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Hidden Jewel in the Rolling Hills of Lucca, Tuscany

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Part of the villa rose garden at front entry

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Last updated: 10/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lucca villa description

Escape into relaxation and enjoy the finest Italian cuisine and the best wines Italy has to offer. Whether
you choose the 'Cecilia', 'La Soffita' or 'Aldo' Suites,
this elegantly appointed & romantic Villa will leave you a lifetime of memories. Just a short drive to the historical town of Lucca. An hour train ride to the Charming Villages of the Cinque Terre and the beautiful City of Florence. No touches left undone, with luxury bedding and detailed attention to comfort and décor. And there is a beautiful rose and flower garden for you to explore. The Villa is a mecca for honeymooners or folks just needing a romantic getaway...and it's never
too late for that second honeymoon!

Pieve di Compito is one of several sought-after villages within 20 minutes of Lucca.... tucked into a bowl-shaped valley, surrounded by olive trees and pine-covered hills, 'Il Rifugio' is a recently restored 18th Century villa, which was once part of a monastery building. The monks catered to pilgrims traveling to Rome, welcoming them with a bite of food and a rest...a 'refuge' for weary travelers...Now you too can relax and regenerate at 'Il Rifugio'....a 3-suite B&B, elegantly appointed, surrounded with extensive flower and veggie gardens.

All 3 Suites have a private bath and sitting area, Satellite TV and Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and are furnished for relaxation and comfort. Italian and Asian antiques give the rooms a classic feel.

The full breakfast is served from 7AM to 10 AM.

'Il Rifugio' is centrally located to Pisa, Florence and the Tyrrhenian Sea ...the walled city of Lucca can be reached quickly from the village.
There are hiking trails into the Monte Serra hills, olive groves to explore. Come enjoy a pizza from the local trattoria (along with wonderful Tuscan dishes) and of course, our own Monte Carlo wines. Wine Country self-guided tours are a must.




Keywords: Romantic B&B in the rolling hills of Lucca,
Luxury, Relaxing, ideal for Honeymooners and lovers.
A true Italian experience.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 340 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

      • Bedroom 4

        ...moreless

      • Other (See Description)

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      • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

        'Cecilia' Suite sleeps 2 on an Italian Queen-size bed....moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

        'La Soffita' has an Italian Queen-size bed, plus sofabed....moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

        'Aldo' sleeps 2 on an Italian Queen-sized bed....moreless

      • 3 bedroom Suites, each with an Italian Queen-sized bed, plus 'La Soffita' has an extra bedroom with a double sofabed, sleeping an adult or 2 children. 'Aldo' has a loft bedroom....moreless

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

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      • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

        'Cecilia' has a large shower, sink, etc....moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

        'La Soffita' has a shower, sink, etc....moreless

      • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet

        'Aldo' Suite has large shower, sink, etc....moreless

      Other Amenities

          • Bill and John, the owners, want you to feel right at home. We will help you plan your daily activities, suggest places to visit, and shopping venues. Many of our guests prefer just staying around the village, and relaxing in the Villa garden. ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            The Villa has a library section in the living room....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Each Suite has High Definition TV....moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Mountain View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Indoor breakfast area for chilly or rainy days....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking Off Street:

                Villa parking for up to 6 cars....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available
              • Kitchen:

                'Aldo' has food prep area, with sink, counter, and gas hob....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                'Aldo' has full fridge....moreless

              • Shared Kitchen

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden:

                Guests are free to enjoy the Villa flower and veggie gardens....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  All Year
                  Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  €90
                  €600

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  The quoted rate of €90 per night, or €600 per week, is for a single Suite. The entire Villa, with the 3 Suites, rents

                  for €270 per night, or €1800 per week, including all breakfasts and "Happy Hours" in the afternoons.

                  A deposit of 1/3 is required to hold reservation...full payment on arrival.


