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StoneVilla, salt swimming pool family friendly. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom. Mountain V

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa Between Aulla and Pontremoli, Massa Carrara, Tuscany, Italy - Local Hotel 30

A modernised, 3 bedroom stone house (approx 300 years old). Salted swimming pool for exclusive use of guests. WIFI throughout. Access to terrace and living area, up eight stone steps, with hand rail. Accommodation is all on the one level. Ideal location for walking, cycling, swimming or relaxing at the pool. Also day trips to many famous towns, cities and places of interest (Pisa, Florence, Lucca, Parma, Carrara Mountains, Cinque Terre) or discovering this beautiful Lunigiana area (land of 100 castles) its food and wines. The secure terrace and enclosed swimming pool with sun bathing areas, make it suitable for children.

Set in a wooded hillside, 220m above sea level, the property is easily accessible.

La Pineta Hotel, 300m from Villa, has an excellent restaurant, locally acclaimed. Situated off the A15 La Spezia - Parma Autostrada, and exactly 6.8km south of the Pontremoli exit. The nearest village Arpiola is 2.5km away, and has supermarkets, bank, bakery, pharmacy, doctor and hairdresser.

The ancient town of Pontremoli has a multitude of family run shops and a market twice a week.

The nearest town is Villafranca (5km) with rail network to anywhere in Italy. Railway station is called Villafranca-Bagnone.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2017

Why The Owner chose Massa Carrara

Location location location! Experience real Italy in a beautiful setting in the region of "Lunigiana" that is famous for its castles, food and wine.

The market towns of Pontremoli, Villafranca and many medieval villages are nearby to be explored.

The property is set in its own ground, with a terrace (leading from kitchen and living area) that is used constantly in the summer for al fresco dining.

Former guests have mentioned the handiness of the nearby hotel when you don't want to cook.

Property easily accessible from A15 Autostrada and proximity to airports.

What makes this villa unique

New salted swimming pool exclusively for guests.

Outdoor table tennis table.

Beautiful views of the mountains.

La Pineta hotel open seven days a week.

The musical sound of the Church bells twice daily. "A true delight"

Large comfortable bedrooms.

Two bathrooms.

Large parking area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

One week of celebration at the Villa, at Cinque Terra, at Florence, at Parma, at Forte dei Marmi, and a great walk at Camoglie, followed by a boat ride to Portofino, spectacular.
Mar 2016
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Amenities

Mulazzo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1. Has the option of being en suite with bedroom 1. Bath with shower, washing machine, Italian designer lavatory and wash hand basin. Bathroom 2 with shower, wash hand basin and lavatory.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1. King Size bed. Has the option of being en suite. Cot in bedroom 1. All bedrooms are 20 square metres and because of the thick walls are practically sound proof. Bedroom 2. Double bed and single bed. Bedroom 3. King size bed and single bed. Double sofa bed in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: As the property is a modernised stone house (circa 300 years old) there is no need for air-conditioning in summer due to the thickness of the walls. The large terrace and pool make this villa suitable for children. Table tennis table is available for guests. There is gas central heating and an open wood burning fire. Outside lights and uplighters accentuate the property at night. All bedrooms are large, each with independent views. The thickness of the interior walls give good sound proofing. Outside: The large terrace has a seating area and shaded dining area, with stunning views of the tree lined valley. There are a variety of easy chairs and an outdoor dining table and chairs suitable for eight. There is direct separate access into the kitchen and living area. A cold water shower is available at pool and there is covered storage space under the terrace. Ample parking for 3/4 cars. Table tennis table is available for guests. Clothes line available beside pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service on request. We provide pool/beach towels. Maid service available on request. (Extra charge). Otherwise, guests responsible for cleaning and washing of towels and linen until leaving property. Washing machine in bathroom 1. Other: Large south west facing terrace, with roll out awning, dining table/chairs and deck chairs. Terrace is completely secure for children with gates. Everyone spends summer months here, having all meals outside. Good lighting for night time dining. WIFI.

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StoneVilla, salt swimming pool family friendly. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom. Mountain V
average rating of 4.75 based on 10 reviews
5

Beautiful house, stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

Had a week's stay here in July. Our fourth visit to Villa Elena and once again we were bowled over by the beauty of the setting, the friendliness of the hosts and the wonderful way of Italian life. There is plenty to do in the area and the property is ideally situated to access bigger towns and cities either via the motorway or using the excellent train system.

The latest addition of the swimming pool is fantastic. It is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day and is absolutely stunning.

