Appartamento Limone Pisa – Home 251007 Apartment
- 1 bedroom
- 5 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
Appartamento Limone Pisa – Home 251007
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 5
- 3 nights min stay
Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5
- Nearest beach 34 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Air conditioning
- Pet friendly
Description from owner
LOCATED CLOSE TO PISA, LUCCA and FLORENCE
A farmhouse apartment in Tuscany and a perfect base for exploring Tuscany.
Appartamento Limone is situated on an award winning organic olive farm, surrounded by olive groves, orchards and sweet smelling pines.
Apartmento Limone is a one bedroom apartment situated not too far from the centre of Vicopisano, often referred to as one of Tuscany’s most beautiful villages and best kept secrets.
The apartment offers both rustic charm and simplicity so typical of Tuscan rural houses. This is the ideal place to stay if you are looking to immerse yourself into a typically authentic Tuscan lifestyle.
The apartment has its own private entrance and is situated opposite the main mill house with lovely views over the gardens, fruit trees and olive groves.
You will be able to see the farmers at work, the mill where the oil is produced and sample the wonderful tastes which are produced on this charming farm.
If you need to pick up supplies the village center is just a 2 minute drive away or for those who like walking it’s a 10 – 15 minute picturesque wander past the kiwi plantations, and Medieval towers.
Come in the spring and witness the fruit trees in blossom and buttercups meadows, visit in the summer and see the surrounding sunflower fields.
In September you will see the harvest of the grapes and in October you will see the harvest of the olives but to see the olives turned into the golden nectar you must come and visit in November!
Vicopisano is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful region of Tuscany such as the cities of Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Siena, as well as being just under a 30 minute drive away from the Pisan coast, its beaches, Thermal Spas and Golf course
Surrounded by a beautiful landscape of sunflower fields, pine covered hills, and olive groves this is an ideal location for walking, hiking, cycling and mountain biking.
Situated on a charming organic olive farm at the edge of the village of Vicopisano.
This one bedroom apartment is one of two apartments located on the farm. Appartamento Limone is ideal for couples but also those with a young family. The apartment can also be used in conjunction with the next door apartment where there is a communicating door.
The bedroom is flooded with light and has magnificent views over the surrounding countryside and Medieval towers.
There is a double (Queen size) bed dressed in Tuscan antique lace. In addition there is a single bed which would be ideal for a child.
There is air conditioning and heating in the room which can be self - regulated.
LIVING/COOKING AND DINING SPACE
This area is also flooded with light and leads out onto a private patio area.
The room consists of a fitted kitchen equipped for cooking at home and dining room table with 5 chairs.
There are also 2 armchairs and a bookcase which houses two pull down beds – ideal for children or teenagers.
The bathroom has a shower, WC, bidet and wash basin. We provide our guests with bath towels, shower gel and hand soap.
In addition to your own private space outside the apartment there are plenty of other areas around the farm where you can relax, read a book and sip a glass of the farm’s own IGT Sangiovese wine.
There is also a large BBQ area which can be used by guests.
ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN AND FRUIT TREES
There is a small organic vegetable garden where guests can help themselves to the freshest of ingredients; in addition there are fig, cherry and peach trees in the grounds of the farm.
ACCESS AND PARKING
There is plenty of free parking at the farm just 40 metres from the front door-
COMPLIMENTARY WELCOME REFRESHMENT PACK
Small bottle of the extra virgin oil produced by the farm
Bottle of red wine produced from the farm's vineyard
Tea, coffee, sugar and milk
We accept pets but you must inform us at the time of booking - there is an additional pet fee of 35 Euro per pet per stay.
Welcome Pack on arrival comprising of a small bottle of the farm's award winning olive oil., a bottle of the estate's red wine, tea, ground coffee, sugar, milk and a bottle of mineral water.
All bed linen & towels
Further details indoors
KITCHEN & DINING SPACE
The kitchen and dining area is flooded with light through the large arched shaped glass doors and window.
Views from this room include the terrace and old stone wall which can be seen through the doors and the original granite stone which forms part of the hillside.
