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Giovanna and Francesco

Speaks French, Italian, English
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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VILLA LAVANDA: 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 4

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Lucca - Holiday house 'encantea'

Characteristic country house immersed in green fields

Characteristic and typical country house amongst green fields only 2 km from the historical walls of Lucca and close to the most important cities of art in Tuscany.The apartments can be rented separately but both family groups and large groups of friends are welcome: 15 people can be comfortably accommodated. A romantic and comfortable environment and ideal to spend an unforgettable holiday.

The salt water pool (14x7 meters) is at our guests’ disposal and set in garden of two hectares.

The great agricultural house, recently restructured, is a part of a typical 'corte lucchese' and offers four apartments, where one would like to stay longer than just a holiday!

Each apartment prides its own style and personality and all spaces offer lots of natural light, with the comfort of a true home. All the units have a kitchen, lounge room and bathroom; they are equipped with all the accessories, TV and internet wi-fi.

'Encantea'...is: Situated only 2km from the historic centre of Lucca, you’ll find yourself in one of the most beautiful areas West of the Serchio River, between green pastures and beautiful stone houses.

You’ll find tranquillity and grace at Encantea.

There are spaces where you’ll day dream. There is much care and attention to detail: which is the essence of hospitality. It’s beautiful just to sit under the veranda, read a book and fill your eyes with green. Here you’ll find two hectares of green fields, interrupted only by a mirror of blue water.

A comforting magic.

' Encantea ' is the place where one would like to stay longer than just a holiday!

Each accommodation prides it’s own style and personality and all spaces offer lots of natural light, vitality with the comfort of a true home.

You’ll find all you need and more. Travel light, and bring with you only your idea of “total relaxation”

Both Family groups and large groups of friends are welcome: 15 people can be comfortably accommodated.

Our ideas....: One can take advantage of the silence or create something different each day:

Pedal along the banks of the Serchio River, in the close vicinity of the Park on the River or across the hills on a mountain bike to the sea.

Reach Lucca’s historic centre in 5 minutes, situated in the tree-lined street of the ancient walls,

Visit Lucca’s Villas: splendid architectural witnesses of the nobility of the 1500”s

Explore the outskirts: the Coast of Versilia and the mountains of the Garfagnana, which are half an hour away by car, The “Cinque Terre” approx 50km.

Reach the important cities of Tuscany: Florence, Pisa and Siena.

Our ideas...

Visit the markets: antique and arts and crafts, the 3rd and 4th weekend of every month, the traveling market every Wednesday and Saturday.“La Strada del Vino” (the “wine tasting” road): the road for food and wine tasting connoisseurship for agricultural businesses of Lucca’s hills, local wine and oil tasting.

Our ideas....: Opera: Giacomo Puccini was born right here! There are many opportunities and occasions during the year to listen to the masterpieces of the famous musician.

Summer Festival: A summer release of live concerts of international artists in the historic Napoleon Square.

The” Lucca” September: a month of cultural events, both religious and folklore. The 13th of September is not be missed: the entire city accompanies the “Saint Volto” in an atmospheric and charming procession along the streets of the historic centre.

Murabilia: a market/exhibition of mostly rare plants and flowers, held annually in the month of September on one of the most beautiful bulwark of the cities walls. Enriched by presentations, closer examinations and competitions regarding interesting themes in this sector.

The Feast Day of Saint Zita: a beautiful floral market in the Amphitheatre Square, in memory of the patron saint of the city. Held during the week of 27th April.

