STUNNING TRADITIONAL TUSCAN COUNTRY HOUSE IN VERSILIA WITH SEA VIEWS.

Martin

Speaks french, german, italian, english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights

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Martin

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STUNNING TRADITIONAL TUSCAN COUNTRY HOUSE IN VERSILIA WITH SEA VIEWS.

Massarosa Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, large living room with patio and pool.

This beautiful Tuscan country house dating from 1753 is set in the lush hills of Versilia, overlooking the coast. The property approached by a private drive of 500 meters and is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and woodland that amount to 20 acres of secluded tranquillity. The property was completely restored between 2004 /2008 and is furnished to the highest standards having full underfloor heating and an open fireplace. Outside there is a 12m x 6m swimming pool, gardens and a patio to enjoy evening barbecue's. The grounds provide endless opportunities for walking, playing or just taking in the sun and tranquillity. A unique attraction of the property however is its location. Just 5 mins on foot to the village, 15 mins to the sandy beaches of Versilia and the town of Viareggio with its restaurants, shops and night life. 25mins to historic Lucca or the Appenine Mountains and 30 mins from Pisa Airport.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Martin

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Speaks french, german, italian, english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Stunning traditional Tuscan country house in Versilia with sea views.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Stunning traditional Tuscan country house in Versilia with sea views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417801
+39 388 8607555
Massarosa Versilia
5

LOVELY VILLA IN GREAT LOCATION.PRIVATE & PEACEFUL.

Lovely Villa in great location.Private & peaceful.
  • 5 of 5
Villa was the most comfortable and well equipped one we have ever stayed in. The location was great. Totally peaceful and great for relaxing, yet close enough to the motorway for easy access to Florence, Pisa, Siena and Chianti. Kids loved the pool and the Alpacas! Martin was very helpful when we needed him and gave us advice on where to eat out and shop. We all had a great holiday and would not hesitate to return, to finish the bits we did not manage to do.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Stunning traditional Tuscan country house in Versilia with sea views.
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Massarosa Versilia
5

WONDERFUL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We (two adults, two kids, 8 and 10 years) stayed at Il Giardino for two weeks. It was a perfect stay and we enjoyed it a lot. The property is even nicer and bigger than it looks in the pictures. Everything is very well maintained and clean. The house is furnished nicely and beautiful pieces of art are decorated everywhere which the owners brought from their journeys. The A/C worked perfectly, so did the WLAN. The pool is very big and inviting. It is surounded by a huge English-style lawn, where the children used to play when they were not in the pool (which they were most of the time). Furthermore, there are 2 dogs, a few hens, 17 alpacas (!!!), 2 goats and 5 cats living on the property. The kids just loved to hang around with all the animals, in particular with the two cuddly dogs. The dogs are super friendly and are trained not to come close to the guests' house, so even if you are afraid of dogs (as I am), this is no problem at all. It was particularly funny to sit on the terrasse in the evening, have dinner, watch the sun go down and then watch the Alpacas coming to the fence which separated the lawn/ pool from the grazing land of the Alpacas. Please note: As the animals are kept in the distance on the property,they did not at all intrude the pool/ lawn/ house area, no smell, no noises. It was like having a little private zoo without having any discomfort from it. Martin and Giusy, the owners of the property, live in an adjacent house on the property. They were very friendly and helpful and not intrusive at all. Our son needed to see a doctor during the stay and Martin arranged for a doctor's appointment in the near village and even accompanied us, as the doctor only spoke Italian (which we do not). All together we can only highly recommend the stay in Il Giardino and we will certainly come back when we visit Tuscany again! Thanks a lot for the very pleasant stay, Martin and Guisy!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Stunning traditional Tuscan country house in Versilia with sea views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417801
+39 388 8607555
Massarosa Versilia
5

TUSCAN VILLA WITH FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
My three sons (8, 12 and 14), my husband and I spent our last week of our European holiday enjoying this beautiful Tuscan villa. The location was fantastic - 3 hours + from Rome, close to Viareggio (beach, shops, restaurants and train station to Florence), Pisa and Lucca. We also did a day trip to the Cinque Terre. The boys loved the villa and never wanted to leave. Gorgeous view, beautiful pool and villa, pretty grounds to walk and many animals for the children to interact with (llamas, chickens, dogs, cats). All very friendly and fun for the boys. Martin, our host, made us feel welcome and provided us with valuable information for travel between towns and things to do. The town of Massarossa is a short 10 min walk down the hill. There you can find small shops and restaurants though we didn't frequent them often as we were always passing through when the shops were closed. We could never quite figure out the Italian shop schedule. The villa itself is very well taken care of. Traditional but yet up to date and comfortable. The two bedrooms were spacious and the eldest boy was happy to sleep in the living room on a comfortable cot. There is also a small additional unit on the grounds if you have a larger group. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Stunning traditional Tuscan country house in Versilia with sea views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417801
+39 388 8607555
Massarosa Versilia
5

