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New Luxury Apartment In Tuscany, Near Lucca With 5 X 12 Metre Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Casa Santo - 2BR/2BA apartment on the ground floor with chestnut beams

Check out our stunning aerial video tour of il Borghetto in San Gennaro, as well as video of each apartment. CLICK ON THE VIDEO BUTTON ON THE PHOTO ABOVE, OR COPY AND PASTE THIS LINK INTO YOUR BROWSER:

A lovely 1.5 km drive through olive groves brings you to the private, gated entrance. Our apartment (Casa Santo) 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 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. Lots of light with windows in all bedrooms and bathrooms. Great views from every room.

Coming with a bigger group? Please ask about our other two apartments: one a 3 BR/3 BA unit and the other a 2 BR/2 BA unit. Perfect for family reunions, business meetings, weddings, etc.

More Details

Jim Kachenmeister
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Jim Kachenmeister

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.

Jim Kachenmeister purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why Jim Kachenmeister chose Capannori

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.


Capannori Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Front bedroom has two large windows. It is a corner apartment. Lovely French armadio (armoire) and antique nightstands. Ensuite bathroom with window. The back bedroom has a large window, an Italian armadio and antique nightstands with Carrara marble. The ensuite bathroom has a skylight.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Front bedroom has two large windows. It is a corner apartment. Lovely French armadio (armoire) and antique nightstands. Ensuite bathroom with window. The back bedroom has a large window, an Italian armadio and antique nightstands with Carrara marble. The ensuite bathroom has a skylight.
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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New Luxury Apartment In Tuscany, Near Lucca With 5 X 12 Metre Swimming Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A Delight

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family - three generations - stayed in various apartments at il Borghetto over the course of almost a month. Each apartment is beautifully appointed with comfortable stylish furnishings and a tasteful combination of old and new. Our host Jim was extremely helpful and accommodating, from making the bookings to being there to welcome us. Il Borghetto's location makes it easy to visit Lucca, Pisa and Florence. At the end of each day of touring it was wonderful to relax by the pool and enjoy dinner under the olive trees. We would certainly stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the ground floor apartment with 2 bedrooms. Beautifully furnished and an outside table for meals. Four apartments were lived in (total 19 guests), however most days there were only 1 or 2 families by the pool - which is wonderful. Lucca isnt far, and we drove there for early morning runs around the walls and gelato trips at night. Lovely area and Jim was a fabulous host. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Lovely stay in Lucca

  • 5 of 5

2 couples in the 2 bedroom apartment in Lucca - lovely stay! Jim, the owner, greeted us with a much appreciated welcome basket and gave us great tips on planning our 4 days in the area. And as wonderful as it was to visit the surrounding towns and wineries, one of the best days was spent hanging out at the pool, drinking local wine and enjoying the view and peacefulness the property provided. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top Spot in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Il Borgetto. It was the perfect getaway holiday destination. The accommodation has been thoughtfully restored and rebuilt with much attention to detail. The location is beautiful, overlooking olive groves, vineyard and peaceful valley. Our apartment was very nicely appointed, modern with stylish fittings. It was comfortable and made for easy living. Every modern convenience was at our finger tips. With the temperature getting a little chilly, we tried the in-floor heating. It worked quickly and kept us toasty and comfortable. Our host, Jim, took care of all our needs. From the welcome basket of Italian goodies to get us started, to the recommendations on wonderful restaurants and nearby wineries and markets, he was helpful and charming. We have a big family birthday next year and are thinking of returning - we noticed there are a couple of other apartments for rent, all beautifully prepared and perfect for our large extended family. We are also looking forward to using the pool next time we come. Sadly, it was a little chilly for swimming this time. If you are looking for a place in Italy for a getaway, we would recommend Il Borgetto. It was the perfect holiday for us.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, quiet and nicely decorated appartments with a relaxing swimming pool. The hosts are very nice and helpfull. When we arrived we did not need to do groceries right away because some Italian products were provided for our first pasta-dinner. The appartment has everything it needs including muskito screens on the door and windows.

The drive to the gate through the olive fields is a bit challenging because the road is not totally paved and quite bumpy.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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  • 5 of 5

It is with great pleasure that I leave this comment on our 1 week stay at Jim's Home - This is a tradiitional house entirely refurbished with high quality materials and good taste. We occupied the ground floor with a 2 bedroom apartment each had its own bathroom.

Don't be afraid when you arrive as you have to drive only few minutes on a trail and at the end you get the surprise of a beautiful doorway opening on a beautiful domain. The swiimming pool is just up the slope and this gives a beautiful panoramic all around while you enjoy swimming.

YOu can make your own BBQ, enjoy walking to the village, have a rest all day by the swimming pool which is big enough for a good swim.

We enjoyed : having our breakfast by the swimming pool or under the olivier tree, enjoyed our beds and good nights with no noise, enjoyed watching the stars at night, enjoyed Jim's excellent host by his warm welcome, his welcome gift, and his kindness.

To my point of view this place is suitable for families but also couples, friends and Lucca is only 10 mns away.

Do not miss Montecarlo where you will find excellent restaurants there and plse get lost in the countryside which is great. From there easy access to PISA, CINQUETERRA and CARRARA and also FIRENZE;

I love to think that some people like Jim give you the opportunity to spend some good time as if you were in paradise.

Thank you so much for this place Jim and I envy all the people who will have the chance to come again and again.

I wish you all the best and not only me but also my husband and my friends who share my feelings. Sincerely yours. Françoise & Eric

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Pisa and Florence
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Bar Tibi
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Via Pesciatina
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Al Covo
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
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 are 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

25% non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking. Remainder due 30 days prior to arrival. No refund available after the full amount has been paid. Guests are highly encouraged to buy Travel Insurance to protect against last minute cancellations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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