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Pisa,Tuscany, Italy: Views of Leaning Tower: Olive Grove House & Pool - Perfect! - House 2: Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious stunning olive grove farmhouse & pool

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Front of both houses with house two on the right. Great house,sun terrace & view

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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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House 2: Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious stunning olive grove farmhouse & pool: Pisa Province Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 444639ha

Nestled in its own private olive grove, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Spectacular views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Mediterranean Sea on the horizon make this a truly enchanting location. Flowers, herbs, fireflies and jasmine blossom abound. The peace is punctuated only by birdsong. The ample area around the house is a fun space in which to lounge, explore, cook and play. The salt water, chlorine-free swimming pool enjoys views to infinity and is situated in its own secure and dedicated area. The beaches are close by, less than 30 minutes away. Pisa and Lucca, both 20 minutes away and Florence just an hour - stay and play or go and explore - it's all on your door.

Each of the two houses has its own independent and ample outdoor space with shade pergola, table, chairs and sun loungers.

About the Property

Pisa,Tuscany Italy:Spacious well-equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool sleeps 6

Welcome to La Lucertola - a truly special place. Benvenuti!

This is a beautiful and perfectly positioned location for your holiday: immersed in unspoilt nature and yet close to the famous Tuscan art cities of Pisa, Lucca, Florence and other nearby, lesser known gems.

La Lucertola is both near to the coast and near to the hills and mountains, yet remains convenient for access to the road, rail and air networks. Here, you can hear birdsong, enjoy the scent of the flowers and herbs and can muse and let your mind wander and relax over the fabulous views both near and far.

We offer the choice of two farmhouses in Tuscany both of which can accommodate up to 6 guests.

These properties can be rented separately or together sharing a salt water, chlorine-free swimming pool in its own secure and dedicated stunning area.

The farmhouses are set in an ancient olive grove on the southern slopes of Monti Pisani – an environmentally protected area of outstanding natural beauty.
Both houses offer spectacular panoramic views over olive grove, Pisa, The Leaning Tower and the Mediterranean Sea.

We look forward to welcoming you to this special place.

Nestled in its own private olive grove, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Spectacular views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Mediterranean Sea on the horizon make this a truly enchanting location. Flowers, herbs, fireflies and jasmine blossom abound. The peace is punctuated only by birdsong.

The ample area around the house is a fun space in which to lounge, explore, cook and play. The salt water, chlorine-free swimming pool enjoys views to infinity and is situated in its own secure and dedicated area. The beaches are close by, less than 30 minutes away. Pisa and Lucca, both 20 minutes away and Florence just an hour - stay and play or go and explore - it's all on your door.

Fabulous accommodation: The accommodation offers two beautiful, spacious and well-equipped, environmentally sensitive farmhouses, each of which can accommodate up to six people.

The houses enjoy the use of a shared, salt water, chlorine free swimming pool in its own secure and dedicated area. The farmhouses are set on the south facing slopes of the Monti Pisani, an environmentally protected area of outstanding natural beauty, in the midst of terraced olive grove, fruit trees, birds and wild flowers.

The houses are set on a hill and are reached by a private road up above the charming hamlet of Pugnano and enjoy spectacular views over forest, field, Pisa, The Leaning Tower and The Mediterranean Sea beyond. The ever changing countryside offers the holiday maker a year round choice for travel.

Feel good about this choice of holiday: The farmhouses are a genuinely environmentally sensitive choice. Solar panels contribute to the electricity supply. The water is supplied from a permanent spring from a cave above the houses - one washes in it, bathes in it and swims in it – wonderful! With many other green initiatives this is a destination to feel good about.

Great location: The farmhouses are in a superb position: about 20 minutes by road from both Pisa and Lucca, 30 minutes from the coast, an hour from Florence and lesser known gems making exploration fun and worth while. The combination of hills, sea and proximity to places of cultural interest make this a holiday location to suit and inspire all moods and fancies at all times of year.

