Charming apartment "Orangerie"
Charming apartment "Orangerie"

6 guests

2 rooms

6 beds

1.5 baths

6 guests

2 rooms

6 beds

1.5 baths

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Ages 2 - 12
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6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

This location, easily accessible, is perfect for visiting the main attractions in Tuscany: the cities of art, the old villages, beautiful landscapes and many other points of interest in this amazing region. Or relax and feel like you are at home. This charming well-maintained apartment is part of a complex of three buildings used for higher-level holiday homes.


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £86


The space

In this apartment there are 2 bedrooms on the ground floor: a bedroom with queen size bed and a bedroom with two single beds and a really large bathroom in marble with the shower. Then there are two single beds on an open space in the loft, suitable only for children, because of the height of the ceiling, and a bathroom without the shower.
In total it can accommodate 4 + 2 people.
Then there is:
- An equipped kitchen, which is also the dining room, a laundry room, a living room and cast iron stairs to go to the loft.
- Outdoor there is a private garden and a table for dining, with a BBQ.
Also for your babies there is everything you may need, such as cots, cribs, baby chair for the table, buggy, a baby changing table and several toys.

Guest access

The property is in a big park, completely fenced and covered by free WiFi, with a large swimming pool, private parking, a soccer field, fitness equipment, a ping pong table, a babyfoot, other toys for children and many large, old trees.
On demand you can have bicycles and enjoy a tasty dinner eating italian homemade pizza cooked in a brick oven in a taver next to the pool.

Besides the Orangerie there is another ancient villa, where I live with my family (me, my wife, our 24-year-old son and our 16-year-old daughter) and where is an independent apartment, and another Villa in Stone. All the houses have their own privacy and you can't even tell there are other people. The big pool, the ping-pong table, the babyfoot and the soccer field are shared facilities.

The neighbourhood

In less than one hour you can go to Pisa and its airport (at 30 Km), to Lucca (at 15 Km), to Florence and its airport (at 50 Km by motorway), to Volterra (at 40 Km), to Siena and San Gimignano (at 100 Km by motorway), to the sea (the beautiful beaches of Versilia at 50 km by motorway), to the white marble mountains and the beautiful caves, to the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, to the medieval villages, including Collodi with the tale of Pinocchio, to the ancient and magnificent villas of Lucca with their amazing gardens, to the roads of wine and olive oil, and to many other interesting places.
We are in the countryside, close (300 mt) to the village of Orentano, with three very good restaurants at walking distance where you can taste the traditional cuisine rich of aromas and flavors. There are some cafe's, grocery stores, a bakery and other shops. We are just 5 km from the motorway A11 of Altopascio. The coordinates are ''N ''E

Other things to note

The pool is 15 mt x 6 mt with a depth from 1.2 mt to 2.60 mt in the deep area, plus a small area in wood of 1.30 meters x 6 meters, 10 centimeters under water, much loved by young children because they can stay in the water without fear. The edge of the pool is made of travertine stone, while the interior is in glass mosaic. With the light of the sun reflects beautiful colors, like the Caribbean. It is not salt water. There is a diatomaceous filter and an electronic control unit of dosage for chlorine and PH. There is no smell of chlorine and the water is always very clean. There is a solar shower and 16 sunbeds. The pool is sourranded by a green lawn and an oak tree that serves as the umbrella.
During the night the pool can be illuminated, to swim even even during night time, and it can be closed automatically to maintain the water temperature and/or for children’s safety.
The Orangerie is equipped with everything you may need, also for daily cleaning (vacuum cleaner, washing machine, dishwasher, etc). Once a week there is the changing of sheets, towels, pool towels, and cleaning of the house.

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 9AM

Behave like home


This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Maxim User Profile
April 2017
I'm just as positive about the place as the previous reviewers. We were blown away by the size of a huge garden that belongs to the property and ability to have breakfasts and dinners with the great view of the garden itself and the mountains. Thank you, Franco, and your family for providing exceptional vacation experience.

