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Casa Romantica - Characteristic House In Quaint, Unspoilt Tuscan village



Updated: 05-Sep-2016
Casa Romantica, Pereta, Grosseto Province, Tuscany - Perfect Location Close To Restaurants, Only 20 Mins Drive To Beach, Ideal Base For Exploring Tuscany

As soon as you enter this ‘fairytale’ village perched on the hillside, you feel like you have gone back in time. The unique arched entrance, cobbled streets, ancient churches, tall watch tower, exquisite restaurants and friendly locals all make this place… a little piece of paradise. At the bottom of a quaint alleyway sits characteristic 'Casa Romantica'. Lovingly restored to high standards, with original features such as exposed wooden beams and terra cotta tile floors maintaining that Tuscan charm. Large main bedroom with stunning view, great second bedroom for children with bunk beds and toys, unusal bathroom with bath/shower, cosy living area with corner kitchen, fireplace and French doors leading onto a large sunny balcony overlooking the peaceful valley, perfect for listening to the birds while having your coffee in the morning under the Tuscan sun and for enjoying a glass of local wine in the evenings under the Tuscan stars. The whole house has a very romantic feel to it. Great base for exploring Tuscany with many places to visit close by and lovely beaches just 20 minutes drive away. There is no parking next to the house due to the narrow cobbled street but there is free parking in the car park just 1 minute walk away and on the road approaching the village. There is no internet access in the house itself but there is in the local bar, restaurant and a few other local places. Would suit a couple or family with young children seeking a true Tuscan holiday experience to remember. Many return year after year as they fall in love with Pereta... a real hidden gem.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

To cut a long story short. I am a Yorkshire girl who fell in love with an Italian. We both fell in love with Tuscany, especially Pereta!

Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

'What a wonderful and idyllic home! We loved the traditional village. Amazing restaurants! We loved the place so much that we re-booked immediately! I promise you will not be disappointed!!' Gill and Archy (Derbyshire, UK)

'Charming, Romantic and Magical. Friendly locals, loved Marias restaurant! So many places still to see, can’t wait to go back.' Chris & Alan (Sheffield)

'We had a wonderful time. Loved Pereta and the people. Restaurants Fab especially Franco's pizzeria. Every bit of the holiday we wanted.' Andrew & Dawne (Oxfordshire)

'A wonderful holiday to remember in a true Tuscan village. Our children loved the beaches and the toys in their room... thanks!'

'In your minds eye you always picture a place and hope it lives up to your expectations... this place did and more! Fell in love with it!' Linda and Gary, Kent.

'Picture Perfect! So much to see and do but also perfect place to relax and do nothing!' Theil family (Aussies living in Abu Dhabi)
Oct 2007
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth time in Pereta but our first time to stay in Casa Romantica. The apartment has been lovingly restored and has everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Its location in Pereta is great; just a few steps to the cafe for a morning pastry and coffee. :)

Our young boys enjoyed having their own room with a view over the valley. The balcony is great for breakfast, and the whole apartment stays relatively cool during the day thanks to its location. We didn't even have to use the air conditioning much at the end of July!

As for Pereta, it's the perfect place for us. Quiet, beautiful, relaxing and full of friendly people. The village is tiny but still has two restaurants and a pizzeria. All are fantastic and a real taste of Italy. If you have children, be sure to go to Franco's. The best pizza in Italy and the friendliest and funniest owner. If you want a romantic dinner, Maria's is the place. Luciano makes you feel like part of the family, and the food is amazing.

You can't go wrong booking Casa Romantica or visiting Pereta. They're both perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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West Cork

Lovely Apartment in Beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic apartment for us and our 2 boys (12/15). We loved the fact that it is part of the walls of the village, and with great views from the balcony. It feels like a cool calm cave, with amazing light and views from across the valley. Sunbathing on the balcony, or sipping glass of wine in the evening, it was all good. With A/C (only required for 15mins in the evening), and nice spacious bathroom, main bedroom and sitting room/kitchen. 2nd bedroom small, but our boys liked the bunk beds. It was a great base for exploring the local area and attractions. Francos is a great pizza place, and amazing food in Marias restaurant next door. Altogether a great experience, would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay. The house is quite unique being built into the actual walls of the village and it does make it very characteristic. Sounds like you enjoyed the balcony... it is a real bonus. Bet your boys had fun at franco's pizzeria with his delicious pizzas and funny jokes!! Hope you return again soon
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A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed three times at Casa Romantica and never become bored. The house has been perfectly and thoughtfully restored and is in such a peaceful part of Tuscany. The view from the balcony is incredible and we never fail to enjoy watching the wild life as the sun slowly goes down -obviously with a glass of wine on hand!

