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Mrs Sonia

Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Finnish, Turkish
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Charming Luxury Tuscan Lucca Villa with Pool and Views

People11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Lucca - Villa CARCIOFAIA

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, hot tub, veranda, wi-fi and staff on the hills in Lucca

Immersed amongst the olive groves, only a 3 kilometres from the walled centre of Lucca, and 15 kilometres from the famous beaches of Versilia, Villa La Carciofaia, has been recently carefully restored by the proprietor. The property is built in stone and plaster and is located at the very top of a hill which offers unique views of the town at your feets. The property is surrounded by a big park, typical of the Mediterranean followers and marquis, allowing its guests to enjoy the various kinds of perfumes and colours and there is also a beautiful large swimming pool furnished with deck chairs and sunbeds each one with its own beach towel and head cushion that every night is removed and dryed by the housekeeper. Every morning the housekeeper prepares and cleans the pool area.

In April 2015, British actor Jeremy Irons stayed here for a week. See his photo with me in the photo chart!

COMPOSITION

Ground floor:

Large fully equipped kitchen with wood pizza oven, indoor dining room, outdoor dining room under the jasmine plants and view, living room with piano and fireplace, 1 bathroom, laundry room.

The ground floor is characterized by large windows that permit the entrance of the natural light giving the house a warm and familiar atmosphere.

First floor:

3 double bedrooms (1 with panoramic terrace and living area), 2 bathrooms, (1 with jacuzzi shower)

Second floor:

Living room with piano and fireplace, 2 large double bedrooms, dressroom, 2 large bathrooms (1 with jacuzzi bathtub).

The owner and the housekeeper lives in the estate in an hayloft with separate independent access and they are available for any need during the stay.

The property is provided with a very reliable WI-FI internet connection provided by the national phone company.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mrs Sonia (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Finnish, Turkish

About Mrs Sonia

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 farmhouse in 2013

Why Mrs Sonia chose Lucca Area

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!

What makes this farmhouse unique

My Philosophy

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)
Charming Luxury Tuscan Lucca Villa with Pool and Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Magical visit to Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing week! The villa is even more beautiful than it appears in the website photos. It is spacious, extremely comfortable and well-maintained, there is truly nothing lacking. Mrs. Cristina and her daughter made sure that we all found our way to the villa safe and sound. Regula was an amazing host and brought us prosecco poolside on our first afternoon! Janaka and Mabel keep the house and property impeccably maintained and were unobtrusive but always available if needed. We used the dining terrace and pool every day. The location was perfect for day trips to the Cinque Terre, Florence, Viareggio and Pisa (and, of course, visits to Lucca). My only regret is that our stay wasn't longer! I hope to return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bath, UK
5

Better than shown on the pictures

  • 5 of 5

This property had a visual treat every place your eyes landed. Perfectly located for visiting the cities of Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Cinque Terre, but more importantly for our family of 8 adults and 2 children, a welcome retreat at the end of a touring day. The pool, the sunset seating, the clean, well appointed, spacious apartments far exceeded our expectations. We hope to return to Villa Carciofaia soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

wonderful villa and views in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

The villa was amazing. The views and the architectural detail was nothing short of breathtaking! Sonia took care of everything, and after a magical day of exploring the hill towns, we arrived home to the villa just in time for a glass of wine under the stars, and a heart warming, home-cooked meal right at our very own villa table. Italy shouldn’t be traveled any other way! We love Lucca!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your great review, we really appreciate. It was a real pleasure for us having you and your family as my guests and I hope to see you again!
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Gig Harbor, WA
5

Luxury villa with pool in Lucca Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated out 30th anniversary (Dec. 15th) with family & friends at Villa Carciofaia. Upon arrival, Dec. 12th) we were greeted w/drinks, appetizers and a wonderful tuscan dinner. The villa is something out of a story book---attention to detail in every room! Claudia surprised us w/homemade pastries, cakes and ice cream! Of course, there was plenty of wine! While we were there, we had a pizza party and a chef came in to teach us how to cook a tuscan meal! Never had so much fun in my life---we laughed and sang while preparing our meals! On our last day, Mrs Sonia and her sister Claudia and family presented each family with a duck---their symbol! The next morning we left very early and Sonia and Claudia were there to send us off! Of course, we all had tears in our eyes when saying good-by! Such a beautiful family and memories we'll never forget! This experience will be remembered the rest of our lives!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an honour we could host such lovely guests! Thank you so much! You are always welcome back
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Preston UK
5

