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"This review is almost one year overdue. Last summer, mid July '2014 we spent two weeks at Villa Maria or Paula's House like the kids liked to refer. This was our second stay and yes we returned within exactly one year. And this already is an indication of the relaxation and enjoyment of the time spent at the Villa. Our group was made of four families, eight adults and five children. There are four large rooms at the main Villa, so each family was accommodated in their own room with respective kids. The rooms all have king-size beds and an additional twin bed was added for the kids. Even with additional bed rooms are more than spacious and well aired since all of them feature high ceilings and multiple windows. I have no words to describe and thank the host, Paula, who technically lives in the property, in adjacent cottage. However, Paula is so discrete and respectful of the privacy of her guests as we had to call her cell phone when inviting her to dinner. At the same time she is always there for any request, advice, and help on scheduling trips, and/or anything you might need. The property is maintained at outstanding level of comfort, cleanness and anything you could expect from a vacation home. It feels almost as you are in your own home, at least for us. The property has all modern amenities while still restructured to maintain its original local characteristics and Tuscany charm. There is not a moment that you will forget you are in Tuscany. The Villa is located about 20 min drive from historic center of Lucca, with plenty of activities to do. There are no words to describe the sense of relaxation you experience dinning under the pergola (vine-tree covered porch) or just sharing a...(or few), bottle of wine with your friends. The host also provides, upon request, catering services. The villa is in ideal location for short hiking trips, a trail leaves just in front of the property porch, and also great for biking vacation, mountain bike preferably since can be used to enjoy some of the off-road trails. The beaches of Italian Riviera are within easy reach, Viareggio being only a short 30 min drive. Pisa is only 20 min drive and Florence about 1 hr. We also reached as far north as Portofino. Villa Maria is one of few places that I would return without any hesitation of a second time at the same place guilt and for sure we all will enjoy our stay as we did this past summer."
Guest: Gerti I.Date of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: May 21, 2015