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Giovanna and Francesco

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian

'Encantea' ... lovely country house ... nice apartments at just 2 km from Lucca - Salvia

10 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Piana di Lucca Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Characteristic country house immersed in green fields

Characteristic and typical country house amongst green fields only 2 km from the historical walls of Lucca and close to the most important cities of art in Tuscany.The apartments can be rented separately but both family groups and large groups of friends are welcome: 15 people can be comfortably accommodated. A romantic and comfortable environment and ideal to spend an unforgettable holiday.

The salt water pool (14x7 meters) is at our guests’ disposal and set in garden of two hectares.

The great agricultural house, recently restructured, is a part of a typical 'corte lucchese' and offers four apartments, where one would like to stay longer than just a holiday!

Each apartment prides its own style and personality and all spaces offer lots of natural light, with the comfort of a true home. All the units have a kitchen, lounge room and bathroom; they are equipped with all the accessories, satellite TV, internet wi-fi and air conditioning.

'Encantea'...is: Situated only 2km from the historic centre of Lucca, you’ll find yourself in one of the most beautiful areas West of the Serchio River, between green pastures and beautiful stone houses.

You’ll find tranquillity and grace at Encantea.

There are spaces where you’ll day dream. There is much care and attention to detail: which is the essence of hospitality. It’s beautiful just to sit under the veranda, read a book and fill your eyes with green. Here you’ll find two hectares of green fields, interrupted only by a mirror of blue water.

A comforting magic.

' Encantea ' is the place where one would like to stay longer than just a holiday!

Each accommodation prides it’s own style and personality and all spaces offer lots of natural light, vitality with the comfort of a true home.

You’ll find all you need and more. Travel light, and bring with you only your idea of “total relaxation”

Both Family groups and large groups of friends are welcome: 15 people can be comfortably accommodated.

Our ideas....: One can take advantage of the silence or create something different each day:

Pedal along the banks of the Serchio River, in the close vicinity of the Park on the River or across the hills on a mountain bike to the sea.

Reach Lucca’s historic centre in 5 minutes, situated in the tree-lined street of the ancient walls,

Visit Lucca’s Villas: splendid architectural witnesses of the nobility of the 1500”s

Explore the outskirts: the Coast of Versilia and the mountains of the Garfagnana, which are half an hour away by car, The “Cinque Terre” approx 50km.

Reach the important cities of Tuscany: Florence, Pisa and Siena.

Our ideas...

Visit the markets: antique and arts and crafts, the 3rd and 4th weekend of every month, the traveling market every Wednesday and Saturday.“La Strada del Vino” (the “wine tasting” road): the road for food and wine tasting connoisseurship for agricultural businesses of Lucca’s hills, local wine and oil tasting.

Our ideas....: Opera: Giacomo Puccini was born right here! There are many opportunities and occasions during the year to listen to the masterpieces of the famous musician.

Summer Festival: A summer release of live concerts of international artists in the historic Napoleon Square.

The” Lucca” September: a month of cultural events, both religious and folklore. The 13th of September is not be missed: the entire city accompanies the “Saint Volto” in an atmospheric and charming procession along the streets of the historic centre.

Murabilia: a market/exhibition of mostly rare plants and flowers, held annually in the month of September on one of the most beautiful bulwark of the cities walls. Enriched by presentations, closer examinations and competitions regarding interesting themes in this sector.

The Feast Day of Saint Zita: a beautiful floral market in the Amphitheatre Square, in memory of the patron saint of the city. Held during the week of 27th April.

More Details

Details for Salvia 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

This is a nest for two people: you’ll find it on the ground floor when you enter from the large garden. As per all the apartments at Encantea, there is ample space, made for living and relaxing. One can almost smell the perfume of the fresh and delicate décor and furniture in the entire apartment: from the large kitchen and the day area with a fireplace, to the double bedroom and the bathroom. The bedroom has a door window to the outside and is furnished with attention to detail. The wooden beams and an old brick wall in making the room very pleasant. The bathroom, covered in mosaics, consisting of a glass shower, sink, toilet, bidet and hair dryer. In front we find a anteroom with wardrobe, sink and mirror. The kitchen is characterized by an old brick wall in sight (original), is furnished with attention to detail and it is equipped with table and chairs. The living room has two entrances: one by the large garden and the other by the court.
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Giovanna and Francesco (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I fell in love with this place. It is a restored farmhouse on two hectares of property outside the walls in Lucca. I cannot recommend this place enough. There are 4 apartments - three with 2 bedrooms and one with 1 bedroom. We had the 1 bedroom which was on the main floor so we had a terrace where we ate our breakfast every morning. The apartment was very well supplied with a large kitchen, comfortable living room, a big bedroom and a bathroom with additional sink outside the bedroom - perfect! The grounds are stunning. While you sit beside their very large infinity pool, you are overlooking the hills of Lucca. It is about a 20 minute walk to the walls of Lucca and there is a grocery store 10 minute walk away. Giovanni and Francesco, the owners, are so friendly and accommodating and the place is immaculately kept. There were two families there with small children which was perfect for them with lots of room to play and swim. This place is a true gem!
Jun 2015
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Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

Salvia
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews
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Excellent!!

