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VILLA MARIA DORIA OFFERS FIVE UNIQUE AND INDEPENDENT APARTMENTS

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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VILLA MARIA DORIA OFFERS FIVE UNIQUE AND INDEPENDENT APARTMENTS

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Forte dei Marmi - Villa Maria Doria

Unforgettable vacation for the whole family

Villa Maria Doria began in the 1500’s as a country farmhouse in the middle of a large olive grove located in a unique corner of Tuscany. It is both near to the Tyrrhenian Sea and close to the Appuan Alps. Much has changed during the succeeding five centuries. Yet the basic architectural integrity of the original structure remains, and the ambience of the old olive grove continues to influence the entire property.

The Villa offers five independent apartments each with private outside dining table.

We have refurbished and modernized the property and added a large swimming pool.

The small village of Pozzi where the Villa Maria Doria is located, sits in a privileged geographical position midway between the charming Apuan Alps and the Versilia riviera.

Pozzi is of considerable archaeological importance for remains of a Etruscan settlement, dating from 6th Century B.C., were found here and can be seen in the archaeological museum in Pietrasanta.

Also, during the Renaissance noble Florentine families, including the Medici, chose this area for their summer residence. Local historians think that the Villa Maria Doria was built around 500 years ago as that is the age of the olive trees that surround it.

Over the years the buildings have been re-structured to accommodate contemporary life-styles but bits of history can still be found on the existing buildings.

There are facilities for recreation and activity on the grounds itself, plus, in the surrounding area you will find world class shopping, restaurants offering traditional Tuscan cooking and beach life at Forte dei Marmi and the coast.

Within a short drive you will find major historical sights like: Pietrasanta, Carrara, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano and Volterra. Also available are sporting activities like golf, hiking, biking, and water sports. Vacation life is made easy because whatever you need can be found nearby.

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Details for holiday apartment Main House, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The Main House is a private apartment located on the ground floor of the family Villa. It has two bedrooms one with a large bed and one with two twin beds, a bathroom with washing machine, a spacious living room, and a large fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable dining area and private dining table outside.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Paola (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Main House
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
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Main House
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Forte dei Marmi Versilia
5

Great Experience!

  • 5 out of 5
The experience at Villa Maria Doria was absolutely great! Not only are the people of the Villa wonderful but it is as well a truly tuscan experience! Amenities are nearby such as supermarket, bakery and beaches plus the town centre of Forte dei Marmi which is great for an afternoon gelato and some shopping. There are also many nearby towns to visit and make an excursion trip of it!

The Villa itself is gorgeous, garden immaculately kept and incredible to see the olive trees which are typical of the area in it. Can't leave without purchasing a bottle of their home made olive oil!

Paola and Maria Doria, thank you for this experience! I recommend it and will be back next year!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Main House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1208652
+39 -3404757379
Forte dei Marmi Versilia
5

Excelente!!! Bellisimo y muy confortable.

  • 5 out of 5
El jardin es un verdadero privilego que se disfruta en cada comida en medio de las flores! Es un hermoso lugar de relax, para disfrutar en familia. Se encuentra a solo minutos de Forte dei Marmi,que es un exclusivisimo pueblo con una de las playas de arena mas bellas de Italia. Restaurantes, tiendas de lujo, cafes, Forte dei Marmi es un lugar de veraneo exquisito.. Ademas, las increibles ciudades de Lucca y Pisa estan a media hora. La propiedad esta muy bien cuidada y es muy limpia. Los ambientes son amplios, con una decoracion sencilla y tradicional. Se respira un verdadero ambiente italiano con todos los ingredientes: jardin, playa, piscina, olivares e historia! Y ademas: parking y wifi! Las propietarias son personas muy simpaticas y muy serviciales, que estan atentas a satisfacer cualquier pedido. Es un sitio de vacacion EXCELENTE para todas las edades.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Main House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1208652
+39 -3404757379
Forte dei Marmi Versilia
München
5

Relaxing Holiday!

