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“A hillside jewel”
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view from the garden
view from the veranda
covered salon
gourmet kitchen
master with memory foam queen
bath
dining
sitting area fireplace and flat screen
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Diano Arentino, Italian Riviera, Liguria

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Stef12332...
Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
“A hillside jewel”
Reviewed November 8, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

A hillside jewel with a magnificent view. Everything promised and more. Excellent amenities including a well-equipped kitchen. Very clean and reasonably priced. The owners representative was very helpful and friendly. We will be sure to try to stay here on our next trip to the area.

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Liked best: The view
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Management Response
9 Nov 2015
Stephania was one of those rare guests who actually appreciates your home as much as you do...thanks for the kind words and hope to see you again...ps congrats! Arthur
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SheepsMKt...
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sit back, relax and enjoy ”
Reviewed August 6, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We spent four weeks in "Villa Arthur" in June and July. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment and would strongly recommend it to anyone who wants a base in Liguria with an environment that makes you want to stay at the cottage. It is the easiest place to relax that I know.
The description on Trip Advisor is entirely accurate, although it took us a bit longer to travel around, but it does not truly reflect how great it feels. You just have to experience it yourself.
Eating: we tended to eat in having shopped in the local towns of Diano Marina and Imperia. A well appointed kitchen and good local produce made this an important part of our holiday. There are several good places to eat out and I heartily recommend a trip up to Lucanesco and Trattoria Dallas Etta. Outstanding taster menu of eight dishes, each one a work of art, we went back with family and with friends.
Trips out: Cervo is a must visit place. Good beaches in Diano Marina. Be prepared for a surprise, you may just want to stay put at the cottage or enjoy walking locally in the olive groves.
Practicalities: don't trust sat nav in the mountains, supplement with paper map. Electricity is on low power supply so don't overload it or it will trip out; be sensible. If you drink tea then take a kettle or be prepared to boil water in a saucepan.

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Management Response
16 Aug 2015
ahhh...thank you for the kind words...Margherita is off to buy a kettle:)
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SheepsMK
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48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A little peace of heaven!”
Reviewed July 28, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We were lucky enough to spend a month in the American cottage. We loved it. Arthur was very helpful and answered all my questions prior to arrival. Nothing seemed too much bother for him and we genuinely felt he cared about us enjoying our stay.
We were met after a nightmare drive (our Sat Nav tried to take us down a white, mountain road to get there) by Margheritta. She was so kind and had a wonderful sense of humour. We shared a much needed and revitalizing glass of wine together!
The cottage is a cool, peaceful haven. We were there from mid June and the evenings felt cool as there is not much evening sun reaching the property. From July this was not a problem
Spending the day out and coming back to the peace of the cottage was lovely. We found some beautiful walks among olive groves where you can see for miles. We painted and read and wrote. We loved Cervo and went twice to an amazing restaurant up in the mountains in Lucinasco called Trattoria dalla Etta. They do an delicious tasting menu where the courses never seem to stop coming! Very close and worth a peaceful wander is Laghetto Lucinasco. Be warned though, high mountain roads to get there!
We enjoyed Diano Marina, with friendly beaches and lovely shops...especially fresh pasta and fresh fish. The fruit and veg is fantastic. We took "Jamie's Italian" cookery book with us and had a lot of wonderful Italian feasts cooked in Arthurs kitchen. We highly recommend staying here and look forward to returning. Huge thanks to Arthur, Margheritta and Rosa for the most wonderful holiday ever.

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Management Response
4 Aug 2015
Thank you Caroline...loved having you...it's nice to find someone who enjoys my home as much as I do....
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Nadya1984
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“A peace of heaven”
Reviewed September 9, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Excellent location for someone who is looking for peaceful and quiet place to stay,very relaxing atmosphere.It looks exactly how it is been described.Stunning views and very friendly neighbourhood.Close to the beach and at the same time in the middle of olive groves.The property itself it is very cosy,definitely worth visiting.Arthur was very helpful and gave us a lot of information with places to go and things to do.Also Jenny,the host was very friendly and welcoming,she gave us a lot of hints too,made us feel at home. Looking forward next year to visit again.

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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Sep 2014
Thank you Nadya..,,,I am so glad you had a lovely time,,,it is always nice when someone appreciates your home as much as you do,,, love to see you again next year,,,Arthur
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London
Reviewed July 1, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Management Response
2 Jul 2014
It was a pleasure hosting Federico and his family. They apreciated my cottage as much as I did...and treated it as their own....Thanks again Federico...come again, anytime!
Arthur Caruana
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