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VILLA WITH STUNNING RIVER VIEWS, SPLASH POOL, GARDEN, EASY WALK TO RESTAURANTS

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Rod and Caroline Swail

Speaks English, Italian
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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VILLA WITH STUNNING RIVER VIEWS, SPLASH POOL, GARDEN, EASY WALK TO RESTAURANTS

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sleeps 8-10 large elegant villa, ideal for groups and larger families

This villa offers the rare and sought after combination of a large, elegant villa with stunning river views and garden with pool yet within easy ealking distance of a beautiful historic spa town in northern Tuscany, with bars and restaurants just 5 minutes away on foot.

Free wi-fi throughout the villa.

Easy access to public transport mean that it's possible to leave the car behind and make day trips by bus or train.

Guests can choose to rent either the top floor (4 large bedrooms, all with ensuite shower room) or the whole villa (6 bedrooms, 5 bath/shower rooms plus seperate toilet). With either option you will be the only guests staying at the villa and will have sole use of the loggia, garden, terraces and splash pool.

The views are breathtaking, looking down on the river below. The loggia with its three terracotta arches is the perfect spot to relaxi with friends and family and a glass of Tuscan wine.

The splash pool is ideal to cool off in on a hot summers day and the terraced gardens provide for relaxing under the Tuscan sun or dining al fresco with is a traditional chimney barbecue.

The Villa is on two floors. The top floor has 4 large double bedrooms all with ensuite shower room, kitchen, lounge area with open fire place, another living/dining room, plus of course the loggia with its terracotta arches, stunning views and further seating. For those choosing the 6 bedroom option this includes also the first floor with a larger kitchen/dining room, 2 double bedrooms, one bathroom (with bath) and seperate toilet.

Bedrooms are made up with high quality white cotton bedlinen and towels. Pool towels are provided.

As many of the bedrooms are large it is possible to make rooms up with extra beds or to make some rooms with twin single beds instead of double beds. We aim to be flexible and we will try to arrange the rooms to suit your groups needs. Please contact us to discuss your ideal sleeping arrangements.

The villa is very well equipped with everything you need for your holiday: guidebooks, maps and local information, plenty of novels, DVDs and CDs (mostly English language) to choose from, board games and a wii video games console with a good selection of games.

A welcome basket is provided with local specialities, Tuscan wines, and some basics to ensure a stress free start to your holiday.

The villa is reached by a series of steps and is not suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

The accommodation is an historic Tuscan villa making it ideal for larger families or groups of friends.

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Details for holiday villa Villa, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 4 Bathrooms

Top floor of historic villa with stunning river views. Strong Wi-fi throughout. 4 bedrooms, 4 ensuite shower rooms, loggia, dining room, lounge area, kitchen. Exclusive use of terraced garden, barbecue, splash pool.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm

Rod and Caroline Swail

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2010
Speaks English, Italian
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We are originally from Great Britain where we worked in hotels and teaching.

Rod and Caroline Swail purchased this villa in 2006

The view! Looking down onto the river and the old stone bridge, with the surrounding hills is an amazing view . It's a view we never tire of as it's always changing; every day the water level, movement and light is different, but always beautiful. The town of Bagni di Lucca is a charming place, beautiful scenery and a lovely, easy and relaxing atmosphere. It's a great place to unwind.

Whilst other properties had views, or were large, we knew this particular combination was fairly unique: a large villa with an amazing view yet within easy walking distance of bars and restaurants. When we are on holiday we don't want to always have to drive home after a meal, a leisurely stroll along the river is far nicer! It was unusual to find somewhere so close to town yet with a superb view and outside space. We knew this villa was special, a magical combination, and we love to share this with our guests.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday villa rental in Bagni di Lucca, Italy

Villa with stunning river views, splash pool, garden, easy walk to restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Villa with stunning river views, splash pool, garden, easy walk to restaurants
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p800618
+39 3467211741
Bagni di Lucca Media Valle del Serchio
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“Fantastikt!!!!”

