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House around the Ghivizzano,

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Property Manager
Paolo Poli
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2018

Why Paolo Poli chose Ghivizzano

This house is nestled in a park-like garden with lemon trees (used as a small outdoor kitchen), wood-burning oven, and grill. It is located in the countryside, in the valley of Serchio River at the gates of Garfagnana, 40 min away from the famous beaches of Versilia, a few minutes away from the beautiful mountains of Passo dell'Abetone, and 25 min away from Lucca and its wonderful historic centre.

What makes this house unique

From the window of thee bedroom, it is impossible not to see the medieval watchtower of Castruccio Castracani, and the hamlet of Ghivizzano Castello with its ancient villages. Going down by the staircase of stone, you will arrive to the bright living room/kitchen with a wide door window leading to the pool and garden.


Ghivizzano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coin Cabine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    WC 1 - toilet
  • With wooden-beamed ceiling, wide, and spacious.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • With wooden-beamed ceiling and furnished. Wide and spacious.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • surf fishing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Lovely spot, wonderful people

  • 5 of 5

Once you find it ( use google earth and sat nav and ring when close!) you enter the gates into a haven of peace with the owner's house, a beautiful pool with ample loungers and shade, lovely views and a very warm and friendly welcome. The chalet is detached, large, beautifully restored, very comfortable and well equipped ( bring your own travel kettle and tea/coffee ).

The village has a few small shops with supermarkets a short drive away as are several excellent restaurants. Lucca is a 30 minute drive and was quiet in June with ample parking; we used the train from there to reach Florence, lovely but very crowded. The surrounding countryside is great for exploring and the pool area truly lovely for relaxing.

Paolo and Fosca and their family could not have done more for us and their wonderful welcome, daily gifts and chats in Italian/English played a large part in making our stay such a lovely experience. Wewould go back tomorrow!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much. you were special guests
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Super séjour, dans un endroit magnifique et calme avec des propriétaires très attentionnés

  • 5 of 5

Superbe propriété, coin calme et agréable

Propriétaires attentionnés, équipements fonctionnels , super séjour

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: E' sempre piacevole ospitare persone di squisita educazione e simpatia.
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Verneuil Grand

Charmant petit bungalow .

  • 5 of 5

Très joli bungalow 2 pièces confortable , bien chauffé et super équipé , Propreté exemplaire , propriétaire sympa et de bon conseil.

Accueil chaleureux avec dans le frigo gateau de Noël , 1 bouteille de prosecco, une de vin de table ,quelques cannettes d' ice tea et 2 bouteilles d'eau. Dans le buffet le minimum pour cuisiner les premiers repas avant d'aller faire les premiers achats de victuailles.

Nous y avons passé que les nuits , la villa est située à 30 km de Lucca , la grande gare la plus proche et qui permet de rejoindre Florence et Pise les sites incontournables de la région.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Due persone splendide, discrete, rispettose della proprietà e del suo ordine Sono clienti che meritano tutto il nostro rispetto
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un piccolo paradiso

  • 5 of 5

Ghivizanno has a long main street with everything you need within walking distance: Pizzeria, bank, supermarket, bar and a little further along, the bakery.

On the way are some beautiful villas including the home of hospitable Paolo and Vosta.

In the well maintained garden behind the house there is a real pool with ample seating. The rental house is fully equipped, excellently air conditioned and spacious. The location is private and tranquil. It has been overall an excellent place for a relaxing four-week stay (July/August 2016). It could have lasted longer.

History and culture (Puccini) in Lucca and Barga, green mountains in the immediate area with quaint villages (Garfagnana), and a pleasant seafront (Viareggio) with a wide boulevard.

A word of thanks to our exceptional hosts who were attentive, helpful and interested. Thanks to them both and the perfect place to which we want to return.

With kind regards,

Joke and Hans

5 September 2016

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Un moment magique

  • 5 of 5

Nous venons pour le seconde fois chez Paolo et Fosca et c'est toujours le cœur triste que nous repartons. Que dire encore de l’accueil chaleureux , du soin prit pour leurs invités ( tout en étant très discrets ) sans parler de la beauté des lieux , de la propreté et du confort irréprochables ... Cette petite demeure a quelque chose de magique et l'ambiance familiale y est pour beaucoup.

L'autre avantage réside dans le fait que les villages alentours sont tout aussi magnifiques et surtout assez peu fréquentés par les touristes ( même à Barga ) contrairement à Pise ou à Florence. Pour les personnes qui recherchent du calme , de la sérénité, un sentiment de liberté, cet endroit est tout indiqué.

Toute notre affection à Paolo et Fosca

de la part de notre famille.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: E' motivo di soddisfazione per noi ospitare persone come voi. Vi ringraziamo con un arrivederci.
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5 étoiles bien méritées

  • 5 of 5

La maison se situe à l'entrée de Ghivizzano.

La demeure est magnifique et elle correspond parfaitement aux photos ainsi qu'à la description. Ce lieu est très calme, très agréable. L'ameublement de type moderne est particulièrement fonctionnel. Le confort, même par temps de fortes chaleurs, est parfait ( climatisation chambre + salon ). Le jardin est très bien entretenu, la piscine est très agréable ( eau non chlorée ). La propreté générale des lieux est carrément irréprochable. Concernant l'équipement, vous n'aurez besoin de rien ( draps et serviettes de bain fournis, vaisselle.... ).

Le prix de la location est honnête et même peu élevé par rapport à la prestation de haute de qualité et aux maisons avec piscines privées, particulièrement en Toscane.

Concernant les activités alentours, je vous conseille bien entendu Barga à seulement 10 Kilomètres ( restauration et visite : village magnifique et prix restauration abordables ). Éviter Coreglia pour la restauration : très cher et accueil moyen bien que le village soit joli. Pour Lucca, visiter la vieille ville ( intra muros ). Pise est à seulement 40 kilomètres de Lucca, Florence, un peu plus de 70.

Concernant Paolo et sa charmante épouse ( propriétaires des lieux ) :

L'accueil fut extrêmement chaleureux, familial. Beaucoup de générosité et de disponibilité. Paolo et sa femme font tout pour que ses hôtes se sentent chez eux. Et d'une très grande discrétion. Les propriétaires sont attachants et désintéressés. Seul comptera votre satisfaction.

Je recommande vivement.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: è sempre per noi un piacere ospitare una famiglia sorridente, festosa, educata nel gestire la casa e le attrezzature esterne. Vi ricorderemo con piacere. Grazie della vostra compagnia. Paolo e Fosca
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Pisa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Kilometres
Central bar of Ghivizzano
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
La Villetta
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Il barchetto
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Car: recommended

This completely enclosed property has an automatic gate with surveillance camera. On arrival, you will receive a remote control.

Do not miss the local gastronomy. You will find typical medieval villages, as well as cycling, hiking, and trekking routes nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60.84
Pet Fee $121.68

Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione.
Possesso cani da concordare, solo un cane di piccola taglia.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.