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Holiday home relaxing holiday Monsummano Terme

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120m²  living area
2 bedrooms
2  bathrooms
max. 4  Guests
2 bedrooms

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The holiday home IL RIFUGIO is an independent, single-storey holiday home with a private pool on three sides for exclusive use. The house attached to IL RIFUGIO is not inhabited. Next door is the homeowner who respects your privacy. A man-high hedge separates the outside areas of the holiday home and the private home of the house owner. 2 double rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen and 1 living room offer comfortable space for 4 persons with small child. Comfortable, bright furnishings. Year of construction 2011, in 2018 the furnishing was completed. Approx. 2,000 sqm fenced olive grove. Internet access. 2 x SAT-TV. BBQ. Air conditioning in the bedrooms. Only small pets are allowed. From the communal entrance, a separate driveway below the owner's house leads to the IL RIFUGIO holiday home. A private parking place for your car is directly at the holiday house

Living room:
Very practical: From the pool terrace as well as from the barbecue terrace you enter the light-flooded, spacious and bright living room with SAT-TV. The high timbered wooden ceiling creates a cosy atmosphere up to the gable in South Tyrolean style. The walnut dining table, model "Rosa dei Venti", and the extraordinary chair from the "pezzi d´arte" series with high backrest are important and sought-after designs by the famous Italian sculptor Mario Ceroli. His works have already been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and in the Vatican Museums. The precious furnishings also include a display case made of burl wood, originally from a pharmacy, around 1800, a low side table made of walnut root wood and 2 hand-painted antique wall plates (albissola). Very decorative and original at the same time is the reproduction of a medieval wooden monastery clock. When the weather is cooler, the fireplace provides cosy warmth

From the living room you reach the open kitchen with exit to the barbecue terrace. The comfortable modern fitted kitchen has a high refrigerator with freezer, an oven at eye level, a 5-burner BOSCH gas stove with extractor fan, a dishwasher, a filter coffee machine, an espresso machine, a microwave oven and sufficient cooking utensils and crockery

Bedroom 1 with bathroom:
You have direct access to the pool from the light-flooded, pastel double room with SAT-TV. The honey-coloured parquet flooring, an innovatively designed walnut console and the high fully timbered wooden ceiling complement each other perfectly in tone. Cleverly mounted wall lights set special accents and put Vannucchi's pictures of the 4 seasons in the right light. The brand new en-suite bathroom is divided into 2 areas: in the anteroom is the washbasin, behind it is the bathroom with shower, bathtub, WC and bidet

Bedroom 2 with bathroom:
Also with parquet flooring and a high wooden ceiling is the double room, the coolest room, whose single beds can be arranged. From the bed you look into the greenery and at olive trees. The high-quality wardrobe with sideboard comes from the workshop of a local master carpenter. The collection is joined by a 1800s walnut root secretary, a chair from the "pezzi d´arte" series with a high backrest and a wooden chest "asso di fiori" from Mario Ceroli's Annabella series, as well as a tall turquoise chest of drawers with plenty of storage space. The bedroom has a separate brand new bathroom with shower, WC and bidet

Private pool:
It couldn't be more comfortable: "From bed to pool". The ground-floor private pool with interior lighting, which is only available to you, is located directly in front of the house. Its dimensions are: 9,50 m x 4,30 m, the depth ranges from 1,20 m to 1,50 m. A small brick staircase, a so-called "scala romana", leads comfortably into the pool. To provide even more privacy, in 2018, one side of the pool area adjacent to the homeowner's lounge was planted with tall laurel bushes. From the sun terrace in front of the cottage you can see the roofs of Monsummano Terme and the mountains of Pisa. Sunbeds and parasols

Barbecue terrace:
The fenced property with olive grove covers approx. 2,000 sqm. A treat for the eyes: from the barbecue terrace directly attached to the house you look into olive trees. Around it grows the typical reed grass of the area. A rustic seating group invites you to cosy and convivial barbecue evenings. During the day, a sun awning mounted on the holiday home provides shade. Behind the shady back of the holiday home overlooking the hill of Monsummano Alto the plot rises only slightly.

