Villa Rook, Barbaricina, bénéficie d'une situation idéale, car elle permet de séjourner dans un lieu d'une grande valeur historique et naturaliste, près de Pise. En outre, il permet un accès rapide aux endroits les plus connus de la côte toscane. Une autre caractéristique importante est sa proximité de lieux culturels les plus importants et artistiques de Pise: la Place des Miracles avec la célèbre Tour de Pise, la cathédrale et le baptistère est d'environ 3 km de la villa, soit 8 minutes en voiture. Et encore à portée de main en quelques minutes, l'aéroport international Galileo Galilei ainsi que la station de chemin de fer permettant d'atteindre Florence et Lucca rapidement même pour les excursions d'une journée. A quelques kilomètres et vous êtes au bord de la mer: Marina di Pisa, avec son nouveau port, Tirrenia, la côte de la Versilia, Torre del Lago, et de la plage exclusive de Forte dei Marmi. Barbaricina est très proche du parc naturel le plus large de la Toscane, à savoir le Parc Massaciuccoli Migliarino San Rossore étendant sur des milliersd'hectares entre les provinces de Pise et Lucca. Le parc - visitable à pied, à vélo, et à cheval - abrite l'hippodrome de San Rossore, très célèbre pour l'âge d'or des courses de chevaux italien. Les haras de Barbaricina - connus comme «le pays des chevaux" - ont produit pur-sang légendaires. "Andreina", le célèbre vainqueur de la première galop derby italien en 1884, est sorti des haras Rook, tout comme "Goldoni", le vainqueur du derby 1896. Le prestigieux Tour Grand Prix Thomas et la rue principale de Barbaricina sont nommés d'après le haras fondateur. La villa avec vue sur le jardin porte le haras devise «Que avantage glissement", tiré de l'un des poèmes de Shakespeare.
- Salle(s) de bain4
- Toilettes séparées0
- Séjour minimum3 Nuitées
Historique et naturaliste Villa entre Pise centre et la Mer
- anglais, français, espagnol, italien
- Dernière mise à jour du calendrier :
- 20 sept. 2018
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
Sports & Loisirs à proximité;
Les réservations annulées au moins 14 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%. Les réservations annulées au moins 7 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 50%.
Great Summer Holidays with 7 children
We spent great summer holidays in Villa Rook from August 04 to 18 (4 adults and 7 children). The pool was the absolute highlight. All was clean and perfectly serviced by Pamela and her parents. The ambiance of the house was authentic and especially for the children like a little castle. Palm trees, oleanders and pines completed the romantic garden. Only the drain behind the house sometimes smelt very foul, and the traffic nearby the house often was very noisy.
All in all we enjoyed our time in Villa Rook.
S. and P. from Munich, Germany
property poorly maintained, pictures deceiving
We have rented through VRBO 4-5 times and this was the first time we were disappointed. The rental had ripped draperies and broken furniture. Pictured areas, we had hoped to use, were completely uninviting. A drainage ditch running behind the home filled the building and back of property with a foul odor. We had to keep all doors and windows closed at the back of the house to try to reduce the odor. At night mosquitoes filled the house causing all to be bitten repeatedly while they tried to sleep. Mosquito netting should be provided as there are no window screens . Bedroom off the kitchen was dank and musty. The pool was clean and usable. the kitchen was large and adequate.and the bathrooms were good. Sheets and towels need to be upgraded. Fortunately my family are not complainers and are all good travelers, we put up with the problems , spent as little time in the house as possible and enjoyed day trips into the surrounding area. Would not recommend this rental.
We had an enchanted family reunion
Despite our late arrival Eva was there to welcome us with a nice bottle of local vin santo and cantucci (tpical cookies). She nicely guided us through the house, telling interesting stories about it, and gave us useful tips on the area. We immediately felt very comfortable. During our three days there the weather hasn't been too good so it was with extreme pleasure that, after intensive cultural visits and some beautiful rambles in the countryside (and some great shopping in town by the way), we would return home. Staying indoor, enjoying the company, in the cosy atmosphere of a charming house was a real treat and definitely made our stay!
We are planning to go back end of next summer, to savor again the pleasure of the "dolce far niente" in a kind of James Ivory setting. And next time we shall also take advantage of the swimming pool and the horse riding facilities. We really apreciated to be in a place where the time seems to have stopped a century ago, it was indeed a regenerating break from the usual routine and quite a discovery for our teenagers.
