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Beautiful Hillside Villa, Breathtaking Panoramic Views And Private Infinity Pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Stunning Villa with Infinty Pool in Bagni di Lucca, Lucca Province, Tuscany - Rural Location Short Walk From A Beautiful Hamlet And Stunning Views All Around Property

This is a brand new build in traditional Tuscan style, lovely wooden beams and windows and terracotta flooring throughout. It has been beautifully designed and has the most amazing views from all sides above the spa resort of Bagni Di Lucca and surrounding valleys. The villa has all the modern amenities you would require including a stunning infinity pool with Roman Steps. There is a modern fitted kitchen, a utility room, through lounge with large character fireplace. Upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes. Outside there is plenty of space and the entertaining area will have everything you need (BBQ / Teak Dining Table Chairs & Pergola / Teak Sun Loungers & a full sized table tennis table!) to make it a perfect and relaxing vacation in this beautiful part of Italy. This is a non-smoking villa.


Owner
Chris
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Chris

We are very happily married British couple who made a decision to buy our future home in a very beautiful location in Tuscany. Those of you that will stay will know immediately why we chose Casa Duetto. It has views all around the house and up to a gorgeous hamlet over looking a famed Spa resort 'Bagni di Lucca'. We have owned the property a number of years and have now added a infinity pool that will equal any in Tuscany. We want to create a home from home for our friends, family and guests and we want you to treat the property with love and respect as you would your own, we even encourage watering of plants whilst you are there if you find the time! We have traveled all around the world and we have not found anywhere that compares with our little spot in Tuscany. Enjoy!

Chris purchased this villa in 2008

Why Chris chose Media Valle del Serchio

Fell in love with the local area and the people having spent a weekend in Benabbio across the valley. It is remote yet also within easy traveling distance of wonderful Lucca and Florence as well as a historical natural thermal spa resort at the bottom of the hill.

What makes this villa unique

Breathtaking views, fresh air, quietness and good old mother nature. There are wild deer on the hillside that we have seen on a regular basis but yet to see any wild boar!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow!We have stayed in many villa's but Casa Duetto was by far the best. Perfect in every way. The scenery and wildlife was spectacular, had 4 separate Deer sightings during our week. The villa itself was perfect and catered for everything we needed. Amazing scenery, amazing pool, amazing Villa.



We would love a return visit. Best regards from Julie, Stephen and family (UK July 2011



Jeff and Rose Lane (UK) - August 10. One of the best holidays we have ever had. The villa is absolutely stunning and location is breath taking. Everything you could possibly need is at the villa and it is very comfortable. Kids spent as much time as possible in the pool which is a great size & a lot of fun. Surrounding area is great with lots to do and close enough to Lucca for some serious shopping



Steve & Ann Marie (UK) - July 10. Your villa was superb. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there. The pool is amazing and we did get the occasional visit from a young deer. Rod and Caroline were excelle
Oct 2008
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Amenities

Bagni di Lucca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Outdoor Toilet and Shower - toilet , shower , There is an outside shower and separate outside toilet
  • Bathroom 1 with shower (wet room), toilet and hand basin. Bathroom 2 with shower, toilet, bidet and hand basin. Outside WC and outside shower by pool also
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) also travel cot available Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king size bed and a single sofa. Bedroom 2 with double bed and a single sofa bed. Bedroom 3 with double. Also a have a quality travel cot and high chair which is available for the very young!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The villa is centrally heated and also there is a wood burning (glass fronted) fire for winter and cold evenings. All windows are double glazed and have mossie nets and the house is superbly insulated having just been built to the highest specification. The house is ideal for families and groups of friends but young children should be supervised in the grounds and by the pool at all times and the safety of children is your responsibility. From the main road between Bagni di Lucca and Granaiola the turning to the property is down a service track (250m long). This is used by 8 properties and is maintained but please drive slowly at all times. Please note the driveway down to the property is safe has been concreted as well as fenced and is accessible for small and longer base cars but likewise apply caution at all times. If hiring a minibus then you may need to make a 3 point turn on one corner of the ascent/decent to the property. In addition not recommended for low base sports cars Outside: There is a a brand new infinity pool (8 meter by 5 meter with a depth of 1.5) for your private use and there is decking and Pergola as well as stone entertaining area. No oil based suntan lotions please in the pool and strictly no drinking or eating in the pool. The outside furniture is all teak or dark wood and includes dining table and chairs, sun loungers and parasol, beautiful Pergola for shade and smaller table and chairs for taking breakfast. There is a full size table tennis table with bats and balls etc. Also a 4 person outdoor badminton set to entertain / exercise the kids and grown ups! There is private parking area for 3/4 cars. There is an outside shower and wc. Large BBQ - Please clean after use, there is also a smaller Webber BBQ (if required). Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, Cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality towels and linen provided (1 bath, hand per guest). Property is cleaned between lets, more often by agreement (terms & conditions apply). This year we are providing outside towels for pool area. Pool will is maintained and cleaned by local agent. Other: All rooms are very tastefully decorated in keeping with Villa. All furnishings are high quality and we are sure that you will have everything you need for a perfect time at our Villa.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Hillside Villa, Breathtaking Panoramic Views And Private Infinity Pool
average rating of 4.733333 based on 16 reviews
5

