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Pisa,Tuscany, Italy: Views of Leaning Tower: Olive grove house & pool - perfect! - House 1: Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious stunning olive grove farmhouse & pool



Updated: 01-Dec-2016
Pisa,Tuscany Italy:Spacious well equipped olive grove farmhouse & pool sleeps 6

Nestled in its own private olive grove, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Spectacular views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Med in the distance make this a truly enchanting location. Flowers, fireflies and jasmine blossom abound. The peace is punctuated only by birdsong. The ample space around the house is fun in which to lounge, explore, cook and play. The pool enjoys views to infinity. The beaches are close by, less than 30 minutes away. Pisa and Lucca, both 20 minutes away and Florence just an hour - stay and play or go and explore - it's all on your door.

Fabulous accommodation: The accommodation offers two beautiful, spacious and well equipped eco friendly farmhouses, each of which can accommodate up to six or seven people. The houses enjoy the use of a shared and secure swimming pool. The farmhouses are set on the south facing slopes of the Monti Pisani, an environmentally protected area of outstanding natural beauty, in the midst of terraced olive grove, fruit trees, birds and wild flowers. The houses are set on a hill and are reached by a winding private road up above the sweet hamlet of Pugnano and command spectacular views over forest, field, Pisa, The Leaning Tower and The Mediterranean Sea beyond. The ever changing countryside offers the holiday maker a year round choice for travel.

Feel good about this choice of holiday: The farmhouses are a genuine eco conscious choice. They are powered by the sun via photo voltaic solar panels generating the entire electricity supply. They are fed by natural spring water – one washes in it, bathes in it and swims in it – wonderful ! Rainwater is collected for the plants and allotments. With many other green initiatives this is a destination to feel good about.

Great location: The farmhouses are in a superb position: about 20 minutes by road from both Pisa and Lucca, 30 minutes from the coast, an hour from Florence and lesser known gems making exploration fun and worth while. The combination of hills, sea and proximity to places of cultural interest make this a holiday location to suit and inspire all moods and fancies at all times of year.

Activities: There is plenty to do here for all ages and to fit all moods and tastes! Activities such as cookery courses, canoeing, rafting, cycling, walking, paragliding and horse-riding can be arranged either prior to arrival or while you are here

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Details for holiday home House 1: Pisa,Tuscany: Spacious stunning olive grove farmhouse & pool, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Dear Traveller,

Welcome to La Lucertola - you have chosen well. This is a special place and our guests over the last 14 years amply confirm this with their positive reviews. This is a beautiful and perfectly positioned location for your holiday: immersed in nature yet close to the all the famous Tuscan art cities. La Lucertola is near to the coast, near to the mountains yet sits conveniently for access to the road, rail and air network. Here, one hears birdsong, smells the flowers and marvels at the view both near and far.

We offer the choice of two farmhouses in Tuscany both of which can accommodate up to 6 guests.

These properties can be rented separately or together sharing a secure swimming pool.

The farmhouses are set on the slopes of Monti Pisani – an environmentally protected area of outstanding natural beauty and tranquillity.

Both apartments offer spectacular panoramic views over Pisa, the Leaning Tower and the Mediterranean Sea.

We look forward to welcoming you here.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Colin, Max (age 12) and I live in a separate house and love living here! We try our absolute best to ensure that everything is as it should be for you when you arrive and indeed during your holiday. We are always respectful of your privacy and we want all our guests of all ages to feel free, happy and relaxed. It isn't easy to write about yourself, so here is what previous guests have said about us: 'Luisa and Colin are the perfect hosts and I would like to thank them for allowing us to spend a little time sharing their little piece of Tuscan heaven.' 'The owners live on site and provide a friendly information facility and comprehensive support.' 'Thanks to Luisa and Colin for their hospitality and especially to Max for his special entertainment 'services to children'

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful place to stay for our holiday. We especially loved the view and sunning on the terrace. Brilliant location for access to Lucca, Pisa and Florence all of which we loved. Really enjoyed Barga, the caves and mountains too! Making our own pizzas in the fire was great and they were delicious! Zoe & Glenn Thank you for a lovely house to stay in Love Tabitha (7)
Apr 2010
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wonderful holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

A truly beautiful and peaceful setting with breathtaking views, ideal for a 'chill-out' holiday. Both farmhouses are very clean and well equipped, beautifully maintained. The owners are friendly and helpful(nothing too much trouble) and live on site which is a bonus as they are accessible for help but dont interfere with your holiday. This year 2010 we are returning to La Lucertola for a holiday, this will be our third visit, recommendation to everyone!

