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Detached Stone House with Private Plunge Pool and Wonderful Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

A detached stone villa with 2 bedrooms & 2 en-suite bathrooms

Welcome to The Contented Tuscan our recently renovated detached stone villa dating from around 1860. The holiday home provides the ideal getaway for families and groups looking to relax and explore northern Tuscany.

We have two en suite double bedrooms with the floor below containing kitchen and dining/sitting room.

The house is beautifully furnished throughout and retains many original features that include cotto floor tiles, chestnut beams, log burning stove and many sourced antique items.

The gardens and plunge pool are for your private use only and are not shared. We also have a pergola providing a shady space to eat, and a barbecue area. The local shepherd often grazes his sheep and goats close to the boundaries of the garden, a real taste of traditional Tuscan life.

The property is located in a mountainous region of Tuscany. Our guests can park directly outside the villa or in an area some 50 meters from the house and should not pose any issues. The owners live below the rental space and will be on call should you need any assistance.

The surrounding area is perfect if you are a keen walker or mountain biker. You can enjoy bird watching, fishing, painting and photography, as well as skiing and snowboarding. We are the first village above the town, walking down will take around 30-40 minutes and you can always hop on the local bus to return to the village.

Bagni di Lucca has a number of super restaurants, serving hearty Tuscan fare. You can also enjoy a post supper flutter at the recently re-opened casino.

You'll find a public swimming pool, tennis courts and thermal baths, along with banks; supermarkets and on Wednesday and Saturday mornings there is a traditional Tuscan market.

More Details

Steve Tuttle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Steve Tuttle

Steve & Denise purchased the house to be used as a holiday home. After many stressful years working in central London we opted to take semi retirement and offer the house as a holiday let. Our wish is for guests to experience the simple quiet life of Guzzano, we feel blessed to live here.

Steve Tuttle purchased this villa in 2008

Why Steve Tuttle chose Lucca Area

We did very little research actually – third house we saw on a fact-finding trip, which did not include buying a house! I guess the clichéd “saw the house and fell in love with it”. The sights and sounds of our village are so at odds with our past London life. The silence and tranquillity at night is incredible. You will feel the stress levels lowering with each day you’re here.

What makes this villa unique

The rustic charm – we spent a great deal of effort securing the originality of the house. We are sure the locals are pleased with the subtle changes we have made inside and outside the house. Many of the famous Tuscan landmarks are within striking distance. Previous guests have enjoyed day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Cinque Terra, Viareggio, Siena & San Gimignano.


Bagni di Lucca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Ensuite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Ensuite
  • 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Brass bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Brass bed
  • Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have done our best to retain the rustic charm of the property. We have been passionate about collecting antiques for years and have bought many of our possessions with us to Tuscany. We have enjoyed sourcing items from Portobello Road antique market in the UK and more locally in Lucca and Abruzzo antique markets. I guess the property steers away from the standard rental in terms of décor. If you enjoy spending time in a holiday home with a twist we are sure you’ll love our house.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Detached Stone House with Private Plunge Pool and Wonderful Views
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

A wonderful place to stay in northern Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We cannot praise too highly this wonderful property set high in the hills above Bagni di Lucca. Steve and Denise have created the perfect place for a comfortable but very stylish stay and have thought of simply everything to make your holiday memorable. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and welcoming stay!

  • 5 of 5

We only had 4 days in mid-october to enjoy this nice house together with our two teenage-kids in the mountains near Bagna di Lucca. Dealing with the owners went smooth and easy, as it did when we arrived. They had made us a huge basket of food, which could have fed us for two days: and it was good too! Everything in the house was taken care of as well, really couldn't find something we missed. Overall a very nice experience with great hospitality by very friendly couple, we hope to return once during the summer!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your super review. We very much enjoyed playing our part in ensuring you had such a fabulous time here. Thank you too for your kind comments on our welcome hamper – we feel it important that after what is normally a long day, our guests feel comfortable that they can start their holiday on arrival and not need to drive out to stock up at a supermarket on your first day. Thanks again for your kind comments and we would love to welcome you back to our tranquil part of Tuscany soon. Ciao Steve & Denise.
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Beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

This place was simply amazing. We arrived to our surprise with a big welcome basket with some supper and morning necessities to keep us going until the next day when we could do groceries. The owners welcomed us with open arms and although were around for any help they went about their business unnoticed. The attention to detail was such we have never seen before. They really cared about their guests. The home was just the way you see it in the pictures. The views beautiful and the location was great for day trips around the area. We would definitely return and highly recommend to anyone for an amazing stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review. Thank you for choosing our holiday home. We are pleased our welcome hamper was well received and ensured you had a great start to your holiday. Thanks too for your kind comments about us as hosts and appreciation of our house and views. It makes all the work worthwhile when we receive feedback that we got it right. You were a pleasure to have as guests at our holiday home and we really hope to see you again Ciao Steve & Denise.
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Authentic stone house

  • 4 of 5

We received a wonderfull and thoughtfull welcome from Steve and Denise on arrival. The stone house is charming, authentic

and comfertable. All the things needed to make for a great stay were provided.

We had one issue early on during our stay and when pointed out to Steve and Denise it was corrected immediately.

Because the weather did not cooperate (rain) we did not get to enjoy the loveley patio and plunge pool but we gave the completely outfitted kitchen a good workout.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant property in perfect location for exploring the hills of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This property's stunning location is only matched by its comforts--and the owners' kindness and consideration. For 5 nights, we enjoyed staying in the picturesque and friendly village of Guzzano, just above Bagni di Lucca. We walked with our dog from one tiny hillside village to another, savoring stunning views and rustic stone buildings. This scrupulously clean and comfortable property provided the perfect base for exploring, with its gorgeous views, well-equipped kitchen, exposed beams, tile floors, carefully curated collections of art and decorative art, excellent beds, and modern bathrooms. The owners proved as welcoming as their hillside villa. They gave directions, answered questions, and even went with us to a local veterinarian to obtain a treatment our dog needed to enter our next travel destination. We cooked marvelous meals with local ingredients and bought amazing local wines from the wine shop opposite the farmer's market. The only down side? Leaving this carefully managed delightful property and the glorious hills around Bagni di Lucca after only five short days!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased you had such a wonderful time here at the The Contented Tuscan. Thanks too for your comments on the décor of our home. Sourcing antique items for the house and garden is a joy and is great to know our guests feel we got it right. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bagni di Lucca in the very near future Steve & Denise.
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Ferry
57 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
The Montecatini Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Ski
39 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
57 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The surrounding area is perfect if you are a keen walker or mountain biker. You can enjoy bird watching, fishing, painting and photography, as well as skiing and snowboarding. We are the first village above the town, walking down will take around 30-40 minutes and you can always hop on the local bus to return to the village.


Rates & Availability

Bagni di Lucca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May only 17
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sept only 17
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May only 18
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High 18
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sept only 18
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Not suitable for children under 12 years

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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