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Valgerður Backman

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic

Small vacation house for rent near Lucca, Tuscany

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Pescaglia Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Charming Rustic Cottage for Rent in the Beautiful Hills above Lucca

The charming sunlit rustic cottage is set in the green just few 100m from the historical village of Celle dei Puccini. The house has a large terrace where guests can enjoy outdoor eating or relax in the sun. This rustic house for rent sleeps 4 and is composed of a Tuscan feature kitchen with fireplace, a living room and a WC on the ground floor and 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the 1st floor. Immersed in the wood and the breathtaking countryside this vacation house has been renovated in simple rustic style maintaining everything as it was in the past. It is a perfect retreat for relaxation or as a base for exploring the natural beauties, the small towns and the culture of the Serchio Valley and the Garfagnana. The house is situated just 30km from the luxurious beaches in Versilia. For culture and shopping, Lucca and Florence are within easy reach and Pisa airport is just 45 min away.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Valgerður Backman (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic

About Valgerður Backman

Hi I´m Vala! I love everything italian but i am a thoroughbred Icelandic viking just the same-interesting combination. Hope to see you in Italy!

Valgerður Backman purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Valgerður Backman chose Lucca Area

My cottage in Pescaglia valley was our reason to come to Italy in the first place. We bought it as our summerhouse in 2004 and renovated it ourselves with many trips back and forth from the land of ice and fire. How much fun!! You can see some of the renovation pictures on this website: http://tenutaadeo.shutterfly.com/pictures/8

What makes this cottage unique

In our minds this is a perfect little spot to enjoy peace and quiet but still be able to visit all the great sites in the north of Tuscany, the most beautiful place in Tuscany in my opinion!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Vala,



We had a fantastic time and the area was beautiful. The only downside is that we should have stayed for 2 weeks not 1!! The cottage was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed and a few we didn't in the shape of a few scorpion visitors - thank you for warning us about them!!



Vicky and Farah were very helpful and knowledgable about the area - thank you to them for looking after us.



Visited lots of places - Siena, Florence, Pisa and lovely Lucca. A fabulous first trip to lovely Italy and I hope we will return.



Thank you once again!
Jul 2012
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)
Small vacation house for rent near Lucca, Tuscany
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 12 reviews
5

Peaceful, spacious villa surrounded by trees within easy reach to amenities.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, spacious and quiet villa. All you could need for a holiday. We loved it! Very peaceful. Nearby in Borgo a Mozzano there is a lovely public pool which we used plus a local supermarket and shops in Bagni di Lucca. The restaurant Molin della volpe is amazing which is a two minute drive from the villa, we went three times. Plus they do take away pizza and even takeaway "fizzy wine" which we found to be very nice. I recommend the lamb chops and the chips (French fries) are homemade.

The villa has a spacious upstairs bathroom/wc with a good shower, there's also an added bonus of a downstairs wc. Both bedrooms are large, the double single bedroom has a large three drawer chest for clothes plus a couple of shelves and a small bedside unit. The main bedroom had two bedside units plus a clothes tree and a couple of shelves. This was the only slight downside, a single wardrobe would have been useful especially as there is plenty of room for one. All the beds were very comfortable and the sheets etc clean and crisp. Lovely fluffy white towels too!

Overall very nice and good communication with the owner. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Toll gelegen, aber weit ab vom Schuss

  • 3 of 5

Das Haus liegt wie beschrieben sehr schön in den Hügeln der Toskana. Einsamkeit und Ruhe garantiert. Für uns war es jedoch mit zwei kleinen Kindern zu weit weg von allem. Lucca als nächste Stadt ist in einer guten halben Stunde zu erreichen, der Strand in viareggio oder Pisa in fast eineinhalb Stunden. Für uns definitiv zu viel Fahrerei mit den Kindern. Das Haus an sich war leider nicht sehr sauber. Viele wollmäuse und tote Insekten im den Ecken bereits bei Ankunft. Das Haus ist meiner Meinung nach nicht für kleine Kinder geeignet. Sowohl eine steile Steintreppe im Haus als auch zwei große Stufen zur Toilette (nächtliches Pipimachen) empfanden wir als stressig. An die Terrasse knüpft direkt ein steiler Hang an, sodass man die Kleinen auch nicht unbeaufsichtigt draußen spielen lassen konnte. Viele Mücken wegen angrenzendem Bach. Wir würden uns für dieses Haus nicht mehr entscheiden.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: I am very sorry to receive a negative comment about my little cottage. Fortunately all the points mentioned that can be fixed have already been fixed. I have further described the house as being maybe not so suitable for toddlers as it is on a hill in a forest and that there are 2 steps to go to the bathroom from the bedrooms. I have always taken pride in a very clean house. Not being able to supervise the cleaning or even clean my self this year goes to show that in order to have everything like you want it requires your presence. I am not using the same cleaning personal as this lack of attention was noticed by me when i arrived for inspection in the middle august. Hopefully this will not happen again but if it does, best thing would be to hear it right away so I can send someone to make the guests happy. Unfortunatly i can not do anything about the mosquitos as this has been a very wet summer and normally the creek next to the house is dry. I would recommend Autan, bug repellent for skin, everyday, always, when in Tuscany. That is what i use to not get bitten (as much). Best regards Vala
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4

Great house in wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

The house is secluded and private. You hear birds and a little stream nearby and you're surrounded by nature (in fact, sometimes a little nature pops in!). There are plenty of great places nearby, not least Lucca, which is full of great sights and gelati. Down the road (walkable) from the house is a very good restaurant - we went twice during our week.

