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Property Details

Sleeps:
8 - 10
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
3
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
16772
Nearest Town:
Altopascio

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Farmhouse Accommodation in Tuscany

La Corte 1

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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 kilometers away from Lucca. The beautiful shared grounds in a wooded hiking area, a tennis court, and a picturesque swimming pool which open from May to September. 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 meters/656 ft
Exterior Description

This villa 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
(198 m2/2,131 ft2)

Ground Floor: This apartment is decorated with very comfortable Tuscan-style furnishings. Inside you will find a living room that includes a fireplace, two divan beds (each suitable for sleeping one), satellite TV, and a VCR. The kitchen/dining room is fully equipped with an oven, dishwasher, and washing machine. This floor also has one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.

First Floor: Upstairs you will find four bedrooms, each with a king-size bed (180 cm orthopedic matress). Two of the rooms have additional single beds (85-90 cm orthopedic matress). There are also two bathrooms. One has a sink, toilet, and shower, while the other has a sink, toilet, and bathtub.

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.

  • Chef Available: Dinner starting at 30 Euro per person includes wine
  • Housekeeping Available: 15 Euro per hour
  • Additional Baby Bed Available: 50 Euro per week
  • Additional High Chair: 25 Euro per week

Please Note:

  • Firewood is available free of charge
  • There is a security system at this property

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Barbecue
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub - Outside
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • Tennis Court - Shared
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • 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
Mar-29-2014 - May-24-2014 $2,075 1 wk
May-24-2014 - Jun-14-2014 $2,519 1 wk
Jun-14-2014 - Jul-05-2014 $3,086 1 wk
Jul-05-2014 - Aug-30-2014 $3,925 1 wk
Aug-30-2014 - Sep-06-2014 $2,519 1 wk
Sep-06-2014 - Sep-20-2014 $2,075 1 wk
Sep-20-2014 - Nov-29-2014 $1,824 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 or traveler's checks. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 500 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Final Cleaning Charge (Per Person): 15 EUR
  • Final Cleaning Charge (Minimum): 90 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: 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.
  • Non-refundable fee to arrange Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc): $30 paid to Rentvillas.com

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 29 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Relaxing and tranquil. Lovely location. Very clean.
Enjoyed Most:
The outdoors was lovely but the pool was not very clean.
Enjoyed Least:
Communication at check in was difficult.
Surrounding Area:
Easy drive to local attractions like Lucca, Florence etc.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Orentano was within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring mosquito repellent.
Directions:
Directions were good; didnt need GPS.

Sue, September

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Overall:
Great!
Enjoyed Most:
The grounds were fantastic - pool, tennis courts, etc
Enjoyed Least:
Sharing the pool and grounds with other people.
Surrounding Area:
Day trips into all of the surrounding towns, including our nearby town Altopascio.
Tips or Restaurants:
Place was very well-stocked but had a hard time finding coffee filters - had to use the coffee machine because the espresso one was grimy.
Directions:
Used a map.
Check In Out:
Had to wait an hour to check in, even though we arrived after 5:00 PM.

Eric, August

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Overall:
Six of us were very pleasantly surprised with the quality, the size of the villa, and the rooms. It's a ten-minute walk to town and yet very quiet.
Enjoyed Most:
The bedrooms were quite large and the common area was huge and tastefully decorated.
Surrounding Area:
A good-sized pool and tennis court plus large grounds to wander.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Orentano was a 10-minute walk
Directions:
Used a GPS.

Rob , September

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