  • 5 out of 5
Since countless years with spent our Holiday in Tuscany, Versilia, in the Appartements from Villa Maria Doria. In the meanwhile we know every Appartment at that place very well and we enjoyed every day there. Without TV/Radio (okay, you get Wifi there) our Holiday was perfectly calmed and relaxed. We felt very comfortable there. We've enjoyed the wonderful garden, relaxed at the pool and while the Owner, Paola, was always looking after us, we've got the best insider infos for our beloved Sport Golf, Restaurants, Sightseeing and of course Beachplaces along the Coastline from Forte die Marmi and Pietrasanta. We are really looking forward to our next time there.A big THANKs to Paola, she made our stay really memorable.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Main House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1208652
+39 -3404757379
Forte dei Marmi Versilia
2

Nice Holidays - but

  • 2 out of 5
Nice area with a lot of activitiy possibilities surrounded from beautiful cities like Pisa, Massa, Carrara,.... and the Cinque Terra.
The location itself is an old tuscanian country house with 5 flats. The garden is beautiful and perfect in shape. Thats the reason why there are strikt gardener rules like not to play ball in the garden or use a Parasol, ..... Neither you are allowed to dry your towels or swimming shorts in the sun.
The holiday home is equipped with quite old furnitures and overall you can smell the 500 year history even in the air.
Small bakery und very good butcher are very close, supermarkets 10 min to reach.
Also beaches are reachable in 15 min. There are more than 20 km bagno close to bagno. Free beaches are very very rare.
To sum up:
One it was ok, but due to too much annoying restrictions for the usage of the garden and the dominated bagno beaches and finally the smelling of old humidity in the flat we will not join this location and area again.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Main House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1208652
+39 -3404757379
Forte dei Marmi Versilia
5

Perfect location for wonderful holidays in Tuscany

  • 5 out of 5
In june we spent a two weeks vacation in the appartment Main House in Villa Maria Doria. The Villa ist located in the middle of Pozzi, a small village near Forte dei Marmi. Bakery, pizzeria and a typical Italian alimentari are just around the corner - a fact that makes holiday life a lot easier. The five appartments of the Villa are surrounded by a lovely garden with olive trees and an inviting pool with deckchairs.
The appartment provides everything you need with a separate kitchen, a large livingroom, two bedrooms and a bathroom. It has it's own small terrace, for more space (and a little less privacy) you can use the bigger patio, that faces the huge garden and is shared by all appartments. No matter where you enjoy your meals, the Tuscany sun or the gentle summer evenings on the grounds of the Villa, you always have gorgeous flowers around.
Whenever you have a question on where to go for a good pizza, which beach is recommandable or on nice trips to the surroundings, the hostess Paola is there to help. And there actually is no better place for various kinds of trips along the Tuscany coast - trecking or bike tours through the Alpi Apuani, long walks through the Garfagna, city trips to Pisa, Florence or the most beautiful Lucca or interesting visits of the Carrara marble quarries. And of course the wonderful beaches along the Versilia.
We - a family of four - had terrific weeks at the Villa Maria Doria and will certainly come back! There's nothing more relaxing. Many thanks to Paola and her family!
  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Main House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1208652
+39 -3404757379
Forte dei Marmi Versilia
5

Beautiful villa with a very good hostess

  • 5 out of 5
We had a very good vacation at Villa Maria Dora and would recommend it to everybody who wants to enjoy a vacation in Tuscany. The villa is a few minutes drive from the beach and Forte dei Marmi (nice village!). Lucca and Florence are nearby, but the very nice Cinque Terre is also reachable by boat trip.

The villa has a beautiful garden full with flowers and very old olive trees. The house was clean and has a lot of space. The whole surrounding is very attractive and typical Italian. No big typical tourist camp, but a real delightful and tasteful Italian stay! We stayed for two weeks with 3 young children (1,4,6yrs) who wanted to go back to vacation when we got home. That says enough :)

We drove with a full electric car and had some problems with the Italian chargecard from Hera. The hostess of Villa Maria Dora put a lot of effort in it to help us, and got the card activated after a few days of trying. Her help was exceptional and she helped us like this was a normal kind of situation (which it wasn't). I heard she drove a few of her guests to a place 50km away to help them find their way. Paola (the hostess) really has a good heart and feel for her guests!!!!

Our advise: don't think about it, just book your stay at the Villa Maria Dora!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Pisa Galileo Galilei
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Square
Nearest Ferry
58 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Versilia Golf Club
Nearest Train
3.5 Kilometres
Pietrasanta
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Kilometres
Versilia
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
4 Mori
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
4.5 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: recommended

A stay at Villa Maria Doria will be an unforgettable vacation for the whole family. It offers the rare possibility of living in an environment still reminiscent of past times and rhythms now lost in the modern world. There are facilities for recreation and activity on the grounds itself, plus, in the surrounding area you will find world class shopping, restaurants offering traditional Tuscan cooking and beach life at Forte dei Marmi and the coast.

A highly-qualified tourist offer with a long proven tradition.

Comfortable full-comfort bathing establishments in a simple architectural style that blends elegantly with the coastal landscape.

Gorgeous beaches with an average depth of 150 meters.

