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Pisa,Tuscany, Italy: Views of Leaning Tower: Olive Grove House & Pool - Perfect! - House 2: Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious stunning olive grove farmhouse & pool

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Front of farmhouses trees and land evening shot; house two right, house one left

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Last updated: 07/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Special offer: 30% OFF: WAS £148 a night , NOW £100 Details

Property description

Nestled in its own private olive grove, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Spectacular views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Med in the distance make this a truly enchanting location. Flowers, fireflies and jasmine blossom abound. The peace is punctuated only by birdsong. The ample space around the house is fun in which to lounge, explore, cook and play. The pool enjoys views to infinity. The beaches are close by, less than 30 minutes away. Pisa and Lucca, both 20 minutes away and Florence just an hour - stay and play or go and explore - it's all on your door.


Fabulous accommodation: The accommodation offers two beautiful, spacious and well equipped eco friendly farmhouses, each of which can accommodate up to six or seven people. The houses enjoy the use of a shared and secure swimming pool. The farmhouses are set on the south facing slopes of the Monti Pisani, an environmentally protected area of outstanding natural beauty, in the midst of terraced olive grove, fruit trees, birds and wild flowers. The houses are set on a hill and are reached by a winding private road up above the sweet hamlet of Pugnano and command spectacular views over forest, field, Pisa, The Leaning Tower and The Mediterranean Sea beyond. The ever changing countryside offers the holiday maker a year round choice for travel.

Feel good about this choice of holiday: The farmhouses are a genuine eco conscious choice. They are powered by the sun via photo voltaic solar panels generating the entire electricity supply. They are fed by natural spring water – one washes in it, bathes in it and swims in it – wonderful ! Rainwater is collected for the plants and allotments. With many other green initiatives this is a destination to feel good about.

Great location: The farmhouses are in a superb position: about 20 minutes by road from both Pisa and Lucca, 30 minutes from the coast, an hour from Florence and lesser known gems making exploration fun and worth while. The combination of hills, sea and proximity to places of cultural interest make this a holiday location to suit and inspire all moods and fancies at all times of year.

Activities: There is plenty to do here for all ages and to fit all moods and tastes! Activities such as cookery courses, canoeing, rafting, cycling, walking, paragliding and horse-riding can be arranged either prior to arrival or while you are here

House 2: Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious stunning olive grove farmhouse & pool: Filettole Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 444639ha

Nestled in its own private olive grove, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Spectacular views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Med in the distance make this a truly enchanting location. Flowers, fireflies and jasmine blossom abound. The peace is punctuated only by birdsong. The ample space around the houses is fun in which to lounge, explore, cook and play. Each of the two houses has its own independent and ample outdoor space with shade pergola, table, chairs and sun loungers. The pool enjoys views to infinity. The beaches are close by, less than 30 minutes away. Pisa and Lucca, both 20 minutes away and Florence just an hour - stay and play or go and explore - it's all on your door.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 100 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    Travel cots, high chairs and stairgate can be made available upon request at no extra charge. Each house is equipped with a box of toys for younger children so you only need to think about bringing the special favourites....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    with ensuite bathroom - shower, WC, sink & bidet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    The beds can be made up as either doubles or singles...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , can be split and made into twin beds as required Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , can be split and made into twin beds as required This is an elegant and relaxing bedroom with a balcony and en suite bathroom. The bed configuration can be either large double or twin. Additionally there is a wardrobe, bedside table, lighting and seating. The flooring is terracotta tiling with rugs. The colour scheme is studied and relaxing. The views are breathtaking and the whole feel is one of understated quality and calm. All furnishings are of the highest standard. The second bedroom is also spacious and offers magnificent views over the olive grove, forest, valley below and Pisa, seven miles away. As with the master bedroom, the large double can be split and made into twins. An extra bed or cot can also be accommodated in the room if required....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet, Hand Basin Bathroom 2 - Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Box, Bidet, Hand Basin The master bathroom is a warm Tuscan earth red colour. The fittings are of the highest quality with Hans Grohe taps. There is a mirror and good lighting, shaver point and hair dryer. The tiles are stone grey and profiled, they produce a lovely effect. The bath is deep and inviting - ideal for a hot bath after a days hiking. The en suite bathroom has toilet, bidet, shower box and sink with mirror and lighting and shaver point . Again it is decorated the lovely Tuscan earth red with stone grey profiled tiles....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The rental price includes gas, electricity bed, bath and kitchen linen. Please bring your own beach towels. The rental price also includes the cost of the final clean, saving an average of 80 Euros+ on the rental price. The rental price includes cut seasoned olive wood logs for the fireplace for use in colder weather and the barbecue and wood fired oven - perfect for trying your hand at making pizzas! The rental price includes gas central heating depending on season. The rental price includes free access to our allotment where you can enjoy seasonal herbs and veg including broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, courgettes and salad - lovely! We accept 4 different methods of payment: 1: Bank to bank transfer. 2: Over the counter cheque or cash payment at any high street bank. 3: Paypal - please add 4 % to the rental charge to cover Paypal fees. 4: HomeAway Reservation Manager - please add 2.5% to cover Reservation Manager fees....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

