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Grand Spacious Apartment with Elevator in the Heart of Quiet Lucca

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms to sleep 4. Air conditioning, wi-fi, sat tv!

The incredible apartment CASA VANA is quiet and peaceful and yet set in the heart of the city of Lucca, inside the Walls. Situated on the south side of the city and close to the Piazza Napoleone and Duomo and based into a 14th century Palace, the apartment has a very privileged location in the heart of the old town and an incredible view of gardens and antique trees oupon the Walls. This apartment is ideal if you are looking for an exclusive and unique experience in the heart of town. Bright and spacious it is located on a 2nd floor of a prestigious historical building with elevator.

The apartment is provided with air conditioning and a very reliable wifi connection provided by the national phone company.

Once stepping into the apartment, you will enjoy the fabulous living room which is tasteful decorated and with original furniture and a medieval chimneypiece. The open plan and elegantly renovated kitchen is fully equipped and includes a large area perfect for having breakfast in the morning. The grand dining room connected to the kitchen has a table that sits 10 to 12 guests

The master bedroom has a king size bed and en-suite marble bathroom with a grand walk-in shower. The 2nd master bedroom has a king size bed and spacious marble bathroom just off it with a bath tub and shower.

A separate laundry rooms is provided with washing machine, clothes dryer, iron and board.

The Apartment is located in the same building as my other apartments:

www.homeaway.co.uk/1153714 Called Casa Fanny (this is located upstairs from this apartment)

www.homeaway.co.uk/1631136 Called Casa Eleonora (It is located downstairs from this apartment)

www.homeaway.co.uk/1494451 Called Casa Mina (It is located downstairs from this apartment)

This apartment is ideal for LARGE GROUPS as it can be combined with the other above mentioned apartment!

The entire apartment is so tastefully decorated and paved with beautiful original cotto floor. It offers modern comfort maintaining a traditional design and is ideally located, homing you so perfectly to generate unforgettably memories on your vacation.

Bars, restaurants and a fantastic grocery store are within seconds of the apartment, offering everything you might need during your stay. On crossing the oldest and most beautiful Church of the city: the Duomo di San Martino and the church of San Giovanni you are perfectly situated to access all the shops, and well connected with public transport to Lucca main train station (5 mins walk away from the apartment), a safe and guarde payment parking (within a 5-6 mins walk away from the apartment – 13 eaurod daily or 50 euros for up to 1 month stay) and all the historical and cultural attractions within a few minutes walk.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Mrs Sonia

Hallo everyone! My name is SONIA and I am from Lucca. I run my Lucca Holiday Rentals company that offers exceptional apartments in the heart of Lucca. My goal is to help you fall in love with Lucca – to discover, explore, taste and savor new sights and experiences in this incredible city.

My company began almost 10 years ago when I started to rent my family villa after my parents moved to the mountains when they got retired. I spent there my entire childhood and I grew up there in deep contact with the nature and the history. My father thaught me everything about the birds and the antique trees and flowers of the villa and the smell of the sizzling pans used to wake me up each Sunday morning after my mum started to cook! I was fascinated by her when she was telling me the history of the villa in the past century. I thought this kind of feelings are too precious to let them go so then I had the idea to share my love of Lucca and “la dolce Vita” by finding beautiful apartments , villas and farmhouses in my favorite Lucca neighborhoods among my family members properties. Lucca Holiday Rentals started out as a boutique family company and now there are over 15 people working together. We are a friendly and enthusiastic team who will assist you every step of the way, from your first enquiry to your arrival in Lucca.

Mrs Sonia purchased this apartment in 2017

Why Mrs Sonia chose Lucca

Your Lucca experience begins with where you stay, and we offer you a warm home on the rolling hills of Lucca or in the heart of the walled town. Each of our property is carefully hand picked to ensure it meets our standards of authenticity and warmth, including outstanding locations in authentic Lucca neighborhoods. Find fully remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, comfortable beds with quality linens, exceptional locations, breathtaking terraces and panoramic views. When you reserve, we open our address book and share our favorite Lucca resources with you to help you plan and enjoy your stay – from excellent tour guides to cooking classes, private chefs, favorite restaurants and cafés to the best pastry shops in the neighborhood. Relax, explore, and enjoy each day to the fullest, experiencing a vacation in Lucca that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

What makes this apartment unique

My Philosophy

My goal is to offer you an extraordinary experience in one of Forbe’s Best Town in the World by enhancing your vacation and helping you to explore and experience the delights of living in Lucca.