Gently-sloping bottoms and safe swimming for children and indeed people of all ages.

On the beach ? Quiet, undisturbed relaxation, pleasant, healthful walks along the waterline, get-together and entertainment, water sports, sailing and swimming lessons, water gym in the pool or in the open water ...

A territory with such abounding natural and environmental resources could not but offer exceptional opportunities for healthy living and well being and sports and recreational activities for free time. There are many structures : a dense network of bicycle paths, paths laid out in the pine woods with gym equipment ( and instructions ) at very turn, and many other public and private sports centers.

Many localities have regulation and 6-man soccer fields, a first class eight-line athletics field, gymnasiums, tennis courts, and skating rinks; a riding stable in the La Versiliana park offering rides through the woods an on the beach in the winter; there are trekking itineraries through the pine woods; space for hang-gliding from the heights above the city, and two golf courses ( of which one eighteen hole international level course ).And don't forget the sea, where you can engage in all the water sports, from swimming with fins to windsurf, from water gym to canoeing; in Motrone you'll find the Club Velico di Marina di Pietrasanta which besides caring for and launching tourist boats at the beach landing, organizes sailing regattas and a sailing school.

The Apuan Alps Nature Park

A range of high mountains with steep, rocky peaks typical of alpine landscapes overlooking a wide coastal plain splashed with the blue water of the Tyrrhenian Sea.These are the Apuan Alps in Versilia, a breathtaking view of an area already rich in mediterranean features.

The Versilian coast has a unique characteristic that no other Italian seaside resort can boast : that is to have real mountains in its immediate surroundings. The scenery of the Apuan Alps contains rugged summits and enclose valleys contrasting with charming wood and dells. Amidst chestnut woods are villages, nestling at the foot of steep slopes as well as open green plateaus with streams precipitating sharply to form spectacular cascades and waterfalls. The bold peaks assailed by the marble quarries stretch out toward the sky with their white ravines shining like immense glaciers. Marble, the treasure of the Apuan Alps has always represented a source of work and means of support for the Apuan population. Since the 1700s the Apuan Alps have been known by geologists and naturalists for their particular features and recently they have become a place of growing interest for the public. Geologists have always been attracted by numerous typical phenomena such as natural cavities and caverns in the area, among which the most important is the cavern of Monte Corchia, the deepest and largest in Italy ; on the other hand, naturalists have shown interest for the wide variety of plants and animal species found here and for this reason it is a protect area. The Apennines are like a huge sports arena, ideal for those who enjoy trekking, horse riding, cycling, mountain and downhill biking. But there is more : winter sports are well catered where there is not only traditional skiing but also cross- country and ski touring. Those who are not experienced skiers can still feel the thrill of the snow-capped Apennines by getting some 'ciaspole' or snowshoes. Nordic walking and sky running are another two stimulating healthy pastimes that are becoming increasingly popular. There are also specific trails for those suffering from heart problems. The woodland network of high-altitude paths, the easy trails and the gentle slopes are, in any case, accessible to all walkers and offer excellent physical and mental benefit.

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Forte dei Marmi, Versilia

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WINTER and SPRING
29 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
€240
for 2 nights
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€120
From
€150
Fri,Sat,Sun
€490
€700
 
 
CHRISTMAS
20 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
€450
for 3 nights
From
€150
€700
 
 
WINTER and SPRING
4 Jan 2015 - 1 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
€240
for 2 nights
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€120
From
€150
Fri,Sat,Sun
€490
€700
 
 
EASTER
2 Apr 2015 - 8 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
€450
for 3 nights
From
€150
€700
 
 
WINTER and SPRING
9 Apr 2015 - 29 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
€240
for 2 nights
From
€120
From
€150
Fri,Sat,Sun
€490
€700
 
 
JUNE
30 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€690
for 7 nights
€690
 
 
JULY
27 Jun 2015 - 24 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,000
for 7 nights
€1,000
 
 
AUGUST
25 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
for 7 nights
€1,100
 
 
SEPTEMBER
29 Aug 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€690
for 7 nights
€690
 
 
OCTOBER to MAY
26 Sep 2015 - 27 May 2016
2 night minimum stay
€240
for 2 nights
From
€120
From
€150
Fri,Sat,Sun
€490
€700
 

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Forte dei Marmi in Versilia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom with tub - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double bed room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom with two single beds - 2 Single Bed
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The small village of Pozzi, with only 3000 inhabitants, is surrounded by olive groves and offers an enviable lifestyle steeped in local tradition. Also, archeologists have found Etruscan ruins very near the villa and identified ancient Roman roads in the area .
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