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New Luxury Apartment in Tuscany, Near Lucca with 5 X 12 Metre Swimming Pool

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

(I have three other apartments in the same building that have been in rental for one year. Here is the link to the other three apartments: vrbo 737874, vrbo 7838626 and vrbo 7576618 The four apartments together are perfect for groups up to 20 people. Please read the reviews for all the properties to see how well-pampered you will be!)

A lovely 1.5 km drive through olive groves brings you to the private, gated entrance. Our apartment (Casa Pinocchio) is part of a six apartment 'Borghetto' (formerly a rural, rustic farmhouse from the 14th century) in the hills below the village of San Gennaro near Lucca. The apartment is a tasteful blend of rustic, contemporary and antique furnishings. A 5 x 12 metre swimming pool with beautifully manicured lawns is shared by the apartments and is located on the terrace above the apartment with lovely views down the valley toward Lucca.

We are proud to offer a lifestyle in the heart of Tuscany that is truly unique. Picture yourself on the grounds of an historic 14th century building, rebuilt to the highest standards using only traditional Tuscan materials and methods, from handmade terra cotta tiled floors, to chestnut beams and tiled ceilings. The property also makes extensive use of hand built stone walls in keeping with the character and traditions of Tuscany.

The entrance is a spectacular double-wide glass door, in keeping with the original architecture of the building, as this room was where the farm animals were kept.

The inviting open floor plan, which includes the living, dining and kitchen areas, is perfect for sharing meals and conversation. The fully equipped kitchen featuring granite counter-tops has everything you need: a six-burner gas stove, oven and broiler, and dishwasher.

There are two large ensuite bedrooms/bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has French doors leading out to your private sitting area. Lots of light with windows in all bedrooms and bathrooms. Great views from every room.

Coming with a bigger group? Please ask about our 3 BR/3 BA apartment directly above your apartment.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 875 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • Lovely tiled bathrooms, each with a large window.

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of the Appenine Mountains above San Gennaro...moreless

  • Rural:

    1.5 km off the main road in the rolling hills below the village of San Gennaro...moreless

  • Village:

    Historic Village of San Gennaro is a 20 minute hike up the sign-posted hill....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering

Dining

  • Dining:

    Open-plan dining area with large table for 6 people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    No electric dryer. Clothes rack provided...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Exercise bike available on request...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In-floor heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury linens and towels. Duvets for each bed ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open-plan living room. Large sofa for 3 people plus two big stuffed arm chairs...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking inside the gated entrance...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Fluffy towels provided... pool towels, too....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We have a common area laundry room with a high capacity washing machine...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large open-plan kitchen with granite counter-tops...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Full free-standing refrigerator with freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Large Ilve extra wide stove with 6 burners. Perfect for chefs!...moreless

Outside

  • Golf:

    Montecatini Golf course is 30 minutes away. Beautiful hill course featuring spectacular views amongst the olive trees....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Private table and chairs for your apartment for outdoor dining....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Beautiful 5 x 12 metre swimming pool shared amongst the owners and guests. Full pool furniture provided, including deck chairs, chaise lounges, umbrellas....moreless

Building Type

  • Farmhouse
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$149
$880
Spring
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$224
$1,280
Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,467
Autumn
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$224
$1,280
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$133

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit is non-refundable. After the final payment is made (30 days prior to arrival) the total reservation is non-refundable.

Travel Insurance: The owner strongly urges the guest to take out travel insurance to cover the cost of a last minute cancellation.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Pisa or Florence
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Bar Tibi
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Livorno
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Montecatini
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Pescia
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
via Pesciatina
1.7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Al Covo
70 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Abetone
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Viareggio and Forte di Marmi

Car: Necessary

You will find that il Borghetto is located in one of the most popular areas in Tuscany. Situated between

Pisa and Florence in Northern Tuscany, il Borghetto is only eight miles from the historic city of Lucca,

famous for its flat, pedestrian-friendly, cobblestone streets and its magnificent thirty meter wide

Renaissance wall surrounding the entire city. Taking part in the evening walk, la passagiata, on the

tree-lined wall with dozens of other walkers and bikers is one of life’s little pleasures in Lucca. Lucca is

big enough to offer opera and world famous artists at its Summer Music Festival, first-rate shopping,

and fine restaurants – and small enough that you can traverse by foot in twenty minutes.