There is a fitted kitchen unit in dark wood so typical of Tuscan rural properties. Although a traditional colour the kitchen units are modern and convenient with a cooker hob (4 gas rings), an electric oven, and a fridge with freezer compartment.
The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking up a traditional meal with cooking pans, and plenty of cooking utensils, plus little extras like a colander for draining your pasta, a salad spinner, garlic crusher, bottle opener, crockery for 4 people plus a teapot and tea mugs and all the necessary equipment for making typical Italian café with espresso cups and espresso pot.
There is a large ceiling fan in this room to keep it cool in the summer months.
This room can also cater for 2 extra guests, where there are two single convertible beds stowed and hidden within the shelving unit.
The bedroom has a beautiful arched window with views over the estate and Medieval tower of Fillipo Brunelleschi. The double bed is Queen size and typical Tuscan in design with lace bedspreads and a wrought iron headboard. There is also a single bed in this room which can be used for an extra guest if needed but is dressed as a sofa for lounging when the room is occupied for 2 guests.
There is a large wardrobe and antique dressing table both with plenty of storage.
There is an iPod docking station in this room.
The shower room is more like a wet room with a separate annex where you will find the washing machine. Washing powder, shower gel and hand soap is provided.
All clients will receive a Welcome Pack comprising of a small bottle of the farm's award winning olive oil. A bottle of the estate's red wine, tea, ground coffee, sugar, milk and a bottle of mineral water.
Access to the apartment is up a very slight incline. For easy access the incline has 15 low wide steps.
The entrance to the farm is up a non asphalted gravel lane of about 500 meters.
Further details outdoors
There is plenty of free parking just 50 metres away from your apartment entrance. The space is shared with the owners and one other 1 bedroom apartment.
There is a private terrace at the entrance of the property where there is a table chairs & umbrella.
THE ESTATE GROUNDS
The estate is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of over 3000 olive trees, orchards, vineyards and pine forests. Around the estate you will find various spots, such as covered terraces and gazebos where you can relax and take in the magnificent views over the Medieval towers of the village. Guests at the farm are able to see the farmers at work, wander around the olive groves and help themselves to some of the fruit from the fruit trees.
BBQ & FARM SHOP
Approximately 50 metres from your entrance you have use of a very large BBQ. The BBQ is shared with the owners and 1 other 1 bedroom apartment.
Farm produce such as olive oil, wine, preserves and liqueurs can be bought in the farmer's shop next door to your apartment.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed Single Bed
Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
- 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Shared garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: (£175.00) €200.00
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 26 Oct 2018
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Languages spoken: English, Italian
This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Aug 2012. Located in Province of Pisa, it has 15 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £367 to £612.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Oct 2018.
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– based on 15 reviews
- Very Good
“Nice apartment, beautiful setting,centrally located, wireless poor”
The apartment is on an Olive Farm and is also the olive oil mill for the region. We were there at the start of olive oil milling season so we got to see the olive oil extraction process. That was very interesting. The view from the apartment is beautiful rolling hills and the little nearby town of Vicopisano has just about everything you need. The little fantasy markey in town was a great place to pick up picnic supplies. Not that impressed with restaurants but they were acceptable. The apartment itself is very modern and looked like it was fairly new. Comfortable and clean. The advertisement said the kitchen was fully equipped but the pots and pans were not of good quality. The only thing that was a negative is the wireless service. The signal is so poor in the room that you cannot maintain a reliable wireless connection. I had to go outside and down the steps to a little table next to the office to get reliable service. I had chosen the place for the wireless service because I had to keep up on some work while on vacation. I would suggest not advertising the wireless unless it's fixed to provide reliable wireless service in the apartment. I thought this was little false advertising.
