Casina al Monte holiday home 8km Pisa 13km Lucca
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Budget, Wilderness|
Description from the owner
70 square meters house in a new building on two levels. When entering, you find a living room with a welcoming, colourful and accurately furnished kitchen. Going up few steps, you reach the night area, formed by two bedrooms and a bathroom with shower, WC. The main bedroom is art deco styled with a wooden loft that may be reached through a wooden staircase. The smaller bedroom is 1800 style furnished.
The CASINA AL MONTE (Little home on the hill) is castled under a wide oliveto(olive trees yard), between Pisani hills and the Serchio river.The Casina al Monte is situated close Vecchiano, a typical rura...Read more
Casina al Monte holiday home 8km Pisa 13km Lucca
Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$167||$167||$449 - $1,091||$1,413 - $3,595||2 nights|
|Feb. 23 2011 - May. 4 2012||$90 - $128||$90 - $128||$449 - $642||$1,413 - $1,926||2 nights|
|Jun. 19 2012 - Aug. 27 2012||$128 - $167||$128 - $167||$899 - $1,091||$3,210 - $3,595||7 nights|
|Aug. 28 2012 - Nov. 4 2012||$103 - $141||$103 - $141||$642 - $835||$1,798 - $2,055||2 nights|
|Nov. 5 2012 - Dec. 21 2012||$90 - $128||$90 - $128||$449 - $642||$1,413 - $1,798||2 nights|
|Mar. 25 2013 - May. 31 2013
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|Jun. 1 2013 - Jun. 30 2013
|Jul. 1 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
|Sep. 1 2013 - Sep. 30 2013
|All Other Dates||$128||$128||$899||$3,210||7 nights|
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- Damage deposit - $193 / stay - Security Deposit
- Cleaning fee - $64 / stay - Other
- Additional guests - $9 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 4 guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
rates depends on season and number of guests
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Excellent location for Tuscany vacation!
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Casina al Monte. We had five of us in our family, 2 adults, 3 children ages 11, 13 & 14. It was great to not be stuffed into a small hotel room. Casina al Monte had plenty of room for all of us.
There were two bedrooms with typical European style beds, which means not as soft as american mattresses, but that is to be expected anyplace in Europe. The large bed in the master bedroom was, also, very European...two twin mattresses placed side-by-side with one large sheet and comforter. The bathroom was clean and adequate. Bring your own soap. The second bedroom had two, very cute, antique-looking beds. My girls slept fine, though we did pad the mattresses with extra comforters which were readily available in the wardrobes. Please note that we are american and are just used to soft, fluffy mattresses. I'm not complaining about the beds at Casina al Monte. They were completely fine and very nice, but obviously not american.
One thing to note is that there are tile steps, 4 I think, that go from the kitchen/living room area up to the bathroom and bedrooms. If you have children who are crawling, I would be careful. The steps aren't steep, but the tile is hard.
The kitchen was excellent, very clean and efficient. The living room included a tv with dvd player (European dvds only), as well as satellite tv. We only had american dvds, but just used used them with a portable dvd player connected to the tv.
We were a little confused about the recycling required while staying there. I would suggest a little more explanation in the guest book, Sylvia, for those of us who do not come from countries that require recycling. Not a problem, though.
We loved the hillside behind Casina al Monte. Our children, who are older, loved roaming around the olive grove and climbing to the top of the cliff. We also got to watch some cliff climbers a couple days that we were there. And you really could see the Leaning Tower of Pisa from the hillside above!
The location was absolutely wonderful. Pisa really was only a 10 minute drive. Lucca was about 15 minutes through gorgeous countryside. We could have taken the train from Pisa to Florence, but decided to drive. Without traffic, it would have been about an hour. With traffic, it was at least an hour and a half, maybe two hours. I think it would be an easy day trip to Cinqua Terra. Casina al Monte overlooks two little towns. You can walk easily to a gelato place in 5 minutes, a bakery in 10 minutes and a wonderful brick-oven pizza restaurant in 12 minutes. There is also a McCafe within a 15 minute drive.
