Charming Farm House in Tuscany, Next to Montecatini Terme(33 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 6 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)
Within walking distance is the beautiful medieval borgo, Montevettolini, with its church, Medici villa, post office, bar, restaurant, and tower.
Montecatini Terme, the famous spa town known for its thermal water spas, designer shops, restaurants, 18 hole golf course, horseback riding, gardens, and evening passeggiata (after dinner stoll) is a 15 min drive away. The medieval town of Montecatini Alto, 5 k. up the hill from Montecatini is popular for diners seeking a spectacular panoramic viewand eating al fresco in the outdoor piazza. The Villa is also ideally located for day trips to most popular tourist attractions such as: Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Chianti, San Gimignano, Vinci, along with seashore resorts and the popular fishing villages of Cinque Terre.
The property consists of a main house along with two detached apartments. The other units can be rented in addition to the main house, but not separately. The property has a small pool, bocci court, ping pong table, crochet game, green belt for soccer practice or other sports, It has amenities to make it a home away from home: two outside kitchens with wood burning ovens, screens on windows, ice-machine, wireless service, tv's dvd's tel and air-conditioning in all the bedrooms. For group events and family gatherings, there is an outside round table to seat 14, a long table under a pergola to seat 30. The green belt, that faces the outside kitchen, has seated many for such activities as weddings and corporation events. The dining room table can seat 24 in the main house. When not used by staff, the big barn room with its baby grand piano and a library of english books can be utilized by guests.
Spa treatments, golf, horseback riding, cooking classes, artisan visits, may be organized with prior notice, Villa Lucia has been popular for weddings, corporate and family gatherings.
Daily courses can be scheduled to meet the needs of individuals or groups.
Olive Harvest: a popular time of year is the last week of October and the first two weeks of November when a 6 day olive oil making and cooking classes can be arranged with the minimum of 8 attendees. If the season allows, truffle hunts with the trained truffle hunting dogs can be arranged.
History: In 1990, Villa Lucia was established as a B&B, cooking school and wedding location, Its popularity, particularly with americans, grew with friends referring friends for the inter-cultural experience, knowing the bi-linqual staff could best meet the needs of americans overseas. Every effort is made to provide the amenities to make Villa Lucia's guests from around the world feel at home away from home.
Villa Lucia Rental
Main House 6 bedrooms, also for additional lodging if needed, two detached apartments with 3 additional bedrooms, Can lodge 10 to 20 people
- Ground floor: dining room, living room, kitchen, guest bathroom
- On the first floor, 5 bedrooms, queen and king,with private bathrooms, and one twin bedroom that would have to share a hall bathroom,
- On the second floor a private queen room and bathroom.
Two Detached Apartments
- Chicken Coop: big king bedroom, bathroom and big
kitchen that is attached to Rabbit coop.
- Rabbit Coop. Queen bedroom, bathroom and small
kitchenette with two twin beds.
Both units are self-sufficient with great views, parking directly behind the units, tv, dvds, tel and air-cond in each unit, with deck. Each unit ideal for a couple or combined for two couples or a family of 5-6.
Keywords: Italian Villa and Apartment Rental
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Member since: 2009
- Max. occupancy 18
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Private Chef
Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18
Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms
- Famous spas of Montecatini near by, as well as horseback riding, golf
- Music Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable:
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Dining Area
- Seating for 24 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Computer Available:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Shared Kitchen
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Nov 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $596.69
- Cleaning fee $162.73
Deposit: Upon booking, 50% of total rental amount is due. Final payment is due 30 days prior to arrival. Security deposit is $550 included in the 50% and is refunded within 1 week of departure. Once final payment is made, there will be no refunds. For bookings, we also offer Paypal so please email us prior to making your deposit on-line. We highly recommend you take out trip insurance to protect your deposit. Main house with 6 rooms is the price noted but if needing additional rooms in the apartments, additional rates apply.
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Bocci Ball court, croquet, ping pong, cooking classes and wedding arrangements, visits to local artisans,
olive oil and cooking seminars during the olive harvest (end of Oct and 2 weeks in Nov),
Truffle hunting with dogs (during the fall season when available).
Year Purchased: 1985
About: The owner- a first generation Italian born in Connecticut and raised in an Italian household, always had the desire to return someday to her family’s roots. She purchased the abandoned farmhouse in 1985 and began restoring the 500 year old home which eventually became Villa Lucia – a B&B, Cooking School, and wedding location for Americans. She moved to Italy in 1990, leaving her home in California to finish the reconstruction of Villa Lucia. She lives in Tuscany with her husband, a retired surgeon.
Why Monsummano Terme, Pistoia, Italy:
Fantastic Location: Two international airports, Florence and Pisa, less than an hour drive. RR and Bus Stations as well as freeway entrance in Montecatini Terme. 10 minutes to an 18 hole golf course, horseback riding and two Olympic pools. Up the hill from the famous spa town of Montecatini Terme with its beautiful gardens, spas, spring waters, designer shops, and a cable car to take one up to the medieval hilltop town of Montecatini Alto, with its spectacular view and evening dining al fresco. Day trip to most popular tourist attractions: Vinci, San Gimignano, Chianti, Siena, Lucca, Florence, Pisa, Viareggio, Cinque Terre ( the popular fishing villages) Bologna, Perugia, Assisi, Cortona, Verona, Lake Garda. Etc. etc.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Chefs and enthusiastic cooks, bring your friends or students to enjoy Villa Lucia's outside well-equipped kitchen with a beautiful view of the hills of Tuscany. This is an opportunity to cook, lodge family and friends and cook facing our greenbelt and the beautiful medieval village of Montevettolini on the hillside.
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- Fax: +1 9494892837 Pacific Coast Time
Fully stocked chef's kitchen with gas stove + pizza oven!
Outdoor kitchen attached to Barn Apt.
Room #2-Private Queen corner room w/bath
Room 4-Large Private King room w/private bath
Room 6-Large Private King bed room ww/private bath
#9 Barn Apt.,King Bed, Full Kitchen/Fireplace...view
#10 apt-Converted Rabbit hutch joins Chicken coop room...queen bed
Ktchen joining outside chicken coop and rabbit hutch apts....great for two coupl
Room 3- 2 twins with shared bath in the hall
Room 5-Smaller room with hall bath queen size bed.
Room 7- Top floor private queen w/private bath
Barn Apt 9 private Kitchen...with double door access to pool
# 11-Private King Chicken coop w/bath, kitchen & fireplace
vl featured in Bon Appetit
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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