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Freestanding Villa for 6: Air Cond, Private Pool, Views,Walking Distance To Town

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Panoramic Villa with 3 beds/2baths 30min to Pisa & S Gimgnano, pool, Wifi, AirCond

A perfect combination of modern and traditional features makes this villa particularly comfortable, practical without compromising on character. The vicinity of a pretty historical centre (Palaia - reached on foot - no sidewalk but still viable) with a couple of excellent restaurants makes it ideal for dining out without driving.

Amenities include: air conditioning throughout the villa, Wifi Dsl fast covering the whole property, fully equipped kitchen with laundry (no dryer) for longer stays, fully fenced grounds for extra safety. A built in barbecue and outdoor dining facilities. Our local assistants are available in case of need 24h and a tailor made villa book with up to date practicalities/suggestions is provided.

Extremely easy to reach, all on paved roads and centrally located to explore within 1h 15min the cities of Florence, Siena. Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Volterra are within 40min away and an array of smaller and charming villages are a stone's throw away. Families will appreciate day visits to the local prehistoric park and Pinocchio park and food&wine lovers will be spoilt for choice.

The villa enjoys utter tranquillity and privacy but it is not remote: there's a bunch of resident homes nearby but cannot be seen from the outdoor dining area nor the pool, which face the opposite side with views of the valley and the Apuan Alps in the horizon.

The grassy and fully enclosed gardens are ideal for kids. Here the large swimming pool (14m x 7m, 1.5m deep) is equipped with sun beds and umbrellas and it is open May to September (extensions might be possible).

A built in barbecue is found by the furnished outdoor dining area facing the pool for your al fresco meals with a view!

On request we have a cot and high chair and we accept pets as long as they are trained not to dirt the garden.

LAYOUT

Ground Floor:

Main entrance into the hall

Kitchen with fireplace and doors to one outdoor covered patio with table and chairs and parking area.

Laundry with washing machine (free of charge - no detergent provided), ironing facilities.

Living room with panoramic French doors opening to the outdoor furnished dining area and pool.

1 bathroom with shower.

First Floor:

Accessed via internal stairway (20steps)

1 double bedroom

1 bedroom with 2 single / joinable beds

1 bedroom with one single bed (can be made up as double)

All bedrooms have windows with panoramic views.

1 bathroom with shower.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We, the owners of Villa Montevizzano, are Giordano and Graziella. In addition to being grateful grandparents who appreciate the values of life, we like to offer you the opportunity of a restful and rejuvenating break in one of the most beautiful places in the world: Tuscany. We come from another sector of business, the leather industry, which is famous in this region. However, we have learnt from our many worldly guests to have an appreciation for hospitality. With this valuable advice we have been able to furnish our property to provide a comfortable place to enjoy your leisure time. This is an opportunity not to be missed! We cannot speak English so our replies to your requests are translated by our assistants. However,you are booking directly with us.

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Speaks English, Italian

8 Reviews

4.8
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

4

great house for a super vacation

  • 4 of 5

Overall it is a very good house to rent, although the arrival wasn't good. The tennants before us had made a mess, and this wasn't cleaned properly and there was no one to welcome us. It tooks us several hours of additional cleaning. So the first impression was not good.

Next day we met the owner, he apologised for the mess (I would have expected a bottle wine or something for this mess) and everything that needed to be fixed was fixed the next day.

From that moment on, it was very good; great house, great view, great pool, nothing to complain and we had a super vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing propery, fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed an amazing 2 week stay at Villa Montevizzano. The location is great, and we managed to visit Pisa, Florence, Sienna and San Gimignano with ease, all about an hour away or less. Although Palaia is within walking distance, there are no paths (for the majority of the way) and would take quite a while to reach the first restraint/bar. We didn't risk this as we had young children, but probably achievable. The best part of our day was the sunset, sitting on the patio (Chianti in hand) overlooking the pool and the panoramic view. Giordano & Serena made us feel very welcome and we will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Relaxation and beautiful views!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous time staying in Palaia, the villa was beautifully positioned at the top of the hill giving you amazing views across the Tuscan countryside!

The villa was lovely, we had a family of 5 - two teenagers and a toddler and it worked for everyone, our little one could run around the large grounds, and the older girls could enjoy the sun and the beautiful large swimming pool.

Location was great within an hour to Florence and just over an hour to Siena, approx 30 mins back to Pisa and lots of other little towns in between. You would definitely need a car, but you won't run out of places to eat and visit.

The very detailed folder of info that is in the villa came in very handy for ideas of where to visit and information on local restaurants, although we chose to eat in most of the time.

If you're looking for relaxation and peace and quiet this is definitely the place for you! The views are stunning and the sunset in the evening is amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time!

- the house: clean, spacious, well equipped ( we were 4 adults and 1 child of 2)

- the garden : very big, well maintained, pretty, great big swimming pool, amazing view, quite (no direct neighbours)

- the area : house is in a quite street, 10 minutes walk from Palaia center, very quite area, and also very safe

- the service : Serena and Giordano were exceptional hosts, making everything they can to make our stay agreable, and they succeed! Thanks to them, we felt very relaxed knowing in case of any issue, we would not be left alone.

