We enjoyed 2 lovely weeks at Le Bicocche in July/August 2012 with our 2 children aged 10 and 8. The property is located just outside the town of Camaiore, on the way to Montemagno. It is within easy reach of Viareggio for the beach (about 15 mins by car) and Lucca (half an hour by car). Florence is around 100km away - the journey takes around one and a half hours by car.
The property is situated in extensive, lovely gardens, which Mr Giannini, the owner, keeps immaculate. Mr Giannini was on hand whenever we needed him, though as we hardly speak any Italian and he hardly speaks any English, our opportunity to chat was limited. However, Mr Giannini is charming and I am sure that if you have conversational Italian, he would be a mine of useful information about the area. As it was, he was kind and helpful and pressed some very nice bottles of wine on us when he passed us dining in the garden once or twice.
The swimming pool is a little way from the house, and is secluded so is perfectly private. The pool does have a deeper end and a shallower end, though an adult can stand up throughout, so it is not suitable for diving or jumping in. The pool area was kept clean and tidy throughout our stay.
There are a few details that are not clear from the property listing. The property available for rental is in fact a self-contained apartment in the loft of the main house; Mr and Mrs Giannini live in the 2 floors below. To access the apartment, you have to go up 3 flights of stairs, which I imagine would be tiresome with a child much younger than age 4. The apartment is cosy and pleasant, though fairly basically equipped. A kettle would be useful, as would a toaster. It was very hot when we were there (25 degrees celsius at night) so we used the air conditioning each night from 10pm-5am. As a result, our electricity costs were 4 times those which had been anticipated prior to our stay, though obviously if you don't use the air conditioning to any significant extent, this is not an issue.
Overall we loved our relaxing holiday and it was fantastic to enjoy the attractive gardens and pool, and enjoy tasty, inexpensive meals at the nearby Le Meraviglie and other restaurants.