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Stunning Tuscany Farmhouse Villa & apartments with private swimming pool - Apartment Maestrale

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,173 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking



Apartment Maestrale

Apartment Maestrale is on two floors. On the ground floor it has its private entrance and living areas whilst the two bedrooms both with en suite shower rooms are on the first floor. The lounge is very well furnished in traditional style and has a large settee and two armchairs in front of a traditional wood burning fireplace. It is separated by a low wall from the well fitted kitchen and dining room. All the rooms have traditional beamed ceilings and terracotta floors. They are well furnished with colourful rugs, pretty curtains and lots of pictures on the walls giving the apartment a very warm atmosphere. The apartment has its own area in the garden with table and chairs and sun umbrella.

About the property

Podere il Giurato Farmhouse

Podere Il Giurato

The ancient farmhouse which is almost 100 years old was renovated in 1983 and lovingly restored in the traditional rustic style, in total harmony with the surrounding countryside: the main building is also home to the owners.

The apartments are surrounded by beautiful tendered grounds and a pleasant swimming pool which is open from May to October.

Also available for guests, a wood oven, and children's play area, barbecue and covered parking for each apartment.

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Paola & Stefano

Thank you so much for your generosity and for providing us with very comfortable and well located accommodation.

We had a great holiday. The apartment was just what we needed and your gardens were delightful.

We will certainly be recommending you to our friends.

Have a good summer

Fond Regards,


Thank you for such a warm welcome and making us feel at
Nov 2007
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The arrival/departures must take place as follows:
Arrival: Saturday between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Departure: Saturday between 8a.m. and.09.00 a.m.
Service include: Wi-Fi Weekly change of towels and bed linen. Final cleaning. Water, electricity and gas. Use of washing machine ad iron. Use of swimming pool and garden. Use of barbecue end external oven.
Sun beds at poolside. Ping pong. One unguarded


Accommodation and facilities for Apartment Maestralein Fauglia in Province of Pisa

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1173 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • First Floor: Bedroom with double bed, Bedroom with double bed and 2 single beds, 2 en suite shower rooms with shower cubicle with basin and w.c.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Ground Floor: Living room with window/door opening on to garden, lounge area with settee, armchairs, satellite television and fireplace separated by a low wall from the kitchen/dining room with window/door opening on to garden, kitchen area with hob with 4 gas rings, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, filter coffee maker and dining area with table and chairs. WC and basin. First Floor: Bedroom with double bed, Bedroom with double bed and 2 single beds,+ 1 double bed 2 en suite shower rooms with shower cubicle with basin and WC. Cot on request. Central heating. Use of washing machine. Use of computer and internet connection. Security box a and system inside the apartment Own area in the garden with table and chairs and sun umbrella. Barbecue for communal use. Swimming pool. Enclosed covered parking.


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Apartment Maestrale
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Podere il Giurato

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Podere il Giurato with my husband, sister and brother in law. We had a fantastic time and loved our accommodation and the surrounds. Our hosts were friendly and made us feel most welcome. I would recommend this place most highly and will be going again. Everything was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: October 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elisabeth & Co, many thanks for your kindness!! We both have nice memories of you..and we are glad that you'd spend a great holiday in our holiday home! Please remember..you are always wellcome!! Love Paola & Stefano
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Rhewl, near Ruthin, North Wales

Touch of class in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a fabulous week staying at Apartment Maestrale at Podere Il Giurato, a beautifully restored Tuscan farmhouse in gorgeous grounds in easy reach of Pisa, Livorno, Florence, Lucca and other gems.

The accommodation was comfortable and well appointed with a huge pool, BBQ, even a pizza oven and a friendly baker who called each morning. Just down the road Fauglia is a pretty village with some nice shops and restaurants.

But what really made it special was our host, Paola Mancini, for whom nothing was too much trouble - she met us at the airport to guide us in the dark, recommended places to go, restaurants and even lent us her iPad to use as a sat nav which was an absolute godsend.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peter and friends, i want to express sincere gratitude for your five star review and for staying in our House.It has been a gret honuor to welcome you.I could not be more grateful for your words regarding our place and our amenities.I want all of my guestst to feel like at home .I thank you for your compliments one more time.I hope it won’t be long until we welcome you back at Podere il Giurato Warmest regards, Paola
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Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I stayed here in June 2013, and everything about the apartment and the owners were absolutely brilliant. Paola was so extremely welcoming and friendly.

