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Farmhouse, Charming Location, Pool, Private Outside Area, Near Pisa - Alba (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/5)

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights


Alba (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/5)

Located on the ground floor, the apartment Alba (4+1; 70 square meter) has a very large private outside eating area. The living room and connected kitchen have a panoramic view of the countryside trough the balcony door.

The apartment has the following features: wide living room with a well-equipped kitchen with oven, fridge with freezer and a sofa-bed, 1 generous bedroom with double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, bathroom with the large shower. High standard outdoor wooden table & chairs, free wi-fi internet access.

The typical Tuscany terra cotta floors is throughout the living room and the bathroom while the rooms are in parquet of our olive trees. The outside sunset terrace of 80 square meter is fournished of BBQ with table, chairs and lounge seatings.

It is a favourite choice for families or groups of friends.

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About the property

Holiday apartments near Pisa

Four lovely apartments and a spectacular pool enjoys a stunning Pisa’s hills view. In an excellent location situated on the ground and first floor in a nice villa-farmhouse with beautiful swimming pool (12x6m), away from traffic. Podere Costantino is located at the heart of Tuscany, it gives access to the best the region has to offer: beauties of nature, unique artistic treasures of cities such as Pisa, Volterra and San Gimignano (30 km), Florence, Siena, Lucca (45km) and at only 40km from the seacoast. Podere Costantino can host you in one of its four comfortable and relaxing apartments. The apartments are wide, spacious and bright, provided of all comfort, self-standing heating system, wireless, kitchen with oven, barbecue, satellite TV with all the usual Italian channels, plus CNN and BBC 24 and private parking lot. Each apartment is direct on a private garden with table and chairs to enable dining and relaxation. Please link to our personal website.

Mara Turini
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Mara Turini

My name is Mara, I live in Tuscany with my husband and my family. We are always respectful of your privacy and we want all our guests of all ages to feel free, happy and relaxed. My husband and I both work in the country, we produce biological fruits and vegetables and have really fallen in love with the country. My daughter Susanna follows the booking of the apartments.

Mara Turini purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Mara Turini chose Pisa area

We love Morrona because it's a really peaceful place to stay providing fantastic facilities of the area. It gives access to the most important cities such as Pisa, Florence, Siena, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano and, furthermore, it is at only 40 km from the seacoast. The area is easily accessible since Pisa airport is very close and it can be reached in half hours by car.

What makes this apartment unique

Now, in our 9th successful year, we are really satisfied and our guests enthusiast! Our guests appreciate and enjoy the outside dining relaxing in their private terrace. During the week we are pleased to offer you biological fruits and vegetables of our production (strawberries, cherries, apricots, peaches, figs, prune and grapes). At the guests arrival we are happy to offer you some typical tuscan dishes. We provide towels and linen so you can travel light.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'I would strongly recommend this apartment. A friend and I stayed for a week and were made to feel really welcome, from a surprise meal prepared for us on the 1st night to the bread and strawberries that arrived at regular intervals we felt really special. The apartment was even better than expected from the advert and was spotlessly clean. The apartment is ideally situated to visit all the hill towns in Northern Tuscany. We are still already planning next year's visit. Thank you Mara and your family for a wonderful holiday' Elaine and Julie from Cambridgeshire, England.

'We had a fantastic week. The apartment was lovely. It had everything we needed and more. Your hospitality was also fantastic. The oil and strawberries and eggs and cake and food all brilliant, we will not forget your kindness. You made us very welcome. We have told many people about the lovely week we had with you. Hopefully we will return next year.' Jessica and Alan from London
Oct 2006
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Booking Notes:
Security Deposit Amount of 150.00 euro to be paid at your arrival in cash.
Cleaning and linen change at the end of your holiday are included in the price. If you book for two weeks, a mid term towel and linen change is included but not an apartment clean. A deposit of 35% is required on booking. You can pay by paypal or by bank transfer, you can pay the remnant at your arrival in cash. Price includes gas/electricity/water consumptions, bed linen, blankets and bath towels of the apartment.

Changeover Day:
In July and August we rent the apartments just weekly. During the rest of the year, the changeover day is flexible and, whether is available, short stays in low season are accepted.

Notes on prices:
Please note that there are no extra costs to be paid upon arrival. This price includes final clean, hot water, electricity, gas, bed linen and bath, hand towels, including washing liquid and fabric conditioner for clothes. You would need to bring your own beach towels.
As Euros and Pounds are constantly subject to changing exchange rates, we shall state our rental prices in euros only.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Had brillant time with the perfect hosts .

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week with Franco and Mara and their family ,all of whom helped us in any way they could . They recommended great restaurants, and the apartment was spotless with all conveniences. The pool was clean with lots of comfortable loungers around it. The natural beauty of the area was stunning ,beautiful weather , great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful hospitality, wonderful location.

