even more peaceful, and you really will slow down, as you have to maneuver around odd-hourly bus schedules and everything closing after 1 or 1:30 until about 4 or 5 (except the wonderful restaurant Da Nicco with extensive wine and cocktail choices, which is always welcoming, but closes on Tuesday). No wifi on property, but is available at the town piazza if you have an Italian phone number. Advice if you don't have a car: Take photos of the bus schedules to Camogli, San Rocco, and Recco. Camogli has the best foccacia in the world and the freshest seafood anywhere, and is a wonderful, wonderful seaside town. You can walk there, but it's a longish, gorgeous hike and a big climb home. Walk to San Rocco, definitely, for aperitivo at the most romantic table in Italy at a "hole" in the cliff side: Bar Dai Muagetti. Don't miss it. Grazie mille, Stefano, for a little bit of paradise.

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David & J...
Murray Bridge, Australia
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“Charming Camogli”
Reviewed September 29, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We were attracted to stay at Il Rustico because of the photos on the website. We were greeted by Stefano and drove down a beautiful driveway to our house and there we saw the views of Camogli and the gulf. They were magnificent, better then on the internet. The house was very clean and well presented. Stefano was extremely friendly, very helpful and suggested places to visit. He even supplied a few beers and some local delicacies when we arrived. We visited Portofino, Santa Margherita, and caught the boat to visit Abbazia Fortuosa. Our favourite place was Camogli which was far less crowded and more beautiful than Portofino. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Il Rustico and highly recommend it.

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Liked best: Stefano's hospitality and the view
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Friends
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Karen J
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Superb views and extremely helpful host”
Reviewed August 23, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The house is clean and tidy. There are really spectacular views. Stefano, who owns the property, was very kind and helpful.

Outside, there is a terrace joining onto a bedroom which gives the best views. Downstairs there is a fairly small area to sit and eat but an additional outside eating area and a table tennis table with bats and balls which was good fun.

The location is great being easily accessible from Genoa airport. The house itself is near (5 mins walk) to the shops in the local village which cover all the basic needs. Further, it is easy to walk into Camogli and to access walks around the peninsula without using a car. The bus service is good from the local village and we also caught a train to the Cinque Terra direct from Camogli (just over 1 hour).

Overall we had a really good holiday and I would return but next time I would not bother to hire a car.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The midges
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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MarcandSt...
Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Superb view and quiet place”
Reviewed August 3, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Stefano, the host and owner was very nice. The house was cleaned and well equipped. No need for A/C in the mountain. House sit over Rapallo with exceptional sea view from the house and from eating area outside during day time and night time. It's about 10-15 minutes from Portofino and Rapallo city center in the mountain. Surrounded by olive trees and fruit trees. Parking is free and 1 trattoria restaurant 5 minutes away. Our 2 kids and us loved it, we would go back anytime.

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Reviewed March 22, 2014 for a stay in July 2013

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ataviste
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Amazing, Beautiful, Exceptional welcome”
Reviewed January 19, 2014 for a stay in August 2013

We arrived late at night to find Stefano waiting at the gate for us. The following morning he arrived with a huge basket of different breads and in the evening with a selection of meats and olives that he had acquired specially for us (this was all on the house, as we had only rented the villa, not paid for food). He gave us advice on where to go and was generally a great host.

The villa itself was in an amazing location. Beautiful views, a large balcony outside the main bedroom that looked out over the bay. It was very clean and had lots of kitchen equipment. The living room is really only part of the kitchen, but there is lots of space outside undercover, so this would only be a problem if you wanted to spend lots of time inside in a living room. A great aspect of the villa was how close it was to shops, lovely restaurants and local buses. There were also fantastic walks nearby, so you get away without using a car for days on end. There is private parking for the car and everything is secure.

For children there is table tennis with bats and balls provided and space to run around.

All in all this was a wonderful find and we can not thank Stefano enough for his hospitality.

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Liked best: Location and host
Traveling group: Young Children
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