Activities: There is plenty to do here for all ages and to fit all moods and tastes! Activities such as cookery courses, 'Restaurant at Home' catering, canoeing, rafting, cycling, walking, running, paragliding and horse-riding can be arranged either prior to arrival or while you are here
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Additional information about rental rates:

Refundable Damage Deposit £200 There is a miniscule local accommodation tax to be added and is calculated as follows: Each adult pays €1.50 ( approx £1.22 ) per day for a maximum of 5 nights. Each adult therefore pays a total of €7.50 ( approx £6.10 ) per stay. We accept 4 different methods of payment: 1: Bank to bank transfer. 2: Over the counter cheque or cash payment at any high street bank. 3: Paypal - please add 4 % to the rental charge to cover Paypal fees. 4: HomeAway Reservation Manager - please add 2.5% to cover Reservation Manager fees. SECURITY DEPOSIT A security deposit of £200 (€220 if paying in Euros) is required along with the booking deposit. The amount will be refunded in full, less any damages, breakages or extra cleaning charges no later than two weeks after the end of your holiday.
CANCELLATION POLICY Refund of amount paid at time of cancellation: 100% – Up to 28 days after making the booking. 50% – From the 29th day after making the booking to the 28th day (28th day not included) prior to arrival. 20% – From the 28th day to the 7th day (7th day not included) prior to arrival. 10% – From 7th day to one day prior to arrival (not included) 0% – Day of arrival. Cancellation insurance is therefore strongly recommended. PARTY NUMBER Please advise us of all members in your party and please inform us of any special requirements (e.g. cot, high chair, stair gate, foldaway beds) N.B. We reserve the right to alter or change amenities if necessary. Clients will be informed accordingly beforehand.
Insurance We advise that the Client and his/her party are insured for all risks associated with the rental of the property. General Conditions We will ensure that, on arrival, the bedrooms are made up and ready for use in accordance with the your instructions (e.g. bedroom configuration: double/twin/single beds, cot etc). The Client is advised to contact us or our keyholders with any problems encountered during his/her stay. When we receive your deposit we will send a confirmation of the booking which is also a receipt for the deposit.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 100 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Travel cots, high chairs and stairgate can be made available upon request at no extra charge. Each house is equipped with a box of toys for younger children so you only need to think about bringing the special favourites....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    with ensuite bathroom - shower, WC, sink & bidet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    double can be split and made into twin beds - foldaway bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , can be split and made into twin beds as required. This is an elegant and relaxing bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a balcony, where you can sit and let your mind wander over the view. The bed configuration can be either large double or twin. Additionally, there is a wardrobe, bedside table, lighting and seating. The flooring is terracotta tiling with rugs. The colour scheme is a stunning rhapsody of blue, complete with inspiringly beautiful Tuscan murals filling the whole of one wall. The views are breathtaking and the whole feel is one of freshness, cool and calm. All furnishings are of the highest standard. Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , can be split and made into twin beds as required - foldaway bed available. This bedroom is beautifully decorated and offers magnificent views over the olive grove, forest, valley below and Pisa. It has a large window and not a balcony and is therefore also perfect for accommodating small children. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 - Tiled - WC, Bath with Shower , Bidet, Sink The main bathroom is tiled in soft stone grey with light coloured walls. The fittings are of the highest quality with 'Hans Grohe' taps. There is a bath, WC, bidet and sink with mirror and good lighting, shaver point and hair dryer. Bathroom 2 - Ensuite - Tiled - WC, Shower in a Shower Box, Bidet, sink with mirror and good lighting, shaver point and hair dryer. The fittings are of the highest quality. It is tiled in soft stone grey with light coloured walls...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We would like to reassure you that we have been welcoming guests here since 2002 and pride ourselves on complete honesty and transparency in all our dealings. We invite all enquirers to leave a telephone number along with their enquiry to enable us to call you back and establish direct contact with you, if you so wish. The rental price is all-inclusive and includes gas (and central heating when appropriate), electricity, bed, bath and kitchen linen. Please bring your own beach towels. The rental price also includes the cost of the final clean, saving an average of 80 Euros+ on the rental price. It also includes cut seasoned olive wood logs for the fireplace for use in colder weather and the barbecue and wood fired oven - perfect for making pizzas, ideal for roasts! The rental price includes gas central heating depending on season....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A varied assortment of holiday literature (in a variety of languages!) - left, for the most part, by previous guests...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    We have DVDs, suitable for all ages - Please ask!...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    We have CDs, suitable for all ages - Please ask!...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Smart TV + HDMI lead into which you can plug your own Smartphones, iPads, Tablets, and Laptops. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    There is a large box of toys and a selection of children's books in the sitting room...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Professionally laundered ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Professionally laundered Please bring your own beach towels ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Italian Espresso, French Cafetière, American Filter (Electric)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Good quality, dishwasher proof, plates, glasses, cutlery, pots n pans, griddle, bowls, serving dishes, salad spinner, pasta and rice strainers. All the cooking utensils you'll need. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    A proper kitchen; well equipped and spacious, with dining table and 6 chairs. An ideal space for eating indoors when you don't wish to eat outside. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Fan assisted electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Pepper, salt, selection of herbs, oil - herbal and/or fruit teas. Tea candle lights All cleaning products: Clothes Washing Liquid + Fabric Conditioner Diswasher + Washing-Up Gel Surface spray...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized fridge and ample sized freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 ringed gas hob ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    In nearby Lucca, there are excellent bike hire shops, just a 15 minute drive away. All types of bikes available. From us we are connected to an excellent network of bike trails. Ask for more details....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    30 minutes away in nearby Tirrenia is a good 9 hole course - worth a look should one fancy a day's golf. In Versilia, 45 minutes away, there is also an 18 hole championship course....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    On the nearby River Serchio is a great rafting and kayak service offered by a good friend of ours called Stefano. This is available throughout the year and is great fun!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    For skiers in early season ( March into early April ) the Abetone ski resort is great for a day out. There is an excellent network of slopes and we are less than a 2 hour drive from the resort. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Just 10 minutes away in San Giuliano Terme we have a great tennis club with courts available for hire....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    A stunning pool and sun lounge area - wood faced and surrounded by teak decking - a very special zone. Ample lounging area, comfortable, sun-loungers , tables and spring water shower, shade gazebo...moreless

