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90 5-Star Reviews

Michelle | Lakeville, MA
Aug 16 – Aug 20, 2019

Unforgettable location and experience! Ruth has to be the most thoughtful host I’ve ever experienced! She anticipated our every need before we did! Her extensive guide to Cinque Terre kept us away from crowds in order to get the best experience! The place is immaculate, very well appointed THE VIEWS…. OMG!!! The very best in Vernazza! Ruth helped us with everything from dinner plans to activities and she did not disappoint! Will be back for sure!!! Would have given more than 5 stars if I could have!!!

Robert | Redmond, WA
Aug 12 – Aug 15, 2019

The apartment is absolutely beautiful and Ruth and Cristiano are fantastic hosts. They helped us with train travel, dinner reservations and recommendations for the area. We booked the two apartments and was perfect for two families as there was a total of 8 of us. Location was perfect with easy access to the trails to Monterosso and Corniglia. Apartment was set up with everything you needed including two decks with views of the village and sea.

Christine | Amesbury, MA
Aug 6 – Aug 10, 2019

This apartment is fantastic! The location is perfect and the views are amazing! It is extremely well appointed, they truly have thought of everything and anything you might need during your stay. Perfect place to stay in Cinque Terre!

David | Bellevue, WA
Jul 31 – Aug 3, 2019

I have stayed in many places with Airbnb, and this is by far the most amazing home I have ever rented. Ruth is an amazing host that goes above and beyond to make sure your stay will be as great as the views from the patios. I can not recommend this home enough for those visiting Cinque Terre!

Stephanie | Forest Hills, TN
Jul 27 – Jul 30, 2019

Lovely apartment with amazing views!! Ruth and her staff are very helpful. Highly recommended!

Rebecca | Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 13 – Jul 20, 2019

This was probably the nicest air bnb we have ever stayed in. Ruth was a wonderful, helpful and informative host. The place itself was even more beautiful than in the pictures, and very spacious. The air conditioning worked very well, which turned out to be important in the heat wave. The balconies both had stunning views. The beds were comfortable. Ruth had thought of everything – restaurant and hike recommendations, a well appointed kitchen, board games and DVDs for the kids, lists of things to do in rain or shine. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly and are already talking about going back!

Hilary | Laguna Beach, CA
Jul 11 – Jul 13, 2019

We can’t say enough great things about our stay here. Starting with the apartment, it was just as pictured and described…well appointed, comfortable, sparkling clean, beautiful views, perfect location and thoughtful touches. Ruth is a superstar and takes her hospitality above and beyond. We were greeted with a luggage service to help with our bags and Ruth was waiting with a warm welcome upon arrival. She stocked the kitchen with breakfast treats, coffee and champagne. She has put together a 17 page guide to Cinque Terre with incredible local tips and suggestions that made our stay so easy and perfect. Our stay here felt like a private hotel with a wonderful concierge. This is the best Airbnb we have stayed in for both accommodations and host and we HIGHLY recommend. It was everything we hoped for and more and we can’t wait to come back!

Keri | Coorparoo, Australia
Jul 6 – Jul 11, 2019

Ruth was the most fabulous host ever! She met us at the train station & walked us to her gorgeous apartment. She spent time discussing how to get the most out of our trip & passed on great local information. She was quick to respond to any issues or questions. Ruth’s apartment is fabulous! One deck overlooks gorgeous Vernazza, the other overlooks a lovely little beach. The apartment has everything you could want, including a fridge stocked with lovely food and a bottle of Prosecco! My two adult daughters and I had the most wonderful stay in Vernazza and would definitely recommend Ruth’s apartment to anyone. A little piece of paradise! Thanks so much Ruth! I’ll be back…

James | Hopetoun Park, Australia
Jun 30 – Jul 3, 2019

Ruth’s place was exactly as described and having Ruth meet us at the station and take our bags was a godsend. Having been our first visit to Vernazza the position of apartment midway along the Main Street was perfect with views at either side of the apartment. There a quite a number of stairs to get to the apartment but once there it is well worth it.

Anne | Toronto, Canada
Jun 25 – Jun 27, 2019

Just as described. Amazing hospitality and experience. Highly recommend.

Katherine | Highlands Ranch, CO
Jun 21 – Jun 23, 2019

Don’t hesitate to book the perfect home away from home. Ruth is a perfect host, couldn’t have asked for anything more!

Eryn | La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Jun 18 – Jun 21, 2019

Ruth and her apartment were wonderful! She met us on the train on our way there and helped us get to the apartment (and even sent a porter for our bags). The apartment is beautiful, spacious, clean and full of amenities and extras. Beautiful views, very central in Vernazza.

Clint and Sarah | Tontitown, AR
Jun 15 – Jun 17, 2019

Best location in Vernazza! Wonderful host and such a beautiful space! Wish we could have stayed longer!

Dan | Chicago, IL
Jun 13 – Jun 15, 2019

This place is great!! Way exceeded any expectations. What an amazing view!! Great hospitality from Ruth! If you want to stay in Vernazza, this is absolutely the spot to get!

Allison | Boston, MA
Jun 11 – Jun 13, 2019

Most amazing place!! The views on both sides of the apartment were breathtaking and the space was sparkling clean. The hosts were amazing and so kind. I would 100% recommend staying here.

Ruby | Walnut, CA
Jun 8 – Jun 10, 2019

By far one of the best airbnb homes we have stayed in. It was clean, and had spectacular views of the ocean. It’s nice to just be a few steps away from the beach. Ruth, is such a sweetheart and goes above and beyond to make you feel welcomed in her home. The location was perfect for a relaxing holiday in Cinque Terre!

Eileen | Seattle, WA
Jun 5 – Jun 8, 2019

Ruth is a warm and gracious hostess. The property was exactly as posted with lots of nice details. Ruth gave us great tips to enhance our stay. We would return without hesitation.

Emily | Temecula, CA
May 29 – Jun 1, 2019

Ruth is the absolute best host we’ve ever had. She has gone above and beyond in making a stay at her home the most incredible experience possible. Breathtaking views, clean upon arrival, unmatched amenities, and fantastic recommendations for restaurants, hikes, and just about anything else you can think of.

Hannah | CA, USA
May 27 – May 29, 2019

Ruth’s place is all about THE VIEW!! You can’t beat the cool ocean breeze and view. Opposite of that view is the iconic multi colored houses of cinque terre. It’s a win-win property.. there are a lot of steep stairs to climb so it’s not for the faint of heart ! It’s well worth the climb tho.! Her sweet neighbor let us in and showed us around. She was very helpful! They also met us at the train station to help carry bags and provided a book of recommendations for everything cinque terra!! We did the pesto making class she recommended and loved it! Highly recommend her place :))

Matt | Kingsport, TN
May 16 – May 19, 2019

Great apartment. Amazing view. And Ruth is a very special host, not just renting you an amazing apartment, but she genuinely works to insure you enjoy your entire stay.

Eric | Tacoma, WA
May 13 – May 16, 2019

Ruth raised the bar on what were already high expectations for a super host. Vernazza is a very special place and worth taking the time to appreciate. Ruth’s place is very well located with spectacular views and the sound of the sea under your windows…. the helpful information she has meticulously assembled is a reflection of her love for this treasured area. We will be coming back and will stay here again if it’s still available.

Isabelle | Independence charter Township, MI
May 10 – May 13, 2019

Ruth’s place was gorgeous. She had tips on the local restaurants and activities. The apartment had EVERYTHING we needed and the view was breathtaking. Everything was perfect!

Whitney | Austin, TX
May 6 – May 8, 2019

Even before we arrived, Ruth set us up for an amazing time in Cinque Terre. In addition to helping us with the train, she has an in depth 15page guide about what to see & where to go to avoid crowds. Her insights helped us find beautiful hikes & wonderful places to eat. Plus, we were able to escape the madding crowd of bus tour groups & cruise ships. Upon arrival, a porter takes your luggage & guides you, so you know exactly where to go in the winding streets of Vernazza. The place itself is breath taking. The beautiful photos capture a fraction of the magic that is staying here. There are two terraces – over that faces the water & the other that looks over the town. Both provide stunning views of the sunset & sun rise. We took advantage of her washing machine while here. Watching the laundry dry over the view of picturesque Vernazza, this may be the first time I’ve enjoyed doing laundry, ha. I’ve spent the last year traveling. This is my favorite place. Well worth the price & the trip. Thank you so much, Ruth!

