Villa Castagneto

Tuscany, near Castagneto Carducci

    • Sleeps 14 Guests
    • Bedrooms 7 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 6 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 420 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Daily maid
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Tennis
    • Airport distance:
      Pisa 80 km
      Florence 140 km
      Rome 270 km
      Milan 360 km

    € 21750 - 25500 per week

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    Overview

    On the top of a gentle hill with wonderful sea views

    Set on the top of a gentle hill with beautiful views of the Mediterranean coast, Villa Castagneto is an interesting mix of aristocratic traditions and cosmopolitan chic. Fully serviced, this is a place for a luxurious and peaceful vacation.

    This air-conditioned and fully staffed seven bedroom villa is located in one of the most heavenly spots of northern Maremma, 15 minutes from the beach. The sea is accessed over the owners private lands, has a private beach cabana for picnics, with changing cabins, shower and sun beds.

    Villa Castagneto has an L-shaped living room composed of a sitting area, TV area and a dining room with a table for 12 furnished with contemporary furniture and unique antiques; French windows lead to the portico. The welcoming kitchen is fully equipped with state-of-the-art appliances. There are 7 elegant and comfortable bedrooms, which include 6 doubles and 1 single, boasting richly colored textiles and refined décor.

    The villa is serviced by friendly and attentive staff consisting of two maids, a cook and a gardener. There is also an English speaking secretary on call that can do a concierge service for guests. Daily house-keeping up to 10 hours per day is provided by two resident maids. Breakfast is prepared by the maids as from 8 am (the groceries are not included in the rent). The staff lives in a separate apartment at the back of the house. The cook prepares lunch, dinner and picnics for the beach (food and drinks not included). The garden and the pool are tended daily.

     

    Set up in the hills, the villa benefits of views and gentle breezes. Villa Castagneto is at a short drive from the picturesque towns of Castagneto Carducci, Bolgheri and Donoratico, all charming and full of attractive cafès and trattorias; the estate provides a perfect starting point to explore the Maremma, discovering the area’s splendid countryside and many attractions. This part of the Maremma is considered Tuscany's most interesting wine producing area, wines such as Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Guado al Tasso Antinori grow at your threshold.

    Where there is good wine there tends to be good food. A good choice of restaurants, from simple to sophisticated, can be found in the near surroundings.

    While the villa is perfectly located for touring the famous wineries and medieval towns, it is also in close proximity to the sandy beaches. Guests are offered the facilities of the private beach cabana separated by a few meters of dunes and Mediterranean brush from the main beach. At your request, the staff can organize a picnic or a barbeque at the beach. 

    Villa Castagneto is conveniently located, less than an hours drive from Pisa's international airport.

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    Amenities

    HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Pool furnished with high quality outdoor furniture
    • Air conditioning in the living rooms and in 4 bedrooms
    • Ceiling fans in all bedrooms
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite TV
    • 3 I-Pod docking stations
    • DVD and Blue-Ray player
    • Fully equipped kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances
    • Quality bed linen
    • Towels and table linen
    • High quality table ware for indoors and the garden
    • Laundry room
    • House alarm and video surveillance
    • Outdoor lighting
    • Garden with lawn
    • Barbecue grill
    • Two paved porticos for outdoor living
    • Two long tables under the porticos for outdoor meals
    • Automatic gate
    • Parking for up to 10 cars
    • High quality tennis court (rackets and tennis balls provided)
    • 12 minutes from a private access to the beach with privately owned picnic cabana with fridge, sweet water shower and sun beds; the beach itself is not private. The beach facilities (changing rooms, etc.) are private but not serviced.

     

    Please note: the washing machine/dishwasher/major cooking appliances may only be used by the staff.

    Touring ideas

    Castagneto Carducci  2 km - 5 min drive
    Donoratico shops and train station 4 km - 10 min drive
    Beach with cabana, changing room, shower and sun loungers - 12 min drive
    Bolgheri 5 km - 12 min drive
    Pisa 75 km - 1 hr
    Livorno 70 km - 1 hr
    Volterra 60 km - 1 hr
    Florence 133 km - 1 hr 30 min
    Massa Marittima 60 km - 45 min
    San Gimignano 80 km - 1 hr 20 min
    Grosseto 90 km - 1 hour 
    Siena 157 km - 1 hr 40 min
    Piombino, ferry to Elba 40 km - 30 min
    Rome - 3 hours

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    Activities

    Beaches: The coast between Livorno and Piombino has been awarded Europe's Blue Flag various times.

    Bolgheri: The NYTimes thinks this village is one of the 45 most desirable places to visit in the world. The Viale dei Cipressi, a three-mile road bordered by 2,500 cypress trees, leads straight into Bolgheri where you can stroll, do some shopping, have an aperitivo and try some of the best restaurants of the area. Th jet-set meets at the caffè della Posta where you can taste some of Bolgheri’s reds. Their ice cream Bolgheri Ti Amo is made with organic and local ingredients.

