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Relax In Greenery And Breathtaking Views In Antique Villa in Lucca

Mrs Sonia

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Mrs Sonia

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Relax In Greenery And Breathtaking Views In Antique Villa in Lucca

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

San Martino in Freddana Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, Private Pool, Gym, Large Living Rooms Opening On The Jasmine Veranda

Set in wooded seclusion in a very peaceful and panoramic position at only 13 kilometers from the historic walled town of Lucca and the sandy beaches of the Versilia coast, this charming home VILLA LOPPY, dated back 1603, commands magnificent views of the nearby hillsides and valley

The property has been sensitively converted, resulting in a combination of comfort and traditional Tuscan convenience, retaining the original beamed ceilings and using antique cotto floor tiles.

A striking feature of the property is the antique fortified garden which enclose the pool and a bastion with a dome of jasmine plants beautifully integrated into the sloping olive groves and woods. The lovely patio ideal for ‘al fresco’ dining. The are several dining areas in the garden. Our gardener cleans the garden and the pool every day.

The house, approx. 350 sqm large, consists of two floors:

GROUND FLOOR Entrance into a triple living room with french windows overlooking the garden and the pool, dining room opening onto a patio with dining facilities and table and chairs, ideal for al fresco dining, fully equipped kitchen, 1 double bedroom with king size bed, 1 bathroom with built-in shower.

FIRST FLOOR: 4 double bedrooms (2 with king size bed and 2 with 2 twin beds each), 1 bathroom with grand built-in shower.

In the garden there is also another little house with a huge living room with cycler, tapis roulant and pool table.

We only rent the whole property to 1 party per time so privacy is never compromised

Keywords: Farmhouse Villa

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mrs Sonia (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, dutch, swedish, norwegian, finnish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2015

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 villa in 2011

Why Mrs Sonia chose San Martino in Freddana

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 villa unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
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Relax In Greenery And Breathtaking Views In Antique Villa in Lucca
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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5

CHRISTMAS HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5

An ideal place to unwind out of season as well as the obvious summer dates. Transport was easily arranged on the advice of the very helpful owners. The accommodation is very clean and comfortable; well presented with a delightful living area with great views from the big windows to soak up some much needed winter sunshine. The welcome pack was a very nice touch and saved the us from the usual arrival angst when self catering.

The location was very quiet with no intrusive traffic noise but just in a 15 mins drive from the city centre: a real bonus!. The local facilities are within a walk if you like to walk and explore the area, with the beach close by (15 mins, even if we could not swim in december!) and the train station as well.

We used the heating and it kept the house very warm for the whole time but we also used the fireplace in the upstairs kitchen which was very funny.

All in all an excellent venue for our 2 weeks break which helped to fully recharge the batteries. We will be back as soon as we can.

Our thanks to Sonia for a really place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish to thank you for having spent your vacation at my home! I hope to host you again any time you come to Lucca!
5

I couldn't recommend it enough!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property in late September 2014. Our stay was absolutely wonderful. The Villa was beautifully done. Bedrooms were comfortable, the kitchen large, the living spaces spacious and more than enough for everyone. The house was immaculate. The grounds were beautiful, the garden was romantic and elegant with many lemon trees and the gazebo on the top of the fortress surrounding the property with a breathtaking view. The pool was a welcome relief in the afternoon and well used by our children. We were also blessed with a lovely owner available for our request and always met with a big smile.

Sonia, the host, was outstanding. She was like a personal concierge. She helped arrange anything we needed during our excursions thru Tuscany. Advice on best places to see, best spots to park, best restaurants to visit. This is my 8th visit to Italy, but I saw it through new eyes. This note is just to say how much we loved our stay in Villa Loppy. This Villa was the PERFECT way to appreciate Tuscany: it's location, the views, and especially the hospitality, It is a magical place! We loved every moment. A million thanks.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for posting the review. It is so helpful to others to read what a former guest has to say! Sonia
5

Visited twice in 2013 and 2014

  • 5 of 5

I was privileged enough to visit Villa Loppy not once, but twice in both 2013 and 2014. I must say each precious moment spent in this charming, luxurious villa was a moment I forever hold in my heart! From the delicious food prepared by one of the local women, to the astounding scenery, to the garden, my experiences at Villa Loppy were some of the most memorable of my life. Our gracious hosts Sonia, Cristina and Rossella provided endless opportunities to revel in authentic Italian culture and experiences. If I could go nowhere else in all my travels, I would be quite content to lay around at Villa Loppy and luxuriate in the Tuscan sun, food, wine, and culture!

Your Guests/Friends: Sheena, Val, Pam, Ric, Bob, Don, James, Susie, Richard

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sheena and Bob, Thank you for taking time to write the review. It was very nice to meet you and I am glad you all enjoyed your time at the villa and had great time in Lucca! Best regards, Sonia :)
5

THANK YOU MRS SONIA FOR ALLOWING US TO STAY AT YOUR VILLA!

