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Charming Villa in a Beautiful Location, Stunning Views & 11m x 4m Private Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Sep-2016
Villa in Olivola, Lunigiana, Massa Carrara, Tuscany, Italy - Boasting Amazing Views of the Apuan Alps and Surrounding Countryside.

Stylish Villa in the hills of Lunigiana, North Tuscany offering very spacious accommodation, an 11m x 4m swimming pool and the most spectacular views of the Apuan mountains and much of Lunigiana. An ideal get away from it all retreat for "grown ups". The house spills out onto various paved and planted areas and is set in its own terraced and fenced grounds of vines, olives and fig trees. The Villa is located just below the hill top village of Olivola and is reached by a 150 m country road and offers private secure parking entered via electronic gates. There is a barbeque and outside dining area. The house offers a static internet connection & free Wi-Fi. The Tuscan and Ligurian coastline, traditional hilltop villages and historic towns are all within an hours drive away. Pisa, Parma and Genoa ariports are all within 1.5 hours drive. No pets. Visit and "like" our page on FaceBook "Il Tramonto - Holiday Villa in Lunigiana" - there's lots more photos and information on the area.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello, we are a professional English couple with three children, living in London, UK. Our London lives are very hectic and this makes time away together particularly precious. Our villa in Lunigiana allows us the "get away from it all" feeling which we so much enjoy.

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Speaks English, Italian, Latvian

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Chris

Thank for all your help with our holiday. We had a really lovely week. The view is so beautiful it is easy to overlook how lovely the house is - so much attention to detail, well equipped & so clean. It really was a joy to be there. And I wanted to compliment you on just how professionally you managed all the administration. From the initial phone call to check that the property was suitable for us, through to the refund of the damages bond at the end you have been great. Friendly, informal but professional throughout.

Thanks once again.

Elisabeth & Diederik, Amsterdam July 2013



This is a truly wonderful place to unwind & let the stresses of modern life drift away. We have many memories to take away - the early morning mist lying across the valleys before burning off as the sun rises, basking by the pool & dinner in the evening at the best restaurant for miles - our own!

We'll be back for sure.

Alison and Neil, Surrey, UK July 2013
Jan 2012
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15 Reviews

4.9
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

5

Stunning summer holiday

  • 5 of 5

All I want to do is gush.. This place is just the best that we have ever been to. The view is astounding.. You never tire of it and the tranquillity and freshness of the environment rejuvenates you. We did not want to leave the villa.. It's well equipped with everything you need for a very comfortable stay.. None of this 6 plates, 6 cups, 6 spoons deal!! We did manage to drag ourselves out for day trips to Pisa, Lerici and boat tour around Cinque Terre. Chris is full of helpful advice and tips on places to visit and restaurants to eat at. He also comes laden with the best Focaccie ever a few times a week! We cannot get over the views that this location provides. We were completely in awe and would put this villa on our list of places to revisit. A huge thanks to Chris for being so helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow what a lovely review! Thanks Bhavna to you and your family for being such appreciative and enthusiastic guests. We all really hope to see you back again very soon. Cheers Chris
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'Stunning Views' do not do it justice....

  • 4 of 5

A fantastic villa with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Although set remotely, close enough to local towns and amenities for grocery shopping etc. Easy access to motorway links to enjoy day trips to Florence, Lucca, LeRicci etc. Weather was fantastic so lots of opportunities for lazy days at the pool. Plenty of room for two families and lots of space outside to find a wee nook for quiet reading.... Would certainly recommend to family and friends. Local caretaker, Chris couldn't do enough for us - even rescuing Alfie the Teddy Bear who had got inadvertently delivered to the laundrette by mistake among the bedsheets! Loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the excellent review Ed.
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5

It's simply great.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, well equipped farmhouse just half an hour from the coast with spectacular and far-reaching views of the mountains. The house is spacious and remote so you need a car to get about and to get to the nearest supermarket about 10 minutes away. But if you want to get away from it all, this is the perfect place. There are plenty of steps down to the pool which will keep you fit. But they do make the house and sloping grounds unsuitable for the less mobile. If you just want to sit in the sunshine and drink in the scenery, there's no better place. It's simply great.

Thanks Neil & Alison

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the helpful and positive review. It was great to have you both back at Olivola for a second time - fingers crossed for a third visit before too long. Chris
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5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular is the only word for the views. It was our second year at the villa and we as a family just love it. We need to chill and it is perfect for that - eating on the terrace, sunbathing, swimming and even the tough undulating running make us relax.

Trips to Pisa, Carrara, Lerici (we always hire a boat for the day), La Spezia etc are all within easy reach with great restaurants locally too. Chris is brilliant and the focaccia/ham/cheese he brings is delicious. We will book again if possible for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark for another excellent review. It was great to have you and the family back for the second year running and it will be our sincere pleasure to help you all chill out, Olivola style, in 2016 - fingers crossed. Chris 17th September 2015
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5

Reliably good

  • 5 of 5

Our second holiday at this excellent villa, superb location with amazing views overlying wooded hills with the mountain range as a backdrop. Very private, and quiet, yet with easy access to the autostrada and supermarkets, as well as a range of charming small towns and villages.

