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Apartment on charming organic olive farm, beautiful views + FREE Air Con, Wifi

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 656 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 - 4 - Stunning views of Medieval village, private patio

A farmhouse apartment in Tuscany and a perfect base for exploring Tuscany, situated at the edge of a small Medieval village of VICOPISANO close to PISA, LUCCA and FLORENCE

Appartamento Limone is situated on an award winning organic olive farm, surrounded by olive groves, orchards and sweet-smelling pines.

The property has its own private entrance and patio along with magnificent views over the towers of the Medieval village, which is just a 10 to 15-minute walk away.

COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES

FREE WIFI

A COMPLIMENTARY WELCOME REFRESHMENT PACK: Small bottle of the extra virgin oil produced by the farm, bottle of red wine produced from the farm's vineyard, tea, coffee, sugar and milk

PRE-ARRIVAL INFORMATION PACK - e-mailed to you before your arrival. This guide is full of detailed information and is designed to help you plan and enhance your stay.

CONCIERGE SERVICE: concierge service which includes: Booking restaurants, help organizing excursions, tours and experiences, shopping information etc

TOUR OF THE OLIVE GROVE, VINEYARD AND MILL WITH TASTING SESSION OF LOCAL PRODUCTS: The tour will be a private tour as part of a small group, where you will discover the secrets of extra virgin olive oil and enjoy the tastes of the farm.

THE PROPERTY

The apartment offers both rustic charm and simplicity so typical of Tuscan rural houses. This is the ideal place to stay if you are looking to immerse yourself into a typically authentic Tuscan lifestyle.

THE BEDROOM

The bedroom is flooded with light and has magnificent views over the surrounding countryside and Medieval towers. There is a traditional Tuscan wrought iron bed (queen size) and a single bed which can be used as a child’s bed or as an additional seating /lounging area. There is plenty of storage in the way of a large wardrobe and antique dressing table and the bedroom is air-conditioned, ideal for those hotter months. There is air conditioning and heating in the room which can be self-regulated.

LIVING/KITCHEN/ DINING SPACE

The spacious room has a kitchen and a dining table for up to 4 guests and a sofa bed, perfect for relaxing if there are just two guests or acts as a bed for additional guests. For those who like to cook up a local dish whilst on holiday the fully equipped kitchen with both hob and oven is ideal, along with some award-winning olive oil to get you started!

BATHROOM

The bathroom has a shower, WC, bidet and wash basin. We provide our guests with bath towels, shower gel and hand soap.

OUTSIDE SPACES

In addition to your own private patio outside the apartment there are plenty of other areas around the farm where you can relax, read a book and sip a glass of the farm’s own IGT Sangiovese wine. In the grounds around the farm you will be able to relax on sun loungers with views over the village or under the shade of fruit trees or at one of the two shaded terraces.

There is also a large BBQ area which can be used by guests.

ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN AND FRUIT TREES

There is a small organic vegetable garden where guests can help themselves to the freshest of ingredients; in addition, there are fig, cherry and peach trees in the grounds of the farm.

THE SEASONS AND THE WORKING FARM

This small working farm has just a handful of friendly staff who you will see working the land or in the mill-

SPRING

Come in the spring and witness the fruit trees in blossom and buttercups meadows, the vines are young and even the olive trees have small flowers.

SUMMER

The fruit on the tree are almost all ripe and the vegetable garden is flourishing, and fresh herbs are ready to pick. This is also a time when the surrounding sunflower fields will be in full bloom.

AUTUMN

If you visit in September, you can pick fresh figs from the trees and see the harvest of the grapes and taste the new wine.

In OCTOBER to DECEMBER the olive harvest is in full swing and you can witness the pressing of olives into oil. This is the farms busiest period where you will witness local people bringing their olives to the press. This can be an exciting time to see the production of olive oil however, this can also be a time when the noise of the mill can carry on until quite late into the night. So, it’s not an ideal time to visit if you like to get to bed early! During NOVEMBER the kiwis are ripe and are harvested.

ACCESS AND PARKING

There is plenty of free parking at the farm just 40 metres from the front door.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIME

Arrival from 4.00PM up to 11.00PM.

Departure up to 11.00AM

In some cases we can be flexible on arrival and departure time, please contact us before making your booking.

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 13, 2018

About Marie and Lorenzo

The Farm Il Frantoio di Vicopisano came into being from Nicola Bovoli and his family’s love for food, quality and the Tuscan landscape.

The adventure began in the Eighties when they bought a farmhouse, a mill and about ten hectares of olive trees in the beautiful Medieval village of Vicopisano, on the lower slopes of the Monte Pisano.

Today the organic farm produces an award winning olive oil, a wonderful red wine from the Sangiovese grape, and various other organic produce which is available for purchase not only throughout Italy and at the farm's own shop but also in exclusive outlets in America.

Nicola and his wife Lucia are both from Tuscany and have 2 children: Simona their daughter lives on the farm and works in the office and is very much hands on in the business and she is also a qualified and professional olive oil taster. Nephew Francesco and his wife Valentina also work at the farm. Francesco works the land, tends the olives and sometimes jumps off his tractor to offer guided tours round the mill and farm!

