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CASALE STRETTOIESE-ORTENSIA Typical Stone farmhouse on Versilia Hills

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Romantic Farmhouse, Peaceful Location , Panoramic Views ,managed by the owners

Welcome to our guest farmhouse CASALE STRETTOIESE. A nice place to enjoy your holiday.

It is an historical building belonging to 19th century built with the ancient stones of Pietrasanta.This traditional stone farmhouse is divided in 2 semi-detached houses fully self contained and completely independent ORTENSIA and BIANCOSPINO .It has been completely renovated with modern techniques and material in 2014.Totally renewed and refurnished in typical, comfortable Tuscan style. The elegant style and attention to detail, create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It is Located on the hillside overlooking the sea of Forte dei Marmi (only 6 km from the house) and surrounded by hills covered by centennial olive trees and vineyards .It offers a quiet relaxing atmosphere and it is a very romantic location . Immersed in the nature and in the quiet, you can get to the house walking up few easy stairs of an ancient typical stairway. The access to the house is only via ancient easy stairway 43m (1 minute).It is an easy ancient mule track. these steps leads you to a romantic paradise.The house has a lift to bring luggages to the house.

Perfect base for a holiday , far from busy crowds and yet with easy access to all main Tuscan attractions and resorts. In 6 kilometres you can get to the sandy beaches of Forte dei Marmi in Versilia. From each room of the holiday house the view is panoramic , sweeping over the Tuscan hills and valley to the sea beyond .The outside of the property, shaded by olive and fruit trees, is bordered by a stream and it's equipped with a table, a BARBECUE and a 200 year old hand-carved Tuscan marble sink, 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.

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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Pietrasanta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • INCLUDED in the price: electricity and water consumption.Final cleaning, bed linen and bath towels,WI-Fi internet. NOT INCLUDED: Gas metano to heat
  • the house.It ‘ll be metered on consumption at 1 € m3. Damage deposit €150 to pay in cash on arrival.It'll be back the day of your leaving if there are
  • not damages. POLICY OF CANCELLATION:If the client cancels the booking more than 60 days before the arrival day the down payment is 100% refundable
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom 1 : Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet Bathroom 2 : Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet The Bathrooms are fitted out with local hand painted ceramic tiling .They was completely restructured in 2015.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7,2 Bedrooms,1 sofa -bed in the living room Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : 1 large double bed Bedroom 2 : 2 Single Bed, Beds may be configured to make one double bed or 1 double bed and 1 single bed if required.Cot available on request . In the Living room there is a sofà - bed for 2 people .Bedrooms are furnished with original Tuscan furniture with new comfortable mattresses. Each room has a lovely view from the hills to the sea.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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). Few steps leads you to a romantic paradise.The house has a lift to bring luggages to the house.Free Parking 30m. Grocers 500m. Butchers500m. Greengrocers 500m. Bar, Pizzeria 500m. Pharmacia 800m. Sandy beach 6km.


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CASALE STRETTOIESE-ORTENSIA Typical Stone farmhouse on Versilia Hills
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews

Very nice and quite location!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting. Warm

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Wonderful cottage, IF you can make the climb!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Charming Tuscan House

  • 5 of 5

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 .

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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quieter place near crowded resort

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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 !!!
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house in a wonderful area. We enjoyed our family holidays in the Tuscany very much. The house is as described, Lorella and Fabio are very pleasent renters.

Tolles Haus in toller Umgebung. Wir haben einen sehr schönen Familienurlaub in der Toskana verbracht. Die Hausbeschreibung passt, das Haus ist sehr sauber und sehr gut ausgestattet. Lorella und Fabio sind sehr nette und zuvorkommende Vermieter.

Mille grazie!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Lorella

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.


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
La Piazza
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Versilia golf club
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
La Piazza
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

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! In the square of the village at disposal of visitors a grocery shop a café and a very good pizzeria . 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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