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Sun, Sea And Mountains! - Massa, Tuscany

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 (One double bed and one sofa bed)

A charming country house in the hills just above Massa. Immersed in chestnut forests and surrounded by magnificent mountain and sea views. Only 5 minutes' drive to Massa centre (10 minutes by bus) and 15 minutes to the beaches. At 300 m above sea level, with a lovely garden, the place is cool in the summer heat, but warm during the winter.

If you would like to enjoy sunny beach life during the day and cool mountain breeze back at home in the evening, our holiday home is just right for you. The Province of Massa-Carrara is situated on the border with Liguria. From our holiday home, you can explore Tuscan popular sightseeing spots like Firenze, Pisa, Lucca and even enjoy Lerici, Portovenere and Cinque Terre in a day trip.

This holiday home is also great staging post for mountain climbers, mountain bike enthusiasts and hikers who love forest trails and walks. Plenty of nature to see and a lovely stream to cool off in is nearby.

This holiday home is developed over two floors. The first floor has a terrace and kitchen. Upstairs in an open plan style, one finds a spacious double bed, and a comfortable sofa which folds into a double bed in the lounge. It is all one large room upstairs(no doors in between). Bathroom is located just beside the lounge. It's small but functional. Very bright with a ceiling window.

Ideal for couples, even with max 2 small children, or 4 adults who do not mind sharing the one large room upstairs(Please note that there's no wall/door between the bedroom and the lounge).

- Free internet wifi

- Speaking languages : English, Japanese

- Self Catering

- Best in town Pizzeria within 10 minutes walk

- At least two grocery stores within walking distance

- Two cafe's / bars in walking distance.

- San Carlo water for your health. Free water tap available in walking distance.

- Only 40 minutes' drive/train ride to Pisa airport

- Only 1 h to Florence

- Pets considered.

The place is not suitable for people with walking disabilities.

We have a reserved car park on the village road, within 5 minutes walk from the holiday home.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Kieko

Dear future guests,

When I was younger, I travelled lots and met wonderful host mothers worldwide. They taught me warm hospitality.

Now it's my turn. I would like to help you with making your holiday most memorable and "Feel at home" with my Japanese polite but

friendly touch.

I have put all the holiday home instruction(How to use appliances, Wifi passwords, local maps and amenities, Bus, Ferry timetables

etc.) together in one book. This is to show you my respect of your privacy.

On your arrival, I welcome you with some fruits, drinks and snacks and light breakfast set provided in your kitchen.

You can just bring your clothes and toiletries and immediately start enjoying life in the small mountain village.

I am very much looking forward to seeing you.

With love,

Kieko, Gina & Bobby(my loving super friendly dogs)

Kieko purchased this house in 2006

Why Kieko chose Pariana

Not far from Massa down town and with both SEA and Mountain View.

What makes this house unique

Private location in the Village.


Pariana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower box, Toilet, Bidet Ceiling Window.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • There is a main double bed in the bedroom, but in the lounge the sofa folds out into a double bed also, allowing for up to 4 guests. Please note : Bedroom and Lounge are on the same floor(upstair), connecting each other, open style.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Sun, Sea And Mountains! - Massa, Tuscany
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Прекрасный дом,отличная возможность объединить горы,море и историю

  • 5 of 5

Очень милый домик в горах,чистый воздух,местный колорит.В доме есть все необходимое,даже более чем нужно,очень чисто и уютно.хозяйка Kieko очень приятная,заботливая,всегда готова помочь,к приезду приготовила нам закуски и напитки,фрукты и мороженое,бронировала несколько раз нам столик в местном ресторанчике который всегда забит(там очень вкусная пицца),даже приготовила подарок нашей дочери на день рожд и сыну чтоб ему не было обидно,это было неожиданно и очень приятно.до моря,Пизы ,Лукка,недалеко,до Флоренция тоже.В целом все очень понравилось,только море штормило все время,зато дети напрыгались на волнах.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karina, Many thanks for your warm words. Reading your descriptions remind me of my wonderful memories having you here in our holiday home. Hope to see you again one day in the near future. My love to all with you. Love, Kieko
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Cozy, well-equiped vacation apartment with fantastic views of the alps and sea.

  • 5 of 5

Very friendly and accomodating owners. Would highly recommmend.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, Thank you for your review. Receiving guests like you who appreciate all the local atmosphere was just awesome. I will never forget Peter's words describing how much he enjoyed life in the small mountain village. I miss you and your wonderful family. Hope to see you all again! Best wishes, Kieko PS. We have changed reserved car park. New one is bigger and closer to our holiday home:)
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Very quaint; beautiful view of Med from bedroom; lovely hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful 4-day stay in this quaint home; Cristiano and Kieko were super hosts and welcomed us with a supply of yummy snacks and drinks, made a reservation for us at the favourite and busy pizzeria, and even drove us around a little to acquaint is with some hiking trails and swimming spots. The home is well equipped with laundry machine, two comfortable beds and a lovely outside terrace for two. Everything worked and the hosts were attentive to every need and made us feel extremely welcomed.

