10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Portofino, Italy - Updated 2021

airbnb Portofino, Italy
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One of the most picture-perfect and ritzy areas in Italy is a coastal village on the Italian Riviera called Portofino. Inhabiting its own peninsula, Portofino is the ultimate getaway spot to enjoy “la dolce vita”. Perched on the northwest coast of Italy, Portofino is a dazzling atmosphere of deep blue Mediterranean waters, brightly painted houses, designer shops, and swanky yachts in the harbor. Be ready to snap photos endlessly as you drink-in the beauty of Portofino.

Must-see sites are the Church of San Giorgio, which offers amazing bird’s eye views of the Bay of Portofino, and Castello Brown, a 16th-century fortress and museum providing spectacular panoramic views of Portofino and the Ligurian Sea. Before you leave for your trip, don’t forget to book one of the best Airbnbs in Portofino.

1. Dazzling studio by the sea (from USD 64)

Located in Rapallo, just a short 17-minute drive from Portofino, this studio apartment on the sea offers a private garden with scenic water views, relaxing lounge chairs, and pretty flowers. enjoy your Portofino holiday at this rental with a nicely-equipped kitchenette, Wi-Fi, TV, a living area with a sofa bed, and a cushy double bed in the sleeping area. The decor has a definite wow factor: oozing of Italian charm, with lots of colors and beautiful tiled floors. This apartment is steps from Rapallo’s town center, a gym, and a beauty spa. There’s easy access to Portofino, Santa Margherita, and Five Lands, therefore guests will have many things to do. Pets are allowed at this accommodation.

monolocale sul mare. CITR 010046-BEB-0008
532 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the host very nicely had a fan and dehumidifier in the room
the breakfast and beverages provided was a nice touch
the view is beautiful and the apartment is cozy and had everything we needed
wonderful apartment with everything you could need and a great view of the ocean just a few steps away
very quick and easy to communicate with i appreciated the apartment very much beautiful view and cute apartment
Cleanliness:
the room is clean and spacious
very comfy stylish and clean apartment with nice authentic touches
daniela's place was spotlessly clean and very comfortable
spotlessly clean and a complimentary breakfast which we enjoyed
clean cozy nice welcome basket and most importantly cool in the evenings
Host:
daniela was an amazing host
friendly and helpful hosts
daniela is a good host
she was a great host without being intrusive
they were both kind and displayed great hospitality
Location:
free parking in walking distance that is unique for liguria
in the most perfect location very close to everything
the location is gorgeous and very convenient to the city centre and train station
perfect location very close to beaches and city center but still private
good location for access to rapallo town centre
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2. Villa Camilla, room with a scenic water view (from USD 86)

Situated in Ruta Camogli, Villa Camilla offers a lovely room in a stunning residence that is a 29-minute drive north of Portofino. This marvelous home, a great Portofino rental, offers a terrace with soothing breezes, a pretty garden and solarium, and of course, breathtaking views of the sea and coastline. Enjoy a very comfortable room, with a double bed, incredible ornate and charming furnishings, and a private bathroom. There is no kitchen; however, a hearty homemade breakfast is provided, and a mini fridge is offered in the room.

Villa Camilla: room and breakfast
Camogli, Genova, Italy
280 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the terras is fantastic and the breakfast contains more than enough variety
the view was breathtaking and the room was beautiful
their apartment is beautiful as are the views from their yard
gianna's breakfasts were delicious with omelets and focaccia and croissants
the room was pleasent and the view breathtaking
Cleanliness:
our room was spotless and cleaned daily with fresh towels
the room was beautifully clean and comfortable
room was very clean and i mean very
first the room was sparking clean
room is very clean
Host:
the hosts were very helpful
they are both really nice hosts and were really helpful
so kind and welcoming
the owners are very kind and helpful
they were responsive to our questions and provided very clear check in instructions
Location:
perfect location - just 5 min
even though the location is hillside you can easily reach everything
this is the ideal place to stay
gianna and giancarlo’s home was a perfect location for exploring this part of the italian riviera
the house is lovely and the location is beautiful
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3. Delightful attic room in villa, with swimming pool (from USD 74)

The pictures do not lie. This is a cozy and inviting room in an equally appealing villa makes for a great accommodation in Portofino, Italy. This space in Recco, 15.4 kilometers (9.5 miles) from Portofino, affords guests a peaceful setting, privacy, an impressive rooftop terrace, and beautiful sea views. The pool, Wi-Fi, and access to street parking is included in the price. The swimming pool is available at certain times of the year, specifically the 15th of May through the 15th of October. Short-term guests have the option of breakfast, while long-term lodgers get access to the kitchen. There’s a variety of dining options within walking distance, and the town of Recco is a dream to explore.

