|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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A beautiful villa situated on the gorgeous Tuscany coastline, 2 miles from the beach. The traditional Italian town of Montignoso is ideally situated to explore the northern coastline of Tuscany and other must see cities such as Pisa, Florence and Siena, to name but a few. This self-catering villa has plenty of space for a family or group of friends to relax and also has ample parking available. With outdoor cooking facilities, a beautiful garden and stunning views of the Apennine mountains you may not want to leave the villa at all!
The description given by the owners seems to sum this villa up well. It was certainly spacious, set in its own grounds, with lovely views of the Apuane Alps behind. The villa stayed cool during the heat of the day due to the shutters and the design of the building , with overhanging roofs and thick walls. This is not as cool as air-conditioning would provide, but we managed fine with this, in temperatures of 30 degrees C and above. We found that we needed to make use of the fly shutters on the windows and doors to avoid the mosquitoes. The villa was clean and well presented.
The use of Apuane marble in the villa is pleasant.
As a family with three older teenagers / young twenties, we did not have a car for our stay. This would be a drawback for many families. We walked along road sides to the nearest supermarket, which took around 12 minutes. The walk to the public beach was around 30 minutes. (We walked to Massa once to catch the train. This took around an hour and we used taxis after this!)
We chose to spend time around the villa and grounds because we found them pleasant and relaxing.
On arrival we were shown the house by the housekeeper / manager who does not speak English. However, she had a very approachable person who spoke good English with her. This made the introductions very easy. He was kind enough to take us to the local supermarket as we had just arrived by train and had no idea where to go! I don't expect he is able to offer this service to everyone, but it was very kind!
We enjoyed travelling to Pisa and Lucca by train on one day and top Cinque Terre by train another day. We would certainly recommend both of these trips. The landscape was different at each location.
The villa made the stay a pleasant and enjoyable one.
Мы провели незабываемую неделю в хорошо и со вкусом обставленной и оборудованной прекрасной вилле. В доме удобные и просторные спальни и ванные комнаты и удобная кухня со всем необходимым.
В доме мраморная лестница из местного мрамора.
С заднего двора с обеденным столом открывается красивый вид на Апуанские Альпы.
Единственно, что можно отметить как недостаток - довольно большое расстояние до моря, приходилось ехать на машине. В окрестности есть хорошие рестораны и магазины.
Очень широкий выбор возможных экскурсий : Пиза, Лукка, Монтекатини Терме, Чинква Терре ...
Для Флоренции, хотя она тоже недалеко, одного дня недостаточно.
Будьте готовы к тому, что вас встретят смотрящие за домом люди не знающие английского языка.
The villa looks realy very pleasantly and is perfectly furnished/equipped.
The house is located in a silent cozy place, but during our residing in the mornings we were awoken sometimes with noise from civil work on the nearest villa.
Impressions of the house and owners are most positive at all. I strongly recommend this villa for rest of 1-2 families with children.
The car is necessarily that without problems to reach beaches and shops (5-15 minutes of driving to the nearest places).
The convenient location has allowed us (4 adults + 1 child 5 y.o.) to visit besides beach rest sights of Florence, Luca, Chinqua Terre, Pisa
Optimum parity the price / quality / pleasure
We have just returned from a 3 week stay at this villa and had a wonderful time. The villa is very well maintained and furnished to a very high standard compared to some we have rented in nearby Forte Dei Marmi. The Icing on the cake is the wonderful neighbours we had the good fortune to meet, Francesca and Bruno kept us supplied with fresh Tomatoes and other produce from their vegetable patch and their two grandchildren became great friends with our 9 year old daughter and also introduced her to another local family which meant we felt very much part of the local area. The views from the villa are spectacular and you could very easily spend your days here as it is so peaceful. The only downside is you do need a car as there are no footpaths or cycle paths for some distance and the road is quite busy and we did find some evenings it would have been nice to be able to walk to a local trattoria or pizzeria and not have to worry about driving back.
We, an extended family (4 adults and 3 babies) ranging from 1 to 74 years old, enjoyed very relaxing atmosphere of this lovely place. The villa is comfortable and clean with tastefully arranged interior, newly renovated bathrooms, marble inner staircase, beautiful well-maintained garden, big balcony and large covered terrace. Kitchen was well-equipped and we found almost everything we needed for our stay. Rooms are well isolated, so a kid crying in one of the bedrooms did not wake up kids in the other rooms. The neighbors are very friendly and helpful albeit they didn’t speak any English and we spoke no Italian. Unfortunately, the beach is a little too far for a walk, at least with small children. However with a car it was just a matter of minutes. Construction noise, mentioned in the previous review, was not an issue during our stay.
Notes for future guests: The indicated infant cots are actually travel cots with all corresponding age and weight limitations. We failed to assemble one of them. For us this was not a big issue though, because we preferred to sleep with our kids on big mattresses on the floor. Beautiful balustrade around the underground garage entrance could be dangerous for little kids. As it is close to the terrace, the kids had to be watched constantly. Be careful not to damage anything: our kids ripped a door mosquito net, and we were charged 100 Eur for the reparation, We did not find a hairdryer listed in the description. However these are minor problems compared to the overall value of the villa, therefore - 5/5 stars.
We stayed in this lovely villa in Summer 2008. Perfect for relaxing with family or friends the villa has ample entertaining space both inside and out and is in close proximity to local shops (fantastic bakery) and supermarket.
Beautiful mountain views and only a very short hop from the beach. We chose to relax on one of the private beaches nearby and enjoyed the local cuisine in a number of very good restaurants in Forte Dei Marmi.
The owners were extremely friendly and helpful and we will definitely return to this little piece of Tuscan gold.
The villa is situated in the traditional Italian town of Montignoso, which has the Apennine mountains as a beautiful backdrop and the Mediterranean Sea only a few kilometers away. It is very close to the towns of Marina di Massa and Forte Dei Marmi which offer numerous private and public beaches, great shopping (with many stylish boutiques), cafes, bars, and restaurants, and of course a long promenade by the sea for that infamous 'passegiata' in the evening.
Other Activities: shopping, sightseeing, sunbathing, thermal baths / spa.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$790|
A security deposit of GBP £600 will be required on arrival. This will be returned on the basis that nothing has been damaged (beyond reasonable wear and tear) or broken during your stay.
In addition a deposit of GBP £300 PER WEEK will be required when the booking has been confirmed. This deposit is non-refundable and will be subtracted from the full balance payment. Full balance due 8 weeks before.