We have already expressed our contentment to our hostess but once more wont do any harm, therefore thank you Eva for preserving and sharing this little piece of Italian history.
Perfect family vacation in Tuscany
This was my first time booking with HomeAway and it will not be my last! I was very happy with the accommodations here and found the surroundings gorgeous. The house was exactly as describe on your site and the hostess was extremely supportive and available to assist us with any questions or needs we had. The house was clean and tidy, full of original antiques and everything was very authentic, quaint and charming. All major appliances in perfect working order. Garden very well kept. What a great experience we had, I have absolutely only good memories of our stay. Thank you!
Charming Tuscan Villa
The house is lovely and spacious. It has a practical kitchen and comfortable beds and living areas. The antique furnishings and decoration give this property a wonderful period feel and the garden is a little hidden gem of 19th century design. I can't imagine there are many left which are so well maintained.
The owner was very helpful which made finding the property and enjoying our stay easy. Unfortunately the lady who handled the check-in spoke very little English, but she was very polite and professional and we managed to complete the process without issue.
I'd be more than happy to stay Villa Rook again. Take care Eva!
Partially refurbished, but sadly neglected
This villa is old as the title indicates. However, we also found it to be neglected. Whilst it was clean all the soft furnishings felt dusty and damp to the touch. It was very dark inside unlike the pictures in the photographs. When we attempted to open the shutters some would not open. The lights were very dim, again much different to the photographs on the website. I tried to open a window and my hand went straight through it because panes of glass were missing. There was a general musty, unused smell about it inside.
Outside, the pool whilst immaculately clean was bordered by crumbling concrete and then gravel meaning that as soon as you get out of the pool your feet will be covered in dirt. The chairs around the pool were also very old and uncomfortable. Walking around the garden we discovered a partially burnt out bonfire with what looked like pyjamas and table linen.
With regards to the owner, we found her to be slow at answering enquiries. When we asked to pay via Owner's Direct and how to do it she didn't reply leading us to pay her directly as it was only a couple of weeks before we were due to arrive and we were concerned that we would lose the accommodation. This has meant we had no protection when things went wrong.
We had told the Owner we didn't speak any English and has asked her if this would be a problem. Despite this upon arrival we were shown around the villa by a non English speaking representative of the owner who presented us with a contract written in Italian despite having advised the owner that we do not speak Italian. This immediately gave us reservations.
All in all, we would describe this as an old villa which has been sadly neglected. We left after just one afternoon and found alternative accommodation.
The fear of flying, of the sea, of open spaces and ancient buildings is a primordial state of the soul that stirs up negative emotions that are difficult to explain, let alone to control. One can only understand them but not mock them.
And this is what happened to my guests when they arrived and left immediately after, because they were not able to sleep even one night on the first floor of the villa, saying that their children were too afraid to sleep in their bedrooms. No other explanation was given. And so our guests, to my great surprise, while I was asking for explanations, left, in a hurry, a Nineteenth-Century house, that had been renovated, painted both inside and outside, with new bathrooms and a great and beautiful new kitchen.
Nevertheless, the renovation had not been able to erase the past! A past that glances at its guests from the many portraits found along the stairway, perhaps a past too towering and uncomfortable for who is maybe looking for easier accommodation.
19th century furniture is considered antique furniture but it's old, beautiful to admire but not easy to use when we are used to the comfort offered by commercial furniture.
In order not to regret our own choices, I hereby wish to suggest to understand well what we want, and to be really careful about what we choose, so as to avoid making the mistake I made when I went to Vienna for Christmas with the idea to enjoy the beauty of the historical buildings, the warm and cozy hotels and the Christmas decorations that reminded me of my childhood, ending up instead in a very technological and modern hotel, very comfortable with respect to everything but... what a disappointment!
All in all, I don't think it's necessary to get belligerent and search for defects at all costs only because what we chose did not meet our expectations.
Vous aurez la chance de manger et boire toscane de délicieux repas, visite cave et producteurs de pétrole entre Pise et Florence aswell comme la côte de délicieux dîners de poissons
Booking Notes: 20% drop down payment on booking, final payment on arrival day Changeover Day: Check out Saturday at 10 am. Checkin Saturday from 14 pm to eveninig. If after 20 pm, please give as a call Notes on prices: Included in the price is: electricity, water, kitchen gas, bed linen, bath and pool towels (changed weekly), car parking, private use of the pool, use of the washing-machine, WiFi-Internet Extra is: final cleaning EUR 15 per person