Frank User Profile
October 2016
Absolutely perfect! This accommodation was by far the best place we have stayed in. It exceeded every expectation and we were overwhelmed with the generosity and kindness of the hosts. We arrived to find the most stunning house! Beautifully designed and decorated, large open spaces and so every amenity! It was immaculate. In fact we said that it felt like they were waiting for the king and queen to arrive! Wine on arrival, baked snacks, sweets, bathrobes and slippers, towels tied up with ribbons. The home was so well arranged and thought out. It was also fully prepared for our big family! A high chair, cot, baby toys, blankets, bottle warmer! They had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. It really felt like we had come to a 5 star hotel. My 4 children, my wife and I immediately felt so relaxed and comfortable. We were then shown the outside of the property- and found the most beautiful pool area! Crystal clear water, a shallow area for smaller children, many deck chairs, a diving board, pool toys for the children. There was also a small gym area, with sporting equipment right next to it. Not far from the pool area was a soccer field, with goals and flags, an undercover area with ping pong table, and football table. There was also a variety of kids play equipment : a cubby house, a slide, a climbing gym and a seesaw. Our kids were delirious with excitement! (As were we!) This place has it all!! In fact you won't want to leave. The first few days here, we barely went out as we were enjoying the property and the surrounds so much! But the thing that has made this even more amazing, are the hosts. Franco and his family are the kindest, most generous people we have met. They made us feel like family, not guests. They welcomed us so warmly and attended to every question and need. They gave us many suggestions and recommendations of things to see and do. They even made us dinner one night - the most delicious lasagna- after they heard our kids say they miss their nonna's lasagna. This has truly been a highlight of our 5 month holiday in Italy. We are already planning to go back as we loved it so much. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone!! It is close to the autostrade (freeway) and also close to shops, supermarkets, etc - so you can get to many places easily. Thank you Franco and Sonja and your beautiful family for the most wonderful time. Your generosity and kindness are a gift to others. We will not forget you and we will most certainly return!!

Hamish User Profile
July 2016
My wife and teenage son and I have just spent a week staying at one of Franco’s smaller villas in his estate Borgo Ai Lecci in Orentano, Tuscany. Orentano is a quiet Tuscan town far removed from the hustle and bustle of Tuscany’s great cities, but is well located for access to those sightseeing destinations – Pisa, Florence, Siena. Franco’s estate is in a secluded part of Orentano but within walking distance of several excellent family-friendly restaurants. The warmth of welcome given to us by Franco and his daughter on our arrival – and their hospitality throughout our stay – were the highlight of our holiday. (Their English is a thousand times better than my Italian!) Franco and his family went to great lengths to ensure that our stay was as comfortable and stress-free as it could possibly be. A particular word of thanks for the delicious stone-baked pizzas (and crème caramel), and the lasagne, that Franco and his wife made for us over two nights! The accommodation itself is extremely comfortable and fully air-conditioned. The shared pool – which is sparklingly clean – and other facilities (e.g. table tennis, table football) are a welcome diversion if you just want to stay put and relax for a few days away from the crowds. This is not just a place to stay – it’s a place to experience unrivalled warmth of hospitality and generosity of spirit!

Jean-Marc User Profile
July 2016
Accueil chaleureux de toute la famille aux petits soins pour nous. À notre arrivée, Sonya et Franco nous attendaient, pour nous faire découvrir le logement où tout était parfaitement décoré et garni de tout ce qui nous était nécessaire pour ce séjour. Notre hôte est discret mais néanmoins attentif à chaque instant pour répondre à nos questions pour une visite ou un conseil de restaurant. Il nous a fourni de la documentation sur les lieux à visiter aux alentours. Parmi les bons moments, nous retiendrons la soirée "pizzas maison" confectionnées par notre hôte, en commençant dès le matin par la préparation de la pâte. Les enfants ont aussi apprécié le terrain de foot, ping pong et kicker, en alternative aux nombreuses heures de jeu à la piscine. En résumé : séjour à recommander à tout point de vue.

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Orentano, Italy · Joined in July 2013
Franco User ProfileFranco is a superhost.

My name is Franco and I really enjoy hosting people at my houses. I love to meet new people coming from all over the world with their own culture and experiences.
It will be a pleasure to give you a warm welcome in Tuscany and I will do everything I can to make your stay relaxing and comfortable.
Thank you for choosing Borgo ai Lecci.

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