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Casa Foscoli - Authentic Tuscany - Romantic hilltop retreat - with private poo

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Stylish romantic retreat with private pool and stunning views

Romantic hilltop retreat – Authentic Tuscany with private pool and garden.

Casa Foscoli is the perfect romantic retreat for those looking to ‘get away from it all’. Situated in the centre of the Medieval village of Montefoscoli perched high on a hill is an ancient monastery dating back to the 16th century and it is here where you will find a beautifully restored apartment idea for a couple or young family.

Montefoscoli is situated on the Strada del vino – The wine route of the Pisan hills and is close to many vineyards and wineries in addition to being close to Pisa, Lucca, Florence and San Gimignano.

The ground floor apartment at Casa Foscoli retains character features such as a chestnut beamed ceilings and original archways which link the romantic bedroom to the charming sitting room and kitchen.

For those who love to dine al fresco Casa Foscoli has a private dining terrace with a large table and chairs which leads from the kitchen. Outside guests have the sole use of a small mature garden with a lawn.

The romantic pool with Italian sculptures and fountains is situated on the lawned terrace in front of the main part of the monastery and offers incredible views over the Pisan valley and hills.

On a clear day you can see the ‘Leaning Tower of Pisa and in the evening you can watch the sun set into the Mediterranean Sea.

The property owners Claudia and family live in the main part of the monastery and are available should you need them. However, they will also respect your privacy when it comes to using the pool and lawned terrace both of which are for the sole use of their guests. For those of you who like the idea of an authentic Tuscan evening with a real Italian family Claudia can offer you a Pizza night on the terrace with home cooked pizza from the purpose built pizza oven in the garden!

APARTMENT DETAILS

Free Wifi

KITCHEN

Fully equipped for cooking at home - French doors open onto a patio for dining al fresco

LIVING ROOM

Situated off the kitchen with character beamed ceilings – with satellite TV and a comfortable sofa bed which can sleep an additional adult guest or 2 children

BEDROOM

The romantic bedroom has a double/queen-size four poster bed and a door which leads out into the garden.

BATHROOM

Situated close to the bedroom the airy bathroom has a shower cubicle, wash basin, bidet and WC. Guests will receive a welcome bathroom toiletries pack which include: shower gel, shampoo, hand soap, cotton wool and toothbrush.

BED LINEN and TOWELS

All bed linen, towels and adult bathrobes included in the rate. For bookings of 14 nights or more bed linen and towels changed once a week at no extra cost. For a stay of less than 14 nights – bed linen and towel changes are available at an additional rate.

OUTSIDE AREAS

A small garden situated at the rear of the property for sole use of our guests. In addition, there is a large lawned terrace in front of the main house with a private pool for sole use of our guests. The beautiful gardens are the creation of the property owner’s son who is studying horticulture and agriculture at university in Florence- The lawned terrace and pool looks out over the Pisan hills and valley and on a clear day you can see the Leaning tower of Pisa

POOL

Dimensions: 9 metres x 5 metres. 1.20 metres deep

ACCESS and PARKING

Access to the apartment is on the ground floor. Free parking is available outside the apartment

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ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

Arrival from: 3.00pm – up to Midnight (please let us know if your flight lands after 10:00 pm) - Departure up to 09.30am

PETS: Please ask the owner first, there is an additional fee of 50 Euro per pet per stay

PAYMENT

25% to confirm booking – 75% 45 days before arrival – please refer to our booking terms for more details.

More Details

Property Manager
Marie and Lorenzo
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

The property owners Claudia and family live in the main part of the monastery and are available should you need them. However, they will also respect your privacy when it comes to using the pool and lawned terrace both of which are for the sole use of their guests. For those of you who like the idea of an authentic Tuscan evening with a real Italian family Claudia can offer you a Pizza night on the terrace with home cooked pizza from the purpose built pizza oven in the garden!

Amenities

Montefoscoli Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Situated close to the bedroom the airy bathroom has a shower cubicle, wash basin, bidet and WC. Guests will receive a welcome bathroom toiletries pack which include: shower gel, shampoo, hand soap, cotton wool and toothbrush.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The romantic bedroom has a double/queen-size four poster bed and door which leads out into the garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE Arrival from: 4.00PM - up to Midnight (please let us know if your flight lands after 10.00PM). Departure at 09:30 PAYMENT 25% to confirm booking - 75% 45 days before arrival - please refer to our booking terms for more details.

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Casa Foscoli - Authentic Tuscany - Romantic hilltop retreat - with private poo
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
High Wycombe , U.K.
5

Wonderful hilltop location overlooking the beautiful Tuscan landscape

  • 5 of 5

An amazing villa ,beautifully presented and in an excellent location for many of the Tuscan cities of the region . The purpose of our visit was to see Andrea Bocelli at Lajatico so chose Casa Foscoli for its location to there and it had a swimming pool , which we were very grateful for as temperatures reached 41'C at times ( unusual even for Italy we were told ) our hosts Claudia, Daniele and Eleonora were charming and very helpful,the villa immaculate . Although we visited Pisa , Volterra and several other locations we could not do them justice on this occasion , so plan to go back soon perhaps when it's not so hot!

Andrea Bocelli was amazing !

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alison, Thank you so much for giving Casa Foscoli a wonderful review. We are pleased to know that you had a pleasant time during your stay and enjoyed the swimming pool as well. We always take pleasure to provide all the help we could give to our guests and we’re glad to know that you appreciate it. Thank you for choosing Casa Foscoli and we are looking forward to have you as our guest again in the future! Warmest regards, Caludia and family
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5

Tranquil getaway in the Tuscan hills

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a peaceful, private apartment in authentic Tuscany this is the place to come. The owners are delightful and helpful and respect your privacy. Sole use of there superb pool in their stunning gardens is a bonus.

