Villa Venere - Elegant, Luxurious 17c Villa for 12 - 28 Guests 5 Mins from Lucca - Villa Mori grand villa
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- Minimum stay:3-6 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Villa Venere, also known as Villa Mori, is an elegant, beautifully restored 17th Century Tuscan villa standing in 1½ acres of gorgeous private gardens with a hunting lodge and converted stable house. Immersed in the incomparably beautiful green countryside and vineyards of the area around Lucca called Vicopelago, Villa Venere estate is completely enclosed by ancient walls and is gated. Due to its charming landscape, this area of Lucca was favoured by the nobles of the time for building their country houses.
After its fabulous restoration, the main villa now has a beautiful ballroom or dining room, seating up to 40 people with double height glass doors opening on to the garden. Six luxurious bedrooms with hand painted walls and ceilings, a superbly equipped professional chefs kitchen, a grand salon, second sitting room, study, TV room with Sky TV and a study complete this stunning home. A lift to all the floors and spa is discreetly incorporated into the building.
The owners have taken care to preserve the stunning original features including stone fireplaces, pillars and other features. Original beams and terracotta tiled floors have been restored and frescoes, soft furnishings and rugs of the highest quality have been added. The owners have successfully fused history with a contemporary feel, creating a wonderfully elegant home.
Luxurious spa facilities have also been added, including a Turkish bath and sauna (with programmable music, lighting and scent), showers, ice room and a mineral salt wall in the relaxation area.
In addition, within the hunting lodge, a few metres from the villa, there are 4 luxury apartments, and in the former stables near to the pool there is another luxury 2 bedroomed house.
Altogether 28 people can be accommodated in 14 rooms. The main villa is also accessible to wheelchair users, with a lift to the higher level and spa area below.
It is possible to rent either the main Villa Venere on its own, sleeping up to 12 people, without the apartments which would remain empty ensuring that the pool and all facilities are private for the use of the villa residents only. Or the villa and the apartments are all rented together, sleeping up to 28 people.
The apartments in the fabulous hunting lodge at Villa Mori have recently undergone restructuring in the typical Tuscan manner retaining beautiful original floors and chestnut beamed ceilings. The furnishings are of the highest standard with designer fabrics. The colour schemes and attention to detail is tasteful and relaxing. All the apartments have en-suite bathrooms, modern kitchens, dining areas and lovely lounge areas.
In the front, a green lawn contrasts pleasantly with the tradional dark pink of the hunting lodge, and relaxing moments in the open air can be enjoyed under a delightful pergola of wisteria.
The fantastic pool is the only one of its kind (16 x 9 metres, max depth 1.5 metres). The pool has a slipway, with the water being constantly filtered by a technique which avoids the use of chlorine. There is a hydro massage area with seating so that even small children can use it. The surrounding lawn has high quality cushioned sun beds for relaxing in. Wi-fi is available at the poolside.
There is a children’s play area on the lawn to the side of the villa.
There are horse riding stables, tennis courts and a golf driving range nearby and it is a 30 minute walk (10 min drive) to the fabulous medieval centre of Lucca, the home of the great opera writer, Puccinni.
The beauty of the villa, its pool and grounds and the bright rooms of the apartments with their lovely furniture and red terracotta floors, ensure that a holiday spent at Villa Venere will be relaxing, comfortable and pleasing to the eye. Throughout the villa there is air conditioning and wi-fi in every room. The villa has staff available for 6 days per week, and additional maid service and daily or occasional catering and transport services can be arranged. A daily breakfast chef service is available for the cost of buying the food
There is a wine cellar and a professional somelier is available to provide wine tastings.
Massages and treatments can also be provided in the fine spa within the villa, or by the poolside.
Ideal for exclusive weddings in Tuscany, caterers and other wedding services including entertainment are available.
More photographs available on request.
Villa Mori grand villa: Lucca Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 441155ha
Rented on its own, the fabulously restored Villa Mori offers exclusive accommodation of a very high standard in an unusual and perfect location. There are 6 en-suite bedrooms sleeping up to 12 people in the main villa, which also has a basement chefs kitchen, a superb dining / ballroom, large salon with open fire, TV room, library, and spa. The pool and gardens are exclusive to the main villa. The apartments available in the adjacent farmhouse sleeping another 16 people can be rented only with the main villa
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- Elevator : Wheelchair access
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- Double bedrooms are en-suite.
Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms
- bathrooms are en-suite
- Holiday Resort
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 40 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Garbage Disposal
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Child's Swing
- Deck Furniture
- Gated Community
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Grill:
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub:
- Outdoor Pool
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2016
5 night min stay
Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
6 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2018
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- OfflineRDD $4,439.95
- No additional mandatory fees
- Stay Tax *
* This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 1 years.
Rental is for main villa sleeping 12 only. The other 5 apartments can be rented together with the main villa or separately
In case of weddings or some other events an events charge of 1500 euro will apply
In High season a 25% supplement will be added for midweek bookings.
Rental includes heating, electricity and water.
A security deposit of 3500 euros or sterling will be asked for on arrival.
Flexible entry days can be negotiated.
Charge for Spa facilities use according to consumption.
A small local tax will be collected by the owner.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
The beautiful walled city is only 3 kms away, 10 minutes by car or bus. Lucca is one of Tuscany's famous 'art' cities, its' laberinth medieval streets hosting many museums and art galleries. Lucca was the home of Puccini, and an opera is held every single day of the year. There are a number of other festivals, notably the Lucca Summer Festival, which has hosted Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Neil Young and George Benson, among many others. More country pursuits are possible locally, including horseriding and visiting vineyards.
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Villa Mori main villa and converted stable house to the right to the right
Poolside view with fountains
One of many comfortable outside seating areas
Grand salon in the villa with frescos and open fireplace. Understated elegance.
Dining for up to 40 people.
Master bedroom with dual aspect windows - also ensuite
Elegant painted detail and fine soft furnishings
Double en-suite bedroom in main villa with original terracotta floor tiles.
Second of three sitting rooms. Original vaulted ceiling and fireplace.
Breakfast is included daily.
Dining for two.
Elegant Villa Mori with pink hunting lodge to the left in private gated grounds.
One of a number of dining areas. Looking towards rose covered pergola walkway
Garden view and beyond walls to surrounding lush countryside.
Fresco detail in the grand salon
Breakfast in the professional cooks kitchen. Dining room off.
Main villa bedroom with ensuite bathroom. View towards Lucca
Cool relaxing bedroom with ensuite and mezzanine dressing area
Twin bedroom with ensuite. Dual aspect windows overlooking garden
Sitting room 3 - comfort and luxury with SkyTV.
One of 6 ensuite bathrooms with double shower
Contemporary Italian designer bathroom in main villa.
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