The apartment in Manarola could not be situated any better - I would sit in the sun on one of the two (small) balconies and watch my teens jump from the rocks into the swimming area in the Liguria Sea -- one of my favorite memories from our Italy trip. There is a small (fits maybe 2 pairs of pants and a shirt) washing machine that was a bonus at this point in our trip -- you hang the clothes to dry on the wash line on the 3rd floor - Italian style. The owner speaks great English and is lovely to work with - he was there when we arrived and greeted us as we left. I almost hate to recommend this place as I would love to return!
Strongly recommend this apartment. Would certainly try to stay here again if we returned to Cinque Terre. Owner was very pleasant and helpful on arrival.