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Kate or Dinah

Advertiser since: 1999
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech, Slovakian
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms4
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Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

Camaiore House Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom apartment, Studio Apartment 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 & rooms inbetween. 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 Additional Rooms 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 4 Bathrooms

As well as the self catering properties at Peralta, we also have very charming additional double bedrooms with bathrooms, let with our apartments . Beamed ceilings and tiled floors, en-suite bathrooms (all with showers except one which has bath/shower). They have their own entrances and wonderful views. Each room has its own terrace with table and chairs and lovely view over the valley. Bedrooms each have a refrigerator, kettle, toaster and table and chairs, as well as the usual bedroom furniture. . These rooms can be taken as an addition to another property (i.e. Pipistrelli Garden Apartment is on ground floor and one of the bedrooms on an upper floor making ideal accommodation for 4 people).
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kate or Dinah (Owner)
Advertiser since: 1999
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Why Kate or Dinah chose Camaiore

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.

What makes this house unique

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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Bathrooms4
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Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Reviews

5
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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Camaiore Versilia
5

Un endroit exceptionnel !!

  • 5 of 5
Véritable havre de paix perdu à flanc de colline, Peralta est un petit paradis terrestre !
Tout se conjugue pour passer des vacances exceptionnelles: un accueil très chaleureux, une ambiance détendue et paisible dans un cadre incroyable et authentique !
Les chambres B&B sont très cocoon, il y a un coin cuisine pour chauffer, préparer le petit déjeuner et elles ont leur propre terrasse indépendante !
A découvrir absolument !!!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Inoubliable !

  • 5 of 5
J'étais déjà venue à Peralta il y a une quizaine d'années en famille, je devais avoir 15 ans à l'époque. J'y suis retournée cet été en couple, et l'endroit était aussi magnifique que dans mes souvenirs, et plus encore...
Séjourner à Peralta, c'est un peu comme être dans un rêve. C'est un endroit unique et privilégié, perché sur les hautes collines toscanes, où on se laisse rapidement envahir par l'atmosphère des lieux. C'est un hameau typique et atypique, où l'on peut se promener entre oliviers et sculptures, jusqu'à la piscine dominant le site. La vue est à couper le souffle et les maisons toutes décorées avec goût et caractère.
On y trouve sérénité et calme, tout en étant dans un environnement vivant et joyeux.
Le vrai plus de l'endroit reste l'accueil de toute l'équipe : ils sauront vous donner les conseils nécessaires au parfait déroulement du séjour avec une infinie gentillesse, un peu comme une famille discrète mais disponible.
Merci encore pour ce séjour, on aurait voulu rester plus longtemps ! Et on espère à très bientôt...
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: Merci Sarah - Always a huge pleasure to welcome guests back to Peralta and lovely to hear how your adolescent memories were confirmed by this visit, made so many years later and as a couple. A la prochaine fois ....... Dinah
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Very nice individual location with beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at Peralta. It is a wonderful little "village" in a beautiful scenery. Its location is ideal to visit Pisa, Lucca, Pietrasanta and of course the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your appreciation of Peralta. It is indeed an outstanding place in a beautiful setting and please do visit us again. Dinah
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5

PERALTA – TRULY A TUSCAN PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had known of Peralta’s special nature and history for many years prior to our first visit in August 2009. But no amount of prior knowledge, whether from friends who had stayed there or from its beautifully presented website, could have prepared us for its memorableness. Apart from its breathtaking mountainside location, fabulous land and sea aspects, and very well planned, furnished and maintained apartment lay-out and facilities the artistic vision of its founder Fiore de Henriquez, present in every nook and cranny of its wonderful restoration, gives it a uniquely inspiring atmosphere. All of us visitors we were treated more like family and friends than ‘customers’ by Dinah and Kate and their ever thoughtful and good-humoured staff, who smoothed over minor mishaps - any such Italian rustic retreat is bound to have electricity supply problems - with unstinting effort and charm. Add to all this the provisioning of delicious Tuscan fare by local cook Laura, a veteran from its founding, and Peralta felt that rare thing - a real home-from-home. This was a sanctuary like no other we have been to and we cannot recommend it highly enough – or indeed wait to return!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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5

Tuscan Paradise

  • 5 of 5
This was a magical hideaway in the Tuscan hills. We had a truly fantastic stay. The panoramic views from the large communal terrace looking over the valley below are to die for - perfect for a drink watching the sun go down over the sea! You can feel the spirit of Fiore, the sculptress who restored the hamlet, everywhere with wonderful sculptures throughout the place, both inside and out.

The bedroom was bright, clean and comfortable. This is a perfect location for visiting the surrounding sights like Pisa and Florence. We also discovered delicious restaurants in the nearby town of Pietrasanta after being recommended by the friendly staff at Peralta.

We would highly recommend this place for anyone who is looking for a place to stay that is different for the usual run of the mill hotel. The atmosphere, the views and the charming staff make this a very special place to stay.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Camaiore Versilia
Stockbridge Hampshire UK
5

Bed and Breakfast at Peralta

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful charming hideaway with amazing views over the valley below and the hills with the sea beyond. My bedroom and bathroom were very clean and had everything you wanted. The beds were comfortable and the decor was delightfully 'Tuscan'. Plenty of terraces to choose from with sun/shade and the swimming pool area had the best view of all. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and found the staff friendly and helpful.
  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar Pizzeria da Pietro, Pieve di Camaiore
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A12 (Genoa/Livorno), A11 (Florence)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Camaiore
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Viareggio/Lido di 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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From €65 Per night

Camaiore House Rental Rates

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Rate 1
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
€65
 
 
Rate 2
Apr 18 2015 - May 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
€70
 
 
Rate 3
May 23 2015 - Jun 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
€75
 
 
Rate 4
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
€85
 
 
Rate 5
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
€90
 
 
Rate 6
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
€95
 
 
Rate 7
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
€90
 
 
Rate 8
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
€85
 
 
Rate 9
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 9 2015
2 night minimum stay
€70
 
 
Rate 10
Oct 10 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
€65
 

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Amenities

Camaiore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom One - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • We have a total of 4 additional ensuite bedrooms which can be either double bed or 2 single beds. We can add an extra single bed to two of the bedrooms. A baby cot is available. Bedrooms have small fridges, toasters and kettles, and a private outside space.
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Children 12 years and over and babies are welcome. In August we are not so strict with our 'over 12' rule. Please contact us for more info regarding children's age limit.

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