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Balbir

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Balbir

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
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Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2015
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An Apartment in Lucca

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Lucca Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Beautifully designed home offering, simplicity, elegance and luxury in 130m2

A stunning apartment on the 3rd floor of a 300 year old building in the historical centre of Lucca. Ideally located in the pedestrianized area close to local grocery stores, italian deli's, wine shops, cafes and restaurants. Step out of the apartment and walk through a town steeped in history.

The apartment has been restored maintaining it's character and unique historical personality. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 living rooms and 2 bathrooms. The ceilings stand at over at over 4 metres high and the exposed vaulted beams carry an amazing ambience into the living room areas. A contemporary style with a hint of vintage elegance inspired the interior decoration.

Throughout the apartment all rooms have whitewashed walls complemented by oak and stone floors. The bathrooms are modernised to a high standard and decorated in warm tones. The fully fitted kitchen includes an island fitted with a large gas hob with four burners, electric oven, dishwasher and life is made easier with a washing machine in a separate utility room. All furnishings are made from good quality materials.

The first double bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and it's own bathroom across the hallway. the second double bedroom is on a split level floor and has it's own spacious en-suite.

With 70m2 of living space the apartment is ideal for wining, dining and relaxing. Rooms are generously proportioned and offer lots of comfortable areas. Standard facilities include WiFi, sound system with docking station for your Ipod or Iphone, TV, DVD player, bed linen, towels, hair dryer, toaster, iron, and ironing board. For the additional well being of our guests a cleaning and linen/towel service is included in the rates quoted

The apartment is blessed with an abundance of natural light. There are many windows and the views from them are a genuine delight for the eyes. Each window offers a different view, from rustic roof tops to the splendor of a great church. There is also a shared courtyard in the house that's pleasant for relaxing in.

The apartment is perfect for people that enjoy quality, comfort, simplicity and value a stunning ambience in their home. It is limited to a maximum of 4 people sharing. We can assure you our apartment follows a line of simplicity and comfort that allows our guests to enjoy their holiday in a restful environment. The apartment is non smoking.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Balbir (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2015

About Balbir

I was brought up in England but moved to Zurich, Switzerland many years ago. My wife Laura is Italian and our daughter Sophia who is 13 is growing up with three languages in her life.. It's great to grow up in a home where different cultures are mixed together. At times it's crazy and chaotic, but in the quiet moments when you can reflect on the good that comes out of the chaos, you realise how rich life is. - 'Life is like a trifle'

Balbir purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Balbir chose Lucca

We sold our house in the UK to buy a home in Italy. On a cold, wet February morning we walked into Lucca through one of the wall gates and immediately decided this was the place where we wanted a home. We spent almost two years looking for an apartment and were on the verge of giving up when we walked into this one. We knew we had walked into something very special, it really does takes your breath away.

What makes this apartment unique

Great central location...... simple, elegant, luxurious .........Space to breathe...........Space to think...........Space to relax.......... Best housekeeper in the world

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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An Apartment in Lucca
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
5

Great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this beautiful apartment and were sad not to have booked for a longer period. The apartment is very bright and spacious with high rooms and windows opening to the sky and the roofs of Lucca. It is situated on the top floor of an ancient town house in the midst of the old town. Thus, it is close to many good restaurants, shops and cafés. The apartment is decorated and furnished with style and taste. There is a huge entrée with comfortable seating area and an open and fully equipped kitchen (incl. dishwasher) leading to the open dining room. Further the apartment boasts two bedrooms and two beautiful and spacious bathrooms one of them en suite. Finally there is an additional living room with tv, dvd and a utility room with a washing machine. The apartment was very clean and we had a warm welcome through the landlady. We would definitely recommend this place to our friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful apartment in Lucca

  • 5 of 5

This is a really beautiful apartment, by far the best place I have ever stayed in Lucca, and with a special atmosphere and nice light. It is also nice and quiet despite being right in the center of town, in a really good location. Very comfortable, and very well maintained. The owner is really friendly and helpful - a very special place, highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

IDEAL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

Our priorites in booking any apartment are convenience: quietness and cleanliness. This apartment scores highly on all three aspects. It is situated in a side street, a cul de sac, but is very close to all the amenities required. The apartment is on the top floor of the building, the stairs are no problem, and is extremely quiet. It is clean, very well presented and equipped, and obviously has been modernised very recently. The photos on the website provide a good impression of the apartment, but even they don’t do it justice – it is so spacious.