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
A fantastic stay in a charming town in a wonderful house full of charm and good atmosphere. Hospitable and helpful hosts who did everything so that we might feel comfortable and have a good time. It was with sadness we have to leave, but we are looking forward to come back. And we would definitely recommend Villa Toscany Rosalena to everyone. We were a family of ten people, from 2 years and up to 60 +, and the place was great for all of us. Several different common areas we could use both indoors and outdoors. Toys and games for the little kids, and we adults had fun in the pool even if it was not very large. The kitchen was well equipped and gave us the opportunity to create superb dinner dishes. The barbeque space was a cool oasis with trees that umbrella by day and fireflies danced around in the evening which made the atmosphere magical.
The rooms were large and cool, spacious and with enchanting views. Newly renovated in every room.
business
Villa with stunning river views, splash pool, garden, easy walk to restaurants
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p800618
+39 3467211741
Bagni di Lucca Media Valle del Serchio
5

Stunning

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
Stayed here with friends and hired the villa for a week. It's a stunning location and burnt a few calories climbing the steps to the villa but worth it for the stunning views from the loggia. The rooms are huge and spacious and bathrooms are lovely. Was a great place to stay and only a short walk from the town. We were here for a friends wedding and so glad we hired ths villa as gave us flexibility and comfort. The owners communicated excellently and gave a lovely welcome pack. Would not hesitate to return and recommend to others. Thank you so much.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Villa with stunning river views, splash pool, garden, easy walk to restaurants
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p800618
+39 3467211741
Bagni di Lucca Media Valle del Serchio
Owner Submitted Review
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“Lovely place in walking distance of town"

“Lovely place in walking distance of town"
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
We were a family of 8 and had a lvoely week at Villa Rosalena. Rod the owner was very helpful-especially as the internet was down and he made it a prioirty to get it sorted for us. His recommendations for restraunts and outings were also great.

Bedrooms are stylish and large and even though the weather was very, very hot they stayed cool-and a lovely breeze at night. The little town has some great restaurants and close by is a wonderful gorge with ice pools to walk thorugh and explore.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Villa with stunning river views, splash pool, garden, easy walk to restaurants
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p800618
+39 3467211741
Bagni di Lucca Media Valle del Serchio
Owner Submitted Review
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“Fantastic Accommodation in Amazing Location”

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
Eight family members stayed at Villa Rosalena with ages ranging from 9 years to 53 years. What a wonderful place this is!
Hosts, Caroline and Rodney have been accommodating, friendly and helpful with every aspect of our holiday in Bagni di Lucca - going way beyond what you would expect of any hosts.
We rented out the entire top floor so had the place to ourselves. Villa Rosalena met all expectations and more re accommodation. It is spacious, extraordinarily clean, quality furnishings and bedding and the loggia outside is simply heaven. Views are fantastic from every room (ensuite with each room is a total bonus with a large group) and we cooked several meals in the up to date, modern kitchenette.
Rodney is a mine of information regarding local history, best restaurants, great activities and also helped us with special requests like getting to a totally out of the way restaurant further out of Bagni di Lucca in the hills. We stayed for ten days and could easily have taken another ten. There is no shortage of things to do in Bagni di Lucca, it is well serviced and full of history, beauty and fun things to do. Getting out of the village and venturing further afield is also very easy whether you have a car or not.
I highly recommend this area and particularly Villa Rosalena for any age group or size of group.
We will definitely return!
Room Tip: All rooms are amazing
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Villa with stunning river views, splash pool, garden, easy walk to restaurants
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p800618
+39 3467211741
Bagni di Lucca Media Valle del Serchio
5

Heaven in Northern Tuscany

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
How do you start when reviewing Villa Rosalena? Do you extol the virtues of the accomodation or do you start with the great welcome from hosts Rod and Caroline.
We hired the top floor of the Villa Rosalena equating to 4 bedrooms in August 2011. A recently built kitchenette means that the self catering experience can be enjoyed with all mod cons provided!
In short, everything that the traveller can think of is on site, from a comfy loggia with soft seating and outside table (we never used the inside dining room ourselves) to a lounge area with SKY television (you can get English language for those of us less up to speed with the Italian language very easily), Wii, DVD's books etc.
The small decking area was fine for us to lie out in the baking heat (although the area is hilly, the sun hits the terrace from 9.30 to 5.30 at the moment and reached an abnormally high 42C in our first week) and a small plunge pool was welcoming if it got too hot (for those wanting an olympic size experience try Bagni's large public pool...we did'nt,,,but instead enjoyed a simple dip if we needed cooling down). Free Wifi was a big plus as we could check on trainItalias web site whilst lying in the sunshine and plan our next trip into Lucca or beyond.
All the rooms were spacious with plenty of cupboard space and all were en-suite. The view from Chocolato (our room) was perfect with whisps of smoke drifting across the valley and town in the early morning, which we saw through green shuttered windows.
We utilised the barbecue area twice and enjoyed the experience but, as many people had mentioned Caroline's cooking in previous reviews we had to sample an evening meal......In short the wow factor was achieved with ease! Tell her what you like and you'll experience a first class taste of Tuscany as well as friendly banter from Rod as he plays "mine host" making a "special" meal a truly family affair.
Rod and Caroline quite simply are the perfect hosts and do their utmost to look after you in this little piece of Tuscan heaven. Although the steps up to the villa are, in truth, not for the faint hearted, Rod was always there to help with cases and the views from the loggia make up for the walk from the road below where we parked our car (a car would be a good suggestion if you want to get up into the more hilly villages or simply explore higher altitudes). Ask for advice and it's there, ask for a place to relax and enjoy Northern Tuscany..go no further!
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Location

