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Apts & Houses in a Unique, Inspiring Location Restored by Sculptor - Gemelli, sleeping 2

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The two apartments described below are part of the beautiful peaceful hamlet of Peralta, located in a spectacular setting in the Tuscan hills that rise high above the valley of Camaiore. With stunning, panoramic views over the valley to the hills and sea beyond and surrounded by terraces of olive groves, its stone walls covered with purple bougainvilleas, lemon trees, jasmine, Peralta seems like paradise, a place for people seeking tranquility and beauty. There is a swimming pool on an upper terrace 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.
The hamlet was restored with great love and imagination by international sculptor Fiore de Henriquez. She created a place that is quite unique and very inspiring for anyone with creative tendancies. Peralta was Fiore's home up to her death in June 2004, and one can see her work all through the hamlet. Her sculpture everywhere, and the manner in which she restored and designed the hamlet give it very special atmosphere and character.
We are surrounded by 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 offers various self catering accommodation sleeping from 2 to 8 and 4 additional bedrooms with bathrooms. As described more fully further down the page, the whole hamlet sleeps 30 or so and can be booked in its entirety for parties. Many a family party or important birthday has been celebrated here!
A previous guest offered this description of Peralta :
'The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff have a rare quality of being there but conspicuously absent unless needed. This adds to the quietude of the place, giving a feel of personal space and privacy. It has a sense of a well-run hotel, without the formality, and the ambiance of a private villa without the expense. I was fortunate to have cast an eye over a few of the other properties available; all are very well appointed and would not fail to please.
Whether you’re wanting to collect your thoughts, explore the region, write a novel, or paint a masterpiece this has to be the place to visit.'

Gemelli, sleeping 2: Pieve Di Camaiore Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 804929ha

You enter this cosy little apartment from its terrace. The comfortable living room has a fantastic view over the valley, as does the double bedroom (which has an en suite bathroom with shower). The double bed can also be made up as twins. The living room opens up onto the terrace, which is sheltered by olive groves and has a lovely view towards the hills. The terrace has comfortable chairs for lazing in the sun and a shaded dining area at one end. The little kitchen is well equipped with cooking utensils. The whole atmosphere is quite delightful. Should you need another bedroom,there is a separate bedroom and bathroom available in a building 20 metres away (choice of twin or double beds in this bedroom also), which is available by the night. As well as being ideal in the summer months, the apartment also makes a wonderful winter retreat, with a cozy wood-burning stove and wall heaters. 4 people can sleep & live with comfort in this apartment.

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Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Bed can either be double or 2 singles...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • There is a washing machine for shared use between three apartments. There is a computer for shared use of all our guests. There is a very strong wifi signal. The main Peralta terrace is a great place to bring your bottle of wine, meet other guests, sit and enjoy the view over the valley to the sea. The sunsets are magnificent....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

General

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

    Electric radiators and/or wood burning stove....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sofa, comfy chairs...moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine for general use of Peralta guests in our smaller accommodations. Ample lines for drying in designated area....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well equipped kitchen for everyday cooking. Electric kettle....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large terrace with sun loungers and table for eating. Also immediate access to the olive groves with lots of shady, secluded spots for relaxing and reading....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Classic Weber charcoal barbecue...moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    8m x 3m, very deep pool on a top terrace. The panoramic view from here is splendid. The sunsets are a marvel. Teak sunloungers....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 7 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 6
Jul 18 - Aug 21, 2015
3 night min stay
€135
€880
Rate 7
Aug 22 - Sep 4, 2015
3 night min stay
€135
€880
Rate 8
Sep 5 - Sep 18, 2015
2 night min stay
€120
€790
Rate 9
Sep 19 - Oct 9, 2015
2 night min stay
€85
€570

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning & laundry €25
  • Pet Fee €20
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:


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Location

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

Car: Recommended

Peralta is a hillside hamlet situated in the northern part of Tuscany, on the slopes of the Alpi Apuane (national park), 10 min from the market town of Camaiore which, in turn, is 10 min inland from the coast.

Lucca is a 35 min drive to the south.

The A12/A11 autoroute exit is 20 min, making day trips to Siena (2 h), Carrara & its marble mines (45 min) very easy.

You can drive into the Carrara mountains - or go to the beach - the closest is Viareggio, the most popular Forte dei Marmi (35 min or so). 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 min away.

Peralta is Ideally situated for the Puccini Festival (40 min away). Open air opera Festival taking place in July and August at Torre del Lago.

We have a mountain of information and suggestions for our guests, including directions for walks, when and where local markets happen, brocante markets,' must visit' places and restaurants, our favourite mountain drive, etc etc

Peralta feels wonderfully remote and secluded and yet is, in fact, very accessible.

In the daytime, there is always someone on site to help with all inquiries regarding day trips, ferry times, advice on this and that.

Airports: Pisa 45 min, Florence 1 h, Genoa 1 h, 40min - Bologna 2 h.

 

Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Pieve Di Camaiore:
Intenrational sculptor Fiore de Henriquez lived in the area of Camaiore 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 who owns it today. 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  Main Terrace

    PERALTA Main Terrace

  • The hamlet of PERALTA

    The hamlet of PERALTA

  • Peralta - arriving towards main terrace

    Peralta - arriving towards main terrace

  • Peralta's main terrace

    Peralta's main terrace

  • GEMELLI - terrace

    GEMELLI - terrace

  • GEMELLI - view from living room

    GEMELLI - view from living room

  • Peralta - path from Peralta to carpark

    Peralta - path from Peralta to carpark

  • Fiore's sculpture 'The Mask'

    Fiore's sculpture 'The Mask'

  • STUDIOLO - kitchen area

    STUDIOLO - kitchen area

  • STUDIOLO double bedroom

    STUDIOLO double bedroom

  • STUDIOLO attic/loft bedroom

    STUDIOLO attic/loft bedroom

  • STUDIOLO terrace table seats 6

    STUDIOLO terrace table seats 6

  • The Hamlet of Peralta

    The Hamlet of Peralta

  • Peralta's swimming pool

    Peralta's swimming pool

  • GEMELLI terrace

    GEMELLI terrace

  • GEMELLI  living/dining room

    GEMELLI living/dining room

  • GEMELLI bedroom

    GEMELLI bedroom

  • A Peralta terrace in spring time.

    A Peralta terrace in spring time.

  • STUDIOLO - balcony with a view!

    STUDIOLO - balcony with a view!

  • STUDIOLO living/dining room

    STUDIOLO living/dining room

  • STUDIOLO - view from bathroom

    STUDIOLO - view from bathroom

  • STUDIOLO double or twin bedroom

    STUDIOLO double or twin bedroom

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Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech, Slovakian
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  • Calendar last updated 07/30/2015
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