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CAPTIVATE YOUR SENSES air conditioned Villa with SPA, Pool & outdoor Jacuzzi

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, all modern facilities, wifi, sauna, steam bath, dryer

Villa PRINCIPESSA is an enchanting and beautifully-restored property, once a medieval hamlet, set in with cypress, magnolia and weeping willow trees, in the noble bespoke estate of VILLA REALE DI MARLIA which was the countryside villa of Elisa Bonaparte, the sister of Napoleon, who have been the Princess of Lucca from 1805 to 1814. This Tuscan retreat has great charm and its renovation has been designed to offer the latest technologies and comfort along with old world charm, such as SAUNA, STEAM BATH, AIR CONDITIONING IN EACH ROOM OF THE HOUSE, ENSUITE BATHROOMS FOR EACH BEDROOM, POOL TABLE, PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL WITH A JACUZZI AREA, 55INCH FLAT TV WITH SATELLITE SKY CHANNELS, DVD PLAYER, VERY RELIABLE HIGH SPEED WIFI CONNECTION THROUGHOUT, CLOTHES DRYER.

COMPOSITION:

GROUND FLOOR: Living rooms with fireplace, dining room + separate fully equipped kitchen opening onto the outdoor porch/dining area equipped with a big barbeque, dining table for 12 people, chairs, sofas and outdoor living area facilities, the SPA room with steam bath and sauna along with a relax corner and shower.

FIRST FLOOR: 5 bedrooms. Each bedroom has a superb en-suite bathroom that are individually temperature controlled (heating and air-conditioning). The bathrooms are also linked to a central music system and are equipped with hairdryers and pool towels.

SECOND FLOOR:

A delightful and elegant suite bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a grand living room with pool table, roulette and card table, sofas and a 55inch satellite flat tv with Sky channels and DVD player.

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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 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 farmhouse in 2015

Why Mrs Sonia chose Lucca Area

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 farmhouse unique

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 Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , This bathroom comes with a big bathtub for two
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , This bathroom has a built in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , This bathroom has a built in shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , This bathroom has a built in shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , This bathroom has a built in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Baby crib or child bed can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

CAPTIVATE YOUR SENSES air conditioned Villa with SPA, Pool & outdoor Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
3

A good house but some genuine misgivings

  • 3 of 5

Overall a good house, however we had some genuine misgivings in terms of how the holiday was managed by the owner/her representatives.

Positives: a beautiful house that has been expertly renovated. A lovely pool. A great location (short drive from Pisa, close to Florence, very close to Lucca). A beautiful setting.

Negatives: at the end of the stay we were charged for additional costs totalling €155. It was not clear when we booked the property that this could happen. As we were told to give a €500 security deposit on arrival, this money was simply taken from us at the end of the holiday. We disputed the basis of the charges but had no recourse. Further explanation of this is given below.

€125 was for electricity use over the cap of €200. We were a party of nine adults that did not overuse electricity beyond what could be expected. We were there in April and so did not use the air con. We used the sauna once. The weather was mild so we did not need heating - we dutifully turned down the thermostats on a daily basis (instructions on how to use the heating system would have been useful). I honestly do not know how we could have been more mindful of our energy consumption.

€30 was for disposal of rubbish. An explanation of this charge was written on the underside of a piece of paper detailing the electricity meter readings, however none of us saw this and it was not explained on arrival. I feel this charge is rather cynical. Without going into too much detail, it would be impossible to leave the house and not leave any rubbish behind. This is because the authorities pick up one type of rubbish/recycling per day (there are several types). So on the last day you will without doubt be left with several bags of rubbish and/or recycling. The only option would be to dispose of this yourself, however no details were given of where this could be done, or indeed that we would need to do this.

These unexpected charges meant we ended our holiday feeling upset, and as though we were being unfairly taken advantage of.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia
5

A memorable villa with pool in Lucca Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This place is flat out wonderful! Not only it is clean and neat and lovingly cared for, but look around you! Every little detail is done to perfection. In short, it's just what you want a tuscan farmhouse villa in a 1st century Tuscan hillside hamlet to look like. The pictures on here do not do this place justice. Having a private SPA with a brand new finnish sauna and steam bath was a real bonus. We never found a villa like this before.

