STUDIO APARTMENT, SLEEPS 2/4

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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STUDIO APARTMENT, SLEEPS 2/4

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1 bedroom apartment, Studio Apt and B&B ensuite rooms in outstanding location.

The three properties described here are all located in Casa Pipistrelli, one of the houses that forms the beautiful hillside hamlet of Peralta, on a south facing hillside above the valley of Camaiore. Casa Pipistrelli is a three storey house.with a one bedroom garden apartment on the ground floor, a studio apartment on the top floor & 3 B&B rooms inbetween. All are let separately, all have wonderful views and their own private entrances from different terraces. Each apartment has its own private terrace and do not overlook each other.

Peralta, with medieval origins, was restored over a period of thirty years with love and imagination by international sculptor Fiore de Henriquez. She created a place that is quite unique. Its commanding position gives Peralta stunning panoramic views over the valley to the sea beyond. Terraces of olive groves, orange and lemon trees, bougainvillea, jasmine covering the stone walls makes the hamlet seem like paradise. Fiore’s sculpture and the manner in which she designed and restored Peralta, give the place its very special character and atmosphere. Perfect base for a holiday, far from busy crowds and yet with easy access to all main Tuscany attractions. It is lovely to return to the peace of Peralta after a busy day. Peralta has various accommodation, mainly self catering, in different buildings.

Peralta can offer:: The beautiful peaceful hamlet of Peralta has a spectacular setting in the Tuscan hills that rise high above the valley of Camaiore. There is a swimming pool on one of the upper terraces, a tranquil spot with a panoramic view towards the sea. The large terrace in front of Peralta is a lovely place to sit with a glass of wine, enjoy the sunsets and meet other guests.

Art at Peralta: As well as for guests who simply wish to relax and enjoy their surroundings and the pool, Peralta also offers an ideal, inspiring setting for creative people: painting, sculpting, writing. A studio for sculpture is available. Writers can settle in and write in peace, knowing that simple daily needs are catered for. Shopping can be done, meals provided, taxis ordered. Lovely walking country with marked trails through the olive groves and hills dense with chestnut trees and known for their wild flowers in spring and autumn. Walks range from 50 minutes to a delightful restaurant in an adjoining village, to three hours up to the peak of the Mount Prana above Peralta. Peralta is ideal for playing host to a conference, workshop, retreat. We have hosted many a family party, birthday celebration or simply friends who wish to get together. People can be together but also have their own space. We can organise a small group up to a maximum of 32. Please contact us for our website address.

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Details for STUDIO APARTMENT, sleeps 2/4 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

A large 'L' shaped one room apartment with its own entrance and beautiful large terrace amongst the olive trees. The apartment has a large double bed and bedroom furniture at one angle of the 'L' and the other bit of the 'L has a kitchenette (fridge, two ring gas table top hob, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, and a lovely old marble sink). There is an ensuite bathroom (shower). The very private terrace is lovely for eating out, relaxing and enjoying the view of the valley of Camaiore, looking over the hills towards the sea,. The apartment itself has this same panoramic view. Use of the Peralta swimming pool of course. This apartment is situated on the top floor of Casa Pipistrelli and faces south. It has its own entrance at the back of the house. OPTIONAL: There is a twin or double bedroom and bathroom next door to the Studio, with its own entrance. The additional of this room makes great accommodation for 3 or 4 people.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered

Kate or Dinah

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International sculptor Fiore de Henriquez was living in the area of Camaiore from the 1960's due to its proximity to the Carrara marble quarries and the bronze foundries of nearby Pietrasanta. In the 1970's she found the small hamlet of Peralta, perched on the hillside above Camaiore. It was remote, served only by a footpath, and the buildings were mainly in ruins - their inhabitants having left in the mid 1950's due to the hard living in the hills. No water nor electricity at this time. Fiore fell in love with the hamlet and managed to gradually buy the various houses. She then set about restoring them and the hamlet and created the very unique place that exists today. She died in 2004 and the hamlet was then taken over by a very good friend of her's who is the current owner. . Repairs and renovations are undertaken where necessary, but the essential essence of the hamlet remains the same as when Fiore was alive. It is the home of her archive and sculptures, which can be seen throughout the grounds and in the various accommodation.

