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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:
24 May, 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 San Lorenzo a Vaccoli

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 San Lorenzo a Vaccoli in 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 4.6 based on 17 reviews
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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Fantastic villa and hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this fantastic villa tucked in the Tuscan countryside with 8 adults and 3 small children. The villa offered all we needed with plenty of space and comfort. The pool was perfect and plenty of garden space to enjoy the magnificent views.

The owners were nothing short of excellent. They couldn't be more helpful. We chose not to have cars, but Fiona was kind enough to collect us an initial shopping list and take us to the main supermarket later in the week. A level of service we were not expecting but very grateful for. She had also booked a local restaurant for the group on our first night which was wonderful.

Overall we had a great time and would recommend this villa to anyone.

Locally we found restaurants, pizza takeaway, a butchers and local mini market. All within about a 15 minute walk. Best of all was the patisserie and gelato shop, which was excellent.

A helpful addition would be a book/folder of local information such as the shops, restaurants etc. But otherwise we coul find no fault.

Thanks once again

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice villa

  • 4 of 5

The villa was very nice, very well appointed, with a lovely clean pool, large table on the veranda, large and airy bedrooms and a good kitchen. Very close to both Lucca (13 minutes to train station car park), Pisa (30 minutes) and the local Esselunga hypermarket, with access to a local ice cream and patisserie shop within walking distance and nice restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and would be tempted back again. Lucca is a gem, low pressure, nice shops and the town itself is charming. While we could have travelled to Florence and Siena etc, we were quite happy to spend time exploring the locality. Enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for a perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have returned from this beautiful house after an amazing 2 week holiday. Where to start - the people, nothing was too much trouble for Fiona and Angelo, pre arrival shopping, directions and even allowing us to indulge our gardening passion in letting us deadhead the beautiful roses. The house was spacious enough to allow our large group enough space for privacy with great together spaces like the large verandah where we ate every meal! The kitchen and utility room are well equipped and ample enough to support the whole gang. The bedrooms were lovely, cool, spacious with loads of storage space, 3 well equipped bathrooms meant no queues. The pool area was the star of the show, a brilliant pool - same depth throughout meaning a real swim or fair volley ball. The sun beds were great not the usual flimsy type and the lighting meant plenty of late night dips. As well as the kitchen there's a good b-b-q close enough to the table to ensure the cook is always part of the action. The location is excellent for Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Cinque Terre and the lovely Tuscan countryside, we drove down and got the ferry to Elba, it's lovely, 25 euros per adult or 150 euros for the car and all passengers. There's plenty of supermarkets, Carre Four in Lucca is best but you need a geography or orienteering badge to find it - so do a big shop. Just down the road is the lovely ice cream parlour, closer - at the bottom of the lane is a great deli Bellinis and for a taste of local life visit the bar. Lucca stole our hearts, it's lovely far superior to Pisa, great eateries, go to the opera in the church 18euros and well worth it. The boys found the real ale bar - great beer, a real alternative experience, the girls found cocktails a few doors down and a lovely outside garden. Walk the walls, eat nougat and buy beautiful handmade handbags, the perfect place every night we always found great food at reasonable prices - 7euros for pizza and 9 euros for a good main. Public transport is brilliant, buses to Pisa and Lucca are regular and the train to Florence from Lucca is 8 euros and avoids the drive. We've done many owners direct holidays which have all been good with accurate descriptions, but this lovely property tops the list for accuracy and meeting our varied ideas of a perfect house/holiday villa. I have recommended it to family and work colleagues, if you are looking for magical memories ... Love Rowena, Peter and the whole tribe.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent property, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this villa which is spacious, peaceful with lovely gardens and beautiful views of Lucca, one of Italy's most attractive cities. The house and pool are excellent and the location is very hard to beat as it is less than 10 mins to Lucca and less than half an hour to Pisa and the beach. From Lucca it is only seven euros by train to Florence if you don't fancy driving. It is good to have a car, however, as the villa is also a great base for exploring the very beautiful Garfagnana area. Barga is worth a trip and is not far away. Mind you, you could spend a week in the villa and be very tempted not to move far as it is so peaceful and well equipped. We very much enjoyed eating our meals on the terrace and looking over the spires and domes of Lucca. Fantastic place and I would thoroughly recommend it. Eve Cameron and her husband, Angelo, could not have been more helpful and deserve praise for the upkeep of the lovely garden.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nan, Thank you very much for your kind review.It was woderful having such a lovely family and I am so pleased that you ejoyed yourselves. I hope we remaim friends and hope to see you some time inthe future. Thank you so muchfor leaving the house so clean and tidy just as we had left it. I appreciate this very much.. It was a pleasure to meet you and have you stay in our house, such lovely people. With very best wihes from all our family, Best regards Eve.
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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
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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.

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