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Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, italian
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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Speaks: english, italian
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Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Lucca House Rental Photos and Description

Tradition's comfort: luxuriously restored Tuscan villa with air conditioning

Al Bastini is a beautiful 18 century villa-farmhouse basking on a sunny hillside, with glorious views towards Pisa & the medieval city of Lucca. Full of period character, the house was built in traditional Tuscan style from local stone & terracotta, with high chestnut-beamed ceilings & open fireplaces. It has been lovingly restored to a very high standard with a perfect blend of antiquity & modern comforts. Facilities include air-conditioning, WiFi broadband, satellite 50' plasma TV, DVD, billiard table, and table tennis. Set in 7 acres of gentle sloping terraces with old olive & fruit trees, the landscaped gardens feature flowerbeds, lawns, a heated 10 x 5m pool, & 3 outside eating areas in both sun & shade. There's a loggia, jasmine-scented terrace with stone barbecue, & a wisteria-covered pool-side pergola, all overlooking the wonderful views. There's ample quality garden chairs & sunbeds for relaxation. All the ingredients for an unforgetable holiday.

Tuscany and Umbria are crowded with places to see - the obvious ones being Florence (1 hour's drive), Siena (1.5 hours) and San Gimignano (2 hours). Also well worth a trip is to follow the Piero della Francesca trail (as in John Mortimer's book Summer Lease- John Mortimer also stayed at Al Bastini) which you can start in Arezzo (beautiful city, 1.5 hours' drive) & continue to nearby San Sepolcro and Monterchi, to see other examples of his stunning fresco work. If you have time when in that area, Assisi and Perugia are also well worth a visit. Volterra is a beautiful hilltop town well worth a visit.

Closer to home, of course, are Viareggio & Forte dei Marmi, both very attractive seaside towns. You can also visit Lerici on the coast, a picturesque place with stunning views, from which you can get a short boat trip to Portavenere & enjoy the lovely seafood restaurants. Again on the coast are Cinque Terre, five lovely coastal villages all connected by train, boat or foot & well worth a visit. For a short trip, it is worth going to elegant Montecatini (30 mins) a spa town (but don't wear shorts as you won't be allowed into the baths). You can take the railway (or a taxi!, or drive yourself) up to the old hilltop village which is very pretty. An alternative place for lunch is Montecarlo (20 min) or Vinci (home of Leonardo) which, in addition to some very good restaurants, has a fascinating museum with scaled down models of all his inventions & posters of his works.

Puccini was born in Lucca & the ancient San Giovanni basilica in Lucca holds daily recitals of his music. There's also an annual open air Puccini opera festival thoughout July & August at nearby Torre Del Lago.

For sporting activities: there are some challenging golf courses within an hour's drive, tennis clubs, riding, fishing, paragliding, mountaineering & beautiful walks are all available in the area.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Les/Alex (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner


Hope you are keeping well and back in your wonderful home Al Bastini. It was lovely to meet you at last and to be able to put a face to the name. I just wanted to thank you for being so very generous and allowing me to visit for the week. You have created the most wonderful home there, of which I am sure you are very aware. I had a wonderful peaceful week by the pool and taking in all of the beautiful scenery.
Sep 2011
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Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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based on 10 traveler reviews

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Stunning 18th Century villa with superb views & pool, 8 km from Lucca
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Perfect for family of 10 or several couples

  • 5 of 5

Al Bastini was perfect for our family of 10, ages ranging from 2 to 72, with comfortable sleeping arrangements for all. The house is elegant, beautifully maintained and very well appointed. Pingpong and swimming in the pool were very popular activities when we were not buzzing in and out of Lucca which is close enough to make multiple trips during a day. Lucca is a wonderful town for wandering and it's nice to be slo close to Pisa. The property is up a long road providing beautiful views and total privacy. We enjoyed chatting with Les about the history of the house. We can highly recommend Al Bastini.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Al Bastini - How I wish i was there now!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd trip to Al Bastini and we had a wonderful stay yet again. The villa is perfectly equipped for those of you with children with the pool, DVD's, table tennis etc. all meaning that our 3 kids (12, 9 and 2) were kept entertained constantly! And the cot and high chair meant that the little one ate well and slept well! There were 11 of us during our stay and the villa never once felt over crowded. We certainly recommend this villa to anyone wanting a perfect family holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Al Bastini is a beautiful old Tuscan farmhouse set in a idyllic setting

in the Tuscan hills. This lovely home provides everything you could need

for a perfect holiday.

The interior of the house is beautifully well equipped with lots of character.

The open terrace leading from the kitchen is a wonderful, relaxing area for evening meals and entertaining.

The swimming pool enjoys wonderful views over the surrounding hills and countryside and is a perfect place to sunbathe or play in with no noise or distractions.

During the summer the flowers and plants surrounding the house are a wonderful blaze of colour with lots of hidden areas to enjoy the views whilst enjoying your evening drink.

A perfect place for either a romantic getaway or for a family wishing to relax and escape the bustle of today.

