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House / Villa - Ortonovo

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

VILLETTA GARDENIA

Sleeps 4

Sleeping 4 people, this elegantly converted and restored country villa was originally used as a barn in past centuries and still stands just across the courtyard from the grand farmhouse – likewise now renovated – that it once served.

Set high among the lush green hills which border Liguria and Tuscany and surrounded by a vast olive grove, it guarantees utmost privacy and seclusion and occupies the perfect spot for peaceful relaxation. In addition, the villa’s outdoor jacuzzi pool invites you to bathe at leisure in its heated waters, undisturbed by the clamour of the outside world!

From this privileged elevated position, extensive scenic views can be enjoyed, stretching right from the Apuan Alps inland to the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. The Cinque Terre villages too are very close at hand.

More Details

Property Manager
Francesca Zazzali - Homeowner & Sea and Country Villas director
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

Amenities

Carrara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • disco club
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

A DIFFERENT ASPECT OF TUSCANY. THIS IS A WARM AND INVITING HOME.

  • 5 of 5

We have truly enjoyed our stay here and I highly recommend it.

This was our first trip to Tuscany and indeed our first house rental anywhere outside of the U.S. We had no idea of what to expect. The location is beautiful. It isn't exactly as I had pictured it in reading about it online and from reading other reviews, but it is beautiful. The property itself could not be lovelier. There are many olive trees, there are abundant flowers, there are hedges that provide privacy. In fact the privacy afforded is a real highlight. You can see that they really paid attention to that aspect.

Fabiana and Antonio were wonderful hosts! Warm, welcoming and gracious. They speak very little English however, so, it would be a good idea to brush up on your Italian before coming. Or, at the very least, keep your phrase book handy! Just know that you won't be able to communicate in English. We were not expecting that.

The road leading to the property is kind of scary with several blind curves. Just be aware and drive carefully.

There is a very narrow, quite long, gated driveway leading to the house. You will either have to back out of the driveway when you leave or become good at "back and fill" turn arounds.

For our arrival Fabiana had prepared several wonderful snacks for us. In fact, it was enough for us to breakfast and supper on for three days! It was all marvelous. Cheeses, grapes, oranges, lemons, panettone, bruschetta, bread, cookies, olive oil, teas and coffee, wine and even Prosecco!

The kitchen and living area are in separate parts of the home from the bedrooms. You need to go out side to access the kitchen/family room. It is nice in that it provides privacy.

The kitchen had all the pots and pans and silverware and dishes that one needs to make a fairly extensive meal.

One of our main reasons for choosing the Villetta Gardenia was the fact that they had a king size bed! In fact, they have one in each of the two bedrooms! The bathrooms were good sized (except the WC) and the shower was excellent. Although we did run out of hot water a couple of times. Be aware if a lot of you are showering.

One thing that was kind of irritating was the wifi. It is provided by means of a hotspot. It was very erratic and in fact did not work most of the time. I assume that it is because of the local cell tower as our cell phones did not receive data well either.

This was a wonderful experience for us and I highly recommend the Villetta Gardenia!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our best VRBO experience ever!

  • 5 of 5

Not only is this garden villetta perfect for a small family or two couples, Fabiana and Antonio are the most wonderful hosts one could hope for. We arrived late night after a long trip from Oregon, and there was an extensive cold plate dinner waiting for us! They helped us with plans for the area and told us of secret local places. When my husband's ATM card was eaten by a local machine, Fabiana drove him back down and retrieved it. We found the location perfect for driving to everything in Northern Tuscany. Simply perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! If I could give even higher marks I would! Villa is beautiful and finished to a very high standard. Terrace has wonderful views and is perfect for al fresco dinning. The hot tub was FABULOUS ! In fact everything was FABULOUS! Can't thank Antonio and Fabiana enough , discreet yet available hosts who cook the most fabulous food! I would defiantly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic week at this villa, and keep thinking about how wonderful it would be to go back. Beautiful house, amazing view and Antonio very friendly and more helpful than we could except someone helpful to be!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Superbe location proche des "Cinque Terre"

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un séjour formidable à la villa de Fabiana et Antonio.

