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Self-Contained Apartments (3) with Pool Set in Stunning Countryside - Luisa Apartment 3

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Last updated: 09/13/2014

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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

San Romano in Garfagnana apartment description

The newly built Luisa Apartments are situated between the villages of Villa Collemandina and the pretty villlage of Pianacci, with easy walking distance to a small but well-stocked supermarket (La Fontana) but is only 15 minutes drive to the nearest large town of Castelnuovo with all facilities. The stunning backdrop to this property are the Appennine mountain range which form part of the Parco del'Appennino and Orechiella Nature Reserve with its Visitor Centre, Bar & Restaurant, Botanical Garden, Bear Enclosure, Trout Lake and Hiking Trails.

Apartment 3 (first floor) sleeps up to 8
2 double bedrooms both with en-suite shower rooms (1 with balcony) with the option of adding two sets of bunk-beds sleeping up to 8. Separate dining area with view of pool and mountains beyond. Large separate well equipped kitchen. Private shaded terrace for dining al-fresco. Outdoor Pizza Oven.

Apartment 1 (ground floor) Sleeps up to 6
1 bedroom sleeping 4 - 1 double/2 single beds (bunkbeds). Double sofa bed in the lounge area sleeps 2. Newly fitted shower room with separate shower cubicle, WC, bidet, sink, vanity unit. Open plan kitchen/lounge/dining area. French doors lead to private patio with table/chairs over-looking the newly built pool. Large and spacious gardens with play area. Ample parking.

Apartment 2 (ground floor) sleeps up to 6.
1 bedroom with double bed and 2 single beds (bunkbeds) and a double sofa bed in the lounge area.

Tips on how to make the most of your holiday:
Eat your main meal at lunchtime!
Even in the bigger cities there are local Trattorie charging around 10 euros (£9) for a three-couse lunch including wine and coffee (pranzo di lavoro). Or why not pack a picnic and try the range of breads, cheeses and cured meats available locally and spend the day exploring the Orecchiella National Park & Nature Reserve (30 minutes by car) driving through stunning scenery with breath-taking mountain views.

Drink at the cafe counter!
Coffee and soft drinks taken standing up at the counter instead of at a table with waiter service are half the cost.

Train travel is still extremely good value. There are excellent connections from the local town of Castelnuovo to nearby Lucca, Pisa, Florence or the Cinque Terre on the coast (around 9 euro return per person via La Spezia).

Excellent Tuscan wine is available from a local wine merchant at great value for money. Why not buy for the duration of your holiday and if travelling without restrictions, buy a case or two to take home.

The Tuscan Climate: In general the climate in Tuscany is very mild with little variation between the different provinces. However the coast and valleys are3 or 4 degrees hotter in summer than the hilly areas. Usually summers in Tuscany are hot with little or no rain. April and May are milder and rainier but there are still plenty of dry, sunny days. July and August are the hottest months. September and October are usually warm during the day but cooler in the evenings.

Spring can be one of the most rewarding times to visit, average temperatures are warm and comfortable. It can however be one of the wettest seasons but normally by May rain is rare and the days are longer with up to 10 hours of daylight.

Summer in Tuscany is usually hot and sunny with pleasant evenings for 'al fresco' dining. Humidity levels can get high, especially in the cities.

The Local Area: Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is a typical bustling Italian town that is important for local farming and agriculture and famous for local produce including pecorino cheese, farro (barley), porcini mushrooms and polenta (ground maize) and is located at a height of approx. 300m above sea level.
The town is well served by supermarkets, small specialty food shops, restaurants and bars. There is a busy market on Thursday mornings 8am – 1pm which sells clothes, flowers, pottery, hardware, carpets, shoes, leather goods and gifts and also has a separate fruit and vegetable section. It’s best to go early for the atmosphere.

The local clothes and shoe shops can also offer some great bargains. Shops close generally between 1 pm and 4 pm and are open until around 7pm. Trains from Castelnuovo station go regularly to Lucca where there are connections to Florence, Pisa and onwards. There is also a bus station in the centre of town which connects to most of the villages and towns in the area.