Sleeping facilities

Bedroom 1
double bed
Bedroom 2
double bed

Rooms and Facilities

pets welcome pets welcome
swimming pool swimming pool
Wifi Wifi
garden garden
terrace terrace
dishwasher dishwasher
fireplace fireplace
crib crib
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Arrival and distances

beach 55 km

55 km

lake 14 km

14 km

ski lift 70 km

70 km

distance to next shop 2 km

2 km

restaurant 2 km

2 km

centre of the village 2 km

2 km

bus station 2 km

2 km

distance to next airport 44 km Amerigo Vespucci, Florenz-Peretola

44 km

distance to next railway station 8 km Montecatini Terme

8 km

distance to next motorway 8 km Montecatini Terme

8 km

Location and surroundings of object

The cottage is situated in the hills at the foot of Monsummano Alto, above Monsummano Terme, Province of Pistoia, between Florence and Lucca/Pisa. Via the motorway junction (A 11) in Montecatini Terme you can reach the classic Tuscan excursion destinations such as Florence, Pisa, Lucca etc. in a short time.

free time activities

mountain biking
horse riding
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Advice by the landlord

check-in: 17:00
check-out: 09:00
security deposit: 300 €

additional information about rental price:

Included in the above rental prices: Gas, water, Wifi, pool maintenance, rental of the first set of linen for bed, kitchen, bathroom. To be paid in cash on arrival: Deposit Euro 300,-, which will be refunded on departure, weekly flat rate Euro 70,- (electricity consumption: house/pool), on request every change of linen per person Euro 10,- (bed, kitchen, bathroom), heating: flat rate after consultation, on request: cot (f. child up to 3 years): Euro 35,- per week, per pet (small pets): Euro 30,- per week.

Cancellation terms:

  • 30 % des kompletten Mietpreises bei Rücktritt bis 90 Tage vor Reisebeginn 50 % des kompletten Mietpreises bei Rücktritt ab 89. bis 55. Tag vor Reisebeginn 70 % des kompletten Mietpreises bei Rücktritt ab 54. bis 26. Tag vor Reisebeginn 90 % des kompletten Mietpreises bei Rücktritt ab 25. bis 15. Tag vor Reisebeginn 100 % des kompletten Mietpreises bei Rücktritt ab 14. Tag vor Reisebeginn, am Anreisetag bzw. bei Nichterscheinen/ Nichtantritt der Reise.

additional information:

It couldn't be more comfortable: Due to its central location, you can reach the nearest town Monsummano Terme with all kinds of shops within 3 minutes by car. The first explorations in the surrounding area can be made on foot: Visit the weekly market on the market square of Monsummano Terme with the pilgrimage church Fontenuova. The thermal grotto "Grotta Giusti", the largest natural sweat grotto in Europe with an additionally equipped wellness facility and thermal pool, is approx. 900 m away. Treat yourself to your personal wellness pampering day here! From the holiday home, experienced hikers can reach the 320 m high hill of Monsummano Alto on foot, with a geological footpath at half height and shorter and longer footpaths, from Monsummano to Montevettolini. Other sports such as horse riding, mountain biking, paragliding, bog walking and golf can be found right on your doorstep. It is reassuring to know that in case of urgent questions you have the house owner in your vicinity, otherwise you enjoy your privacy!

You can buy extra virgin olive oil from the house owner.


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last updated on: 05/27/2024

14 reviews

Overall assessment

4,9 from 5
4.8 amenities/facilites
4.9 value for money
4.9 service
4.8 location
4.7 cleaniless
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September 2023

Bernd R. from Ludwigslust

5 5 5 4 5
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Almost perfect!

We had a very nice vacation here. The large, completely private pool is practically the focal point of the property, so we spent a lot of time here. The landlady (who lives in the neighboring house) is extremely discreet, and you are protected from prying eyes by a hedge.

For outdoor meals, there is a bench set under a retractable awning. However, these benches have reached the end of their service life and would need to be repaired or replaced soon.

On sunny days, it is somewhat difficult to escape the sun because the awning does not provide shade during the day. You have to continually move the umbrellas according to the sun.

The house itself is very high-quality. A large living room with an open kitchen, air conditioning, and a TV with German channels. The kitchen is fully equipped, and we didn't miss anything.

Since there were only two of us, we only used one bedroom. The air conditioning was also important to us here. We would like to highlight the beds, which were unusually stable and equipped with good mattresses (especially for us with some experience in Italy). The evening view of the Tuscan countryside is truly unique, and the sunset is almost ridiculously beautiful.

There are no real negatives. Well, of course, due to its location on the outskirts of the town, it is not really quiet in the evenings, and the annoying barking of dogs on the neighboring farms bothered us a bit, so we only give it 4 points for the location. And we have to mention the difficult driveway to the vacation home, which is really borderline. Cars with low suspension have no chance. And if it has rained heavily for a long time, even normal cars without all-wheel drive would have a hard time. In the dark, we didn't dare to drive away with the car anymore because we were afraid of slipping off the road. The landlords should and could improve this.

June 2023

Inka L. from Selb

4 5 5 5 4
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Nice little house with pool and friendly landlords.