More Details

Details for holiday chateau / country house Lavanda, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

On the second floor: we have only had to open the windows and let the sun in, to paint the walls yellow and orange! You can see some of the most beautiful Towers of Lucca through the trees. The atmosphere is romantic: the original wooden beams and the terra-cotta pavements render the apartment more than welcoming. A large hall/living room with a kitchen and fireplace and two double bedrooms can comfortably accommodate four people. The apartment consists of two rooms: a double bedroom and the other with two single beds that can be converted to double bed.The wooden beams and terracotta floors remained as they were based. The bathroom, covered with mosaic, complete with shower, sink, toilet, bidet and hair dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped and communicate with the living. The living room is a spacious and bright overlooking the surrounding countryside. Sofas, armchairs and a fireplace create a cozy and romantic atmosphere.
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
This was one of those bookings where the reality was even better than the photos on the web. What a beautiful property and how lovely to be met by Giovanna with cold drinks on arrival. We stayed for 5 nights in Lavanda (2 adults and 2 children) which was huge! The apartment was equipped with everything we could need. Giovanna was so helpful drawing a little map to show us where to eat, park etc and an added bonus was that we were there during the Procession of Lucca. What an incredible experience. It turned out that the fireworks were best seen from the beautiful garden of Encantea and so after watching the procession we were able to come back to apartment and watch the fireworks away from the crowds. The pool was fabulous at the end of each day. The girls loved the large lawns to practice their cartweels and generally run around! Thanks also Francesco for the glass of wine whilst watching the fireworks...a truely memorable night!
Sep 2011
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Giovanna and Francesco

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Lavanda
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Lavanda
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+39 (0) 338 7668938
Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

Encantea, Lucca, Italy

  • 5 out of 5
My family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children, ages 13 and 10) truly loved our stay at Encantea last August. We stayed in the Lavanda apartment for one week and found it to be tastefully decorated, sparkling clean and fully equipped with everything we could have wanted during our stay, including kitchen utensils, basic ingredients and various toiletries. The grounds were pristine and the pool was even more spacious and beautiful than the photos reflected. Although we were eager to travel to the walled city (about a 5-10 minute ride) and beyond, we were also very happy and relaxed staying at the property, appreciating the beautiful grounds and lounging by the pool. Perhaps most notable was Giovanna's incredible hospitality. She was so welcoming and helpful to us, checking in regularly and assisting us with calling taxis and making restaurant reservations. She even drove us into the walled city one day and to an ATM another day! She and Francesco were constantly working, both on the grounds of Encantea as well as with their guests to help them in any way possible. We highly recommend Encantea to anyone traveling to the Lucca area and would love to return sometime in the future!
  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lavanda
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439440?uni_id=1065764
+39 (0) 338 7668938
Lucca Piana di Lucca
5700 Zell am See
5

Beautiful appartement in a beautivul environment

  • 5 out of 5
Encantea is about 2 km from Lucca, we always took the bicycle to drive to the city. It is well situated to explore Garfagnana , the "villas" of Lucca,.....We had the apt Lavanda and enjoyed how clean everything was, protection against the moskitos on every window, enough space for four. Giovanna is an excellent cook, I can recommend her meals very much.Giovanna and Francesco are perfect hosts, they were available for questions and gave us helpful information about everything we wanted to know. The pool and the garden are very well kept.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Lavanda
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439440?uni_id=1065764
+39 (0) 338 7668938
Lucca Piana di Lucca
Stuttgart Germany
5

Fabulous Property - Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 out of 5
We recently spent 4 nights at this wonderful property just outside of Lucca. "Lavanda" was everything we expected and more. Clean, comfortable, modern, and beautiful apartment with a fully equipped kitchen and washing machine. Grounds are spectacular. This property was like something out of a postcard. Very close to the beautiful city of Lucca and not far from Pisa or Cinque Terre. Market nearby with everything you need to prepare breakfast in the morning or dinner after a day of sightseeing. Giovanna and Francesco were fabulous hosts. I have nothing but good things to say about our stay. I would definitely return.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for choosing our house.
You are welcome guests, we hope to see you again....