 

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Location

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10 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
pisa
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
molina di quosa
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
livorno
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
tirrenia
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
ripafratta
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
lucca ovest exit
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
villa poschi
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
abetone
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
marina di vecchiano

Car: Recommended

Nestled in its own private olive grove, accessed by its own private road, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Now in our 15th successful year, La Lucertola offers spectacular uninterrupted views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Mediterranean Sea on the horizon, all combining to make this a truly unique and enchanting location. The farmhouses are set on a hill and are reached by private road above the hamlet of Pugnano. Flowers, fireflies and jasmine blossom abound. The peace is punctuated only by birdsong. The ample space around the house is fun in which to lounge, explore, cook and play. The salt water, chlorine-free swimming pool enjoys views to infinity. The beaches are close by, less than 30 minutes away. Pisa and Lucca, both 20 minutes away and Florence just an hour - stay and play or go and explore - it's all on your door.

Other Activities: Rafting/Canoeing on the nearby River Serchio

Walking/Running on the beautiful and varied trails in the vicinity, all accessible directly from the houses and through the olive grove.

Cookery courses at home

Restaurant at Home - catering

Cycle hire from Lucca - cycle paths along the beautiful River Serchio

Golf - within a 30 minute drive.

Horse Riding - San Rossore Maritime National Park 20 minutes away

Paragliding Centre within a 15 minute drive

Recording Studio - Sessions available by appointment

Ski: Abetone - good local skiing - 90 minute drive away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Colin, Max (age 14) and I live in a separate house and love living here! We try our absolute best to ensure that everything is as it should be for you when you arrive and indeed during your holiday. We are always respectful of your privacy and we want all our guests of all ages to feel free, happy and relaxed. It isn't easy to write about yourself, so here is what previous guests have said about us: 'Luisa and Colin are the perfect hosts and I would like to thank them for allowing us to spend a little time sharing their little piece of Tuscan heaven.' 'The owners live on site and provide a friendly information facility and comprehensive support.' 'Thanks to Luisa and Colin for their hospitality. 'The hospitality and friendliness of the hosts was superb...wee things like this can make a holiday. Always there if needed but never intrusive.'

