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Carista


Description

Welcome to Carista, a stately 15th century villa with 8 bedrooms, and set within a monumental 100-acre estate of woodland and cultivated olive groves, in the stunning Tuscan countryside.

A restored three-storey villa from the 15th Century, the original character of the villa has been preserved, the exterior rejuvenated to its glory days; terracotta tiles and the brilliant white walls give the villa a commanding presence, enhanced by the beautifully landscaped gardens that unfurl around it. From its position atop a hill, Carista hosts some of the most amazing views of the Tuscan countryside, rolling green hills, cultivated olive groves and vineyards as far as the horizon line. These spectacular sights can be enjoyed from the expansive grounds that the villa is surrounded by; there are plentiful areas for guests to wine and dine, or simply sit in the sunshine, absorbing the ambience and relaxing to the fullest. The sundeck that surrounds the sizeable swimming pool on the hill behind the villa catches the most sun and is perfect for soaking up some vitamin D; should the warmth get too much, the cool waters of the pool will keep the heat at bay.

Inside, the interior is elegant, classical elements blending with contemporary; bespoke furniture fills every room, with colourful art installations bringing a vibrancy to the brilliant white walls. Comfortably furnished and well appointed, several lounge areas in the villa ensure that all guests have a place to relax and feel at home, as well as a place to gather and enjoy each other’s company.

The fully equipped kitchen is filled with modern appliances and sleek cabinetry, ready to whip up a sumptuous meal at a moment’s notice. The services of a professional chef can be arranged to deliver a taste sensation, all within the comfort of your own villa. The kitchen leads directly to the dining area where a large white table and chairs faces towards the patio doors that fill the room with light and the wonderful backdrop of the well-tended garden. Alternatively, take your plate to the dining table under the shaded veranda to enjoy your dinner with the fading light of the day, and experience an authentic al fresco experience, with the Tuscan countryside as your backdrop.

All bedrooms have been furnished with luxuriously soft beds and dressed in high quality linens; sinking into the sheets at the end of each day is a joy. The master suite, containing a king size bed and its own en-suite comprised entirely of marble, also has a jacuzzi bathtub along with a separate walk-in shower. All bedrooms in the main villa enjoy their own private or en-suite bathroom; one such bathroom contains a Turkish bath, perfect for soothing the body and winding down at the end of hectic day. The remaining three bedrooms are in the annex next to the main villa, two sharing a sizeable bathroom and the third with its own private bathroom.

THE BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS

Bedroom 1 Master: Luxurious King Size Bed, En-Suite Bathroom with Walk-In Shower and Jacuzzi Bathtub, Air Conditioning, Landscape Views
Bedroom 2: Luxurious King Size Bed (Twin Option Available), En-Suite Bathroom with Walk-In Shower and Turkish Bath, Air Conditioning, Landscape Views
Bedroom 3: Two Luxurious Queen Size Beds (Twin Option Available), Private Bathroom with Walk-In Shower, Air Conditioning, Landscape Views
Bedroom 4: Luxurious King Size Bed, En-Suite Bathroom with Walk-In Shower, Air Conditioning, Landscape Views
Bedroom 5: Luxurious Queen Size Bed, En-Suite Bathroom with Shower, Air Conditioning, Landscape Views

COTTAGE
Bedroom 6: Luxurious King Size Bed (Twin Option Available), Shared Bathroom with Shower and Bathtub, Air Conditioning, Landscape Views
Bedroom 7: Luxurious King Size Bed (Twin Option Available), Shared Bathroom with Shower and Bathtub, Air Conditioning, Landscape Views
Bedroom 8: Luxurious King Size Bed, Private Bathroom with Walk-In Shower, Air Conditioning, Landscape Views

STAFF

• Property Manager
• Discreet Housekeeping
• Pool maintenance
• Gardener

AMENITIES

• 8 Luxurious Bedrooms
• Landscaped Garden
• Countryside Views
• Organic Vegetable Garden
• Private Outdoor Swimming Pool
• Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
• Jacuzzi
• Sundeck
• Canopy Bed
• Outdoor Dining Area
• Outdoor Lounge
• Rooftop Terrace
• Shaded Pergola
• Exterior Lighting
• Barbeque
• Parasols
• Sun Loungers
• Private Parking
• 6 En-Suite Bathrooms
• 1 Shared Bathrooms
• Air Conditioning
• Bathtub
• Walk-In Showers
• Rainfall Showers
• Turkish Bath
• Fully Equipped Kitchen
• Fully Equipped Gym
• Elevator
• Media Room
• Widescreen TV
• Satellite TV
• DVD Player
• Library
• Wi-Fi Internet Throughout
• Laundry Facilities

