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Bell'Estate - Your Dream Villa in Tuscany

(33 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The villa, built in the 1870s, sits on top of a hill overlooking green fields and vineyards towards the south and west. On a property of about six acres, the garden offers complete privacy, and a variety of walks and quiet places.

This villa is not just a rental place, but the actual residence of academics, who have filled with an extensive collection of books and texts. It is a unique pleasure to immerse oneself in the quiet of this cultural oasis, away from loud crowds and everyday bustle.

Only ten minutes from the center of Lucca, the surroundings are open farmland, protected by the Cultural Landmarks commission, with a church on a higher hill and farms and villas to dot the landscape. The area offers the best of what Tuscany is known and loved for: an unforgettable countryside, a beautiful medieval town full of art and precious boutiques, Summer festivals with opera and concerts, amazing wines, and of course renowned and unknown restaurants that will give great pleasure to those who appreciate the simple flavors of Tuscan cuisine.

Keywords: Villa


Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 5000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Can be made either as 1 queen or as 2 twins...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    The Horses Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Can be made either as 1 queen or as 2 twins...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Antique four-poster bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    The Blue Room has a narrow en-suite bathroom (90 cm)...moreless

  • The main bedroom floor has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Pending availability, there is a house within the same compound, only 80m. away, that has two more guest apartments, one with three bedrooms, and one with two bedrooms. Rates available upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

    This bathroom is not ensuite to any bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

    This bathroom is not ensuite to any bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet

    This bathroom can be en-suite to bedroom 5...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, bidet

    Powder room on the First Floor...moreless

  • The main villa has 3. 5 bathrooms. The dépendance down the hill has two bathrooms in the two-bedroom apartment, and two and a half baths in the three-bedroom apartment. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Maid services included 3 times/week, 25-meter (81-foot) swimming pool in completely private area, walking distance to river park with jogging and bicycle trails, 25 minutes to the the beach, 1.5 hours to the hiking trails of the Apennines and Alpi Apuane, 45 minutes to Florence...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Some board games are in the living room (strictly analog!)...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Equipped with AirPlay...moreless

  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Rolling hills with vineyards and olive orchards...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Although 12 chairs might not be placed around the table when you arrive, there are plenty of chairs all around the dining room and living room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air Conditioning is provided in all the bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are included, but this is not a hotel. and towels and bed sheets are changed only once a week....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The washing machine is front-loading, and it's in the basement. There is no dryer, but plenty of room to hang laundry both indoors (if it rains) and outside...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available:

    The housekeeper's principal duty is to clean and keep the house in order. Extra hours you might need, for instance for cooking, can be arranged for an extra fee...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Bialetti machines, French Press, and Nespresso machine...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you might need. We also have a cold juicer/centrifuge. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you might need...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Although some supplies like dish washing soap and laundry detergent may have been left by previous guests, you are responsible for buying any supplies you need for personal use, including toilet paper....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Housekeeping services are 3 times/week plus Saturday for linen change. These services are included and they are not optional...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    The two ovens in the stove are: a large gas oven, and a narrow (10") electric one. There is another counter-top electric oven that's large enough to bake a pie....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    The stove has 7 burners and two ovens....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Café-style open toaster...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is one round Weber grill with lid, and a larger rectangular grill with not lid. Both are charcoal/wood. There is also a chimney charcoal starter....moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 33 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jan 7 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Mid Season
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

High Season
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Mid Season
Sep 2 - Nov 3, 2017
7 night min stay

Low Season
Nov 4 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay

Holiday Season
Dec 16 - Jan 12, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


A 500 Euro cash security deposit is due upon arrival, and will be returned at the end of the stay if nothing is found missing or damaged.

The Villa can be either for 10 guests or for 16 guests. Please ask for rates for 16 guests

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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30 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Pisa Airport (PSA)
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Alla Cantina di Carignano
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Lucca Train Station
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A-11 / E76
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

ARRIVAL POLICY: Since this house is not a hotel, we unfortunately do not have flexibility for your arrival time. YOU MUST MAKE YOUR TRAVEL PLANS TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARRIVE AT THE HOUSE BETWEEN 4PM AND 7PM. You cannot arrive earlier, because we need time to prepare the house for you. You cannot arrive later, because a person who does not live on the premises will be sent specifically to meet you, and this person is not available after hours. If there is a chance that you might arrive late, you should make plans to stay at a hotel and arrive the following day. You will not be reimbursed for the cost of the hotel. This applies also in case of a delay that is beyond your control, such as a flight cancellation, or a train strike. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we cannot accommodate late arrival under any circumstances.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1962

About the owner: I grew up in this house, and no matter where I am, a big chunk of my heart resides here.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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  • Front Facade

    Front Facade

  • Breakfast Room

    Breakfast Room

  • Upper Hall

    Upper Hall

  • Main Bathroom

    Main Bathroom

  • Brass Bedroom

    Brass Bedroom

  • Rear Meadow

    Rear Meadow

  • The view from the attic in October

    The view from the attic in October

  • Dining room set for dinner

    Dining room set for dinner

  • Blue Bedroom

    Blue Bedroom

  • Horses Bedroom

    Horses Bedroom

  • View of the pool area to the West

    View of the pool area to the West

  • The East garden

    The East garden

  • Entrance Hall

    Entrance Hall

  • Kitchen


  • View from the Balcony (looking South)

    View from the Balcony (looking South)

  • Swimming Pool-  25 m  (82 ft), looking south

    Swimming Pool- 25 m (82 ft), looking south

  • Wrought Iron bedroom

    Wrought Iron bedroom

  • Pool, looking North

    Pool, looking North

  • Library


  • Blue Bedroom

    Blue Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • View to the West

    View to the West

  • Swimming pool, looking South-West

    Swimming pool, looking South-West

  • Wisteria arbor

    Wisteria arbor

VRBO #170993

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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