STUNNING VILLA WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS & POOL, ONLY 5 KM FROM LUCCA

Alex Lester

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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STUNNING VILLA WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS & POOL, ONLY 5 KM FROM LUCCA

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4 beds, 4 bath, large pool, amazing views

'La Fenice' is set in a spectacular hillside position, with magnificent panoramic views over the Lucca valley to the mountains beyond, only 10 mins drive from Lucca.

Featured in Taschen's 'Dream Homes: Inspirational Interiors' design series, the villa was recently refurbished to a very high standard, using traditional Tuscan techniques, to create a beautiful family home. Sleeping 8 in 4 bedrooms with 4 ensuite bathroms, the house is elegantly furnished with a blend of antiques & contemporary comforts including satellite TV & WiFi broadband.

Set in a rural conservation area of exceptional beauty, the property overlooks vineyards & olive groves, & features 1 acre of landscaped gardens with 12 x 6m heated pool with hard electronic safety cover, pool-side loggia, & shaded pergola for dining al fresco. There's ample garden furniture for relaxing in comfort, & a games room with table tennis. Sunny paved terraces flank the south & west sides of the house so you can watch dawn over the Appenines & sunset over the Apuan Alps.

La Fenice is an ideal centre for exploring this coveted region: set in secluded countryside, only 10 mins from the beautiful medieval city of Lucca, it's well-placed near Pisa & Florence. Lucca is famous for its intact Renaissance walls, around which you can walk or cycle, its medieval towers, & 'Piazza Anfiteatro'; it offers many historic sites to visit, boutiques & excellent restaurants. Pisa is 40 mins drive, Florence 55 mins, Siena 90 mins. The sophisticated sandy beach resorts of Versilia such as Forte Dei Marmi & Lido di Camaiore are within 40 mins.

There are many beautiful old villas & gardens within 15 mins of the house which are not to be missed. Lerici, Portofino & the Cinque Terre are in easy reach, as are the ancient towns of the mountainous Garfagnana region, & the spas at Bagni di Lucca & Montecatini.

There’s a tennis club 1km from the house where guests may arrange to play; horse-riding, cycling, golf are available nearby; & for walkers there are beautiful trails into the mountains straight from the house. There are 3 good supermarkets within a short drive, local shops & bars within 5 mins.

We have many guest services available such as sightseeing tours, vineyard & olive mill tours, personal chef, cooking lessons, grocery shopping, excursions to nearby spas, on-site massage, bike tours, sailboat tours...

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Alex Lester (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Alex Lester

We are an English family based in London, with a lifelong passion for Italy, who enjoy sharing our beautiful home with discerning visitors.

Alex Lester purchased this villa in 2003

Why Alex Lester chose Ponte a Moriano

For the stupendous views, the unspoilt countryside, the incredibly quiet rural location, the proximity to Lucca, and the sea, as well as Pisa, Florence & Siena & Pisa airport.

We used to holiday in Forte dei Marmi which is one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in the Meditarranean. We have explored all over Italy from Venice & the Veneto, to the Lakes, the Adriatic coast, Tuscany, Umbria & Puglia.

When we saw this property, which was a ruin at the time, with its views, we knew it had our name on it.

What makes this villa unique

The unrivalled views, the beautiful countryside, the feeling of being deep in rural Tuscany, yet Lucca being only 10 minutes down the road, the sheer volume of historic sites & activities on offer in the area within an hour of the house. We love going on long walks in the mountains, visiting the beautiful nearby gardens, the beach at Forte Dei Marmi & the nearby spas for pampering.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Stunning villa with spectacular views & pool, only 5 km from Lucca
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Stunning villa with spectacular views & pool, only 5 km from Lucca
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Perfect Tuscan Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This was one of the best vacations we’ve ever had. When Gina the Italian-American house manager warmly greeted us, & we walked through the house and saw the view, we knew were going to have a fabulous vacation.

The house & garden are beautiful, well-designed & well-equipped. And the views are nothing short of stupendous. The photos really can’t do it justice. The views are of totally unspoilt countryside - the area is apparently protected by conservation law.

I can confirm that the photos are totally accurate as regards location, appearance, amenities.

The beds were very comfortable, the rooms beautifully decorated, the kitchen well-stocked with good quality utensils & china.

The pool was warm & well placed in the landscape. We were very glad of a salt-water pool - no chlorine smell on your skin.

Gina, was wonderful, she really took care of us. She had done grocery shopping and laid out a buffet for our arrival at our request, and she was very helpful on tips for the best routes to take for days out.

We had day trips out to Lucca, Florence, Pisa, Siena, the Cinque Terre etc & were happy to arrive home & jump into the pool, or lounge in the comfortable loggia by the pool sipping local Italian wine.

We also had several trips to the sea at Viareggio & Lido di Camaiore.

The pool guy & the gardener came by & were very quiet & un-intrusive but friendly. And thanks must go to the lovely cleaner Daniela who kept the place looking immaculate.

There was a very helpful house guest pack which included detailed information about anything you’d want to do in the area & full list of restaurants at all prices. We really liked a local restaurant called 'Antica Locanda' and 'Le Gazebo' restaurant at hotel 'L'Ocanda L'Elisa' was awesome.

We cooked some great meals in the kitchen & ate them outside on the terrace looking out over the valley. We also had a wonderful meal cooked for us by a chef.

So highly recommended - a perfect Tuscan vacation – all we dreamed of & more.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
47 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Junction Lucca Ovest
Nearest Beach
21 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
in Monte San Quirico or Capella
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Montecatini
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
'Il Guerchio' in Arsina
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Ponte a Moriano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Indian Summer
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 3 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,893
 
 
Fall
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,563
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,232
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,563
 
 
Early Spring
Feb 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,565
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
 
 
High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,415
 
 
Indian Summer
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
 
 
Fall
Oct 3 2015 - Nov 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,235
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes If travellers prefer the security deposit may be added to the final payment instead.
You are asked to pay 50% of the rent on confirmation of booking, and the balance at least 8 weeks before arrival. For bookings a year ahead you are asked to pay 10% to secure the booking, 40% by January 1 2014 & 50% at least 8 weeks before arrival.

There is a security deposit of €1000 to be paid in cash on arrival, which is refunded minus breakages at the end of the stay.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ponte a Moriano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) Two bedrooms have kingsize 6 ft double or twin beds., Double Beds (1) One bedroom has a 4 foot 6 in (140cm) double bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) One bedroom has twin 3ft single beds., Baby Cribs (1) Baby crib & bedlinen are available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
The interior of the house is light, spacious & open-plan. The hall leads into a lofty sitting room with French windows along its length, opening onto a wide, south facing terrace with breathtaking views. With its period fireplace, deep sofas, Lucchese antiques, flat screen TV & DVD player, your comfort is assured. Through a wide arch is the dining area & kitchen (see kitchen details above) with striking views of woods and hills. The dining table accommodates 8 people, as does the outdoor table on the pergola-covered terrace just outside. The one acre garden has a 12x6 m swimming pool with hard, retractable electronic safety cover. Next to the pool is a loggia which offers a roofed, shady area with comfortable seating. There are 8 sun beds, outdoor tables & chairs, a gas barbecue & a table tennis table in the double garage.
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