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Stunning House Near Lucca With Pool and Amazing Views - Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,078 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Reception Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

This absolutely unique house was built in 1506 and was once a Monastery. Many charming original features remain. The rustic property is up to date and boasts 4 bedrooms and modern facilities. The small kitchen is well equipped and there is an interconnecting dining room which can seat 10. There are three double bedrooms and one twin room. There are 2 bathrooms on the first floor. The third bathroom is on the lower ground floor. All the main bedrooms offer lovely views. Other features include an inside area with Air Hockey Table, a wood burning Pizza Oven on the patio, garden with pergola, outside dining table and a heated swimming pool. The outside area and pool are lit at night. A TV with a range of DVD's (English) is provided. The main reception room is large and can comfortably seat 10 guests. A separate Utility room contains a washing machine and clothes drying rack. The house boasts Tuscan Cotto stone floors.

Casa Eva is would be perfect for a relaxing family holiday and yet would also work for 'get away from it all' break for a group of friends. The house offers the opportunity to fall into the relaxed pace of village life or to be a base for exploring Tuscany or remain undisturbed.


Beautiful Lucca is a short drive away. In the Summer Lucca hosts a Music Festival featuring world famous artists each year. The are many Historic attractions in Lucca including old Villas with Gardens which are open to the Public. Lucca remains vibrant throughout the year with Festivals, exhibitions and great range of shops.


At nearby Torre De Lago the open air opera is offers a great evening out in the summer. The Puccini festival runs throughout the Summer.


These include Villa Reale, Villa Mansi and Villa Grabau


This very chic beach resort has a range of fabulous restaurants, designer shops and beach clubs.


Forte Dei Marmi offers a range of Restaurants, Bars and Beach front night clubs.

More Details

Paulette Stephens
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Casa Eva review August 2015

What an absolutely stunning place to stay for the week! The photos don't really do it justice. Very spacious and oozing historic charm. The lounge was particularly lovely. Wonderful views from the bedrooms! The pool and garden are beautiful. The pool is quite small but lovely and refreshing on hot days. The views of the surrounding hills and sounds of goat bells was idillyic. The boys were particularly pleased to have wifi access too! Really peaceful place to be in the daytime but noisy dogs barking in the night! The mosquito nets on the doors and windows were great- we didn't have any mosquito issues apart from the evening we visited Pisa when I was eaten alive!

We stayed in Pietrasanta the night before arriving at Casa Eva and the journey the satnav took us on from there was pretty hairy- not for the faint- hearted! Lots of tight hairpin bends, twists and turns through the mountains! Stunning scenery, but we'd recommend the Lucca road as an easier route! We loved Pietrasanta and Lucca and would definitely recommend visiting them if you can tear yourselves away from the beautiful villa! There's also an amazing bridge just before Bagni di Lucca which was worth a visit.

We all had an absolutely lovely time and would love to return one day. Thank you for the privilege of staying here.

Catherine, Mark, Benji (16) and Dom (13)
Jul 2015
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Pescaglia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3078 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - Ground Floor - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Lower Ground Floor Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - First Floor Ensuite - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - First Floor Family Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • The house has 3 bathrooms and a cloakroom. All bathrooms have shower facilities. One bathroom has both bath and separate shower. Towels and linens are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2- First Floor - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - First Floor - 2 twin/ single , These beds can be connected to create a large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Lower Ground Floor/En Suite Shower Room
    Bedroom 1- First Floor - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ensuite Dressing Room with Single Bed
  • The bedrooms are comfortable and well appointed with either wrought iron or wooden beds. They are have lovely views and the master bedroom (bedroom 1) offers floor to ceiling windows with arresting views of the valley. A couple of additional Z -beds are available should sleeping arrangements need to be re-configured for children. There are also a travel cot at the house.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
Whilst children are welcome at the house (we have often had two/three year olds staying), the property is on several levels and does not have stair gates or specific child safety features. There is an open pool in the garden. Extra care should be taken at all times if staying at the house with young children who should be monitored at all times. Because there is a steep path leading to the house, we feel that it is not ideal for the elderly or infirm. The pool is graduating in depth from paddling to 6.5 feet at the deep end. It is not suitable for diving.


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Stunning House Near Lucca With Pool and Amazing Views - Sleeps 8
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this lovely house with my family. The house has great style and I loved the furniture/design of the whole space.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous house in an amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relaxing stay in an idyllic location and a property with oodles of character then this is the place for you. The house is set high up on the hill overlooking the village and the walk up from the village square is steep and beguiling. The village is a mass of narrow pedestrian cobbled streets which it seemed to us have probably changed little over several centuries, The view from the (heated) pool is wonderful over the wooded hills and valleys with just the sound of the circling buzzards and sheep bells to distract you. Although there are limited facilities in the village there are several excellent restaurants within 10 or 15 minutes drive and huge supermarket within 20. We didn't travel very far as we have visited the area several times before, but Lucca was as lovely as we remembered and we popped in to Pisa just so a couple of our party could take the obligatory photo holding up the tower. As you can probably tell we had a great stay - thanks Paulette for your help with booking and to Charlotte who met us at the house and gallantly carried our shopping!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house in beautiful village!

