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SWEET SMART GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT FOR 2 OR 4 PEOPLE INSIDE THE WALLS WITH A/C

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 double bedroom. 1 double sofa bed, WiFi, air conditioning, central location

CASA GIUSTINA is a stilish apartment located on the ground floor of an antique palace along a central quiet street inside the walls of Lucca.

The apartment have been completely renovated in mid 2011 and has all modern comforts, and a beautiful view over a lovely 'secret' garden. The apartment has Wi-Fi internet connection, Sat tv and Air conditioning.

COMPOSITION:

1 double bedroom with king szize bed, 1 bathroom with built-in shower (the shower is very large and also havea little window overlooking the garden), 1 large living room with double large size sofa bed to sleep 2 more people, fully equipped kitchen (dishwwasher, washer and dryer, freezer, refrigerator, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, 4 ring stoves etc..).

The central location of the apartment gives access to:

the main shopping street and Torre Guinigi (2 mins walking from the apartment)

Palazzo Pfanner (less than 1 mins walking)

Piazza San Michele and The Palazzo Ducale (2 mins)

Railway and bus station (5-8 mins)

Keywords: Apartment

More Details

Owner
Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 August, 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 2011

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 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
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • A baby crib and the use of sofa bed is available upon request
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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SWEET SMART GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT FOR 2 OR 4 PEOPLE INSIDE THE WALLS WITH A/C
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews
Surprise, Arizona
5

Quiet neighborhood great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this one bedroom apartment. We were on a very quiet street but we were just minutes away from everything. We were glad we stayed within the walls because the city changes when the tour buses leave. We would absolutely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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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New York, NY, USA
5

A Gem Inside the Walls!

  • 5 of 5

Lucca is an idyllic city and this apartment, located well and inside the walls, provides a magnificent base for seeing northern Tuscany. We spent ten very comfortable days here, walking on the wall daily (with what seemed to be much of the town) and traveling both by car and train to nearby areas. Florence and Pisa were short train rides away. Driving through Tuscany and to Tuscan hill towns is an amazing experience. Our car rental had to be parked outside the walls, but Parcheggio Palatucci was only a 5-10 minute walk away and was quite reasonable. The apartment itself is probably best for two people, although there is a studio couch in the living room. The washer/dryer worked very well, although it does take considerable time. The dishes, pots and pans, etc. were more than enough and our stay was very comfortable. The building itself, with its massive doors and the small but pretty garden, adds to the impressive aura. There are good food stores nearby and something wonderful to see on every street and around every corner. There are wonderful restaurants only minutes away. This is an apartment to be enjoyed and used -- a special place.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy that you had a lovely time! It was a pleasure to host you in my apartment!
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Greer, SC USA
1

Look Elsewhere Now

  • 1 of 5

I only give negative reviews when it is really warranted. This is one of those rare moments. Below you will see another negative review, and the owner accuses the writer of being very dishonest. I am sure she will say the same of me since she has already done so in email messages. Be warned, you will not receive common courtesy if something goes wrong during your stay. Initially, the owner acted as though she had little time for us and left soon after letting us in and giving us instructions, including the fact that we should not run two major electrical appliances at once; such as "the stove and a hair dryer." The apartment is small. The bedroom has just enough room for one person to walk around the bed, but no more. The bathroom is very narrow, and the shower is cramped. There is no place to put toiletries; only a tiny shelf for your toothbrush. When the sofa bed is open, there is very little room left in the living/dinning/kitchen area. There were not enough pots, pans or utensils and what was available was very low quality. The washer/dryer is small, the cycles are very long, and your clothes will likely come out wet. The owner states below that customer satisfaction is her main concern. Nothing could be further from the truth. On the day we were preparing to leave we washed a load of clothes. When the long cycle finished, we tried to open the washer door and it would not open. When we informed the owner, she seemed to say it was our fault, but said she would mail the clothes when the repair man came 4 days later! In later emails she expected us to pay for returning our clothes. I had assumed she would return them at her expense which would be the courteous and right thing to do. She then accused me of breaking the washer when that was clearly not the case. She took no responsibility for the failure of the machine. THAT is when she accused me of being dishonest as she does with another client review below. If the satisfaction of your guests is your "main concern," one would assume that returning their property would be a high priority, but instead of working for our satisfaction, she defamed my character. I suppose the cost of shipping our clothes was of more concern than our satisfaction. There is a clear difference between her claims of valuing customer satisfaction and her actions. If you are looking for a good rental experience, look elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This renter was happy with the apartment and did not make any complaint at arrival. The only reason he is writing this negative review is because I did not send (at my expense) the clothes they left in the washing machine after they broke the washing machine door. The proof is here below, in our email exchange where the renter said that he was going to send a negative review if I would have not sent the clothes at my expense. No complaint about the apartment being a bad place to stay was mentioned before! Here below is the copy/paste of our email exchange before receiving the review: SONIA SAID: I spoke with the shipping company, and to send the parcel with the clothes they asked 80 €. I do not know if it is convenient to ship the package. RENTER SAID: I don’t understand your message. You told us you would send the clothes to us. We expect you to send the clothes at your expense. One of the shirts alone is worth $80. Please let us know when the parcel is sent. SONIA SAID: The technician told me that the door was forced and this might be because you thought the cycle was finished. Otherwise the door does not break itself. Is that right? RENTER SAID: I assume this means you are not sending us the clothes which leaves me no other choice but to give you a very bad review on VRBO. I was hoping to avoid a negative situation, but I see no other option if you don't send the clothes! If I don't hear from you soon I will assume you are not sending the clothes. SONIA SAID: I will not give in to your blackmail attempt so you can go ahead and write a negative review if that's the way you need to vent your anger. Your dishonesty is very disappointing. Honestly I never had any problem with american visitors, they all have been so kind and nice, this is the first time I experience something like this.
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5

