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Mrs Sonia

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish

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

23 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Lucca Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

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!

COMPOSITION

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.

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mrs Sonia (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish

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 Area

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.

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

Charming Luxury Tuscan Lucca Villa with Pool and Views over The Town and Hills
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

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: Jun 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
5

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: Jun 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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5

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: Apr 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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Gig Harbor, WA
5

Luxury villa with pool in Lucca Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated out 30th anniversary (Dec. 15th) with family & friends at Villa Carciofaia. Upon arrival, Dec. 12th) we were greeted w/drinks, appetizers and a wonderful tuscan dinner. The villa is something out of a story book---attention to detail in every room! Claudia surprised us w/homemade pastries, cakes and ice cream! Of course, there was plenty of wine! While we were there, we had a pizza party and a chef came in to teach us how to cook a tuscan meal! Never had so much fun in my life---we laughed and sang while preparing our meals! On our last day, Mrs Sonia and her sister Claudia and family presented each family with a duck---their symbol! The next morning we left very early and Sonia and Claudia were there to send us off! Of course, we all had tears in our eyes when saying good-by! Such a beautiful family and memories we'll never forget! This experience will be remembered the rest of our lives!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an honour we could host such lovely guests! Thank you so much! You are always welcome back
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9 0
Preston UK
5

Our 2015 thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Our 2015 Thanksgiving visit to Villa Carciofaia was truly an authentic experience. We joined eight friends, two of whom had visited the Villa twice before. Not only were the accommodations lovely, but we felt as though we were an integral part of the Tuscan experience. The view of the valley from Villa Carciofaia was awesome. Everyday there was something new to discover. Our only regret was that we did not stay longer.-

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write the review. It was very nice to meet you and I am glad you all enjoyed your time at the house and that you had great time in Lucca! Best regards, Sonia :)
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Manchester England
5

Legendary Service and Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Before we arrived at Sonia’s Villa Carciofaia, we had a taste of how fabulous it is by browsing Sonia’s gorgeous photos and from Google Street View. But nothing could prepare our group for just how incredible this house and the scenery really are. As returning customers of Mrs Sonia (we rented two or three more times from her) we are getting used to wonders: she has the best villas in Lucca! The house is huge, with an eclectic mix of Tuscan features, modern appliances and fixtures, and exotic artifacts from around the world. There is every luxury and comfort here, including beautiful outdoor spaces and the pool, beautiful dining spots, lovely bathrooms and more. As a group of foodies, we made great use of the gourmet kitchen, picking fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden every day to complement our many trips to the local Essalunga grocery store (which is itself divine). Then there were karaoke nights (complete with speaker, mic and instruments), with my five-year-old as hostess, in the TV room. Great fun! Sonia gave us some terrific insider tips about where to shop, day trips (including excellent directions), restaurants and more. She helped us make the most of our way-too-short week at Villa Carciofaia. Cristina (the cook) and the gracious housekeeper (Mrs Sonia provides an housekeeper everyday which was great) also helped make our stay wonderful, with advice about local activities, keeping the grounds and pool immaculate, making our beds daily and their warmth and friendliness. They all made sure we knew that, truly, Villa Carciofaia was our home for the week. I wish it could have been ours for longer. If you want a luxurious yet comfortable Tuscan villa experience that's great for groups and kids, close to many must-do day trips, and is "secluded" yet minutes from the walled city of Lucca, this is the place. Not just recommended: encouraged! You'll love it.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
PISA or FLORENCE
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
TAMBELLINI
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
MONTECATINI
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
LUCCA
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
VIGNA ILARIA
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Lucca Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,368
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,080
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,669
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,752
 
 
Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,144
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,752
 
 
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,144
 
 
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,424
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,096
 
 
High Season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,592
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,312
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,786
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,669
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,669
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Price include all charges. No extra charges to pay.

Price include:
Daily cleaning and maid, final cleaning, weekly change of towels and linens, wi-fi, private pool, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, all taxes.

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.

Online reservations through the Homeaway Payments are subject to a 2.7% charge to be paied at arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lucca Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 11 garden chairs
  • 11 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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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