  • 5 of 5

The Villa actually exceeded expectations from the photos and website description. It is more beautiful then the photos show. The vistas are spectacular and the house fit me and my guests lifestyle to a T. Ten of us, 4 couples and 2 singles (we were all between 48 and 60 years old) enjoyed a wonderful week with spacious bedrooms with bathrooms, a great living and dining room that made us all comfy and at the same time provided each of us the privacy needed. The patio/terrace was truly our favorite part. It is multi-leveled with several dining and seating options to take in a glass of wine and the beautiful scenery of mountains, vineyards, rolling country side and olive trees---absolutely spectacular. The kitchen is so inviting...we only ate out twice and cooked the other nights. We never wanted for any utensils or dishes, the kitchen is well stocked. The gardens and courtyards are immaculately maintained. The owner, Mrs Sonia and her aunt were very accomodating and prompt in their responses to all inquiries prior to our trip. The location is great, with a top notch winery within 3 miles and other smaller wineries close by. The village of Loppeglia is so quaint and wonderful to bike ride through or just relax. The first night we were so excited to be there. We all gathered outside drinking wine, sharing munchies, stories about our journey from 3 countries to arrive at the Villa.... this was unforgettable. Walking in the village we met very pleasant people, especially the English couple who owns a house close by who entertained a lot and shared great restaurant and local information with us. The villa was wonderful, the weather was perfect, the pool was lovely, the view was amazing, and we all had a wonderful time and we wish to come back soon! Thank you Mrs Sonia for allowing us to stay there!

Lucy, Stan, Jo, Bob and the whole company from USA

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for spending your time at Villa Loppy! It was lovely to meet you and hope to see you again soon! Sonia
5

Amazing Charm and Thoughtful Service

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic experience we had renting this villa. Even before we closed the deal, Sonia was exceptionally helpful and prompt. And, the recommendation of our private chef and cooking lesson was perfect.

We arrived to Lucca later than we had hoped and were greeted by Christina with a welcoming smile and assurance that it was OK. She guided our way out of Lucca and into the hills north of the city. As we drove through the private gate, what a view. The villa was lit for us and open for our weary bones.

With an explanation of all things electric and pertinent by Silvano, the caretaker, we were ready for our adventure. His lovely wife made arrangements for the restaurant - right out the back door - to seat us as we were without provisions and hungry due to our late flight. They weren't quite ready as it was a full house that night, but called on the house phone 20 minutes later and served up some amazing food. So amazing, in fact, that we returned the next night when the second group of party arrived.

The drive the next morning back down the hillside was easier in the daylight, and got easier with each day. Don't let it scare you. The view and peace is worth it.

Christina, come to find out, was to be the chef for our cooking lesson. An optional trip to the grocery with her in the morning helped us stock our cupboards and refrigerators for the week. She spent nearly the day with us as she shared the recipes and secrets of her mother and grandmother.

Don't miss a visit to the vineyard Valle Del Sole if your up to it and around during the season. Marco was an amazing host.

Sonia, we'll be back. Thank you for making the amazing property available.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!! It was lovely to read such a nice review! Thank you very much!!
5

Tuscan Hill Dream in Loppeglia

  • 5 of 5

This villa is truly a Tuscan dream come true!! Only 15 minutes from the ancient walled city of Lucca, and a half hour from the beach and Florence, it was the perfect location. It is set high above the hill tops in the small but perfect village of Loppegla. The road to the house has breathtaking views. The villa is restored to perfection, maintaining the Tuscan character and charm, yet providing all modern amenities, including a magnificent pool! The house is completely private with an ancient wall surrounding it. There is a delicious restaurant "la Collina" right next door, and an amazing bar/pizzeria right up the road, where the owners Alessandro, Daniela and their children make you feel right at home. The homeowners were simply wonderful to rent from, and Signore Silvano, the villa's manager, was extra kind and helpful. This experience immersed us into Italian culture and made us appreciate Italy that much more! We can't wait to return to the villa in Loppeglia!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy that you had a lovely time! It was a pleasure to host you in my villa! Thanks! Sonia

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
PISA or FLORENCE
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
LUCCA
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
LUCCA
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
TRATTORIA LA COLLINA
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI
Car: necessary

Lucca, beautiful city, famous for its monumental 15th century fortified wall. But dig a little deeper and you find that its winding medieval streets actually follow the plan laid out by the Romans in 180BC. And before the Romans, Lucca was one of the major centres of Etruria, the ancient country of central Italy that more or less corresponds to modern Tuscany. Unsurprisingly then, Lucca is steeped in history. Your twelfth century building is just a small part of that. There are museums and churches, and the magnificent cathedral, the Duomo di San Martino, is the town’s finest Romanesque building, its impressive façade a triumph of sculpture, carving and inlay work – at just five minutes’ walk from the apartment. Modern delights include terrific restaurants, bars and shops, all within a few minutes’ walk. In Lucca’s winding streets, the pedestrian comes before the car, so you can move at your own pace. In fact wandering the streets is one of the great pleasures of the city.

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Rates & Availability

From €186 Per night

San Martino in Freddana Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
High Season
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,700
 
 
High Season
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 
 
High Season
Aug 30 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,950
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
€1,300
 

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Notes A fully refundable security deposit of 500 euros is requested against big damages. It is refunded at the end of the stay.
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Amenities

San Martino in Freddana Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Both bathrooms have built-in showers
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , a baby crib can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , a baby crib can be added upon request
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (2) Baby cribs available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 11 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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