A charming country house from '800 completely restored, preserving the original Tuscan style and materials (terracotta floors and exposed beams), with minute details.
For 5 - 10 persons, 130 sqm surface on 2 floors, with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
A pleasant garden of 250 sqm, with gazebo for outdoor dining, barbecue, sun loungers and parasols, pool.
Composed of: living room with fireplace, sofa bed and bathroom, kitchen with original marble sink, veranda with a large space where is a sofabed for 2 persons and it is possible to add some other beds for children for example.
This veranda can be used as a bedroom for bigger children.
On the 1st floor a double bedroom, a single room without the door, large bathroom.
On the 2nd attic floor a large triple bedroom, small bathroom.
Available another house at 50 m from this one for bigger groups in order to stay together:"https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/963256"
It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a garden 1500 sqm.
- air-conditionning and energy.
- final cleaning
- Fresh products at arrival,
- pool and barbecue in the garden.
Not included :
- Wifi (upon request) : 30 € per week.
Interaction with Guests
Possibility to have tuscan dinners cooked in the house or other meals at request !!
Located in Stiava, a village of 5,000 inhabitants, 7 km from the beaches of Viareggio, 30 minutes from Lucca and Pisa, 1 hour from Florence, 2 hours from 5 Terre in Liguria, 1 hour from Leghorn (boats for Sardegna, Elba Island ..)
Other Things to Note
Security deposit : 300 euro
Seven of us stayed in the house, three couples and one single guy, and we are all very pleased with our vacation. The house is a beautiful, rustic, old Tuscan house, with stylish details and it is immaculately clean.
It has been a pleasure meeting the hosts, they are very hospitable, friendly and kind. We found some complimenary food and spices in the kitchen (water, a loaf of bread, aceto balsamico, olive oil, a sausage...), and our host even gave us a bottle of grappa! The heating in the house is excellent, each floor has its own switch for heating, the house gets warm really quickly, which was important to us because nights can be cold in Tuscany.
Yvona is very efficient, she replies promptly, and takes care of everything. All in all, it was a wonderful experience for us, and a great starting point for our trips in Tuscany and Liguria!
Myself and my family have just returned from a weeks stay at this property and we would certainly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an authentic Italian experience. From our arrival the hosts were very welcoming and extremely accommodating. We were very impressed with their generosity such as leaving fresh fruit in the kitchen as a welcome present. The house is equipped with everything we could possibly need. The photos of the property really do not do it justice. The house is beautifully decorated and the addition of a pool in our own private garden was a source of sheer delight for our children. We found the inhabitants of Stiava to be very friendly and everyone made a great effort to communicate with us despite our lack of Italian. We would advise anyone wishing to visit this region to consider this property as a base to explore the region. We certainly hope to return.
House was a delightful Italian home, full of character with a homely feel. Neighborhood was quiet ( few barking dogs) Not a lot going on in the village, a few local shops, which were charming with very helpful friendly owners.A little pizzeria. Location of house was good, 40 mins drive to Pisa and only 30 mins to lovely Lucca.Even though you can get buses and trains from Lucca to attractions if you are brave enough to take on the Italian roads it is an advantage.
communication with Yvonne was easy and she always replied promptly prior to our visit. When there host family were helpful, limited English language but not a problem. The mother lives in a little house next to the house, she spoke less English but was very friendly and helpful.
I would recommend this home to stay in.
Lovely place for all of us, in a private and charming house, with all conveniences, including washing machine.
Our guests are lovely with their new daughter and (old yet friendly) dog.
We had a very good time.
You need a car to get around.
Nice house-nice host-nice people.
We had a great time in Stiava. It's a small Italian "town" with not much to do, but closeby you have both Pisa and Viareggio. Pisa is a thing you have to see while you are there, but it is a complete tourist ghetto. Viareggio is a pretty cool place, with a fantastic beach promenade and everything you need of stores and restaurants.
Now back to the house and Stiava. The house is clean, the family that rented out is very nice (don't talk English though) and is equipped with all you more or less need, but I missed my dishwasher.
When I said not much to do in Stiava, bear in mind that the town has a farmacy, a bakery, two grocery stores, a butcher, a couple of bars/cafes. AND DON'T FORGET BAR da MACEDO. Very nice Pizzeria/Restaurant/Bar with the most fantastic and friendly service. Say hello to Luca and Stefano!
So conclusion; a nice place, no big problems and a helpful Yvona & CO.
One thing that is good to know, barking dogs! That is the only negative.
Thanks for everything!
The house we stayed in was very clean and well kept. It had an amazing garden and pool area and was in an excellent location. Only thirty minutes to Pisa and fifteen minutes to a very nice, quiet beach area. The host was very nice and helped us to find restaurants and other attractions in our local village. They did not speak much English but we got by with gestures. There was a crib for the toddler that traveled with us and each couple had their own large room with a personal air conditioner. There was also one single woman staying with us and her room was small and got warm but she could sleep on the pull out sofa if need be. There are two small grocery stores, several shops, bakeries, gelateries, and a couple of restaurants within walking distance of the house which was also very convenient. The only problem we had was that the advertisement stated wifi would be available upon request and this was not the case. We were unable to get wifi unless we drove to one of the restaurants along the beach. Overall the stay was wonderful and I would recommend Yvona and the house to anyone looking to visit Pisa or the surrounding beaches!
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Vivo in Toscana e dopo un esperienza di gestione di una struttura turistica lavoro come consulente di viaggio ed agente promotore .
In più organizzo per conto dei Tour Operator o clienti privati dei soggiorni tematici, i matrimoni, i viaggi di gruppo .Lavoro principalmente nella zona della Maremma, Versilia, Chianti, dintorni di Firenze e Val di Cecina.
Posso organizzare dei corsi di cucina, degustazioni di vino nelle aziende viticole, vacanze a cavallo o in bicicletta,in vespa e dei pacchetti di golf.
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Su airbnb vi suggerisco tra le mie offerte la struttura più adatta al vostro progetto di vacanza, secondo il vostro budget, i vostri interessi e esigenze personali.
Spero di organizzare la vostra vacanza secondo le vostre esigenze e desideri !
I live in Tuscany and after an experience of running a guesthouse I work as a travel consultant and agent for different properties in Tuscany.
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I hope to organize your holiday according to your needs and desires !
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