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House / Villa - Ortonovo

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


About the property


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:
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2017


Carrara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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House / Villa - Ortonovo
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

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: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr gepflegtes und gemütliches Haus mit traumhaftem Ausblick

  • 5 of 5

Das Grundstück liegt etwas oberhalb in den Bergen - ist aber auch noch nicht zu weit oben, so dass man das Meer mit dem Auto noch gut erreichen kann und nicht zu viele enge Kurven fahren muss. Auch ist es guter Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge nach Florenz, Lucca und Pisa sowie Wanderungen.

Antonio und Fabiana - die Eigentümer - sind sehr nette und hilfsbereite Gastgeber. Am Tag unserer Ankunft wartete schon ein sehr leckeres, typisch italienisches Abendessen auf uns und auch für das Frühstück war vorgesorgt. Wir fühlten uns sofort wohl.

Die Räume sind sehr liebevoll eingerichtet und besondere Details, wie Bilder und Accessoires machen es so gemütlich.

Es gibt einen sehr schönen Garten mit alten Olivenbäumen und überdachter Sitzecke.

Das Haus von Fabiana und Antonio befindet sich mit auf dem Grundstück. Sie waren für Fragen stets für uns da, aber dennoch sehr diskret und keine Beeinträchtigung.

Die Küche ist nur über den Garten erreichbar, was aber im Sommer nicht stört. Alles war sehr sauber und hat gut funktioniert.

Wir hatten einzig mit dem warmen Wasser teilweise Probleme, fanden dann aber heraus, dass es nach Betätigung der Dusche im EG wieder überall im Haus ausreichend floss.

Nach einer Woche gab es eine Zwischenreinigung und frische Wäsche im Haus.

Wir können das Haus weiterempfehlen und würden jederzeit nochmal unseren Urlaub dort verbringen. Es ist wirklich so schön, wie auf den Fotos.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Fabiana und Antonio sind ganz wunderbare Gastgeber. Die Kommunikation mit Francesca war immer sehr schnell und nett und sie war extrem hilfreich, als wir in der Nacht das Haus nicht gefunden haben, noch mal vielen Dank dafür. Fabiana und Antonio habe uns so herzlich empfangen, wir haben uns sofort sehr wohl gefühlt. Sie haben und den ganzen Kühlschrank mit diversen Köstlichkeiten gefüllt, dass wir einen extrem guten und leckeren Start in einen sehr entspannten Urlaub hatten. Die Lage des Hauses ist ganz großartig, man hat einen wundervollen Blick von den Zimmern und der Küche/Wohnzimmer/Garten auf die Landschaft. Die Zimmer sind sehr liebevoll und gemütlich eingerichtet und der Küche fehlt es an nichts. Während der ganzen Zeit haben uns die beiden sehr verwöhnt und wir haben dort einen phantastischen Urlaub verbracht und können das Haus nur wärmstens empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We spent one week at Villetta Gardenia and it was amazing. The house itself is really nice and charming. With a nice garden and views, the perfect place to relax. It is also very well located, very close to the beach, and half an hour drive to Pisa, Lucca, and La Spezia (boats to the CinqueTerre).

The owners are very friendly people, discreet but disposable for everything you could need.

And we had the dinner of our arrival day in the table when we arrived, and it was completely amazing.

We only could recommend that place. Fabiana & Antonio thanks for made us feel like at home. Jose, Carol & Max.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Metres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Bocca di Magra
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees


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

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