Margaret Waddell

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Al Bastini

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect villa to stay with an extended family. Our group included young people and parents and the combination of swimming pool, snooker and table tennis kept us all occupied at the villa. It was in a perfect setting, surrounded by wildlife, - including wild porcupines - and though a little difficult to find on the first night of arrival, it was very convenient for visiting nearby Lucca - just ten minutes drive away, and en route to Lucca is a well placed Supermarket.

The rooms and facilities were first class, very comfortable and clean, and the full range of BBC programmes available on the television, especially in Olympic week, added to a memorable holiday. There was also free wi-fi available for those addicted to keeping in touch with the outside world.

But the best part was the sense of perfect isolation, especially in the evenings with the full Milky Way available overhead as we sat outside for evening meals.

Other bonuses included being able to use barbeque facilities, and the excellent pool, big enough for the whole family to use for play or swimming, and hammocks to sunbathe or snooze in afterwards.

We were a party of four older adults and four younger adults, and the facilities suited us all, and made for a real family holiday which we will always remember.

The owner, Les, was very helpful on the lead up to the holiday and everything was as expected We had been to the Lucca area a few times before and knew our way around the town, and this is a non-touristy Italian town which is a delight to explore.

We would certainly recommend this villa for a family holiday

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

We Hope to Return

  • 5 of 5

So often a place does not match up to the pictures.

In this case, the reality surpassed the pictures, which could not include waking to a chorus of bird song every morning and having a beautiful herb garden we were urged to use.

In addition, our host was very attentive to our questions and needs.

We hope to return.

Maureen and Paul Draper

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Captures the Charm of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Al Bastini in the summer of 2010 with a group of close friends, some of whom where visiting Italy/Europe for the first time.

This villa is stunning and captures the charm of Tuscany while still offering the modern conveniences savvy travelers expect. There is a fresh herb garden adjacent to the kitchen, making for a wonderful culinary experience. One of our friends was so enamored, they are booked for this upcoming summer. We truly hope to return one day!

Michelle Fischetti

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
37 Kilometres
Versilia Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Lucca Ovest
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
73 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Just 15 mins from the centre of Lucca, Al Bastini is conveniently located in idyllic countryside within comfortable reach of the historic cities of Pisa, Florence & Siena. Lucca is a beautiful medieval city famed for its towers & renaissance walls, with plenty of cultural sights to see, excellent shops & restaurants. The Versilian coast is a short drive away, with its sandy resorts of Forte Dei Marmi & Viareggio. You can also visit Lerici & Portovenere further up the coast, or take a boat to the picturesque villages of the Cinque Terre. Montecatini the spa town is worth a trip, as are the pretty towns of the Garfagnana. There are several splendid baroque villas outside Lucca worth seeing. Organised sightseeing, cooking courses, & visits to vineyards & olive mills can be pre-booked. There are great restaurants nearby from simple trattorias to Michelin starred. The nearest supermarket is 4km, the nearest restaurant, 3km. Pisa airport is 45 mins by car, with direct flights to US & Europe.


Rates & Availability

From £2,800 Per week

Lucca House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season Spring
Apr 18 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season Spring
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season Autumn
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
Low Season Autumn
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £580
Notes Many guest services are available such as a cook, babysitting, vineyard tours etc, please enquire for further information and prices.

Cancellation Policy

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Lucca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , En-suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • The bathrooms are decorated to a high standard with good quality suites, tiles and marble surfaces.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Or 2 singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • All the bedrooms have independently controlled air conditioning. The rooms on the upper floor have high ceilings with chestnut beams. The master bedroom, with its hand-made iron king-size bed, has private access to an outside terrace & an en-suite bathroom with bath & shower cubicle. There's another large double bedroom on this floor with a king-size bed, which can be converted to two singles, & a single bedroom which both share a large bathroom with bath and separate shower . Downstairs, there is one single bedroom & two double bedrooms - one with a queen-sized bed & its own en-suite bathroom with shower, & one with a standard double bed & separate access to an outside covered terrace. This latter bedroom & the single bedroom share the fourth bathroom, which has a bath with a shower.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 14 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
The spacious accommodation is spread out over 2 floors. The large kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, 5 ring hob, freezer, fridge, ice-maker, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machines, table & 6 chairs, satellite TV & wood burning stove; it opens onto a loggia overlooking the views with table & seating for 12. The kitchen also has direct access to a sunny terrace with a stone barbecue & a stone-topped table seating 8. The dining room seats 8, the living room has comfortable sofas for 8, satellite TV with 50' plasma screen, DVD, books, games & a fireplace with wood-burning stove.The house has free wireless internet. There's a billiards room with snooker table, & a covered terrace with table tennis. A utility room houses the washing machine & tumble dryer. The walled 10 x 5m pool is heated on request & features a wisteria-covered pergola & barbecue. Quality teak garden furniture & sunbeds are plentiful. There's covered parking for 2 cars.

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