    It is here that Bolgheri DOC wines are produced – world-class wines such as Sassicaia, Guado al Tasso and Ornellaia as well as numerous others of the highest quality. This "Eldorado of Italian wine" as it has been called became an internationally known region following an event in 1974 arranged by Decanter where a 6-year-old Sassicaia won over an assortment of Bordeaux wines. Bolgheri has become one of the most interesting and gifted areas in the whole universe of wine thanks to some illuminated personages, among such as Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, the oenologist Giacomo Tachis and the Marchesi Piero and Lodovico Antinori. Guado al Tasso has its own little shop where you can buy the estate's wines as well as different hams and salami made from the estate's own breed of local pigs (cinta senese), olive oil and pasta sauces.

    A tour of the Guado al Tasso winery followed by a tasting can be organised upon request. Please book ahead places are limited.

    An excellent Spa – the Tombolo Talasso Resort belonging to the Antinori family – lies in the next village.

    Castagneto Carducci: An enchanting medieval village built around the Gherardesca Castle. In 1907 the name of this municipality was changed in honour of poet Giosuè Carducci who spent a year here with his family. The medieval castle has been enriched in time and offers stunning views of the valley. Each spring Castagneto is the venue for a major gourmet festival which attracts enthusiasts from all over Italy.

    The golf of Baratti and Populonia: Baratti is a lovely bay with great swimming & impressive umbrella pine trees. The medieval village of Populonia is well worth a visit. Climb up the tower for amazing views over Baratti & along the coast.

    Massa Marittima: Here, in one of Etruria's oldest and most prosperous communities, the same minerals that were extracted 2,500 years ago are still being mined. The first miner's code in Europe was drawn up here in 1310. Three years earlier, the graceful Romanesque-Gothic cathedral was completed. Decorated with three orders of arches and slender columns supported by lion-headed capitals, it stands on a steep flight of stairs above the square that contains Massa's medieval buildings, an architectural grouping characteristic of 13th-century Tuscan cities: the travertine Palazzo Pretorio of 1230 with its escutcheons of former mayors, the Palazzo Communale, formed of three crenelated tower-houses and decorated with frescoes, among them a Lorenzetti Madonna.

    Livorno is Tuscany’s main port and was designed as an "ideal town" during the Italian Renaissance. The laws offered the right of public freedom of religion which attracted numerous Jewish immigrants, who contributed to the mercantile wealth and scholarship in the city. Even tough the city suffered extensive damage during the Second World War the part of town called "Venezia Nuova" (Little Venice) is well worth a visit.

    The Parks of the Val di Cornia: The parks stretch along the coastal strip opposite the Island of Elba. The various archaeological and natural sites of the Parks make this area an interesting alternative to the traditional tourist destinations: a place where nature and archaeology converge to let you discover the charm of the "Toscana Minore". More information on www.parchivaldicornia.it

    Everyone knows the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but the city of Pisa is not just the Tower, nor the marvellous Piazza dei Miracoli . Some of the less-visited attractions include one of Pisa’s oldest churches, San Paolo a Ripa d’Arno located in the middle of a magnificent garden by the river Arno. The Sinopias Museum with its magnificent collection of fresco sketches. Don’t miss a walk on Le Piagge, a tree-lined boulevard running along the river beginning at Ponte della Vittoria and ending at Ponte delle Bocchette. It is very popular among the locals, Le Piagge makes for a nice off-the-beaten-path walk in Pisa, and a perfect way to discover Pisa away from the crowds of the main sites. More information on www.pisaunicaterra.it

    Sports: swimming, sub diving, wind surfing, sailing, boat rental, bike rental, hiking, horse riding, tennis, golf, Thalasso Spa resort Castagneto Carducci, hot spas Venturina.

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    If rented for 14 people

    Ground floor:

    • Living area with dining table seating 12 open throughout French windows onto the porch with al fresco seating and dining area
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Bedroom 1 - Twin bedroom 80x190 (can be double) with ceiling fans 
    • Bathroom with walk-in shower, washbasin and WC
    • Laundry room
    • Separate apartment for staff at the back of the house with two bedrooms

    First floor:

    • Bedroom 2 - Master Bedroom: Double bedroom 180x190 four posters bed with air conditioning and large closet and en suite large marble bathroom with tub, shower, washbasin and WC
    • Bedroom 3 - Chinese bedroom: Double bedroom 160x190 with ceiling fans and en suite bathroom with tub, washbasin and WC
    • Bedroom 4 - Green and yellow bedroom: Twin bedroom 80x190 (can be double) with ceiling fans and en suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC
    • Bedroom 5 - Mint bedroom: Twin bedroom 80x190 (can be double) with large terrace and en suite bathroom with tub, washbasin and WC
    • Bedroom 6 - Red bedroom: Twin bedroom 90x190 (can be double) with air conditioning
    • Bedroom 7 - Yellow bedroom: Twin bedroom 90x190 (can be double) with air conditioning and balcony
    • Bathroom with tub, washbasin and WC

