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Wonderful Relaxing Apartment With Outside Eating Area: Walk To The Sandy Beach



Updated: 24-Aug-2016
Apartment in Vada, Etruscan Coast, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy - Only 30 Mins From Pisa Airport, Excellent Location

This new apartment is in an historic restoration project and it confines with a large green area. It is an ideal place for those who want to live in respect of privacy and, at the same time, to enjoy numerous historical, cultural and landscape attractions present in the area: from the sea to the beaches, from entertainment to tourist services. The location is the town of Vada, which has shops, supermarkets, banks, pharmacy and all other facilities. Long sandy beaches make Vada a popular area for holidays and aquatic sports, plus there are harbours and several marinas in the area for sailing activities. The airport at Pisa is 45 km far. This bijou apartments of rare charm envelops its guests in an exclusive and elegant atmosphere. The charm is provided by the wide terrace that is irresistible for outdoor breakfasts, an aperitif or romantic candle-lit dinners.

Details for holiday apartment First floor Sleeps 2/3 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

The apartment is on the first floor (2+1; 60 square meters), it's pretty: crisp white walls, wooden beams and marble floors set the tone for the building, furnished with comfortable contemporary furniture and artisanal work. Large windows and high ceilings emphasise the generous scale of the living area and bedroom. The living room and connected kitchen have a panoramic view of the Borgo Vaticano garden trough the balcony door.

The apartment has the following features: wide living room with a comfortable sofa-bed, kitchen well equipped with cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, oven, 1 bright bedroom with double bed, bathroom with large shower, WC and bidet. And then a personal space of 15 square meter on the sunset terrace with electric cabana, table, chairs and lounge seating.

The apartment is certified in "B class" Energy Certification. In fact, the apartment is built with materials that allow external insulation.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Luca and I live in Tuscany with my family and my wife Susanna. We like the Etruscan sea coast because from there we can explore the Tuscany and enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches. My wife Susanna manage the bookings of the apartment.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We just wanted to once again thanks for a lovely stay in your wonderful apartment, the pictures on the website do not do it justice". Brian Campbell from Bristol.

"We had a superb holiday at your apartment in Vada. It really is a very beautiful place affording every comfort and facility. The area is extremely picturesque. We took day trips to Florence and also to Siena, both of which were fantastic" Steve Hughes from London

"'What a beautiful place! A perfect holiday in idyllic surroundings" Anne Campbell from Orlando
Jan 2013
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Craigie Kilmarnock Scotland


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at this beautiful 1st floor apartment. Luca very kindly collected us from Pisa airport and drove us to his property. It was a good size and spotlessly clean. I particularly enjoyed the large outside terrace. It was a great place to relax and enjoy a meal or two. The location was perfect for walking to the beach or for a morning coffee and pastry. The restaurants that we visited in the square were very good with loads of fresh seafood on the menus. There was a lovely restaurant right on the beach at the harbour where we could enjoy lunch outside with an enjoyable house wine or Italian beer. On arrival Luca gave us a quick guided tour of Vada, showing us the supermarket, bakers and some of the restaurants. He couldn't have been more helpful. We were told about the gelato shop at the end of the road on the corner heading towards the beach. We stopped twice a day to try out a different flavour of the most beautiful ice cream I have ever tasted.

This is the first time we have ever been to Italy and what a great place to start. The village is so laid back, the people are so nice and the food is fabulous! We had a complete rest and we will look forward to returning there sometime soon.

Luca and his wife definitely did their best to make us feel very welcome and I would recommend this place to stay when visiting Vada.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, you are very kind. Best wishes, Luca and Susanna
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We Only Stayed One Night

  • 1 of 5

I find it hard to reconcile the wonderful reviews given for this apartment with the one we found on arrival on 18th May this year. The apartment was not clean, the shower was really dirty, the bidet was cracked, and there were clothes stored in the bedroom. The china didn't match, there were no instructions for the equipment, e.g. t.v., washing machine - I could go on!!! As for the noise from the traffic on the Via Aurelia at the back of the property - it was deafening and continued all night long! I hope that the owners have now rectified those things that could be rectified - albeit not the traffic noise! Needless to say, we only stayed one night!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry for this guest, certainly we rectified The things you mentioned. This is The first time to find dissatisfied people, generally we find wonderfull, happy, very nice people. In any case I have to point up that we were already helpful to agree The requirement you said but you were shuttle and inflexible. Kindest regards, Luca and Susanna
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South Woodham Ferrers

Highly recommended

  • 4 of 5

The property was very clean, welll maintained and spacious. It was extremely well equipped if you wanted to self cater. Plenty of space outside for eating on large balcony. The owners could not do enough to make our stay enjoyable.

Vada has a glorious beach and good restaurants, shops & supermarkets all within walking distance. Local buses & trains cheap and gave excellent access to regional attractions.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much.
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south west scotland

25th wedding anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We were met by our host who was very friendly and showed us around the apartment and explained about the variety of amenities and restaurants within the village. The apartment was very well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Communication was no problem at all. Everything was as described on the website. The apartment was very spacious, very clean and well kept as was the outside area. Shops and amenities were within 4 minutes walk which was also accurately described. The beach which was spotlessly clean was appx 10 minutes from the apartment. It is very well situated for anyone wanting to visit the many beautiful towns and villages in Tuscany either by car or train. From the information provided by Luca and Susanna we were able to visit Florence by train as this was recommended to be the easiest form of transport to that particular city. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone. All of the above helped to make our 25th wedding anniversary a very happy and memorable one.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to meet you. All The best, Luca and Susanna
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Fantastic Week in Vada!

