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Charming Farm House in Tuscany, Next to Montecatini Terme

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Fully stocked chef's kitchen with gas stove + pizza oven!

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Last updated: 08/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Villa Lucia is a magical Tuscany experience. This beautiful property is situated in the middle of a 15 acrea certified organic olive grove, Villa Lucia's best asset is its location, less than an hour drive to two international airports, Florence and Pisa.

Within walking distance is the beautiful medieval borgo, Montevettolini, with its church, medici villa, post office, bar, restaurant, and tower.

Montecatini Terme, the famous spa town known for its thermal water spas, designer shops, restaurants, 18 hole golf course, horseback riding, gardens, and evening passeggiata (after dinner stoll) is a 15 min drive away. The medieval town of Montecatini Alto, 5 k. up the hill from Montecatini is popular for diners seeking a spectacular panoramic viewand eating al fresco in the outdoor piazza. The Villa is also ideally located for day trips to most popular tourist attractions such as: Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Chianti, San Gimignano, Vinci, along with seashore resorts and the popular fishing villages of Cinque Terre.

The property consist of a main house along with two detached apartments. The other units can be rented in addition to the main house, but not separately. The property has a small pool, bocci court, ping pong table, crochet game, green belt for soccer practice or other sports, It has amenities to make it a home away from home: two outside kitchens with wood burning ovens, screens on windows, ice-machine, wireless service, tv's dvd's tel and air-conditioning in all the bedrooms. For group events and family gatherings, there is an outside round table to seat 14, a long table under a pergola to seat 30. The green belt, that faces the outside kitchen, has seated many for such activities as weddings and corporation events. The dining room table can seat 24 in the main house. When not used by staff, the big barn room with its baby grand piano and a library of english books can be utilized by guests.

Spa treatments, golf, horseback riding, cooking classes, artisan visits, may be organized with prior notice, Villa Lucia has been popular for weddings, corporate and family gatherings.

Cooking School:
Daily courses can be scheduled to meet the needs of individuals or groups.

Olive Harvest: a popular time of year is the last week of October and the first two weeks of November when a 6 day olive oil making and cooking classes can be arranged with the minimum of 8 attendees. If the season allows, truffle hunts with the trained truffle hunting dogs can be arranged.

History: In 1990, Villa Lucia was established as a B&B, cooking school and wedding location, Its popularity, particularly with americans, grew with friends referring friends for the inter-cultural experience, knowing the bi-linqual staff could best meet the needs of americans overseas. Every effort is made to provide the amenities to make Villa Lucia's guests from around the world feel at home away from home.
Villa Lucia Rental

Main House 6 bedrooms, also for additional lodging if needed, two detached apartments with 3 additional bedrooms, Can lodge 10 to 20 people

Main House
- Ground floor: dining room, living room, kitchen, guest bathroom
- On the first floor, 5 bedrooms, queen and king,with private bathrooms, and one twin bedroom that would have to share a hall bathroom,
- On the second floor a private queen room and bathroom.

Two Detached Apartments
- Chicken Coop: big king bedroom, bathroom and big
kitchen that is attached to Rabbit coop.
- Rabbit Coop. Queen bedroom, bathroom and small
kitchenette with two twin beds.

Both units are self-sufficient with great views, parking directly behind the units, tv, dvds, tel and air-cond in each unit, with deck. Each unit ideal for a couple or combined for two couples or a family of 5-6.
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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    small pets are welcomed in our apt, units....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    in one of the apartments...moreless

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • famous spas of Montecatini near by, as well as horseback riding, golf

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Outside dining at table for 14, table for 36...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 24 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove:

    Two wood burning ovens outside on the terrace for cooking....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    With prior notice...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well supplied kitchen with most essentials...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Have big kitchen in the main house Wonderful outdoor covered kitchen 2 apts small kitchens...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    18 hole golf course within 5 minute drive...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
  • Jetted Tub:

    in one of the private bathrooms...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
6 night min stay

€5,000 €18,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Main house with 6 rooms is the price noted but if needing additional rooms in the apartments, rate goes up to 6000 euros for the week, 20.000 euros for the month which would include the 9 rooms.