The property was immaculately clean and the very kind hosts really went above and beyond what was expected of them. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful 2 Week Break in Villa Elena

  • 5 of 5

Superb location up in the hills in northern Tuscany. Jimmy and Helen were perfect hosts, looking after us and giving us local insight whilst also giving us the space to relax and enjoy the holiday. Villa was lovely with outdoor terrace, pool and table tennis being star attractions! Great restaurants nearby, good supermarket in local town and great location to explore areas such as Pisa, Lucca and the marble quarries among other things. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous,peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

It's the second time we have stayed at this fabulous villa in the Tuscan hills near Villafranca. The addition of the new fantastic pool made our families experience even more enjoyable.Great supermarket nearby for cooking in and fabulous hotel restaurant 50metres away if you can't be bothered to cook on your holidays.Best of both worlds.

The house itself has a great view of the Tuscan hills in the lunigiana and sleeps everyone comfortably.

Helen and Jimmy are lovely boasts and they always leave a bottle of fizz in the fridge, which helps!

The house is also very close to a great hotel which does lovely local food, where the head waiter speaks English for those non-Italian speakers.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lorna
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Book this villa !

  • 4 of 5

Book this villa ! - excellent place to stay with lots to see and do - the owners Jimmy and Helen were very hospitable and very knowledgeable about the best places to see and eat and drink - a week was not long enough for us !

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A pleasure Andrew
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Map

Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
La Pineta
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Genoa
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Lerici 9 holes
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Villafranca - Bagnone
Nearest Motorway
6.8 Kilometres
A15 at Pontremoli
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Giovanni, La Pineta
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Cerreto Laghi
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Coast of Ligura
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Lerici, (40 min) is an upwardly mobile resort of garden villas, seafront bars and trattorias. Cinque Terre is best reached by train from Villafranca, (one hour). Walk, take the boat or train between the villages. The Riviera di Levante east of Genoa (one hour) includes Portofino, Santa Margherita and Camogli.

Punto Corvo beach is reached by boat from Bocca di Magra. (40 min). One hour south of the Villa, from Forte dei Marmi to Viareggio. large sandy beaches are in abundance with designer shops.

Travel:

By plane: the nearest airports are approximately Pisa (100km), Parma (80km)

Genoa (130km) with Bologna (180km),

Bergamo (210km) and Milan (200km).

They are serviced by the low cost airlines from UK and Ireland.

Car Hire is recommended.

Driving from Northern France is approximately 14 hours.

Distances:

Local Hotel 300m with an excellent restaurant. Pontremoli, 10km away is an ancient town with a beautiful Duomo (cathedral) and twice weekly market in the piazza. The river Magra which runs down the valley is excellent for fishing and swimming in summer.

Throughout this Lunigiana area most towns and villages have outdoor festivals in summer, with local food specialities.

The Via Francigena (Pilgrims route to Rome) runs down the valley, passing many castles and medieval hamlets.

Further Details:

Villa Elena is between the towns of Pontremoli and Villafranca in the area called Lunigiana, which extends from the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines to the sea. It is a special area to discover and taste the local produce. Castles and walled villages, churches, medieval hamlets and noble residences follow one another between history and hospitality. The folklore traditions and cuisine never cease to surprise.

2.5km drive to Arpriola, the nearest village, with bakery, pharmacy, doctors surgery, bar/restaurant, and supermarkets.

Mulazzo, an ancient Byzantine settlement, seat of the commune, is 4km away, and a beautiful uphill walk, with two restaurants (one of them a fantastic pizzeria).

Villafranca, (5km) is the nearest town, (market day on Friday), has banks, supermarkets, and a variety of restaurants. It also has an outdoor Olympic size pool, kiddies pool and picnic area.

Pontremoli,(10km) has the Piagnaro Castle that houses many famous Lunigiana Stele.

Filetto, Malgrate, and Bagnone, which can be seen directly across the valley from the villa, have ancient castles with splendid views and must be visited. Vineyards and wineries are found in the area and some do tastings.

The world famous Carrara Mountains (featured in the James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace") are an hour away and well worth a visit, to experience open mine quarrying and take a guided tour.

Italian Rail is efficient and not expensive (especially the regionale trains) therefore making Rome, Florence, Lucca, Parma, Genoa, Venice, Milan, Bologna, and many other cities accessible from Pontremoli or Villafranca (called Villafranca-Bagnone)

Lucca, a famous Tuscan walled town, home of Puccini (80km) is a wonderful day trip, and also accessible by train.

The famous towns of Montepulciano, Siena and San Gimignano are up to 3 hours away. The cinque terre villages are best visited by train direct from Villafranca-Bagnone railway station.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $386.8

Booking Notes:
We ask for a deposit of 25% to reserve a booking. Full payment is needed 6 weeks prior to arrival. Bookings will be made by email. The booking form, terms and conditions (T&C) will be sent by email. Booking form and (T&C) to be returned, signed, confirming booking with deposit. Unfortunately, deposits are non-refundable, and we regret that cancellations made within 4 weeks of the reserved time cannot be refunded.

Changeover Day:
Change over day Saturday, but may be different with prior arrangement. Departute time 11am and arrival time 4.00pm.

Deposit as per terms and conditions, and full payment including security deposit six weeks before date of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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