Ryleigh | Emerald, Australia
May 3 – May 6, 2019

Incredible location in the heart of Vernazza. All amenities thought of & a run down of everything in the house so you feel at home right away. Bottle of Prosecco chilling off in the fridge when we arrived & wonderful outdoor areas to relax. Could not of have a more wonderful stay in Cinque Terre!

Linda | Colombus, OH
Apr 24 – Apr 26, 2019

Beautiful views of Vernazza await from this well appointed and stylish apartment. Our host was wonderful and had provided details and tips that definitely enhanced our Cinque Terre experience. The hiking was great! I’d recommend hiking shoes/boots and a day pack to carry water and supplies. Both our teenage boys loved the apartment and time in Vernazza as well.

Douglas | La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Apr 22 – Apr 24, 2019

This place is great!! Great style and amenities. Great location. Super clean and luxury. Could have stayed a long time. I highly recommend.

Amy | Washington, DC
Apr 17 – Apr 20, 2019

This apartment and Ruth as a hostess have earned their positive reviews! Wonderful location and view; very well appointed and comfortable apartment; and helpful and thoughtful hostess. This is an especially great apartment for families travelling with young children thanks to its large collection of Lego duplos, board games, and drawer of toys. We had a great time and would book again as a first choice and without hesitation!

Laura | Arlington, VA
Apr 14 – Apr 16, 2019

This apartment is fantastic. If I could give it 6 stars I would. Ruth is a fantastic host with helpful tips and recommendations. She was very accommodating with our arrival even though we were over an hour late. The space is perfect for a family. The beds are incredibly comfortable even the sofa bed. The space has everything you could possibly need. Perfect location for visiting Cinque Terre.

Kristi | Austin, TX
Apr 10 – Apr 14, 2019

Ruth has created a space and an experience of Vernazza that is unforgettable! Her home has EVERYTHING you can possibly imagine to make your Cinque Terre Experience complete- including walking sticks for the trails, FULLY stocked kitchen & bathroom, pointers for best food & best ways to get from point A to point B. In addition, the views are stunning from both verandas – you could actually never leave the home & be completely content. It is relaxing & magical. We are in love with this place and are planning our next trip back!!!

John | Woodstock, GA
Apr 3 – Apr 6, 2019

Our favorite place ever in Vernazza. Everything you need with stunning views and gracious hosts. Rain or shine we enjoyed just hanging out.

Cory | La Grange, IL
Mar 29 – Mar 31, 2019

Ruth’s place is at the heart of town and has views of Vernazza / Monterosso and the sea in a wonderfully decorated place that was an excellent space for our family of 5. Ruth is a hosting superstar (!) and took care of far more than just our trip to Vernazza, but also provided help for our entire trip to Italy. She is always quick to respond and very helpful. Ruth has tremendous knowledge of the area and her materials at the house were great guidebooks. We absolutely loved staying at Ruth’s place and hope to come back again.

Jill | Grove Heights, MN
Mar 25 – Mar 27, 2019

Simply the best Airbnb experience! Mother-daughter trip to Cinque Terre with 6 travelers in our party and Ruth’s apartment was the perfect home base. Gorgeous views, central location, open and airy floor plan with so many special amenities included upon arrival. Ruth also provides a handbook with multiple suggestions for hiking, dining, biking, and all her tips were spot on. Thank you for an incredible Cinque Terre vacation!

Jeff | MN, USA
Mar 13 – Mar 15, 2019

Ruth is amazing. She met us on the train at the stop before Vernazza to explain everything on our 20 minute ride. The location and views from her residence are absolutely amazing. She had a welcome bottle of wine for us as well as some light snacks. She explained everything we needed to know, including local activities and even some things to do at our next stop. We had a great stay and Ruth made sure it was great. Can’t wait to stay there again.

