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Unique, Peaceful Hillside Location Restored by a Sculptor. Amazing Views. Pool. - PIPISTRELLI GARDEN APARTMENT, sleeps 2/4

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Last updated: 12/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Pieve Di Camaiore apartment description

The three properties described here are all located in Casa Pipistrelli, one of the houses that forms the beautiful hillside hamlet of Peralta, on a south facing hillside above the valley of Camaiore. Casa Pipistrelli is a three storey house.with a one bedroom garden apartment on the ground floor, a studio apartment on the top floor & rooms inbetween. All have wonderful views and their own private entrances from different terraces. Each apartment has its own private terrace and do not overlook each other.
Peralta, with medieval origins, was restored over a period of thirty years with love and imagination by international sculptor Fiore de Henriquez. She created a place that is quite unique. Its commanding position gives Peralta stunning panoramic views over the valley to the sea beyond. Terraces of olive groves, orange and lemon trees, bougainvillea, jasmine covering the stone walls makes the hamlet seem like paradise. Fiore’s sculpture and the manner in which she designed and restored Peralta, give the place its very special character and atmosphere. Perfect base for a holiday, far from busy crowds and yet with easy access to all main Tuscany attractions. It is lovely to return to the peace of Peralta after a busy day. Peralta has various accommodation, mainly self catering, in different buildings.

Peralta can offer:: The beautiful peaceful hamlet of Peralta has a spectacular setting in the Tuscan hills that rise high above the valley of Camaiore. There is a swimming pool on one of the upper terraces, a tranquil spot with a panoramic view towards the sea. The large terrace in front of Peralta is a lovely place to sit with a glass of wine, enjoy the sunsets and meet other guests.

Art at Peralta: As well as for guests who simply wish to relax and enjoy their surroundings and the pool, Peralta also offers an ideal, inspiring setting for creative people: painting, sculpting, writing. A studio for sculpture is available. Writers can settle in and write in peace, knowing that simple daily needs are catered for. Shopping can be done, meals provided, taxis ordered. Lovely walking country with marked trails through the olive groves and hills dense with chestnut trees and known for their wild flowers in spring and autumn. Walks range from 50 minutes to a delightful restaurant in an adjoining village, to three hours up to the peak of the Mount Prana above Peralta. Peralta is ideal for playing host to a conference, workshop, retreat. We have hosted many a family party, birthday celebration or simply friends who wish to get together. People can be together but also have their own space. We can organise a small group up to a maximum of 32. Please contact us for our website address.

PIPISTRELLI GARDEN APARTMENT, sleeps 2/4: Pieve Di Camaiore Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 2146ha

The Garden Apartment takes up the ground floor of Casa Pipistrelli. The living room, with its beamed ceilings and tiled floors, has a large open fireplace.. It leads to a garden on one side and a secluded patio on the other. The patio, with a beautiful view over the hills, is a delightful place to eat, shaded by a vine, or to relax in the sun in reclining garden chairs. The apartment has a double bedroom, which also has access to the garden: bathroom with shower. The kitchen leads to the livng room and dining area and has a gas cooker, fridge and sink and all necessary utensils. There is the option of a second double or twin bedroom with its own entrance, making an ideal accommodation for four people.This bedroom is in the house above the main apartment and has its own en suite bathroom (shower). There is an extra cost for additional bedroom. The apartment is lovely in the summer with its patio and garden, but equally in the winter with the fire place and oil fired central heating.

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Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Events Allowed
                  • Pets Considered
                  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

                  Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

                  • Main Bedroom: 1 king

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                  • Casa Pipistrelli Garden Apartment is ideal for two people. THERE IS ALSO THE POSSIBILITY OF TAKING AN ADDITIONAL BEDROOM AND SO SLEEPING 4. This bedroom is in the house above the Pipistrelli apartment and has a double bed that can be converted into 2 single beds.. This bedroom has its own private entrance and lovely view. The apartment and extra bedroom have oil fired central heating are are very snug in winter months. The optional second bedroom is not suitable for young children as it has a separate entrance to the apartment and there is no internal link between the two. There is an extra cost for the optional second bedroom and varies according to time of year. Please ask for prices of additional bedroom.....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  Entertainment

                      • Television:

                        There is a television in our bar for everyone's use....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Romantic

                      Attractions

                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Coin Laundry
                      • Forests
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Winery Tours

                      Local Services & Businesses

                          • ATM/Bank

                          Leisure Activities

                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Outlet Shopping
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Walking

                          Location Type

                          • Near The Ocean
                          • Rural

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Hiking
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis

                          Dining

                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 6 people

                          General

                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Computer Available
                          • Fireplace
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating:

