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House / Villa - Massa

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,455 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


Sleeps 12

An elegant and luxurious private villa for 12 people, with pool and jacuzzi and near to the fashionable Italian beach resorts of Forte dei Marmi, Versilia and the Cinque Terre.

6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms.

Il Castelletto is set on a hill at the foot of the Apuane

Alps amongst olive groves, chestnut and oak forest. Everywhere you look you will be captivated by the splendid views that take in the entire valley below, leading to the shores of the near by Mediterranian sea and continuing to the Gulf of Portovenere.

Originally Il Castelletto was defensive stone tower built around 1400 to defend the nearby medieval Malaspina castle. Today it has been transformed into a beautiful and elegant holiday villa, restructured by the owner with great care and maximum attention to detail.

More Details

Property Manager
Francesca Zazzali - SEA AND COUNTRY VILLAS - director
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Massa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3455 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm System
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Cellar
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Loggia
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • disco club
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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House / Villa - Massa
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Magnifique endroit

  • 4 of 5

Le propriétaire était super sympas et la vu magnifique! On y retournerait volontiers

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Een bijzonder huis op een mooie locatie. Prachtig uitzicht.

  • 4 of 5

Hartelijk ontvangen door de huis eigenaar die ons veel over de omgeving wist te vertellen. Het huis is bijzonder. Fijn zwembad en jaccuzie.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Castelletto!

  • 5 of 5

The website cannot do the Il Castelletto justice. We were very pleasantly surprised at how much at home we felt and how beautifully decorated the villa was. We simply had a blast! To be surrounded by it's beauty, both inside and out, was a very pleasurable way to celebrate two 50th birthdays. Agency and Representatives (and price) Francesca at Sea and Country was very friendly and professional. We conducted our business by e-mail and she was very prompt and attentive. Do you recommend this vacation rental to others? Absolutely, I would stay here again if my travels take me to this part of Italy.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Ferdinando, This was the perfect setting for a get together of old friends. Your villa provided a perfect backdrop for our holiday. You provided us with wonderful stories and much history of the town and surrounding areas. Thanks for making this such a terrific time and enabling us to take away such wonderful memories. In the course of lifetime, there are few adventures which will stick out in one’s memories as our time here. We will speak of our time here the rest of our lives.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Special days at Il Castelletto!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great and wonderful time during our days in Villa Il Castelletto! Ferdinando it´s a great gentleman and had give us lot of attentions. We are very grateful and we never forget this special and perfect days. Ferdinando, which made us feel at home. Also I really want to thank Francesca for all her support and assistance during this reservation and to make everything perfect.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The villa is located on a hillside overlooking the town of Massa and then further on, the Mediterranean sea. It is in a secluded location with a beautiful view. The villa is a restored 14th century watchtower for the nearby Malaspina Castle. The villa is in impeccable shape, gorgeously renovated with an indoor elevator and all modern amenities including six beautiful bathrooms with lovely Italian tiles. The location is wonderfully peaceful and quiet, on a private gated property with a few other private homes nearby which are not visible to the villa. There is a gorgeous outdoor gathering place with seating and dining tables large enough to accommodate our family of 11, covered by a lovely awning to allow remaining outside in any weather, also a private pool with gorgeous views and an outdoor hot tub. The house is absolutely beautifully furnished, clean, lovely, filled with gorgeous antiques. The owner has impeccable taste. The bedrooms are lovely and most beds are very comfortable with one or two a bit soft. There are six bedrooms and six bathrooms so there were obviously ample bathrooms, all lovely. The kitchen is perfectly functional with top of the line appliances and ample supplies. We used the kitchen every day and a private cook came and prepared delicious meals for us in the kitchen. The only surprises were good - the villa is even more gorgeous than the pictures reveal on the website. The owner is warm and helpful. We can't say enough good things! The agency was perfectly helpful, spoke English and represented the villa well. Obviously we recommend Il Castelletto! You do need a car and to feel comfortable driving on winding roads (though by no means treacherous), and be prepared to travel good distances by car to get to locations for sightseeing (though there are many fabulous places to visit in under an hour's driving). There are many wonderful towns to visit, the beach at Forte di Marmi (20 minutes), the Cinque Terre, lovely towns in the Apuane Alps and other gorgeous towns of the Italian Riviera. There is obviously also the many Tuscan towns not far, Lucca, Siena, Florence. If willing to get in your car and go, you'll never be able to visit all the wonderful towns nearby. Don't forget to walk or drive to the nearby Malaspina Castle!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Marina di Massa
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Marina di Massa
Car: necessary

(Text automatically translated) For Those Who love silence and nature, for families and groups of friends, Il Castelletto is the ideal place for meetings intinerary to discover unusual and the antique flavors, the local food is excellent, not forgetting That at 10 minutes by car there is the sea , the elegant beaches of Versilia and the wilder ones in the Cinque Terre. Moreover thanks to the villa's strategic location you can easily reach interesting tourist and cultural sights both in Tuscany and Liguria: Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio, famous for its boutiques and night life, (15 minutes) Pietrasanta, the historical and artistic capital of Versilia with the most famous statuary shops (5 minutes) by car, Lucca (25minutes), Pisa (20 minutes), Florence (1 hour), Carrara's marble quarries, the marvelous Cinque Terre (Five Lands), Gulf of Poets (Poets'Gulf) , Portovenere, Portofino, Genoa. Handy ferries to Cinque Terre depart daily from the harbor of Marina di Massa (5 km).




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees


All linens and towels
Pool towels
All utilities
Wi Fi Internet access
Water, gas

Final cleaning of Euro 200,00 to be paid directly to the property owner
Security Deposit of Euro 800,00 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.
Electricity charged on consumption to be paid directly to the property owner
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