4 Big Bed Rooms, And Generous Space, Fantastic Garden And Pool With Great Views
Villa Bellavista is a wonderful luxury Tuscany villa immersed in the countryside, with a magnificient view over the Val`Era countryside. It is situated near the small SpA Town of Casciana Terme with it´s magic thermal hot water. This magnificent villa rental, sleeps up to 9 people and is only one hour drive from Florence, half an hour from Pisa and Livorno and the seaside.
The Villa and the Thermal Town are located in the heart of the Valdera countryside, near the cities of Pisa and Livorno, Lucca and Volterra. Excursions into Tuscany are very convenient and accessible. Located in the wonderful Tuscany countryside, Villa Bellavista has gone through major renovations and the Villa has now been restored to more than a luxury Villa in the Tuscan countryside. The Villa is located only 35 minutes from Pisa Airport and the first beach. Florence and Lucca are about one hour away, also other excursions to Volterra , San Gimignano, Vinci (Birth place and museum of Leonardo da Vinci) are convenient and accessible too.
An beautiful gateway and young cypresses line the driveway that lead to the piazza in front of the villa. With over 4 hectares of land the estate offers pure nature in olive groves, sunflower fields and wineyards. Leisurely strolls, horse riding, biking and swimming in panoramic pool in this outstanding countryside offer a wide range of activities. The Villa is surounded by a very sophisticated garden, created by zhe famous nursery of the Mati family in Pistoia. Staff will be available on request: cleaning lady and cook.
The Villa is situated in a dominant position looking over to the medieval village of Morrona and Terriciola, where Andrea Boccelli has his home and on the far end the skyline of Volterra. The house itself portrays a stately elegance and is designed for comfort and practicality with several entrances, an elevator to the first and last floor. The road level floor houses laundry and a large kitchen which serves the large terrace in front of the Villa and the Patio, still on the ground floor are situated the living room, the library (one of the two TV-rooms) and the dining room, not to forget the little fountain and the huge terrace which leads down to the second terrace where the pool is inviting for a swim. Moving upwards one finds the second living room, the four bed rooms with 3 bath rooms and the exit of the elevator. Guests have only to choose from the wide range of activities. Relaxing walks in the gardens or around the extensive estate, horseback rides through the country side and vineyards, bike rides, golf practice on the driving range of Castelfalfi Resort Golf course, which is very close, city excursions and gourmet delights.
Top Traveller Review
We will definitely be returning!
About the Owner
About Claudia Pirazzi
My friends, a Dutch couple, of whom the husband is an international developer and they have lived in many places over the world, like Indonesia, America, Holland, France etc., both enjoy travelling, good food, very good wines, and have their family with grand children around them.
Claudia Pirazzi purchased this villa in 2008
Why Claudia Pirazzi chose Pisa area
They fell in love with this location, it felt so good to touch this ground. It gavethem the freedom and feeling close to civilization as the town is only about 2 km from home. They restored it with all their dream come true philosophy respecting the comfort they are used to back in Northern Europe and America. It was time to look for a second home, which feels like a home and is easy to reach and to care for.
What makes this villa unique
The complete freedom of open views 360 degrees, the private pool, the olive grove and last not least the elevator even if it is only for the first and last floor, which makes it easy to live in also for elderly persons. Last not least the marvellous garden, which is taken care of by professionals and you can see it.
(11 traveller reviews)
This villa is wonderful! The booking process was so smooth and we weren't disappointed when we arrived. It was really spacious and the pool and views were amazing! Perfect for a group with lots of space effort entertaining and socialising!
We will definitely be returning!
Best Vacation ever
Bella Vista exceeded all our expectations .!!!!
We fell in love with this glorious Villa when we saw the photos on line but seeing it and being there in person was more than we could have asked for. The Villa was truly magical .
From the very beginning every aspect of this experience was a delight .
Our contact Claudia was so helpful and a pleasure to deal with
the Housekeeper Lucia who was there to greet us on our arrival was lovely and the cherry on the top was our chef Fabrizio and his son Leonardo who were delightful and served us the most delicious meals . They took care of everything from buying the food/ wine to cleaning up the kitchen and packing away the left overs .
Would have loved to bring them both home with us :)
The Property is breathtakingly beautiful outside and inside.
Lucia made sure the pool was always clean , the garden is like a glorious painting and so well maintained and the inside of the Villa - wow - luxurious
Its decorated with such impeccable taste and yet so comfortable and inviting we did not want to leave . The attention to every detail was appreciated . We also loved the book in the house that gave information on sightseeing trips . We went on a wine tasting trip to Castleveccio Vineyard which was only about 15 minutes from the house and was one of the recommendations .We had a fun afternoon
Our only regrettable experience was that we had not booked the Villa for two weeks
Every one of our friends who we have shown our photos too wants to join us on our next trip which we are ready to sign on the dotted line for two weeks next year .
We will be talking about this trip for a long time as it truly was the best vacation ever .
I will always use this site when planning any future trips .
Delightful Tuscan farmhouse
Beautiful property, clean, well maintained and furnished to a high standard. Felt like a home rather than a typical holiday rental. with the owners furniture and art throughout. View from veranda breath-taking over rolling Tuscan farmland. Fantastic pool, although hard to find shade at certain times of day. Great covered veranda to side of house, where able to escape midday sun and dine outdoors, although found presence of security cameras somewhat intrusive. No a/c or celling fans in the house made sleeping uncomfortable given daytime temperatures in high 30's in mid July, would not recommend a stay at this time of year. Other than that a great place!