Debbie has thought of everything to make the place a home from home -from the welcome basket to the washing machine to the extremely comfortable bed. The air conditioning is also a bonus.

Pereta itself is a lovely, quiet place yet there are some excellent places to eat in the village. It is easy to reach the coast and you can catch a train to Rome very easily.

All I can say is that this is indeed a little piece of paradise where you can re-charge your batteries!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for lovely review Gill and Archy. I have to agree Pereta really is a little piece of paradise . I am glad you love it as much as we do. Nice to know the all the little extras in the house are appreciated, thanks. Hope we can join you on the balcony for a glass of local red very soon. Ciao a presto :-)
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south yorkshire

tuscany holiday

  • 5 of 5

Casa romantica in perata is a jewel. I love this little piece of paradise.

The village is steeped in history, and although we have holidayed here three years running, there is always plenty to see and do. some of the villages know us now by name, and the local restaurant Marias is a delight. but be warned if you eat here dont have a big breakfast, its superb, and all homecooked, also Francos pizzaria is fab, he is a fun guy and also makes the kids happy with all his silly stunts,and the pizzas are fab too. we had beautiful weather, visited many beaches,and this time went to Rome for the day on the train,great!This year we also went to the national park at ansodonia,wow,it was fantastic,loads walks through woods and beach in between,saw plenty of wildlife, we also hired bikes and there is a fab cyle off road paths, to beaches, but the best bit for us is after a great day out, get a pizza, then sit on the balcony with a bottle of wine,and relax,the view is amazing, and we could hear the wild boar in the forest. its so tranquill here we love it, cant wait to go back next year.oops! hope we can get the weeks we want now we have shared our favourite place with you.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Chris and Alan. I am so happy that you love Casa Romantica, Pereta and the area as much as we do. You will have visited more places in the area than me soon!! Yes the restaurants are a real treat, especially been on the doorstep. The balcony is our favourite part of the house too and I hope we can join you for a glass of local red out there next summer. See you again in beautiful Pereta :-)
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Romantic hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Romantica for our honeymoon and it certainly lived up to its name. Pereta is such a lovely village in the Tuscan hills right in the middle of the wine route. The villagers are all friendly and Maria's restaurant is amazing and to visit is a gastronomic experience! The house is very quaint with everything you need for a comfortable stay and it is lovely to have breakfast on the balcony. The beaches are only 20 minutes away and are breathtaking with beautiful blue waters. I would recommend this area of Tuscany without a doubt and this house in the lovely village of Pereta would make your visit perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and congratulations once again on your marriage. I am very happy you had a wonderful honeymoon in Casa Romantica and pleased you enjoyed the local food and wine :-) It sounds like you fell in love with the village as much as we did on our first visit. I hope you return again soon. See you in Maria's restaurant... I agree it IS a gastronomic experience!!!
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Entspannte Ferientage

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten in dem kleinen beschaulichen Dorf Pereta entspannte Urlaubstage. Wir wohnten allerdings nicht in der "casa romantica", sondern in der ebenfalls von Deborah betreuten Wohnung "casa bella vista". Sie ist mit allen erforderlichen Dingen ausgestattet und wirkt insgesamt sehr heimelig.

Der Balkon ist sehr klein und bietet einen schönen Ausblick in die Natur.

Insgesamt können wir die Wohnung für Ruhe suchende Menschen empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We have spent many holidays in this area of Tuscany before we had children and after and fell in love with Pereta the very first time we stepped under the arched entrance. I thought it was like a fairytale village. We went to have a look at Casa Romantica for a friend actually but loved it so much that we bought it! The house had such a lovely feel to it and as soon as we walked out onto the balcony, our minds were made up. We had it carefully restored keeping the original wooden beams retaining its Tuscan charm. We call it our 'Little piece of Paradise'

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 0.01 Kilometres Nearest Train : at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 0.01 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary


The Maremma coastline is just 20 minutes drive away, with its beautiful sandy beaches where you can enjoy water sports, relax and soak up the Tuscan sun or even hire bikes and cycle along the coast line through pine woods, keeping your eyes open for wild boar and deer!


Nearest airports, Pisa or Rome, are approx. 2 hours drive away. Car hire is essential. Albinia train station is only 15 minutes drive away where you can hop on a train to Rome for the day!

There is no parking in the village due to the narrow cobbled streets but you can park on the road approaching the village or in the car park. Both free of charge and a very short stroll from the house.


