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Giovanna and Francesco

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Speaks: english, french, italian

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

11 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
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 Lavanda 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

On the second floor: we have only had to open the windows and let the sun in, to paint the walls yellow and orange! You can see some of the most beautiful Towers of Lucca through the trees. The atmosphere is romantic: the original wooden beams and the terra-cotta pavements render the apartment more than welcoming. A large hall/living room with a kitchen and fireplace and two double bedrooms can comfortably accommodate four people. The apartment consists of two rooms: a double bedroom and the other with two single beds that can be converted to double bed.The wooden beams and terracotta floors remained as they were based. The bathroom, covered with mosaic, complete with shower, sink, toilet, bidet and hair dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped and communicate with the living. The living room is a spacious and bright overlooking the surrounding countryside. Sofas, armchairs and a fireplace create a cozy and romantic atmosphere.
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
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was one of those bookings where the reality was even better than the photos on the web. What a beautiful property and how lovely to be met by Giovanna with cold drinks on arrival. We stayed for 5 nights in Lavanda (2 adults and 2 children) which was huge! The apartment was equipped with everything we could need. Giovanna was so helpful drawing a little map to show us where to eat, park etc and an added bonus was that we were there during the Procession of Lucca. What an incredible experience. It turned out that the fireworks were best seen from the beautiful garden of Encantea and so after watching the procession we were able to come back to apartment and watch the fireworks away from the crowds. The pool was fabulous at the end of each day. The girls loved the large lawns to practice their cartweels and generally run around! Thanks also Francesco for the glass of wine whilst watching the fireworks...a truely memorable night!
Sep 2011
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Reviews

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Lavanda
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Lovely property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Loverly apartment very clean with everything you need. The owners were excellent they maintain the grounds to a high standard. They were very helpful when we needed advice on places to visit. Thankyou

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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nice and quietly

  • 5 of 5

Encantea is a quiet place near Lucca, lovingly rented by Giovanna & Francesco.

We felt any time welcome there. The hosts take on request dinner reservations, provide tips for exploring the area or have a kind word for all their guests. Encantea is a wonderful base for day trips in the beautiful area. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and greetings to all of you. Giovanna and Francesco
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5

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful apartment. We stayed in the Lavanda apartment but the other guests were also enthusiastically positive about their apartments. We are a family with two young boys (8 and 6). The Lavanda had two bed rooms - a double room and a room with 2 single beds that the boys slept in.

The whole apartment was delightfully furnished and faultlessly maintained. The apartment was also well equipped with all manner of cooking equipment, a washing machine and a TV.

The pool is set within an enormous lawn and shared with the other 3 apartments alone so was never remotely overcrowded. The pool is a salt water pool and the pool and garden are regularly maintained by the owners Geovanna and Francesco. There are great views of the stunning Tuscan landscape from the apartments and gardens.

There's a small but well stocked Conad supermarket a few minutes walk away and a few other local shops and eateries but the area is relatively rural. However you're only about a 25 minute walk from Lucca. Lucca is a beautiful city with a few points of interest of it's own and tons of restaurant - many of which are very good. Lucca is also close to Pisa, Florence and the seaside resort of Viareggio.

Geovanna visited the property daily to water the plants and tidy and she was always friendly and helpful.

I would unreservedly recommend this property for anyone who is looking for a quite break away from it all or who wants a base camp from which they can visit the many interesting and beautiful sites across Tuscany.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Tuscan Delight

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Encantea was an absolute delight. The apartment was spacious, spotlessly clean and had everything you could possibly need for a holiday break. Located within extensive grounds, the pool welcomed us at the end of every day most of which were spent exploring the local and not so local attractions. Rail travel was easy, motoring an eye opener! The discovery of Tambellini's, which was within easy walking distance of Encantea, was a real bonus. The owners of Encantea, Giovanna and Francesco, were keen to do everything to ensure that we enjoyed our stay. Nothing was too much trouble. We much appreciated their kindness. Can't wait to go back!

Roger, Emma and David, Cardiff UK

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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lovely apartment in beautiful Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend the apartments at Villa Encantea. We stayed in apartment Lavande which was spacious, well equipped and immaculate. The gardens and swimming pool are beautiful and the owners very friendly and helpful. Only a few minutes drive to Lucca and also a great base for touring this lovely part of Tuscany.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Little Paradise hidden away in the countryside

  • 5 of 5

OMG!

This is a little piece of heaven hidden away in the Italian countryside, with gardens that will make your mouth drop open. We (my husband and 15yr Son) spent a perfect week here in Encantea. The apartment was the top floor open plan and had everything that you require. i.e. everything you would find at home. The apt was very spacious and clean and really well presented (even the little vase of flowers from the garden on the table was a nice touch). The view out of each window back and front were beautiful. Outside the grounds were really well kept, and the swimming pool was a gift (not many places in LUCCA have pools) with your own seating/umbrella and chairs to have your lunch or dinner. . Giovanna was the perfect host, gave us all the info we required (even though we had been to LUCCA twice before) her information was great especially for a supermarket that was open on a Sunday as everywhere else closed. We found a lovely walk way into Lucca by turning right out of the drive and following the road to the river which leads you into the walled city within 20 mins. The photo's online do not do this justice as it is breath taking and away from any noise that you may otherwise get in a city.

Both Giovanna and Francesco were there everyday so that if you required any information they were there to help.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to anyone, especially anyone who just wants time out and if you have small children the grounds are a gift as the have the freedom of running around and the pool in complete safety.

We have as I said been twice before to LUCCA but if I was to go again this is were I will be staying as I cannot saying anything negative about it.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Sharon and Family, thank you very much for the wonderfull words which we very much appreciated. We are very happy to have met you, you are very special guests. Thanks a lot and we hope to see you again. Francesco and Giovanna
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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:
per property
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
$1,361
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,131
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$159
$1,032
 
 
High Season
Oct 28 2016 - Nov 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$198
 
 
Low Season
Nov 4 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$159
$1,032
 
 
Mid Season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
$1,131
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $439

*** 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 400 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:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 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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