4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, private swimming pool, air conditioning, wifi
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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 2018
Why Mrs Sonia chose 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 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.
Pool / Spa
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Fabulous from start to finish!
We’re a family of 4 (all adults) and stayed at the property for a total of 7 nights.
Having made the booking, I immediately received an email from Sonia (property manager) with lots of details. As we approached the dates for our stay, I was put in contact with Cristina, who then dealt with getting us checked in and helping out with any queries whilst in country. Cristina was a real pleasure to deal with – warm, friendly and very helpful. We also met Betty and Ezzio at check-in. They are the owners and were also very welcoming and friendly.
The property was even better than we’d hoped for. It provided for the flexibility of self-catering, whilst also offering the luxurious feel of being in a hotel. The private pool area is divine, looking down over Lucca and the surrounding hills and countryside. Lucca is about 15-20 minutes away by car. It’s attractive, dripping with history and has some wonderful restaurants. For self-catering, the large Co-op on the edge of Lucca is very good, but there are also a number of smaller supermarkets, one of which is only about 5-7 minutes drive from the property.
Facilities are very good. We tended to eat out once each day for a large meal, then eat bread, cheeses, meats, salad etc at the property, so we can’t comment on the ease of cooking. There is a barbecue available and the covered outside dining area is absolutely perfect. The air conditioning is modern and very effective and, along with the comfortable beds, allow for a good quality night’s sleep. There is ample room to park your hire car (you’ll need one, the property is wonderfully remote) and you will be talked through the remote control for the entry gates on arrival. Don’t forget to bring whatever power adapters you need. There is a washing machine available, which helps reduce the amount you need to pack, plus a dishwasher to ease the burden of clearing up after meals.
DO BRING MOSQUITO REPELLENT! If you’re sat outside, especially during the mornings and evenings, there is no shortage of mosquitos.
All in all, if you’re looking for a peaceful retreat in luxurious surroundings, I can’t recommend Casa Betty too highly. We loved our time there and will definitely be coming back. Thank you so much to Betty, Ezzio and Cristina. Look forward to seeing you again sometime and I promise to work on my Italian!
We spent 2 wonderful weeks in this beautiful villa at the end of May. Everything about the villa was perfect. It was furnished to a high standard, the kitchen was equipped with everything you could possibly need. The outside dining area was used for all our meals from breakfast through to supper. The lovely pool was the icing on the cake for relaxing in the sun. The pool and surrounding are were kept immaculately clean. It was a pleasure to meet owners, Betty and Etzio who could not do enough to make our stay perfect. We would love to return here one day.
Villa Alberta is Paradise!
The villa was just outstanding, the view was unbelievable, and the company, was as always, superb... Lucca was fun, but I think we were so spoiled from our amazing week at your beautiful villa that it paled in comparison. We truly had the most amazing vacation. The villa is so special... thank you! Martha, Harold, Kate, Hugh, Jane and Tamara, guests November 2018
Everything we wanted... Peaceful & quiet retreat yet convenient to town. Lovely owners
Ms Sonia is the property manager and her staff were attentive and addressed our needs promptly. The owners were incredibly charming. They performed their own maintenance (landscaping and weekly linen changes). They were warm and offered many suggestions beyond what had been provided the extensive list provided by Ms Sonia’s team. The home itself was very well appointed. We spent a lot of time enjoying the pool, dined al fresco for every meal, made numerous trips into Lucca for shopping and Gelato, tours, cooking class, meals and of course lots of bike riding. The owners suggested trips along the Ligurian coast and were reachable in less than 2 hours. We hit the market in Forte Dei Marmi several times and spent the day at the beach afterwards. Pietra Santa was another great art colony we visited within 40 min from the villa. Next door neighbor runs a hotel on his olive oil farm and vineyards. He offers a nice historical tour of the property including the “Mansion” with olive oil and wine tasting for 25 euro. Worth the expense and can’t get much more local than that. We arranged a couple nights with private chef and also several massages with Sonia (ask Ms Sonia’s for her Sonia (the massage therapist) contact info. She came to the house and was awesome.
Dear Saraya, thank you very much for taking precious time off to share your invaluable feedback with us. It makes me so happy to leanr that the most paramount pilar of my service philosophy, accommodating my guests' needs and enabling their desires was met. Thank you for booking my house, we look forwards to meet you again in the future. Sonia and the Lucca Apartments and Villas Team.
Greetings from America. It’s been some time since we communicated. Don’t take that as anything other than it’s like taunting to remember how wonderful a time we had while knowing we won’t be back as soon as we would like… We bragged so much about the Villa that some people actually listened. My sister has a group interested in a couple of weeks next June… Oh, our group is talking about returning in 2019, so don’t go anywhere and please alert the local wineries.
Thank you Vanessa for taking precious time off to share your invaluable feedback with us. It was delightful to leanr that one of the most paramount pillars of our service philosophy, accommodating our guests' needs and enabling their desires was met. I look forward to meet you again in the future! Mrs Sonia and the Lucca Apartments and Villas team
Wonderful retreat in a very special surrounding
We simply had a wonderful time at Casa Betty! The house is beautiful, the decoration in every room very neat, the bedrooms to dream of with very comfortable mattresses and the bathrooms in great shape! It comes with so many extras, one of them the wood oven on the porch, which we used to prepare our own pizzas - a delicious experience! The garden is beautiful with colorful flowers and well looked after and the pool is amazing with the best view over Lucca and the valley. The owners are a wonderful, lovely couple who greated us warmly upon our arrival and departure and the team of Mrs. Sonia and Mrs. Cristina, who corresponded with us previous to our arrival and met us at the house, were very welcoming and answered every question we had within very short time. We thank you all for a wonderful experience. Casa Betty was a great starting point for day trips not only to Lucca, but to Pisa, Livorno, Florence and all northern Tuscany.
Hi Stefanie, so nice to reading you! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and I know that you were a true joy for the owners to have you at their home. We all look to have you back soon!