                            Efficient central heating in all rooms from oil fired boiler. ...moreless

                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Mobile Phone
                          • PC
                          • Telephone
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine:

                            The washing machine is for the use of several apartments. We supply detergent. Large area for hanging out washing....moreless

                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Wood Stove:

                            open fireplace. ...moreless

                          • Fax

                          Kitchen

                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker:

                            We provide a coffee press and an Italian style expresso perculator....moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen:

                            The kitchen is open plan to the living & dining area and has easy access to the large terrace, which is for the sole use of the apartment....moreless

                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Barbecue
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            The apartment is surrounded by its own garden area, part of which is a large paved terrace, with shade, and a lovely view of the hills covered with chestnut trees....moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Classic charcoal barbecue...moreless

                          • Patio
                          • Terrace

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

                            The pool is situated on a terrace above the hamlet with panoramic views over the valley to the sea. Sunsets are wonderful from here. The pool is very deep and measures 8m x 3m. Teak sun loungers....moreless

                          • Outdoor Pool

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Property Descriptor

                                  • Terraced
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  March/April
                                  Mar 1 - Apr 17, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  €85
                                  €495
                                  April/May
                                  Apr 18 - May 22, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  €95
                                  €640
                                  May/June
                                  May 23 - Jun 19, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  €130
                                  €850
                                  June
                                  Jun 20 - Jul 3, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  €140
                                  €920
                                  July
                                  Jul 4 - Jul 17, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  €160
                                  €1,040
                                  July/Aug
                                  Jul 18 - Aug 21, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  €170
                                  €1,110
                                  end Aug/Sept
                                  Aug 22 - Sep 4, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  €160
                                  €1,040
                                  September
                                  Sep 5 - Sep 18, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  €140
                                  €920
                                  September/October
                                  Sep 19 - Oct 9, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  €95
                                  €640

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Pet Fee €20
                                  • Cleaning & laundry €35
                                  • Taxes Not included

                                  Notes:

                                  Prices are for 2 people.

                                  Please ask for rates to add an additional bedroom with en suite bathroom. This optional extra room can be either a twin or double. The apartment is also ideal for four people as a living space. The extra bedroom is in the same house, above the garden apartment and has its own entrance.

                                  Apartment has oil fired central heating.


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                                  Location

                                  35 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Pisa
                                  1 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  Bar Pizzeria da Pietro, Pieve di Camaiore
                                  50 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Ferry
                                  Livorno
                                  15 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Train
                                  Viareggio
                                  12 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  A12 (Genoa/Livorno), A11 (Florence)
                                  2 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Restaurant
                                  Camaiore
                                  15 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  Viareggio/Lido di Camaiore

                                  Car: Recommended

                                  Peralta is a hillside group of houses situated in the northern part of Tuscany, on the slopes of the Alpi Apuane National Park, 10 minutes from the market town of Camaiore which, in turn, is 10 minutes inland from the coast Lucca is a 35 minute drive to the south. Motorway exit is 20 mins, making day trips easy: Siena (2 hrs), Carrara & its marble mines (45 mins). You can drive into the Carrara mountains - or go to the beach - the closest is Viareggio, the most popular Forte dei Marmi (35 mins). The Cinque Terre are one hour away - one can drive to La Spezia or Porto Venere and visit them by boat - the ferry service is frequent..Shopping in the area (Lucca/Florence/Forte dei Marmi) is legendary! The sculptors' town of Pietrasanta is only 20 minutes away. Peralta is Ideally situated for the Puccini Festival (40 minutes away). - open air opera Festival taking place in July and August at Torre del Lago.

                                  ACCESS: Airports: Pisa 45 mins - Florence 1 hr. Genoa 1 hr.40mins - Bologna 2hrs.

                                  From the A11 and A12 motorway exit, Viareggio/Camaiore, you head for ''Viareggio' and then 'Camaiore'. We give detailed directions. Note: The last 200 or so yards of our road are very steep and narrow with 2 hairpin bends. A smallish car is recommended, although an Espace & other large cars can make it. The road comes to an end in our car park. From there you walk to Peralta itself (about 200 yards/meter). Larger cars can park below the final steep ascent - we will bring your luggage etc up to Peralta in our tri-porter vehicle (Ape). It is an easy walk from the lower parking area to Peralta.

