Balbir

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

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AN APARTMENT IN LUCCA

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

A beautiful Tuscan apartment on the 3rd floor of a 300 year old building in the historical centre of Lucca. It's ideally located in the pedestrianized area close to small grocery stores, cheese and wine shops, cafes and restaurants. You can literally step out of the apartment and walk through a town steeped in history.

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

All rooms have special whitewashed walls complemented perfectly with blends of oak and stone flooring. 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 was designed for wining, dining and relaxing. Rooms are generously proportioned and offer lots of comfortable seating areas. Standard facilities include WiFi, a 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 and views that are a genuine delight for the eyes. There are many windows in the apartment and each one 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 lets our guests enjoy their holiday in a restful environment. The apartment is non smoking.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Balbir

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Speaks french, german, italian, english

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

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.

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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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4.9
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An Apartment in Lucca
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An Apartment in Lucca
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
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
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
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
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

Modern luxury in the middle of Lucca!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed for a week in Balbir's apartment over Christmas and were absolutely won over. The apartment is centrally located with shops, cafés and restaurants steps away. In Lucca it is anyways virtually impossible to not have good food wherever you go and Balbir was kind enough to have given some tips for neighborhood favorites.
The apartment is much larger than it appears in the photos, with high ceilings and a generous layout. It has all the charms of a historical building with modern comforts and luxury standards. It seems that the apartment was renovated not too long ago and has been kept in impeccable shape, very clean, and stylishly furnished. We were there during the wet winter months and the apartment was always warm and cozy. It was so beautiful that there were times when we were just content to while away the hours hanging out in the apartment.
The kitchen is well stocked with cookware and cutlery. The gas stove is fantastic for anyone who loves to cook. But with so many wonderful food options in Lucca, who needs to cook?!
All in all, we cannot recommend the apartment enough....except with the selfish fear that it would be booked out the next time we would like to return.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

Perfect Lucca apartment

  • 5 of 5
Huge, bright and beautiful apartment. We had more than enough space and the location is excellent. Check in was easy and the owner and caretaker were very accommodating when we needed to leave late on our last day. We would stay here again - highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

An airy Lucchese gem

  • 5 of 5
3 floors up might seem a long way but in this case it is truly a stairway to heaven. Light, airy, and uncluttered, this apartment has been refurbished with a great deal of thought and a great deal of taste. The highest quality fittings, natural stone, and wood floors create a feeling of elegance and sophistication. The location is very convenient for all the major sites, restaurants, cafes, shops, bus station, train station, ravioli factory and gelaterie! What's not to like?! The owner took the trouble to call when another party had expressed an interest in the apartment at the same time as us, and the rental arrangements couldn't have been more simple. There is no need to be worried about the financial arrangements - while it is not very usual to pay the rent up front in full, there is nothing to fear in this instance. The kitchen is beautiful, well equipped, and perfect for anyone interested in taking full advantage of all the beautiful raw ingredients on offer in Lucca. We can thoroughly recommend renting this apartment, it is a feast for the senses. We also appreciated the mosquito nets over the beds - the mosquitos in Lucca are monsters and you need protection against them!
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
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Spacious, light, airy, stylish, personal service

  • 4 of 5
Personal, helpful, friendly service from both absent owner and his housekeeper on the spot.

The property was clean, spacious, light, airy, stylish, minimalist. The kitchen and domestic machines in good order, but a microwave would've made kitchen management easier, and reduced pan washing.

A daily brisk walk around the city walls before breakfast (50min) was the highlight start to every day.

...but the little terrace garden was a bit of disappointment, being very small, and rarely got the sun - but that's traditional Lucca architecture, I do realise that. So personally, I did miss access to sunshine, once 'home'. The view from the large windows was mostly rooftops, but also a belfry, which when the ancient bells chimed, was a magical experience

The location was good: within Lucca city walls, near shops, cafés, bars, restaurants and animated piazzas without being too 'touristy'. and yet maintaining an ancient Italian city atmosphere.

Highly recommended

Restaurant 'da Leo' as recommended by owner, also K2.

...and just wandering around the streets, alleys and finding little hidden piazzas, shops, houses. churches

Local bus, 1 hr from Pisa Airport, 7 min walk to apartment., 1st bus 6.45 a.m...only €3

Magnificent Florence and Pisa within easy reach by local bus, 1 hr, and charming Siena 2-3hr by train.

Enjoy! We did
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Lucca Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June - January
Jun 1 2014 - Jan 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
€136
 
 
January - February
Jan 8 - Feb 29
4 night minimum stay
€88
 
 
May
May 1 - May 31
4 night minimum stay
€136
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€136
€950
 

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

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:
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • 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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
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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