It is hard to describe the absolute charm and beauty of Peralta and why I am so passionate about it. I now own it and am as much in love with it as Fiore before me. Every corner has its surprises, small details to delight the eye. The wisterias and bougainvilleas offer vibrant colour and essential shade. The views are wonderful, changing with the light, with the weather, with the season. Sunsets are magic. Early morning mist lying in the valley. The sight of Corsica on a clear day. The large bronze sculpture of 'The Phoenix' on the main terrace about to fly off over the valley. Fiore used to say it signifies 'Peralta rising from the ashes'. The many sculptures Fiore left for visitors to enjoy on the terraces. Her private gallery which I love to show to guests and one evening a week, at aperitivo time, I invite any guests staying at Peralta to a viewing of the gallery and Fiore's original house I hope many visitors will find their way to Peralta and enjoy it as much I do ......... possibly even fall in love with it! Dinah Voisin

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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STUDIO APARTMENT, sleeps 2/4
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STUDIO APARTMENT, sleeps 2/4
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+39 3493597900
Camaiore Versilia
5

1 semaine de rêve à Peralta

  • 5 of 5
Peralta est un endroit à part, magique et magnifique, un peu en retrait et un peu en altitude, une très belle vue sur la campagne Toscane vous attends une fois arrivé là-haut.
L'accueil est parfait, merci encore à Dinah, Kate et Stephen.
C'est un lieu propice au repos, mais aussi un bon point de départ pour aller à Lucca, Pise, Carrara (les carrières de marbres),les stations balnèaires, sans oublier les Cinque terre qui se trouvent un peu plus loin.
Laura prépare des plats typiques succulents, les lasagnes de Laura, entre autres, sont un régal !.
Nous ne connaissions pas la Toscane, ce fût une première approche originale et une étape de rêve.
Nous espèrons y retourner un jour.
Alain et Régine - France
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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STUDIO APARTMENT, sleeps 2/4
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p2146?uni_id=1140646
+39 3493597900
Camaiore Versilia
4

Very special - one of a kind.

  • 4 of 5
Delightful, unusual and rustic hillside retreat created by the sculptor Fiore de Henriques. Beautiful setting in which to relax and enjoy the Tuscan scenery from the terrace or poolside. Very well maintained with helpful, personable management. Many scenic attractions within driving distance: Lucca, Cinque Terra, Pietrasanta, to name a few. Best restaurant: Locanda Lorena on Isola Palmaria; restaurant launch will pick you up from Porto Venere (a very short and scenic ride). Excellent local bars and restaurants everywhere you go - it's Italy after all!
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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STUDIO APARTMENT, sleeps 2/4
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p2146?uni_id=1140646
+39 3493597900
Camaiore Versilia
5

La toscane comme on la rêve...

  • 5 of 5
Le hameau de Peralta est un petit havre de paix dans les collines verdoyantes du nord de la Toscane. Ce n'est pas la Toscane des cartes postales avec ses cyprès et ses collines dorées par le soleil, mais une région de douces montagnes vertes surplombant la méditerranée... L'endroit est parfait pour rayonner et visiter les villes alentours comme Pise, Lucca, etc...et présente l'avantage de faire se sentir comme chez soi. En effet ce petit village rénové pierre par pierre par une sculptrice possede une âme, une élégance sans ostentation qui ravira les jeunes couples comme les familles...Notre moment préféré: après une longue journée de visite, un apéritif sur la terrasse ou au bord de la piscine en regardant le coucher de soleil sur la mer...
Charme et authenticité, à l'image de la propriétaire et de ses gens de maison!
Une certitude: nous reviendrons!
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Owner's Response: Merci pour ce gentil review. Nous esperons de vous revoir bientot!
Dinah
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A12 (Genoa/Livorno), A11 (Florence)
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Viareggio/Lido di Camaiore
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar Pizzeria da Pietro, Pieve di Camaiore
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Camaiore
Car: recommended

