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Lovingly Restored Luxury Villa, Sea View, Pool, Hill Side above Forte dei Marmi

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa on Versilia Coast, above Pietrasanta, Camaiore and Forte dei Marmi - Lofty Position, Peaceful Location, But Only A Few Kilometers To Cultural And Beach Life At Its Best

An old farmhouse with former sheep and goat barns has been recently turned into a beautiful, charming and luxury villa. "Villa Montebello" means "beautiful mountain" and from its lofty position the villa is overlooking the Versilia Coast and the beautiful mountains of the Apuan Alps. The villa is awaiting its first guests in summer 2014, after having been totally and intensively restored in the old traditional Tuscan style. And this takes time...Besides of the original facade, the thick stone walls, the visible old chestnut beams and the beautiful old cotto floors - everything has been turned into new tecnical standards. The former sheep and goat barns - being used now as a pool house and and a roofed outdoor living space - are still showing the original stone walls of the 19th century. The main house offers 6 sleeping rooms, 4 rooms with double queensize beds and 2 rooms with 2 single beds each, alltogether 8 sleeps. 2 of the double rooms have got ensuite bathrooms.

Thomas Ruemmele
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, Italian, Polish
Calendar last updated:
3 March, 2018

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 15 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 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

Villa Montebello opens summer 2014.
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Camaiore in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 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
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • bathroom 1: ensuite to room 1; glas shower, wc, bidet bathroom 2: ensuite to room 2; glas shower, wc, bidet bathroom 3: for room 3 and 4; glas shower, wc, bidet bathroom 4: for room 5 and 6: glas shower, wc, bidet bathroom 5; large shower, wc, bidet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double queensize bed, ensuite bathroom, private terrace Bedroom 2: double queensize bed, large ensuite bathroom, 4 poster bed Bedroom 3: double queensize bed, 4 poster bed, Bedroom 4: double queensize bed Bedroom 5 and 6: 2 single beds each
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: House not suitable for kids under 10 years of age because of steep stairs and low window sills in 2nd floor (kids rooms) Outside: Beautiful courtyard with poolhouse and roofed outdoor living. Pool 7 x 4 m, depth 1,50 m, unheated, offers sunbeds, loungers, sofas, coffee tables, umbrellas and a BBQ space The villa is situated in the country side: rural life with some noise of chickens and dogs shouldn`t bother the guests. The evenings and nights are tranquil and calm, no traffic noise. Utility Room: Washing machine in poolhouse (bathroom 5) Utility room with cleaning equipment, vacuum cleaner etc. in courtyard Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and fine egyptian linen are included, Towels for the sunbeds are included, Towels for the beaches are not provided, but in private beach clubs, Final cleaning is included, maid upon request, extra Electricity and gas not incl.


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Lovingly Restored Luxury Villa, Sea View, Pool, Hill Side above Forte dei Marmi
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A Tuscan Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We organised a family trip to the Villa for my Wife's "significant" birthday. we were not disappointed the Villa is magnificently restored to a high standard by Thomas the owner and its mountain location, whilst still being near the seaside resorts, was outstanding. It goes almost without saying that all our children and grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we would be delighted to stay there again notwithstanding the challenging and exciting drive up to the Villa from the road!

We had a truly memorable holiday in a lovely Tuscan farmhouse.

Rob and Linda Cleaver

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda, dear Rob, we are glad an honoured that you have chosen Villa Montebello for your wife's birthday celebration and that your liked your stay with us so much. Our guests appreciate the position of Villa Montebello when they returned from the hot and lively beaches and found Villa Montebello with its tranquility, nicely breezes from the mountains and 3 degrees Celsius less... The entire road from Pietrasanta to Montebello has been paved recently and you will find our little private access next year in the same condition. Welcome back and thank you so much for your review Villa Montebello Thomas, Marta & Katerina
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Stunning Tuscan Villa

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and friends spent an unforgettable time at the Villa Montebello. Everything was perfect, the manicured garden, sparkling pool and stunningly decorated and restored rooms, with the most comfortable beds. There were 6 bedrooms to choose from, and a lovly big lounge with satelite TV and unlimeted WI FI. We were withing walking distance of 2 local resturants, and only 5 Km from the village, a further 5 took us to the beach. We also visited Rome by Train from Pietrasanta, and there is ample free parking at the train station. Florence and Pisa are also just an hour by train, and relay worth the trip.All in all a stunning stay and thank you from Myself and Lee Anne to Thomas who advised us about all to do and even booked restaurants for us. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lee-Ann and family, thank you so much for your nice review. We are happy that you liked your stay at Villa Montebello alot. It was our pleasure having had you and your family with us. Please come again as you promised, even if it´s a long distance to Capetown. We will create a new program for your next stay. There´s a lot more to see, to enjoy and to taste in Tuscany... Best regards Thomas & Team
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Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely fantastic villa, we were all really blown away by the stunning views and look and feel of the place, everything was finished to a very high standard, far better than you could imagine from the photos. We were taken very well care of and nothing was too much trouble.

Thank you for a wonderful stay !!

Kind Regards


  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Victoria, thank you so much for your compliments. Highly appreciated. And you are an expert working in the hotel/tourism business. This counts even more! We are happy that you have enjoyed the Villa and the villa´s position so much. Next week one of the best italian professional photographers, Stefano Scatá, (google his website!) will take new photos in order to show what Villa Montebello is really alike in real. But isn´t it better, when the villa turns out more beautiful upon your arrival than you have expected before? Please come again next season! You, Nicola and families have been wonderful guests Thomas, Michel and staff
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Very nice house

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house, easy to use, in a very calm area and beautiful landscape. The situation is excellent (in the tuscany mountains, 15 minutes away from the sea, 45 minutes away from Pisa tower and about 90 minutes from Firenze). I strongly recommend to rent this house.

