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Villas with Pool- Stunning Views -Close to Florence- Family/pet-friendly-WIFI - La Casaccia (Sleeps 6+2 babies: Three bedrooms)

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

La Casaccia (Sleeps 6+2 babies: Three bedrooms)

La Casaccia is a very spacious property looking on a

stone-tiled patio and garden with outside dining area, lavender ,

rosemary and roses. Three bedrooms, a large entrance.hall, a kitchen,

a sitting- dining room , a shower-room with basin , w.c, and bidet. A

bathroom with bath, bidet , basin ,w.c. Two babycots and two high chairs

Bedroom

1. Twin beds, night tables, low chest, chest of drawers, armchair

and chairs.

Bedroom2:

double bed, night tables chest of drawers, wardrobe, babycots, chairs.

Bedroom

3: double bed, night tables , chest of brawers, desk

wardrobe, . Chairs.

Kitchen:

4 hob gas-cooker, sink,washing- machine, fridge/freezer, cupboard,

working table,toaster.Microwave oven, electric oven.Iron and ironing board.

Sitting

-dining room: fireplace, two armchairs ,a sofa and a low table in front of it

.table sitting six , chairs, cupboard,

Entrance:

Sofa bed , night table, writing desk. children's coich

More Details

About the property

Villas+ pool near Florence

If you are looking for peace, tranquillity, beautiful views in an unspoiled landscape with a rich historical background, look no further!A stay in our houses, nestling in the hills above Londa, a pretty old village about 30km from Florence, will offer you a memorable experience.The buildings, two converted barns and an ancient 500 years old farmhouse were restored maintaining their original features and layout.Each separate unit has a private entrance and a fenced garden with lavender , rosmary and roses.The shared pool (14mtsx7mts)set in lovely extensive grounds boasts the most beautiful view over the valley and the surrounding hills.One gets to this idyllic location, 450mts on s. l. 6 kms from Londa , along an asphalted road winding up through chestnut and oak woods where it's not rare to encounter a deer a fox or a squirrel, living undisturbed in this natural enclave. The location is ideal for day trips & sightseeing or just for a relaxed holiday in a peaceful unspoilded setting.


Owner
maria luisa venturi
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2017

About maria luisa venturi

My name is Maria Luisa. I've been spending a great part of my life in this area of Tuscany, which I know very well.The houses which I offer for rent are part of a country estate which belonged to my mother's family. Since I inherited the property I've been spending time and money to restore them and decided to rent them out in order to maintain them in good shape and pass them to my children and grandchildren in the future.

I love this job. It gives me the opportunity of meeting knew people who sometimes become good friends and like visiting us year after year.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Booking by e mail or telephone.

Changeover Day:
UsuallySaturday in the high season ( July and August) but we can be flexible

Notes on prices
Heating is paid on consumption.
Linens and Towels are provided at arrival . A change is 10 euros per person


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for La Casaccia (Sleeps 6+2 babies: Three bedrooms)in Londa in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • There is also a sofa bed in the large entrance room., a convenient solution for a child All the beds are very comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The owners live nearby and are available for anything you may need. Cot and highchair available if required. Please ask at booking time. Our price includes a set of two shower towels , kitchen towels, bedlinen, gas for cooking, electricity, water, final cleaning, WIFI connection, taxes. The poolis. open from mid _May to the end of September Outside: Each building has a fenced lawn with patio and outside furniture. A portable barbecue is available for every villa . Close to the houses fenced swimming pool, 14 mts by 7 with sun loungers, tables and parasols. The swimming pool is open from mid-May to the end of September.

Reviews

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5

A very special place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at La Casaccia in August with our 3 children. The house itself is comfortable, clean, beautifully presented in keeping with its age and style, well equipped and there is lots of space.

The views from the seating areas and hammocks outside are just breath taking and seem to change continually. We really enjoyed just sitting and enjoying the tranquillity and landscape. There was lots of wildlife to spot – it was fascinating to watch the boars come through at dusk. We also made good use of the barbecue. The pool area was equally beautiful, and the children spent hours hopping in and out – we were often the only ones using it.

Florence was easy to get to, just a short car ride and then the train. Other places of interest were about 1.5 hours away. I would say that La Casaccia is undoubtedly off the main tourist track – the road from the nearest village is a good 10 minutes with many hairpin bends and often single track. This of course is part of its charm, that it is so tucked away, rustic and peaceful. We had a very special week here, and thank you Maria Luisa for all your warmth and hospitality (and your lovely wine!).

