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Typical Tuscan Farmhouse, Finely Furnished, With Terrace On Enchanting View.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights


About the property

Villa On The Hills Of Lucca, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Sofabed. Sleeps 7 People

This charming farmhouse restored in 2012, was formerly a small cloister dating back to 1700. It is located in the middle of an olive tree grove dominating the valley and the city of Lucca, which lies only 11 km from here. The owner is an interior designer, this is why interiors are refurbished with care and attention to details, using original Tuscan furniture and aiming at the perfect ease of the guests. The days in Lucca will be particularly agreeable thanks to its many attractions and points of interest: the sightseeing of the town, its unique city walls, churches, squares, museums etc. For those who love the sea, in 20 minutes you can reach the sea-side resorts of Versilia, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi - all renowned for their huge golden shores. For mountain lovers, in only 30 minutes you can be in the Garfagnana area and walk through its ancient villages. Take a chance to visit the cities of art and the most characteristic places of Tuscany (Pisa, Firenze, Siena, Cinque Terre) that are near to Lucca and easy to reach. In case some day you do not want to go anywhere, you can enjoy the impressive terrace, which is definitely the peculiarity of this house, offering the possibility to stay outside in complete relax. A magical place surrounded by nature where everything is like it used to be – only a few ancient houses deep in the stillness of the hills and an enchanting atmosphere due to the magnificent view, outstanding during the day and lovely by night.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017


Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Tirrenia Golf
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

The city of Lucca boasts some wonderfully charming urban spaces: the most famous of these is surely the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, built on the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheatre by the architect Lorenzo Nottolini, a unique architectural marvel. The main artery running through the historic centre is the narrow Via Fillungo, a medieval street lined with the city’s most prestigious shops. Some of Lucca’s other picturesque squares include Piazza San Michele, the city’s historic fulcrum, and Piazza San Martino, the centre of religious life and the site of the renowned Duomo di San Martino. Its immense historic-monumental opulence has prompted a recent proposal to include Lucca’s historic centre – which also comprises a historic playhouse, the Teatro del Giglio - in UNESCO’s world heritage list.


Lucca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Weekly prices DO NOT include: Electricity, GAS/LPG for hot water, and kitchen, Bed linen and Towels : Euro 50 . Final cleaning Euro 70,00
  • Weekly prices DO NOT INCLUDE: HEATING, wood for fireplace to pay in cash on consumption.Security deposit Euro 250 to pay in cash on arrival.
  • Cancellation Policy: Please refer to owner's stated policy. 1° payment, 25% at the booking by credit card. 2° payment 75 % in cash at the check-in
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pink Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Ivory Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Yellow Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Pretty bedroom with the trerrace - 1 double , with the terrace
    Romantic bedroom - 1 double , Poster bed, antique furniture, antique toys.
    Elegant Bedroom - 1 queen , Antique furniture. If it's necessay 2 single beds
  • Cot available on request In the Living room there is a sofa bed for 1 people.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our olive oil production in the property. Versilia Golf Club is 30 km far from this holiday house Montecatini Golf is 18 km far this holiday house Cook on request to prepare dinner at home


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Typical Tuscan Farmhouse, Finely Furnished, With Terrace On Enchanting View.
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Beautiful Tuscan Villa!

  • 5 of 5

This villa was exactly what we were looking for-up in the beautiful hills of Tuscany, and the location was perfect--we easily took day trips to Lucca, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, and Volterra. There is NOTHING like walking out on the terrace after waking up in the morning-looking out over the valley and seeing Lucca in the distance, the peace and tranquility can only be described as good for the soul! The view at night comes in a close second-unbelievable!!

The drive up the winding road the first time was a bit daunting, but you get acclimated quickly, and it is well worth the location and the views.

Massimo was a great host-he helped us with reservations at Le Meriviglie on the night we arrived, a nearby restaurant where we had a great meal with the locals. He also helped us arrange beforehand for a local chef to come prepare a fantastic meal at the villa. We dined out on the terrace with wine, beautiful weather, and beautiful views as Paula brought us course after course of fantastic local cuisine. It was one of the highlights of our stay, and a night we will never forget!!

We all agreed as we were checking out that we were genuinely sad to leave this place-hopefully we will return again someday Massimo!!--thanks for everything!


