Apartment with garden and swimming pool
Roberta & Massimiliano
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
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Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Relaxing Bliss In The Middle Of Natural Beauty
Communications with Roberta and Massimiliano were both easy and swift. I always had a reply within a couple of hours of sending a message and that is very impressive.
The property is attached to their home but it is cleverly separated and you get your own front door (climbing one flight of stairs) and your own landscaped garden with a fantastic pool (reached via metal spiral staircase),
Inside are three well sized bedrooms (double, double with single and a single), a well proportioned bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet, bidet and basin. They supply all towels and bedding and these are also good quality. They also provide toiletries like shampoo and there is plenty of storage space.
The living room is a little unusual as it encompasses living room, dining room and kitchenette area. Big sofa but I'm not sure it could fit 4 people. The dining table is in the middle of the room and sits 4 and on one side are cupboards and hob including large fridge and separate freezer, microwave and oven. On the opposite side is a small alcove with sink and drainer facilities, Set up is a little odd but you soon get very used to it.
The outside garden is reached through the small single bedroom and there is a lovely balcony that gets early morning shade and there is a table and four chairs for those who want breakfast al-fresco. Down a steel spiral staircase gets you to a cordoned off walk-through to the garden and pool. This area is well maintained and very peaceful during the day. Areas of shade are available for those who want protection and they also provide some sun loungers and chairs and table. Pool is good size and great fun.
The actual village is small and compact with only a small store about 150m uphill walk away. However, there is a well stocked supermarket just a five minute drive away. There is public transport that is close to the property (bus stop 100m uphill) but we had a car and we had a dedicated parking space (even under a little tree so you get some protection from the blazing sun). This is over the road from the property and easy to get in and out of.
The location is great and central with Pisa about 30mins away, Florence (Firenze) is just over an hour away and we visited Lucca which is recommended (40 mins). Tourist info book is also in the villa and details lots of local places to visit. Village has lots of dogs which sometimes we heard but noise was not excessive.
We had a fantastic stay and Massimiliano & family are very welcoming.
Thanks Steve, it was a pleasure to host you ....... perfect guests !!!! a greeting from our magnificent Tuscany. Regards Massimiliano & Roberta
Excellent - homely and well equipped
Our family of four (including a 4 year old and an 18 month old) settled in immediately. The apartment has everything we needed, air conditioning, an excellent shower, comfortable beds, spacious, well-furnished rooms and a beautiful garden and pool area.
Massimiliano's welcome as host made us feel immediately at home.
We were looking forward to cooking with fresh Italian ingredients and the kitchen is perfect for this. We have rented many holiday homes in the past and this has by far the best equipped kitchen - high quality cookware, a modern oven, gas hob, a large fridge-freezer and ample tableware, glasses and cutlery. Can't fault it.
With the children, the apartment is perfect. One bedroom has a small play kitchen and games/toys - ideal when the heat gets too much for the kids to be outside and a safe haven to let them play while sorting food or preparing for their bed time!
Location wise, it's a ideal base to explore the most beautiful of Tuscan towns and countryside. Adding to a previous visit to Tuscany, we visited San Gimignano, Volterra, Lari, Lucca, Bolgheri and Livorno, spending afternoons by the pool.
We would love to come back again one day.
Thanks Paul, it was a pleasure to host you and we are very happy that the location was up to your expectations !! thanks again for the nice words spent ....... and if you come back to Italy do not hesitate to visit us ..... dear greeting to the whole family, Massimiliano & Roberta
Wonderful place and area to visit
Wonderful flat as described in the listing, pool was clean and refreshing on the long warm Tuscan days. Massimilano was a wonderful host who gave us ideas for many wonderful places to visit. His own wine is lovely as are the numerous wineries and wine shops close by. A truest delightful holiday and would love to go back. If you choose here try the local shop just up the hill for some great local produce, we had a pesto out of there that was so fresh tasting.
Thank you Craig, it was a pleasure to host you; the perfect family that everyone would like to host !!!! a greeting to all of you from our magnificent Tuscany.
Perfect Italian base to explore Tuscany
Good communication with the owners from initial booking enquiry. Description and photos on advert are exactly as advertised. Massimiliano was extremely welcoming, informative and friendly, he shared his home made wines and olive oils with us, along with produce from his father's garden, all of which were greatly received and enjoyed. We had our own parking space alotted to us, which was fantastic.
The pool is fantastic, clean and a perfect size, absolute delight after a day of exploring. The garden is immaculate and well kept, a joy to sit in the sun. The owners have also 2 tortoises which we loved to watch on our way to the pool.
We also loved sitting on the balcony of an evening watching the sun go down over the Tuscan hills while savouring a lovely glass of wine.
Great base for exploring the neighbouring cities of Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Livorno and the beautiful countryside.
It has been a perfect Italian adventure for our family of four and would highly recommend this accommodation to everyone.
Great location but you will need a car. We travelled to Pisa, Lucca all within about 35 minutes.
The villa is air conditioned, peasant and clean. The beds were comfy and the hosts were very friendly, not perturbed by our noisy children. Our stay was brilliant and we didn't want to leave. thank you Massiliamo e Roberta!
Thanks for choosing you, it was a pleasure to have hosted you. A greeting to your large family. Massimiliano and Roberta.
Massimiliano et sa famille nous ont très bien accueilli dans leur magnifique et coquette maison. Nous avons apprécié leur gentillesse et leur générosité. Nous étions un couple et deux ados, chacun a pu profiter de l'espace du gite (chambres agréables, spacieuses et bien décorées). La climatisation est impeccable, efficace et modulable. Le panorama de la Toscane avec vue du balcon (où l'on peut manger tranquillement) est vraiment sympa. Nous avons visité Volterra, Pise, Lucca, Florence, Lari et la mer à Terrenia (29 degrés). On espère pouvoir revenir afin de profiter de tous les jolis coins que nous n'avons pas pu voir......
Merci stėphanie pour les mots gentils !! Ce fut un plaisir de vous accueillir dans notre maison ........ et si vous revenez visiter la Toscane, n'hésitez pas à nous rendre visite. salutations à toute la famille, Massimiliano & Roberta