This luxury beautifully renovated, 300m² country villa is located in the Borgo of Pieve di Camaiore.
On the ground floor, one can find: the first living room with an open fireplace and is complete with a flat screen TV with SAT and Dolby surround system there is a double glass door that opens onto the patio area around the house; the library is the second living area and is dedicated to books and is complete with a large collection of films and music DVDs, with a large flat screen TV with international SKY. The main floor also has a small rest room. There is then the 30m² large and professionally equipped kitchen with an adjacent large seperate dining room suitable to accomodate upto 12 people. Also from the kitchen one has access to the patio surrounding the house; the patio area is complete with a very large umbrella and table for outdoor dining.
A few steps down from the main floor is an office/relax room with an open fire place, and is complete with a computer with high speed DSL, and printer. Just off from this area one can find the fully equipped laundry room with a professional washer and separate dryer, column freezer and ice-maker.
On the first floor there are 3 individually controlled air-conditioned bedrooms: the master bedroom is complete with a double king size bed, a very large walk-in wardrobe and a private ensuite bathroom complete with a shower suitable to accomodate 2 persons; the VIP bedroom with its queen sized bed can also be adapted to accomodate a 3rd bed; and finally one twin bedroom : this main floor also provides a bathroom with tub and shower. It is also possible to add an extra bed in either of the rooms. Mosquito nets on Windows.
The area around the 13mt x 7mt pool with its whirlpool area and saline filtering system together with a rigid cover is perfect for those hot summer days and nights, is completly fenced. The pool, only upon previous request, can be heated (50€ / day). The property is surrounded by a 2500 m² beautiful garden with its own watering system. The access to the property is by means of electronic gates and has an outdoor table tennis, as well as two barbeques.
Arrival - Departure : The arrival time requested Saturday should be from 17.00 to 19.00 and we ask guests to leave no later than 10.00 a.m on Saturday.
You are requested to call at least 30mins before your arrival so I can meet you at the church in Pieve di Camaiore,and then I can personally accompany you to the Villa.
If you encounter problems or need extra info during your stay please don't hesitate to contact me..
Mid week cleaning service or a chef for a fabulous dinner can be organized upon request.
For longer stays, the time for the final cleaning of the house can be set as requested.
Bedrooms with individual air conditioning - heated pool, electric cover for the pool. These two aspects really put this Villa on the map, as it is the ONLY in this area to have all these amenities.
My family just returned from a great one week holiday at this fabulous villa. It really is stunning! The villa is beautifully restored to a very high standard and is impeccably clean. The pool is a very good size with plenty of lounge chairs and sunshine. All 3 bedrooms have air conditioning which was very much appreciated in the hot weather! The location is convenient with a short drive to Lucca and Pisa (both less than 40 mins away) and only about 15 minutes to the beach. You definitely need a car as the only tiny village in walking distance is about a 10-15 minute walk and there are 2 small grocery shops and 2 pizzerias there. We ate at Da Pieve twice in the village and would recommend for excellent pizzas with super thin crust. Sophia, the manager, speaks perfect English, having grown up in England and is very knowledgeable about the area, so pointed us in the direction of a fantastic supermarket which was a 10 minute drive and open on Sunday. We used the 2 barbecues on 3 nights and made some excellent meals and went out for dinner on the other nights. Highly recommended!
Villa Longo was beautiful, very tastefully and expensively appointed. The pool was wonderful, and my son and 4 year old grandson spent hours in it every day. We decided to pay for pool heating, and it was well worth it, as the first half of the week was a little cool. The kitchen equipment was way better than one would normally expect in a rental home. It's obvious this is a home which is lived in and loved. A microwave would have been useful, for example for quick heating of a tetchy baby's milk, but that's a minor detail. The house is up in the hills, and access is via some pretty tiny, winding and potholed roads, but the quiet and surroundings once there are half the charm. Although the local pizzeria is technically within walking distance, coming back up that hill at night with a pushchair was not something we fancied! But they do a good takeaway.