  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and I hope to see you again in the future . Massimo
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Beautiful views, peace and quiet, regrettably restricted movement after dark due to dangerous road.

  • 3 of 5

Good points: weather permitting the rear verandah is superb for outdoor dining with a fantastic view overlooking Lucca. Bedroom accommodation size was good and pleasantly decorated. Upstairs bedroom windows equipped with flyscreens and shutters. The kitchen and laundry was adequate for small numbers. The water spring at the bottom of the hill was refreshing and provided many a bottle of fresh water.

The Bad: on arrival and departure luggage transfers was possible via a deteriorated steep pathway or many stairs through an adjoining private property which proved difficult. Daily movements through neighbours property felt uncomfortable and intrusive. The internal living area in the property is too small for the suggested number of people to be comfortably accommodated.

The ugly: In our opinion driving on the access road to the property after dark is not safe and prohibited our movement in the evenings. The dishwasher filter was extremely dirty and was in need of a good clean. The mould around the shower recess was given a good clean together with the tiles on the kitchen bench as they were mouldy and unhygenic. The toilet brushes require replacing.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry you are not completely happy about your holiday in my house . I am the owner, and i make this job with a great passion, and really I want all the tourists , arriving here, being happy for everything about their stayng . I am always trying to resolve their problems and I am always giving them my advicecs for their trips, restaurants, everything they need. The first day, I am using meet them at the exit of the highway so they can have an "easy arrival" without problems. I made the same with you . Several times during your stayng I came at the house, or for giving you other sheets and pillow cases (more than necessary), because your friend was a little sick, or for giving you some advices , or only for asking if you need something . You didn'write anything about this kindness, in your review, and you never said me at the moment. about your negative remarks. You had the chef at the house not 1 but 2 times (you wanted the second because you appeciate a lot the first) . You said me you were very happy about the dinners but I don't understand the reason because you didn't write anything in your review. It seems, you want put in evidence, in great part, your negative opinion. I had 67 reviews about my house ( you can read )and 78 reviews about another my house (N.67610, distant about 80 metres from this house ) . All these reviews are very good, and surely, more realistic than your. For arriving from the car to the house , you pass in front of the house of my father ( Not neighbours, it's another my house ) He is aged and doesn't ceate any problems and we have only 8 stairs to make for arriving . The living room area is a really large space. My house is a very cleaned house. In these field all the reviews are very positive. The road is the typical hill road of Tuscany, rather indeed, in great part, you can drive in doble direction .Tuscany hills are full of these roads and Tuscany Hills are full of tourists .
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Amazing house in an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Massimo was the perfect host and was very attentive to all our needs, nothing was too much trouble. The house was secluded and very relaxing, with stunning views- everything we were looking for. We had booked the chef and were not left disappointed, the food was perfect with plenty left over for a lovely lunch the next day. The house was very clean and had everything we required for a relaxing stay. We would not hesitate to recommend massimos lovely mountain retreat. Thank you massimo!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week in Tuscany. The house was absolutely perfect, tastefully furnished, very clean and comfortable. We loved the position on a hill slope facing the south, there was a plenty of sun on the terrace all day long so even in March we felt almost like it was summer - but so fresh! And the views were amazing!

Massimo (the owner) was very friendly and helpful, thank you very much Massimo! We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very good people. I hope to meet you again in the future .
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Wonderful week near Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 1 week stay at Casa Ministro. The house was just what we wanted. It had everything what you need. The property was comfortable and very clean. The look at Lucca and surronding was beautiful. The roud up was wery winding and narrow but it was not problem for us. The owner Massimo was very friendly and extremely helpful host. He arranged for us the local chef and we had excelent home made dinner.

We hope to return someday.

Grazie mille Massimo.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautifully kept Tuscany Villa with a spectacular view. The villa was also very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Massimo (the owner) was a great guy to deal with and was very accommodating. The villa was exactly what we hoped for: Very clean, comfortable, well equipment and with spectacular views. We would definitely stay here again. The villa is remotely located in the hill sides of Tuscany, and is a gem to come home to after a busy day visiting Lucca. A car rental is recommended, as taxi fares quickly add up. We choose the taxi way, so that we could drink lots of Tuscany wine and not have to worry about drinking and driving. Thank you Massimo for making our holiday a memorable one.


  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Wireless internet is available free.

Security deposit Euro 250,00 .( It will be back the day of your leaving )

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund