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Romantic Tuscan Riverside Cottage near Cinque Terre/Beaches

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom , 2 Baths (Sleeps 2)

Il Mulinello is a lovely, romantic hideaway for two in an idyllic setting, perched over a river that lulls you to sleep at night and soothes you during the day. The house was completely refurbished and remodeled in 2005 and is reserved for adult, non-smoking guests. There is an enchanting garden with a paved courtyard and hidden patios among bamboo, palm trees, and hydrangeas that afford privacy and a tropical atmosphere. There are wide steps leading directly into the crystal clear waters of the river, ideal for a cooling dip on hot sunny days. From the house and garden, there are breath-taking views of the lush, verdant mountains of the Parco delle Apuane national park. Il Mulinello is one kilometer from both Equi Terme and Monzone, each of which offer a variety of shops and restaurants. The house is about 45 minutes to the Cinque Terre, lovely fishing villages and beaches. Lucca, Pisa, Genoa, Portofino, and Parma are all within easy driving distance.

Art Chenen
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fivizzano in Province of Massa and Carrara

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • village
  • Activities Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 -
    Full 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking


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Romantic Tuscan Riverside Cottage near Cinque Terre/Beaches
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

hidden gem, stunning location

  • 5 of 5

location, location, everything you need for a totally relaxing break in Tuscany/Liguria. The drive to La Spezia/autostrada becomes a little tiring after the first few day trips to Cinque Terre / Portofino etc. but returning to the peace and tranquility of the river makes it all worth while. Fivizzano village is also worth a visit but not mentioned in any of the guide books, a short car journey and close to home.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John Thanks very much for being our guest and for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Art & Lynn Chenen
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We had a delightfull time in the north of Tuscany.

  • 5 of 5

For us, a couple of two, a perfect home to be away from work, cities, internet, etc.

Pure nature in the hills and cool down in the forrest. The little villages and shops within 30 min, gave us our peace of mind back.

This is vacation! We even think to come back...

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed the house. Art & Lynn
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Perfect place for those who love nature

  • 5 of 5

A house big enough for a family surrounded by the green hills of Tuscany.

We spend there 4 nights. A beautiful (stone walls) spacious bedroom, a big living room, and perfectly equipped kitchen made the stay comfortable. The heating worked well enough to help us forget about not typical Italian cold weather. Unfortunately we couldn't use the terrace - the rain and cold kept us inside during the meals.

The surrounding garden full of flowers and trees, a river, and singing birds let you forget about your everyday life.

Some may miss the TV set but for us the only problem was the lack of torch when we arrived at night and could not see the path to the house.

The stay in The Mill was a great experience. Thank you, Art!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ketchum, Idaho

Romance on the River

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at Il Mulinello in October 2013, and can recommend the accommodation to any vacationer. For not much more than the price of a cramped hotel room, you can spread out in a whole house in a living/dining room, a separate bedroom, a fully furnished kitchen & bonus room with washing machine. This allows you to participate in the daily life of the local residents, by shopping for fresh bread at the nearby bakery (walking distance), for produce a the farmers' market, etc. The house is situated on the bank of a lovely river and is very private. The location is convenient for day trips to many popular tourist sites, e.g., Lucca, Pisa, Lerici, Cinque Terre, and many more. After enjoying the benefits of the house, it would be difficult to go back to a hotel.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flodida, USA

A Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 4 nights in this lovely villa. As you can see from other comments this place is off the beaten path and takes you back in time in a very good way. You feel the real Italia. Specifically Tuscany. We loved the river. It was so soothing to sleep to or swim in (which I did every day). There are a few great restaurants around in different villages that you MUST try. The bakery is around corner within few minutes of walking distance (heading towards Equi Terme). We had fresh bread every morning . Down a few kilometers in the town of Gragnola there is a great grocery store with awesome fresh fruit, a butcher, and deli with tons of cheese to choose from. We picked up few items and cooked twice in the villa. We can't say enough about the place, the area and the whole experience. Thanks to Art, the directions to the villa was perfect, no GPS for us. I must admit that it would have been very challenging if we did not have our own car. We are looking forward to coming back and this time spending a little more time there. In the villa there are two very helpful books. One from the owners with their suggestions as well as letters from previous guest. I highly recommend reading them upon your arrival, they will help a lot with getting to know the area.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much; we are delighted you enjoyed your visit.
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Holland,Mi. USA

Tuscan Adventure

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I spent 10 glorious days at Il Mulinello.The villa is in a very private locale,on the Lucido river & abuts to the National Park. The views from the property, alone, are spectacular. Windows are screened & shuttered keeping the cottage incredibly cool & bug free during our stay; when temps were in the 80's each day. A hiker or cyclists dream area.Wonderful food & gracious people in the surrounding villages.This northern paradise seems to escape the hustle & bustle of the more "Touristo" regions to the south,especially during peak European Holiday travel in August. Many mountain towns (medieval,walled,fortified) are accessible by foot,car,or train. Vino Casa was our drink of choice,wherever we dined. Do bring your appetite...the dinners are spectacular..each being a good 90 minute adventure..and you'll never be rushed! We dined out quite often,but prepared many meals at the cottage.The kitchen was fully equipped. We hope to return some day. P.S. Bring your English/Italian dictionarys & leave the Travelers Checks at home!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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45 minutes from Tuscan beaches and Cinque Terre.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fivizzano, Tuscany

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £44.64

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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