2 Bedroom (Sleeps 6) House in Pisa

Beautiful Farmhouse 2 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 2 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 2, on the ground floor, consists of an ample entrance hall with stairs leading up to the bedrooms and bathrooms, a comfortable lounge with a double sofabed for extra accommodation, a SmartTV, DVD player, library and CD player and a good-sized and very well-equipped kitchen with table and 6 chairs. In the colder months there is a firebox in the lounge 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 bedrooms decorated with stunning hand-painted Tuscan design murals with a relaxing and harmonious colour-scheme. There is a large balcony running the length of the house which is accessed from the main bedroom. Here, one can sit and truly enjoy the wonderful and ever-changing view. The bedrooms can be made up as either singles or doubles and the second bedroom can easily accommodate an extra foldaway bed. 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

What a wonderful place!


By Alejandra on 03-Nov-2017

La Lucertola is a wonderful place!! The view is amazing. The house is very cozy, comfortable and well equipped. Luisa and Colin are very kind and helpful. The location is great, very close to Pisa, Lucca and the sea. It was a great experience. We recommend this place very much!


5 of of 5

An Amazing Holiday!


By Nick K on 22-Jul-2017

Once we got to the top of the road and we got out of the car we were presented with the most spectacular view of Pisa and beyond. The iconic Learning Tower and Cathedral could clearly be seen on the horizon, acting as a rubber stamp that we had arrived at somewhere special. Our villa – 1 of 2 - was set in several acres of olive groves with a swimming pool, which was essential. The villa was well equipped with all the facilities we needed, washing machine, BBQ, outside table and chairs and a balcony to once again admire the view. Colin and Louisa – the owners – are an incredible couple and were always available to advise on what to do and where to go. The 2 home chef nights went down a storm, the 2nd ending in a sing-a-long in Colin’s recording studio. We spent 2 weeks here and traveled around Tuscany, Pisa, Lucca, Florence and it flew by. We really enjoyed every minute, the Villa and Colin and Luisa played a big part in achieving this and of course the Wine helped.


5 of of 5

We loved the view and calmness of the place!


By Christian on 21-Jul-2017

The place is just beautiful and our children loved the pool area. We loved the view of the area and calmness of the place. It is a fantastic location if you are planning to visit Pisa and/or Lucca. We had a great time! Thank you.


5 of of 5

A little peace of paradise in this busy world!


By Ben L. on 08-Jul-2017

This was only our second villa stay, the first being the week previous in Provence, and despite our noviceness we were glad we chose this property as it lived up to all our expectations. We arrived late afternoon, and having read past reviews we were expecting the challenging driveway; it is a challenge but proved no problem for us whatsoever, you just need to go steady. On arrival we were greeted by Becky, Luisa's cousin as they were on holiday, and she gave us a guided tour. This villa is in a stunning location, near to the sea, Pisa, Lucca and Florence (a bit further away) so if you want to do stuff there is loads to see and do. If you want a quiet relaxing holiday go to the supermarket and get the weeks provisions in and you could stay there all week and do nothing. The views are spectacular to say the least, and having cooked a meal on the wood fired barbeque you can sit back and watch the sun wane whilst looking down over the leaning tower of Pisa, interspersed with the occasional ring of the local bells in the village. Perfect.


5 of of 5

A great location to take a break from your vacation!


By Chris on 23-Jun-2017

The views were stunning – you can even see the leaning tower of Pisa. The pool was very refreshing. The restaurant at home meal cooked up at the villa was fabulous too. Probably one of my top two or three meals of the trip. And for sure my top wine of the trip too. The rose was spot on. Great location to get to Lucca or Pisa or the beaches. But also a great location to take a break from your vacation and just hang by the pool and read and relax. Such a picturesque location and great accommodation. See you next time!


5 of of 5

The views are fantastic, the swimming pool is very nice!


By John on 20-May-2017

The views are fantastic, the swimming pool is very nice, we enjoyed making our own pizzas with the pizza oven. There is a big hill to get up but we managed to get up in an 8 seater van and it's well worth it for the views. The garden flowers are really nice and the house is spacious, we spent most of our time outside the house as they have an outdoor canopy with dining table and chairs and sunchairs. I highly recommend staying here if you plan to visit Tuscany as you get a different experience to just staying in a city. Hire car is essential.


5 of of 5

Days at the pool, making pizzas in the wood-fired oven - Wonderful!


By Bob on 21-Jul-2016

Just back after spending a wonderful time at La Lucertola. As I drive all year round, we decided not to hire a car for the whole trip as it was our two daughters ( 16 and 12 ) first trip to Tuscany and we weren't going to venture too far. A couple of days hire to stock up was worthwhile. Our day trips to Lucca and a day to Pisa by bus were more than enough for a first visit. Luisa and Colin had kindly done an initial shop and the Prosecco and Peroni were an added surprise ! Ciapino's in nearby Molina di Quosa was great for some lovely local dishes.....great wee deli.

The hospitality and friendliness of the hosts was superb...wee things like this can make a holiday. Always there if needed but never intrusive.

The location is incredible. The view from the balcony, looking down on the countryside with Pisa in the distance was a special memory for me. Every morning had the same effect. Stunning.

Days at the pool...making pizzas in the wood-fired oven....picking herbs and fruit from the surrounding trees for various recipes...lovely !

The American family from Baltimore who were in the next farmhouse were so nice....Hi, guys, loved your company !

For a base to discover Tuscany, it is great. Thanks Colin, Luisa and Max....we will be back.


5 of of 5

Idyllic getaway close to Pisa


By Greta C. on 16-Jul-2016

We are a family with four children and had plenty of room to relax. One bedroom has 3 single beds and the downstairs sitting room had a sofa bed. The villa is up on the hillside with stunning views of the area. Our kids shared the pool with the other family in the adjoining property. The pool area is lovely and the pool was a godsend in the summer heat. The owners provided a fan for each room. You can eat inside or al fresco. We even cooked pizza in the woodfire pizza oven with fantastic results. Pisa is 20 mins drive (once you know the way) and Lucca is 20 mins in the other direction where you can hire cycles and cycle wound the walled town. Florence is best reached by train. We even managed to drive our 9 seater van up the hair pin bend driveway up to the property everyday. The owners are just next door of you have any needs or questions. Would definitely stay here again if we come back to the area.


5 of of 5

La Lucertola exceeded our expectations


By Heidi G. on 30-Apr-2016

Our family of four (2 daughters 9 and 11) travelled to Italy from Australia on our first overseas trip. La Lucertola exceeded our expectations with it's beautiful surroundings and relaxing atmosphere. We were so lucky our girls befriended the kids staying in the other farmhouse-they had a ball together (as did the parents)! The farmhouse itself was spacious and family friendly. Evenings spent enjoying food prepared in the well equipped kitchen or on the wood BBQ - while taking in the amazing view. Luisa and family were so helpful with everything.
The girls had the first swim of the spring once the pool was filled with the mountain water.
We hired a car and visited Pisa, Lucca , Florence, Vinci and more.
Don't forget to sample La Lucertola olive oil. Yum


5 of of 5
Prices
05/11/2018 - 12/04/2019 Low 112
13/04/2019 - 17/05/2019 Low/Mid 126
18/05/19 - 14/06/2019 Mid 153
15/06/2019 - 05/07/2019 Mid/High 200
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
16/05/2020 - 19/06/2020 Mid 180
20/06/2020 - 10/07/2020 Mid/High 210
11/07/2020 - 28/08/2020 High 250
29/08/2020 - 18/09/2020 High/Mid 210
19/09/2020 - 09/10/2020 Mid 180
10/10/2020 - 06/11/2020 Low/Mid 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
Fitness Hairdryer Ironing board
Television Dvds Video library
Games Books Communal pool
Balcony Garden Kayak/canoe
Ski/snowboard
Theme
Adventure Away from it all Family
Historic Romantic Sports activities
Tourist attractions
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