House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Our home is an excellent option if you want to explore Tuscany during the day and have a quiet relaxing evening. We cater towards those traveling with families. On the top floor is a masterbed room with a queen bed and toilet ensuite and a small bed room with trundle beds (perfect for younger children). The second floor has a loft over the kitchen with a twin bed (ideal for a teen), and on the ground floor in the sitting room are two pullout beds next to the main restroom for those who don't want to go up the stairs. We also have a baby cot and highchair that is available upon request. The master bedroom has air conditioning, the other bedrooms have a ceiling fan and benefit by staying cool due to thick walls and facing north.
The built in kitchen has a dishwasher, American and Italian coffee makers, hot water boiler, microwave, oven, stove and other white goods. The bathroom has a shower and a washing machine. One can also BBQ outside in a small garden area if they wish. For those bringing bikes, skies or golf clubs, we have an large room in the garden/BBQ area where they can be secured.
A rental car is recommended, but there is a regional bus that runs through the village and can take you to the train station. If you like to bike- this is an excellent home base to explore the rolling hills of Tuscany. The highway that runs between Pisa and Florence is less then 10 minutes away.
There is a decent grocery store and shops half a mile away with a coffee bar that has free wifi- just ask the cashier for the code. On Saturdays, the local piano bar opens an outdoor area. There is a restaurant 3 kilometers away that has two small lakes for fishing if you enjoy that type of activity.
Hot thermal baths in Cascina Therme are only 10 minutes away and the beaches in Tirrenia/Marina di Pisa are 35 minutes away. You can get to Pisa in 15 minutes, Empoli/Vinci and Montelupo in 25, Florence in 40, Lucca in 45, Cinque Terra in 90, Volterra in 35 and Sienna in 120. We have several local vineyards for wine tasting within 5 minutes drive.
This property is non-smoking. Certain pets may be allowed (with supplimental extra cleanup fee). Please let us know what type of pet you want to bring. Large rowdy/bachleor/hen parties are not allowed.
When you book with us please let us know if you'd like us to send you a listing of local festivals or cultural events happening during your stay. If you want a economical, comfortable home for your family vacation- please think of us at Casa Costello.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tirrenia 38 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa International Airport 28 km, Nearest railway: Ponsacco 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
The village of Ripoli is in the Pisa Provence and is a great place to relax after a day of exploring the treasures of Tuscany. Hikers and bikers will enjoy exploring the surrounding rolling hills, plus Ripoli is only 30 minutes from the beaches and 90 minutes from the ski slopes. With so much to do and see year round- Tuscany is Europe's Southern destination of choice.
Camp Darby is 30 minutes away for NATO id card holders and US military id card holders wishing to visit the American Beach in Tirrenia.