Highly recommended !

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend the Casa Duetto villa for a relaxing family holiday in northern Tuscany. The infinity pool, with views across the valley and over the village of Bagni di Lucca, was excellent and provided a welcome retreat after a day's sightseeing. The modern accommodation was superbly appointed and suited our needs perfectly. Both the owners and local agents were extremely helpful throughout.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing views, great pool

  • 5 of 5

Superb place to stay for a chilled out holiday. The pool is incredible and backed up by stunning views. A hair raising drive down the track to the house only adds to the sense of getting away and getting ready to chill out by the pool.

Easy access to Lucca and loads of small villages in the mountains. We even found a cute little "bar" 5 mins drive up the hill near the refugio with a very relaxed feel, but great coffee.

We braved a walk down the footpath to the village, but it's quite rustic!

Definitely recommend this villa! The owner is very helpful and the agent was great too.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe we are delighted that you and the family had such a good time and all the very best with the new arrival in January. We would love to see you back in the future. Our very best wishes, Chris and Cindy
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4

Secluded, great vista

  • 4 of 5

Lovely setting, whole outside is directed towards the views which you don't ever tire of. Pool is great although mosquitos were very annoying, even those amongst our party who don't normally get bothered ended up with bites. Apart from that very small fact, this is a great property, perfectly situated to explore further afield: park at the station & take the train to Lucca. Either stay to explore or go onto Florence - adorable city - or Pisa, not so adorable but still worth a visit to the iconic tower. Through the management company that Chris put us in contact with, we arranged for a chef to come in & cook a typical Italian meal for my big birthday celebration. Fantastic both experience & the meal, which typically was way too much for us. The kind ladies left us the 'leftovers' which we enjoyed the following day. We also went on a wine tasting tour with Lucca wine treasures - best experience of the whole trip - even someone who doesn't actually like wine thought it was a great trip. For those who do like wine, can thoroughly recommend them. We flew into Bologna rather than Pisa; whilst longer, in mid August was nearly half the price & the flight times were better too. Nice airport!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the great review and sorry that the mossies were annoying we have never had previous complaints and suspect that due to the wet hot weather this year they came out in force!. Would love to have you back anytime!
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5

TUSCAN PARADISE

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks Chris for the use of your truly superb villa....we went as a group of 6 and if you are looking for plenty of rest in a truly stunning location, then a stay at this villa is a must!

The view from the infinity pool was breathtaking, especially with a good glass of Tuscan wine in hand! We relaxed, hiked from Bagni Di Lucca up hill to Monte de Villa and enjoyed the excellent Therma Spa which was only a 5 minute drive away.

The amenties in the villa were great and with the extensive movie collection, we were spoilt for choice on the nights we decided to stay in!

Can really recommend an excellent wine merchant in Borgo a Mozzano called Il Vinaio....great local wine at excellent prices! There is also a very good restaurant again a 5 minute drive from the Villa, Il Birbisso!

Chris was super helpful as was Sofia who manages the property locally.

Thank You and we will back fro sure!

Kiran

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kiran you and your family are welcome back anytime!! Thanks also for sending those super pictures through Chris and Cindy
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4

Well maintained property with stunning views.

