4 Bedroom (Sleeps 8) Villa Rental Massa And Carrara

Tuscanystop Montecastello Lunigiana, Tuscany, private ground's with panaramic views, 17th century dwelling with swimming pool.

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.

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Owner : Alison kelly

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Overview
  • Property Type Villa Rental
  • Location Massa And Carrara
  • Bedrooms 4 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Low season price per week€2755
  • High season price per week€3456
  • Average price per week€3053
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 26 reviews )
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability
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Combine the stunning landscapes, the striking architecture and the proximity of the Tuscan coast & Cinque Terre and you have the vacation villa rental Montecastello. Set in The National Park of the Tuscan and Emilian Apennine Mountain range, renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. The private four bedroom villa located in the hills between Forte dei Marmi and the Apennine Alps is an ideal base for beach, culture, walking and relaxing vacations.
The inviting cosy decor, creates a relaxing environment for friends and family looking to spend quality time together. There is a SWIMMING POOL, OUTSIDE BBQ area and lots of pleasant corners for conversation, a few laughs and a glass of wine. An ideal location for a Yoga Retreat & Meditation, please contact Ally for further information.

Top 3 reasons you'll love Montecastello
• CINQUE TERRE LIGURIA: Within a 40 minute drive to the enchanting five towns of Cinque Terre, private boat rides & panoramic views hiking on the Ligurian coast that leads onto the famous chic resort of Portofino.
• NATIONAL PARK OF TUSCAN-EMILIAN APENNINES: stunning position in Tuscany is perfectly wonderful for, horse riding, walks, trekking, hiking, cycling, & many other activity opportunities.
• PRIVACY & TRANQUILITY IN TUSCANY: choose to stay in the bejewelled LUNIGIANA region of Tuscany with spectacular views, markets & a unique history

ELEGANT DECOR DESIGNED FOR COMFORT.
Set on two floors, encompassing a real Medieval tower, the vacation villa rental is an intriguing testament to the long history in this area of Tuscany. The meticulous renovations of the 4 bedroom rental holiday home provides you with space, modern accessories, wood burning stoves and a unique and plush base for your holidays - no matter what season. Boating in the summer, skiing over the Christmas holidays, hiking the colorful forests and local small towns in spring and fall, Montecastello is the ideal base for a vacation full of activities and fun.
The perfect combination of both a modern and a colorful decor, accenting the lovely stone walls, wood beam ceilings and terracotta floors, gives the vacation villa the air of home. The large fluffy sofas invite you to settle in for an evening of laughter and fun in front of the fireplace or a movie form the well stocked library. During the warmer months, an evening out on the covered terrace or under the pergola by the pool, will have you admiring the stars and tranquility of the panoramic position. Montecastello is organized to provide private corners for everyone, so stay as a group or pair off for some romance!
EVERY ROOM HAS A VIEW.
The ground floor of the villa centers around an open and luminous living room with a fireplace and several cosy sofas. The villa creatively and continuously provides access to the great outdoors and the many gardens, wood decks and panoramic terraces. There is a dining room for 8 for leisurely meals either made by yourselves or maybe bring in a chef for a special menu. Both the dining room and the breakfast room boast a wood burning stove for those cooler months. The kitchen is fully furnished including a dishwasher and you will also find washing machine, iron and ironing board at your disposal.
All of the bedrooms, named after the mountain peaks, are located on the first floor, and feature Chestnut wood beam ceilings, a creative decor and light colored parquet floorings. There are a total of four bedrooms for two persons each and en-suite bathrooms, plus a washroom on the ground floor. Montagna Bocco, the master bedroom, has an en suite bathroom furnished with a shower and a bathtub. This bedroom also has a ceiling fan and french doors leading to the shared covered terrace. The double bedroom Del Gioco shares an en-suite shower room with Montagna Nueto, the only room with two single beds. The romantic bedroom and en suite bathroom La Torre, features a Florentine style fresco.

