Large, charming riverside attic with sloping ceilings and wood burning fireplace in Badalucco, Riviera dei Fiori, Liguria, Italy. Fantastic views from the living room and balcony over the Argentina river and the surrounding olive grove-terraced hills.
My apartment, situated on top of a three storey building is 110 sqm in size and is therefore very spacious. Olive wood parquet flooring, fitted kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with shower, large living room, TV lounge, reading area. It is equipped with 40'' TV, media player with a wide collection of movies, DVD player, music system, washing machine, hairdryer, WI-FI. The place is perfect for a family (however I would not recommend it for really small children), a small party of friends or couples wishing to get away from it all: the river view and fireplace make a perfect backdrop to romantic weekends away. It has 2 balconies: one ideal for al fresco dining during the balmy summer Mediterranean evenings - it is furnished with an outdoor table, 4 chairs and a barbecue; the second smaller balcony overlooks the river, allowing for relaxation and people watching while listening to the river running and sipping on an aperitivo or a nice glass of locally produced wine. Free parking is available by the sports field, situated on the other side of the bridge opposite the house (about 50 metres away).
PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
Our minimum stay is 3 nights during the year but during PEAK SEASON (1st to 16th August) we require a MINIMUM stay of 7 nights. The published price per night is for 4 people only, any additional guest for up to 6 people in total will be charged an extra Euro 10 per night. Extra guests will be accomodated on the sofa bed in the TV lounge (with a memory foam mattress and therefore very comfortable).
The village of Badalucco has a small supermarket and a grocery shop, 2 butcheries, 2 bakeries, 3 hairdressers, a deli, an art gallery, a wine bar, 3 other bars (one of them with a patisserie and artisanal ice-creamery section). There are 6 restaurant and 2 pizzerias proposing excellent local cuisine and a couple of olive mills (frantoi): these are open to the public and sell superb genuine local produce. As a bonus sporting activities such as mountain biking, tennis, hiking and river swimming can be practiced around here too!
Guests have access to the whole apartment and the balconies. The back balcony has a table, four chairs and a barbecue for outdoor dining.
Interaction with guests
As travellers ourselves, my husband and I love meeting people. However, we understand that some people prefer to have their own privacy while on holiday.
We can offer guided mountain excursions with expert guides: flora and fauna, bird watching, stargazing. Prices on request.
Depending on dates and availability we might be able to book horse riding trips or streambed trekking in the river.
****ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS****
As a language teacher I can offer crush courses of Italian for beginners, depending on the length of your stay. Please ask for further info.
Other things to note
***WHEN TO VISIT***
As an alternative to busy city life, Badalucco is great all year round but it is at its best during our summer festivals, (July, August and September) when people come together to enjoy food, drink and music. Please check my events list for dates.
****FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE****
We can provide organic vegetables freshly picked from my brother's farm (zero carbon footprint!) Each box contains an assortment of seasonal produce such as aubergines, courgettes, green beans, peppers, tomatoes (prices and produce vary according to availability and seasonality). Delivery is on Mondays and Thursdays. Absolutely tasty and highly recommended if you seek an authentic experience in our valley!
Thank you for choosing Riverside! We look forward to welcoming you in Badalucco!
We are happy for you to make the most of our home and use anything including CD's and books but please leave everything where you found it before you go. Kindly remove shoes with sharp or heavy heels when inside the apartment to prevent deep scratches on parquet flooring.
We are situated on the top of a 3 storey building, so we kindly ask that you respect our neighbours and that noise be kept to a minimum after 11 pm, especially if sitting on the balconies or walking up the staircase late at night.
Please take extra care not to leave any object in front of the fireplace when the fire is lit. We kindly ask you to use the protecting metal grid when the fire is on and in particular that you make sure the grid is back in its place before going to sleep even if the fire is out to prevent any spark from going off.
You can smoke on the balconies but PLEASE don't throw cigarette ends or any other object out of the windows and most importantly please DO NO LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED on the balconies.
We do provide some wood for the fireplace at no extra cost, we also provide blankets. Use of central heating during the winter months will be charged separately at the end of the stay according to meter usage, meter will be checked at the beginning and end of the stay.