  • 5 of 5

The unit itself was great. A sympathetic renovation of an old farm house with every modern convenience. Giovanna was extremely helpful although her English is limited- as is our Italian. The grounds, about 5 acres of neatly mown grass and trees in the midst of wheat and vegetable crops, were relaxing and the large inground pool very inviting. The well stocked herb garden was an added bonus for cooking. The unit is close to Lucca old town and free all day parking and also to an extremely well stocked supermarket, butcher shop and easy access to the A11

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Great Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Great service, great apartment, great view!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Salvia, the apartment that sleeps 2 people, for 5 nights and could not have asked for anything more. The apartment was clean, comfortable, well laid out and with absolutely everything you could need. We met Giovanna, who is not only friendly and lovely, but went out of her way to make our stay perfect. There's a supermarket and butcher about 10 minutes walk away, a spa, a cooking school, pizzeria, bar and Lucca centre are also all within walking distance. The property has been renovated to an excellent standard; simply but elegantly decorated and beautifully in keeping with Tuscan tradition. All in all, we would recommend this to anyone and we look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Fantastic experience in relaxed environment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a very relaxed stay at Encantea. Everything we thought would be there was there! Great swimming pool: very, very clean. Vast lawn with great views towards the Apuani Alps. Ten minutes by bike to Lucca. 3 minutes by bike to supermarket and gelateria. Appartment Salvia is spacious and even with very hot weather we enjoyed good night sleep. Giovanna (and Francesco) where there every morning to help with anything you asked for. Thanks very much! So far, the best agriturismo we stayed at.

Hint: putting some chairs and tables underneath the giant trees next to the portico would enhance the experience even more, especially during hot periods.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to have meet you and to know that you enjoyed your stay at "encantea". We would like to see you again. Thanks a lot and greetings from Lucca.
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We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation at Encantea. The property is beautiful - as shown in the pictures. The apartment was very cosy and clean, and the pool was just amazing to cool down and relax. We met Giovanna, who was very friendly, helpful and gave us some useful tips.

The city center of Lucca is in walking distance, and from there we traveled easily to Florence and Pisa by train. Some shops (like a supermarket and a good ice cream shop) are even closer to the property (10mins walking)

We would definitely recommend to spend your holiday at Encantea!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Beautiful villa in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Giovanna and Francesco have a beautiful villa just outside Lucca. It is perfectly maintained with a gorgeous swimming pool and grounds. We stayed for 10 days in a delightful, one-bedroom apartment. Giovanna gave us many helpful ideas about restaurants, shops, and trips and we had a perfect time.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
S. Alessio
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
S. Alessio
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Viareggio-Marina di Pietrasanta-Forte dei Marmi
Car: recommended

One can take advantage of the silence or create something different each day: Pedal along the banks of the Serchio River, in the close vicinity of the Park on the River or across the hills on a mountain bike to the sea. Reach Lucca’s historic centre in 5 minutes, situated in the tree-lined street of the ancient walls, Visit Lucca’s Villas: splendid architectural witnesses of the nobility of the 1500s Explore the outskirts: the Coast of Versilia and the mountains of the Garfagnana, which are half an hour away by car, The “Cinque Terre” approx 50km. Reach the important cities of Tuscany: Florence, Pisa and Siena.Visit the markets: antique and arts and crafts. “La Strada del Vino” (the “wine tasting” road): the road for food and wine tasting connoisseurship for agricultural businesses of Lucca’s hills, local wine and olive oil tasting. Opera: Giacomo Puccini was born right here! There are many opportunities and occasions during the year to listen his masterpieces.

Other Activities: Visit Historyc Centre of Lucca and Cultural Sites

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Rates & Availability

Lucca Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 9 2016
4 night minimum stay
$938
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$117
$804
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$106
$743
 
 
High Season
Oct 28 2016 - Nov 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
Low Season
Nov 4 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$106
$743
 
 
Mid Season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$117
$804
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $335

*** Cancellation policy: 100% refund for cancellations more than 40 days before check in date.
The price does not include: heating, air conditioning, daily cleaning and daily change of linen, towels for swimming pool.
A security deposit against damages of 300 euro is to be paid in cash upon arrival. It will be given back upon departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Piana di Lucca Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Mosquito net.

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