Me and my helpful and knowledgeable team will guide you through your vacation planning process and help you choose the perfect apartment for your stay. When you’ve booked, the adventure begins. Want to explore the open air markets near your apartment, take a cooking lesson, relax on the Walls at sunset or hire a chef to cook dinner in your apartment? Based on our many years in Lucca, we happily share our resources and favorite suggestions for our guests so you can savor the fun of living like a local during your stay.

Amenities

Lucca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , A baby crib or a fold out bed can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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5

A splurge or a steal?

  • 5 of 5

Ordinarily, a stay in a vacation rental that is as big as your primary residence would be considered a splurge, especially when the property is in a 500 year old building, completely renovated and updated but retaining such charming features as brick floors, stone walls, internal archways and 12 foot ceilings. It becomes a bargain, however, when 2 couples pay less than $100 per night each for this stunning apartment. Features include a huge (nearly 1000 sq. ft.) living / dining / kitchen area; a formal dining room seating 8 or 10; a chef's kitchen with 6 burner gas stove, full size refrigerator, a stone sink and more place settings than one could possibly use; TV, DVD and surround-sound stereo system; master suite with marble bath; second bedroom with private bath; fireplace; and furnishings selected by professional interior designer.

The property is also in an ideal location - inside the walls and less than a 10 minute walk from the train station or 15 minutes from the bus station. The apartment is on a small quiet side street ( although there may be some noise during the day from an elementary school at the end of the block). At night there is almost no noise. An excellent bakery ( Dianda) is right around the corner. A more than adequate market (Despar) is less than 10 minutes away, inside the walls. No need to walk nearly a mile to the supermarket (Essalunga) outside the walls. There is also a very nice and inexpensive family style restaurant (Nonna Clara) 5 minutes away. Try the minestrone and the rotisserie pork.

Brianna, property manager and daughter of the owner, promptly responded when we had a minor issue (couldn't figure out how to work the heating system). Brianna also offered some good suggestions for enhancing our enjoyment of Lucca.

Note to visitors from the U.S.: The DVD player here will accommodate Region 1 NTSC discs. But there are dozens of movies available in the apartment, along with lots of music CDs.

So, is this a splurge or a steal? Probably both.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A very nice apartment in a quiet part of town

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very nice and is just as it appears in the pictures. There are many wonderful touches including great books and high ceilings.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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5

luxury apartment for 6 people

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay in this apartment. Everything worked well for us: well located, comfortable, plenty of room for the four of us, tastefully appointed, clean and quiet. The interiors of this ancient building and the apartment were worth the trip to Italy. The apartment even had elevator so getting to the apartment was easy. Sonia was great; she met us on time, was very helpful with information and any questions throughout our stay and her referred driver company was very efficient. We would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
PISA and FLORENCE
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
PASTICCERIA DIANDA
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
LIVORNO
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
ViCOPELAGO
Nearest Train
0.3 Kilometres
LUCCA CENTRAL STATION
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
LUCCA EST
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
IL GIGLIO
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
ABETONE
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

THE 2 STEPS to MAKE A RESERVATION:

1. ONLINE BOOKING: book and pay in full online through Homeaway using your credit card (renter has to pay 2.7% credit card fee at arrival). Cancelled booking will not receive a refund.
2. DIRECT BOOKING: Receive a written rental agreement and then decide if to pay a deposit of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking by wire bank transfer or alternatively phone me and just pay a deposit by credit card of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking. No fees are applied. The balance can be paied at a later stage by wire bank transfer or upon arrival.
CANCELLATION POLICIES: For DIRECT BOOKINGS in the event of cancellation, for any reason including health, the deposit is forfeited. In case the cancellation is within 90 days of the start of the rental dates, the full rental balance is payable as well. If the cancellation is over 90 days from the start of the rental dates, the balance will not be requested. Cancelled ONLINE BOOKINGS will not receive a refund. I recommend CSA travel insurance in the event your plans change or emergencies arise.
Prices include: laundry (towels and linens), wi-fi, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, the booking service and the whole assistance of Mrs Sonia and her staff before and during the whole stay. There are no extra charges to pay.

Final cleaning is charged for 65 euros.

Summer air conditioning if used is charged extra for 50 euros weekly.

Winter heating is charged for 7 euros daily or according to comsuption for long term rentals.


Minimum stay is 4 nights.

Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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