Why the Owner Chose San Giuliano Terme, Pisa, Italy:
Luisa taught English in a school near Pisa in 1986 and fell in love with the area. We returned, many times. We made lifelong friends and began to feel that this could be a new home and a new life. After 12 years of living and working in London, we decided to take the plunge, change direction and embrace the challenge of creating a new life. We wanted to be closer to nature, direct our own affairs and to live in a beautiful place with a decent climate. We found 'La Lucertola' as a semi ruin, completely overgrown and crying out for some love and attention. We first fell in love with the incredible view and the prospect of living in the country but close to Pisa and the sea. The view is unique, breathtaking and truly inspiring. We can see The Leaning Tower, the coast and the islands of Capraia and Corsica. We overlook olive grove, forest, field and village. Overhead are birds of prey and the night sounds of owls. This place gives us inspiration and the energy to live a good and authentic life. We are happy to share this beauty and joy with our guests who over 14 years of operation wholeheartedly testify to the magic of this very special location. The houses are spacious, comfortable and well proportioned. One would happily live in them all year round - they are much more than a simple rental property - they are proper houses with a true sense of home.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The view - irreplaceable and unique. And the place itself - beautiful and inspiring, relaxing and uplifting. From the first moment we looked out over the olive grove, into the fields and then onto the unmistakeable view of The Leaning Tower of Pisa we knew this was the place for us. Three houses, all with their own front doors. One for us and two for the guests - perfect! With the convenience of a country location and the amenities of Pisa and Lucca close to hand and Florence only an hour away. Also appealing to us is the easy proximity to beaches, mountains and rivers. We did not wish to be in an isolated position so the quick access to the airport, the motorway system and the national rail network without being able to see them or hear them was also important.


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Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

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  • Front of both houses with house two on the right. Great house,sun terrace & view

    Front of both houses with house two on the right. Great house,sun terrace & view

  • Golden early summer evening photo of houses and land and hillside view

    Golden early summer evening photo of houses and land and hillside view

  • Enjoy a morning swim in our wonderful salt qwater chlorine free swimming pool

    Enjoy a morning swim in our wonderful salt qwater chlorine free swimming pool

  • The fabulous salt water pool with lounging and shade zone on a hot summers day

    The fabulous salt water pool with lounging and shade zone on a hot summers day

  • House one full sized kitchen and view from windows and doors

    House one full sized kitchen and view from windows and doors

  • House one lounge with good furniture, smart TV, DVD player, books and lighting

    House one lounge with good furniture, smart TV, DVD player, books and lighting

  • House one bedroom with wonderful decoration and balcony with amazing views

    House one bedroom with wonderful decoration and balcony with amazing views

  • House two lounge with fireplace, smart TV, good furniture & lovely decoration

    House two lounge with fireplace, smart TV, good furniture & lovely decoration

  • House two master bedroom with balcony, ensuite bathroom and wonderful decor

    House two master bedroom with balcony, ensuite bathroom and wonderful decor

  • House two bedroom two with window view and wonderful decor

    House two bedroom two with window view and wonderful decor

  • Wonderful summer evening view of the sun terrace, BBQ, garden and valley view

    Wonderful summer evening view of the sun terrace, BBQ, garden and valley view

  • The view over the valley from front of house viewing Pisa and Mediterranean Sea

    The view over the valley from front of house viewing Pisa and Mediterranean Sea

  • Front of houses with ample sun terrace and  shade areas for dining and relaxing

    Front of houses with ample sun terrace and shade areas for dining and relaxing

  • Enjoy your meals and relax time under the beautiful shade pergolas

    Enjoy your meals and relax time under the beautiful shade pergolas

  • Wonderful salt water swimming pool,decking, loungers, shade zone - amazing views

    Wonderful salt water swimming pool,decking, loungers, shade zone - amazing views

  • Great sunset shot of the pool and the view out west over the sea in distance

    Great sunset shot of the pool and the view out west over the sea in distance

  • House one kitchen and dinners in the cooler months

    House one kitchen and dinners in the cooler months

  • Splendid master bedroom, beautiful decor, amazing balcony views,ensuite bathroom

    Splendid master bedroom, beautiful decor, amazing balcony views,ensuite bathroom

  • Main bathroom with bath, shower, bidet & wash basin

    Main bathroom with bath, shower, bidet & wash basin

  • Fully equipped house two kitchen, ready for dinner, with view into lounge

    Fully equipped house two kitchen, ready for dinner, with view into lounge

  • House two master bedroom with balcony, ensuite bathroom and wonderful decor

    House two master bedroom with balcony, ensuite bathroom and wonderful decor

  • The pizzas are ready! Try our wood fired pizza oven for the perfect pizza!!

    The pizzas are ready! Try our wood fired pizza oven for the perfect pizza!!

  • Fabulous summer evening valley views as seen from the front of house sun terrace

    Fabulous summer evening valley views as seen from the front of house sun terrace

  • Late autumn spectacular sunrise from the balcony on a misty morning - beautiful

    Late autumn spectacular sunrise from the balcony on a misty morning - beautiful

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