Go ahead and embrace that feeling. In fact, indulge it completely. The enchanting allure of lovely. The substance of charm. At this cottage-style villa that sleeps up to 8 guests, you have the best of two worlds: the quiet seclusion of a mountain getaway and the convenience of a vibrant village - Ponte a Serraglio - full of cafe’s, restaurants, galleries and spas, at just a 10 minute stroll.
Completely fenced in and secured with a gated entrance, Villa Colle is a warm and luxurious antique structure that has been renovated from floor to ceiling, without sacrificing character. You'll want for nothing during your stay as the villa is equipped with all modern day amenities, including wifi across the entire property. Villa Colle more than comfortably sleeps up to 8, offering an ideal country escape for 6 adults and 2 children.
Afternoons beside her 15 meter hillside saltwater pool, enveloped in the fragrance of fresh rosemary, lavender and jasmine, may bring on a spontaneous sigh or two of “Yes” or “Thank you” as you lie on an ergonomically shaped lounger. Set in a perfectly manicured garden with such dazzling green mountain views and crystal clear water, your prayers have been answered. Take advantage of the pool’s length by swimming a few revitalizing laps. And rinse off under the poolside shower, which runs both hot and cold.
You can continue to nurture your love for the lush garden space at Villa Colle by dining on the ample front terrace, just off the kitchen and equipped with a stainless steel grill. Or maybe you prefer taking your meals poolside to savor under a wisteria-filled pergola.
Step inside to feel the warmth of genuine old-world detail. As you settle in, you'll realize this property has been set up as a home to be lived in, not a rental. Start in the kitchen, with its high wood-beamed ceiling, skylight, natural stone countertops and custom-built chestnut wood cabinets. Stocked with all the plates, cups, pots and pans you could ever need - plus an impressive 6 burner freestanding stove top and oven - you're set up to work culinary magic. The sitting room is cozy chic from the terra-cotta tiles and tuck-pointed stone wall to the cast-iron wood stove and spiral staircase leading up to a loft studio.
Each of the 4 bedrooms resonates with classic charm and boasts a mattress of the highest quality with fine, 500 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. Three of the 4 bedrooms are suitable for couples as they are all furnished with king-size beds. The fourth is a children's room with two bunkbeds. There are three bathrooms, 2 full and 1 half. The clawfoot bathtub in the ensuite master bathroom will surely whisper your name after a day of art and glorious architecture in Florence (1 and 1/2 hours by car) or Pisa (1 hour by car).
The entire place is yours.
Interaction with Guests:
Villa Colle is managed by Tuscan Property Solutions (TPS). This means that, in addition to staying at one of the finest properties in Tuscany, you will be cared for to the highest standard. If ever you find yourself in an emergency situation, like losing your passport or needing a dentist, you’ll have 24/7 access to one of TPS’s local team members to help guide you towards the services you’ll need. Maid services can be arranged upon request, along with a gourmet in-home dining experience.
Adjacent to Villa Colle is a lush forest, ideal for invigorating hikes and mountain biking. The ancient thermal baths of Bagni di Lucca, now housed in an extensive spa center, are only a 2 minute walk from the property. A day by the sea in fashionable Forte dei Marmi is a must during your stay. Only an hour's drive from the villa, the shopping and beach facilities at Forte are second to none. Venture all the way to the Cinque Terre, or stay close by and visit the medieval walled city of Lucca, only 25 minutes away by car. Try bike riding along the path atop the city walls, or just explore the numerous cafes, restaurants, gourmet shops, and artisan boutiques.
If you prefer using public transportation, the train station in Fornoli is only 20 minutes away from the Villa on foot. From there you can catch a ride straight into Lucca where trains and buses to Florence, Pisa, Viareggio etc. run continuously. There is also a bus into Lucca that stops at the local bar in town (10 minute walk).
