GREAT VILLA IN TUSCANY WITH LUXURY POOL, FAMILY-FRIENDLY AND PET-FRIENDLY!

Mr. Stefano Barghini, Dear Tuscany Srl.

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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GREAT VILLA IN TUSCANY WITH LUXURY POOL, FAMILY-FRIENDLY AND PET-FRIENDLY!

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This villa is the ideal accommodation for a group of maximum 12 people

Villa Colombai is the ideal accommodation for a family or group of friends up to 12 people who want to visit the main attractions of Tuscany, because of its strategic position only 5 km away from the highway connecting Florence, Pistoia, Montecatini (Thermal Baths), Lucca, Pisa, Viareggio (seaside), Forte dei Marmi and other famous places. During your stay we will be available for any request or necessity you may have, or to advise you concerning places to visit or tailor-made itineraries. We speak English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. During your stay we will be available for any request or necessity you may have, or to advise you concerning places to visit or tailor-made itineraries. We speak English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. We also organise wine-tasting tours, chocolate-tasting tours, cookery workshops, dinners at your villa with private chef, etc..

Villa Colombai is a luxury property in Tuscany, more than 100 years old. From 1928 to 1958 the Villa was used as a primary school for Orentano’s children, for this reason the property is well known in Orentano under the name of “Le Scuole Vecchie” (the old school).

Villa Colombai is located in the village of Orentano, in a borough named Colombai, only 18km away from Lucca. The villa has been recently thoroughly restored and equipped with an elegant swimming pool, entirely lined with authentic “travertine” stone, and filled with salt water. Moreover it has a pleasant whirlpool area on one side, amusing and refreshing. The luxury swimming pool measures 12 x 6 m, and varies from 1.10m to 1.60m of depth. By the pool there is an external warm shower to wash off the salt as soon as you come out of the pool. Around the pool there are parasols, deck chairs, sun beds and tables to sunbathe, relax and read. You can also have fun playing table tennis, table football or soccer in the field equipped with goals that is part of the large enclosed property of Villa Colombai. There is also a playground area for small children.

Near the kitchen there is also a wonderful very large veranda with a large table and chairs, where you can sit and eat together, or play cards after dinner. The veranda roof is made of wood, whereas the table is made of travertine stone and the barbecue will make your evenings unique. The garden is very large (12.000 sq.mt.), always well looked after and totally fenced to guarantee your privacy and safety, especially of your children and family pets.

The villa is equipped with every comfort. There is a hi-speed internet Wi-Fi connection, both inside and outside the villa and there is an alarm system. The walls of our hundred-year-old villa are very thick so the temperature is pleasant in the rooms, however they are all equipped with fans and the bedrooms on the second floor also have air-conditioning because they are close to the roof, therefore slightly hotter.

The entrance to the villa is on the ground floor, where there is also a living and dining room (with an exit on one side), with a fireplace and a modern satellite television with foreign channels and a DVD player. On the ground floor there is also a kitchen with a fireplace which can also be used as a barbecue. The kitchen is fully equipped with all crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, and electrical appliances. There is a fridge, a freezer, a dishwasher, a gas stove, an electric oven, a microwave oven, an electric kettle, a toaster, a filter coffee machine, a traditional Italian “Moka” coffee machine (to use on the gas stove), as well as an electric Italian Lavazza espresso coffee machine (the latter can be requested for a small fee). From the kitchen you can come out into the adjacent veranda with table, chairs and outdoor barbecue.

On the ground floor there is also a bathroom with a wc, a bidet and a shower with cubicle. You’ll also find a utility room with a sink, a washing machine and a drying machine.

If you take the stairs you will come to the first floor. Here you’ll find:

- the Venus Suite: a very elegant double bedroom with a canopy bed and a large wardrobe

- an elegant bathroom with Jacuzzi next to the suite

- the Bacchus Room with a double bed and wardrobe

- the Juno Room with twin beds and wardrobe

- an elegant blue bathroom

On the second floor you'll find:

- the Concordia Room with twin beds

- the very large and lovely Diana Room, with a double bed and baby cot if needed

- the elegant Loft Room

- a shower room with cubicle

- a study with internet connection (wireless or with wire)

The villa has been furnished very elegantly and accurately, and with great attention to every detail. There are terracotta tiled floors, beamed ceilings, walls painted in pastel colours, and frescos in several parts of the house, as well as mosquito nets at all windows.

There is a car park for several cars within the property just behind the villa.

Villa Colombai is the perfect location to visit the main attractions of Tuscany, but at the same time guests can relax spending time around the luxury pool with whirlpool, in the very large garden, or in the beautiful veranda next to the barbecue and the kitchen. Small children can play in the playground especially made for them, and bigger children can play table tennis or soccer in the field that is also part of the property.

Within easy reach of the Villa there are grocery stores, cafes, a butcher and a traditional baker. There is also a well-known pastry shop still following an old tradition of pastry making.