Luisa Apartment 3: San Romano in Garfagnana Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 436350ha

Inside this newly converted first floor apartment there are two bedrooms both with en-suite shower rooms sleeping up to a maximum of 8 people + cot (one with a double bed, bunk-beds and balcony and one with a king-size bed, bunk-beds and a view of the pool). Large well equipped separate kitchen with door to garden and Pizza Oven. French doors from large and spacious dining area lead to a private shaded terraza with tables/chairs for al-fresco dining. The newly built swimming pool with fountain feature can be reached via a small flight of stone steps with stunning scenery beyond. Large and spacious gardens with play area. Ample parking.

Property Type

  • 0 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 120 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            A cot and highchair is available on request. Children are welcome but must be supervised in and around the pool at all times....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            This property is non-smoking inside but smoking is permitted outside on the terrace....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            We welcome pets at no extra charge,...moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            There is wheelchair accessability to the Apartment itself as the entrance is on the ground floor (from the front but 1st floor from the rear). However there are stone steps leading to the pool....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib


          • Bedroom 1 (the smaller of the 2 Bedrooms) has en-suite facilities (newly fitted shower cubicle, WC, sink and vanity unit) with a small balcony overlooking the side of the property with mountain views beyond. Large double bed and 2 single beds (bunk-beds). New 3 door wardrobe. Bedside table. Chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 (the largest of the 2 Bedrooms) has en-suite facilities (newly fitted shower cubicle, WC, sink and vanity unit) with a pool and garden view and consists of 1 king-size bed with bedside tables and 2 single beds (bunk-beds). Bunk beds can be removed on request if not required....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • Both en-suite shower rooms are newly-fitted, modern and spacious and are tiled through-out. Showers are enclosed in cubicles, with sink and WC. Vanity units have lighting above....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The separate kitchen is extremely large and well-equipped and includes a fridge/freezer, oven with four ring gas hob, sink/drainer with cupboards above and below and microwave. The dining area is also extremely large and spacious with ample seating. There is also a wooden dresser with plenty of china and cutlery. Both bedrooms have en-suite faciliites with clean and spacious shower rooms. Bedroom 1 has a balcony and Bedroom 2 has a pool and garden view. There are French doors leading from the dining area to the large private corner shaded terrace for al-fresco dining. A small flight of stone steps leads down to the pool (cleaned daily) with waterfall feature with deck chairs, sunbeds and parasols and surrounding garden. To the side there is also a large lawned area with swings and a play area for children. Outside there is a small storage area (cabina) housing the washing machine, iron/ironing board, airer and cleaning materials etc. Ample parking....moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Game Console
              • Video Games


              • Budget
              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Skiing
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                The dining are is particularly large and spacious with ample tables and chairs for dining, playing games and laying out maps etc....moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 20 people


              • Activities Guide
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                All linen is provided including bed linen, towels and pool towels....moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Sofa Bed
              • Sunbed
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Housed in the small 'cabina' on the ground floor together with cleaning materials, dustpan/brush, mop/bucket etc....moreless


              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchen:

                Large, well-equipped and spacious....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Balcony
              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Child's Swing
              • Deck / Patio
              • Golf:

                9 hole golf course In nearby Bosco (10 minute drive)....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Shared BBQ...moreless

              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Tennis:

                In nearby Villa Collemandina (5 minute drive)....moreless

              • Terrace

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Shared with Apartments 1 & 2 if occupied....moreless

              • Outdoor Pool

              Building Type

                  • Building

                  Property Descriptor

                      • Detached


                      Write a review 4.3
                      from 3 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low Season
                      Sep 27 - Dec 19, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      €550 €2,200
                      Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      €850 €3,400
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • Taxes Not included


                      Prices are per week for 8 guests (+ baby).

                      Discounted rates will apply for guests booking at less than maximum occupancy. Please enquire when booking.

                      What's Included :


                      All bed linen

                      Bathroom towels


                      Pool towels


                      TV / DVD

                      Video Games Console & Games

                      Washing machine

                      Gas & electricity

                      Final clean

                      Daily pool maintenance

                      €50 per week heating charge if applicable.

