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Balbir

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, italian

An Apartment in Lucca

17 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

Piana di Lucca Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Beautifully designed home offering, simplicity, elegance and luxury in 130m2

A stunning apartment on the 3rd floor of a 300 year old building in the historical centre of Lucca. Centrally located in the pedestrianized area close to local grocery stores, italian deli's, wine shops, cafes and restaurants. Step out of the apartment and a town steeped in history is waiting to be discovered.

The apartment was carefully restored maintaining it's historical character and unique personality. Space and light combined with vintage elegance and an understated contemporary feel have given this home a new leash of life. There are 2 bedrooms, 2 living rooms and 2 bathrooms. All rooms are generously proportioned and have whitewashed walls complemented by oak or stone floors. The ceilings stand at over at over 4 metres high and the exposed vaulted beams carry a spectacular ambience into the living room areas.

70m2 of living space with comfortable sitting areas provide plenty of room for wining, dining and relaxing.

Standard facilities in the apartment include WiFi, sound system with docking station for Ipod or Iphone, TV, DVD player, bed linen, towels, hair dryer, toaster, iron, and ironing board. For the additional well being of our guests a cleaning and linen/towel service is included in the rates quoted

The bathrooms are modernised to a high standard, have extra large shower areas and are decorated in warm tones.

A fitted kitchen includes an island with a large gas hob with four burners, electric oven, dishwasher and a washing machine in a separate utility room. All furnishings are made from good quality materials.

The first double bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and own bathroom across the hallway. the second double bedroom is on a split level floor and has own spacious en-suite.

The apartment is blessed with an abundance of natural light and views from the windows are a genuine delight for the eyes, be they rustic roof tops, the splendor of a great church or internal courtyards. There is a shared courtyard in the house that's pleasant for relaxing in.

The apartment is perfect for people that enjoy quality, comfort, simplicity and value a stunning ambience in their home. It is limited to a maximum of 4 people sharing. We can assure you our apartment follows a line of simplicity and comfort that allows our guests to enjoy their holiday in a restful environment. The apartment is non smoking.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Balbir (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, italian

About Balbir

I was brought up in England but moved to Zurich, Switzerland many years ago. My wife Laura is Italian and our daughter Sophia who is 13 is growing up with three languages in her life.. It's great to grow up in a home where different cultures are mixed together. At times it's crazy and chaotic, but in the quiet moments when you can reflect on the good that comes out of the chaos, you realise how rich life is. - 'Life is like a trifle'

Balbir purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Balbir chose Piana di Lucca

We sold our house in the UK to buy a home in Italy. On a cold, wet February morning we walked into Lucca through one of the wall gates and immediately decided this was the place where we wanted a home. We spent almost two years looking for an apartment and were on the verge of giving up when we walked into this one. We knew we had walked into something very special, it really does takes your breath away.

What makes this apartment unique

Great central location...... simple, elegant, luxurious .........Space to breathe...........Space to think...........Space to relax.......... Best housekeeper in the world

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

An Apartment in Lucca
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
5

Peace and quiet in the centre of Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for four weeks in April/ May and enjoyed the great feeling of space and airiness this apartment gives. The wi-fi worked well in the main living areas, the beds were comfortable, the washing machine was a boon for a four week stay. The location is superb - lots of shops and restaurants around, and five minutes away from both Piazza San Michele and Piazza Napoleone. We loved the local food shops and the ease of access. Friends came for a few days and relaxed so much with all the space that they decided it was unnecessary to rent a car and travel - the combination of Lucca and the apartment gave them everything they needed for a few days chill-out. One note: it is on the third floor so gives a good cardiac work-out for those of a sedentary life style, but worth it.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This was my third stay in this property so it goes without saying I highly recommend! The pictures are very accurate but even they cannot convey the loveliness of this apartment. It's beauty lies in it's simplicity of design.

I traveled with a friend on this trip. The layout is excellent in that the second bedroom is in it's own area with second living room...very private.

Very, very clean...wonderful housekeeper. Emcie met us at apartment right on time and was always available for questions.

The owner, Balbir, is excellent! Transactions are easily completed, questions answered, nice information packet sent via email with info about apartment and Lucca.

Lastly, the location of apartment is in my favorite area of Lucca. Close to Piazza San Michele, restaurants, shops and the wall. Short walk from train station and bus station.

I highly recommend this property...and Lucca!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Really fine!!

  • 5 of 5

The owners have really created a great space. Staying here was really a great plus for a visit to Lucca. The apartment is very spacious, extremely well-designed, quiet, and fun place to hang out. It is not only furnished with great taste, the result is a space that is serene, welcoming, and comfortable. After lingering any evening in one of Lucca's beautiful squares or restaurants, you can still look forward to "getting home" each evening. The location is perfect, and we highly recommend Chrono Bikes for rental. It is a 5 minute walk from the apartment, their equipment is top notch, and you are right near the ramp up to ride around the city wall. Everything was smooth with check-in and -out, plus the kitchen is a real delight and well stocked. The dining room is a beautiful space with a great sound system (including I-pod dock), and lovely view from the window.

We look forward to a return!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this beautiful apartment and were sad not to have booked for a longer period. The apartment is very bright and spacious with high rooms and windows opening to the sky and the roofs of Lucca. It is situated on the top floor of an ancient town house in the midst of the old town. Thus, it is close to many good restaurants, shops and cafés. The apartment is decorated and furnished with style and taste. There is a huge entrée with comfortable seating area and an open and fully equipped kitchen (incl. dishwasher) leading to the open dining room. Further the apartment boasts two bedrooms and two beautiful and spacious bathrooms one of them en suite. Finally there is an additional living room with tv, dvd and a utility room with a washing machine. The apartment was very clean and we had a warm welcome through the landlady. We would definitely recommend this place to our friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful apartment in Lucca

  • 5 of 5

This is a really beautiful apartment, by far the best place I have ever stayed in Lucca, and with a special atmosphere and nice light. It is also nice and quiet despite being right in the center of town, in a really good location. Very comfortable, and very well maintained. The owner is really friendly and helpful - a very special place, highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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IDEAL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

Our priorites in booking any apartment are convenience: quietness and cleanliness. This apartment scores highly on all three aspects. It is situated in a side street, a cul de sac, but is very close to all the amenities required. The apartment is on the top floor of the building, the stairs are no problem, and is extremely quiet. It is clean, very well presented and equipped, and obviously has been modernised very recently. The photos on the website provide a good impression of the apartment, but even they don’t do it justice – it is so spacious.

Lucca itself is a wonderful place to visit, very compact, and easy to explore whether by foot or bike. It also acts as a good base for travelling around the area. We didn’t use a car, but the buses and trains were first class, with the station an easy 10 minute walk away.

The whole package comes highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres

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Rates & Availability

Lucca Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May - January
May 1 2016 - Jan 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
$168
$949
 
 
January - February
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$98
$681
 
 
March
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$121
$838
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$136
$949
 

Additional information about rental rates

A weekly cleaning service with a change of towels and linen and a final clean at the end of your stay is included in the rates quoted.
All terms and conditions plus additional information are sent before any transactions are undertaken.
In the winter there is an additional heating charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Piana di Lucca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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