This lux. apt is only 15mins from the beach & close to Florence, Pisa & Lucca. The apt can accommodate up to 8 & forms part of an exclusive gated community with onsite restaurant, pools and landscaped parkland. Ideal for families or reunions.
This spectacular apartment is located in a secluded location by a waterfall in the grounds of Villa La Bianca ((website hidden)). Only 30 mins from Pisa international airport and 15 mins from the beautiful beaches of the Italian Riviera; Florence 1 hour drive, main rail link to Milan and Rome only 15 mins away.
The property is accessed through its own gated entrance down a 100 metre drive way and benefits from its own private parking area. Easy walking access to the landscaped grounds and pools of Villa La Bianca provides residents with all the luxuries of a gated community, an on site Osteria and boutique hotel services and two swimming pools.
Set against a picturesque stream the property’s outdoor terraces accommodate a large dining and BBQ area shaded in the summer months by lush bamboo, fig and lemon trees.
The 160 sq metre (1700 sq feet) apartment occupies the entire ground floor of an ancient olive mill and consists of three double bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The sitting room is light spacious and elegantly furnished with a large fireplace and dining area. The modern kitchen has locally sourced Carrara marble work surfaces, a large six-ring gas stove with custom made extractor fan, built in full size dishwasher and fridge freezer.
The apartment has a unique set of three cantinas that provide the setting for a secluded bedroom, dressing room and a full bathroom. Under floor heating and air-conditioning ensures comfortable living all year round. Two other double bedrooms each have their own private bathrooms. A fourth bedroom can be accommodated in the dressing room of the cantina. The property has gas fired central heating and air conditioning throughout.
Accessed off the outdoor terrace is a large private laundry room and wine cellar with Miele washing machine and separate drier, two sinks and a drying room.
The property is located in the small Tuscan village of Lombrici only 30 minutes drive from Pisa International Airport (PSA).
The community of Villa La Bianca nestles in the foothills of the Apuan Alps source of the famous Carrara marble. Only 15 minutes drive to the spectacular Italian Riviera and wide sandy beaches of Lido di Camaiore, Viareggio and Forte die Marmi and the medieval artists community of Pietrasanta. Florence is a one hour drive away, and the walled city of Lucca only 35 minutes. Viareggio lies on the main railway line from Milan to Roma, with links to Venice.
Please note during peak periods (July & August) the property can only be rented by the week. Sunday to Sunday or Saturday to Saturday depending on previous guest checkout. Check in time is flexible.
Internet at Villa La Bianca.
Interaction with Guests
The owner lives off site and will have no interaction with guests save by phone or email as required.
What a find! My partner and I made an impromptu decision to visit, and lucked out! This apartment is an ideal base to have a vacation in Tuscany. It's a very short drive away from the beach (Viareggio to Forte dei Marmi corridor) and short drive from sites such as Pisa, Lucca, Carrara and Cinque Terre, with Florence just being a bit further, but still very doable in a day trip. But the best bit is that the apartment was a place we could return to and have a quiet and comfortable haven away from the tourists and crowds. Nestled in the foothills, the apartment is private and set apart from the rest of the complex, and is well appointed. It is tastefully and comfortably furnished, with well-maintained rooms (plenty of clean linen - more than we needed, but would come in handy if it was a full house no doubt!), some beautiful interior features (I took some notes!), and a fabulous kitchen (although this being Italy we ate out a lot - including a delicious meal at the adjacent hotel's restaurant). It has air-conditioning (not always a given as we have discovered in Italy), and we found ourselves relaxing indoors listening to the nearby creek, or by the poolside. In making the booking, Richard was very kind and responsive to our queries, including whether it was necessary to have a car (it is!), but the apartment has a private entrance and parking space, which made it very convenient. After our vacation, we are still missing the idyllic spot and will definitely be recommending it to friends/family who may be planning on visiting the area.
Richard was an excellent host. Quick to answer every possibly question, request, as well as providing timely and accurate instructions. On site Sandro was super helpful and everything went as planned. Easy and flexible.
The location is idyllic on a former olive farm (Villa La Bianca). We enjoyed the quite life in the foot hills at a reasonable distance from the tourist traps - which means a car is required. We went late in the season (October) and could make it to the beach in about 20 minutes and get to the airport in 40.
The onsite restaurant was quite a treat for dinner. The property/park was breathtaking. The unit itself is a fun blend of new and old and appears as respectfully refurbished (as shown). Our only wish for a second visit would be cleaning. Although the beds and bath rooms were as expected the kitchen and the family room needed cleaning. The unit smelled 'damp' the first couple of days until the heat kicked in. Dust, spider webs and bugs were common. All in all a great holiday.
Richard's place is amazing. The first thing that floored us is that the ad said it was 'next to a waterfall' - it is literally next to the waterfall and you fall asleep and wake up to the beautiful sound of water rushing. After strenuous travelling, it was nice to have our own rooms with a bathroom each -what a treat! With a few staples already in the fridge for us, we cooked one night but the on site restaurant (linked with the main villa) also served great food and very reasonably priced. Overall, our stay here was amazing and we just wished we had stayed longer.