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This spacious Cantina apartment with fabulous views, pool and garden access, and a full kitchen is the entire downstairs of a huge Tuscan Villa (VRBO Listing #240112). The Cantina has two separate entrances as well as stairs that lead to the main house's gardens and pools. Perfect abode for 1-4 couples. This Villa was the Bisop of Pisa's summer residence, and historically is known as a famous Medieval night-club, in its time, a military headquarters in WWII, and the scene of a great deal of history in a lookout hamlet overlooking three giant valleys of fabulous views.
The apartment itself has a large queen bedroom and a giant "dorm" that can sleep a great many guests, or a large group of kids. The unit has a brand new kitchen and bathroom, all Italian tile, and bright; and is otherwise literally the ancient stone and arches that once led out from the village castle.
* Available to rent with main villa or as a separate apartment
* Marble kitchen with, fridge/freezer, disposal, oven, stove, hob
* Living room with dsofa bed, enormous arched windows overlooking private side gardens and ruins of ancient castle outbuilding
* Access to large yard with pool, full grounds, orchard, veggie gardens, ruins
* Bedroom with queen bed and dorm with four+ single beds, lots of daylight and views
* Shower room, modern Italian style amid ancient stone walls and multiple interior arches
This is a town of 35 houses built in 1012, and at the center of local history, with view in every direction over northern Tuscany, peaceful and traditional, quiet and yet 5 minutes from a great little city with everything, including beauty, rivers, stores, routes to all major Italian areas, but few tour buses or major crowds. The apartment is the downstairs of a house that is 800 years old and was built for a Bishop; it dominates the tiny town's one street. The apartment has a magnificent view over a large area, including Carerra quarries, many hill towns around, and beautiful farm and forested vistas, and a very impressive view down the valley.
The large apartment is all stone walls with arches and an ancient feeling, with huge and numerous chestnut roof beams and rafters, tiled floors, and screened windows; it is a very beautiful and very old space, totally re-done with modern bathroom (shower) and kitchen (disposal, washer, etc.). This is a totally peaceful setting but a short short drive to many interesting and entertaining settings, including Barga and Lucca, and famous hill towns.
Quiet retreat for family or a few couples looking for spectacular views
The Perpoli estate is unlike anything we have ever experienced. The view from the balcony of neighboring towns can have you mesmerized for hours. The owner had warned us that some visitors come and remain at the house the entire time! We were eager to explore the area but took every other day during our stay to be around the villa and enjoy this panoramic view. The house is situated on very well maintained grounds with a stunning pool where we could relax. The furnishings were comfortable and unimposing. The kitchen has all of your familiar items such as filtered water and dishwasher, coffee pot and espresso maker. We weren't missing a thing. This was my second trip to Italy after having lived in Florence during my college years. This area is a wonderful place to visit for a family or a few couples if you are hoping to see "more of Italy". Nearby towns offer cave walks, hiking, marketplace shopping and excellent family food places. Do try the Chocolateria between Barga and Lucca. Yum! The owner was communicative and inviting when making our plans. He placed us in the good hands of some local folks to answer our questions and help us in any way we needed. If you choose to pursue this vacation option, you will not be sorry. It is both relaxing and invigorating. You will come home with a new found knowledge of a historic and beautiful culture and geographic region. Don't forget to bring a good camera and listen for the dog that barks around 2pm in the valley somewhere miles away!
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway
ATM/banks, post office, Church, parasailing, parks and nature trails, bird watching, mountain climbing, scenic drives, jeep tours
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $250 per night, per additional guest|
All rates are subject to discussion and negotiation up or down, based on usage.