Our 2015 thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Our 2015 Thanksgiving visit to Villa Carciofaia was truly an authentic experience. We joined eight friends, two of whom had visited the Villa twice before. Not only were the accommodations lovely, but we felt as though we were an integral part of the Tuscan experience. The view of the valley from Villa Carciofaia was awesome. Everyday there was something new to discover. Our only regret was that we did not stay longer.-

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write the review. It was very nice to meet you and I am glad you all enjoyed your time at the house and that you had great time in Lucca! Best regards, Sonia :)
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Manchester England
5

Legendary Service and Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Before we arrived at Sonia’s Villa Carciofaia, we had a taste of how fabulous it is by browsing Sonia’s gorgeous photos and from Google Street View. But nothing could prepare our group for just how incredible this house and the scenery really are. As returning customers of Mrs Sonia (we rented two or three more times from her) we are getting used to wonders: she has the best villas in Lucca! The house is huge, with an eclectic mix of Tuscan features, modern appliances and fixtures, and exotic artifacts from around the world. There is every luxury and comfort here, including beautiful outdoor spaces and the pool, beautiful dining spots, lovely bathrooms and more. As a group of foodies, we made great use of the gourmet kitchen, picking fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden every day to complement our many trips to the local Essalunga grocery store (which is itself divine). Then there were karaoke nights (complete with speaker, mic and instruments), with my five-year-old as hostess, in the TV room. Great fun! Sonia gave us some terrific insider tips about where to shop, day trips (including excellent directions), restaurants and more. She helped us make the most of our way-too-short week at Villa Carciofaia. Cristina (the cook) and the gracious housekeeper (Mrs Sonia provides an housekeeper everyday which was great) also helped make our stay wonderful, with advice about local activities, keeping the grounds and pool immaculate, making our beds daily and their warmth and friendliness. They all made sure we knew that, truly, Villa Carciofaia was our home for the week. I wish it could have been ours for longer. If you want a luxurious yet comfortable Tuscan villa experience that's great for groups and kids, close to many must-do day trips, and is "secluded" yet minutes from the walled city of Lucca, this is the place. Not just recommended: encouraged! You'll love it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
PISA or FLORENCE
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
TAMBELLINI
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
MONTECATINI
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
LUCCA
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
VIGNA ILARIA
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Lucca, Piana di Lucca

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,537
for 7 nights
£3,537
 
 
High Season
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,329
for 7 nights
£3,329
 
 
Mid Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,347
for 7 nights
£2,347
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,272
for 7 nights
£1,272
 
 
Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 12 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,859
for 7 nights
£2,859
 
 
Easter
14 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,158
for 7 nights
£3,158
 
 
Mid Season
22 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,859
for 7 nights
£2,859
 
 
Mid Season
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,158
for 7 nights
£3,158
 
 
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,371
for 7 nights
£3,371
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,883
for 7 nights
£3,883
 
 
High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,499
for 7 nights
£3,499
 
 
Mid Season
10 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,286
for 7 nights
£3,286
 
 
Mid Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,885
for 7 nights
£2,885
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,272
for 7 nights
£1,272
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,272
for 7 nights
£1,272
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Price include all charges. No extra charges to pay.

Price include:
Daily cleaning and maid, final cleaning, weekly change of towels and linens, wi-fi, private pool, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, all taxes.

A fully refundable security deposit of 700 euros is requested against big damages. The deposit is given back at the end of the stay. To guarantee the amount an invoice will be issued.

Air conditioning/electricity and heating, if used, are charged extra according to comsuption.

Online reservations through the Homeaway Payments are subject to a 2.7% charge to be paied at arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Lucca in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , A baby crib can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms are very large, some they have dress room and all have breathtaking views. Extra bed, baby crib and highchair are available upon request at booking.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 11 garden chairs
  • 11 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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