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Tuscany Holiday Villa with Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Situated right on the Northern Tip of Tuscany, is this newly renovated imposing, light, airy, spacious and beautifully furnished Tuscan Villa. The property is situated on the far edge of a tiny and peaceful mediaeval village, but has a private back garden and side garden. This imposing detached villa is reached from the front by fairly steep steps and is surrounded by its own garden. There is a further entrance to the property at the side with just a few steps.

There are 4 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (one of which is en-suite), 2 large hallways, a comfortable ground floor living room, large and well equipped kitchen diner, and upstairs landing with further sitting/reading area. Private pool.

Property specifics are: 2 large entrance halls (one from front and one from side of house). Spacious comfortable living room with fireplace. TV, DVD and stereo. Large kitchen diner with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer. Ground floor twin bedroom. Ground floor shower room (shower cubicle can also be used as small bath for children).

First floor: Large landing with further sitting/reading area. 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and small terrace, fireplace. 1 twin bedroom. Third shower room (shower cubicle can also be used as a small bath for children).

The house has been carefully and beautifully furnished throughout with restored period furniture.

Outside: Parking. Garden surrounding house with choice of spots to eat. Pool at back of house – 8M x 4M. Good views of fields and mountains. 2 BBQs, one gas, and one traditional.


More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017


Casola in Lunigiana Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • We can add an extra bed into the twin room on request
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Tuscany Holiday Villa with Pool
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Fantastic villa in perfect surroundings

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a week in June this year with 7 friends, and we had a fantastic time! The villa is everything we hoped for and more, it had everything we needed - the swimming pool is nicely located behind the villa so as to offer privacy, the views in the surrounding area are spectacular (the view from the balcony is especially lovely!), and inside the villa is kept to a very high standard as well.

Specifically for our group the villa offered excellent kitchen facilities, and a lovely outdoor eating space with traditional and gas BBQs to choose from. Although there is not much in the way of shops or cafes nearby, there is a bar in the village and a shop in Casola (a nearby village) which is easy to access. There is also a lovely river between Casola and Vigneta to which we walked and spent a day out - perfect for a refreshing dip and a bit of gorge walking.

The owner of the villa, Fabio, and his wife were both fantastically accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. The countryside location of the villa offers the perfect place for relaxation, and opportunities to explore the around Tuscany also. We spent time in Pisa after staying in the villa as it was an easy train ride away, and it was great!

We loved staying in Villa Martini, we would recommend this to friends and family (we already have!) and will definitely return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Things you may know before to go there

  • 3 of 5

It's noisy. The house is located on a corner of a very busy road where buses, trucks and cars are honking all day long to let everyone know that they are on their way.

It is very authentic, not really Tuscany as you may dream of. It is more Lombardy-like. A (mediavel?) village lost in the hills in the middle of knowhere. Not much to do there (the tennis is devastated, the walking paths idem), not touristic, no nice places to have fun at evening.

You can easily go there with ! people, there is enough rooms for all, but unfortunately there is no big space to gather the whole group in a one place inside the house. Dommage.

If it is cool to have one's private pool in Italy, this one is quite cold (around 22-24 C° - I prefer 26-28).

Mr Martiny is a very nice guy.

