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TRUE LUXURY IS INTANGIBLE! charming high end quiet apartment ideal to chill out!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT WITH 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS, WI-FI, AIR CONDITION

The CASA ELEONORA apartment is a luxury ground floor apartment with wonderful views over an antique reinassance garden. The apartment lies on the ground floor of an antique Medieval palace dated back to middle age. The apartment is raised up from ground floor of 5 steps which makes it very bright and sunny.

The apartment is located in a very quiet corner of the town, just behind the Cathedral, in the area of the antique market. This area is very central and close to the train station (just 5 mins walking) but very quiet and apart from the crowds and tourist herds.

The apartment is AIR CONDITIONED and provided with a very reliable high speed WI-FI connection provided by the national phone company. The apartment comes with 2 BIKES and an underground safe garage to store them!

The apartment measures about 100 sq metres and has a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom for the day area, then 1 master bedroom with air conditioning with an ensuite luxury marble bathroom with built-in shower.

On the first floor a double bedroom with ensuite luxury bathroom with a built-in shower has a lovely view over the garden from high. This room can be sed as a second comfortable master bedroom that makes this apartment suitable for 2 couple travelling together, or for 2 singles travelling together hat do not wish to share a bedroom or for a couple travelling with guests visiting.

So, to resume, the total capacity of this apartment is 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

The apartment has a laundry room equipped with iron, board, WASHING MACHINE and CLOTHES DRYER.

The Apartment is located in the same building as my other apartments:

www.homeaway.co.uk/1153714 Called Casa Fanny (this is located upstair from this apartment)

www.homeaway.co.uk/1494451 Called Casa Mina (It is located in front of this apartment on the same floor)

This apartment is ideal for LARGE GROUPS as it can be combined with the other above mentioned apartment!

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Finnish, Turkish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Mrs Sonia

Hallo everyone! My name is SONIA and I am from Lucca. I run my Lucca Holiday Rentals company that offers exceptional apartments in the heart of Lucca. My goal is to help you fall in love with Lucca – to discover, explore, taste and savor new sights and experiences in this incredible city.

My company began almost 10 years ago when I started to rent my family villa after my parents moved to the mountains when they got retired. I spent there my entire childhood and I grew up there in deep contact with the nature and the history. My father thaught me everything about the birds and the antique trees and flowers of the villa and the smell of the sizzling pans used to wake me up each Sunday morning after my mum started to cook! I was fascinated by her when she was telling me the history of the villa in the past century. I thought this kind of feelings are too precious to let them go so then I had the idea to share my love of Lucca and “la dolce Vita” by finding beautiful apartments , villas and farmhouses in my favorite Lucca neighborhoods among my family members properties. Lucca Holiday Rentals started out as a boutique family company and now there are over 15 people working together. We are a friendly and enthusiastic team who will assist you every step of the way, from your first enquiry to your arrival in Lucca.

Mrs Sonia purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Mrs Sonia chose Lucca Area

Your Lucca experience begins with where you stay, and we offer you a warm home on the rolling hills of Lucca or in the heart of the walled town. Each of our property is carefully hand picked to ensure it meets our standards of authenticity and warmth, including outstanding locations in authentic Lucca neighborhoods. Find fully remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, comfortable beds with quality linens, exceptional locations, breathtaking terraces and panoramic views. When you reserve, we open our address book and share our favorite Lucca resources with you to help you plan and enjoy your stay – from excellent tour guides to cooking classes, private chefs, favorite restaurants and cafés to the best pastry shops in the neighborhood. Relax, explore, and enjoy each day to the fullest, experiencing a vacation in Lucca that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

What makes this apartment unique

My Philosophy

My goal is to offer you an extraordinary experience in one of Forbe’s Best Town in the World by enhancing your vacation and helping you to explore and experience the delights of living in Lucca.

