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Unique, Peaceful Hillside Location Restored by a Sculptor. Amazing Views. Pool. - PIPISTRELLI TERRACE APARTMENT, sleeps 2

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PERALTA Casa Pipistrelli is house on right)

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  • Minimum stay:1-28 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The three properties described here are all located in Casa Pipistrelli, one of the houses that forms the beautiful hillside hamlet of Peralta, on a south facing hillside above the valley of Camaiore. Casa Pipistrelli is a three storey house.with a one bedroom garden apartment on the ground floor, another one bedroom apartment on the top floor. Both apartments have wonderful views and their own private entrances. Each apartment has its own private terrace and do not overlook each other.
Peralta, with medieval origins, was restored over a period of thirty years with love and imagination by international sculptor Fiore de Henriquez. She created a place that is quite unique. Its commanding position gives Peralta stunning panoramic views over the valley to the sea beyond. Terraces of olive groves, orange and lemon trees, bougainvillea, jasmine covering the stone walls makes the hamlet seem like paradise. Fiore’s sculpture and the manner in which she designed and restored Peralta, give the place its very special character and atmosphere. Perfect base for a holiday, far from busy crowds and yet with easy access to all main Tuscany attractions. It is lovely to return to the peace of Peralta after a busy day. Peralta has various accommodation, mainly self catering, in different buildings.

Peralta can offer:: The beautiful peaceful hamlet of Peralta has a spectacular setting in the Tuscan hills that rise high above the valley of Camaiore. There is a swimming pool on one of the upper terraces, a tranquil spot 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.

Art at Peralta: As well as for guests who simply wish to relax and enjoy their surroundings and the pool, Peralta also offers an ideal, inspiring setting for creative people: painting, sculpting, writing. A studio for sculpture is available. Writers can settle in and write in peace. 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 is ideal for a family gathering. You can rent as many of the properties that are necessary to house your group.

PIPISTRELLI TERRACE APARTMENT, sleeps 2: Lucca Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 2146ha

A spacious apartment with its own beautiful large and very private terrace amongst the olive trees. It has its own entrance at the back of the Casa Pipistrelli. The apartment has a double bedroom, a living room which looks out over the valley towards the sea. A kitchenette (fridge, two ring gas table top hob, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, and a lovely old marble sink) with dining table. The terrace is lovely for eating out, relaxing and enjoying the view of the valley of Camaiore, looking over the hills towards the sea,. The apartment itself has this same panoramic view. Use of the Peralta swimming pool of course. This apartment is situated on the top floor of Casa Pipistrelli and faces south.

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Member since: 1999

Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech, Slovakian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • The Pipistrelli Terrace Apartment has double bedroom with kingsize bed. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • There is a washing machine for shared use between three apartments.. As well as the apartment's own terrace, 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. There are wonderful walks through the olive groves and chestnut forest. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Very efficient central heating from an oil fired boiler that heats the whole Pipistrelli house....moreless

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

    Comfortable seating (sofa, armchair), lovely view facing south....moreless

  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    We supply a coffee press and the classic Italian expresso perculator....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Electric kettle. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Two burner gas hob...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The Studio apartment has a large terrace for private use Part of the olive groves, it is lovely and shady and plenty of space to laze around on sunbeams to read, snooze and relax....moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The very deep pool (8m x 3m) is on an upper terrace from which there is a panoramic view over the whole valley towards the sea and the Cinque Terre peninsular in the distance. Teak sun loungers....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool

Building Type

  • House
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 2 - Mar 31, 2017
28 night min stay

$533
Rate1
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$80
$512
Rate 2
May 1 - Jun 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$101
$661
Rate 3
Jun 16 - Jul 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$149
$981
Rate 4
Jul 10 - Aug 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$181
$1,184
Rate 5
Aug 21 - Sep 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$149
$981
Rate 6
Sep 10 - Oct 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$101
$661
Rate 7
Oct 2 - Nov 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$80
$512
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $21.33
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The cost is for 2 people .There is also a possibility of adding an extra bedroom. Please ask for rates.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

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

Car: Recommended

Peralta is a hillside group of houses situated in the northern part of Tuscany, on the slopes of the Alpi Apuane National Park, 10 minutes from the market town of Camaiore which, in turn, is 10 minutes inland from the coast Lucca is a 35 minute drive to the south. Motorway exit is 20 mins, making day trips easy: Siena (2 hrs), Carrara & its marble mines (45 mins). You can drive into the Carrara mountains - or go to the beach - the closest is Viareggio, the most popular Forte dei Marmi (35 mins). 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 minutes away. Peralta is Ideally situated for the Puccini Festival (40 minutes away). - open air opera Festival taking place in July and August at Torre del Lago.

