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Villa Andrew Tuscany, Private Pool And Tennis Court



Updated: 12-Sep-2016
4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Tuscan villa close to Pisa, pool and tennis court

You will love this beautiful historic 130 year old 2 level Tuscan villa/farmhouse of 225 sq. meters. The ground floor is an open space consisting of: a large living room, a den with a fireplace, a dining room, a large kitchen with top appliances including dishwasher, a walk-in pantry, an attractive bathroom with a marble sink and a small external laundry room equipped with high-end washer and dryer. All the rooms have high ceilings and are separated by original arches, creating a feeling of spaciousness.

Original stone stairs lead upstairs to four bedrooms, all with high ceilings: a large master bedroom with a queen size bed and views of Lari, a guest room with an en-suite bathroom and queen size bed, a third bedroom with two single beds which can be pushed together to make it a double, and the fourth bedroom with a comfortable queen size sofa bed.and a terrace with a small garden and a view of the medieval Lari castle. The bathroom with gorgeous blue hand-made tiles just outside the bedrooms. The place has, satellite TV, and WiFi internet. Outside is a charming garden with a large oak-wood table, wonderful for outdoors dining seating 12.

The house sits on about 2 hectares of landscaped undulating land with two wells, fruit trees and 30 olive trees. Below the house is a tennis court and behind the house a small hill with a 15 sq. meter lake and higher up on top, a gazebo with breathtaking panoramic views. A uniquely positioned secluded swimming pool is also on top and a rustic pool house nearby with kitchen, fridge, coffee maker and a second barbecue at the edge of a small forest, which is part of the property. Once you are up there, you will just want to stay.

400 meter gravel road is the approach to the entrance with an electric gate, a Siena-red gravel road lined with Cyprus tress leads to the house. The place has been completely restored 6 years ago. Everything was done – new roof, new electrical wiring, new plumbing and central heating with choice of gas or low emission wood burning furnace. It is double insulated, keeping the temperature a pleasant 7-8 degrees cooler in summer.fully furnished with unique pieces. Centrally located in Tuscany, it is close to all amenities, 20 minutes from Pisa airport, 45 minutes from Florence, 30 minutes from Lucca and 40 minutes from the beaches of Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio.

I am from the movie business and had several famous friends visit, and all them described the place as paradise.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I used to be in the movie business in Hollywood and finally decided I had to get away to somewhere peaceful, quiet and beautiful, so I moved to Tuscany in 2006. I bought the house in 1983 and had it completely renovated when I arrived. I wanted to have a place I never had to leave. For me, it is paradise - I had quite a few famous house guests, who shared this opinion.

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Speaks English, German, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 out 5 stars

Andrew, is the perfect host. His home is wonderful, spacious, and relaxing. It's far enough away where it feels like no one is around but, then only 8mins to the closest store. Andrew gave us a list of things to do in the area and with in the major cities. The recommendations never lets us down! They were delicious and worth the visit. Also the villa is next to the quintessential italian village, a great place to walk through, have some wine, gelato, and stop by the butchers for some prosciutto. I would definitely stay again when I am in the area.
Sep 2014
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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Explore Tuscany in style...

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at this beautifully situated Tuscan property. The house is surrounded by extensive gardens which are fun to explore with family. The private tennis court and pool are excellent.

Inside, there are numerous appliances for convenience and the furnishings are to a high standard.

The location is perfect for exploring Tuscany, both its rural heartland and also some pleasant coastal towns. Lari itself is very pleasant and we would recommend a trip to the pasta factory and impressive fort. The homemade gelateria place is excellent.

Andrew recommended many places of interest that we visited, including some good restaurants. He was on hand to provide assistance if we needed it.

We would certainly recommend the property. If you're looking to get away from it all and explore Tuscany, this is a great option.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Away from it all Tuscan Idyll

