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Unique serene mountain home w terraces/garden, up to 8 people

People8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Original rustic beauty with large rooms, terraces, garden

Rombolo is a eight minutes stroll through olive groves from the lovely traditional village of Casoli just above Camiore. It's seemingly 'away from it all', but an easy day trip to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, and 30 min. from Versilia beaches.

The 2 houses have 3 master bedrooms, 2 single bedrooms, kitchen and 2 bathrooms, large dining area. There are 3 fireplaces, antique pizza oven, frog fountain, coy and lily pond.

The spectacular panorama views of the Camaiore Valley, Lake of Puccini, the Mediterranean Sea, the Apuan Alps and Elba can be seen from the upstairs large terrace and the lower wisteria terrace near the antique pizza oven and large built in BBQ.

Rombolo offers various rental options: House 1 (sleeps 5) and/or House 2 (sleeps 3)

We have our own spring water and, according to Casoli legend, it's magical.

There is so much to do and see nearby including a casual 20 min walk to the river with cascades and dipping pools. Bring a picnic and a book for a leisurely day. Or pop into Pietrasanta for art galleries, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Or a day trip to Florence ... or stay at Rombolo take naps, write, sketch, cook great food, enjoy the company.

See more of Rombolo in the Hardcover 'Tuscany Artists at Home' art book on Amazon and on our Rombolo Facebook page.

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Property Manager
Christopher Klein
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 November, 2016

About Christopher Klein

American painter Jill Glick and German sculptor Christopher Klein renovated Rombolo to maintain it's rustic historic beauty while adding unique artistic touches.

Christopher Klein purchased this house in 1999

Guestbook comments from the manager

The renovations are complete and we are ready to rent.



Rombolo was not rented the summer of 2013 as the owner was living there full time.



We look forward to meeting you!
Feb 2014
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

5

Fabulous Restored House Outside of Casoli

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a treasure off the beaten path (literally up a mountain and then a 10 minute walk from the parking lot through a village and on a mountain path through an olive grove), this is it. It is a very spacious and comfortable house full of many artistic details. We ate outside for every meal except once when it rained. There is a lovely table on the terrace, another table under a pergola, and yet more tables on a lawn all surrounded by the mountains and priceless views. The house was well stocked and very practical. The hosts are very conscientious and kind. A fabulous place to relax, cook, eat meals together, and well positioned to visit other nearby towns. We hope to return again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Rombolo

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben unsere 2 Ferienwochen in Rombolo sehr genossen. Die Fotos im Internet hatten nicht zu viel versprochen. Das malerisch gelegene Haus ist sehr geschmackvoll, mit eigenen Kunstwerken und Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. Es bietet für 7 Leute genug Platz und alles, was man für einen unbeschwerten Aufenthalt braucht. Bei großer Hitze war es unter der Blauregen-Pergola immer noch angenehm. Bei der Aussicht auf das Tal bis zum Meer, an manchen Tagen sogar bis nach und Korsika, ging uns das Herz auf. Die Stille und Abgeschiedenheit hatten für uns einen unbeschreiblichen Erholungswert. Die W-Lan-Möglichkeit fanden wir vorteilhaft, den Fernseher haben wir nicht einmal angestellt.

Jill gab uns viele wertvolle Tipps zur Gestaltung eines abwechslungreichen Programmes. Interessante Städte wie Lucca, Pietrasanta, Massa, Carrara und Pisa, auch Strände waren gut erreichbar. Auf ein Auto ist man in jedem Falle angewiesen. Unsere Bedenken wegen des ca. 700 m langen Fußweges, der bis zum Auto-Parkplatz im Dorf führt, hatten sich schnell zerschlagen, da es sich um einen schönen, bequemen Pfad handelt. Nur die Einkaufsfreuden waren hierdurch ein wenig gedämpft. Dafür brachte uns Mario gerne die eine oder andere Spezialität wie Brot oder Pasta mit. Für Wasser war durch die frische Quelle stets gesorgt.

Jills und Julians herzliche und unkomplizierte Art haben maßgeblich dazu beigetragen, uns ausgesprochen wohl zu fühlen. Unter anderem hat Julian uns den Weg zu dem kleinen Fluss gezeigt, wo wir an ausgewaschenen Steinen entlang geklettert sind und uns in teils 2 m tiefen Becken erfrischt haben. Ein Erlebnis war auch das Dorffest, wo wir herzlich aufgenommen wurden und an einem mehrgängigen, leckeren Essen teilnehmen durften. Leider haben wir die unmittelbare Umgebung nicht mehr für Wanderungen genutzt, die tolle Landschaft der apuanischen Berge lädt sehr dazu ein, doch die Interessen von Teenagern liegen eben nicht immer beim Wandern....

