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Mrs Sonia

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Finnish, Turkish

Central large apartment inside the walls of Lucca with elevator and WiFi

26 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Centro Storico - Casa BAINO

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, central location in an antique palace from the year 1470

Casa Baino is a large apartment located inside the walls of Lucca, in an antique palace built in the year 1470.

The apartment is located along the central street Via Guinigi, right in front of the famous Guinigi Tower (Torre Guinigi).

The apartment lies on the 4th floor and it has elevator. It has windows all around overlooking the roofs of Lucca and it is very bright.

Composition:

Entrance, large living room, fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room, 2 double bedrooms, 1 new bathroom built in 2013 with built-in shower.

The apartment has WiFi internet connection throughout as well as International Satellite TV channels

The kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine, freezer, refrigerator, 5 ring stoves, toaster, kettle, oven, coffee maker, etc.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mrs Sonia (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
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 apartment in 2012

Why Mrs Sonia chose Piana di Lucca

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 apartment 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

5
based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

Central large apartment inside the walls of Lucca with elevator and WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

a 5 stars review

  • 5 of 5

Hi Sonia we certainly want everyone to know about your wonderful apartment in beautiful Lucca! We had such a great time. From the beginning, when you met us and explained everything, until the end when you kindly arranged for our taxi to the airport, our stay was perfect. The apartment is lovely - well furnished, light and airy, with views of Lucca's rooftops from every window. We had everything we needed, including an elevator, which was so welcome after hours of walking! The location of the apartment is ideal- close to restaurants, groceries and shopping ( and the fine Lucca Italian School), yet there was no noise. We especially loved Nonna Clara, the little trattoria nearby, where the food was delicious and the owner and staff were so friendly. Another thing we loved was our cooking class with Giuseppe. It was one of the highlights of our stay and we thank you for the recommendation. Lucca is such a magical place - seemingly spared from modernization and development. Other than a few very hot days, we couldn't have asked for a more wonderful week. 5 stars! Best regards, Helen and Abby

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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5

10 out of 10

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I have just spent 11 nights in Casa Baino, a top floor apartment in an old, delightful building with fabulous views and full of charm. This property is well maintained and well managed by Sonia who was helpful and easy to deal with. She met us at the property with the keys and we never needed to contact her again. Everything worked well and it was very clean and comfortable. For an old property it is amazingly light, airy, quiet, spacious and was perfect for our holiday in Tuscany. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen easy to use and well stocked and home cooked meals looking out at the hills beyond after a busy day walking and sightseeing were just what we needed. We enjoy walking and travelled about each day using public transport. The train station is 10 mins. away, the bus station 15 mins., the supermarket 2 mins., the walls 5 mins. and the Piazza Anfiteatro is 3 mins. away. So well situated. Pisa, Viareggio, Florence, Pietrasanta and the villages of Barga, Bagni di Lucca, Montecarlo and Montecatini, all within easy reach but every day we were happy to return to lovely Lucca and Casa Baino for a meal in or a meal out and a good night's sleep. A perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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SAN DIEGO CA
5