  • 4 of 5

It would get five stars if it was not for the constantly 24/7 barking dog next door.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Casa Eva, Pescaglia, Toscana

  • 5 of 5

The tranquillity of this lovely house was wonderful and was a perfect venue for our extended family holiday. The pool was great for the adults and for our small grandson, and we played happily in it for hours on end. It was especially helpful that the pool was heated, for our early season stay. Late evening swimming was a real treat.

At various times, some or all of us made visits to Lucca, Florence and the Cinque Terre. Other small towns nearby also looked interesting.

The Esselunga supermarket at Marlia was excellent and the charming owners of local shop and bar in Pescaglia stock a fascinating range: fresh bread every day, and local cheese and meats on the one hand, and then kitchen equipment on the other.

We very much appreciated the sympathetic restoration of the house, combining traditional materials and stylish comfort. The house was very well-maintained and the views are just as stunning as claimed.

We were very well looked after by the local caretaker and would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. So much effort goes into making sure that everything is working well and in good condition. It's great to hear it resulted in an enjoyable holiday for you. It sounds like you took full advantage of how well placed the house is for day trips too. Thank you for the feedback. Paulette
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A fantastic, relaxing holiday in a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Myself, my husband and two friends had a fantastic stay at Casa Eva in June. The house is a lot larger and more characterful than I was expecting despite the photographs being accurate. The decor was great, as was the level of comfort and the kitchen was well stocked with utensils etc. We would all love to stay there again in the future. The garden is extremely private with gorgeous views over the hills and by night the fireflies come out which is a lovely sight. Pescaglia is a small place but there is a great little grocery store with some lovely ham and other basic provisions with an adjoining bar. A short drive away there are good quality, friendly restaurants – we tried La Fonte and Ristorante Molin Della Volpe which were both very good. There are great walks and drives immediately from the property - we particularly enjoyed going into Lucca itself and walking around Garganana; San Pellegrino in Alpe and areas around Bagni di Lucca.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Really nice furnished historical Toscany house

  • 5 of 5

we had a very pleasant stay at this wonderful peaceful place. The listing description was more than accurate. The photos don´t lie. It is a very good place

to stay with more than one family. The property was clean and everything you need for cooking was also there. The pool was great, the garden and the view out of the garden was each time of the day fantastic. The Restaurant La Fonte in Trebbio, which is the nearest one, is tremendous. Very good toscany dishes for a real good low price, they are very friendly and it was no problem that one of our children has a gluten allergy. They treated usalways very good. The owner and her contact for the customers charlotte provided good service for us. Charlotte gave us a warm and friendly welcome and showed us the the whole house very pacient. She also took care for any problems we got. The way to the beach is about a 1 hour ride by car. We enjoyed our holidays at the house very

much and might come back sometime for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
61 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
78 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
53 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Pescaglia (Diecimo)
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
61 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
33 Kilometres
Lido Di Camaiore
Car: necessary

Casa Eva is located in Pescaglia, an attractive Tuscan Village in the Commune of Lucca, 10 miles north of Lucca Old Town. The village is nestled within the Apuan Alps mountain range - great for walking and exploring natural sights.You'll need a car to get the most out of your stay as the village is remote. The house sits on the edge of the village boasting stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The village is charming and characterful albeit very small with one local village shop and bar. La Fonte a restaurant popular with both locals and holiday makers is just down the hill in Trebbio and serves amazing, great value, Tuscan food.

Celle Dei Puccini - the birthplace of Pucini is close by.

There are restaurants and further shops at Borgo A Mozzano nearby.

Bagni Di Lucca is also a short drive away - an attractive Village with restaurants, a Thermal Spa and a large public pool with diving boards set in the grounds of a Villa. A range of beauty treatments are available at the Spa.

Another great town 30 minutes away is Barga.

The Beaches of Viareggio, and Forte Dei Marmi are an hour away by car with Lido Di Camaiore Beach a 45 minute drive away.

Lucca, with its stunning walled 'old town' is a 35 minute drive from the house and has a range of attractions. There is also a local bus service to Lucca three times a day. Cycling around the Lucca wall is not to be missed! A day trip to the wine region of Monte Carlo near Lucca is fun also.

Florence 1 hour 30 minutes away

Pisa Airport is 60 minutes away by car. Alternatively you can drive to Lucca and take the train from there.

In summary, Pescaglia is a great base from which to explore Northern Tuscany's natural beauty, beaches and cultural offerings by car.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,263.34

Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (GBP), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.

Additional information about rental rates
A 25% deposit is required to secure a booking
The balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.