2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private pool, air conditioning, wifi, barbeque
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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 Farmhouse in 2015
Why Mrs Sonia chose Capannori
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 Farmhouse 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.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
A Villa and people beyond words
We have returned home from a fantastic 2 weeks in Tuscany wishing that we had spent two weeks in Tuscany! The Farmhouse Coccinelle (what a funny name!) was the perfect pla-ce for our family of 4 (all adults) to relax, unwind, and enjoy the beauty of the house. Thanks to the loving care that Sonia put into this property, we hated to leave! Upon our ar-rival, we received a great orientation about the area and the rich history of the home. We were also given cell phones and a preprogrammed GPS (very helpful!) to use for the week that we requested in advance to Mrs Cristina. Thanks to Cristina, we had a deli-cious meal delivered to the villa to enjoy our first night. This was money well spent as we were tired from our long trip. We took day trips to Lucca (very close), Florence, Pisa and Cinque Terre. Sonia has all of the directions for these destinations at the villa. We enjoy-ed all of the day trips, but hated to leave the beautiful villa. After we returned from our day trips, the kids headed straight for the pool with a garden and setting that is beyond words. When we travel, we really enjoy getting to know the people who live in the area and seeing how they live. We enjoyed using our limited Italian to talk to the neighbors...they were very friendly and kind...one even brought us fresh figs from her garden...yum! Another group invited me to sit down with them as I was returning from my morning run. A highlight of the trip was the barbeque party at the villa. Cristina fired up bbq and taught us how to make the best meat that we have ever had. It was fun to chat with her about life in Italy...a night that we will always remember. Finally, we all slept like babies at the villa...it is quiet! The only sounds you hear in the morning are birds and roosters...wonderful! The beds were extremely comfortable with fresh linen sheets. We loved our visit...
Very Grateful Mark and Stephanie, your guests in November 2018
Three visits to Coccinelle Farmhouse
For three glorious vacations (October 2016, October 2017 & October 2018), my family and I trave-led to Italy and stayed in this delightful home. Coccinelle Farmhouse has all the charm of the Tu-scan countryside: sunshine on your face, open fields to roam and culinary experiences to share. The villa gave our family (3 generations) plenty of room to congregate and enough places for a little privacy. All three years I traveled with my bicycle, wandering through many of the villages that sur-round Lucca and never did get to see all the places I wanted to. The house is situated between the flatlands of the coastal waters and the hilly region of Lucca; an excellent location for the true cyclist. My family and I were particularly pleased with our host, Sonia who shared with us the Italian way besides providing an immaculate home. From harvesting olives to a performance of a Puccini ope-ra to a local blacksmith making tools, they gave us an insider’s look at this beautiful country. We learned how to make pizza in a stone oven, tasted wine only the locals know about and stepped on-to the Ponte del Diavolo (Devil’s Bridge). So bring your book if you need some down time by the pool, bring your appetite to eat all the delicious offerings, bring your intellect to study the arts and don’t forget your sense of adventure to discover all that Italy that is known for. This is THE place!-
What a beautiful property, gracious owner and overall I would highly recommend!
Thank you Lisa for taking precious timeoff to share your invaluble feedback with us. We look forward to meet you again! With the warmest regards, Sonia and the Lucca Apartments and Villas team.
A delightful country retreat
The house is quite charming and well equipped although the bathrooms could benefit from a little modernisation and the second bedroom is definitely for children only. Stefano (The Owner) is at hand to deal with any problems as he lives next door - in fact you share a drive and we saw him every day. Cristina was there to welcome us and give us a pretty comprehensive introduction to the property and the area.
It is fair to say that the situation of the property is very rural. There is a small bar a couple of minutes away and a well stocked local mini-market just around the corner, however there are no restaurants within easy walking distance and even if you did fancy a half hour brisk walk, the roads are quite busy and not particularly walker-friendly (no verges so you are walking on the road), but there are a number of restaurants within a ten or fifteen minute drive. Be sure to bring plenty of insect repellent - the mosquitoes are voracious both during the day and night.
All in all a delightful little cottage, very away from it all and in the midst of some stunning countryside.
Thank John, I am happy you enjoyed your stay. Exact location of the house is shown on the map on the advert of the house. Just to clarify: one bar in 2 mins walk away (quiet and not busy road), a grocery store 5 mins walk away (quiet and not busy road), 2 restaurants and a 2 bars and tennic court in 20 mins walk (quiet and not busy road), many restaurants and groceries and supermarket and pizzerias in a 20 mins walk or 5 mins by car on a busy street (and not 15 mins as said in the review). Sonia
Charming, peaceful and welcoming farmhouse in beautiful Tuscany
I just want to say thank you so much to Christina, Christina and Stephano for helping us have such a wonderful stay in Lucca, Tuscany. The whole holiday was well planned and organised, with frequent and helpful communication before we arrived. Christina also recommended an excellent taxi company to transfer my family from Florence airport to the villa, and kindly bought us some grosseries as we were arriving on the Saturday evening. The villa was just as we hoped, clean, well presented and with a traditionally Italian feel in places. The gardens and pool area were lovely and well maintained, we spent several days just relaxing there. There was a great mini market 5 minutes walk down the road and Lucca was a 20 minute taxi/car ride away. We would highly recommend staying here again, we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at the farmhouse and would certainly book again. Thank you.
It was lovely to meet you! Thank you very much for your kindness, I hope to meet you again soon! Warmly, Sonia
CLEAN, COMFORTABLE, AMAZING TOWN & FRIENDLY FAMILY
My husband and I spotted the advert and Coccinelle farnhouse looked delightful. We made enquiries and Sonia replied quickly with exactly the details we needed. As our travelling arrangements were a bit complicated she was very helpful, always giving us contact numbers and making everything run smoothly. When we arrived the property was even more attractive than we expected, and both Sonia and Cristina knew just how much to chat with us and give us space and privacy. It was fascinating to discover about the wine and Olive Oil that they produce, and it is well worth trying (shame we did not have room to take much more home!). Very helpful, friendly and efficient. A pleasure to be their guests.
My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! The whole staff at Lucca Apartments and Villas was extremely happy to take care of you! Hope to see you again soon in Lucca! Sonia