Delightful first floor apartment recently renovated typical Tuscan chestnut beams exposed. furnished with designer pieces and vintage from the early twentieth century to the 80 '. large terrace with sun beds and umbrellas barbecue. sea view and view of garden with pool.
Semi-detached villa on the hill overlooking the sea and pool.
Apartment ground floor: 130 sqm composed of large living room and kitchen, 2 double bedrooms plus sofa bed. Total beds 6, bathroom with shower and bathtub. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher. Terrace 40 sqm with sea view and garden where you can have lunch. Barbecue, private parking space.
First floor apartment: 90 sqm with large living room and kitchen equipped with dishwasher.
One double bedroom, one twin bedroom, bathroom with large shower.
Panoramic terrace with sea view of 25 sqm. Barbecue, private parking space.
The 4x8 mt pool is equipped with sun loungers, deckchairs, umbrellas and outdoor shower.
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Dec 2018
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.
Beautiful flat in a stunning location
Lovely flat: spacious and airy with a brilliant balcony. Panoramic views over the countryside and Rosignano to the coast and to the islands beyond. We were treated to views of Corsica most days and had beautiful sunsets every evening.
The pool was great - the kid's really loved it.
We - the parents - also really liked the village of Castellina. It had nice shops, bars and a good restaurant. Friendly people too.
We didn't think the flat was particularly well equipped (thus a 4 not a five); but the owner was very friendly and helpful.
Obviously Pisa, Florence, Volterra and Siena can be visited pretty easilt if you have a car - though we took the train to Florence from Pisa which worked well.
A deposit is required on arrival and we got this paid back into our bank a day or two after we departed.
All in all Piano primo provided an excellent location for a very enjoyable family holiday.
Grazie mille per averci dedicato un po' del tuo tempo scrivendo questa recensione.
Very nice flat in a pretty location
The flat meets the description in detail and exceeded our expectations.
The quiet location, the seaview, the nice furniture and the particular size of the flat have to be mentioned. To wake up, open the window and to enjoy the seaview in about 10 km was absolutely great for us.
The way to the beaches in the environment is between 15 and 30 minutes (by car), but for this effort we had a excellent variety of beautiful and sometimes very silent places.
We mate trips to Volterra, Sienna, Florenz und Livorno.
The landlords were very helpful and reacted directly when we had a little Problem
Thanks a lot for the nice holidays!
Review of First Floor Apartment (Piano Primo)
We had a very enjoyable fortnight's stay in the top floor of this lovely villa in Castellina Marittima. The apartment was clean, well maintained, and nicely furnished. The facilities were as described in the listing on HomeAway's website. The rooms were more spacious than we had expected, with a big balcony and views over the hills and sea (even Corsica on a clear day). The property is a 5 minute walk (uphill) to the centre of the village, which has all the amenities we needed - several restaurants, bars/cafes, grocers shops, 2 banks/cash machines, and a post office. It is a 20 minute drive to good beaches at Vada, Mazzanta and Cecina, but we thought it nice at day's end to be able to leave those resorts and return to the hills where it was quieter and (slightly) cooler. There is an excellent beach at Golfo di Baratti, an hour's drive to the south, which we thought was worth the journey. The pool is great and much appreciated at the end of a hot day's sightseeing ! Pisa, Lucca and Volterra are all about an hour's drive away, Florence about 1.5 hours, but we thought Siena a bit too far (twice the distance to Volterra). We were charged 70 euros for cleaning, and were asked for a 150 euro damage deposit which was returned promptly at the end of our stay. Some basic items - sheets, towels, toilet roll, washing up liquid, tea towel and bin bags - were not provided but otherwise we had no complaints and thought the cost of the rental represented excellent value for money. All in all, I would wholeheartedly recommend this property to others.
Gary Lines (Knaresborough, UK)
dear Gary,we are very grateful for the reviewer who wrote, has made us very happy. Thank you also for the advices you gave us and we have already made some minor changes.I wish you a nice return to work and hopefully we can still accommodate you and your family in our holiday home.thanks again,Alessia and Tito.
Spacious apartment - lovely base for a holiday
We stayed in the upstairs apartment, and would definitely recommend it to others. Both bedrooms were very spacious and the balcony was much bigger that it looks on the pictures, with space for a table and chairs, two sun loungers and barbecue. The master bedroom has french doors, which you could leave open at night so it didn't get too hot. The views from the balcony stretched right outo to sea, and there are lovely views of the the sunset. The pool was the perfect size for playing games of volley ball - a good size for a holiday pool.
The house is within 1/4 mile of the village of Castellina Maritimma (an easy walk for people of average mobility, but it is up a steep hill), which has a good, cheap pizzeria, as well as a handful of restaurants, a baker, a few small food shops and a bakers. There's also a post office (it doesn't have a sign but is next to the baker) and a couple of banks.
