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Property Details

Sleeps:
8
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
3
Type:
Villa
Property #:
21742
Nearest Town:
Palaia

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Charming Villa in Tuscan Countryside near Forcoli

Villa Bocelli

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About The Experience
Hilltop views await you and your family at this four bedroom Tuscan villa near Forcoli and 20 minutes from Lajatico, Andrea Bocelli's hometown. This fully-equipped villa is perched on a hilltop overlooking the countryside . Unwind while walking through the olive groves surrounding your villa or catch a train at a nearby station to visit Pisa or Florence.
Location Description

Villa Bocelli is situated near several hilltop villages in the Tuscan countryside near Forcoli. Forcoli is a very quaint Tuscan village with a few cafés and local shops. For a larger town, Pontedera offers a train station, supermarkets, shops, gas stations, pharmacies, a hospital, post offices, restaurants, cafés, and movie theatres. Close to this Tuscan villa are several cities ideal for daytrips; Pisa, Lucca, Florence (convenient by train from Pontedera), San Gimignano and Volterra. The city of Pisa, famous for its tower, is a convenient city to travel from with an intercity bus service, three train stations and an airport. Many other important cities are reachable from Pisa’s train station including: Rome, Genoa, Turin, Naples, Livorno, Grosseto, Lucca, Pistoia and Florence. Nearby Volterra is also a regional gem, where you can truly capture that "Medieval experience" in full. From the characteristic main piazza to the Roman ruins, Volterra has something from every century all the way back to Etruscan times. Wander along the Etruscan walls, dating from the 4th century BC, or purchase your own alabaster memento in a nearby shop. Visit museums, the exterior of a 15th century fortress, or lounge in the Piazza dei Priori, one of the best town squares in the region-- and the site of many historic and often bloody events. Ideal for a daytrip, Lucca is a place worth enjoying simply for its medieval charm. There are also a number of interesting sights to visit, as well as a great antique market held on the third Sunday of each month. The Duomo di San Martino and the Church of San Michele in Foro are both gorgeous examples of period architecture, while the Casa di Puccini, where the composer was born, has been transformed into a small museum in his honor. You can also climb the 130 foot Torre Guinigi.

Nearby Attractions: In November, guests can share in the experience of the olive harvest which takes place in the olive grove of the villa. From September to February, guests can also take part in pheasant, hare, and wild boar hunting, as well as the cultivation of asparagus and other cold weather vegetables.

Siena: 90 km/56 mi
Viareggio: 72 km/45 mi
Florence (airport): 63 km/39 mi
Versilia: 60 km/37 mi
San Gimignano: 39 km/24 mi
Pisa (airport): 38 km/24 mi
Lucca: 38 km/24 mi
Volterra: 32 km/20 mi
Casciana Terme: 19 km/12 mi
Pontedera: 13 km/8 mi
Train Station (Pontedera - Casciana Terme): 12 km/7.5 mi
Palaia: 6 km/4 mi
Forcoli: 4 km/2.5 mi
Exterior Description
Seven acres of olive groves surround the villa, ideal for nature lovers and bike riders, as there are also mountain biking trails throughout the property. Outside, a pergola, barbecue, and large wood-burning oven make dining al fresco easy! The villa’s private swimming pool (Open April 30 – October 29) is surrounded by a pool deck furnished with chairs and sun loungers and overlooks the surrounding countryside. There is an outdoor shower.
Interior Description
Ground Floor: On this floor is the open plan living and dining area. The well-equipped kitchen features a stove, oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, an espresso machine, an American coffee maker, toaster, additional appliances, cookware and dishes, and serving items. The first bedroom, “Cupid’s Dart” features a queen size bed (160 cm), as well as one bathroom with a shower. There are two staircases leading up to the first floor. The first is an external stone staircase which leads up to a small balcony, while the second, an internal spiral staircase made of wood and steel, is lit up and gives on to a beautiful stone wall within the villa.
First Floor: There are two bedrooms, each with a queen size bed (160 cm), and one bathroom with a shower. In addition, there is a spacious furnished lounge with a large, ancient fireplace and charming wood-beamed ceilings.
Tower: Accessed by a winding staircase of approximately 20 steps, the original tower features the “room of a poet” bedroom with a queen size bed (160 cm), and one bathroom with a shower. This bedroom is air conditioned and has a satellite TV.
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.
  • Organized tours to major Tuscan towns: Upon request
  • Cook Services: Upon request
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen and High Chair: Upon request
  • An extra bed: Upon request
  • Baby Sitter: Upon request
  • Breakfast Service: Upon request

Please Note:
  • Air conditioning is available in the bedrooms, only.
  • There is a weekly linen change, with bath towels changed on Wednesday.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • DVD player
  • Gym Equipment
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating - Partial House
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Welcome Basket

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Stay
May-27-2017 - Sep-09-2017 $7,526 1 wk
Sep-09-2017 - Sep-30-2017 $6,301 1 wk
Sep-30-2017 - Nov-04-2017 $5,076 1 wk
Nov-04-2017 - Dec-16-2017 $3,326 1 wk
Dec-16-2017 - Jan-06-2018 $5,426 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 5:00 PM - 5:00 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: 800 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Late Arrival Fee (Payable upon Arrival): 50 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
  • 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.
  • 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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