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Owner

Speaks english, spanish, italian
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Lucca - BELL'ESTATE

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The villa, built in the 1870’s, sits on top of a hill overlooking green fields and vineyards towards the south and west. On a property of about five acres, the garden offers complete privacy, and a variety of walks and quiet places.

This villa is not just a rental place, but the actual residence of academics, who have filled with an extensive collection of books and texts. It is a unique pleasure to immerse oneself in the quiet of this cultural oasis, away from loud crowds and everyday bustle.

Only ten minutes from the center of Lucca, the surroundings are open farmland,protected by the Cultural Landmarks commission, with a church on a higher hill and farms and villas to dot the landscape. The area offers the best of what Tuscany is known and loved for: an unforgettable countryside, a beautiful medieval town full of art and precious boutiques, Summer festivals with opera and concerts, amazing wines, and of course renowned and unknown restaurants that will give great pleasure to those who appreciate the simple flavors of Tuscan cuisine.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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Speaks english, spanish, italian

I grew up in this house, and no matter where I am, a big chunk of my heart resides here.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1962
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
Trust & Security
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday villa rental in Lucca, Italy

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Bell' Estate
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
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Bell' Estate
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p170993vb
Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

Perfect Tuscan Home

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
Where to begin? Alessandra’s home in Lucca is, in a word, perfect. The house is a beautiful old structure filled with exquisite details and touches. Although the house is quite large, it seems to shrink around you and quickly becomes a part of you, as if you’ve been visiting for years. Although the home is quite old, it has been renovated and updated to suite all the needs of the contemporary traveler. Our family particularly enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, with its beautiful old table quickly becoming the center for a bevy of family activities. All of the rooms, including the bedrooms, are quite grand in scale, offering plenty of space and storage. The property, situated atop a hill, provides beautiful views of the valley below – the pictures on the website simply do not do the view justice. As spectacular as the house is, the pool just might be even more spectacular. Measuring over 80’ in length, the pool is stunning. It is easily the most beautiful pool we have ever seen. Add to this the fact that the pool area receives unobstructed sun for the entire afternoon, and one can make a compelling argument for just staying home all day. We found Alessandra’s recommendations for dining to be spot on. We had particularly good meals at Vipore, La Buca di Sant'Antonio, and Ristorante Giglio.

Our last night was probably the best of the week, as it was the night of Luminaria di Santa Croce. We had no idea what to expect when we arrived in town that night, needless to say we could not have imagined it would be as impressive as it was. Initially, after seeing all the lights, we thought, "Oh, that's nice they put Christmas lights up." We were then floored once we realized each light was an individual candle. We had a fantastic dinner at Ristorante Giglio - the entire restaurant was lit only by candle, even the kitchen (probably not great for people cutting stuff). The night then ended with fireworks over the river. It was really the perfect way to end such a wonderful week.

This is a truly special property, and anyone fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit will undoubtedly agree.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Bell' Estate
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p170993vb
Lucca Piana di Lucca
Toronto Canada
5

My Tuscany Holiday

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
If you have seen the movie Under The Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane then you can picture the Belle' Estate Villa up in the hills overlooking beautiful Tuscany. It is ten minutes by car to fabulous Lucca and you can do day trips to Pisa, San Gimignano, Cinque Terra and the beautiful beaches at Viareggio. There are five spacious bedrooms with lovely views. The kitchen and dining areas are fully equipped so you can prepare meals at the villa after a long day's excursion. Then steps from the kitchen door is a magnificent infinity pool where you can cool off and relax and enjoy the exquisite environs. I have always dreamt of visiting Tuscany with my family and in August 2013 my dream came true!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Bell' Estate
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p170993vb
Lucca Piana di Lucca
Suisse
5

Memorable!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
Abbiamo passato una settimana meravigliosa in questa bellissima casa che senza dubbio ha un grande stile che è difficile a descrivere se non vissuto da se stesso. Tutto funziona alla perfezione e la villa risplende in un modo pulitissimo.
Riguardo il grandissimo giardino e il pool che è veramente gigante nessuna parola può rendere conto a questo sognio – incantevole. Una pace infinita !
Abbiamo passato tantissime ore insiema alla nostra famiglia (tre generazioni) nell’ombra dei alberi e visto il fatto che questo posto è di un fascino enorme, tutti i membri (giovani e più anziani) sono rimasti soddisfattisimi.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bell' Estate
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p170993vb
Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

Unforgettable, very special experience!,,

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
My experience of staying in Bell'Estate was a mind changing one, the one that taught me to see the difference between a real jewel and a fake one.

When we entered the gates a saw the house, I got a bit confused. Bell'Estate is not like something you expect to see at a holiday villa. The house is very old, huge and stunning. It is a real piece of history. Inside and outside. It's like going back in time, really... It is real. You could see people living there more than a century ago. You feel as if those people were your great grandparents. As if you are a part of it. And you lean to love the house, to care about it.

The grounds of the house are substantial. The pool is huge, very warm and with beautiful views. Alessandra, the owner, is very helpful and easy to get in tough with. The cleaning service provided in the property is very good.

All the kids in our group (5 of them, ages 10, 5, 4, 3, 1) loved the grounds, the pool and the whole experience. None of us wanted to leave. And we can't wait to come back!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Bell' Estate
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p170993vb
Lucca Piana di Lucca
Dallas, TX, USA
5

Faishaq

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
What a place! Our group of 9 couldn't have asked for more. The home was spectacular and we all fell in love with Lucca. It was a perfect home base. Alessandra and Sonia couldn't have been more gracious or hospitable. The swimming pool was the best one I have ever seen in a home. Between table tennis, swimming, and running around the beautiful grounds it was tough to pull the kids out so we could actually go do some sightseeing! We have been to Italy five times before this and keep coming back. Lucca was really something special. Thanks Alessandra and Sonia!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Pisa Airport (PSA)
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Lucca Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A-11 / E76
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Alla Canitna di Carignano
Car: necessary

ARRIVAL POLICY: Since this house is not a hotel, we unfortunately do not have flexibility for your arrival time. YOU MUST MAKE YOUR TRAVEL PLANS TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARRIVE AT THE HOUSE BETWEEN 4PM AND 7PM. You cannot arrive earlier, because we need time to prepare the house for you. You cannot arrive later, because a person who does not live on the premises will be sent specifically to meet you, and this person is not available after hours. If there is a chance that you might arrive late, you should make plans to stay at a hotel and arrive the following day. You will not be reimbursed for the cost of the hotel. This applies also in case of a delay that is beyond your control, such as a flight cancellation, or a train strike. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we cannot accommodate late arrival under any circumstances.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Lucca, Piana di Lucca

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Mid Season
29 Mar 2014 - 27 Jun 2014
€4,200
7 nights
 
 
High Season
28 Jun 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
€4,800
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season
30 Aug 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
€4,200
7 nights
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
€3,000
7 nights
 
 
Holidays
20 Dec 2014 - 9 Jan 2015
€4,800
7 nights
 
 
Low Season
10 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
€3,000
7 nights
 

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Notes A 500 Euro cash security deposit is due upon arrival, and will be returned at the end of the stay if nothing is found missing or damaged.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lucca in Piana di Lucca

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.25
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo ...
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes:
Maid services included 3 times/week, 25-meter (81-foot) swimming pool in completely private area, walking distance to river park with jogging and bicycle trails,25 minutes to the the beach, 1.5 hours to the hiking trails of the Apennines and Alpi Apuane, 45 minutes to Florence
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