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Charming Authentic Tuscan Farmhouse - Family/Group Friendly - Private Pool

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom Traditional Farm House, Private And Tranquil With Private Pool

AN AUTHENTIC TUSCAN FARM HOUSE

This lovely detached farmhouse known as Casa Giovanna was built in 1882. This charming Tuscan yellow house sits along a leafy lane close to the hilltop town of Palaia which is just under a 5-minute drive away.

IDEALLY LOCATED

Close to the charming hilltop town of Palaia with its hand full of restaurants and friendly local bars. Ideally located for visiting PISA, LUCCA, FLORENCE, SAN GIMIGNANO AND VOLTERRA

FAMILY FRIENDLY AND IDEAL FOR GROUPS OF FRIENDS

This is the perfect base for a family or group of friends with 4 bathrooms and 3 bathrooms. Two of the bedroom’s interconnect making this a great family suite for those with children.

• Bedroom 1 - ground floor - sleeps 2 (double) - en-suite bathroom

• Bedroom 2 - first floor - sleeps 2 (double)

• Bedroom 3 - first floor - sleeps 2 (twin) – interconnects with bedroom 4

• Bedroom 4 – first floor – sleeps 2-3 (single beds) – interconnects with bedroom 3

• 2 x bathrooms – first floor

RUSTIC SIMPLICITY WITH ORIGINAL FEATURES

Casa Giovanna is simply furnished with a mix of traditional Tuscan furniture and antique pieces. The interiors have been designed with family living in mind with a big Tuscan table in the kitchen as well as a second table placed on the patio for dining al fresco! Original features include antique terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and 2 open fireplaces.

PRIVATE AND TRANQUIL

If you’re looking for complete privacy and a tranquil location Casa Giovanna is your perfect retreat.

LOVELY VIEWS WITH OLIVE TREES AND PRIVATE POOL

The outside space is charming surrounded by Cypress and olive trees as well as bushes of brightly coloured Oleander. From the upstairs bedrooms, there are beautiful views over the valley and hills.

There is plenty of places for children to play on the lawn, hidden shaded corners for those who like to stay cool and sun traps for those who want to soak up the sun.

The private pool is a welcomed new addition to the house this year (2017) and measure 7 x 5 meters.

PLENTY OF PRIVATE PARKING SPACE AND EASY ACCESS

There is plenty of parking space right next to the house. Access is down a leafy lane part of which is surfaced and is easy to navigate

GENUINE FARM PRODUCE AVAILABLE FROM THE OWNER

The owners produce red wine, extra virgin olive oil, oney and salame, all of which are available to buy directly from the owner.

CLOSE TO AUTHENIC HILL TOP VILLAGE

The charming village of Palaia with its Medieval heart and beautiful panoramic views is just under a mile/1.5 kilometers away and for those who like to walk it is quite possible from the property. However, we do recommend using a car if visiting in the evenings due to the dimly lit country lanes.

The village of Palaia has everything you need to enjoy your stay in rural Tuscany, a couple of bars, a handful of restaurants, grocery stores, bakers etc.…The nearby larger town of Pontedera is just under a 30-minute drive away where you can stock up on the way at a bigger supermarket

ENGLISH SPEAKING OWNERS AND PROPERTY MANAGERS

The property management is hosted by Marie and Lorenzo of Authentic Tuscany who live in Tuscany not far from Palaia. It is Marie and Lorenzo who will deal with your booking and provide you with the tools to help you plan the perfect break in Tuscany, in addition they are available to answer any of your questions prior to arrival. Giovanna the property owner will meet and welcome you to the property on your arrival. Giovanna lives locally and is a mind of information, she also speaks very good English.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

Guests are asked to arrive from 4.00pm and ideally by 7.00pm.

Guests must notify us as soon as possible as to their estimated time of arrival and flight details if applicable. Whenever possible we offer flexibility to all our guests and in some cases, it may be possible to arrive/depart outside the scheduled times shown above however there will additional charges for late departures.

DEPARTURE

Guests must vacate the property by 10.00am

NOTES ON PAYMENTS

Pets on request

30 euro per per per stay

€1 tourist tax per person for first 5 day stay

More Details

Property Manager
Marie and Lorenzo
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Marie and Lorenzo

The property was inherited by the current owner and host Giovanna and her family. Before embarking in hospitality Giovanna worked as an international lawyer in the nearby city of Florence however, today she spends most of her days preparing to meet her guests not only at Casa Giovanna but also at the family's other nearby properties which offer its guests a farm stay opportunity. Giovanna's brother works the surrounding farm land and breeds a domestic pig from the region of Tuscany known as Cinta Senese. The Cinta Senese pig carries a DOP status which indicates a high quality product with protected designation of origin. in addition the family also produces a high quality extra virgin olive oil.

