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Charming Tuscan farm house - private pool - perfect for families and groups

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
5 nights minimum
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AN AUTHENTIC TUSCAN FARM HOUSE This lovely detached farmhouse known as Casa Giovanna was built in 1882. This charming Tuscan yellow house sits along a leafy lane close to the hilltop town of Palaia which is just under a 5-minute drive away. FAMILY FRIENDLY AND IDEAL FOR GROUPS OF FRIENDS This is the perfect base for a family or group of friends with 4 bathrooms and 3 bathrooms. Two of the bedroom’s interconnect making this a great family suite for those with children. • Bedroom 1 - ground floor - sleeps 2 (double) - en-suite bathroom • Bedroom 2 - first floor - sleeps 2 (double) • Bedroom 3 - first floor - sleeps 2 (twin) – interconnects with bedroom 4 • Bedroom 4 – first floor – sleeps 2-3 (single beds) – interconnects with bedroom 3 • 2 x bathrooms – first floor RUSTIC SIMPLIC...AN AUTHENTIC TUSCAN FARM HOUSE This lovely detached farmhouse known as Casa Giovanna was built in 1882. This charming Tuscan yellow house sits along a leafy lane close to the hilltop town of Palaia which is just under a 5-minute drive away. FAMILY FRIENDLY AND IDEAL FOR GROUPS OF FRIENDS This is the perfect base for a family or group of friends with 4 bathrooms and 3 bathrooms. Two of the bedroom’s interconnect making this a great family suite for those with children. • Bedroom 1 - ground floor - sleeps 2 (double) - en-suite bathroom • Bedroom 2 - first floor - sleeps 2 (double) • Bedroom 3 - first floor - sleeps 2 (twin) – interconnects with bedroom 4 • Bedroom 4 – first floor – sleeps 2-3 (single beds) – interconnects with bedroom 3 • 2 x bathrooms – first floor RUSTIC SIMPLICITY AND AUTHENTICITY WITH ORIGINAL FEATURES Casa Giovanna is simply furnished with a mix of traditional Tuscan furniture and antique pieces. The interiors have been designed with family living in mind with a big Tuscan table in the kitchen as well as a second table placed on the patio for dining al fresco! Original features include antique terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and 2 open fireplaces. PRIVATE AND TRANQUIL If you’re looking for complete privacy and a tranquil location Casa Giovanna is your perfect retreat. LOVELY VIEWS WITH OLIVE TREES AND PRIVATE POOL The outside space is charming surrounded by Cypress and olive trees as well as bushes of brightly coloured Oleander. From the upstairs bedrooms, there are beautiful views over the valley and hills. There is plenty of places for children to play on the lawn, hidden shaded corners for those who like to stay cool and sun traps for those who want to soak up the sun. The private pool is a welcomed new addition to the house this year (2017) and measure 7 x 5 meters. Photos of the pool are not available at present as the pool has not yet been filled for the season. Photos will be available by the end of April 2017. PLENTY OF PRIVATE PARKING SPACE AND EASY ACCESS There is plenty of parking space right next to the house. Access is down a leafy lane part of which is surfaced and is easy to navigate CLOSE TO AUTHENIC HILL TOP VILLAGE The charming village of Palaia with its Medieval heart and beautiful panoramic views is just under a mile/1.5 kilometers away and for those who like to walk it is quite possible from the property. However, we do recommend using a car if visiting in the evenings due to the dimly lit country lanes. The village of Palaia has everything you need to enjoy your stay in rural Tuscany, a couple of bars, a handful of restaurants, grocery stores, bakers etc.…The nearby larger town of Pontedera is just under a 30-minute drive away where you can stock up on the way at a bigger supermarket GENUINE FARM PRODUCE AVAILABLE FROM THE OWNER The owners produce red wine, extra virgin olive oil, oney and salame, all of which are available to buy directly from the owner. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE Arrival is between 4:00pm and 7:00pm Departure is at 10:00 am PET FEE 35 Euro per pet per stayMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The rate does not include tourist tax which must be paid on arrival in cash. The rate is €1 per person for the first 5 days stay.Smoking: smoking is allowed in the gardens and grounds of the house Recycling and trash: guests are responsible for removing their own rubbish/trash throughout the holiday and at the end of your stay Pets: pets are allowed with the owners consent - applicable fees will apply
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About the Owner
Marie k
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2017
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Reviewed June 21, 2020

The house is lovely, perfectly restaured following the original structure, with cotto tiles and wooden beams. The owners Giovanna and Alessandro were fantastic, kind and helpful. We try their extra virgin olive oil , honey and local product as their selection of cold cut done...More

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank letizia61
Reviewed November 19, 2017

We (three generations) spent 12 wonderful days in Casa Giovanni, an authentic Tuscan house which offers everything we wished for/ though the area a bit quiet for teenagers. Both owner and agents were extremely helpful and we highly recommend this place. Do try the PASTA...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Benny Lyng N
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The Medieval town of Palaia sits high on a ridge with mesmerising panoramic views over the Valdera. Located in the province of Pisa the town is ideally located between the cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence as well as being close to the wine region of Terriciola. The town itself is charming and compact with everything you need such as 2 bars, a handful of restaurants, 3 grocery stores, a pharmacy, and bank. The surrounding area is mainly agricultural land, a mix of rolling hills topped with vines and olive trees, and in the woods and forests the precious white truffle is hunted.
Getting around
AIRPORTS Pisa 50 minutes drive - 50 Kilometre Florence Airport - 60 minute drive - 60 kilometre Main highway/ fast road Strada Grande Comunicazione Firenze-Pisa-Livorno (known as the FI-Pi-LI
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