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Peaceful & Panoramic Location 1 hour to Florence, Pisa, Lucca & Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, sun terraces for al-fresco meals. Pool 10 mins away.

Casa Verde is at Vellano, a hillside village sitting grandly in the high narrow wooded valley above the town of Pescia, near Lucca, Tuscany. The house has green shutters & can be seen as you approach the village from the road below, sitting aloof among the chestnut trees on the mighty hillside above you. It looks lovely from there. The Apartment has an old fashioned charm with many old stone and wood features, echoing three centuries of habitation and family life. The house has a fantastic view of Vellano, the valley below and on to Pescia. The terraces rise above its old garden where we grow many types of fruit and vegetables for our ourselves and guests. The Apartment consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, sitting room, WiFi, washing machine with two sun terraces for al-fresco meals, with sunshades. We welcome children to Casa Verde & provide a safety gate, highchair and cot. Dogs are welcome with prior notice. For winter guests put your feet up by the wood burner & relax. Visit Casa Verde and discover a quiet, gentle and friendly part of Tuscany close to all the glorious attractions of the Renaissance.

Casa Verde only takes bookings of one week or more in July and August.

More Details

Property Manager
Darren Hackett
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 3, 2017

About Darren Hackett

We moved to Casa Verde in 2010 from Yorkshire in the UK to make a new life in a new country after 30 years in local government. We bought Casa Verde and set about renovations and improvements to the house and land. It is such a joy to live here in both winter and the early warm springs, autumns & hot summers. While it has set us a challenge it has all been worth it. We hope to see you soon.

Darren Hackett purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Darren Hackett chose Pistoia Area

You will not regret visiting Casa Verde as we provide peace and quiet while being close to the attractions of the The Renaissance, outdoor activities, the best food & wine in the world.

What makes this apartment unique

We provide a personal service to all our guests, while respecting their privacy and provide help and advice when needed.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks you for having us over!! We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Verde. Nice place with spectacular view!! Thank you for the giving us such useful info, it helped us in our journey in Tuscany. Nadia & Arthur
May 2013
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Vellano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    White Bedroom En-suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have towels provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The White Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , With en-suite and can be twin bedded also.
    The Red Bedroom - 1 double , Family bathroom
    The Twin Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Family bathroom. Can be changed to a double room also.
  • All bedrooms have linen provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
The Apartment has a separate entrance to the side of the main house with private terraces. Wifi is available. Local pools 10 minutes away.


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Peaceful & Panoramic Location 1 hour to Florence, Pisa, Lucca & Beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 12 reviews
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A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Casa Verde was one of the most memorable highlights of our trip! When I made my reservations a few months back, I was just looking for a three bedroom that would accommodate our travel group. Little did I know that Casa Verde was a little piece of heaven with its peacefulness and tranquility. Case Verde is perfectly nestled in the lush hills of a tiny hillside town called Vellano, where you can find a one of a kind restaurant, an awesome bakery, modest hair salon and a 12th century church. Case Verde is a lovely little retreat that literally transports you to another world.

When we arrived we were warmly greeted by Darren and Malcon and given a tour of the place. Case Verde is very ample and cozy. The kitchen is generously equipped with modern appliances: oven, refrigerator, gas grill, coffee maker, toaster. Kitchen utensils, dishes, pots, pans and even basic foods are available such as coffee, olive oil, eggs, pasta and condiments.

Both bathrooms are equipped with very modern and clean showers. The toilets and sinks are brand new and in great condition!! This is a BIG Deal for me. Hairdryer is available too.

Two bedrooms have queen size beds and one bedroom has two twin beds. All bedrooms have wardrobes with lots of hangers and a dresser. They're tastefully decorated and very cozy.

The main room has a living room and a 6 person dinning table. There is a TV and a wood fireplace that we didn't have to use but it was available for extra heat.

