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Ground floor 3 bedroom villa with private large pool & garden close to town

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
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About the property

Ground floor 3 bedroom villa with private large pool & garden close to town

Villa Il Guscio is a sumptuous villa on ground floor with an extensive landscaped garden - it would be difficult to find such comfort and beautifully tended grounds in a five - star hotel. Set in undulating acres of olive groves and vineyards, the villa has an irresistible combination of contemporary comfort and traditional character.Ttraditional cotto floors, heavy wooden beams, and a large stone fireplace (ornamental only). The large living/dining room has French windows that open onto a splendid covered loggia. The fully-equipped kitchen (4 ring burner, oven , fridge and freezer, dishwasher, oven for pizza) opens into the living room and into a large terrace with its impressive iron gazebo is the perfect spot for memorable al fresco meals. Three double bedrooms and three bathrooms, one bedroom with en suite bathroom with hydromassage tub and a separate shower room. The villa's swimming pool (19 x 9 metres depth 1m - 2.7m) has an adjacent children's pool.

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
6 May, 2016


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


A perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The villa exceeded our expectations. It was definitely 5 star accommodation set in amazing, well kept grounds. The pool was crystal clear and was the perfect way to cool down in the hot Tuscan sun. The villa itself was beautiful and spacious, with plenty of room to relax. There was also a number of pleasant seating areas in and around the villa where we could enjoy a meal together. Adriano the caretaker was always polite and friendly and made us feel very welcome. The location of the villa made it very easy to travel out to numerous attractions including Pisa, Vinci and Florence. I highly recommend this villa as your perfect location to explore and relax in Tuscany.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant Yet Again

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd time our family have stayed in this villa and yet again it was brilliant. The owner has added a further bedroom & ensuite, which together with new, fixed 'gazebo's just outside the kitchen and by the pool make this an even better villa than before. The owner and Adriano (the handyman) were very welcoming again.

We found more excellent restaurants in the local area, and will likely stay in the villa again in a few years time.

Cristiano from the booking agent was also extremely helpful, especially when we received a parking ticket in Lucca on the last day!

I can't understand why there aren't more reviews regarding this property!!


  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This villa had the best pool & grounds

  • 5 of 5

“This villa had the best pool & grounds that we've ever stayed in. The garden (~120mx~40m) is mostly laid to lawn, so the boys could play endless football, frisbee, etc. The pool (19mx12m) was massive so all four of us could have our very own Lilo Olympics competition. Given the pool and gardens are so large, it is surprising the villa isn't big enough for 2-3 families, but for 4 people it is very good, with clean, large rooms with plenty of outdoors seating in shade. The pool was cleaned every night (we think) and the villa every week. Adriano (the handy man) was fantastic and saved us a fortune when we damaged a hub cap from the hire car. The owner doesn't speak a word of English, but her maid does and there were no language problems as a result. Empoli is 5min drive away, where there is a huge Coop selling everything you could possibly want. Restaurants in San Miniato & Empoli were very good, but you would need a car for this villa as there is little to do nearby.

Overall, you are going to have a great holiday if you book this villa!”



  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £423

NOT INCLUDED: Security deposit , Laundry service on request 10Euros/washing, final cleaning Euro 150,00 paybale on site. Extra bed
INCLUDED:All taxes, all bills including WiFi speedy internet, Exclusive use of the pool and gardens. Iron facilities in the villa.
Tourist tax 1Euro per person over 14years for the first 6 days to be paid in cash on arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Empoli in Florence Area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • threedouble bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and one with shower) in the main bedroom we can place an extra bed for a 7th person. Please ask for a quote.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 6 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
The villa is all on ground floor with extensive gardens

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