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Historic Luxury Villa With Views Of Mediterranean And Alps

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 2 Living Rooms, Sleeps 10

Enjoy a unique vacation in this historical, one of a kind luxurious 18th century Tuscan villa. This gated paradise is situated on a hillside just a short distance from the medieval town of Pietrasanta. The villa has private gardens and spectacular views of the seaside as well as the Italian Alps. All the rooms are luminous and spacious with great views. It has been published both in a book named “I Giardini della Versilia” (The Gardens of Versilia) by Maria Adriana Giusti and in The New York Times.

The main floor has an elegant entrance opening to a large formal living room with the original marble fireplace. The fully equipped eat-in kitchen, spacious den with flat screen TV and two large bedrooms branch off the main formal living room.

On the upper floor we find another formal living room and 3 large bedrooms with 2 additional recently renovated bathrooms. All furnishings show the history of this magnificent home.

The lower floor accommodates a large formal dining room with working fireplace and opens onto a huge grass terrace equipped with a hidden BBQ area and another table for al fresco dining. The terrace is bordered by a wall upon which are original 18th century statutes depicting the various seasons of this area (harvest, planting, hunting, Carnevale, etc.)

It is 5 km from the coast with beaches considered among the best of Italy. From this location you can easily visit Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terre as well as many other historic places. Unique to the area are visits to the marble quarries where Michelangelo chose the stone for the Pieta’.

The area has long enjoyed the patronage of artists, mainly due to its connection with marble and several bronze foundries. Michelangelo was one of the first to recognize the beauty of the stone, but famous artists from all over the world have made the town of Pietrasanta their homes.

The walls of our house are adorned by the works of many of these local, and not so local, artists. It is not uncommon to sit in the main square of a Pietrasanta café’ and find a world famous sculptor sitting at the next table.

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Owner
Gerald Muller
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2016

About Gerald Muller

3 Siblings who grew up in the US and enjoyed summer vacations in Tuscany and the Italian Riviera.

Gerald Muller purchased this villa in 1955

Why Gerald Muller chose Lucca Province

Our family discovered and restored this Villa following WWII where it had been extensively damaged during combat. It was used as headquarters by Italian, American, and German forces due to its strategic location.

What makes this villa unique

Unique acoustic semi amphitheatre designed for it's original owner's love of music. The small tower once accommodated her piano where she spent most of her time playing.

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Historic Luxury Villa With Views Of Mediterranean And Alps
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
New York, NY, USA
5

Historic Luxury Tuscan Villa

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most fantastic vacation staying in this incredibly beautiful Tuscan villa. We went with 8 of our friends and had the best experience visiting many of the Tuscan towns, including Lucca, Portovenere, Livorno, Pietrasanta and, of course, Florence. We also visited the marble quarry in Carrara, way up in the mountains, and a nearby vineyard in Luny. It was such a pleasure just enjoying the villa having wonderfully prepared dinners by the cook after enjoying cocktails in the garden. We had so many unforgettable times together during the week that we are there. The owner gave us many valuable suggestions at the beginning of our stay. Hiring the driver who had a van made such a difference. He knew exactly where to go and gave us much important information regarding what to see. We didn't have to worry about a thing. This historic villa is really spectacular with all rooms being exceptionally comfortable with high ceilings. The views of the Italian alps are breathtaking. The housekeeper was extremely willing to help in any way. We would return in an instant.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City
5

Magical home base for a Tuscan adventure

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 9 adults had a wonderful week at this historic villa. It combines old world charm, featuring antique furnishings and interesting art in beautifully proportioned rooms, with modern comforts such as WiFi and updated plumbing. The living room photo on the listing did not capture the impact of its 2 French doors opening onto a balcony and the sea view. Enjoying cocktails and dinner on the terrace as the sun set, we felt that we were in an ad for the Italian lifestyle. Our driver (highly recommended) took us on day trips to Florence and Siena but also to atmospheric off-the-beaten-path villages and restaurants. We sampled Tuscan cuisine and wines without worrying about driving. The local chef (also highly recommended) prepared delicious meals when we dined at the villa. The housekeeper lives on site and the owner could not have been more welcoming and helpful. No matter how exciting the day trips – and they were pretty exciting – we were always happy to return to the views and comfort of “our” villa. We would definitely return, ideally with family or friends again to share the experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY, USA
5

Our Experience in Pietrasanta at a beautiful Villa we rented for a week

  • 5 of 5

Can you imagine looking down from a balcony and/or terrace at the Mediterranean sparkling in the distance and then by turning 180 degrees, viewing the breathtaking Alps? This 18th Century Villa is as charming as it is beautiful. The listing photos hardly do it justice. The property is well-maintained and clean. The bedrooms are spacious with high ceilings and tall windows. The public areas are tastefully decorated. The downstairs dining room,which is adjacent to the large terrace, provides an opportunity to enjoy cocktails and lunch or dinner indoors or outdoors or a combination of both. In the kitchen there is also a sizeable table suitable for all meals. The owner was particularly helpful in responding quickly to our questions and concerns. She also recommended extra services for our group, including a luxury van with a knowledgeable driver who spoke English as well as a local chef, who cooked delicious meals for us on demand at the Villa. The location was ideal for our day trips to Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, The Cinque Terre, where we hired a boat for the day, and to a tour of the Carrara marble mines. We also loved Pietrasanta and recommend several of its restaurants, including Gatto Nero and, in the marina, Le Terrazze. We also had access to a beautiful beach a few miles away from the Villa. Our vacation was idyllic in every way. We do warn future travelers, though, that the food and wine selections are so good that one can expect to return home feeling content and perhaps slightly heavier. We recommend this Villa to all our friends and relatives most enthusiastically. In fact, we hope to return there one day again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Pietrasanta
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Autostrada A12
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Da Deme
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Marina di Pietrasanta
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Ripa- Pozzi-Ponterosso Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Nov 16 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$805
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,074
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,342
 
 
Autumn
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,074
 
 
Winter
Nov 16 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$805
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,074
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,074

Damage deposit of 1000 Euros per week payable in Cash upon arrival. We will provide 1 key and gate opener per car deposit 60 Euros per car refundable upon return.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ripa- Pozzi-Ponterosso Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , En Suite, Carrara marble
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Carrara marble
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Carrara marble
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , Carrara marble
  • All bathrooms recently renovated with local Carrara Marble and new fixtures and plumbing.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En Suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • All rooms are large, luminous and with fantastic views
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
* Private Chef available on request (additional). * Private custom tours available upon request (additional). * Private Chauffeur available upon request (additional). * Additional Houskeeping and meal service available upon request. * Beach club (with or without pool) available upon request.

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