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Charles

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, italian

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13 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Piana di Lucca Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Air-Conditioned 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, plus bunk beds & sofa bed

Enjoy all the comforts of home beautifully inside the historic walls of Lucca. Toro Vista is a fully-equipped apartment with REAL air conditioning, that comprises 1 main 'king' bedroom, 1 twin bedroom (two single beds), 1 corridor / wardrobe room with bunk beds, one full-sized sofa bed in the living room, 1 bathroom with combination tub/shower and 1 bathroom with toilet, bidet and washbasin. Toro Vista is located on the first floor of a 15th century palazzo a few meters from Lucca's central piazza.

The owner of this truly remarkable space, a Broadway producer, has spared no cost in creating a typically Tuscan retreat within the walls of Lucca. The combination kitchen/dining/living room boasts plenty of room and modern conveniences, from the full-equipped kitchen (gas stove, electric oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer), to the oak dining table that converts to a games table, to the leather sofa bed and chair and finally to the television with multi-region DVD/CD player.

The second bedroom features twin beds. The second toilet has a washbasin, toilet and bidet. The main bathroom is accessible from the living area without disturbing the occupants of the bedrooms - so your occasional guests can use the sofa bed and bath with ease. The front windows look out over Via del Toro. The rear windows look out over a lovely courtyard. Even though you will simply wish to disappear into a quiet Tuscan life, the apartment is equipped with high-speed, wireless internet. A local cell/mobile phone is also provided. This 15th century building is located beautifully inside the historic walls of Lucca, on a quiet street, but just one block away from one of the main shopping and restaurant streets of this lovely town.

Between the entrance hall and the twin bedroom, separated by doors on each side, there's a large corridor / wardrobe area with mirrored closets and bunk beds.

Actually, considering the leather sofa bed in the leaving room, the apartment could sleep up to 8 persons, but it is a perfect, romantic retreat for a couple!

Toro Vista is your perfect base for Tuscany: Toro Vista enjoys the 'piano nobile' (noble floor) of a 15th century building, located beautifully inside the historic walls of Lucca, on a quiet street, but just one block away from one of the main shopping and restaurant streets of this lovely town. Your stay at the Apartamento Toro Vista is the perfect opportunity to explore and enjoy all that Lucca has to offer. The city is the ideal base for your holiday in Tuscany. Located approximately halfway between Florence and Pisa, Lucca's roads, autostrada, trains and buses will lead you to discover all of the magic that is Tuscany. Everything is included. Deposits and rental can be paid in Euros, US dollars, via major credit cards or by PayPal. Free use of a Vonage telephone to call home!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Charles (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, italian

Why Charles chose Piana di Lucca

Lucca is slightly lost in time. It is a perfectly preserved jewel of times gone by, yet it has all the modern conveniences. It boasts an opera company (Lucca is the birthplace of Puccini), a theatre, a soccer team, and many museums. Beyond all that Lucca has to offer, it is the perfect base to explore Tuscany and the Italian Riviera.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Charles



We had a wonderful stay in Toro Vista. The apartment was very comfortable and extremely well furnished. Lucca is such a beautiful town, we enjoyed every minute of our stay there, hence our extension of the trip by an extra 3 nights. We will certainly recommend it to our friends and relatives and plan to stay there again on our next visit.



I tried to post a review as requested but it would not upload as I had to sign in. I am more than happy for you to post the contents of this email as my review, if you wish.



Regards

Brian
Sep 2012
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this apartment. I stayed here with my husband and two daughters (ages 10 and 8) for 5 nights and we had the time of our lives. The apartment is extremely comfortable and perfect for English speaking travelers (even had English channels on TV!). The beds were plentiful and very comfortable and the location is ideal...right in the heart of the town but off on a quiet side street. It was very clean and the bathrooms were lovely. Communication from Andrea was excellent and we felt comfortable through the whole transaction. Lucca is a dream. Thank you for letting us enjoy your lovely apartment!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Ideal well equipped and located property

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to live, experience and enjoy all that Lucca's old town has to offer this is the ideal property. Our family had a wonderful week at Charles's huge, well equipped, well maintained Lucca vacation home. It had everything we needed and more. It's ideal location was minutes from everything in old town and less than a 20 min walk to the train station. Charles went out of his way to make our group of 6 very comfortable and was a pleasure to deal with. We would not hesitate to return and/or recommend this property to family and friends.

Group of 6 ... Canada

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Wonderful Family Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the beautiful Toro Vista apartment during our Spring Break vacation and loved every second of it. Our family of 4, including 2 teenagers, had more than enough room to move around and the location was perfect. We fell in love with Lucca and the charm of it. We mostly enjoyed wandering the streets and renting bicycles to ride along the wall. We discovered many tunnels and beautiful piazzas along the way. Our family is already discussing coming back and staying in Lucca longer than 2 nights.

The apartment has everything you would need including a washer and dryer! The beds were all very comfortable and the street is very quiet. It was completely relaxing and we felt like we lived in Lucca -- not tourists. We would recommend Toro Vista to anyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Exactly as advertised. Convenient to everything in Lucca. Most comfortable bed we had after three weeks in Italy.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Quiet, Hideaway in Lucca

  • 5 of 5

Lucca is a tremendous city, and a great place to make your base for exploring Tuscany. We were in Lucca for a week of biking and watching the Giro d'Italia. We had high hopes for the city of Lucca and it surpassed our expectations. Truly a great city, with great energy, great restaurants and cafes and a tremendous energy to the city.

Toro Vista was a great place to make our stay. Apartment is clean, well located to center of city, as well as the surrounding wall. The apartment is in a very historic building, on a quiet side street. There is no noise at night when you close the windows and go to sleep. Apartment is well maintained and cared for. A very comfortable place to make your base.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this appartment was extreemely pleasant. It is right in the heart of Lucca, with sight seeing, dining, and transportation in easy walking distance. The apartment is comforatble, spacious and was perfect for 5 travelers (3 adults & 2 children). We really enjoyed these accomodations and would visit again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Lucca
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Lucca
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Viareggio
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: concerts, opera, theater

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Rates & Availability

Lucca Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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Jul 5 2016 - Oct 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Final Cleaning Fee $75

All-inclusive Rate for two bedrooms/1.5 baths.
Rate includes all services (all utilities, Internet, VOIP telephone, initial & departure cleaning). No surprise charges.
If you stay is longer than seven nights, an additional housekeeping/linen exchange may be arranged for $75.00 USD each..
If you have a large group, please inquire about my other apartment in the same building.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Piana di Lucca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , air conditioned
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , air conditioned
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , living room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , bunk beds in wardrobe/hallway. Air conditioned.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis

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