CHARMING COUNTRY VILLA AMAZING VIEWS ON EXCLUSIVE HILL CLOSE BEACHES AND 5 TERRE

Francesca, owner - Sea and Country Villas- exclusive manager

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Francesca, owner - Sea and Country Villas- exclusive manager

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CHARMING COUNTRY VILLA AMAZING VIEWS ON EXCLUSIVE HILL CLOSE BEACHES AND 5 TERRE

Sarzana Villa Rental Photos and Description

Charming villa with private pool and park & amazing views at mins for beaches

VILLA ORTENSIA *SPECIAL OFFER!

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Comfortably sleeping 5 to 7 persons, this old, converted farmhouse, lies on the border between eastern Liguria and northern Tuscany, just a stone’s throw from the Cinque Terre. It has been carefully restored and renovated, to offer all the comforts, including a wonderful outdoor pool. The interior design is characterized by antique furnishings and decorative paintings, lovingly chosen by the owner, to remain in stylish keeping with the traditional architectural context.

Set in a privileged position on a hillside, surrounded by chestnut, cherry and olive trees, the villa affords superb views, which embrace both the Apuan Alps inland and the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean sea from the islands of La Spezia gulf to the lighthouse of Livorno port.

This whole area enjoys a pleasant temperate micro-climate, while the villa itself boasts a suntrap location, basking in sunshine throughout the day. Its idyllically quiet seclusion will ensure that your stay really is out-of-this-world!

ACCOMMODATION

Entrance to this unique property is at ground-floor level from the brickwork porch with wooden beamed ceiling, perfectly equipped to eat outside with wooden table and benches. It has its own barbecue/wood burning oven ideal to prepare wonderful dinners. From the porch you enter the fitted kitchen with its original Carrara white marble worktops and sink of attractive rustic design and completed by all the modern appliances (dishwasher; fridge; American coffee-maker). The living/dining room features an ancient slate fireplace and comfortable sofas, whose colour-scheme harmoniously complements the traditional Tuscan stone and terracotta floors. 17th century-style table with benches and chairs grace the dining area.

Proceeding to the right the former lemon house has been transformed into a comfortable guest bedroom with double wrought iron bed. The room is incredibly luminous and bright thanks to the large window which extends across one wall and offers breathtaking views over the gulf of la Spezia and the Tuscan coast with Forte dei marmi and even further south.

The hallway is completely covered with books and it leads to the two bedrooms and bathrooms.

From the hallway you can access the separate two bedroom suite which includes one luminous double bedroom furnished with antiques and completed by the ancient wooden parquet floor which makes it even warmer and welcoming, one single bedroom with original cotto floors and a glass door to the balcony offering spectacular views. The suite is completed by a small but delicious private bathroom with shower which wasn’t changed to maintain the original characteristics of the house.

A cosy paintings exposition corner introduce you to the Ardesia (local stone) stairways decorated with a wooden library which accompany you upstairs where the last romantic isolated double bedroom and bathroom with bathtub await you.

The villa offers TVsat, CD-player and Internet access, high-quality Flanders’ linen sheets and bedcovers, as well as embroidered towels and bathrobes are likewise all provided.

THE GROUNDS

Encircled by shady olive trees and fully appointed with sunshades, lounges and other garden furniture, the private huge parc makes an ideal venue for sunbathing or al fresco dining. A second, more intimate terrace, furnished with table and chairs and oriental style sofas , forms another perfect spot for outdoor relaxation. In addition to these, the warm waters of the enticing outdoor pool invite you to bathe at leisure amid beautiful natural surroundings, bordered by orchards and aromatic plants.

The owner Francesca lives in another villa restored from an old barn only about 100 metres away with her mother Letizia who spends part of the year in Egypt and part of the year in Liguria. They are always happy to help out with advice and assistance, if required, while also fully respecting your privacy.

Villa Ortensia is located within easy reach of the area’s main sights of outstanding natural beauty or historic and artistic interest, such as the following: the medieval town of Sarzana (10 mins); the Cinque Terre villages; the Gulf of Poets; Portovenere; Portofino; the Apuan Alps and the white-marble quarries of Carrara (20 mins by car); the beaches of Versilia (30 mins by car); the famous Tuscan towns of Pisa (40 mins by car), Lucca (30 mins by car) and Florence (1 hour).

Many other unspoilt beaches dotted along the nearby coast can be accessed by car in about 15 mins.

Regular daily ferry services operate from the local ports of Lerici, La Spezia and Marina di Carrara (15 kms away) to the Gulf of Poets; Portovenere; the Cinque Terre villages; Portofino, Genoa

ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation

•Ground floor:Fully equipped kitchen connected with a private patio and garden, large living/dining room, 1 double bedroom with unique view, 1 little living room, 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower.