Ideal for all Seasons
The villa, set in north west Tuscany is close to the first stop in Tuscany on the famous via Francigena, where you can enjoy hiking, biking and exploring via horseback. The town Pontremoli and Aulla, where you will find the closest train station, are charming small towns that offer a glimpse of a Tuscany from yesteryear. Enjoy the local markets, the delicious restaurants and the classical architecture when visiting the nearby destinations. Montecastello is situated in an area which provides entertainment and activity all year long, starting with the impressive forests and the fall colors, the skiing at the resort Prato-Spilla, the exploration of the spring fragrances to the enchanting coastlines of the TUSCAN & LIGURIA RIVIERA. Day trips that never grow old or change are a visit to the marbles of Carrara, the walled city of Lucca and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Reviews

Magnificent


By Drew Bourne on 19-Oct-2019

Magnificent
Absolutely amazing, fabulously located for discovering the region but also was brilliant for recharging the batteries in total peace
The hosts were magnificent we were taken for some truly fabulous local food
Really somewhere not to miss out on, I can't wait to return so Martin can take me out on the boat
Many thanks to all


5 of of 5

A amazing property


By Ruth Foulshaw on 21-Aug-2019

An amazing property in beautiful surroundings
We had a wonderful week staying at Montecastello. The property itself is easy to get to but beautifully quiet, in a lovely garden with stunning views across the mountains. It's all very well kept and we enjoyed the many different sitting and eating areas the house offers and of course the pool!
Ally and Martin are very welcoming and made our stay feel very easy. The boat trip we went on with Martin was a real highlight and both he and Ally were always very helpful with local advice.
I would highly recommend Montecastello for a holiday to suit all ages, whether you enjoy walking, spending time on the coast, wish to explore the amazing local area or just relax at a very special property.


5 of of 5

Majestic and Mesmerising Montecastello


By Angela on 17-Sep-2018

Majestic and Mesmerising Montecastello
Tim and i spent a glorious week at Montecastello, first week of September. It very much lived up to the pictures online but they do not seem to be able to truly capture how absolutely gorgeous this castle and location is . It truly was something very special. From the surrounding bushland and animals to the incredibly unique and friendly, welcoming localities that are a very close drive. The castle is exceptionally well equipped and comfortable with anything else required at an easy drive. Lunch at the nearby Agriturismo Montagna Verde was to die for - only wished we had time to have eaten at the others too. Martin and Ally were fantastic hosts with exceptional pre, during and post communication and assistance. The day out on the boat was fabulous too !!!! thank you for a wonderful stay.


5 of of 5

Fabulous location and gorgeous house.


By Colin Kennedy on 12-Apr-2018

Fabulous location and gorgeous house. Within a few hours of arriving we felt relaxed and just sitting with a glass of red and gazing at the beautiful countryside was just what we needed away from our hectic business challenges. Martin and Ally are lovely hosts.


5 of of 5

Amazing Holiday


By Heather Majid on 08-Apr-2018

Amazing holiday. Alison and Martin were great hosts, happy to help when we needed any assistance or advice re local places of interest and then leaving us to enjoy ourselves in peace.

The accommodation at Montecastello has that lovely balance of elegance and warm comfort. A lot of thought has been put in to the well equipped kitchen and the entire house has been decorated and maintained to the highest standard.

The location is striking amongst ancient woodlands, mountains and steeped in history and there is good walking for those who like to explore the areas around the house on foot. The pool and outside lounge area with barbecue and dining area are inviting and private. It is only a short drive to the coast and shopping areas so a destination guaranteed to provide something for everyone.

We had a birthday party celebration at Montecastello one evening and Martin and Alison organised the mouthwatering array of authentic Italian food for the occasion. All dietary needs were catered for and I can recommend the vegetarian menu which was imaginative and full of the flavours of Italy.

A holiday to be remembered and one to be repeated!


5 of of 5

Montecastello


By Margaret Osborne Clarke on 02-Apr-2018

MONTECASTELLO

●wonderful location in the mountains
●fabulous grounds
●Montecastello itself was like a dream minicastle with paintings and hangings, wall scripted poetry and the amazing feel of the renaissance everywhere
●meals which are available WHENEVER actually were even better than El Turre which is a wonderful restaurant overlooking the area about 10 minutes away and caters for all tastes .
●Ally and Martin our hosts were on hand
to provide advice on the best places to see the 'action'. .music venues, amazing street markets, interesting coastal resorts and to organise boating trips
They were happy to provide everything possible to ensure that we had a fabbo time.

