A kitchen for cooksspacious bedroom with reading corner
Welcome to downtown Genova!
Welcome to downtown Genova!
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed


Extra people £11 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £36
Security Deposit £118
Weekend Price £65 / night
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House Rules

My apartment is decorated and kept with love and care. I love my guests to feel at home and to treat them with a basket of fruit or something similar when they arrive. They will also find some basic supplies in the kitchen (which I'd like them to replace before they leave). I request them to treat my home like their home. They can use the equipment available in the kitchen and the washing machine. Manuals explaining the use of appliances are in the kitchen. If you break something, please buy it-so your deposit won't be used.
I expect my guests to be mindful of the usage of water, gas, electricity, heating as they are very expensive. In the winter there is an extra charge of 5 euros/day for heating expenses.
In the kitchen, make sure to turn off the stove when you are done cooking and to put the heater in the off position when you leave the house.
Please make arrangements to arrive no later than 6pm. After business hours and week end reception may entail an extra charge.
Please note:
- No smoking (vietato fumare in casa)
- No pets (no animali)
- No parties (no feste)
- No moving furniture (no spostare mobili)
- Required before departure:
--dispose of all garbage (portare via spazzatura)
--strip the beds (disfare i letti)
--put laundry in washing machine (mettere biancheria nella lavatrice)
--leave house in order/wash dishes (lasciare casa in ordine/lavare i piatti)
--lock the door and leave keys as per instructions. (chiudere la porta chiave e lasciare chiavi secondo istruzioni).
--Important! Turn heatoff and turn all lights off! If not turned off, there may apply a charge deducted from the security deposit.
(Importante! Spegnere il riscaldamento e tutte le luci! Se lasciati accesi ci puo' essere un addebito dedotto dal deposito cauzionale.)


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.

2 nights minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Sam User Profile
August 2017
Nelly was a great host, answering all questions about the trip very quickly, with plenty of good advice about nearby places to eat and visit. I stayed with a 7 year old, and we both had a great time. Check in and out: Nelly was very flexible for us, but I do advise to take note of the check in and out times. The apartment: Just as described and in the pics. I thought it was a lovely place with a really nice feel to it. We didn't use the kitchen as there are so many lovely places to eat out, but it looked well equiped. Nelly does say in the description there is no Internet, just be aware of that. Actually it stopped me being distracted by work so think of it as a positive! The area: Superb! We both love the tiny streets of the old historic centre, with interesting shops and places to eat. Yet it is also very close to public transport. The Piazza Ferarri is very close (5 mins walk tops) and is a nice place to hang out, and from my short visit, seems to be a good place to pick up buses or the Metro (which is very easy to use). For the Metro it worked out best just to buy a day pass from the ticket machine at the entrance. The machine has multiple languages so is easy to work out. It is just a few stops either to the aquarium or other main spots. Overall: Loved it :-)

Lieke User Profile
August 2016
We had a great stay a Nelly's place. Perfect location and a very helpful host. Nelly was very communicative even though she was not in town herself. The fact that there was no internet was a little challenge ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)/email), but it all worked out fine as there are many caffes around that do, plus a little break from the internet proofs relaxing sometimes.

Paolo User Profile
August 2016
It's a rather small, but very lovely apartment with a great location in the center of Genova. It's near many tourist attractions, nice bars and restaurants, but nevertheless in a rather quiet neighborhood. The beds were really comfortable and we especially liked the big kitchen. The only disadvantage was that there was no WiFi (except if you open the window, you can connect to a free one). Nelly was always available when we had questions (at first we didnt know how to turn on the waterheater for example). All in all we spent four really pleasant days in Genova.

Matthew User Profile
July 2016
Located in a wonderful part of the old town, and close to both Piazza de Ferrari, and St. Agostino subway station this apartment is highly recommended, and great value for money. The only thing to bear in mind is that there isn't any air conditioning so if you're planning to stay during the summer months take a fan with you - we did and it worked a treat.

Stephen User Profile
April 2015
Perfect location, and Nelly is the perfect host! Genoa is a stunningly beautiful and endlessly fascinating city, and Nelly's place is the perfect base from which to explore it -- in the very heart of everything, a short walk from anything and everything you want to see. Highly recommended!!!

Sebastian User Profile
August 2014
Though we hadn't the change to meet Nelly she was a wonderful host who provided us with all the info needed in Genua and she offers a very fine place to stay at. The communication was extremely friendly and helpfully! I'm looking forward to be her guest again!

Concha User Profile
July 2013
Nelly has been a perfect host, always paying attention to our needs. Her house in Genoa is so central, comfortable and charming. Our vacation in Liguria has been unforgettable.

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Los Altos, California, United StatesJoined in February 2013
Nelly User ProfileNelly is a superhost.

Hello, my name is Nelly. I've lived in Genova, Italy until 20 years ago and then I moved to Los Altos, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. In Genova I owned one of the most traditional food specialty stores: Torte e Farinata Antica Sciamadda. In the US I have been teaching Italian cooking and culture for two decades and lead culinary tours in various Italian regions. My passion is to cook, preferably with others. So, if interested, I can teach guests a few things during their stay. Another passion is "home". I love to make guests feel at home and create a "home away from home" for them.

Languages: English, Français, Italiano, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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