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Charming Farm House in Tuscany, Next to Montecatini Terme

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
9
Bathrooms
9
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

Villa Lucia is a magical Tuscany experience. This beautiful property is situated in the middle of a 15 acrea certified organic olive grove, Villa Lucia's best asset is its location, less than an hour drive to two international airports, Florence and Pisa.

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 consist 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.

Cooking School:

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

Main House

- 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

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2016

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1985

Why The Owner chose Pistoia Province

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. wo miles 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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Charming Farm House in Tuscany, Next to Montecatini Terme
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
Burbank, CA
5

Great taste of Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5

Lucy and Jorge are excellent hosts and have an amazing property. We enjoyed the home cooked meals and company. Lucy was great at helping us arrange transportation and with fantastic ideas for sightseeing. We look forward to our return.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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palm desert, ca. USA
5

Enchanting Villa Lucia

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from two plus magical weeks at Villa Lucia. To wake up to the sound of birds and the quiet of the countryside is heaven. Jorge & Lucy are the ultimate hosts providing a bountiful table of Italian delights prepared by them and a generosity of spirit. Both are extremely knowledgeable about food and all the hidden treasures close at hand in the near by towns.

Accommodations, food and owners make this a must for anyone wanting the Tuscan experience

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newport Beach Ca
5

Experience Tuscany at its Best

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent a wonderful week at Villa Lucia after a whirlwind land tour of Italy. Lucy and Jorge welcomed us with open arms and the relaxing atmosphere of their beautiful villa was a perfect alternative to the hustle and bustle of "Tourist Italy". We stayed in the "chicken coop", a separate apartment by the pool and steps from the main house, with its own charming kitchen. We never used it because Lucy and Jorge prepared all the fantastic meals for us themselves. Being from Southern California, we were use to eating on the run, but we quickly learned that Italian meals were all about the food and good conversation with friends. Also staying there were two wonderful American ladies and a great French couple. Jorge and Lucy made us all feel like family instantly! While we enjoyed seeing all the highlights of Italy on our tour, our stay at Villa Lucia was the best part of our trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL
5

Amazing Villa in the Heart of Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Lucia. The entire family went (13 in all) and the Villa was very spacious with room for everyone. The children loved the pool and we enjoyed cooking in the fabulous kitchen. The property is centrally located and perfectly situated for day trips to Florence, Sienna, Pisa, Lucca, and Cinque Terra. Jorge and Lucy are wonderful hosts and the train station at Montecatini Terme makes visits to Rome or other places quite easy. We had a fabulous time and can't wait to go again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your wonderful family has so enriched our lives as well, Thanks you for your kind words and hope our paths may cross again someday soon.
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5

Large Family

  • 5 of 5

If you have pictured in your mind a beautiful old Tuscan Villa loaded with charm, antiques, comfy beds, views from every window, olive groves, walking paths, alfresco dining, cooking classes, beautiful vistas for sunrises and sunsets, a beautiful hillside pool setting, easy access to trains and autostradas for sightseeing, and last, but not least, the most perfect hosts you can conjure up, then you have just pictured Villa Lucia in all of its splendor. This was what I pictured for my friends and family when I was planning a 4 week vacation in Tuscany. Thanks to Lucy and Jorge we had the perfect experience at Villa Lucia. We wouldn’t change a thing, other than having more time there. In my humble opinion, Villa Lucia would be the perfect place to go anytime of year. Thank you Lucy and Jorge for inviting us into your Villa and treating us all like your own family.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all your kind words, We met as strangers yet soon felt and considered your family part of ours. You have enriched our lives with great memories
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Naperville, IL
5

Villa Lucia...the Best Part of Our Trip to Italy!

  • 5 of 5

Heartfelt thanks to both Lucy and Jorge for making our first trip to Italy the best I could have ever imagined! We couldn't have been happier that we found their villa. The two of them are such special people and my husband and I both agree that our time spent at their wonderful villa was truly the best part of our entire trip! We mean that sincerely!

It's not every day that you meet people so warm and welcoming as these two owners were from the moment we arrived! They made us feel like their long lost family and we loved just sitting there spending time with them and hearing their stories about their amazing life experiences! We even willing gave up a trip to Sienna one day because we were enjoying spending time at the villa with them so much! To us, they represented the heart of Tuscany and the experience that we wanted from a trip to Italy! You can read about and visit all the cultural spots, but nothing can compare to just sitting around a table in a beautiful surrounding and drinking coffee or sipping wine with people who are so connected to the area and make you feel like family!

Their villa is beautiful but it's the two of them that makes it not just a beautiful place, but somewhere you just don't want to leave! It may be hard for others to image that some of our favorite times of the entire trip were when we were sitting with them eating Lucy's delicious food and hearing both Jorge and Lucy's stories. They even included us and six others, who were also staying at the villa, to join them and a group of 12 of their personal friends, for a Sunday brunch. This wasn't a part of our package and just shows a small sampling of their generosity and hospitality. They couldn't have made the day more special! We all gathered around a lovely set table outdoors that was adorned with beautiful flowers and nestled under a vined arbor, with a beautiful view of the surrounding hills and olive groves. It was like we knew each other for years...we definitely made new lifelong friends. It was really my definition of a perfect day in Tuscany! Lucy's homemade cannelloni were so light and her sauce so delicious! I wish I had been there longer so we could have taken one of her famous cooking classes. She also made the best Zabaglione with fresh berries that I have ever tasted. We are so grateful to both of them for sharing their beautiful home with us! They will forever be family and we can't wait until we return to see them again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have overwhelmed me with such beautiful words. Hard to believe we just met yet feel as if you are part of our family, May our paths cross again soon- Thank you from my heart-
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Map

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).

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Rates & Availability

Monsummano Terme Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$5,341
$19,229
 

Additional information about rental rates

Main house with 6 rooms is the price noted but if needing additional rooms in the apartments, rate goes up to 6000 euros for the week, 20.000 euros for the month which would include the 9 rooms.

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Amenities

Monsummano Terme Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
  • There are 3 additional bathrooms available in the apartments, all of which contain a toilet and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 king
  • 4 Additional bedrooms are available in the apartments. They offer 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, and 1 double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
famous spas of Montecatini near by, as well as horseback riding, golf

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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