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                      60 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Villa Collemandina
                      80 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      4 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Castelnuovo di Garfagnana
                      45 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      4 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Il Crocciale
                      30 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ski
                      30 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Forte dei Marmi

                      Car: Recommended

                      Throughout the summer months there are daily 'festas' held in the many small villages in the area with speciality food and drink e.g. Traditional Tuscan specialities ranging from trout, steak, pasta, cheese, funghi (mushrooms) and a German Beer Festival all with dancing to music. Here and at many other festas you can eat and drink to your heart's content for a minimal amount. A truly memorable way to experience the real heart of Tuscany and its friendly people and cultures.

                      Tennis courts (10 minute walk in Villa collemandina), a 9-hole golf course (10 minute drive in Bosco), pony trekking (in nearby Castiglione) and daily hiking excursions can be organised locally to explore the many surrounding mountain villages against a backdrop of stunning scenery.

                      The small ski resort of San Pellegrino and the Parco del Orecciella Nature Reserve with its Visitor Centre, Bar & Restaurant, Bear Enclosure, Botanic Garden and Hiking Trails are only a 30 minute drive away with the coast and upmarket beach resort of Forte dei Marmi just 30 km away.

                      Lucca, Pisa, Florence and The Cinque Terre are all within easy reach.

                      Golf: There is a pretty little 9-hole golf course situated nearby in Bosco.


                      Owner info

                      About the owner: I live in the beautiful Garfagnana region of Tuscany with my husband Paolo and Yorkshire Terrier, Millie. We have rented property in this area since 2005 and enjoy meeting guests from all over the world who come to visit this very special and unspoilt part of Tuscany

                      Why the Owner Chose San Romano in Garfagnana:
                      The Luisa Apartments are ideal for couples or families and with it's welcoming owners are perfect for a relaxing and quiet holiday and for exploring the local area with several small villages only a short drive away waiting to be explored. The garden is spacious and well kept and the pool is cleaned and maintained daily (in the early morning to avoid disturbing guests).

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      Although the Luisa Apartments are in a quiet and rural position enjoying 360 degree views of breathtaking scenery, the popular village of Castiglione di Garfagnana is only a 10 minute drive away (or 40 minute walk) where you can sit and watch the world go by at one of the three bars - ideal for enjoying a cappuccino and getting to know the friendly local people. The busy town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is only a 15 minute drive away and has plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to experience, whether it's a morning coffee, a light lunch, an aperitivo or an evening meal.

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                      Speaks: english, italian



                      • Apartment 3 - Terrace

                        Apartment 3 - Terrace

                      • View from the Pool

                        View from the Pool

                      • Apartment 1 - lounge/dining area

                        Apartment 1 - lounge/dining area

                      • Apartment 2  - Kitchen

                        Apartment 2 - Kitchen

                      • Apartment 2  - Dining Area

                        Apartment 2 - Dining Area

                      • Apartment 3 - Bedroom 2

                        Apartment 3 - Bedroom 2

                      • Garden view

                        Garden view

                      • View of surrounding countryside

                        View of surrounding countryside

                      • Nearby village of Castiglione

                        Nearby village of Castiglione

                      • Market day in Castelnuovo

                        Market day in Castelnuovo

                      • Visit Lucca - a great day out

                        Visit Lucca - a great day out

                      • The old town of nearby Barga

                        The old town of nearby Barga

                      • The newly built pool with waterfall feature

                        The newly built pool with waterfall feature

                      • Exterior with terrace - Apartments 1 & 2

                        Exterior with terrace - Apartments 1 & 2

                      • Apartment 1 - Kitchen and Dining Area

                        Apartment 1 - Kitchen and Dining Area

                      • Apartment 1 bedroom with double bed and 2 singles (bunk-beds)

                        Apartment 1 bedroom with double bed and 2 singles (bunk-beds)

                      • Apartment 2 - bedroom

                        Apartment 2 - bedroom

                      • Apartment 3 - Bedroom 1

                        Apartment 3 - Bedroom 1

                      • Ample car parking

                        Ample car parking

                      • Local view

                        Local view

                      • Castiglione


                      • Castelnuovo - great for shopping

                        Castelnuovo - great for shopping

                      • Lucca


                      • La Spezia / Portovenere - a great day out

                        La Spezia / Portovenere - a great day out

                      €79 - €121 per night (EUR)

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english, italian
                      • Calendar last updated: 09/13/2014
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