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Massimo

Member since: 2006
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Speaks English, Italian

Typical Tuscan Farmhouse, Finely Furnished, With Terrace On Enchanting View.

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Media Valle del Serchio - Casa del Ministro

Villa On The Hills Of Lucca, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Sofabed. Sleeps 7 People

This charming farmhouse restored in 2012, was formerly a small cloister dating back to 1700. It is located in the middle of an olive tree grove dominating the valley and the city of Lucca, which lies only 11 km from here. The owner is an interior designer, this is why interiors are refurbished with care and attention to details, using original Tuscan furniture and aiming at the perfect ease of the guests. The days in Lucca will be particularly agreeable thanks to its many attractions and points of interest: the sightseeing of the town, its unique city walls, churches, squares, museums etc. For those who love the sea, in 20 minutes you can reach the sea-side resorts of Versilia, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi - all renowned for their huge golden shores. For mountain lovers, in only 30 minutes you can be in the Garfagnana area and walk through its ancient villages. Take a chance to visit the cities of art and the most characteristic places of Tuscany (Pisa, Firenze, Siena, Cinque Terre) that are near to Lucca and easy to reach. In case some day you do not want to go anywhere, you can enjoy the impressive terrace, which is definitely the peculiarity of this house, offering the possibility to stay outside in complete relax. A magical place surrounded by nature where everything is like it used to be – only a few ancient houses deep in the stillness of the hills and an enchanting atmosphere due to the magnificent view, outstanding during the day and lovely by night.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Massimo (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks English, Italian

Reviews

4.9
based on 39 holidaymaker reviews

Typical Tuscan Farmhouse, Finely Furnished, With Terrace On Enchanting View.
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews
5

Outstanding view and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Massimo's house was outstanding in every way and Massimo was a wonderful host. The view was amazing and the property was nestled in an olive grove. The place was impeccably neat and well equipped. Well worth a stay. We hope to be eating breakfast on the patio taking in the view as soon as we can again.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Italy and this place totally lived up to my expectations of the beauty of Tuscany. We spent a week at Massimo's wonderful farm house overlooking Lucca. Massimo was very helpful and accommodating. The house is more lovely than in the pictures and my favourite part was having coffee on the sunny terrace every morning. We had a wonderful traditional Lucchese meal prepared for us at the house by a local cook. Lucca is a lovely town with an ancient wall surrounding it. We rented bikes one day and rode around the pathway on top of the wall.There is lots to see and do in the area, but if you are looking for a peaceful place to get away from it all, you will love this place. It is very well set up with everything one needs and the bathrooms and showers were excellent. We highly recommend Massimo's place, we would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

This our second time to stay at this amazing home. We enjoyed it so much the first time, we just had to return. Massimo is the ultimate host, always making sure everything is just right for his guests. Massimo has the most interesting stories about the property and also anything you need or questions he can answer. The house is always immaculate upon arrival and is so tastefully decorated. What an awesome time the 3 of us had once again and we will be back for a third visit we hope very soon. Mille grazie Massimo!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Superb!

  • 5 of 5

For our first trip to Italy, my husband and I chose to stay here in Lucca in Massimo's home for nine days, and we could not have been more enchanted with our decision. Massimo is extremely attentive to detail and very organized, and he and his wife have created a lovely retreat. The villa is beautifully furnished and well-equipped with amenities, and Massimo is eager to provide any additional information one might need, including excellent recommendations for dining, etc. Thoe house is centrally located to access both smaller towns as well as larger venues and is also close to a grocery store. The scenery is simply spectacular from the home and certainly would be equally enjoyable outside on the patio during warmer months. And, as other HomeAway guests had noted, we also arranged with Massimo to have Carla come to prepare a dinner for us early during our stay, and it was magnificent. We cannot recommend our experience here any more highly and we hope that maybe our travels will bring us back to enjoy another magical respite, thanks to Massimo! Luccan perfection!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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British Columbia, Canada
5

Homey Villa

  • 5 of 5

Massimo's villa in the hills outside of Lucca was perfect for our group of 5 adults as we explored Tuscany. Massimo met us in a convenient location in Lucca to guide us to the villa and assist us to settle in and provide information on nearby grocery stores and places to eat.

The villa was very nicely decorated, well taken care of and had all the necessary amenities in good working order. Each of the the three bedrooms were comfortable and we all slept well. The terrace was gorgeous, with views of the olive trees and the town of Lucca in the distance.

A highlight of our stay was having Carla cook an amazing dinner that featured several different starter/ antipasto dishes allowing us to taste a wide range of specialities from the area. This was followed by two different pasta dishes - a gnocchi and a pappardelle. The main course was chicken with Tuscan sausage prepared in a lovely tomato and olive sauce along with side dishes of crispy baked potatoes, polenta and garlic beans. Dessert was a lemon and cream "Grandmother's cake". We finished off with an aperitif of white maraschino cherries from Carla's garden soaked in Limoncello. We organized this dinner for the night we arrived and had left overs which gave us dinner for the next two evenings.

The villa was a great base for us to explore Lucca as well as other areas within Tuscany. We did day trips to Pisa, Volterra and San Gimignano as well as explore some smaller hill top towns including Monteriggioni, Montecarlo and Vellano. There are several wineries and interesting sites, such as the Ponte della Maddalena bridge (Devil's bridge) near Borgo a Mozzano.

We would recommend this villa and would stay again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado
5

Outstanding visit to Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our villa just outside of Lucca. The villa was very comfortable for four adults. The grounds were relaxing and impeccably maintained; the views were outstanding. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Tirrenia Golf
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Restaurant
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

The city of Lucca boasts some wonderfully charming urban spaces: the most famous of these is surely the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, built on the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheatre by the architect Lorenzo Nottolini, a unique architectural marvel. The main artery running through the historic centre is the narrow Via Fillungo, a medieval street lined with the city’s most prestigious shops. Some of Lucca’s other picturesque squares include Piazza San Michele, the city’s historic fulcrum, and Piazza San Martino, the centre of religious life and the site of the renowned Duomo di San Martino. Its immense historic-monumental opulence has prompted a recent proposal to include Lucca’s historic centre – which also comprises a historic playhouse, the Teatro del Giglio - in UNESCO’s world heritage list.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lucca, Piana di Lucca

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
May 2016
30 Apr 2016 - 27 May 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£692
for 7 nights
£692
 
 
June 2016
25 Jun 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£647
for 7 nights
£647
 
 
July-August 2016
2 Jul 2016 - 27 Aug 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,042
for 7 nights
£1,042
 
 
September 2016
28 Aug 2016 - 1 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£913
for 7 nights
£913
 
 
October 2016
2 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£669
for 7 nights
£669
 
 
November 2015
30 Oct 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
£335
for 4 nights
From
£84
£418
£951
 
 
Decamber 2015
27 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£335
for 4 nights
From
£84
£418
 
 
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£494
for 7 nights
£494
 
 
Jan -Febr 2017
9 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£335
for 4 nights
From
£84
£380
£913
 
 
March 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£441
for 7 nights
£441
 
 
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£571
for 7 nights
£571
 
 
April 2016
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£593
for 7 nights
£593
 
 
April 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£609
for 7 nights
£609
 
 
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£692
for 7 nights
£692
 
 
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£761
for 7 nights
£761
 
 
July -August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,042
for 7 nights
£1,042
 
 
September 2017
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£913
for 7 nights
£913
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £152

Weekly prices include: the rent of the property, private parking, all bedlinen and towels.
Wireless internet is available free.
Weekly prices DO NOT INCLUDE: electricity, gas (for hot water and kitchen), final cleaning..Gas for heating to pay on consumption.
Wood to pay on consuptions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 105 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pink Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Ivory Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Yellow Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Pretty bedroom with the trerrace - 1 Double Bed , with the terrace
    Romantic bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Poster bed, antique furniture, antique toys.
    Elegant Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Antique furniture. If it's necessay 2 single beds
  • Cot available on request In the Living room there is a sofa bed for 1 people.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our olive oil production in the property. Versilia Golf Club is 30 km far from this holiday house Montecatini Golf is 18 km far this holiday house Cook on request to prepare dinner at home

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