|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Villa Pallina is a charming stone-built house which can accommodate up to 7 people (5 in the bedrooms, 2 in the sofabed in the living room or a single cot to be placed in the single bedroom)
It is situated on the hills of Lucca, in a tiny village in the countryside only 10 min driving from the ancient city's walls. Over 150 olive trees surround the house and enhance a true feeling of peacefulness and tranquillity. This charming property has recently been restored with care.
On the ground floor there is: entrance, a fully equipped kitchen which opens into the dining area, living room. In addition there is a single bedroom and a bathroom with a shower. Every room on the ground floor opens out into the garden through a french door.
On the first floor: two double bedrooms and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath tub and a large terrace equipped with a table, chairs and surrounded by olive trees.
The swimming pool (5 m x 9 m) is fully equipped with sun loungers, tables and chairs and BBQ.
The house is provided with a reliable wi-fi ocnnection provided by the national phone company.
The villa is air conditioned.
The new pictures shown have been taken in Summer 2014!
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 2011
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!
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.
It was the best vacation we have ever had. Our group consisted of 2 mature couples. We were there for 2 weeks. Villa was terrific, furnished with everything you needed, great location for daily trips to other great cities. Swimming pool was super for us and had great views. Sonia was very easy to work with and had all the answers to our questions. A once in a lifetime experience.
Lynn&John, California Guests 2016
A memorable experience in a part of the world that needs to be explored. The area is extremely friendly and offers travelers interesting past, present and future - no matter the type of traveler you are. The Villa offers learning experiences along with rest and relaxation, shopping, and culture - whatever you choose. Definitely want to return in the future.
I can't say enough good things about my stay... I travelled there in October 2016 with my family and we had a perfect week at the villa, my only regret is that we didn't stay for two weeks. The house is charming and warm, the beds are very comfortable and the bathrooms are modern and have jacuzzi while the exteriors are amazing and we had several meals in the sun with a breathtaking view. We had a pizza party in the wood-burning oven out back and all of us felt that this was our favorite night of the trip. It was a great homebase and we did day trips to Florence, Lucca and Cinque Terrre. Staying around the villa was wonderful too; just exploring the little towns and beautiful countryside. I can't wait to get back!
We were made very welcome by Valentina and her mother Gabriella,they gave us a tour of the house and showed us how everything worked. Gabriella had made a delicious cake. The house was well equipped and very rustic. We visited Lucca,Pisa Florence,Viareggio and San Gimignano. All within easy distance of villa. Valentina gave us a discount card for the supermarket which was very useful. Very impressed with the esselunga supermarket,great fresh produce and great selections. Our only issue was the drive up and down to the villa, the road was very winding and quite steep. By the end of the week we were getting a bit more used to it but not ideal for us. Couldn't fault the villa and help from Valentina.
Much better than the photos show. A beautiful house which is well equipped very spacious. Local bar and restaurant at the end of the road serves good food and the cafe next door sells great ice cream and was close enough for the children to wander down to on their own. A well stocked sipermarket is five minutes away.
The pool is much bigger than we had thought and we were in it everyday, A very good location in the beautiful Tuscan countryside we would definately go back again. Lucca is in an easy drive and we found the road to be ok and not difficult. We enjoyed very much.
Sonia and Valentina did an outstanding job making our stay at the villa absolutely superb. Time and again, all week long, Sonia organized activities == teaching us how to make pizza in the 500-year-old stone oven in the rear of the villa, taking us up to meet a blacksmith/artisan whose family forge had been operating for hundreds of years, and connecting us with a local cook who prepard a fantastic Italian meal. In the evenings, we enjoyed a variety of Italian wines looking out over the city lights of Lucca and Florence from the patio. The accommodations were first class -- and there was so much to see and do. Our group of three couples found this the best week in almost 15 years of annual get togethers.
|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.
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.
Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.
Final cleanings are charged for 100 euros.
Air conditioning is charged according to comsuption.
Winter heating is charged according to comsuption.
A fully refundable security deposit of €300 is requested against big damages. The deposit is given back at the end of
Online reservations through the Homeaway Payments are subject to a 2.7% charge to b
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.