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Stunning 18th Century Villa with Superb Views & Pool, 8 Km from Lucca

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Last updated: 10/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

San Macario in Monte house description

Al Bastini is a beautiful 18 century villa-farmhouse basking on a sunny hillside, with glorious views towards Pisa & the medieval city of Lucca. Full of period character, the house was built in traditional Tuscan style from local stone & terracotta, with high chestnut-beamed ceilings & open fireplaces. It has been lovingly restored to a very high standard with a perfect blend of antiquity & modern comforts. Facilities include air-conditioning, WiFi broadband, satellite 50' plasma TV, DVD, billiard table, and table tennis. Set in 7 acres of gentle sloping terraces with old olive & fruit trees, the landscaped gardens feature flowerbeds, lawns, a heated 10 x 5m pool, & 3 outside eating areas in both sun & shade. There's a loggia, jasmine-scented terrace with stone barbecue, & a wisteria-covered pool-side pergola, all overlooking the wonderful views. There's ample quality garden chairs & sunbeds for relaxation. All the ingredients for an unforgetable holiday.


Tuscany and Umbria are crowded with places to see - the obvious ones being Florence (1 hour's drive), Siena (1.5 hours) and San Gimignano (2 hours). Also well worth a trip is to follow the Piero della Francesca trail (as in John Mortimer's book Summer Lease- John Mortimer also stayed at Al Bastini) which you can start in Arezzo (beautiful city, 1.5 hours' drive) & continue to nearby San Sepolcro and Monterchi, to see other examples of his stunning fresco work. If you have time when in that area, Assisi and Perugia are also well worth a visit. Volterra is a beautiful hilltop town well worth a visit.

Closer to home, of course, are Viareggio & Forte dei Marmi, both very attractive seaside towns. You can also visit Lerici on the coast, a picturesque place with stunning views, from which you can get a short boat trip to Portavenere & enjoy the lovely seafood restaurants. Again on the coast are Cinque Terre, five lovely coastal villages all connected by train, boat or foot & well worth a visit. For a short trip, it is worth going to elegant Montecatini (30 mins) a spa town (but don't wear shorts as you won't be allowed into the baths). You can take the railway (or a taxi!, or drive yourself) up to the old hilltop village which is very pretty. An alternative place for lunch is Montecarlo (20 min) or Vinci (home of Leonardo) which, in addition to some very good restaurants, has a fascinating museum with scaled down models of all his inventions & posters of his works.

Puccini was born in Lucca & the ancient San Giovanni basilica in Lucca holds daily recitals of his music. There's also an annual open air Puccini opera festival thoughout July & August at nearby Torre Del Lago.

For sporting activities: there are some challenging golf courses within an hour's drive, tennis clubs, riding, fishing, paragliding, mountaineering & beautiful walks are all available in the area.

Property Type

  • House
  • 350 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 6: 1 twin/ single

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          • All the bedrooms have independently controlled air conditioning. The rooms on the upper floor have high ceilings with chestnut beams. The master bedroom, with its hand-made iron king-size bed, has private access to an outside terrace & an en-suite bathroom with bath & shower cubicle. There's another large double bedroom on this floor with a king-size bed, which can be converted to two singles, & a single bedroom which both share a large bathroom with bath and separate shower . Downstairs, there is one single bedroom & two double bedrooms - one with a queen-sized bed & its own en-suite bathroom with shower, & one with a standard double bed & separate access to an outside covered terrace. This latter bedroom & the single bedroom share the fourth bathroom, which has a bath with a shower....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

            En-suite...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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          • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

