Top 10 Luxury Villas Near Portofino, Italy - Updated 2024

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For many travelers, the small fishing village of Portofino is a must-see destination. Located on the Ligurian Riviera, the place boasts iconic colorful houses and picturesque streets that have attracted crowds for centuries despite having less than a thousand residents. Visitors are drawn to its seaside views, historical significance, and unique landscape. Another notable sight in Portofino is its crescent-moon-shaped harbor, whose famous blue waters are often dotted with yachts and fishing boats. Here, you’ll also find streets lined with an array of seafood restaurants, cafes, and luxury outlets. Despite its size, the village truly offers something for everyone, whether they’re looking for a cultural culinary adventure, a quiet nature retreat, or simply an unforgettable summer getaway. Ready to make the most out of this premier destination? Then check out this list of top luxury villas near Portofino, Italy, to find the perfect springboard for your dream vacation!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to luxury services and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 12, 2024.

1. Renovated villa with breathtaking nature views (from USD 886)

Situated in the Park of Monte di Portofino, this villa is for those who want the feel of authentic Italian history without having to sacrifice luxury or comfort. Accommodating up to 12 guests, this one-of-a-kind property was built on an ancient oil mill and has been completely renovated with charming English-style furnishing.

The villa has a terrace overlooking the whole of Santa Margherita Ligure, and its bright rooms are never far from enchanting ocean and nature views. It comes well-equipped with amenities and has plenty of nearby activities, such as sailing, fishing, snorkeling, and horseback riding.

Stayed at this property?
Santa Margherita Ligure, Liguria, Italy
villa 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

2. Restful villa with mountain views (from USD 4550)

Nestled in the hills of San Lorenzo Della Costa is this villa that will surely delight any guest. Its unique location provides spectacular views from anywhere on the premises, and the property itself is surrounded by lush greenery. Rooms and dining spaces are bright and cozy with plenty of natural light. Enjoy the breeze by lounging by the private pool or make the most of the wood-fired oven as there’s no shortage of garden space for al fresco dining. A lounge area and a dedicated workspace with Wi-Fi also await you.

The villa is well suited for families or big groups, accommodating up to 10 guests with a minimum stay of seven nights.

Stayed at this property?
Santa Margherita Ligure, Liguria, Italy
5 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 7 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outdoor dining table was a dream with beautiful scenery
Host:
in short we had a great week and i can recommend the hospitality of the host
elana is a great host and will point you in the right direction with anything you need
Location:
the location is great and super close to the road down to st margherita
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3. Lavish villa with a hot tub (from USD 2067)

Located in Santa Margherita Ligure, this fully renovated villa is the pinnacle of luxury. With a magnificent seaside view, stylish modern furnishing, and an opulent pool, this property is well-suited for large groups or extended families. Those who want to bring their furry friends are welcome as this accommodation is pet-friendly.

During your downtime, feel free to pamper yourself with a soothing soak in the hot tub. You can also gather around the fireplace, enjoy a stroll in the lovely garden, or simply admire the view - this villa has it all!

Stayed at this property?
Santa Margherita Ligure, Liguria, Italy
villa 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool was a dream and the property was beautiful
Cleanliness:
the property was very clean well equipped and excellent location
Host:
emiliano was a very gracious host
very responsive and helpful property manager and owner
the villa is in excellent condition with a very helpful owner
the property caretakers giacomo and luisa who live nearby are very pleasant helpful and attentive
emiliano and his caretakers were most helpful in making our week a memorable one
Location:
fantastic villa location and support
easy walk down the steps into the heart of town
an exceptional property in a perfect location
short walk to town which has many excellent restaurants shopping and beaches
this was a great villa and a lovely location i would recommend this to anyone
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4. Secluded and spacious villa (from USD 402)

Accommodating up to six guests, this recently constructed stone villa is an ideal choice for groups or families seeking the perfect balance between comfort and privacy. You can easily access Portofino from the villa by car, boat, or train. The property is less than a five-minute drive from the beach.

Nestled in an olive grove, this lovely hideaway comes with all the necessities you need, including private parking, a spacious garden, and a terrace overlooking the sea. You can relax in one of the sea-view bedrooms, enjoy a morning coffee on the lawn, or unwind on a sun lounger with a priceless view of Portofino.

Stayed at this property?
CHIAVARI, Liguria, Italy
villa 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
everything is clean in the newly built house and we particularly loved the two very large bathrooms
the house is furnitured with design pieces every detail with love very clean
arleen's place is beautiful clean and modern and is situated in an amazing location
Host:
thanks to arleen she was a great host we will definitely come back
she and her family are so friendly talking to them was a real pleasure
Location:
a wonderful new house chiavari is only a short walk away and really beautiful
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5. Charming villa with terrace and pool

An excellent option for families or large groups, this villa in Genova Liguria accommodates up to eight guests, as well as their pets. The property includes a shared pool, perfect for the summertime, and a large second-floor terrace with a gorgeous view of the green Sori hills. Conveniently, this Airbnb is only a short drive from the nearby beaches of Portofino and Santa Margherita.

It also boasts spacious outdoor areas, along with an open kitchen and wood-burning oven, ideal for meals in the garden. You can also take strolls in the orchards or simply destress amid the surrounding nature views.

