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Top renovated cottage with sea view and pool in Tuscany

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Suite, 2 bedrooms, 1 studio, 8 people, A/C

This renovated cottage is in Pieve a Elici (Massarosa) with breathtaking view of the lake and sea. The property has an olive grove and garden of 4000 m². On the ground floor you will find the living room with open fireplace and TV/DVD, a well-equipped kitchen, a covered veranda with large dining table and pizza oven, and 1 studio and the guest bathroom. Three steps down to a laundry room/storage. On the first floor you will find 2 rooms with own shower bath, both with sea view, one with TV/DVD. The top floor is equipped with a spacious suite with open fireplace, TV/DVD and a bathroom with lone-standing tub. Here you can set up a crib or cot. 20 m from the house is the pool (16 m x 4 m) with shower and a pergola with large dining table. There are also loungers and sun umbrellas.

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018


Massarosa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Schlafzimmer 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom I has a salon with fireplace. Bedrooms 1, 2, 3 with private bathroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Complete house has a/c. Large heat reservoir with solar device for highest shower comfort. Pool 16m x 4m. 3 flat screen TV w/DVD player, one with integrated recording.


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Top renovated cottage with sea view and pool in Tuscany
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 24 reviews

A Beautiful Home in a Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

Villa Serena is gorgeous! It feels welcoming and is very comfortable while at the same time beautifully appointed. The views from the house and the pool are amazing with beautiful sunsets almost every evening.

Working with the owner was easy. Mary-Lou was responsive and very helpful with all our inquiries. Cesarina, our local contact, was attentive when needed.

While it was too cool to swim, we sat by the pool several afternoons, enjoying the view, sipping local wines.

I highly recommend staying at Villa Serena in Pieve a Elici (Massarosa).

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderfully renovated cottage with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

The site of the cottage is absolutely beautiful. There are expansive views from the yard, the pool, and the house itself. During the day, one can see the lake and the Mediterranean and, at night, many sparkling lights and stars. One night, the entire family was enthralled with a spectacular lightning show over the sea and the hills to the south. Also, if one walks a short distance behind the house, there is a gorgeous view of a green valley and mountains. This view is also glimpsed from the upper staircase of the house. For the brave, there is an extremely scenic drive down into the valley, one lane only for two-way traffic at the top of the road.

In one week, we were able to spend time at the pool, as well as visit Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, the Cinque Terre, and Forte dei Marmi. We wish we would have had a longer time there!

The home itself is extremely well-cared for and tastefully decorated. Having rented a number of properties before, we were very impressed with the thoughtfulness of the owners and the property manager. We would highly recommend this property as well as the owners and the property manager. Hopefully, one day in the future, we will return!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A bit of paradise in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a most enjoyable family stay at Villa Serena, punctuated by a lovely front yard view reaching out to the Mediterranean, plus a separate large pool, including an area for bar-b-quing fully equipped pool house. The top floor suite was most comfortable and spacious. There are plenty of supplies, linens, etc. plus the owners and on-site manager were always supportive, helpful, and communicative. The photos don't do justice to its charm and comfort. Not to be missed are the setting and view from the outdoor restaurant a short drive away in Gualdo and the scenic drive from the villa in the direction of Camaiore.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

The photographs in the brochure were impressive, but if anything did not do justice to this wonderfully located property. The views are stunning, the facilities amazing, everything you could possibly need is provided. The rooms are spacious and clean. A bonus is the swimming pool which has an accompanying barbecue area and pool house containing a refrigerator, cooking utensils, cutlery plates etc., together with washing up facilities. There is even a toilet and shower down there! Being our 40th wedding anniversary we wanted somewhere special to spend a week with our family and this villa exceeded our expectations.

Not just a holiday let, but a home that clearly someone cares for.

Many thanks, Sally and Roy, (Cornwall, Great Britain)

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern California

Beautiful and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

What a nice surprise to find the home exceeded our expectations and was more beautiful that the photos showed. The views are magnificent !

This cottage home has been totally renovated and updated for comfort and convenience. While keeping the cottage charm, the beautiful surroundings and modern updates were key to a truly relaxing vacation.

The home is centrally located for many day trips with easy access to the highway. The pool and beautiful gardens were so welcome at the end of a day sightseeing. The owners were very easy to work with from start to finish and the managers were so helpful and gracious. We plan to return to this special place .

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maplewood, New Jersey

Two beautiful weeks at this lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We looked at hundreds of homes for our Tuscan vacation, and settled on this house in the lovely area of Massarosa. The house is perfect - with a gorgeous yard, pool, pizza oven and outdoor eating areas. The inside is charming and beautifully decorated with linen sofas, asian artifacts and beautiful art. Each bedroom has a gorgeous bathroom. The owner has thought of absolutely everything - robes and slippers are provided, the drawers of the closets have scented sachets. The owners were available to us the entire time to answer questions and to make recommendations.

From this house we were able to easily spend a day in the Cinque Terre, Bagna de Luca, Florence, Pisa and other areas of Tuscany. The town of Lucca is wonderful with beautiful shops, excellent food (make sure to go to Gigi) and the wall that we biked a few times.

If you are a cyclist, Massarosa and the hillside provide a great location for avid cyclers.

If you rent this house, do not miss the amazing experience of visiting Restaurant Doriano on the next hill town of Gualdo.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Ristorante Le Meraviglie
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary

With breathtaking view of the lake and sea.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.