Other Things to Note:
This is not just a vacation place but a family home and we would like it to be treated as such. Here are our Booking Conditions:
The guests and the party accept the following conditions:
1. The property is rented fully furnished and equipped. The price for the property includes linen, towels, pool
towels, final cleaning services, and a welcome pack as a thank you to our guests for choosing our Villa for their
2. Arrival time is between 16.00 - 19.00 pm although in some occasions we can make special arrangements
with arrivals at a different time. It is important that prior to your arrival you advise the property manager of
your contact details ( mobile numbers and email address) so that you may be reached on the day of arrival in
the case that this is necessary.
3. Departure time is before 10.00 am on the day of departure unless agreed upon differently with the property
manager, the house representative . Guests must leave the rental property in an acceptable condition including
taking away of all rubbish .
4. A refundable security deposit will be collected on the day of arrival in CASH in the following manner:
• EURO € 500.00
• Sterling £ 450.00
• USD $ 700.00
This amount is collected to cover the cost of any damages or breakages to the property or its contents. This
amount, less any applicable claims, will be returned to the guest on the date of departure by our local
5. SWIMMING POOL - The swimming pool is open from May 1st thru to October 15th and it is NOT heated. If
your rental period is outside this period, please check with us and it could be made possible for the pool to
opened for you although highly discouraged as the water can be quite chilly. The swimming pool is not
enclosed with fences and there are no lifeguards therefore we ask that it be used at their/ your own risk.
6. HEATING - Heating is available at an additional charge. Usage will be metered throughout your stay and
you will be charged accordingly. Charges must be paid directly on the spot to the representative before
departing. Please note that heating in Italy, when not subject to restrictions by the local Government, is more
expensive compared to other countries. You may be asked a supplementary deposit for heating expenses.
7. WATER AND ELECTRICITY - Water shortages do occur; please be sure to use it sparingly during the summer
months. At the same time, Italy is probably one of the few countries in the world where the government has
introduced a system of electricity limitators to contain the national consumption. This means you must be
careful when using more than one appliance at the same time because the limitator could shut the electricity
off. Of course by just pushing the mains switch back on the electricity does come back if this were to occur.
8. INTERNET CONNECTION - The villa is equipped with Wi-Fi internet connection and it is free of charge. We
ask that the internet service not be used to download any large materials such as movies as this may then
cause the internet to work slower than usual. From previous experience, when a connection is interrupted due
to technical reasons beyond our control, it is unfortunately very difficult, despite many efforts, to receive
immediate assistance from some of the internet providers operating in Italy. We therefore strongly suggest
that those who need to access their emails should bring their own BlackBerry, iPhone , laptop, notebook or a
similar portable device with alternative data services. Please note that in any case we cannot accept
responsibility for lack of these services.
9. RUBBISH- Rubbish collection has changed effective January 2018. There is a schedule located in the villa of
collection dates which you will need to remember ( in the appropriate rubbish bags ) what is collected on
which day. E.g., – glass is collected on Tuesdays and Saturdays, organic is collected Mondays and Fridays, and
10. LINENS & TOILETRIES- Linens are provided in the villa therefore you will not need to bring any of your own,
pool towels are also made available to guests. Liquid hand soap, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher tablets and
toilet paper is also made available upon arrival. However, if these items finish prior to your departure it is the
guest’s responsibility to purchase more.
11. OCCUPANCY & CLEANING RULES- As guests are not charged a final cleaning fee, guests are required to
leave the premises clean, neat & tidy as they found it upon their arrival. Please ensure that the refrigerator is
wiped out, kitchen and bathroom benches, floors etc. are to be left clean, rubbish taken to the local bin and
dishwasher unpacked. Also we ask to please make sure barbecues and their utensils are cleaned prior to
departure. If one or more of these things are not respected then an extra $25.00 cleaning fee will be charged.
All guests are required to respect the property and its furnishings.
12. PETS - A fee of $25.00 per pet per stay will be collected upon arrival.
• No smoking
• No parties or events
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