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Exclusive Villa In Stunning Location. Heated Pool, Beautiful Gardens and Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Coreglia Antelminelli, Lucca Province, Italy - Tranquil And Peaceful Setting, 10 Minute Walk To Nearest Village

Residence Paradiso is situated on the exclusive Colletto Estate, north of Lucca, Tuscany. The location has breathtaking 360 degree views of romantic Tuscan villages, lush wooded countryside and impressive mountains. Paradiso has a large heated pool, which is set in amongst four acres of ecologically Italianate gardens, comprising terraces, formal areas and woodland walks. This beautiful luxury villa apartment, comprising three bedrooms, three bathrooms, lounge, kitchen and balcony, sleeps up to six people and welcomes families, couples and groups alike.

Paul Carroll
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2017

About Paul Carroll

I harboured an ambition to own a property in Italy for many years and finally made my dream come true in 2006. As a family, we love spending time at Paradiso, and have learned much about the area and history of this part of Italy over recent years. I'm now trying to learn to speak Italian, and can order drinks and meals with ease - do I need to learn anything else?

Paul Carroll purchased this villa in 2006

Why Paul Carroll chose Media Valle del Serchio

I looked at many properties to buy in the Tuscany area, but knew I'd found my ideal as soon as I saw Paradiso.

The beautiful gardens, amazing views and outstanding decor of the property made me buy it on the spot.

Me, my partner and eight year old daughter spend as many weeks as we can at Paradiso each year - it's a true home from home for us, and we hope guests think the same too. The local village of Coreglia is a 10 minute walk, and we love to go there to pick up bread each morning, have a coffee (as well as going to the local bar for an aperitivo most evenings!). In the mountains you really are on top of the world, yet can still be in Barga (20 mins), or Lucca (35 mins) quickly. We can't think of anyone - family, friends, guests - who've not been bowled over by their visit to Paradis

What makes this villa unique

I doubt very few villas will offer the mountain views, extensive gardens, and clean air that come with Paradiso. This is an outstanding part of Tuscany - not crammed with tourists like Chiantishire, but providing a cornucopia of things to do from medieval festivals, sightseeing and food and music celebrations. There are fantastic restaurants serving outstanding food and drink, and overall prices are certainly lower than the more heavily populated tourist strongholds. You can have all of this and still be in Pisa (60 minutes) or Florence (90 minutes) or the coast (60 minutes) if you want to be. Many guests don't go much further than the villa, garden, pool and Coreglia though! Guests also love having an English speaking housekeeper close by!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Date of stay: July 2013

"A beautiful and enchanting villa in spectacular surroundings. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here and are sad to leave."

Date of Stay: June 2013

"Fantastic villa. 360-degree views amazing. Warmest pool we’ve ever had! Loved every minute. Hope to return one day."

Date of Stay: April 2013

“Our second stay here and hopefully not the last. As beautiful and welcoming as we remembered it to be.”
Nov 2011
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Coreglia Antelminelli Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 x en-suite bathrooms, with bath, shower and WC in Bedrooms 1 and 2. Separate bathroom with shower and WC serves bedroom 3.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double beds in two of bedrooms; twin beds in third. All bedrooms are tastefully decorated, and provide ample storage. If required, a travel cot is also available for families travelling with a baby.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
Notes on accommodation: Paradiso is luxurious, stylish and comfortable in the extreme. Every little detail is taken care of for guests. Outside: The extensive Italianate gardens have to be seen to be believed, outstandingly beautiful and cared for. Paradiso shares a pool with one other similar sized villa, so virtually exclusive. Ample car parking. Secure private estate accessed via electric gates. Utility Room: Vacuum, iron, ironing board, clothes rail, brushes, dustpans etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels provided. Weekly cleaning provided. Weekly linen change. Other: Spacious entrance hall. Balcony for sun bathing, relaxing and dining offers stunning mountain and valley views.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Exclusive Villa In Stunning Location. Heated Pool, Beautiful Gardens and Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This property is far and away the best we've ever rented, to include ski resorts in California, flats in downtown Rome, and apartments in the center of Munich. Absolutely perfect Tuscan villa in the middle of paradise, as its name (Paradiso) suggests. From start to finish, the owner was super professional, accommodating, and hospitable. Meeting other owners who were staying at their properties on the same estate was delightful. I certainly look forward to returning here, and would recommend to any other traveler looking for the perfect place to relax.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2-year-old, and I had an absolutely magical stay at Paul's apartment. It's a steep, windy road up the mountain, but that's typical of every town in this region of Tuscany. We chose this location because it appeared to be somewhat off the beaten path of typical tourist destinations, and it was -- just what we wanted. We felt like we were staying in a true Italian village. We ate 4 out of 7 nights at the restaurant on the hill, served by waitresses who didn't speak a word of english, and who served the tastiest, most fresh italian foods.

