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Cosy holiday apartment with stunning sea views in the hills above Pietrasanta - Holiday Apartment BERNARDI

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

Description

Holiday Apartment BERNARDI

Holiday apartment BENARDI is situated on ground floor and first floor inside "Villa Bernardi e Giorgi". It´s offereing larger space, a larger open floor plan kitchen and a larger living area. The apartment is facing the Versilia Coast line with stunning views. The 2 storey apartment offers 5 sleeps, 2 double bed rooms and a convertibel sofabed for 1 person. There is a 2nd bathroom and a wardrobe for the 5th person on groundfloor. The private terrace on the lower garden section is shaded by awnings. Here is your dining table al fresco with stunning views to the sea.

The pool 8,00 by 4,00 m is for common use and has to be shared with guests of the holiday apartment GIORGI. The pool house is equipped with a outdoor fridge with cold beverages and a washing machine. The pool side terrace is furnished with outdoor sunbeds and deck chairs. There is shade under different umbrellas and huge shady trees.

The 2 apartments are ideal for families or friends travelling together.

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About the property

Villa Bernardi e Giorgi

In the hamlet "Bernardi e Giorgi", elevated in the foothills of the Tuscan Apuan Alps, however, only a few minutes to the beaches and towns of Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi and Lucca, lies a traditional Tuscan house made of local stone and chestnut beams, lovingly restored and furnished to the unique romantic Tuscan style of its former rural elegance.

The 3 storey "Villa Bernardi e Giorgi" , facing the Versilia coast line with stunning sea views offers just only 2 guest accommodation units with separate entrances, terraces and garden sections. It could be rented as well as an entire holiday villa for 8 sleeps

There are 2 options for bigger and smaller parties: 2 families or 2 couples travelling together:

2 separate self catering holiday apartments or the entire vacation villa.

With these options "Villa Bernardi e Giorgi" provides privacy for 2 couples or 2 families travelling together: each apartment is fully equipped with its own kitchens, its own bathrooms and its own living areas, its own garden spaces and terraces.

And if your family or party needs the entire Villa with upto 8 sleeps, there is a connecting door to combine the 2 single apartments to 1 entire house unit.

The apartments:

Apartment BERNARDI on groundfloor and on 1st floor with private garden and terrace, 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Apartment GIORGI on 2nd and on 3rd floor with private garden and roofed terrace, 2 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4: either 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 kids,

"Villa Bernardi e Giorgi" as an entire vacation house, 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8

The apartments are sharing a pool 8,00 x 4,00 m inmidst a manicured lawn, a pool terrace and a pool house.

How to get to Villa Bernardi e Giorgi:

A winding narrow country road takes you uphill, starting from Pietrasanta, traversing terraced farms with olive groves and passing unique hill top hamlets. Every day you pass up or down this road, one gets every single time new impressions of the beautiful landscape and the sea views.

At “Localitá Bernardi e Giorgi”, a cosy hamlet, nestled high up in the foothills of the Apuan Alps, you will leave your car at a secure parking and we will welcome and pick you up there.

Enjoy the short pleasant walk (150m) on a paved narrow road to the villa, whilst your luggage is transported on a three wheel Ape Tuk-Tuk to the villa. Your walk ends in front of an old Tuscan stone house inmidst the little hamlet “Bernardi e Giorgi”.

“Villa Bernardi e Giorgi” awaited its first guests in July 2016 after having been entirely renovated and lovingly restored, showing off old Tuscan materials and craftsmanship. So everything is new and immaticulate clean.

From its elevated position the Villa has a spectacular view of the Versilia Coast line between Lido di Camaiore and Forte dei Marmi. The sea can be seen from all the windows in the building including the loo, from all terraces and from the pool.. The isles of Capraia, Elba and even Corsica are visible on a clear day, as well as all the shipping traffic rolling in and out of Viareggio and Livorno harbours.

Apartment BERNARDI has got an private entrace through a garden gate , the garden and the terrace on the lower garden section, facing the sea to the South.

The terrace is close to the traditional Tuscan kitchen with old brass bowls and handmadeterracotta tiles which has been lovingly restored and furnished in the typical Tuscan style using old materials and craftsmanship.

The outside terrace, shaded by an awning, will be your favourite outdoor eating place, where you will stay most of the time, even on rainy days, which are rare from mid June to mid September. There is as well an eating place indoor in the open floor plan kitchen.

The living aria inside and the open floor plan kitchen is a 35 sqm unit, finished with an old terracotta tile floor, walls made of stone from the surrounding mountains and ceilings showing off their old chestnut beams. The living is furnished with a couch, a convertible sofabed, TV, carpets and an open fireplace.

