Maresa was lovely and very welcoming. She dropped a hairdryer and iron around when we asked and we had a nice chat. The apartment is accurately reflected in the photos. However it is a one bedroom rather than two bedroom apartment as it says in the profile. The second bed is a sofa bed in the living room. The bedroom has a v. comfortable king size bed but the sofa bed in the living room is not so comfortable. The apartment is spacious though and if you didn't mind being on the sofa bed it could easily fit 4 people.
POSITIVES: The apartment is spacious and quite charming and has character; The village was also charming and the apartment and terrace have amazing views down and across the valley; It was quite clean with constant hot water and a very large comfortable king size bed; Despite the lack of air conditioning it managed to stay cool-ish during our very hot August visit with every window and door open through the night; The countryside and coast in the area is stunning and the nearest town Levanto is gorgeous with lots of lovely shops, cafes and restaurants; there are lots of amazing walks in the area.
NEGATIVES: The main down side for us was the isolation. The apartment is in a village with just one restaurant. The nearest town Levanto is 20 minutes bus ride away and the last bus leaves town at 7 p.m. so if you want to enjoy evenings and nights out in Levanto dining and enjoying a few glasses of wine this apartment is not the place for you unless you have a willing driver or are happy to pay €20-30 taxi fares. The 5km walk home is very steep and on winding mountain roads with crazy drivers! Also, whilst we didn't do a comprehensive comparison of other accommodation in the area, €85/night seemed very expensive to us - especially if you are just two. The apartment is charming and traditional but quite basic and we didn't think worth what we paid. E.g There isn't any air con and the kitchen is small and only moderately well equipped, especially if you like cooking; the bathing facilities are traditional i.e. a mini-bath with a shower hose you have to hold over your head. All of this is fine - but just not for the price!
Overall, I would recommend this apartment for a romantic weekend for a couple or for a very quiet location for a small family break. It would be better value for more than two people but we still think €85 is too expensive. If I could I would give this 3 and a half stars.