There are many interesting towns close by well worth a visit such as Pitigliano, Porto santo Stefano, Scansano, Magliano in Toscana, Sorano, Montiano, Montorgiali, Roccalbegna, Grosseto and many more. A little further a field are Siena and Pisa and the elegant cities of Rome and Florence are about 2 hours drive away or 1 hour by train. The Maremma national park is 25 mins drive and Saturnia's Hot Springs 30mins drive. You can take a ferry ride from Porto Santo Stefano to Giglio Island.

Further Details:

The whole area boasts delicious traditional cuisine and fine wines like DOC Morellino di Scansano from the nearby town of Scansano, where you can sample wines and local specialities in one of the characteristic ‘enotecas’ (tasting shops) or just sit outside the cafe with a delicious Italian ice-cream and watch the world go by! The famous spa town of Saturnia, only 30minutes drive away, with its hot natural springs cascading into small rock pools, like mother natures Jacuzzi is a definite must especially in the winter! For the more energetic there is a horse riding stables down near the beach just 20 minutes drive away, where you can trek through olive groves in the Tuscan hills. If you want lively bars and an English breakfast on your holiday, this is definitely not the place for you! If you’re looking for culture, art, crafts, tradition, local cuisine, fine wines all in an area of stunning natural beauty, where the pace of life slows right down under the Tuscan sun… then you’ll definitely enjoy a holiday in this part of paradise!

Tuscany boasts a lovely climate. The best way to descibe it is that it seems to have 'proper' seasons which all have something special to share with you... Warm sunny Spring days make a regular appearance from as early as March sending the area into full bloom with blossom on the trees and poppies by the roadside. The summers are hot and relaxing with inviting beaches and shaded pine forests. Autumn's sunny days are a kilidascope of colours, an aray of aromas with bursting vines and olive groves awaiting harvest time. The winter months are colder, time to enjoy the quiet villages filled with the cosy aroma of wood burning on the open fires, wrap up warm for a stroll on the beach or soak away your worries in the nearby hot springs of Saturnia... Mother Nature's Jacuzzi!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please feel free to contact Deborah via email or telephone for a friendly chat if you have any questions about the house, the area, or if you want to book. A 25% non refundable deposit is required to secure a booking.

Changeover Day:
Very flexible to suit your needs

Notes on prices:
The house accommodates 2 adults and up to 2 young children.
Hospitality fee is payable at the house:
60euro for up to 2 people. 70euro for 3-4 people.
This includes the hire and laundry costs of all towels, beach towels and bed linen. It also includes a welcome basket on arrival plus the final clean when you leave.

Travel cot/high chair can be provided for 5euro

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From the Owner

Pereta village is a real hidden gem and so is Casa Romantica. You really feel like you are hidden away all alone but actually you are in the village close to everything. I love the spacious main bedroom with the stunning view, my youngest daughter loves the funky kids bedroom with all the toys, my eldest son loves to soak away in the jacuzzi and my other son loves the open fire in the winter. My husband would never move off the balcony if he had his own way. We love to eat out when we go to Pereta as Maria's restaurant serves the best and cheapest set menu ever with traditional local food to die for. We all enjoy going to the pizzeria with Franco's pizza's definitely the best in Italy and it has to be the most child friendly place ever! We love popping to the beach or Saturnia Springs.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 60 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The unusual shaped bathroom has a bath with shower over, bidet, wc, washing machine and an exposed original stone arch over the sink. Characteristic with original exposed wooden beams.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - beautifully furnished with cast iron king size bed and antique style dark wood furniture. Bedroom 2 - kids bunkbeds, Duplo table and lots of toys! Both bedrooms have enchanting picturesque views over the valley.


  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: No smoking allowed in the house. No pets allowed. Our other properties, Casa Bella Vista (ref IT3253) and Casa Panoramica (IT 3998) are in the same beautiful village and can be rented out for larger groups or a few families travelling together. Please contact Deborah for more information. Outside: The main doors open out onto a small private paved area with flower pots and tiny herb garden for you to feel free to use when cooking. From the living area, French doors lead onto a very peaceful, sunny and romantic balcony which has a table and chairs, sun chairs, flower pots, outside lights and overlooks the beautiful wooded valley. Just the perfect place to enjoy a croissant and cappuccino in the morning while you listen to all the birds singing in the valley or a bottle of wine in the evening while you gaze at the stars. The actual village of Pereta is practically traffic free due to the narrow cobbled streets, making it a wonderful place to stroll around. It also has a small childrens play area with a climbing frame, round-a-bout, swings etc and a picnic bench. Utility Room: Washing machine in the bathroom. Hair dryer provided. Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A hospitality fee is paid at the house for the hire and laundry of all towels, beach towels and bed linen which also includes a welcome basket on arrival plus the final clean when you leave: 60euro for up to 2 people. 70 euro for 3-5 people

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