About the property
- Villa3229 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
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.
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.
Guests must vacate the property by 10.00am
NOTES ON PAYMENTS
Pets on request
30 euro per per per stay
Marie and Lorenzo
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 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..
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Tuscan farmhouse in Palaia.
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.
Det perfekte sted for os. Børn, børnebørn og bedsteforældre
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
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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