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Luxury Villa with Swimming Pool in 10 Acres of Private Land

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Last updated: 05/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casa Lucia stands in ten acres of glorious hillside olive groves overlooking the majestic Carrara Mountains. The property is made up of a large, comfortable, and luxuriously appointed house set in beautiful gardens, with a private swimming pool, an elegant open air pool house with comfortable seating, an outdoor kitchen with traditional wood-fired pizza oven and grill, and several shaded areas with ample seating and dining furniture.

The ground floor of the house features an immaculate, fully-equipped, brand new, top-of-the-range chef’s kitchen and open plan dining area, with French doors leading out to a large, spectacular stone-terraced eating area and outdoor kitchen with traditional wood-burning pizza oven and grill. The warm and inviting reception room featuring a classic open fireplace leads to a cozy study that opens out to a charming Tuscan ‘portico’; or covered terrace. A full guest bathroom and cloakroom complete the layout.

A major feature of the upstairs is the open-beamed ceilings, which add rustic charm to each of the four large, meticulously-presented double bedrooms and brand new stylishly-appointed en-suite bathrooms. The two front master bedrooms feature French doors that open out to the spectacular, uninterrupted views of the Carrara mountains. Bedroom Three has beautiful views across the swimming pool to Castello dell’Aquila – the Eagle’s Nest Castle. Bedroom Four, with two single beds and a pull-out bed overlooks the terrace, fountain and herb garden.

Casa Lucia is defined by exquisite stonework that is blended seamlessly with traditional materials such as oak, chestnut, terracotta, and local granites. Throughout the home are beautiful antiques, stylish and comfortable furniture, and finest quality linens, all of which will indulge the most discerning guest.

This luxurious home offers elegant and comfortable accommodation for eight people, with a maximum capacity for eleven, and is the perfect setting for families and friends to relax and have fun.





Keywords: Luxurious elegance, ten acres of private land, olive groves, immaculate gardens, magnificent views, large private pool, pergola, pool house, outdoor kitchen with traditional wood-fired pizza oven, several shaded eating areas, All bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, Easy drive to Cinque Terre and Lucca, Garfagnana and medieval villages.

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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, no pets allowed. Animal lovers will enjoy watching the horses in the fields below and, in the early morning, the deer grazing in the olive groves....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4

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  • Den

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  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Small, fold-away crib/playpen., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) I single sofa bed is in the children's room and 1 double sofa bed is in the study downstairs. 2 portable baby cots/playpens available. Accommodation for 8 preferable. However, Casa Lucia can accommodate up to 11 people in beds and two babies in cots. (An additional charge is applicable for 9 or more guests.)...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Other amenities include outdoor kitchen with traditional wood-fired pizza oven, charcoal grill, sink and marble worktops. Other amenities in the house include an espresso coffee machine, a high chair, 2 cribs/playpens, 4 hairdryers, 2 hair straightener irons, heated towel rails, high quality bed linens and towels, outdoor games including croquet, bocce ball, volleyball and badminton, books and board games, and collections of dvds and cds. Throughout the year, the property, gardens, flowers, and olive grove are meticulously maintained by our property managers, Diego and Alessandra....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Large selection of books - novels, general interest, Italian interest, and travel books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    TV screen with integrated international DVD player....moreless

  • Toys:

    Croquet, bocce, pool toys...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small collection of DVDs available...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    A beautiful, uninterrupted view of the 13th-century Castello d'Aguila. Uninterrupted view of the medieval church of San Gimigniano in the village of Alebbio....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Casa Lucia has the most amazing views of the Carrara mountains, the 13th century Castello dell'Aquila, the pretty medieval village of Alebbio, and the entire valley. Local residents have said that Casa Lucia has the most spectacular vista of any house in the area....moreless

  • Rural:

    Incredibly beautiful region with unsurpassed views of the Carrara mountains....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Internal dining area seats 10. External dining areas can seat up to 18....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 18 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Top quality, high-count, American linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    One 3-seater sofa, one 2-seater sofa, and one armchair in living room. One 3-seater sofa bed and rocking chair in study. Living room and study. Sofas and armchairs in outside living spaces. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking for up to 8 cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    Top quality American bath towels and pool towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Easy-to-use washing machine with 30 minute cycle....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Automatic connection to WiFi available....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Local chefs are available for catering services at additional charge on request....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Gaggia espresso machine....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Plenty of high quality cooking utensils, pans and serving dishes. Dinner service and enough wine and champagne glasses and silverware for up to twenty people....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and utensils for 30 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Top-of-the-range Miele dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped Chef's kitchen, copper pans, herb garden. French doors from kitchen lead to an outdoor kitchen with marble work tops, stone sink, and wood fired pizza oven and charcoal grill....moreless

  • Microwave:

    1 Microwave oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    Double oven and traditional wood-burning pizza oven. (Wood supply available to guests)...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Fully stocked spice rack, local olive oil, Italian coffee, pasta available. Pre-arrival grocery shopping service available on request....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    1 large fridge/freezer and 1 30-bottle wine fridge....moreless

  • Stove:

