Charming Farmhouse and Grounds, Ideal for Families & Close to Beach(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Lovely restored farmhouse between mountains and sea, perfect for 1-2 families
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Member since: 2014
- 1750 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
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
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Pier Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 15 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 2 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 30 - Oct 27, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning fee $100
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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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.
La Rustica's welcoming facade, with view to the front gate
Side yard, with space for lounging, grilling, and play
Enclosed upper field, with fruit trees
Master bedroom-luxurious bed and exposed fresco
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
Sunny kitchen with gourmet range
Cosy study with working fireplace
Staircase with centuries-old wrought iron handrail
Modern bath in guesthouse
Veranda for outdoor dining
Facade of Villa Rustica, c. 1830s
Veranda and hammock
Upper terrace, rear of houses
Antique chapel doors cover an armoire in the master bedroom
Another cozy Italian mattress in the sunlit guestroom
Downstairs bathroom with large shower and Japanese soaking tub (ofuro)
Antique chandelier hanging from exposed beams in master bedroom
Living room off main entry hall
Kitchenette in guest house; microwave and small fridge in cabinet below sink
Guesthouse bedroom and writing desk
Sunny, enclosed porch off guest house
A breakfast harvest from our trees
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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