Conclusion : I think that the agency is overselling a little bit this villa. It would be better to offer a discounted price and recommand the place for those who are looking for an authentic stop in Apennian village.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really sorry to hear you didn't enjoy Villa Martini as much as you thought you would. I am really shocked to hear you found it noisy - we have visited many times and cars pass very rarely on this country road and we have found it very peaceful, and as seen from other reviews the house is regularly described as quiet and peaceful. I have just zoomed down on the property via google earth and can't even find a car on the road for quite a long distance... I wonder if there was a particular problem that week maybe with a main road closed off elsewhere. I will find out what I can as this is a very quiet spot! You are right that this is not the sort of place for nightlife - it is a peaceful rural place, and evening entertainment is limited to local restaurants or the odd festa. For daytimes there are plenty of trips to do, and many guests return again and again to try out new things but the beauty of the place is that it is an olde worlde slumbering type of area. This location on the northern tip of Tuscany is still somewhere in yesteryear, very natural and not geared at for tourists - a quiet mountainous area away from the crowds of Central and Southern Tuscany. This may not suit everyone . In terms of price, I am sorry you felt it was overpriced, but we are often told by guests that this house is very good value, and we have made sure to price it to be more competitive than most in the area. I do hope you managed to enjoy some aspects of this spacious house, along with the beautiful views and the stunning countryside .If there is anything specific you would like Mr Martini to do to improve the place then do please e mail us via the e mail address you have, and let us know so we can pass suggestions onto the owner who is always willing to help and listen /act upon suggestions. Thank again for taking the time to submit your comments
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Fantastic place and owner!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of the 2 weeks we spend in Fabio's lovely house. We walked every morning to Casola to have a cappucino and a croissant at the small bar on the small square. We spend a lot of time around the pool and barbecued during the evenings. Fabio came with fresh fruit and salad and one day he took some of us in his Toyota 4 wheel drive up in the marple mountains, fantastic trip. We can only recommend this lovely spot in Italy.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear you loved this place, and the area, and we agree Fabio is a great host! He sends his best wishes and hopes to see you again. Thanks Lorraine at
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Tres belle maison, lumineuse, spacieuse et propre.

  • 5 of 5

L' accueil du sympathique proprietaire est très chaleureux et ses conseils précieux .

Nous n'avons pas été deçus de la qualité de la propriété qui correspond en tous points à la description du site internet .Idéalement située pour se livrer en famille aux plaisirs de la randonnée ou du cyclisme au départ de la maison , elle convient aussi à la visite des 5 terres et de la Toscane en voiture.

Nous ne pouvons que recommander cette location à tous ceux qui souhaitent passer de bonnes vacances , sportives ou touristiques. Famille Falcoz

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup!
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Super Martini

  • 5 of 5

Villa Martini is a very interesting, warm and beautiful place to stay. The setting, amongst the vinyards, on the edge of the hamlet, and with a glorious view of the mountains, is one to treasure, and the villa itself brims with thought and feeling, so we all found a favourite feature - a picture, a hatstand, it is really very charming. Your host is very welcoming, kind and considerate, and his garden produce will enhance your pasta sauce. The property was very clean, and all fixtures and fittings were in good working order. I would definitely recommend this villa. Super!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, which has been passed onto Fabio. We are glad you appreciated this well loved pristine house in its beautiful location and would love to welcome you again!
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of six adults had a wonderful stay at Villa Martini. The privacy of the pool and the beautiful and quiet surroundings were the biggest plus. Sunbeds for everybody was an additional thumbs up!

The house was beautifully renovated in good materials and one could tell the owner had put his heart and soul into it. The bedrooms were spacious and beds very comfortable.

We spent our days by the pool and did not visit the tourist attractions but there are plenty nearby. Only went out to pick up pizzas at a local restaurant and shop for groceries.

We all would like to come back as this was one of the best holiday villas we have ever stayed in!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are really happy that you had such a great time and enjoyed this well loved and popular villa! Maybe next time you can do some exploring too!
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The village has a bar and ‘mini-market’ so a car is not necessary for shopping. There is a good selection of restaurants within a short car ride, and there are a couple within walking distance (1.5 – 2km). The closest train station is less than 2km away, aiding easy exploration of Lucca, the market town of Castelnuovo, Pisa and Florence (with a change at Lucca). It is also possible to take the train to the Cinque Terre which is a big bonus! The market town of Aulla is 20 mins by car and it is less than 1 hour by car to the seaside.

This villa gives a unique opportunity to explore the totally unspoilt area at the tip of Tuscany, but since it is only 20 minutes from the motorway, then the usual sights are in fact easier to visit than from many properties further south. Ideal also for cheaper flights from Genoa although the property is equidistant from Genoa and Pisa airports.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We take payment in sterling or euros
Bedding and towels are included in the cost of any stay as well as all utilities except heating which is payable locally . Initial and final clean is included as well as weekly clean for 2 weeks or more.
Cot and highchair provided free of charge
We take a 15% deposit with balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund