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Property Details

Sleeps:
8
Single Bedrooms:
3
Double Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
3
Type:
Farmhouse
Property #:
17265
Nearest Town:
Coreglia Antelminelli

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Restored 18th century Tuscan farmhouse near Barga within walking distance to medieval town of Coreglia Antelminelli.

Villa Gelso

Photo 1 of Restored 18th century Tuscan farmhouse near Barga within walking distance to medieval town of Coreglia Antelminelli.
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About The Experience
This historic Tuscan villa near Lucca offers charm, comfort, and convenience. Not only does it have its own swimming pool, it is also located within walking distance to an authentic hill town, where you can explore shops during the day and amble around in the evening until you find that perfect Italian restaurant. Want to explore? This Tuscany holiday villa is also excellently located for taking day trips to Lucca, Pisa, and Florence.
Location Description
Escape to an undiscovered paradise, situated north of Lucca, in the dramatically beautiful region of Tuscan Appennini, villa Gelso, an exquisite 18th century restored farmhouse, is located within an fifteen-minute stroll to the small town of Coreglia Antelminelli. This is a beautiful medieval hilltop town, free from traffic, with cobbled streets that lead to markets, restaurants, bars, boutiques, the bank, post office and hair salons. Many festivals, concerts and classical events take place here throughout the summer, as well as in the nearby town of Barga. The famous Puccini’s Torre del Lago hosts operas.

Florence: 100 km/62 miles
Nearest Airport (Pisa): 70 km/43 miles
Puccini’s Torre del Lago: 60 km/37 miles
Lucca: 32 km/20 miles
Barga: 13 km/8 miles
Nearest Train Station: 9 km/5.5 miles
Coreglia Antelminelli:1 km/0.6 miles
Nearest Bus Station: 150 meters/164 yards
Exterior Description

(4 acres) This 18th century farmhouse is located on a beautiful estate within which there are several villas. The property is surrounded by beautifully maintained Italian gardens, topiaries, flowers, woodland walks and hide-away spaces for secluded eating and sunbathing. The house overlooks hillside villages and the mountains beyond. There is a private terrace with a heated swimming pool (9m x 4m), featuring panoramic views. There is also a vine-covered pergola, plenty of outdoor furniture for dining and lounging, and a barbecue.

Interior Description
This late 18th century rustic farmhouse has been restored to maintain the romantic ambience of a previous age, while incorporating modern conveniences. Exposed beams, stonework, terracotta floors and period antique furniture stay true to traditional Tuscan style.
Ground Floor: A spacious living area hosts a period stone fireplace as its focal point. Shuttered French doors open onto a large terracotta terrace that provides garden furniture and a barbecue situated beneath a vine-covered pergola perfect for al fresco dining. The indoor dining room on this floor has a table for 6. The well-equipped kitchen provides an Italian coffee maker, electric tea kettle, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, stove, double oven, washer, drying rack, iron and ironing board.
First and Top Floors: There are 5 bedrooms. Bedroom 1 provides a king size bed (210 cm x 180 cm), ensuite bathroom with tub/shower, sink, and toilet. Bedroom 2 features a large single bed (80 cm x 190 cm), and shares a bathroom with bedroom 5, which includes a shower, sink, and toilet. Bedroom 3 includes two single beds (each 80 cm x 190 cm), and a shared bathroom with bedroom 4 that includes a tub, sink and toilet. Bedroom 4 provides a double bed (160 cm x 190 cm), and shares a bathroom with bedroom 3. Bedroom 5 provides a single sleigh bed (80 cm x 190 cm), and shares a bathroom with bedroom 2 to include a shower, sink and toilet.
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.
  • Cook Service: Upon request
  • Cooking Classes: Upon request
  • Driver Service: Upon request
  • Baby sitter: Upon request

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Heated
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Tea Kettle
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating - Whole House

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Stay
Jan-01-2017 - Dec-31-2017 $4,411 1 wk
Jan-01-2018 - Dec-31-2018 $4,411 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat 4:00 PM - 6:00 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: 300 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Mandatory): 80 EUR

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: 9:00 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.
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • 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
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
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  • Bedrooms
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Based on 6 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
The grounds were beautiful and we felt the villa was a good choice.
Enjoyed Most:
The gardens and the views were fantastic.
Enjoyed Least:
The kitchen floor could use a good scrubbing. We were also surprised to find how close the other villa was located (approximately 10 yards). There were insects.
Surrounding Area:
The homes by the villa were beautiful and the walk to the very small village was nice. The gardens around the villas is where I would stay most of the time, though. The pool was nice but it was too cold to swim.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Coreglia was the small town and easy to walk to if you don't mind a few small hills.
Tips or Restaurants:
Be sure to ask the caretaker about insects. Grillo restaurant is an easy walk and the pizza is great.
Directions:
We didn't have a GPS but if you have a map and the written directions from RentVillass you can find the place. It is really up a mountain with very curvy roads.
Check In Out:
Check-in was fine. We got there just when the caretaker, Anna Maria, arrived.

Gail , October

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Overall:
Peaceful and relaxing, awe-inspiring views, lots of fun in the perfect pool.
Enjoyed Most:
The pool.
Enjoyed Least:
Mosquitoes...but there really weren't many.
Surrounding Area:
The natural beauty, and the quaint, ancient mountainside village.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Coreglia Antelminelli--it's a 12-minute stroll away from the villa.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring a paper map of the areas you want to visit by car. Our GPS failed us a couple of times.
Directions:
The provided directions were good, except that they were based on us leaving from Pisa. We were sent directions from Rome after I requested them, but we didn't get them until after we returned home. Still, we found the villa, no problem.

Rob Linda, August

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Overall:
We had a lovely stay at Villa della Corona! Thank you for all of your help in making our trip a smooth, relaxing and memorable one for my entire family.
Enjoyed Most:
The villa was beautiful in every imaginable way! From its gorgeous color schemes and antiques, it was exactly what I pictured an Italian villa in Tuscany to be!! The weather was perfect everyday, which allowed for great sightseeing all over, or simply sitting by the villa pool while looking out over the Alpi Apuane! Anna Maria and Enriquo were extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating in every way!
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing.

Anne, June

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