Owner's reply: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Appartamento Limone. It was lovely to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful views from the apartment and that you managed to witness the olive harvest and the olive press in action. It is with regret that you found the WiFi to be poor however we have taken steps to rectify the situation. You will notice that our most recent reviews regarding the Wifi confirm this. it's great to know that you found every thing you needed in Vicopisano and that our little Fantasy market managed to provide all the necessary staples. We'd like to thank you again for your support in choosing Appartamento Limone for your holiday and we hope to welcome you back to the farm again one day in the future. Kind regards The Bovoli family, Marie & Lorenzo
“A triumph of marketing over substance”
Appartamento Limone was very much a last minute choice because our accommodation in nearby Montecatini had become unavailable. The photos on the Holiday Lettings website together with the very professionally presented 27 page pre welcome pack and the high price for a one bedroom apartment on a farm led us to expect something quite special. The reality was somewhat different. Judging by the fluorescent light and multiple telephone jacks in the bedroom the property had previously been used as an office and had been subjected to a rather ill thought out conversion into a holiday apartment. While the kitchen area and equipment was certainly adequate for a single bedroom apartment and there was dining table and chairs for six, there were only two easy chairs pushed back against the walls and the only lighting was the ugly globe on the bottom of the ceiling fan. What with no TV or DVD player the prospect of a rainy evening doesn't bear thinking about. The wet room style shower was a death-trap because wall tiles had been used on the floor. These were so slippery it was impossible to stand safely and we had to use a bathmat on the shower floor so we didn’t fall over. During our four-day stay we were unable to eliminate an unsavoury smell, despite running the ventilation fan and ensuring all the drain traps were full Some of the information on the Holiday Lettings website takes poetic licence to the extreme. There are 20 steps to the apartment rather than 15, plus some rough ground to cross, and the private terrace at the entrance of the property is just part of the plain concrete pathway. The outdoor furniture was shabby and uncomfortable (no seat cushions) and the sunshade was so old it was impossible to put up. And while the large BBQ may well be suitable for cooking up a feast it was totally impracticable for the odd steak for a couple on holiday. The WiFi connection was very unreliable (a very low signal in the lounge area) and not much better even outside. There was no smoke alarm, fire blanket or first aid kit, nor was there the official form indicating the number of bedrooms as registered with the local authorities. (We do not know if these are a legal requirement throughout Italy but we have found them everywhere else). The final straw was when people moved into the apartment next door. There is only a standard thin door separating the two apartments and it sounded as if they were in the room with us. Presumably they could hear us equally well. We note that there is already a review of this apartment on the Holiday Lettings website. We had thought from the new and unused state of most of the appliances and the fact that there was building dust on the window sills and bits of electrical wire on the floor that we had been the first tenants. On the plus side the apartment is well situated for visiting the sights of Lucca and Pisa, there is a good restaurant within walking distance and all the local shopkeepers are extremely friendly and helpful. We can't tell which rental market the owners are aiming at, but from our experience there needs to be a bit more care and investment to bring it up to the standards expected by British holidaymakers.
Owner's reply: Dear dog lover Thank you for taking the time to submit your comments. We have taken your feedback very seriously and we very sorry that Appartamento Limone did not live up to your expectations. Our main aim has always been to offer our guests clean comfortable accommodation on our olive farm with the opportunity for guests to immerse themselves into a typical Tuscan environment on a family run farm. We are sorry that you found the apartment highly priced but after much research into the market we do believe the rate of €70 / £56 /$89 per night to be a fair rate for a one bedroom apartment in this location. We do advertise the apartment as being simply decorated with modern comforts such as a fully fitted kitchen, air conditioning and free WiFi connection. The farm building did have another use before we converted it into Appartamento Limone and complete care was taken during the renovation. Apart from some of the antique furniture the modern furniture and accessories are new, we are so sorry they are not to your taste but the ceiling fan with the globe light is often used in Tuscan properties. We have never been aware of an unpleasant smell in the apartment and it has never been brought to our attention by other guests. We were very concerned about your comments regarding the bathroom especially from a safety point of view, to date no other guests have brought this to our attention, however due to your comments we will do our own investigation into this and correct any problems if they are found. The photo of the bathroom in our