Beautiful Villa Near Lucca with Private Pool - Main house and guest apartment

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A Parino. House, guest apartment and gardens


Last updated: 11/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Tucked away in a charming valley nestled in the heart of Tuscany, this luxurious country home will exceed your expectations and give your family memories to last a lifetime. A Parino is a beautifully restored historical chestnut mill just minutes away from the famed medieval city of Lucca. A Parino is conveniently located near Pisa, Siena, Florence, Cinque Terre, Barga and Forti dei Marmi, giving you access to a different piece of Italy every day and night. The villa’s antique cotto floors and high beamed ceilings are authentically Tuscan and beautifully accent the elegant furnishings, antiques, and classic wrought iron furniture. The enticing rustic elegance is only furthered by the expansive veranda that stretches across the front of the property, offering views of the surrounding hillside and the luxurious modern pool, ideal for al fresco dining and sun bathing. There are also a mountain stream and woodlands on the property for hiking and discovering local wildlife. A Parino comes equipped with a renovated guest apartment, perfect for guests seeking more privacy. No matter what kind of get away your looking for, A Parino is the perfect place to call your temporary home.

A Parino can be rented as the main house only (sleeps up to 10). The guest apartment can be rented to allow an additional 4 guests if needed. If the main house is rented on its own, the guest apartment is never used, to allow privacy for the main house guests.

A Parino is lovingly serviced by our friends and neighbours, Paolo and Alda Benedetti. Their services include daily cleaning and maintenance of the property. They are also willing to cook dinner for guests at an extra cost. Michael Ringrose is our great friend and manager of the property, who will welcome you to this beautiful part of Italy.

History: The property is located on the Via Clodia, the ancient Roman road, so is surrounded by history. It is also at the centre of the Gothic or Green Line, which was the German defensive line against the Allies in WW2. Above the property in the hills are the old fortifications.

Beauty: It is the tranquility and serenity of A Parino that most guests love the most. Deep in a hidden valley, it is the beauty of the location that attracts regular visitors. The house is surrounded by hillsides, which are full of local wildlife - deer, foxes, porcupines, badgers and wild boar. Above fly a pair of nesting eagles while swallows dip down to catch a fleeting dip in the pool. At night, the fireflies come out.

Children: All children of all ages love A Parino. While the TV and Internet are available, few actually use it. Most, especially the younger ones are playing down by the stream, where they build dams and catch tadpoles or frogs. The older ones go wandering in the hills or swim in the pool. There are also board games available: chess, Scrabble, playing cards available when they prefer the coolness of being inside.

Main house and guest apartment: Aquilea Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 13289ha

The house is large and very comfortable with a kitchen, dining room, living area and utility room downstairs and 5 bedrooms upstairs. The white walls and ceiling are very high and traversed by traditional wooden beams. The kitchen has very modern appliances. Most people prefer to dine out on the terrace or in the rear patio, close to the BBQ, rather than in the dining room. The living room is all soft seating around a large fireplace, with a TV and a games/book cupboard. The guest apartment is just behind the main house. It also has a ultra modern kitchen, a living/dining area and two bedrooms. The main garden has seating in a pergola and also many sunbeds by the pool. There is a covered car port to shade the cars from the sun. The property is protected by electric gates and surrounded by a large hedge and fence.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 380 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Daily Maid Service


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

  • Master: 1 queen

    En suite bathroom...moreless

  • Mountain view: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Fantastic views...moreless

  • Terrazza: 2 twin/ single

    Cool and charming...moreless

  • Goldilocks: 3 twin/ single

    Perfect for children...moreless

  • Tranquility: 1 twin/ single


  • Guest Apartment Master: 1 queen


  • Guest Apartment Twin: 2 twin/ single


  • The bedrooms are all comfortable with antique iron beds. The doubles are all 4 poster beds. All beds are fitted with mosquito netting. All bedrooms have fans....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master en suite: toilet, shower


  • Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Downstairs: toilet, shower


  • Guest Apartment: toilet, shower, bidet


  • The bathrooms are all modern, well fitted and have strong showers.

