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LOVELY, SPACIOUS GARDEN APARTMENT WITH POOL AND GREAT VIEWS. SLEEPS 4 TO 6.

Peet

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LOVELY, SPACIOUS GARDEN APARTMENT WITH POOL AND GREAT VIEWS. SLEEPS 4 TO 6.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Casciana Terme Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Large farmhouse kitchen, spacious sitting room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garden.

The apartment which sleeps from 4 to 6 is on the ground floor of a restored 18th Century Tuscan Palazzo. The accommodation is light, very spacious and comfortably furnished.

One bedroom has a king-sized bed. The other bedroom has twin beds. The living room has two sofas, one of which converts to a double bed. There are 2 bathrooms both of which have a shower and bidet, one also has a bath.

The very large farmhouse kitchen has granite worktops, brick arches and a beamed ceiling. Although all rooms have fans they are rarely, if ever needed , as the thick stone walls and terracotta floors keep the apartment cool in summer. There is a television and DVD player. Guests may make use of the large collection of books, DVDs and games.

The doors from the main rooms open onto the private terrace which has far-reaching views across the valley towards Pisa and the mountains beyond. The relaxing garden, with sun and shade all day long has lawns, and a pool (shared) 5m x12m. There is an off road Parking space. The friendly hill-top village has a few shops, P. O. doctor's surgery and a very welcoming and friendly bar.

Cultural Highlights:

The apartment is ideally located for taking advantage of the rich architecture and culture of Tuscany. The major cultural centres of Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Volterra, San Gimignano and Siena are within easy reach by car. There are regular and inexpensive trains from Pontedera, just a few miles away to Florence, Lucca, Siena and beyond. Around every corner there are dozens of quiet, picturesque small towns and villages just waiting for you to discover. Well-known concert venues such as Lucca, Torre del Lago ( Puccini Festival) and Il Teatro di Silenzio ( Andrea Boccelli) are close by. The carnival in Viareggio ( Feb/March) is a huge delight and has to be seen to be believed- great fun.

Throughout the summer in this area, from May there always seems to be a village festival of some kind to visit. Close by we have wine festivals, strawberry festivals, a hare festival and our own village festival.

Relaxation Tuscan Style:

The area is great for driving, walking or cycling and taking in the wonderful atmosphere of the beautiful countryside. There is golf available at Castelfalfi and near Pisa both half an hour away. Fishing is close by.

The nearby spa in Casciana Terme is a lovely place to relax in the outdoor thermal pool or pamper yourself with one of the special beauty treatments on offer in the Spa Wellness Centre. You could just sit with a drink in the lovely piazza relaxing while you browse the free internet or people-watch. You may choose to just simply relax at the apartment making use of the garden and pool.

The sandy Tuscan coastline and the beaches of Marina di Pisa, Tirrenia, Versillia, Viareggio (Lent carnival) and Forte dei Marmi (up-market shopping and antiques) are a short drive away where you can soak up beach life Italian style. The spectacular and picturesque fishing villages of the Cinque Terre and stunning Portovenere and Portofino are well worth the scenic drive. It is easy to travel there by car or train.

Cecina, on the Tuscan coast has sandy beaches and a water park, just the right antidote to an overdose of culture! Only about 40 minutes away. There are many lovely sandy beaches all along the coast.

Eating out :

Nearby there is a wide range of family friendly and quality places to eat to suit all tastes and all budgets. Full details and recommendations are to be found in the apartment.

Locally made wine and olive oil can be purchased directly from many of the producers found in the area.

The friendly village restaurant with FREE Internet access and the bar are only 3 minutes walk from the apartment.

Close by spa town, Casciana Terme has an attractive piazza, a great place to sit and people watch from an outdoor bar, cafe or restaurant. In the summer season there is a variety of cultural events organised for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike. FREE public internet access is available in the piazza next to the kiosk.

In Casciana Terme Free internet access is available in Il Merlot, a local restaurant and access is free in the Ponsacco Internet C@fe.

Golf also available near Pisa - Cosmopolitan Club 18 holes, Tirrenia Club 9 holes, Fontevivo Club 9 holes and at famous Castelfalfi only 30 minutes away.

Antique market every second week-end of the month in Pisa.

