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Holiday villa with pool in Tuscany, stunning view near the beach and art cities - I Gelsi

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Charming 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom villa with pool, viewing Tuscan rolling hills

La Casetta is a traditional, although entirely refurbished, charming villa with pool located on a hill-top, surrounded by olive trees and enjoying breathtaking views over the Tuscan countryside.

The house, surrounded by a large, tended garden, enjoys beautiful views extending from Pisa and the Apuane alps to the hills surrounding Leghorn and the sea beyond.

The property is a real relaxing oasis, with rabbits playing within the lawns early in the morning and in the evening, and buzzards flying over.

There is Wi-Fi internet connection, air conditioning can be provided in the bedrooms.

The comfortable living area has many French windows overlooking the garden, there is a dedicated room for the TV, equipped with DVD player too and Hi-Fi.

All rooms are spacious, furnished with coloured fabrics, each served by its own bathroom, three are en-suite.

The 16-meter swimming pool, which area is fenced, offers pleasant refreshment in the hotter months of the year.

The large lawn facing the house is ideal for yoga exercise.

La Casetta’s proximity to numerous places of natural and cultural interest as well as sporting facilities make it the ideal place to enjoy an unforgettable holiday. Numerous golf courses, can be easily reached. Close to art cities, Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Volterra are repectively 20,40 and 50 minutes by car, the Cinque Terre can be easily reached for daily trips too.

The property is ideal for a relaxing holiday with friends as well as for family holidays.

La Casetta is a child friendly property, ideal for families with kids, a large lawn right in front of the house is perfect for kids to play and the pool area is fenced.

The property is ideally located on a quiet and panoramic hill-top, with amazing views over the country side.

Pisa's international airport, reached by low cost airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair, is reachable in 20 minutes by car.

Major cultural destinations as well as the seaside lie just behind the corner.

Upon request, I am happy to provide a sort of concierge service booking wine tours in some of the best Italian wineries next to Bolgheri (San Guido, Ornellaia, Argentiera just to mention some, are reachable in abt 30-35 mins from the property) and restaurants, as well as providing tips for tailor made daily trips.

The large and plain lawns in front of the house and by the pool make La Casetta di Castell'Anselmo the ideal place for yoga retreats in Tuscany.

Guests looking for the perfect Tuscan holiday, can combine their stay at La Casetta, in the countryside and near the coast, with some days spent in the heart of Florence, into a gorgeous apartment located behind the Duomo, decorated with frescoes and dating back to the 16th Century, Residenza della Pergola. Ask me for more info.

More Details

Details for holiday farmhouse I Gelsi, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

The I Gelsi apartment spreads over two floors.

The ground floor is composed of an entrance hall, a large and comfortable sitting room with fire-place, a dining area, a study (with TV, dvd player and stereo), a fully equipped kitchen with fire-place and a guest bathroom.

The bright living area features many French windows facing the garden. The first floor is composed by one twin bedroom served by a shower room, two double bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom (one which Jacuzzi tub, the other with shower), a small sitting room with sofa-bed (French size when open) and an independent entrance accessed from an outside staircase. The apartment is extremely charming, with mainly antique furnishings and modern comfort.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have a real passion for gardening and I enjoyed learning about interior design while refurbishing the house, in 2005. I then started renting it out and I liked establishing friendly relations with my guests, from all over the world. I can also say I'm in business as I worked for an agency that rents holiday villas in Italy for almost 3 years. Every year I do my best in order to renew the house and improve it. I love the region and my house particularly! I do all the best in order to help my guests enjoying their holiday at La Casetta as much as possible, giving all sort of tips for daily trips, good restaurants and other useful information.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a great vacation at your beautiful house!

I loved to be here in Italy, everything has been great.

