Stone Village House

Rezzo, Liguria, Italy
Style and Sustainability

The owners of this renovated Italian stone village house prove that it's possible to live stylishly without compromising on sustainability. Solar panels and a biomass boiler are balanced with luxurious fittings and quirky accessories to create a cool, comfortable and creative setting.

Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent

This stunning stone village house has been completely restored over the last four years. The shell of the building had been uninhabited for over 80 years but today combines luxury with the very best in eco-technology.

The original ciappe roof, made from large, uncut slate, has been insulated, and shutters and double-glazed windows (made by the 80-year-old village joiner) help to keep the house cool in summer.

Solar panels fuel the heat storage system to provide the house with hot water, and a biomass boiler burns wood chips and olive pits to power the underfloor heating - a definite asset during the winter months. An old-fashioned Sheila Maid hangs in the vaulted ceiling of the living area, offering the ultimate eco-friendly air-drying for clothing.

The property is brought to life by up-cycled furniture and eclectic accessories. An Italian-style kitchen is complete with plenty of crockery and an abundance of accessories. Bedrooms are furnished with White Company linen and towels, and fully-stocked bookshelves complete the picture.

The owners live most of the year in the adjoining property and are available to help should they be needed.

 

INTERIOR

Entrance to the ground floor is via the private terrace. Here there is one double bedroom, with views across the valley. An additional bedroom has zip twin beds, which can be made up as two single beds or one king-sized double. A family bathroom has a bath with shower, sink, WC and bidet, plus a washing machine.

The first floor features a large open-plan kitchen/dining/living area with a vaulted ceiling, a CD/DVD system with iPod dock and USB port. Windows face across and down the valley.

Stairs lead to the mezzanine level, which has a double bedroom overlooking the living area and an en-suite shower room with frameless glass enclosure. Windows look across the valley.

 

EXTERIOR

Outside of the house is a private terrace with wood-fired pizza oven, lounge chairs, and dining table and chairs, under a vine-covered pergola.

 

AROUND 

The property is located in Liguria, Italy, which borders on Mediterranean France. This mountainous region is perfect for mountain biking, walking or trial-biking around the Alpi Liguri National Park, as well as lounging on the Italian Riviera.

Nearby Rezzo is everything you could hope for from an Italian village, underpopulated by tourists yet truly welcoming to visitors. Between six and eight festivals take place each year, mainly over the summer months. These take the shape of dinner dances with fabulous food served in the Giardino Publico, or Babacce (the Halloween festival), a trail around the decorated village with food and drink samples along the way.

Two kilometers above the village is the incredible 15th-century Santuario di Nostra Signora del Santo Sepolcro e di Maria Bambina, built on the site of a small chapel where miracles were reputed to occur. It houses an impressive set of frescoes that have been sensitively preserved over the past few years.

Next door is Formaggio di Santuario di Rezzo, home to goat herder Barbara Saltarini, who champions the slow food movement. She owns over 200 goats, a dairy, a shop and a thriving agriturismo restaurant, a 15-minute walk from the house. As well as the local brusso cheese, Barbara makes and sells all types of goat's cheese and other foods.

Rezzo offers great trails for cycling, and it is possible to ascend over 1000m from Rezzo to the Alpi Liguri in only a couple of kilometers. A gentler alternative is the coastal cycle path along the old railway line.

The region has many great restaurants. The village itself has two small shops/bars and a Locanda (bar/restaurant). Take a walk down the river and you'll reach Lavina - home of Lavinella, a family-run restaurant with a great set menu of up to 12 (small) courses including wine for 25 euros. This is a great spot for Sunday lunch.

And finally, no visit to Italy is complete without a trip to a market. There's one on most days of the week within an hour or so by car - including the famed Ventimiglia and San Remo markets.

 

LOCATION

Nearest airport: Nice or Genoa 120 km. Nearest railway: Imperia Oneglia 30 km. Transportation: Car is recommended. Nearest beach: Imperia, Albenga, Alassio 30 km.

 
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Stone Village House
Rezzo, Liguria, Italy
Stone Village House
Rezzo, Liguria, Italy
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
Stone Village House, Rezzo, Liguria, Italy | vacation homes for rent
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Stone Village House
Rezzo, Liguria, Italy
Style and Sustainability

The owners of this renovated Italian stone village house prove that it's possible to live stylishly without compromising on sustainability. Solar panels and a biomass boiler are balanced with luxurious fittings and quirky accessories to create a cool, comfortable and creative setting.

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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Fully equipped kitchen
Internet Wifi
Bedrooms 3
Bed Type 2 doubles, 1 king which can be split into 2 twin beds
Kitchen Fully equipped kitchen
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 6
Kid-Friendly Children of all ages welcome
Pet Friendly Please ask
Min. Stay 7 nights
Check-In From 15:00
Check-Out By 10:00
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 14 days after stay
Cancellation Policy Firm
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 60 days before the time of check-in. If the guest cancels 30-60 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 30 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
Notes The cost includes: - all heating and hot water; - all linen (except cot linen), as well as bath and beach towels. These are changed weekly for stays of a week or longer. - all cleaning. The house should be left tidy with bins emptied, but all cleaning is taken care of. For guests staying longer than one week, cleaners can be provided. Arrival & Departure - during peak season changeovers are on Saturdays. - outside of this we are flexible so please ask. - we will be flexible over check in and check out times where possible.

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