Sophia, who manages the villa, was extremely helpful, always quick with a reply to any query, and ready to give tips. What actually would have enhanced our stay would have been a house book giving details such as markets, appliance instructions, opening times etc, as questions arise as one goes along, and it would be useful to be able to refer to this as one doesn't want to keep texting or phoning Sophia every time there's a query - as one often forgets what she's told you at the beginning!
All in all, a wonderful place, and we hope to come back at some time in a year or two.
This is a wonderful house. It is furnished and looked after to an exceptionally high standard, and it is a pleasure to stay in. The pool is beautiful, and the house is very secluded. Sophia, the property manager, makes a huge difference as well. We travelled with a young baby, and she went beyond our expectations to provide everything we needed to make the trip easy. I recommend this house without any reservations.
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Longo. The villa is beautifully decorated, extremely comfortable and full of all the amenities needed for a family of four. The office area came in handy a few days when I had to do some business calls and check email. The kitchen is full of top of the line cooking appliances and well suited my professional chef husband. The pool was a favorite for our kids as well as the foosball and ping pong tables. We will definitely return!
We had a delightful week at Villa Longo. The villa, garden and swimming pool are all beautifully maintained. The kitchen is very well equipped and the beds/linen and were excellent quality. The villa was built to live in and it feels like a home. The property owner cooked us a celebratory dinner which was delightful. It's a short drive to the town of Camaiore which has some lovely delicatessens which sell fabulous fresh pasta. I would definitely recommend this villa.
We have rented several villas over the years through HomeAway; all have been fine. This one was phenomenal - better than the pictures, which is rare. The house was spacious, comfortable, beautifully renovated and maintained, and well furnished. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was a true gourmet kitchen. In addition, the house has three bedrooms (one with a dressing room and ensuite bathroom), two living/sitting rooms - one of which has a TV with English language satellite TV, and the other with Italian TV, a spacious dining room, as well as a separate office. There is AC in the bedrooms and wifi in part of the house.
The house was up a hill, surrounded by olive orchards and vineyards; while there were some houses nearby, the landscaping is well designed and no one close enough to see or bother us. There were nice views of the surrounding areas, and some lovely sunsets. Still, we were near enough to the town of Camaiore to have easy access to grocery stores, produce markets, butcher shops, and restaurants.
We chose to have the pool heated. I encourage anyone renting the house to consider doing so - it allowed us to swim well into the evening as well as during the day, and we really, really enjoyed it.
Camaiore is in a lovely area, in Northern/Western Tuscany. The countryside is beautiful, and the house is well located, only five or six miles from Viareggio and Lido di Camaiore, both beach towns, about an hour from Florence, and half an hour from both Pisa and Lucca. It was a great place as a springboard for day trips. At the same time, we enjoyed several days lazing around the pool and relaxing.
The owner was lovely. She greeted us with a gorgeous bowl of fruit and a bottle of wine. One member of our party ran into an issue that required some assistance, and she went out of her way to help us. She had several good recommendations for places to go, etc. There are some cats on the property; we had some people with cat allergies but the owner took them away for us. You might ask ahead of time if you have similar issues.
All in all, a fantastic visit. I would definitely rent this place again, and recommend it to friends and family.
Camaiore is a small town with a vivid old centre, restaurants and shops. Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi with its famous beaches, Pietrasanta, a center for sculptors from the entire world, and the medieval town of Lucca can all be reached within 20 - 30 minutes by car. In the North-East, there is Garfagnana, a mountainous region with wonderful hiking trails, water and stalactite caves (Antro del Corchia). Florence, Chianti, San Gimignano, Siena, Maremma, Cinque Terre and Portofino can all be reached within 1 - 2 hours.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,087|
All rates include:
- Bed linen,
- Pool towels,
- Water consumption
- Electricity consumption
- Gas consumption
- Final cleaning.
It is requested a damage deposit, to be paid upon arrival that will cover any eventual damages, of € 1.000
Please contact owner for more details