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Beautiful 19th Century Farmhouse

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 with private pool and Jacuzzi.

SPECIAL OFFER WEEKS TO 29th APRIL TO 20th MAY 1400 EURO INSTEAD 1880!!!! 5 minutes away from the motorway (35 minutes to Florence and Pisa airport, Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio. 15 minutes to Lucca). 5 minutes from the town center of Montecatini Terme, situated in the beautiful countryside of Montecatini Alto, part of a nineteenth century farmhouse beautifully renovated with high quality finishes and fittings. Approx. 200 sq. meters of floor area with around 1000 sq. meters of land surrounding the house. 4 bedrooms (8 beds + 1 extra bed with an extra fee), 2,5 bathrooms, large kitchen with air conditioning, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, large living and dining room with 42” plasma TV, Hi Fi, free WiFi, fire place, fitted wardrobes, air conditioning, satellite dish MySkyHD, fully furnished patio with a dining table for 10/12 people, swing, ping-pong, sun beds and sofas, 1 cot for baby (0-36 months), barbecue Weber, outdoor spa and a beautiful private swimming pool with a wonderful view of the Valdinievole valley.For fans of Golf at 15 minutes from the picturesque Golf Club of Montecatini Terme and wellness lovers varied spa facilities and wellness centers.A 10 minutes walk you can reach the beautiful and picturesque medieval village of Montecatini Alto (end 500 ') with typical restaurants and bars. Montecatini Alto can be reached from Montecatini Terme with Gigio and Gigia, the oldest funicular in the world in activity (1898).


Owner
Alessandro De Martino
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Alessandro De Martino

I'm an airline pilot.

Amenities

Pieve A Nievole Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Beautiful 19th Century Farmhouse
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
5

Dream vacation house

  • 5 of 5

WOW, WOW and WOW!

Everything was just perfect and I will definitely recommend it to anyone. We were 6 people in the house and not once did we feel crowded.

Rooms were big enough and the view was just breath-taking.

Perfect "base camp" to travel through the region with day trips as it is very central to all major attractions in Tuscany.

A must for anyone that consider staying in Montecatini

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous house, incredible view and great location

  • 5 of 5

The house is located on a hill side next to Montecatini Terme and has a beautiful view over the town and across the beautiful landscape of Toscany. We spent hours admiring the view both from the pool and the terrace.

The house itself is just great. Everything is as described (or better), including, to mention a couple, the kitchen facilities and the WIFI. Although you might not want to spend much time inside given the views, it's definitely a nice place to spend a rainy or cold day.

The house is about 3km to Montecatini Terme and given it's on a hill it's better to take a car or a taxi (Tip: there's plenty at the train station and they are happy to give you a card; fares by the meter). That said, it's just 1km walk to Montecatini Alto and, although steep, a very nice walk. Alto is a small, picturesque town with a couple of very nice restaurants (WOW highly recommended) while Terme is a bit larger and also has it's share of good restaurants. You can also book a cook to come to the house if you feel too lazy to cook yourself or go out for a dinner.

I highly recommend this place for everyone and hope to return for another relaxing holiday at the Beautiful 19th Century Farmhouse.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Dream House.

  • 5 of 5

Wow!

This house was amazing! The pictures do not do it justice.

The minute we walked in, we asked if we could add some more days. Plenty of room, bathrooms are great, kitchen is big and has everything needed to cook a huge meal. The view is unforgettable. Although the weather was too cold to use the pool, it is private to the house and beautiful as is the big deck. The owner is wonderful and his assistant, Sam , is great. The location is perfect as there is attain station in town which we use to go to different places. The tram to Montecatini Alto was fun and the views awesome. The house is close to Lucca, Pisa...so much. I recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tout était parfait !

  • 5 of 5

Très bon séjour la villa est magnifique ! Et très bien située. L accueil par Sam est très chaleureux il est très gentil et très professionnel. Nous reviendrons certainement dans cette villa.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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4

Zweifelsohne sehr schönes, aber nicht perfektes Feriendomizil.

  • 4 of 5

Grundsätzlich ein tolles Haus mit ausreichend Platz für 8 Personen in exponierter Aussichtslage.

Entspricht der Beschreibung weitestgehend, aber nicht vollständig.

So ist z. B. die Küche sicherlich sehr groß, aber mager ausgestattet bzw. veraltet, was die Utensilien angeht.

10-12 Sitzgelegenheiten draußen sind schön, leider fehlt es an selbigen drinnen.

Die Sat-Schüssel hilft wenig, wenn es nur einen deutschsprachigen Sender gibt, weil sie auf hotbird ausgerichtet ist.

Der Pool war entgegen der Beschreibung leider nicht beheizt und zudem voller Laubreste.

Aber, all das hat unseren Urlaub nicht wirklich beeinträchtigt. Der Kontakt mit Alessandro war unkompliziert und Sam, der Ansprechpartner vor Ort, war sehr nett und hilfsbereit.

