Holiday house 'encantea'
Giovanna and Francesco
- English, French, Italian
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Fantastic house great hosts
We meet up with my sister & her husband & my daughter & partner. Had a lovely stay in the Melisa house plenty of room for the six of us. Beautiful pool to just sit around & relax, very peaceful Lovely hosts very helpful. Would definitely recommend. Thank you
My bestie and I stayed 4 nights in this incredible 2 BR 2 BA farmhouse and loved every minute of it. There is a loft on the third floor with another bed if needed. Giovanna our host was so gracious and available for any need that was needed. Beautiful, crisp linens and fun and happy everyday ceramic plates and bowls made us feel welcome and special. Giovanna provided maps and suggestions for things to do in this quaint and charming town yet also info for day trips as well.
We would definitely recommend to couples or families. The grounds are lovely and open, plenty of room for kids to run around. Views of gorgeous mountain scapes in almost every direction. We had breakfast on the covered patio every morning listening to birds chirp happy songs. This place is a gem!
Wonderful family location
The five of us truly enjoyed our “Encantea” vacation centered in Lucca with many adventures within the walls of Lucca, as well as trips to close by Pisa, Florence and nearby beaches. Giovanna and Francesco were perfect hosts. They provided many worthwhile suggestions for places to visit and eat. In addition, they were very accommodating to our requests and made us feel at home. We have stayed in many HomeAway houses and apartments the past 10 years and definitely place Encantea and especially Giovanna at or near the top.
Enchanting! Lovely spot, farmhouse style property with everything you need, beautifully tended gardens and pool, nice and close to Lucca. Giovanna really helpful and gave great tips on what to do and where. As no-one booked in just before or after us allowed us a little extra time, which was a nice touch and the sort of thing that would make me return. What a beautiful area!!
Thank you Giovanna :)
Delivered exactly what we were hoping for
Booked the 'Melissa' unit of Encantea for a family holiday for three couples, us and our two grown-up children and partners. The accommodation was ideal. It is comfortable, well-appointed, with good bedrooms with lovely views across the Tuscan hills. There is efficient air conditionning in all three bedrooms. A lot of thought has gone into ensuring each unit has private outside space - we had outside seating directly in front of the kitchen (ideal for dinner) and under the portico you see in the picture - nice for an al fresco breakfast. The grounds are expansive, enjoying the views, and the outdoor pool of a very high quality, again with designated seating areas for each unit. There is plenty of parking space, bikes can be rented for a week, and a nice touch is that herbs are plentiful in the garden and Giovanna encouraged us to use them in cooking, which we did. This is an ideal location if you seek both a peaceful and beautiful place to relax in, and a base very close to the bustle and culture of Lucca. It takes around 30 minutes to walk into the city, or by car it is very quick. Pisa airport is a mere 30 minutes by car and there are regular rail services from Lucca. For trips into Lucca we recommend parking in the underground 'Mazzini' car park - cheap and accessible. Lucca itself is a lovely place - a highlight for us was a visit to the nightly opera recital in a church near the Duomo, which also has fascinating archeological excavation beneath. And a walk or cycle around the walls is not be missed. The owners of Encantea are very welcolming and helpful. There are local amenities a short drive or cycle away; the CRAI supermarket has all essentials and is about 1K from the house in San Alessio. We highly recommend the Bar Tambellini (even closer) for lunch (only open in the day). And for great pizza, turn the other way to go to Keplero Pizza. No cutlery, plastic glasses, just authentic pizza,and local beer and wine at excellent value.We walked there in 15 minutes and got a great welcome. Overall, this property is a gem.
Great setting and location
Had a great time and owners could not have been more helpful.
One can take advantage of the silence or create something different each day: pedal along the banks of the Serchio River, in the close vicinity of the Park on the River or across the hills on a mountain bike to the sea. Reach Lucca’s historic centre in 5 minutes, situated in the tree-lined street of the ancient walls, Visit Lucca’s Villas: splendid architectural witnesses of the nobility of the 1500s Explore the outskirts: the Coast of Versilia and the mountains of the Garfagnana, which are half an hour away by car, The “Cinque Terre” approx 50km. Reach the important cities of Tuscany: Florence, Pisa and Siena.Visit the markets: antique and arts and crafts. “La Strada del Vino” (the “wine tasting” road): the road for food and wine tasting connoisseurship for agricultural businesses of Lucca’s hills, local wine and olive oil tasting. Opera: Giacomo Puccini was born right here! There are many opportunities and occasions during the year to listen his masterpieces.
Other Activities: Visit Historyc Centre of Lucca and Cultural Sites