About the Homestay
Located in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany, we are only 10 minutes far from Pisa International Airport and the leaning tower. We have a very big house and on the ground floor we rent to our guests a small apartment that is indipendent and completely renewed with a large private garden with a jacuzzi to relax. Inside, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a bedroom. Internet WIFI is free and also air conditioning for got/cold. We are not always at home because of our job, but anyway in the afternoon and evening we are ready to give advices and indications to our guests how to spend their time in the area. In the nearby there is a big supermarket, some restaurants and pubs, sport centre with swimming pool, bus stop and train station (10 minutes on foot) where you can reach in less than one hour interesting cities like Firenze, Siena, Lucca, Volterra. In about 25' you reach the beautiful beaches of Tirrenia and Marina di Pisa or Viareggio and other those of Versilia.
We love animals and our nine cats and the dog are happy to welcome you!
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our House is located to the village of Cascina, 10' on foot near the train station, and 5' far from the exit Cascina of the main street FI-PI.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
The apartment is 50 mq big, you have a privare entrance and gate, private garden, bathroom as well as the other rooms inside. The use of the Kitchen is free. Smoking is allowed only outside in the garden.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
There is no word to describe the kindess of this family. We spent a great time in this home where we had our own privacy.
The big garden and the jaccuzzi is a plus, you can relax and enjoy the great panorama that is offer to you.
Thank you for everything, we hope to come back a day or another.
Nicolas & Stéphanie
This was my first Homestay experience and I loved it. I seldom give five stars, but this experience deserves it. It was perfect for me, as I travel alone, and hotels can be impersonal places for the solo traveller.
Sabrina and her family were very welcoming and helpful. I was picked up from Pisa airport, which is quite close. I was grateful for this as I arrived when it was dark. I was also invited to dinner and encouraged to practice my Italian, which was part of my reason for visiting Italy. No worries if you do not speaka da language though, as the family speak some English (also I think some French and German).
The apartment was very well equipped, with good security, and had a large garden with a spacious canopied area and a Jacuzzi for relaxing. There is a robot lawnmower which makes for an interesting garden companion, as well as many little cats and Kira the sleepy dog.
Cascina is a rather shabby town, but one that grows on you, and it can be lively with locals promenading at night and on Sundays. There are several bars and restaurants. Importantly, it has a train station, only 3 stops (10 min) from Pisa, and less than an hour to Florence. This makes it a good base. I was easily able to visit Lucca, Siena, Cinque Terra (La Spezia station)and nearby beaches, as well as Pisa, so there is plenty to do.
I would recommend this experience for anyone (solo, couples, families) who want a truly Tuscan holiday experience.
This was our first experience with homestaybooking and I think it couldn't have been any better!
The family is incredibly nice and obliging - they pick you up from the airport and bring you there when you're leaving; they invite you to eat with them; they take you to the sea (to a spot where the beach is awesome!); they help you if you don't speak Italian fluently, but want to improve it; they give you tips where to go and how to get there.
Furthermore, the apartment is neat, clean, well-equipped and you have your own garden to take a sunbath. So on the one hand, you have your privacy if you feel like it, but you also have the possibility to spend time with the family and practice your Italian.
(Just one thing you have to keep in mind: the house is not located directly in Pisa, which is 15min by train, but the station is very close.)
We would love to come back!
The family were lovely, including the children and all the animals. They could not have looked after me any better and were very kind. They also took me to visit places. I have no complaints whatsoever about my stay
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È stata una vacanza da sogno! La famiglia è molto ospitale e gentile, l'appartamento è stato molto polito, comodo e centrale, vicino alla stazione.
I can recommend this accommodation to everyone who likes to visit Pisa, Florence or the other tuscan cities. It feels like home! The apartment is very tidy and comfortable, the family is very hospitable.
Es war ein Traumurlaub, die Familie ist unbeschreiblich fürsorglich und hilfsbereit, hat sich wirklich sehr gut um mich gekümmert und mir Pisa und Florenz gezeigt. Der Strand ist auch nicht weit und sehr sehr schön, es gibt mehrere Supermärkte in der Nähe - einen davon kann man auch zu Fuß oder mit dem Rad sehr schnell erreichen.
Das Appartement ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet und wirklich sehr gemütlich und gut ausgestattet.
Ich kann diese Unterkunft nur jedem empfehlen, der einen unvergesslich schönen und authentischen Urlaub in der wunderschönen Toskana verbringen möchte!
Sabrina & Paolo have a beautiful house and made me feel so welcome, helped me to visit the wonderful sites of Pisa & Florence. They couldn't be better hosts!
Wir waren für 10 Tage hier und ich muss sagen, ich war sehr zufrieden und überrascht über die große Gastfreundschaft dieser Familie. Auch wer Interesse hat sich die italienische Sprache anzueignen, ist hier gut aufgehoben, da die Hausherrin diesbezüglich professionell ist! Die Lage ist sehr zentral und auf jedem Verkehrsweg ideal zu erreichen...der perfekte Ort um entspannt Pisa und die Toscana zu erkunden.
Wir sind als Fremde gekommen und als Freunde gefahren.
zu bemerken ist lediglich, dass es einige Hunde und Katzen gibt, sollte sich jemand daran stören.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
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