Valentina helps with bookings alongside Marie and Lorenzo (pictured) who are English speaking booking agents who are based in the village, it is Marie and Lorenzo who will initially deal with your booking enquiries.

Marie & Lorenzo are not Bovili family members but have come to know and love this idyllic place on the hill and the hospitality of the family. Marie is British and will be on hand for all English Language enquiries, although all the Bovili family do speak English and there will always be a family member close at hand during your stay.

Marie and Lorenzo purchased this apartment in 1980

Why Marie and Lorenzo chose Vicopisano

The property was purchased initially with a view to starting the olive oil business, however it was the love of the Tuscan landscape and the favorable micro climate which swayed the decision for the Bovili family to settle in this area.The farm is surrounded by almost 3000 olive trees, a large vineyard, a rich orchard and a sweet smelling pine forest. At the heart of the estate stands an ancient olive oil mill (Frantoio) where all the freshly picked olives are turned into the golden oil .

What makes this apartment unique

The farm (Frantoio) is also ideally situated close to the village of Vicopisano and all its amenities. The village is known as one of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany and is ideally situated close to the city of Pisa and it’s international airport and within easy reach of the beautiful Tuscan cities of Lucca and Florence and just 30 minutes away from the Pisan coast and golf courses .

Amenities

Vicopisano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 656 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) The bed has a wrought iron headboard so typical in Tuscany., Child Beds (1) There is an extra single bed in the bedroom which can be used for children, when there are only 2 guests staying in the property this bed is dressed as a sofa to lounge on., Baby Cribs (1) Full size baby cot available on request at no charge.
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
All guests will are invited to have a tour of the farms vineyard, olive groves and orchards where you can learn all there is about the production of olive oil and wine. This will be followed by a visit to the olive mill and tasting session of local produce. The farm shop on the premises sells the farm's products - Olive oil, red wine, kiwi liquor, pâtés and preserves. All guests receive a pre arrival Welcome Pack full of hints & tips to help you plan and enhance your stay.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Apartment on charming organic olive farm, beautiful views + FREE Air Con, Wifi
average rating of 4.3809524 based on 21 reviews
Yorkshire
5

A delightful, simple apartment. Perfect for a relaxing week.

  • 5 of 5

We both really enjoyed our stay at the olive farm despite the heat and the mosquitos! We were made very welcome and the tour and tasting were definitely the high spot of the week. Marco is so passionate about what he does and his enthusiasm is irresistible. We would love to return one day at harvest time.

We were in a perfect position to visit the village of Vicopisano and had some delicious meals there. We enjoyed exploring locally and found everyone very friendly.

Thank to the family at the farm and to Maria and Lorenzo.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Fabulous stay, very relaxing and made very welcome by the staff

  • 4 of 5

We had a week on the farm and loved it. It was very comfortable and had everything we needed. It was in a good position for us to visit most of the other places we had on our list to see. The village itself was just lovely, had a couple of nights in the village social club to watch the England matches... great atmosphere! Spent time exploring the village and surrounds and had a brilliant olive tour & tasting on the farm with Marco. Would definitely recommend a stay here, the only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because the apartment was only separated from the one next door by 2 connecting doors and the soundproofing was quite poor so we could hear everything. But we loved our week here and would definitely visit again! Thank you to Lucia, Marco & staff and also Marie for making us so welcome and giving us lots of info.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
5

Beautiful apartment on a working olive farm - we just loved the people and the location!

  • 5 of 5

The location, near Vicopisano, was perfect for our trip. We stayed for 10 days and split our time between day trips to nearby towns and cities or just chilling on site or in Vicopisano. Small towns like Buti were charming, Pontedera has the Piaggio ( Vespa) museum and Pisa was amazing! Vicopisano was home base and we loved the people, the tree-lined streets and the amazing history that you could see and explore.

The apartment had everything we wanted to relax or to cook and we often had espresso on the patio. Everything you could want was available just a short 12-minute walk into Vicopisano. From fresh produce, bread, cheese, WINE and even prepared meals! And of course, restaurants and coffee shops, when you want.

Marco, was very helpful and was a great host/guide when we took the tour of the farm, in explaining the process of making olive oil right on site and the olive oil tasting - complete with wine - of course!

Marie and Lorenzo were amazing hosts. We spent an evening with them and other travelers over Prosecco and olives! We heard many great stories of travel in the local area and got great advice and suggestions on some of our day trips. One suggestion was for our walk to the tower in Pisa that would take us past many other sites. It made that day a hit!

I would not be surprised that we book another stay here. Still so much more to explore!

Ron and Linda

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

It was very relaxing and peaceful, the apartment was well equipped and would recommend. Everyone on the Olive Oil farm were very friendly and helpful

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathy, We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us. It’s great to know that you found our apartment perfect for your vacation and we are really grateful for your comments. We look forward in welcoming you again as guest in the future! Best wishes, The family and staff at the farm and Concierge managers Marie and Lorenzo
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5

Stunning outlook over the olive groves to the towers of Vicopisano. Wonderful,relaxing just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Authentic Tuscan apartment with stunning views. Set on an olive farm with the backdrop of olive groves up the hillside. Our second stay here was better than the first. Ideal location for visiting all of this part of Tuscany. Great restaurants in Vicopisano. Excellent hospitality from the hosts and advice on where to visit and eat.