VERY NICE HOUSE AND CHARMING OWNERS

  • 5 of 5
House very well decorated, pleasant, with a great view. A terrace and a lovely swimming pool. Very well situated for visiting this beautiful region of Italy. And the owners are very hospitable and charming. We loved it and our children too!
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning traditional Tuscan country house in Versilia with sea views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417801
+39 388 8607555
Massarosa Versilia
Bournmouth
5

AMAZING VILLA IN STUNNING LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the villa for 4 weeks in June/July 2010. The villa is extremely comfortable and the quality of the fittings are excellent .The pool is amazing with crystal clear water. The owners live adjacent to the property but were not intrusive at all, infact they were very helpful and provided fresh eggs and raspberries regularly. Nothing was too much trouble.

We had 2 young children in our party and the two dogs are very friendly and can not access the villa occupied by guests.

The location is stunning and we would recommend the villa to anyone. There is also a separate one bedroom villeta available for larger groups
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen and Family.

Very many thanks for your kind and generous words, we very much enjoyed your company and hope to see you again in the future. Thanks once again.

Kind Regards.

Martin and Giusy
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Stunning traditional Tuscan country house in Versilia with sea views.
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+39 388 8607555
Massarosa Versilia
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4

NICE PROPERTY AND VERY FRIENDLY OWNER

  • 4 of 5
The property looks just like in the pictures and is very well maintained, proper and a joy to spend some quality vacation time. Very quiet with a perfect lawn and crystal clean pool as well as a beautiful garden. For those interested ... there's also a gib TV with programs of all languages, well, at least European languages.
The owners lives right next door on the same compound and are very helpful and friendly. No negativev "interferences" at all. We could even have freshly layed eggs from their chicken. Very good communication from the start, and the owner met us down in the village to show us the way to the property.

There are two things one must know though. First, there are two big dogs. Very friendly dogs, no problem there, but as we are afraid of dogs we would have wanted to know that in advance. Second, the road up there is a bit adventurous, but quite doable with a normal car.
This is the reason we allocate only 4 of 5 stars, everything else was quite perfect and we'd recommend a stay without any doubt.

B+B
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Stiava
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Stiava
Car: recommended

Il Giardino is located in the hills just above the village of Stiava and reached by a private road. Just across the valley is the Village of Bargecchia who's church bells are said to have inspired Puccini to write the opera 'Tosca'. The house is surrounded by 20 acres of vineyard, olive groves and woodland with views to coast. Thanks to it's location the area keeps it's green and verdant look for all of the year. The resort town of Viareggio with it's beaches, restaurants and excellent shopping is 15 minutes by car and Historic Lucca 25 minutes. Between the coastal plane of Versilia, with its pine woods and lakes, to the Appenine Mountains famous for their marble mines, and stunning scenery the area really offer something for every one. It is possible to partake of almost every sport and activity imaginable from Golf to Skiing, Sailing to Walking, Paragliding to fishing. The area is also close to many famous cultural areas such as Firenze, Pisa and Sienna with all they have to offer.

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Massarosa Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 29 2014 - Sep 12 2014
14 night minimum stay
€2,850
 
 
Autumn Season
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 11 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €500.00
Rental Payment is paid as follows. 30% at time of booking, the balance to be paid 4 weeks before the start of the holiday. The security deposit of €500 is to be paid as cash on arrival and is returned as cash before your departure ( subject to no damage having been done to the property )
Notes Note 1. The rental terms are 30% paid at time of booking and the Balance paid six week before the holiday start date.
Note 2. A security deposit of € 500 is payable to the owners on arrival.
Note 3. The Christmas and New Year and the Easter week period are charged at the Mid Season rate.
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Amenities

Massarosa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Sunbed
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Security System
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-suit Bedroom 1
  • The Bathrooms are fitted out with local ceramic tiling, under floor heating and heated towel rails.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En Suite Shower Room with WC.
    Folding bed in living room. May be moved to another bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In Sitting Room
    Fully equipped annex available at extra cost - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Please call for details. Accomodates 2 x Adults + 1 x Child.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds may be configured to make one double bed if required.
  • The Bedrooms are tastefully fitted out to the highest standards with all linen and towels supplied. The Bedrooms have polished wood floors and double glazing. The house has full under floor heating and each bedroom is fitted with air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Piano
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecue
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
Notes:
The owners live on site and will be available to offer cooking and cleaning services by arrangement if required. They will also be able to offer any help, advice or assistance to make your holiday more enjoyable. Set in it's own grounds, ll Giardino offers complete tranquillity yet is close to all the amenities and local attractions. The area is famous for it's hospitality and good cuisine and truly offers something for everyone.
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