Me and my helpful and knowledgeable team will guide you through your vacation planning process and help you choose the perfect apartment for your stay. When you’ve booked, the adventure begins. Want to explore the open air markets near your apartment, take a cooking lesson, relax on the Walls at sunset or hire a chef to cook dinner in your apartment? Based on our many years in Lucca, we happily share our resources and favorite suggestions for our guests so you can savor the fun of living like a local during your stay.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Outdoor Shower , This bathroom has a built-in shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Outdoor Shower , This bathroom has a built-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , A baby crib can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

TRUE LUXURY IS INTANGIBLE! charming high end quiet apartment ideal to chill out!
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
5

thank you Sonia for sharing the best apartment

  • 5 of 5

On our arrival we were shown round by sonia and her cleaner. Sonia was very welcoming and we were shown round well. I say this as the apartment is large bigger than the photos can express online. It is furnished beautifully with a fantastic view over the antique garden which we loved enjoying while playing chess or cards with the kids till the early hours. The Duomo and shops are a minute away all clean. Costs are very low compared to what we got and everything is well looked after and we were very satisfied. Sonia herself was very helpful answered any questions very quickly especially when we locked ourselves out. Thank you Sonia! We had a wonderful time and feel this is the best apartment in Lucca!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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4

Very nice apartment in quiet location near the walls and cathedral

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was very clean and spacious. Mrs. Sophia was very helpful and on time for our arrival. The apartment is on a quiet street away from the noise and traffic of the center of town but easy walking distance to everything. The entrance to our apartment was on a lovely inside courtyard with a locked entryway from the street being the only way to get to our door. There are three bedrooms and three baths. We used the main bedroom and bath just off the living room and kitchen. The upstairs bedroom has its own bath but you have to use a daunting spiral staircase to get up to that level. The basement bedroom appears to be rarely used. There is a washer and dryer on the basement level. The dryer took a long time to dry clothes probably because the vent needed cleaning. We couldn't figure out how to do that. The main bath and bedroom require a small flight of stairs up from the main floor and the bedroom is down some stairs from the bath.That was not a problem but could be if you have trouble with steps. The bathroom is big enough but the shower leaks on the floor and drains very slowly. The kitchen is very nice although we didn't cook. We did keep things in the refrigerator for snacks and breakfast.

The only problem we had was that the wifi only worked about half the time, usually stopping mid day and coming back on in the middle of the night. We tried rebooting the router but that did not appear to be the problem. Also we could not figure out to get broadcast stations on the TV. There was one video for the DVD player and interestingly enough it was the Diane Lane movie "Under the Tuscan Sun". The town is just beautiful and we had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stylish and Smart!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Mrs. Sonia, Thank you for providing hospitality at the apartment in Lucca last week. It is an exquisitely lovely place, and was very comforting, especially since we were stuck inside on the rainy day! Your lovely apartment was the perfect homebase for our family of four. I really loved exploring Lucca, and so enjoyed the beautiful, comfortable and convenient apartment. The location was very nice. Thank you for all of your help. I wish that I could return some day! Regards, Martha

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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5

WARMLY RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION IN LUCCA

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to spend our holiday in this handsomely decorated, spotlessly clean, stylish and elegant accommodation in central Lucca.

The apartment is situated in a quiet leafy lane but within a stones throw of busier streets and all the historical attractions in this lovely medieval city.

Mrs Sonia, the representitive who met with, and dealt with us was charming, friendly, helpful and kind.

If you were holidaying during the week in term time, you may be as fortunate as we were to be awakened by the soothing sounds of beautiful classical music emanating from the music school nearby.

We particularly enjoyed the Puccini music concerts held in the church of San Giovanni every day of the year and the wide choice of reasonably priced, good standard restaurants all over the city.

We would be delighted to recommend this property and this company to any of our friends wishing to visit Tuscany.

Jane

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your great review, we really appreciate. It was a real pleasure for us having you and your family as my guests and I hope to see you again!
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5

Comfortable and charming inside the walls of Lucca

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay in Lucca if you are there for a week or more (and it is certainly a city worth spending time in). Being on the ground floor but not directly on the street level was perfect for my age. The flat itself has everything you could want, the bathroom has a good shower and is all decorated with Italian marble. It also has a washing machine and clothes dryer. The sitting room is very comfortable, with quality couches, and those amazing views over the antique garden. There is useful reading material in English about Lucca. And importantly, the beds, large and in separate bedrooms with good cupboard space is also very comfortable. Both the bedrooms are spacious and effective, we found the apartment ideal for our group of 4 for our 2 winter weeks. The upstairs bedroom has a gorgeous windows overlooking the garden and an ensuite bathroom with grand shower. The highlight for us was the location. There is a high quality grocery/delicatessen/wine shop practically next door (to the right from the front door) selling the best of Tuscan produce, and a very large supermarket tucked away downstairs in an arcade to the left just a minute's walk away. We tried a variety of local restaurants, and preferred the unpretentious osteria which offer limited menus of good home style Tuscan cooking and decent house wine for very reasonable prices. Lucca is a small city, and all its major attractions are within an easy stroll of the apartment. It also makes a good base to explore the Tuscan countryside or for a day trip to Florence. Not having a car we booked a day trip with local guide, Donatella, to visit some wineries on the hills to try the famous Lucca wines. This was a great day out with a very engaging and knowledgeable guide. Overall, we highly recommend a stay in this Lucca flat.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice to meet all of you, your family s great! Hope to see you again in the future!
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5