Sara | San Francisco, CA
Dec 31, 2018 – Jan 2, 2019

Ruth’s place was amazing and our favorite ! It looks exactly like it does in the photos. You have multiple balconies to see all the different views of Vernazza. Waking up to the sound of the ocean everyday is a dream. Ruth is prob the best Airbnb host I’ve ever had when it comes to response time and tips for activities. My only regret is that we didn’t stay longer! Will be back soon 🙂

Siira |Saint Paul, MN
Oct 20 – Oct 26, 2018

Ruth’s place in Vernazza is awesome. It has the most amazing views of Vernazza and the sea. It’s in the middle of town and yet tucked away in a quiet nook above the Main Street. All of the spaces are remodeled and modern with every comfort you could imagine. My children loved going to the beach (1 minute away by foot), playing soccer on the plaza, and eating at the harbor. Ruth helped us to plan awesome hikes and outings away from the crowds. At the end of the day the kids could unwind in the apartment thanks to Ruth’s voluminous collection of movies, books, and games while the parents enjoyed Prosecco on the seaside terrace. In short, this place was fabulous!

Janie | San Mateo, CA
Oct 18 – Oct 20, 2018

Ruth is a wonderful host! She met us at the train station to guide us to her home and even had someone to help us with our luggage if needed. Her home is beautiful, clean and the location is amazing! The views of the ocean from the balcony are spectacular…we spent most of our time out there enjoying the view! Ruth was very helpful with guiding us on what to do and see during our stay…because of this I feel we were able to see a lot of Cinque Terre in such a short time. Ruth even took the time to help us plan our train trip back to Bologna! We can’t wait to return! Thank you Ruth! Matt and Janie

Randi | Philadelphia, PA
Oct 12 – Oct 16, 2018

Amazing stay at Ruth’s. This place is worth every penny. Comfortable, clean, anything and everything you could think of is there, including incredible hospitality. Ruth answered a ton of questions by message before our trip, made a reservation for us, followed up with us during our stay, advised us on where and what to buy for food poisoning we picked up in Venice. Simply perfecto.

Krysten | Davie, FL
Oct 6 – Oct 8, 2018

Everything was amazing and the added personal touches were very much appreciated. The beds are extremely comfortable and we had all the comforts of home. The views are breathtaking and we loved the local hiking trails and everything Cinque Terre has to offer. We will definitely return and gladly stay at Ruth’s apartment anytime.

Ivy | Fullerton, CA
Sep 29 – Oct 2, 2018

Staying at Ruth’s place was such a privilege and joy! Her apartment is beautifully decorated, has fantastic natural light and a great view out of both sides (one to the sea, the other to the rainbow assortment of neighboring buildings). As a host, she has thought of everything: the bathroom was well-stocked with shampoos, conditioners, soaps, toiletries, even individually packaged bedroom slippers! Our kids were thrilled to find her wonderful collection of small toys/stuffed animals, not to mention the BUNK BED (one of the highlights of their trip), plus the DVDs, games and books! The stairs going up to her apartment are no joke (which is the same for any other accommodation you’d have in the Cinque Terre) but she sent a porter to help carry up our luggage the day we arrived, which was immensely helpful! Her communication was also stellar – she would check in on us to make sure we were happy, and on the day we checked out she helped us avoid a minor disaster (we had just shut the locked door and walked out, when my husband realized he had left his cell phone behind). Despite the fact that I had to call her at 6:30 am in a panic, she was incredibly kind and helpful – and we even got his cell phone out in time to make our train! We HIGHLY recommend Ruth’s place as your stay in Vernazza!!!

Ingy | New Jersey, United States
Sep 27 – Sep 29, 2018

This place is a gem. The host, Ruth payed attention to every detail and it was an awesome time. The place is clean, spacious, and comfy. The view is stunning. one thing to note, if you don’t like mosquitoes keep the windows closed!

LizMarie | Panama City, Panama
Sep 24 – Sep 26, 2018

Great stay!

Patricia| Thônex, Switzerland
Sep 22 – Sep 24, 2018

Ruth strongly deserves her qualification as SUPER host. She is very nice, we were welcomed and taken care of like friends. The house is gorgeous, dominating the sea with a breath taking view. It’s fully equipped and nicely decorated. Be aware that there are stairs (!) but here again, Ruth organized help to carry the luggage. We loved our stay, too bad it was only two nights, we highly recommend this place in beautiful Cinque Terre.