Giovanna and Francesco
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Lavanda
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439440?uni_id=1065764
+39 (0) 338 7668938
Lucca Piana di Lucca
South East of Ireland
5

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 out of 5
Encantea is a wonderful holiday accomodation and I had the pleasure of enjoying its comfort and beautiful location on a recent trip to Italy.Francesco and Giovanna are excellent hosts and maintain the apartments,pool and garden in pristine condition,attention to detail is amazing.Everything is at ones fingertips and the apartments are spacious and well designed to a practical but yet a very attractive,homely and comfortable level.
Space is important with 2 teenage children so the generous layout of Lavanda made for a very peaceful and relaxed stay,we could have stayed forever.
Before we travelled to Italy we intended travelling to Florence on a day trip but found it impossible to drag ourselves away from the peace and tranquility of Encantea.We did,however,make several trips to Lucca which one instantly falls in love with,its a beautiful place and feels,as you walk through the gates, like entering a special world full of history,great coffee and happy people of all ages.There's a brilliant bookshop which serves coffee and also,as my 16 year old daughter remarked,having purchased,much to her delight,some hard to find cds,its got a "real"record shop.Lucca is alive and vibrant yet so peaceful and pretty,perfect for an evening stroll.As the kitchen was so complete we did the opposite to what we normally and ate at home most of the time but when we did go out we were spoilt for choice with the many lovely restaurants in Lucca serving traditional local dishes.One day we managed,begrudgingly,to travel to Pisa to climb the tower and were very glad we had made the effort,its one to remember.Would have seemed wrong to be so close and miss the opertunity.
We,as a family of 4 with many varied interests and having travelled to other locations in Italy each year for over 5 years now have no hesitation in recommending Encantea,which is perfectly located and excellently maintained by two very honest,hard working and kind owners.
Our holidays are normally full of sightseeing with a lesser time being spent by the pool and can usually achieve this even though we stay in excellent,well recommended hotels and apartments.This time however we did the opposite and relaxed In Encantea rather than sightsee and full credit goes to the captive nature of the place and it's surroundings.We intend returning and maybe,next time,we will get to Florence.
Many thanks to Francesco and Giovanna.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Viareggio-Marina di Pietrasanta-Forte dei Marmi
Car: recommended

One can take advantage of the silence or create something different each day: Pedal along the banks of the Serchio River, in the close vicinity of the Park on the River or across the hills on a mountain bike to the sea. Reach Lucca’s historic centre in 5 minutes, situated in the tree-lined street of the ancient walls, Visit Lucca’s Villas: splendid architectural witnesses of the nobility of the 1500s Explore the outskirts: the Coast of Versilia and the mountains of the Garfagnana, which are half an hour away by car, The “Cinque Terre” approx 50km. Reach the important cities of Tuscany: Florence, Pisa and Siena.Visit the markets: antique and arts and crafts. “La Strada del Vino” (the “wine tasting” road): the road for food and wine tasting connoisseurship for agricultural businesses of Lucca’s hills, local wine and olive oil tasting. Opera: Giacomo Puccini was born right here! There are many opportunities and occasions during the year to listen his masterpieces.

Other Activities: Visit Historyc Centre of Lucca and Cultural Sites

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Lucca, Piana di Lucca

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Season
14 Jun 2014 - 12 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,220
for 7 nights
€1,220
 
 
Mid Season
13 Sep 2014 - 28 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
€727
for 5 nights
€1,010
 
 
Lucca Comics
29 Oct 2014 - 2 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
€515
for 3 nights
From
€165
 
 
Low Season
3 Nov 2014 - 23 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
€534
for 4 nights
€920
 
 
High Season
24 Dec 2014 - 6 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
€706
for 4 nights
€1,220
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€470
for 3 nights
From
€150
€1,010
 

Additional information about rental rates

City tax €20
Notes A security deposit against damages of 400 Euro is to be paid in cash upon arrival. It will be given back upon departure.
The price does not include: heating, air conditioning, daily cleaning and daily change of linen, towels for swimming pool.
For a definite booking is requested a down payment of 30% of the total. The remaining amount should be paid at the moment of the arrival, please in cash. It's possible to cancel the reservation until 45 days before check-in, in this case we return the deposit. The deposit is not refundable from (and within) 45 days before check-in.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Lavandain Lucca in Piana di Lucca

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Books
Outside:
  • veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • horse riding
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
Notes:
Mosquito net.
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