Mansarda in villa con piscina 010047-LT-0081
Recco, Liguria, Italy
203 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in villa 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room the patio and the view was fantastic
we stayed in the top room with the balcony and the views did not disappoint
especially view and bed were perfect
the pool was lovely and the views were incredible
nice apartment with amazing views
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and comfortable
the room was spotlessly clean on arrival and the bed was comfortable
the room was very clean
the room was clean and had a fan
the view is wonderful and everything is clean and cozy
Host:
daniela is a great host
awesome place very nice hosts
daniela is a perfect host
hosts are lovely and very attentive
hosts are very kind and helpful
Location:
the location is good you can walk to camogli or recco(30min)
the location is a great base for exploring the area
the location is truly stunning with beautiful countryside small fishing villages and many tourist attractions
great room in stunning location ideal for touring the beautiful coastline
the location is perfect for camogli or recco it's exactly in the middle
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4. Nautically decorated studio near center, sea & harbor (from USD 183)

Found in the heart of Portofino just 20 meters (65.6 feet) from the famed square, the sea, and the harbor, this recently renovated maritime-themed studio apartment, in a classic Ligurian-style building, boasts a bright and sunny atmosphere. Two pleasant double beds are offered, one in the sleep area and the second in the living room. There’s a nicely-equipped eat-in kitchen, and a utility room with a washing machine, iron/ironing board, and freezer. A television and Wi-Fi are available, and the beautifully-tiled bathroom has a fantastic shower. You’ll fall in love with the decor, furnishings, and lay-out of this utterly charming accommodation.

..20 meters from the sea and harbor
126 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of amenities and extremely comfortable
quality bathroom supplies everything worked perfectly- dishwasher heater washing machine
small and cozy but plenty of space and great amenities
we enjoyed every second of our stay and the apartment was filled with amenities
the apartment is exactly what it looks like on the photos
Cleanliness:
absolutely sparkling clean and extra special touches
very clean and looks like the pictures
the apartment was spotless and extremely comfortable
the apartment was immaculately clean
it's in good shape and was very clean
Host:
great host everything was perfect
angela was a wonderful host
the hosts also provided excellent recommendations for restaurants and activities
the host was easy to work with
definitely can recommend this host and apartment
Location:
the location is absolutely ideal and very close to the everything
the location is amazing
the location is amazing
lovely location right in the heart of town
unbelievable location and great apartment
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5. Whimsical one bedroom at BluMare Casino (from USD 126)

With fanciful decor, rich hardwood floors, and a cozy, romantic vibe, this typical fisherman’s flat oozes with charm. Just off a side street and steps from the main harbor, this apartment offers a location that is close to much of the action, but away from the main thoroughfare to maintain a tranquil environment. Enjoy a nice stroll to the town center or the public beach. There’s also easy access to Portofino’s many great walkways and trails. This apartment has a bedroom that is crisp, clean, and dressed with comfy bedding on the nice double bed. Guests can stay connected with speedy Wi-Fi. The host is welcoming, and will go out of her way to ensure your stay is perfect.

Casina BluMare Portofino Cod CITRA 010044-LT-0027
Portofino, Genova, Italy
168 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wi-fi was strong as well
the wifi is very reliable and strong
the air conditioner was much appreciated in the warm weather
the apartment was exactly as described and laura gave perfect instructions for everything
the kitchen was well stocked and we especially appreciated the coffee provided
Cleanliness:
it is very charming clean and convenient
clean well decorated apartment in beautiful location
the room was sparkling clean and ready for us when we arrived
the place is cozy and very clean
the apartment is not big but clean comfortable and well located
Host:
she is very attentive & kind
so kind and helpful
wonderful place and wonderful host
laura is a very friendly welcoming and helpful host everything went very smoothly
the keys were very easy to collect and despite never meeting laura she was very helpful
Location:
superb location and a lovely apartment
location was a stone throw away from the center with bakery super market shops near by
great apartment in a prime location
great location and good comms recommended
fantastic location and lovely flat
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6. Bright & breezy apartment near the sea (from USD 57)

Located in the center of Santa Margherita Ligure, this apartment is across the street from the ocean. There’s also easy access to Portofino, with the ferry next door. The waterfront and all of the main restaurants are just a half a block away. If you’re a light sleeper, be aware that this apartment sits above a restaurant. The aroma may be appealing, but not the noise.

