|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Hi there.Thanks for looking at our beautiful villa.
Before going on, please do take time to read the following.
Please note all payments are made DIRECT into our United Kingdom bank account.
All prospective interested parties are spoken too by us, before we take any booking forward.
If your looking for a great place to stay that is real Tuscany, still unspoilt and away from the crowds; then we have the ideal place to suite your needs
We aim to be different from all the other properties on here by treating you the way we would like to be treated ourselves,with excellent customer service and no hidden costs.
Villa Rosa is a re-modernised 1300 's villa,situated 10 minutes above, the historical spa town of Bagni Di Lucca.
Our location has the best of both worlds. Being in a small, quite hamlet and at the same time, reachable from Pisa Airport in little over an hour. With the our regional capital of Lucca, around 30 minutes away.
From our first reply to your initial email enquiry, to the day you leave the villa, our mission is to make dealing and staying with us, the best Tuscany Villa experience that you will ever have.
How do we do it?
Simple We treat people the same way we want to be treated when we go on holiday ourselves.
You can read about our excellent customer service in the reviews people have kindly let us.
We aim to reply back within the hour to most enquires during central european times.This means your not hanging around waiting to hear back.We also offer a FREE call back service to make the whole booking process more personal and help ease any worries you may have regarding booking on line. Any questions future visitors may have are thus answered quickly and professionally.
Our team can speak fluently in English, French Spanish and Italian and we won't be happy until your 100% that we are the best place for you to come and stay.
Villa Rosa offers the ideal base to discover the joys of Tuscany being in the Tuscan Triangle (Pisa ,Lucca & Firenze)
The Villa is 75 minutes from Pisa & Florence Airport & 35 minutes from Lucca,the provincial capital.
The beauty of its location provides the opportunity for total tourism all year round; with the Tuscan Rivera an hour by car & the ski slopes of Abetone are 35 minutes away. Ideal for walkers and those looking for mountain adventure, you can walk from 100 metres above sea level to nearly 1,300 metres above sea. Mountain biking, road cycling and moto cross, are all popular sports in the area as well. La Lima river also provides a great back drop for white water rafting and fishing.
After your exercise why not visit the roman spa,10 minutes away in Bagni di Lucca.Everything from an excellent steam to the famous mud treatments.
Looking for great food? You won't be disappointed, with everything from family run trattoria's with 10 euro lunch menu's to michelin graded restaurants, for that special occasion.
For those needing internet facilities,Villa Rosa has excellent, FREE Wi Fi Internet, with a new large 8.5m x 4m pool surrounded by our orchard/garden. It offers comfort & relaxation in abundance; with 2 large doubles, a medium double & quad room combination (a double and 2 singles), with two large bathrooms; one on the ground and on the other on the 1st floor.We have also added a Taschen books reference collection.
There is simply too much to do in the area and one visit or week is never enough. From cooking courses at the villa, to walking and water rafting to sampling the local wine and olive oil, you can fill your days quickly. For the most up to day information please click and visit Tuscany and Lucca official tourist information links below. You can also join our 3500+ friends on Facebook and get up to date information on whats going on locally via our Twitter.
We are a family group that has owned the property since 1325. It entered our family possession as a reward for excellent service at the Battle of Altopascio where Lucca defeated Florence. After Rosina or Rosa passed away a few years ago we thought about what we could do with the property.We saw these non locals coming in and renting properties and thought not only could we do a BETTER job but be more competitive as well. With a family business and customer focused background, totalling over 200 years, we aim to provide the best Tuscany holiday you can experience.
The Villa Rosa Team purchased this villa in 1325
It is easier to explain why we did not go for a property in Bagni di Lucca itself. Before we re-modernised Villa Rosa we looked at investing in Bagni. It didn't offer what we thought was a true Tuscan Village/hamlet experience, that we new our future guests would prefer. Plus the views at the bottom of our valley are quite limited and constrained.So therefore our choice of location and property were ideal because it was close to Bagni but offered so much more in terms of relaxation, enjoyment and amazing upper valleys views. Also by basing ourselves 10 minutes driving up the valley, we gain the cooling effect of our Prato Fiorito, mountain breezes. Come and find out for yourselves.
Villa Rosa has the best of both words for those that want the Villa in the country side but also know its perfectly placed to take advantage of amenities of a village shop and grocery store only 8 minutes walk away.You are also well placed to drive to supermarkets and hypermarkets from 10 to 25 minutes away.It has space for large family groups and is also perfectly suited for the single writer or producer looking for that piece and quite to think things through.We have fitted a fantastic NATO graded wifi. None of this cueing up up at the local tourist office, to keep abreast of whats going on.The villa is open all year round and with central heating throughout the property you will feel warm and snug throughout the winter months.In the summer, our large swimming pool allows guests to cool down and chill-out in the orchard garden. Here they will experience the total piece and relaxation, of the beautiful Northern Tuscany countryside, that is the Lima Valley.