Das Haus liegt ruhig, ist problemlos erreichbar und ein guter Ausgangspunkt, um die nördliche Toskana zu erkunden. Wir können es guten Gewissens weiterempfehlen.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Na, ja. Die Lage ist einmalig, aber mit Mängeln

  • 3 of 5

Die Lage ist einmalig , aber ohne Auto schon recht umständlich Leider hat es kleinere Unzulänglichkeiten in Bezug aus Sauberkeit gegeben. Aber gravierend ist, daß ich bis heute noch nicht mein Deposit zurück und muß jetzt erst einmal massiv reklamieren. Das dürfte nicht passieren, unverständlich warum der Vermieter seinem Assistenten das Geld nicht zur Rückerstattung übergibt und erst gebeten werden muß.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ulrich, I'm very sorry for that but I told you that I cant refund you directly and the process is via the web site so for the delay you have complain to the Homeway. Thank you for your stay. Best Regards Alessandro
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Florence, Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
48 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Montecatini Goilf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Montecatini Terme
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
A11 Montecatini Terme
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Antica Pieve
Nearest Ski
41 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Forte dei Marmi,Viareggio
Car: necessary

The presence of humans in the area of Montecatini Terme is very old. Probably since Paleolithic times, the region was inhabited by nomadic hunters, but it has been thoroughly recorded only from the Mesolithic period, especially in the hills of the Valdinievole of which Montecatini is the major center.b

In the early part of the 14th century, the borders of Valdinievole faced a new power: Florence. The Florentines had been the dominating power of the place over, Siena and Arezzo, but while Florence was about to realize its plans for domination in the north-west region the revolt of the Ghibellines in the early 1300 was able to slow down this process. The leader of that revolt was Uguccione della Faggiuola, who in 1312 became imperial vicar and master of Pisa and Lucca. This directly threatened Florence which meant that war was inevitable given that this outcome would forge the future of the whole region of Tuscany.

The decisive year was 1315, when Uguccione della Faggiuola attempted to lay siege to Montecatini, considered a strategic stronghold, but thanks to its excellent location and to the allies of Florence, the attempted siege failed. On 29 August under the walls of Montecatini, the decisive battle was played out. The Guelfi army were taken by surprise by the Ghibellines and by Uguccione della Faggiuola with thousands of casualties and prisoners.

The following year Uguccione della Faggiuola was forced to flee and Castruccio Castracani of Antelminelli took his place. The latter became first lord of Lucca, and then Pisa and was able to extend his power in Tuscany more and more. In 1323 Castruccio Castracani attempted to seize one of the strongholds of Florence, Fucecchio, but was wounded and forced to retreat, and so began a slow but sure recovery of Florentine power, and its return to dominate the town of Montecatini.

In 1530 at the foot of Montecatini, baths were constructed and adapted to contain the already known Spa waters, which had assumed the name "Medici" and "of blackbirds".

Montecatini saw war again, and was in the center of the dispute, which began in 1554. The players were Cosimo I de' Medici and Pietro Strozzi who were representatives of Florence with a Hispanic alliance with Siena as well as a French alliance. On 21 June of that year, Montecatini was occupied by Siena. Montecatini was actually not opposed to this occupation, because Cornelio Bentivoglio declared himself as a liberator.

Montecatini, the once impregnable fortress fell into poor repair caused by the centuries of battles and general lack of maintenance. So when the Medici and their troops went on the offensive, Montecatini fell under the Medici who plundered mercilessly, even taking away doors and windows. Cosimo not happy and full of resentment for Montecatini, ordered to "destroy the foundations", and so day after day, eight hundred soldiers destroyed the walls, towers and houses, leaving only one hundred and sixty houses, three convents, the palace of the Podestà and the Palace of Justice standing after this onslaught.

The area had remained a health hazard due to the stagnant water (of Padule of Fucecchio). Local entrepreneurs were flanked by those from abroad, and under the pressure of the Grand Duke Leopold, built channels for the disposal of water and the land was reclaimed, Baths were constructed to facilitate the use of the popular hot springs: Tettuccio 1779, Bagno Regio 1773 and the Terme Leopoldine 1775.

The following centuries passed quietly until the early 20th century, specifically 1905, when what was once a small village at the foot of the hill of Montecatini became "City of Bagni di Montecatini". This name, however, had no luck, and was changed later to the present name of "Montecatini Terme".During the same period around the start of the 20th century, the tourist experience was diversified and improved. The hotels had grown in number and quality, it was also noted the necessity to combine health, fun, relaxation and sport. It soon became home to fashionable restaurants, theaters, nightclubs, and a casino. Celebrities began to frequent the city. In fact, between the end of the 1800s and the early decades of the 1900s it was easy to meet, in the tree-lined avenues, parks or at the bars of the city, people like Giuseppe Verdi, Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Trilussa, Beniamino Gigli, or Luigi Pirandello.

With these celebrities Montecatini became a true meeting point of international renown: here discussions of politics, business closures were agreed and its reputation grew to the point that, in 1926 an attendance of 75,000 non residents was recorded in the city, a remarkable figure for that time.

The reputation of the town was recognized with the visit from the leader of government, Benito Mussolini, 16 May 1930, with Lando Ferretti. Montecatini Terme is one of the most popular destinations in Italy for thermal spa tourism. The local specialty, waffles Montecatini, made with egg and sugar.

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Rates & Availability

Pieve A Nievole Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Tariffa per notte
Apr 29 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$218
 
 
May 2017
May 20 2017 - May 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,743
 
 
Medium season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,833
 
 
Tariffa per notte
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$404
 
 
Medium season
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,833
 
 
High season
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
Very high season
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,086
 
 
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,048
 
 
Easter 2018
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,743
Flat fee
 
 
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,048
 
 
Medium season 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,833
 
 
High season 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
Very high season 2018
Aug 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,086
 
 
September 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,048
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$242
$1,689
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $326.84

The minimum stay is 7 days from Saturday to Saturday.For an extra bed there will be an extra fee of 150euro per week. Smoking is forbidden in the bedrooms and bathrooms. Pets are allowed.The check in is at 15.00 and check out at 09.00. For the payments I will accept only the person's credit card that will book the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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