|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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This idyllic farmhouse near a small village with shops is just a ten minute drive from the center of Lucca. Families will not only love its convenient location, which makes day trips to Pisa and Florence easy, but its quiet position in the countryside. A private pool will keep everyone entertained while its comfortable furnishings are perfect for relaxing.
This restored farmhouse is situated in a quiet position in the Tuscan countryside. It is comprised of a main farmhouse and an independent hayloft, which is accessed via a covered terrace. The covered terrace is furnished with a barbecue and a table with chairs that looks out to the private swimming pool. The swimming pool (10m x 5m) is bordered on three sides by a grass-landscaped lawn with sun loungers. Nearby is a loggia with chairs. Parking is available within the property grounds.
Ground Floor: There is a dining room with a table with chairs and an open kitchen equipped with a cook-top, oven, toaster, American coffee maker and dishwasher. This room has access to the terrace. There is one bedroom on this floor with a queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
First Floor: A staircase leads up to a second living room with a couch, armchair, and satellite TV. This room has access to the garden as well. There are three bedrooms on the floor. The first bedroom has a queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The second bedroom has a standard double bed of 140 cm (which is comfy for one and cozy for two) and the third bedroom has two single beds. There is a second bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub with a shower.
Ground Floor: Accessible from the covered terrace is a living room with couches, TV (local channels only), and large windows overlooking the pool.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
Cook Service: Upon request
Extra Housekeeping: 15-20 Euros per hour
Transfer Service: Upon request
Concierge Service: Upon request
Housekeeping is provided for 6 hours per week. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.
Sun-filled days with family and friends. Loved the veranda, which was where we gathered 85% of the time. The hayloft room, veranda, grounds, and pool were great and although the property had some drawbacks, they didn't stop us from having a grand time!
The grounds, setting, veranda, pool and hayloft. Location was convenient.
The owner checked us in and he was very cordial!
One bathroom had low water pressure in the shower and all of them needed a good cleaning. The ground floor of the farmhouse was musty and damp. Thank goodness the owner gave us a dehumidifier, as it drew out a lot of the ground floor dampness in the bedroom and sitting room. Editor's Note: Due to heavy rains in spring 2014 there was some excessive dampness. Drainage has been improved (winter, 2015) and all floors have been deep cleaned. The house has a water pressure meter which monitors water pressure; clients should advise the owner of any reduction in pressure. April, 2015
Peaceful! Rolling hills, proximity to wonderful vineyards, proximity to Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terre and others. We drove to Siena, Florence and San Gimignano.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Guamo. We could walk to the grocery store, bicycle rental and pastry shop. It was very convenient!
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring a mosquitoe net, salt, pepper, sugar, dish washing soap, diswasher detergent etc. It was a drag not to have some of these very basic items on stock at the house. We purchased all of the above....hoping the owner would keep them for the next group.
BRING OR RENT A GPS! It's essential!
The directions from the Pisa airport were fine. We're experienced travelers and finding the Pisa airport upon our return was a nightmare. It's poorly marked and the airport signage is POOR.
Check In Out:
It was smooth. The cash deposit was hefty, but it was easily returned directly from the owner.
The property is located one kilometer from the small village of Guamo where there are a few shops and restaurants. Lucca, which is only five kilometers away, is worth enjoying simply for its medieval charm, but there are also a number of interesting sights to visit. The Duomo di San Martino and the Church of San Michele in Foro are both gorgeous examples of period architecture, while the Casa di Puccini, where the composer was born, has been transformed into a small museum in his honor. You can also climb the 130-foot Torre Guinigi, but on the other hand viewing the tree-topped tower from below might be just as enjoyable… and a lot less work! Day trips can include Pisa, Viareggio, and Florence. Florence: 95 km Viareggio (beaches): 33 km Pisa: 20 km Lucca: 5 km Guamo: 1 km