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Property Details

Sleeps:
6 - 7
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
2
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
16774
Nearest Town:
Altopascio

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Farmhouse Accommodation in Tuscany

La Corte 3

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About The Experience

This lovely apartment is one of three Tuscany accommodations on this estate within walking distance of the charming town of Orentano, and only 15 km away from Lucca. The beautiful shared grounds in a wooded hiking area, a tennis court, and a picturesque swimming pool. There are many convenient day trips from this location, including Lucca, Florence, the coastal beaches, and Pisa.

Location Description

This apartment is located in the countryside, within walking distance of the small Tuscan village of Orentano, perhaps known best for its traditional shows, organized throughout the year. The most significant of these occurs in February: the children's carnival, a kind of festival/parade with floats designed to delight and inspire the imaginations of little ones. In July there is a pizza and beer festival featuring traditional Tuscan dishes, and in August comes the cake festival, celebrated with the creation and display of one elaborate, gargantuan cake! You can always find a restaurant, a pizzeria, and various small shops in town. The surrounding area also produces two famous DOC wines: Montecarlo and Chianti. The nearby medieval hamlet of Altopascio is also well worth a visit, as it has a long and interesting history dating back to the 12th century. Altopascio also offers a Thursday market, a bakery, supermarket, and an internet point. But if you have a taste for more urban delights, this Tuscany apartment also has easy access to the Autostrada, so you'll have no problem taking day trips to various Tuscan highlights, including Lucca, Pisa, and Florence.

Florence: 59 km/36.5 mi
Pisa: 45 km/28 mi
Versilia (Beaches): 42 km/26 mi
Lucca: 15 km/9.5 mi
Montecatini Terme (Golf Course): 14 km/8.5 mi
Altopascio (A11 Motorway): 3 km/2 mi
Orentano: 200 m/656 ft
Exterior Description

This apartment is situated in an ancient complex dating back to the 18th century located in the countryside near the village of Orentano. Up until the first half of '50s, the property was used as a farmhouse, and then the owners began a tasteful restoration with special attention to its original architectural characteristics. Surrounding the complex, the property extends outwards and includes a wooded area ideal for taking hikes, a lawn with a tennis court, and a swimming pool (12m x 6m), open from May to September, with a Jacuzzi. There is also a tennis court with rackets and balls available. The complex, which is attached to another house on one side, has been divided vertically into 3 apartments, each with a private equipped outdoor area including a barbecue, either behind or on the side of the accommodation.

Interior Description
(152 m2/1,636 ft2)

Ground Floor: This apartment is decorated with very comfortable Tuscan-style furnishings. Inside you will find a living room that includes a fireplace, a double divan bed (suitable for sleeping one), satellite TV, and a VCR. The kitchen/dining room is fully equipped with an oven, dishwasher, and washing machine. There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed (160 cm orthopedic matress) and a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.

First Floor: Upstairs you will find two bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed (160 cm orthopedic matress) and the other with two single beds. They share one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld shower head.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Housekeeping: 15 Euros per hour
  • Portable Baby Crib: 50 Euros per week
  • High Chair: 25 Euros per week

Please Note:

  • There is a security system at this property.

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub - Outside
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • Tennis Court - Shared
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Firewood Available - Included
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Stay
Sep-16-2017 - Dec-16-2017 $1,217 1 wk
Dec-16-2017 - Jan-06-2018 $1,675 1 wk
Jan-06-2018 - Apr-28-2018 $1,217 1 wk
Apr-28-2018 - May-19-2018 $1,370 1 wk
May-19-2018 - Jun-09-2018 $1,675 1 wk
Jun-09-2018 - Jul-07-2018 $1,969 1 wk
Jul-07-2018 - Aug-18-2018 $2,456 1 wk
Aug-18-2018 - Sep-08-2018 $1,675 1 wk
Sep-08-2018 - Sep-15-2018 $1,370 1 wk
Sep-15-2018 - Dec-15-2018 $1,217 1 wk
Dec-15-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $1,675 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 500 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Electricity: According to consumption
  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Per Person): 15 EUR
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Minimum): 60 EUR
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Gas (for Hot Water and Cooking): According to consumption

Other Notes

  • Housekeeping available upon request at an extra charge
  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Arrival Fee (Outside Posted Times): Payable upon arrival
  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival
  • UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. IF ARRIVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES GUESTS HAVE 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE OR OWNERS WILL BE FINED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
  • Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc) may be arranged for a non-refundable fee payable to Rentvillas.com. Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) will be an extra charge. Please inquire for pricing.

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Customer Ratings

  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 21 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
We had a lovely time. We primarily used the villa as a stopping point for lots of day trips around the area - and didn't spend many days just relaxing here. It would be nice to take advantage of the surroundings and amenities.
Enjoyed Most:
Location. The outside pool and tennis court areas are really great. It would be fantastic in the summer months as a relaxing retreat.
Enjoyed Least:
It was a bit tricky to find and a bit isolated. We had some confusion related to the heat in the villa - and it was cold! We got it corrected, but it was a challenge.
Surrounding Area:
Close to Lucca. Near Florence for day trips. We spent 2 days in the Cinque Terre.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Orentano is the town. Technically you could walk here - but in reality, no. The road for the villa is long, narrow and very muddy.
Tips or Restaurants:
Make sure you ask questions and understand how to operate the heat if you are here in the fall and winter months. English is a bit of a challenge for communication.
Directions:
We drove in from the opposite direction than your instructions - and had some issues finding the villa. Once we got on the correct side of town (Orentano), we were able to find it. The GPS coordinates didn't really help (we ended up in a sunflower field our first try).

J. Elizabeth, October

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Overall:
The villa was perfect and the grounds were just beautiful, especially the pool area. It was very nice to have the tennis courts there, as well as the equipment available to play. Even though the 3 villas were attached it felt totally private the way it was set up and was very peaceful
Enjoyed Most:
The peace and quiet of the property.
Enjoyed Least:
It wasn't easy to find when we first arrived.
Surrounding Area:
There was a great restaurant in the town that we went to 3 times in a week.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Orentano was the town we were in. We didn't try to walk into town but we could have.
Tips or Restaurants:
The restaurant we loved was Da Benito in Orentano.
Directions:
We didn't have a GPS. It would have been helpful. We called the contact person and she met us in town very quickly and we followed her to the property.

Elise, September

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Overall:
We loved the villa!
Enjoyed Most:
Hard to pinpoint. We loved everything.
Enjoyed Least:
Except for the early morning barking, it was as quiet as a church!
Surrounding Area:
Loved all of Tuscany. We went to Florence, Lucca, Siena and to the beach. Doesn't get any better than that!
Nearby Events or Locales:
Lucca. That was our last place to go, and it was the best place to go. We adored Lucca!
Tips or Restaurants:
Luckily we read what other people had written and did bring baggies. However, I strongly suggest before you drive to the Conad store for food, check out your supplies at the villa. We bought salt and pepper, only to come back and see there were 2 others of both. And we bought sugar, not knowing it was there already. That's about it. Remember your bathing suit. It was freezing, but the Jacuzzi was nice for sore legs and backs.
Directions:
We had a problem and had to have the owner come meet us in town to lead us in.

Rita, October

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