|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Minimum rental one week rental Saturday to Saturday except for urban apartments.
Villa Girasole is a classic Tuscan holiday rental estate near Pisa. Situated atop a gentle green hill surrounded by fields of wheat and sunflowers, a cypress-lined driveway leads to a restored farmhouse. In addition to the main house, there is a guest cottage that sleeps up to four people. If your party is larger than twelve, you can also rent the guest cottage during your stay. The weekly rate for the cottage is US$ 1,650
Both the main house and guest cottage have been meticulously restored and tastefully furnished. The décor uses an interesting mix of Tuscan country and modern minimalist styles. Colorful, warm and comfortable, both houses incorporate terracotta floors, open beam ceilings, and traditional stone throughout. This property has a true country charm to it!
Villa Girasole boasts large outdoor spaces and a lush garden of flowers and lemon trees. During the spring, the main house is covered by white roses, begonias, and jasmine. In the garden, there is an outdoor dining area and a swimming pool with a patio and deck chairs for guests to enjoy. Please note that the pool is open from The end of March until the end of October.
Because of its size and close proximity to Pisa, Florence and the coast, plus the many activities for children, Villa Girasole is a perfect retreat for families.
There are many amenities such as high speed Internet, a television, a phone, a video, and a stereo.
Price includes: Final cleaning and pool towels.
Extra services available on request include: housekeeping and cooking (Italian breakfast for 8 Euros per person, lunch or dinner for 20 Euros per person, drinks not included.)
Both the main house and the guest cottage have two floors. Outside the main house is a table and chairs for 15 people with a BBQ and pizza over, perfect for al fresco dining! On the ground floor of the main house there is a large, open living room with a traditional fireplace. Adjacent to the living room is a study with another fireplace. On the other side, adjoining the living room, is a spacious dining room with a table and chairs that seats 15 people. The kitchen is fully equipped with many essentials such as a gas range, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, and an American coffee maker. Also on the ground floor is a shower bathroom that can be used as a pool changing room.
On the second floor there are six comfortable bedrooms; four with twin beds and two with queen beds. Adding to the ambience of the house are four bathrooms, with terracotta floors; three with showers and one with a bathtub.
The guest cottage is surrounded by its own garden furnished with a table and chairs; a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set! On the ground floor, there is a large, open great room with a sitting area, fireplace and kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with a small refrigerator, dishwasher, two electric stoves, a small oven, and a radio. Also on the ground floor is a cozy bedroom with two twin beds and a shower bathroom. Upstairs (14 steps), there is a bedroom with a queen bed and an ensuite bathroom (no door) that has an antique cast iron bathtub and marble basin.
Lorenaza is a quaint town located in the beautiful Arno River region of northeastern Tuscany. There youll find restaurants, bars, shops, a grocery store, a post office and a pharmacy.
From Villa Girasole, there are a myriad of day trips to take. If you are interested in cities, Pisa is 20 miles, Lucca is 40 miles, Florence is 50 miles, and Siena is 65 miles. In Lucca youll find a quaint but urban city with few tourists, many Romanesque churches, and piazzas vibrant with life. In Pisa youll find the famous leaning tower, monumental architecture, historical landmarks, and many cultural and artistic diversions. Pisa is also home to one of the Italys most prestigious universities. If you are interested in the beach, Livorno, the largest city on the Tuscan coast, is only 15 miles. From there, you can drive the northeastern Italian coastline to sea resort towns such as Quercianella or Castiglioncello.