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Charming Villa in Stone in Tuscany
Charming Villa in Stone in Tuscany
14 guests
5 bedrooms
14 beds
4 baths
14 guests
5 bedrooms
14 beds
4 baths
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The location, easily accessible, is perfect for visiting the main attractions in Tuscany: the cities of art, the old villages, beautiful landscapes and many other points of interest in this amazing region. Or relax and feel like you are at home. This charming well-maintained Villa in Stone is part of a complex of three buildings used for higher-level holiday homes.

The space

The stone villa is about 250 sqm and it is equipped with everything you may need, also for daily cleaning (vacuum cleaner, washing machine, dishwasher, etc). Once a week there is the changing of sheets, towels, pool towels, and cleaning of the house.
There are 5 bedrooms: on the ground floor a bedroom with queen size bed and a small bedroom with bunk beds. There is a sofa bed on the step level floor. On the first floor there are two bedrooms with queen size beds and one bedroom with two single beds and bunk beds. In total it can accommodate up to 14 (10+4) people.
Then there is:
- An equipped kitchen, dining room with brick oven, laundry room, living room with fireplace and stone stairs to go to the first floor, 4 bathrooms in marble, three with showers and one with a bathtub.
- Two large outdoor porches, one equipped for outdoor dining, including a big BBQ.
For your babies there is everything you may need, such as cots, cribs, baby chair for the table, buggy, a baby changing table and several toys.
The pool is 15 mt x 6 mt with a depth from 1.2 mt to 2.60 mt in the deep area, plus a small area in wood of 1.30 meters x 6 meters, 10 centimeters under water, much loved by young children because they can stay in the water without fear. The edge of the pool is made of travertine stone, while the interior is in glass mosaic. With the light of the sun it reflects beautiful colors, like the Caribbean. It is not salt water. There is a diatomaceous filter and an electronic control unit of dosage for chlorine and PH. There is no smell of chlorine and the water is always very clean. There is a solar shower just next to the pool. The pool is sourranded by a green lawn and an oak tree that serves as the umbrella.
During the night the pool can be illuminated, to swim even during night time, and it can be closed automatically to maintain the water temperature and/or for children’s safety.

Guest access

The property is in a big park, completely fenced and covered by free WiFi, with a large swimming pool, private parking, a soccer field, fitness equipment, a ping pong table, a babyfoot, other toys for children and many large, old trees.
On demand you can have bicycles and enjoy a tasty dinner eating italian homemade pizza cooked in a brick oven in a taver next to the pool.

Other things to note

Besides the stone villa there is another ancient villa, where I live with my family (me, my wife, our 27-year-old son and our 19-year-old daughter) and there is an independent apartment, while another small apartment is near to the pool. All the houses have their own privacy and you can't even tell there are other people. The big pool, the ping-pong table and the babyfoot are shared facilities.


Amenities
Internet
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Dryer

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds, 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 5
1 bunk bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 9AM

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39 Reviews

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Lieve User Profile
September 2017
Franco and his family have provide us a very warm welcome at the Stonehouse. It is truly a great location and very well taken care of. With all the care for details and treats (breakfast, types of coffees, etc. ) the vacation started right away. Franco also provided a number of useful advises on how to spend best its time in the region. We'll keep a great souvenir of the stay!

Uloaku User Profile
August 2017
I've always been super nervous about airbnb bookings but this was my first one and I was very impressed! Franco is indeed a super host. Him and his family gave us the warmest of welcomes and we felt right at home and settled in almost immediately. From the mini treats upon arrival to the basic supplies provided - bath and kitchen (even a bottle of olive oil pressed from olives grown in the grounds) - we didn't feel a need to rush out to a supermarket upon arrival! Franco and his daughter have a wealth of knowledge on what to do and where to visit in the Tuscany region and they provide tons of guides as a resource. You do need a car to get around but the roads are great and we made several trips to Pisa, Florence, Pistoia, Viareggio, etc. There's much more to see but it was difficult to pry ourselves away from just lounging by the pool for most of the day. The home is just that comfortable and the pool is fantastic. Some reviews mentioned other families sharing the pool, which I was initially nervous about but I must say it was not a problem for us. It's a large enough pool with more than enough sun loungers so it does not feel crowded in the least. I would recommend Franco's home as a central and super comfortable place to stay if you want to visit the Tuscany region. Thank you Franco and Sonia for a memorable stay! Especially for giving our boys a ride to the airport. You didn't have to but we truly appreciated your kind gesture!

Keith User Profile
August 2017
Franco's stone house was truly amazing. We have used airbnb quite often (10+ times) and this was by far our best experience yet. We were a group of 11, 2 families with 4 adults and 7 children ages 10-15. The house comfortably fit all of us with beds to spare. The place was impeccable. Everything far surpassed any of the pictures and was far beyond our expectations. We honestly did not want to leave. We loved hanging out in the kitchen, dining room, patios, and of course by the beautiful and perfectly maintained pool. Franco made us a Tuscan dinner on our first evening and pizza on our last evening. What a way to start and finish our time in Tuscany! We loved spending time with Franco, his wife, and his lovely daughter Sonia. They helped to orient us to local restaurants and wineries, which were perfect suggestions every time. We will try to recreate the pizza experience ourselves but it will be impossible without the amazing brick oven and touch and feel of Franco himself making the pizzas! Thank you so much Franco and family for surpassing all of our expectations and providing us with a truly memorable Tuscan vacation!