This 2-bedroom apartment offers a cheery, sunny, and comfortable ambiance, enhanced by large windows. The kitchen is well-equipped, tidy, and spotless, and there’s access to a terrace. The main bedroom is darling, and has a nice double bed with floral accents. The second bedroom offers a nice fold-out sofa bed and an attractive work desk.

Appartamento a due passi dal mare
Santa Margherita Ligure, Liguria, Italy
175 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning and balcony much appreciated
the wifi is always strong and steady
very comfortable apartment & plenty of space for us
we had a fantastic 8 night stay at eleonora's apartment
quick wifi was also appreciated and communication with eleonora was very easy
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
everything was clean and tidy
well appointed and clean and modern
the apartment was sparkling clean roomy and very comfortable
well equipped clean tidy and really cozy
Host:
eleonora and andrea are wonderful hosts
eleonora was a gracious host
she was friendly and responded to questions very quickly
eleonora was an awesome host
eleonora is a great host and is quick to answer questions and very helpful
Location:
amazing apartment in a great location
such a great location very close to the water and in the middle of town
beautiful apartment in an awesome location
the location was central and great for traveling without a vehicle
our stay eleonoras was relaxing and close to everthing
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7. Dip your toes in the water in Portofino (from USD 217)

Located on the Portofino waterfront, this smartly decorated first-floor apartment is like being on the water in a spectacular boat. Be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves from the sea in this townhouse that is compact and cozy in the heart of Portofino. This lodging is steps from many inviting cafes, and has tremendous views of the harbor, the Church of San Giorgio, and the historical Castello Brown.

The bedroom is in a slightly raised setting, overlooking the living room area. The tailor-made kitchen is equipped with an oven and two electric burners. This accommodation gives guests a lovely Italian, coastal living feel.

pieds dans l'eau in Portofino
127 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was truly a magical and whimsical apt
this sweet compact apartment allowed us to drink in the beauty of portofino from every aspect
no air con for summer but a large functional fan
there is a free standing fan but it's not quite enough to cool you
comfortable bed with a great view of the harbor
Cleanliness:
flat was tidy and clean
the apt was clean airy and spacious
the flat was clean and had everything we needed
compact clean and well appointed
the interior is crisp white and clean and functional
Host:
giovanna is a wonderful host
the host is quick to respond and she is helpful
communications and check in with host were fast and easy
very friendly and communicative host
the host met us and was very helpful and friendly
Location:
location is excellent
cute apartment in a stunning location
wonderful location in a beautiful village
good apartment in great location
cute studio apartment in an excellent central location
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8. Santa Margherita Ligure bed & breakfast near Portofino (from USD 114)

Described as a secluded countryside haven, this room in an old Ligurian house exudes a truly genuine Italian vibe. With splashes of brilliant color and textured decor, this lodging provides such luxurious amenities as a refreshing swimming pool, free parking, and great views of the gulf. Don’t miss the chance to relax, or dine al fresco in this lodging’s amazing oasis-like garden. Wi-Fi is provided, and the private room is comfortable with snazzy accents. There’s also easy access to the beach, and the slopes of Portofino Park.

vicinanze Portofino
Santa Margherita Ligure, Liguria, Italy
80 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had our own room with a beautiful view and our own bathroom
and every morning we had a great breakfast with a wonderful view over santa margherita
the house has a great view and a pool between olive trees
the most spectacular views and you can have a great breakfast in the morning overlooking the mediterranean
we highly recommend this bed and breakfast tip: try to book a scooter in advance
Cleanliness:
the house is lovely clean spacious and full of character
the house is spotless the room and bathroom were nice even though it was not en suite
Host:
antonio is wonderful host
antonio was the best host lovely and gave brilliant recommendations
antonio and his family are fantastic hosts
the host was extraordinarily helpful with things like directions and transportation
antonio was an amazingly welcome host to his beautiful home
Location:
very nice place in a hidden location at walking distance from santa margherita
it was clean beautiful location and perfect walking distance to the town
if you want to live the good life this is the perfect place to be
it is a very pleasant walk into santa margherita which is only about 15 minutes away
great location i will suggest it to anyone want to spend some days in relax and peace
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9. Village location, one step from the square (from USD 166)

The locale of this accommodation is unbeatable. So close to the historic Portofino square you can almost taste the cannoli and linguine. This one bedroom apartment, two floors up, is simple and small, but decorated with many tasteful accents, and perfect as a couple’s hideaway. No television is provided. There’s also no Wi-Fi available; however, there’s no problem getting connected in town. For convenience, this is a top-notch choice with the piazza, harbor, and waterfront restaurants less than a minute’s walk away. Overall, this is a good place to stay in Portofino if you’re on a budget.

nel borgo a un passo dalla piazzetta
167 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no wifi but it is free village wide and at nearby restaurants
wonderful apartment in the very center of portofino very charming
Cleanliness:
simple and clean
clean well equipped and welcoming
nice and clean with comfy lounge area
the place is clean spacious and bright
good value and a nice clean place in portofino
Host:
owner easy to reach and very polite
quick and friendly response from simo - thanks a lot
simo is friendly responsive to messages and always ready to help
very nice apartment and very kind host
simo was a wonderful host great coordination and communication
Location:
great spot very close to restaurants and walking distance to beach
the location is amazing just a short walk to the main square with restaurants etc
nice place in great location
perfect location - so close to the port and restaurants
what a wonderful location central to everywhere we wanted to go
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10. Central two-bedroom apartment close to the sea

Filled with lots of natural light, comfortable furnishings, and pretty decor, you’ll be absolutely charmed by this apartment. Located in the lovely area of Santa Margherita Ligure, this Portofino accommodation is close to everything: old town, beaches, tourist attractions, seaside restaurants, and brilliant nightlife. On the top floor, with an elevator for convenience, this apartment boasts 3 balconies that afford guests views of the wonderful surroundings including the gardens of Villa Durazzo! With its Wi-Fi, comfortable beds, and close proximity to everything, this apartment is a much sought after accommodation, among other vacation rentals.

WE'RE RENOVATING THE APARTMENT! WORK IN PROGRESS!!
Santa Margherita Ligure, Liguria, Italy
243 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
toilet has balcony with best view :-)
apartment had all the amenities you could want would definitely recommend
the view from the very comfortable sitting room was beautiful
the beds were comfortable and the place had air conditioning
the beds were comfortable and we loved sitting on the balcony sipping wine and people watching
Cleanliness:
super spacious very clean and comfy beds
this was a clean and efficient apartment and everything was as-advertised
the place was so clean
the flat was lovely warm clean and comfortable
dear gabriele we thank you again for staying in your apartment which is lovely very clean
Host:
the owner was very nice and helpful
gabriele is a really nice host
gabriele was a wonderful host
gabriele was a great host
your host gablielle is very helpful and obliging
Location:
the apartments are located in a magnificent location
perfect location for seeing the italian coast
great location and lovely stay
great location in a very comfortable apartment
excellent location within easy walking distance of the sea buses train station and the town in general
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Divine destination: Portofino!

The sights of Portofino are so overwhelming it makes your head spin. So the key to getting the most from a visit to Portofino is to take a leisurely approach to your exploration. Stroll the village and visit some attractions, all the while basking in the gorgeous Portofino ambiance. In addition, add one of these choice Airbnb accommodations to your trip to complete an Italian adventure that is sure to leave a lasting memory etched in your mind.

Frequently asked questions about Best Airbnbs In Portofino, Italy

1. Which are the best luxury Airbnbs in Portofino?

Luxury is relatively subjective from one person to another. Although, some rentals exude luxury, yet are relatively well-priced. The dazzling studio by the sea, a delightful attic room in villa, with swimming pool and a nautically decorated studio near center, sea & harbor are the best Airbnbs in Portofino that have that certain oomph factor and exude luxury.

2. Which Airbnbs in Portofino are good for families?

For your next holiday with the family, choose an Airbnb rental that is cozy and spacious. If you are planning to head to Portofino for a good holiday, then book either the central two-bedroom apartment close to the sea or the bright & breezy apartment near the sea for a memorable stay with family in tow.

3. Which are the best romantic Airbnbs in Portofino?

Sometimes a couple just needs to jet-set away to keep the spark in the relationship going. What better way to kick-start a romantic adventure than booking a great Airbnb. Plans to head to Portofino for a romantic getaway? The dazzling studio by the sea, a delightful attic room in villa, with swimming pool and a nautically decorated studio near center, sea & harbor are some phenomenal options to choose from.

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