KITCHEN FACILITES

• Oven
• Gas Hob
• Dishwasher
• Coffee Maker
• Kettle
• Blender
• Washing Machine
• Dryer
• Utensils
• Glassware & Delph
• Refrigerator
• Freezer

RATES INCLUDE

• Utilities
• Final Cleaning
• Housekeeping Service (Mon - Sat)
• Mid-week Linen Change
• Wi-Fi/Internet Access
• Pool Maintenance
• Garden Maintenance

AMENITIES AT AN EXTRA COST

• Additional Housekeeping
• Personal Laundry Service
• Professional Chef Services
• Cooking Lessons
• Babysitting Services
• Equipment Rental
• Pre-Stocking of Villa
• Cost of Groceries
• Airport Transfer
• Car Rental
• Telephone Charges


NOTES
Non-smoking villa
Security deposit: €4,200 held by the agency
Check-in between 4 p.m and 7 p.m. — Check-out by 10 a.m.
All the above services must be paid locally, prior departure, unless otherwise agreed


    
        
                            

Area description

Located in one of Italy’s most sought after destinations; sitting in some of the most picturesque landscapes in the world, Villa Carista is posed to be at the top of the list of your potential getaways.
An hour west of Florence, a tourist hotspot and Mecca for Renaissance and art aficionados for good reason, Villa Bice resides in the thriving green heart of Italy, Tuscany. Lovers of art and history will already be aware that Tuscany is steeped in history - Florence, the seat of the famous Medici family, lies to the east of the villa, and is the reputed heart of the Renaissance. The most populated city in Tuscany, Florence has a long history stretching back to Roman times, with architectural and artistic wonders on display in its many basilicas, churches, museums and castles.
Lucca, the city of 99 churches, is just 15 minutes away from Carista by car and is full of architectural marvels from millennia ago, all the way to the present day. Travel alongside the ancient Roman-era aqueducts that provided the city with a source of water, explore the Renaissance-era city walls that have deep underground passages, or visit the plaza that once served as an amphitheatre, now surrounded by medieval houses and shops. Wonderful boutique shops can be found throughout the city, and you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a delicious meal in one of the many cafes and restaurants as you explore the city at your leisure.
Further afield, the city of Pisa lies west of the villa and is right on the coastline; filled with shops, restaurants, bars and clubs, there are many cultural and historical sights to explore and admire, alongside the titular leaning tower of Pisa that is so popular among visitors. Closer to the coast, Forte dei Marmi is an excellent beach destination during the summer and is a popular spot with visiting tourists.
• Lucca: 13km
• Piazza dell’Anfiteatro: 12.4km
• Casa de Puccini Museum: 13.6km
• Florence: 86.3km
• Florence Airport – Peretola: 66.4km
• Pisa: 25.8km
• Peperosa Restaurant: 12.4km
• Trattoria Da Leo Restaurant: 13.4km
• Forte Dei Marmi Beach: 47km

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Lucca

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

  • Bedroom(s): 8 ( Sleeps 16 )
    3 King, 2 Queen, 3 Twin that combines to King
  • Bathroom(s): 7
    3 Baths, 7 Showers
  • General facilities: Pool, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Sun Loungers, Swimming pool
  • Services: Concierge Service, Linen provided, Towels provided

Activities

  • Local activities: Cycling, Fine Dining, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horse riding, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis, Walking, Water Sports

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26-Sep-2019 - 04-Jan-2020
Nightly rate Weekly Min. Stay Change-over
€ 2,571 € 18,000 7 Nights -
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Rate summary € 2,571 € 18,000 7 Nights -
26-Sep-2019 - 04-Jan-2020 € 2,571 € 18,000 7 Nights -

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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 16
    • Bedroom(s): 8
    • Bathroom(s): 7
    • Board: Self Catering
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable
    • Holiday type: Family