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Mr Ben Gooder

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, italian

17th Century villa with luxury finish. Big house, bigger views

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Lucca Villa Rental Photos and Description

Luxury accommodation for up to 16 guests. Swimming pool & terrace dining

15 minutes from Lucca 'Casa Berti' is a handsome 17th century villa that is, first and foremost, an unusually well-appointed private family house, reached by a track that winds up from the village church. The views are exceptional, even by Italian standards.

Set in 6 hectares of olive terraces, gardens and a freshwater spring, it is a villa of rare charm and peacefulness with its own farmhouse, artist’s studio , swimming pool and private chapel.

The villa itself sleeps 10 guests. The farmhouse is near the main house, and available for a further 6 guests. Families are welcome and children well provided for. Villa: 4 beautiful king size doubles, 1 gorgeous twin bedroom. Brand new Air conditioning, 3D TV, Falcon range cooker and Miele and Gaggenau appliances, etc.

The villa has been restored with integrity and authenticity. Its lofty interior spaces - high ceilings, large and numerous windows and double doors - mark Casa Berti as a true villa. The thick walls ensure a cool interior even in the height of summer, and throughout there is relaxed refinement. A terracotta-tiled terrace, lined with lemon trees, leads onto a shaded pergola with a large travertine table and iron chairs. In summer this is, in effect, an outdoor living and dining room. A gas grill makes outdoor cooking simple and there is a wood-burning, traditional pizza oven by the farmhouse. An evening of pizza-making is great fun for all ages.

Above the villa the three-bedroom farmhouse, simpler yet charming, provides sleeping for a further five people. It is self-contained, with a small kitchen and seating area.

The swimming pool (10 x 6m, with shallow end and Roman steps), is set just below the villa on a separate, deep terrace. Sheltered and with all-day sun, it has sweeping views of the valley. A second simpler pergola provides shade. There are luxury Gaze Burvill pool loungers.

Casa Berti is a great place from which to explore northern Tuscany, but once here you may not want to leave...

Keywords: Family Villa luxury

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mr Ben Gooder (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, italian

About Mr Ben Gooder

The villa has bee recently renovated to a very high standard and is my much loved family home.

Mr Ben Gooder purchased this villa in 1997

Why Mr Ben Gooder chose Lucca Area

We wanted somewhere secluded, with reliably-lovely weather during the summer months that could be a home away from home for all of us. Casa Berti, with its warmth and tranquility, answered all our needs. We have invested much time, love and money in making the house comfortable, practical and beautiful.

What makes this villa unique

Our house is one of the most tranquil places I know. It is set above the small village and church. There are wooded hills all around the property with endless walks and stunning views. It is lovely to be there at any time of year and the property is within easy reach of the cultural centres of Tuscany. The house itself offers plenty of diversions for rainy days (Wifi, Snooker, table tennis, games and, TV) as well as for sunshine. The kitchen is very well equipped because we all like cooking. It is decorated and furnished as a family home, not just as a rental property. We hope that you would love it as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the one place we never want to leave. Thank you Casa Berti for another wonderful holiday.
Aug 2012
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1 traveler review

17th Century villa with luxury finish. Big house, bigger views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Marseille France
5

Beautiful Stay in an Enchanting Location

  • 5 of 5

We brought family and friends to Casa Berti to share in our love and happiness following our Italian wedding. We could not have chosen a better place! The beauty, tranquillity, and overall marvelousness of your home cannot be exaggerated. We spent our week hiking, running, swimming, cooking, eating, conversing, playing games and reading, debating, and visiting the beautiful Lucca and Pisa. Our group came from Marseille and Paris, New York City, Malibu, California, and Denver Colorado. All of us thank you with all of our hearts for creating and sharing such a lovely place.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Aquilea
Nearest Ferry
142 Kilometres
Piombino (to Elba)
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Lucca
Nearest Train
4.5 Kilometres
Ponte a Moriano
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A11
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Mammoli
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: recommended

Historic towns of Lucca, Pisa and Florence are within an hour, spa towns of Bagni di Lucca and San Giuliano Terme are also nearby. Direct access to excellent woodland walks, superb hiking along well-marked walking routes in the national parks of the Alpi Apuane and Garfagnana. Stunning gorge (Orrido di Botri), river swimming, marble quarries, medieval hilltop towns, rock climbing, wine routes and great cycling (road and off-road). On the coast, there are boat-trips to Elba and the Cinque Terre, the artistic centre of Pietrasanta, and Forte dei Marmi, the heart of the Italian Riviera. Excellent skiing at Abetone in winter (75 mins) and there are several golf courses nearby.

Festivals: Lucca Rock Festival (July), Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago (July to August), various local celebrations of chestnuts and fungi porcini in the Autumn.

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Rates & Availability

Lucca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Sep 17 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,835
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 2 2016 - Jan 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,756
 
 
Winter
Jan 14 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$132
 
 
Spring
May 5 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,559
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$6,584
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lucca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 550 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom First Floor - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom Second Floor 1 - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom Second Floor 2 - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom Second Floor 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom Farmhouse - toilet , shower
    Bathroom Farmhouse - toilet , shower
  • First floor shower room disabled-friendly. Villa bathrooms all very spacious, with high ceilings and lovely views.
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 2nd Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En-Suite Bathroom
    Separate Farmhouse Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Separate from villa, shared shower room
    Separate Farmhouse Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Separate from villa, adjacent shower room.
    2nd Floor Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Shared bathroom
    Separate Farmhouse Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Separate from villa, shared shower room
    First Floor Bedroom - 1 king , Disabled access via stairlift, en-suite large shower
    2nd Floor Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Lovely views, shared bathroom
    2nd Floor Bedroom 4 - 1 king , En-suite shower-room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Farmhouse - 1 twin/ single
  • Cribs/cots are available for two small children. Towels, hairdryers and fans are provided in all bedrooms. Mosquito screens are fitted to bedroom windows on second floor of villa. Bedrooms are spacious with lovely views.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The villa sleeps 16 people in 4 doubles and one twin bedrooms. The twin room and one double share the largest bathroom. The farmhouse sleeps 6 in 2 doubles and two single bedrooms. This property has 2 bathrooms. Please email/call owner. Further information and photos available.

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