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Charming Luxury Tuscan Lucca Villa with Pool and Views over The Town and Hills

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, hot tub, veranda, wi-fi facing Lucca Town Centre

Immersed amongst the olive groves, only a 3 kilometres from the walled centre of Lucca, and 15 kilometres from the famous beaches of Versilia, Villa La Carciofaia, has been recently carefully restored by the proprietor. The property is built in stone and plaster and is located at the very top of a hill which offers unique views of the town at your feets. The property is surrounded by a big park, typical of the Mediterranean followers and marquis, allowing its guests to enjoy the various kinds of perfumes and colours and there is also a beautiful large swimming pool furnished with deck chairs and sunbeds each one with its own beach towel and head cushion.

In April 2015, British actor Jeremy Irons stayed here for a week. See his photo with me in the photo chart!


Ground floor:

Large fully equipped kitchen with wood pizza oven, indoor dining room, outdoor dining room under the jasmine plants and view, living room with piano and fireplace, 1 bathroom, laundry room.

The ground floor is characterized by large windows that permit the entrance of the natural light giving the house a warm and familiar atmosphere.

First floor:

3 double bedrooms (1 with panoramic terrace and living area), 2 bathrooms, (1 with jacuzzi shower)

Second floor:

Living room with piano and fireplace, 2 large double bedrooms, dressroom, 2 large bathrooms (1 with jacuzzi bathtub).

The owner and the housekeeper lives in the estate in an hayloft with separate independent access and they are available for any need during the stay. Daily housekeeping is available on request and it is charged extra.

The property is provided with a very reliable WI-FI internet connection provided by the national phone company.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Mrs Sonia

Hallo everyone! My name is SONIA and I am from Lucca. I run my Lucca Holiday Rentals company that offers exceptional apartments in the heart of Lucca. My goal is to help you fall in love with Lucca – to discover, explore, taste and savor new sights and experiences in this incredible city.

My company began almost 10 years ago when I started to rent my family villa after my parents moved to the mountains when they got retired. I spent there my entire childhood and I grew up there in deep contact with the nature and the history. My father thaught me everything about the birds and the antique trees and flowers of the villa and the smell of the sizzling pans used to wake me up each Sunday morning after my mum started to cook! I was fascinated by her when she was telling me the history of the villa in the past century. I thought this kind of feelings are too precious to let them go so then I had the idea to share my love of Lucca and “la dolce Vita” by finding beautiful apartments , villas and farmhouses in my favorite Lucca neighborhoods among my family members properties. Lucca Holiday Rentals started out as a boutique family company and now there are over 15 people working together. We are a friendly and enthusiastic team who will assist you every step of the way, from your first enquiry to your arrival in Lucca.

Mrs Sonia purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Mrs Sonia chose Lucca

Your Lucca experience begins with where you stay, and we offer you a warm home on the rolling hills of Lucca or in the heart of the walled town. Each of our property is carefully hand picked to ensure it meets our standards of authenticity and warmth, including outstanding locations in authentic Lucca neighborhoods. Find fully remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, comfortable beds with quality linens, exceptional locations, breathtaking terraces and panoramic views. When you reserve, we open our address book and share our favorite Lucca resources with you to help you plan and enjoy your stay – from excellent tour guides to cooking classes, private chefs, favorite restaurants and cafés to the best pastry shops in the neighborhood. Relax, explore, and enjoy each day to the fullest, experiencing a vacation in Lucca that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

What makes this farmhouse unique

My Philosophy

My goal is to offer you an extraordinary experience in one of Forbe’s Best Town in the World by enhancing your vacation and helping you to explore and experience the delights of living in Lucca.

Me and my helpful and knowledgeable team will guide you through your vacation planning process and help you choose the perfect apartment for your stay. When you’ve booked, the adventure begins. Want to explore the open air markets near your apartment, take a cooking lesson, relax on the Walls at sunset or hire a chef to cook dinner in your apartment? Based on our many years in Lucca, we happily share our resources and favorite suggestions for our guests so you can savor the fun of living like a local during your stay.


Lucca Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , A baby crib can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • The bedrooms are very large, some they have dress room and all have breathtaking views. Extra bed, baby crib and highchair are available upon request at booking.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 11 garden chairs
  • 11 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(26 traveler reviews)

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Charming Luxury Tuscan Lucca Villa with Pool and Views over The Town and Hills
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Awesome villa

  • 5 of 5

We were beautifully looked after, and Lucca is a great town to be near. You wont want to leave the villa though.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amazing thank you!
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The perfect stay in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family holiday at amazing Villa Carcofaia was simply the perfect hideaway within the Tuscan Hills of Lucca. This Villa is situated at the "strada del vino" with wonderful views. The mansion with pool and garden is the place to be - the inspiring and relaxing get-away to stay:-) Thanks to our Swiss host Regula and her personal we felt very comfortable. With our best recommendations, the Swiss, Austrian and German family members;-)

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! It was lovely to meet you and host you! Sonia
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More Than you Expected

  • 5 of 5

After a long tiring day of travel we arrived at this beautiful villa overlooking the Tuscan hills. The smells of the oleander, the constant singing of the birds, the seduction of a beautiful pool and the beautiful summer breeze only added to the luxury we felt wrap itself around us. The biggest downfall of this setting was having to leave to go sightseeing. We arranged to have an entertaining 4 hour cooking class nearby and this is highly recommended. We splurged and had a dinner party catered along with music provided by a local guitarist- a wonderful idea! Very often we heard sighs echo around us, but these were not sighs of tension or aggravation BUT the sighs of contentment, refreshment and rejuvenation. When you hear that on your vacation, you know you have made a wise choice. Villa Carciofaia is such a choice and Sonia and the on-site staff were there to cater to your whims. Wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy that you had a lovely time! It was a pleasure to host you in my apartment!
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Magical visit to Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing week! The villa is even more beautiful than it appears in the website photos. It is spacious, extremely comfortable and well-maintained, there is truly nothing lacking. Mrs. Cristina and her daughter made sure that we all found our way to the villa safe and sound. Regula was an amazing host and brought us prosecco poolside on our first afternoon! Janaka and Mabel keep the house and property impeccably maintained and were unobtrusive but always available if needed. We used the dining terrace and pool every day. The location was perfect for day trips to the Cinque Terre, Florence, Viareggio and Pisa (and, of course, visits to Lucca). My only regret is that our stay wasn't longer! I hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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! Sonia
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Bath, UK

Better than shown on the pictures

  • 5 of 5

This property had a visual treat every place your eyes landed. Perfectly located for visiting the cities of Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Cinque Terre, but more importantly for our family of 8 adults and 2 children, a welcome retreat at the end of a touring day. The pool, the sunset seating, the clean, well appointed, spacious apartments far exceeded our expectations. We hope to return to Villa Carciofaia soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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! Sonia
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Brighton UK

wonderful villa and views in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

The villa was amazing. The views and the architectural detail was nothing short of breathtaking! Sonia took care of everything, and after a magical day of exploring the hill towns, we arrived home to the villa just in time for a glass of wine under the stars, and a heart warming, home-cooked meal right at our very own villa table. Italy shouldn’t be traveled any other way! We love Lucca!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your great review, we really appreciate. It was a real pleasure for us having you and your family as my guests and I hope to see you again!
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Minimum stay is 4 nights.

Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.
A fully refundable security deposit of 700 euros is requested against big damages. The deposit is given back at the end of the stay. To guarantee the amount an invoice will be issued.

Heating, if used, is charged extra according to comsuption.

City stay tax needs to be paid at arrival according to local laws (4.5 euros per person over 14 years old).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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