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 m2 on 2 floors, with 4 bedrooms
A pleasant garden 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, large bathroom. On the 2nd attic floor a large bedroom, bathroom.
Available another house at 50 m from this one for bigger groups in order to stay together:"https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/963256"
Air-conditionnung in rooms, barbecue in the garden. Wifi on 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 ..)
Extra charges :
Linel, towels : 10 € per person
final cleaning 70 €
Wifi 30 € per week.
Included : air-conditionning and energy. Fresh products at arrival.
Possibility to have tuscan dinners or other meals at request.
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!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.