|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Authentic Tuscan design and eclectic charm describes this renovated farmhouse, located only 6 km from the 12th century village of Palaia. Ample windows and French doors create a bright airy atmosphere; each bedroom has an en suite bathroom, a rarity in most Italian rentals. Relax in the charming loggia with access to a spacious courtyard or stroll through the private olive grove with panoramic views- either way this farmhouse provides the perfect retreat for a group of friends or large family looking to enjoy the peace of the countryside.
The villa is a beautifully restored old farmhouse with wonderful views of the countryside. A spacious loggia furnished with a wicker couch and various lounge chairs leads to a charming courtyard with potted flowers and plants. There is a large grassy area with mature trees bordering the rear of the house and a small olive grove. The swimming pool (12x6m) with lounge chairs is nestled among olive trees and green hedges. An original bread oven which can be used for pizzas and barbecues will add a delightful touch to your al fresco afternoon or evening meals. There is also a small guesthouse that is most appropriate for a couple or a small family.
Ground Floor: The entrance hall leads to a large living room with comfortable couches, armchairs and a fireplace. There is a large kitchen/dining room area. The renovated kitchen is equipped with modern appliances. There is a guest bathroom on this floor. All the rooms open onto the garden.
First Floor: There are four bedrooms on this floor and one sitting room with stairs leading directly to the garden. The first bedroom has a queen size bed and en suite bathroom with shower. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and en suite bathroom with tub. The third bedroom has queen size bed and en suite bathroom with shower and tub. The fourth bedroom has two single beds and en suite bathroom with a shower.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
Cook Service: Upon request
Extra Housekeeping: Upon request
Transfer Service: Upon request
Concierge Service: Upon request
Housekeeping is provided for 3 hours per day, 3 days per week. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.
It was a peaceful and beautiful property and we had a great week there both using it as a launching pad for sightseeing and as a great place to hang out with the kids and relax.
We loved the grounds and the view. The villa itself was beautiful and spacious with the right number of bedrooms and good room size. The pool was terrific as was the furniture. We also appreciated the games/toys/books that were there.
Since the property is not air-conditioned the top floor became very hot at night even with the fan on. Because not all the windows were screened, we could not open them due to heavy mosquitos.
Also, we liked Francesco and Liliana but it would have been helpful if someone had spoken some English.
We enjoyed running/walking to the nearby villages--the nearby Co-op for shopping and proximity to Firenze and Pisa.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Palaia was not exactly walking distance. Genovese was within walking distance but there is not much happening there.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring lots of good bug spray from the US. The Italian spray was fairly useless.
Check In Out:
It was smooth and painless.