A typical Tuscan townhouse simply and stylishly decorated with rustic finishes situated in a quiet and easily accessed part of Lucca historic center, right by the walls. The vacation house consists of: Ground floor - spacious living room (TV + DVD) with access to an outside space, a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom; First floor - cute kitchen with tuscan fireplace accessing a beautiful balcony for dining al-fresco (oven, dishwasher, microwave, 4 ring stove), 1 twin/double room with private bathroom (shower), 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom /studio with private bathroom (bathtub/shower).
4 Bedroom, 4 bathroom townhouse with lovely balcony & outside space
- english, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 15, 2018
About Valgerður Backman
Hi, I´m Vala. I am a biologist with an MBA in marketing but also an olive farmer in the hills above Lucca. I absolutely love everything italian although i am a thoroughbred Icelandic viking. Hope to see you in Italy!!
Why Valgerður Backman chose Lucca
This is the house the family lived in the first years in Lucca, once we decided to move from Iceland but before we became countrypeople!! It is an absolute gem in my opinion. We loved it from the start. It is in the perfect place in the city, very quiet (except for the singing lady) and right next to the walls that we walked every day with our dog, blessed! Lucca is my favorite city in the world and a perfect base for checking out the Northern part of Tuscany, my favorite part of the region as well as all the other beautiful cities in this great place.
What makes this House unique
The house has a great outdoor balcony where you can chill out, have your breakfast, lunch and dinner every day from april to october. Not to mention the original floors of the 1st floor.
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Nice townhouse with lovely terrace
Had a great 3 night stay in Lucca. The townhouse is perfectly placed in the old town of Lucca, near plenty bars and restaurants and just a 20 min walk from the station.
The host of the property was very helpful and helped make the stay go very smoothly.
Lovely villa in good location
Villa was well presented and we enjoyed our short stay there. Unfortunately, our time in Lucca was cut short (due to storm our outbound flight was cancelled and had to re-schedule) so we didn't feel that we got the full use/experience of the villa and what it could offer. It was well situated and easy access to all amenities. Vala was very helpful and accommodating with our change of plans.
Cozy. Goood location. Repairs needed.
We enjoyed our stay at this property. Nice to be in a quiet location. Downstairs living room very dark and not very accommodating. Handles on several doors pulled off. Need to be repaired.
Thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed the house. The door handles have been fixed, and this review is a good reminder of the constant watch needed to keep everything working well for my guests. There is not much I can do about the living room darkness other then opening the shutters on the windows during daytime. Some guest have considered this a plus as the sun does not reach down to the ground floor sparing the house from the immense heat that can be generated in narrow streets, keeping it rather cool. I will certainly take into consideration that the living room might be less accommodating than other rooms of the house and try to make it a bit more welcoming with additional furniture. Thank you indeed for that recommendation. Hope to see you again.
Great apartment within the walls of Lucca
This apartment is located one block from the Mazinni, the underground parking garage in Lucca, very convenient for those with cars.
The check in process was very simple and communication proactive throughout the process.
The apartment itself has plenty of space and a great patio off the kitchen for relaxing/dining in the evening.
There is also a nice living room on the first floor with a TV, enough space to spread out during the stay.
The kitchen is fully equipped for making meals.
Location is great, anything within the walls is within a short walking distance.
The apartment has a single AC unit in the main hallway, the apartment stays quite cool even in the summer.
I am not sure of the building age, hundreds of years old for sure, so you certainly feel the history and Lucca charm.
Thank you so much for this good review. I hope you will visit Lucca again. Best regards Vala
Had a lovely time
The house is great, located inside the city walls but still easily reachable by car, we had a great time, even though we couldn't use the beautiful patio as much as we hoped because of the bad weather. The place is big and spacious, with everything you would need including suggestions on where to eat and what to do. The host was very kind and helpful, we surely had the best time thanks to her kindness. Definitely recommended
We loved the place and really enjoyed Lucca.
Awesome setup for us as 3 couples we each had our own space but a common dining and living area. The info on local attractions was helpful, the place clean and the location ideal. Highly recommend this spot to others!
The Lucca vacation townhouse is situated in a quiet part of the walled city, just 50 m. from the walls and thus accessible by car. Lucca has been called the lost jewel of Tuscany. It is still a relatively uncrowded city with many one-of-a-kind shops, good restaurants and beautiful buildings at every turn. It is a city of bicycles and small streets with interesting shops and enotecas. The 4.2 km round walls are an absolute 'must do' in any form be it biking, walking, rollerblading or running. From Lucca there are frequent train and bus services to Florence, Pisa and the beach making Lucca a very desirable base for exploring this area of Tuscany. Not to mention the beautiful Garfagnana area north of the city where the mountains are covered with wild forests, hiking trails, beautiful scenery, marble mines, caves, natural parks and small villages with local trattorias and bars. There are numerous tours available from Lucca, you can rent a mountain bike with guide, you can go rafting in Bagni di Lucca, paragliding and quad biking, winetasting, take cooking classes, the list is endless.
There are numerous very good restaurants in the neighbourhood of the house and one of many good pizza places of Lucca is just 200 m away; Mara Meo, with huge pizza, big salads and outdoor garden.
Other Activities: Gastronomy, Enology, Culture, shopping
Additional information about rental rates
The price includes the rental, linen and towels, final cleaning, wi-fi and all utilities. No extra charges.