Brendan | New York, NY
Sep 20 – Sep 22, 2018

Out of all of our Airbnb experiences, this was HANDS DOWN the best!!! Check in was super easy, and the location of the space is unparalleled. But beyond both of those things is the space itself and Ruth’s hospitality! The space is top notch, 5 stars – we fell in love with the views and already decided we will stay here anytime we are in Italy! The balconies are everything- do yourself a favor and book this space, even if just for a night. And Ruth!!! She is the most incredible host. So attentive, so helpful. Even after we had moved on to Monterosso, she was still offering great suggestions on things to do. We could not be more appreciative of this amazing experience.

Julie | Louisville, KY
Sep 16 – Sep 20, 2018

This was absolutely the most amazing Airbnb experience we have ever had. The check in process was absolutely one of my favorite things about our stay. We had a full 27 hours of travel by the time we arrived at Vernazza. Federica met us at the train station and it was a huge sigh of relief. She made sure we were settled in the apartment, gave us recommendations for dinner and all but tucked us into bed. We felt completely at home and had absolutely everything we could possibly need. A home away from home. We can’t wait to return💙. Thank you Ruth for sharing your beautiful corner of Italy!

Carrie | Acworth, GA
Sep 14 – Sep 16, 2018

Ruth’s apartment is amazing and all the photos are spot on: you’re right on the water and can hear the waves. Even with the windows closed. It’s was incredibly helpful that she provides us with a porter service for our bags as there were several stairs to navigate. The apartment was incredibly clean, bright, and airy. With toiletries for us to use in case we forgot ours. I can’t recommend this apartment highly enough!

Jaimie | New York, NY
Sep 8 – Sep 10, 2018

We decided to visit Vernazza for my parents’ anniversary, and Ruth made us feel so welcome! She not only helped me with the planning and activities, but she even gifted us chilled champagne to celebrate. The apartment itself is breathtaking, but it’s the little touches that make it feel like a 5-Star hotel. Thank you, Ruth for being such a wonderful host and for providing a stay that we’ll forever remember!

Anna | St. Louis, MO
Sep 6 – Sep 8, 2018

Ruth’s place is a must if it fits your budget and Vernazza is on your list. The view is incredible and different from any one of THREE balconies! The home was spotlessly clean and well appointed. Comfortable beds with great pillows, chilled water and bubbly waiting in the fridge. Welcome book was clear with all the details we needed to know, including what to do in a power outage which happened during our visit (was not a big deal). You can tell she has updated this home to be modern, comfortable, but still keep the charm of this town’s buildings. Be prepared for a lot of steps but honestly, that sort of goes with the territory for the town in general. Two thumbs up!

Kim | Lake Mary, FL
Sep 3 – Sep 6, 2018

Ruth’s place is the most fabulous and relaxing place to stay!. It is absolutely everything she says…..great location, views are fabulous, the apartment is appointed beautifully and Ruth is a wonderful host. She gave us tips on things to do, made wonderful dinner suggestions for us, left us wine & treats, and made sure our stay was suburb! The only drawback was we had to leave and we would have loved to stay longer. Vernazza is one of the most beautiful places & I highly recommend staying here.

Christine | Alexandria, VA
Aug 30 – Sep 2, 2018

This house is AMAZING. Perfect location in Cinque Terre. Ruth is the sweetest. Couldn’t more highly recommend this house. It’s really stunning.

Ron | Abbotsford, Canada
Aug 27 – Aug 30, 2018

This was an awesome property with great amenities. My wife and I normally stay at luxury hotels and would rank Ruth’s property 5 star. Ruth, the owner was fantastic and was extremely knowledgeable of all 5 Cinque Terre villages and the area. She made our visit! Her attention to detail from the best restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, local events, hiking maps and also a detailed booklet of all the ammendities she offered at her house was extremely helpful. We have no problem recommending this property and owner as she went over and beyond to make our visit perfect. Thank you Ruth.

Natalia | London, UK
Aug 21 – Aug 26, 2018

Beautiful apartment – perfect location – fantastic hosts, providing everything you could possibly need, along with wonderful suggestions of things to do locally. We had a truly magnificent time! Thank you!

Danila | Dubna, Russia
Aug 17 – Aug 20, 2018

The best place in Cinque Terre! Perfect apartments! The best location: not so low and you get the breathtaking, priceless, view and not so high so you will not need to make a somehow significant hike to reach them. Incredible hospitality from Ruth and Cristiano.

