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Lovely villa with panoramic pool & gardens between Lucca & Pisa

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10-12 people 5 double bedrooms, 3 baths, fully equipped kitchen, lounge

Lovely detached villa with pool, beautiful gardens and fantastic views situated in the hills between Lucca and Pisa.

The property (220 sq.mts) has 5 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a spacious well-fitted kitchen, laundry room and elegant lounge leading to patio and gardens. Well furnished and very comfortable with every modern convenience. An ideal place to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful surrounding countryside. Very conveniently situated, it offers an excellent base for day trips to most of the famous places of interest of Tuscany and it is only 30 mins away from the Versilian coast.

Villa La Magnolia: This lovely detached house is situated in the hills with views of

Lucca and is only 5 mins walk from local shops and bar.

Lucca is about 6 kms away and supermarkets about 4 kms.

The well kept gardens and patio are equipped with garden furniture and long table seating up to 16 people.

Lucca: The city of Lucca is entirely surrounded by medieval fortress walls and is almost completely closed to traffic. Passing through the ancient Roman gates one is transported back in time. It is possible to meander on foot or bike through the narrow paved streets and tall buildings which seem to lean out to touch one another in the sky. There are ancient palaces, museums and churches all rich in history and culture. There are many small, elegant shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas and the famous Teatro del Giglio where Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe Verdi operas are played to a packed house.

Province of Lucca: The countryside of Lucca offers some of the most picturesque views in Italy; the antique summer villas and estates of the Lucchese nobility with their gardens, vineyards and olive groves, the ancient farmhouses and the medieval hilltop villages are unique. Travelling north one finds the spa town of Bagni di Lucca with it's thermal swimming pool and on the other side of the Serchio river is the town of Borgo a Mozzano with it's famous Devil's Bridge. The area to the north is know as Garfagnana and the panorama gradually changes from pine hills to a more mountainous terrain.

More Details

Property Manager
Fiona Catherine Obertelli
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Fiona Catherine Obertelli

our family moved from London to Lucca in order to enjoy the benefits of the lovely area of Tuscany and the excellent position we are in enables us to go back and forth to London so easily. We enjoy country life whilst living within easy reach of major towns like Florence, Pisa and Siena. It' fantastic and now the children are grown up having studied a bit in England and a bit here and have the advantage of being bilingual.

Fiona Catherine Obertelli purchased this villa in 1984

Why Fiona Catherine Obertelli chose Lucca

The property is ideally situated in the hills between Lucca and Pisa, 30 mins from Pisa airport having the quiet and peace of the countryside, We live a a large comfortable house surrounded by fields and in a private road just 2 mins walk above the village where we can get everything we need. It is also near the motorway entrance if we wish to go travelling around the country

What makes this villa unique

large pretty garden with lawns and flower beds with beautiful magnolia tree. fantastic views over the plain of Lucca with hills and mountains in the distance. very easy reach of the coast at versilia. large comfortable rooms. Supper - barbecue sitting round the very large table enjoying the cool evening breeze while enjoying the views with all the lights from the lain below. Fantastic.

Guestbook comments from the manager

hello eve,

i could not find a place to write a review on the website so i thought i would send it to you and you can post it where you please.

Our experience at this home could not have been any better. The house itself is nice, spacious, and clean! The gardens and the views around the house are spectacular! The house is private and is wonderfully located close to Lucca...which is a very kid friendly town if your traveling with children. Eve and her husband were very helpful and friendly upon arrival and departure. I highly recommend the home as a home base for your tuscan vacation.

Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lucca in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • 4 extra large double beds 2 single beds 1 put-u-up 2 baby cots 2 high chairs 1 divan bed (pull out) The bedrooms are all very large and spacious, large windows so light and airy.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This property, which has been our home for the past 18 years, offers every comfort for a relaxing holiday. The ground floor has an entrance hall, large kitchen with dining area, through lounge with fireplace, utility room, double bedroom and bathroom with shower, spiral staircase to 1st. floor with 2nd entrance and 2 double bedrooms, one twin bedded room, bedroom with extra large double bed and sofa bed, 2 bathrooms and balcony. Swimming pool 9.5 mts by 4.5 mts with sun umbrellas, deck chairs and loungers and magnificent views of the plain of Lucca with hills and mountains in the distance.


