I would not stay here again. Unfortunately, I did not have the same positive experience Renee, Kelly, & Thomas had. Here's the deal: I've been to Cinque Terre before (Vernazza) in a beautiful B&B overlooking the water. Trying to switch things up, I looked here for a place in Monterosso. The recommendations were positive, the pictures were bright, and the place looked big.
I emailed Claudia that we would arrive on the 7pm train. She said she'd meet us and show us a place for dinner. At booking, she was very responsive. The day of arrival? Emails/texts went unanswered, we stood by the door looking for anyone to help. Finally, with no sign of Claudia, we let ourselves(!) into the apartment, got situated, and hunted out dinner. Claudia only responded halfway through our dinner without any explanation and said she wanted to meet us "tonight or tomorrow". Ok. Did she want to meet us at the restaurant (just down the street)? No, tomorrow. Ok. 10am she came in while we were still sleeping (two very early mornings and late night travels back-to-back), said hi I'm Claudia, and left. The next emails were us asking if she had any towels, her responding yes - and then asking us when we would leave. I said 11am the next day (check-out). She showed up at 10:45 seemingly exasperated and told us "I need to clean! I need to clean!"
The apartment was clean and safe. Most everything worked. But the photos (and the price) are a bit misleading (last photo is the most accurate). There is no twin bunk bed. The loveseat is much closer to the bed, is the size of the purple small wall, and you can grab a chair in the kitchen when you're laying down. This is a DARK apartment without the lights on (think garden level unit) that's "studio size" by NYC/Chicago standards. Small water heater.
For high season, the price might be ok - but for off season? This was expensive, we felt a bit cramped, and the host made it awkward.