|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Stay in the heart of the Tuscan countryside at COCCINELLE FARMHOUSE, a short drive from Lucca -just 7 kms or 10 mins by car- to enjoy the lush greenery of the Tuscan countryside being very close to Lucca city centre (and other major Tuscan sites) at the same time!
The gate in the antique stone low wall that encloses the little estate leads you to this two-bedroom farmhouse, immersed in a hillside with stunning views of the area around Lucca. The recently restored interiors strike a balance between picturesque traditional style and sleeker contemporary lines.
A 10 metres pool is the centerpiece of the villa’s outdoor spaces, tucked into olive groves. Spend an afternoon in a chaise longue by the pool, and enjoy an al fresco dinner at the table there or outside the kitchen. For ambience, there’s a fireplace in the living room; for convenience, there’s Wi-Fi access: very fast and super reliable provided by the national phone company.
Coccinelle's interiors pair fresh white walls and furnishings with original stone walls, beamed ceilings and pops of color via cushions and flowers.
ON THE GROUND FLOOR, the living room’s focal point is the large fireplace and the huge french window overlooking the olive groves, once entrance for horses, while the dining room’s big windows open to the garden and pool. The fully equipped kitchen has modern appliances and contemporary lines in its sleek, pale-wood cabinets. A big bathroom with shower and a big laundry room equipped with iron, board and washing machine is also on the ground floor.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR, you’ll find two bedrooms (one with aking size bed and one with two twin beds) plus anbother bathroom with tub and shower.
The villa is located in a walking distance from a tipical famous grocery store selling local harvested fruit and vegetables, local cheeses and salami as well as any kind of items like a small supermarket.
The villa is less than 1 km from other shops, bank, restaurants, pizzerias, ice crema shop, bar and post office in the village of SAN LEONARDO IN TREPONZIO and PIEVE DI COMPITO and just 7 kms from the city centre of Lucca. Take a day trip to the shores of Viareggio beach, about 25 mins away, or to Florence in 35 mins driving or to PISA in just 20 mins. The closest train station is in 7 kms from the villa, less than a 10 min drive.
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 farmhouse in 2015
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!
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.
The house was so quaint and the views were unbelievable. Our favorite was the expansive garden with the beautiful pool and we enjoyed the wine left for us by Francisco. I would recommend Mrs Sonia’s services to friends! (i have been renting several times from her for my trips to Lucca and Florence) Cristina was so helpful and the packets of information and the quick email responses to our questions made us know that we made the right choice in going with this company. We really enjoyed Il Giardinetto (?) in Colle di Compito and the family who runs the nearby deli were wonderfully friendly and very helpful to us. The quiet and views really made our whole trip to Italy!!
What's not to like? The Villa is beautiful, spacious and immaculate. The hosts are generous with their time and advice. Relax by the pool and enjoy the tremendous view or explore Tuscany from this home base. Many days trips available from this central location (Pisa, Florence, Carrara, Siena, Cinque Terre, etc). Loved it. Coming back in 2017
The villa is historic and beautiful. The location is fantastic, the staff and owner gracious and helpful, cannot do enough for your comfort and enjoyment. A perfect location. Near Florence and Cinque Terre as well as the Ligurian Sea and beaches. An easy drive to the historic mountain towns or to wonderful Chianti country. It is even easy to make a run for Rome for a few days. Maybe the best was sitting by or in the pool reading a good book and enjoying a glass of delicious red and the Tuscan sun in complete solitude on the big hill overlooking Lucca
It was a 5 stars place and we enjoyed our stay very much. We spent a week in a villa and enjoyed every minute. I recommend it to people who love art and history and who wish to experience real Tuscany. Every detail of the house is special. The garden is amazing- old trees make a great shade and camellias are wonderful. It made our morning coffee unforgettable. We thank our hosts for lovely holiday. We are in love with Mrs Sonia. Thank you
This property exceeded our expectations. It is ideally situated for enjoying the delights of Lucca and Pisa itself and also for visiting the hill towns of both central Tuscany and seaside beaches. The villa is set in extensive grounds with views across woods and olive groves. It is beautifully and elegantly furnished and very well equipped for self catering. The terrace in front of the property is perfect for relaxing and having wonderful dinners under the century old trees that we will never forget. We would highly recommend this villa to anyone who is looking for a property convenient for the sights and relaxing in a charming setting. The pool was beautiful, there were lot of flowers and the new sunbeds.
The owners provided excellent customer service including booking us a restaurant table on our first evening (we arrived at 5.30 pm)
There were two other restaurants closeby which we particularly liked: Giardinetto and Tre Tigli. Lucca itself is a wonderful city to wander in - especially in the early morning and evening when there are few tourists.
We spent a week here at the beginning of December. The bedrooms are cosy and nice and each one has windows with lovely views of the countryside. The walls outside our room was covered in rosemary and jasmine which must smell amazing in the summer.
The farmhouse also has a large, well-equipped kitchen-diner and a comfortable sitting / dining room with a charming fireplace that adds a charming homey feeling. It really is just 10 minutes away from Lucca town, yet surrounded by beautiful gardens. Nearby shops stock everything you'll need, and there are lots of restaurants within walking distance. Several bus services pass within a couple of minutes' walk, and we found the buses to be regular and reliable.
The owner has left notes around the house to help you deal with plumbing, electricity etc. We followed the instructions and had no problems. I am glad we met Mrs Sonia and we will definitely be renting again from her for your trip next winter. James and Sarah
|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 1 week
Winter heating is charged extra according to comsuption
Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.
A fully refundable security deposit of 500 euros is requested against big damages. The deposit is given back at the end of the stay. To guarantee the amount an invoice will be issued.
Air conditioning, if used, is charged according to comsuption.
Winter heating is charged extra according to comsuption
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.