Charming Tuscan farmhouse - family and group friendly
2 km from Palaia
- Located on an organic olive farm
- Just a 10-minute walk from the village and all its amenities
- Refreshment Welcome Pack on arrival includes a small bottle of the farm’s award-winning olive oil and IGT Sangiovese red wine
- Dog friendly
- English speaking property owners and staff on site
- Concierge service
- Pre Arrival Information Welcome Pack designed to help you plan and enhance your stay
- Assistance with booking memorable experiences and tours
This authentic tuscan farmhouse known as Casa Giovanna was built in 1882 and is situated along a leafy lane close to the hilltop town of Palaia which is just under a 5-minute drive away.
RURAL TUSCAN FARMSTAY
The property is situated on a family run farm which produces an extra virgin olive oil, red wine, honey and a quality salami produced from the prize ͚Cinta Sinese͛ pig which carries a certification of quality and guarantees a genuine Tuscan product. You can buy all the products direct from the owners.
The whole farm consists of 4 residential properties all offering private corners to relax and unwind, in addition to a private garden.
Bella Vista has a charming ground floor apartment with one bedroom. The property offers the perfect base for a couple or a family with 2 children to enjoy a rural Tuscan holiday surrounded by beautiful and unique landscapes.
Perfectly in line with Tuscan tradition, the kitchen is the heart of the home, this is where the family gathers to enjoy meals, welcome friends, chat and drink wine. Ground floor Kitchen is a typical Tuscan kitchen a place to both eat, drink and relax. The typically stone built kitchen is simple but allows for guests to prepare meals at home. It is simply furnished with a mix of traditional Tuscan furniture and antique pieces. Original features include antique terracotta floors and beamed ceilings. There is a small sofa and a romantic open fireplace for cooler nights.
The private garden is adjacent to the property.
Bella Vista second floor has 2 bedrooms which interconnect to each other. For example, you walk through the first twin bedroom (this can also be prepared as a double) through to the next bedroom (a door does separate the two rooms) which has a double/queen size bed in addition to a single. The setup is rather cosy, so therefore we recommend the apartment to families or close friends.
The Kitchen on Bella Vista’s second floor is wonderfully Tuscan with views from every window over the stunning surrounding scenery. The kitchen has a rustic simplicity with original features. There is also a small sofa and a romantic open fireplace for cooler nights.
A SWIMMING POOL WITH A DREAMY VIEW
The large pool sits on a grassy terrace with stunning views over olive groves, vines and Cypress trees. The large decking area has deck chairs, sun loungers, sunshades and an external shower. The pool is shared with just 2 other properties on the farm estate. Close to the pool area is a shaded terrace where you can relax with a good book or sip a beer or two! Pool dimensions 15 x 7.5 metres, Depth 1 – 1.50 metres.
CLOSE TO AUTHENTIC HILLTOP VILLAGE
The charming village of Palaia with its Medieval heart and beautiful panoramic views is just under 2 kilometers away.
The village of Palaia has everything you need to enjoy your stay in rural Tuscany, a couple of bars, a handful of restaurants, grocery stores, bakers, etc. The nearby larger town of Pontedera is just under a 30-minute drive away where you can stock up on the way at a bigger supermarket.
PRIVATE PARKING SPACE AND EASY ACCESS
There is a parking space right next to the house. Access is down a leafy lane part of which is surfaced and is easy to navigate.
ENGLISH SPEAKING OWNERS AND PROPERTY MANAGERS
The property management is hosted by Marie and Lorenzo of Authentic Tuscany who lives in Tuscany not far from Palaia. Giovanna the property owner will meet and welcome you to the property on your arrival.
Giovanna lives locally and is a mind of information, she also speaks very good English.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
Arrival is from 4.00pm – 8.00pm. However, later arrivals can be organized on request.
Departure is up to 10:00 am.
NOTES ON PAYMENTS
– A refundable damage deposit of 300 Euros is required on arrival
– Included in the rental payment: Bed linen and towels
– Not included in the rental payment: Heating if required
– Pets on request: Pet fee 30 euro per pet per stay.
Final Cleaning Fee: 30 euro
|RATES (€)||Per Night||Per Week|
*Rates based on 8 guests – additional guests €15 per person per night
Low: 15 October – 01 April – Closed
Easter : 02 April – 14 April
Mid: 15 April – 31 May and 27 September – 15th October
High: 01 June- 01 July and 27 August- 26 September
Peak: 02 July- 26 August (Saturday check-in and check-out)
Rate includes bed linen and towels
Final Cleaning Fee: €60
Pet fee per per per stay: €40
Minimum stay * 5/7 nights mid and high season – flexible check-in day
Peak season Saturday check-in/checkout
*Please contact us for booking and availability