We would thoroughly recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week in this apartment and it is super. Everything you could want and such a lovely place to be, so convenient for the train station, museums, shopping, groceries, eating out....... The flat is immaculate and tastefully decorated but also extremely practical despite us having a three year old boy.. Bathroom is nice and gorgeous. The owners are so helpful and have really put a lot of thought into the flat. I am running out of superlatives, suffice to say that we loved it and if we are ever back in Lucca we would definately stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very very much for your kind review! Sonia
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5

a smart and well appointed place

  • 5 of 5

Dear Mrs S., your lovely apartment suited our needs perfectly. The apartment is nicely laid out, well-furnished and, if anything, perhaps too comfortable; we were at times reluctant to leave. Our stay was wonderful, we visited every corner of this beautiful town and also had daily trips to Florence and Pisa as well as Cinque Terre since your apartment is so close to bus and train stations. Thanks for your tips about restaurants and places to visit, we enjoyed very much. After staying in your apartment I learned why people in Lucca and even here speak so well about you. Your properties are worth a 5 star rate. We look forward to returning either at this apartment or one of your other nice places. Cheers! Alicia+Howard

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dearest Alicia, thank you so much for your lovely review. it has been very nice to have you as our guest in Lucca. Hope to see you again soon! Sonia
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1

Photos can be deceiving

  • 1 of 5

Sonia was friendly. Previous reviews described her as sweet and she helped people with a sick child by taking them to a pharmacy. There is a pharmacy on every street. I wonder who is actually behind some of these reviews.

When we entered the apartment, It was dark and appeared smaller.

The bed was hard and the bedding was damp.

We were 3 of us with no place to put your stuff. The sofa bed takes up the whole floor of the living room.

The sofa bedding was stale and dirty. It smelled of people and it was damp.

The floors were filthy and Sonia made a comment that she had time to clean since we were late, yet the was no wet cloths, nor was the mop wet. It smelled so musty by the second day.

We got into bed the first night and the pillows were flat. They smelled like old men.

The towels were a joke. They were thin and grey and stiff. They were air dried but they were surely not washed properly.

Things were dusty.

Our clothing was so damp that getting dressed was hard. The pages in my book were also wet. Our towels wouldn't dry either.

The other thing that bothered me is if I was a "landlord", I'd have at least made sure there was a roll of toilet paper for the people arriving. Before we could even use the toilet (after 7 hours of travelling) we had to find a store. There was no hand soap either. We left what we purchased so hopefully it's still there for the next person to use.

The washer/dryer was impossible to figure out. I tried to use it but it went for hours and hours and obviously I did something wrong but the instructions were not helpful. The manual didn't really tell you how to use the machine.