Genevieve | Toronto, Canada
Aug 4 – Aug 7, 2018

Don’t hesitate book this fabulous ABB – views are to die for – the space has EVERYTHING you can imagine – we were a family of 5 with three kids – Ruth has made available kids games, books, movies – its a home away from home. 3 nights was perfect anything less really doesn’t make sense. ENJOY

Barbara | Fort Collins, CO
Aug 2 – Aug 4, 2018

Ruth’s smile is indeed genuine. My first experience with Airbnb will be impossible to surpass. Congenial host, updated lovely home with sitting area, balconies with ocean and town view in center of Vernazza, 3 min to small rock beach. All was as presented except better! 

Heather and Mike | Calgary, Canada
Jul 30 – Aug 1, 2018

Ruth truly goes above and beyond to offer an an exceptional Airbnb experience. She has a wealth of information about the area and her passion for Cinque Terre is contagious. Ruth’s home is lovingly designed with many personal touches. A welcome bottle of prosecco and cookies; suggested itineraries including great hiking options; great bed linens, beach towels and toiletries. Thank goodness for the AC! The best part is the incredible view from both the front and back balconies and swimming in the beautiful Mediterranean ocean just below the front balcony. Vernazza is a lovely town in the morning and evenings but very busy during the day. Ruth’s home allowed for a perfect stay in Cinque Terre. Thanks again Ruth!

Judit | Budapest, Hungary
Jul 17 – Jul 20, 2018

Great location, amazing view, nice people

Clark | Stratford, NJ
Jul 10 – Jul 13, 2018

The experience I had with Ruth and her apartment should be given as training to new AirBNB listers. Ruth was by far the most responsive host I have worked with, the space itself is spectacular, and the Help Ruth provides is priceless. My family and I were on train leaving and already planning a trip back to Ruth’s place. If you are staying in the Cinque Terre area you will not do better than staying with Ruth.

Joanie | Los Angeles, CA
Jul 7 – Jul 10, 2018

Simply superb! Out of 10 Stars, I give this place a 20! Completely exceeded my expectations (which is hard to do) and here’s why…. I want to start by saying that I am a fellow Airbnb Superhost of a beach bungalow outside of Los Angeles, CA and also manage two other Airbnb’s as a co-host (and superhost) and I’m a perfectionist, so my expectations are very high. I had been searching in Vernazza for a great Airbnb for a long time, however, I accidentally waited too long and each time I would research, I was more than disappointed about the inventory that was available during our travel dates. It was down to the places that we couldn’t ever imagine being comfortable in, hotels were booked all over Cinque Terre and it was truly slim pickings. I told the family that we wouldn’t be able to visit or stay in Cinque Terre afterall. Then, a miracle happened and Ruth’s place popped up one day. It was in VERNAZZA, the town I had been researching for years as the place I knew I wanted to stay. AND on the water AND breath-takingly beautiful. It was just really too good to be true, but in reality it wasn’t. Ruth’s personal service is literally above and beyond any 5-star hotel I could ever wish to stay in and she patiently tolerating all of my travel questions leading up to my stay. Train/car recommendations, etc. She was like having my own personal concierge or travel agent. It is very helpful that she is so knowledgable about Italy and Cinque Terre and that she is fluent in English and Italian. She put me at ease and made it feel easy, even wilst I was planning international travel in another language was feeling a bit confused and overwhelmed. Upon arrival, Ruth and the porters greeted us and helped carry our luggage up the stairs… which, by the way, are a NON issue, so long as you don’t have any health or physical restrictions preventing you from embracing the extra exercise and I don’t recommend it for the elderly. We really loved it, especially since we were eating all the pizza and pasta that we could find. (I’m home now and in better physical condition than when we left for vacation, thanks Ruth! 🙂 ) The views are 10+ and Ruth truly provides amenities that are not expected and certainly not required. Slippers, enough coffee (regular and decaf) to last for our whole stay, biscottis, tons of soap/shampoo/conditioner/lotion, a fully stocked kitchen and even a nice bottle of Prosecco upon arrival. We walked in and had everything we needed. After a very long few travel days and beginning our vacation in the hustle and bustle of Firenze, it wasn’t until I reached Ruth’s home with my family that I actually really was able to relax and decompress. There is one serious problem that you should know about… it is SO comfortable and relaxing to be in her home…

Isabella | Los Angeles, CA
Jul 4 – Jul 7, 2018

Ruth was very helpful. She met us at the train station and even walked us to the air bnb with an included luggage service to carry our bags. After that she took the time to sit us down and explain the local activities. Also she hand wrote our train schedules for our return journey. The apartment itself was very clean and full of a ton of amenities (even a welcoming bottle of prosecco). We are all very happy to have stayed there. On top of everything the ocean view was amazing!!!!