Loved it....

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard, We thank you so much for choosing to returning to Appartamento Limone and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us for a second time. It’s always good to hear that our guests love the local the ambience of the farm and Vicopisano. Our goal is to always provide the best experiences to our guests so that they feel they can keep coming back. We hope we get to meet again in 2018! Till then take care and warmest wishes The family and staff at the farm and Concierge managers Marie and Lorenzo
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5

quiet, with beautiful views, well equipped but within walking distance of the village

  • 5 of 5

Marie and Lorenzo made sure that we had a great experience, from the exact instructions for how to get to the apartment from the airport, to having us around for a drink, to Lorenzo taking us to the garage to get our tyre fixed. The information left in the apartment was very comprehensive. The apartment itself is on a farm with olives, kiwis and grapes in a beautiful location. The owners were always on hand if we had any queries or problems. A wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul, Thank you for taking time to write a lovely review and for sharing how great your experience has been. We really love providing comprehensive instructions and information as well as communicating closely with our guests so you’ll have the best Tuscan experience. It was great to meet you and share some time with you both and we look forward to you coming back to Vicopisano in the future!! Best wishes, The family and staff at the farm and Concierge managers Marie and Lorenzo
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Pisa - 9 miles - 20 minutes
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Kilometres
10 - 15 minutes walk
Nearest Ferry
29 Kilometres
Livorno - 18 Miles - 37 minutes
Nearest Golf
29 Kilometres
Tirrenia - 18 miles - 35 minute drive
Nearest Train
7.5 Kilometres
Pontedera (Trains to Florence) - 5 miles - 10 mins
Nearest Motorway
29 Kilometres
A12 Genova/Roma or A11 Pisa/Florence both 30 mins
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Kilometres
10 minutes walk
Nearest Ski
91 Kilometres
Abetone - 57 miles - 2 hours 25 minutes
Nearest Beach
29 Kilometres
Marina di Pisa - 18miles - 37 minutes
Car: recommended

VICOPISANO - 10 - 15 minute walk

Shops, Bars, wine bar, 2 restaurants.

Weekly market - Saturday morning

Antique and collectors market every 2nd Sunday of the month (except August).

Historical site - Brunelleschi's Fortress

The hilltop Medieval fortress and watch tower designed by the renaissance engineer Filippo Brunelleschi stands guard over the village and surrounding countryside. The fortress is open to visitors at the weekends; a perfect place to spend a couple of hours exploring Medieval dungeons, palace rooms and climbing the impressive watch tower, the small entrance fee includes a personal guided tour.

BUSES -run from Vicopisano Monday to Saturdauy to Pisa and Pontedera (for trains to Florence) - last bus back to Vicopisano late afternoon

BUTI (5 minutes drive)

The nearby village of Buti which is famous for its restaurants which boasts 15 at last count. Italians come from all over Tuscany to visit this tiny village famous for good food at local prices. Many summer festivals in this characteristic village

CASCINA - Nearest bigger town - 10 - 15 minute drive

Weekly Market - Thursday mornings.

PONTEDERA 10 - 15 minute drive

Nice shopping district, Vespa museum, trains to Florence.

PISA 20 minute drive

Apart from its famous Leaning Tower. This city with its Medieval streets, picturesque squares and lovely riverside walks deserves to be explored beyond the Leaning Tower.

Pisa has wonderful galleries, museums, and a vibrant nightlife.

In the property you will find a self guided walking tour with all the cities must see places. In addition you will discover some secrets and the best lunch and dinner spots!

EVENTS

There are endless gastronomic events, historical re- enactments and music festivals throughout the summer months.

details of these will be provided in your Pre- Welcome pack and in the property.

COOKING LESSONS

Discover the secrets of Tuscan food! How to prepare it, cook it and discover which ingredients and wines complement this simple but delicious cuisine.

You will assist and learn how to cook a typical Tuscan meal just like a Tuscan Mamma. Your chef and teacher has a restaurant in the area where you will have the lesson.

GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCES

Wine tasting at nearby vineyards, Cheese tasting at artisan producer, visits to an artisan pasta producer, Truffle hunting.

all of the above experiences can be arranged with or without a private guide

OLIVE OIL EXPERIENCE

Discover the farm and mill - includes a visit to the olive groves, olive press and vineyards as well as tastings of the olive oil, wine and local produce.

Visits to a local ceramic workshop. One of the last remaining artisans in the area. Watch the artisans at work and a chance to buy one off affordable pieces.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $231.16

All cancellations incur an administration fee

Rates include:
Bed linen and towels
Final cleaning
Heating or air-conditioning

Welcome Pack on arrival which includes:
Small bottle of award winning olive oil, 1 bottle of the farm's own red wine, seasonal fruit, fresh milk, selection of teas, ground coffee & sugar. complimentary toiletries: hand soap and shower gel.

Rates do not include:
Pet fee which is charged at 30 Euro per pet per stay

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.

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