Villa Anthea – Luxury Collection
Bedrooms 5, Bathrooms 3
San Terenzo, Lerici – Liguria, Italy
Villa Anthea is for those who think differently, for people who are not afraid to embrace different cultures, and for ones who are perpetually seeking nourishing and harmonious experiences. Two generations of our family were raised in this utopian land and our mission is to transmit what we have learned to you. Our home is a sanctuary where nature, culture, and history become one, drifting into realities often forgotten in our times.
Property Description: The property is comprised of a classical seaside villa, situated on eleven acres of a botanical garden overlooking the ocean. This land is a salve for the senses. The perfume of the myriad of flowers, trees, and spices awakens the nostrils. The concerto of the birds and cicadas, punctuated by moments of pure silence, plays for the ears. The natural landscape and composition of the house are delightful to the touch, including the Tuscan marble floors made by our ancestors. The wonderful ocean views and the miraculous sunsets accompany you on every walk, awakening your sight to pure beauty. Finally, the delicious creations emerging from our gardens- olive oil, fruits, and vegetables- will foster a harmonious alignment of your palate.
Property Location: The property is ideally located on the southern border of Liguria, adjacent to Tuscany, and forty-five minutes away from Pisa’s airport- giving exceptional access to the best of both worlds. The towns of Lerici and San Terenzo, in between which Villa Anthea is situated, are delightful small villages offering a mile-long boardwalk along the curving coastline with beautiful sandy beaches. The bay is dominated by two stunning medieval castles anchoring each end. The towns are full of delicious restaurants, great walks, and a peaceful atmosphere. Strolling in these towns, you’ll be able to experience the authenticity of Italy.
Nearby attractions are many. In a thirty minutes boat/train/car ride, you could find yourself amid the Cinque Terre. Heading south, with a thirty-minute car ride, you could be shopping and dining in the glamorous Forte Dei Marmi. The countless bays and beaches within walking distance or a short boat ride away offer the cleanest and one of the clearest seas in Italy assigned by the 2017 “Bandiera Blue”. A short car or boat ride will also allow you to visit one of the most charming villages in Italy, Porto Venere. Porto Venere’s picturesque Church of Saint Peter is visible from the property along with the two islands, Tino and Palmaria.
Located at the edge of Tuscany, the house permits you to take day trips to explore its treasures. Lerici is just forty minutes away from Pietra Santa, a village offering some of the country’s most beautiful contemporary art and marble galleries. Forty minutes away is the ancient medieval city of Lucca. One and a half hours away is Florence.
Alarm System, Automatic gate, Automatic illumination, Continuous hot water supply, pressurized and instant circulation system, Cots available, DVD player, Flat-screen Television in the living room, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Laundry room with washer and iron, Living Room Equipped with Satellite Television. Outdoor Cooking Facilities Parking for 4 cars Private Access Road, kitchen, Wi-fi LAN.
Chef (Available Upon Conditions): Chef Tess, also known as “The Commandant”, has spent the past thirty years learning the recipes of my grandmother. Most of her food is cooked with products from our own organic, biodynamic garden. Our garden consists of numerous fruits, vegetables, and spices, including peaches, plums, oranges, figs, tomatoes, zucchini, beets, lettuce, cucumbers eggplants, and aromatic herbs. Most importantly, our fifty olive trees provide the finest extra virgin olive oil, nourishing, healing, and rejuvenating you. We also offer some of the finest fish and meats, wild-caught and grass-fed.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included in the price. Fresh squeezed juices and smoothies are available upon request. Meals can be made vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and lectin-free upon request. Two weeks before arrival you will be provided with a list of seasonal foods and beverages available to receive feedback on your preferences. In addition, a list of local restaurants and groceries stores will be sent.
Butler (Available Upon Conditions): Marci, the creative mind, will be at your service for any needs around the house and garden.
Driver (Available Upon Conditions): Anthony, the operating officer, will be at your service for any request, from day trips to different cities to rides to towns and restaurants. One car, seating five, driven by Anthony, is included in the price.
