About the property
- House1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Romantic Farmhouse, Peaceful Location , Panoramic Views ,7km from the sea, Wi-fi
ORTENSIA accomodation :The house is laid out over two floors. The ground floor has a large living room equipped with a fireplace 1 sofa bed for 2 people, a dining room, and a well equipped kitchen. At ground floor all floors and fireplace are constructed of marble. Upstairs there are 2 new bathrooms, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom. From each room you can enjoy a beautiful view which extends from the hills to the sea.All windows have mosquito – net.
The OUTSIDE of the property : private garden shaded by olive and fruit trees, it is bordered by a stream and it's equipped with barbecue, table, chairs and deck-chairs. The intimate terrace surrounded by olive trees and birdsong is lovely for eating out , relaxing, or sitting with a glass of wine.
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- within a few hours
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
Lorella and Fabio, homeowners present themselves ... We will be happy to advise you before and during your holiday in Ortensia to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. We take great care with the comfort, cleanliness and excellent condition of our lease.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very nice and quite location!
We spent one week at Lorella's house (Ortensia) , the house is very cosy, the terrace and outdoor space is very green and bowery, it was very pleasant to stay under orange tree either relax or work with laptop. Besides of surrouning beauty, we really enjoyed the sound therapy of flowing brook near the house with a very small waterfall. I have never heard anywhere such a beuatiful voice of the birds early in the morning as we had in this location.
I highly recommend this apartments to all since either of the spaces indoor and outdoor are absolutely gorgeous and cosy.
I suggest to the owners to clarify in more details in the house rules (where is written that we shouldn't leave any rubbush inside after check out) what to do with the rubbish when your check out date doesn't correspond to the schedule of service who collects this rubbish. It was unconvience for us. Also please update the list of the nearest locations. In fact there was no bancomat confirm to address mentioned in your list.
It is just a small improvment for your perfect house, thank you Lorella and Fabio for creating and taking care of all this beauty.
Lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting. Warm
Our family of 5 (age 21 – 70) spent 7 days in this typical Tuscan house. I am recommending this farmhouse to all of my family and friends! And I would love to go back one day. It’s well restored and maintained and very clean. It is located in a very private setting set back from the road . The photos on the site show exactly what you get. The surroundings were very peaceful and relaxing. The house is in a quiet village and it is perfect for relaxation and equally well placed for daily trips to Lucca, Pisa and Florence. Close to the beach and ideal for exploring the heart of Tuscany. Lorella welcomed us and immediately advised us of places to see and good restaurants to dine. She was very kind and gave us all the needed information. We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet stay after a busy day of being a tourist in Tuscany.
Wonderful cottage, IF you can make the climb!
Apparently, we didn't interpret the description correctly, because there was a 10-minute (at least) vertical climb over ancient steps/stones access to this beautiful home. Turns out 2 of our party of 4 could not make the climb, and (thank goodness) were able to get a room at the gorgeous small hotel just a few minutes down the road. It was disappointing not to be able to be together, prepare meals, etc. The description, or pictures, should have been more clear. But, the home was beautiful, the view spectacular. I was sure we read that there was a washer, but there was not, so you might need to make an extra trip down and up to go to the laundromat. Parking was on the street, so, as you might expect, a bit challenging. The location, though, was perfect, fairly close to the free beach (spectacular!), Lucca, Pisa, other wonderful local towns and the train to Cinque Terre. Basically, know that you need to be fit, and maybe younger than us (60's) to stay at this lovely home.
Thanks for your appreciation about the beautiful view and the lovely house, but we really cannot agree with the other point you mentioned: because there is not a 10-minute vertical climb to get to the house. The real time to reach the house is 1 minute (I kept the time yesterday) and there is an elevator to carry-on luggage or shoppers .There are 50 large and low steps that covers 43mt from the street to the house. We believe that the short walk is an added value because it allows you to stay in a pleasant place surrounded by the greenery. In the advertisement it is not listed a washing machine and it is specified that the guests have free parking in the street in front of the house and no one guest has had the smallest problem with the car. We are sorry for misunderstanding because our greatest pleasure is to satisfy our guests and we always do our best. We want to reassure all people that are no “young“ because we welcomed many guests over 80 and they spent their holiday at Ortensia without problem.
Charming Tuscan House
What you see is what you get! Quite , private and 100%Tuscan countryside enjoyment.We stayed at Lorella' lovely house one week in June . We found the perfect location for us.The property was very clean , well manteined and equipped.The house is well located : 10 minutes by car from the beach ; 30 minutes by car from Pisa ,Lucca,Cinque Terre...We highly recommend Lorella' s cottage and hospitality .
quieter place near crowded resort
We spent in fantastic Elza house for one week in September 2014.
It was lucky to find so peaceful and private place in crowded Versilia's cost.
The garden, bamboo trees and the small waterhall were all for us . The house equips all needs. The location is not far from beaches (more beautiful to La Spezia direction). We has day trip to Pisa and Luca and Cararra's Cava. From walking distance we found excellent restaurant and really local pizzeria.
