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Comfortable Accommodation With Private Infinity Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa in Bigliolo,Tuscany, Italy - Cosy interior, Lots Of Outside Space, Perfect For Entertaining, Completely Private, relaxing and placid

Ca di Carlino is an outstanding villa in the hills of Northern Tuscany. This very special villa was featured in the Sunday Times list of the '20 best villa's in the world', and has been restored with loving attention to detail. The cosy interior features chestnut shutters, Tuscan terracotta floors, exposed beams and a lovely open fireplace. Outside, the private infinity pool and sun loungers are ideal for soaking up the sun, and the shaded pergola, draped with wisteria, is a wonderful spot for a glass of wine and a fantastic view on the Alpi Apuani. Located just outside the sleepy village of Bigliolo, Ca di Carlino sits within private vineyards and olive groves, giving a wonderful sense of seclusion, whilst only 15 minutes from Fivizzano and Aulla and just an hour from Pisa airport and 30 km. from the coast. From the garden you can wonder for hours in the woods or walk to nearby typical Tuscan hamlets. In short, Ca di Carlino is the perfect place to relax and to come to rest.

Dr. Rino van Ommen
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2017

About Dr. Rino van Ommen

We, Rino van Ommen, and partner are the proud owners of Ca di Carlino. We sought something to ease our minds after our hectic work as a conflict manager in health care and a physiotherapist. And that was exactly what we found in Bigliolo. Bigliolo is a tiny village, away from the tourist crowds elsewhere in Tuscany, but close enough to drink a cappuccino on a real Italian terrace. The house itself is set at the end of a small road, close to the romantic ruins of a medieval castle, and surrounded by its own vineyards and olivetrees, and at the edge of a small forest. So we are eager to retire and live there permanently. But in the meantime we are very happy to share this beautiful place with you.

Dr. Rino van Ommen purchased this villa in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The Lunigiana is Tuscany’s final frontier – a craggy and inaccessible landscape, hidden away beyond Carrera – and Ca di Carlino is the perfect base from which to explore it. Nearby you’ll find the mighty hilltop castle of Malaspina, one of the many in the area, as well as the more delicate Renaissance architecture of Fivizzano. The house itself has recently been restored, and is furnished with a sense of drama – matched by the sensational view south towards the Appenines.' - Sean Newsom, The Sunday Times, 21st January 2007
Mar 2009
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5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday. Beautiful villa in a stunning location. We are a family with teenage children who thoroughly enjoyed the pool.

Would recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Totally memorable

  • 5 of 5

A unique and wonderful property that offers total peace and tranquility. The house is lovely and the pool is kept beautifully clean. There is a table outside under the arbor that was perfect for breakfasts and lunches (dinners bring a few bugs) and every time we drove back to the house we were struck by the beauty of it's location and its views.

It's about 40 mins to the beaches but that's a nice drive through the Tuscan countryside, in general.

The property is a hidden gem, but a car is a must. Only downside was that local dining was disappointing so best to eat out on days out, or home cooking when at the house. Supermarkets are close by and we used them plenty.

Gary and Monika

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Picturesque location, excellent accommodation. Would highly recommend for relaxing holiday. Need a car.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
2 Jul 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £212

Booking Notes:
We ask for a deposit of 20% in order to book Ca' di Carlino and full payment is needed 2 weeks prior to arrival. Bookings can be made via phone/email and bookings forms and contracts will be sent by email for your records. Unfortunately, deposits are non-refundable, and we regret that cancellations made within 2 weeks of the reserved time cannot be refunded.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, arrival time is from 4pm, however guests can use the pool and drop off bags earlier in the day as a prior arrangement. Departures are 10am on Saturday morning.

Notes on prices:
The swimming pool will be closed at the end of October (or sooner, depending on the weather). In winter and on cold evenings use of the open fire is free. The use of the air-co is free, but the house has old thick walls, so you rarely need the use of it.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Aulla in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower and toilet. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower room and toilet. Separate bathroom with shower to bedroom 3. Toilet downstairs for general use.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed and private terrace. Bedroom 2: double bed. Bedroom 3:double bed and sofa.
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The property has central heating throughout and air-conditioning (the use of the airco is not free). The villa works wonderfully for families and couples, and the infinity pool and outside dining areas are fantastic for entertaining. Outside: The villa features a private infinity pool (8x5m) with sun loungers, as well as a spacious dining area shaded by a wisteria draped pergola. Ca di Carlino is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards and offers a real sense of escapism from the world outside, not only in summer but also in winter when there are skiing possibilities in the Alpi Apuani at a one hour drive by car. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels, pool towels and all bed linen is included. The property is cleaned 2x a week and on changeover days. Linen and towels are changed weekly. Other: For larger groups/families, there is the possibility to rent more bedrooms with bathrooms, kitchen and lounge in a palazzo located about 300 metres away.

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