Here you can find reviews from our guests who have visited the property.

John Caruso 5/5 (1)

Very special

8 july 2017
Our time in Cairo Montenotte will always be very special.
The area, the villa, the people were so nice. We really felt at home. Martin, the villa is spectacular.

Special thanks to Eleonora for helping to organize and guiding us when we needed it
It would be remiss if I did not mention Paolo and his wonderful feast. Please tell him many thanks. He was not only a great chef, but a great person, with big personality. That was a fun night. Please pass on our thanks and gratitude to Lorenzo. He simply is the best.

I would need a million words to describe all the memories we had. The pictures will have to make do. But I will say the pizza oven day, at the villa and pool, for me was special. If my regular job does not work out I now have a fall back that I would truly enjoy.
Best to all- many thanks again,

John Caruso and family.

Don 5/5 (1)

Outstanding Rental for Larger Groups

22 sep 2016
Fourteen members of my family (adults and children) spent two weeks this past summer in this outstanding farm home. There was more room than we needed, both inside and outside.
The fresh mountain air and breezes were ideal for spending time at the pool, tennis court, ping pong table, and leisurely strolls around the property.
We all had a fabulous time. We even had a chef come in to cook for us several times. Dealing with the owner’s rep was easy and a pleasure.

I’d recommend this home for larger groups who want still to have personal privacy.

Richard D. 5/5 (1)

Super Home

7 sep. 2016
Very nice home, well stocked. Service of Rental Agency and handy man fine. Temperature 10 degrees lower than on the coast which perfect given the hot week we stayed there. Will most certainly try and rent it again!i

Marcel A. 5/5 (1)

Wonderful in springtime

26 april 2016
We spent a week with friends during the Easter holidays and it was absolutely wonderful. The fruit trees around the house were blooming, it was surprisingly warm and sunny, we had lunch outside in the garden in our T-shirts and gathered around the fireplace in the evening. The pool was still a little chilly, but the area around the house is very nice for hiking and running. We love the town of Cairo Montenotte with its thursday market, the nice restaurants and bars and we spent a beautiful day in Torino.

The house was impeccable as was the service and support from Martin and Eleonora.
We definitely look forward to return some time in summer or autumn

Kelly Donnelly 5/5 (1)

Trip of a lifetime!

15 febr. 2015
I cannot say enough about our stay in Cairo Montenotte in this villa. We took a family trip in October, when the weather is still beautiful. There were 10 adults and one baby and the house was beyond large enough for a party of our size, we could have fit more people! We were very happy with the house, we spent almost all of our time in the large kitchen and cooked most dinners there. We would go to the grocery store in town and get supplies and wine every day. Cairo Montenotte is a small town, but this was a great base for exploring the area, we spent a day in Nice, a day in Portofino, a day in Barolo and a couple days closer to home in the coastal towns. I should note that you MUST be comfortable with driving if would want to cover this much area! I am sure in the summer the pool is amazing and you may want to actually do nothing and just relax. We LOVED the pizza house on the property and had a pizza night, which was a highlight.

The best part about this house for us was the owner Martin and his partner Elenora, who runs the house in Italy. Martin helped us plan every aspect of our trip and provide pages of recommendations. He planned all my requests, which included a chef coming to the house to cook for us and a local wine tasting down the road from the house, both of which were wonderful, in addition to setting up dinners and day trips. He was more than happy to answer all my questions and helped with all aspects of coordinating a trip of this size. To me, this was very important. Once we got there, Elenora was just as helpful, I had many questions and would just text her and should would get right back to me. We decided last minute to do a wine tour and she quickly put be in contact with a tour organizer, she answered restaurant questions, offered to make or change reservations, call local taxis, etc. To me, having such amazing people who know the area at our disposal is what made our trip spectacular. I would highly recommend this home for your trip of a lifetime!

Vanessa 5/5 (1)


We had a fantastic week staying at the property. Everything about it was as good as, or better than the photos. We are a group of friends from university now in our mid-twenties and the setup of the house was perfect.
We played a lot of tennis, enjoyed swimming in the pool, table tennis, and attempting to make pizza in the pizza oven. The kitchen was very well equipped to cater for 20 of us, and the indoor spaces meant we could either all sit together or break up into smaller groups in the many lounges.
One thing the website doesn’t mention is the house has a piano – make sure to bring along some music if you can play.
A perfect holiday.

Knut S. 5/5 (1)

Live in style

We lived in style in Il Pavone Reale for one week in July 2014. Three Norwegian families, 14 people in total. The house is huge and smartly renovated and modernized so we cannot complain about the accommodation. My favourite parts were the fantastic pool and the large modern kitchen, but the bathrooms and bedrooms are also great. First time I´ve had a double shower in my bedroom. The youths loved the football game, table tennis and tennis court, and the kids staid more below than above the water. The movie room and wifi were also greatly appreciated. The house is well equipped, and you´ll get good help from the caretaker and agent if required. We had no problems.
The house lies in a rural area with fields all around. The view is quite spectacular. Some in our party got up every morning before 6 just to capture the sunrise.
The quarry seen on Google maps cannot be seen or heard from the house and is no bother at all.
The area seems a bit dull at first sight, but there are some hidden gems. We went to Spotorno by the coast one day and up to La Morra /Barolo on a vineyard visit on another, and both trips can be recommended. Savona can be missed without a problem.

In Cairo Montenotte we can recommend the restaurants Trattoria la Braia dal 1933 di Conti Fabio for something out of the ordinary, Farinata & Pizza da Luciano for special Farinata, beer and take away pizza and Da Germone for more regular take away pizza. Also the Gelatiamo should not be missed if you have a sweet tooth.
Thanks to Martin for a nice Stay

Bonnie Watson 5/5 (1)

26 juni 2011 om 18:29
March, 2011, my husband and I had a wonderful stay in Villa Pavone Reale, despite the spring rains. The villa is beautifully furnished and maintained with all modern conveniences. The upstairs living area was perfect for curling up with a book on rainy days. And the villa’s location in the hills above town invited long walks when the sun came out.
The area surrounding Cairo Montennotte offers several interesting day trips. We enjoyed separate trips read more…