Nearest Airport
62 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
74 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Motorway
26 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Beach
54 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar Italia
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
55 Kilometres
Versilia, Montecatini
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Da Vinicio
Car: not necessary

Bagni di Lucca is a historic spa town in northern Tuscany.It is the ideal destination for those who want to enjoy a relaxing holiday amidst stunning hill and mountain scenery.

This small, tranquil Tuscan town on the banks of the River Lima has all the restaurants, bars, supermarkets and other facilities for an easy vacation along with superb open air public swimming pools and the thermal spa. In the past its thermal waters, mild climate and beautiful setting attracted a C.18th and C.19th 'who's who' of poets and princesses whose legacy has left the town with many elegant villas and a genteel atmosphere.

Bagni di Lucca makes an ideal base for walking holidays with so much stunning scenery all around and the countryside is dotted with medieval hill villages unchanged for centuries.

It is ideally placed for day trips throughout northern Tuscany. By car or public transport. the charming walled city of Lucca is 25 minutes away and Pisa airport only an hour. The Versilia coast is easily reached as is Florence. By car the cinque Terre and Siena can also be visited as day trips.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Bagni di Lucca, Media Valle del Serchio

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Spring 2014
1 Apr 2014 - 31 May 2014
€185
€1,300
4 nights
 
 
High season
1 Jun 2014 - 11 Jul 2014
€1,700
7 nights
 
 
Peak
12 Jul 2014 - 13 Sep 2014
€1,850
7 nights
 
 
Autumn 2014
14 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
€1,450
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
€1,850
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Price includes: electricity, hot water etc, full clean before and after your stay, all bed linen, large towel and hand towel per person. pool towels provided. (for stays of more than one week a mid stay light clean and change of bed linen and towels)
No extra charges.
A complimentary welcome basket of local wine, basics and Tuscan specialities is included

You will be personally met on arrival by
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bagni di Lucca in Media Valle del Serchio

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 165 m²
Location Type:
  • village
  • mountain
  • town
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Spa
General:
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Maps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Hob
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • All four en-suite shower rooms have white Italian sanitary ware and chrome fittings and are tiled in a simple modern ivory colour scheme. All have large washbasin, matching bidet and toilet. Showers are luxury dual showers with choice of large overhead spray or hand-held spray , white ceramic shower tray and cream curtain. Each shower room has shelving, chrome hooks for wash-bags and a towel rail. One large bathroom towel and one hand towel is supplied per guest. Pool towels are also supplied so no need to bring any of your own.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , can add a single bed or cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , can add cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , can add a single bed or cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , can be double bed
  • The four bedrooms are all larger than average. They are stylish and decorated in light fresh colours with a hint of classic Tuscany. Mattresses were carefully selected for comfort, bedding is crisp white cotton. All rooms have two bedside tables with lamps and wardrobe. Three rooms have double beds whilst bedroom four can be made up with either two twin single beds or a double bed according to preference. As the rooms are so large we can easily add extra single beds or cots for babies on request. All four bedrooms have stunning views, two of the river and town and two of the thermal spa. All bedrooms have their own private modern en-suite shower room.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library
  • Video Games
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Garden ...
  • Wood Decking
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • caves
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • fitness centre
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • freshwater fishing
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • ski
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
Notes:
Guests renting the 4 bedroom option on a self catering basis have sole use of the whole of the top floor of the villa, the garden, barbecue and splash pool. The top floor has a private entrance and can be completely seperated from the other floors of the villa for guests total privacy. The top floor consists of private entrance, hall, loggia, dining room, kitchen, lounge and four bedrooms each with ensuite shower room. The owners may use the first floor as a seperate apartment with seperate private entrance. The owners do not use the garden when guests are staying but do regualr maintenance such as watering and weeding. Keen cooks are encouraged to freely use the fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables grown in the garden. Parents should note the terraced garden and steps are not suitable for the very young unless well supervised. Three friendly cats share the garden. Please note access is by a series of steps and it is not suitable for those with mobility difficulties
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