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Massimo

Member since: 2006
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Speaks English, Italian

Charming rustic villa with fantastic view over the city.

63 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in San Martino In Freddana - Tonino

Villa on the hills of Lucca, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 sofà-bed Sleeps 6 people

Charming treasure trove within our rustic Tuscany. A villa belonging to 18th century with its perfect proportions and fascinating structure. It has been renovated maintaining the original characteristics and re-furbished with autenthic, original furniture. The elegant style and attention to detail, create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The rustic villa is situated within an olive grove, surrounded by the sounds of nature- but nearby, about one hundred meters far, the owners are living. Lucca is a medioeval town, full of history and surrounded by unique, centuries-old walls. The house lies 11 km. from the centre of Lucca and is ideally located to take day trips to Florence -70km., Pisa -20km, Siena and S.Gemigmano -90km. The Lucca region reaches as far as the mediterrean coast in Versilia, where the famous Forte dei Marmi is situated. The elegant beaches and fine sand are renowned within this area. If one day you remain at home, you can enjoy the view of Lucca from the terrace.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Massimo (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Massimo, for an extrodinary experience in your family home. It was just as the photos showed us and more. The hills offer a magnificent view day and night. The flowering trees and daffodils greated us on the approach up the road to Toninos place. We were so happy in this peaceful and elegantly redesigned farm villa. Daily trips to Lucca a pure joy and the food and quality of wines to choose from a dream come true. We loved it, and will be back next year.

Thank you

Will and Mary
Mar 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 63 holidaymaker reviews

Charming rustic villa with fantastic view over the city.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 79 reviews
4

Quaint Tuscan Cottage with views to die for !!

  • 4 of 5

Clean well maintained with all facilities,way up in the Tuscan hills.Really charming friendly helpful owner.Would recommend without hesitation.Good selection of excellent local restaurants,well stocked supermarket within 2miles,Lucca station handy and cheap for visiting Florence,Pisa,etc.A delightful quiet and peaceful retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Original rustic house with lovely views to Lucca

  • 5 of 5

From being met by our charming and very caring host, Massimo, who guided us to his lovely rustic property in the hills above Lucca, to his helpfulness throughout even to printing off our boarding passes, we had the most fabulous holiday. The property is well situated, with importantly for self catering a very good supermarket only 10 minutes away, so close to beautiful Lucca itself, and from there an hours bus ride to the beauties of Florence. Massimo recommends a typical restaurant, Le Meraviglie approximately 20 minutes drive. A great recommendation. We don't speak Italian and got slightly confused over the starter translated as 'House Fantasy'! Beware, the various plates just kept coming. Fantastic! We have very happily given the property 5 stars, but with a minor caution. We dished up lots of lovely meals, despite the restriction of a small 2 gas burner hob - but all as property description. Finally, a huge thanks to Massimo, for his superb hosting skills.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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A lovely location, very relaxing and quiet

  • 4 of 5

The owner was very helpful and met us in Lucca so we could follow him to the property. If you want peace and quiet with fantastic views of Lucca, both at night and during the day this location will not disappoint you. The garden was a beautiful setting for a glass of wine and BBQ. Just what you want to come back to after visiting Florence, walking the Lucca Wall or just travelling around this breathtaking country. Thank you Massimo for making us feel so welcome.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Authentic Italian home in Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We wanted an authentic place to call home while staying in Tuscany and this charming little stone house was perfect for that.

We arrived late from Rome and Massimo was kind enough to meet us at McDonald's just off the freeway in Lucca at midnight so we could follow him to the house. We really appreciate him meeting us so late! He showed us around the house and explained things we would need to know for our stay there.

The very first morning we were greeted with a view that cannot be described, it has to be experienced. To open the shutters and look over Tuscany was peaceful, serene, gorgeous. We knew we would have a view but weren't prepared for the beauty!

The home itself was fine for six of us. Massimo was very honest and upfront about the size of the home, but it worked fine for our stay in Lucca. The two upstairs bedrooms had a full/double bed while the little couch on the main floor pulled out and slept two. All mattresses were comfortable.

The drive was a little hairy at first! We didn't expect a 15+ min or so winding up the hills of Lucca so if you are afraid of heights, just a warning! Thankfully we were following Massimo on our first trek up, in the dark, otherwise it would have been a bit scary at first. Once we did it in the daylight, and over the course of a few days, it was fine. We also had a van to seat the six of us so if you have a smaller car it probably wouldn't seem as scary. The road to the house was paved nicely and in great shape.

Massimo's hospitality was appreciated, from the welcome gift of wine and pasta, to meeting us late, to once again meeting us in at the local hospital when our young daughter had a bad fall.

