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Luxury Authentic Tuscan villa, quiet location with panoramic views



Updated: 18-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

5 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 large kitchens, seperate toilet

The Casetta is located in the heart of Tuscany just outside Volterra in the Pisa Province, between Florence, Pisa and Siena. This former farmhouse has been recently renovated and is tastefully decorated. A stay in this charming house (6-10 persons), surrounded by a nature reserve, at the foot of Monte Voltraio is a special experience.

The predominantly natural garden (1 ha) has many cypress, olive and fruit trees, and offers various shady places to relax, read or eat. The garden is surrounded by a picturesque landscape of vineyards and olive groves, rolling wheat hills, woods, sunflowers, in short: a typical Tuscan landscape. In the distance you can see the snowy mountains of the Apennines! We rent the house to people who value peace and beauty.

What's so special about this house: This large house is several hundreds of years old and has recently been completely renovated.

All rooms are large (approx. 5 x 5 m.) with high ceilings. There are two large kitchens, enabling the house to be used as a whole, or seperately as two fully equipped houses (with internal seperation).

Bed linen and towels are included in the rental. There is a internet access.

Cots are available for children as well as garden toys.

The English speaking care-takers of the house live in the immediate proximity.

The house has no swimming pool, but there is a swimming pool within 10 minutes distance.

Villa Palagione, an ancient Medici palace, is within walking distance of the house and serves coffee, wine or an authentic Italian meal.

In the city of Volterra (10 minutes) is just about everything you may need during your stay, including supermarkets and a hospital.

At this moment the house is for Sale; ask owner for details.

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About the Owner

Mr. H. Gerding
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, Italian, Dutch
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Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2017

4 Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Beautiful Tuscany in La Casetta

  • 5 of 5

September 17, 2012

We come from the UK and Poland, mixed nationalities but all good friends for long time now. It has been great 10 days in your villa. Thank you for making house so hospitable to all of us. The villa is perfect door to Tuscany. It has been almost unreal.

Thank you.


Thank you very much!!!

This place is like paradise!!!

Place with soul

Place with energy

Place with silent

Place with nature.

Place to come back!!!

Molto grazie




Auia (from Poland)

Tuscany, beautiful Tuscany!

10 days of pizaa, ice cream and wine,

We will never forget you!

Visit Lucca, Siena and Cinque Terre

And come back again!

Leigh & Kasia UK

It has been a beautiful ten days,

Time in totally different, perfect world!

Mariusz UK/Poland

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bella bella bella!!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house! We rented this tuscan beauty with friends for 2 weeks and we are sorry we couldn't stay for a whole month. We loved the spacious house and incredible view. The kids could play safely and there were a lot of toys and baby beds. There was even a stroller. The house is situated in the country, but was close enough to the town of Volterra, and also not far from the beach, Siena, Florence, San Gimigliano, Cecina. We flew to Pisa (budget airlines) and rented a car.

The environment is beautiful for walking, but you really need a car for grocery shopping etc.

We love Italy, we love Tuscany, we love the villa La Casetta and we will surely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fairytale house with breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a family holiday (We rented this house with our family: husband and me, and our 1,5 year old twins).

All rooms are so big! The bedrooms are enormous and so is the bathroom. It was very convenient that there is a large bathtub for our baby-twins. We enjoyed very much cooking meals in the huge kitchen (fantastic: great stove, microwave and dishwasher!) For the kids there is so much to see and to do: not only the toys (baby-pool, slide and swings) but also nature; so much plants and flowers.

The garden is very romantic. The sunset between the hills is breathtaking beautiful.

Also the weather in june is great: sunny days, but cooler nights.

Town and places to swim are not far away. We really had a wonderful holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Een huis met een fantastisch uitzicht

  • 5 of 5

Verleden jaar huurden we, opa, oma en ons gezin met drie kinderen voor de eerste keer de Casetta. Bij aankomst dit jaar werden we weer net als verleden jaar overweldigd door de magie van de locatie; de rust, de ruimte, het grote solide huis en het arcadische landschap rondom.

De kinderen kunnen veilig spelen in de enorme tuin die zo goed als vlak is. Het huis is met smaak ingericht en heeft twee keukens, hetgeen heel handig is wanneer je de Casetta met twee gezinnen bewoond. Opa en oma bewoonden het ene deel en ons gezin het andere deel. Een auto is wel noodzakelijk om de boodschappen te doen. Wij hadden twee auto’s die veilig bij het huis geparkeerd kunnen worden.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Volterra at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 60 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Florence at 70 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Fi-Pi-Li at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Palagione Volterra at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Apennine at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Cecina at 45 Kilometres Car: necessary

Volterra, once the capital of the Etruscans, is a lively town 4 km from our house, which has much to offer. There are several museums, a Roman amphitheater, city walls from the Etruscan and Medieval periods and many more attractions. You can shop and enjoy coffee at one of the many outdoor cafes with a medieval atmosphere. There are two large supermarkets for daily shopping. There is also a hospital with an excellent accident and emergency department.

Within walking distance from our house is Villa Palagione, once a Medici palace, but now an arts and culture centre where you can follow all kinds of workshops and also enjoy an authentic Tuscan four course dinner in a casual atmosphere.

The famous cities of Florence (70km), Siena (45km), Pisa (60km) and Lucca (70 km) are easily reachable by car. The resort of Cecina is three minutes away. There are many undiscovered and beautiful hamlets hidden in the hills surrounding Volterra where time seems to stand still for centuries.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252.66

Please note:
The price per week is for the hole villa (up to 10 persons).
We can also rent the house as two self-contained houses for 4 or 6 persons.

The price per week for the whole villa is €1200 or in high season €1400.
Special rates are available for two weeks or more in the winter period. November - April.

Renting is from Saturday to Saturday. For customization please contact the owner.
Rents do not include cleaning fee of € 150, - per week.

We require a deposit of € 400,- .
We require a payment in advance of 50% of the total amount.

We accept PAYPAL payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Updated: 18-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Luxury


  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 320 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, private for yellow room
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, private for Lavender room
  • Bathroom 1 is a large bathroom (5 x 3) with shower, bath, bidet, toilet and two sinks. This bathroom is for the guests in the gold, turquoise and kids-room. Bathroom 2 is a private bathroom for the yellow room. Bathroom 3 is a private bathroom for the lavender room.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom Gold - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 5x5 m
  • Bedroom Turquoise - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 5x5
  • Bedroom Yellow - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 4x4
  • Bedroom Lavender - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 4x4
  • Bedroom Kids - 2 Single Bed, 2 Cot, 5x5


  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • There are two kitchens, with the possibility to divide the house so there are two separate houses.