About the property
- Apartment3229 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms With Jacuzzi To Sleeps 4 In The Cathedral Square
CASA AL GIARDINO, is a romantic 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms apartment located in Piazza San Giovanni. All the wonderful rooms opens onto the garden which makes the apartment even more unique as it is difficult to find such a large and spacious outdoor area all over the town centre.
The garden is provided with table and chairs for your dinner, breakfast and any relaxing moment.
There is also a sofa and armchairs and flowers and plants to make it absolutely unforgettable. We've also bought a barbeque for your grill!
The apartment is composed of entrance hall, living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, 2 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with jacuzzi, laundry room with washing machine and clothes dryer, iron and board.
Train and bus station is just close by so that you can walk there in 5 minutes time. Car parking is just in the same walking distance… even though you absolutely don't need a car to visit Lucca!
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- english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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 2012
Why Mrs Sonia chose Lucca
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.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The apartment is roomy, but the amenities are lacking.
The apartment itself is comfortable for 4 adults and the beds are comfortable. The kitchen is galley style, but manageable. The kitchen needs some sharp knives, a skillet with lid, a cheese slicer, a better/larger coffee pot, and a table that would seat more than a snug 4 people. The patio is large, but not well maintained and other rental apartment's windows open onto the patio so other, noisy occupants can be a problem. (So loud we had to stay inside!) Also, there is a cinema right behind the patio that can be noisy if they are playing a "blow up,lots of shooting" kind of movie. The movie lasts to around midnight.
We were there 6 weeks and housekeeping came every 10 days to change sheets and towels and mop the bathrooms, bedroom floors. The washer/dryer is ONE unit that is supposed to both wash and dry the clothes. It is very small, and the dry cycle never completely dried the clothes. About half way through our stay, it stopped working altogether. We called immediately and a technician showed up a week later to replace a part. Unfortunately it still did not work, so we were without a washer/dryer for half of our stay! We also paid for heat since we arrived in mid-March and it was still cold and damp. The heat was turned of April 15 even though we paid for our whole stay. (We didn't need heat after April 15 so should not have been asked to pay for it until April 30.)
When we tried to contact Sonia via email or text she was slow to answer and toward the end of our stay did not answer us at all. We called to let her know we were checking out and were told to leave the keys and go.
The location of the apartment is very convenient and an easy walk to the train or bus station in about 10 minutes. Grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries, liquor/wine stores, etc all within 5 minutes. We loved staying in Lucca overall.
Dear Michalle, I am so sorry about your negative feeling. Let me say something from my side:
-heating is charged extra for a daily fee as stated online and in the rental contract, so not a suprise. When I visited you at the apartment several times during your stay the apartment was very warm (you did set up temperature on 25°C) and you did not complaint about it.
-yes other apartments open onto the patio. It's normal being into the most central square of an italian medieval town. How can be different than that? no one never complainted so far..
-The washer and dryer stopped working and I promptly called the technician that fixed the appliance but then it was broken again. We then happily bought a new one.
-I will definitely buy the kitchen items that you suggessted, I take this as a recommendation in orer to improve the uality of the house and I will go immediately to buy the suggested items.
By the way I will be very happy to offer a discount of 20% on your next stay in Lucca, your satisfaction is my main concern. Warmly, Sonia
The most wonderful place to stay
We all had a wonderful week in Lucca - it lived up to all expectations and more! The apartment was perfectly located, close to everything - restaurants, shops and the many delightful squares of the city. It is very spacious, light and quiet and the views from all aspects are breathtaking. Everything worked smoothly. The views from all the windows were like a postcard and felt privileged to be able to stay right IN THE SQUARE of the town. Sonja has been extremely helpful throughout the booking process and when we arrived and the information file in the apartment was so useful. Lucca is a gem and when we return one day, we would definitely use Mrs Sonjia again. Thank you for a wonderful week.
Wonderful week in Lucca
My husband and I spent a wonderful week in Lucca at this charming flat in the heart of the walled city. Mrs. Sonia greeted us and gave a thorough orientation to the apartment and the city including dining recommendations. We especially enjoyed our walks along the beautiful wall followed by dinner at Giglio restaurant.
Thank you Carol! How lovely it was for all the staff of the Agency Lucca Apartments And Villas to meet you! Thank you very much for choosing my accommodations in inside the walls of Lucca and I hope to see you again in the future! Mrs Sonia
Not as described and illustrated
We booked this apartment because of the large outside courtyard. On the photo it looks amazing but in fact it gets little sun . Has a huge dead tree in the middle , most of the plants are dead , and no privacy whatsoever. If you like outdoor space in the summer don't choose this apartment.
I'm very sorry to hear from this review that your stay was not pleasant. I would have preferred you to call me during your stay so I could check the apartment and let it and give you a pleasant stay. our effort to give a pleasant stay to our guests is daily and we want to offer the best. If we understand in time what the problems are, we can also solve them. I can hardly understand what you mean fo Privacy in a garden in the most central square of the town.. There are obviously other buildings around and in this particular case the rest of the building is inhabited by the owner so there is actually much more privacy than many other places. I agree there were not flowers, that is because when you visited it was september and there cannot be as many flowers as in spring! However, if you would like to stay in Lucca, I would like to welcome you in this or in one of my apartments to show you my hospitality and offer you a discount on the price of the stay or some extra nights free of charge.
Great location! Clean and modern apartment with great patio.
We enjoyed our week spent in this apartment. The location is fantastic! The apartment was modern, clean and had a wonderful patio that we made good use of during our stay.
Thanks thanks thanks!
Excellent, excellent, excellent
the property is just as shown in the pictures. Clean, furniture in good repair, with the added attractions of: comfortable beds, easy access, good garbage handling, close to EVERYTHING, and personable and helpful property manager (Mrs. Sonia) and owners (whom we were privileged to meet when we had a small problem with a broken part in one of the bathrooms.) Easy walking distance to grocery store, restaurants, shopping and of course, gelato. We especially liked Il Cuore restaurant right around the corner, and the Puccini concert in the church in the piazza. Not only would I recommend this apartment, I'll use it again myself when we visit Lucca again.
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
The apartment is located in the square where it takes place the antique market and also where it is located the famous church where every afternoon it takes place the Puccini arias concert.
The apartment is also located next door to the theatre 'teatro del giglio' and the square piazza Napoleone where the summer festival takes place. The apartment is located very close to the train station of lucca, in less than 5 mins walking.
In 1 mins walking from the apartment there is a bike rental shop, bakeries, groceries and so on.
The apartments are located in a very quiet square where there are no clubs and shops, so it makes it very very quiet.
The church bells do not work, so it is quiet!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Minimum stay is 4 nights. Winter heating is charged for 7 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.