Lucca itself is a wonderful place to visit, very compact, and easy to explore whether by foot or bike. It also acts as a good base for travelling around the area. We didn’t use a car, but the buses and trains were first class, with the station an easy 10 minute walk away.

The whole package comes highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Italian oasis!

  • 5 of 5

After reviewing 20+ apartments we were thrilled to find this modern, roomy and tastefully appointed apartment. Lucca is a special town with very little vehicular traffic and everything we needed was within walking distance (bus, train and supermarket outside the walls). We opted not to have a car on our 3-week stay and was skeptical about public transportation but it far exceeded our expectations - reliable, timely, clean and affordable. In fact we visited 12 different towns, many of which we wouldn't have considered if it weren't for Balbir's thoughtful recommendations. The apartment had everything we needed (ipod docking station for music, wifi, washing machine) and was spotless. The housekeeper was very accommodating to our requests including the delivery of a new fan for the apartment! Lucca is the perfect town to not only explore the area but also to enjoy its sidestreets, many restaurants and unique shops. There was plenty to do and see; there was enough activity to feel exciting but not so much that we felt overwhelmed. The street was set back from several busy squares and provided welcomed peace and quiet at night. And yes you have to climb 60 steps to get to the apartment but it was well worth it! Balbir was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish (including during our trip) and he made our experience even more meaningful. I would highly recommend it and hope we can return to this very special place

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Anna Maria, Florida
5

Perfect Apartment in Lovely Lucca!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed four nights in this absolutely beautiful apartment. The only negative i have to report is that we had to leave!!!!

From beginning to end, our visit was truly a perfect experience. Balbir responded immediately to all emails and questions prior to our arrival. We were fortunate to meet Balbir as he was in Lucca at the time of our arrival. Thanks again, Balbir, for the walking tour of Lucca! I will repeat a previous review to say "no worries" about payment upfront or security deposit. All transactions were handled openly, honestly, and professionally.

Now, about the apartment...so very impressive! Beautiful, elegant, comfortable, very spacious, clean, and tastefully decorated. Bathrooms and kitchen are well equipped. Based on the pictures of the apartment and the great reviews, I had high expectations....my expectations were far exceeded.

The location is perfect for exploring lovely Lucca. We walked everywhere and enjoyed the restaurants, shops, and the beautiful scenery. The apartment is also walking distance to bus and train stations.

We loved this apartment and highly recommend to anyone planning a trip to Lucca. I was quite sad to leave. But, I will return to Lucca and when I do, i will definitely stay in Balbir's beautiful apartment! Thanks again, Balbir, for your warmth and hospitality!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Relaxed comfort in the heart of Lucca

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was as we hoped it would be: comfortable, quiet and clean in terms of style. There was "room" for us to settle in and make the space our own, but the place had character - every room and view reminded us we were in an authentic Tuscan town. We appreciated the size of the apartment, as well as the multiple nooks for relaxing.

I would recommend this place to anyone who would like a true Lucca experience at his/her own pace. We were less than a street away from cafes-coffee bars (some very simple, others more frequented by visitors), restaurants and local shops, be they for hardware or food. There were at least five food shops, all different, within three minutes of the apartment. For us, it was the ideal distance to feel part of things but not overwhelmed by them (the main streets and squares could get a bit crowded in the afternoons and evenings). At the same time, the apartment is situated fairly close to one of the town gates and the bus station; though the taxi could bring us to the front door after all.

The only consideration would maybe be the stairs: it takes around 60 of them to get to the apartment, which is on the top floor. They were not a surprise, and nobody had a problem - but they were enough incentive to be well-organized when heading outside (our ages ranged from 6 to 72).

Just a final detail: the overall organization, meet-up and handover went very smoothly, and both the owner and caretaker/housekeeper were helpful and accessible.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres

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Rates & Availability

From €88 Per night

Lucca Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
€122
€850
 
 
May - January
May 1 2015 - Jan 7 2016
4 night minimum stay
€122
€850
 
 
January - February
Jan 8 2016 - Feb 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
€88
€610
 
 
March
Mar 1 2016 - Mar 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
€108
€750
 
 
April
Apr 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
€122
€850
 
 
June - January
Jun 1 2016 - Jul 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
€122
€850
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€122
€850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes A weekly cleaning service with a change of towels and linen and a final clean at the end of your stay is included in the rates quoted.
All terms and conditions plus additional information are sent before any transactions are undertaken.
In the winter there is an additional heating charge.
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Amenities

Lucca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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