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          • The bathrooms are decorated to a high standard with good quality suites, tiles and marble surfaces....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The spacious accommodation is spread out over 2 floors. The large kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, 5 ring hob, freezer, fridge, ice-maker, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machines, table & 6 chairs, satellite TV & wood burning stove; it opens onto a loggia overlooking the views with table & seating for 12. The kitchen also has direct access to a sunny terrace with a stone barbecue & a stone-topped table seating 8. The dining room seats 8, the living room has comfortable sofas for 8, satellite TV with 50' plasma screen, DVD, books, games & a fireplace with wood-burning stove.The house has free wireless internet. There's a billiards room with snooker table, & a covered terrace with table tennis. A utility room houses the washing machine & tumble dryer. The walled 10 x 5m pool is heated on request & features a wisteria-covered pergola & barbecue. Quality teak garden furniture & sunbeds are plentiful. There's covered parking for 2 cars....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Family
              • Luxury

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Basic Soaps
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Filtered Water
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • PC
              • Parking
              • Safe
              • Sunbed
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Barbecue
              • Beach Towels
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Terrace
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

              Pool / Spa

              • Heated Pool
              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool

              Property Descriptor

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Season Spring
                  Apr 18 - May 29, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €4,000
                  Mid Season Spring
                  May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €4,500
                  High Season
                  Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €5,100
                  Mid Season Autumn
                  Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €4,000
                  Low Season Autumn
                  Sep 26 - Oct 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €3,500

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit €1,000
                  • No additional mandatory fees
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Many guest services are available such as a cook, babysitting, vineyard tours etc, please enquire for further information and prices.

                  A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance at least 8 weeks before departure. If the booking is made in the year preceding your holiday the payment schedule is 10% on booking, 40% on January 1st and 50% at least 8 weeks before your departure.

                  A Security Deposit of €1000 will be added to your final holiday payment & refunded within one week of your departure.


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                  Last updated: 10/26/2014
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                  Location

                  30 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Pisa
                  4 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Bar
                  50 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Livorno
                  37 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Versilia Golf Club
                  10 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Lucca
                  10 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Lucca Ovest
                  4 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Restaurant
                  73 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ski
                  Abetone
                  23 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Viareggio

                  Car: Necessary

                  Just 15 mins from the centre of Lucca, Al Bastini is conveniently located in idyllic countryside within comfortable reach of the historic cities of Pisa, Florence & Siena. Lucca is a beautiful medieval city famed for its towers & renaissance walls, with plenty of cultural sights to see, excellent shops & restaurants. The Versilian coast is a short drive away, with its sandy resorts of Forte Dei Marmi & Viareggio. You can also visit Lerici & Portovenere further up the coast, or take a boat to the picturesque villages of the Cinque Terre. Montecatini the spa town is worth a trip, as are the pretty towns of the Garfagnana. There are several splendid baroque villas outside Lucca worth seeing. Organised sightseeing, cooking courses, & visits to vineyards & olive mills can be pre-booked. There are great restaurants nearby from simple trattorias to Michelin starred. The nearest supermarket is 4km, the nearest restaurant, 3km. Pisa airport is 45 mins by car, with direct flights to US & Europe.

                   

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                  Photos

                  • Al Bastini

                    Al Bastini

                  • The view from the house

                    The view from the house

                  • The pool with view

                    The pool with view

                  • Sitting room

                    Sitting room

                  • Dining room

                    Dining room

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Bedroom 1

                    Bedroom 1

                  • Terrace overlooking the view

                    Terrace overlooking the view

                  • Barbecue terrace & view

                    Barbecue terrace & view

                  • Loggia at night

                    Loggia at night

                  • Al Bastini with swimming pool to the right

                    Al Bastini with swimming pool to the right

                  • The pool

                    The pool

                  • Sitting room

                    Sitting room

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Bathroom 4

                    Bathroom 4

                  • Bedroom 6

                    Bedroom 6

                  • Looking up at  the barbecue terrace

                    Looking up at the barbecue terrace

                  • Sun loungers on the terrace

                    Sun loungers on the terrace

                  • Table tennis

                    Table tennis

                  • Terrace at night

                    Terrace at night

                  • Billiards room

                    Billiards room

                  €3,500 - €5,100 per week (EUR)
                  9

                  6 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Speaks: english, italian
                  • Calendar last updated: 10/26/2014
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