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Lucio +39 3356138552

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian

A touch of tuscany feeling in a peacefull, charming country side. - La 'Torretta' - Charming old Tuscan country house with pool and garden

8 Reviews
People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Versilia - Villa Gaia

Tipical country house with private swimming pool and garden.

'Villa Gaia' consists of two lovingly restored 'rustico' (typical Tuscan cottage) wich lie in an ancient olive garden, very peaceful, located in the heart of the Versilia. The two fascinating country houses have been entirely renovated in 2010. The entire property is very quiet, sunny and has a wonderful views of the Versilia hills. The whirlpool area of the swimming pool, only treated with natural salt, will invite you to enjoy unforgettable relaxing moments after your daily journeys to Florence and Pisa, one hour far by motorway. The swimming pool is open from may the 15th to the end of september.

Lucca, with her surrounding Middle Age wall, is the main center of the region – Gastronomic experiences and rural tourism here are the musts. Cities of art Florence and Pisa are one hour far. 'Le Cinque Terre' are easily reacheble by train within a day's journey. The region is widely known for its typical cuisine, their vineyards and its extra virgin olive oil. A Golf course of 18 holes is available 10 km far in the elegant beach resort 'Forte dei Marmi'. All international boutiques are available for shopping. There is also a well known street market seated twice per week.

Check-in and check-out: The guests are kindly ask to arrive between 5h:00 pm and 7h:00 pm on saturday. On saturday too the check-out before 10h:00 am.

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Details for holiday chateau / country house La 'Torretta' - Charming old Tuscan country house with pool and garden, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 3 Bathrooms

Typical country house, beautifully restored in the '80s, completely renovated in 2010 also in the decoration, with all the comforts, including air conditioning, WiFi, internet high speed, satellite TV, etc..
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lucio +39 3356138552 (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian

About Lucio +39 3356138552

Former entrepreneurs in the EDP market, transferred from Milan to Versilia in maturity to improve the quality of life - Strong attention to the environment and sustainable consumption

Lucio +39 3356138552 purchased this chateau / country house in 1986

Why Lucio +39 3356138552 chose Versilia

We choose to live in this peaceful place in the heart of Tuscany and we want to share it with travellers our life choices and love for nature.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The property is the result of 20 years of investment in the recovery of ancient buildings with original materials in the traditional rural area of Tuscany and Versilia in particular. Ancient stone walls, floors and ceilings in terracotta and exposed chestnut beams give the house a charming character of old times to provide an unforgettable setting. In their garden centenary olive trees offer discreet protection for your relaxation moment, like wise old men listening to the summer breeze that rises from the sea to the hills.

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

La 'Torretta' - Charming old Tuscan country house with pool and garden
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews
4

Very peaceful house

  • 4 of 5

Very well restored house with beautiful, huge, main bedroom. We did not need the second bedroom, which was also very well decorated .Great views of countryside. Well appointed kitchen and lovely big garden with shared pool. The house was clean and well maintained. Lucio and Paola were very helpful, with tips for visits to the surrounding area. Lucca and Florence easy to reach, both with lots to see. The five hill villages recommended by Lucio were very interesting, the best being Bolgheri.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your appreciation. It 's always a pleasure to receive guests searching for the authentic taste of the Tuscan countryside and its many special cultural attractions.
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5

Ideal base for a Tuscan holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at 'La Torretta' - the house was lovely, peaceful and comfortable with everything we needed! The kitchen was very well-equipped and we ate almost every meal al fresco. It was a great size for two couples; enough space and privacy for all. The covered patio, garden and pool were beautiful, perfect for relaxing. All in all, a terrific base for exploring the area. Paola and Lucio were gracious and charming hosts. We only wished we could have stayed longer. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How nice it was to receive your appreciation! So you have not forgotten your vacation last year. We remember you with pleasure for your sympathy and your love for Italian food and wine. We are pleased to have been able to satisfy your expectations and have been a pleasant stop on your vacation in Tuscany. We hope to have you once again welcome guests in the future. Best wishes. Paola and Lucio.
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Brackley, UK
5

A Fantastic Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay here - it has everything you could possibly want and more. The house is very well appointed, it's decor is classic and well done. The house has acces to a great swimming pool, a wonderful outside eating area which is secluded and comfortable - with an excellent BBQ. The kitchen had everything that was needed, the rooms were very comfortable. All in all an excellent place to saty, cannot recommend it enough - the owners were very helpful, they arranged to meet us in the local town on day of arrival, showed us key places (like supermarket), we then followed them to the house itself, they had also arranged for us to eat at the local restaurant the first evening - all very helpful. The owners were on hand if you needed anything and also made some great suggestions for places to see and visit. Lucca is a must, make sure you have time to find a peach farm - superb fresh fruit. Make sure you take your mossie creams, but overall a fantastic place for a wonderfully relaxed stay - see if you get to see the chap taking his owl for a walk; yes I am serious!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A part the joke of our good guest, we did all we can to make your staying as comfortable as possible and the most easily reachable all the interest points of our region. You would do the same for us if we come at your town, isn't it? That's our philosophy.
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5

Peaceful villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely villa, comfortably and stylishly furnished. There is shaded outdoor dining area and the pool is excellent. The nearby area is quiet.