The dogs are so cute, the pool is huge.
Jun 2014
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16 Reviews

4.8
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

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Unwinding in the Tuscan hills

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at I Gelsi for eleven nights with our family of three children. It is a stunning house, classically furnished, extremely comfortable and with its own quiet, relaxed rhythm. We loved the sounds of the surrounding countryside, the children adored the lovely pool, and the wonderfully hospitable family were on hand at all times to help (in perfect English!) with all our enquiries. Federica's suggestion of a typical Tuscan restaurant at Coltano and Il Fattoria at Laura were top scorers with us. The house's location made for easy access to Florence, Lucca and of course, the marvellous Tower of Pisa, which is a must. I Gelsi is obviously a home rather than just a house. We would like to have stayed longer, but we came home completely relaxed - is there any higher recommendation? Thank you Federica, Sabrina and Mama!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Padraic, it was a real pleasure for us to have you and your family at I Gelsi and I'm happy you could enjoy the house and the area!! Many thanks, Federica
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5

Amazing villa & pictures don't do it justice

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Federica and her family for being such great hosts - from the moment we arrived till we left the whole family enjoyed the stay and fantastic views !! The Villa is better than the pictures showed and pool is HUGE !! Highly recommended and we look forward to returning in the future !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thanks for the lovely review! I enjoyed hosting you and your party and I am happy you spent a nice holiday here. If you want to come back, I will be happy to share more tips about this beautiful area and suggest more things to do and places to visit! Ciao, Federica
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A wonderful week in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at La Casetta di Castell'Anselmo in early May this year. This is a wonderful location for a vacation in the Tuscany region of Italy. La Casetta, located on the top of a hill, provides stunning views of the Tuscan country side. It was amazing to sit outside in the morning and evenings gazing at the vistas with the fragrance coming from the roses and other flowering plants. Sitting in the middle of several hectares of property there are olive trees, vineyards and gardens surrounding the house.

The house is large, elegant and very comfortable. I Gelsi, the unit we rented, has a large eat-in kitchen, large dining room, living room, media room and several sitting areas, three bedrooms, swimming pool and BBQ. It is well equipped, and beautifully decorated.

La Casetta is located in the middle of wine country. The owners, Federica and Francesa, are friendly and helpful and are willing to assist with information about the area, make arrangements for wine tours and provide recommendations of places to visit and directions to locations. We used I Gelsi as a home base to make day trips to places of interest in the area, including Pisa, Lucca, Livorno, Florence, Bolgheri, Volterra, a stunning beach and others.

In retrospect, we should have planned to stay longer. We considered this to be a rare find, fully enjoyed our stay and highly recommend I Gelsi. Federica, Francesca, thank you from all of us for your hospitality, you made our first trip to Tuscany an amazing experience and we hope to have the opportunity to return in the future.

Rod and Cathy, Terry and Lenora

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Here I know how to answer and I am really happy that you spent your holiday at La Casetta! I enjoyed the lovely dinner that Cathy and Lenora cooked with mom's support and the nice chat with Rod and Terry in the garden while ladies were cooking! If you decide to come and visit us again we will welcome you with open arms!!!
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5

Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super!

  • 5 of 5

Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super sympa. Paysage reposant, position stratégique pour visites culturelles, culinaires et promenades dans la campagne toscane. Encore merci pour l'accueuil chalereux de Federica!!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super!

  • 5 of 5

Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super sympa. Paysage reposant, position stratégique pour visites culturelles, culinaires et promenades dans la campagne toscane. Encore merci pour l'accueuil chalereux de Federica!!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super!

  • 5 of 5

Sublime, idéal avec des enfants. Proprio super sympa. Paysage reposant, position stratégique pour visites culturelles, culinaires et promenades dans la campagne toscane. Encore merci pour l'accueuil chalereux de Federica!!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Well, it belongs to my family, we decided to refurbish it completely and if at the beginning it seemed to be an Epic venture, it slowly became something concrete and amusing. I enjoyed choosing the plants for the garden and the furnishings and up to now, all our guests appreciated these efforts. You can see it is not just a house available for rentals, we care about it and we are happy when our guests feel the same.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 23 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Torretta Vecchia at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno/Leghorn at 15 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Tirrenia at 29 Kilometres Nearest Train : Livorno Centrale/Central Leghorn at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Collesalvetti at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Torretta Vecchia at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Castiglioncello at 23 Kilometres Car: necessary

