Apts & Houses in a Unique, Inspiring Location Restored by Sculptor - The 'village' of PeraltaMultiple rentals available (4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The 'village' of Peralta: Lucca Province Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 804929ha
The cluster of houses that form the tiny village of Peralta can sleep up to 30 people. The 16 bedrooms are located in various self catering houses so the group can be together and yet have their own accommodation for privacy. It is the ideal place for a family reunion, special birthday etc and also workshops, conferences, retreats. You can book the whole hamlet or simply the amount of bedrooms required by your party. The services of a local catering are available and Peralta has a large communal dining room or outside dining on a shady terrace . Our swimming pool and terraces, all with superb views, are ideal for relaxing.
About the Property
Secluded and peaceful yet with easy access for sightseeing. Panoramic views.
The hamlet was restored with great love and imagination by international sculptor Fiore de Henriquez. She created a place that is quite unique and very inspiring for anyone with creative tendancies. Peralta was Fiore's home up to her death in June 2004, and one can see her work all through the hamlet. Her sculpture everywhere, and the manner in which she restored and designed the hamlet give it very special atmosphere and character.
We are surrounded by lovely walking country with marked trails through the olive groves and hills dense with chestnut trees and known for their wild flowers in spring and autumn. Walks range from 50 minutes to a delightful restaurant in an adjoining village, to three hours up to the peak of the Mount Prana above Peralta.
Peralta offers various self catering accommodation sleeping from 2 to 8 and 4 additional bedrooms with bathrooms. As described more fully further down the page, the whole hamlet sleeps 30 or so and can be booked in its entirety for parties. Many a family party or important birthday has been celebrated here!
A previous guest offered this description of Peralta :
'The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff have a rare quality of being there but conspicuously absent unless needed. This adds to the quietude of the place, giving a feel of personal space and privacy. It has a sense of a well-run hotel, without the formality, and the ambiance of a private villa without the expense. I was fortunate to have cast an eye over a few of the other properties available; all are very well appointed and would not fail to please.
Whether you’re wanting to collect your thoughts, explore the region, write a novel, or paint a masterpiece this has to be the place to visit.'
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2 other available rentals on this property
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 17 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
- The 17 bedrooms are located in various houses and apartments. The largest house has 4 bedrooms, two houses have 2 bedrooms, one house with 1 bedroom. An apartment has 2 bedrooms. A studio apartment, two 1 bedroom apartments and 3 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms with their own entrances. 10 of these bedrooms can be either twin or double and 8 are double beds only. All our bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. They all have their own bathrooms, except for 2 bedrooms which share a bathroom. It is unusual for a location to offer 17 bedrooms that a give a group such privacy and yet with all the usual group facilities for eating and relaxing....moreless
Bathrooms: 17 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Holiday Resort
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
Local Services & Businesses
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 30 people
- Basic Soaps
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Jun 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 16 - Jul 9, 2017
2 night min stay
Aug 21 - Sep 9, 2017
2 night min stay
Sep 10 - Oct 1, 2017
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $21.52
- Refundable Damage Deposit $537.92
- Taxes Not included
Discount of 7% for 3 nights or more.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Peralta is a hillside hamlet situated in the northern part of Tuscany, on the slopes of the Alpi Apuane (national park), 10 min from the market town of Camaiore which, in turn, is 10 min inland from the coast.
Lucca is a 35 min drive to the south.
The A12/A11 autoroute exit is 20 min, making day trips to Siena (2 h), Carrara & its marble mines (45 min) very easy.
You can drive into the Carrara mountains - or go to the beach - the closest is Viareggio, the most popular Forte dei Marmi (35 min or so). The Cinque Terre are one hour away - one can drive to La Spezia or Porto Venere and visit them by boat - the ferry service is frequent.
Shopping in the area (Lucca/Florence/Forte dei Marmi) is legendary! The sculptors' town of Pietrasanta is only 20 min away.
Peralta is Ideally situated for the Puccini Festival (40 min away). Open air opera Festival taking place in July and August at Torre del Lago.
We have a mountain of information and suggestions for our guests, including directions for walks, when and where local markets happen, brocante markets,' must visit' places and restaurants, our favourite mountain drive, etc etc
Peralta feels wonderfully remote and secluded and yet is, in fact, very accessible.
In the daytime, there is always someone on site to help with all inquiries regarding day trips, ferry times, advice on this and that.
Airports: Pisa 45 min, Florence 1 h, Genoa 1 h, 40min - Bologna 2 h.
Why the Owner Chose Camaiore, Lucca, Italy:
Intenrational sculptor Fiore de Henriquez lived in the area of Camaiore due to its proximity to the Carrara marble quarries and the bronze foundries of nearby Pietrasanta. In the 1970's she found the small hamlet of Peralta, perched on the hillside above Camaiore. It was remote, served only by a footpath, and the buildings were mainly in ruins - their inhabitants having left in the mid 1950's due to the hard living in the hills. No water nor electricity at this time. Fiore fell in love with the hamlet and managed to gradually buy the various houses. She then set about restoring them and the hamlet and created the very unique place that exists today. She died in 2004 and the hamlet was then taken over by a very good friend who owns it today. Repairs and renovations are undertaken where necessary, but the essential essence of the hamlet remains the same as when Fiore was alive. It is the home of her archive and sculptures, which can be seen throughout the grounds and in the various accommodation.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is hard to describe the absolute charm and beauty of Peralta and why I am so passionate about it. I now own it and am as much in love with it as Fiore before me. Every corner has its surprises, small details to delight the eye. The wisterias and bougainvilleas offer vibrant colour and essential shade. The views are wonderful, changing with the light, with the weather, with the season. Sunsets are magic. Early morning mist lying in the valley. The sight of Corsica on a clear day. The large bronze sculpture of 'The Phoenix' on the main terrace about to fly off over the valley. Fiore used to say it signifies 'Peralta rising from the ashes'. The many sculptures Fiore left for visitors to enjoy on the terraces. Her private gallery which I love to show to guests and one evening a week, at aperitivo time, I invite any guests staying at Peralta to a viewing of the gallery and Fiore's original house I hope many visitors will find their way to Peralta and enjoy it as much I do ......... possibly even fall in love with it! Dinah Voisin
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The hamlet of PERALTA
PERALTA Main Terrace
Peralta - arriving towards main terrace
Peralta's main terrace
GEMELLI - terrace
GEMELLI - view from living room
Peralta - path from Peralta to carpark
Fiore's sculpture 'The Mask'
STUDIOLO - kitchen area
STUDIOLO double bedroom
STUDIOLO attic/loft bedroom
STUDIOLO terrace table seats 6
The Hamlet of Peralta
Peralta's swimming pool
GEMELLI living/dining room
A Peralta terrace in spring time.
STUDIOLO - balcony with a view!
STUDIOLO living/dining room
STUDIOLO - view from bathroom
STUDIOLO double or twin bedroom
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