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Giovanna and Francesco

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks English, French, Italian
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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VILLA LAVANDA: 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 4

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Giovanna and Francesco (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks English, French, Italian

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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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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Lavanda
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Lavanda
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439440?uni_id=1065764
+39 -(0) 338 7668938
Lucca Piana di Lucca
Frodsham
5

lovely apartment in beautiful Lucca

  • 5 out of 5
We would highly recommend the apartments at Villa Encantea. We stayed in apartment Lavande which was spacious, well equipped and immaculate. The gardens and swimming pool are beautiful and the owners very friendly and helpful. Only a few minutes drive to Lucca and also a great base for touring this lovely part of Tuscany.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lavanda
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439440?uni_id=1065764
+39 -(0) 338 7668938
Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

Little Paradise hidden away in the countryside

  • 5 out of 5
OMG!
This is a little piece of heaven hidden away in the Italian countryside, with gardens that will make your mouth drop open. We (my husband and 15yr Son) spent a perfect week here in Encantea. The apartment was the top floor open plan and had everything that you require. i.e. everything you would find at home. The apt was very spacious and clean and really well presented (even the little vase of flowers from the garden on the table was a nice touch). The view out of each window back and front were beautiful. Outside the grounds were really well kept, and the swimming pool was a gift (not many places in LUCCA have pools) with your own seating/umbrella and chairs to have your lunch or dinner. . Giovanna was the perfect host, gave us all the info we required (even though we had been to LUCCA twice before) her information was great especially for a supermarket that was open on a Sunday as everywhere else closed. We found a lovely walk way into Lucca by turning right out of the drive and following the road to the river which leads you into the walled city within 20 mins. The photo's online do not do this justice as it is breath taking and away from any noise that you may otherwise get in a city.
Both Giovanna and Francesco were there everyday so that if you required any information they were there to help.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to anyone, especially anyone who just wants time out and if you have small children the grounds are a gift as the have the freedom of running around and the pool in complete safety.

We have as I said been twice before to LUCCA but if I was to go again this is were I will be staying as I cannot saying anything negative about it.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sharon and Family,

thank you very much for the wonderfull words which we very much appreciated.
We are very happy to have met you, you are very special guests.
Thanks a lot and we hope to see you again.

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

Lovely apartment in a great location!

  • 5 out of 5
Lovely apartment- immaculately clean and well furnished. Beautiful pool and gardens. The location, just outside Lucca is great: it's easy to get into the town and it's also a good base for touring this part of Tuscany. Highly recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lavanda
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p439440?uni_id=1065764
+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
business
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
business
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

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
S. Alessio
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
S. Alessio
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Abetone
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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Rates & Availability

From €129 Nightly

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
 
Low Season
3 Nov 2014 - 23 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
€514
for 4 nights
€900
 
 
High Season
24 Dec 2014 - 6 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
€686
for 4 nights
€1,200
 
 
Low Season
7 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
4 night minimum stay
€543
for 4 nights
€950
 
 
Mid Season
28 Mar 2015 - 3 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
€594
for 4 nights
€1,040
 
 
High Season
4 Apr 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
€714
for 4 nights
€1,250
 
 
Mid Season
11 Apr 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
4 night minimum stay
€594
for 4 nights
€1,040
 
 
High Season
13 Jun 2015 - 18 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,250
for 7 nights
€1,250
 
 
Mid Season
19 Sep 2015 - 28 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
€594
for 4 nights
€1,040
 
 
Low Season
4 Nov 2015 - 23 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
€543
for 4 nights
€950
 
 
High Season
24 Dec 2015 - 6 Jan 2016
4 night minimum stay
€714
for 4 nights
€1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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

Accommodation and facilities for Lavandain Lucca in Piana di Lucca

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Mosquito net.

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