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

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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

Owner
Andrew Gati
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
6 November, 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 Lari

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lari in Province of Pisa

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
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
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 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
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
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
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.

Reviews

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Tuscan Villa, Pool,Tennis Court, BBQ / close to Pisa
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews
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Excellent stay in beautiful house

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful with a private pool and tennis court. With a BBQ in the garden, we had all facilities to make the evenings worth while. The pool is nice, but is situated up hill and is not reachable for disabled persons. You have to take that into account. The furniture at the pool is al little bit old. In the cabin at the pool there is a refrigerator, so you don't have the go down (and up again) for cold drinks. On the top of the hill there was a terrace where we could sit and enjoy an amazing view. The owner is friendly, helpful and has provided us many extras, for example towels and groceries. Tennis rackets and balls are available. We had a pleasant stay in a very good accommodation. We can recommend this beautiful house to anyone.

Wendy

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tolles Domizil mit super persönlicher Betreuung

  • 5 of 5

Dieses wunderschöne Haus, eingerichtet in schönem toskanische Stil, lässt keine Wünsche offen. Am Morgen eine Runde Tennis spielen, anschließend im Pool abkühlen und dann ein lecker italienisches Frühstück auf der schönen Terrasse genießen.

Das Haus liegt sehr einsam und gleichzeitig perfekt um diverse Ausflüge in der tollen Landschaft zu unternehmen. Lucca, Pisa, Florenz,...alles gut erreichbar. Am Abend lässt es sich in der perfekt ausgestatteten Küche hervorragend kochen und das Essen genießt man mit herrlichem Panorama Blick über die Hügel der Toskana , am besten auf dem etwas höher gelegenen Aussichtsplateau. Man sieht, dass das sehr saubere Haus und der schöne Garten mit viele Liebe gepflegt werden.

Wir haben hier herrliche drei Wochen Urlaub genossen. Absolut empfehlenswert ist "Andrew", der Vermieter, der mit uns super tolle Ausflüge per Rennrad und Auto unternommen hat und uns "geheime" Orte gezeigt hat.

Wir freuen uns auf ein Wiedersehen.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 17-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 25-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Alison, I am happy you enjoyed your visit.
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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: 29-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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..."
Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Lari
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Pontederra
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Lari
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Tirrenia
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lari, Pisa area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
April
31 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
May 2018
5 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,740
for 7 nights
£1,740
 
 
July/Aug
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,186
for 7 nights
£2,186
 
 
Standard price
7 night minimum stay
£1,472
for 7 nights
£1,472
 

Additional pricing information

One time cleaning £133.82
Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £223.03

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 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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