  • 4 of 5

Superb property in a magnificent location with amazing pool and views. Wonderful welcome followed by wine and peaches delivered to our door, A magnificent Tuscan meal was prepared for us one night with wine and liqueurs.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a great place in the middle of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

The reception by the owners was warm. We found some local dishes in the fridge and a bottle of wine. The appartment was spacy and the necessary equipment was available. The only machine missing was a coffee-machine or a Senseo. The Tramonto appartment has a nice veranda, where you can enjoy your drinks or meals. We were not so lucky with the weather, it was a bit too cold for the season.

The property was clean and well maintained. The master bed was a bit short for tall guy like me (1,94m). If you search for a quite place in the middle of Tuscany, this is a nice place to stay. Equipped with a nice (not heated) swimming pool, and beds to lie on. Thank you Mara, Franco and Francesco for your great welcome. We enjoyed our stay with you, you are lovely people, take care :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Frank, thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciate a lot. All the best Mara
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One week is not long enough

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Podere Costantino. The apartment was even nicer than it looked in the photos and very clean. We were welcomed straight away by Mari and Franco who are very lovely and generous and provided a lovely Tuscan meal for us which was a lovely touch for our first night along with a bottle of their own wine and fresh figs and tomatoes.

I was a little disappointed the cupboards did not have any condiments but the kitchen was fairly well equipped for a family of 4. Mari and Franco were very accommodating and had we asked would probably have provided us with some.

There is a washing machine there for 3 euros per wash which is very useful.

The farmhouse is split into apartments so not recommended if you want total privacy. The pool was the highlight of my childrens' stay and there is also Italian Bowling (so much fun!) and swings.

It was lovely to be able to walk in the vineyard and olive groves.

The worse thing about our stay was the mosquito bites we all endured (there were also a few wasps about too). Next time we will be better prepared and buy in the citronella candles etc.

The location is very good for touring the area, we went to Lucca, Volterra, San Gimininano, Florence, Siena and Pisa and the beach at Donoratico (all within 30-90mins by car). There is also a Conad supermarket about 8-10mins away.

We would highly recommend staying at Podere Costantino and will be back if we get the chance.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind email and best wishes for your life.
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Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Mara and Franco are wonderful hosts and really make you feel as if you are visiting them in their home - not just another holiday rental. They make a huge effort to make everything special and relaxed - the meal they provide on a Sunday evening (at no extra cost) is superb and Franco's regular gifts of fruit and veg from his farm is such a lovely touch. The apartments are not huge although our bedroom in Aurora was very generous as was the bathroom. The living space is fairly compact but to be honest why would you spend a lot of time indoors! The pool is spotless and the covered areas are most welcome as it got pretty hot there in August. There's a lovely wood fired barbecue with plenty of wood available and replenished as it's used. The apartments have a communal washing machine and individual clothes drying areas. If I had to find a (minor) negative it would be that there's no dishwasher which we knew about in advance but if you like to cook a lot as we did then it means washing up becomes a bit of a chore. The only other downside is that the balcony area with outdoor seating which the two first floor apartments have is very confined. The apartment next to ours had to squeeze past us if we were sitting outside so that was a bit off putting and meant we didn't utilize our outdoor space as much as we could have.

However...would we return? Absolutely definitely yes!!! The location is great - only half an hour from Pisa airport and close to Volterra, San Gimignano, Pontedera...a really great base not too far off the beaten track but equally comfortable if you just want to spend your time lounging by the pool. The people in the other apartments had all visited numerous times before so that's a great indicator of what a great place this is. We truly had a superb holiday

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, we hope to meet again. Best wishes.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Terricciola in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Services included are: linen, towels, water, gas, electricity, final clean and weekly change of bed and bathroom linen. Cots, high chairs and extra foldaway beds can be provided at no extra charge. There are no additional charges for cleaning. Each apartment has wireless internet access, satellite TV, hair dryer, cooker, fridge, freezer, linen and towels provided. The apartment furniture has chosen with a great care to offer you a comfortable and elegant home in the typical Tuscan country style. Sorry, pets not allowed. No smoking. It is a very suitable place for the children. Outside: You will love our private swimming pool and the view from there! Private patio for apartment, private outdoor swimming pool (12x6m), private garden, parking space, barbecue. Private garden with lovely view. Complete with sun lounger, patio table with chairs. Well maintained gardens and surrounds with promenade outside. A very large garden with trees in sunny position. Seasonal fruits and vegetables available. There is plenty of space outside the house and you are free to roam the olive groves. We additionally offer free access to seasonal organic fruits and veg. This, combined with use of our wood fired BBQ, walks in the grove and proximity to the art cities of Pisa, Lucca, Volterra and Florence makes Podere Costantino a wonderful location to enjoy a memorable, relaxing and stress-free holiday.

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