In Orentano you will also find the Trattoria-Pizzeria da Benito, one of the most famous restaurants of the area. Their absolute specialty is the typical very thick grilled Tuscan steak, absolutely delicious at an affordable price, but they also serve traditional starters, pasta dishes and pizza. Remember to reserve a table in advance because the restaurant is always fully booked.

Within 15km distance there are also a golf course, thermal resorts, tennis courts and many other activities.

Guided wine-tasting tours can be arranged for you, as well as any other activity you might be interested in. We can arrange visits to artisan ceramic or copper pot workshops, we can reserve concert or theatre tickets for you, etc… according to your interests.

We can also organize your wedding, anniversary, birthday party or other events and take care of all the details.

Here at Villa Colombai you can enjoy the wine and the olive oil produced not far from the villa or the typical food of our area – we can arrange to have groceries delivered to your door by the local shop keeper on his bicycle.

Orentano is well known for the “Sagra della pizza” – a pizza and beer festival where you can experience the hustle and bustle of Tuscan life and at the same time eat pizza or grilled meat and listen to music. The traditional local “Sagra” takes place throughout June and July.

The ancient pastry tradition of the village is celebrated every year with a local event called the “Cream puff Festival” (“Sagra del Bignè”) , on the third Sunday of August.

There are other “sagras” (festivals) of all kinds in neighboring towns and villages. There are also historical festivals like, for example, the Medieval Festival in Monte Castello, Lucca, Nozzano, Buti, and many other places which take place from May to September, but especially during the summer months of June, July and August.

Only 5 km from Orentano you can find the small town of Altopascio with all kinds of shops and a market on Thursdays. You can also find supermarkets and other stores (furniture, clothes, shoes, etc..).

From Altopascio you can catch a train or take the highway to go and visit Florence, Prato, Pistoia, Lucca, Montecatini, Viareggio, Pisa, and many other places. The famous historic and art cities of Florence, Pisa, Lucca, etc.. or the sea are within easy reach. The surroundings offer a lot for sport freaks and wellness lovers: tennis (4 km), golf course (15km), horse riding (5km), thermal resorts (15km) and fitness centres (7km).

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the manager
"Maison, prestations et quartier à la hauteur du descriptif. Accueil et services du propriétaire très pro."

Data 31/03/2010 - Signor Jean-Paul F.(Francia)
Mar 2010
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Mr. Stefano Barghini, Dear Tuscany Srl.

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My name is Stefano and I'm managing this lovely house with my wife Cinzia (next to me in the picture) since the year 2008. We have three children and we love the region (Tuscany) where we live. My family live in Orentano since the year 1590. We love to welcome people at our Villa from all over the world. We both gradueted at the university in Pisa, me in economics while my wife in medical care. We live in Orentano in a house 1 km far from the Villa. I love food and wine for this reason I orginize wine tasting and food tasting.

Mr. Stefano Barghini, Dear Tuscany Srl. purchased this villa in 2004

This property is a Villa built at the end of 1800s. This property on the 1920s was donate to a school istitute and It was used as elementary school of the town of Orentano for 30 years (from 1928 until 1958). Then it came back on the original use as a private Villa until we decide to purchased on 2004 and after a restoration we start to rent it on 2008.

The Villa is entirely made by exclusive building materials and by great artisans. For example the pool is entirely made by travertino stone, this particolar stone will allow you to enjoy the pool wather in a natural color like in a thermal bath. In addition on the year 2012 we made an important investment in solar energy to reduce the Co2 impact of your staying in our Villa and in Tuscany. Sustainibility is important for us!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Great Villa in Tuscany with luxury pool, family-friendly and pet-friendly!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Great Villa in Tuscany with luxury pool, family-friendly and pet-friendly!
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Orentano Valdarno Inferiore
5

Beautiful villa, perfectly located.