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for this excellent review! It's such a pleasure to realize that our guests can truly appreciate our simple hospitality and our rustic but comfortable property. You and your lovely family will always be welcome!
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5

Scenic, utterly breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 nights in La Casaccia, and what an unforgettable holiday we had! La Casaccia is a 500 year old barn, converted into two large living areas, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with bath, other with shower) and a neat kitchen. Considering its 500 years old the facilities made life comfortable especially with a 2 year old. Highchairs, stroller and a junior bed ( advertised as 2 cots but both easily could sleep a toddler). The bedrooms had ample space for storage, with wardrobes, dressers and bedside tables all fitting in with that rustic feel. A large fire place is the vocal point of the living area, with a large comfy sofa, and 2 armchairs making nights in cosy and homely.

We arrived to a bottle of red on the table and a tour of the house by Maria. Charming lady, and there to help and direct you to the best places for meals out. Very quick communication -and nothing was too much trouble. Having Maria and family just down the road made it feel that bit more special. The outside area perfect for bbqs, and simply watching the wildlife, wild boars regularly walked across the neighbouring fields followed by cows, and goats! The whole family loved it.

The pool was stunning - with amazing views. We never used it as was a bit too chilly by end of September but we made use of the green space around the area playing football or just relaxing on the loungers.

The location is around 5-6km from Londa, an italian village with supermarkets, bar, restaurants.. we visited San Gimignano (2hrs - drove) Arezzo (1hr 45mins - drove) and Florence (train). The train station was about a 15 minute drive from la casaccia, journey to Florence juat under 45 mins a must for a day out.

We ate out a few times - Maria provides a list of local restaurants all of which have been rated by herself and others. Our favourites were based in Dicamano, Sergios especially - although the red wine flowed too freely that night! Brings me on to Marias family vineyard, which in July and August you can visit - lovely red which Maria kindly delivered more bottles to the house.

We all left La Casaccia feeling rejunevated. Thinking back, I still cant get over the views, the nature, Tuscany is one of those places where you can see yourself coming back year after year.

I'd reccommend this property to anyone looking for their own Italian experience, Maria is a genuine host and makes booking stressfree!

We hope to be back,

The Moralee Family

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amanda and family, thanks for this wonderful review, so detailed , intersting and full of compliments for our hospitality. ! Anybody would love to welcome so appreciative guests like you who can see how much pleasure we get from getting to know nice people fvrom other countries. We hope to see you back in the future
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4

Very nice stay, very friendly and correct people!

  • 4 of 5

we've had a very pleasant stay at La Casaccia. Very warm welcome by Maria-Luisa, who is always available whenever you have requests or need information on the area. The view from the outside dining area with bbq is stunning. The inside of the house might be in for some modernisation, but it is very spacious. A dishwasher would have come in handy, but apart from that all necessary equipment is available. WIFI was rather poor, especially at the house. The pool and pool area is magnificent. shared with other families, but never ever crowded. It was nice for the kids that they had some other children to make friends with. Guided tours in the Vinyard and the Oil mill are really interesting, highly recommend to do both! Also a visit to Lake Borgomanero, to Scarperia (nice village) and to Poppi and La Verna were interesting daytrips. Thank you very much for making our holiday as pleasant as it was!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful property set in a tranquil paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you want peace and tranquillity and a traditional property to stay in then this could be just the place. Paula and I stayed here this year while we were married at the local church in Londa. A beautiful traditional stone built property with everything you need including a lovely garden with shade if required. The pool is 1 minute away and the views from the garden and bedrooms are wonderful. The local village Londa has plenty of shops for groceries etc with Dicomono only another 5 mins away which has everything you need. There are plenty of good restaurants nearby which are very inexpensive but produce fantastic dishes including fabulous pizza !! Your host Maria is wonderful and so very helpful and available, I would recommend the Olive oil tour which is conducted my Maria herself and if you get chance a visit to her son's vineyard on a beautiful day is a must !!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tony and Paula, thanks a lot for your wonderful review. I really appreciate that you found the time to write so many lovely , inspiring comments. We, as a family ,work hard to make our guests feel at home and are really rewarded when we receive so much appreciation . We lookk forward to your next stay om your first wedding anniversary as you promised.
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5

Fantastic Holiday and Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

Maria Luisa is a perfect host!