There are only 2 negatives I will mention...the driveway and the dog at the bottom of the driveway. The driveway into Casina al Monte takes you through someone else's farmyard. They had a dog, which stayed on a chain the entire time. It never came up to our house, but did sound menacing when we drove past. We just didn't feel free to walk from Casina al Monte into town if we had to walk past the dog and through someone else's farmyard.
You must have a small vehicle to get thru the farmyard and to the bottom of the driveway leading up to Casina al Monte. It is a tight squeeze through the farm buildings and also up to the parking spot in front of the door of Casina al Monte. If we had driven our van we would have had to park out at the road. So glad we drove my husband's small sedan. The driveway up to park in front of the house is quite steep and, even though we were able to turn around in the little area made for that, it always required someone there to direct the car. It took a 3 or 4-point turn to get back down the driveway. I would not have tried to back down it. By the end of the week, we were used to it though and it wasn't as scary as when we first arrived. We didn't do any walking, however, from the house. We only drove. We live in Germany and are used to the beautiful, clean farms here. Italy's farmyards are not very beautiful or clean. More like most american farmyards :) We loved the chickens roaming around, though!
I really hate mentioning anything negative, because really we had a wonderful stay at Casina al Monte. I would recommend it to a friend and have already. It was so much nicer than staying at a hotel. We feel like we really experienced Tuscany and not just vacationed there.
Nice little house near to Pisa
We enjoyed our stay in the Casina al monte. We had everything we needed in the house, could visit Pisa, Lucca, Viareggio, Florence, etc. and return in the evening in our holiday home. We enjoyed to walk with our dog on the hill, behind the house, between the olive trees. From there we could see far away, also the tower of Pisa.
Claudio e Laura
Io e mia moglie abbiamo passato due settimane presso la Casina al Monte e ci siamo trovati molto bene.
La casa è in posizione isolata, in un contesto agricolo, ma molto vicina all'abitato, che offre tutto il necessario. E' garantita tranquillità e pace, e fuori dalla finestra si gode di una bella vista su una falesia, sui campi e, a distanza, sui colli toscani. Il mare va raggiunto in auto in 15 minuti, ma la Marina di Vecchiano non ha nulla da invidiare alle spiagge della Versilia, con il vantaggio di essere tranquilla e... libera, anche se per chi vuole ci sono due stabilimenti. La casa è attrezzata e comoda, con un piacevole spazio isolato per mangiare fuori. Il contesto agricolo delle case vicine potrebbe essere un po' più curato, ma non è in alcun modo fastidioso.
Insomma, consigliamo l'esperienza a chi non ha ambizioni mondane e ama le cose vere e semplici. Tra l'altro, sono possibili escursioni naturalistiche nei vicini parchi e visite artistiche a Pisa, Lucca e non solo. Che si vuole di più?
Tania Jones and Family
San Juan Puerto Rico and Baumholder Germany at the moment.
Pleasantly comfortable and cozy.
If you are looking for a place that is close enough to the major tourist attractions but far enough that you can have a pleasant stay relaxing with your family, this is the place.
The little house has everything you need to make your stay confortable and the view is beautiful; a nice view to wake up to! The little town is very cute and we bought fresh bread every morning from the panetteria .Very good!!! Silvia was kind, very helpful and eger to help with anything. I bought some of their delicious olive oil and loved it!
We all had a great time. Silvia was accomodating and very helpful. She kindly showed us where to get a pizza at 10 o'clock at nite on our arrival. Sorry we were soooo late! If you can, order boxes of the olive oil they produce. Heavenly drops. The only issue we had was the narrow driveway, but I believe they were widening it after we left. Knowing Silvia's sense of hospitality, it's probably already been done!
Vecchiano is relatively central to Lucca and Pisa and the Marina di Vecchiano lets you take a dip the old fashiond way, yep for free AND in the middle of the tourist season.