Villa Marina / Portofino, on the Italian Riviera

  • Villa Marina Living Room
  • Villa Marina Lower Level Twin Bedroom
  • Villa Marina Master Bedroom
  • Villa Marina Outdoor Seating And Lake View
  • Villa Marina Portofino
  • Villa Marina Portofino Harbor
  • Villa Marina Terrace Overview
  • Villa Marina Bathroom
  • Villa Marina Terrace Seatinf And Lake View
  • Villa Marina Blue Bedroom
  • Villa Marina Terrace View Into House
  • Villa Marina Brown Bedroom
  • Villa Marina Twin Bedroom
  • Villa Marina Dining Room
  • Villa Marina Exterior
  • Villa Marina Kitchen
  • Villa Marina Living Room
  • Villa Marina Living Room Terrace Door
  • Villa Marina Lower Level Bedroom
$ 14,900 – 16,840 /wk
Near BeachIn Village/TownWalk to Village/ServicesCar FreeA/CInternet/Wi-FiTVWasher Building elevator
Top Features

Exclusive villa with sea access, stunning views, panoramic sun deck. Unbeatable location.

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The Italian Riviera is a picturesque strip of white sandy beaches, colorful fishing villages, and green hillsides that stretches from France to Tuscany. The promontory of Portofino is a protected natural area, with a mild climate and dramatic scenery of high cliffs plunging into the sea. The area is a happy mix of glamour and natural beauty set against a backdrop of sparkling turquoise sea.

Villa Marina is one of a few exclusive villas located right on the promontory of Portofino and is the only private villa with sea access. Nearby Castello Brown was the location for the film Enchanted April, and the experience you can have at Villa Marina is reminescent of it. Portofino’s central piazza, with chic designer shops, seafood restaurants, and marina lined with elegant yachts, is just a five minute walk away.

Explore the resorts of the Riviera — Santa Margherita (4 km) and lively Rapallo, with excellent shopping. Continue on to the Cinqueterre, five cliffside villages with hundreds of miles of hiking trails. Visit the superb museums and delightful markets of Genoa (30 min.), where narrow alleys wind their way down to one of the most vital harbors of the Mediterranean. Visit the popular resort of Forte dei Marmi or the Cararra marble quarries. Or just relax and enjoy the incredible views!

The villa is entirely protected and offers absolute privacy. A private elevator connects the harbor with a walking path that leads to the lighthouse. Villa Marina is located along this path, about 300 meters from the elevator. The villa can not even be seen from the road or footpath, where you will find the entrance gate and a stairway down (32 steps) through a beautiful rock garden to the terrace, shaded by century-old wisteria vines.

It is possible (and desirable) to stay here without a car, but if you do have a car, limited parking is available in an expensive underground garage in town. Trains on the main rail line from Torino to Rome stop in nearby Rapallo, connected by bus to Portofino. A local train runs from Santa Margherita to the Cinqueterre, with bus service from Portofino to Santa Margherita every 20 minutes. Public transport is also possible by boat or water taxi.

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  • K.S.
    September 20, 2016

    We spent the entire time painting at the villa. All my family members found the property an idyll for artists, with the ocean grotto, bathing house, and beautiful vistas across the water that were a visual feast for inspiration. Several of my children’s works were left behind for our butler, who graciously adorned the kitchen with them. From arrival to departure, we could not have found a more welcoming and magical spot for a family vacation. My kids particularly enjoyed the elevator ride though the tunnel and cliff, a marvelous daily adventure!

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The Villa

Built on two levels, Villa Marina has a panoramic sun deck on top and picture windows to take advantage of the stunning views.

Upper level

  • Spacious living room with white sofas and sliding glass doors to the patio
  • Formal dining room
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine
  • Double room (beds cannot be separated) – en-suite bathroom with tub
  • Two twin/double bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms (one with shower and tub, one with shower only)

Lower level

  • Two double rooms with joinable twin beds – en-suite bathrooms with shower
Additional Features
  • All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
  • Three of the bedrooms have a sea view, the other bedroom has a garden view.
  • An additional single bedroom is available at additional cost.
  • There is a separate maid’s bedroom and laundry and the maid is a wonderful cook. She can be requested to stay on and cook for you for an additional fee after the complimentary welcome dinner first night if you love her cooking as much as we do!

Sea access

  • There are several lovely outlooks on the walk down to the sea and the rock swimming platform. Sea is accessed by staircase of approximately 180 steps.


  • Staff IncludedWine Cellar
  • There is a separate maid's bedroom and laundry and the maid is a wonderful cook. She can be requested to stay on and cook for you for an additional fee after the complimentary welcome dinner first night if you love her cooking as much as we do!
  • Near Beach In a village/townWalk to village/services
  • Car Free
  • PhoneInternet/Wi-Fi
  • TV (satellite)
Climate Control
  • Air ConditioningWindow Screens
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer
  • Building elevator

Rates & Availability

Rates and Availability


Calendar available on request. Please inquire.

Minimum Stay
1 week
Arrival Day
2020 Weekly Rates
May 2 - Jun 12 $14,900
June 13 - Aug 28$16,840
Aug 29 - Oct 3$14,900

Villa Marina is not available during the colder months. 


Additional Information

  • Linens
  • Utilities (except heat and air conditioning)
  • Maid service 3 hr/day except Wednesday and Sunday
  • Internet WiFi
  • Final cleaning
  • Porter service is available between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm if arranged in advance.
  • Welcome delivered dinner for guests to reheat.
  • Welcome food basket (enough for continental breakfast next day)
  • Required utility fee of €500 in cash to be paid upon arrival.
  • Telephone available and paid according to use.
  • One extra room is available for one extra person for €400/wk.
  • Baby bed costs €100, if required.
  • Change of bed linens or bath towel available: €20 per set to be paid in cash to maid.
  • Any local head tax due in cash in Euros upon arrival.
Security Deposit

$1,000 payable by check to Doorways in advance and returned a month after your stay, €300 due on arrival and returned when you depart less any damage or unpaid fees. Total deposit due on arrival = €1,100 cash + local head tax.

  • Upon request and approval of the owner, a late arrival is possible between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm for an extra fee of €50.
  • The villa is not available from the end of September until the end of May



Santa Margherita/Rapallo4 km
Genoa30 min

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Doorways Ltd.
(800) 261-4460USA & Canada
(610) 520-0806International
PO Box 531
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
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