A 50% deposit requested on reservation.


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Location

Bocci Ball court, croquet, ping pong, cooking classes and wedding arrangements, visits to local artisans,

olive oil and cooking seminars during the olive harvest (end of Oct and 2 weeks in Nov),

Truffle hunting with dogs (during the fall season when available).

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1985

About: The owner- a first generation Italian born in Connecticut and raised in an Italian household, always had the desire to return someday to her family’s roots. She purchased the abandoned farmhouse in 1985 and began restoring the 500 year old home which eventually became Villa Lucia – a B&B, Cooking School, and wedding location for Americans. She moved to Italy in 1990, leaving her home in California to finish the reconstruction of Villa Lucia. She lives in Tuscany with her husband, a retired surgeon.

Why Montecatini Terme:
Fantastic Location: Two international airports, Florence and Pisa, less than an hour drive. RR and Bus Stations as well as freeway entrance in Montecatini Terme. wo miles to an 18 hole golf course, horseback riding and two Olympic pools. Up the hill from the famous spa town of Montecatini Terme with its beautiful gardens, spas, spring waters, designer shops, and a cable car to take one up to the medieval hilltop town of Montecatini Alto, with its spectacular view and evening dining al fresco. Day trip to most popular tourist attractions: Vinci, San Gimignano, Chianti, Siena, Lucca, Florence, Pisa, Viareggio, Cinque Terre ( the Popular fishing villages) Bologna, Perugia, Assisi, Cortona, Verona, Lake Garda. Etc. etc.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Chefs and enthusiastic cooks, bring your friends or students to enjoy Villa Lucia's outside well-equipped kitchen with a beautiful view of the hills of tuscany. This is an opportunity to cook, lodge family and friends and cook facing our greenbelt and the beautiful medieval village of Montevettolini on the hillside.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian, Limited French

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Fully stocked chef's kitchen with gas stove + pizza oven!

    Fully stocked chef's kitchen with gas stove + pizza oven!

  • Outdoor kitchen attached to Barn Apt.

    Outdoor kitchen attached to Barn Apt.

  • Room #2-Private Queen corner room w/bath

    Room #2-Private Queen corner room w/bath

  • Room 4-Large Private King room w/private bath

    Room 4-Large Private King room w/private bath

  • Room 6-Large Private King bed room ww/private bath

    Room 6-Large Private King bed room ww/private bath

  • #9 Barn Apt.,King Bed, Full Kitchen/Fireplace...view

    #9 Barn Apt.,King Bed, Full Kitchen/Fireplace...view

  • #10 apt-Converted Rabbit hutch joins Chicken coop room...queen bed

    #10 apt-Converted Rabbit hutch joins Chicken coop room...queen bed

  • Ktchen joining outside chicken coop and rabbit hutch apts....great for two coupl

    Ktchen joining outside chicken coop and rabbit hutch apts....great for two coupl

  • Buon Appetito!

    Buon Appetito!

  • Room 3- 2 twins with shared bath in the hall

    Room 3- 2 twins with shared bath in the hall

  • Room 5-Smaller room with hall bath queen size bed.

    Room 5-Smaller room with hall bath queen size bed.

  • Room 7- Top floor private queen w/private bath

    Room 7- Top floor private queen w/private bath

  • Barn Apt 9 private Kitchen...with double door access to pool

    Barn Apt 9 private Kitchen...with double door access to pool

  • # 11-Private King Chicken coop w/bath, kitchen & fireplace

    # 11-Private King Chicken coop w/bath, kitchen & fireplace

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    18
  • Bedrooms
    9
  • Bathrooms
    9
  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, Limited French
  • Response time Within a few days
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  • Calendar last updated 08/02/2015
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