An entrance leads to another section of the living area, a separate room with a wardrobe, mural paintings and space for indoor games. Or leave just your luggage there

A set of narrow stairs takes you to the main floor, where two bedrooms share a central bathroom. Both rooms are newly furnished in a shabby chic style, matching the old Tuscan ceilings and floors perfectly.

The beds are new queen size double beds with comfortable orthopaedic matresses. Everything has been entirely made up in keeping with the old materials and the traditional Tuscan craftsmanship.

The bathroom is equipped with glass cabin walk in shower, vanity and toilet.

The garden (500sqm) with its pool (8,00 x 4.00 m x 1.2 m in depth (unheated) as well as the terrace in front of the pool is to be shared with guests of Apartment GIORGI.

The pool terrace is equipped with umbrellas, sun beds and deckchairs: A pool house provides an outdoor fridge for cool berverages at the pool. There is also plenty of natural shade under huge trees.

Garden tables and rattan chairs and sofas one the lower terrace are placed close to the kitchen, providing you with a perfect Alfesco style outdoor dining area. Wi Fi is provided in all rooms and on the terrace.

The Apartment GIORGI has got an own entrance at the other side of the villa, A huge Bougainvillea gives shade onto the upper garden section, close to the entrance of apartment GIORGI. There is a roofed, shaded terrace with an outdoour eating place and outdoour couches and seats, facing the pool and the garden with its manicured lawn.

The kitchen of apartment GIORGI is fully equipped, besides a dishwasher. The washing machine, belonging to apt. GIORGI is in the little poolhouse, closeby.

On 75 sqm apt. GIORGI offers a living with an open fire place, two double bedrooms with queensize beds and a bathroom with a walking shower.

All the bedrooms and the bathroom have got spectacular sea views. The roofed terrace, however, is facing the pool with its poolhouse and the garden.

The smaller bedroom is meant for 1 adult or 2 kids instead.

For further information see description of apt. BERNARDI above.

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Owner
Thomas Ruemmele
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, Italian, Polish
Calendar last updated:
6 June, 2017

About Thomas Ruemmele

Whe we first came to this Tuscan region "Versilia Coast" about 17 years ago we fell in love with the rolling hills infront of the majestic mountains of the Apuan Alps so close to the sea. There is everything in abundance: nature, culture, stunning views, tipical Tuscan kitchen in rural and elegant restaurants and a neverending option of things to do, to see, to enjoy.

You can play golf in one of the most beautiful golf clubs in Italy, you can shop in elegant boutiques at Forte dei Marmi, you can mix with the rich and important models, film stars and soccer player of Milan, Firenze and Rome or you could do all kind of sports at the beaches and ontop of the mountains.

Culture, art, history and architecture are everwhere: the art ateliers in Pietrasanta, the medieval cities Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Sarzana and countless others. Or take a boat to The Cinque Terre, a train to Florence or Rome or relax in the garden and on the beaches doing "dolce-far-niente" as the italians do.

Thomas Ruemmele purchased this apartment in 2014

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Notes

Linen, towels, pool towels and final cleaning are included. Electricity and gas have to be paid extra upon consumption (meters)


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Camaiore in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30 / Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Glas walk-in showers, vanities, toilets, heating, towel rack, hair dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofabed in living area with own bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The two apartment Holiday "Villa Bernardi e Giorg" is ideal for two families travelling together. Each of the families will get an own apartment for itself, providing privacy. There are the oprtions: staying together or keeping apart.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Wonderful and so special!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Georgi. The apartment was beautiful, charming but modern and impeccably decorated and clean. The kitchen was perfect for our family. The bathrooms were great, as was the living room. We used the washer several times which was so helpful. Thomas was incredibly responsive and helpful - his restaurant recommendations were exceptionally good - from the local pizza place to a villa in the hills with a high end restaurant, we loved every one of his choices, they were all so special and felt like local spots, not touristy at all. We also really loved the location being a short drive to Pietrasanta, the beaches, Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, and Lucca. The actual location of the apartment was spectacular - amazing views from every window and an awesome and fun drive up and down the hills each day. We really felt so lucky to have found this place and hope we can return!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Property in a Secluded Location

  • 4 of 5

There really is so much to like about this beautiful property, but we did have some issues that stopped this being a 5 star review. One of our top criteria was a place with wifi. The listing said it had wifi (restricted data) in all rooms and on the lower terrace. Out of a 7 day stay, we actually had 1 day and 2 hours of wifi with a very weak signal. This was a big issue for our 17 year daughter. The wifi is not up to the job of streaming anything and basic browsing was a challenge. If we had known this before, we would have booked elsewhere.

