This renovated cottage is in Pieve a Elici (Massarosa) with breathtaking view of the lake and sea. The property has an olive grove and garden of 4000 m². On the ground floor you will find the living room with open fireplace and TV/DVD, a well-equipped kitchen, a covered veranda with large dining table and pizza oven, and 1 studio and the guest bathroom. Three steps down to a laundry room/storage. On the first floor you will find 2 rooms with own shower bath, both with sea view, one with TV/DVD. The top floor is equipped with a spacious suite with open fireplace, TV/DVD and a bathroom with lone-standing tub. Here you can set up a crib or cot. 20 m from the house is the pool (16 m x 4 m) with shower and a pergola with large dining table. There are also loungers and sun umbrellas.
Suite, 2 bedrooms, 1 studio, 8 people, A/C
- english, french, german, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 8 Jan 2019
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
I was lucky enough to be one of the guests staying at Villa Serena recently. What a beautiful home! An absolutely stunning setting and indeed very serene. Early mornings in the garden watching the world wake up - Long afternoons by the pool watching the sun begin to set - Dinner time outside under the grape trellis - ALL overlooking the sea were delightful. Your home is beautifully appointed with many details that are often missing from home rentals, extensive kitchen equipment, artwork, china, linens, and candles. And the large stack of beautiful tea towels, so wonderful! We set a beautiful table every night to go with our meals. We truly loved to cook in the outdoor pizza oven which was generously stocked with nice dry wood making it easy to start the fire within. What a treat!
The house keeper was there to greet us and went through every aspect of the house upon our arrival, pointing out all the amenities, even down at the pool house. There are also information manuals for everything in the house and details about the area in general. She also was so helpful when on one occasion part of our group was locked out and she showed up quickly to let us in. We look forward to our next visit.
Great house, great location, great holiday!
A Beautiful Home in a Beautiful Location
Villa Serena is gorgeous! It feels welcoming and is very comfortable while at the same time beautifully appointed. The views from the house and the pool are amazing with beautiful sunsets almost every evening.
Working with the owner was easy. Mary-Lou was responsive and very helpful with all our inquiries. Cesarina, our local contact, was attentive when needed.
While it was too cool to swim, we sat by the pool several afternoons, enjoying the view, sipping local wines.
I highly recommend staying at Villa Serena in Pieve a Elici (Massarosa).
A wonderfully renovated cottage with fantastic views
The site of the cottage is absolutely beautiful. There are expansive views from the yard, the pool, and the house itself. During the day, one can see the lake and the Mediterranean and, at night, many sparkling lights and stars. One night, the entire family was enthralled with a spectacular lightning show over the sea and the hills to the south. Also, if one walks a short distance behind the house, there is a gorgeous view of a green valley and mountains. This view is also glimpsed from the upper staircase of the house. For the brave, there is an extremely scenic drive down into the valley, one lane only for two-way traffic at the top of the road.
In one week, we were able to spend time at the pool, as well as visit Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, the Cinque Terre, and Forte dei Marmi. We wish we would have had a longer time there!
The home itself is extremely well-cared for and tastefully decorated. Having rented a number of properties before, we were very impressed with the thoughtfulness of the owners and the property manager. We would highly recommend this property as well as the owners and the property manager. Hopefully, one day in the future, we will return!
A bit of paradise in Tuscany
We recently had a most enjoyable family stay at Villa Serena, punctuated by a lovely front yard view reaching out to the Mediterranean, plus a separate large pool, including an area for bar-b-quing fully equipped pool house. The top floor suite was most comfortable and spacious. There are plenty of supplies, linens, etc. plus the owners and on-site manager were always supportive, helpful, and communicative. The photos don't do justice to its charm and comfort. Not to be missed are the setting and view from the outdoor restaurant a short drive away in Gualdo and the scenic drive from the villa in the direction of Camaiore.
The photographs in the brochure were impressive, but if anything did not do justice to this wonderfully located property. The views are stunning, the facilities amazing, everything you could possibly need is provided. The rooms are spacious and clean. A bonus is the swimming pool which has an accompanying barbecue area and pool house containing a refrigerator, cooking utensils, cutlery plates etc., together with washing up facilities. There is even a toilet and shower down there! Being our 40th wedding anniversary we wanted somewhere special to spend a week with our family and this villa exceeded our expectations.
Not just a holiday let, but a home that clearly someone cares for.
Many thanks, Sally and Roy, (Cornwall, Great Britain)
Beautiful and Comfortable
What a nice surprise to find the home exceeded our expectations and was more beautiful that the photos showed. The views are magnificent !
This cottage home has been totally renovated and updated for comfort and convenience. While keeping the cottage charm, the beautiful surroundings and modern updates were key to a truly relaxing vacation.
The home is centrally located for many day trips with easy access to the highway. The pool and beautiful gardens were so welcome at the end of a day sightseeing. The owners were very easy to work with from start to finish and the managers were so helpful and gracious. We plan to return to this special place .
With breathtaking view of the lake and sea.