If you look out on any of the windows, in any of the many room, you will see the magnificent Italian hills as well as the olive groves and vineyards but, the most fascinating feature of Casa Verde is the outside terrace where you can sit and have your morning coffee or sunset dinner. There, you can see for miles and enjoy the Italian countryside and feel like you're in heaven.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rosemary, We were glad you had such a fantastic time at Casa Verde. Thank you for this great Review. Vellano is such a spectacular village perched on the hillside here. Were pleased we provided such good accommodation for you. We hope to see you again in the years to come. With best wishes, Darren Hackett
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Wonderful character filled apartment in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 adults who spent a wonderful week at Casa Verde. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay as it met all our expectations. The online photos were accurate enabling us to locate it and marvel at it from the road below. A car is definitely needed but you are in such a good location for so many day trips: Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano, and Cinque Terre, to name a few. The nearby village of Vellano was lovely to explore especially as we had it all to ourselves! We loved returning to the spacious apartment in the evenings to relax on the terrace with a glass of wine and watch the sunsets over the valley. It was spectacular and we would definitely recommend Casa Verde to our friends and family!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your very kind review. Glad you enjoyed your selves visiting all those places. We enjoy providing the holidays accommodation for people and seeing you have such a relaxing and happy time. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Darren
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Comfortable Tuscan hideaway.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 3 weeks in September and found it to be very comfortable with wonderful vistas of mountains and valleys. The property is conveniently located within close proximity to a lot of places tourists flock to see as well as some beautiful less known hill towns. Darren and Malcolm were very hospitable and helpful with information about surrounding small towns to see and restaurants to eat at. We all had a wonderful time and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. We are pleased you had such a wonderful time at Casa Verde. Yes, we hope to see you two again. With kind regards, Darren
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A fantastic apartment with an amazing view!

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 5, 2 adults and 3 teenagers (17, 14, and 12). We stayed for 98 nights at Casa Verde. The panoramic view is amazing and the apartment is very peaceful and quiet.

The journey up and down to the nearest town and shops is an twisty adventure but we combined any shopping needs with our days out visiting the local area.

Darren and Malcolm made for wonderful hosts and they were attentive to our needs. The accommodation inside is of a very high quality and we all slept soundly every night.

We would recommend this location for anyone willing to travel about exploring Tuscany.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful escape

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Casa Verde for a 6 night stay after a week and a half of touring Rome and Venice and it was just what we needed - an incredible view in a tranquil setting. The apartment itself was wonderful and well appointed. Darren was very helpful and was always available if we needed anything or had any questions. I would not hesitate to recommend Casa Verde to anyone travelling in Tuscany as it is a great location to see many of the significant sights in the region.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura and Family, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I am glad you had such a good time at Casa Verde. As you say Casa Verde is a good base for visiting Florence, Pisa, Lucca and the coast. I hope to see you again in the future. With best wishes, Darren
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Stunning Casa Verde

  • 5 of 5

Casa Verde is set in the most amazing location, the views are simply stunning. I doubt you will find a better view anywhere in the world! The accommodation is equally as wonderful, perfect for our family of five. Everything you need is provided, with Darren and Malcolm gracious hosts. Vellano is a lovely small village, with two good restaurants and a small shop for your daily provisions. Would recommend to any one who wants high quality accommodation in a lovely Italian village setting

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rob, Many thanks for your great Review we were glad you had such a good time. We hope to see you in the future. Kind regards, Darren
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bistrot Vellano
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
Montecatini Terme
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A11 Chiesina Uzzanese Pescia
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Manero & Bistrot Vellano
Nearest Ski
48 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Quiet and peaceful Casa Verde has fantastic Tuscan vistas. Leading from the Apartment door is a spacious terrace with stunning panoramic views of six of the Dieci Castelli (the Ten Castellated villages), furnished with tables, chairs & parasol to enable you to dine al fresco. The Casa Verde benefits from a local pool, with a shallow end perfect for the children. There is so much to see in the surrounding area during your stay with excellent connections to Florence, the Leaning Tower at Pisa, Lucca, the beach at Viareggio and much more.

There is WIFI, free tour of local attractions, fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden when available.

Casa Verde only takes bookings of 7 days or more in July and August.


Rates & Availability

Vellano Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season April - June 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season July & August 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Mid Season Sept & Oct 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Low Season Nov 2017 - Mar 2018
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Mid Season April - June 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
High Season Jul & Aug 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Mid Season Sept - Oct 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Low Season Nov 2018 - Mar 2019
Nov 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please Note: Minimum booking of 7 days in July & August.
See Casa Verde's Reviews on Trip Advisor.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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