You will be perfectly situated for easy access from either Pisa International Airport or Florence

International Airport – each just 45 minutes from your door. Less than one hour away you will find the

Ligurian Sea and the famous walks in the Cinque Terre and the beaches of Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio

and Torre del Lago, the home and final resting place of Lucca’s most famous citizen, Giacomo Puccini.

The world famous Puccini Festival takes place every summer on the shores of Torre del Lago at their

beautiful outdoor amphitheatre. In less than two hours, you can visit beautiful Siena, San Gimignano,

the vineyards of Chianti, and the famous Garfagnana region, home of the beautiful forested National

Parks of the Apuane and Appennine mountain ranges.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Jim and his wife, Debbie, bought property near Lucca in 2003 and have permanently relocated to this beautiful area. We have lived in Europe for the past 20 years (London and Stockholm before moving to Italy). Jim has a passion for cooking and is happy to share his secrets to making a perfect pizza in a wood burning oven. We are also happy to help you plan your itinerary while in this area, including pre-booking your museum tickets in Florence to avoid the lines, booking our favourite restaurants for you and more.

Why the Owner Chose Capannori LU, Italy:
The location of il Borghetto in San Gennaro is superb. In the medium hills above the Lucca plain and below the historic village of San Gennaro, we offer a piece of solitude in the Tuscan hills. Views of vineyards and olive groves are offered from every vantage point on the property. The newly built property features the stones of the 14th century building that stood on this very spot. Modern inside, the apartment retains the Tuscan charm of handmade terra cotta floors and chestnut beam ceilings throughout. It is an easy 20 minute hike up the hill to San Gennaro, where you can dine at the local trattoria, Il Corno Rosso. Hiking paths (all well marked by Club Alpina d'Italia) are all around the area.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The 5 x 12 metre swimming pool is on the highest point of the property, giving lovely views back toward Lucca. Gated entrance for security.


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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Photos

  • Beautiful il Borghetto in San Gennaro

    Beautiful il Borghetto in San Gennaro

  • Our new pergola will soon be covered with wisteria

    Our new pergola will soon be covered with wisteria

  • Beautiful view of San Gennaro from the pool

    Beautiful view of San Gennaro from the pool

  • Our private, gated entrance to Il Borghetto in San Gennaro

    Our private, gated entrance to Il Borghetto in San Gennaro

  • Beautiful double wide glass front door

    Beautiful double wide glass front door

  • Open plan living leads to the two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms

    Open plan living leads to the two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms

  • Granite-top counters

    Granite-top counters

  • Bedroom No. 1

    Bedroom No. 1

  • Queen-sized bed in Bedroom No. 1

    Queen-sized bed in Bedroom No. 1

  • Bedroom No. 2.  Duvets and nice linens

    Bedroom No. 2. Duvets and nice linens

  • Chestnut beams and handmade terra cotta tile throughout the apartment

    Chestnut beams and handmade terra cotta tile throughout the apartment

  • Big shower in Bathroom No. 2

    Big shower in Bathroom No. 2

  • Lots of lounge chairs and sun beds

    Lots of lounge chairs and sun beds

  • Beautiful views from the pool

    Beautiful views from the pool

  • The beautiful il Borghetto in San Gennaro

    The beautiful il Borghetto in San Gennaro

  • Exclusive private space outside your front door for outdoor dining

    Exclusive private space outside your front door for outdoor dining

  • High vaulted ceilings with chestnut beams

    High vaulted ceilings with chestnut beams

  • Great kitchen with six-burner stove and dishwasher

    Great kitchen with six-burner stove and dishwasher

  • Bedroom No. 1, with a double door leading out to your private sitting area

    Bedroom No. 1, with a double door leading out to your private sitting area

  • Bedroom No. 1  Chestnut beam ceilings

    Bedroom No. 1 Chestnut beam ceilings

  • Bathroom No. 1 with shower

    Bathroom No. 1 with shower

  • Lots of light in Bedroom No. 2

    Lots of light in Bedroom No. 2

  • Bathroom No. 2 with shower

    Bathroom No. 2 with shower

  • The hallway between the two bedrooms

    The hallway between the two bedrooms

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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