advert is a perfect representation of what guests will see on arrival, and this room has never been a conversion of a staff toilet. Our advert does not state that we have a TV or DVD player but we do advertise and provide an MP3 docking station as we are aware many guests now have MP3 players, iPods, iPhones and smart phones. You mentioned that the patio furniture was very old and shabby which we must disagree with as the wooden patio furniture is brand new. We have looked at the parasol and agree that it does need to be replaced which we will do immediately. You also mentioned your disappointment with the patio itself however we do feel that the photo of the patio area in our advert perfectly represents what guests will see in real life. The huge BBQ has proved to be an asset to many of our guests and it may be used for just 2 steaks. A member of our family was always close by to assist if assistance had been required. The steps entering the apartment are not really proper steps they are approximately an inch deep and they were intended to aid people walking up the slight slope. We had counted 15 main gradients in a row then there are occasional random steps also 1 inch deep closer to the entrance. Obviously we will amend this information in our advert. Our previous guest comment is completely genuine and you may contact the previous guest personally for their feedback through this website. Appartmento Limone has only recently opened its doors and we are sorry we left the new appliances in their boxes, this is an oversight on our part, and we did not think this would offend anybody but would on the contrary reassure guests that everything was brand new. In compliance with Italian law we register all guests’ personal details with the Carabinieri. It is not required that we have information on the back of the door. It is with sadness that we have not been able to offer you the type of holiday you were seeking. It is such a shame that you did not speak to us during your stay, as you saw our family on many occasions at the farm each day and we welcomed you both along with your lovely dog. If you had expressed such disappointment with our apartment at the time we would have happily refunded your money and we would have helped you find different accommodation in the vicinity which would have been possible as this is a very small community.
“Fantastic stay on a beautiful olive farm in Tuscany”
We recently stayed at this charming apartment for 11 days and it was amazing. The farm where the apartment is situated is beautiful, and the family who own the farm were so kind and friendly. They couldn't do enough for us. Nothing was too much trouble. We really felt at home and we certainly felt like we were in the heart of Tuscany. The apartment was well equipped with everything that we needed, which was really important to us as we have an eight month old baby. The apartment was really big and airy and traditional Italian. We loved it. Although we visited lots of places in Tuscany, it was also just lovely to walk around the farm looking at the beautiful fruit trees and grape vines. The family helped us with directions to places, and lots of information was also provided in the apartment on arrival. We used the welcome pack provided to try out recommended beaches and restaurants. It was such a great help. We were also given the most gorgeous fruit freshly picked off the pretty trees. It was delicious. The apartment is ideally located for visiting many other places in Tuscany. We went to Pisa, Florence, Buti and a couple of beaches, but there is so much more to do and see. There is a small supermarket in the village a few minutes away, but if you want a larger supermarket, there are a couple about 10 minutes and 15 minutes away which we visited a few times. Our plane was delayed by a few hours on the way out to Pisa, and I got a text and a phone call from Marie saying that she was aware that our plane was delayed and that she could order us a taxi when we arrived in Pisa, as our car hire office would be closed - wow, what a service. We were so grateful. When we got there our taxi was waiting. I don't know what we would have done if Marie hadn't have arranged this for us as we arrived after midnight. We have never been given this kind of great service. The next morning rather than having to get a taxi back to the airport Francesco drove us there, waited for us to collect our car and let us follow him back to the farm so we didn't get lost. We got an amazing service from day one and this continued all the way through our holiday. We had a lovely patio outside the apartment where we spent most evenings eating lovely Italian food and drinking a glass of wine. We had a lovely view of the farm, and during the day we also had a gorgeous view of the castle in the village. We are already looking at flights to go back soon. It was fantastic and can't wait to return.
Owner's reply: Thank you so much for taking the time to write your wonderful review for Appartamento Limone . We are so happy that you felt really at home during your stay here and we are delighted you enjoyed discovering the farm’s orchards, olive groves and vines. It was great to hear you managed to explore some of the nearby sites such as Pisa and Florence and you even managed a couple of days on the beach. We really hope you do get to return again in October, you were great guests and we are looking forward to sharing another glass of prosecco with you soon! Kind regards and best wishes from the Bovoli family, Marie & lorenzo
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