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

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    A proper kitchen; well equipped and spacious, with table and 6 chairs. An ideal space for eating indoors when you don't wish to eat outside. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized fridge and half sized freezer....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
 

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Special offer: 30% OFF: WAS £148 a night , NOW £100

29th August to 9th September 2015. £148 per night reduced to just £100 a night. Minimum stay 4 nights. Act now for a great bargain and a truly fabulous place complete with stunning pool and wooden decked lounging area overlooking fabulous views! September is a fabulous month here, a unique light especially at sunset, warm temperatures and everywhere not too crowded. Perfect!

Offer for: Aug 29, 2015 - Sep 9, 2015 View calendar

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High
Jul 4 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,210
High/Mid
Aug 29 - Sep 18, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,040
Mid
Sep 19 - Oct 9, 2015
7 night min stay

£910
Mid/Low
Oct 10 - Oct 30, 2015
4 night min stay
£120
£780
Low
Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
£110
£640
Xmas/ New Year
Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016
4 night min stay
£120
£780
Low
Jan 9 - Mar 25, 2016
3 night min stay
£100
£620
Easter
Mar 26 - Apr 8, 2016
3 night min stay
£120
£760
Low
Apr 9 - Apr 22, 2016
3 night min stay
£100
£620
Low/Mid
Apr 23 - May 20, 2016
3 night min stay
£120
£760
Mid
May 21 - Jun 17, 2016
4 night min stay
£130
£900
Mid/High
Jun 18 - Jul 1, 2016
4 night min stay
£150
£1,050
High
Jul 2 - Aug 26, 2016
4 night min stay
£180
£1,250
High/Mid
Aug 27 - Sep 16, 2016
4 night min stay
£150
£1,050
Mid
Sep 17 - Oct 7, 2016
4 night min stay
£130
£900
Mid/Low
Oct 8 - Oct 28, 2016
3 night min stay
£120
£760
Low
Oct 29 - Dec 18, 2016
3 night min stay
£100
£620
Xmas/New Year
Dec 19 - Jan 7, 2017
3 night min stay
£120
£760
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
£110

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit £200
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included
  • Stay Tax *

* This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

10 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
pisa
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
molina di quosa
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
livorno
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
tirrenia
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
ripafratta
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
lucca ovest
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
villa poschi
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
abetone
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
marina di vecchiano

Car: Recommended

Nestled in its own private olive grove, accessed by its own private road, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Now in our 14th successful year, La Lucertola offers spectacular uninterrupted views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Mediterranean Sea in the distance all combining to make this a truly unique and enchanting location. The farmhouses are set on a hill and are reached by private road above the hamlet of Pugnano. Flowers, fireflies and jasmine blossom abound. The peace is punctuated only by birdsong. The ample space around the house is fun in which to lounge, explore, cook and play. The swimming pool enjoys views to infinity. The beaches are close by, less than 30 minutes away. Pisa and Lucca, both 20 minutes away and Florence just an hour - stay and play or go and explore - it's all on your door.

Other Activities: Rafting/Canoeing on the nearby River Serchio

Cookery courses at home

Cycle hire from Lucca - beautiful cycle paths along the River Serchio

Golf - within a 30 minute drive.

Horse Riding - San Rossore Maritime National Park 20 minutes away

Guided Day-Tours around Tuscany with food and wine included

Recording Studio - Sessions available by appointment

Ski: Abetone - good local skiing - 90 minute drive away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Colin, Max (age 12) and I live in a separate house and love living here! We try our absolute best to ensure that everything is as it should be for you when you arrive and indeed during your holiday. We are always respectful of your privacy and we want all our guests of all ages to feel free, happy and relaxed. It isn't easy to write about yourself, so here is what previous guests have said about us: 'Luisa and Colin are the perfect hosts and I would like to thank them for allowing us to spend a little time sharing their little piece of Tuscan heaven.' 'The owners live on site and provide a friendly information facility and comprehensive support.' 'Thanks to Luisa and Colin for their hospitality and especially to Max for his special entertainment 'services to children'