There are spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks on the banks of the river Arno in Pisa.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Peet (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have spent a brilliant holiday-also thanks to your wonderful apartment. It was definitely the best we have ever had and we have had many! Thank you so much we have had a really great time. Kind regards, Gisela and Roland
Aug 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Lovely, spacious garden apartment with pool and great views. Sleeps 4 to 6.
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Lovely, spacious garden apartment with pool and great views. Sleeps 4 to 6.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92538
+44 -01256465695
Casciana Terme Valdera e Colline Pisane
5

Beautiful apartment, great base to explore Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
A stunning apartment with everything you could wish for. A fabulous location for exploring Tuscany. Beautiful pool and gardens and the patio is ideal for dining Al fresco on warm summer evenings.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Lovely, spacious garden apartment with pool and great views. Sleeps 4 to 6.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92538
+44 -01256465695
Casciana Terme Valdera e Colline Pisane
5

Wonderful Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in July 2014 and were delighted with the property - beautifully presented, spotlessly clean and well maintained with large comfortable beds, a spacious living room, 2 good bathrooms & a well equipped kitchen. The patio area is larger than it appears in the photos & is a wonderful spot to catch the sun. The pool & garden are well maintained & though they are shared with other residents we often had the place to ourselves. We found the owner Pete to be very helpful, replying promptly to our queries & providing useful & detailed information on the surrounding area, places to visit, restaurants, shops, driving & parking tips etc. The apartment is furnished with many guide books, maps etc. which we found most helpful. The village itself is very quiet and a car is necessary for shopping & eating out as well as touring around this beautiful part of Italy. Overall we had a wonderful holiday here and would highly recommend. Thank you Pete!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Lovely, spacious garden apartment with pool and great views. Sleeps 4 to 6.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92538
+44 -01256465695
Casciana Terme Valdera e Colline Pisane
Coventry
5

Perfect location with fabulous views.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this apartment in August 2014. It has everything to hand that you will ever need. It is truly a home away from home. The location is perfect for visiting all of the major sites. The welcome pack that was supplied was excellent and we eat at several of the suggested restaurants.They were all fantastic.
I already want to go back.
Many thanks Pete.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am glad you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to your return in the future.
business
Lovely, spacious garden apartment with pool and great views. Sleeps 4 to 6.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92538
+44 -01256465695
Casciana Terme Valdera e Colline Pisane
5

a peaceful and tranquil break

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the apartment for a week in August 2012 and rated it very highly. The photographs shown on the website, although of good quality, really do not portray the very high standard of this accommodation. We felt that it was extremely good value for the quality provided. The apartment was spacious for 4 people, very well-equipped, spotlessly clean and has a very warm and homely feel. Definitely 4 star accommodation at a 3 star price.

The apartment is in a fantastic location and ideally situated for sightseeing. Although our stay was short we still managed to visit Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena, Florence and, much to the delight of our teenage son, spent an afternoon in Monteriggioni, an ancient walled city which features in the video game Assassin’s Creed!

Even after all this activity we still managed to find time to spend enjoying the pool and the peaceful terrace. Agree that this is certainly the best apartment in the building; with French windows from the kitchen, lounge and main bedroom accessing the terrace and pool area. Although the garden and pool facilities are shared by the other guests this does not impede on the privacy enjoyed by this apartment.

Booking and communication with the owner was straightforward as were the directions provided from the airport to the apartment. Would not hesitate to recommend this apartment and hopefully will return at some point in the future.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your appreciative review. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed staying in the apartment and are glad you were able to explore the area and also to relax in the garden and pool too. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Many thanks for taking the time to give valuable feed back.
business
Lovely, spacious garden apartment with pool and great views. Sleeps 4 to 6.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92538
+44 -01256465695
Casciana Terme Valdera e Colline Pisane
5

Ideal rental for exploring Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
This is the first time we have rented a property like this even though we've visited Tuscany many times before. Some of our party were worried about the arrangements for booking and payment and there was the nagging doubt it may not live up to expectations.

In truth this apartment was our second choice after attempting to book one which was located in the town of Volterra. In hindsight any worries were baseless and having visited Volterra, although it is lovely, the location of this apartment at Soiana is almost certainly a better base if you wish to travel around north central Tuscany.

The village itself is delightful - peaceful and welcoming with a few local shops and a very decent pizza restaurant a couple of hundred yards down the road if you don't want to drive in the evening and want to enjoy a drink or two.

The apartment itself is beautiful - full of rustic charm with all the modern facilities you might crave even if you want to cater for yourself. There's plenty of space and two bathrooms, so you won't have to form a queue in the morning. We were unlucky to arrive just as the pool was being closed for the autumn, but the patio was a delight to sit out day or evening and look over the fabulous view of northern Tuscany spread out at the end of the garden railings. Pisa is quite a way off, but I reckon I could just about see the Campo Miracoli [in truth the baptistry was more visible than the leaning tower in the slightly hazy atmosphere].

Do take advantage of the owner's extensive notes and tips - they're full of very helpful and reliable advice on places to eat and things to see - and how to get there! After our week in Tuscany we did another in Sorrento followed by a stay in Rome. They are of course really quite different experiences, but having decided to have a discovery holiday of the places in Tuscany we [mainly] hadn't seen before, we all agreed the stay in Tuscany really exceeded our expectations.

