Villa with pool on Italian Riviera village close to the beach

Villa with pool on Italian Riviera village close to the beach




Aug 2014

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Architect-designed home with private swimming pool, mountain and olive grove views set in 3000 m2 of terraced land.
Walking distance to local medieval village of Toirano, with shops, cafés and restaurants.
Nearest beach 8 min drive, e.g. sandy beach in Ceriale, Loano or other beaches in Varigotti, Noli, beautiful nature reserve island of Bergeggi.
Nearest airport Nice and Genoa approx 1h 15 min drive. Other airports Turin or Milan or small aircraft airport at Villanova d’Albenga.

Open space kitchen diner with double french windows onto the lawn and 5 x 10 m private pool with steps, jacuzzi seating area, outside shower, BBQ, dining table and seating area with sun loungers, parasols etc. Verandah.
Outdoor dining table for 6 (extendable to 12). Summer house for children.
Small sandpit.
Terraced lawns with fruit trees and greenhouse.

Living room with two sofas, flat screen TV, DVD/CD player.
En-suite king master bedroom, two sets of French-windows onto the garden, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom with a jacuzzi power-shower.
Second bedroom king-size bed, French windows onto the garden, walk-in wardrobe.
Third bedroom three single beds, French windows onto the garden.
Family bathroom with jacuzzi bathtub.
Utility room with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Off-road parking for two cars/bikes.
Travel cot, high chair, changing mat, bottle warmer. Lots of toys, games, books and DVDs in English, garden toys, floats etc.

Largest caves in Europe 500 metres away (1h tour, approx temp 16 deg C, ticket also valid for Toirano local Etnografico museum).
Marine nature reserve at the fab island of Bergeggi, pebbly beaches and hidden alcoves, swimming/snorkelling and diving opportunities.
Range of possible day tips
to Alassio (e.g Villa Della Pergola),
Finale Ligure
Borgio Verezzi (with rooftop restaurants with great views of the bay of Loano)
Noli with its castle and the fishing village of Varigotti with beaches such as Baia dei Saraceni.

Nearest 18 hole golf course 10km away in Garlenda.
Indoor/outdoor tennis courts 500 metres away.
Climbing near the caves in Toirano or in Finale Ligure.

Walking, cycling, watersports such as sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling/diving and whale watching. Weekly summer whale watching outings from Loano yacht marina or Alassio). We are both divers and would be happy to arrange a dive for you to the nearby island of Gallinara or to local shipwrecks or a day boat-trips with swimming by the island of Gallinara and lunch onboard.
Summer Waterpark Le Caravelle 4 km away.
Daily year round open air local farmers market and general open air market in Loano (5km) on a Friday.

Savona and cruise harbour half hour drive along motorway (handy for Med cruises/Corsica ferries)
Genova approx 1h drive.
Ligurian hills and mountains, only half hour drive from altitudes of over 2000 feet in protected wilderness areas with chestnut trees and oaks, perfect for walks and bike rides, take road to Bardineto, Calizzano, Murialdo and lovely Millesimo.

Daytrip to an inland Lake try Lake Osiglia up in the mountains (approx. 50 min drive.) canoe hire, walking or cycling path around the lake partly in the shade under wood trees. Great for kids. Bathing opportunity on small sandy beaches by the lake. Take a picnic or bbq available near small car park at the beginning of the lake.

Good family-friendly pizzerias/restaurants and cafes in Toirano or head to
Loano, Finale, Verezzi or Alassio for trendy bars, live music, open-air restaurants by the beach and boutiques.

Sorry no parties.


More about us

  1. British-Italian family of four, two daughters 8 and 3. Looking for a swap this Aug 2020.

  2. Fabio is an architect and I am a marine biologist.

  3. We love travelling, good food and the outdoors. Experienced homeswappers and pet sitters we would take care of your home.

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Where is it?


Quiet area set within olive groves in the rural medieval village of Toirano, Liguria

Buzzy restaurants
Pizzeria/restaurant Rosa dei Venti, Pizzeria/restaurant Il Portico
Cool bars
Vittorino in Loano, cool & trendy, perfect for watching the world go by, live music at weekends
Cozy cafés
Cafe of the Capitani in Toirano
Retail therapy
Long historical alley lined with shops & boutiques both in Loano and Alassio, local Friday market with leather goods and textiles on Fridays in Loano
Bit of culture
Museums on local arts and crafts in Toirano, entrance free if you visit the Grotte di Toirano, largest caves in Europe, 1h15 mins visit, sturdy shoes recommended, 16 degrees Celsius constant temperature
Walks in the park
Lots of great walks, tracks for cyclists and excellent climbing near caves and in Finale
Spot of exercise
On the promenade in Loano near the Yacht Marina
Day tripping
Island of Bergeggi and marine reserve, breathtaking beach and swimming around island, great diving or snorkeling spot, we are keen divers can arrange a dive for you.

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