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House "il Girasole"with swimmingpool and garden in a quiet location

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

This house lies on the hills between Lucca and the seaside, in a quiet location and with beautiful views on the surrounding hills. The house is a good starting point for visits to the major art cities in Tuscany such as Pisa, Florence and Carrara with its famous marble quarries. From this area the guest may also easily reach some of the minor centres of Tuscany such as Pietrasanta, Camaiore and Torre del Lago in Versilia or, heading north towards the Garfagnana, Barga, Bagni di Lucca and Colognora.


Owner
Marina Van Puyvelde
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

Amenities

Pescaglia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
General:
  • Coin Cabine
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

Reviews

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(34 traveler reviews)

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House "il Girasole"with swimmingpool and garden in a quiet location
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
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"We had a wonderful time ...

  • 5 of 5

"We had a wonderful time and the owners were so very kind and helpful. The property is situated along quiet single track road just off the main road which runs between San Martino in Freddana (SMiF) and Fiano, just south of the village of Loppeglia. A short private driveway leads you to the (electric) gates of the (far larger than expected) house which overlooks a beautiful and tranquil tree covered valley with only a few houses scattered around. The property stands alone in a lovely well maintained garden and consists of, on the ground floor, a well fitted kitchen with dining table, a large living room/dining room with access to the balcony (overlooking a beautiful tree covered valley), a utility room with laundry facilities, a main bedroom, modern bathroom with bath and shower, 2nd bedroom with two single beds and pull out bed. There is also a table tennis room downstairs and is accessed by either walking down the driveway around the side and front of the property or via the steps to the rear and side of the house. Sun loungers are provided in addition to an outside covered dining area, pizza oven and bar-b-q. As you have the entire garden and house to yourself it very private and tranquil with only the sound of the bees, the bells on the goats, and the distant church bells breaking the silence. The house was very clean and well equipped and the owners did everything possible to make our stay very welcome. Local restaurants are within easy reach and there is a supermarket in SMiF which is 10mins by car down the hill. Lucca is about 25mins by car. Viareggio is about 40mins away,Florence 80mins, Sienna 2 hours, Pisa 70 mins. We found the property an ideal way of travelling to the local tourist attractions/cities/seaside whilst being able to return to the tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside. You won''t get to know Italy if you don''t stay here. Well worth a visit! We didn''t want to leave!

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  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"The property is situated...

  • 5 of 5

"The property is situated along quiet single track road just off the main road which runs between San Martino in Freddana (SMiF) and Fiano, just south of the village of Loppeglia. A short private driveway leads you to the (electric) gates of the property which overlooks a beautiful and tranquil tree covered valley with only a few houses scattered around. The property stands alone in a lovely well maintained garden and consists of, on the ground floor, a well fitted kitchen with dining table, a living room/dining room with access to the balcony, a utility room with laundry facilities, a main bedroom, bathroom with bath and hand held shower, 2nd bedroom with two single beds and pull out bed. There is also a table tennis room downstairs and is accessed by either walking down the driveway around the side and front of the property or via the steps to the rear and side of the house. Sun loungers are provided in addition to an outside covered dining area, oven and bar-b-q. As you have the entire garden and house to yourself it provides a very peaceful and private atmosphere with only the sound of the bees and the distant church bells breaking the calmness. The house was very clean and well equipped and the owners did everything possible to make our stay very welcome. Local restaurants are within easy reach and there is a supermarket in SMiF which is 10mins by car down the hill. Lucca is about 25mins by car. Viareggio is about 40mins away, Siena- 2 hours, Pisa -70 mins. We found the property an ideal way of travelling to the local tourist attractions/cities/seaside whilst being able to return to the tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside."

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"Wonderful villa which I ...

  • 5 of 5

"Wonderful villa which I would certainly return to for my next holiday in Tuscany. The photos and description do not do this place justice. It is much bigger than described. Having a car is necessary as there is only a small corner store and bakery in the village. A great place to base yourself if you want to explore the surrounding area, especially on bike. Restaurant Molin della Volpe is a must, absolutely fantastic food (on the corner of the valley road, turn off to Gello). Very tranquil and total privacy. The welcome package was a nice touch from the very helpful owners."

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"I spent two weeks with m...

  • 5 of 5

"I spent two weeks with my family (wife and two kids 4 years and 5 months old) at "Il Girasole". Everything was as advertised or better! Well equipped, comfortable, and very well kept. Plenty of room for our small family - could comfortably house 5 adults. Very friendly and helpful owner - both before and during our stay. Would stay there again and will recommend the place to friends."

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Prima huis met een heerlijk zwembad in rustige omgeving

  • 4 of 5

Het huis ligt niet ver van Lucca in de bergen. Vele haarspeldbochtjes leiden je naar het huis. Lucca ligt op iets meer dan 20 min. rijden en ook Pisa is goed te doen. Ook Florence in anderhalf uur.

Het huis staat er netjes bij met veel ruimte om het huis en oprit achter een poort.

De Nederlands sprekende beheerder zorgt voor een welkom ontvangst met instructies en geeft diverse tips.

Al doet het interieur misschien iets gedateerd aan, alle basisvoorzieningen zijn aanwezig en het is goed schoon.

Het zwembad is modern en heerlijk met mooi uitzicht. Het zwembad is verlicht dat geeft in de avond een mooi effect.

Er staat een hek voor de ruimte bij het zwembad en dat was voor ons zoontje dat nog niet kan zwemmen wel handig.

De speeltoestellen voor de kleintjes zijn wel wat oud, maar daar hebben onze kids niet naar omgekeken. Het zwembad was hun speeldomein.

Je kunt buiten onder een afdak eten wat we elke dag gedaan hebben.

Wij hadden de pech dat de wasmachine niet werkte en het geluk dat Marina binnen een uur voor de deur stond met een nieuwe. Klasse!

Voor vragen en opmerkingen kun je altijd terecht. Er zijn voldoende handdoeken aanwezig en deze worden zaterdags waneer het zwembad wordt schoongemaakt meegenomen voor de was.

We hebben ons prima vermaakt en vinden de prijs kwaliteit hemaal in orde!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Superbe location !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé deux semaine ce mois d'août 2015 dans cette charmante maison. L'emplacement est idéal, au calme, avec une vue sur les collines toscanes magnifiques. La piscine est agréable et bien entretenue. La situation est idéale pour visiter la région, Lucca au plus près, Pise un peu plus au Sud ou Florence. Nous en avons également profité pour aller faire un petit tour à la mer. Nous recommandons cette location, les propriétaire sont qui plus est charmants.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

exit Lucca Est along the Firenze-Mare motorway A11 follow the direction to Camaiore, after 8 km ,at the right follow the direction to Loppeglia go up for 6 km .

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $176.41

Tariffe in funzione del numero di persone, Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione, Deposito cauzionale, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario non presente in locorietario

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.