It's withing easy driving distance of a a range of beaches, and makes a good base for visits to Pisa, Florence, Lucca, Siena etc, although you would need a car.
The owner asked for a 150 Euro deposit, with was given back without him checking the apartment.
We had a lovely 2 weeks here, and I would definitely recommend this as a base for people looking for a holiday in a location within walking distance of a few restaurants, and easy driving distance of nice beaches and historical cities.
thanks, thanks again.
I wish you a safe return to work and hopefully we can still accommodate you and your family in our holiday home.
Alessia and Tito.
Mehr Schein als Sein
Insgesamt vermittelt das Angebot einen besseren Eindruck als vor Ort vorhanden. Es ist zwar alles da, wie angepriesen, aber teilweise auch in die Jahre gekommen und damit sanierungsbedürftig. Wir hatten die obere Wohnung, mit wunderbarer Aussicht auf das Meer, allerdings darf man sich an solchen Dingen, wie der Chemiefabrik in Vada mitten im Panorama nicht stören.
Bei den Urlaubern unter uns tropfte wohl zeitweise das Wasser im Bad von der Decke. Zum nächsten Strand ca. 25 Minuten Fahrtzeit, allerdings ist der dann nahe der o.a. Fabrik.
Richtig schöne Strände ca. 40 bis 60 Minuten entfernt. Leider trafen wir auch die Wohnung selbst relativ unordentlich geputzt vor, total verschmierte Terrassentüren, etc. Aber auch das kann einen stören, muss es aber nicht. Wir haben eben erstmal durchgeputzt.
First of all, thank you for your time in writing this review.
Regarding the state of the apartment: upon delivery of the keys it was delivered with the rooms tidy and clean; you refer to the doors of the garden that is irrigated every other day at night and dust and water can dirty the outside.
Regarding the water dripping from the ceiling of the bathroom: on the fireplace inside the living room there is a sheet called "House's Rules" where it is specifically asked to contact the owners in cases like these. We became aware of the loss of water only after the apartment was vacated, in the period in which you stayed there we were not warned and otherwise we could have resolved.
Finally, as regards the panoramic terrace: the view is marvelous, sumptuous, offers amazing sunsets, even at night has a special charm and allows you to spot the illuminated ships in the sea, the lighthouse, not counting the full moon nights in which the sea acquires a golden shade. Moreover, to make the idea of the spectacular view in the clearest days, Corsica is sighted and a part of Tuscan Islands.
The Belgian center of Chemistry ( 20 km from air line by the house) is a double-edged sword: none of us is favorable but gives life to an entire community and no one has found yet a soluytion, we're open to a discussion. Just 20 minutes by car there are places with clear water like Castingliocello on the Livorno coast and from San Vincenzo onwards beaches of white sand and transparent water.
Finally, Castellina is a small town on a pristine and peaceful hill, far from everything and fully immersed in rural life and with your review I take this opportunity to reiterate a concept that is repeated to each guest: in case of problems, breakdowns etc. etc. there are all the numbers and email addresses to contact the owners and explain.
Ruhiges Ferienhaus im Grünen
Wir haben im Mai einen sehr schönen Urlaub in der Wohnung im 1. Stock verbracht (Familie mit 2 Jungs 12 und 9 J.). Das Haus liegt am Ortsrand von Castellina Marittima, die kleinen Geschäfte sind schnell zu Fuß zu erreichen. Gute Restaurants sind auch vorhanden.
Zum Meer sind es theoretisch nur 15 km, jedoch fuhren wir zu den schöneren Sandstränden bei San Vicenzo, was ca. 35 km einfach bedeutete.
Die Einrichtung der Wohnung ist zweckmäßig, ein Mix aus Design- und Antiquitäten-Möbeln. Platz für 4 Personen ist ausreichend vorhanden.
Thanks so much for your review, for the time you have dedicated and for choosing our home for your holidays.
very kind regards,
Our house with sea view located in an area of great historical and tourist interest. As for the story and the art is just a few kilometers from Pisa to Volterra. Without neglecting Livorno with its stronghold: the first port city of the Medici family in 1500. Do not miss the Bolgheri area with the vineyards, the famous wine and cypress trees. For the choice of beaches, from Castellina not spoiled: south you can find sandy beaches and shady pine forests; north rocks, rocks and the sea of Castiglioncello, famous seaside resort since the nineteenth by choice Macchiaioli (the Impressionists of Italy).
Castellina In addition you can hike in the woods, mountain bike, dine at many festivals, go to the spa of Casciana. Do not forget for smaller water park of Cecina and for lovers of nightlife, there are many on the coast where the locals spend pleasant evenings.
Kaution: 150 € - 25% Anzahlung - auf Anfrage Bettwäsche und Handtücher Verleih - Zusatzbett ein Quadrat 15€ - Endreinigung 70 €