Paola and Lucio were extremely helpful, meeting us in the nearby town of Camaiore when we arrived and providing us with a welcoming Pasta salad the next day.

We had a relaxing and happy holiday and hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The "Villa Gaia" residence is the result of choice than we did 25 years ago: to leave the big city in search of a better place where the quality of life was the best possible. Now a part of our little paradise is also available for you to escape the stress and noise of the city and enjoy special holiday of rest and relaxation. We would like to give to our guests the feeling of being for few days outside of the time in a special world of peace and comfort to rebuilt their natural integrity. We all are here to welcome you anytime.
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5

Great house with pool in the hills of Camaiore

  • 5 of 5

The four of us - my parents, my husband and me - stayed in the Villa Toretta in May 2016 and really enjoyed it. The house is very well equipped from hair dryers in every one of three bathrooms to the spices in the kitchen. We used the BBQ in the garden twice, had breakfasts outside, relaxed by the pool (though it was not quite warm enough to go in) and also had a good time sitting inside in the comfortable living room when it was too cold to sit outside. The bedrooms are spacious, the beds are huge and and the separate bathrooms to each bedroom were very convenient.

We ate at both restaurants of Pieve de Camaiore; and enjoyed the smaller one (where they spoke practically no English but you get by) the most. Good food at relatively low cost and a very friendly atmosphere. Both are in walking distance, about 20 minutes away on foot.

The rest of the time we cooked at the villa; you can buy provisions at the small Conad supermarket in Camaiore but most of the time we did our shoppping at the larger Coop about ½ hour away on the outskirts of Viareggio.

Luccio gave us excellent recommendations about what to see and do in the area: the Cinque Terra at the coast, the old town of Lucca and so much more. If you are into walking, there are a large number of trails in the area and one even passes by the front door of the villa. We also visited Carrara and its marble mining as a bad weather option.

The villa is well situated for exploring the region but you definitely need a car to get around. The villa has its own car port, so parking is no problem. The narrow, winding roads in the area are not for the faint-hearted though!

We definitely recommend this accommendation and would love to come back and stay again some time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We choosed this location 35 years ago to live in and we are loving it today. We are very pleased you too appreciated our choice. Arrivederci to the next stay.
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Bad Mingolsheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
5

Wonderful relaxation in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We have spent ca. 10 days using the house La Torretta as our base for visiting some places in Tuskany, plus pure relaxation in the wonderful garden. We, this is a German family of 2 grownups plus two teenage sons.

The beds in la Torretta were very comfortable, the bedrooms and the whole house charming. We used the kitchen a lot, it was very practical, and enough cutlery and means to cook were available (we had faced problems in other houses previously, but not here). The only thing missing was a toaster...

The initial meeting in Camaiore was perfectly organized; you need to meet there; otherwise, even with a good navigational system, you won't find the house.

Lucio explained the entertainment devices to us after arrival, but we used the TV only once, and preferred sitting in the beautiful garden. we used the grill several times; it worked fine for us.

We recommend to listen to Lucio's advice for sightseeing; he has good hints for restaurants, too. The house was clean and very conmfortable; it stayed cool in the house even during a warm week.

The whole vacation was wonderful, the kids used the pool, and we could really relax. The hosts are very friendly and helpful, the garden beautiful, and Camaiore a good base to reach intersting places in Italy. We might come back; this is a very recommendable place.

All the best, Martin

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Martin, thank you so much for having written your kind review on our house and hosting services. It will be usefull for other people looking for a renting house in this area and very helpfull for our job. The toaster has been broken the week before and I had not the time to replace it with a good one. I promise when you'll be back you will find it. Hoping to welcome you and your family again in Camaiore very soon I send to all of you our best wishes.
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Pieve di Camaiore
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Viareggio/Camaiore
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Pieve di Camaiore
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Lido di Camaiore
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Camaiore, Versilia

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
alta stagione
25 Jun 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,011
for 7 nights
£2,011
 
 
bassa stagione
27 Aug 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,341
for 7 nights
£1,341
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,508
for 7 nights
£1,508
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £335

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for La 'Torretta' - Charming old Tuscan country house with pool and gardenin Versilia in Lucca Area

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Towels included
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 il cipresso - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 Studio - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 il fico - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Wooden floors and ceilings with beams and rafters gable exposed in the rooms. The study overlooks a closed loggia with a separate entrance from the garden.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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