Stayed at this property?
Sori, Genova Liguria, Italy
36 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 8 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has a great garden with a pool and lounge chairs for relaxation
and yes a lot of ants - actually in the beds as well
great house great pool amazing view and lovely beach at sori
the house is spacious with a very pleasant terrace garden and a good size pool
Cleanliness:
the house is beautiful and very clean
pool was enjoyed by all and is clean and maintained
clean a lot of space huge garden nice pool friendly and caring family for the arrival and departure
we had a great stay the house is very spacious
Host:
the hosts were kind helpful and responded quickly on our questions
the food there was exquisite (and price worthy ) and the staff friendly and kind
the hosts were very accommodating and gave us clear information about handling garbage etc
Location:
good location huge house and pool super tidy and cozy
the location is good you can easily reach different interesting places as beaches and genova
we especially enjoyed dinner at trattoria da armando (2km walk up in the direction of san bartolomeo)
it's close to genoa and a myriad of fantastic beaches as well (check out paraggi )
over all great place to relax with a big family
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6. Chic villa with private pool (from USD 4527)

Surrounded by the most breathtaking panoramic views of Portofino, this glamorous villa is composed of three floors and includes a luxurious private pool for unwinding. There’s also a ping-pong table to keep the young ones entertained. It’s only a short distance from Portofino’s famous harbor and Paraggi Beach while plenty of boutiques and local restaurants are in the vicinity. This haven promises guests the utmost opulence and privacy for those who want to commune with nature.

Housekeeping comes with your booking, and you can also avail of private chef services.

Stayed at this property?
Portofino, Portofino, Italy
villa 10 Guests 7 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms

7. Traditional villa facing Paraggi Beach (from USD 1087)

Overlooking the famous Paraggi Beach, this is one of the four villas within a historic home, and it’s located on the ground floor. The property is nestled in the heart of a natural park, right across from the entrance of the beach, with plenty of paths surrounded by olive trees and other beautiful foliage.

With a shared pool on the premises and a main living room that opens to a gorgeous terrace, the villa provides you with lots of options for relaxation. Plenty of outdoor spaces give guests the opportunity to enjoy the surrounding scenery. The dwelling’s antique tile inlays and airy, open floor plan will also be sure to impress.

Stayed at this property?
Paraggi, Liguira, Italy
villa 9 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds and baths are comfortable and well-appointed
the beds and baths are comfortable and well-appointed
Host:
property manager niko was so kind and helpful
olga was a very welcoming and informative property manager full of information and good cheer
olga was a very welcoming and informative property manager full of information and good cheer
Location:
walking distance to portofino which was great
the property was beautiful location gorgeous
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8. Villa with wood-burning pizza oven (from USD 1871)

For guests who want to relish stunning views even from their bedroom, this villa is an idyllic choice. It is surrounded by a beautiful Mediterranean garden and sleeps up to 10 guests. This newly renovated retreat features ensuite bedrooms and air-conditioning facilities. But what truly makes a stay here so special is its panoramic views of the Gulf of Portofino, thanks to the large windows and abundance of outdoor spaces.

From the comfort of your villa, you can enjoy your own wood-burning pizza oven, dine on a private balcony with sea views, or simply relax on sun loungers by the heated pool. There is also a pathway leading down to the bay of San Michele, perfect for taking a dip in crystal clear waters.

Stayed at this property?
Santa Margherita Ligure, Liguria, Italy
villa 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the villa was beautiful completely overlooking the sea the pool was heated and we could use it every day
Cleanliness:
the house is very bright the rooms are cozy and the bathrooms are very spacious and clean
Host:
the staff is very professional always willing to help
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9. Picturesque countryside villa (from USD 759)

This charming villa will make you feel like you’re staying in a home straight out of a classic Italian film, with comfortable and classy furnishing and a gorgeous second floor with a vaulted ceiling.

Surrounded by olive trees, the property is great for smaller families or groups. It’s a convenient base for those wanting to visit the multiple beaches in the region. It is just a five-minute stroll away from the sea and comes equipped with parking for up to three cars, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning on every floor. You’ll be greeted by a warm and friendly reception, and you’ll find no shortage of greenery and beautiful gardens to explore.

Stayed at this property?
Rapallo, Liguria, Italy
25 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Location:
the location is perfect just a few minutes walk from the beach
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10. Stylish villa overlooking the Gulf of Tigullio (from USD 650)

This stylish villa offers its guests magnificent views of the Gulf of Tigullio. Perfect for families, its spacious terrace is fitted with outdoor furniture for al fresco dining and lounging. The villa itself boasts bright and restful spaces designed with care to ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay.

You’ll have access to your own pool overlooking the coast, a multi-level garden, and a charming, grape vine-covered pergola that is sure to delight those who want to unwind outdoors. The host is also highly responsive and is sure to treat guests with the utmost hospitality.

Stayed at this property?
Rapallo, Liguria, Italy
29 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
exceptional view cozy place and wonderful balcony with outdoor swimming pool
wonderful view beautiful decks and pool the gardens are lovely
all rooms were very comfortable and there was everything that’s necessary for our use
we really enjoyed the house the pool the beautiful garden and the most amazing view
fabulous outlook wonderful pool & terrace
Cleanliness:
facilities are great as advertised and the property was clean & tidy with well maintained grounds
it's a beautiful and clean house with very friendly and helpful staff
Host:
beatrice too was very helpful she showed us around the villa suggested some restaurants etc
isabella is a fantastic host
our caretaker antonio and his wife was also helpful a lot during our stay
the caretakers nalan and nori were also very kind and helpful
Location:
there is a delicious restaurant you can walk to from the house
there is a superb restaurant that is a ten minute walk away
this is the perfect place to spend a peaceful holiday with your family
totally amazing house and place
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Dive into the beauty of the Italian Riviera

You’re sure to be delighted by Portofino’s captivating natural beauty, characterful streets, and seaside views. Whether you’re the type of traveler to visit beaches and attractions or someone who just wants to enjoy the scenery and unwind by the pool, there’s a place on this list for you. So take your pick from these luxury villas that have just as much charm and character as the stunning locations that surround them!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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