ACCESS: Airports: Pisa 45 mins - Florence 1 hr. Genoa 1 hr.40mins - Bologna 2hrs.

From the A11 and A12 motorway exit, Viareggio/Camaiore, you head for ''Viareggio' and then 'Camaiore'. We give detailed directions. Note: The last 200 or so yards of our road are very steep and narrow with 2 hairpin bends. A smallish car is recommended, although an Espace & other large cars can make it. The road comes to an end in our car park. From there you walk to Peralta itself (about 200 yards/meter). Larger cars can park below the final steep ascent - we will bring your luggage etc up to Peralta in our tri-porter vehicle (Ape). It is an easy walk from the lower parking area to Peralta.

 

Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Lucca, Lucca, Italy:
International sculptor Fiore de Henriquez was living in the area of Camaiore from the 1960's 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 of her's who is the current owner. . 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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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • PERALTA Casa Pipistrelli is house on right)

    PERALTA Casa Pipistrelli is house on right)

  • Garden Apt. Casa Pipistrelli. Bedroom

    Garden Apt. Casa Pipistrelli. Bedroom

  • PIPISTRELLI GARDEN APT. - Dining area

    PIPISTRELLI GARDEN APT. - Dining area

  • PIPISTRELLI GARDEN APARTMENT Terrace

    PIPISTRELLI GARDEN APARTMENT Terrace

  • B&B.(Pipistrelli)   Private Terrace

    B&B.(Pipistrelli) Private Terrace

  • Double Bedroom & Bathroom (goes with terrace - photo with table)

    Double Bedroom & Bathroom (goes with terrace - photo with table)

  • PERALTA's Swimming Pool

    PERALTA's Swimming Pool

  • PERALTA's Limoncello (our own lemons)

    PERALTA's Limoncello (our own lemons)

  • Wisteria covers the terrace behind the bar

    Wisteria covers the terrace behind the bar

  • PERALTA's Swimming Pool

    PERALTA's Swimming Pool

  • STUDIO APT. (Casa Pipistrelli). From kitchenette towards dining table & bed area

    STUDIO APT. (Casa Pipistrelli). From kitchenette towards dining table & bed area

  • Double / Twin bedroom & bathroom Can be taken with Casa Pipistrelli Studio Apart

    Double / Twin bedroom & bathroom Can be taken with Casa Pipistrelli Studio Apart

  • Garden Apt. Casa Pipistrelli

    Garden Apt. Casa Pipistrelli

  • Garden Apt. Casa Pipistrelli.  Kitchen

    Garden Apt. Casa Pipistrelli. Kitchen

  • PIPISTRELLI GARDEN APARTMENT  Terrace

    PIPISTRELLI GARDEN APARTMENT Terrace

  • Garden Apt. entrance

    Garden Apt. entrance

  • Double/Twin bedroom & bathroom (Casa Pipistrelli)

    Double/Twin bedroom & bathroom (Casa Pipistrelli)

  • 'LAMBERTO' Double Room B&B - Terrace

    'LAMBERTO' Double Room B&B - Terrace

  • STUDIO APARTMENT - kitchenette

    STUDIO APARTMENT - kitchenette

  • STUDIO APT. steps leading to terrace

    STUDIO APT. steps leading to terrace

  • View from Peralta towards south east

    View from Peralta towards south east

  • STUDIO APARTMENT private terrace

    STUDIO APARTMENT private terrace

  • Studio Apartment (Casa Pipistrelli)  Bed area, dining table, kitchenette to left

    Studio Apartment (Casa Pipistrelli) Bed area, dining table, kitchenette to left

  • PERALTA - the main terrace

    PERALTA - the main terrace

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