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Studio w/private terrace and stunning views

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Bella Vista is a light filled studio apartment in beautiful setting. An easy 10 minute walk to the historic old town of Barga's excellent restaurants, cafes, and shops. A spacious studio apartment with modern kitchen and shower. Private entrance with a large terrace, Bella Vista is a lovely spot for a couple seeking a quiet surrounding but within easy walking distance to Barga, with its restaurants, bars, and shops. Equipped with a TV and DVD player,

Tom and Julia
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Tom and Julia

We look forward to welcoming you to Villa Sofia.

Tom and Julia purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Tom and Julia chose World

A private tranquil setting, an easy 10 minute walk to Barga's restaurants, cafes, shops and music festivals.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the World around the

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Studio w/private terrace and stunning views
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful property, gorgeous location, friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

The villa was beautiful, clean with stunning views and the hosts were very welcoming. The space was private but open and the terrace made for a stunning spot for meals. The villa is well placed for exploring the local town by foot and for exploring the surrounding area by car. The pool was lovely and a great area to meet our fellow guests. I couldn't recommend this place enough.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We loved Villa Sofia!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Bella Vista for 2 weeks, and everything was absolutely perfect! Tom is a superb host! The view from the terrace is stunning; we spent quite a bit of time there! It's a nice little stroll into Barga, which is a delightful old town! We purchased meat, cheese and wine several times and took back to Bella Vista to eat on the terrace. You can catch the bus in town to the train station, and go anywhere from there. The entire visit was so incredible that we are already making plans to return!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having this couple stay at Villa Sofia. You're welcome back any time!
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Beautiful Views

  • 4 of 5

We had a brilliant week staying in the Bella Vista apartment. The views of the countryside are beautiful and the huge terrace is perfect for making the most of the sun. The apartment is great and has everything you'd need. Barga is lovely, lots of delicious restaurants and we were lucky to coincide with the end of the Jazz Festival. Tom was an excellent host, and the villa is in a great location for exploring Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Villa Sofia is located only an 8 minute walk from Barga Vecchia. It has stunning views of the country side and mountains from three sides of the property. It is very peaceful and relaxing.

Bella Vista was very clean and well maintained. All the facilities worked well and the bed was excellent. The terrace was huge and even though it was August there was a nice breeze in the afternoon and the nights were comfortably cool for sleeping.

There are three rentals on the property but each has privacy or you can mingle with other quests if you choose.

Tom and Julia are very accomodating and generously offer their help. I highly recommend this property. Plus the WiFi was excellent.

My wife and I love Barga.. The restaurants are fabulous. The people are warm and friendly.. The festas are entertaining and fun. It is just a great place to enjoy and experience the Italian culture.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Fornaci di Barga
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Marina del Vecchiano or Viareggio
Car: not necessary

Easy 10 minute walk into Barga


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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