•First Floor: 1 double bedroom with en suite bathrooms with shower and bathtub.

•Lower flooroutside: 1 full bathroom with shower in use for the swimming pool, loundry room.

•Square Meters: 270

•Outside: private furnished patio and garden, private olive groove, 2 old panoramic terrace, private swimming pool, panoramic views.

•Private parking for 2 cars

Services included

•All linen and utilities

•Linen, towels, pool towels, Internet Access, Sat TV, Stereo CD, safe, dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven, microwave, espresso and American coffee maker, fireplace, barbecue, swimming pool, private parking for 2 cars.

Optional services

•Extra maid service on request

•Extra change of towels on request

Location: Location

•Closest village: Sarzana 7 kms where there are supermarkets, restaurants, wine bars, shops, banks

•Distance to shopping: 10 mins by car

•Closest restaurant: Sarzana 10 mins by car

•Other restaurants & bubs: around Sarzana 10 mins by car, Lerici and Bocca di Magra 15 mins by car

•Closest beaches/sea: Marinella, Bocca di Magra 10/15 mins by car, Fiascherino, Tellaro 20 mins by car

•Nearest highway: Sarzana 8 km

•Nearest train station: Sarzana 7 km

•Nearest Airport: Pisa (PSA) 50 mins by car

•Sities of interest:

•Cinque Terre: ferry companies depart daily from the local porst of Bocca di Magra, Lerici, La Spezia

•Beaches: 10/15 mins by car

•Sarzana 7 km, Bocca i Magra: 13,8 km, Lerici/Golfo dei Poeti: 12 km, Fiascherino/Tellaro: 14,8 km, Portovenere: 30 km, Portofino: 80 km, Genova: 100 km, Carrara/marble quarries: 25 km, Versilia/Forte dei Marmi: 35 km, Pisa: 70 km, Lucca: 60 km

Please also visit Il Castelletto,Villa Pia, Villetta Gardenia villas situated in the same area and personally managed. Homeaway 973233 - Homeaway 3491416 - Homeaway 378741

Francesca at Sea and Country Villas exclusive manager.

More Details
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the manager
Dear Francesca, our stay in villa Ortensia was splendid. Your warm welcome and help has been very much appreciated. Everything in the house and garden of villa Ortensia was perfect. The house is very clean and well furnished. The three library sections are a luxury. The house provides many attractive sections such as the bedrooms, bathrooms, living area, kitchen and covered outdoor dining section with barbecue. The garden is gorgeous with the trees, grass, and furniture. The lovely swimming pool has crystal clear water. The views from the garden are really spectacular: one sees the sea, the city of Sarzana, another typical little mountain village, and, last but not least, beautiful mountains. We will never forget the special evening that you and your son prepared us a delicious diner in villa Ortensia, to celebrate our 40-year wedding anniversary. We will recommend villa Ortensia to all our friends and family. Thanks!



Wim, Nicole, Katrien, Hans, Annemie, Steven and Stella.
Sep 2013
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Francesca, owner - Sea and Country Villas- exclusive manager

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Speaks french, italian, english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 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

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Charming Country Villa amazing views on exclusive hill close beaches and 5 Terre
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Charming Country Villa amazing views on exclusive hill close beaches and 5 Terre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p945215
+0039 331 313-3178
Sarzana La Spezia province
5

HEAVEN ON EARTH!

  • 5 of 5
Charming does not begin to describe this beautiful place and neither can words. From the moment we arrived we knew this was a special place. The owner, Francesca was wonderful to work with in the planning, arriving and during our stay. The house itself is so very comfortable and beautiful at the same time. Every detail has been thought of. The kitchen was so well equipped we loved cooking in it and having our dinner outside by candlelight. The views from the house are amazing. The linens are beautiful and the artwork, furniture and decorations are right out of a magazine. Francesca is the nicest host and had typical ligurian food waiting for us along with a bottle of delicious wine, which was great because we just settled in and enjoyed the first night in this beautiful place without having to go out for supplies. We couldn't believe she even rents the place. Our family has stayed in many rental homes over the years, but Villa Ortencia is by far the best kept, best appointed and most comfortable and welcoming place. The road up is a little treacherous but it is worth it for the comfort and beauty. A previous reviewer said Francesca must be the nicest person in Italy and my family and I agree!
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Charming Country Villa amazing views on exclusive hill close beaches and 5 Terre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p945215
+0039 331 313-3178
Sarzana La Spezia province
5

STUNNING VILLA EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Villa Ortensia for a one week family reunion and could not have found a better place to enjoy the Cinque Terre and surrounding area. Fransesca was so warm, welcoming, enthusiastic and helpful, making our holiday a total delight. Our excursions in the area were all wonderful but the best part was being at this beautiful villa, enjoying the breathtaking views and refreshing pool. The drive up the hill with its hairpin turns was challenging and fun! (our adult sons who did most of the driving particularly enjoyed that part but it may not be for everyone.)
The villa is immaculate and filled with antiques and everything one could possibly need. The high quality linens and thoroughly equipped kitchen were a pleasure to use. It's even more beautiful than the pictures suggest.
We do not hesitate to highly recommend Fransesca's villa for any group looking for a true Italian vacation experience!
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Charming Country Villa amazing views on exclusive hill close beaches and 5 Terre
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Sarzana La Spezia province
Lausanne, Switzerland
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WONDERFUL HOUSE IN THE HILLS

  • 5 of 5
Francesca the owner is the perfect host and has an obvious love and passion for this house. We very much appreciated her friendly welcome and the welcome snacks she left. I was staying there with my husband and two adult sons and the four of us fell in love with this house. Its location is on a hilltop with wonderful views of the surrounding coast and hills. We enjoyed spending time at the house with its lovely gardens and especially the outside dining area. Though we did venture off to visit Sarzana, Portovenere and the Cinque Terre we were more than happy to return. The kitchen is very well equipped and we had fun cooking together. Inside the house is beautifully decorated with lots of interesting paintings and artifacts.
A perfect house for a peaceful, relaxing holiday. We hope to return.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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business
Charming Country Villa amazing views on exclusive hill close beaches and 5 Terre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p945215
+0039 331 313-3178
Sarzana La Spezia province
5

PEACEFUL HOUSE WITH EXTRAORDINARY VIEW AND POOL

  • 5 of 5
The house is great, it feels like your own home, only better! Big cool and clean. The pool is big and really really nice and the garden is absolutely wonderful! Its calm, peaceful and an absolutely gorgeous view.
We had the best semester and I can recommend this house to anyone!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Charming Country Villa amazing views on exclusive hill close beaches and 5 Terre
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p945215
+0039 331 313-3178
Sarzana La Spezia province
5

BEAUTIFUL VILLA

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Villa Ortensia exceeded our expectations. The place is very peaceful and quiet The house has a personal touch, is well equipped, very convenient and beautiful. The location is on a mountain with a beautiful view. It is very easy to go by car to Cinque Terre, Portovenere och beautiful Sarzana by car. We stayed most of our days by the wonderful pool in the garden but did also do excursions by car. The owner Francesca provided extra ordinary service and was always at help if needed. I would absolutely recommend this house and will most likely visit Villa Ortensia again.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Lerici
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Sarzana
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Sarzana
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Lerici, Fiascherino, Tellaro, Bocca di magra
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Sarzana
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Lerici
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Sarzana
Car: necessary

Villa Ortensia is located within easy reach of the areas main sights of outstanding natural beauty or historic and artistic interest, such as the following: the medieval town of Sarzana (10 mins); the Cinque Terre villages; the Gulf of Poets; Portovenere; Portofino; the Apuan Alps and the white-marble quarries of Carrara (20 mins by car); the beaches of Versilia (30 mins by car); the famous Tuscan towns of Pisa (40 mins by car), Lucca (30 mins by car) and Florence (1 hour).

Many other unspoilt beaches dotted along the nearby coast can be accessed by car in about 15 mins.

Regular daily ferry services operate from the local ports of Lerici, La Spezia and Marina di Carrara (15 kms away) to the Gulf of Poets; Portovenere; the Cinque Terre villages; Portofino; and Genoa.

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Sarzana Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SPECIAL OFFER!
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,100
 
 
Mid/Low season
Sep 28 2014 - Nov 2 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,600
 
 
Low season
Nov 3 2014 - Dec 20 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
Mid/High season
May 29 2015 - Jun 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,670
 
 
High season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,970
 

Additional information about rental rates

Make your booking: A deposit of 30% of the total letting price is payable at the time of booking. It may be paid by credit card or bank transfer. Upon receipt of your deposit you will be sent via email a voucher confirming your payment with contact and arrival details.
If the booking is made less than 30 days before arrival, you are required to complete the Booking Form and pay the total amout
Notes We accept: Visa, MasterCard, Amex

Prices include
•All linen and utilities
•Internet WiFi
•Water, gas, electricity
•Gardener

Prices do not include
•Final cleaning € 180,00
•Security Deposit € 700,00 to be paid in Euro on arrival and refunded at the end of the holiday
•Heating weekly charge € 200,00 - available year round if necessary
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Amenities

Sarzana Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 270 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Study Room
  • Alarm System
  • Living Area
  • Secure Parking
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , on the lower floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • caves
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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