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Holiday Houses near Pisa & Lucca - great location, beautiful houses. - House 2 (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/7)

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


San Giuliano Terme House Rental Photos and Description

Holiday home houses near Pisa & Lucca, Tuscany, Italy - Fabulous Views Over Olive Grove, Forest, Field, Pisa, The Leaning Tower And Mediterranean Sea

This is truly a setting from heaven. It is inspiringly beautiful. La Lucertola is perfectly located to make the most of the glories of Tuscany. Pisa, with her world famous Leaning Tower, is 20 minutes away. Lucca, with her immaculate medieval centre and exquisite boutique shops is also just a 20 minute drive away. Florence is an hour away and the coast less than 30 minutes away. Both houses are on two floors. They have bedroom balconies offering spectacular uniterupted and panoramic views over Pisa, the world famous Leaning Tower, the Mediterranean Sea and the islands of Capraia, Gorgona and Corsica. The two houses are adjacent, totally self-contained, each with their own front door and can be rented together or individually. Extra features include a shared swimming pool in a secure fenced off area with sun loungers, shade gazebo, table and chairs. There is a large sun terrace outside the houses for relaxing, sunbathing and dining. There is a barbeque area and an original wood fired oven. Wood is provided free of charge. Children are most welcome. Cots, high chairs, stair gates and extra foldaway beds can be provided at no extra charge. No additional charges for cleaning. Towels and linen provided. Free Wi Fi internet.

Details for House 2 (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/7) 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Interior designed. Relaxing, spacious bedrooms, one with long balcony. Beds configurable as either twins or doubles and foldaway beds available on request. Bed and bath linen provided. Fans in both bedrooms. Free Wi-Fi Internet Access.

2 bathrooms, 1 en-suite. Both with bath/shower, basin, bidet, wc, hairdryer.

1 lounge. 1 double sofa bed, TV/ DVD player, CD/radio, small book selection.

1 large kitchen equipped with cutlery, crockery, glasses, pots/ pans, double sink, fridge/freezer, electric oven (grill + 4 ring gas hob), microwave/grill, extendable table (6 chairs), kitchen towels. Dishwasher, washing machine, iron/ironing board. Fireplace. All cleaning products provided.

Full central heating included in rental price. Wi-fi internet access available at no extra charge. Shade pergola, table and 6 chairs on terrace outside and sun loungers.

Luisa Riddiford
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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About Luisa Riddiford

Colin, Max (age 12) and I live in a separate house and love living here! We try our absolute best to ensure that everything is as it should be for you when you arrive and indeed throughout your holiday. We are always respectful of your privacy and we want all our guests of all ages to feel free, happy and relaxed. It isn't easy to write about yourself, so here is what previous guests have said about us: 'Luisa and Colin are the perfect hosts and I would like to thank them for allowing us to spend a little time sharing their little piece of Tuscan heaven.' 'The owners live on site and provide a friendly information facility and comprehensive support.' 'Thanks to Luisa and Colin for their hospitality and especially to Max for his special entertainment 'services to children'.

Luisa Riddiford purchased this house in 2000

Why Luisa Riddiford chose Pisa

Luisa taught English in a school near Pisa in 1986 and fell in love with the area. We returned,many times. We made lifelong friends and began to feel that this could be a new home and a new life. After 12 years of living and working in London, we decided to take the plunge, change direction and embrace the challenge of creating a new life. We wanted to be closer to nature, direct our own affairs and to live in a beautiful place with a decent climate. We found La Lucertola as a semi ruin,completely overgrown and crying out for some love and attention. We first fell in love with the incredible view and the prospect of living in the country but close to Pisa and the sea. The view is unique, breathtaking and inspiring. We can see The Leaning Tower, the coast & the islands of Capraia & Corsica.

What makes this house unique

The view - irreplaceable and unique.

The convenience of a country location with the amenities of Pisa and Lucca close to hand.