Great location and beautiful pool. Here you can find peace and the necessary cooling in the pool.
The landlords are very reserved, so you are undisturbed.
They are happy to answer any questions.

recommend for: adventure and experience, cultural and sightseeing holiday

July 2022

Holger J. from Neu- Ulm

4 5 5 5 5
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What was great: great location, great pool, great air conditioning, very nice hosts, great wifi, German television.
What wasn't so good: The way to the house is a washed out, adventurous bumpy road. This can be a problem for normal or low cars.

recommend for: seniors, holiday with children, holiday with pet, cultural and sightseeing holiday

Answer from Mrs. G. Corsten:

Lieber Feriengast,

vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback. Wir wurden bereits mehrmals auf den schlechten Zustand der Zufahrt zum Haus aufmerksam gemacht. Es handelt sich um eine ca. 10 m lange Strecke VOR dem Eingangstor. Hierfür ist die Komune von Monsummano Terme verantwortlich, die bereits mehrmals vom Eigentümer kontaktiert wurde, um die Strecke auszubessern, bisher aber nichts unternommen hat. In der Zwischenzeit wurde die Zufahrt vor dem Tor vom Eigentümer persönlich ausgebessert, sodass jetzt unsere Gäste problemlos das Haus erreichen dürften.

Wir würden uns freuen, Sie wieder einmal begrüßen zu dürfen und wünschen eine gute Zeit!

Viele Grüße

Gabriele Corsten

April 2022

Regine M. from Innsbruck

4 4 3 4 3

Schönes Ferienhaus mit Pool

Sehr schönes Ferienhaus in ruhiger Lage. Schlafräume gut. Betten gut. Leider ist der Weg/Strasse sehr abenteuerlich. Trotz hohem Radstand bei meinen Allrad Wagen eine grosse Herausforderung. Reinste Buckelstrecke!

recommend for: holiday with pet

August 2021

Simona B. from Ehrendingen

5 5 5 5 5
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A great house, clean and with a large pool

We were very satisfied with the house. It was very clean, the pool with access steps (ideal for children) was great. The layout of the two rooms with 2 bathrooms was perfect. A big new kitchen with everything you need. The landlord was very nice, but you did not hear or see him, but he would have been there for help if needed. We can really recommend the house with a clear conscience.

recommend for: holiday with children

July 2021

Andree E. from Glücksburg

5 5 5 5 5
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It was beautiful all around!

We booked the house relatively spontaneously for our family holiday with dog and were very enthusiastic. The house is spacious and clean, the air conditioning a blessing and the view from the pool into the valley fantastic. If we could wish for anything else at this high level, it would be a washing machine. Otherwise, everything was top notch. Even our dog was happy about his free run on the well-fenced grounds. Last but not least, we would like to emphasise the very friendly, considerate and at the same time reserved hosts, who were immediately available to help us with any concerns. Many thanks for that!

recommend for: holiday with children, holiday with pet, cultural and sightseeing holiday

June 2021

Petra S. from Berlin

5 5 5 5 5

Eine wundervolle Oase

Hoch oben über Monsummano Terme fanden wir unsere Ferien-Oase in Alleinlage. Der Blick vom Haus war fantastisch. Mit Wein, eigenem Olivenöl, Obst und Leckerei für unseren Hund wurden wir von den Vermietern begrüßt.
Das Haus ist sauber und bot für 4 Personen reichlich Platz, alle Zimmer waren klimatisiert und sehr gut ausgestattet. Lediglich eine Waschmaschine fehlte uns für 3 Wochen Urlaub. Wir konnten jedoch in der nahe gelegenen "Lavanderia" im Ort Wäsche waschen.
Der Pool ist grandios, am Abend beleuchtet, und bietet Erfrischung pur.
Die Vermieter waren sehr hilfreich und doch diskret. An einem Abend wurden wir mit selbst gebackener Pizza überrascht, so lecker! Danke Francesca und Alessandro!!
Von Monsummano Terme unternahmen wir Ausflüge nach Florenz (gut erreichbar mit dem Zug) und nach Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra, Autofahrt max. 1-1,5 h.
Wir können das Ferienhaus zu 100% empfehlen!!

recommend for: adventure and experience, holiday with children, holiday with pet, cultural and sightseeing holiday, holiday for singles, romantic holiday

August 2020

Thilo S. from Waldshut

5 5 5 5 5

Il Refugio

Es war einfach perfekt und es ist ein toller Ort um von dort aus Ausflüge zu unternehmen (Pisa/Florenz/Lucca). Die Vermieter sind eine sehr nette und hilfsbereite Familie.
Achtung: Auffahrt ist nichts für tiefergelegte Fahrzeuge ;-)

recommend for: holiday with children, holiday with pet, cultural and sightseeing holiday

July 2020

Sabine H. from 9410 Heiden

5 5 5 5 5

Super Urlaub in der Toskana

Super Lage, sehr schönes Haus mit Pool. Gute Ausstattung. Herzliche Vermieter die sehr diskret sind. Gute Ausgangslage zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten. TOP Restaurants in der Nähe

recommend for: holiday with children, holiday with pet, cultural and sightseeing holiday

July 2020

Carmine R. from Köln

5 5 5 5 5

Erholung pur ..... ein Traum ....

