2 Bedroom (Sleeps 6) House in Pisa

Beautiful Farmhouse 1 with pool in olive grove setting Stunning, infinity views over Pisa and the Leaning Tower Sleeps up to 6

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

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Owner : Luisa Riddiford

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Overview
  • Property Type House
  • Location Pisa
  • Bedrooms 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Minimum nights stay3
  • Low season price per night€125
  • High season price per night€250
  • Average price per night€168
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 9 reviews )
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability
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WELCOME TO LA LUCERTOLA

We offer two spacious and well-appointed farmhouses in Tuscany, which can either be rented individually or together. They are adjacent and are known as Farmhouse 1 and Farmhouse 2. They are very similar and each can accommodate up to 6 people. They are located on the beautiful southern slopes of the Monti Pisani – an environmentally protected area of outstanding natural beauty and tranquility. La Lucertola is just a 20 minute drive from both Pisa and Lucca, 30 minutes from the coast, and an hour from Florence – the perfect combination of a countryside location yet also close to the sea and to the major art and cultural cities of Tuscany. La Lucertola is set amidst ancient and lovingly tended olive trees, which produce the most delicious and wholly organic, extra virgin olive oil, available for tasting and sale direct from us.

Farmhouse 1 offers spectacular panoramic views over olive grove, forest, field, Pisa, The Leaning Tower and the Mediterranean Sea. Fitted outside the farmhouse is a solid wood shade pergola with light curtains. It offers a wonderfully cool place under which one can dine, read, lounge or simply look out and muse over the amazing views. Under the pergola is a beautiful hand-built wooden table, 6 comfortable chairs and high quality sun loungers. WI-Fi is freely available throughout the property both inside and outside the farmhouses as well as down by the pool.

Farmhouse 1, on the ground floor, consists of a good-sized and very well-equipped kitchen with table and 6 chairs and a sitting room with a SmartTV, DVD player, library and CD player. In the colder months there is a fireplace in the kitchen and central heating throughout the house. Both the wood and the cost of the heating are included in the rental price. On the first floor there are two spacious and airy bedrooms, each with there own balcony and decorated with stunning hand-painted Tuscan design murals with a relaxing and harmonious colour-scheme. The bedrooms can be made up as either singles or doubles and both of which can easily accommodate extra foldaway beds. Travel cots, (cot linen provided if required) high chairs and a stair-gate are also available. There are two bathrooms, both on the first floor, one of which is ensuite,

The Swimming Pool offers views to infinity and is quite simply fabulous. It is set in an elegant and spacious split level teak decking area and stone capped sun terrace and is in its own secure and dedicated area, complete with unique and fantastic olive tree shower! It is filled with fresh spring water direct from a source which springs from the hill above the houses and is salt treated, so no chlorine and fantastic on your skin. There are plenty of sun loungers, a shade pergola, chairs and a table. The pool is illuminated at night and wonderful for those who like a dip under the stars!

Wood Fired Oven - Fantastic for all kinds of cooking, including, but not only, pizzas! Really great fun for everybody, regardless of age or cooking ability and topped with a huge sense of satisfaction at the end! Free access to wood.

Good sized barbeques on wheels for ‘al fresco’ grilling where you want.

Wireless Internet & Smart TV - Wi-fi internet access is available at no extra charge and is suitable for live streaming. There is a SmartTV in the Lounge with an HDMI cable into which you can plug your iPads, Tablets and /or Laptops (you may have to bring your own adaptors).

Cots (including cot linen) high chairs, stair gates and extra foldaway beds can be provided upon request at no extra charge. Toys and kids books are available in the farmhouse for younger chlidren.

La Lucertola is perfectly located to make the most of the glories of Tuscany, both the universally famous and the lesser known jewels.

The Coast with wonderful wide sandy beaches with bars and restaurants is less than 30 minutes away. There are wonderful restaurants in the immediate vicinity to suit every occasion from the simple pizza and trattoria to Tuscan dining at its best and all at truly fair and honest prices.

PISA - with her world famous Leaning Tower is just 15 minutes away and can be clearly seen from the Farmhouse.

LUCCA - with her immaculate medieval centre and exquisite boutiques is also just a 15 minute drive away.

FLORENCE - with its wealth of art treasures and unique beauty is just an hour away.

LE CINQUE TERRE - Wonderful for walking and nature trails as well as great boat trips to each of the '5 Fingers' of this very particular and impressive coastline is only an hour and a half away

Walking/Running - There are a number of beautiful and varied walking trails all around La Lucertola, all accessible directly from the houses and through the olive grove.