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                  Last updated: 10/17/2014
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                  Location

                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Pisa Airport
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Tre Tigli
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Lucca
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Lucca
                  50 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Il Circolino
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Viareggio and the Virsilia Coast

                  Car: Necessary

                  Wine Tasting Tours to Olive Oil factory

                  Tours thru local Gardens

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About: We purchased the property, in a very run-down condition, in 2005 while on vacation here in Pieve di Compito...it was love at first sight...although it took a bit of imagination to see through the dirt and grime, visualizing a potential dream home. After 2 years of restoration, and many trips to Italy from our home in Hawaii to oversee the restoration, the villa was finally finished. Now we would like to share this beautiful village home and garden with you.

                  Why Lucca:
                  We investigated several hilltop, islolated properties when we were thinking of coming to Italy...lovely classic views...but lonely. We wanted to be where there was some life, maybe a few neighbors, within walking distance to a restaurant or 2...and so found 'Il Rifugio', part of an old grouping of buildings which once served pilgrims going to Rome.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  The location is prime...and living here has enforced that opinion for us. We are close to many visitor attractions and yet away from the hustle and bustle...this little valley is perfectly situated, with a microclimate that allows roses (my obsession) to bloom in December, and my Spring bulbs to pop out in February...with just a bit of chilly weather. A gardener's delight!


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Part of the villa rose garden at front entry

                    Part of the villa rose garden at front entry

                  • The breakfast area used on chilly mornings

                    The breakfast area used on chilly mornings

                  • An antique armoir in the 'La Soffita' Suite

                    An antique armoir in the 'La Soffita' Suite

                  • The 'La Soffita' extra bedroom with sofabed,
ideal for an adult or 2 children

                    The 'La Soffita' extra bedroom with sofabed, ideal for an adult or 2 children

                  • 'Cecilia' Suite double bed and antique
headboard.

                    'Cecilia' Suite double bed and antique headboard.

                  • The 'Aldo' Suite, with the private patio garden.

                    The 'Aldo' Suite, with the private patio garden.

                  • The Aldo Suite fireplace and area for
snack preperation.

                    The Aldo Suite fireplace and area for snack preperation.

                  • The Villa flower garden, with breakfast pergola at left.

                    The Villa flower garden, with breakfast pergola at left.

                  • Spring comes early in Tuscany.  This is the first week of April.

                    Spring comes early in Tuscany. This is the first week of April.

                  • 'Black Magic' tulips, with
a 'blue' in front

                    'Black Magic' tulips, with a 'blue' in front

                  • 'Helen Traubel' rose in early May..a real beauty.

                    'Helen Traubel' rose in early May..a real beauty.

                  • Crocus and daffodils start here in late February...this is March 15.

                    Crocus and daffodils start here in late February...this is March 15.

                  • The view of our village from Il Rifugio

                    The view of our village from Il Rifugio

                  • A part of the living area, with Asian antiques

                    A part of the living area, with Asian antiques

                  • 'La Soffita' Suite double bed with antique
headboard

                    'La Soffita' Suite double bed with antique headboard

                  • Part of the 'Cecilia' Suite

                    Part of the 'Cecilia' Suite

                  • A view of the Villa garden in Spring

                    A view of the Villa garden in Spring

                  • The 'Aldo' loft bedroom and bath.

                    The 'Aldo' loft bedroom and bath.

                  • Part of the Villa rose garden

                    Part of the Villa rose garden

                  • Tulip Time at Il Rifugio

                    Tulip Time at Il Rifugio

                  • An azalea riot in April.

                    An azalea riot in April.

                  • The pansy children enjoying the Spring sun.

                    The pansy children enjoying the Spring sun.

                  • Part of the cutting garden with the gladiola facing the sun.

                    Part of the cutting garden with the gladiola facing the sun.

                  • The Camillia Festival is here in the village, for 3 week-ends in March

                    The Camillia Festival is here in the village, for 3 week-ends in March

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Friday, October 17, 2014

                  €90 per night (EUR)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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