Lenny | San Jose, CA
Jul 1 – Jul 4, 2018

This Airbnb stay will be the one we judge all others against! The apartment was beautiful, comfortable and even better than the photos. I’ve never seen one so well-equipped. Ruth was available with suggestions and answers to our questions. Vernazza in the evenings was magical. I’d stay here again anytime.

Lynn | Denver, CO
Jun 27 – Jun 30, 2018

This was the best stop on our European tour. The home is beautiful, clean, and has every amenity you can think of. The views in every direction can’t be beat (sea on one side and the village on the other). The beds and pillows are very comfortable. We felt right at home here and could stay forever! We loved the trails in Cinque Terre, visiting the markets each day and even doing laundry Italia style. We will be back for sure! Thanks for your hospitality and taking such good care of us!

Antoine | Nice, France
Jun 25 – Jun 27, 2018

10/10 POUR CET APPARTEMENT !!! Cela commence avec des réponses rapides sur internet, la proposition de réserver votre parking ….. Puis la rencontre au lieu de rdv, le sourire, l’aide pour les bagages, les réponses aux premières questions ….. Ensuite l arrivée a l appartement : lumineux , moderne, traversant, tout équipé, très propre … milieu du village et ses commerces; Des surprises aussi ….. Les explications des sentiers , les conseils des restos et des sorties (vélo a levento !!) dans un francais parfait avec Christiano !!! Ne cherchez plus, choisissez l appartement de Ruth, il est au top

Translation: 10/10 FOR THIS APARTMENT!!! It starts with quick answers on the internet, the proposal to book your parking … Then the meeting instead of appointment, the smile, help with the luggage, the answers to the first questions … Then the arrival al apartment: bright, modern, open double views, fully equipped, very clean ….. in the middle of the village and its shops; Surprises too ….. The explanations of the trails, the advice of restaurants and outings (bike in Levanto !!) in perfect French with Cristiano !!! Look no further, choose Ruth’s apartment, it’s top notch

Shakya | Redondo Beach, CA
Jun 17 – Jun 19, 2018

Ruth’s apartment is the absolute best place to stay in Vernazza and all of Cinque Terre for that matter. See below: – The apartment – the apartment itself is fantastic. It is recently renovated, so everything is new, clean, and in working order. One side of the apartment has unobstructed views of the sea with a balcony, while the other side of the apartment has unobstructed views of the town with a balcony. My wife and I did some laundry when we got to the apartment and hung our clothes out to dry on the balcony…it felt like we had stepped back in time. The apartment is quite literally on top of the ocean, so you hear the sounds of the waves crashing from every spot in the apartment and you can feel the ocean breeze throughout it as well. The apartment is fully stocked as well with coffee, cups/pots, a first aid kit (which we ended up needing), and much more. – Location – the apartment is centrally located right on the main street. Vernazza is a small town, and the apartment is basically in the center of it – Logistics – Ruth was perfect in her execution of the logistics pre-stay and during our stay. She helped us with train timings getting into Vernazza, met us at the train station, and had a porter service ready to carry our bags. Additionally, Ruth had a great packet of recommendations and details regarding things to do in Cinque Terre, which was very helpful – The Host (Ruth!!) – above all else, the number one reason to stay at this apartment is the host, Ruth. Her hospitality is so exceptionally rare to find. While we were in Vernazza, I sustained a bad ankle injury, and Ruth went out of her way to personally meet us and take us to the local doctor to get stitches. She made sure to stay the entire time to translate between English/Italian and then accompanied us to the pharmacy to make sure we had all the necessary medical supplies. She treated us the same way that close family would have, and we’ll never forget it. Our situation could have turned out much worse had we stayed somewhere else…so we thank our stars that Ruth was there for us. Thank you Ruth for an amazing stay and your amazing hospitality.

