Villa | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 19
Villa Upupa is immersed in the splendid pine forest of Roccamare which is part of a lovely park and private beach area, fenced off to the general public and with a porter at the gate controlling who gains entry. The area is used only by the owners of the villas and their guests. The sea and white sandy beach (one of the best in Tuscany) is just 200 metres away where you will also find a beach hut and private bungalow (20 metres away) only available for guests staying at Villa Upupa. You will be guaranteed total privacy because access to the beach is limited to just the owners of the villas in that area.
The villa is surrounded by a lovely garden (more than one hectare) with a lovely grass garden and very tall pine trees which is well maintained and looked after by the gardener. The villa is surrouned by a loggia which opens out on to 2 spacious terraces offering a relaxation area. Part of this area is in shade thanks to the pine trees and is a great place to relax out of the heat of the sun. The area is equipped with a stone barbeque for outdoor lunches. The back of the garden has an ample space for parking and for your children to play safely.
|Size||Sleeps up to 19, 9 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 7 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (9)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Villa Upupa is a delightful seaside property, redecorated in 2010 in a modern and luxurious style with design furniture and features as well as many unique pieces of art, since the owner of the villa has a passion in art being the Artistic Director of the Modern Art Museum. Villa Upupa can sleep up to 17 people plus one domestic staff in 9 bedrooms : 5 double bedrooms, 3 twin rooms, and 2 single bedrooms. 10 bathrooms: 7 ensuite comprising 4 with a bathtub and 2 with a shower and one with just a toilet, and a further 3 bathrooms (one with bathtub, one with a shower and one toilet).
The villa has 2 entrances: one which leads into the main living room and the other into the kitchen, which looks onto the terrace and dining room. The ample kitchen is modern and well equipped with ( a 4 ringed hob, traditional oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer) and leads onto the dining room which looks out on to the garden making it particularly bright. The dining/sitting room has wooden beams and a small stone fireplace. The walls are decorated with famous modern art paintings and elegant white couches.
On the same level as the dining/sitting room you will find two double bedrooms both with en-suite bathroom (one with a tub, and one with a shower) and large patio windows which give direct access on the gardens, a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and large patio windows which give direct access on the gardens and a single bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub and large patio windows which give direct access. There is another bathroom with toilet on this floor too.
On the floor below, which is slightly raised, gives access to the garden, where you will also find a lovely cinema room with video projector and comfortable sofas, three double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms (two with bathtub, and one with a shower) and two twin bedrooms that have a shared bathroom with bathtub. There is also a laundry room and a staff bedroom and bathroom.
Unfortunately the villa does not have air conditioning as it is naturally fairly cool, especially on the lower floor. All of the rooms are very well designed with modern features.
|Further details outdoors|
This elegant villa is located on a gentle slope but is mainly all on one level. There is a slight difference which means that some of the bedrooms are on a lower level than the rest of the house but they still have views of the garden. There are 2 outdoor covered car parking places at guest’s disposal and 3- 4 more places in the open.
The kitchen has a 4 ringed hob, traditional oven, microwave, dishwasher, 2 fridges, 2 freezers, washing machine, iron and ironing board. Full set of house linens for bathrooms and bedrooms, television and telephone. Unfortunately the villa does not have air conditioning but it is possible to request fans on arrival. In any case, the villa is naturally fairly cool, especially on the lower floor.
Use of domestic staff and other services are obligatory.
Included in the price: garden maintenance and utility bills
Excluded from the price: Domestic staff, concierge and trustworthy chef of the villa owners. Price to be agreed upon according to how many hours are required. Payable at the villa
Extra services on request: Cleaning (14,00 Euro per hour.), Change of Linen, Personal laundry service
Security Deposit: 3.000,00 Euro (payment is not required but a guarantee on your credit card is and it is charged only if any damages or extras are to be paid after the villa is checked after client’s departure).
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is considered one of the most beautiful regions in Italy with stunning scenery, outstanding food and beautiful cities full of art, history and architecture and for that reason many Tuscan towns have become UNESCO protected sites: the main square in Florence, Siena, the Piazza dei Miracoli at Pisa, San Gimignano, the historical centre of Pienza and also the Val d'Orcia. Tuscany is also considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and is also the birthplace of many famous Italian artists, painters, sculptors, musicians such Dante Alighieri ("the father of the Italian language"), Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Botticelli and that’s to name just a few.
The gently rolling Tuscan hills are lined with cypress trees and bathed in vineyards and olive groves which leave everyone who comes here with very special memories indeed. Tuscany has so many attractions and towns worth visiting that you would need to spend months to really appreciate everything there is to see and do here.
We recommend guests to visit Pisa with its leaning tower, Livorno and the Maremma coast for its spectacular beaches and landscape, Siena with its Piazza del Campo, Volterra and San Gimignano, smaller medieval villages but with lots of character and famous for its original medieval towers, Certaldo, the birthplace of Boccaccio and also Montecatini with its renowned spa offering curative waters and beauty treatments.
As you can see Tuscany has so much to offer no matter what your likes, hobbies and interest. For those who enjoy walking, biking and horse riding the options are endless. Other attractions include skiing at the Abetone ski resort which is just an hour and a half away from Florence, and the widely acclaimed Tyrrhenean beaches (between Viareggio, Pisa, Livorno and Grossetto) just over an hour away.
Last but not least is the Chianti. Nestled between the towns of Siena and Florence the Chianti region has become famous on an international level for its stunning hilly landscape covered in vineyards, cypress trees, hilltop hamlets and winding roads, and breathtaking vistas. A visit to Chianti gives access to an endless source to culture, architecture, scenery and many other attractions. Chianti is also internationally well known for its wine, Il Chianti Classico, olive oil and exceptional cuisine. Visiting the Chianti is a must for anyone coming to Italy! When in the Chianti land stop at Greve in Chianti, buy your local wine and stop off for a pannini at “Da Emilio” – the best sandwich/delicatessen store ever known to exist. When at Panzano in Chianti visit the famous macellaio – butcher “Dario Cecchini”. He also has a restaurant open for lunch and dinner (www.dariocecchini.com). Great steaks, meat anything you want. The meat he uses comes from animals specifically raised for him alone).
Furthermore, just 40 minutes from Florence you will find the Mall shopping outlet http://www.themall.it/en/ - a gallery of the world’s most exclusive designers available at bargain prices offering customers a very unique shopping experience.
Castiglione della Pescaia
The villa is located by the sea along the Maremma coast, in the splendid Roccamare pineforest near to the town of Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto). You will also find two tennis clubs nearby as well as an excellent Golf Club at Punta Ala (you need to present a letter asking for permission to become a member first). Florence with it’s international airport is roughly 150 km away to the north, Siena and Chianti around 90 km away to the east and Rome with it’s international airport is roughly 200 km away, to the south. The nearest airport is at Grossetto, 25 km away so a half an hour journey.
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