Other Amenities

  • In the main house, the kitchen is well equipped with modern oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. The guest apartment has its own separate kitchen, again well equipped with modern oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. Daily cleaning service is provided (inclusive in the price). Michael Ringrose, the local manager, lives nearby and gives great local advice on everything. There is free WiFi and English channels on satellite TV. There is also an IPod/IPhone docking station and speakers. A local cook can be reserved at extra cost for private dinners. We provide 1 beach towel, 1 bath towel and 1 hand towel per person per week....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 26 - Dec 31, 2015
7 night min stay

Jan 1 - May 27, 2016
7 night min stay

May 28 - Jun 24, 2016
7 night min stay

Jun 25 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2016
7 night min stay


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  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 11/28/2015
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30 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Ponte a Moriano
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Antica Locanda di Sesto
35 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Forti dei Marmi

Car: Necessary

Lucca is a beautiful walled medieval city, which is the birthplace of Puccini. The city is mostly pedestrianised, which is fantastic for cycling and walking. Most guests enjoy cycling round the ramparts of the city wall. The countryside north of Lucca is breathtaking with many medieval villages perched on wooded hillsides. There are many beautiful palazzos and vineyards to visit in the area. Florence, Pisa and the beaches are all within a short distance. There are excellent restaurants within 10 minutes of the house. The Tuscan ski resort of Abetone is only 1 hour away and has generally excellent snow from January to March. The immediate surroundings of the house are beautiful and most guests enjoy this most, whether for relaxation or exercise. There are lovely walks and circuits ( between 2 to 6 kms ) in the wooded hills around the property. Visit the ruined church on top of the hill. See the snow-capped Apuan Alps from the hillside opposite the house.

Other Activities: The Ski resort of Abetone is 1 hour away by car


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1999

About: We are Fred and Aideen. Born in Ireland, we have spent most of our life together all over the world. We currently live in Singapore but A Parino is our cherished holiday home which we try get back to at least once a year.

Why Aquilea:
We first fell in love with Tuscany on a family holiday 17 years ago. We saw about 10 properties in one week and then immediately fell in love with A Parino, a true diamond in the rough. After 2 years of full renovations the house became completely transformed into a rustic paradise! The previous owners are the Benedetti family, whose own home overlooks the property on the road to Domazzano and they feel so proud of what has been done to their old home. This house is also much more than a holiday home to us. We all feel very close to A Parino - it's part of our soul - and any visitor will tell you the same. It is utterly enchanting.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Breakfast on the verandah with the sun appearing over the hills The birdsong every day The views The peace and calmness - you never want to leave The pool to cool down in on hot days Alda and Paolo - just super people in handling everyone's needs The close proximity of Lucca and other restaurants

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  • A Parino. House, guest apartment and gardens

    A Parino. House, guest apartment and gardens

  • Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

  • Barbecue on back terrace

    Barbecue on back terrace

  • Family fun in the pool

    Family fun in the pool

  • Kitchen and dining room

    Kitchen and dining room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Single bedroom

    Single bedroom

  • Guest apartment

    Guest apartment

  • Rear terrace

    Rear terrace

  • Sun loungers

    Sun loungers

  • Total privacy in a secluded valley

    Total privacy in a secluded valley

  • The A Parino team who will look after you and ensure a wonderful holiday!

    The A Parino team who will look after you and ensure a wonderful holiday!

  • Main house, pool and guest apartment

    Main house, pool and guest apartment

  • Dining on the verandah

    Dining on the verandah

  • Side of main house

    Side of main house

  • Pool and hills beyond

    Pool and hills beyond

  • Bathroom


  • Triple bedroom

    Triple bedroom

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • View from kitchen of guest apartment

    View from kitchen of guest apartment

  • Garden seats

    Garden seats

  • Aerial view of A Parino

    Aerial view of A Parino

  • Hills above A Parino

    Hills above A Parino

  • A Parino lit up at night

    A Parino lit up at night

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