|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
- The EUROP ASSISTANCE INSURANCE TO COVER CANCELLATION penalties (from the time of the reservation to the beginning of the stay) will be INCLUDED IN THE FINAL PRICE.
- The EMMA VILLAS STAFF will be at your complete disposal for ensuring you a care-free holiday.
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- 7/7 days PERSONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE and SUPPORT CENTRE AT DISPOSAL BEFORE AND DURING YOUR STAY.
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- CUSTOMIZE YOUR HOLIDAY with OUR ADDITIONAL SERVICES (such as IN HOUSE CHEF, PRIVATE TRANSFER, CAR RENTAL and much more). All our services are supplied by PROFESSIONAL and CERTIFIED COMPANIES.
PRIVATE STRUCTURE. Along a curve in the road leading, after a few metres, to the medieval borgo of Gualdo, “the Land of Fairy Tales”, stands a stone house, covered in Virginia creeper and surrounded by a beautiful botanical garden, a natural terrace which stretches out to the tangled foliage of the woods that end on the fascinating horizon designed by the Apuan Alps to the north, with Monte Prana in the foreground rising up above the valley of Camaiore, and on the majestic Corchia; in the centre is the splendid sea of the Versilia coast, less than 6 km away as the crow flies. Mariasole is a young building with a strong personality, realized with original materials, for the most part salvaged, such as wood and stone, which have given it the appearance of a cosy rural home, where the modern functionality of the accessories has been combined with an accurate design of furniture that fully realizes the desire of the owners to create a hospitable, comfortable and intimate environment. The Provençal and country-inspired furniture, in natural woods and wrought iron with romantic antiqued finishes, with their delicate colours perfectly matched with the warm, velvety colours of the walls and curtains, together with unpredictable details and the precious Vietri majolica in the rustic kitchen and in the bathrooms, create a romantic harmony with the flavours of times gone by and reflect a simple and relaxed lifestyle, punctuated by the gentle rhythms of the beautiful nature surrounding the house. The wonder continues outdoors, when the French windows open out onto the delightful garden, transformed into a private corner to live in at all hours of the day, arranged with comfortable seating, outdoor kitchen and panoramic swimming pool, surrounded by the plants and flowers of the typical Mediterranean vegetation. Nestled in the hills of Versilia and just a few kilometres from the motorway exit, the property is the ideal destination for exploring a region rich in artistic and cultural offers as well as multiple wine and food suggestions and scenic opportunities. The magnificent towns of Lucca and Pietrasanta, famous for their artistic vocation, Camaiore, Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi are just a few minutes away, as is the Tyrrhenian coast with its beautiful beaches. In about half an hour, thanks to the nearby motorway, you can visit Pisa, the area of the Garfagnana, the Lunigiana, the Cinque Terre and many other amenities in the area. Scenic hikers, bird watchers and bikers will have a huge area to explore, with native fauna and typical vegetation, ranging from Torre del Lago Puccini, made famous by the celebrated composer who loved to spend his free time here, to the nature sanctuary of Lake Massaciuccoli (15 minutes from the property) and to the more or less passable trails, overlooking the sea, that wind along the ridges of the Apuan Alps. Finally, for connoisseurs of good wine and genuine food, it will be a great opportunity to sample the local specialties, with fruit and vegetables from the biodynamic gardens, organic jams, local cheese and meat, and a delicious spring water that gushes out from the deep aquifers of a land that encompasses all that is good and beautiful of this stunning part of Tuscany.
The house lies on a hilly, terraced terrain and has three floors, with the ground floor and basement connected to each other both internally and externally. The main entrance, on the ground floor, opens into the lovely bright living area with sitting room, facing out to the furnished porch. A small hallway on one side leads to two double bedrooms and a bathroom with shower. Both bedrooms have French windows, with the first leading out to a beautiful little panoramic balcony, while the second leads directly into the garden. A stone staircase leads up to the first floor and down to the basement. Upstairs is the rest of the sleeping area, composed of two double bedrooms (one with little panoramic balcony overlooking the pool) and two additional single beds in one of them. Serving the two rooms is a bathroom with shower. Downstairs in the basement is an airy open-plan area, connected by French windows to the garden (pool side) and organized with a seating area, dining table and a rustic kitchen with marble work top and tiled with attractive Vietri majolica, on which proudly stands a collection of copper pots. Also on this floor is a large bathroom with double basin, shower and whirlpool tub. The laundry is located on the side of the house connected to the pergola with outdoor kitchen and is provided with a washing machine, dryer, counter tops and sink.
A white gate marks the entrance to the property and admits guests onto a quiet and enchanted pathway through the beautiful garden that surrounds the property, well-cared for and perfectly set in the harmony of forms and colours of the territory in which it lies. The park unfolds over terraced areas along the sloping ridge of the hillside, against a background extending towards the Alps and the sea and with, at the lower levels and beside the house, a vineyard and orchard. The typical Mediterranean vegetation around the house is a generous triumph of aromas and multiple blooms. The borders of medicinal plants such as myrtle, St. John's wort, germander and bushes of rosemary and lavender, alternating with cypress and olive trees, create spectacular scenes and kindle one's desire to pass the time outdoors in the numerous areas arranged with seating for relaxing and alfresco eating: the gazebo set in the pool area, the large portico outside the living room, furnished with sofas and table with chairs, a large paved area protected by a pergola with climbing roses and grape vines and equipped with a convenient electric BBQ (in lava stone, that can turn into an oven to cook pizza, and with a hob) and, finally, many silent, cosy corners for reading or relaxing in. There is a parking space near the main entrance and a parking area (private) outside the entrance gate.