We stayed for a week at Villa Rosa in June and had a fabulous time. Our party consisted of myself , wife, 3 children and in laws. First of all I have to thank the Villa Rosa Team in helping us get to the villa. My GPS navigation decided to pack up just past Lucca. A quick call to the team and in 25 minutes, one of them had been dispatched to “escort” us in.I’m sure we would have made it but the fact that they went out of their way to help us meant a lot to me and my family.
We arrived and my tribe decamped to the villa and were shown around the place by the team member. We had bought our supplies at a local hyper market but Villa Rosa had left us a free welcome pack of Wine, diet coke’s and iced tea,that were already in the fridge......what a life saver guys!
Villa Rosa was spotless and well equipped. My teenage daughters loved the Sony ipod sound system and I loved the Sony Flat screen TV....(even though I promised my wife I wouldn’t look at BBC 24 news to keep an eye on the business world).
The kitchen had all the utensils a cook could wish for. But we had decided not to really cook ... after all we were on holiday! We spent our dinners in Bagni di Lucca or at the local trattoria in the village.
We picked Villa Rosa because we were looking for a place to maximize our time in Tuscany. Its only 30 minutes from Lucca and about an hour from Pisa .
We listened to the teams advice and drove to Lucca , parked the car in the safe secure parking area and an hour and half later we were in the centre of Florence. Perfect.
Villa Rosa’s location is hard to fault. All the rooms have fabulous views and the Villa had 2 lovely bathrooms which was appreciated by all.
The pool was large and the garden area around it was well planned with its natural shaded area and sun loungers, all aluminum and very comfortable. With the pool being cleaned twice a week, it was immaculate and the girls loved swimming in the water.
Our week at Villa Rosa finished far to quickly and we spent the evening relaxing on the balcony. Villa Rosa managed to cocoon me at relax me completely. I wish I could go back next week and with any luck we will try and come again for a half term. With the excellent prices they have I can see why they have become very popular, judging by the great comments, left by others in the visitors book.
The whole family loved Villa Rosa and came back home feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Excellent work Villa Rosa!
Having just returned from a relaxing week at Villa Rosa I can't rate the villa and management team any higher. From first booking to deposit refund everything ran like clockwork.
A beautiful, well equipped villa offering everything that our family needed (2adults, 2 kids - 19 & 17). The journey up the mountain in the dark was a little hair raising at times so I would recommend timing flights better than we did, but the directions sent by the Villa Rosa team were excellent, just try to absorb them before you set off.
Despite being on the side of a mountain in a small village in the middle of the countryside the wifi speed was exceptional - you know how important that is with mature kids! The views are stunning and you can't beat sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine just watching the world go by. The pool was brilliant, private and just the right size, although in September it took a while to get heated by the sun, although once you braved getting in it was lovely.
We planned to relax this holiday and this was very easily done. We travelled a little to Pisa (which was much nicer than I had been led to believe and you can't go to Pisa without taking the obligatory holding up the tower picture. Parking costs are surprisingly cheap (60 cents and hour) here so I would suggest getting as near to the centre here as you can, paying for a decent length of time and having a Pizza in Pisa. Lucca is beautiful and we definitely need to go back there, if only to parade around the walls in the evening with the locals, never seen so many joggers, dog walkers and cyclists in one place. Bagni di Lucca Is a perfect distance to stock up on all your essentials but the local general store has everything you need if you don't want to travel much.
The village quite literally consists of one church, one general store, a butchers next door (lovely sausages and fresh chicken) and across the road a pub/cafe/restaurant and that's your lot - perfect, what more could you need.
The villagers are very friendly but it helps massively if you can speak some Italian or are at least willing to try.
Overall a lovely villa, in a lovely location, with an excellent management team, who we found were willing to go that one step further than other villa owners when it came to providing a wonderful holiday experience. What more could you ask for.
Thanks Villa Rosa
Villa Rosa is a fantastic experience. The whole family loved it and we used the pool every day which the kids especially loved. The whole place had something magical about it, very spacious, clean and well equipped too. Quiet, relaxing and an awesome view from up the mountain.
Excellent service from the Villa Rosa Tuscany Team. The restaurant recommendations were very helpful
Thank you to all the team.
Villa Rosa, located high in the Tuscan mountains and yet just a 40 minute drive from beautiful Lucca, is a hidden gem that all of our 4 children/ 4 adult party declared to be the highlight of our stay in Italy.
The Villa Rosa team has thought of everything - every modern convenience you could want from dishwasher to barbecue all tastefully within the centuries old home - amazing! The brand new pool was immaculate and a wonderful way to cool down after whatever excursion we headed out to for the day. The local butcher and Elena's grocery store were a daily visit - we have never had better sausages in our lives! When we managed to lock ourselves out of the house the first day of our stay, one of the Villa Rosa team had us back inside within minutes.
From the first communication, through the booking process, through all our various questions, the Villa Rosa team was happy to take the time to answer all of our queries. The detailed emails were invaluable in reaching the rental home especially when it came to parking the car. We would advise the use of Google maps GPS as we didn't get lost once while coming from Verona to Villa Rosa, and it would have been tricky without it.