We will be at your service 24/7 for any information, tip, or schedule you might need. Upon request, he will be able to schedule your stay best to satisfy any desire: cities to visit, day trips, museums, restaurants, shopping, etc.
Yoga: By the pool and overlooking the ocean, yoga is provided upon request, one week in advance. Mats and blocks are provided.
Massage: Also, poolside, overlooking the sea, massages are offered upon request, one week in advance.
Products: Skincare products, body oils, soaps, and toothpaste are provided- all-natural and Ayurvedic.
Cleaning products: Throughout the property, products are organic and chemical-free.
*Please discuss with us any inquiries regarding the chef, butler, or driver.
CHEF – Teresa will serve breakfast between 8-10 am, lunch between 12-2 pm, and dinner between 7-9 pm. All meals will be made from seasonal products of the region. A list of various dishes will be provided a few weeks before your arrival to better understand your preferences. No exemption is to be made on the offered meals and on the times they will be served.
BUTLER – Marci will be at your service to help you with your needs around the house. Laying pool towels, serving meals, helping with luggage, etc. Please consider that Marci will have to work on the garden a few hours a day, therefore there will be times when he might not be available.
DRIVER – Anthony will be at your service to give you rides into town and different cities. However, he will not be able to wait for you for hours as he has constant work in the garden and around the house. Please be sure to schedule your ride service accurately and in advance, which will be available between 8 am and 8 pm
Closest village: San Terenzo
Closest town: Lerici
Distance to shopping: Grocery shop for essential food Lerici 1 km
Nearest restaurant: “La Creuza de Mauri” San Terenzo 1 km, “Il Frantoio” Lerici 1 km, “Miranda” Tellaro 3 km
Other restaurants & pubs: La Spezia 11 km, Bocca di Magra 10 km, Forte Dei Marmi 37 km
Closest beaches/sea: Lido di Lerici 1 km, “Eco del Mare” 3 km Lerici
Closest bus stop: 1 km
Nearest highway: La Spezia 11 km
Nearest train station: La Spezia 11 km
Nearest Airport: Pisa (PSA) 67 km
SITES OF INTEREST
Cinque Terre: ferry companies depart daily from the Marina of Lerici
Beaches: San Terenzo 500 mt, Cinque Terre: 30 mins by ferry boat from Lerici, Portofino: 40 mins by Ferry Boat from Lerici, Fiascherino and Tellaro 3 km, Porto Venere 24 km
Places to see: Lerici: 1 Km, Fiascherino/Tellaro: 3 km, Sarzana: 9 Km, Carrara/marble quarries: 22 km, Cinque Terre: 25 km by car, Porto Venere 24 km, Versilia: 40 km, Lucca: 64 km, Pisa: 66 km, Portofino: 90 km, Genova: 100 km, Firenze: 140 km.
THE PRICE INCLUDES
All linen and towels
WiFi Internet Access
Pool size 17 x 5 m
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Security Deposit: Euro 1.000,00 cash on arrival, refunded on departure.
Final Cleanings: Euro 400,00
City Tax: Euro 1,50 / Day per person
1-week minimum stay in Mid/low season
2 weeks / 1-month minimum stay in high season
Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday
Short rentals considered on request
Arrival between 4 and 8 p.m.
Departure by 10.00
Policies and requirements
Cancel up to 61 days before your trip and get a full refund.
Cancel within 60 days of the trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
All credit card holders must be aged 25 years and older at check-in. Saturday to Saturday bookings only. According to Italian law (ART. 109 – TULPS), the owners and/or managers of any touristic structure are required to register their guests with the authorities before allowing their access to the facilities. To facilitate the registration process you will be required to provide complete contact details (name, last name, address, telephone number, etc.), a copy of the passport, and the authorization to hold these details by law (D. Lgs. 196/2003) on privacy protection, before you arrived at the property. This information cannot be used to promote, sell, or solicit any service or product to you and is required only for the individual responsible for the rental agreement. For late check-in (after 8 pm) an extra cost of 50,00 euros is required to be paid in cash upon arrival.
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