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We (2 couples) spent 2 wonderful weeks at Romboli in September. The days were beautifully warm, with a slight chill in the mornings and evenings. The position of the villa is superb. After a winding 15min drive from the large town of Camaiore, you reach the tiny hamlet of Casoli. Cars are left outside the village. As you walk through the village you begin to relax. The winding track to Romboli is easily walked by people of average fitness, and Jill arranges for your luggage to be driven through on a motorised trolley. Jill is a welcoming, but unobtrusive host, who is able to give as much or as little assistance as you desire. The villa is really lovely and very well appointed. The showers were hot and plentiful, the spring water pure and the house cleaned and linen changed after our first week. The view from the villa is simply breathtaking, and we spent many serene evenings on the upstairs terrace drinking wine and gazing about us - down the lush valley, behind to the soaring mountains and above to the clear skies. The wisteria covered downstairs terrace was perfect for long, lazy lunches. We found that catching the train from Camaiore Lido Station to Pisa, Lucca and Firenze was the best way to see those big tourist towns. We drove to places such as Barga, San Gimingano and Volterre. Casoli has a little bar, which also has basic groceries, there is an excellent Pizzeria in the town of Vado halfway down the mountain, and supermarkets in Camaiore. We all enjoyed every moment of our time at Romboli, and could not recommend it more highly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We (2 couples) spent 2 wonderful weeks at Romboli in September. The days were beautifully warm, with a slight chill in the mornings and evenings. The position of the villa is superb. After a winding 15min drive from the large town of Camaiore, you reach the tiny hamlet of Casoli. Cars are left outside the village. As you walk through the village you begin to relax. The winding track to Romboli is easily walked by people of average fitness, and Jill arranges for your luggage to be driven through on a motorised trolley. Jill is a welcoming, but unobtrusive host, who is able to give as much or as little assistance as you desire. The villa is really lovely and very well appointed. The showers were hot and plentiful, the spring water pure and the house cleaned and linen changed after our first week. The view from the villa is simply breathtaking, and we spent many serene evenings on the upstairs terrace drinking wine and gazing about us - down the lush valley, behind to the soaring mountains and above to the clear skies. The wisteria covered downstairs terrace was perfect for long, lazy lunches. We found that catching the train from Camaiore Lido Station to Pisa, Lucca and Firenze was the best way to see those big tourist towns. We drove to places such as Barga, San Gimingano and Volterre. Casoli has a little bar, which also has basic groceries, there is an excellent Pizzeria in the town of Vado halfway down the mountain, and supermarkets in Camaiore. We all enjoyed every moment of our time at Romboli, and could not recommend it more highly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Natur pur

  • 5 of 5

Liebe Jill, lieber Julian,

jetzt da uns die Wintermonate das Licht und die Sonne stehlen denken wir besonders oft an die Zeit in Rombolino zurück. Die Ruhe, die Natur und der verlängerte Sommer bleibt uns wohl noch lange in Erinnerung. Ein Haus voller Bilder und liebevoll eingerichtet animierte uns zum selber malen und zeichnen. In jedem Winkel des Hauses fanden wir ein Muster, eine schöne Farbe oder einfach einen schönen Ausblick in die Umgebung.

Uns (2 Erwachsene und 2 Kinder 5j/7j) war es "pudelwohl" und wir konnten unsere Seele so richtig baumeln lassen. Wir können Rombolino nur weiter empfehlen und hoffen dass noch viele Leute dem Charme dieses Anwesens erliegen.

Herzliche Grüsse nach Italien wir 4 aus Bern.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Thanks, Jill

  • 5 of 5

Hi Jill & Julian,

Rombolo proved to be the best holiday home we’ve ever been to (and we’ve seen quite a lot). Never before have we experienced the feeling of being so at one with nature (the house is literally surrounded by green splendour), yet at the same time have all the luxury one enjoys on a relaxing holiday.

The kitchen is so inviting to cook great meals (so is the huge wood barbeque), the outside terrace is the perfect place to enjoy an aperitif while watching the sunset, and we loved waking up with the breath-taking view over the valley in front of us. Cordelia loved the lazy days in the garden (which was all peace & quiet), I greatly enjoyed the fact that culture cities such as Pisa, Lucca & Firenze, plus a really beautiful coast line are all very close by.

Nice surprise: in real life, the house looks even more dazzling than it does on the pictures on your website (which is very rare, indeed). Plus: it’s nice to feel really welcome in a holiday home, and that’s exactly the feeling you gave us.

We’re definitely coming back, and thanks for everything (including the tomato sauce recipe and the walnuts).

We miss you already!

Frederick & Cordelia

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£928
for 7 nights
£928
 
 
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,202
for 7 nights
£1,202
 
 
Late season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£991
for 7 nights
£991
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £169
Pet Fee £0
Cleaning fee £63

Your luggage will be transported with a little tractor, therefore please make sure that your arrival is before 8pm

50% to confirm rental
Balance due upon check-in
Any additional fees (laundry, cleaning, meals) payable at checkout.
For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made 30 full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Camaiore in Lucca Area

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • terrace - 1 Large Double Bed
    master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • Large Beautiful rooms, chestnut beams, part of the house 700 years old, restored, magnificent view in each bedroom, view panorama of mountains, Lake of Puccini and the sea... The rooms are arranged for maximum privacy for 3 separate areas...i.e. small children can be protected from sounds from other parts of the house...3 couples can have separate suites...many different groups have enjoyed the spaciousness and possibility for many cool private areas to be in...., quality linens, tastefully furnished, less like a hotel and more like a home...........The huge terrace bedroom has 3 sides of windows all looking out to the panorama,the olive groves , and the forest..and the terrace attached is wonderful to enjoy a meal, sunbathe,or just view the nature, the falcons, the fireflys..the photos do not do it justice!!!Also the two bedroom cottage is never rented at the same time as the 3 bedroom house...I have had many couples who enjoyed the space, as well as larger groups...Skype for tour!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Heating not included. Fire wood provided only for barbecue ... Personal chef upon request for all or any top quality traditional Italian meals.....

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