By the third day, I was so congested from the mustiness that I sent a message that we couldn't handle it any more. I got an email back within 2 hours asking if we wanted to change units. Then, we never heard back from them. By 9:00 pm, we got tired of waiting and I dreaded going to bed in this mattress again as by this time too, my back was killing me. We called Sonia and she brushed us off and gave us her son's number. After no answer, I texted Sonia and told her that I would be doing a review and low and behold, the son then answers and complains that we called him 3x. So he knew but didn't answer. He said it was too late to do anything about it as we should have called earlier. My husband tried very hard to remain calm while he could be heard yelling into the phone from the next room. He then let us use another unit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I AM VERY SURPRISED TO READ THIS REVIEW. I HOPE NOT TO FIND ANY DISAPPOINTING RENTERS LIKE THIS ANYMORE. THE REVIEW IS TOTALLY CRAZY AND DESCRIBES THE APARTMENT LIKE THE WORST IN THE WORLD DESPITE ALL THE 4 AND5 STARS REVIEWS. I DO ADVERTISE OVER 40 PROPERTIES ON THIS WEBISTE ALL WITH A HIGH RATING (ALL 4 AND MAINLY 5 STARS REVIEWS). THIS GUESTS HAVE BEEN UNRELIABLE AND VERY RUDE. I WAS SO SORRY AT THE BEGINNING AND SURPRISED ABOUT SUCH RUDENESS THAT I IMMEDIATELY UPGRADED THE GUESTS INTO A LUXURY APARTMENT WHICH WAS FREE WITHOUT CHARGING ANY FEE: SUCH A SHAME THEY DID NOT MENTION IT: VERY DISHONEST RENTERS! ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE APARTMENT: THE APARTMENT IS SMALL (NERALY 50 SQ METRES) AS THE PHOTOS AND THE DESCRIPTION CLERALY SUGGEST. WHEN THEY BOOKED I INFORMED THE RENTERS THAT THE APARTMENT WAS GOING TO BE TOO SMALL FOR 3 PEOPLE BUT THEY SAID THEY WERE ON A TIOGHT BUDGET SO WANTED TO RENT IT ANYWAY. IT IS CLEAR THAT THEY RENTED IT IN ORDER TO MAKE UP A MESS LIKE THEY DID AND TO OBTAIN A MORE SPACIOUS PLACE FOR FREE. VERY VERY VERY DISHONEST. IN 10 YEARS OF SUCCESSFULL BUSINNESSIT WAS MY FIRST TIME WITH SUCH A TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE AND I HOPE IT IS THE LAST ONE. ALL MY 40+ RENTALS HAVE EXCELLENT REVIEWS AND GUESTS BECOMES FRIENDS IN MY LIFE (THEY EVEN COME TO VISIT AT MY HOUSE AND I GO TO VISIT THEM ABROAD) AND MY GUESTS' SATISFACTION IS MY MAIN CONCERN.
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
PISA and FLORENCE
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
TURANDOT
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
MONTECATINI
Nearest Train
300 Metres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
LUCCA EST
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
TRATTORIA DA LEO
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI
Nearest Point of Interest
Palazzo Pfanner
Nearest Point of Interest
Palazzo Mansi National Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Wine shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurant Da Leo
Nearest Point of Interest
Take away Pizzeria
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurant Osteria di Bacco
Nearest Point of Interest
Groceries
Nearest Point of Interest
Famouse Bakery Forno Giusti
Nearest Point of Interest
Famous Grocery Prospero
Nearest Point of Interest
Pizzeria
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Famous Pastry Shop Pinelli
Nearest Point of Interest
Butcher
Nearest Point of Interest
Ice Cream Shop Santini
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurant Tosca
Nearest Point of Interest
Antique Grocery Store
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
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£444
for 4 nights
From
£111
£505
£1,867
 
 
High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£462
for 4 nights
From
£116
£555
£2,008
 
 
High Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£444
for 4 nights
From
£111
£505
£1,867
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£323
for 4 nights
From
£81
£384
£989
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£294
for 4 nights
From
£73
£367
£780
 

Additional pricing information

Prices include:
cleaning, maid, weekly cleaning + change of towels and linens for stay multiple of 1 week excluding for the monthly rate, final cleaning, towels, linens, air conditioning, wi-fi, electricity, hot water, gas, all taxes.

Minimum stay is 4 nights. Please enquire for 3 nights availability and prices.

Winter heating is charged extra for a little daily fee.

Online reservations through the Homeaway Payments are subject to a 2.7% charge to be paied at arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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