Villa Zacconi is a handsome villa that has recently been sensitively restored so that its original character and features have been retained, yet it is also very comfortable. The villa is very spacious and light, with high ceilings. It really feels like a home, rather than a rental property, with comfortable beds, a very well-equipped kitchen, satellite TV, good shutters/curtains in every bedroom, and comprehensive air conditioning everywhere. Extensive Wi-Fi coverage of the outdoor sitting areas and swimming pool is a thoughtful touch.
The photos don't do justice to the outdoor living space set among the beautiful garden, including separate outdoor sitting and dining areas, as well as the roof top sitting / sunbathing area, which gets a very pleasant breeze especially during the midday heat. We made extensive use of these and ate nearly all our meals outside. The swimming pool is also fantastic, getting sun most of the day, and was consistently a pleasant temperature for swimming even first thing in the morning.
The house is located on a small hill, giving a good sense of peace and privacy with very few other houses nearby, and a lovely view of the mountains beyond Camaiore. Camaiore itself is a short drive away, a pleasant but not touristy typical Tuscan town with a great range of local shops and restaurants, while better-known tourist destinations such as Lido di Camaiore, Forte Dei Marmi and Pietrasanta are an easily accessible 15-25-minute drive.
Daniel, the villa's owner, was a gracious and thoughtful host, taking considerable time and effort to show us round the house, and recommending a number of excellent local shops and restaurants. He was very responsive to any questions and arranged for us a chef specializing in local cuisine who cooked several delicious dinners in the villa, which we particularly enjoyed. Daniel really went out of his way to help us make the most of our week at Villa Zacconi, for which we were very grateful.
We hope very much to return to delightful Villa Zacconi soon, and strongly recommend it to any prospective guests.