Downtown srl - Tower House Cinque Terre
Downtown srl - Tower House Cinque Terre


6 guests

1 room

3 beds

1 bath


6 guests

1 room

3 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

Renewed apartment on medieval building known as "Tower House", in the center of the city. Close to Station and sea. Ideal base for your Cinque Terre excursion!


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £17 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: £26
Security Deposit: £87
Weekly Discount: 5%

Description

The space

New apartment on medieval building on the main street of the historical center of the city.
It has a big living with 2 double sofa beds, open equipped kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom.

It's on the center of the city soft Movida, with some popular pub, cafè and restaurants just around. Supermarket at 100 meters.

Train station, necessary link to Cinque Terre, at 5 minutes walking. Harbor, with its boat trip, at 4 minutes walking.

Guest access

Entire private apartment

Interaction with guests

Please communicate your expected arrival time few days before your arrival or as soon as possible.
If by TRAIN: please communicate your train arrival time, then go straight directly to the apartment for the check in; if you don't notify a strong delay you'll probably don't find anybody

If you arrive by CAR: please communicate your the expected arrival time, notifying ON TIME any delay. Then please call once parked in Piazza Beverini, the closer place where stopped the car. You can leave the car here for max 2 hours, so once done the check in better move the car to somewhere else:

PARKING CHANCES:
- in any blu line parking of the city center. Fee from 0.50 to 1e/hour - free from 8 pm to 8 am and on sundays - Payment with coins at the machines on the streets
- at the Train station parking (underground), at 100 meters by your place
- at Porto Mirabello Harbor (Via Aldo Moro) - Price depends on stay lenght - Around 12e/day
- at Free parking in Piazza d'Armi - Free shuttle to the center - 10 minutes walking by your place

PLEASE CHECK ON MAP AND ORGANIZE YOUR GPS DEVICE IN ORDER TO BE INDEPENDENT ON GETTING THE PARKING YOU PREFER - APARTMENT IS NOT RENTED WITH PARKING :)

The neighbourhood

The ancient heart of the city is rich of shops, pedestrians street, bar, restaurant and museum. The apartment itself is on the middle of Via del Prione, so between the Station, necessary for your excursion to Cinque Terre, and the sea front, nice place to walk/jogging but also another link to reach by sea Cinque Terre, Islands, Portovenere, Portofino

PARKING: I suggest to my guest to temporary park next the building just for the check in time, then leaving the car at Porto Mirabello, a yacht harbor just on the other side of the bridge. Here's the park is easier and cheaper then in the rest of the city center. Please check on where Porto Mirabello is.

Getting around

You won't need any public transport

On request boat trip to the islands of the gulf + Portovenere or Lerici + Tellaro. It's a goiter of 7,5 meters that can host up to 8 people, moored at 400 meters by the apartment. It has radio, dock station, light snorkeling equipment.

Boat rules/terms:
- 180e for 4 hours trip up to 6 people (30e/hour if you would like a longer stay). Discounted price at 160e for family with children.
- Pilot and gasoline included
- you can choose one of 2 different trips:
a) the Islands (Palmaria, Tino e Tinetto) + Portovenere
b) Lerici + Tellaro
- Please consider it's not a 4 hours trip running with the boat but the most of the time you will be firm on the sea, as you will have 2/3 stops for your swim/sun and, under your request but included, a visit to Portovenere or Lerici; you would be picked up later at the time you will fix;
- Not possible get out into a beach
- Not possible to rent the boat without pilot.
- No shoes into the boat
- No smoking

Other things to note

Sheets included
Towels included (1 shower towel + 1 medium for each guest)


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

- No parties
- No personal stuff outside the door
- No big noise /music later 11 pm
- No AC/appliances left On when outside
- Apartment has to be left in good cleaning conditions and with no dirty dishes
- City tax required at check in (1.5e/night/person)
- Night check in extra fee: 20e later 10 pm, 30e later midnight


Cancellations

This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.


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41 Reviews


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Christina User Profile
September 2016
Cute home in the heart of La Spezia. Updated, renovated kitchen in an old building. Accommodating. Could get loud at night and it did smell of cigarette but all in all, a good place to stay!
Downtown Srl  (Davide R.) User Profile
Response from Downtown Srl (Davide R.):
Thanks for your review Christina! I am sorry you found a small of cigarette. Smoking is forbidden and probably previous guests smoke some cigarettes
September 2016

Fidah User Profile
September 2016
Perfect location - away from the touristy spots of cinque terre but convenient enough to travel to the 5 villages for day trips. It is located near restaurants, cafes and shops like Zara, Longchamp etc. The apartment was clean with big comfortable beds! It also had washing machine which was convenient.

Christine User Profile
July 2016
We had a wonderful time at the "Tower House". Davide's father met us and was very welcoming. The location was great and we were able to hike in Cinque Terre and then return back to our apartment without all the tourists!!! We were able to experience real Italy!

Clare User Profile
July 2016
A very good and helpful host. Helped with local recommendations, booked restaurants and even came right to the rescue when we locked ourselves out. A good spot to stay in la Spezia

Rebecca User Profile
October 2015
We had a fantastic stay at Davide's apartment in La Spezia. We were met by Davide's charming father who welcomed us to the apartment, a super modern renovation in a wonderful old building. It was perfect for our needs (couple with two young children) and ideally located for our trip to Cinque Terre. Highly recommended!

Yi User Profile
September 2015
We met Davide's father who couldn't speak English but very nice person and amazingly fully communicated. He waited for us at apartment and showed us everything in the apartment. Great place to stay (3 adults). Great location, close to train station, ferry (you can easily to get to Cinque Terre by train or ferry) and tons of restaurants. The apartment is exactly as described, clean and safe. There was a bar next door very noisy, but don't worry, after walking whole day at Cinque Terre I fell in sleep the moment when my head touched pillow. We recommend this place for anyone looking to visit La Spezia or Cinque Terre.

Chun User Profile
September 2015
Perfect experience. Good host and good location. Wish to stay here again.

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Downtown Srl  (Davide R.) User Profile

Hey it's Davide, founder and CEO of Downtown srl, a Real Estate company that manage a group of holidays apartments in Rome and La Spezia (Cinque Terre), where I am born. I began the job with my private apartment here on Airbnb on 2010, while I was doing some else on my life. Then I discover to love this job and I founded Downtown srl, with base in Rome. Times are now really changed in this market from 2010, when on Airbnb we were few hundreds owners. Actually there is a huge offer of thousands of place of any sort of kind: not professional managed (but nether familiarly), with no authorization, out of control, tax free (for the hosts but not for you). We are really glad to be able offer something else but main part of competitor on Airbnb, today maybe much important: safe legally licensed places, but still distinguished by an own personality, like my 1st place was, due to my personal love for Interior design and art.
These 2 features make our apartments far from the most of others on the web.

Anyway the places we rent are still "private apartments" anyway, so we strongly believe in communications between host and guest, on mutual flexibility, comprehension and respect of rules, written or not. An apartment is not a room of a chain of hotels, where traveller easily know what expected. An apartment has not a 24h reception and has not somebody arriving at the door in 1 minutes in case of need. An apartment necessarily has its strengths and weaknesses; it reflects personal taste, personality and choices of who designed and manage that: somebody that you didn't know, born and living in another country, anyway considering travelers needs and international common standards to make your stay a great experience.
This is made possible by an experience of thousands of bookings, still managed personally by me.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour