We booked this cottage with a little trepidation as there was a note indicating that you should be fit to book it due to the 130 steps from the street below. Although it was an effort with luggage, this 64 & 70 year old couple managed it and the views are well worth it. We had 6 days here & it soon became a home away from home. Spacious and airy rooms with everything you need (although some instructions in English on the washing machine might have prevented the several difficult conversations I had with it whilst trying to coax it to wash, rinse & spin in that order and not for hours on each cycle!) My husband was also confounded by the television which worked perfectly the first night but declared every night thereafter that there was no signal! Leaving these minor niggles aside, we enjoyed breakfasts overlooking the sea on the balcony each morning & a "vino" each afternoon in the little courtyard in the shade. It became so like home that I even found myself watering the flower pots one hot day! Monterosso can become crowded & noisy at times and we loved the fact that while the restaurants & shops were only a short distance away, we could climb the steps to our oasis whenever we wanted!