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Architect's Lucca Loft Overlooking Secret Garden In Historic Center

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

2Br, 2 Ba, Sleeps 5 Duplex Apartment In Historic Center

This unique apartment, superbly located in a quiet residential building in the heart of Lucca’s Historic Center, has been redesigned and renovated to the highest standard by its Architect owner, and offers contemporary luxury in an historic setting, as the perfect base for exploring the delights of Lucca and Tuscany.

The bright and spacious duplex accommodation comprises a small entry leading into a stunning double-height fully-equipped modern kitchen, which opens onto a spacious dining room overlooking a beautiful secret garden; a separate bright and comfortable living area with double sofa-bed leads to a tiny covered terrace for that evening drink watching the sun go down over the Tuscan hills. An oak staircase leads to two lofted double bedrooms and a small but perfectly formed bathroom with a mini-bath. A second, larger, contemporary shower-room is off the entry downstairs.

The Lucca Loft is remarkable in its clever use of light and space, and the careful choice of contemporary finishes and furnishings which complement the building’s historic features. Top-quality bed linens and towels are provided, and air-conditioning and free WiFi bring it all firmly into the 21st century.

The apartment is perfect for a quiet group of up to five adults or older children. One of the double beds can divide into twins if required; the living area can be curtained off from the dining room when in use as a bedroom. Guests should note that the Loft is at the top of a four-storey building without an elevator, and so is unsuitable for those with restricted mobility; for others the wonderful light, space and views are well worth the climb!

The excellent central location offers guests an abundance of choice of shopping, dining and sightseeing on their doorstep, while providing the perfect restful retreat after a day’s activities in this gem of a city.

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Clodagh Nolan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Clodagh Nolan

Ciao! I'm an Irish architect who fell in love with this beautiful city many years ago.

Clodagh Nolan purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Clodagh Nolan chose Lucca

I'm lucky enough to have found the perfect property for renovation, to add my own design stamp to create a unique vacation home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We and our two children found the Lucca Loft beautiful and felt right at home. After climbing upstairs you arrive in a beautiful and spacious loft. The loft has a fresh modern interior design and is beautifully decorated. The accommodation is really right in the middle of Lucca, so you step out the front door of the original building directly in the atmospheric streets of Lucca and Piazza San Michele. We all very much enjoyed our stay and like to come back here!
Aug 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Architect's Lucca Loft Overlooking Secret Garden In Historic Center
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews

Great spot in a beautiful city

  • 4 of 5

A very convenient location in Lucca; everything you want or need is close at hand. The loft is nicely furnished and well equipped. To anyone considering Lucca (and you should), I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful loft in lucca

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and artistically designed house I would love to keep going back to. A great place to spend a family/ friends holiday in Lucca. It has a lovely positive vibe. So central to any place in Lucca. Extremely well kept and exactly as per the pictures.

The only so called negative would be the third floor, but trust me the climb did us great after the hearty meals at some of the lovely places recommended by our host.

I would definitely stay here again and again if I go back to Lucca.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frankfurt, Germany

Overlooking wonderful Lucca

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully designed loft in the heart of Lucca.

Here you find a quiet little paradise overlooking the

roofs of Lucca and the noise of the streets is immediately

forgotten. Clodagh has done a brilliant job designing

the place and is a helpful and friendly support before an during

the stay. Perfect for a family of four.

Lucca we will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Netherlands

Lovely Loft in Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely loft with our teen daughter and son for five nights. It is absolutely gorgeous! The friendly owner did a great job in designing this place; a perfect combination of authentic details and modern, light and clever design (bookshelves in the wall, cupboards). When entering this penthouse (after a 5 stairs walk) you feel welcome right away. Opening the authentic shutters in the morning with the beautiful light through the trees in the garden and watching the pigeons on the roofs gives a happy feeling: Bongiorno Lucca!

We enjoyed the peacefulness of the loft whilst 5 stairs down, behind the large front door you sense the real Italian atmosphere of this beautiful city with lots of nice shops, restaurants, terraces and courts. From Lucca you can easily make daytrips to the beach, Florence or the countryside.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN USA

Stunning Lucca Penthouse Beats All Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We chose Lucca for three nights on very short notice and the owner was instantly responsive to our visit and we were booked within an hour - just one glass of wine on our Italy clock. This is a perfect property for walking and biking all over lovely walled Lucca. And yet, it is incredibly quiet with biirdsong, a garden view below, NO traffic noise and any little thing you desire just 5 stairways down. Yes, you will be secure in your penthouse with every creature comfort awaiting you. Warm modern decor cozy and crystal clean, low key palette, complete kitchen, 2 lovely baths and bedrooms, each with skylights and incredible beds. Two floor to ceiling windows in the living area feature a breeze and a view you will dream about. Slip out to the corner cubby deck you need to relax to the extreme! We plan to return to this property and introduce our adult foodie kids to the joy of Italy, and especially this property and incredible Lucca!

This was the 3rd VRBO/Air BNB property we stayed in, and by far the very top of the line. A hillside home in Spoleto and a penthouse 1 BR in Cinque Terre were fine, but not the perfection and hospitality that we so appreciated on this last leg of our journey. Go now!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay in Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the loft for two nights. We liked the style very much, it is well equipped and was very clean. It is just like shown on the pictures. The loft It is situated just in the heart of Lucca. The sitze fitted perfectly for the four of us.

The contact with the owner was friendly and we always received answeres quickly.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Centro Storico Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 11 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 2 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee €20/person $85
Refundable damage deposit $427

€400 refundable security deposit

50% deposit on booking, refundable (minus transfer charges) in case of cancellation only up to 60 days before reservation date. Balance due 30 days before arrival. Payment by PayPal or direct bank transfer.

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Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 105 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bed can divide into twins
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofa bed in living room
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

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