PS1: Access road not so easy for sport cars (low distance with ground)

PS2: Maybe an ice cubes machine is missing

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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relaxed vacation in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks in this beautiful restored house up in the hills of the Versilia coast which we had already visited last summer shortly before renovation had been finished. Everything here is just beautiful: the rooms, the decoration, the garden, the views on the surroundings, the outdoor seating varieties, the pool - overall we and our 3 adult children and their friends had a great time there. Up to twelve people can stay there; we were 7 people and it was a perfect place for us to stay.

The beach is 25 minutes away by car and there are lots of sighting possibilities in the area. It is about 6 km to Camaiore to buy food.

The owner took very good care of us, not only by keeping the property clean (help came once a week to clean the house and the pool) but also by providing valuable info about the area and by even reserving a table for us in good restaurants (several times during our stay). We can fully recommend this property if you are looking for a relaxed vacation in the mountains of Tuscany. A big "thank you" once more to the owner for this nice place and his personal help to make our vacation another memorable experience.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful mountain villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa Montebello looked nice in the pictures, but it was even nicer when we got there. The old farmhouse turned into a well-equipped modern villa and was stylish and beautiful. The place felt nicely private, and the view was great. Everything was very tidy and well organized. The host/master of the house took a good care of the group and all practicalities.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Airport Pisa
Nearest Barpub
32 Kilometres
Trip to Lucca
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Next restaurant
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Trip to Pietrasanta
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Next grocery store
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Next beaches
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Trip to Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Ski
108 Kilometres
Trip to Florence
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Next town: Camaiore

Special interest holidays:

Owner offers own restaurant guide and makes reservations upon request in case your Italian language skills are not the best.

Cookery courses could be arranged only in May, June, end of September and October. Reservations for Haidresseer and medical massages are made upon request.


In a 20 minutes drive (9 km) you will get to the beaches of the Versilia Coast.

Please note, most of the beaches are private ones, called "bagni". They are pretty expensive, but the beaches there are clean, you will get an umbrella with 2 or 4 sunbeds, towels etc.

Most of the bagni are serving light lunch and dinner and offering of course bathrooms and showers. Public beaches are often crowded on week ends and during August and they are usually not as good maintained as the private bagni.


Private or rental car is essentual. At Pisa Airport there are lots of international and local Car Rental Companies.

Distance from Pisa Airport to Villa Montebello aproxx. 45 km or a 40 minutes drive. Ferry ports are La Spezia - 35 km -(Cinque Terre) and Livorno - 30 km - (Elba Island).

Next train station at Pietrasanta (8 km). Major train station Pisa Centrale. From there trains to Florence, Rome, Bologna, Milan.

Train tickes are cheap in Italy.


Nearest villages: Monteggiori 3 km, Camaiore 4 km, Pietrasanta 6 km

Nearest town: Lucca 35 km, Pisa 40 km, Florence 85 km

Nearest restaurant: St. Lucia, Monteggiori 2 km

Nearest grocery store: Camaiore 4 km, Pietrasanta 6 km

Nearest super market: Pietrasanta 6 km, Lido di Camaiore 7 km

Further Details:

The position of Villa Montebello is remarkable: You´ll get a wide range of options and possibilities for your holidays:

Relaxing and sunbathing at the pool area and under shady trees in the garden,

Social and cultural life in medieval cities like Pietrasanta, Lucca, Firenze,

Art gallerys, vernissages, special events and exhibitions in Pietrasanta

Architectural highlights in Lucca, Firenze

Wine tasting tours

Gourmet cuisine or tipical Tuscan cuisine - own restaurant guide and reservations

Shopping tours to Forte dei Marmi with its hip boutiques of world standard:

Gucci, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli and others

Mingling with the rich, beautiful and important VIP´s in Forte dei Marmi

Sightseing Tours to Pisa, Lucca, Carrara, Sarzana, Firenze

Boat Tours to the Cinque Terre

Hiking and climbing in the hills and mountains of the Apuan Alps (elevations upto 2.100 m above sea level)


Water Sports

Playing golf on one of the most elegant golf courts of Italy (17 km)

Horseback riding

Cooking Courses, Painting or Sculpture and Language Courses

or easy going Beach Life

you wont´miss something...


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
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
autumn 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £877.73

Booking Notes:
Ask owner for availibility. Owner will be sending a Short Term Rental Agreement (contract). Booking and reservation are valid under 2 conditions: contract is signed by guest and sent back to owner and a pre-payment of 50% of the total rent has been payed. Rest of 50% ist to be paid 60 days prior arrival of guest
Cancellation policy: see Short Term Rental Agreement
Owner asks a refundable Security Payment of 1.000 €.
Ask owner for discount of 10%, if occupancy =< 4 persons.
Pets are not allowed

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is Friday
Check-in time: between 17:00 and 19:00 p.m. Later arrivals are requiring special conditions in advance.
Check-out time: 9:00 a.m.

Contact owner for different changing days or different arrival and check-out times

Notes on prices:
If occupancy is equal or below 6 persons there will be a discount of 10%.
Ask owner for details.

For long term rentals there will be another discount.
Ask owner for details

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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