Bradley User Profile
July 2017
Very nice place in a quiet neighborhood. Franco and daughter are delightful. Bring your own shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

Rosa User Profile
July 2017
The Stonehouse property was exceptional. We were a group of 13 family and friends reunited from Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland staying for a week. The house itself is huge, immaculately presented and matched generously by the attentive and warm hospitality of Franco and his daughter. They are the perfect hosts and have thought of everything to ensure you have a wonderful, peaceful holiday. From the high end kitchen and ample seating to host large dinners, the floodlit football pitch for the evening kick-about, to the crystal clear pool and the freshly baked cantucci, you couldn't want for more. We mixed our week up by enjoying long, secluded days by the pool with day trips to the local historic and beautiful towns of Lucca and Montecarlo - just 20 mins drive away. We can't thank Franco and his lovely family enough for what was a superb holiday in a unique and charming setting.

Olaf User Profile
July 2017
Franco and his family (daughter and wife) are amazing hosts. We arrived late Saturday afternoon. Franco and his daughter met us on arrival, and they took us on a tour of the house and the facilities. We were three families in the Stone House. My wife and I together with our daughter and two kids, boy at 7 and girl 4 years of age. Further our son from New Zealand with his wife and two boys of six and three. So in total nine people and the accommodations were perfect. Five bedrooms (we used four) and four bathrooms. Everything was clean and everything we needed in full supply in the kitchen. Outside the kitchen on the terrace, we enjoyed our breakfast every morning as well as our dinner on some evenings. There is an excellent swimming pool, which is in a perfect condition, and of course, all of us enjoyed it every day and especially the kids. When we had questions about where to go, Franco was always there to give us good pieces of advice. On one evening, we had decided to enjoy Franco’s expertise in making pizzas and it turned out to be a great evening, where we celebrated the birthday of the youngest family member turning three. Franco’s wife had even prepared an amazing birthday cake. They had decorated the dining area next to the pool with birthday flags. All the pizzas, prepared by Franco with dedication, were appreciated very much by young and old and of a quality, which we have never eaten before. I should mention that Franco served a very good Chianti from Fattoria Uccelliera from 2014. It was so good that a few days later we decided to pay a visit to the vineyard. On our last night at Franco’s venue, we had asked the family to prepare a dinner, which like the Pizza Dinner exceeded our expectations. We had Typical Tuscan Starter followed by Risotto and fresh Lasagna as first courses. As Main Course salted Codfish and Panna Cotta with strawberries. Franco again served excellent wines. Especially, everybody liked very much the Montecarlo Vermentino. An evening, which will stay in our memory for a long time. Having small kids at the dinner it was a joy to be at a place, where you have a relaxed atmosphere, and such a situation you can never create at a restaurant with other guests. If you should rate this venue on a scale of 1 to 10, it would be 10+. Once again thank you to Franco and his family for making the week an unforgettable stay for our international family.

Katherine User Profile
June 2017
If this house is available, just book it right now. Franco is an amazing host, and you will be thrilled with the house, yard, and location. The Stone House is a 5 bedroom home located in the town of Orentano, Italy. The town is very small, but it has a top ranked restaurant along with a local pizza restaurant in walking distance to the house. Orentano is centrally located between Pisa, Lucca, and Florence, so it is convenient for exploring Tuscany. We rented a car, and it was easy driving around the area. We traveled with our family of four, and we were extremely comfortable in the house. The home has an outdoor dining area along with a grill which we really enjoyed. If you like coffee, this is also a great house because the dining room has a breakfast bar with multiple varieties of coffee makers. We loved making fresh espresso every morning. Franco was completely flexible with our arrival time, and he and his daughter greeted us and gave us a tour of the property. They had pre-stocked the house with some bread, wine, pasta, coffee, and fruit for us. That was incredibly kind and totally unexpected. Franco and his family live in a separate house on the property, so you have full privacy, but they are available to help you with anything you might need. Franco has lived in Tuscany his entire life, so he can give great advice about where to go and what to see. The house is clean and well cared for. Apparently the main kitchen refrigerator had stopped working, so they had just bought a new one in time for our arrival. There is another refrigerator in the house, so the new refrigerator wasn't necessary, but this just shows their dedication to making sure their guests have a wonderful experience. Franco is also a pizza chef in his spare time. He made an amazing pizza dinner for us on our last night. Plan to pay for his time and ingredients, and you will enjoy the best pizza of your life. He and his daughter also taught us how to make pasta, and I am looking forward to trying to prepare it at home. The Stone House was perfect for our family, and I really can't thank Franco and his wife and daughter enough for their hospitality.
Franco User Profile
Response from Franco:
Dear Katherine, thank you so much for your kind review! You and your family are very nice and friendly people and we loved spending some time with you. We hope you will have a good memory of your experience in Tuscany and we hope to meet you again in the future. Wishing you all the best, saluti from Orentano. Franco and Sonja
June 2017

Orentano, ItalyJoined in July 2013
Franco User Profile

My name is Franco and I really enjoy hosting people at my houses. I love to meet new people coming from all over the world with their own culture and experiences.
It will be a pleasure to give you a warm welcome in Tuscany and I will do everything I can to make your stay relaxing and comfortable.
Thank you for choosing Borgo ai Lecci.

Languages: English, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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