A car is definitely needed to access the home about 10 minutes above Massa. This home made a perfect launching ground to visit the Cinque Terra towns, and we took the 30-minute drive to La Spezia to begin our Cinque Terra tour on boat for the day. We also visited the working marble quarry above Carrara, swam in the River Frigido (aptly named) with its marble beds, and hiked along the ridge of the Gothic Line of WWII for a spectacular view of the Mediterranean.

We highly recommend this place as an affordable and quaint space a speck off the beaten path. Thanks, Cristiano and Kieko (and friendly dog, Gina)!

Joel, Kelley, Aidan, and Hannah (Victoria, BC)

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SELTEN SO SCHÖN UND ANGENEHM GEWOHNT. Ideal für Kletterer und Wanderer.

  • 5 of 5

Wir reisen wirklich viel und haben schon viele gute Gastgeber kennengelernt. Aber Kieko stellte mit ihrer Aufmerksamkeit, Hilfsbereitschaft und Fürsorge alles Bisherige in den Schatten.

Sandwiches und ein voller Kühlschrank bei der Aunkunft. Abends Candlelight beleuchtete Terrasse und zwischendurch Blumen auf dem Tisch. Wow... Nochmals vielen, vielen Dank Kieko. YOU MADE MY DAY.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dieter and Andrea, I am overwhelmed by your warm words giving me a special power for future. I am almost crying. I was so fortunate having you as my final guests of the season. Hope to see you again in the near future. Lots of love, Kieko
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Un petit coin où il fait bon vivre

  • 5 of 5

Tout d'abord je tiens à remercier notre hôtesse. Merci beaucoup Keiko pour votre accueil et toutes vos gentilles attentions. Nous avons passé un super séjour en Toscane qui est un endroit magnifique et riche en trésors. Il faisait un peu chaud mais notre petite maison étant dans la montagne nous avons bénéficié de quelques degrés de moins. La maison est fidèle à la description. Elle offre toutes les commodités, elle est joliement décorée et encore une fois Keiko en est l'âme. Merci à elle et nous esperons a bientôt.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pascale and Christian, One week has gone so quickly and your departure was so early in the morning..... It was just lovely having you as our guests. How generous and thoughtful you are!!! Your small heartwarming notes made me almost crying. Your local cheese you have brought for us with you was the best we had ever. I also would like to tell you thank you so much for leaving the holiday home very clean and tidy. I can honestly say, you are the cleanest persons I ever had!!!! Our next guests arrived the next day but, you made my life(cleaning the house and preparation) much easier :) Many, many thanks and please come back again! Miss you both. With love, Kieko
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Traumhaft entspannend und super nette Vermieter

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist super und bietet 2 Personen genug Platz.

Küche hervorragend ausgestattet. Schlafbereich und Bad sehr gut.

Die Vermieter (Kieko und Christiano) sind wahnsinnig aufmerksam und zuvorkommend.

Der Kühlschrank war bei meiner Ankunft gefüllt. Frisches Obst, Wein und alle wichtigen Utensilien (Seife, Zewa, Öl...) waren vorhanden. Täglich gab es frische Handtücher.

Vom Haus aus kann man schöne Wanderungen in den Bergen starten. Man hat einen eigenen Parkplatz und eine Pizzeria ist zu Fuß zu erreichen.

Empfehlenswert ist es das Wasser an den Quellen (auch zu Fuß erreichbar) aufzufüllen.

Der Ausblick aufs Meer und die Berge ist atemberaubend.

Die Wohnung ist für Hundebesitzer und alle die Entspannung und Erholung suchen sehr zu empfehlen.

Vielen Dank liebe Kieko für deine Betreuung und deine Aufmerksamkeiten. wir kommen gerne wieder....

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Marcel, It was lovely to have you, your girlfriend and Geoffery(your charming dog) in our holiday home. You were the first guest of this season and we really had a good start! Maybe next time, you can free Geoffery in our front garden with our Gina ;) My love to all. Hope to see you again. Kieko
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Bar Silvio, Pariana
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Versilia Golf
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Masssa Centro station
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Polla di Tommaso
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Marina di Massa
Car: necessary

San Carlo Healthy Water - 20 min. walk or 5 min by car.

You can bring empty bottles and collect healthy water from the tap free of charge. The water is especially effetive for kidney stones, treatment of urinal system illnesses, ageing disorders.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Massa City Tax : EUR 0.75/Day per person Please pay in cash on arrival.
Your ID, Passport : Please present on arrival. This is a new regulation by police for anti terrorists.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.