  • 5 of 5

We are a family four from the UK including two children (17 and 20) who stayed in the Villa for the last two weeks of August. The setting of the Villa is magnificent based on a large site in the Tuscan countryside with views across the valley to the historic village of Lari. We had a wonderful holiday at the Villa combining relaxation time and also sight seeing days out to Pisa, Sienna, Florence and Vinci. We particularly enjoyed playing tennis and then cooling off in the pool. The Villa had everything we needed and we were helped by the local caretakers Peter and Alexandria who met us initially in Lari to guide us to the Villa, showed us where the Supermarket was and were able to assist with any query we had. The Villa was remote enough to really get away from things but close enough to easily get to Restaurants and days out and use the information and recommendations that Andrew had kindly sent in advance. A great holiday in a truly great location !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing . Such a beautiful immaculate villa. It had everything and more we could possible have needed during our stay. The grounds are so beautiful. Pool ,BBQ,Tennis were great and used regularily too!. Location is ideal to be away from it all yet close to amenities. We would all like to return again only next time we will stay for longer. Sad leaving this wonderful gem of a place. Felt right at home and were so welcomed by Peter and Alexandra, lovely people. Thank you mr Gati :). The Wynroe family(Cork, Ireland)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 7 ranging from 7yrs old to grandparents and Mr Gatis Villa had something for everyone. The house was immaculate and so beautifully furnished. We felt at home the moment we set foot inside the door. The surrounding area was so tranquil and just simply beautiful. It is perfectly situated close enough to neighbouring villages yet far enough away to be away from it all. He has thought of everything and provided it too ensuring our stay was all we wanted. Peter and Alexandra couldn't have been more helpful and kind . Such lovely people. Definitely woud love to book here again only next time we would stay longer! Thank you so much . A gem of a place. Can't stop telling all my friends about it. (The Wynroe family, cork Ireland)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely retreat away from it all

  • 5 of 5

A really beautiful villa with everything you could need inside and out. Very clean and well maintained. Some very thoughtful additions with shampoo and body wash and hand wash in all the bathrooms. We played tennis everyday, it was a little cool for swimming although I imagine in the heat of the summer it will be a welcome cool off. We really felt very much at home and had a great time. Ideal location to visit many local places of interest and nice and close to the airport. Wish that we could have stayed longer. Hopefully we will be able to revisit for longer in the near future. Thankyou Andrew for all the local information and help prior to our departure.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Didnt want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was just perfect. The villa had everything we needed and provided a perfect base for our holiday in Tuscany. Andrew was very kind and couldn't have been more helpful, even taking us to the local supermarket. We played tennis every day and took advantage of eating outside as the weather was beautiful. The house was well equipped, very clean and well looked after. We would definitely recommend and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I lived in big cities all my life and when I had enough, I wanted to find a place that is quiet and peaceful. yet centrally located to all amenities.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lari at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pontederra at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lari at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Tirrenia at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary


The sea is about a 30 minute drive.


Pisa airport is about a 20 minute drive. A car is essential.


The medieval village of Lari is 2 km and is a lovely walk.

For wines, La Dolce Vite, Piazza Gambacorti, 47, 56125 Pisa, Italia and BADIA DI MORRONA - S.A.F.T. SNC

Via di Badia, 8 - Morrona - 56030 Terricciola.

A visit to Bolgheri is well worth while - some of Italy's best wines are made there.

Further Details:

Lari has two banks and a post office two terrific butchers and a local bakery with fresh bread. Places you might like to visit: Livorno Market, Bolgheri, Montalcino, Vinci, Carrara marble caves, Cinque terre, Etruscan villages, and of course Florence, Pisa, Siena.

The sea is 3o min far, Tirrenia and Cecina are the closest,

For a carabbian feeling we can suggest Spiaggie Bianche Rosignano Solvay.


Rental rates

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17 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
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16 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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Changeover Day: Saturday
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £222
Pet Fee £0
One time cleaning £133

Booking Notes:
20% at time of booking, balance 4 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
The preferred changeover day is Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 12-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

The place has everything I needed. Lots of land, a private pool and tennis court, private forest and breathtaking views from the top. Secluded, yet near to everything.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


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


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1: on ground floor, beautifully tiled, marble washbasin, shower, toilet, bidet. Bathroom 2: upstairs, beautiful blue hand-made tiles, shower, bath, toilet, bidet. Bathroom 3: en-suite, bright, shower, toilet, bidet.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: king size bed, views of Lari. Bedroom 2: queen size sofa-bed, en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 3: double bed, terrace views of Lari. Bedroom 4: choice of double bed or 2 singles.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Nice eating area just outside the kitchen. Another garden area is by the side of the house with a large oak table, seating 12-14 people with barbecue. The pool is totally private and is located on top behind the house, with table and chairs, fridge and barbecue. 10m by 5m 1.6m deep, it is not heated. The gazebo is near the pool with large table and chairs and panoramic views. Below the house is the tennis court. Small private forest, a lovely pond with water plants. Cleaning-one time / Towels / Linen included. Maid service:on request. Weekly cleaning by arrangement. Other: Den is next to the living room with fireplace and large flat TV and DVD.

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