The view from the apartment is spectacular. I wished we'd spent more time lazing about there. But we took day trips every day to other tiny mountain-top villages, eating gelato, and taking in the sights. We also spent a day in Sienna, an awesome little city. Biking the wall with kids is such a fun activity. The apartment also is just a couple hours from other great sites - Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Florence, the list goes on.

Thanks so much for your hospitality, Paul!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had such a fantastic stay at Paradiso. You certainly got out and about! Thanks for the lovely review. Grazie Mille.
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Magnificent Tuscan Experience

  • 5 of 5

If you have a romanticized view of what a vacation in the Tuscan Hills can be like, this villa really delivers! It is truly a magnificent. The award winning gardens are amazing and you feel like royalty walking through them. The view from the bedroom is outstanding. You open up the large french windows and are greeted with the sweet smell of roses. Nothing is more relaxing than looking down from your veranda at the clouds in the valley below.

We had an excellent stay. Paul was helpful throughout. We also got a private Chef recommended by the housekeeper and enjoyed a special evening with some magnificent food and wine. The pool is heated and warm and also has a great view of the valley below. The local town is small and has a couple restaurants. In nearby Barga and Lucca, there are some excellent restaurant choices to pick from. There is an organic winery nearby where you can enjoy wine tasting, lunch and a personal tour of the vineyards.

The Villa itself is very spacious and comfortable. There are lounge chairs, benches and tables scattered throughout the estate where you can relax or get some sun.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a fantastic account of your stay. So glad you had an excellent holiday! Regards. Paul
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Gorgeous villa with beautiful grounds & views

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding villa with everything you need, due to location you must need your own transport!

If it's a complete get away to relax and unwind, this is perfect! Fantastic DVD collection, games to play and ideal for children.

Highly recommended! Thank you Paul for having us, the finer touches, instructions and recommendations came in handy and very thoughtful!

Definitely would return!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Paradiso and thank you for your kind review! Do come back! All the best. Paul
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Adorable villa with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time here. And more than we anticipated. What a stunning part of the world, what an iconic position Paradiso takes up on top of the hill (mountain?) and what a view it enjoys. Home made sausage pasta on the balcony, under the stars anyone? We got out and about; romantic Lucca, Pisa, Barga, the beach and the charming Pinocchioland. Basically tore through the insightful Paradiso guide in a week! And still had time spare to spend by the pool and in the gardens just messing around in the sunshine. Superb.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic that you had such a good time. You certainly seem to have made the most of your stay - great - that's what the guide/suggestions are there for! Thank you. Paul
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A room with a breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have enjoyed 3 amazing summers in this historic hillside retreat and love the seclusion, beauty and facilities it provides. The owners are always helpful and provide excellent guidance on activities, restaurants and navigation of the area. We are going back this year and cannot wait.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a pleasure to have guests returning. Thank you very much.
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Versilia Coast - Forte Dei Marmi, Lido di Piesantra, Viareggio etc are just over an hour's drive away.


Pisa Airport, 60 Km, is about an hour's drive. Car is essential.


Coreglia is a ten-minute walk. Barga is a 15 to 20-minute drive. Lucca is a 35 -minute drive.

Further Details:

The village of Coreglia Antelminelli is a short walk away, and offers 2 x grocery stores, 2 x bars, 2 x restaurants and a host of other specialist shops - chemist, bank, post office, butchers, hairdressers etc as well as numerous churches. Fornarci and Barga are the nearest towns with further amenities. The beautiful medieval walled city of Lucca is a 35-minute drive away.


Rates & Availability

Coreglia Antelminelli Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Dec 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/18
Dec 2 2017 - Mar 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Saturday to Saturday bookings preferred. Direct bookings secured on payment of deposit (35%) and completion of booking form. Final payment to be made ten weeks prior to commencement of booking.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is normal changeover day, although prepared to consider requests at convenience of guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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