This villa is beautiful, just about new with a spectacular view of the Tuscan landscape. The pool is big and well maintained with pools toys and floats. The kitchen is well appointed and fully accessorized. We were there to celebrate our 30 year anniversary and Claudia and the staff went out of their way to make our celebration a lifelong memory. He son even officiated the event! It's designed and outfitted in traditional Tuscan style, and in easy driving distance to Florence, Pisa, beaches and Sienna. The nearby town is quaint with a few good restaurants. Thanks for the great memories, worth every cent and more!
We spent one week at this Villa. We are a family of five with kids aged 13, 11 and 9. The villa is charming, clean and very spacious. It can easily fit more than just 5 people. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a wonderful outdoor terrace directly off the kitchen. The pool is very private with spectacular views from both the pool and the house. Both Claudia and Lucia were extremely helpful and welcoming and took care of all of our needs. The town is just a few minutes away by car and provides all the services you may need. From the villa, we did day trips to Florence, San Gimignano, Forte dei Marmi, Pisa and Cinqueterre. However, the villa is just so relaxing and beautiful, you may never leave. We would definitely return to this villa and would recommend it highly to anyone who wants to explore this area of Tuscany or simply relax and enjoy the views, the pool, the gardens, and the house. This villa provided us with a wonderful vacation.
Best holiday home we ever had!!
Last october we enjoyed a fabulous week in this magnificent home. This was already our second stay here and we sure hope many more visits will follow! We were with a party of 10 (6 adults + 4 children) and everybody had the best of times. Even with 10 people the house offers plenty of room and privacy for everybody. We all had our own large bedroom (very comfortable beds!) and a private bathroom (ballroom size..with a big walk in shower and separate bath, wish I could have that at home!). The house is very tastefully decorated (I loved the paintings) and has a fantastic kitchen area with all you ever need to cook up a wonderful Italian dinner! But the best thing about this house is the wonderful outside area. The house is surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan countryside and the views from the main terrace and pool area simply take your breath away! It doesn't get more 'Tuscan' than that: Rolling hills as far as the eye can see, small hilltop villages, wine and olive groves and in the distance the medieval city of Volterra!! The parents were enjoying the beautiful views and comfortable sun beds, thanks to the well heated pool the kids were having a blast swimming and playing in the water all day! Also the huge sandpit and the playground made sure the kids did not get bored. Overall the house was very well maintained and very clean. The housekeeper Lucia was just lovely and very helpful (the kids loved here as well!). Location is great, very private and you really feel you are in the middle of the Tuscan countryside, yet you can easily walk to the village of Casciana Terme where you have some nice (very affordable) restaurants with great food. There is also a big supermarket just a few miles down the road. Overall this is simply a wonderful place, we could not fault it! Hope we can come back again next year!!
From the Owner
“They fell in love with this location, it felt so good to touch this ground. It gavethem the freedom and feeling close to civilization as the town is only about 2 km from home. They restored it with all their dream come true philosophy respecting the comfort they are used to back in Northern Europe and America. It was time to look for a second home, which feels like a home and is easy to reach and to care for.”
Activity and Interests
Casciana Terme lies in the heart of the Pisan Hills, close enough to the Coast for daily beach trips and with its over one thousand years of history it is one of the many small masterpieces that the people of Tuscany have helped to build and to preserve over the centuries. Hard-working friendly people, a cuisine which preserves the authentic quality of the local products, a landscape of vineyards producing wines of quality above suspicion and olive oil of light and fresh taste. SPA, which comes from the Latin: 'Salus per Aquam', health and beauty through water, the thermal water used at Casciana Terme since ancient times, which is only 2.5 km from the Villa, has in recent years seen its applications extended to modern rehabilitation therapies, cardiovascular and respiratory treatment, in the improvement of the digestive functions and their treatment, because its natural, relaxing action enables patients to regain their functional equilibrium and the enjoyment of pleasures they had lost.
Golf course and SPA are very close to complete a relaxing stay for beauty and health with breathtaking views onto Volterra, rolling hills with changing colours throughout the year. Earth, ground and Terra taken care of Tuscan hands.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
Beginning of 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early summer 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High Season 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Additional pricing information
The 25% reservation fee and down payment is not refundable.
The security deposit which needs to be left at arrival to the housekeeper is 400 Euro or the equivalent in your currency and will be refunded at departure leaving the Villa in the state you found it, normally clean.
In the fall heating costs of 100 Euro per week are requested.
The final cleaning is independently from the length of the stay 250 Euro. Included are towels, linen and other house ware.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The complete freedom of open views 360 degrees, the private pool, the olive grove and last not least the elevator even if it is only for the first and last floor, which makes it easy to live in also for elderly persons. Last not least the marvellous garden, which is taken care of by professionals and you can see it.”
- Away From It All
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- Hair Dryer
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- Iron & Board
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- Child's Highchair
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- Dining Room
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Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Private Chef
- children welcome ...
- limited accessibility ...
- pets not allowed
- smoking allowed ...
- near the sea
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 220 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, The toilet is in an extra cabinet, bath tub and big shower
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bathtub, shower , double sinks
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, without bath tub, two sinks
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Guest toilet on the ground floor
- 3 bathrooms of which 2 with bath tub and shower and two lavabos, 1 with shower and two lavabos, downstairs a beautiful marble mosaic guest toilet. All with toilets. No bidets.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, luminous
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, This bed room has an-ensuite bath and a sofa bed next room
- Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Also this one has an ensuite-bath
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Friendly relaxing colors
- 4 King size Bedrooms of which two with en-suite bathrooms with bath tubs and Showers and two bed rooms share a bath. From all windows the view is a painting. All mattrasses are new and very comfortable up to high American standards.
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
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- Barbecue ...
- Veranda ...
- Cook and housekeeper are available on request, please contact us for any other demands, questions or desires. The pleasant atmosfere of this Villa makes a holiday a real holiday because all comforts are offered without showing off.