  • 5 of 5
The listing doesn't fully do this property justice. It is even more impressive than the photos - only 35 minutes drive from Pisa airport and within easy drives of some excellent day trips such as Florence, Lucca, Monte Carlo and some amazing little Tuscan hillside towns and wineries. The owner, Stefano, made great efforts to ensure we got all that we wanted out of our stay - we had very early flights into Pisa so he allowed us to relax poolside whilst the villa was prepared for us from the previous guests and even took the trouble to book us a table at the local trattoria (Benitos - well worth a visit for steak lovers). The booking process was very simple and he was extremely prompt and helpful in getting back to us over any questions we had. The property was spotlessly clean and we were left to our own devices during our week's stay. The rooms are all of a good size - my only "negative" feedback on them would be that only the second floor rooms were air conditioned, and that the settings on that were such that it turned off after a few seconds - I suspect we just needed a tutorial on how to use it, but it could perhaps be pre-set to stay on for longer as some of the guests were finding the nights uncomfortably warm. Fans were provided for the other rooms - on the whole this was only a minor niggle and one I'm sure Stefano will attend to. The kitchen is a decent size and well equipped, and the big marble outdoor seating area is a lovely setting for evening meals. The communal lounge area comfortably sits 9 round the TV! The garden and pool area is beautiful - plenty of loungers and deck chairs for sitting round the large pool, with the occasional sound of distant church bells adding to the serene atmosphere! There are large grounds around the pool - a small kids okay area is perfect for toddlers and when we visited, even a small football pitch as well as table tennis and fussball tables. The villa is on the edge of a fairly small village - there are neighbouring properties but they are not imposing. There are a couple of small shops and a couple of restaurants in the village which are an easy walk away. The little pizzeria also served really delicious pizzas and pastas at a really reasonable price and was staffed by really friendly servers. A car is definitely needed if intending to explore the surroundings - there are a few mid-sized supermarkets in Alto Pascio (sp) about a 10 minute drive away. All in all a great location - thanks from us all, Stefano!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review concerning your stay at our Villa Colombai in Tuscany, and thank you for being so detailed in your very useful comments. We were so sorry when we found out about the problem with the air-conditioning, we didn’t know anything about it, if only you had told us straightaway we could have fixed it instantly. You see, it had been used by guests the previous week without a problem, then it obviously broke down, it was not actually a problem with the settings, it was simply malfunctioning. So we called the technician and had it fixed. We are really sorry about any discomfort it might have caused you, if only we had known. By the way, from the year 2015 all bedrooms will be with air conditioning. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay here in Tuscany, and that you appreciated the villa and gardens, as well as the surroundings of our small but strategically located village.
Best regards,
Stefano of DEAR TUSCANY SRL
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Orentano Valdarno Inferiore
Washington, DC
5

Fantastic 5-star property

  • 5 of 5
What a truly incredible place this is. A small group (5 adults) went for a week with our 2 dogs to celebrate my husband's and I 10th anniversary. Stefano was always quick to respond to our queries prior to our visit and was just as quick when we were on site. The Villa is stunning with every possible amenity you could wish for. The pasta making class was a hoot and I am no longer intimidated to try making pasta at home. The dogs had the best vacation of their lives running around what seemed an endless (and totally fenced in) yard. We enjoyed exploring some of the nearby villages, had two wonderful meals at Benito's in town and did a bit of hiking in the nearby forests. Perhaps the best part was our final night and the celebration of our anniversary in which Fabrizio came to cook. We had an outstanding meal with some fantastic wines -- it really was perfection and we won't soon forget our 10th anniversary. Everyone had a great time and have said this vacation was like a dream. Well, we loved it so much we've already booked our return visit. Thanks so much to Stefano for sharing this incredible place in a gorgeous part of Tuscany.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle,

Thank you so much for your kind review. I’m really happy that you, your family, friends and lovely dogs had such a special and enjoyable time here at Villa Colombai. That is my main purpose in doing my job.

See you soon at Villa Colombai!

Warm regards,

Stefano
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Altopascio
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Altopascio
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Orentano
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Montecatini Terme
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Orentano
Car: recommended

How to reach the Villa:

From the motor way connecting Florence, Lucca and Pisa, take the exit of Altopascio, then the Villa is only 5,7 km far from this exit. Pass through the down town of Altopascio follow the direction for Orentano and then only 500 meters far from the down town of Orentano close to the elementary school at the address Via Martiri della Libertà 78, in Orentano, you will find the gate of the villa next to a votive margin and near a cross of four roads.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Orentano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September special
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
€3,490
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 13 2014 - Sep 26 2014
2 night minimum stay
€429
€2,990
 
 
Low Season
Sep 27 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
€570
€2,990
 
 
Christmas Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
€710
€3,990
 
 
January - May 2015
Jan 3 2015 - May 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
€570
€2,990
 
 
June 2015
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,990
 
 
July & August 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€4,990
 
 
September 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,990
 
 
autumn
Sep 26 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
€570
€2,990
 
 
xmas
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
€710
€3,990
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
€570
€2,990
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €0
Notes A security deposit of 500 Euros in cash is to be given to the owner upon arrival. It will be refunded when guests check out if no damage has occured.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Orentano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 360 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Venere room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Diana room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bacco room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Giunone room
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Concordia room
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Mansarda room
  • We can provide Cot, baby chair and changing places with a small extra.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
Notes:
We would like to inform our guests that for any specific request and/or information related to our Villa they can write us on our e-mail address info@villacolombai.com During your stay we will be available for any request or necessity you may have, or to advise you concerning places to visit or tailor-made itineraries. We speak English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. We also organise wine-tasting tours, chocolate-tasting tours, cookery workshops, dinners at your villa with private chef, etc.. Thanks and best regards, The Direction of Villa Colombai
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