Stay in this elegant Tuscany villa in the heart of the region—in the midst of countryside peppered with hilltop villages, you'll have your choice of authentic dining and exploration. Get into a car and drive in any direction, and within an hour or two of this self-catering accommodation in Tuscany, you'll find yourself at a key Tuscan destination: Lucca, Florence, Pisa, Volterra, the beach towns of Versilia and the Cinque Terre beyond await you! A month at this Tuscany vacation rental wouldn't even begin to exhaust the possibilities!
This 19th century country villa has been completely restored. It is elegant and cozy and enjoys a grea...t hilltop location southeast of Pisa. In the vicinity there are several medieval towns, including Cevoli (adjacent to the villa), and Lari, with its magnificent castles. The villa has an open view of the nearby small towns and countryside. The rooms are decorated in pleasing colors and elegant fabrics and furnished with antique family pieces. There is a nice covered patio and a large terrace with view. There is a swimming pool (11m x 6m, open until the end of September) with adjacent pool house (WC and shower).
Ground floor: Stairs lead up from the front terrace. There is a large living room with a fireplace and access to the front terrace furnished with a table and chairs for al fresco dining. There is a family room with satellite TV. The formal dining room seats 12 people. The large, traditional Tuscan kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, as well as a table for 8 people. There is one double bedroom with a king-size bed, decorated in yellow. There is air conditioning in this bedroom. The bathroom has with a sink, toilet, and tub with handheld shower.
First floor: There are four bedrooms on the first floor. The first is the Red Room with a queen-size bed and air conditioning. The bathroom has a shower and washing machine and dryer. The Green Room has a king-size bed (or two twins). The Hydrangea Room has three single beds. The Green Room and Hydrangea rooms share a bathroom with tub and handheld shower. The 4th bedroom on this floor has twin-beds or a king-size bed (configuration to be requested in advance). This bedroom has a small ensuite bathroom with a shower. All bedrooms on this floor have air conditioning.
Lower ground floor: Also available in addition to the main villa is this fully independent apartment with private access from the parking area. It includes a large living room with small piano and Satellite TV, a dining room with a table and seating for 14-16 people, a small kitchenette with a stove, oven and refrigerator. There is also a double bedroom with a queen-sized bed and ensuite bathroom (shower).
Available Amenities: Pool and garden maintenance, maid service 3 hours per day (basic straightening of bathrooms and bedrooms) Monday - Saturday, satellite TV, washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, heating, WiFi, air conditioning in five bedrooms, ceiling fan in the bedroom on the lower ground floor.
Arrive & Relax provisions include:
* Ready to use tomato sauce (basil), pasta and grated parmesan cheese
* Fresh fruit, eggs, corn flakes, yogurt
* Olives, cheese, prosciutto, and fresh bread
* Beverages: Mineral water, orange juice, coke, milk, coffee, and wine (red and white)
* Extras: Sugar, salt, butter, jam, Nutella, napkins, and toilet paper
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.
* Cook: available at extra price to be arranged in advance.
* Extra maid service: on request
* Grocery shopping: on request
Additional amenities include: housekeeping available - extra cost, air conditioning - partial house, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, independent villa.
Left on 07/14/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Don and Susan
A dream vacation! I just want to thank you for all your help. You are a delight to work with. You promised us a wonderful villa & it was even better than I expected. I would go back to that villa in a heartbeat...it was heaven.
We enjoyed the pool most of all. It was wonderful to come home in the late afternoons to relax and swim. It was rejuvenating. Loved the patio and pool house. Great shower in the pool house! The owner was great & a fabulous cook. Loved the cooking class!!!! the maid was a doll... we all loved her.
Lots of quaint and beautiful towns with wonderful restaurants and shops. Be careful of the roads...very narrow and winding.
Lorraine's review of Villa Cevoli
Left on 08/13/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Lorraine
Wonderful, we couldn't have imagined how lovely the villa was. It was like being on a movie set!
The views, the personality of the furnishings and the wonderful housekeeper who cooked a great dinner for us. There were also numerous fruit trees on the property.
It was a bit tough to find the first time.
The scenery was stunning and not super crowded.
Margaret's review of Villa Cevoli
Left on 08/21/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Margaret
Outstanding villa from the 1500's which was owned by a Count. The villa was more beautiful than the pictures. The location was great for touring Pisa, Florence, Sienna and Livorno. A jewel in Tuscany.
The villa was very spacious, the pool was inviting. I cannot believe how clean the villa was. There are three huge living rooms and two medium sized sitting rooms that we really didn't use because the weather was hot and the terraces and veranda were fantastic for vegging out.
Probably leaving the villa was the least liked thing we did while touring Tuscany. They need ice cube trays. They had some beat up plastic ones that were almost of no use. Directions to the nearest grocery store would have been helpful. There are no real worthy complaints.
Florence was good but expensive. Siena was a most inviting city as was Pisa. We rented bicycles for an afternoon in Pisa to see its historic areas. The leaning tower was most impressive. Livorno has some nice beaches, but the city is very industrialized.
Keith's review of Villa Cevoli
Left on 10/31/2004 for a stay in October 2004 | Keith
The photos of the villa on the web site actually understate its elegance. I thought having Linda cook most the dinners helped make the whole experience even more enjoyable. We picked the menus and Linda did the shopping and cooking - very special. Great cook with a terrific sense of hosting guests. Linda has been associated with the villa and its owner for many years
The owners made us feel like guests in their home with all the furnishings etc. Everything worked and it is a property that reflects much pride and attention.
Not a thing.
Location is great for numerous day and half-day trips
Clifford's review of Villa Cevoli
Left on 09/30/2002 for a stay in September 2002 | Clifford
This property was really a cut above others we have rented. We felt as if we had been invited to a friend's house in the country for the week rather than to an anomynous rental property.
The setting is lovely, on a hilltop, surrounded by farmland with the village church perched on the opposite ridge. All of this is best viewed from the attractive pool and poolhouse.
Some in our group found access to the freeway to be a bit circuitous although not especially distant.
By the standards of Tuscany, this is a lightly touristed area. That made it feel a bit more Tuscan to us and a bit less Anglo-German-American.
Linda's review of Villa Cevoli
Left on 07/31/2002 for a stay in July 2002 | Linda
This property is absolutely fabulous from start to finish. It is a spectacular setting, elegantly furnished inside and out. This far exceeded our expectations!!1
EVERYTHING - the property, the setting, the old elegance, the domestic help a few hours every day, the charming towns.
We cannot identify a single thing that we did not like about the property
The surrounding area is truly, truly beautiful and offers close proximity to wonderful day trips.
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