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Tranquil Village Living, Near Volterra in Orciatico

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Last updated: 06/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lajatico condo description

The property is part of a recently built condominium which has its own secluded pool. There is car parking on the street outside the house. The condominium is located within the tranquil village of Orciatico, which is set some 300m above sea level and overlooks the valley with spectacular views.
The property comprises 2 bedroom, lounge and dining kitchen, with two balconies and two ground floor terraces. The house sleeps 4 adults. Accommodation includes, on upper floor; master bedroom with own balcony and stunning views over valley, double bedroom with twin beds and balcony, bathroom complete with bath, shower, WC, bidet and wash hand basin; Ground Floor; spacious lounge, TV, dining kitchen. Kitchen includes gas hob, washing machine, fridge, microwave oven with grill. Ground floor shower room complete with whb and wc. The garden has level terraces front and back where alfresco dining can be enjoyed.

Locality: A good central base for visiting Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa, Florence and Lucca.
The property is part of an exclusive condominium development within the village, and commands spectacular views over the valley.
It is located within easy drives to the major tourist attractions of western Tuscany and access to the coast south of Ceccina is within 75 minutes.
Volterra, the nearest 'main town' is within 30 minutes drive and affords a rare glimpse of Italian history, ranging from early Etruscan relics through Roman times, with passing refences to the renaissance including the Medici occupation to the present day and has appeared in the recent Twilight films. This town is a microcosm of history for those seeking to explore.
For those seeking the simple pleasure in life such as eating and wine tasting both Volterra and its hinterland offers a wide range of restaurants and bars to suit everyones taste.

The house: The house itself comprises two bedrooms on the upper floor, master bedroom with double bed and access to balcony which overlooks the valley from the highest point in the condominium. The views are stunning (I would say that of course) The second bedroom contains two single beds and access to a west facing balcony, which is a sun trap in the late afternoon. The master bathroom is finished with marble wall tiling and contains a shower, bath, wash basin, wc and bidet.
The ground floor is open plan, with the exception of the shower/toilet room. The kitchen is simple and rustic in appearance, with dining table space. The rear door opens on to a terrace and garden where it is possible to dine should this be your choice. The lounge opens onto a covered terrace area then onto the main garden area which is landscaped for relaxation. This terrace is surrounded by a selection of jasmine plants which in the evening provide a range of scents.

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 85 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper
          • Car Available


          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double


          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


          • Each bedroom has its own balcony with commanding views. The rooms are bright and airy, with a tiled floor in typical Tuscan style...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet


          • Grd floor shower room: toilet, shower


          • Bathrooms are finished using marble wall tiling, and tiled floor surfaces....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Comfortable, spacious and airy household. Commanding views from the front terrace and balcony over the Val de Cecina from the highest point in the condominium development....moreless


              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player


              • Family
              • Away From It All


              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Live Theater
              • Winery Tours
              • Churches
              • Playground
              • Museums

              Leisure Activities

              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

                  • Village

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people


                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Sunbed
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Towels Provided


                      • Stove
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Grill
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Toaster


                      • Patio
                      • Gated Community
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Balcony

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool

                          property descriptor

                              • Terraced


                              Write a review 4.5
                              from 2 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              mid season
                              Jun 14 - Jul 19, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €550 €1,900
                              high season
                              Jul 20 - Aug 29, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €620 €2,200
                              Aug 30 - Oct 18, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              €400 €1,350
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                              • Taxes Not included


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                              Last updated: 06/25/2014
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                              55 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Pisa, galileo galilei
                              65 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              25 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              25 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              40 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              4 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              la mangetoia, and Il Villagio

                              Car: Necessary

                              Orciatico is a tranquil and peaceful village which allows time to pass it by. The village is set in the hills opposite the hill top town of Volterra. It has a thriving community, with its own restaurant, two shops, church, and cafe. Nearby the ancient town of Volterra (30minutes away) can be explored, with its Etruscan and Roman ruins. In the town there are a number of restaurants and tourist attractions. Within a 75 minute drive the famous towns of Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, and Sienna can be reached with their attendant attractions. Florence, the heart of the renaissance, can reached by car and or train. If travelling by train the nearest station, is located at the town of Pontedera. The Mediterranean coast is within 1 hour drive. There are a number of small coastal towns and villages which cater for sun worshipers.

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                              • Poolside


                              • master bedroom

                                master bedroom

                              • Elevation


                              • pool at night

                                pool at night

                              • dusk


                              • view of volterra from condominium terrace

                                view of volterra from condominium terrace

                              • view of house

                                view of house

                              • interior


                              • Village view

                                Village view

                              • View of val de cecina

                                View of val de cecina

                              • volterra at night

                                volterra at night

                              • bathroom


                              €56 - €89 per night (EUR)

                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

                              View calendar: Updated 06/25/14
                              Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
                              Dates are unavailable
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