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Country house with sea view and big garden, near the village, animals wellcome

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 6-8 persons, dishwasher, washing maschine,

Our country house Vistamare, which is available to our guests as 1-family house is located in the middle of an olive grove, only 12 km from the sea and the Etruscan coast of Tuscany. The house (100 m²) has been partially renovated, and it accommodates 6 + 2 people. It is surrounded by a big property, delimitated with hedges. The village Montescudaio is in the neighbourhood. From the top of the hill you have a wide view over the sea. The entrance can be found behind the house. Crossing the eat-in kitchen with fire-place, you enter the living room, which has access to the covered terrace. There are 3 large bedrooms. On request, 2 extra single beds can be put at your disposal. The newly renovated bathroom has a shower, WC and a washing machine. The arrangement is friendly and rustic, in Tuscany style. The well kept garden with garden furniture and barbecue invites you to dine in the open air, where you can also enjoy the panoramic view.

History of Montescudaio: The name ‚Montescudaio' comes from the Latin word ‚Mons Scutorum’, which means ‚Mountain of the Shields’ or ‘Mountain of the Knaves’. The name reminds of the military tasks that the place fulfilled in the medieval times. An urn from the Villanovian Era and a cup, in which water used to be mixed with wine according to Greek rituals are testimonies of the early origins of Montescudaio. The earthquake from 1864 destroyed the oldest castle houses, including the abbey church Santa Maria. Thanks to the inhabitants and to the great support of the grand duke, the village was rebuilt in only 10 years. Since 1861, Montescudaio has been developing, sharing the history of the communities inside of the Italian Kingdom. The coat of arms of the village represents a 5 corners crown on a shield with 3 mountains. The crown symbolizes the shire Della Gheraldesca, and the 3 mountains represent the 3 castles of the family.

Montescudaio and wine: Montescudaio has always been associated with wine. The vine culture dates back to Etruscan times, and M. is the main agent of Montescudaio DOC, belonging to the national association “Strada del vino Costa degli Etruschie” (‘the wine street’). Since 1976, the 7 communities (Montescudaio, Riparbella, Casale, MontecatiniVdC, Guradistallo, S.Luce, Castellina) have been part of the association. DOC Montescudaio was at the beginning a copy of the Chainti authenticity. Trebbiano, Colorino and Canaioloare are famous for the red wines. Malvasia and Vermentino are famous fort he white wines. The Montescudaio DOC wines are a nice change, and the San Giovese offers you innovative vine varieties, such as Cabernet and Merlot.

Activities: In Montescudaio, there are numerous musical performances and cultural activities, which enrich the annual cultural calendar. In May, the ‘National day of the small community’ is celebrated. The national association organizes annually ‘The Bread Town’. Musical festivals and cinema performances take place in July, whereas in August, the national association ‘Città del Vino’ invites you to the presentation of ‘Calici di stelle’. Festa dell’Estate takes place in the middle of August. Since 1967, the Wine Festival takes place in the first week of October, and it attracts thousands of amateurs. “Montescudaio Olea” normally takes place at the end of November: ‚Bread, Oil and Oil Mill’. In the impressive spots of the village, Christmas cribs are installed in December.

More Details

Property Manager
Daniela Schoenenberg
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018


Montescudaio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Badezimmer 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 bedrooms with double beds, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The arrangement is very friendly and functional, rustic and in Tuscan style.


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Country house with sea view and big garden, near the village, animals wellcome
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews

La casa è molto grande accogliente

  • 4 of 5

È un luogo molto spazioso comodo in poco tempo si raggiungono paesi meravigliosi. Per noi è stata una vacanza bellissima e sicuramente ci torneremo.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Das Haus mit ca. 2 ha Grundstück sieht von außen sehr vielversprechend aus. Die Grundstücksanlage mit den vielen Terrassen, den Oliven- und Feigenbäumen hat uns außerordentlich gut gefallen, auch die Tore, die von 2 Straßen auf das Grundstück führen, sind schön anzusehen, der Trampelpfad hinauf in das Dorf, das für italienische Verhältnisse sehr gepflegt erschien, ist nur für jemanden etwas, der gut gehen und keine Gelenkprobleme hat. Innen sieht es nicht ganz so gut aus, die Küchen- und Zimmermöbel haben teilweise "Sperrmüllcharakter", in den hohen Schlafzimmerschränken befinden sich Kissen und Decken, die - dem Geruch nach zu urteilen - ungewaschen dort hineingeknüllt wurden. In einem der beiden offensichtlich neu hergerichteten Badezimmer sind 10 Bodenfliesen schon zersprungen. Sämtliche Räume sind - wohl vor etlichen Jahren - gefliest worden, wovon etliche lose sind und eine Stolpergefahr darstellen, da sie sich auch Stufen befinden. Die Lichtverhältnisse sind sehr dürftig, daher ist es in den Räumen recht dunkel. Fazit: das Haus ist von der Außenanlage wirklich sehr hübsch, innen allerdings mit gravierenden Mängeln behaftet.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Ein wirklich wunderschönes, sehr schön gelegenes Haus. Wir haben uns sofort wohl gefühlt und würden dieses Objekt jederzeit wieder mieten. Man ist in wenigen Minuten zu Fuss im Ort und kann das Auto getrost stehen lassen. Gefehlt hat eigentlich nur ein Pool. Auf jeden Fall kann man dieses Haus weiter empfehlen.

Die Betreuung vor Ort war auch wie jedes Jahr Super. Hat man ein Problem, kann man sich immer an Daniela wenden.

Wir kommen garantiert wieder.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Toller Urlaub mit dem Besten der Toskana

  • 5 of 5

Waren im September 2009 mit 5 Erwachsenen (2 Paare und 1 Einzelperson) Gäste in diesem tollen toskana Haus. Durch die relative Nähe zum Meer waren wir jeden Tag baden. Auch nach einem Ausflug ins Landesinneren lohnt es sich abends noch zum Baden ans Meer zu fahren. Wir hatten 2 Hunde dabei und für die war es herrlich. Sie konnten auf dem großen Grundstück herum toben und am Meer gab es einen eigenen Hundestrand.

Die steile Treppe nach unten ist gut mit einem Geländer abgesichert und verschlossen, so dass ich für Kinder keine Gefahr sehen. Die zwei Bäder sind komplett eingerichtet und deshalb finde ich das Haus auch für berfreundete Paare sehr gut geeignet. Wir waren alle von dem Haus und dem herrschaftlichen Grundstück begeistert. Sehr angenehmt, das die Hausverwalterin eine Deutsche ist, die einem jeder zeit mit guten Tipps zur Seite steht. Vielen Dank Daniela.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2009
  • Stayed: September 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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großer Garten, tolle Terrasse

  • 4 of 5

Haus ist nett eingerichtet. Ein großer Garten mit Pinien lädt- trotzdem er neben der (wenig befahrenen) Straße liegt zum Ausruhen ein, leider steile Treppe in den Garten, eine Gafahr für kleinere Kinder. Große Schränke in den Zimmern, leider nur ein kleines Bad/ WC für 6 Personen (+ Kind). Schöne überdachte Terrasse mit großem Holztisch. Etwas kleiner Küchentisch und nicht ganz so gemütliches Wohn-/Eßzimmer.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2007
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Rosignano Marittimo
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Cecina Mare
Car: recommended

Montescudaio is a small Romantic place, 12 km from the sea and the Etruscan coast. It is located on the Pisa hills, behind Cecina and its agri tourist center. Thanks to its strategic location, it used to be an important fortress in the middle ages. Even today, you can enjoy the breathtaking panorama from the old ruins of the fortress and from the tower ‘La Guardiola’. On clear days, you can see the plain of the river Cecina, the blue Tyrrhenian Sea with the islands Capraia, Gorgona and Elba, and the high top of the island Corsica. The geographical location and the natural surrounding with hills and sea favour the tourism in the region. Montescudaio has a wonderful old historical center and it invites you with its narrow streets to visit it. On the Paizze, you can have a cappuccino, or you can let yourself delighted by one of our typical restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Endreinigung $123.06
Pet Fee $123.06
Refundable damage deposit $184.59

Preise inklusive Strom, Wasser, Gas
Bett- und Badwäsche sind bitte mitzubringen. Bei Anfrage kann die Waesche auch gemietet werden € 15 pro Person!
Kurzfristige Buchung ; bis 10 Tage vor Reisebeginn: 10 % Rabatt
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund