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Massimo

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, italian

Charming rustic villa with fantastic view over the city.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

San Martino In Freddana Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa on the hills of Lucca, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 sofà-bed Sleeps 6 people

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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Massimo (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Massimo, for an extrodinary experience in your family home. It was just as the photos showed us and more. The hills offer a magnificent view day and night. The flowering trees and daffodils greated us on the approach up the road to Toninos place. We were so happy in this peaceful and elegantly redesigned farm villa. Daily trips to Lucca a pure joy and the food and quality of wines to choose from a dream come true. We loved it, and will be back next year.

Thank you

Will and Mary
Mar 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)
Charming rustic villa with fantastic view over the city.
average rating of 4.9 based on 76 reviews
4

A lovely location, very relaxing and quiet

  • 4 of 5

The owner was very helpful and met us in Lucca so we could follow him to the property. If you want peace and quiet with fantastic views of Lucca, both at night and during the day this location will not disappoint you. The garden was a beautiful setting for a glass of wine and BBQ. Just what you want to come back to after visiting Florence, walking the Lucca Wall or just travelling around this breathtaking country. Thank you Massimo for making us feel so welcome.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Authentic Italian home in Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We wanted an authentic place to call home while staying in Tuscany and this charming little stone house was perfect for that.

We arrived late from Rome and Massimo was kind enough to meet us at McDonald's just off the freeway in Lucca at midnight so we could follow him to the house. We really appreciate him meeting us so late! He showed us around the house and explained things we would need to know for our stay there.

The very first morning we were greeted with a view that cannot be described, it has to be experienced. To open the shutters and look over Tuscany was peaceful, serene, gorgeous. We knew we would have a view but weren't prepared for the beauty!

The home itself was fine for six of us. Massimo was very honest and upfront about the size of the home, but it worked fine for our stay in Lucca. The two upstairs bedrooms had a full/double bed while the little couch on the main floor pulled out and slept two. All mattresses were comfortable.

The drive was a little hairy at first! We didn't expect a 15+ min or so winding up the hills of Lucca so if you are afraid of heights, just a warning! Thankfully we were following Massimo on our first trek up, in the dark, otherwise it would have been a bit scary at first. Once we did it in the daylight, and over the course of a few days, it was fine. We also had a van to seat the six of us so if you have a smaller car it probably wouldn't seem as scary. The road to the house was paved nicely and in great shape.

Massimo's hospitality was appreciated, from the welcome gift of wine and pasta, to meeting us late, to once again meeting us in at the local hospital when our young daughter had a bad fall.

If a charming, authentic Tuscan villa is what you are looking for, with unimaginable views then this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived (4 adults) Massimo met us in Lucca so we could follow him up and and up to the villa. The rustic villa surrounded by olive trees was exactly what you see on the web site and much more. The view overlooking the beautiful city of Lucca was breathtaking. The villa is well maintain, very clean and is equipped with all the modern amenities. The beds are extremely comfortable.

The owner, Massimo was always quick at answering any questions and in helping with any problems for example, we had a problem with the rental vehicle and needed a towing and garage, Massimo arranged everything and made it so easy for us...thank you Massimo.

I would not heisted I. Recommending this villa to my friends and family an hope that we will be able to go back to this cosy Tuscane Villa ....ciao Massimo and again thank you.....❤️

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Dreamy Tuscan Villa will not disappoint

  • 5 of 5

The villa was everything it promised to be and much more! We fell in love with the photos online and were breathless when we walked into the house for the first time. When we arrived, Massimo met us in Lucca so we could follow him up the winding roads to the villa. Once there, he told us everything we needed to know about the house and left us with a beautiful gift of wine, bread and pasta which we thoroughly enjoyed. We enjoyed our evenings on the patio marveling at the beauty of the property, the view overlooking Lucca and also the warmth of a fire in the wood burning stove. The location is a very private and enchanting as it’s nestled in an olive grove on the side of the mountain. This meticulously-maintained house and garden has all of the old-world charm we were looking for but with very modern amenities. The villa has newer appliances including a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. The gas heat warmed up the villa in just a few minutes and we never ran out of hot water. The kitchen is well-stocked with everything you might need to make a nice meal. Both bedrooms have the stunning view of Lucca and both beds are big and extremely comfortable. During our stay we visited Cinque Terre, Pisa as well as two days in beautiful, nearby Lucca where we rented bikes, shopped and had fabulous meals. We never felt unsafe but took comfort in the fact that the house closed up nicely with shutters and locks while we were out. Massimo is an extremely considerate host and wanted to be sure we felt comfortable and at home and was always extremely quick to answer any messages I sent to him throughout the rental process. He was also punctual on our arrival and departure days. Our experience was like a dream-come-true from beginning to end. We have recommended this villa to friends will be renting again ourselves!

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

A little bit of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

We spent six days in this incredibly charming stone house. It's high up in the hills amid olive groves looking down on the walls of Lucca. Massimo and his wife were truly gracious making sure we had everything we needed. While we were there Massimo invited us to watch his olives being crushed and made into olive oil - a day later some was delivered to us. It was delicious! The views from this little house are breathtaking and captivated us especially in the early morning and late at night. We can't wait to return again for another memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a gem.

  • 5 of 5

We saw this property on line and were very so surprised to find it is just as wonderful as it showed on VRBO. Massimo was a delight and met us at McDonalds and escorted us to the house. The GPS stops part the way up and you would never find it. The property was very clean and he left us a loaf of fresh local bread and a bottle of wine.

Massimo will also give you the shortest routes to attractions and places to park (important)

The only part that was a bit surprising to me was we had to pay for gas for the hot water, range and heat as well as any wood we used for the fireplace. For five days it ran €25 for 4 people so be prepared for that or more to come out of your €200 deposit.

Other than that it was a fantastic stay

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want only point out that you have not paid for hot water, but you have paiid only for the heating : gas and wood for fireplace. You paid for heating ,for 5 days , wood and gas, euro 25,00. Anyway you are very good people.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Tirrenia Golf
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Viareggio - Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

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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Rates & Availability

San Martino In Freddana Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Last minute September 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 17 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$559
 
 
Last minute September 2016
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$660
 
 
October 2016
Oct 2 2016 - Oct 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$771
 
 
November 2016
Oct 30 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$101
$503
 
 
December 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
$84
$503
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$112
$615
 
 
January-February 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Feb 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
$101
$503
$1,118
 
 
March 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$559
 
 
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$749
 
 
April 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$783
 
 
May 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$872
 
 
May 2017
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
June 2017
May 27 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
July-August 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,096
 
 
September 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$794
 
 
October 2017
Oct 15 2017 - Oct 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$771
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $224
Pet Fee $34

Weekly prices include: the rent of the property, private parking, all bedlinen and towels.
Wireless internet is available free.
Weekly prices DO NOT INCLUDE: electricity, gas (for hot water and kitchen), final cleaning..Gas for heating to pay on consumption. wood to pay on consumptions.

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Amenities

San Martino In Freddana Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Tonino's bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Antique Furniture
    Tonino's mum's bedroom - 1 queen , Antique Furniture
  • Cot available on request In the Living room there is a sofà - bed for 2 people
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our olive oil production in the property. Versilia Golf Club is 30km far from this holiday house Montecatini Golf is 18 km far this holiday house. Cook on request to prepare dinner at home

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