                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  Why the Owner Chose Pieve Di Camaiore:
                                  International sculptor Fiore de Henriquez was living in the area of Camaiore from the 1960's due to its proximity to the Carrara marble quarries and the bronze foundries of nearby Pietrasanta. In the 1970's she found the small hamlet of Peralta, perched on the hillside above Camaiore. It was remote, served only by a footpath, and the buildings were mainly in ruins - their inhabitants having left in the mid 1950's due to the hard living in the hills. No water nor electricity at this time. Fiore fell in love with the hamlet and managed to gradually buy the various houses. She then set about restoring them and the hamlet and created the very unique place that exists today. She died in 2004 and the hamlet was then taken over by a very good friend of her's who is the current owner. . Repairs and renovations are undertaken where necessary, but the essential essence of the hamlet remains the same as when Fiore was alive. It is the home of her archive and sculptures, which can be seen throughout the grounds and in the various accommodation.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                                  It is hard to describe the absolute charm and beauty of Peralta and why I am so passionate about it. I now own it and am as much in love with it as Fiore before me. Every corner has its surprises, small details to delight the eye. The wisterias and bougainvilleas offer vibrant colour and essential shade. The views are wonderful, changing with the light, with the weather, with the season. Sunsets are magic. Early morning mist lying in the valley. The sight of Corsica on a clear day. The large bronze sculpture of 'The Phoenix' on the main terrace about to fly off over the valley. Fiore used to say it signifies 'Peralta rising from the ashes'. The many sculptures Fiore left for visitors to enjoy on the terraces. Her private gallery which I love to show to guests and one evening a week, at aperitivo time, I invite any guests staying at Peralta to a viewing of the gallery and Fiore's original house I hope many visitors will find their way to Peralta and enjoy it as much I do ......... possibly even fall in love with it! Dinah Voisin


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                                  Photos

                                  • PERALTA's Swimming Pool

                                    PERALTA's Swimming Pool

                                  • Garden Apt. Casa Pipistrelli

                                    Garden Apt. Casa Pipistrelli

                                  • Garden Apt. Casa Pipistrelli.  Kitchen

                                    Garden Apt. Casa Pipistrelli. Kitchen

                                  • PIPISTRELLI GARDEN APARTMENT  Terrace

                                    PIPISTRELLI GARDEN APARTMENT Terrace

                                  • Garden Apt. entrance

                                    Garden Apt. entrance

                                  • Double/Twin bedroom & bathroom (Casa Pipistrelli)

                                    Double/Twin bedroom & bathroom (Casa Pipistrelli)

                                  • 'LAMBERTO' Double Room B&B - Terrace

                                    'LAMBERTO' Double Room B&B - Terrace

                                  • PERALTA's Limoncello (our own lemons)

                                    PERALTA's Limoncello (our own lemons)

                                  • Wisteria covers the terrace behind the bar

                                    Wisteria covers the terrace behind the bar

                                  • PERALTA's Swimming Pool

                                    PERALTA's Swimming Pool

                                  • STUDIO APT. (Casa Pipistrelli). From kitchenette towards dining table & bed area

                                    STUDIO APT. (Casa Pipistrelli). From kitchenette towards dining table & bed area

                                  • Double / Twin bedroom & bathroom Can be taken with Casa Pipistrelli Studio Apart

                                    Double / Twin bedroom & bathroom Can be taken with Casa Pipistrelli Studio Apart

                                  • PERALTA Casa Pipistrelli is house on right)

                                    PERALTA Casa Pipistrelli is house on right)

                                  • Garden Apt. Casa Pipistrelli. Bedroom

                                    Garden Apt. Casa Pipistrelli. Bedroom

                                  • PIPISTRELLI GARDEN APT. - Dining area

                                    PIPISTRELLI GARDEN APT. - Dining area

                                  • PIPISTRELLI GARDEN APARTMENT Terrace

                                    PIPISTRELLI GARDEN APARTMENT Terrace

                                  • B&B.(Pipistrelli)   Private Terrace

                                    B&B.(Pipistrelli) Private Terrace

                                  • Double Bedroom & Bathroom (goes with terrace - photo with table)

                                    Double Bedroom & Bathroom (goes with terrace - photo with table)

                                  • STUDIO APARTMENT - kitchenette

                                    STUDIO APARTMENT - kitchenette

                                  • STUDIO APT. steps leading to terrace

                                    STUDIO APT. steps leading to terrace

                                  • View from Peralta towards south east

                                    View from Peralta towards south east

                                  • STUDIO APARTMENT private terrace

                                    STUDIO APARTMENT private terrace

                                  • Studio Apartment (Casa Pipistrelli)  Bed area, dining table, kitchenette to left

                                    Studio Apartment (Casa Pipistrelli) Bed area, dining table, kitchenette to left

                                  • PERALTA - the main terrace

                                    PERALTA - the main terrace

                                  €85 - €170 per night (EUR)
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                                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 2

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                                  Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech, Slovakian
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