Bushes of germander, helichrysum, rosemary and lavender border the terracotta stairs, framing the water and defining the boundaries of the pool area which is paved in Egyptian limestone and coloured by potted hibiscus and bougainvillea, surrounded by the green garden at the back and set in a super panoramic position. Lined with PVC, with a stone edge, the pool has a curvilinear kidney bean-form, with an area of 50 sq m and a constant depth of 1.55m. The pool has salt purification and hydromassage jets located along the interior steps. All around the pool are elegant sunbeds, table and chairs and a large sofa with coffee tables protected by a wooden gazebo with curtains at the sides. The swimming pool, with internal lighting and outdoor cold-water shower, is open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday of October.
Yes, € 30,00 per animal per week to be paid on site.
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The property is located just outside the village of Massarosa and the fifteenth-century medieval borgo of Gualdo, with its magnificent view of the sea and which, every year, becomes the 'Land of Fairy Tales', a traditional event which is a major attraction for adults and children. It is surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the hills of Versilia, in an area in the north of Tuscany bounded by the western slopes of the Apuan Alps, by the Natural Park of San Rossore with Lake Massaciuccoli (the largest lake in Tuscany, inside a nature sanctuary with many species of birds and on which you can make boat trips), and by the Tyrrhenian coast, which combines entertainment, culture, scenic beauty and a sea with beautiful beaches. The area is easily accessible from the main airport of Pisa (about 45 km away) and by car: from Florence via the A11 Florence-Pisa motorway and from Genoa via the A12 Genova-Rosignano motorway. The motorway exit is at Massarosa, about 9 km away, where you can find shops and large supermarkets. The most convenient railway station is in Viareggio, about 15 km away. Just a few minutes' away from the property are some of the most picturesque locations in the area: Lido di Camaiore, bathed by the sea, with its historic town centre dotted with artisan shops and Romanesque architecture, like the famous Chiesa della Collegiata, dating back to 1278; Pietrasanta, the administrative centre of Versilia, is well-known, apart from its seaside attractions, for its top-rank artistry to be found in the refined working of marble, from the quarries of the Apuan Alps, and of bronze, which attracts artists from all over the world; Forte dei Marmi, built on the ruins of the fort of the same name that stands in the centre of town, is the most elegant resort of Versilia, with its beaches, luxury shops and famous nightclubs; Viareggio, 'the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian', which offers a variation of landscapes, between sea and mountain, fine cuisine and a series of internationally-known cultural events, like musical events, its magical Carnival, literary awards and film festivals . Passing through the Val Freddana, along the oil and wine route, you come in a quarter of an hour to the beautiful city of Lucca, characterized by an extensive, mainly medieval, historic town centre, completely surrounded by walled fortifications of Renaissance epoch. In the town, in addition to the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, famous for its elliptical shape, are buildings of great artistic and religious significance such as the Cathedral of San Martino, the Church of San Michele in Foro and the Basilica di San Frediano. Just outside Lucca, about ten kilometres away, are to be found splendid villas with beautiful gardens, like Palazzo Mansi, Villa Paolo Guinigi, Palazzo Moriconi-Pfanner and, finally, the birthplace of the composer Giacomo Puccini, which is today a museum containing documents and mementos of the great Maestro. Every year, very close to Mariasole, an important appointment with opera is held in his honour: the Puccini Festival, which takes place in Torre del Lago, where the composer lived for many years and where he composed many of his works. Villa Puccini (open to the public) stands on a hill overlooking Lake Massaciuccoli and contains the tomb of the musician. Still on the theme of musical events, we would like to mention an unmissable opportunity for music lovers, held in the picturesque setting of Pieve a Elici, along the route of the Via Francigena and very close to the property. In the Church of San Pantaleone, every year during the summer season, a traditional, and now famous, appointment takes place: a series of concerts during the Versilia Festival of Chamber Music.
Pisa 45km, Firenze 91km, Genova 159km, Milano Malpensa 321km, Roma Fiumicino 398km
Coming either from the North, the South or the Pisa airport: highway A11 exit Massarosa 9km
Attractions within 100 km
Camaiore 10km, Lago e Parco di Massaciuccoli 12km, Viareggio 15km, Pietrasanta 18km, Lucca 25km, Forte dei Marmi 28km, Pisa 32km, Garfagnana 50km, Montecatini 53km, Lerici 57km, Livorno 59km, Pistoia 66km, Massa Carrara 77km, Cinque Terre 85km, Firenze 99km
Services and shops
Gualdo 300m, Monte Pitoro 2km, Valpromaro 4km, Massarosa 6km
Tyrrhenian Sea - Lido di Camaiore 15km, Forte dei Marmi 28km
Paved up tol the entrance gate. Please pay attention because the street is narrow.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
- To be paid at the time of booking: 25% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price;
- To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card.
5,9% Emma Villas Commissions INCLUDED in the final price of the reservation: this includes costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, EUROP ASSISTANCE POLICY to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay).
At your arrival will be requested (by the property owner) the damage deposit (totally refundable in case of no damages at the end of the stay).
Damage Deposit: 1.200,00€