pleasantly surprised

  • 5 of 5

The Eleonor apartment was perfect for me and my husband. We spent 3 weeks there and had some friends visiting for the weekends so the second bedroom and private bathroom was perfect. We had plenty of room to enjoy socializing together with two large separate bed/bath areas for privacy. The apartment was well stocked and we were pleasantly surprised to have 3 bathrooms and a clothes washer and dryer. The living room provided a wonderful spot for our evening wine & cheese with pleasant view over the enchanting garden. We couldn't have asked for more! The location is perfect - a close walk to restaurants, grocery store and shops. We loved the bikes that we rented at one of the shops nearby so we could tour the town and ride along the wall of the city. Plus Sonia and Cristina were so helpful with getting us oriented and providing local information. This is a great place to stay in a wonderful city!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write the review. It was very nice to meet you and I am glad you all enjoyed your time at the house and that you had great time in Lucca! Best regards, Sonia :)
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
PISA and FLORENCE
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
PASTICCERIA DIANDA
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
TORCIGLIANO
Nearest Train
200 Metres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
LUCCA EST
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
IL GIGLIO
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI
Car: not necessary

Lucca, beautiful city, famous for its monumental 15th century fortified wall. But dig a little deeper and you find that its winding medieval streets actually follow the plan laid out by the Romans in 180BC. And before the Romans, Lucca was one of the major centres of Etruria, the ancient country of central Italy that more or less corresponds to modern Tuscany. Unsurprisingly then, Lucca is steeped in history. Your twelfth century building is just a small part of that. There are museums and churches, and the magnificent cathedral, the Duomo di San Martino, is the town’s finest Romanesque building, its impressive façade a triumph of sculpture, carving and inlay work – at just five minutes’ walk from the apartment. Modern delights include terrific restaurants, bars and shops, all within a few minutes’ walk. In Lucca’s winding streets, the pedestrian comes before the car, so you can move at your own pace. In fact wandering the streets is one of the great pleasures of the city.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lucca, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£293
for 4 nights
From
£73
£422
£1,016
 
 
Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£396
for 4 nights
From
£99
£517
£1,895
 
 
High Season
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£431
for 4 nights
From
£108
£603
 
 
High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£465
for 4 nights
From
£116
£689
 
 
Mid Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£396
for 4 nights
From
£99
£517
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£293
for 4 nights
From
£73
£422
£1,016
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£293
for 4 nights
From
£73
£422
£1,016
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

THE 2 STEPS to MAKE A RESERVATION:

1. ONLINE BOOKING: book and pay in full online through Homeaway using your credit card (renter has to pay 2.7% credit card fee at arrival). Cancelled booking will not receive a refund.
2. DIRECT BOOKING: Receive a written rental agreement and then decide if to pay a deposit of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking by wire bank transfer or alternatively phone me and just pay a deposit by credit card of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking. No fees are applied. The balance can be paied at a later stage by wire bank transfer or upon arrival.
CANCELLATION POLICIES: For DIRECT BOOKINGS in the event of cancellation, for any reason including health, the deposit is forfeited. In case the cancellation is within 90 days of the start of the rental dates, the full rental balance is payable as well. If the cancellation is over 90 days from the start of the rental dates, the balance will not be requested. Cancelled ONLINE BOOKINGS will not receive a refund. I recommend CSA travel insurance in the event your plans change or emergencies arise.
Prices include: final cleanings after departure of the guests, laundry (towels and linens), wi-fi, air conditioning, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, the booking service and the whole assistance of Mrs Sonia and her staff before and during the whole stay. There are no extra charges to pay.

Minimum stay is 4 nights.

Winter heating is charged for 6 euros daily or according to comsuption for long term rentals.

Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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