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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Casa Verde with its fantastic view of Vellano sleeps six people with all modern amenities while keeping its rustic charm. Casa Verde is an hour from Florence, Pisa, Lucca and the coast at Viareggio with the mountains of the Garfagnana to the west.

The view from Casa Verde of the Medieval village of Vellano is unique to the accommodation and even after all these years I wonder at it every day.

See our Reviews on Trip Advisor or the Casa Verde website.

There are six bed spaces with one of the bedroom being en-suite at Casa Verde with a kitchen, sitting room, second bathroom.

There are two terraces outside for sunbathing and alfresco dining complete with sunshades, tables and chairs and that view!

WiFi is available at Casa Verde.

There are up to two parking spaces.There is a sharp turn on the driveway up to Casa Verde.

There is a washing machine, oven and hob with a fridge, toaster and coffee making facilities at Casa Verde.

We live onsite in the lower part of the house and make ourselves available if needed, but naturally leave our guests to their holiday unless help or information is required. Guests should note that we have a neighbour to the left hand side of Casa Verde.

The village of Collodi is near Casa Verde which is the home of Pinocchio who's writer Carlo Collodi worked as a gardener at the Villa Garzoni. There is a children's center in the village of Collodi dedicated to Pinocchio. There are many local attractions; see our Blog for insights.

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 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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Amenities

Vellano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    White Bedroom En-suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
The Apartment has a separate entrance to the side of the main house with private terraces. Wifi is available. Local pools 10 minutes away.

Reviews

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Peaceful & Panoramic Location 1 hour to Florence, Pisa, Lucca & Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 14 reviews
5

A beautiful Tuscan escape

  • 5 of 5

Casa Verde is a lovely apartment in the hill side village of Vellano. The apartment is well equipped, clean and comfortable, offering the most fantastic view across the countryside. The terrace is a wonderful place to enjoy a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. The location is ideal with much to do within an hour's drive. (Our favourite was the town of Lucca). The owners were superb in offering advice, helping with bookings etc. Nothing was too much trouble. We definitely plan to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sonya, We are glad you all had such a fabulous time at Casa Verde. There terraces are great for taking in the Tuscan views, we bought the house for the view of the village. We hope to see you again soon. With our best wishes to you and your family. With kind regards, Darren Casa Verde Vellano
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Large property with stunning views

  • 4 of 5

For a large family or group of friends, this apartment would give plenty of stylish room at a reasonable cost. The views are great, the fittings very good and Darren was very helpful and welcoming. However as a couple we felt that it was actually pretty expensive at €219 for the two nights we were there and that for the same cost we could have stayed in a very nice Agriturismo with full facilities and dining. For us, although lovely to meet Rita the elderly neighbour, she and her daughter were ever present whenever we went outside as their house is almost on top of the apartment entrance and patio. From very early morning it was difficult not to get 'caught' each time while having that very first early coffee outside. We didn't mind too much as Rita was lovely (although it did prevent any sunbathing as we felt it inappropriate) but others might find this more of a problem. Also mosquitos were an issue for us. The windows have no fly screens and having no air-con unit in the bedroom the choice was get bitten, or swelter as the provided fan didn't really help. While I understand why candles etc were not allowed, not being able to use citronella candles, or mossie foils did add to this problem as sprays were not sufficient. Having said all this, the house was well equipped and the village lovely with a good restaurant for evening food. The area is charming and once the road up has been travelled once, it doesn't seem so daunting the next time. Overall it was a nice place to stay, but for us the cost as a couple, the neighbour whose entrance and door is right on top of you only 5 feet away, plus more house rules than other rentals we've stayed in (including careful use of sun creams and make up to save the linen and towels), I cannot give it a 5 out of 5. That said it is a lovely property but if you are a couple, there are other cheaper options available which might provide more privacy.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paula, Thank you for your Review. We are glad that your stay was nice overall and thank you for your kind comments about Casa Verde and our local restaurant Manero. Thank you for your feedback: The HomeAway prices are higher than Casa Verde's website prices as extra charges are added by HomeAway for their services i.e. holiday insurance, online payment protection and their website service itself. All our listings sites show the house next door in the photographs. We will be taking action to make the terrace more private in light of your feedback. To be fair to Casa Verde the risk fire with wooden floors and roof is paramount. There are many non-flame products that help with mosquitoes. We have found that all these products; including screens do have their limits! I realise that it was very hot and humid while you were at Casa Verde. The listing shows air-conditioning is not part of the letting. 'Filters' on listing sites can be used to find out which properties provide particular services. Many thanks again for taking the time to write your Review and hope to see you in the future. With kind regards, Darren Hackett At Casa Verde
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5

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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5

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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4

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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4

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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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bistrot Vellano
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
Montecatini Terme
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Pescia
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A11 Chiesina Uzzanese Pescia
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Manero & Bistrot Vellano
Nearest Ski
48 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Viareggio
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.

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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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