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Lovely villa with panoramic pool & gardens between Lucca & Pisa
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 21 reviews
San Carlos, Califfornia

Great pool and panoramic vews. Private, convenient location close to Lucca.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our stay at this villa. It has plenty of space for the kids to run around, great pool, and wonderful views over the valley from both the pool and the veranda. The villa is located in a quiet village 5 min outside Lucca (where there are plenty of grocery stores and restaurants). The whole place felt very private and we loved that. The owners had installed mosquito repellents in every room and we used spirals for the veranda so overall we didn't have a problem with that. There are a few minor things that need to be fixed, such as a door not closing properly, etc., but overall the house was exactly as we expected it. There were no pantry items available and we had to stock everything from scratch and obviously had to leave a lot of unused things behind. I would recommend this villa to anyone visiting the region. It's a great base to explore this paft of Toscana - we drove to Barga in Garfagnana, the beach in Viareggio, took the train to Florence, and had wonderful time in the hill top village of Montecatini Alto.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Lucca Villa

  • 5 of 5

La Magnolia was a fabulous Italian villa to spend time visiting with my cousins. It had 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and everyone seemed totally comfortable. The outside veranda was the place to be to eat. It was a beautiful setting and close to Lucca and it’s besutiful sites.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice spacious villa in a quiet and convenient spot. Good size pool and nice garden. Ideal for groups

  • 4 of 5

We were four couples and found the villa had plenty of space. Nice outdoor eating area and good pool. Quiet location but not too far to travel for shopping and sightseeing.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Torquay, England


  • 3 of 5

Comfortable and well equipped but looking a little tired and could do with some TLC .

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Tuscany hillside villa near Lucca

  • 4 of 5

Perfect large home for grandparents, adult children and young grandkids .

Great meeting place for all to come and go and we did in fact do separate day trips and combined trips. The setting is so beautiful and we had a local photographer come and take family pictures. How often can you all gather in one such stunning location. We ate several meals there including bringing in local pizza. Host Fiona and her father, Angelo were responsive to all our needs. You will need to stock the pantry and don’t forget extra toilet paper when you go to the store for supplies.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great spacious villa with a lovely pool and stunning views

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful holiday was had by all 10 of us. Fiona couldn't have been nicer. We really enjoyed our stay (apart from the pesky mosquitoes)

I would totally recommend this villa but buy lots of mosquito repellent!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
san lorenzo
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
san lorenzo
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: recommended

San Lorenzo is a small village between Lucca and Pisa and it has all facilities.There is a tennis club nearby and baby golf, children's playground and hills and mountains for hiking. It abounds with really good restuarants and the nearest antique museum and park are at Vicopelago wich is 5 mins away by car.

It is within easy reach of all major attractions in the area and the city of Lucca has the most outstanding walls and ramparts surrounding the old town. It is possible to hire bikes at a daily or weekly rate. In the town there are wonderful botanical gardens to visit and many churches and museums. The Duomo is spectacular as is the Foro of San Michele in the centre of town.Outside the wallsyou can go north towards Bagni di Lucca and see the famous Devil's Bridge and then further north to the wonderful city of Barga and then Garfagnagna, the capital of which is Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. To the south of Lucca you reach the beautiful beaches of Versilia with all water sports .


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

no extra charges.
If you wouldlike some extra cleaning during the week I can arrange for a reliable girl to come and clean at the price of 12 euro per hour

This property is now available throuout th whole year and the winter months wile be charged at a monthly rate to be negotiated and consumption of gas, electricity etc is charge seperately.
£500 deposit required on arrival
Arrival time from 4p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays
Departure time by 10.00 a.m. Saturdays

Long term stays considered

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.