Cassina Rossa is a lovely 3 bedroom property in a peaceful street in the chic seaside town of Forte dei Marmi in Northern Tuscany. It's in a fantastic location, within walking distance of the shops and the beach. Guests staying at the property enjoy the use of a sun umbrella and loungers at the exclusive Beach Club Bagno Vasco, perfect for lazy days in the sunshine!
It is a lovely light and airy 2 storey detached property, measuring approximately 100 square metres. On the ground floor there is a living room (with flatscreen TV with satellite channels) as well as an open plan kitchen and dining area with a table seating 6. The modern kitchen is well equipped with electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and microwave. There is also a washing machine in the villa. Doors lead out from the living area to a private terrace with table and chairs for dining al fresco and views of the Apuan Alps. Also on the ground floor, there are two bedrooms and two modern bathrooms with showers. One of the bedrooms has a queen sized (170 cm mattress) bed and the other bedroom has two single beds which can be joined together to make a double. Finally, within a small tower upstairs, there is a charming bedroom with bunk beds (80 cm), ideal for children. There is also an en-suite bathroom with shower. This bedroom has access to the terrace. If you can drag yourself away from the fantastic beaches, Forte dei Marmi is a great base from which to explore Tuscany. Pisa and Lucca are both a 30 minute drive whilst Florence is 90 minutes away. A 2 hour drive away, Siena is also accessible from the property. Guests should also make sure they don't miss visiting Carrara, famous for it's marble production, as well as Viareggio, famous for its annual carnival held every February and March. The 'carnivale' is a spectacle not to be missed! Guests staying at the property are welcome to use the 4 bikes kept there, ideal for when you want to cycle into town for a glass of wine in one of the many outside cafes or if you want to cycle to the beach club. Please note that this beach club is open between May and October and access includes a parasol, 2 sun chairs and a sun bed. For those travelling by car, there is off-street parking for one car. If guests have additional cars, they can be parked on the street adjacent to the property. Guests pay on departure for the cost of any gas, electricity and air conditioning used during their stay. Gas is charged at 1 euro per cubic metre and electricity at 0.45 euros per cubic metre.
A note from Jo
This is a great option for those that want to spend plenty of time on the beach but who also want to explore some of Tuscany's famous towns and cities.