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Tuscan Villa, Pool,Tennis Court, BBQ / close to Pisa

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-May-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Tuscan villa 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom pool and tennis court, close to Pisa

You will love this beautiful historic 130-year-old 2 level Tuscan villa/farmhouse of 250 square meters. The villa is perched on a hilltop, with views over the charming village of Lari and its medieval castle. It is in the heart of Tuscany, a 20 minute drive from Pisa, with a swimming pool, a tennis court, olive trees, and a romantic gazebo seating eight with breathtaking panoramic views - where you can watch glorious sunsets with a glass of Prosecco - barbecues, all on large terraced grounds with olive trees, surrounded by a small forest.

A 400-meter gravel road is an approach to the entrance with an electric gate. A Siena-red road lined with Cyprus trees leads to the house sitting on about 2 hectares of landscaped undulating land full of wildflowers, fruit trees, and herbs, all available to you.

The ground floor is an open space with original arches and high ceilings: a large living room with antique pieces mixed with contemporary furnishings, a den with a flat screen TV and a fireplace, a dining room seating eight, a large kitchen with the best appliances including dishwasher, a walk-in pantry and a stunning bathroom with a marble sink.

Original stone stairs lead upstairs to four bedrooms: a large master bedroom with a queen size bed, a second bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and queen size bed. You have a choice of two single beds or one double in the third bedroom. The fourth bedroom has a double bed and a terrace with a view of Lari. The third bathroom has blue hand-made tiles is just outside the bedrooms. The house has 3 satellite TV and WiFi internet in all rooms. The small external laundry room has a high-end washer and dryer.

The patio in front is a great place for breakfast or drinks under the large umbrella, and around the corner, the garden has a large oak wood table with bench style seating for twelve or more with a barbecue nearby. Behind the house is a pond with space for croquet and badminton (equipment provided) and higher up, on top, the gazebo with breathtaking panoramic views. The 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.

Below the house is the private tennis court. Racquets and balls are provided.

Everything is provided, like sheets, towels, hairdryers, shower gel, washing powder, etc.

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 used to be in the film business and many of my actor friends from Hollywood visited me – they thought this place was Paradise.

There are lots of concerts nearby: Lucca Music Festival, Pistoia Blues Festival, the Puccini Festival, etc. and I would be happy to assist with where and when.

Car hire is recommended.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Andrew Gati
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2017

About Andrew Gati

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.

Andrew Gati purchased this villa in 1983

Why Andrew Gati chose Valdera e Colline Pisane

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

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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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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10 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Germany
5

Ein unvergesslicher Urlaub in einem tollen Haus

  • 5 of 5

Unser Urlaub (mit 2 Kindern) in Andrews Villa war einfach perfekt. Die Villa liegt sehr ruhig, das Grundstück am Hügel ist traumhaft.

Das Haus ist sehr komfortabel eingerichtet, es fehlt nichts. Sogar Handtücher waren, anders als in vielen Ferienhäusern, reichlich vorhanden.

Der Garten ist in verschiedenen Ebenen angelegt (ganz unten das Einfahrtstor mit Tennisplatz, dann Haus mit Terrasse, dann Teich mit Gartenbank, dann Olivenbäume, ganz oben Pavillon mit Sitzgruppe und Pool mit Gartenhaus). Man könnte sich den ganzen Tag auf dem Grundstück aufhalten! Wir haben es sehr genossen, uns nach einem Tennismatch (Kunstrasen) im Pool abzukühlen - und das alles mit einem unglaublichem Ausblick auf Lari.

Grillplätze gibt es auf dem Grundstück sogar an mehreren Stellen.

Waschmaschine und Trockner (Waschmittel war vorhanden) waren im Urlaub sehr nützlich.

Die Lage des Hauses ist sehr praktisch - wir haben Ausflüge nach Pisa, Viareggio, Carrara, Cinque Terre, San Gimignano, Florenz und Lucca gemacht (und hätten bei einem längeren Urlaub noch viel mehr machen können).

Restaurants in allen Preislagen sowie Supermärkte gibt es in der Nähe.

Bei der Begrüßung fanden wir in der Küche einen Willkommenskorb mit Pastazutaten sowie im Kühlschrank für den Start einige Lebensmittel.

Alles in allem war unser Urlaub in Andrews Villa etwas ganz Besonderes. Und die Buchung und ganze Abwicklung waren absolut unproblematisch.

Vielen Dank, Andrew ! Wir kommen bestimmt wieder, wenn wir mal wieder in der Toskana Urlaub machen wollen !

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

We had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week during winter.

It was a perfect spot, very convenient location, and yet in the midst of the lovely countryside.

Andrew was a perfect host, meeting us on arrival and giving us terrific advice on locations to visit and restaurants.

This villa looked just like the photos. It was beautiful! Gorgeously decorated, clean and very spacious.

The kitchen has everything you might need to cook full meals and the dining area is very spacious to accommodate large dinner parties.

The terrace was very private ad the view at the gazebo to the village is lovely.

Very convenient location, grocery stores, and Tuscan restaurants are close.

We fell in love with Tuscany, and would go back to this villa in a minute!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Character in heart of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We returned recently from a fantastic stay at the Villa Andrew! The property is like no other, it has been lovingly decorated, contains many beautiful works of art as well as extensive gardens, hills, a tennis court, and even a secluded pool! Located in the scenic village of Lari, right in the heart of Tuscany, it is the perfect spot to relax, with options to explore cities such as Florence, Pisa and more, right on your doorstep. I fully recommend a stay at the villa, you will have a wonderful time!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Alison, I am happy you enjoyed your visit.
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5

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

Brilliant

  • 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
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Location

Enoteca La dolce vite
"The owner, Andrea is a good friend, used to be the wine maker at Badia Di Morrona. Really kn..."
Locanda Lo Scopiccio
"5 minutes from the house, this cozy, charming restaurant has fabulous Tuscan food - all home..."

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

Coast/Beach:

The sea is about a 30 minute drive.

Travel:

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

Distances:

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
June
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,390
for 7 nights
£1,390
 
 
July/Aug
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,996
for 7 nights
£1,996
 
 
Special August Price
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,769
for 7 nights
£1,769
 
 
Sept, Oct
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,558
for 7 nights
£1,558
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,137
for 7 nights
£1,137
 

Additional pricing information

One time cleaning £126.33
Refundable Damage Deposit £210.55
Pet Fee £0

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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Facilities

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

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Bedrooms

  • 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 bed, en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 3: double bed, terrace views of Lari. Bedroom 4: choice of double bed or 2 singles.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...

Notes:

  • 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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