●Hey it was my fourth time to visit Montecastello...
I THINK THAT THAT SAYS IT ALL


5 of of 5

Our 4th Stay


By Brian Newman on 26-Mar-2018

We have stayed at Montecastello 4 times now, and each time enjoyed our "Italian experience " the castle is delightful, well thought out with luxurious fittings, the views around are stunning, there are lots of places to explore, Tuscany is so unspoilt, it's like walking back in time, there is a fabulous rail service for sight seeing, or if you prefer just sitting in the shade by the pool enjoying the peaceful ambiance. Jacqueline Newman.


5 of of 5

Absolutely Idyllic


By Simon Hunt on 25-Mar-2018

Absolutely idyllic - a beautiful house, pool and garden in breathless surroundings that are gently and carefully cared for by Ally & Martin. Close to a magnificent coastline, historic towns/cities and a beautiful mountain range. Completely exceptional!


5 of of 5

Fabulous holiday!


By Lesley G on 28-Jun-2017

Montecastello has been beautifully renovated, with much attention to detail. The setting is amazing with stunning views. The villa is spacious and we particularly liked the mesh on the windows which let the air in, but kept the flies out! The terrace room is lovely, a real feeling of being outside, whilst being inside. We bbq'd a couple of nights and the butcher in the village provided us with superb quality meat which was cooked over wood generously provided by Martin. We ate at the table by the pool watching the fire flies, truly magical.

One evening Ally with a local chef cooked and served us a magnificent meal, in fact it was more like a banquet - scrumptious! We had a great day out with Martin on a boat trip around the Gulf of Poets, which we all enjoyed tremendously. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Ally & Martin, who were always on hand to answer questions and offer advise. We were a party of 7 adults and would have no hesitation in recommending Montecastello.


5 of of 5

Bliss at Montecastello


By Rachael S, UK on 04-Jun-2017

Stunningly beautiful and tranquil, with majestic views.

Montecastello is a lovingly renovated castle. Martin and Ally's attention to detail has kept the character from an Italian idle with all the convenience of a modern villa. Couldn't keep the children out of the pool, they would have given a 10 stars out of 5! As adults we loved the garden room, alfresco dinning and grounds to wander around in. The property is well maintained, clean and Ally and Martins, local knowledge and advise was invaluable. We stayed a week which didn't do all the local area justice, we hope to be back again.

Thank you.


5 of of 5

Simon


By Simon on 16-Oct-2016

Martin and Ally were more than terrific hosts, providing lots of information and guidance when needed. The house and grounds are just magical, beautifully relaxing and peaceful, but also close enough to the coast and to Lucca, Pisa and La Spezia… and of course, the day on the boat was wonderful. We hope very much to be back soon!


5 of of 5

A Wonderful Stay!


By Simon H on 28-Sep-2016

It was such a treat to stay at the 'Castello!' It's so beautifully and tastefully furnished throughout - such comfy beds and loved the Italian linen sheets! It really was everything we hoped for and the setting is truly idyllic- peace and tranquility pervade.

Ally and Martin are great hosts and it was fantastic to have them on hand so we could really get an insight in to the area and make the most of our holiday. The boat trip around the gulf of poets will be a lasting memory for us all- thank you Martin!

Also lots of lovely places locally to explore and the bustling riviera is within easy reach so the property has the best of both worlds. Another highlight for us was having the Montagne Verde Restaurant so close - such a stunning setting to sit and enjoy local, seasonal and scrumptious food.

Montecastello is top notch and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.


5 of of 5

Alfred, Austria


By Alfred on 11-Sep-2016

Thank you for the wonderful, relaxed and hot wee in your little paradise! Every day we found new charming little details in and outside of Montecastello! It was an honour for us to be the first Austrians at your castle!


5 of of 5

Ricardo, Argentina


By Ricardo on 04-Sep-2016

Thank you so much for leaving us in your amazing house. We had the best of times and will love to come back someday soon to your little Paradise. Captain Martin: Thanks for the ride in the boat, it was truly the highlight of our holiday!


5 of of 5

Bob, Val, Laura, Matt, Sarah, Amelia, Lucy & Charlie


By Bob, Val on 28-Aug-2016

This has been a fabulous family holiday in Montecastello, a very special place. We have enjoyed every moment and especially our Italian olives cooked for us with Lucianna, our chef. The ambience is very special and just what was needed. Martin and Ally have made our stay very special and have been really helpful. I feel that we have made some great friends. We hope to come back again.