All in all it's difficult to think of anything critical to say - we certainly intend on rebooking the accommodation at some point in the not too distant future...
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Lovely, spacious garden apartment with pool and great views. Sleeps 4 to 6.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92538
+44 -01256465695
Casciana Terme Valdera e Colline Pisane
5

Looking forward to returning to Soiana

  • 5 of 5
We have been to this apartment a few times now and have never been disappointed. Just to wander out of the door on to the patio for breakfast, lunch or in the evening, gazing at the view across to the hills north of Pisa, is wonderful. This is without doubt the best apartment in the palazzo. It does not feel like a holiday apartment, it feels like borrowing someone's home for a short time whilst they are away. If you want to sample the real Tuscany, this is the place to come. By the way, there is a pizzeria a short walk down the hill that reopened in May under new management. It's even better than it was before.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always very pleased to welcome back previous guests and are delighted you had a great time. Please come again.

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Pisa Airport
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Soiana
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Castelfalfi
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Pontedera
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Ponsacco
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
La Capanninna
Nearest Ski
180 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
38 Kilometres
Marina Di Pisa
Car: recommended

Pisa airport is an easy 30 minute drive away from the apartment. Car hire at the airport .The village, situated on a hill among the Tuscan landscape has a delicatessen/ general store, newsagent, post office, and bar. As you travel to the nearby supermarkets which are 5 or 6 minutes away you will pass by fields of sunflowers, olive trees and vines. There are some lovely restaurants in the nearby small picturesque spa town of Casciana Terme with its wellness centre, spa, hot springs and open air pools at 36C, only 7 minutes away. Close by there are many other villages with popular and authentic restaurants? The apartment is well located on 'La Strada Del Vino' (Wine Route) providing easy access to the highlights of Tuscany. Locally made olive oil and wine may be purchased nearby. The popular Tuscan coastal beaches, historic Lucca, San Gimignano, Volterra, Pisa and San Miniato are all a 30-45 minutes breathtakingly beautiful drive away. Florence is less than an hour and Siena is just over an hour away. Further afield is the stunning UNESCO site of Cinque Terre. Arezzo and Cortona, a longer but picturesque drive away are also well worth a visit.

Other Activities: Open air Spa and Wellness Centre in Casciana Terme 6km, golf 30 minutes in Castelfalfi.

Golf: There are golf courses near Pisa and at Castelfalfi.

Ski: Abetone ski resort is about 2 hour's drive.

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Rates & Availability

From £550 Per week

Casciana Terme Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
May 5 2015 - May 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£550
 
 
Mid
May 31 2015 - Jun 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
High
Jun 21 2015 - Jul 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
£700
 
 
Peak
Jul 19 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
£850
 
 
Low
Sep 6 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£550
 
 
Closed Season
Nov 1 2015 - Apr 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200
Notes Linen, towels, final cleaning, water, heating (Nov. - March only), and electricity are all included in the rental charge.

The above prices are for up to 4 people. Up to 2 extra people can be accommodated at £50 each for any weekly period. Non UK guests are liable to pay bank transfer fees or charges, if any.

Smoking is strictly not allowed in the apartment.

We regret no children under eight.
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Amenities

Casciana Terme Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 117 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • There are two bathrooms, each has a bidet and shower and one also has a bath. There is a mirror in each bathroom. A hair dryer is provided in each bathroom. There is also a full length mirror in the apartment. For 2 week bookings a change of linen and towels is provided but not an end of first week clean. There is a local cleaner available on request. Pool towels and beach towels are not provided. There is a hair dryer for each bedroom, an iron and ironing board is provided. There is an outside shower by the pool. There is free INTERNET access nearby.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are comfortably furnished and have bedside tables, bedside lamps, a large wardrobe (plenty of hanging space) with shelving/drawers, 2 mirrors, large chest of drawers, terracotta floors and beamed ceilings. Windows have shutters and fly screens. The larger sofa in the very spacious living room converts to a double bed. There is an extra wardrobe and drawer space in the adjacent lobby for the use of the fifth and sixth persons with direct access to one of the bathrooms. The double bedroom opens on to the terrace and garden with fine far reaching views towards Pisa and the distant mountains. Free INTERNET in local cafes and restaurants.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The imposing historic building is a restored 18th Century Palazzo with high ceilings and thick walls. All the accommodation is on the ground floor with one step up to the front door from the easily accessible, but quaintly narrow street. There are several steps from the car parking area at the rear of the property. There is direct access to garden and terrace with far reaching views from the main rooms. From the garden on a clear day, with good eyesight or binoculars, it is possible to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa . All windows have fly screens and shutters. There is pool furniture, a private terrace with ample garden furniture for al fresco dining and relaxing while you enjoy the great view. There is an I Pod charger/player and speakers, a TV, DVD player with a large collection of DVDs, wide selection of books, cards, board games. FREE INTERNET nearby. Please note the above prices are for up to 4 people but up to 2 extra people can be accommodated at £50.00 each per week.

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