We overlook olive grove, forest, field and village. Overhead are birds of prey and the night sounds of owls. This place gives us inspiration and the energy to live a good and authentic life. We are happy to share this beauty and joy with our guests who over 14 years of operation wholeheartedly testify to the magic of this very special location. The houses are spacious, comfortable and well proportioned. One would happily live in them all year round - they are much more than a simple rental property - they are proper houses with a true sense of home.

Proximity to villages, hills, beaches & rivers.

Quick access to airport, motorways, bus and rail servic


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

House 2 (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/7)
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Tranquility in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome from Colin and Luisa on our arrival (and a lovely bottle of chilled prosecco) The property was clean and well equipped and we had freedom to pick wonderful fresh herbs and produce from the gardens (the fresh lemons were divine) We had a fun evening making and cooking our own Pizzas in the pizza oven, a huge supply of olive wood was free to use for this and BBQ/Log burner in the lounge. The views from the terrace and pool area were wonderful. The only downside was the drive up and down the narrow, zig zag track to access the accommodation, particularly tricky in the dark. Colin and Luisa were really helpful and friendly and provided us with useful information about the area. All in all a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant road trip holiday this year and drove the 2500 miles from UK to Pisa and back! The property is brilliant - very nicely decorated and very comfortable. The pizza oven was great fun and well worth the time and effort - 'Jamie's Italy' recipe book came in very handy! The pool is a welcome relief when the sun gets too hot and the split level pool area gives you the privacy needed even though it is shared with the farmhouse next door. I would totally recommend both the property and the beautiful surrounding area although I have to be honest and say that the hairpin bend access up to the property isn't for the faint hearted. Luisa, Colin and Max were great and were able to give us help and advice when needed. All in all, a superb experience and introduction to both Tuscany and Italy. We have to return! The Sharpe Family

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Wonderfull Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a Wonderfull week at La lucertola.Luisa and Colin are great hosts,there to offer advice and suggestions when asked but always unobtrusive respecting guests privacy.The farmhouse was tastefully decorated and contained everything necessary.Using the outside wood-fired pizza oven is a must.

The views from the farm house is breath-taking and well worth the adrenaline inducing drive from the village to the property,We also were lucky enough to experience a local river rafting trip organised by Luisa.Our two guides were professional and instantly likeable.The trip takes about 2hours including a short drive to and from the river.It is advisable to take spare clothes as you will get wet!We also took the opportunity to swim(wearing life jackets)down the rapids.Exhilarating!Lucca and Pisa well worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Absolutely Marvellous

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely marvellous stay at La Lucertola. The villa was just perfect with fantastic views across the beautiful surrounding landscape - and the owners were also incredibly friendly and helpful, providing us with a long list of places for us to visit and see on our trip.

We would absolutely recommend you stay here if you are looking for a peaceful Tuscan getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Molina di Quosa
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Villa Poschi
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Marina Di Vecchiano
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Cookery courses in the home can be organised - please contact us for further details.

Canoeing Adventure days can be organised - please contact us for further details.

Bike hire can be organised - please contact us for further details.

Horse Riding can be organised - please contact us for further details

Recording studio can be made available upon special request.


There are fantastic places to visit along the whole of this beautiful coast line. The broad, sandy beach of Marina di Vecchiano, with full facilities is only 10kms away - just a 25 minute drive. The more rocky beaches, ideal for snorkeling are just south of Livorno less than an hour away. The nearest beach resort is at Viareggio, no more than a 40 minute drive. No more than 1.5 hours drive away, try the beautiful coast line of the Cinque Terre and the towns of Lerici and Porto Venere.


The nearest airport is Pisa Airport (a 30 minute drive) with a broad selection of daily low cost flights from many destinations. There are so many places to visit that car hire is recommended. All the major car hire firms are represented at the airport. There is a regular train service from Pisa to Florence. The closest train station is Ripafratta (a 5 minute drive) which is on the line connecting Pisa and Lucca. There is a bus service, nearest bus stop 10 minutes walk, linking Pisa and Lucca.