Cool, spacious villa, well equipped and comfortable.

The pool is kept in great condition by Chris, and was very welcome. As usual he and Eva were really helpful, even sorting out a supermarket delivery for our arrival!

Very sorry to leave, but may be a third time?

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks James for another informative and positive review of your stay. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family back to Olivola and we'll always be happy to help out in any way we can. Fingers crossed that we'll see you again for visit no 3 in the not too distant future. Cheers Chris 23rd August 2015
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5

A truly memorable holiday in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The views from this property are incredible, even after staying in this property for two weeks, each morning it was marvelous to take in the stunning landscape again. The peace and quiet allowed for real relaxation and the pool is maintained to a very high standard. The house exudes charm and character, it is a real home from home with plenty of space. The 'icing on the cake' must be Chris, the property manager, who goes way beyond the call of duty to ensure that the property is well maintained, has an extensive local knowledge and ensures all needs are catered for.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David for taking the time out to write this review, very much appreciated. It's great when guests can really relax in to their holiday and we're very pleased to have been able to help you with that. Chris 10th July 2015
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Location

From the Owner

We have always enjoyed holidaying in Italy and Tuscany in particular. One year we ventured into North Tuscany and into Lunigiana for a holiday with our 3 children. We were stunned by the natural beauty of this part of Tuscany and started to look for a property to buy which we could return to time and time again. In Olivola we found this very special villa with uniterrupted and breathtaking mountain views, to which the photos do little justice.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

If guests have a special interest which they wish to pursue locally then please mention it in your enquiry and we will share our knowledge of what is available and even help with researching other opportunities. :-)

Coast/Beach:

There are many options within 45 minutes. There are the sandy beach resorts of Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio, the stylish coastal towns of Lerici and Portovenere and the smaller villages of Tellaro and Fiascherino. The port of La Spezia with its bigger shopping streets also offers boat and train connections to access the world heritage site of the Cinque Terre.

Travel:

Nearest airports; Pisa 1 hour’s drive away, Genoa (Genova) 1hr 25mins drive away and Parma 1hr 15mins. The A15 autostrada exit at Aulla is only 20 minutes away. Private transport is essential.

Distances:

Olivola is 5 minutes walk away. Serriciolo is 5 minutes drive and offers a small supermarket, bar and shops. Pallerone is 10 minutes drive with several shops, bars and restaurants. Aulla and Fivizzano are 20 minutes away and each offers a wider choice of shops, bars, banks, supermarkets and restaurants.

We have prepared a “guide” for guests with useful information and details of the best places that we know, to eat out and shop for local produce.

Further Details:

This is a large property and benefits from spacious living accommodation and great outdoor space and privacy. The views from the house, gardens and pool are absolutely spectacular and will remove all traces of the stresses and strains of modern working life!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Pre Season (Pool Closed)
6 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Early Season (Pool Open)
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
High Season
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Late Season (Pool Open)
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

The villa you are considering booking is very much our home from home and with the help of some good local people who take care of the detail of the bookings, and the property maintenance we are proud to offer it to others to share. We hope you find Lunigiana as enthralling a place to visit as we still do.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 has a private bathroom: bath/shower attachment/washbasin/wc. Bathroom for Bedroom 2 is off the landing: shower/wash basin/wc. Bedroom 3 and single, if occupied, share the bathroom with Bedroom 2. An additional wc is located on ground floor.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double Bedroom 1 is on a spacious mezzanine level and has access to a large roof terrace below. Double/Twin Bedroom 2 is on a mezzanine above a single bed area with balcony, suitable for an older child. Small double Bedroom 3 with balcony.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is spacious, light and offers panoramic views from nearly ever corner of the property. The property sleeps up to seven, but makes the perfect romantic getaway for a couple, two pairs of friends or a small family group. The accommodation is arranged on 2 floors via internal staircases. Walking children are welcome, but will require supervision because the property sits on sloping and terraced grounds and the house has a number of balconies. Outside: To the rear of the Villa there is a fixed roof BBQ and dining area which looks straight out over the Apuan mountains. There are a further 2 sets of tables and chairs on the paved sun terraces one of which overlooks the swimming pool and one of which adjoins it. The swimming pool is 11m x 4m with roman steps to access at the shallow end or to sit and cool your feet. There are quality wooden sun loungers dotted around the outdoor areas. Shade by the pool is provided by fixed umbrellas. There are also several stone benches within the walled garden areas from which you can soak up the breath taking views. Steps lead down to the pool area from where additional steps give access to wander amongst the vines, and mature olive and fig trees. Utility Room: The fridge with freezer compartment is located in a small room which adjoins the kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen/towels are included and changed after the first week (for longer stays). The house is cleaned before guests arrive and after guests leave, the cost is included. Guests staying for 2 weeks can book a mid stay clean for an additional fee. Other: Under the mezzanine of Bedroom 1 is a small reception room with a desk and PC which guests are welcome to use. WiFi available.

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