WE HAVE ALAREADY CHOSEN SONIA AS A REFERRAL FOR OU

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is all about the view and the location. Everyday, it was a privilege to wake up and go to sleep seeing the view of the antique town. EVERYTHING is at your doorstep. Sonia, who owns the apartment is a wonderful lady and unbelievably helpful. She met us at the apartment, meeting went smoothly and everything was taken care of very efficiently. The apartment is furnished very well. It is roomy and comfortable with tons of charm. The kitchen is large and very well equipped with anything you could need and having the separate dining area is a pleasure. The TV works great, especially after Sonia showed us how to get channels in English. The wi-fi internet connection was excellent. For an extended stay this place is wonderful (we were there for 3 weeks). We felt like real "natives" and it was great to be able to have lunch or dinner at home , instead of going out for every meal. Dear Sonia, as you can tell, we loved our stay at your Baino apartment. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay in Lucca if you are there for five days or more (and it is certainly a city worth spending time in). It is perfect for those with mobility issues because there is an elevator to reach the apartment door. The flat itself has everything you could want - a fully equipped kitchen including all the basic provisions to make a meal, such as olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The bathroom is new and recently done as Sonia told us and has a an excellent shower and is well lit. The living room is very comfortable, with quality couches. There is useful reading material in English about Lucca. And importantly, the bed, in a separate bedroom with good cupboard space is also very comfortable. The highlight for us was the view and the interiors - relaxing for having lunch or a glass of wine at the table, and being able to gaze around at Lucca's architectural wonders. There is a high quality grocery/delicatessen/wine shop practically next door (to the right from the front door) selling the best of Tuscan produce, and a very large supermarket tucked away downstairs in an arcade to the left just a minute's walk away. We tried a variety of local restaurants. We had several outstanding culinary experiences, and preferred the unpretentious osteria which offer limited menus of good home style Tuscan cooking and decent house wine for very reasonable prices. Lucca is a small city, and all its major attractions are within an easy stroll of the apartment. It also makes a good base to explore the Tuscan countryside or for a day trip to Florence. Not having a car we booked a day trip with local guide, to visit some wineries to try the famous red wines of Montecarlo. This was a great day out with a very engaging and knowledgeable guide. We highly recommend a stay in this Tuscan flat. Jane & Mat NY USA

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! THANK YOU!
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Sydney, Australia
5

Bellissima Lucca

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 stayed in this wonderful apartment for a week in January 2015. It is exactly as described with the most spectacular views of both Lucca and beyond. It is large, warm, comfortable and very tastefully decorated and given the age of the palazzo is very modern. The inclusion of faultless and unrestricted wireless internet is a must. Sonia was an absolute pleasure to deal with - prompt with communication both prior to and during our stay. We would thoroughly recommend this apartment and a visit to the wonderful town of Lucca - this was our second visit and won't be our last.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I look forward to meet you again!
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Mississauga Canada
5

Lucca Apartment a glorious week in October

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed in this wonderful apartment for one glorious week in October 2014. The apartment was more than we hoped for. It's located in a residantial part of the town in the proximity of busy streets and markets but far away from the noise. The apartment is located in a quiet street and Lucca is a charming town that we fell in love with. The apartment was very clean and beautifully maintained. Even better than the pictures! Sonia was wonderful. She was very helpful especially when my friend's mother was hospitalized and Sonia was notified to tell my friend. She had much compassion and empathy. We will never forget our magical stay in Lucca.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish to thank you for having spent your vacation at my home! I hope to host you again any time you come to Lucca!
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
PISA or FLORENCE
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
MONTECATINI
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
LUCCA EST
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
PULT
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Centro Storico, 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 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
4 night minimum stay
£416
for 4 nights
From
£104
£541
 
 
High Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
£381
for 4 nights
From
£95
£502
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£294
for 4 nights
From
£74
£381
 
 
Christmas period
21 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£381
for 4 nights
From
£95
£502
 
 
Low Season
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£294
for 4 nights
From
£74
£381
 
 
High Season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£381
for 4 nights
From
£95
£502
 
 
High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£416
for 4 nights
From
£104
£541
 
 
High Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£381
for 4 nights
From
£95
£502
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£294
for 4 nights
From
£74
£381
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£312
for 4 nights
From
£78
£381
£909
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices include: Initial cleaning and maid, weekly change of towels and linens for stays multiple of 1 week, excluding for the monthly rate, final cleanings, towels, linens, wi-fi, electricity, hot water, gas, all taxes.

No extra charges to pay.

Minimum stay is 4 nights. Please enquire for 3 nights availability and prices.

Winter heating is charged for 6 euros daily.

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

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Centro Storico in Lucca Area

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Bathtub + separate built-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , A baby crib can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The extra bed, the baby crib and the highchair are available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • 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
  • 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 pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free WiFi throughout the apartment is included in the rental price. A payment garage is located in less than 5 min walking from the apartment. A free parking is located in less than 7-8 min walking from the apartment.

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