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Immersed amongst the olive groves, only a 3 kilometres from the walled centre of Lucca, and 15 kilometres from the famous beaches of Versilia, Villa La Carciofaia, has been recently carefully restored by the proprietor. The property is built in stone and plaster and is located at the very top of a hill which offers unique views of the town at your feets. The property is surrounded by a big park, typical of the Mediterranean followers and marquis, allowing its guests to enjoy the various kinds of perfumes and colours and there is also a beautiful large swimming pool furnished with deck chairs and sunbeds each one with its own beach towel and head cushion that every night is removed and dryed by the housekeeper. Every morning the housekeeper prepares and cleans the pool area and then will take care of cleaning the house. The beds are made every morning with beautiful super fine quality embroided linens.
Ground floor: Large fully equipped kitchen with wood pizza oven, indoor dining room, outdoor dining room under the jasmine plants and view, living room with piano and fireplace, 1 bathroom, laundry room. The ground floor is characterized by large windows that permit the entrance of the natural light giving the house a warm and familiar atmosphere.
First floor: 3 double bedrooms (1 with panoramic terrace and living area), 2 bathrooms, (1 with jacuzzi shower)
Second floor: Living room with piano and fireplace, 2 large double bedrooms, dressroom, 2 large bathrooms (1 with jacuzzi bathtub)
In the price it is included the service of our staff for a daily cleaning and weekly change of towels and linens as well as daily gardening and cleaning of the pool.
The photos shown on the webpage have been taken in deep winter, so no flowers and no greenery, but in spring, summer and fall, this is a paradise! New photos will be available soon...
The owner and the housekeeper lives in the estate in an hayloft with separate independent access and they are available for any need during the stay.
Mid Season Season Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Low Season Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2016 7 night min stay
mid season Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016 7 night min stay
high season May 1 - May 28, 2016 7 night min stay
high season May 29 - Jun 30, 2016 7 night min stay
high season Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016 7 night min stay
high season Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016 7 night min stay
mid season Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016 7 night min stay
low season Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2017 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
cleaning, maid,daily cleaning and maid, weekly cleaning + change of towels and linens, final cleaning, towels, linens, wi-fi, electricity, hot water, private pool, gas, all taxes.
Minimum stay is 1 week.
Winter heating is charged extra for a little daily fee.
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Lucca, beautiful city, famous for its monumental 15th century fortified wall. But dig a little deeper and you find that its winding medieval streets actually follow the plan laid out by the Romans in 180BC. And before the Romans, Lucca was one of the major centres of Etruria, the ancient country of central Italy that more or less corresponds to modern Tuscany. Unsurprisingly then, Lucca is steeped in history. Your twelfth century building is just a small part of that. There are museums and churches, and the magnificent cathedral, the Duomo di San Martino, is the town’s finest Romanesque building, its impressive façade a triumph of sculpture, carving and inlay work – at just five minutes’ walk from the apartment. Modern delights include terrific restaurants, bars and shops, all within a few minutes’ walk. In Lucca’s winding streets, the pedestrian comes before the car, so you can move at your own pace. In fact wandering the streets is one of the great pleasures of the city.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner 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!
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse: 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.