Sightseeing in Lucca with its historical buildings, city wall and architecture and of course shopping is wonderful. A visit to Pisa, especially the leaning tower and cathedral are not to be missed. Both are only a short drive away. A day out in historical Florence, a train ride from the local station, via Pisa, is also an experience not to be missed.Sunshine and swimming, generally chilling out, are all there at La Lucertola to be enjoyed without going anywhere. Wonderful location!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a fair and honest description of La Lucertola. We strive to maintain the highest standards in the presentation of this truly special place. We always seek to help our guests in any way possible without ever getting in the way. Living in a separate house behind it's own gate, we can be detached and never in people's hair. We find, after 9 years of operating, that being on site often is useful for our guests - recommendations for restaurants, tips on where to go etc. Our Italian is fluent and we know the area - a real bonus.
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comfortable home with great views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at La Lucertola for 2 weeks in July '16, and wish that we could have stayed longer! The owners, Colin and Luisa, were very helpful and friendly...suggesting local attractions, booking dinner reservations, and providing everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Colin was able to get a reservation for us at a very special restaurant (Villa Bongi) for our anniversary dinner, and even helped us to arrange a cooking class at the house. They were close enough to be helpful, but still gave us all of the privacy we needed. The views from the house, and dinners on the terrace are some of the fondest memories of our trip. The pool was also a great way to stay cool during the hot Tuscan summer. The house is situated between the towns of Lucca and Pisa and is in a great spot to facilitate many day trips. You have to drive up a steep and twisting driveway to get to the house, so make sure your car has a high clearance or you won't make it up to the top. Once up there, the views from everywhere in the house are spectacular (you can see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the sea, a quaint villa, and sweeping views of the valley). The town of Pugnano is small and there are not many restaurants/markets within walking distance, which is probably the only negative I have about the stay. There are, however, plenty of places that are a short drive away. In short, the house was in a great spot and was very comfortable with very welcoming hosts. I would recommend it for anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and stylish with everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic week , stunning location , Convenient for trips to Pisa, the beach, Lucca, Florence and beautiful countryside. . Owners friendly and helpful , but equally non obtrusive . Brilliant "Eat at home " experience arranged by owners with food prepared and served with local wines at the house, simply superb! Thanks for a most memorable holiday

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A real an absolute pleasure and thank you so much for your kind words!
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Very pleasant stay, lovely location and great hosts

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and well presented. Set in a lovely location with amazing views and very friendly and welcoming hosts. Stayed here with our children who loved it too. Relaxing end to our holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr empfehlenswert

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus hat unsere Erwartungen weit übertroffen. Der Ausblick aus jedem Fenster und der Terrasse ist atemberaubend. Der Blick geht über Pisa und Livorno bis zur Küste, gesäumt von einer wunderschönen Berglandschaft. Lucca ist nur 10 Minuten Autofahrt entfernt. Pisa ca. 15 Minuten. Florenz ist in 1 h 20 Min. erreichbar. Der Pool ist sehr gepflegt, so wie das ganze Haus. Die Besitzer sind unglaublich service-orientiert. Sie boten an, Einkäufe für uns im Vorfeld zu machen, damit der Kühlschrank schon voll ist, wenn wir ankommen. Zudem hatten sie wertvolle Tipps für uns bezüglich Freizeitgestaltung mit Kindern, Restaurants, Strände, etc.. Die Atmosphäre war sehr herzlich und freundlich.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very convenient location with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The four of us rented the house for our first vacation in Tuscany. The house was exactly what we had expected - from the owners' description as well as the reviews. The drive up was a little nerve breaking, but it totally worth it once you get on top of the hill. The view is to die for - absolutely amazing! Luisa and Colin are very friendly hosts. We felt absolute privacy while staying at their guest house. The house was very clean and well equipped. We had everything we needed.

It is about 20 minutes drive from the Leaning Tower in Pisa, 20 minutes drive to the center of Lucca and 30 minutes drive to the beach (marina di Vecchiano).

We felt that we made a very good choice by staying at this property and will definitely recommend it to our friends. It was an amazing vacation and we hope that one day we will go back. Thanks Luisa and Colin!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Luisa taught English in a school near Pisa in 1986 and fell in love with the area. We returned, many times. We made lifelong friends and began to feel that this could be a new home and a new life. After 12 years of living and working in London, we decided to take the plunge, change direction and embrace the challenge of creating a new life. We wanted to be closer to nature, direct our own affairs and to live in a beautiful place with a decent climate. We found La Lucertola as a semi ruin, completely overgrown and crying out for some love and attention. We first fell in love with the incredible view and the prospect of living in the country but close to Pisa and the sea. The view is unique, breathtaking and truly inspiring. We can see The Leaning Tower, the coast and the islands of Capraia and Corsica. We overlook olive grove, forest, field and village. Overhead are birds of prey and the night sounds of owls. This place gives us inspiration and the energy to live a good and authentic life. We are happy to share this beauty and joy with our guests who over 14 years of operation wholeheartedly testify to the magic of this very special location. The houses are spacious, comfortable and well proportioned. One would happily live in them all year round - they are much more than a simple rental property - they are proper houses with a true sense of home.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : pisa at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : molina di quosa at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : livorno at 20 Kilometres Nearest Golf : tirrenia at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : ripafratta at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : lucca ovest at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : villa poschi at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : abetone at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : marina di vecchiano at 12 Kilometres Car: recommended

