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All you need for a perfect holiday. Sea, mountains, culture, good food & - Il Metato amongst Mediterranean perfumes and colours.

Camaiore, Lucca, Italy
  • Farmhouse430 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Lay on hot sandy beaches, walk up wooded hills visit historical sites

Self-catering, holiday rental, typical Tuscan farm in Camaiore. Old cotto pavements, wood ceiling beams, essential comforts. Internet Wi-Fi. Panoramic views over the valley and town of Camaiore. Terraces for lunches in the sun or evening drinks and dinners under the stars. Vast garden for children's games, private off the road parking. Ideal for relaxing holidays in off the beaten trak Tuscany. Surrounded by a private garden, olive grove, vineyard and wood for a total of 40 hectares, this beautiful and peaceful property, overlooking Camaiore is just right for Guests that want the essential for a relaxing and 'easy' holiday away from it all. Camaiore is one of those areas in Tuscany that still has to be discovered by mass tourism. Our houses are part of what once used to be a farm with a 'Manor' house. We usually spent our summer holidays there. Aunt Ludovica slowly transformed the houses to be rented out. We inherited La Polletta in 2001. And we continue what she started out. The town of Camaiore is downhill 10 minutes walking distance.

Property Manager

Stefano & Margherita Lazzari

Member Since 2008
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english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
About Stefano & Margherita Lazzari

Stefano & Margherita are married since 1981, have a son of 26 and a daughter of 24. Live in Quattro Castella (Reggio Emilia) were they also rent out a place (see property 402746) and are seldom in Camaiore, where Mrs. Vittoria will help you around in their absence.

Stefano & Margherita Lazzari purchased this Farmhouse in 1947

Why Stefano & Margherita Lazzari chose Camaiore

It was inherited in 2001.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

Can be a truly full and enjoyable holiday. Camaiore is the only place that can offer you relax on hot sandy beaches , and good walks up the hills around from which regenerate yourself with gorgeous views (itineraries are supplied with our guide book) . And all this is the range of only 10 kilometers. Yes because the hot sandy beaches and the refreshing shores of the Tirrenean are just 8 kilometers away, while the Monte Gabberi (1.100 meters) or the Monte Matanna (1.300 meters) are just around the corner. And after all that excersise, in the evenings, on the terrace, you can relax, enjoying a drink and the view, follow up your mail on the Internet or the news on the satellite TV. Furthermore, Camaiore offers you the opportunity to reach Pisa, Lucca, Porto Venere in no more than a 60 minute car drive (Porto Venere the furthermost) as Pisa and Lucca are reachable in no more than 30 .


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, queen size (160x200) double bed
      • On first floor, double queen size (160x200) complete bedroom with two small wardrobes nd two small chest of drawers, two scenic Windows. On ground floor a folding sofa couch opens up in a queen size bed.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • Shower enclosure (no bath tub)

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural
        • Village


            • Budget
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      air conditioning in bedroom. At the time being air-conditioning is ON on a daily time basis. It is on at siesta" time from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m and from 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. as on Yachts.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Gas central heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      100% cotton (non Indian)
                    • Living Room
                      On ground floor in the living area, the sofa opens up in a queen size (80x200) bed.
                    • Parking
                      Off the road into gated private property parking
                    • Towels Provided
                      100% cotton (non Indian)
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchen.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          With freezer.
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  sunny terrace facing South west fully equipped for outdoor living and meals. Table, umbrella, chairs, sunbeds and out door shower.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Charcoal barbecue. Charcoal not provided.


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Private Pool
                                          outdoor, salt depured (no chlorine) 11x6mt secured swimming pool


                                            • botanical garden
                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • museums
                                            • ruins
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          6 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Clean, Peace, Beautiful and value for money.

                                                          Victor W.

                                                          Paradise! It's a must visit if you want peace and quiet, only the sound of crickets. (It's heaven on earth) I was there for 9 days Victor + Vera. Victoria, the lady that check us in is a marvellous human-being, so friendly, again, grazie mille Victoria. We will be back!

                                                          Clean, newly renovated house with a beautiful view

                                                          Tim L.

                                                          We really enjoyed our stay at the little farmhouse Il Metato, which was a bakery in former times!

                                                          The house was great and especially the garden which its seating outside and also the view from there are beautiful.

                                                          Everything was well organized and the owner and the staff were really nice and took good care of our comfort.

                                                          The house offers everything you need for daily use for example for cooking. Everything was really clean and newly renovated and nevertheless the house keeps a special charm of an old homely house. In the time we stayed at the house there were lots of Moskitos so better take some Autan with you. But the sleeping room was preparated with an electric Moskito repellent mashine. In order to reach the house you will definitely need car.

                                                          We can really recommend Il Metato and enjoyed our days up on the mountain. We would definitely come back again!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We will put extra moskito repellent machines in the house.

                                                          Top gepflegte Anlage, toller Blick bis zum Meer, sehr erholsame Zeit

                                                          Kirstin Z.

                                                          Wir haben jeden Tag sehr genossen. Wir fühlten uns jederzeit gut umsorgt und hatten alles, was wir für einen perfekten Urlaub benötigten. Ganz lieben Dank an Vittoria und die unkomplizierte Abwicklung durch Stefano.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Dear Guest, thank you for your review. We try our best and are very pleased when we succeed. A lot of the merit goes to the house it's wonderful position, garden, pool and quietness. Many thanks and hope you will grant us your preferences again in the future. Vittoria sends her greetings. Stefano

                                                          Kleines Paradies

                                                          Anne M.

