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Charming Little Villa

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Camaiore, Versilia, Lucca, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - Roof Top Terrace, Stunning Views, Park And Private Pool

This charming little Villa Colombaia within a private park with palm and pine trees is overlooking the villages of Pieve and Camaiore from its lofty position. 2 terraces on different levels and a roof top terrace (360° view) are offering stunning views over the valley, up to the Alps and to the sea. The location is remarkable: Situated in a secluded residential area of the little village Pieve di Camaiore tranquility and privacy are absolutely guaranteed. In addition, just a few miles from your little private resort social and cultural life is thriving in places like Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio and Lucca. And if you don`t feel like going out, you can spend your days at home instead, relaxing either at the roof top terrace, under shady trees in the garden or sunbathing at the pool 12 x 6 m. The pool area is equipped with a shower, a gazebo, umbrellas, sunbeds and deckchairs. For hikers and mountain bikers there is a wide range of outdoor activities in front of the garden ga

Thomas Ruemmele
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, Italian, Polish
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2017

About Thomas Ruemmele

When we came the first time to places like Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta and Lucca we fell deeply in love with this part of Tuscany. And after 17 years living and working here nothing has changed. Its paradise! This region close to the beaches, the historical cities and the mountains is offering all kind of choices and possibilities: When you’re looking for a beautiful golf course, there is the most elegant one near Forte, just a few minutes by car. The beaches and the Alps - Alpe Apuani - are just in front of you and if you want to mingle with the rich and beautiful people go for a shopping tour to the most famous designer shops in Forte dei Marmi. Lifestyle at its best! The difference to other places is the advantage that infrastructure, social and cultural life are active all year round.

Thomas Ruemmele purchased this villa in 2010

What makes this villa unique

The location and the panoramic views of the house are indeed remarkable. The house is situated close to a nice little village. A car is, however, essential. The park, 3 different terraces and a garden of 2.000 sqm with lots of space and the pool are offering you easy going relaxing holidays

Within a few minutes you will get to the Versilia beaches or to the cities such as Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta, Lucca, Viareggio and Florence. This variaty of things to do is unique!

The house has been completely and lovingly restored in 2013: everything is new, as well the furniture and all kinds of equipment.

Read the reviews to get an idea what´s alike.

Guestbook comments from the owner

See our excellent reviews
May 2011
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
Céra una volta
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
La Spezia
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Versilia, Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
A 12
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
C´era una volta / Ristoranre La Pive
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
Lido di Camaiore
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

For your "gourmet" experiences with the tipical local cuisine or international cuisine owner will make your reservations well in advance and upon request.

You will get a private restaurant guide from owner to choose of.


In a distance of about 10 miles (20 minutes drive) there are several public and private beaches around Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore, Marina di Pietrasante and Forte dei Marmi. Along the beach road Lungo Mare you can easily find lots of private Bagni - stabilimenti balneari. Toilets, showers, parasols, sunbeds and deckchairs will be provided as well as daily cleaned sandy beaches and a light lunch. The entrance fees are expensive but worth while. Public beaches are often crowded in peak season.


A car - a private or a rental one at the Airport in Pisa - it`s a must, since public transportation in Italy outside the bigger cities is not well developed. There are lots of car rental companies at the airport of Pisa.


Village Center Pieve 1/4 mile. Village Center Camaiore 3/4 mile. Pietrasanta 4 miles. Viareggio 4 miles. Beaches 7 miles. Forte dei Marmi 7 miles. Golf course 12 miles. Lucca 12 miles. Pisa 20 miles. Airport Pisa 20 miles. Cararra 25 miles. Florence 40 miles.

Further Details:

The location of our Villa Colombaia is indeed remarkable: Situated in a safe, secluded residential area of the little village of Pieve di Camaiore - in a walking distance of a 1/4 mile from the Village Center Pieve - tranquility and privacy are absolutely guaranteed.

