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CHARMING FARMHOUSE AND GROUNDS, IDEAL FOR FAMILIES & CLOSE TO BEACH

Jared Holstein

Speaks english, french, german, italian, spanish
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Jared Holstein

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CHARMING FARMHOUSE AND GROUNDS, IDEAL FOR FAMILIES & CLOSE TO BEACH

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Camaiore - La Rustica

Lovely restored farmhouse between mountains and sea, perfect for 1-2 families

Recently-renovated historic farmhouse and guest house with spacious gardens near the beaches of the Tuscan Riviera. The property sleeps 7, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (a good fit for up to 2 families). This centuries-old, charmingly-preserved property in the peaceful foothills of Camaiore is an ideal base from which to explore the Tuscan countryside.

The main house is on two levels. The 1st floor features a gourmet kitchen, full bath with Japanese soaking tub, living room, study and 2 fireplaces; a master bedroom, bathroom and guest room comprise the 2nd floor. The guest house, which is included in the rental, features a glassed-in veranda with mini-kitchen, a bedroom and bathroom, and a covered veranda (a wonderful place to take meals!).

Amenities include wireless internet, a printer/copier/scanner, clothes washer & dryer, a dishwasher, large flat screen TV and satellite receiver. The upper 2/3rds of the 3000 sq. meter terraced gardens are completely enclosed, creating an outdoor retreat where children may safely explore. A BBQ, sports equipment, and lounge chairs are available for guests' use.

The property is ideally suited for families with babies and small children. A portacrib, Stokke high chair, children's dishes and utensils and lots of toys and books are available, and an excellent children's store is 4km away.

LOCATION

The property is located in the rolling foothills of Camaiore, whose downtown is a 4-minute drive or 15 minute walk. It is a 15 minute drive from the beaches of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, 40 minutes from Lucca and Pisa, 1 hour from Florence, 1.5 hours from Cinque Terre and 3.5 hours from Rome.

CONNECTIVITY

There is wireless internet, and a printer/copier/scanner for guest use. There are few more enjoyable places on earth to work remotely… laptop on the veranda, a glass of vino, jasmine-scented air and sunshine is as agreeable as it gets.

KITCHEN

A classic country kitchen with a wood burning fireplace and iron fireback has been gently updated with a Fratelli Onofri 6-burner range and everything you'd need to prepare a Tuscan feast (or a cup of espresso to start the day). Baskets of staples hang from the beams above a bank of luxury appliances set in custom cabinetry with a local Carrara marble worktop. There is a full set of stainless-steel cookware and knives.

BATHROOMS

The property features three bathrooms, two in the main house and one in the guest house. On the first floor of the main residence, Venetian plaster walls frame reclaimed marble floors and state-of-the-art fixtures. A made-to-measure ofuro, a Japanese soaking tub, complements the large shower. A full bathroom with shower, sink and toilet are in the dressing room off the upstairs master bedroom.

BEDROOMS

Each bedroom features a European-sized queen bed (larger than their American counterparts). All beds have Magniflex memory-foam mattresses, which are hypoallergenic, non-toxic and supremely comfortable. We use only 100% cotton bedding and down duvets. The master suite features a custom armoire with antique chapel doors, exposed original fresco fragment and antique furnishings. The airy upstairs guest room has windows on three sides, exposed stonework and also offers a convertible daybed with trundle which can be set up as one twin, two, or a king bed, in addition to the queen bed in the room.

GRANAIO (GUEST HOUSE)

A terrace covered by a wisteria arbor connects the main house to the granaio, the property's former granary which has been converted into a guest house which is a complete living unit ideal for a couple. It features a queen bedroom and enclosed sun porch where you'll find a day kitchen with sink, small refrigerator and microwave. The guest house's compact modern bathroom includes a shower, sink and toilet. A covered veranda extends from the granaio, sheltering a teak dining table for traditional al fresco dining—the ideal place to take meals in the spring, summer and fall.

GROUNDS:

Fruit-bearing trees include olive, lemon, plum, kumquat, black and green fig, hazelnut, loquat, pear and persimmon, as well as thornless blackberries.

At the base of the property, ample parking is available for multiple cars. Old brick stairs lead to a secure gate, which can be opened remotely from within the house.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Jared Holstein (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
Speaks english, french, german, italian, spanish

About Jared Holstein

We are a brother and sister who spent summers growing up at La Rustica. We come back each year with our own small children--the third generation of our family to enjoy the peace and charm of this quiet hamlet alongside a major pilgrimage route. Our parents fell in love with this corner of Tuscany as a young couple and bought our property, restoring and updating the main house and converting a granary into the guesthouse. We recently undertook another update, bringing the bathrooms and kitchen up to modern standards--using reclaimed materials wherever possible, and period finishes and colors.

Jared Holstein purchased this villa in 1974

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Charming Farmhouse and grounds, ideal for families & close to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Charming Farmhouse and grounds, ideal for families & close to beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p579878vb
Camaiore Versilia
San Francisco
5

A perfect experience

  • 5 out of 5
We had the most wonderful stay here. My husband and I still talk about it and when we will return. The house is very, very comfortable and well equipped, the surrounding area is beautiful and peaceful, and the town of Camaiore is quaint and authentic. We spent one day at the beach, another in Lucca, another in Cinque Terre, one in Pisa and several days just exploring nearby towns and restaurants. We could have easily spent another two weeks here. The owner directed us to hidden gems - hillside towns, family restaurants, sights. The view from our bedroom window was so picturesque, and we loved the hearth in the kitchen. My favorite memories are buying freshly baked "donuts" from the bakery, walking through the falling leaves along the wall in Lucca, hiking between the towns of Cinque Terra, sitting in the warm, cozy kitchen with my family having a meal, the delicious and local food ... I could go on and on. It was a perfect experience and I can not wait to return.
  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Farmhouse and grounds, ideal for families & close to beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p579878vb
Camaiore Versilia
5

Farmhouse Gem in Tuscany

  • 5 out of 5
We loved our stay at La Rustica. We chose it for a vacation with three generations of family— we still talk about our time there, and plan to return soon.

La Rustica is a very special place. The houses are beautiful and well-appointed, with the Tuscan charm you hope for, on a beautiful property, in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. The kids in our group, aged 2-8, loved exploring and running around in the large gardens.

The nearby restaurants, especially La Pieve, were so good—we ate many epic meals. We loved walking through Camaiore, having delicious coffee and pastries, perfect routines in a perfect place.
  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Pisa
Nearest Train
7.7 Miles
Viareggio
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
A12
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Lido di Camaiore
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Wine Bar Nebraska
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Agriturismo il Cerro
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Camaiore, Versilia

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
mid season
30 Aug 2014 - 19 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,585
for 7 nights
$1,585
 
 
low season
20 Sep 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,185
for 7 nights
$1,185
 
 
low season
18 Oct 2014 - 28 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,045
for 7 nights
$1,045
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Notes Booking Terms:
-50% deposit at reservation
-balance 8 weeks before arrival date
-refundable security deposit of $500 payable by check or wire transfer
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Camaiore in Versilia

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Features windows on three sides and a writing desk
    Guest House Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom off kitchen - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Bathroom features a Japanese-style soaking tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Hypoallergenic memory foam mattress, all cotton bedding
    Guest Room 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , A twin +trundle makes 2 twins. Cotton bedding, down duvet.
    Granaio (Guest House) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Hypoallergenic memory foam mattress, all cotton bedding
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
  • hunting small game
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
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