New Luxury Apartment in Tuscany, Near Lucca with 5 X 12 Metre Swimming Pool(9 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Casa Pinocchio - 2BR/2BA ground level apartment with 5 x 12 metre swimming pool
I have four other apartments in the same building that have been in rental for two years. Here are the links to the other four apartments: VRBO 737874, VRBO 838626 VRBO 576618 and VRBO 963437. The five apartments together are perfect for groups up to 28 people, which is described in VRBO listing 867755. Please read the reviews for each of the properties on the individual listings 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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Member since: 2014
- 875 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Lovely tiled bathrooms, each with a large window.
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
Pool / Spa
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
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:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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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.
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.
- Primary: +39 3208121183
- Secondary: +39 3208121183 cell phone
Links to more information:
Beautiful il Borghetto in San Gennaro
Our new pergola will soon be covered with wisteria
Beautiful view of San Gennaro from the pool
Our private, gated entrance to Il Borghetto in San Gennaro
Beautiful double wide glass front door
Open plan living leads to the two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
Bedroom No. 1
Queen-sized bed in Bedroom No. 1
Bedroom No. 2. Duvets and nice linens
Chestnut beams and handmade terra cotta tile throughout the apartment
Big shower in Bathroom No. 2
Lots of lounge chairs and sun beds
Beautiful views from the pool
The beautiful il Borghetto in San Gennaro
Exclusive private space outside your front door for outdoor dining
High vaulted ceilings with chestnut beams
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 Chestnut beam ceilings
Bathroom No. 1 with shower
Lots of light in Bedroom No. 2
Bathroom No. 2 with shower
The hallway between the two bedrooms
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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