The house is quite old tuscan villa, but nicely renovated. There is a big building for sleeping 6 doublebed rooms with 5 bathrooms. 4 rooms on top floor, 2 on bottom. On both floors are small kitchens which we used only to store some beer and wine :)
Next to the building is a table for 6, max 8 people, with parasol. We used this only for evening sitting and drinking when kids went to bed.
There is a biiiiig garden. In fact, the whole surrounding is open with lots of space. The only neighbours are behind the big building, but we never met them, so basically you are the only ones who you meet if you stay there during the day. We appreciated a lot of natuar shade. Also the pool is great. Big enough, not very deep (I think around 130-140cm).
There is a separate (well equipped) summer kitchen, with outside seating for more people, where we spent most of the time while there you prepare food and eat. Inside it is very big. Lot os space...It's really big kitchen. Also, inside is a table for many people, no only outside, so you can decide, where you will eat. This building is about 20 m from the sleeping building.
There is also bbq grill from the back side of the summer kitchen, where we made some food. Also, there is a playground for volleyball or bedminton next to the summer kitchen. If you want, you can play football. There is a field about 50m away, behind the buildings.
Shops for groceries are not far away, buy car maybe 5 minutes (CONAD open till 20:00, COOP till 20:30). Sometimes we also bought takeaway pizza in Vada (main square).
Regarding the beached, we don't like the crowded beaches with lots of people, bars etc. Near Cecina and Vada, up to Livorno there are is almost everywhere a beach. We prefer calm beaches. There is a long sand beach near Cecina, but we used to go little south from Cecina (1km) where you park you car, go through pine tree forrest for 5 mins and arrive to a very nice beach with lot of wood where you can build your sunroof. The beach (Bau beach or Hundestrand on Google maps) is very long, so you can decide where to settle down. There are also guys who sell ice cream and coffee going along the beach from time to time.
The other beach we liked was norht from Quercianella, called Cala del Leone. The access is little harder on rocks, but our 9yo kids made it with no problem. I think also smaller kids can do it. This is a pebble beach with rocks around, so very nice scenery compared to loooong sand beaches. Also we found another beach, just "around the corner" from Cala del Leone to the north. There is a highway bridge above the beach, but is very high so I think it's not a problem and it makes nice shade. There are nice rock too.
Surrounding of the villa is very nice place for running or biking. Unfortunately I had no running shoes with me :-(
I hope this helped. Nice holiday :-)
Fantastic holiday estate with very friendly and uncomplicated owner.
We had a very relaxing holiday.
I love this place! The owner Valerie, is the most friendliest people We met in Italy!.
We stayed there with 3 families, with 7 small kids. The owner does everything to make our stay even more perfect. The rooms/houses are superb. You can feel relaxed the moment you step into you room. Outside kitchen is new and really perfect for having dinners, breakfast together with the bunch of people you stay together with. The house has bathrooms and kitchens as well on each flor and everything you need to have a PERFECT vacation.
The nature, surrounding around the house is also nice - to make you feel more relaxed - From kitchen and house we ran straight to swimming pool,
House is well furniced and equipped with all the items needed in kitchen, even the wine and shot glasses were there - not seen that in most places.
I would strongly recommend this house to be rented by everyone!
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