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Architect's New Apartment in City Center

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Architect’s Lucca Home Large, 60 SqMt 1 bedroom apartment in the historical city

Architect’s Lucca Home Large, 60 SqMt 1 bedroom apartment in the historical city center of Lucca inside the walls. Newly renovated and designed by an American architect, every detail of this apartment reflects elegance. Views of Piazza Santa Maria from large windows, 12-foot ceilings with exposed beams, Carrara white marble bathroom with large shower. Steps away from the best Lucca restaurants, art galleries and historical sites.


Owner
Stephen Dalton
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Stephen Dalton

As an architect for 30 years, married to an Italian I wanted to do more than visit Italy. I wanted to experience Italy.

Stephen Dalton purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Stephen Dalton chose Lucca

Located in a building built in the 1500's it has a unique charm and potential to be an amazing property. Completely gutted and renovated I could design it the way I wanted it to look.

What makes this apartment unique

It is right in the City Center, inside the walls and steps away from the best restaurants, shopping, art venues and historic sites. The City wall is a unique feature where you can jog and bike away from cars and view the City below. It is an amazing City.

Amenities

Lucca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in is between 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Check in after 6:00 PM is based on availability of the Guest Manager and will incur extra cost.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • All new Carrara marble bathroom with large marble shower, toilet, bidet and large sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom is bright and clean with 12 foot ceilings and exposed wood beams. TV in Bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
Herblay
5

Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as Stephen described it. Very convenient for me and my two kids (9 & 6 years old). The flat is very comfortable, well furbished and close to everything.

We walked three days through this wonderful city. Thanks to Stephen we spent an amazing stay here !

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. We hope you come back. Glad your kids enjoyed Lucca. We have fallen in love with it.
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4

Excellent compact appartment. Beautiful shower area. Locaton great for shopping and socialising

  • 4 of 5

High quality accommodation in a vibrant busy area of Lucca. Any noise created by revellers stops around midnight. Not a huge issue. Everyone seems to be enjoying the atmosphere!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sonoma County
5

Fantastic accommodation and service in the heart of Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Lucca at Stephen's apartment. The apartment is ultra modern with every amenity possible. Stephen was a fantastic person to deal with before and during our stay. Paola was also lovely, she greets you when you arrive is available if you need help during your stay. I traveled with my friend and her daughter. They stayed in the bedroom and I took the sofa couch. I was completely comfortable there, as if in my own bedroom, too. You can't have a better experience renting an apartment in Lucca! I should know, I have rented 2 previous apartments there! Do not hesitate to book this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alberta, Canada
5

Great apartment and fun location!

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment with everything you need. Fun location in Lucca.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed Barb and Randy as our guests. We would welcome them back any time and are glad we could help make their stay in Lucca better. Any host would be lucky to have them as guests.
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4

Apartment in Lucca

  • 4 of 5

We loved Lucca. This was our first visit and it exceeded our expectations.

The flat is very conveniently situated within the walls of the medieval city, which put all of the main sights within walking distance. The flat was comfortable and well equipped with a pleasant outlook over a small square. It was also very convenient for food shopping, with at least a couple of very well stocked groceries within a few steps from the front door.

Our only two difficulties were (1) the somewhat unusual Luchese system of rubbish collection. Despite the guidance offered in the flat we never really mastered this and perhaps a more 'idiot's guide' approach might help others as baffled as we were; and (2) the area between the street door and the old city gates (about 60 yards west - see photo) seems to be a place where students and other young people gather of an evening. There is a craft beer shop there, which seems one of the main draws. While on most evenings the crowd dispersed by about 8 or 9 pm, on Friday and Saturday nights the carousing went on into the early hours of the morning and we found it necessary to close not only the windows but also the heavy wooden shutters in order to reduce the noise to a level that did not prevent sleep.

This might not be an issue for younger visitors, who might well join the throng, but being that bit older, with our partying days behind us, it was a bit of a negative.

Having said all that, it did not detract materially from our stay and we would certainly return to Lucca again in future.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate comments from our guests and respect their feedback. Regarding the comment about the street life- this is what we love about Lucca. It’s an active fun city that had The Rolling Stones last year at the Summer Festival and yearly hosts Comics and Games in November- an amazing celebration of comedians, magic, fun and games that draws people of all ages from all over the world. The noise is not a problem for me and my wife who are in our sixties. The young people enjoying the summer evening are respectful, fun and wonderful. Lucca in the summer is active until 10 PM at restaurants and bars and it’s what we love about the city. I just wanted to put the guests comments in perspective.
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5

Hoping to stay again someday!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated with everything we needed for our stay. Across the street is a nice bar (cafe) to have our evening Aperitivo, where we enjoyed people watching and planning our next day and we could still pickup the wifi from the apartment. Paula was a great hostess; showed us around the apartment and gave us some good recommendations for eating out. We really like the town of Lucca so if we ever get the chance to return we hope to stay at this apartment.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed Ericka and Kent's staying with us. They were wonderful guests and we would welcome them back anytime.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Pisa Galileo International Airport
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Lucca Stazione
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Forte dei Marmi

Lucca is a charming Tuscan city with walls surrounding it built in 1513. Inside the walls are great restaurants, high end shops, art venues, theater and historic homes. Everything you need is within walking distance.

Nearby is Florence (1 hour) and the beaches of Forte di Marmi (30 minutes away) as well as wineries of Tuscany and The Mall, a virtual Disney World of the best outlet shops (Prada, Gucci, Michael Kors, Yves St Lauren, Burberry, Fendi, Ferragamo, etc.).

Public parking is available near the apartment, although it can get busy on the weekend. There are buses and a train that can take you to Florence, Rome or anywhere else in Italy you want. Florence is the best connection for the fast train to Rome and Venice.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $20
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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