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Charming Farmhouse and Grounds, Ideal for Families & Close to Beach

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La Rustica's welcoming facade, with view to the front gate

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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Lovely restored farmhouse between mountains and sea, perfect for 1-2 families

Recently-renovated historic farmhouse and guest house with spacious gardens near the beaches of the Tuscan Riviera. The property sleeps 7, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (a good fit for up to 2 families). This centuries-old, charmingly-preserved property in the peaceful foothills of Camaiore is an ideal base from which to explore the Tuscan countryside.

The main house is on two levels. The 1st floor features a gourmet kitchen, full bath with Japanese soaking tub, living room, study and 2 fireplaces; a master bedroom, bathroom and guest room comprise the 2nd floor. The guest house, which is included in the rental, features a glassed-in veranda with mini-kitchen, a bedroom and bathroom, and a covered veranda (a wonderful place to take meals!).

Amenities include wireless internet, a printer/copier/scanner, clothes washer & dryer, a dishwasher, large flat screen TV and satellite receiver. The upper 2/3rds of the 3000 sq. meter terraced gardens are completely enclosed, creating an outdoor retreat where children may safely explore. A BBQ, sports equipment, and lounge chairs are available for guests' use.

The property is ideally suited for families with babies and small children. A portacrib, Stokke high chair, children's dishes and utensils and lots of toys and books are available, and an excellent children's store is 4km away.

LOCATION
The property is located in the rolling foothills of Camaiore, whose downtown is a 4-minute drive or 15 minute walk. It is a 15 minute drive from the beaches of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, 40 minutes from Lucca and Pisa, 1 hour from Florence, 1.5 hours from Cinque Terre and 3.5 hours from Rome.

CONNECTIVITY
There is wireless internet, and a printer/copier/scanner for guest use. There are few more enjoyable places on earth to work remotely… laptop on the veranda, a glass of vino, jasmine-scented air and sunshine is as agreeable as it gets.

KITCHEN
A classic country kitchen with a wood burning fireplace and iron fireback has been gently updated with a Fratelli Onofri 6-burner range and everything you'd need to prepare a Tuscan feast (or a cup of espresso to start the day). Baskets of staples hang from the beams above a bank of luxury appliances set in custom cabinetry with a local Carrara marble worktop. There is a full set of stainless-steel cookware and knives.

BATHROOMS
The property features three bathrooms, two in the main house and one in the guest house. On the first floor of the main residence, Venetian plaster walls frame reclaimed marble floors and state-of-the-art fixtures. A made-to-measure ofuro, a Japanese soaking tub, complements the large shower. A full bathroom with shower, sink and toilet are in the dressing room off the upstairs master bedroom.

BEDROOMS
Each bedroom features a European-sized queen bed (larger than their American counterparts). All beds have Magniflex memory-foam mattresses, which are hypoallergenic, non-toxic and supremely comfortable. We use only 100% cotton bedding and down duvets. The master suite features a custom armoire with antique chapel doors, exposed original fresco fragment and antique furnishings. The airy upstairs guest room has windows on three sides, exposed stonework and also offers a convertible daybed with trundle which can be set up as one twin, two, or a king bed, in addition to the queen bed in the room.

GRANAIO (GUEST HOUSE)
A terrace covered by a wisteria arbor connects the main house to the granaio, the property's former granary which has been converted into a guest house which is a complete living unit ideal for a couple. It features a queen bedroom and enclosed sun porch where you'll find a day kitchen with sink, small refrigerator and microwave. The guest house's compact modern bathroom includes a shower, sink and toilet. A covered veranda extends from the granaio, sheltering a teak dining table for traditional al fresco dining—the ideal place to take meals in the spring, summer and fall.

GROUNDS:
Fruit-bearing trees include olive, lemon, plum, kumquat, black and green fig, hazelnut, loquat, pear and persimmon, as well as thornless blackberries.