                                                          Das kleine alte Haus ist geschmackvoll saniert und praktisch eingerichtet, sogar an Küchenkräuter im Beet vor der Haustür ist gedacht. Vom Schlafzimmer im ersten Stock aus hat man einen wundervollen Blick über die auslaufenden Berge bis aufs Meer. Die Terrasse bietet einen schönen Essplatz und verschiedene Sitz- und Liegegelegenheiten in Sonne und Schatten. Daneben steht einem der große und gut gepflegte Garten mit altem Baumbestand zur Verfügung. Vom sauberen Pool, der gemeinsam mit den übrigen Wohnungen des Anwesens genutzt wird, hat man ebenfalls eine schöne Sicht auf die Berge. Da das Haus "Il Metato" am Rand der Gebäude liegt, bekommt man von den übrigen Gästen kaum etwas mit.

                                                          Die Kleinstadt Camaiore ist zu Fuß ca. 20 Minuten und mit dem Auto 5 Minuten entfernt. Sie ist vom Massentourismus verschont geblieben und hat einen verschlafenen Charme bewahrt.

                                                          Die Vermieter sprechen gut Englisch und reagieren stets hilfsbereit und umgehend.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Dear Guest,

                                                          thank you very much for your review.

                                                          Stefano & Margherita

                                                          Klein, aber sehr fein!

                                                          Ulrich K.

                                                          Nachdem wir bereits schon mehrfach ein anderes Haus der Vermieter in Quattro Castello zur vollsten Zufriedenheit genutzt haben, waren wir auch bei unserem ersten Besuch mit dem Il Metato in Camaiore sehr zufrieden.

                                                          Freilich - es ist das kleinste und preiswerteste Häuschen der Anlage, sodass von vorneherein mit einigen Abstrichen zu rechnen war. Jedoch den fehlenden Fensterläden konnte mit rechtzeitigem Zuziehen der Vorhänge und dem Dauerbetrieb der kräftigen Ventilatoren begegnet werden. Zwar nicht sehr ökologisch, aber auch mit den im Haus vorrätigen Anti-Mückensteckern war man durchaus gegen die Mücken ausreichend gefeiht. (Und wenn die Vermieter siehe ihrer Antwort auf den Beitrag unten schreiben, dass sie nächstes Jahr auch Fliegengitter zur Verfügung stellen, kann man gewiss sein, dass sie das auch machen werden.)

                                                          Wir jedenfalls haben schon wieder für nächstes Jahr gebucht - denn der Salzwasserpool (12x6m) ist einfach fantastisch, genauso wie der Ausblick auf die Landschaft drumherum. Überhaupt ist das ganze Anwesen sehr gepflegt und man wird von den Vermietern wie auch der allseits präsenten Vittoria sehr gut versorgt.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Dear Guest,

                                                          thank you very much for your review.

                                                          Wunderschön und ruhig gelegenes Ferienhaus

                                                          Manuela N.

                                                          Das Ferienhaus liegt wunderschön oberhalb von Camaiore (ca. 1,3 km zum Zentrum).

                                                          Es ist zweckmäßig eingerichtet und sehr sauber. Die Gartenanlage sowie der Pool sind sehr gepflegt.

                                                          Von den Vermietern wird man rechtzeitig vor Reisebeginn sehr umfangreich mit Informationsmaterial (Ausflugstipps usw.) versorgt.

                                                          Einziges Manko: Fehlende Fliegengitter an den Fenstern. Aufgrund fehlender Fensterläden (im Erdgeschoss) wird es in den Räumen sehr warm.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Dear Guest,

                                                          thank you very much for your kind review on "The Gardener's roof top flat amongst Mediterranean Perfumes and Colours" in Camaiore. and thank you for your helpful suggestions.

                                                          I promise that next year you will find detailed instructions on how we efficiently defend ourselves from mosquitos with the small electric plug in machines every room is equipped with, without having to put mosquito nets at the windows that keep out air and block views (and we live near the Po river ! you can barely imagine how many mosquitos we have here!).

                                                          As for the last part of your review we do not understand (unfortunately we do not speak German so we had to use Google translator: it seems you are missing shutters) as all windows have shutters you can close to shade the rooms with, but probably there is an error with the translation. We are sorry we cannot help with this last issue.

                                                          But thank you anyway. we are very pleased you liked the house and place and we hope you will grant us your preferences again soon in the future. All our warmest regards. Stefano & Margherita.


                                                          Camaiore, Lucca, Italy

                                                          Camaiore is a quiet and lazy old town of roman origin at the foots of the Apennines and marble mountains. Twenty minutes away from the fashionable beaches and shopping centers of Forte de Marmi and Viareggio. Many tourist attractions nearby: Pisa, Lucca, not far from Florence (60 minutes car drive), Pietrasanta, Portovenere and Lerici. A preferred spot by artists, writers and film directors, as still unspoilt by mass tourism. Off the beaten track Tuscany, Camaiore adds to its mediaeval churches, roman remains, proximity to important historic towns such as Lucca, Pietrasanta or Pisa, the vicinity to the sea. For a perfect and relaxing holiday. Many good restaurants in the area offer the visitor a taste of local Tuscan recipes and good wines. Excellent local food shops provide the traveller with the best of Italian groceries, wines and vegetables.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

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                                                          Additional Guest Fee

                                                          CANCELLATION POLICY: 1) full rent must have been paid within 30 days from guest's scheduled arrival date. 2) all eventual money returns are intended excluding bank fees. 3) in case of cancellation booking advance payment (25%) is returned only within 10 days from booking confirm. Except for case specified in point 3). 4) In case of cancellation balance of fee (75%) and booking advance payment (25%) will be returned ONLY if we receive another confirmed booking (payd) for the same period you originally booked in for. Our CANCELLATION POLICY will be sent to you with detailed offer at availability request.

                                                          6 Reviews
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