A specially many thanks Elza and your family for wellcoming
Thank you Pavel and Elena for your lovely review .It’s a pleasure to know that you spent your holiday at Cottage Ortensia in complete relaxation in the tranquility of the countryside, without sacrificing the trips to the beach or to the the cities of art . A warm greeting to you and we hope to welcome you again at Cottage Ortensia !!!
Erholung pur in toskanischem Flair
In dem äußerst sauberen und mit sehr viel Liebe ausgestattetem Haus von Lorella und Fabio haben wir (4köpfige Familie und ein Hund) eine wunderschöne Urlaubswoche verlebt. Es war alles vorhanden, was das Herz begehrt, so dass wir uns einfach nur erholen konnten! Besonders der gepflegte Garten mit Oliven- und Orangenbäumen, Pflanzen und Blumen aller Art sowie vielen Sitzmöglichkeiten lud uns immer wieder ein, die toskanische Frühlingssonne zu genießen. Als Ausgangspunkt für unsere kleineren Ausflüge zum Strand von Forte dei Marmi, nach Pisa und Lucca hat das Haus eine sehr gute Lage - die Einkaufsmöglichkeiten waren auch prima zu erreichen. Alle Infos, die wir benötigten (und noch viele weitere Tipps) erhielten wir von den sehr zuvorkommenden Vermietern: Lorella und Fabio - wir werden sicherlich wiederkommen!
Car: necessary Casale Ortensia set among olive groves is located in Strettoia. Strettoia is a quiet village, it is located in the first hill which can be seen from the beach in Forte dei Marmi. From the house to the sandy beach of Forte Dei Marmi there are only 7 km away! The house is located near the heart of the village ( 500mt) you can walk to get bread or newspaper. The village shops: Pizzerias, Restaurants, Bar, Grocers, Greengrocers, Tobacconist's, Paper shop, Pharmacia, Hairdresser. In the side streets are a number of restaurants and pizzerias that offer very good prices, the real Tuscan specialties - we are happy to explain our guests the kitchens and the Different prices. The village lies between several small towns and villages: Pietrasanta with its famous historical centre, Forte dei Marmi famous for its beaches and for exclusive shopping, Seravezza at the foot of the Apuan Alps .The sandy beach and its well known bathing establishments are only 7 km far from the farmhouse. In the area there is also a free natural beach with free parking. you are here in the heart of Versilia region, which covers an area of approximately 160 square kilometers between the Tyrrenischem sea and the Apuan Alps. Versilia is the name of a long coastal region in northern Tuscany. Famous for its 20 km of golden beaches, the extensive pine forests, the nightlife, the nights on the beaches, the cities of art, cultural and musical events. Cottage Ortensia is ideal for those who love the sea, the mountain and the cities of art. It’s possible to visit FLORENCE, PISA, LUCCA, PIETRASANTA with daily trips. Many natural beauties such as CINQUE TERRE, the LOVER'S ROAD (a path that runs skirting pebbled beaches, rocky cliffs, vinayards picturesque small sea villages and suggestive landscapes), the MARBLE QUARRIES in Carrara, the TUSCANY ARCHIPELAGO can be reached with daily trips. There are many paths on the APUAN ALPS for the ones who love trekking . In 7 kilometres you can get to the sandy beaches of FORTE dei MARMI in VERSILIA. Not to loose the good cooking and the local wines. It's possible to mix crazy nights with others of complete relax.Pietrasanta has always been an important cultural centre in Versilia.The important artisan tradition ( artistic-mosaic and artistic-foundries) has been kept alive by the local workshops and atelier. The house is 10 minutes from the centre of the town. How to find us: Directions: A12 Genova-Rosignano exit Versilia. After the toll follow Seravezza past two traffic lights and a junction with a roundabout. Continue straight until the next roundabout where you take the first right towards Seravezza. Continue for approx. 2,3 km until you reach the third traffic light (on your left you can see a big black building that is “mobilificio Landucci”) . Turn left into via Strettoia and go straight on 2 km about. You will pass “HOTEL GRAPPOLO D’ORO “ on your right. The house is 300 meters further the hotel always on your right . Coming from Florence or Pisa, exit Versilia. After the toll, follow the same above directions.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly rates INCLUDE :The rent of the property, electricity and water consumption . Final cleaning, bed linen and bath towels. Weekly rates DO NOT INCLUDE : Gas metano to provide central heating .It ‘ll be metered on consumption at 1 € m3. Security deposit Euro 150,00 .( It will be back the day of your leaving ) Changeover Day: Change over day on Saturdays during high season . The rest of the year we are flexible. Arrival time after 4pm and guests are asked to vacate the property by 10am on day of departure. If you require any alternative times please ask. The owners Fabio and Lorella will welcome guests . Cottage Ortensia is not suitable for wheelchairs or infirm, Pets Allowed. Children welcome. The access to the house is only via ancient easy stairway 43m (1 minute).It is an easy ancient mule track. 50 steps leads you to a romantic paradise.The house has a lift to bring luggages to the house.Free Parking 43 m from the house . Grocers 500m. Butchers500m. Greengrocers 500m. Bar, Pizzeria 500m. Pharmacia 800m. Sandy beach 6km.