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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Finnish, Turkish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 January, 2017

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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Central large apartment inside the walls of Lucca with elevator and WiFi
average rating of 4.848485 based on 33 reviews
5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous, spacious apartment in a wonderful quiet street in Lucca! We had a wonderful time exploring this gorgeous town and the apartment was in an amazing central location to all the piazzas and sights. Sonia provided plenty of information about the area/sights/restaurants/amenities so I would definitely recommend this spot to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Michigan
5

excellent customer care

  • 5 of 5

I had a truly wonderful experience staying at the apt. Baino in Lucca. I was there for 29 days. Some of the time I had friends visiting and for about 8-9 days I was alone.I felt very secure when alone. Mrs Sonia was very accurate in her description of the apt. She was very helpful and always available.I booked the apt.on the internet from home and since I rented several times from Mrs Sonia I felt ver comfortable. It was with pleasure to discover how accurate were the pictures and description of the Baino Apartment. The restaurants were delightful and everything within walking distance and convenient. My niece's engagement was celebrated in a near-by restaurant. I cannot say enough how wonderful my stay was. The restoration of the building and apt.were done to perfection. I live in an historic area in NYC and recognize how well done the restoration was. My age is 57 years but the apt. was perfect for other ages since the apartment come with elevator. We walked everywhere in my neighborhood. A car is not necessary in Lucca either. Trains and buses are close by and convenient. I hope this is helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

TOP QUALITY APARTMENT AND HELPFUL OWNER

  • 5 of 5

Dear Mrs Sonia,

I was hoping to run in to you while I walked the streets of Lucca, but you must have been very busy. I wanted to thank you very much for my experience in Lucca this year. You have always been very gracious and patient with me. I hope to return next year and bring my mama again. She still speaks fondly of our time last week when we were on Via Guinigi Apartment. I hope to be able to rent from you again if all goes well. Take care of yourself and thank you again.

Ciao. Ciao

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Experience

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the apartment in Lucca. We though Lucca was lovely - a really interesting place with so much to see. We are both really keen to come back sometime fairly soon and do some walking. The apartment was great - it had everything we needed and was really well maintained, and so well located in the town. Private parking 2 blocks away, the property was available and very safe, 2 wonderful bikes were there (that we didn’t expect), heating was excellent as well as the wifi. We even had US channels on tv. We were really amazed how quiet the street at night - great to be right in the middle of things without being on a noisy thoroughfare. But best of all was the excellent customer care from Mrs Sonia and Mrs Cristina! We will return!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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The Agent did not offer good customer service!

  • 1 of 5

We arrived at Pisa Central Station and called the mobile numbers listed on the email provided by Sonia. After many attempts and texts to try to speak to her to advise her of our arrival time (1 hour prior to arrival at the Apartment was requested). We continued our train journey to Lucca and again tried to contact her but no response to calls or texts. By this time we were getting worried as there was no-one to meet us. We had no other way of contacting her and we were stranded at the Apartment in Lucca in the pouring rain with nowhere to go! I remembered that I had received a text from one of Sonia's private caterers as we were considering private dining. Luckily I found her contact details and a waitress in the nearby Bistro kindly rang Nadia to advise her of our situation. Nadia contacted another colleague 'Christina' who then called us to advise that she would meet us at the Apartment in 45 minutes. What a relief! However, we she arrived and took us to the Apartment she could not open the door. It was the wrong key, she called the owner only to hear that the lock had been changed the week before. Christina advised that Sonia was out of the country and was unable to take calls. Christina returned to the office to see if she could find another key and returned with another key, however, this still did not work. By this time we had been waiting 3 hours to gain entry and eventually the cleaner turned up with the correct key to let us in. You can imagine how we felt by this stage. A couple of days later we found Sonia in her office in Lucca and she tried to say that she had previously emailed a different contact number, but when she tried to find this email she realized that it had not been sent to me! Needless to say, that I shall never book with Sonia again and it spoilt my holiday, and my birthday!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Framingham
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Fabulous location, but apartment needs to include some basics for short-term rental

  • 4 of 5

Mrs. Sonia's apartment was in a fabulous location within the walls of Lucca. The apartment was beautiful and spacious. The view of the city and surrounding mountains was breathtaking. Mrs. Sonia was waiting for us when we arrived from the train station. She explained the use of the apartment thoroughly, including not using multiple appliances at one time and recycling rules. We quickly discovered that the rental did not include hand soap or sufficient toilet paper for our four night stay. The kitchen contained no glasses, although there were cups. On the second day of our rental the internet ceased to work. We contacted Mrs. Sonia who gave us suggestions on how to reset it; but those did not work. It turned out the problem was with the phone. She contacted the phone company who promised to fix it that evening--but it was not fixed and we were unable to access the internet for the remainder of our visit--causing us to go over our phone data allowance. It was unfortunate for us that the internet was not functioning during our stay. I recommend this apartment for its location. the beautiful view, and Mrs. Sonia's responsiveness--but recommend that the owners provide a bit more of the necessary basics.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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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:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£293
for 4 nights
From
£73
£380
 
 
High Season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
From
£95
£501
 
 
High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£414
for 4 nights
From
£104
£539
 
 
High Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
From
£95
£501
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£293
for 4 nights
From
£73
£380
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£311
for 4 nights
From
£78
£380
£906
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

THE 2 STEPS to MAKE A RESERVATION.
:
1. ONLINE BOOKING: book and pay in full online through Homeaway using your credit card (renter has to pay 2.7% credit card fee at arrival). Cancelled booking will not receive a refund.
2. DIRECT BOOKING: Receive a written rental agreement and then decide if to pay a deposit of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking by wire bank transfer or alternatively phone me and just pay a deposit by credit card of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking. No fees are applied. The balance can be paied at a later stage by wire bank transfer or upon arrival.

CANCELLATION POLICIES:
For DIRECT BOOKINGS in the event of cancellation, for any reason including health, the deposit is forfeited. In case the cancellation is within 90 days of the start of the rental dates, the full rental balance is payable as well. If the cancellation is over 90 days from the start of the rental dates, the balance will not be requested. Cancelled ONLINE BOOKINGS will not receive a refund. I recommend CSA travel insurance in the event your plans change or emergencies arise.



Prices include: final cleanings after departure of the guests, laundry (towels and linens), wi-fi, air conditioning, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, the booking service and the whole assistance of Mrs Sonia and her staff before and during the whole stay. There are no extra charges to pay.

Minimum stay is 4 nights.

Winter heating is charged for 6 euros daily.
Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.







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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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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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