We definitely want to go again and we highly recommend it for a family holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa with fantastic pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this spacious villa, which more than lives up to its description and photos. The owner was very approachable through his colleague Serena, who speaks good English and is available via email. Directions to the villa were easy to follow and we arrived to a very clean property with a welcome basket. The villa was well equipped and the outside space exceptional- perfect for our 3 teenage boys. The local town is easily walkable but a car is needed to go further afield. Location is perfect for seeing the stunning sights of Tuscany. In the villa is an excellent folder with details of places to see, things to do and local eateries. We booked a local Italian chef to cook with us one afternoon- amazing.

Cannot recommend this villa highly enough for a family holiday- something for everyone!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and hope to have you back soon. Giordano, Graziella & Serena
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5

Wonderful Holiday in the Italian Hills

  • 5 of 5

Not sure I can do justice to our holiday.

Firstly the villa. Spacious, comfortable, clean, well appointed with a fantastic pool all set in a lovely garden on top of a hill with panoramic views almost nearly all the way round of stunning Tuscan hills. Giordano the owner cannot speak English but he more than made up for it with his warm welcome.

Pailia the nearby village has some great restaurants only a 20 minute walk up the hill which conviently downhill after a bit too much of the local red.

Days out in Florence, Pisa and San Gimignano which you have to go to just for the world champion ice cream, are easy. We went by train albeit I would say a car is a must to bet the best out of your stay.

Then there is Serena always at the end of a phone to help. In our case we left a bag on the train after a day in Pisa. Serrena rang a friend who lived down the line, rescued and returned our bag. Incredible.

But then again so was our entire holiday

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Andrew, thanks so much for the review. We are so pleased you had a good time here with us. Helping tracking down your bag was a real challenge and find it was incredible indeed! Like winning the lottery :-) We hope to have you back soon and remind us to show you the shorter walk to Palaia (Giordano takes 10 min at the most!). Giordano & Serena
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Location

From the Owner

Initially the house was meant to be for our family. When our children decided to live elsewhere, we came up with the idea of offering our property to those who want to discover or return to Tuscany for their holidays.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Palaia at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Piombino at 45 Kilometres Nearest Golf : San Miniato at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pontedera at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Pontedera at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Palaia at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Forte dei Marmi / Viareggio at 45 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cooking courses and meals at the villa available on request

Coast/Beach:

About 55 km from the coast, 1hr driving

Sandy beaches: Castiglioncello, Vada, Cecina – Marina di Cecina, Bibbona

Gritty beaches: Livorno, Cecina, Piombino

Rocky beaches: Livorno, Castiglioncello, Rosignano

Travel:

Firenze Airport Peretola: 60 km / 1h 15min

Pisa Airport Galileo Galilei: 44 km / 30min

Car recommended

Distances:

Palaia: 1km / 5min walk

Pontedera: 20km / 15min to large supermarket and trains

San Gimignano/Volterra: 40km / 30min drive

Pisa: 48km / 30min

Firenze: 61km / 1h 15min

Further Details:

In Palaia there are few very nice restaurants with many more within 10 minutes drive. Wine tasting at the local wineries can be arranged to try excellent Chianti Colli Pisani. Scenic drives and historical sites will keep you as busy as you wish. Families with kids will appreciate the amusing prehistoric park or the Vespa museum in Pontedera withing 20min drive.

Our guests benefit from a detailed and up to date villa book made by our local assistant that is also helping us with translation when answering your enquries.

Availability

Rental rates

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Season 3
1 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£673
for 4 nights
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£168
£1,093
 
 
Season 1
3 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£673
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£168
£925
 
 
Easter Week
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£740
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£1,093
 
 
Season 1
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£673
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£168
£925
 
 
Season 2
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£740
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£185
£1,093
 
 
Season 3
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,471
for 7 nights
£1,471
 
 
Season 4
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,934
for 7 nights
£1,934
 
 
Season 3
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£740
for 4 nights
From
£185
£1,471
 
 
Season 2
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£673
for 4 nights
From
£168
£1,093
 
 
Season 1
14 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£673
for 4 nights
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£673
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£925
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252

Notes on prices:
Prices are inclusive of all bills and final cleaning and tourist tax. There aren't hidden costs.
In Winter you might need the heating. This is not included in the rental price and is payable on consumption.

30% non refundable deposit at the time of booking
Balance 1 month before arrival or in cash on arrival
Payments only by bank transfer or cash

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Facilities

From the Owner

This is what our guests say: Comfortable, spacious, bright, clean, beautiful landscape and ideal location for either a quiet holiday or more specialised activities for those who want it. The only minus point is you have to leave it after the holiday!

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Floor Area

  • 200 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • 2 bathrooms with shower: one on ground floor and one on first floor

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, This is a single room but on request can be made double
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Can be made as double on request
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two double bedrooms and a single (which can become double). Bedrooms have panoramic windows and air conditioning with individual climate control.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • We strive to make your stay as stress free as possible. While we cannot speak other than Italian, our local assitants are available to answer your requests: book venues, emergencies. We will provide you with a villa book full of practicalities and useful infos on the area.

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