A great base in a small village for exploring the cities of Tuscany but able to return to your peaceful holiday home.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kate, thank you for review of Casa Foscoli, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tranquility of Casa Foscoli and the sole use of the pool and gardens. We must agree it is the perfect place to return after a day of sightseeing in the nearby Tuscan cities. Thank you agaian for finding us and we hope to welcome you back to Tuscany again one day soon. Best wishes from Marie and Lorenzo (property managers) Claudia and family (property owners)
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Edmonton
5

Beautiful, secluded villa with a private pool in the Tuscan countryside

  • 5 of 5

Pictures and words cannot do this property justice! But I'll try... It is a spacious Tuscan home with several suites. The rental is the large main floor suite with a big kitchen, huge bathroom, living room and a romantic bedroom that opens onto a manicured and gated garden. Our suite was clean, spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The property is located in a small welcoming town (untouched by mass tourism) about an hour from Florence and 40 minutes from Pisa -- it has a small grocery store, a bar and a restaurant with the best pizza we had in Italy. The property overlooks Tuscan hilltops and includes a private-use outdoor pool, of which we gladly took advantage. The large outdoor area was a great bonus for us, as we spent much of our time sipping wine and coffee on the patio and looking at the sunset. We also had a private cooking lesson one day right on that patio.

The hosts were kind, lovely and generous people. It was a pleasure meeting them. They provided us with a beautiful welcome basket of fruit, cookies, tea, pasta, coffee, wine, milk etc, along with helpful information about local attractions and events. We had lovely communication with them before and throughout our stay, and we can't wait to return!

One thing to note: The listing states that the checkout time is 1 PM, but once we booked, we were advised it's actually 9 am. It didn't affect us at all, but it might make a difference to someone else.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Leah, thank you so much for your lovely review of Casa Foscoli, It makes us so happy to know that our guests are comfortable in the apartment and enjoying their stay with us, sipping wine and enjoying the hospitality of a small Tuscan town! It was wonderful to hear that you explored the wider region of Tuscany and also enjoyed one of our cooking courses! We must apologise for the mis-information regarding our check out time and we thank you for pointing this out . We believe it was due to a typing error and we have now made sure this has been corrected to avoid any future misunderstandings. Thank you for finding us, you were great guests and we hope you come back and stay at Casa Foscoli again one day in the future! Warmest wishes Claudia and family
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5

Beautiful place, lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

The apartment, the pool and the views are all gorgeous. The family live on-site and are extremely nice. The parents don't speak much English, but the daughter and son do, and they were all absolutely delightful. We spent most of our time around the pool (which, as promised, was for our sole use), mainly just going out for dinners in Palaia and Peccioli, which are both nice little villages, each with a few nice restaurants. Montefoscoli itself is very small - just one shop, one restaurant, and a small bar where it seems half the town congregate - all within 2-3 minutes walk of the apartment. I am pretty sure that we were the only tourists in the village, which made it such an authentic experience. The lady who runs the little Co-op store is very friendly, and first thing in the morning the store is full of locals waiting in turn to buy their bread etc while chatting away. It was wonderful to be somewhere so safe that we could send our two young children off to the little shop by themselves, to pick up the odd thing that we needed before she closed for the day at 1pm. And it was so lovely to be in such a convenient location, between Pisa and Chianti, during the August peak season, but to be so relaxed and crowd-free.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris M, thank you for taking the time to write a review for Casa Foscoli. It was great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that as a family you enjoyed the pool and views. As you discovered Montefoscoli is a sleepy little place ideal for families looking for a safe and authentic environment. Thank you again for finding us, it was a pleasure to welcome you to Casa Foscoli and we hope you return again one day in the future. With warmest regards Caludia and family
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5

prachtig gelegen huis met zwembad en mooi uitzicht

  • 5 of 5

Prachtig huisje bij eigenaren op het terrein maar toch prive. Ze zijn zeer vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Het huisje is mooi en volledig uitgerust. Het zwembad is voor alleen gebruik en een geweldig uitzicht. Zelden zoveel gastvrijheid ervaren. eigenaresse spreekt gebrekkig engels, maar zoon en dochter spreken de taal prima. Tijdens ons verblijf hebben we hun zelden gezien en ze laten je ook helemaal met rust. Als er wat nodig is kun je alles vragen. niets is teveel. de prijs meer dan waard!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Pisa Airport Galileo Galilei - 26 miles (45 min)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Circolo ARCI - 0,62 miles (1 min)
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Livorno - 30 miles (45 min)
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Golf Club Toscana Resort - 8 miles (15 min)
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Pontedera - 10 miles (20 min)
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
FI-PI-LI - 10 miles (20 min)
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Antica Taverna del Pagnifico - 0,11 miles (1 min)
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Abetone - 70 miles (2 hours)
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Calambrone - 30 miles (50 min)
Car: necessary

Montefoscoli is ideally situated close to the must see Tuscan sites such as Pisa, Lucca. Florence and San Gimignano. It is also situated on the wine route close to many vineyards where we can organise a wine tour to one of the many family run wineries.

Pisa - with its Leaning tower 40 km

Lucca - beautiful Medieavl walled city 40km

San Gimignano - Tuscan hilltop town 35km

Florence - with its famous galleries 65km

Volterra - beautiful hilltop town 25km

Siena - fascinating Medieval town 55km

Beaches and coast 40km

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $236.71

Rates include: All bed lines and towels, welcome refreshment pack, wifi

Rate does not include Air- conditioning - Please contact us for rates

All cancellations incur an administration fee

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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