5 of of 5

David, Rachael & Jack


By David, Rachael, Jack on 21-Aug-2016

A big thank you for all your help & letting us stay in this gorgeous castle. Awesome place & loved every minute if it.


5 of of 5

David, Julie & Sarah


By David, Julie, Sarah on 21-Aug-2016

Thank you for sharing your little paradise with us. We have had a fabulous time with a mixture of relaxation and exploration. Montecastello was everything we hoped it would be and more! The recommendations were spot on – La Torre was a wonderful experience. The boat trip was a day we will remember for the rest of our lives.


5 of of 5

Pete & Anne


By Pete, Anne on 21-Aug-2016

Thank you for a wonderful stay at Montecastello. Nothing was too much trouble for Martin & Ally when we sought advice on several topics. The in house dining was terrific as was our holiday.


5 of of 5

Gioqui • italy


By Gioqui on 07-Aug-2016

If you want to relax, to be in the middle of nature, to wake up with the only sound of birds and the town church’s bells this definitely is the place! We spent 2 amazing weeks in beautiful Montecastello, a little private castle in Tuscany! Everything was just perfect from beginning to end.


5 of of 5

Wow!


By Liz on 12-Jul-2015

Montecastello is the most wonderful place to stay with family or friends. It is beautifully positioned in wonderful mountainous countryside for fabulous walks and amazing views yet within easy reach of shopping facilities for supplies, drinks and eating out. The villa is beautifully laid out, decorated and furnished – extremely comfortable with everything you need.


5 of of 5

Beautiful house, secluded setting, lovely views.


By Lydia M on 12-Jul-2015

We stayed at Montecastello for 2 weeks - 3 adults and 2 teenagers. We loved the ample space within the house; 4 beautiful bedrooms, 3 gorgeous bathrooms, and a variety of different living rooms and seating areas for relaxing, reading, dining, watching DVDs. Our favourite was the 'indoor' terrace - a lovely terrace with wonderful views.


5 of of 5

The Daley Family, Paris


By The Daley Family on 25-Aug-2013

Montecastello is such a beautiful place to stay. We've loved the pool and stunning views. The food, the people and wine of the area are to be savoured. We recommend the boat trip with Martin, wonderful scenery & fab lunch. Thank you for the most wonderful two weeks.


5 of of 5

The Howard Family, uk


By The Howard Family on 18-Aug-2013

We stayed for a week at Montecastello - what a wonderful location! The villa is beautiful, finished to a fantastic standard and ideally placed for a relaxing stay. The gardens and pool are lovely for lazing around (breathing in fresh lavender is pretty soporific!) and the surrounding countryside and views are fabulous.


5 of of 5

The Henry Family, Germany


By The Henry Family on 14-Jul-2013

Thank you for our 2nd amazing holiday at Montecastello. We have enjoyed eating, drinking, swimming and travelling around the local area. The castello location is beautiful and according to the children its "our Italy home"! Not forgetting the local bar and local restaurant 'Bellissimo'.


5 of of 5

The Tomblins Family, uk


By The Tomblins Family on 07-Jul-2013

Thank you for a wonderful stay, the house is amazing! Marting and Ally were really helpful with their trip advice and local knowledge.


5 of of 5

The Lang Family, Scotland


By The Lang Family on 16-Jun-2013

We had a great stay at Montecastello, we felt like Royalty in the Castle. The week was just too short, hopefully next time we can make it longer.


5 of of 5
Prices
May 2020 Low 2755
June 2020 Mid 3053
July/August High 3456
Sept/Oct Low 2755
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Children Welcome Smoking Allowed
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Refrigerator Hob Oven
Microwave Dishwasher Pantry item
Coffee maker Toaster Dining room
Internet Fireplace Wood stove
Heating Linens provided Washing machine
Tumble dryer Parking Living room
Hairdryer Ironing board Television
Satellite/cable Dvds Video library
Music library Games Books
Private pool Balcony Garden
Private chef
Theme
Adventure Away from it all Family
Historic Romantic Sports activities
Tourist attractions
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