About the property
- Villa914 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Villa on the hills of Lucca, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 sofà-bed Sleeps 5 people
Completely renewed, inside the house and outside, on January 2017.
Charming treasure trove within our rustic Tuscany. A villa belonging to 18th century with its perfect proportions and fascinating structure. It has been renovated maintaining the original characteristics and re-furbished with autenthic, original furniture. The elegant style and attention to detail, create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The rustic villa is situated within an olive grove, surrounded by the sounds of nature- but nearby, about one hundred meters far, the owners are living. Lucca is a medioeval town, full of history and surrounded by unique, centuries-old walls. The house lies 11 km. from the centre of Lucca and is ideally located to take day trips to Florence -70km., Pisa -20km, Siena and S.Gemigmano -90km. The Lucca region reaches as far as the mediterrean coast in Versilia, where the famous Forte dei Marmi is situated. The elegant beaches and fine sand are renowned within this area. If one day you remain at home, you can enjoy the view of Lucca from the terrace.
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- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
Why Massimo chose San Martino In Freddana
The charm of this house and of this place will enter inside your heart.
What makes this Villa unique
A piece of real Tuscany : completely absorbed among about 300 olive trees, an enchanting view over the city of Lucca and over the old church of the village.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Arriving at this wonderful Tuscan Farmhouse was one of those moments! The view that met us did take our breath away.
Everything about this house, inside and out, was magical. The house is furnished eloquently..rustic/chic, and one feels instantly 'at home'.
Massimo met us at Lucca so we could follow him to the house, very much appreciated, and when there, he explained very fully regarding the running of the house etc. Massimo lives locally, and it was clear that if we had any problems, he would attend immediately.
I cannot really find adequate words to describe the beauty and uniqueness of the area surrounding the house, it has to be experienced, and I will remember and treasure this experience forever.
Thank you very much for your stayng at my house !!! I hope to meet you here again In future. All the best for you. Massimo
A little Gem: Serene and Peaceful with Stunning Views
Massimo's place is a little gem. We recently spent a week there in April. it is beautifully appointed with a cozy kitchen and pot belly stove (which we used due a couple of chilly nights, M provides the wood), comfortable beds and two showers with great water pressure (a surprise in such an old farmhouse.) There is a Simply grocery store down the hill and the nearby restaurant M recommended (The Marvelous) was great. Lucca is less than a half hour drive -- there is free parking just outside the walls. We biked the walls one day. Stunning. I found a great hiking path on the last night at the cottage and wished I had time to explore it further. I also drove to and walked around the local church that is visible from M's place. It is the peaceful quiet and the stunning views that makes this little gem so special. Yes, the drive up is a little harrowing at first, but go slow, use your horn and pull over for locals. Massimo met us just off the highway at a McDOnalds and we followed him up on the first day. We cooked and used the barbecue. This is a perfectly romantic spot for a couple.... We did have friends visit for three days and the house comfortably handled two couples, (I wouldn't go more than that as the kitchen is cozy... and little crowded with four, but definitely manageable.) We drove to Florence (next time we'd probably take the train) and Pisa. But for me this wonderful little cottage was the highlight. Thanks Massimo for being such a thoughtful host.
Great property to relax without noise and close to major attractions. The owner is amazing and very attentive to your needs. I would definitely book again if in the area for vacation.
Charming! Peaceful! Excellent Property!
The house is exactly as it is pictured. Very charming and beautifully decorated. The only surprise was just how beautiful the view is of the valley below and the town of Lucca. Pictures just don't do it justice. In the two weeks I spent there, I learned a great deal of how everyday life is in Italy. The house was very clean and everything was in working order.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone wishing a lovely setting to relax the day away. Lucca proper is very beautiful town to visit. It is also accessible to many other towns for day trips.
Massimo, the owner, was very accommodating and always available should you have need. He is a good source of knowledge of how to get around not just Lucca, but Italy in general. He is also a very, very nice person.
Casa Tonino has all the modern conveniences, scenic views and rustic Italian charm combined.
We spent the first 2weeks of October in Casa Tonino and every day was perfect. Massimo met us at McDonalds and escorted us up the hill to the house. The drive took a little getting used to but we quickly adjusted.
Everything in the house was just enough - nothing was lacking and not so much that you were always putting things away. Massimo explained how the heat and gas stove worked, trash collection etc. He answered all our questions and we were left to enjoy our stay.
We cooked our own meals (market is close by). We ate at local restaurants (The Marvelous is Marvelous!) We took a cooking class nearby that Massimo researched and suggested at my request. It was so fun!
We met the locals living next door and everyone was friendly and gracious.
We would recommend this place without hesitation.
Not only is the location and the house itself ideal but with Massimo taking care of you there is nothing to do but relax and enjoy every moment.
It was a perfect vacation, we will be back.
Thank you Massimo!
Steve and Michele Benson
Quaint Tuscan Cottage with views to die for !!
Clean well maintained with all facilities,way up in the Tuscan hills.Really charming friendly helpful owner.Would recommend without hesitation.Good selection of excellent local restaurants,well stocked supermarket within 2miles,Lucca station handy and cheap for visiting Florence,Pisa,etc.A delightful quiet and peaceful retreat.
The city of Lucca boasts some wonderfully charming urban spaces: the most famous of these is surely the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, built on the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheatre by the architect Lorenzo Nottolini, a unique architectural marvel. The main artery running through the historic centre is the narrow Via Fillungo, a medieval street lined with the city’s most prestigious shops. Some of Lucca’s other picturesque squares include Piazza San Michele, the city’s historic fulcrum, and Piazza San Martino, the centre of religious life and the site of the renowned Duomo di San Martino. Its immense historic-monumental opulence has prompted a recent proposal to include Lucca’s historic centre – which also comprises a historic playhouse, the Teatro del Giglio - in UNESCO’s world heritage list.
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Wireless internet is available free. Security deposit Euro 250,00 .( It will be back the day of your leaving )