Tuscany is famous for both its natural and its artistic heritage. Many places of artistic interest can be easily reached from Castell’Anselmo. Livorno is a charming seaside town, founded by the Medici family and still dotted with fosses and fortresses dating back to those times. The town also has a large number of Liberty style villas. Lovers of the Macchiaioli school should not miss the Fattori Museum where many works by Macchiaioli painters are displayed. Pisa with its leading tower is only a 15 minute drive; Lucca can be reached in 40 minutes; both Volterra and Florence lie approximately 50 minutes from the farmhouse. Numerous sporting activities, from hang-gliding (within the farm) to horse riding, golf and trekking are available nearby. The sea is just behind the hills, Calafuria, Castiglioncello and Quercianella lie 20 minutes away from the farm, it takes 45 minutes to get to Forte dei Marmi.

Other Activities: hang-gliding

Golf: Numerous golf courses, some of which are quite famous, can be easily reached from the farmhouse:

Cosmopolitan Golf & Country Club - Tirrenia, 18 holes, 29 km (30 minutes)

Golf Club Tirrenia, 9 holes, 29 km (30 minutes)

Castel Falfi - Montatone (Pontedera), 18 holes, 58 km (40 minutes)

Versilia Golf Club, 18 holes, 68 km (45 minutes)

Montecatini Golf Club - Montecatini, 18 holes, 86 km (54 minutes)

L'Ugolino - Florence, 18 holes (1 hour and 10 minutes)

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
LOW SEASON
5 Nov 2016 - 24 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,189
for 5 nights
£1,598
 
 
MID SEASON
25 Mar 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,490
for 5 nights
£2,018
 
 
HIGH SEASON
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,102
for 7 nights
£2,102
 
 
MID SEASON
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,429
for 5 nights
£1,934
 
 
LOW SEASON
4 Nov 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,189
for 5 nights
£1,598
 

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £168
Pet Fee £42
Refundable Damage Deposit £420

Eventual heating expenses are charged in addition to the rental rate at cost. Air-conditioning in the bedrooms can be provided upon request through movable conditioners and an additional cost of Euro 50,00 per week shall apply.
Upon request, a cook service is available at extra cost, contact me for menu and info.

Advance 30% upon confirmation, balance 70% to be paid 60 days before the arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The location is quiet and secluded and, at the same time, close to many interesting places. The views are relaxing, all guests feel it's not just a house for rent, it's my family's house. The location is ideal to relax and its proximity to art cities as Pisa, Lucca, Florence, the Cinque Terre, to the best Tuscan wineries (San Guido, Ornellaia, Terriccio just to mention some) and to the sea make it the strategic starting point for daily trips. I am happy to provide a sort of 'concierge service' to my guests assisting them with suggestions and making reservations, I also enjoy cooking and can prepare Tuscan meals (this last, as an extra though). My true passions are the garden and the proximity to a couple of spots where I can do some kitesurfing and SUP (Stand Up Paddling) as well as biking. Guests looking for a long lasting benefit and full relax, may be happy to know that, upon request, we can organize yoga camps in collaboration with trusted and renowned Yoga schools. Ask me for more details!

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 270 m²

Bathrooms

  • Green bathroom - Toilet, Jacuzzi, Bidet, not a large one
  • Stripes bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Twin's bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Guests toilet - Toilet, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Green bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, Very spacious room
  • Stripes bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, Extremely cosy
  • Twin's bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Studio - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedrooms have all been carefully furnished with nice tissues and antique pieces of furniture. Both double bedrooms can be converted into twin bedrooms upon request. Upon request, a cot is available for kids, cot linen (for hygienic reason) is not provided.

Outside

  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Cook service, daily maid service and baby sitting can be provided upon request, at extra cost. Air conditioning in the bedrooms can be provided through movable conditioners at extra Euro 50 per week .

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