Giovanna speaks perfect English and looks forward to welcoming you to Carbonaia.

Marie and Lorenzo are the property managers who help Giovanna with the booking process in addition to assisting guests with ideas of what they can do and see in the area. They are based in the nearby Medieval town of Vicopisano which is approximately 35 minutes away. They are able to assist in organising cooking courses and private chefs in addition to wine tours, taxi's and private drivers should you need them.

Marie and Lorenzo purchased this villa in 1882

Why Marie and Lorenzo chose Palaia

Casa Giovanna sits alone along a leafy lane away from the other buildings which make up this large farm complex. The house offers tranquility and privacy and is not too far away from the village of Palaia.

This property is ideal for those looking to experience a genuine Tuscan experience in a typical rural home. The property’s interiors are furnished simply with antique furniture and traditional Tuscan pieces. The grounds and gardens of the property offer families and groups of friends plenty of space to come together to dine and relax.

At the time of writing (February (2017) the property had just received a new asset in the way of a private outdoor pool. the pool has not been filled for winter and will be filled from mid April. Photos will be available then.

What makes this villa unique

The unique properties of this property is that Casa Giovanna offers complete tranquility and privacy surrounded by a beautiful Tuscan landscape of rolling hills and olive groves.

The property is ideally located close to the village of Palaia which has a handful of restaurants and bars in addition to a grocery store etc..

Amenities

Palaia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , First floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Fist floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , En - suite (bedroom 18 ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , First floor - lovely views over the valley and hills
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ground floor with en-suite bathroom, views over the garden
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 3 single beds interconnects with another bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , To acces this room you must walk through 3 bed bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
The following activities can be organised for your group. COOKING LESSONS FRESH PASTA MAKING WORKSHOPS PARTIES AND BIRTHDAY CAKES FOR SPECIAL OCCASSIONS

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5

Lovely farmhouse, stunning vistas and very comfortable set up!

  • 5 of 5

Geovanna was great – very happy with the overall experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Tuscan farmhouse in Palaia.

  • 4 of 5

Very charming, authentic Tuscan farmhouse but basic with regard to decor and modern conveniences as you might expect. Pool and gardens well maintained. Palaia, a short walk up the track is a quaint "chocolate box" Italian village with a good selection of places to eat out and a nice pub. Location convenient for Pontedera and trains into Pisa and Florence.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Det perfekte sted for os. Børn, børnebørn og bedsteforældre

  • 5 of 5

Huset ligger meget idyllisk ved lille uspoleret toscansk by. Vi besøgte både de lokale byer og Pisa og Lucca. Huset et stort og rummeligt og den private pool blev meget benyttet.

Vi kan ikke finde nogle mangler. Kattene er meget huskendt, vi nævner det, hvis der er katte allergikere som gæster. Vi havde dog ikke noget problem. Udlejer, manager og gartner er meget venlige og imødekomne. Kan kun anbefales

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Pisa Galileo Galilei (45 minutes)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Palaia
Nearest Ferry
56 Kilometres
Livorno (56 minutes)
Nearest Golf
55 Kilometres
Tirrenia (60 minutes)
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Pontedera (20 minutes)
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
A 11 (45 minutes)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Palaia
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Abetone (2 hours 20 Minutes)
Nearest Beach
52 Kilometres
Calambrone (52 minutes)
Car: necessary

PALAIA ***** The charming hilltop village of Palaia is just 1 .5 KM's away (10 - 15 minute walk). Here you will be able to stock up up on all your basic supplies at the local grocery store. There are also 2 friendly village bars and a handful of restaurants.

PECCIOLI *****Small hilltop town just a small drive away. lots of restaurants

FLORENCE*****We advise going by train from Pontedera. From the property to Pontedera (20 minutes) from Pontedera by train (45 - 60 minutes

PISA*****45 minutes

LUCCA *****60 minutes

VOLTERRA ***** 55 minutes

SAN GIMIGNANO ***** 55 minutes

SIENA ***** 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES

BIKE RENTAL

Bikes can be organised and delivered to your property

COOKING COURSES

Available to our guests either at the property or in the nearby town of Vicopisano in a in the kitchen of a charismatic Medieval tower house

WINE TOURS

Wine tours are available either as a self guided tour or as an organised experience with driver and lunch included

GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCES

Gastronomic experiences such as a morning with a Truffle hunter, an olive oil experience or visits to organic cheeses producers are available

TEMPIO DI MINERVA

19th Century temple dedicated to the godess of healing and wisdom. is situated in the nearby village of Montefoscoli. open on Sunday from 29 May - October 29. In addition to special full moon night tours

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $11.44 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $571.95

Pet fee 35 euro per pet per stay

All cancellations incur an administration fee

Arrival time between 4:00pm (16:00) - 7:00pm (19:00)
departure 10:00am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.