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Tuscany Holiday Villa with Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Situated right on the Northern Tip of Tuscany, is this newly renovated imposing, light, airy, spacious and beautifully furnished Tuscan Villa. The property is situated on the far edge of a tiny and peaceful mediaeval village, but has a private back garden and side garden. This imposing detached villa is reached from the front by fairly steep steps and is surrounded by its own garden. There is a further entrance to the property at the side with just a few steps.

There are 4 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (one of which is en-suite), 2 large hallways, a comfortable ground floor living room, large and well equipped kitchen diner, and upstairs landing with further sitting/reading area. Private pool.

Property specifics are: 2 large entrance halls (one from front and one from side of house). Spacious comfortable living room with fireplace. TV, DVD and stereo. Large kitchen diner with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer. Ground floor twin bedroom. Ground floor shower room (shower cubicle can also be used as small bath for children).

First floor: Large landing with further sitting/reading area. 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and small terrace, fireplace. 1 twin bedroom. Third shower room (shower cubicle can also be used as a small bath for children).

The house has been carefully and beautifully furnished throughout with restored period furniture.

Outside: Parking. Garden surrounding house with choice of spots to eat. Pool at back of house – 8M x 4M. Good views of fields and mountains. 2 BBQs, one gas, and one traditional.


More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018


Casola in Lunigiana Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • We can add an extra bed into the twin room on request
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Tuscany Holiday Villa with Pool
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Lovely house and pool in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious and well equipped villa with a fine pool and fabulous views. There are three outdoor seating areas, one of which provides deep shade when wanted. The pool is in full sun, big enough and deep enough to swim in and beautifully lit at night. Fabio, the owner is charming, and greeted us with tomatoes, basil and his own olive oil which is better than anything you can buy. There is a friendly bar two minutes away which has lovely owners and provided my son with English football on request (so long as it didn't clash with the Juventus game). Casola, a short drive away (or three quarters of an hour by footpath) has a little supermarket that stocks everything you need. If you like walking the surroundings are beautiful and there is a network of well-marked footpaths. The local restaurants are remarkably good and inexpensive, notably, in my experience, Il Borghetto in San Lorenzo and Da Remo in Monzone. Having discovered that weekday lunches usually cost 10 Euros a head including wine (at the nearby Lo Spino Fiorito for instance) even my father wanted to go out. Not very many non-Italian tourists have found this gorgeous place which provides a taste of genuine Italy and to which I very much hope to return. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed and helpful review. Good to hear you enjoyed this beautiful villa and wonderful rural surroundings. Fabio would love to welcome you again. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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A spacious home with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

3 generations, from 4 years old to 65 years old, enjoyed their stay. The swimming pool and surround was a delight.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a beautiful place.Lovely location if you want peace and quietness and you have a pool

  • 5 of 5

Villa Martine is just lovely,clean and beautiful.Fabio is lovely to so friendly came every day to clean the pool,brought us little gift most days like his own made olive oil courgette

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you found this place to be beautiful and clean and that you enjoyed the peace and quiet! Fabio sends best wishes and would love to welcome you again. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Fabulous property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in a quiet scenic setting. Real get away from it all. Finished to a high standard.The owner was very welcoming and on hand if anything was ever needed. Even provided vegetables and olive oil from his own garden. We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend it. Good facilities and lovely restaurant near by.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you loved this quiet and scenic away from it all setting, and the spacious and well maintained house. Fabio sends his best wishes and would love to welcome you again. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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A real taste of Italy

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time at Villa Martini, and hopefully won’t be our last. Beautiful house and garden..very clean and well maintained. Lots of lovely local restaurants in surrounding area, great food at very reasonable price.. grocery van with fresh products comes every other day and bread van on a daily basis.. very friendly bar/cafe 2 minutes away..Fabio as always is the perfect host, arriving with his homegrown tomatoes and grapes.. also his own produced olive oil.. very helpful and full of local knowledge.. if you want a taste of authentic Italy , this is the perfect place to stay..

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the real Italian experience once again! We're pleased that you liked the local restaurants and enjoyed all the fresh produce. Fabio would be delighted to welcome you again. Lorraine at Tuscan-Retreats
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A Warm but Lovely Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Villa Martini based on its appearance and the previous write ups. It was in an area of Tuscany that we had never experienced before and so it was with some trepidation that we drove up the winding road towards Vigneta. But the astounding views of the Apuane Alps with its jagged peaks were a real surprise and over the next next two weeks we watched the changing light over Mt Pisanio as the clouds or the early morning mist changed its appearance. Villa Martini was a real delight. It is an old building with well proportioned rooms and restored to a high standard. All the rooms were adequately spacious and the abundance of showers and baths was a real blessing, given the heat wave we lived through. The kitchen was spacious and well equipped and the dining table easily accommodated the seven of us.

Outside, the pool had a fixed depth throughout but quite adequate for swimming if not for diving. Particularly pleasant were the views from the poolside patio, which was where we took our breakfast most mornings. To the side of the house, the landlord had thoughtfully designed a shady retreat where a long table and chairs were sheltered from the mid-day sun and where cooling breezes came in from the mountains beyond. A modern gas fired BBQ proved very useful.

Given that we holidayed in the 2018 heat wave with daily temperatures ranging from 38-40c, the presence of the shady side of the house was a godsend, so too were the thick walls of the house which helped to make the interior always cool. If there was one thing that the landlord could consider, that would be to construct a similar awning over the far side of the pool where the current table and umbrella do not cope with the mid-day sun.

The village of Vigneta was served with a daily service of fresh bread and twice a week an excellent greengrocer arrived, while down in the nearby village just minutes away a fish van came once a week and butcher also. But a bit further down the valley there was a small supermarket that stocked most things. However the highlight of Vigneta was the recently refurbished bar, whose opening we were invited to. A lovely couple run this oasis and are adept at making Spritzers - as well as expresso if desired.

Finally, the Landlord Fabio - a truly lovely man who often appeared with a bag of tomatoes, zuchinni, or onions from his own garden. And one memorable day he took us to visit the marble quarries.

Villa Martini is a holiday venue we thoroughly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your in depth review of this popular house! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at this spacious, and light and airy property, and that you found the garden and views relaxing too. We will pass all your comments/suggestions onto Fabio , who we agree is a lovely host, whom will be very happy to welcome you again another time! Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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The village has a bar and ‘mini-market’ so a car is not necessary for shopping. There is a good selection of restaurants within a short car ride, and there are a couple within walking distance (1.5 – 2km). The closest train station is less than 2km away, aiding easy exploration of Lucca, the market town of Castelnuovo, Pisa and Florence (with a change at Lucca). It is also possible to take the train to the Cinque Terre which is a big bonus! The market town of Aulla is 20 mins by car and it is less than 1 hour by car to the seaside.

This villa gives a unique opportunity to explore the totally unspoilt area at the tip of Tuscany, but since it is only 20 minutes from the motorway, then the usual sights are in fact easier to visit than from many properties further south. Ideal also for cheaper flights from Genoa although the property is equidistant from Genoa and Pisa airports.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.17 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

NB - The Stay Tax of €1 per person per night, is applicable for a maximum of 5 nights and is payable in cash on arrival.

Bedding and towels are included in the cost of any stay as well as all utilities except heating which is payable locally . Initial and final clean is included as well as weekly clean for 2 weeks or more.
Cot and highchair provided free of charge

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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