Wir 4 hatten gehofft das es in diesen Zeiten mit dem Urlaub klappt und es hat geklappt . Als wir angekommen sind wurden wir herzlich empfangen vom Hausherr , eine ausführliche Führungung im Haus und Erklärung der Gegebenheiten ,unser Enkel wollte unbedingt in den Pool der sehr groß und sehr sauber war .
Unser Enkel hatte den größten Spaß doch auch wir hatten bei der Wetterlage und der Aussicht einen wunderschönen Start .
Das Haus liegt leicht auf einen Anhang umgeben von Oliven Bäumen und einen massiven Berg im Rücken .
Die Aussicht geht weit ins Land - wirklich ein Traum am Abend .
Das Haus hat alles was man braucht - super eingerichtet es hat an nichts gefehlt . Das einkaufen in dem kleinen Ort ist relativ nah gelegen und die tollen Restaurants sind auf jedenfall ein Besuch wert .
Aber auch der Hausherr mit der lieben Familie die können eine Pizza machen - die könnte man glatt aus dem Restaurant bekommen haben - sehr sehr lecker .
Wir und unser Enkel hatten eine wunderschöne Woche die leider zu schnell vorbei war - doch werden wir sicherlich wieder kommen und wenn es nur zu Besuch ist falls man In der Nähe ist . Vielen Dank an alle die daran beteiligt waren ......

recommend for: holiday with children, holiday with pet, cultural and sightseeing holiday, romantic holiday

August 2019

Dietmar K. from 89352 Ellzee

5 5 5 5



recommend for: holiday with children, cultural and sightseeing holiday

July 2019

Familie H. from 99444 Blankenhain

5 5 5 5

Erholung pur

Das Haus liegt mitten im Grünen und ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man benötigt. Der Pool direkt vorm Haus ist optimal zum schwimmen, tauchen und Wasserball spielen geeignet.
Der Besitzer ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit aber dennoch diskret.
Günstig ist das umzäunte Grundstück, sodass wir unseren Hund frei laufen lassen konnten.
Die Lage des Hauses ist ca. mittig zwischen Florenz und Pisa bzw. dem Mittelmeer. Das waren für uns gute Entfernungen (ca. 1 Autostunde), um die Ausflüge zu unternehmen. Lohnenswert ist auch ein Ausflug nach Monsummano Alto und Vinci. Diese Orte liegen nah beim Ferienhaus.

recommend for: adventure and experience, holiday with children, holiday with pet, cultural and sightseeing holiday

Answer from Mrs. G. Corsten:

Lieber Feriengast,

wir möchten uns bei Ihnen für Ihre sehr gute und freundliche Bewertung herzlich bedanken. Sicherlich wird dieser Beitrag eine grosse Hilfe für andere Ferienhaussuchende sein.

Wir würden uns sehr freuen, Sie wieder als Gast im IL RIFUGIO begrüssen zu dürfen und wünschen Ihnen und Ihrer Familie eine gute Zeit.

Viele Grüsse auch von Ihrer Gastgeber-Familie

Gabriele Corsten

July 2019

Cornelius from 67134 Birkenheide

5 5 5 5

Erholsamer Urlaub

Der Aufenthalt war sehr schön. Die Gastgeber waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Die Ausstattung ist sehr gut. Die Lage ist ruhig, da etwas erhöht am Ortsrand.

recommend for: holiday with children, cultural and sightseeing holiday

June 2019

Alfons D. from 91088 Bubenreuth

5 5 5 4

Klasse Haus mit sehr freundlichen Vermietern

Wirkliche liebe ,hilfsbreite und sehr diskrete Vermieter.Haus mit schönem Blick,gutes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis.Man kann viel unternehmen:Pisa,Florenz ,Lucca...Museen........aber auch entspannen:schöner Pool,schöner Blick..

recommend for: seniors, holiday with children, holiday with pet, cultural and sightseeing holiday


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Last updated: 07.04.2024

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Mrs. Gabriele Corsten

Via Vacchereccia 8

51010 Massa e Cozzile

0049(0) 177 7464025


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