Between the 2 bedrooms we had a bathroom. The overflow on the toilet ran for 5 days and nights after we told the manager, and it was only due to a visit from the local water authority that it was fixed. The continual noise at night was not enjoyable! Similarly, the local bells chimed every hour and half hour throughout the night.

Regarding the ‘maximum privacy’, the manager had family staying during our visit. They used the upper terrace near the pool for morning and evening meals. They were lovely and we enjoyed many a conversation with them, but it was not the maximum privacy we expected or wanted. The walls between the manager’s property and ours were divided by a curtained door. Every conversation was clearly audible and it was as though they were in the room with us. Given the price of the villa, we strongly feel that the wifi, overflow and privacy issues were unreasonable.

Now on to the good stuff! The villa itself was faultless. It was immaculately clean, very tastefully decorated and had all the facilities and more that we could need. There was plenty of room for the three of us and the villa was cool enough regardless of the wonderful 32º temperatures. The pool was unheated but this was a good thing! It was great to cool down in. The garden had lemon and plum trees and was beautiful. On the night we arrived, we were very fortunate to see the annual village procession and festival, which ended in a spectacular firework display over the mountains. As for the mountains, the views were incredible - despite the large pylon in the garden next door which is missing from the photos. The 'adventure' of a drive to the villa is not for the faint-hearted. It is 15+ minutes of blind corners and hairpin bends, with sheer drops on one side and walls on the other. This is a great place to stay if you don’t mind the drive. It really is lovely and there is plenty around within a reasonable driving distance.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear anonymous guests, Thank you for your review, which we are not willing to accept without a counter statement, to make things crystal clear. Here it is: At the first sight it seems that you did not enjoy your stay with us at all - listing up all those negative issues above. But you gave us, inspite of all the "lows", 4 stars out of 5 stars. It´s hardly to understand! Obviously the "highs" must have predominated your stay totally. No one of our previous guests critized neither the noise of the church bells and of our manager Michel Reolon, living next to you. And no one complained of the narrow windy road. Our advert tells you everything: the windy road, the 2nd apartment in the house, the position in a little hamlet. If you don´t like church bells and windy roads you should not come to Tuscany. And stunning sea views you will get only from an elevated position. The private terraces of the 2 apartments are on different levels and on different sides of the villa, one is facing the sea, the other one is facing the mountains. There is withot any doubt a maximum of privacy, concerning the fact, that you have rented an apartment and not an entire house. And you knew it before. We are offering as well vacation houses, but prices for entire houses are much higher. We pointed out before, that our capacity of internet access / Wilan is restricted, since we do not have a telephone landline and we recommended the purchase of a SIM card. Our Vodafone router provided you 20 Gigas. Our previous guests used 2 Gigas on average a week. Your 17 years old daughter who stayed most of the time of her Tuscan holidays in bed, used them all up with downloading and streaming services within a day! We have paid a fortune for it. What a poor life, what a poor world, if Tuscany with its culture, history, landscapes, beaches and mountains counts obviously nothing. Staying in bed in Tuscany and complaining... We, however, appreciate guests who are sharing the charme of the house and Tuscany´s beauty.
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5

Schönes Haus mit toller Umgebung und Meerblick

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus wurde liebevoll renoviert. Alles atmet den Charme eines alten Landhauses mit allem modernen Komfort.

Das Haus liegt in einem kleinen Dorf mit ein paar Nachbarhäusern direkt auf einem alten Gut in den Bergen. Von der Terrasse - und aus dem Pool - hat man einen herrlichen Blick auf die Orte im Tal und das Meer.

Das Haus ist sehr gut ausgestattet und wenn etwas fehlte (es ist neu renoviert) hat Michel der Manager immer schnell geholfen. Er arbeitet auf der oberen Terrasse und ist daher immer gut zu erreichen und hat viele gute Tipps aus der Gegend.

Der Pool ist sehr schön - die Bilder sagen ja alles - und man kann hier im Garten wirklich wunderbar den Tag verbringen. Da es sehr heiß im August war, haben wir viel mehr Zeit am Pool verbracht, als bei Touren in der Umgebung.

Das Meer, Pisa, Lucca und ein paar kleine, näher liegenden Dörfer, sind aber leicht zu erreichen. Nur auf dem Weg nach Hause in die Berge muss man wieder die kleine, kurvige Straße den Berg hoch fahren - bis zu unserem Haus.

Wir haben uns immer sehr wohl gefühlt - in den Bergen und in der wunderbaren Natur dort.

