Villa, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 11 people
- english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 11
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
- Checkin 15:00-21:00
Family vacation in Italy
7 of us thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay at Villa Carciofaia (October 2019). Sonia is very welcoming and her staff is great! Villa is equipped with everything you need (including wood for the pizza oven). Grocery store, gas station, and plenty of restaurants are located near by. We hired Alice (a private chef & concierge) to prepare a Tuscan feast one evening, and it was one of the highlights of the stay. Handmade pasta, tasty antipasti, lemon chicken with potatoes, and homemade tiramisu. She is a delight and the food was delicious. Beautiful view and pool area. Recommend for families or groups of couples.
Tuscany at its best!
This is a beautiful and well appointed villa with outstanding views of the surrounding hillsides and mountains. It was a wonderful gathering place for our family of 7 adults with room to spare. The outdoor space is stunning with plenty of seating and the resort-like pool area is gorgeous. The photos are an accurate depiction of the property. The drive into town is less than 10 minutes and perfect sandy beaches are within a half hour drive. The owner of the villa lives in a separate home on the property. She is a lovely person and a knowledgeable source of information about Lucca and the surrounding areas. We would highly recommend this beautiful property and would love to return some day!
Lovely lucca villa
The villa was perfection. Our family had a wonderful stay. The owner Regula is lovely and so helpful. The pool is a dream and dinners on the deck each evening felt like paradise looking over the breathtaking view.
We enjoyed our week stay in this lovely villa with our family .Everything had been thought of down to the soft toy in the baby crib .
Regula the owner was a delight .There if we wanted but not intrusive at all .Her staff were very obliging and helpful.
The setting is lovely with beautiful jasmine arches along the patio, with the most heavenly smell.
The swimming pool area was already set up for us everyday ,with lots of shade available ,and the pool gave us all a lot of fun .The week went by too quickly .
Lucca is a short drive away if you wanted a change of scenery .In fact the villa is well placed for exploring other areas .We did a boat trip along the coast to see the Cinque Terre.
Would definitely reccomend .
Dear Mr Cotterill
My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties!
The Lucca Apartments and Villas Team
We stayed in Carciofaia for 2 weeks for my wife’s 60th birthday celebrations. We had our 4 sons, their wives and 2 baby grandchildren with us. We can only say that we had a magnificent time. We have stayed in villas in Italy before but must say that Carciofaia is the best. It was very spacious and very stylish. All the bedrooms had ensuite facilities, the pool was just the right size for a large group, the views were magnificent and the location was great – only a few kilometres from Lucca.
The owner, Mrs Edelman, lived next door and is a lovely lady who was always on hand to give us advice and provide any help we needed. Pablo and Mabel, who live in a house on site, look after the house and make sure everything is perfect for the guests. Pablo would also fire up the BBQ when we wanted one.
On my wife’s birthday, we arranged a chef, Alice, through Homeaway and Alice cooked a wonderful 3 course meal (including a birthday cake for my wife!!), provided Prosecco and lovely wines to make the evening very special – a birthday dinner never to be forgotten.
We cannot recommend Carciofaia highly enough and we shall definitely stay there again in the future.
Thank you very much for taking precious time off to share your invaluable feedback with us. It makes me so happy to leanr that the most paramount pilar of my service philosophy, accommodating my guests' needs and enabling their desires was met. Thank you for booking my house, we look forwards to meet you again in the future. Sonia and the Lucca Apartments and Villas Team