Federica Di Paola

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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Federica Di Paola

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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.

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Details for La Casetta 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

La Casetta is the name related to the entire villa, therefore I Gelsi plus i Cipressi. An internal door in fact separates the two units. The ground floor is composed of an entrance hall, a large sitting room with fireplace, a dining room, a study/TV room, a fully equipped kitchen with fireplace and a guests bathroom. The first floor features three double bedrooms (two can also be converted into twin bedrooms, upon request) and two twin bedrooms (upon request, one convertible into double bedroom) each with bathroom (2 with tub, 3 with shower), a small sitting room with sofa-bed (French size when open), another large living room also with fireplace, a kitchen and another two independent entrances accessed from outside staircases.
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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

La casetta is a beautifully maintained home with modern amenities in the Tuscan countryside. it is surrounded by breathtaking views of rolling hills ( the pictures on the website do not do justice :)). It is a true paradise. It was a perfect way to combine relaxation with day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra, Pisa, wineries in Bogheri, Populonia, and many more. It was a perfect Italy trip for my husband's birthday with family and friends. Lastly, the owner, Federica was amazing. She was helpful and accommodating in every way. Her extensive knowledge of the area guided us to most amazing places including restaurants and wineries. We will definitely be back!!
Jun 2013
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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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La Casetta
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
La Casetta
+39 3386675354
Collesalvetti Livorno e Dintorni

Very nice stay at LA CASETTA

  • 5 of 5
We rent the whole house for one week and we spent a wonderful time.
We were four couples with four children.
The house is very confortable, all equiped and very big. A large and nice swimming pool with a nice view on the tuscan landscapes. Very safe for children, very quiet to rest and near the main places to visit (Pisa, Lucca, sea side...). Thank you to Federica for her kindness and efficiency.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah,
it has been very nice for me to rent my family house to such a nice group of friends. I'm really glad you enjoyed your holidays and I fully recommend you and your friends as "the idel guests"!!
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Livorno Centrale/Central Leghorn
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Torretta Vecchia
Nearest Golf
29 Kilometres
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


Collesalvetti Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
Apr 4 2015 - Jun 26 2015
5 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning €250
Pet Fee €50
Refundable damage deposit €800
Notes The rates include facilities, excluding heating (if applicable and payable at cost), air conditioning in the bedrooms (if applicable, upon request Euro 100.00 per week, provided through movable conditioners).
Security deposit is payable in cash upon arrival, La Casetta booking form and contract will apply (sent upon request).
Larger groups of 12 to 14 people can contact me for further info.
Advance 30% upon request, balance 70% to be paid 60 days before the arrival date.
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Collesalvetti Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Sunbed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Sofa Bed
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Green Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Stripes Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Twins Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Pheasants Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Quails Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Guests toilet - toilet , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Green Bedroom - 1 queen
    Stripes Bedroom - 1 queen
    Twins bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Pheasants Bedroom - 1 queen
    Quails Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Sitting room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All bedrooms have been carefully furnished with elegant fabrics. One twin bedroom can be converted into a double bedroom, while two of the double bedrooms can be converted into twin bedrooms, upon request.
  • Books for Adults
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 9 beach chairs
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • 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
Air conditioning in all bedrooms can be provided through movable conditioners, upon request, at extra Euro 100 per week. Cook service, maid service and cook service can be provided upon request, at extra cost.
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