Die Trattoria im Ort ist sehr rustikal, serviert ausgezeichnetes Essen und ist leicht zu Fuß zu erreichen. Für viele weitere Restaurants in der Gegend haben Thomas und Michel gute Empfehlungen. Das Parken des Autos ist kein Problem - es ist nur ein kurzer Spaziergang mit weniger als 100 m.

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und würden definitiv wieder hierher kommen.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Toll renoviertes Haus in ruhiger Lage mit traumhaftem Blick

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus wurde sehr liebevoll renoviert. Alles atmet den Charme eines alten Landhauses mit allem modernen Komfort.

Das Haus liegt in einem kleinen Weiler in den Bergen. Von der Terasse - und aus dem Pool - hat man einen grandiosen Blick über die Touristenorte im Tal und das Meer.

Wenn etwas fehlte (es ist ja neu renoviert) konnte Michel der Manager uns immer schnell helfen. Er arbeitet auf der oberen Terasse und ist somit immer schnell erreichbar und gibt auch gerne Tipps für die Umgebung.

Der Pool ist sehr schön - die Bilder sagen ja eigentlich alles - und mit den schönen Schattenplätzen man kann wunderbar den Tag dort verbringen. Da es bei uns im August sehr heiß war, haben wir somit viel mehr Zeit hier verbracht, als bei Ausflügen in die Umgebung.

Das Meer, Pisa, Lucca und ein paar kleine, näher gelegene Orte sind aber schnell zu erreichen. Nur auf der Heimfahrt in die Berge geht es natürlich wieder über die kleine, kurvige Straße nach oben - in unseren Ort. Hier haben wir uns immer sehr wohl gefühlt - mitten in den Bergen und in der Natur.

Die Trattoria im Ort ist sehr urig, bietet leckeres Essen und ist gemütlich zu Fuß zu erreichen. Für viele weiter Restaurants in der Gegend haben Thomas und Michel gute Empfehlungen. Das Parken vom Auto ist kein Problem - nicht direkt am Haus, aber keine 100m bequem zu gehen.

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und kommen gerne wieder.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen lieben Dank für Ihre tolle Bewertung unseres Hauses. Es freut uns sehr, dass Sie Ihren Aufenthalt in unserer Villa Berardi e Giorgi so genossen haben und Sie sich sehr wohlfühlten. Wir haben das Haus mit viel Liebe zum Detail unter Verwendung alter toscanischer Materialien und landestypischer Handwerkskunst umgestaltet und renoviert. Die Italiener lassen ihre historischen Gebäude eher verfallen... Wenn es nicht uns Deutsche und die Engländer gäbe ! Die gewundene Strasse von Pietrasanta nach Monteggiori und La Culla ist für uns keine Mühe sondern ein tägliches Erlebnis: Je nach Jahreszeit und Licht zeigen sich Meer und Himmel in wechselnden, intensiven Farben. Und die kleinen Örtchen Monteggiori und Santa Lucia inmitten von Olivenhainen sind wahrlich pittoresk. Manchmal ist auch der Weg das Ziel...
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5

We do enjoy our stay

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons vraiment apprécié notre séjour à La Culla : quiétude, vue magnifique sur les hauteurs de Pietrasanta, appartement/maison très bien équipée.

Nous avons été très bien accueillis, Michele s'est montré à la fois discret et soucieux de notre bien-être.

Si nous le pouvons nous y reviendrons pour de prochaine vacances.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Pisa Galileo Galilei
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
La Culla
Nearest Ferry
42 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Versilia Golf Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Pietrasanta, Viareggio
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Pietrasanta, Camaiore, Exit Versilia / Camaiore
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
La Culla, "Da Luciano"
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Marina di Pietrasanta, Lido di Camaiore
Car: necessary

Villa Bernardi e Giorgi is situated in the mountains 430 m above sea level, overlooking the Versilia Coast from Livorno to La Spezia.

On clear weather conditions you ccan see the islands of Capraia, Elba Corsica, even the coastline of Southern France!

A small windy road takes you uphill from Pietrasanta heading to La Culla whilst passing olive groves, little medieval hamlets like Monteggiori and Santa Lucia. The views along this countryside road are goorgious. The colours of the sea are different every day. The journey is the reward !

The little paved street inside the hamlet "Bernardi and Giorgi" ontop of the hills is, however, too narrow for midsize cars in order to get directly to the house with a car. to get We recommend to leave the car at a public parking lot and to walk by foot to the villa, while we are taking care of your luggage with our 3-wheel Tuk-Tuk Ape.

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