Having a car is great so you can explore all the famous hill towns as well as Lucca town centre and its wine country, all of which are easy day trips. Lucca town centre is at less than 10 minutes drive! We especially enjoyed Lucca, the hills around the villa and Montecarlo. The nearby village of Matraia is nice to see and provides you with an excellent supermarket and amazing little groceries and easy access to roads leading everywhere. Sonia is on the premises every day to guide you around the area, providing very helpful information on parking, tours, restaurants, etc. (Her English is very good, by the way.) She totally understands customer service and obviously enjoys being the proprietor of this lovely place. She might even give you a whiff of her own homegrown and heavenly olive oil. On the sad day when we left the villa, I promised Sonia I would write her a glowing review and recommend it to everyone. And indeed I do! Thank you Sonia for a memorable week in Tuscany!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice to meet all of you, your family s great! Hope to see you again in the future!
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11 0
Lancaster
5

relaxing week in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated two wedding anniversaries, our 20th and my sister and brother-in-law's 25th by taking our family on a trip to Italy. There were 6 adults and 6 teenagers and after a week touring Rome and Florence, we spent our second week relaxing at villa principesa Elisa. We took a few day trips to Lucca, Cinque Terre, and Pisa. Everyone enjoyed their stay so much that it was hard to leave the Villa and come back to reality. The grounds were/are absolutely beautiful. There are olive trees, plum trees, pear trees, and vineyard. We were welcomed with several bottles of olive oil, wine, fresh fruit and vegetables, all of which came from the grounds at the villa. There is a beautiful pool which we swam in everyday as it was heated and the spa was the highlight. Chef Cristina cooked some fabulous Italian meals during our stay -- thank you Sonia for helping us plan a trip of a lifetime! What a beautiful trip and such wonderful people that we met -- we hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write the review. It was very nice to meet you and I am glad you all enjoyed your time at the house and that you had great time in Lucca! Best regards, Sonia :)
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14 0
Battersea Park/London
5

Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to spend your family vacation. The location is great to get to all the places you want to visit in the area and the tiny village is nice. There is a great olive oil farmer and a wonderful little market within a short distance. The bar (at the end of the driveway) is also stocked with icecream for the kids. The highlight of our trip was our dinners at the villa on the terrace, especially the night that the owners helped us arrange for a chef to cook dinner for us all.

We were two families staying with young teenagers and a toddler. We had enough space for all and lots of things to do for everyone. I would recommend this place without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review! And thank you for choosing my villa to spend your holidays! Sonia
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15 0
5

glorious relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 couples drove to Lucca from Venice or Rome and Sonia's directions took us right to the Villa. We got settled in our respective rooms and Sonia arrived to tell us about the local area, places to visit, and included a couple of special activities we might want to participate in: a make-your-own pizza party at the Villa, a visit to a local blacksmith, dinner provided by a local cook, etc. We wanted to see the walled city of Lucca, Cinque Terrea, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the statue of David in Florence. We took advantage of all of Sonia's suggested activities, and really enjoyed each of them. We followed her suggestions on the day trips to Florence, Cinque Terre, and Pisa and had no trouble getting around the cities and seeing the sights. In and around the Villa we visited the city of Lucca for shopping and food, crossed the valley to attend a local church festival, and visited the blacksmith. We decided to have all of our dinners at the Villa, including one cooked by a local lady, and for a couple of meals we bought several dishes from a local deli/food shop and sampled the local food and wine and beer. The pizza party was a great event for our group and Mrs Christina -the cook- provided all the fixings and showed us how to make our own pizzas. The Villa itself is beautiful, with wonderful views of the local area. Some of us even got out and tried the swimming pool (which was heated!) other used the wonderful spa (great sauna and steam bath) and others hiked up above the Villa to the church that was destroyed during WWII. The villa has a wonderful game and tv/cinema room on the top floor (great for parties). Our entire visit was relaxing and quite enjoyable--we hated to leave. Sonia was very helpful and had suggestions and answers for all of our questions -- it was clear he was happy to have us experience this piece of heaven.

Me and my husband have spent 2 more weeks in one of Sonia’s town apartment which I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks thanks thanks!! Sonia :)
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18 0
Bristol, UK
5

Wonderful scenery and fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful! From the moment we arrived at the Villa until the day we left the family with a tearful goodbye, our vacation was a dream come true!! The Villa and the surrounding grounds were beautiful and wonderfully decorated and landscaped. Sonia and her family could not have been more accommodating and helpful-from printing directions to giving advice on places to go- to cooking a delicious meal on our first evening there -to surprising us with homemade treats on several occasions. We were treated as family and felt as if we were. We miss them!! Have already recommended Villa Elisa to family and friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so lovely to receive your kind review! Thank you very much for choosing my home for your holidays in Tuscany! Sonia :)
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
PISA and FLORENCE
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
MONTECATINI
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
LUCCA CENTRAL STATION
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
LUCCA EST
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
BOTTEGHINO
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Lucca Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,347
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,447
 
 
High Season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,892
 
 
High Season
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$4,347
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,016
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,669
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,704
 
 
Low Season
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,669
 
 
High Season
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,393
 
 
High Season
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,210
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,373
 
 
High Season
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,156
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,829
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,669
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 1 2019
7 night minimum stay
$3,704
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$6,373
 

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 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.


The above shown price the include electricity for a normal comsuption up to 200 euros weekly while the difference is charged according to comsuption.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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