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LARGE ROMANTIC COUNTRY VILLA WITH PRIVATE INFINITY POOL AND GREAT VIEWS

Mrs Sonia

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, dutch, swedish, norwegian, finnish
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Mrs Sonia

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, dutch, swedish, norwegian, finnish
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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2015
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LARGE ROMANTIC COUNTRY VILLA WITH PRIVATE INFINITY POOL AND GREAT VIEWS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Monte Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 Spacious Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, WI-FI, swimming pool and country farm scene

The villa MELOGRANO Farmhouse is located on the surrounding hills of Lucca at less than 15 mins driving from the town centre.

It is conveniently located, with easy access to Pisa and Florence, to the beaches at Forte dei Marmi, and to the undiscovered northern tip of Tuscany, Garfagnana and Lunigiana. This pretty house is in a very peaceful position surrounded by lawns and olive groves and with a lovely top view of the countryside. The Hayloft, a few metres from the house, has been converted to provide additional accommodation and the property has been provided with Wi-fi internet connection. The structure of the property and the spacious living area make it suitable for two families. There is a 10 metres infinity pool overlooking the rolling hills and the lush greenery all around. The villa itself is 300 sq metres and the hayloft is 100 sq metres. 15,000sq metres of land surrounds the villa 'Melograno'.

a MIDWEEK CLEANING SERVICE is happily provided for all our guests as well as extra cleanings and change of towels and linens at the end of each week for those who book multiple weeks.

COMPOSITION:

MAIN VILLA:

Ground Floor:

Spacious double living room and dining room with 2 fireplaces and with french windows overlooking the hills and opening onto the porch/veranda, a spacious fully equipped kitchen, a laundry room, a bathroom

First Floor:

3 spacious bedrooms (2 with 2 twin beds each and one with a king size bed) and 2 bathrooms (both with bathtub and shower)

HAYLOFT:

Ground floor:

A lovely sitting room with fireplace and french windows, a kitchen, 1 bathroom

First Floor:

1 more bathroom, 2 bedrooms (1 with a king size bed and 1 with a single bed) An extra bed can be added upon request to any of the bedrooms.

THE PROPERTY IS RENTED TO ONLY 1 PARTY PER TIME SO PRIVACY IS NEVER COMPROMISED AND THE PROPERTY IS NOT SHARING WITH ANY OTHER RENTALS.

A RELIABLE WI-FI INTERNET CONNECTION PROVIDED BY THE NATIONAL PHONE COMPANY IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE FOR THE GUESTS.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 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 Monte

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 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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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LARGE ROMANTIC COUNTRY VILLA WITH PRIVATE INFINITY POOL AND GREAT VIEWS
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Wonderful Villa and service received

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful weeks at this villa in September this year. The description and photographs of the property are entirely representative: there are no unpleasant surprises. We were delighted with the property, the location and the service we received.

Both the main villa and the hayloft are spacious and comfortable. The pool is amazing and very well equipped with a soft sunbed for each of the 10 of us.

The location is certainly perfect for sightseeing, shops are within a three minute drive and the villages of Segromigno, Camigliano and the wonderful Montecarlo which has plenty of good restaurants, are very close. Lucca is very accessible (within a 10 mins drive), as are other medieval, hilltop towns. But we found sitting by the pool or enjoying a meal or glass of wine in the garden equally appealing prospects.

Mrs Sonia and her aunt were very friendly, took care of any small problem, and also hosted a visit at the winery for us, which we all enjoyed. Mrs Cristina cooked dinner for us on our last night, and it was spectacular!

Everyone in our party of 10 would look forward to another opportunity to stay at the villa in the future.

Thanks Sonia!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 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
Jersey City NJ
5

A Memorable Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 including 2 hard to impress teenagers, spent 2 weeks at Il Melograno during July 2012. Owners Mrs Maurizia and Mrs Sonia provided invaluable assistance, and of our 5 weeks of travel in Europe staying in some great places, our family all agrees that Il Melograno was our most special and memorable place to stay.