In addition, just a few miles from your little private resort social and cultural life is thriving in places like Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Firenze and Viareggio. Pietrasanta (4 mls) with its historical center, narrow streets, the central place - Piazza del Duomo - the art and bohemian life, lots of art galleries and little restaurants.

Forte dei Marmi (7 mls) for those who want to mingle with the rich, beautiful and famous celebrities and to shop at Gucci`s, Prada`s, Roberto Cavalli`s and others.

Lucca (20 mls) one of the most beautiful and impressive medieval cities of Italy

Viareggio (4 mls) the capital of carnival, features a marina with famous shipyards, and many seafood restaurants.

Firenze (48 miles) It`s a must for each traveller to see art and architecture there and to breath history. Definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the world!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Camaiore in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 En-suite with large shower, WC. 2 bathrooms with shower, bidet, WC. 1 separate WC for living area and visitors at ground floor. All bathrooms and the toilet have been completely restored and equipped in 2011.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 x bedrooms with double queensize beds, ceilings white painted chestnut beams, wooden parquet, all new, lovingly furnitured in 2011, shabby chic Provence style, with wardrobes, dressing tables, mirrors, chests of drawers, textile lampshades, fans.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Note that Villa Colombaia is a non smoking accommodation. There are however many places to smoke such as all the terraces, the garden, the gazebo of the pool and the covered outdoor eating place. Outside: Because of its lofty position of Villa Colombaia there are lots of panoramic views from all parts of the surrounding garden (2.200 sqm). Relaxing either on the roof top terrace, reading books under huge shady trees or sunbathing at the pool side, there is a plenty of things to do. A pool, measuring 12x6m, is for your private use. It`s situated on a lower level of the garden. The depth of the water is constantly 1.50 m. Kids and elderly people must be continously watched. The use of the pool is at your own risk. There is a new pool area equipment from 2011 such as a gazebo, umbrella, sunbeds, deckchairs. The water quality is perfect, since the water has been recently replaced on May 15, 2014. The pool will be maintained weekly by an authorized pool maintaining company. Pool is available from May 1st to October 1st, depending on weather conditions, of course. Utility Room: Utility room at lower level with washing-machine, iron/ironing board, cleaning equipment, vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linens and towels are included in rental price. Electricity and gas are not included ( to be paid extra upon departure ). Other: A roofed outdoor eating place will be your favourite "living room" in warm summer days and nights. From here you will have panoramic views to the valley and to the mountains. It`s peaceful and beautiful here as well at night.


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Charming Little Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Everything you need to explore glorious Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Thomas the manager was charming and couldn't have been more helpful. His local restaurant suggestions were spot on and a visit to La Pieve is must do for your first night. You should definitely ask Thomas to make restaurant reservations for you either in Pieve or in Camaiore itself.

The villa has everything you need although we hadn't noticed there was no oven so trying to BBQ pizza on our first night was interesting! Air con only in the master bedroom shouldn't usually be an issue although for our two weeks heatwave Lucifer meant a week of c36 degrees. Make the most of your time in Tuscany - Florence, Lucca, Livorno, Siena and Pisa (of course) all deserve a daytrip.

The pool is superb - don't be put off by the little walk down to it. We found we didn't need to roast on an expensive beach (although we did explore Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio).

Great outside seating area for our antipasti and prosecco.

Sad to leave and be back in chilly, wet England in a traffic jam on the M25.

Thank you Thomas!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa - wonderful location and views

  • 5 of 5

We found the property immaculately clean and spacious exceeding our needs as a family of 4 adults and a toddler. The grounds were well tended and trimmed giving us zones to sit and relax - either in sunshine or under shade. One of our favourite zones was the platform outside the kitchen with a view of the sweeping countryside. The furnishings were ideal for all ages and room for 7 or 8 people. While the access to the pool is down a steep path, the canopy, chairs, reclining benches and pool toys made "going to the pool" a most delightful expedition. All the bedrooms were perfectly equipped and the beds were most comfortable.

