#1147: Italy, Tuscany

home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany
home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany
home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany
home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany
home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany
home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany
home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany
home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany
home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany
home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany
home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany
home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany
home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany
home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany
home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany
home exchange #1147: Italy, Tuscany

    Description

    The two large villas on the beach were built built in 1927 by Gaddo Della Gherardesca and named after his two daughters, Emilia and Margherita. The Gherardesca is one of the oldest families in Italy; one of their ancestors is the famous Conte Ugolino, which Dante mentioned in his poem.

    Villa Emilia has been completely renovated during the last 15 years and divided in luxury apartments, some of which are used by the owners while others are available for rent.

    Apartment home exchange: The ground floor contains one large living room (L-shaped) with an antique fireplace, one bedroom with bathroom and the kitchen. The second floor contains three bedrooms and two bathrooms.  Total number of beds is 8 (one triple, two doubles and one single bedrooms).
    The large outside deck (600 square feet) is ideal for for dining and relax.

    Access to the beach is directly from the park (15 mt from the apartment).

    The villa with it's private park and beach are very safe and are an ideal place for kids.
    The center of Donoratico, with shops and food, can be reached by car (4 Km) or walking on the beach (15 minutes).

    In 2005 a new 4 star hotel/club has been built next to the villa on the beach. Inside the hotel there are several services (self service, restaurant, newsstand, grocery store) that can be used by the guests of Villa Emilia. It's also possible to buy a weekly card that gives access to all sports and entertainment activities inside the hotel.

    Location

    Car needed yes
    Car available no

    Located on a privileged spot right in front of  the beach in one of the most beautiful parts of the Italian coast, in Tuscany near Castagneto Carducci. The area offers many attractions: miles of beautiful beaches, the famous Tuscany hills and landscapes, Etruscan settlements and monuments, fine wines and food. Making your home exchnage a memorable one! Siena, Firenze, Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano and many other beautiful spots are all in the range of a one hour drive. The roads and paths near Castagneto are very peaceful and ideal for bicycling and trekking.

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x double

    bedroom 2: 1 x double

    bedroom 3: 3 x single

    bedroom 4: 1 x single

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    bathroom 2: shower, toilet

    bathroom 3: shower, toilet

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 9 to 25
    Seasonal
    Cleaning included yes

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (on site)

    Horse riding (on site)

    Hiking / Walking

    Bicycling

    Other

    Shops

    Restaurants

    Beach

    Town

    Bar /Pub

    Theatre

    Spa Nearby

    Fabulous location- Right on the Beach

    Lovely home exchange apartment

    At a glance

    Property Apartment/Condo (vacation home & rental property)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange
    Credits 9 to 25 per week
    Bedrooms 4
    Guests 8
    Min stay none
    property verified
    phone verified
    photo id verified