Ilona | Cincinatti, OH
Jun 5 – Jun 8, 2018

The apartment was amazing. Location is perfect. Vernazza is in my opinion the best place to stay in Cinque Terre. The view from both balconies were stunning. The apartment has lots of windows to enjoy the view and sleep to the sound of the sea. The only thing we regret is not staying long enough. Ruth is the perfect host and will make sure your stay is unforgettable. She will tell you about the best places to eat, where to hike and many other activities available in Cinque Terre. My husband and I travelled with our 17 year old son and were super comfortable in the apartment. The pictures don’t do it justice. Thank you, Ruth, again. We will certainly come back.

Melody | Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom
May 21 – May 24, 2018

Ruth’s place could not be more perfect. From the incredible views to soothing sounds of waves as you fall asleep, this home is so comfortable you may not want to leave. Ruth has thought of everything, including having Prosecco, jams and even slippers ready and waiting when we arrived. She met us at the station with a complimentary porter service to the apartment (which is close enough to walk and haul bags to, but it was nice after a day on the train to hand off our bags). Ruth also knows everything that’s happening in Vernazza and gave us the best recommendations. Our only regret is that we didn’t have time to do it all! Ruth went above and beyond and helped us schedule a wine tasting that she had tried and loved and dinner at THE restaurant in Vernazza with the best table and the best waiter. We are already planning our next trip!

Danny | New South Wales, Australia
May 19 – May 21, 2018

I am unsure if I can describe the wonderful experience I had staying at Ruth’s AMAZING apartment. Firstly, Ruth is the most lovely host I have ever met! She was so friendly and full of local knowledge of places to see and where to eat. Now to the apartment….it is truly a gem. Lovingly renovated modern interior with everything you need as a home away for home! And the location…it has two balconies with one side overlooking the sea and the “secret” local beach, with the other overlooking the town of Vernazza and you can also see Monterosso in the distance! I truly loved this apartment and wished I could have stayed for weeks instead of days!!! Grazie Mille Ruth!!!

Rick | Middle River, MD
May 12 – May 14, 2018

Ruth is the most accommodating host that I’ve ever dealt with, she has thought of everything possible to make your stay the best it can be.. her apartment is first class all the way and my opinion is if you are going to stay in Cinque Terre, Vernazza is the best place to stay. Her place is located perfectly in town, just about 200 feet from the train station and she has a view of the Sea that is second to none. I highly recommend staying here and am looking forward to returning again.. Thanks Again Ruth, Rick

Thomas | Seattle, WA
May 8 – May 10, 2018

BOOK THIS PLACE. Where do I begin? Let’s start with the actual apartment, which doesn’t seem like it possibly could be better than the pictures, but it truly is. Not a single shortcut was taken in designing this apartment, which our family would describe as nautical-chic. Every square foot is used intelligently so although it is quite small, it fit our adult family of four and could fit five or six comfortably. Ruth has stocked the place with books, movies, and board games to keep you busy on a rainy day. You can while away hours on the sea view balcony or the deck facing the town; I preferred the latter. At night, you can leave the sea doors open halfway and fall asleep listening to the waves crash against the rocks. I also really liked that although Vernazza is a tiny and chaotic town, there was never an issue with ambient noise coming from the street below. Everything in town is less than a 5-minute walk so no need to worry about location. Now for Ruth: I don’t want to spoil too much because I guarantee you will have your own unique and pleasant experience but she was the BEST HOST I’ve ever booked with. She was our host, local tour guide, personal train conductor, and every little issue we encountered she was available and willing to help. My sister lost her phone on the train from La Spezia to Vernazza, and Ruth went into action; I will spare you the details but we got the phone back from some seriously heroic efforts on her part as well as a friendly local. All of her recommendations were spot-on. Whether it was food, or which hikes to prioritize if you’re on a time-crunch, or my personal favorite was the bike ride from Levanto to Fremura, they were all great suggestions. She is very closely tied to the community, so as English speakers we could not have asked for a better host. I know this sounds like Ruth paid me under the table to write this review, but there is no embellishment here. It was seriously that good. I could not give a more glowing review of Ruth and her family’s apartment in Vernazza. But don’t take my word for it, experience it for yourself!