Federica Di Paola

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Federica Di Paola

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I GELSI

Collesalvetti Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Charming 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom villa with pool, viewing Tuscan rolling hills

La Casetta is a traditional, although entirely refurbished, charming villa with pool located on a hill-top, surrounded by olive trees and enjoying breathtaking views over Tuscan countryside.

The house, surrounded by a large, tended garden, enjoys beautiful views extending from Pisa and the Apuane alps to the hills surrounding Leghorn and the sea beyond.

There is Wi-Fi internet connection, air conditioning can be provided in the bedrooms.

The 16-meter swimming pool, which area is fenced, offers pleasant refreshment in the hotter months of the year.

La Casetta’s proximity to numerous places of natural and cultural interest as well as sporting facilities make it the ideal place for your holiday. Numerous golf courses, can be easily reached. Close to art cities, Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Volterra are repectively 20,40 and 50 minutes by car, the Cinque Terre can be easily reached for daily trips too.

The property is ideal for a relaxing holiday with friends as well as for family holidays.

La Casetta is a child friendly property, ideal for families with kids, a large lawn right in front of the house is perfect for kids to play and the pool area is fenced.

The property is ideally located on a quiet and panoramic hill top, with amazing views over the country side.

Pisa's international airport, reached by low cost airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair, is reachable in 20 minutes by car.

Major cultural destinations as well as the seaside lie just behind the corner.

Upon request, I am happy to provide a sort of concierge service booking wine tours in some of the best Italian wineries next to Bolgheri (San Guido, Ornellaia, Argentiera just to mention some, are reachable in abt 30-35 mins from the property) and restaurants, as well as providing tips for tailor made daily trips.

More Details

Details for I Gelsi 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

The I Gelsi apartment spreads over two floors. The ground floor is composed of an entrance hall, a large and comfortable sitting room with fire-place, a dining area, a study (with TV, dvd player and stereo), a fully equipped kitchen with fire-place and a guest bathroom. The bright living area features many French windows facing the garden. The first floor is composed by one twin bedroom served by a shower room, two double bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom (one which Jacuzzi tub, the other with shower), a small sitting room with sofa-bed (French size when open) and an independent entrance accessed from an outside staircase. The apartment is extremely charming, with mainly antique furnishings and modern comfort.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Federica Di Paola (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Federica Di Paola

I have a real passion for gardening and I enjoyed learning about interior design while refurbishing the house, in 2005. I then started renting it out and I liked establishing friendly relations with my guests, from all over the world. I can also say I'm in business as I worked for an agency that rents holiday villas in Italy for almost 3 years. Every year I do my best in order to renew the house and improve it. I love the region and my house particularly! I do all the best in order to help my guests enjoying their holiday at La Casetta as much as possible, giving all sort of tips for daily trips, good restaurants and other useful information.

Why Federica Di Paola chose Collesalvetti

Well, it belongs to my family, we decided to refurbish it completely and if at the beginning it seemed to be an Epic venture, it slowly became something concrete and amusing. I enjoyed choosing the plants for the garden and the furnishings and up to now, all our guests appreciated these efforts. You can see it is not just a house available for rentals, we care about it and we are happy when our guests feel the same.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The location is quiet and secluded and, at the same time, close to many interesting places. The views are relaxing, all guests feel it's not just a house for rent, it's my family's house.

The location is ideal to relax and its proximity to art cities as Pisa, Lucca and Florence, to the best Tuscan wineries (San Guido, Ornellaia, Terriccio just to mention some) and to the sea make it the strategic starting point for daily trips.

I am happy to provide a sort of 'concierge service' to my guests assisting them with suggestions and making reservations, I also enjoy cooking and can prepare Tuscan meals (this last, as an extra though).

My true passions are the garden and the proximity to a couple of spots where I can do some kitesurfing and SUP (Stand Up Paddling) as well as biking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a great vacation at your beautiful house!

I loved to be here in Italy, everything has been great.

The dogs are so cute, the pool is huge.
Jun 2014
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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I Gelsi
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
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I Gelsi
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Collesalvetti Livorno e Dintorni
Co. KIldare
5

Unwinding in the Tuscan hills

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at I Gelsi for eleven nights with our family of three children. It is a stunning house, classically furnished, extremely comfortable and with its own quiet, relaxed rhythm. We loved the sounds of the surrounding countryside, the children adored the lovely pool, and the wonderfully hospitable family were on hand at all times to help (in perfect English!) with all our enquiries. Federica's suggestion of a typical Tuscan restaurant at Coltano and Il Fattoria at Laura were top scorers with us. The house's location made for easy access to Florence, Lucca and of course, the marvellous Tower of Pisa, which is a must. I Gelsi is obviously a home rather than just a house. We would like to have stayed longer, but we came home completely relaxed - is there any higher recommendation? Thank you Federica, Sabrina and Mama!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Padraic,

it was a real pleasure for us to have you and your family at I Gelsi and I'm happy you could enjoy the house and the area!!