Why the Owner Chose Filettole:
Luisa taught English in a school near Pisa in 1986 and fell in love with the area. We returned, many times. We made lifelong friends and began to feel that this could be a new home and a new life. After 12 years of living and working in London, we decided to take the plunge, change direction and embrace the challenge of creating a new life. We wanted to be closer to nature, direct our own affairs and to live in a beautiful place with a decent climate. We found La Lucertola as a semi ruin, completely overgrown and crying out for some love and attention. We first fell in love with the incredible view and the prospect of living in the country but close to Pisa and the sea. The view is unique, breathtaking and truly inspiring. We can see The Leaning Tower, the coast and the islands of Capraia and Corsica. We overlook olive grove, forest, field and village. Overhead are birds of prey and the night sounds of owls. This place gives us inspiration and the energy to live a good and authentic life. We are happy to share this beauty and joy with our guests who over 14 years of operation wholeheartedly testify to the magic of this very special location. The houses are spacious, comfortable and well proportioned. One would happily live in them all year round - they are much more than a simple rental property - they are proper houses with a true sense of home.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The view - irreplaceable and unique. And the place itself - beautiful and inspiring, relaxing and uplifting. From the first moment we looked out over the olive grove, into the fields and then onto the unmistakeable view of The Leaning Tower of Pisa we knew this was the place for us. Three houses, all with their own front doors. One for us and two for the guests - perfect! With the convenience of a country location and the amenities of Pisa and Lucca close to hand and Florence only an hour away. Also appealing to us is the easy proximity to beaches, mountains and rivers. We did not wish to be in an isolated position so the quick access to the airport, the motorway system and the national rail network without being able to see them or hear them was also important.


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

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Photos

  • Front of farmhouses trees and land evening shot; house two right, house one left

    Front of farmhouses trees and land evening shot; house two right, house one left

  • Pool and ample lounging zone with sunbeds, tables and shade pergola - magical!

    Pool and ample lounging zone with sunbeds, tables and shade pergola - magical!

  • Pool, lounging area, hot day, olive trees and view out to the west - spectacular

    Pool, lounging area, hot day, olive trees and view out to the west - spectacular

  • Olive Tree Shower In The Pool Zone

    Olive Tree Shower In The Pool Zone

  • Farmhouse 2 - lunch under the pergola with view.

    Farmhouse 2 - lunch under the pergola with view.

  • A May evening view of olive grove, cypress trees & farmhouses - beautiful.

    A May evening view of olive grove, cypress trees & farmhouses - beautiful.

  • La Lucertola extra virgin olive oil lovingly hand picked by friends and family.

    La Lucertola extra virgin olive oil lovingly hand picked by friends and family.

  • Farmhouse 1 - kitchen with fireplace.

    Farmhouse 1 - kitchen with fireplace.

  • Farmhouse 1 - master bedroom.

    Farmhouse 1 - master bedroom.

  • Farmhouse 1 - main bathroom.

    Farmhouse 1 - main bathroom.

  • Farmhouse 2 - kitchen with archway into lounge.

    Farmhouse 2 - kitchen with archway into lounge.

  • House two: En suite bedroom with balcony view - perfect.

    House two: En suite bedroom with balcony view - perfect.

  • Front of Houses close up with jasmin, bougainvillea, loungers and shade pergola

    Front of Houses close up with jasmin, bougainvillea, loungers and shade pergola

  • Pool, lounging area, olive trees and evening view out to the west - spectacular.

    Pool, lounging area, olive trees and evening view out to the west - spectacular.

  • Pool, lounging area and views to the south with Pisa, sea and olive grove hills.

    Pool, lounging area and views to the south with Pisa, sea and olive grove hills.

  • Front of house -  lunch under the pergola - wonderful!

    Front of house - lunch under the pergola - wonderful!

  • Spectacular view of the valley and Pisa from front of farmhouses

    Spectacular view of the valley and Pisa from front of farmhouses

  • Ancient Olive Tree and Sunshine View.

    Ancient Olive Tree and Sunshine View.

  • Farmhouse 1 - kitchen with view.

    Farmhouse 1 - kitchen with view.

  • Farmhouse 1 - lounge leading into kitchen.

    Farmhouse 1 - lounge leading into kitchen.

  • Farmhouse 1 - bedroom 2.

    Farmhouse 1 - bedroom 2.

  • Farmhouse 2 - lounge with archway into kitchen.

    Farmhouse 2 - lounge with archway into kitchen.

  • House two - bedroom two with beautifully stenciled wall

    House two - bedroom two with beautifully stenciled wall

  • Farmhouse 2 - ensuite bathroom.

    Farmhouse 2 - ensuite bathroom.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
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