An Ancient Townhouse In The Ligurian Hinterlands

Casa Francese, Montegrazie, Liguria, Italy
Casa Francese, Montegrazie Imperia, Ligura, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Villa
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from € 700 wk
What we like about this property

Surrounded by olive groves and countryside in the Ligurian Alps, this villa for rent in Italy is idyllically situated in the quiet mountain village of Montegrazie in the hinterlands of Imperia with views out to sea. 

Discovered abandoned and in ruins by German-based art director Sandra Tuchscherer and architect Simon Filler, they breathed new life into its graceful stone walls, restoring its spirit and authenticity. The approach was to reduce the house down to its essentials to maintain its original charm while integrating subtle modern comforts.

Warm earth tones and cool natural style harmonize together with a pared down modern aesthetic in this enclave of rural simplicity. 

Read an interview with the owners in our Journal here.

Description

The picturesque medieval mountain village of Montegrazie overlooks the ancient landscapes of the Ligurian Alps region a few miles inland from the sea. The town’s jumble of homes and ancient church are huddled together with this villa for rent perched above the rooftops.

The ground floor’s ancient vaulted interiors are composed of stone and polished concrete and include a well-equipped kitchen and a large, open dining area that invites convivial meals overlooking the views and direct access to the Mediterranean gardens. 

The free-standing staircase leads to the the modern living room with vaulted ceilings, and two light-flooded double bedrooms with enchanting sea views.

Towards the back is another double bedroom and a single room, which can also be used as a study. 

From both rooms you can step directly onto the sun roof terrace and a shaded loggia – the perfect place to enjoy a meal or aperitif in the sun.

Through the back exit of the house is a small piazza that immediately immerses you into village life.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities. The house is located in the middle of the village and therefore cannot be reached directly with a car. The footpath from the parking lot to the car is about 100m and is uphill.

AROUND

Located in the Liguria region along the Mediterranean, the small village of Montegrazie is a quiet town of just a few hundred where the narrow streets and local shops are surrounded by olive groves and mountains. Just an eight minute drive to the coast and San Lorenzo beach, there are numerous nearby hiking trails that lead throughout the Ligurian Alps.

The beautiful Imperia beaches of Porto Maurizio, Prino and Spiaggia D’oro and within a short drive. The Italian Riviera resort of San Remo is just a half hour’s drive and the French Rivieran towns of Nice and Monaco are just over an hour away. The interior regions of Piedmont and Turin are a two hour drive as are the winter playground of Alpes Maritime.

LOCATION

Montegrazie, Italy. Nearest Airport: Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (95 km)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round with mild winter temperatures

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Casa Francese

from 700 to 1050 / wk
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info
Bedrooms3 Bedrooms
Bed Type1 King, 2 Queen
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms2 Bathrooms
Accommodate6 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyYes
Pet friendlyYes
ViewVillage, countryside and sea views
Rates
Pet Fee€50
Cleaning (One Time)€150
Tax2% per person / per day
Sec. Deposit€500
Check-In4pm
Check-Out10am
CancellationYou may cancel up until 30 days before arrival and you will be charged the advance payment (first rate: 10% of the total price). You will be charged 50% of the total price of your reservation if you cancel within 30 days before arrival.In the event of a no show, you will be charged the total price.
NotesThe €500 security deposit must be paid on arrival to the landlord IN CASH or VIA PayPal. At the end of the stay the deposit will be refunded in cash. If the house is in good condition, the deposit will be refunded in full. If any visible defects or damages are found, a corresponding amount will be retained.

10% of the total amount is due upon booking, with the remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Payment options: bank transfer, credit card, PayPal
Season Start Date End Date Weekly Min Stay
January - FebruaryJan 1Feb 29€7007 nights
Additional Guests€70 per person / per night above 2
March - AprilMar 1Apr 4€7007 nights
April EasterApr 4Apr 18€8407 nights
April - MayApr 18May 31€8407 nights
July- AugustJul 1Aug 31€10507 nights
September - OctoberSep 1Oct 31€9107 nights
November - DecemberNov 1Dec 31€7007 nights
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