Nestled in its own private olive grove, accessed by its own private road, La Lucertola is a setting from heaven. Now in our 14th successful year, La Lucertola offers spectacular uninterrupted views over forest, field, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Mediterranean Sea in the distance all combining to make this a truly unique and enchanting location. The farmhouses are set on a hill and are reached by private road above the hamlet of Pugnano. Flowers, fireflies and jasmine blossom abound. The peace is punctuated only by birdsong. The ample space around the house is fun in which to lounge, explore, cook and play. The swimming pool enjoys views to infinity. The beaches are close by, less than 30 minutes away. Pisa and Lucca, both 20 minutes away and Florence just an hour - stay and play or go and explore - it's all on your door.

Other Activities: Rafting/Canoeing on the nearby River Serchio

Cookery courses at home

Cycle hire from Lucca - beautiful cycle paths along the River Serchio

Golf - within a 30 minute drive.

Horse Riding - San Rossore Maritime National Park 20 minutes away

Guided Day-Tours around Tuscany with food and wine included

Recording Studio - Sessions available by appointment

Ski: Abetone - good local skiing - 90 minute drive away.


Rental rates

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29 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
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20 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
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28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

There is a small local accommodation tax to be added and is calculated as follows: Each adult (over 18) pays €1.50 per day for a maximum of 5 nights. Each adult therefore pays a total of €7.50 per stay.

Please note that the rental price is charged in Euros € and therefore the amount that will be charged to your credit card will be the Euro € equivalent of your local credit card currency

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From the Owner

The view - irreplaceable and unique. And the place itself - beautiful and inspiring, relaxing and uplifting. From the first moment we looked out over the olive grove, into the fields and then onto the unmistakeable view of The Leaning Tower of Pisa we knew this was the place for us. Three houses, all with their own front doors. One for us and two for the guests - perfect! With the convenience of a country location and the amenities of Pisa and Lucca close to hand and Florence only an hour away. Also appealing to us is the easy proximity to beaches, mountains and rivers. We did not wish to be in an isolated position so the quick access to the airport, the motorway system and the national rail network without being able to see them or hear them was also important.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 110 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The main bathroom is tiled in soft stone grey with light coloured walls. The fittings are of the highest quality with Hans Grohe taps. There is a mirror and good lighting, shaver point and hair dryer. The bath is deep and inviting - ideal for a hot bath after a days hiking. There is a window overlooking the grotto area and the olive tree clad hillside above and behind the house. A lovely bathroom. The en suite bathroom has it's own balcony with views over the grove and onto Pisa, The Leaning Tower and Med - not many other bathrooms can boast a view over one of the architectural icons of the world. It has toilet and sink with mirror and lighting and shaver point. Again it is decorated with light coloured walls and has stone grey profiled tiles.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, can be split and made into twin beds as required
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, can be split and made into twin beds as required
  • This is a large, majestic and elegant bedroom with a balcony and en suite bathroom. The bed configuration can be either large double or twin. An extra bed or cot can also be made available for additional accommodation. Additionally there is a wardrobe, writing desk, mirror and seating. The flooring is terracotta tiling with rugs. The colour scheme is a stunning rhapsody of blue, complete with inspiringly beautiful Tuscan murals filling the whole of one wall. The views are breathtaking and the whole feel is one of freshness, cool and calm. All furnishings are of the highest standard. The second bedroom is also spacious and offers magnificent views over the olive grove, forest, valley below and Pisa, seven miles away. As with the master bedroom, the large double can be split and made into twins. An extra bed or cot can also be accommodated in the room if required. All furnishings are of the highest quality and the decor is relaxing and considered.


  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Given the nature of the internet, we would like to reassure you that we have been in business since 2002 and pride ourselves on complete honesty and transparency in all our dealings. We invite all enquirers to leave a telephone number along with their enquiry to enable us to call you back and establish direct contact with you if you so wish. The rental price includes gas, electricity bed, bath and kitchen linen. Please bring your own beach towels. The rental price also includes the cost of the final clean, saving an average of 80 Euros+ on the rental price. The rental price includes cut seasoned olive wood logs for the fireplace for use in colder weather and the barbecue and wood fired oven - perfect for trying your hand at making pizzas! The rental price includes gas central heating depending on season. The rental price includes free access to our allotment where you can enjoy seasonal herbs and veg including broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, courgettes and salad-lovely!

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