    Outdoors:

    • 12 minutes from a private access to the beach with privately owned cabana with fridge, sweet water shower and sun beds
    • The villa’s garden, designed by award winning garden designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd is safely fenced and it features a well-groomed lawn - which makes it ideal for children to run and play - an orchard with apples, pears, figs, and a vast selection of aromatic plants, next to old evergreen oaks which cast their shade.
    • Two paved porticos form an ideal place for outdoor living
    • Two long tables under the porticos for outdoor meals
    • In the garden a large hexagonal umbrella with table and chairs is thoughtfully placed near the swimming pool providing a delightful space for lunch or leisure
    • Swimming pool furnished with high quality outdoor furniture
    • Red clay tennis court (tennis racquets and new balls provided)
    • Pizza oven
    • The villa is situated within 35 acres (15 hectares) of very private land and surrounded by green fields and luxuriant vineyards
    • Private access to the beach with picnic cabana, shower, sun beds and changing cabin. Beach itself is not private. The beach facilities (changing rooms, etc.) are private but not serviced.
    Request BookingIf rented for 14 people
    02 May 2020 - 30 May 2020
    29 Aug 2020 - 03 Oct 2020
    23000 EUR
    30 May 2020 - 27 Jun 2020
    24250 EUR
    27 Jun 2020 - 29 Aug 2020
    25500 EUR

    If rented for up to 10 people

    Two bedrooms will be closed.

    Request BookingIf rented for up to 10 people
    02 May 2020 - 30 May 2020
    29 Aug 2020 - 03 Oct 2020
    21750 EUR
    30 May 2020 - 27 Jun 2020
    23000 EUR
    27 Jun 2020 - 29 Aug 2020
    24250 EUR

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    Villa Castagneto 02 May 2020 - 30 May 2020
    29 Aug 2020 - 03 Oct 2020
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    27 Jun 2020 - 29 Aug 2020
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    23000 EUR 24250 EUR 25500 EUR N/A Request BookingIf rented for 14 people
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    RENT INCLUDES

    • Travel planner service: The rate includes our travel planner service. This service we believe is just as important as the choice of the right villa and an invaluable contribution to the experience the guest will have.
    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens (weeekly change on Saturday)
    • Electricity
    • Air conditioning
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Breakfast is prepared every morning 6 days week as of 8 in the morning. The groceries are not included in the rent. 
    • The cook prepares lunch, dinner and picnics for the beach. The groceries are not included in the rent. 
    • Daily house-keeping up to 10 hours per day, provided by two resident maids. They clean the house in the mornings, usually between 8.30 and 12.30, 6 days a week and then help the cook. A third maid is required for numbers exceeding 10 guests, and will be charged at an extra fee.
    • Final cleaning
    • Pool cleaning 
    • Garden maintenance
    • Should you have rented your house for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.

    EXTRAS

    • Telephone: metered
    • Groceries for breakfast, lunch, dinner need to be paid extra.
    • Advance payment for grocery purchase: The cook prepares lunch, dinner and picnics for the beach. She is assisted by the maids, who also serve at table. Lunches will be served between 12.00 am and 2.00 pm, and dinners between 7.45 m and 9.30 pm. For meals prepared and/or served at the Villa the use of the cook and maid is compulsory. The grocery purchase costs are charged as per shopping receipts. You will be asked for a flat of EUR 1500 per week, depending on the level of expenses incurred. This money should be given to the cook at arrival. Meals should be ordered at least 24 hours in advance. Drinks are also not included in rental price.
    • Daily housekeeping charge for groups exceeding 10 guests: two maids are included in the price for groups up to 10 guests; for larger groups a third maid is required and will be charged at an extra fee: EUR 1000 for the first week, EUR 500 for the second week and EUR 200 for a third and fourth week.

    SECURITY DEPOSIT

    EUR 4000. This can be done in cash upon arrival. Alternatively we suggest a credit card pre-authorisation held by the agency. It will be returned 2 weeks after departure subject to deduction for damage caused and/or payment for additional services.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Grocery shopping
    • Additional maid service and personal laundry
    • Change of bed linen beyond the weekly change
    • Baby sitter on request when booking
    • Tennis lessons
    • Private visits to neighbouring wine estates
    • Day trips on a yacht to the nearby islands of the Tuscan archipelago - Elba, Giglio, Giannutri, Gorgona, Capraia, Pianosa, Montecristo
    • Cooking lessons
    • In house massages and other beauty treatments

    NOTES

    • Reservations generally from Saturday to Saturday
    • Pool opening dates: mid of May - mid of September
    • A maximum number of 4 children (aged 12 or less) including no more than 2 infants (aged 2 or less) may stay at the property.
    • Baby equipment: complimentary travel cot and high chair are available on request.

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