She offered to drive to the airport when we arrived and waited while we sorted out our hire car, so we could follow her to the apartment, rather than risk getting lost. It was my first time driving 'on the other side of the road' and took so much pressure off me!

As it was quite late when we arrived, she had very kindly left out home-made pizza for us, which was a welcome and tasty treat after all our travelling.

The accommodation was first class. It was very well-equipped and had everything, and more, than we expected.

There was a lovely BBQ area and terrace to sit and relax. In the evening it was lovely to look out for and listen to hundreds of fireflies, or take a dip in the pool, which was beautifully lit up in the evening.

It was one of the most relaxing holidays we've had and will definitely be back in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, i'm really impressed of your kind words. I'm really satisfied that you spent a gret holiday at our place...that's what i want...Happy guests!!! Many thanks again and i wish to welcome you again and again. Love Paola
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Heidelberg, Germany (US Military)

Most Relaxing Vacation in Years!!!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6 (three boys and a girl) and the grounds around the apartment made for the best "backyard" a kid could ask for. We took day trips each day (Florence, Siena, Pisa, Cinque Terre, the beach) but loved to come back "home" to our little slice of heaven. We had plenty of room to stretch out and relax. We enjoyed the ping-pong table, the foosball table, the pool and the beautiful weather. The grounds around the apartment are great for playing soccer and we were able to save money cooking our own food though we did enjoy some of the local cuisine. Paola was the perfect host and extremely helpful. She showed us where to park in Florence, helped us get tickets to the Uffizi, and even helped me get the bar-b-q lit! This was my first time booking through HomeAway but I'm sold! This was a vacation we will never forget due in large part to our wonderful accommodations and our gracious host! Next time we're bringing family and friends!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David and Family, many thanks for your kindness...your words make me fell very happy, becouse you spend a great holiday in Podere il Giurato.I hope t to see you again .....God bless you Ciao Paola
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Winchester, Hampshire, Uk

Our stay in the Maestrale Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four (2 adults and 2 girls of 11 and 9) and had an absolutely wonderful 10 days in the Maestrale apartment in late October. The apartment is clean, spacious, well furnished and cosy with a real rustic charm. The kitchen is so well equipped that we actually spent most evenings in cooking our own food. It is part of the Podere Il Giurato complex and is set in lovely farmland with horses in the fields and an extensive garden around the apartments which the children loved. They also loved playing with the owners' dogs and cat. We even saw a family of wild boar cross the track in front of us when we were driving back to the apartment one evening!

The best think about the apartment and our holiday was the friendship and hospitality of our hosts, Paola and Stefano. They made us feel at home from the start and were so relaxed and helpful that everything ran like clockwork and the atmosphere was perfect. We would definitely recommend staying at Paola's to anyone else and we are thinking of a return trip ourselves.

Although in a rural setting you are within striking distance of the lovely village of Fauglia at the top of the hill. You can get your morning croissant from here and it is a 4km walk or drive from the apartment. Do try the amazing restaurant of La Gattaiola in Fauglia. The owner is a real character and serves the most amazing pasta dishes in an atmoshperic setting.

The apartment is also a good base from which to explore the rest of Tuscany. You are only three of four kilometres away from the main FILIPI (Firenze-Livorno-Pisa) motorway that takes you to most of the major cities and Chianti wine region.

Thanks again Paola and Stefano for a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2010
  • Date of Stay: October 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warsaw, mazowieckie, Poland

Next holidays I will spend in this excelent place

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful time. Paola is very friendly and helpfully. The apartment, pool and surroundings were very nice. I think that next holidays we will spend in this excellent place. Ciao Paola !!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Batlomeij many thanks for you kind words...and for the great review. I'm really happy to know that you spend a nice holiday to our place, and moreover to see you again netx year. Love Paola
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Pisa 'Galileo Galilei'Airport
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Pisa -Genova-Firenze
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Tirrenia (Pisa) is the neareste sandy beach
Car: necessary

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