Beaches - The beautiful sandy and wide beach of Marina di Vecchiano, set in the stunning National Park of San Rossore is only 10 kilometres (7 miles) away with safe and lifeguard-monitored bathing, ideal and great fun for kids. There are bars, restaurants, showers, sun loungers and easy parking, all sympathetically wood-built and in keeping with the feel of the National Park. More rocky beaches, ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving are just south of Livorno, at La Calafuria, less than an hour away. Horse-Riding in he National Park is also available.

Cycling & Scooters - Bikes and scooters can be easily hired at reasonable rates from Lucca. There are wonderful and well maintained riverside cycle paths just below La Lucertola

Paragliding - The Pisa Paragliding Club run by Walter Bardi is no more than a 15 minute drive, with ‘take-off’ being from the next hill towards San Giuliano Terme. The club caters for both experienced paragliders and inexperienced adventurers (tandem paragliding with an experienced and certified instructor or pilot). For more information please visit.

Torre del Lago - Ideal for bird watching and also home of the internationally renowned open air summer Puccini Opera Festival is only 7 miles away.

Rafting - Our good friend, Stefano is a fully qualified rafting and canoeing instructor who regularly takes people out rafting at various levels of difficulty and ages on the beautiful and nearby River Serchio and her tributaries.

Cooking Lessons - Our two lovely friends, Erika and Lella offer an excellent and fun service which involves them coming to you with ingredients and wisdom. They’ll teach you the tricks of the trade and later on you sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labours.

Restaurant at Home - Our great friends Massimiliano and Enver come and cook dinner for you at the house. They arrive, prepare the food, you may watch and participate should you wish, and then they serve you at your table. This is a banquet and, as such, one would expect it to be of 2 hours or more at table. It is the essence of slow cooking and typically Tuscan.

Wine tasting - The nearby excellent wineries of Montecarlo di Lucca offer wine tasting opportunities and lunch

Olive picking - Should you happen to be here in the autumn and you fancy helping out picking olives, your help is most welcome! We can also organise for you to come to the local olive press and watch the fresh new oil being pressed – wonderful!

Reviews

Everything was wonderful!


By Bence on 31-Oct-2017


Bence
October 2017

We got great support from the very beginning by receiving detailed description of the way to the house. Everything was wonderful especially the beautiful view and the kind hospitality of the owners. The house is nice and clean furnished in Tuscan style. We had a great time there and would recommend to anyone who looks for a homely place.


5 of of 5

Fabulous Location, Great Amenities and Wonderful Hosts


By Vinod on 07-Sep-2017

Vinod
September 2017

Luisa and Colin's place in Lucca is exactly as advertised; I would say even better from an experience standpoint. Photos don't do justice to this amazing retreat! Absolutely fabulous location, great amenities and wonderful hosts. We arrived very late (1am!) The keys were in the door, and Colin even came from his house to greet us. Next day morning, Luisa provided a great overview of the house, the neighbourhood and things we can do etc. The pool was amazing..the kids loved it. They even had indoor toys (loads of them!). We had a great time (and break from our North to South Italy travel!), and would love to go back again (and definitely spend more than 2 nights!) Check out was easy as well. Overall, experiences like this are to be cherished, and this was clearly one of the best experiences we have had!


5 of of 5

We were given such a warm and welcoming reception


By Donna on 20-Aug-2017

We were given such a warm and welcoming reception from the very generous hosts. We swam, went for country walks, day trips to Pisa and Lucca, and then sat outside every night and enjoyed the great views and clear starry skies. We had the most amazing time.


5 of of 5

Fantastic Views & Lovely Pool!


By Anne E. on 15-Jul-2017

We were 4 people in House 1- and we all loved the house, the amazing views and the lovely pool. The place is quiet and relaxing and still close to Pisa and Lucca. We enjoyed the "Chefs at home" -like being in a restaurant -but at home:) We loved that we were allowed to use the vegetables and fruit from Luisa and Coin's garden. We would like to go back another time and recommend this lovely place :)

Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017 Date of Stay: June 2017 Source: HomeAway


5 of of 5

Wow! This home is amazing!


By Temp on 23-Jun-2017

Wow!!! This home is amazing! The view is incredible, the pool is fun, a wonderful home, a huge brick oven for making your own pizza, and one of the most kind couples you will ever meet. This home is great for families, for couples, it would be awesome for a honeymoon! There was absolutely nothing wrong. We loved every bit of our stay. I recommend this place for anyone.


5 of of 5

Wonderful villa in beautiful countryside, fabulous hosts too!


By Neil T. on 18-Apr-2017

We have just returned from a wonderful trip to Tuscany staying at this property. The views are stunning across the Tuscan valley looking over to Pisa and even include a view of the tower! Luisa and Colin are the perfect hosts, very welcoming and on hand if you need any advice on the area. The property is clean and well equipped with a good wifi connection and everything you need to enjoy your stay. A BBQ and pizza oven are at your disposal, we need more practice with the pizza's though! I would not hesitate to recommend this property for peace and quiet, amazing views and plenty of places to visit within easy reach by car or train. If hiring a car we would recommend a 4 wheel drive, but the views when you get up to the property are spectacular and well worth the drive! Thank you Luisa and Colin for a lovely stay.