We just wish we had had 2 weeks to stay at Villa Rosa - next time!
Villa Rosa is everything one could hope for and more! We were a group of 8 ranging in age from 7 to 69 and this property offered something for everyone! From the moment we arrived, we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the villa as well as the surroundings. Walking out onto the private terrace overlooking the small village and taking in the incredible mountain views - well, there are almost no words to describe it. The home is incredibly well-appointed - the kitchen and amenities (including a barbecue which we used daily) are a dream. Providing meals for 8 was easy with everything that this home has to offer! The Villa Avesa Team has thought of everything one would need to make a vacation both relaxing and comfortable! The bedrooms are all wonderful sizes and provide beautiful views of the surroundings. The two bathrooms, one upstairs and one on the main floor, were the ideal layout for our large family! The pool is lovely and so well-maintained. It is very private and served as the perfect ending to a day of touring local sites!
The Villa Avesa Team was easy to communicate with and provided all necessary information prior to our arrival! We felt very much at home right from the start because of all the wonderful information we were given. We managed to lock ourselves out one afternoon from the villa and it wasn't five minutes later, that we were let back in by one of the Villa Avesa's wonderful team! Talk about service!!
If you are considering a visit to this area, look no further than the Villa Avesa! Between the incredible service the team offered us and one of the most beautiful villa I have ever set eyes on, you will not be disappointed with your choice! There is something truly magical about this place!
We had a fantastic holiday at Villa Rosa. The house was spotless and beautifully and simply decorated. The location was magical particularly sitting on the terrace and watching the stars and twinkling Tuscan villages in the distance.
We were a party of 8 ranging in ages from 6 to 80. Everyone had a great holiday.
We spent our days exploring Tuscany and then came back every day to the stunning pool. The pool was particularly great for the kids as it was in the high 30's most days.
The service was brilliant from the Villa Rosa Tuscany Team. Nothing was too much trouble. We particularly used the restaurant recommendations and enjoyed them all.
Thank you to all the team. We are all in love with Tuscany and hope to come back soon.
Situated at 550 feet above sea level, Villa Rosa ,offers gorgeous views of the Lima Valley.
Bagni Di Lucca is the nearest small town, where one can purchase almost anything you might need. Including open air fresh food market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Plenty of bars & restaurants can be visited with excellent tourist menus for 10 euros.
Local activities are many & wide spread,(see list below). Why not start planing your late summer/autumn/winter trips.Come celebrate the wine & autumn chestnut harvest.
Skiing?Villa Rosa is only 40 minutes from the biggest skiing area south of the Italian Alps at Abetone. A hidden gem away from the heard!
Golf: There is a golf course in Montecatini: 40 minutes drive away.
Ski: Villa Rosa and Casa Bruno are situated only 40 minutes driving from Abetone ski resort, which is open from December to April.It is not only the biggest resort south of the Italian Alps but also the biggest Apennine resort. Located in a state forest on the Modena to San Marcello Road near the border between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, with ski access points at Faidello (1220m) Abetone (1400m) Le Regine (1200m) Plan di Novello (1150m) and Cutigliano (733m). There are 54 lifts over this wide area with 27 at Abetone itself, including many chairs. These access an extensive network of mixed-ability pistes above and below the tree-line. The highest point (Monte Gomito) is 1940m. 20 kilometers of ski slopes have snow making facilities. Abetone has 2 ski schools.
Please visit www.abetone.com for more information.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£400|
|Utilities pw.Not Heating||£101|
We have different pricing for larger groups and/or with more bedrooms occupied.
With regard to extra charges for different group sizes above. We do not charge individual increases for each person but work on increments of up to 2 for each increase. (Unfortunately home-away system only shows increases charged per person). If a group requires an extra bedroom than what the price classification is for then its an additional £100.
If 9 people are staying, an additional £100 is charged.
If 10 people are staying, the additional charge is still £100
All payments are in British pounds sterling.(£)
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We reserve the right to increase rates for any group and any number of persons that go beyond the specified group date and group size.
Pay pal charges and international banking charges will be added to the total cost
To offer the Villa at more competitive rates for smaller groups, if in the "Rate Period" description section you see either "2 Bedrooms" or "3 bedrooms", this means that only 2 or 3 bedrooms out of the 4 total will be prepared.
Long term rental enquiries welcome
Heating costs if needed are NOT included in the above utility costs.
We are looking at adding a metered system however for now, we have a flat £20 fee per day if needed.
The person "in charge" of making the reservatation, is responsible for making sure Villa Rosa's location and facilities match the whole groups needs.
Utilities(none heating) are charged on a weekly basis of £100 per week
We have a flat £70 animal charge as well per week. Again adding it automatically above we find confuses the pricing thus we have removed it.
A booking is guaranteed with a 50% deposit payment into our account, within 2 working days.The balance owed, is divided into 2 payments, with the final amount paid, 12weeks before arrival.We do not offer any refunds on any monies paid or a if party leaves before the end of their reserved stay.
We would therefore strongly urge all parties to have in place,complete travel insurance,before reserving