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Lorraine Venturelli

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, italian

Tuscany Holiday Villa with Pool

13 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Massa Carrara Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.

Free WIFI

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
Lorraine Venturelli (Property Manager)
Speaks: english, italian

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

Tuscany Holiday Villa with Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

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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5

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

Privacy!

  • 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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5

An authentic and peaceful paradise for 2 families

  • 5 of 5

This house is a LOT nicer than the description and pictures on the internet. It's in a stunningly beautiful part of northern Italy, in a gorgeous and quiet rural landscape of ancient hilltop villages, small farms, lush forests and spectacular spiky mountains. The house is located in a tiny, authentic and rather ramshackle medieval village far from the tourist frenzy. But the main centres for this frenzy, like the Cinque Terre and Lucca - which admittedly are well worth a visit - are all easily accessible with a comfortable train from a nearby village. But the sense of relief when returning to this lovely house after being exhausted in these places is hard to describe. Retiring to the beautiful swimming pool with a glass of local wine and a plate full of the local culinary delights was a highlight of every day! The house is beautifully and tastefully appointed with everything you could ever wish for. It very comfortably accommodates two families (as we had), each with two children, and the expansive lawns and gardens (created by Fabio, the very friendly and helpful host and owner, who is a retired landscape architect) have enough room for even the most active children to have more fun than you can imagine (our collective four boys certainly did!). The views from the raised garden and pool, and the ambience of the house, are simply outstanding. There are lots of really interesting medieval villages to explore immediately in the vicinity, and none of them have been spoiled by tourism. They are pretty much as they have always been, which makes this area very special. So if your aim is to have a very relaxing holiday, with lots of cultural and culinary treats to discover and where the kids can have lots of room to run around (and a very big and beautiful swimming pool to cool off in), then this is the place for you. I really can't recommend this house - or Fabio - more warmly. Both are gems. We are definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. I almost feel I was staying at the house myself! I have passed your comments onto Fabio, and he would love to welcome you again!
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5

Superb Villa with a very nice Owner

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed here twice and would recommend it to anyone wanting an excellent Vill set in nice place in Tuscany. The Owner was very helpful and quick to rerspond if you had a problem. Tuscan Retreats is a very good and easy site to deal with and very pleasant people. Hope to go back again

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Perfect peace in the Tuscan hills

  • 5 of 5

The villa is set in the most beautiful surroundings, truly away from it all. It was very spacious and clean with everything you need. Fabio visited with fresh vegetables and advice on the local area, he was very helpful even printed off the train timetable for us. The village is small and the locals are very friendly. We came across Bepe on one of our walks, he lives behind the vineyard and offered us wine to taste which was very kind. The local bar is well worth a visit or two, the barman gave us free pizza and snacks with out drinks. The bread lady calls daily, it took us a couple of days to work out that we had to put the bag and money (2€) on the gate. She spoke some English and left our order daily. The train in Aulla is about a 25min drive but just a few euros to go to some beautiful places, Riomaggiore and Lucca were our favourite. The best part of the holiday was laying by the pool and taking in the views all around, wonderful.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Aulla Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,669
 
 
Late Summer Special offer
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 14 2016
4 night minimum stay
$229
$1,309
 
 
Later Summer Special Offer
Sep 15 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$183
$1,047
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,015
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$229
$1,342
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,669
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$229
$1,342
 

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

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Amenities

Massa Carrara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing

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