Stunning 18th Century Farmhouse with Superb Views & Pool Nr Lucca

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Al Bastini is a beautiful 18 century villa-farmhouse basking on a sunny hillside, with glorious views towards Pisa & the medieval city of Lucca. Full of period character, the house was built in traditional Tuscan style from local stone & terracotta, with high chestnut-beamed ceilings & open fireplaces. It has been lovingly restored to a very high standard with a perfect blend of antiquity & modern comforts. Facilities include air-conditioning, WiFi broadband, satellite 50' plasma TV, DVD, billiard table, and table tennis. Set in 7 acres of gentle sloping terraces with old olive & fruit trees, the landscaped gardens feature flowerbeds, lawns, a heated 10 x 5m pool, & 3 outside eating areas in both sun & shade. There's a loggia, jasmine-scented terrace with stone barbecue, & a wisteria-covered pool-side pergola, all overlooking the wonderful views. There's ample quality garden chairs & sunbeds for relaxation. All the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday.

Just 15 mins from the centre of Lucca, Al Bastini is conveniently located within comfortable reach of the historic cities of Pisa, Florence & Siena. Lucca is a beautiful medieval city famed for its towers & renaissance walls, with plenty of cultural sights to see, excellent shops & restaurants.

Pisa is 30 mins drive, Florence is 1 hour's drive, Siena 1.5 hours and San Gimignano 2 hours. Also well worth a trip is to follow the Piero della Francesca trail (as in John Mortimer's book Summer Lease- John Mortimer also stayed at Al Bastini) which you can start in Arezzo (beautiful city, 1.5 hours' drive) & continue to nearby San Sepolcro and Monterchi, to see other examples of his stunning fresco work. If you have time when in that area, Assisi and Perugia are also well worth a visit. Volterra is a beautiful hilltop town well worth a visit.

Closer to home, of course, are Viareggio & Forte dei Marmi, both very attractive sandy beach resorts. You can also visit Lerici on the coast, a picturesque place with stunning views, from which you can get a short boat trip to Portavenere & enjoy the lovely seafood restaurants. The Cinque Terre, five lovely coastal villages all connected by train, boat or foot & well worth a visit. For a short trip, it is worth going to elegant Montecatini (30 mins) a spa town (but don't wear shorts as you won't be allowed into the baths). You can take the railway (or a taxi!, or drive yourself) up to the old hilltop village which is very pretty. An alternative place for lunch is Montecarlo (20 min) or Vinci (home of Leonardo) which, in addition to some very good restaurants, has a fascinating museum with scaled down models of all his inventions & posters of his works.

Puccini was born in Lucca & the ancient San Giovanni basilica in Lucca holds daily recitals of his music. There's also an annual open air Puccini opera festival thoughout July & August at nearby Torre Del Lago.

Organised sightseeing, cooking courses, & visits to vineyards & olive mills can be pre-booked. There are great restaurants nearby from simple trattorias to Michelin starred. The nearest supermarket is 4km, the nearest restaurant, 3km. Pisa airport is 45 mins by car, with direct flights to US & Europe.

For sporting activities: there are some challenging golf courses within an hour's drive, tennis clubs, riding, fishing, paragliding, mountaineering & beautiful walks are all available in the area.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double


  • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 6: 1 twin/ single


  • All the bedrooms have independently controlled air conditioning. The rooms on the upper floor have high ceilings with chestnut beams. The master bedroom, with its hand-made iron king-size bed, has private access to an outside terrace & an en-suite bathroom with bath & shower cubicle. There's another large double bedroom on this floor with a king-size bed, which can be converted to two singles, & a single bedroom which both share a large bathroom with bath and separate shower . Downstairs, there is one single bedroom & two double bedrooms - one with a queen-sized bed & its own en-suite bathroom with shower, & one with a standard double bed & separate access to an outside covered terrace. This latter bedroom & the single bedroom share the fourth bathroom, which has a bath with a shower....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower, bidet


  • The bathrooms are decorated to a high standard with good quality suites, tiles and marble surfaces....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The spacious accommodation is spread out over 2 floors. The large kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, 5 ring hob, Amerian fridge-freezer, ice-maker, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machines, table & 6 chairs, satellite TV & wood burning stove; it opens onto a loggia overlooking the views with table & seating for 12. The kitchen also has direct access to a sunny terrace with a stone barbecue & a stone-topped table seating 8. The dining room seats 8, the living room has comfortable sofas for 8, satellite TV with 50' plasma screen, DVD, books, games & a fireplace with wood-burning stove.The house has free wireless internet. There's a billiards room with snooker table, & a covered terrace with table tennis. A utility room houses the washing machine & tumble dryer. The walled 10 x 5m pool is heated on request & features a wisteria-covered pergola & barbecue. Quality teak garden furniture & sunbeds are plentiful. There's covered parking for 2 cars....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Sep 24 - Oct 29, 2016
7 night min stay

Rate 1 2017
Mar 11 - Apr 7, 2017
7 night min stay

Rate 2 2017
Apr 8 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

Rate 3 2017
Apr 22 - May 12, 2017
7 night min stay

Rate 4 2017
May 13 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

Rate 5 2017
Jun 3 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Rate 6 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Rate 7 2017
Sep 2 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

Rate 8 2017
Sep 30 - Nov 3, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $707.73


Rent includes: bed linen, bath towels and pool towels, changed weekly. Free wireless Internet. Cot & high chair. House Manager.

Shopping in hot summer after a long journey is usually the last thing you want to do. Fill in our shopping list provided & we will do it for you.

By prior arrangement we can organise someone to meet you at the airport & guide you to the house.

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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
37 Miles
Nearest Golf
Versilia Golf Club
10 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Lucca Ovest
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
73 Miles
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary


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  • Al Bastini

    Al Bastini

  • View south east

    View south east

  • Swimming pool looking south east

    Swimming pool looking south east

  • Terrace looking south

    Terrace looking south

  • Terrace with barbecue just outside kitchen

    Terrace with barbecue just outside kitchen

  • Sitting room

    Sitting room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Part of kitchen looking through to breakfast area

    Part of kitchen looking through to breakfast area

  • Bedroom


  • Study


  • Drive up to house

    Drive up to house

  • Table tennis area

    Table tennis area

  • Al Bastini with swimming pool to right of house

    Al Bastini with swimming pool to right of house

  • View south east

    View south east

  • Swimming pool looking south west

    Swimming pool looking south west

  • Terrace looking south east towards house

    Terrace looking south east towards house

  • Gated pool area

    Gated pool area

  • Sitting room

    Sitting room

  • Kitchen breakfast room

    Kitchen breakfast room

  • Bathroom


  • Bedroom


  • Billiards room

    Billiards room

  • Looking south east from behind the house

    Looking south east from behind the house

  • Loggia outside kitchen

    Loggia outside kitchen

VRBO #454776

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Lucca, Lucca, Italy #454776

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