5 of of 5

Perfect for families or groups of friends - It suits everyone!


By Anders on 16-Sep-2016

Anders
September 2016

This house is simply amazing! It was even better than the pictures. Great pool area with 8 proper sun beds and a small table with chairs for the late night drink. Amazing bbq and pizza oven facilities, both bedrooms were spacious and comfortable beds with a balcony and view over Pisa. Dining table on the front with a great view and with a small roof and curtains around to block sun out during lunch and created a nice cozy feeling in the evening. Luisa and her husband where very helpful and nice in all ways without being intrusive. Great tips for restaurants and places to go, beds made up when we came, a cold bottle of beer/wine prepared when we arrived. Cleaning included and in general just nice people. We are already thinking about going back as it was perfect for us when traveling with couples and friends. We where 5 people (all around 30 years old) during the week but could have been 6 without it being tight with space. Location is great but car is absolutely necessary. 20 min to Pisa town, 30-40 min to the coast, Cinque Terre 2 hours away, under an hour to Florance. So I would recommend it to anyone - families or groups of friends. It suits everyone!


5 of of 5

We felt that we made a very good choice!


By Judith F. on 10-Sep-2016

The four of us rented the house for our first vacation in Tuscany. The house was exactly what we had expected – from the owners’ description as well as the reviews. The drive up was a little steep, but totally worth it once you arrive. The view is to die for – absolutely amazing! Luisa and Colin are very friendly hosts. We felt absolute privacy while staying at their guest house. The house was very clean and well equipped. We had everything we needed.

It is about 20 minutes drive from the Leaning Tower in Pisa, 20 minutes drive to the center of Lucca and 30 minutes drive to the beach (marina di Vecchiano).

We felt that we made a very good choice by staying at this property and will definitely recommend it to our friends. It was an amazing vacation and we hope that one day we will go back. Thanks Luisa and Colin!”


5 of of 5

A Real Italian Experience


By Kerry T. on 20-Aug-2016

We have just returned from a very relaxing 2 week stay at La Lucertola. Hosts, Luisa, Colin and Max were so welcoming and friendly and were on hand next door at the farmhouse if we needed anything. We found the villa to be very well equipped for all our needs and the fridge was ready stocked with a selection of drinks which was a nice touch. The pool was just bliss to cool off as there was a heatwave during our stay. The villa is nestled upon a steep hill. The road is rather daunting at first, but the trade off is the magnificent view over Pisa and surrounding countryside. We took a few trips out to nearby Pisa and Lucca, and also to Pistoia, Montecatini Terme and Viareggio. It’s also well worth making the trip to Florence by taking the train from nearby San Giuliano Terme (approx 1.5 hrs). Many evenings were spent eating outside on the terrace, cooking on the BBQ (and pizza oven) and watching the sun setting over Pisa. We would definitely recommend you experience the option for “Restaurant at Home”. We chose the fish banquet which was simply stunning, freshly caught that morning. Served with wonderful wines, dessert and coffee. A perfect end to a wonderful holiday!”

Kerry Tarrant and family
Frome, England


5 of of 5
Prices
05/11/2018 - 12/04/2019 Low 112
13/04/2019 - 17/05/2019 Low/Mid 126
18/05/2019 - 14/06/2019 Mid 140
15/06/2019 - 05/07/2019 Mid/High 170
06/07/2019 - 30/08/2019 High 240
31/08/2019 - 13/09/2019 High/Mid 200
14/09/2019 - 04/10/2019 Mid 170
05/10/2019 - 06/11/2019 Mid/Low 140
07/11/2019 - 17/04/2020 Low 125
18/04/2020 - 15/05/2020 Low/Mid 150
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20/06/2020 - 10/07/2020 Mid/HIgh 210
11/07/2020 - 28/08/2020 High 250
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10/10/2020 - 06/11/2020 Mid/Low 150
07/11/2020 - 26/03/2021 Low 125
Location
Suitability
Children Welcome
Facilities
Refrigerator Hob Oven
Microwave Dishwasher Pantry item
Coffee maker Toaster Dining seats
Dining room Internet Fireplace
Wood stove Heating Linens provided
Washing machine Parking Living room
Hairdryer Ironing board Television
Dvds Video library Music library
Books Communal pool Balcony
Garden Kayak/canoe
Theme
Adventure Away from it all Family
Historic Romantic Sports activities
Tourist attractions
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