    Top of the range 6 burner hob with double oven....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Double toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    2 'Juliet' balconies accessed by large French doors in 2 master bedrooms....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Several large patios and terraces for outdoor living. ...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    The chestnut beamed, terracotta tiled pool house, with comfortable seating and a coffee table, is the ideal place to relax with a glass of wine as the sun goes down....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The terracotta-roofed 'tattoia' at the side of the house has a sofa, two chairs and a coffee table, and is an ideal place to take shade and enjoy the views....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Glorious lawn, olive grove, flowers, plants, meticulously maintained. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Granite topped outdoor kitchen. Traditional wood-fired pizza oven, charcoal grill. Wood always available....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Beautiful crystal-clear swimming pool with marble surround. Pool beds with cushions, large umbrellas and stone pool house with comfortable furniture overlooking pool and mountains. Plenty of pool towels available....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
May 16 - Oct 16, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,800

Changeover Day: Saturday

Rest of year
Oct 17 - May 13, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,700

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Booking Deposit of 25% of the rental charge is required. 50% of booking deposit is non-refundable. 100% of booking deposit is non-refundable if cancellation is made 120 or less days before scheduled arrival date. Balance due 120 days before visit. Balance non-refundable if cancelled within 60 days of arrival date.


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Location

Car: Necessary

Due to the magnificent natural beauty of the area, this has become a destination for many artists - painters and sculptors. Cooks also enjoy this area for the quality olive oils, the porcini mushrooms and truffles, and the local specialty - wild boar.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: The owners, Susan and Tim, live just outside San Francisco with their 18-year old daughter, for whom the property is named. Although they have traveled and lived all over the world, Tim and Susan found that it was Italy that captured their hearts and imaginations and, with the help of their friends, Simon Foster, Alessandro Penucci, Marco Cardellini, Diego and Alessandra Cecchini, and a fantastic team of builders, craftsmen, and artisans, they were able to realize their dream of creating a very special home in a very special place. They hope that any visitor to Casa Lucia will enjoy it as much as they do.

Why the Owner Chose Fivizzano:
When you visit Casa Lucia, you will see immediately why we fell in love with this amazing place. The views are, simply, astounding. This really is an unspoilt and undiscovered part of Tuscany. The lush green olive groves, the sunny vineyards, and the dense forests that are home to wild boar and deer are just as they must have been in medieval times. There is a sense of permanence, tradition, and peace in this extraordinary area. Away from the tourists, this part of Italy is special to us because it embraces and epitomizes a way of life that has been known for generations. Sitting on the terrace gazing at the magnificent mountains and feeling the sun on our faces, there is no place we would rather be. We think that you will feel the same!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
One of the many wonderful things about this area is that we are close to the sea and, particularly, to the spectacular Cinque Terre - the national heritage site of five gorgeous little villages built into the cliffs overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean. It's nice to take a day trip and hike along the trail and stop for lunch in a tiny little restaurant perched on a cliff. For a morning's jaunt, we particularly love to take the ferry from Lerici (just 40 minutes drive away) to Portovenere - if we're lucky we'll see a wedding taking place in the glorious church that stands high on a cliff in the Bay of Poets. And, for a special day out, we love to take out a boat, pack a picnic, and take to the sea. Coming home to the luxury and comfort of Casa Lucia is the perfect end to a perfect day.


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Speaks: english, french, italian

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Photos

  • Casa Lucia

    Casa Lucia

  • Casa Lucia pool in the morning

    Casa Lucia pool in the morning

  • Breeze by the pool

    Breeze by the pool

  • A summer morning in Master Bedroom #1

    A summer morning in Master Bedroom #1

  • The downstairs bathroom

    The downstairs bathroom

  • Inside Casa Lucia

    Inside Casa Lucia

  • The pool, pergola, and house from the pool house

    The pool, pergola, and house from the pool house

  • Morning sun on the front terrace

    Morning sun on the front terrace

  • Buon Appetito!

    Buon Appetito!

  • The view of the Carrara Mountains

    The view of the Carrara Mountains

  • The tattoia

    The tattoia

  • Peace and tranquility

    Peace and tranquility

  • Overlooking the pool, garden, and olive grove to the majestic mountains

    Overlooking the pool, garden, and olive grove to the majestic mountains

  • Drinks at the pool house

    Drinks at the pool house

  • The fully-equipped Chef's kitchen at Casa Lucia

    The fully-equipped Chef's kitchen at Casa Lucia

  • One of four en-suite bathrooms

    One of four en-suite bathrooms

  • Master bedroom #2 with mountain and village views

    Master bedroom #2 with mountain and village views

  • Pool portico overlooking mountains and 13th century castle

    Pool portico overlooking mountains and 13th century castle

  • View of the moon rise from Casa Lucia

    View of the moon rise from Casa Lucia

  • Lunch on the front terrace

    Lunch on the front terrace

  • The pizza oven, outdoor kitchen, and herb garden

    The pizza oven, outdoor kitchen, and herb garden

  • View from the Tattoia

    View from the Tattoia

  • The olive grove

    The olive grove

  • The view - yes, really!

    The view - yes, really!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 05/14/2015
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