|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Casa CLARABELLA is an elegant two bedrooms, two bathroom apartment, very spacious and bright located within Lucca's walls. The beautiful terrace overlooks the backside of the building and it is very quiet and in the sun all day. Very suggestive for lovely breakfasts, lunch, dinner, or just to read a book in the silence!
The terrace is furnihed with a spacious sofa orned with several soft cushions and a table and chairs with an umbrella to dine outside.
The apartment is fully air conditioned and is provided with Wifi connection, 4 bikes and Satellite Tv with international channels.
The apartment is located on the first floor (just 8 steps).
The sitting room and dining room is spacious and the kitchen has a french door opening onto the terrarce which is fully equipped with table and chairs for 6 guests and a lovely sofa with cushions. Other features are a very reliable high speed wi-fi connection and tv with international channels.
The master bedroom has a king size bed with a en-suite bathroom (with built shower) and has 32 windows and a french window opening onto the terrace. The second bedroom features a queen sized bed. The second bathroom has a bath tub.
The kitchen houses an large fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine with clothes dryer, oven, 5 ring stoves, toaster, coffee maker, cooking utensils etc...)
The apartment comes with 4 bikes provided for free with lockers. They are stored in the apartments's private garage. The garage is fenced and safe inside the property.
The apartments is located in a very quiet area of Lucca - pedestrian area but reachable by car to unload the car at arrival - Twice a week, this street is home to Lucca's famous food market.
Groceries and restaurant just few steps away from your front door , bus station is 5 minutes walking, another parking is located in 2 mins walking (just a few steps away).
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
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!
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.
My family (including two boys ages 6 and 9) had a lovely stay in Lucca at this beautiful and secure apartment Casa Clara. Mrs. Sonia was so kind and accommodating, always available to help and inform. The apartment has two well equipped bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a gorgeous living room with beautiful spacious furnished terrace, a fairly spacious kitchen with dishwasher and a washer which was very useful. And even bikes provided and a place to safely park them inside the property. The apartment has many windows. So nice to see the trees and happy park-goers each morning outside the apartment when we started our day of sightseeing. The apartment is located in a very quiet corner of the town which is reachable by car. We used our car to travel around Tuscany so it was quite convenient. We loved the apartment, loved Lucca, and were sad to leave! Thank you Sonia for helping to make our vacation very special.
My college friend and I (in our early 40s) spent four wonderful weeks in this delightful apartment while we explored Lucca for the first time. Everything was as advertised and we were enchanted with the area and the town. Sonia was a delightful host; she met us promptly and gave us a map and marked everything we were interested in. She made sure we got set up with wifi, which was very dependable. We loved that the apartment was only one block from access to shopping area, where we began each morning with a walk or a bike ride (generously provided). It's an easy 5 minute walk to via Fillungo and the Piazza Anfiteatro and Casa Puccini and the grocery store (Despar). I liked that Casa Clara had big bath towels-some places I can barely wrap one around me. I liked that there was a mirror in the hall and in the twin bedroom as well as in the bathrooms; made two people getting ready much faster. The private terrace was a real treat. The living room couch was comfy. Clean and quiet and tastefully decorated. Just to clarify-it is "first floor" European; there is one flight of steps. For very close (1 block) restaurants, we enjoyed Trattoria Mecenate and Trattoria Geco. Can't wait to return!
The high points of the apartment is clearly the location (central but with parking facilities), the interiors and the magnificent terrace. Could not be better. Close to everything, but on a side street that opens onto a lovely quiet little square. Has a charming sun exposed terrace with windows and French windows connecting indoor and outdoor: that is wonderful for people who are looking for privacy and Italian charm--or for total relaxation. Perfect!
Sonia’s communications before were helpful and she met us on arrival and was available for any question. During our 4 weeks stay she visited us several times, she became almost part of our family. We loved to have someone reliable and kind that could assist us in case of need.
There are 2 bedrooms and 2 spacious bathrooms. All of the bedrooms are located off the lounge and very private. This was a real plus for us. The laundry room even had washing machine.
The kitchen was incredibly well equipped and there was olive oil, a selection of herbs, sugar, coffee as well as a bottle of water and a bottle of wine provided which was very nice.
The location was great. Lots of restaurants, cafes and a market within easy walking distance. We walked everywhere it was about 5/10 minutes from the central bus station. Most other attractions were nearer than this.
The apartment provides a platform for a wonderful extended stay in Lucca and a perfect base to visit all over Tuscany and more.
Thanks to signora Sonia and her team!
We traveled with our two daughters to Lucca and are so glad we were able to stay in this lovely location. Situated at the northeast corner of the walled city, we had a quiet location, the use of the bicycles to pedal atop the city's wall (a beautiful way to see the city), and all the shopping right outside our door on market days (do yourself a favor and seek out the porchetta sandwich). The apartment is very spacious and worked perfectly for the four of us (unlike most Italian hotel rooms). The terrace was lovely to enjoy the morning caffe in the sun or relax in the evening. Reasonable parking is available at the underground lot just a few minutes walk from the apartment. It was a lovely stay for us, and we look forward to our next visit! We highly recommend this listing.
We traveled to Lucca with our two friends in March, 2014. We chose to stay in this apartment because the reviews were so positive. And we were not disappointed!! The apartment is spacious and well appointed, very clean and oh so comfortable after a long day of sightseeing. The location is excellent - with the market at the front door and the bus stop just a short walk away. A grocery store across the street allowed us stock the kitchen and save money by not having to eat all our meals in restaurants.
The security is excellent and the concierge was very polite and helpful.
Mrs Sonia answered all my questions and was very easy to work with when we were "apartment hunting."
This apartment definitely lived up to the positive reviews we read prior to our stay. We hope to return to Lucca and will definitely inquire about this apartment's availability. Or perhaps, we'll schedule our trip around its availability! Sonia, the owner was always around for any of our request. Such a thoughtful customer care.
Thank you Sonia for sharing your apartment!
Our family arrived on November 17th and yes the apartment was great! We loved the layout and it was so quiet within the apartment and the terrace view was so quiet. The location was great in central Lucca attractions but on a quiet street that gave us a sense of what it is like to live as an italian which was a wonderful experience.
The apartment has an excellent location. Tourist sites, markets, shops and restaurants are all within walking distance and most bus routes can be taken from within 100 mts of the apartment. Sonia was most helpful on our arrival to give us directions, recommendations and suggestions on things to do.
The apartment is also well appointed with a large and comfortable living room and 2BR and 2 Baths. The beds are comfortable and the Bathrooms are spacious and one has a bathtub.
We stayed 3 weeks at the apartment and its closeness to the International Italian School made it an ideal location for staging our move into Lucca. Sonia was very helpful and sweet and I would recommend this apartment to all of my friends! Thank you.
|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.
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.
Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.
Online reservations through the Homeaway Payments are subject to a 2.7% charge to be paied at arrival.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.