  • 4 of 5

Bagni de Lucca is s wonderful area and friendly locals. Their are excellent rail links and trains are very reasonably priced. The road to the property is vey narrow, twisty and steep making it quite daunting to begin with but after a couple of days or do we became quite used to it. However, I would not recommend that anyone hires a large car for their stay. There are some lovely restaurants in the area and the food was generally fantastic. During our stay my wife suffered from a badly swollen ankle as a result of an insect bite. I happened to mention this to the ladies at the rental agent (BG Italia) and they immediately organised a doctors appointment and Doreen from the agency accompanied her to act as an interpreter. - Fantasic service!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review Ray and delighted that you had a great time and also Sofia and BG Italia helped when it was needed with local medical support!
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5

Idyllic and breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? Well firstly, the photos REALLY don't do this place justice. The house itself is polished and very comfortable. The owners know what makes a great holiday house and have provided guests with more than they could possibly need. The wine fridge in particular was well used.

But the majority of our time was spent outside. We never got tired of the views of the surrounding hills and town, particularly from the edge of the infinity pool.

A fantastic little restaurant a few minutes up the road and good supermarkets a short drive from the property meant we were never short of fantastic food.

Loved it! Won't be surprised if we're back very soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much much for your kind words regarding our special home in Tuscany and we would be delighted if you were to return in the not too distant future Best wishes Chris and Cindy
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Pisa Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Granaiola
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Fornoli
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Granaiola
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Abetone
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The local area is perfect for a walking holiday, mountain biking, horse riding, also the cultural centres of Lucca and Bagni Di Lucca offers many more activities for relaxation. The whole summer is full of the most amazing festivals (Lucca music festival in July/August as many international stars). Shelly and Keats chose this part of Italy!

Coast/Beach:

The grand beach resorts at Viareggio are 1 hours drive to the east. The beaches are flat sand for sunbathing and fully provided with tourist services and upmarket shopping.

Travel:

Pisa and Florence 1-1.5 hour by car. Bologna 3.5 hours by car.

Milan 4.5 hours by car. Many discount airlines fly into the local airports and car hire is recommend to explore the wonders of Tuscany and the many summer festivals and events.

Distances:

Granaiola 15 min walk.

Bagni di Lucca 5 min drive.

Lucca - 24km (25 min drive/train).

Pisa 48km (45 min drive/train)

Florence 98km (90 min drive/train).

Coast 55km (60 min drive).

Abetone 40km (45 min drive).

Further Details:

There is a small restaurant (our guests rave about the food and people here) in Granaiola which is walking distance and a short drive away is Bagni di Lucca which has everything else that you would need: Chemist, banks, small supermarket, numerous restaurants even a large outside swimming lido if you tire of having your own private pool on the doorstep! Bagni di Lucca is situated along the river Lima. There have been thermal baths here since Roman times and the very first Casino in Europe was built here. Many famous English poets such as Shelley, Keats and Byron had connections with Bagni di Lucca and the region. The historic and festival Town of Barga is 20 mins drive, while the walled City of Lucca is 35 minutes drive.

We can also offer special services upon request to make your stay extra special please let us know in advance and we will do what we can to accommodate your request.

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Rates & Availability

Bagni di Lucca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Apr 8 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,812
 
 
Early Summer
May 21 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Summer 1
Jun 18 2017 - Jul 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,187
 
 
Summer 2
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,312
 
 
Summer 3
Jul 16 2017 - Aug 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,562
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,125
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,937
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$344
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $250

Booking Notes:
The property is booked on a weekly period from Saturday, or by agreed arrangement. We appreciate that weekend flights are expensive so please do contact us. A non refundable deposit is required to secure the time (25%), then full payment by bank transfer 60 days before occupation. In addition a security deposit of £200 is also required. Security deposit to be refunded in full within 14 days of departure date if no deductions for breakages are due. Please note or record and advise us or agent.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, or by agreed arrangement - please contact us if you are interested in dates that are available midweek as we may be able to accommodate your request.
Check in time is 4pm on arrival day and at 11am on departure date.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Payment can also be made in Euro at appropriate exchange rate. We offer a £100 discount if you book 2 weeks together. We are happy to discuss discounts for longer lets than 2 weeks. Hot water and linen is always included for summer months but in winter an additional charges will apply for central gas heating but wood supply will be provided free for use with open fire!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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