If a charming, authentic Tuscan villa is what you are looking for, with unimaginable views then this is the place for you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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5

Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived (4 adults) Massimo met us in Lucca so we could follow him up and and up to the villa. The rustic villa surrounded by olive trees was exactly what you see on the web site and much more. The view overlooking the beautiful city of Lucca was breathtaking. The villa is well maintain, very clean and is equipped with all the modern amenities. The beds are extremely comfortable.

The owner, Massimo was always quick at answering any questions and in helping with any problems for example, we had a problem with the rental vehicle and needed a towing and garage, Massimo arranged everything and made it so easy for us...thank you Massimo.

I would not heisted I. Recommending this villa to my friends and family an hope that we will be able to go back to this cosy Tuscane Villa ....ciao Massimo and again thank you.....❤️

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dreamy Tuscan Villa will not disappoint

  • 5 of 5

The villa was everything it promised to be and much more! We fell in love with the photos online and were breathless when we walked into the house for the first time. When we arrived, Massimo met us in Lucca so we could follow him up the winding roads to the villa. Once there, he told us everything we needed to know about the house and left us with a beautiful gift of wine, bread and pasta which we thoroughly enjoyed. We enjoyed our evenings on the patio marveling at the beauty of the property, the view overlooking Lucca and also the warmth of a fire in the wood burning stove. The location is a very private and enchanting as it’s nestled in an olive grove on the side of the mountain. This meticulously-maintained house and garden has all of the old-world charm we were looking for but with very modern amenities. The villa has newer appliances including a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. The gas heat warmed up the villa in just a few minutes and we never ran out of hot water. The kitchen is well-stocked with everything you might need to make a nice meal. Both bedrooms have the stunning view of Lucca and both beds are big and extremely comfortable. During our stay we visited Cinque Terre, Pisa as well as two days in beautiful, nearby Lucca where we rented bikes, shopped and had fabulous meals. We never felt unsafe but took comfort in the fact that the house closed up nicely with shutters and locks while we were out. Massimo is an extremely considerate host and wanted to be sure we felt comfortable and at home and was always extremely quick to answer any messages I sent to him throughout the rental process. He was also punctual on our arrival and departure days. Our experience was like a dream-come-true from beginning to end. We have recommended this villa to friends will be renting again ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Tirrenia Golf
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Viareggio - Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

The city of Lucca boasts some wonderfully charming urban spaces: the most famous of these is surely the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, built on the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheatre by the architect Lorenzo Nottolini, a unique architectural marvel. The main artery running through the historic centre is the narrow Via Fillungo, a medieval street lined with the city’s most prestigious shops. Some of Lucca’s other picturesque squares include Piazza San Michele, the city’s historic fulcrum, and Piazza San Martino, the centre of religious life and the site of the renowned Duomo di San Martino. Its immense historic-monumental opulence has prompted a recent proposal to include Lucca’s historic centre – which also comprises a historic playhouse, the Teatro del Giglio - in UNESCO’s world heritage list.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in San Martino In Freddana, Piana di Lucca

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
October 2016
2 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£596
for 7 nights
£596
 
 
November 2016
30 Oct 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
£311
for 4 nights
From
£78
£389
 
 
December 2016
27 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£324
for 5 nights
From
£65
£389
 
 
Christmas 2016
18 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£345
for 4 nights
From
£86
£475
 
 
January-February 2017
9 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£311
for 4 nights
From
£78
£389
£864
 
 
March 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£432
for 7 nights
£432
 
 
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£579
for 7 nights
£579
 
 
April 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£605
for 7 nights
£605
 
 
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£674
for 7 nights
£674
 
 
May 2017
13 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£734
for 7 nights
£734
 
 
June 2017
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£734
for 7 nights
£734
 
 
July-August 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£820
for 7 nights
£820
 
 
September 2017
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£734
for 7 nights
£734
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£613
for 7 nights
£613
 
 
October 2017
15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£596
for 7 nights
£596
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £26
Refundable Damage Deposit £173

Weekly prices include: the rent of the property, private parking, all bedlinen and towels.
Wireless internet is available free.
Weekly prices DO NOT INCLUDE: electricity, gas (for hot water and kitchen), final cleaning..Gas for heating to pay on consumption. wood to pay on consumptions.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Martino In Freddana in Lucca Area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Tonino's bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Antique Furniture
    Tonino's mum's bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Antique Furniture
  • Cot available on request In the Living room there is a sofà - bed for 2 people
Entertainment:
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our olive oil production in the property. Versilia Golf Club is 30km far from this holiday house Montecatini Golf is 18 km far this holiday house. Cook on request to prepare dinner at home

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