The village shop (for groceries and lunch) was run by a most friendly woman who made us feel so welcome. She carried just what we needed and always had delicious fresh food, inexpensive Italian wines and the basics.

The property owner and property manager were delightful to work with. Thomas, the owner, was helpful and clear about our booking. He also recommended that we book our restaurants in advance and he handled all of that for us - after providing us with a full list of choices. As he was away while we were in his property, the property manager, Michel, greeted us on arrival, walking us through the property - giving us clear instructions on how to work everything. Most importantly he invited us to ring or text should we have any questions. This came in very handy when we needed him to contact the private beach where we left something behind. He was most helpful and resourceful to get the item left behind back in our hands.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jonathan, Thank you so much for your excellent review. We are glad that we could even exceed your expectations. We ourselves are travelling alot abroad and we are knowing what it takes renting a holiday house in a foreign country. "Immaticulate clean" comes always first to feel comfortably at home... Thanks again and please come again. We d'love to welcome you next summer/ autumn! Thomas
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Excellent family holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a superb fortnight we had at Villa Colombaia! For a family celebration it couldn't have been better. Three generations (ages 2-75) enjoyed a beautiful area, a magnificent property tastefully decorated to a very high standard, and stunning gardens. The pool was great, and enjoyed by all (especially good being away from the house - a good safety aspect for the children).

We enjoyed the vast gardens and extensive choice of seating/play areas. We really could have stayed entirely at the property and been very happy! But with such beautiful areas to explore surrounding us we found a good balance.

Thomas and Michel were were incredibly accommodating and helpful - a constant source of local information.

With a need for strict gluten free catering (coeliac diet) we found Camaoiore excellent, with an entirely gf shop at hand. We would highly recommend visiting Sabrina at La Bonta Senza Glutine - what an incredible choice!

We would love to return.... watch this space!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had an absolutely fabulous two week stay in this wonderful villa in Tuscany this August. The villa itself has been beautifully renovated and is a delight to stay in - everything was lovely and clean and tastefully decorated, and it had everything we needed for our holiday! The grounds and garden that the villa is situated in are absolutely stunning - we loved the swimming pool area and had many lazy afternoons relaxing there - and the views all around the property are phenomenal - we still miss them now we are home!

Thomas, the owner, does a wonderful job of looking after his guests. We found that he was immediately available to help if needed, was very happy to recommend restaurants, and also to book them for us when necessary, was able to give us tons of advice about travel, parking and beaches and even to give us very accurate weather forecasts!! He was a fabulous host, unobtrusive, but always there if we needed him, and his help and sense of humour made our holiday even more special.

Thank you, Thomas - we loved our stay in Pieve di Camaiore!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect mental health break

  • 5 of 5

Stunning views, handy location, everything clean and tidy, plus Thomas was a very discrete and efficient host, happy to provide advice and help when organising an itinerary, making a restaurant reservation etc. Batteries fully re-charged at the end of two weeks... :)

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House and Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 8 days and the house and location were amazing. The views from the house, terrace and pool were breathtaking. The house is beautifully decorated and clean. The kitchen is compact but has most amenities needed for day to day cooking. Thomas was incredibly welcoming and helpful. The local village is walkable at around 500 yards, though the hills are steep, and has 2 good restaurants and 2 small shops selling fruit and vegetables and cold meats and cheese, but Camaiore is only a mile or so away and is a fantastic small town with great deli's and restaurants.

This villa is perfect for small families or couples wanting a break and relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Camaiore, Lucca Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
spring 2018
29 Mar 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early summer 2018
12 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £659.76

Booking Notes:
Book online or by telephone to the owner/contact person. Please ring if no response by email in 24hrs as the internet is erratic. 30% non refundable deposit required on booking. Remainder of fee 60 days prior to arrival plus a refundable pre-payment of 750 € against damage and breakages required.

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Arrivals between 16:30 and 19:00 p.m only and not earlier; departures at 09:30 a.m. and not later

Notes on prices:
Minimum stays normally 1 week (7 days)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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