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BEYOND THE EXTRAORDINARY Romantic Quiet Spacious Apartment Next to Guinigi Tower

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom To Sleep 3. Wi-fi, Sat Tv, Elevator!

This renovated and bright apartment is located a few steps from the Beautiful Cathedral of San Martino and just behind the corner from the Guinigi Tower. Recently refurbished this is a very comfortable base to discover Lucca and its beauty and its surrounding area.

The apartment lies on the second floor and also has ELEVATOR. This is an antique palace inside the walls of Lucca once the residence of one of the most important families for the trade of silk in europe in 1400s… The location is superb, very central but in a very quiet block. The area is very beautiful as it is pedestrian area. Here there a couple of very good Pizzerias, grocery, bakery, pastry shop and cafe for breakfast in the morning.. everything is a few steps away as well as the weekly market and the access to the promenade on the top of the city's walls.

Elegant, Modern & Very Bright, CASA DANIELA offers a very comfortable stay, with all the modern comforts you may need and new, impeccable, beautiful furniture. All the details have been extremely cared.

The living room ceilings still have the original painted decoration from 1700s.

The apartment is very spacious and it measures 100 sq metres. It has a double bedroom, a single bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, oven, 5 ring stoves, freezer, refrigerator, italian and american coffee makers, toaster, kettle, a complete set of cooking utensils like at home, wine glasses etc..), a spacious living room with TV, a bathroom with a grand built in shower.

The apartment is also equipped with clothes washer and dryer, a very reliable wi-fi connection throughout the apartment.

The apartment is equipped with a portable air conditioner that can be moved from living room to kitchen to one of the bedrooms.

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:
October 21, 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 Piana di 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.

Amenities

Lucca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Grand Built-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , A baby crib can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , A baby crib can be added upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • 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

Reviews

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BEYOND THE EXTRAORDINARY Romantic Quiet Spacious Apartment Next to Guinigi Tower
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
5

Gorgeous place! Gives you old school feel with all the amenities you need!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Lucca and our stay on the via Guinigi. The street is a little oasis in town and the apartment has the best light and breezes all day. High ceilings, old beams...sigh...it was hard to leave Lucca ☀️♥️

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • 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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5

Nicely decorated, well-located apartment

  • 5 of 5

Mrs. Sonia could not have been more helpful. The apartment is beautifully furnished and equipped, and the building has an elevator which is unusual in Lucca, and very much appreciated. The second bedroom is small, as the photos show. All in all, a wonderful living environment, and one to which we would happily return.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • 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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Gloucestershire, UK
5

look forward to returning

  • 5 of 5

This was or best trip to Italy. We had so much fun cooking with Cristina, we will try her recipes at home for our family! Sonia you helped us to learn more about your country. It was wonderful to talk with you and your son, his English is great. We will see you again – please come to visit our country. Delicious time in your wonderful home! Maureen

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: 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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5

Extraordinary

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sonia’s apartment. It was big and very well laid out and you can't beat the interiors! There is also a wonderful kitchen where we enjoyed dinner in the evenings. It faces onto the promenade where you can observe the daily activity. The location is perfect and right in the middle of everything. Sonia was extremely responsive and helpful with all questions we asked. She was even nice enough to provide an helpful housebook she wrote with great suggestions. If and when we return to Lucca, we will most certainly come back to this apartment!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: 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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Brighton, England
5

I would rent this apartment again

  • 5 of 5

We came to Lucca to visit our son who is studying in the IMT campus for this semester. We wanted a place to call home for our week stay and this flat met all and even more of our needs. Mrs Sonia was so helpful through e-mail and phone calls to make sure everything was in place. When we arrived in Lucca, Alice helped us find our way to the flat and got us settled in, thanks so much. It was very convenient that we were so close to the train and bus station we used this to connect to everywhere each day to go sightseeing and also to see some shows while we were in town. We really appreciated having the kitchen and living room - we spent a lot of time just catching up in the evenings. We even made a home cooked meal for our son on Sunday night so the kitchen was extremely helpful. After staying for week we know without a doubt this flat was the best choice for us. We were 2 adults and our son came and stayed a few nights so the extra bedroom was wonderful for us. We also found it very economical compared to hotels and so much more comfortable with the extra living space and many amenities like the washer and clothes dryer, the wi-fi, and the heating which worked perfectly. Thanks and we will look you up if we are in Lucca again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: 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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3

Lovely apartment but very disappointing and unprofessional customer service

  • 3 of 5

The apartment itself couldn't be faulted for its facilities, comfort and position but I have to say that the customer service was woeful and left us considerably out of pocket.

We had provided Sonia with flight details, time of arrival (18.00) and mobile number. I said I would phone her from the taxi to confirm all was going to plan and that's where the problems started. Both of Sonia's mobiles were switched off and despite trying to contact her throughout the journey by phone, text and email we had no luck. We arrived at the apartment and the taxi driver joined in the fruitless attempts to but to no avail.

We stood, complete with luggage, outside the apartment until after 19.00, presuming that the penny would drop and she would contact us or turn up to let us in. Sadly she didn't and we started thinking that we had been scammed. We decided reluctantly to book into a hotel for our four nights and texted Sonia to say we had done so. At 19.30 she texted to say she would arrive in 30 mins - no apology or explanation! I responded by saying we were at the hotel.

We then went out for dinner and continued to receive some rather brusque texts saying that Sonia was at the apartment and that we had to phone her. She seemed to think we should leave the restaurant simply because she had managed to turn up at the apartment over two hours late, her excuse being that her phone wasn't working (not sure what had happened to the other number she had given us). It was eventually agreed that we would meet the next day.

The apartment was superior to the hotel that we'd managed to book so we checked out and moved in to the apartment. Sadly we got no refund from the hotel for the unused nights - fair enough - Sonia's ineptitude was hardly their fault.

There was no offer of a refund from Sonia, not even a bottle of wine to make up for the debacle and we were in no mood to spoil the holiday further by debate. On our return home we requested one night's refund and after some rather ill tempered responses this was eventually done.

All in all it was a salutary lesson in what can go wrong with this sort of set-up.

Did we enjoy the holiday - yes. But would we recommend the property or any of the others managed by Sonia - no!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
PISA and FLORENCE
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Pasticceria Dianda
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
MONTECATINI
Nearest Train
600 Metres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
LUCCA EST
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
San Colombano
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI
Car: not necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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 or according to comsuption for long term rentals.

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