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

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Massimo
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lucca in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Weekly prices DO NOT include: Electricity, GAS/LPG for hot water, and kitchen, Bed linen and Towels : Euro 50 . Final cleaning Euro 70,00
  • Weekly prices DO NOT INCLUDE: HEATING, wood for fireplace to pay in cash on consumption.Security deposit Euro 250 to pay in cash on arrival.
  • Cancellation Policy: Please refer to owner's stated policy. 1° payment, 25% at the booking by credit card. 2° payment 75 % in cash at the check-in
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
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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
  • 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 Chef on request to prepare dinner at home

Reviews

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Typical Tuscan Farmhouse, Finely Furnished, With Terrace On Enchanting View.
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 87 reviews
5

Wonderful two month stay at Casa del Ministro!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Lucca by train late on a Saturday afternoon to be met by our host Massimo who took us to the house in the hills, about a twenty minute drive from the old city walls. It was immediately obvious the house is accurately and honestly described on the website, everything was spotlessly clean. The house is set in an olive grove with fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys, and the city of Lucca in the distance. The three bedrooms are large and comfortable, two with ensuites and a separate bathroom on the ground floor.

Massimo helped with our large amount of luggage and gave us a clear and thorough explanation of the appliances, heating, contents and layout of the property. Due to our late arrival he had offered to shop for us and our essential groceries were on the table along with a gift of bread, pasta and wine. On Monday Massimo drove us to a supermarket in the city where he guided us through the obvious differences between shopping in Australia and Italy. He spent the entire morning pointing out landmarks, good restaurants and shops, taking us to a bank, phone shop and finally helped us collect our hire car. Without his help the start of our stay would have been much more difficult.

Massimo graciously insisted from the outset that we call him if there were any problems or needed help with anything. During our two month stay he organised a language teacher for us and a gym membership for our neice. He was interested in our family history research, helping numerous times with phone calls and translations. He visited and called us often to ensure we were comfortable and quote "living well" in his house. These contacts were always enjoyable and never intrusive.

Massimo has two other properties, one next door to ours and one close to the old city walls, which he kindly invited us to view during our stay, both are of the same high standard as the house we rented.

We are extremely grateful to Massimo for his thoughtfulness, kindness and his support throughout our stay. Massimo's house became a home away from home for our two month stay in Lucca!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect... location idyllic. Massimo the owner was welcoming and helpful. The house was amazing

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in the house and Massimo the owner was very welcoming and helpful. The location is totally relaxing and idyllic . Everything was of the highest standard. A perfect away from it all holiday whilst ideally situation to visit Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property!!!! We absolutely loved our one-week stay in Massmo‘s farm house. The house and property is so beautiful and well-maintained. The view is absolutely stunning.

Massimo is also a wonderful host. He made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed for a perfect stay. We highly recommend this property if you are looking to stay in Lucca. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Villa in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Spent two weeks in this lovely place. Loved everything about it, the drive up from the bottom of the hill, the fantastic view, the warm and well appointed interior, the outside table perfect for meals and drinks. Massimo was a pleasure to meet and get to know. The feeling is remote in the lovely hills but it's very close to Lucca and Lucca is a wonderful city to visit. Don't miss renting bikes and biking the wall. Also, an easy drive or train to Florence, Pisa, Cinque a Terra and many hill towns. A great center point for a Tuscan adventure!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A truly wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 11 amazing nights at this charming little house, and couldn't be happier with our choice. Lucca is a beautiful city to visit in its own right, and was also a great home base for exploring the area - we visited Florence, Sienna, Chianti, San Gimignano, Pisa, and Cinque Terre. (tip - the villages of the very-nearby Valle del Serchio are uncrowded and beautiful to visit!) The house was a perfect spot - up in the hills about 15 minutes north of Lucca with spectacular views down into the valley. The house has three bedrooms and is very comfortable. We stayed in the winter and caught the first snow event in the last ten years, so we couldn't enjoy the outdoor space to its full potential, but we still didn't feel too crowded. The kitchen is definitely adequate if you want to cook a bit while you're in the house (we made breakfast most mornings).

Massimo is a truly excellent host. He met us as we got into town and took us up to the house - the house isn't exactly hard to find, but it's up some typically narrow hill lanes, and we were glad not to have to navigate it alone at night. Massimo is very knowledgeable about the area - he helped us find the free lot to park in just outside the walls of Lucca, and had good advice on several of our other destinations. He's also very attentive - he was always available to answer a question, and checked in regularly to make sure everything was perfect with our stay. We did have some mechanical issues (not Massimo's fault), which he was very diligent in resolving right away. One of the best homeshare hosts we've ever stayed with!

Great house, great location, great stay, great host. Couldn't ask for better!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved the house! It was everything you could want for a true Tuscan experience.

  • 5 of 5

An excellent experience all around. Massimo was an unbelievable host. He picked up us from the train station and took us grocery shopping. Our first night in Lucca we got lost and couldn't find where we parked our car. Massimo came and took us to our car at night! We had the chef cook for us and it was by far the best Italian meal we have ever had. Well worth the money. The property is georgous. Even in February we sat out on the terrace and enjoyed the sun. You definitely need a car and if you go in the winter be mindful of the need for heat and layering up when going out. Luca is a great city and we took side trips to Monte Carlo, Siena and Florence. Thanks Massimo for an incredible experience.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Pisa
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, Lucca Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
September 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£133
for 1 night
From
£133
 
 
October 2018
3 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£267
for 3 nights
From
£89
 
 
October 2018
6 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£778
for 7 nights
From
£111
 
 
October 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£778
for 7 nights
From
£111
 
 
October 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 22 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£169
for 2 nights
From
£84
 
 
November 2018
31 Oct 2018 - 6 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£600
for 5 nights
From
£120
£667
 
 
November 2018
7 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£391
for 4 nights
From
£98
£516
 
 
December 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£356
for 4 nights
From
£89
£445
 
 
December 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£578
for 7 nights
£578
 
 
Jan - February 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
£320
for 4 nights
From
£80
£445
 
 
March 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£516
for 7 nights
£516
 
 
April 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£694
for 7 nights
£694
 
 
May 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£809
for 7 nights
£809
 
 
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£889
for 7 nights
£889
 
 
July 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£978
for 7 nights
£978
 
 
July 2019
6 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,067
for 7 nights
£1,067
 
 
July - August 2019
13 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,218
for 7 nights
£1,218
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Wireless internet is available free.

Security deposit Euro 250,00 .( It will be back the day of your leaving )

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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