The house is large, full of character and comfort, and most important given that it was cosy and cool for a summer stay. It was also clean and very well equipped. We spent many relaxing hours at the magnificent pool and alfresco under the rose veranda with a large stock of traditional local food and fine wines, and plenty of books and other materials available inside.

The position is magnificent, and the views and walks very lovely. We did see as much of the area as planned, but had more time to enjoy the house, relax and gaze over the views from the garden!

The owners are very sweet, they were very concerned for our satisfaction and they treated us like member of their family, they are not people who simply collect a rental fee and leave their guests to fend for themselves. We were absolutely satisfied and we are happy to have found a place where we can come back next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having such lovely guests was delightful! It was lovely to meet you and we had lot of fun! Thanks for staying with us! You are always welcome back!
Holyoke, Massachusetts U.S.A.
5

A lovely experience

  • 5 of 5

5 adults and a 14 year old just spent a lovely week on the property. It was just as advertised. The owner was very welcoming, accommodating [even bought a brand new washing machine] and helpful. The property is very clean and well maintained. The view is lovely and the swimming pool was a lot of fun.

The owner also gave several good restaurant recommendations.

You definitely need a car.

We did day trips to Chianti, "San G," Cinque Terre, and Portofino. Pisa is less than an hour away and the walled city of Lucca (with bicycle ride around the ramparts!!) is not to be missed.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! S.
5

memorable stay at melograno

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Melograno on a friend's recommendation and we did not regret it. The owner, Maurizia, made us feel at home and provided us with usefull informations to make our trip memorable. The location is ideal, very close to Lucca, the grounds are well maintained and what about the view, breathless. We had the opportunity to really enjoy the villa because everything is so close and can be done in a day trip. Everything was very clean and functional for our family of 10. We would definitely recommend this villa to anyone. If we are to go back to Tuscany, this would be our place to go back. Thanks Maurizia for a memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for finding the time to write to us, it is very much appreciated!! With all the best wishes
5

A perfect retreat in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

The property turned out to be everything we had hoped for and more. It was in a beautiful setting away from the crowds we had been experiencing in the major cities. The welcome basket, use of the computer and the emergency phone were thoughtful added touches. Maurizia the owner was a delight and very helpful. We loved coming back from a day exploring the beautiful area and sitting on the terrace in the pretty garden. We particularly enjoyed the two tours of the area recommended in the House Book. As we were travelling for 5 weeks we appreciated having a washing machine to catch up on laundry. The pool is fantastic with a stunning incredible view over the valley. We sat and drank wine under the TUSCAN SUN! Everything from our first contact with owner was an enjoyable experience and we would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved to host you in our apartment in Lucca! Many thanks for staying with us!
5

A little piece of Tuscan heaven

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege of staying in this property in May with seven other friends and absolutely fell in love with the place. Quite honestly, the beautiful pictures themselves don't even do justice to property. It's location is prefect for exploring the Tuscan countryside, assuming you have a vehicle (I would not recommend it without a vehicle). The rooms were very comfortable - all with bathrooms which was exactly what we required. The place was very clean and well-kept and the grounds were idyllic. The pool area especially could have merited its own postcard. I almost had tears in my eyes the first evening I wandered down to the pool and saw a gorgeous Tuscan sunset on the hillsides to the tune of the church bells ringing on the hill just opposite the property. The owner recommended great places to eat and we had a professional-grade kitchen that fit all of our in-house dining needs. Quite honestly, we could not have found a better spot and plan on going back next time we travel with a large group.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your review! it was a pleasure to have you here! thanks for staying with us!

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Rates & Availability

From €1,500 Per week

Monte Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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
€1,750
 
 
High Season
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,050
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,400
 
 
High Season
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,050
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 

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Amenities

Monte Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6) 5 provided + 1 available upon request, Baby Cribs (1) available on request as well as highchair
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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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