Peralta is a hillside group of houses situated in the northern part of Tuscany, on the slopes of the Alpi Apuane National Park, 10 minutes from the market town of Camaiore which, in turn, is 10 minutes inland from the coast Lucca is a 35 minute drive to the south. Motorway exit is 20 mins, making day trips easy: Siena (2 hrs), Carrara & its marble mines (45 mins). You can drive into the Carrara mountains - or go to the beach - the closest is Viareggio, the most popular Forte dei Marmi (35 mins). The Cinque Terre are one hour away - one can drive to La Spezia or Porto Venere and visit them by boat - the ferry service is frequent..Shopping in the area (Lucca/Florence/Forte dei Marmi) is legendary! The sculptors' town of Pietrasanta is only 20 minutes away. Peralta is Ideally situated for the Puccini Festival (40 minutes away). - open air opera Festival taking place in July and August at Torre del Lago.

ACCESS: Airports: Pisa 45 mins - Florence 1 hr. Genoa 1 hr.40mins - Bologna 2hrs.

From the A11 and A12 motorway exit, Viareggio/Camaiore, you head for ''Viareggio' and then 'Camaiore'. We give detailed directions. Note: The last 200 or so yards of our road are very steep and narrow with 2 hairpin bends. A smallish car is recommended, although an Espace & other large cars can make it. The road comes to an end in our car park. From there you walk to Peralta itself (about 200 yards/meter). Larger cars can park below the final steep ascent - we will bring your luggage etc up to Peralta in our tri-porter vehicle (Ape). It is an easy walk from the lower parking area to Peralta.

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Availability & Rates

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Camaiore Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 7
Aug 23 2014 - Sep 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
€105
€685
 
 
Rate 8
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
€95
€620
 
 
Rate 9
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 10 2014
3 night minimum stay
€75
€490
 
 
Rate 10
Oct 11 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
€70
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €10
Notes For the addition of the next door twin or double bedroom to the Studio Apartment, please add 50 euros per night from March to July 4. From July 4 to September 5th, please add 60 euros per night.

Cleaning charge : 25 Euro per stay
30% deposit to secure the booking. Payment can be in sterling or in euros. Bank details for payment by transfer by request. Please ask for our booking form.
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Amenities

Amenities

Camaiore Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • PC
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The Studio Apartment is one large L-shaped room, with kitchenette, dining table, etc. There is the possibility of adding another bedroom with ensuite bathroom. It is right next door to the Studio, has its own entrance, and the same view as the Studio Apartment. It can either have a double bed or 2 single beds. For the optional addition of this bedroom, please ask for prices. It is only suitable for adults or children old enough to sleep with their own entrance to the room. Although it is next door to the Studio Apartment, there is no direct access from the Studio to the bedroom.
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
Notes:
We have a local cook who comes to Peralta each day and it is possible to pre-order meals to eat in your apartment. (A sort of 'takeaway' service!) This is very popular with guests who do a lot of sightseeing and like to return in the evening and have no cooking to do. Also a good idea for the arrival evening. We have a list of her dishes . During the day, there is always someone on hand at Peralta to answer questions, give advice on where to visit, directions to find places, lend a map, help with luggage, deal with minor repairs, etc. We have a bar for the use of all our guests. This works on an honour system. You help yourself and write down what you have taken. The bar leads on to the main Peralta terrace where it is great to meet other guests, sit and enjoy the view, etc. This facility is part of the relaxed, 'at home' atmosphere that we hope our guests will experience at Peralta.
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