Better air conditioning to counteract the very hot August nights would have made this house perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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4

Premières vacances en Toscane.

  • 4 of 5

Vacances en famille très agréable et très calme dans cette jolie petite maison typique de la toscane. L'album photo de la restauration est très intéressant et nous permet de mieux apprécier le travail réalisé dans ce petit coin difficile d'accès. Cette région est vraiment superbe avec la pittoresque ville fortifiée de Lucca ou l'on peut passer des heures à errer dans ses rues piétonnes, surtout à la fraîcheur du soir. Chaque petit village est une carte postale, nichés au cœur d'une nature préservée. Mais gare aux insectes piqueurs ! Mieux vaut s'équiper en crèmes et autres produits répulsifs. Mer à proximité mais bondé sur les zones non privées. Ne pas raté l'incontournable cité de Pise avec sa célèbre place des Miracles, ou les touristes s'efforcent constamment de retenir la tour. Un petit bémol par rapport à l'accueil de nos voisins italiens, trop souvent froids et distants, mais ce n'est pas une généralité.

Merci à Vala pour ses échanges de mail enrichissants et amicales,ainsi que pour son dévouement.

Merci à Farah pour son accueil chaleureux (elle parle français) ainsi qu'à Vicky.

Nous avons beaucoup aimé notre séjour dans cette maison authentique, toute en simplicité. Si vous cherchez le silence et le repos, c'est l'endroit idéal!

Ciao !!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
5

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this beautiful restored stone house. It was absolutely amazing, with fireflies by night and geckos by day. The house is perfectly located with only a 20 minutes drive to Lucca and a fantastic restaurant just down the road.

The quit nights on the patio with a glass of nice Tuscan red wine is beyond description.

I would most definitely hire this house again :o)

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Argyll
5

Lovely Little Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week in August 2009. The weather was great so we didn't move far from the fab pool in Bagni Di Lucca. The restaurant in the nearby village, can't remember the name but it's the only one with a little shop was lovely. The house was well equipped and charming in it's Tuscan style. We would have liked a fact file in the house that listed nearby restaurants, places to visit, good drives etc, that would have been very handy. The owner, Vala was so helpful and even lent us her iron!

All round we would recommend this house, if you like unspoilt countryside and peace and quiet, it will be perfect. Nearby Lucca is worth a visit especially to cycle around the walls, but beware the beaches on the coast, where you do get shooed away unless you have paid, so stick to the pool in Bagni, chairs are free the sunloungers are a little extra.

Have a happy holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Molin della Volpe
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: necessary

Casa Casciani is located few 100 meters from the historic village of Celle dei Puccini in the Pescaglia valley. The vacation house for rent sits on a hillside facing south admidst the chestnut trees. There are 2 very good restaurants in close proximity to the house, the small grocery shops in the towns up and down the valley and the next supermarket is 10 min away. Situated just 25 min from the walled city of Lucca, the lost gem of Tuscany, and only just 30km from the luxurious beaches in Versilia. Florence and Siena are within easy reach and Pisa airport is just 45 min away. For lovers of enduro riding the Garfagnana valley is heaven. There are organized trips in the area and it is a perfect opportunity to mix with a holiday before or after an incredible riding experience

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Rates & Availability

Pescaglia Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 prices
May 14 2016 - Oct 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
$676
 
 
2017 prices
May 20 2017 - Sep 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
$96
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $225

Price is indicative for a one week rental. Included in the price are linen and bath towels, final cleaning and all utilities. For less than a week and more than a week prices contact owner for a quote.
The house is available for long term rentals. For long term rental rates contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Pescaglia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower
  • The toilets are new and simply fitted. On the ground floor there is a WC with sink and on the second floor there is a bathroom with shower. There is an outdoor shower on the patio, with cold water to cool off in the summer heat.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be joined
  • The bedrooms are situated on the first floor of the house. There is one bedroom with double bed and one with twin beds that can easily be joined for a double. Both bedrooms window open up to the wonderful outdoor nature.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
Notes:
We will supply some toilet paper and paper towels covering initial stay. For extended period guests will have to procure their own. The air conditioning is a portable one, situated in one of the bedrooms. We can supply iron & board upon request as well as baby cot and baby highchair.

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