  • 5 of 5

What can we say? We thoroughly enjoyed our fantastic and relaxing week at this apartment. This is a great place to unwind with everything you could need. The terrace is a lovely place to relax, have breakfast / lunch and had the sun all day until around 8pm. There is a main road next to apt. but did not bother us at all. Large supermarket across the road and 10 min walk to a lovely beach / 5 minutes walk to restaurants and a few bars .. also.. the best Gelato we have every eaten!

Things we enjoyed:

* Bolgheri - great day out and had lovely long lunch with wine in historic Tuscan village and wine tasting

* Castiglioncello - lovely typical Italian seaside town (you can get the bus outside the apt- 15 mins) La Lucciola restaurant can't come more highly recommended - THE best meal of the holiday!

* The beach - v. relaxing

Luca and Susanna were wonderful in terms of communicating with us. Luca very generously picked us up in Vada and dropped us back to Pisa a week later. Also offered us advice on days out and drove us around Vada, showing us where everything we could need was located. There is also good internet connection at the Apt.

Thank You both for a lovely break.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to meeting you. Best wishes. Susanna and Luca
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Absoultely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was a dream holiday for my partner and I. Luca and Suzanna couldn't have been more helpful right from our initial enquiry, they gave us lots of information and replied promptly and fully to all my questions, and there were lots! On arriving at Pisa airport, Luca picked us up and took us to the apartment, he also drove us around Vada and showed us where everything was, supermarket, tourist information, restaurants and bars, beach, really kind of him. On arriving at the apartment, I was gobsmacked! It is absolutely gorgeous, really well equiped and beautifully clean. Again, Luca got us settled in then left me his mobile number and let us start our holiday. Vada is a lovely little town, if you're looking for the Real Italy, it's perfect! It also makes a really good base for seeing the Tuscan coast, I only wish we'd had more time. Big hand also for the ladies in the tourist information office who spoke perfect English and were incredibly helpful making sure we made the best of our time using buses and trains. The bus stop was right outside the aprtment and the train station about 20mins walk. The only thing that might put someone off is that the road adjacent to the apartment is quite busy but please don't let it, I was concerned about it when we first arrived but it wasn't an issue at all and actually meant that we had great access to everything. We easily got to Pisa and Florence on the train and visited lots of lovely places closer by jumping on and off the bus. The beach at Vada is great and perfect for swimming but i recommend taking the 40 min walk out of town and along the track through the forest to the White Beach, stunning and the water beautiful, incredibly clean.

All in all, having never been to Italy before, we couldn't have chosen better, we got to see and do so much, everyone was incredibly helpful and friendly and Luca and Suzanna were the perfect hosts with a beautiful apartment, thank you for a wonderful holiday

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, you are very Kind, it was a pleasure to meet you. We wish you all The best. Luca and Susanna
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From the Owner

Since I was a child, I spent the holidays with my family in Vada, for this reason I know this place very well. The village of Vada is nice and the apartment is few minutes walk to the sandy beach and there are plenty of other beaches to be explore by foot, cycle, boat or road.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa airport at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Vada at 300 Metres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Vada train station at 500 Metres Nearest Motorway : A1 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Vada centre at 300 Metres Nearest Beach : Vada at 200 Metres Car: not necessary


The apartment is located at a walking distance far from the sea through a cycle track (few minutes by foot). Vada, thanks to its free long sandy beach (5 km) and its wonderful Mediterranean pine wood, offers a lot of activities linked to aquatic sports and to holidays. In Vada there is a famous school of windsurf and kite surf. You can also rent catamaran, sail, rubber dinghy.


Vada is in very good position for road connections with access to the National road Aurelia and near to the National road 206 and to the A-12 motorway Genova-Rosignano Marittimo tollbooth. It is about 45 km far from the airport of Pisa (30 minutes), 80 km from Florence (1 hour) and 20 km from the port of Livorno (15 minutes), departure terminal for the main Italian islands.

The car is not essential, you can easily reach the beach and the centre of the village by foot or by bicycle.


The nearest airport is Pisa (45 km), where you can rent a car. Car hire is not essential, from the apartment you can easily use public transport (bus or train). The apartment is ideal departure for daily trips in the most famous cities such as Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Volterra, San Gimignano and to visit the Tuscany coast. Nearest village is Vada, 200 metres. Pisa 30 minutes by car. Volterra, 30 minutes by car. Florence, 1 hour by car.

Further Details:

In a few meters there is a big choice of typical restaurants and pizzeria, offering fish or meat in the Tuscan tradition. I will be happy to give you the best addresses. Vada offer wonderful waterside restaurants where you can watch the sun set while feasting on freshly caught fish and superb Tuscan wines.

The supermarket is just behind the apartment as well as the bank and some shops. Due to its central position in hot summer the road could be busy.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
23 Oct 2016 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April and May
25 Mar 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £133

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 35% is required on booking. You can pay by interbank transfer, you can pay the remnant at your arrival in cash.
Please note that there are no extra costs to be paid upon arrival. This price includes final clean, hot water, electricity, gas, bed linen and bath, hand towels, including washing liquid and fabric conditioner for clothes. You would need to bring your own beach towels. Sorry, pets not allowed.

Changeover Day:
In July, August and September the changeover is on Saturday. During the rest of the year, the changeover day is flexible and if available, we accept even short stays in low season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

The apartment is nice and comfortable and everything you need is near because of its central position, restaurants, beaches, boats, marketplace, local activities, attractions and talasso resort Spa. There are many beautiful places to visit around the property. The truth is that when I go to my apartment I prefer to stay in the terrace and enjoy a dinner outside, looking at the stars.

Property Type

  • apartment


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 15 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: The apartment has private entrance. The apartment has private parking space just in front of the entrance. The apartment is a part of Borgo Vatican, a private property studded with palms and ancient cluster-pines.

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