Our family stayed in Casaccia and La Capannina for 3 weeks to celebrate 2 special birthdays. We could have stayed forever, we were so relaxed and we enjoyed our holiday immensely.

In La Casaccia, the facilities were perfect, the size kitchen and living area easily sat 6 adults. 4 adults stayed in La Casaccia and the other 2 stayed at La Capannina. The terrace in La Casaccia, is so secluded and has the most beautiful view of the stunning landscape, you're instantly on holiday as soon as you arrive.

Maria Luisa arranged for us to visit the family vineyard, which was a perfect way to spend our second last day in Tuscany. Maria Luisa provides such wonderful local knowledge and advice of restaurants, local areas to explore. Make sure you ask Maria Luisa how to get to the Lagoon, what a wonderful natural pool.

We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Actually our houses, which are close , but not too close , each with its own large garden, are suitable for being rented by members of the same family or friends for special occasions. This year they also accomodated a couple who came to get married in Londa and some of their relatives: it was a wonderful occasion for them amd also for us. We greatly appreciate the careful enthusiastic deescriptiomn of the houses given by brian and lesley . Thanks a lot!
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4

Very nice apartment - stunning views

  • 4 of 5

We (two adults and three kids) stayed two weeks in La Casaccia this summer.

To start out with, the dialogue with the owner, Marie Luisa, was extremely good - fast responses and very informative. Maria Luisa also stopped by to ask us if everything was as should be.

We found the apartment as described. It is very old, rustique and very cozy. Three good bedrooms and a nice living room with dining area. The kitchen has what you need for cooking.

From the windows - and the garden - you have wonderful views of the Tuscan mountains.The apartment shares a pool with a few other apartments, but never gets crowded. It is cleaned early every morning.

We made day trips to many places; Firenze, Lucca, etc. It is easy to drive to one of the villages nearby and take the train to Firenze. You will find several good restaurants nearby. We recommend following the house guide.

The drive up from Londa to La Casaccia is a bit rough; narrow and steep - and requires full attention, also to cattle, sheep, etc!

We recommend La Casaccia if you enjoy peace and quiet and superb views of a wonderful countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest . thanks for your informative review Unfortunately the roads in Italy are mostly like ours if you want to reach a quiet relaxing area with beautiful views Italy is a very densely populated country! Besides. we are in the mfdlle of unspoiled Nature and this has its advantages and also disadvantages. .
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Londa
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Leghorn
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Scarperia
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Contea
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Londa
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Viareggio

Special interest holidays:

Londa is famous for "La pesca regina di Londa" a peach which grows in peach orchards around the village to which a special festival is dedicated on the second week in September when this kind of late fruit is at its best. On this occasion the farmer who, according to a specilized jury, has grown the best quality receives a prize. Around this occasion lots of activities are organized both cultural and entertaining.It's an interesting opportunity to visit the village and to taste our products. We make wine and oil and a member of our family can provide wine tours on request with group of max 4/5 people in the Chianti Rufina region.One of the owners personally guides free tours in the family oil- mill in Londa with oil tasting on bruschetta every Tuesday morning in the high season The oil -mill still uses the traditional methods of cold crushing with stone wheels in oil making. Pottery painting lessons can be arranged on request with a ceramic talented painter in Londa.

Coast/Beach:

Londa is approx 90 miles from the coast. The nearest beaches are Viareggio, on the Tyrrhenian Sea and Rimini on the Adriatic Sea.

Travel:

Londa can be reached from the airports of Florence, Pisa, Forlì and Bologna.

Distances:

Nearest village Londa 6 km away/8 minutes. Nearest station Contea 9 kms/10 min approx. Approx distances to places of interest: Florence center 35 km Arezzo 82km . San Gimignano 85km. Siena 103 km.Lucca 103 km, Bologna 115 km. Pisa 110 km.

Further Details:

The Villas are situated in a secluded and elevated position. They are accessed by 6km asphalted road from Londa, 8 minutes by car. The village of Londa offers a variety of shops including a butche'sr,a baker's, two supermarkets, a greengrocer's, 2 restaurants, a pharmacy, a post office and a bank. You need a car to get to the houses.

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