At the base of the property, ample parking is available for multiple cars. Old brick stairs lead to a secure gate, which can be opened remotely from within the house.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The house is well-suited for children and infants and comes equipped with Porta-Crib, Stokke high chair, toys, childrens' plates, utensils, etc. The enclosed gardens means lots of room for children to roam and frolic!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Hypoallergenic memory foam mattress, all cotton bedding...moreless

  • Guest Room 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    A twin +trundle makes 2 twins. Cotton bedding, down duvet....moreless

  • Granaio (Guest House): 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Hypoallergenic memory foam mattress, all cotton bedding...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master bathroom: toilet, shower

    Features windows on three sides and a writing desk...moreless

  • Guest House Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom off kitchen: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

    Bathroom features a Japanese-style soaking tub...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The house looks onto beautiful Mt. Prana and Mt. Matanna, two marble-capped peaks in the Alpe Apuane mountain range....moreless

  • Rural:

    Tucked in the foothills of Camaiore, La Rustica is close to the beaches of the Tuscan Riviera and surrounded by ancient towns and pilgrimage sites, with hillsides of vineyards and olive groves....moreless

  • Village:

    Traditional, close-knit village with church, restaurant......moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dine on an antique walnut table in the kitchen-- or eat al fresco on the covered veranda....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There are 2 operational fireplaces in the main house...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There is abundant parking in the lower terrace of the property...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 15 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,185
Mid Season
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,585
High Season
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,185
Mid Season
Sep 2 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,585
Low Season
Sep 30 - Oct 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,185

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $100

Notes:

Our cancellation policy is a full refund up to 120 days prior to arrival. After that time, you forfeit the rental amount already advanced (not the cleaning or damage deposit), unless we can re-rent your time to someone else, in which case we will refund your monies, minus a small bookkeeping fee ($125).

We accept payment by check and wire transfer (preferred) and HomeAway Payments.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pisa
1.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Wine Bar Nebraska
7.7 Miles
Nearest Train
Viareggio
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A12
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Agriturismo il Cerro
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lido di Camaiore

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1974

About the owner: We are a brother and sister who spent summers growing up at La Rustica. We come back each year with our own small children--the third generation of our family to enjoy the peace and charm of this quiet hamlet alongside a major pilgrimage route. Our parents fell in love with this corner of Tuscany as a young couple and bought our property, restoring and updating the main house and converting a granary into the guesthouse. We recently undertook another update, bringing the bathrooms and kitchen up to modern standards--using reclaimed materials wherever possible, and period finishes and colors.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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Photos

  • La Rustica's welcoming facade, with view to the front gate

    La Rustica's welcoming facade, with view to the front gate

  • Side yard, with space for lounging, grilling, and play

    Side yard, with space for lounging, grilling, and play

  • Enclosed upper field, with fruit trees

    Enclosed upper field, with fruit trees

  • Master bedroom-luxurious bed and exposed fresco

    Master bedroom-luxurious bed and exposed fresco

  • A sunlight dressing room off the master bedroom includes a small bathroom

    A sunlight dressing room off the master bedroom includes a small bathroom

  • Daybed with trundle, converts from one twin bed to two, or one large bed

    Daybed with trundle, converts from one twin bed to two, or one large bed

  • Sunny kitchen with gourmet range

    Sunny kitchen with gourmet range

  • Cosy study with working fireplace

    Cosy study with working fireplace

  • Staircase with centuries-old wrought iron handrail

    Staircase with centuries-old wrought iron handrail

  • Guesthouse bedroom

    Guesthouse bedroom

  • Modern bath in guesthouse

    Modern bath in guesthouse

  • Veranda for outdoor dining

    Veranda for outdoor dining

  • Facade of Villa Rustica, c. 1830s

    Facade of Villa Rustica, c. 1830s

  • Veranda and hammock

    Veranda and hammock

  • Upper terrace, rear of houses

    Upper terrace, rear of houses

  • Antique chapel doors cover an armoire in the master bedroom

    Antique chapel doors cover an armoire in the master bedroom

  • Another cozy Italian mattress in the sunlit guestroom

    Another cozy Italian mattress in the sunlit guestroom

  • Downstairs bathroom with large shower and Japanese soaking tub (ofuro)

    Downstairs bathroom with large shower and Japanese soaking tub (ofuro)

  • Antique chandelier hanging from exposed beams in master bedroom

    Antique chandelier hanging from exposed beams in master bedroom

  • Living room off main entry hall

    Living room off main entry hall

  • Kitchenette in guest house; microwave and small fridge in cabinet below sink

    Kitchenette in guest house; microwave and small fridge in cabinet below sink

  • Guesthouse bedroom and writing desk

    Guesthouse bedroom and writing desk

  • Sunny, enclosed porch off guest house

    Sunny, enclosed porch off guest house

  • A breakfast harvest from our trees

    A breakfast harvest from our trees

VRBO #579878

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 19, 2017

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