Pisa 7kms - with her world famous Leaning Tower is 20 minutes away and can be clearly seen from the farmhouses. Lucca 7kms - with her immaculate medieval centre and exquisite boutiques is also a 20 minute drive away.

Nearest beach 10kms - about a 25 minute drive. Florence 70kms - with its wealth of art treasures is about is about 1 hour drive away (motorway). San Gimignano 50kms - just over a 1 hour drive. Garfagnana 30kms - 1 hour drive. Siena 100kms - about a 2 hour drive.

Further Details:

The nearest village is Molina di Quosa which is equipped with most facilities, including a fabulous 'gastronomia' called 'Ciappino' that attracts people from around the area and is renowned for its high quality produce. Every evening it also offers a top quality 'take away' service. A brilliant solution if you feel like staying in but don't feel like cooking! There is also a bar, post office, chemists and a number of 'alimentari.' The nearest supermarket is a 15 minute drive away. The town of San Giuliano Terme is a spa town and is about 3kms away towards Pisa. There one can find bars, restaurants, banks and wonderful thermal baths equipped with saunas, a Turkish hamam, hewn out of the rock in the mountain and fed by thermal waters. A full variety of hydro-massage, massage and beauty treatments is also available. There are a number of riding stables in the area and riding can be arranged in the national wooded maritime nature reserve of San Rossore, which is about 20 minutes away

Cycling is also a popular activity in the area and bikes can be easily hired at reasonable rates from Lucca. Canoeing and rafting - an unforgettable day out for the whole family (minimum age 5) on the nearby River Serchio can be organised with a fully qualified instructor who is a good friend of ours and a true river enthusiast. Bird watching is a peaceful pursuit and from the houses one can see: buzzards, hawks, doves, swallows, wood pigeons, montague's harrier, kestrel, tawny owl, chiffchaff, stonechat, goldfinch, greenfinch, serin, redwing, hoopoe, warbler, blackcap, golden oriole and firecrests. Torre del Lago is about 9kms away and is also ideal for bird watching. You can also visit the home of Giacomo Puccini and every year there is the summer Puccini Music Festival.


Rates & Availability

San Giuliano Terme House Rental Rates

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Oct 29 2016 - Dec 18 2016
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

There is a small local accommodation tax to be added and is calculated as follows: Each adult (over 18) pays €1.50 per day for a maximum of 5 nights. Each adult therefore pays a total of €7.50 per stay.

Please note that the rental price is charged in Euros € and therefore the amount that will be charged to your credit card will be the Euro € equivalent of your local credit card currency

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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San Giuliano Terme House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Internet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Children are most welcome and adore the freedom of playing in the olive grove. Swimming in the pool is lovely. We are also reasonably close to a fabulous beach. We provide a box of toys for young children. cots, high chairs, stair gates and extra foldaway beds can be provided upon request at no extra charge. There is plenty of space outside the houses and you are free to roam the olive groves at will. We additionally offer to guests free access to seasonal organic fruit and veg. This, combined with use of our wood fired pizza oven, walks in the grove and proximity to the art cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence makes La Lucertola a wonderful location to enjoy a memorable, relaxing and stress-free holiday. Outside: There is a large terrace outside the houses for relaxing, sunbathing and dining and you are free to roam the olive groves and the hills at will. There is a barbeque area and wood fired oven where pizzas or banquets can be cooked. There is a lovely swimming pool which is shared. It measures 8.5 x 4.5 x 1.4 metres and is located in a secure fenced off area with access through a gate. In the pool area there are sun loungers, a shade gazebo and table and chairs. The view is spectacular and looks out as far as the eye can see over Pisa and the Mediterranean Sea beyond. We offer guests free access to seasonal herbs, organic fruit and vegetables from our garden. This, combined with the use of our wood fired oven, walks in the grove and proximity to the art cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence makes La Lucertola a wonderful location to enjoy a memorable, relaxing and stress-free holiday. La Lucertola is open all year round and each house is equipped with modern full central heating.

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