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HUGE SPACIOUS LUXURY MODERN SMART BUDGET CENTRAL APARTMENT WITHIN THE WALLS

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2, Wi-fi, First Floor, Few Steps

GINO is an elegant, comfortable and perfectly equipped apartment lying on the first floor (there are only 15 steps from the frontdoor) of an antique palace dated back to the middle age in the heart of Lucca historical centre. It is about 90 square metres and is a sample of old tuscany style: the floors are terracotta tiled and the (high) ceilings are beamed; the furniture has been extremely cared with modern signature pieces.

Composition: Sitting area with a sofa and armchair, Satellite TV; dining room with a wooden table, a kitchen fully equipped with dishwasher, toaster, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, 4 ring stoves, freezer, refrigerator and a large selection of cooking utensils; double bedroom with a large wardrobe room and a large french window; comfortable bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower; laundry room with washing machine, iron and ironing board. The apartment is provided with WI FI internet connection and heating too.

The location is very central along Via S. Andrea.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

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 apartment in 2014

Why Mrs Sonia chose Lucca Area

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 apartment 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.

Amenities

Lucca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , a baby crib can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , no window
  • a baby crib can be added upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A baby crib and highchair can be added upon request. A parking is located in 5 mins walking from the apartment. The apartment is on the first floor so it is ideal for elderly or people who are not comfortable in climbing up steps.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

HUGE SPACIOUS LUXURY MODERN SMART BUDGET CENTRAL APARTMENT WITHIN THE WALLS
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews
1

The Apartment Nightmare!

  • 1 of 5

In short we were looking for nice apartment in Lucca for a week. Family of 4 including our 12 month old baby, so there was plenty of choice around Lucca but this one advertised all of the features we needed, of course our priority was that we had two children to cater for.

The long listing seemed to offer more than the other properties locally.....Good! or rather NOT! (Totally ruined our first family holiday!)

I should have twigged when there was NO cancellation refund at all, after this you are trapped!

I made it clear we had the baby on initial contact and in a flash our money was taken without a word of warning.... a few weeks later I enquired "would the travel cot and highchair be in the apartment for our arrival" (it was listed as part of the 'features') NO - these are charged ALOT EXTRA! CASH! after discussion we had no choice but to pay the erm. . . fee.

On arrival and awkward long wait for the agent Sonia, we walked through the main door and were introduced the electric fusebox! "You'll definitely need to know how to fix the breakers because they blow....ALOT!" to our shock you can imagine we now felt so ripped off and we hadn't even stepped a foot in yet.

The Highchair and cot were absolutely filthy and disgusting and needed cleaning and repairing before use. The 'Jacuzzi Bath tub'? we needed so much to bath the baby? You guessed it was removed last year. The parking included? was a print out of local public car parks that charge...The list was endless of false information in the advert that simply didn't exist without an apology at all .

So the tour started with warnings not to use more than one electrical item at once, as it will blow the electrics. HUH!

Now trying to bath a baby in a shower (not easy or pleasant for anyone) it becomes clear the hot water runs for a short period and then goes ice cold until it feels like working again. On complaint she said "I'll be there in the next 2 hours" 2 hours later no sign, 3 hours, 4 hours during a day of holiday, We wasted a whole day waiting for the unreliable agent to come and threaten that we "shouldn't complaint and about the hot water" and "don't put the heating on as we can charge you extra for energy used if we wish. . .and it is VERY expensive" .

I completely gave up as I knew we had been HAD! All I can do is try to warn other holiday makers by writing this review, I won't be surprised if it is somehow removed.

I'm currently complaining to the main website and credit card company.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for the three of us. Great location, friendly welcome and a beautiful town.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Well positioned in the historic centre of Lucca. Spacious living area and well equipped kitchen.

  • 4 of 5

Delightful stylish shops, amazing churches and palaces, fascinating Roman excavations beneath San Giovanni. Plenty of restaurants and cafes in which to pause and soak up the atmosphere of the squares. Altogether delightful.

We were personally greeted and given full information in a folder. Property clean and well maintained. Food shopping nearby.

Altogether a great few days for my husband and myself.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elm Grove, Wisconsin, USA
5

Lovely Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We spent several nights in this lovely apartment. We found it to be just as described and larger than we expected. The building is very old and the entrance lobby could use a little "freshening", but the apartment itself is wonderful and modern. The location couldn't have been better... Plenty of restaurants, cafes and groceries around the corner. Sonia had lots of suggestions for us and we wanted for nothing.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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SAN DIEGO CA
5

charming and quiet

  • 5 of 5

My family (3 adults) recently stayed here for a week at the beginning of a two week trip to Italy. We were quite exhausted after our flight and attempt to reach Lucca from Pisa airport and were much later than we had expected, but Sra. Sonia was patiently waiting for us to let us in. The apartment was charming. The location is charming and quiet, near all the attractions of Lucca. There was a flower show there the weekend we were there, which was fascinating to watch being set up, and then all the crowds. We also took easy day-trips to Pisa and Florence while we were there. All in all, we were happy to be there, and would recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write the review. It was very nice to meet you and I am glad you all enjoyed your time at the house and that you had great time in Lucca! Best regards, Sonia :)
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Gloucestershire
5

our favourite place

  • 5 of 5

Dear Sonia, we love Lucca and we love your apartment. It is the perfect location and everything is within walking distance. We especially love being able to take midday rest without having to go too far. Sonia you were so gracious and helpful getting us settled and also giving lots of great places to visit, to eat and shop. Your place is wonderful and we loved coming there to relax after long walks throughout the city. We are planning to be traveling in Italy again next year and I will send you an enquiry to re-book. Thank you so much for your kindness and for letting us staying in your wonderful apartment!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write the review. It was very nice to meet you and I am glad you all enjoyed your time at the house and that you had great time in Lucca! Best regards, Sonia :)
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
PISA and FLORENCE
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
PULT
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
TORCIGLIANO
Nearest Train
200 Metres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
LUCCA EST
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
TRATTORIA GIGI
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI
Car: not necessary

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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Rates & Availability

Lucca Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Hig Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$109
$545
$1,874
 
 
High Season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$120
$599
$2,124
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$109
$545
 
 
low Season
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$93
$425
 
 
Christmas and New Year Holiday
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$114
$616
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$93
$425
$1,002
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

THE 2 STEPS to MAKE A RESERVATION:

1. ONLINE BOOKING: book and pay in full online through Homeaway using your credit card (renter has to pay 2.7% credit card fee at arrival). Cancelled booking will not receive a refund.
2. DIRECT BOOKING: Receive a written rental agreement and then decide if to pay a deposit of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking by wire bank transfer or alternatively phone me and just pay a deposit by credit card of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking. No fees are applied. The balance can be paied at a later stage by wire bank transfer or upon arrival.

CANCELLATION POLICIES:
For DIRECT BOOKINGS in the event of cancellation, for any reason including health, the deposit is forfeited. In case the cancellation is within 90 days of the start of the rental dates, the full rental balance is payable as well. If the cancellation is over 90 days from the start of the rental dates, the balance will not be requested. Cancelled ONLINE BOOKINGS will not receive a refund. I recommend CSA travel insurance in the event your plans change or emergencies arise.

Prices include: final cleanings after departure of the guests, laundry (towels and linens), wi-fi, air conditioning, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, the booking service and the whole assistance of Mrs Sonia and her staff before and during the whole stay. There are no extra charges to pay.

Minimum stay is 4 nights.

Winter heating is charged for 6 euros daily.

Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.

Online reservations through the Homeaway Payments are subject to a 2.7% charge to be paied at arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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