Many thanks,

Federica
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I Gelsi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p75277
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Collesalvetti Livorno e Dintorni
5

Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super!

  • 5 of 5
Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super sympa. Paysage reposant, position stratégique pour visites culturelles, culinaires et promenades dans la campagne toscane. Encore merci pour l'accueuil chalereux de Federica!!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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I Gelsi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p75277
+39 3386675354
Collesalvetti Livorno e Dintorni
5

Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super!

  • 5 of 5
Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super sympa. Paysage reposant, position stratégique pour visites culturelles, culinaires et promenades dans la campagne toscane. Encore merci pour l'accueuil chalereux de Federica!!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
I Gelsi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p75277
+39 3386675354
Collesalvetti Livorno e Dintorni
5

Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super!

  • 5 of 5
Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super sympa. Paysage reposant, position stratégique pour visites culturelles, culinaires et promenades dans la campagne toscane. Encore merci pour l'accueuil chalereux de Federica!!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
I Gelsi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p75277
+39 3386675354
Collesalvetti Livorno e Dintorni
5

Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super!

  • 5 of 5
Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super sympa. Paysage reposant, position stratégique pour visites culturelles, culinaires et promenades dans la campagne toscane. Encore merci pour l'accueuil chalereux de Federica!!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
I Gelsi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p75277
+39 3386675354
Collesalvetti Livorno e Dintorni
5

Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super!

  • 5 of 5
Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super sympa. Paysage reposant, position stratégique pour visites culturelles, culinaires et promenades dans la campagne toscane. Encore merci pour l'accueuil chalereux de Federica!!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guendy,
it was such a pleasure to host you and your family here at La Casetta!!
Sorry if I answer in English but it is tough for me to write in French.
I truly hope you'll come again to enjoy this corner of Tuscany!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Livorno/Leghorn
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Livorno Centrale/Central Leghorn
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Collesalvetti
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Castiglioncello
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Torretta Vecchia
Nearest Golf
29 Kilometres
Tirrenia
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Torretta Vecchia
Car: necessary

Tuscany is famous for both its natural and its artistic heritage. Many places of artistic interest can be easily reached from Castell’Anselmo. Livorno is a charming seaside town, founded by the Medici family and still dotted with fosses and fortresses dating back to those times. The town also has a large number of Liberty style villas. Lovers of the Macchiaioli school should not miss the Fattori Museum where many works by Macchiaioli painters are displayed. Pisa with its leading tower is only a 15 minute drive; Lucca can be reached in 40 minutes; both Volterra and Florence lie approximately 50 minutes from the farmhouse. Numerous sporting activities, from hang-gliding (within the farm) to horse riding, golf and trekking are available nearby. The sea is just behind the hills, Calafuria, Castiglioncello and Quercianella lie 20 minutes away from the farm, it takes 45 minutes to get to Forte dei Marmi.

Other Activities: hang-gliding

Golf: Numerous golf courses, some of which are quite famous, can be easily reached from the farmhouse:

Cosmopolitan Golf & Country Club - Tirrenia, 18 holes, 29 km (30 minutes)

Golf Club Tirrenia, 9 holes, 29 km (30 minutes)

Castel Falfi - Montatone (Pontedera), 18 holes, 58 km (40 minutes)

Versilia Golf Club, 18 holes, 68 km (45 minutes)

Montecatini Golf Club - Montecatini, 18 holes, 86 km (54 minutes)

L'Ugolino - Florence, 18 holes (1 hour and 10 minutes)

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Collesalvetti Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
mid season
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
€1,800
 
 
low season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
MID SEASON
Apr 4 2015 - Jun 26 2015
5 night minimum stay
€2,000
 
 
high season
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
€2,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning €200
Refundable damage deposit €500
Pet Fee €50
Notes Eventual heating expenses are charged in addition to the rental rate at cost. Air-conditioning in the bedrooms can be provided upon request through movable conditioners and an additional cost of Euro 50,00 per week shall apply.
Upon request, a cook service is available at extra cost, contact me for menu and info.
Advance 30% upon confirmation, balance 70% to be paid 60 days before the arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Collesalvetti Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 270 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Sofa Bed
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Green bathroom - toilet , jetted tub , bidet , not a large one
    Stripes bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Twin's bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Guests toilet - toilet , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Green bedroom - 1 queen , Very spacious room
    Stripes bedroom - 1 queen , Extremely cosy
    Twin's bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Studio - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedrooms have all been carefully furnished with nice tissues and antique pieces of furniture. Both double bedrooms can be converted into twin bedrooms upon request. Upon request, a cot is available for kids, cot linen (for hygienic reason) is not provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • cycling
Notes:
Cook service, daily maid service and baby sitting can be provided upon request, at extra cost. Air conditioning in the bedrooms can be provided through movable conditioners at extra Euro 50 per week .
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