La maison est superbe, très agréable et aménagée avec beaucoup de goût (c'est encore mieux en vrai que sur les photos), très bien équipée et d'une propreté irréprochable. Le jardin est très agréable et très bien entretenu par Antonio. Beaucoup de terrasses aménagées pour les différents moments de la journée, pour d'agréables petits déjeuners, apéros, dîners .... avec une magnifique vue.

Le super jacuzzi pour se relaxer au retour de nos visites a été très apprécié.

Nos hôtes Fabiana et Antonio sont très accueillants et sympathiques, très serviables et discrets. L'assortiment d'antipasti et de primi confectionnés par Fabiana pour notre arrivée étaient excellents.

De plus la région est magnifique: Pise, Lucca, Les Cinque Terre avec leurs magnifiques villages colorés .... le tout en moto, c'était superbe !

En résumé d'excellentes vacances ! Nous y reviendrons ...

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Ruhiges Anwesen mit herrlicher Aussicht

  • 5 of 5

Im April 2017 waren wir (2 Erwachsene, 2 Kinder) eine Woche bei Antonio un Fabiana zu Gast. Auf dem Anwesen haben wir in einem schönen Haus auf drei Etagen gewohnt. Alles ist liebevoll und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Auf den oberen beiden Etagen befinden sich je 1 Schlafzimmer mit Doppelbett, je 1 Bad sowie 1x Sauna und 1x Balkon. Im unteren Bereich ist die gut ausgestattete Küche mit Essbereich. Im Garten davor hat es eine gedeckte Lounge, einen Whirlpool (war bei uns leider nicht in Betrieb, wahrscheinlich nur im Sommer benutzbar), Liegestühle und eine Gartendusche. Am Abend hat es lange Sonne. Von der oberen Terrasse aus geniesst man eine herrliche Aussicht. Das ganze Anwesen liegt sehr ruhig und etwas abgeschieden, terrassiert in Hanglage, umgeben mit mediterranen Bäumen. Unserer Meinung nach braucht es ein Auto, es hätte zwar eine Bushaltestelle in der Nähe, in der Region mit dem öffentlichen Verkehr zu reisen, ist jedoch sehr umständlich.

Die Gastgeber wohnen auch auf dem Anwesen direkt nebenan, was aber nur zu unserem Vorteil war. Der Kühlschrank war bei unserer Ankunft mit vielen, teils selbstgemachten Leckereien gefüllt, der Tisch gedeckt. Antonio und Fabiana haben sich familiär-freundlich um uns vier gekümmert, haben bei Bedarf rasch geholfen und waren trotzdem zuvorkommend diskret.

Es hat uns sehr gut gefallen und wir können das Anwesen und die Gastgeber gerne empfehlen!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Metres
Casano
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Bocca di Magra
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Lerici
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Sarzana
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Sarzana
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Bocca di Magra
Car: necessary

(Text automatically translated) Villa Gardenia is Located within easy reach of the area's main sights of outstanding natural beauty or historic and artistic interest,: such as the Following: the Cinque Terre villages, the Gulf of Poets, Portovenere, Portofino, the Apuan Alps and the white-marble quarries of Carrara (15mins by car), the beaches of Versilia (20mins by car), the famous Tuscan towns of Pisa (30mins by car), Lucca (30mins by car) and Florence (1hour). Many other unspoilt beaches dotted along the nearby coast can be accessed by car in about 10 mins. Regular ferry services operate daily from the local port of Marina di Carrara (8 kms away) to the Gulf of Poets, Portovenere, the Cinque Terre villages, and Portofino. Swimming pools, tennis courts and a renowned, top-quality seafood restaurant are available at the "Club Muraglione" leisure complex, situated 4 kms away

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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

PLEASE REFER TO THE CONDITIONS BY OWNER/MANAGER

PRICES INCLUDE
All linens and towels
Pool towels
All utilities
Wi Fi Internet access
Air conditioning
Final cleaning
Water, gas, electricity
Gardener

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE
Security Deposit of Euro 300,00 by cash to be paid on arrival by the property owner and totally refundable at the end of the holiday in case of no damages.
Heating during winter months charged on consumption to be paid directly to the property owner.

- To be paid at the time of booking: 50% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price;
- To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of the letting period: 50% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card.

INSURANCE: All tenant are advised to consider insurance needs in relation to travel, to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay, accident, medical and personal cover, Sea and Country Villas can not accept liability for any accident, injury, loss or damage sustained by tenants.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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