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Spacious Apartment With Private Pool And Mountain Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House in Benabbio, Bagni Di Lucca, Lucca Province, Tuscany - Set In Lovely Mountain Village With Restaurants, Bars And Shops 4km From Bagni Di Lucca

Traditional house set in a quiet lane in the heart of a thriving mountain village which is a vibrant centre in Summer with Local Festivals and Dances held around the village. Spacious accommodation, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms also with well equipped Kitchen and dishwasher, ideal for a large family or group of friends to enjoy dining together inside or out, lazing in the private garden by the pool, strolling out to eat in one of two village restaurants (one a Tripadvisor Award Winner), spa treatments in Bagni di Lucca, excursions to the attractions of Tuscany - Florence, Sienna, Pisa, the beaches of the Versilia coast or the rugged coastline of the Cinque Terra. This area is famous for outstanding natural beauty, flora & fauna, national parks, great walks and mountain scenery with stunning views wherever you care to look. Pisa airport is only 1 hr, Florence 1 hr 30 mins, Lucca 35 mins & the ski resorts at Cutigliano & Abetone, which also offer summer activities such as mountain biking, trekking & treetop adventure park are less than an hour away. Nearer to home, there is an excellent horse trekking centre, lessons given, English spoken, rafting & quad biking. Something for everyone! Especially good for a Cycling holiday the village is on a popular mountain route with local Cycling Clubs and National Enthusiasts.


Owner
Paul Gerrard
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Paul Gerrard

The Property is managed after by our friends Paul & Raffaella, who live nearby.

We have recently purchased the House and intend on spending as much quality time there as possible, we enjoy spending time at the House and having Family and friends stay over, we have fallen in love with the area around Bagni Di Lucca as it offers us everything we need and gives us chance to relax away from our stressful working lives. Our children love it as we can walk in the nearby forests or paddle around in the River Lima there is always something to occupy them in such a peaceful, safe and beautiful area.

Paul Gerrard purchased this house in 2010

Why Paul Gerrard chose Media Valle del Serchio

The family bought the house as a retreat and a place to relax with family and friends during the Spring and Summer months, they chose Benabbio as it has a triving year round population and is home to the best Restaurants in the area. The village also contains everything they need with cafe, bars and well equipped shops. The locals are extremely friendly and offer all a warm welcome to the village which made them feel part of the community.

What makes this house unique

The property is ideal as it's situated in the small but vibrant Village of Benabbio, with everything one could need, but only a few minutes drive from the centre of Bagni Di Lucca so we and the family can stroll into the Village without the need to get in a car every time we wish to venture out.

Not many other properties in the Bagni Di Lucca area offer the flexibility that is afforded by our location.

Map

Nearest Airport
61 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Bar
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Fornoli (Bagni Di Lucca)
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cavallino Bianco
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The Versilian Coast, about 1hr, is fantastic all year round. Wide sandy beaches & warm shallow waters make it ideal for families. Here you will also find children's play areas every 150 metres along the beach, which are great fun for the younger kids. It has miles of bars, shops & restaurants as well as stunning piers & small coves where you will find traditional fishing villages with trattorias selling fresh fish on their menus. All beaches have won Awards for cleanliness and amenities.

Travel:

Pisa airport - 1 hours drive

Florence airport - 1 hour 30 mins drive

Bologna - under 3 hours drive

A Car is recommended for this property.

Distances:

Bagni di Lucca is a few minutes drive by car. Lucca the famous walled City is 30 mins. Viareggio, Lido Di Camiore & Versilia coast about 1 hour, Florence 1 hour 30 mins, Pisa 1 hour 15 mins.

Further Details:

There are Supermarkets, Banks, Shops, Restaurants and Bars in Bagni Di Lucca together with a large public swimming pool and diving boards. Bagni also has Tennis courts and a Public Park with Childrens play equipment. On the River Lima there is White Water Rafting and nearby there is Horse ridding, Quad Biking, Paint-balling, and Paragliding.

There is a bar with award winning restaurant, a newsagent, a bread & grocery shop in Benabbio and a pizza restaurant and bar a little way higher up in the village.

The Lucca Summer Festival attracts World Famous acts every year and this year among the performers will be Elton John, Robbie Williams, The Script, Lenny Kravitz and many more.

Amenities

Bagni di Lucca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc & bidet. Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc & bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) + travel cot available. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, double bed and en-suite; Bedroom 2, double bed; Bedroom 3, twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Outside: To the side of the house there is a private garden with a raised swimming pool. Here there is a barbecue and table and chairs for al fresco dining. Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen Towels and linen are included and changed weekly when the house is cleaned. If two week let then a change of Linen and Towels is left available.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Spacious Apartment With Private Pool And Mountain Views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do justice to the charming superbly equipped property and its stunning views, and Benabbio is a fasntastic location

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Julian, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
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5

Lovely apartment in a very charming litte village

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in this lovely apartment. Everything about it is just great and the surroundings are amazing. The green patio with the pool is just perfect and was very appreciated in the sun. We can highly recommend the two restaurants in the village. The pizzeria makes the best pizza we ever tasted during our 3 weeks in Italy and the other restaurant serves perfect homemade Italian food.

I hope we will come back in the future. Benabbio has a special place in our hearts now and Paul was such a great host and extremely helpful and serviceminded. Thanks a million Paul for letting us stay in your lovely apartment! Have a lovely summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome Anna, we're glad you and your family had a wonderful time, we would love to see you again. Paul
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5

An authentic Italian Experience

  • 5 of 5

My family loved this house. We were a group of 6, the house offered us plenty of space, it's very quaint and was spotlessly clean. The pool was such an asset and much bigger than the photographs suggest. Paul, the manager was so helpful, at the booking stage and in Italy. We unfortunately got lost and he was so patient, meeting us when we finally arrived, giving us super helpful local information.

The local area is stunning, magnificent views at every turn. There are two lovely restaurants in the village and plenty of facilities at nearby Bagni di Lucca, a chance to marvel at the scenery on your way down there. I would not hesitate to recommend this truly wonderful place, I did not want to come home!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

What a fabulous place!

  • 4 of 5

We loved this place. The photos do not do justice to the space and layout.The views from the house are amazing. The only negative that we can think of is the lack of air-conditioning or a ceiling fan to keep the air circulating. The outdoor space is better than we imagined from the photos. It has a sunny aspect for most of the day and it is a real oasis in the Tuscan heat. The pool is a reasonable size and is well-maintained. The house can accommodate up to seven people comfortably, but a party of that size may require more sun loungers. We have recommended the house to friends already for its location in Tuscany and within the village of Benabbio. The village is quaint and quirky, with its cobbled alleyways and arches, and abundance of potted flowers and shrubs. Both restaurants in the village are excellent, and reasonably priced. We arrived a little later than expected at the house but Paul, the manager greeted us with a big smile and couldn't have been more helpful and informative. This was a fabulous holiday and we would go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alan for your wonderful review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Benabbio. I will pass your comments re AirCon on to the owners, but as you will know we have had an exceptionally hot period of weather for the time of year, but we mustn't complain, at least we can cool off in the pool. Hope to see you again, best wishes Paul.
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5

Super Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschöner erholsamer Urlaub in einem Ferienhaus, in dem es an nichts fehlt. Tolle Ausstattung. Alles ansprechend und sauber. Der Vermieter ist nett und freundlich - und alle Fragen werden beantwortet und Tipps bekommt man ebenfalls. Man hat vom Ferienhaus Ausflugsmöglichkeiten in alle Richtungen. Aber auch vor Ort kann man sich am Pool super Erholen. Ein Auto ist trotzdem empfehlenswert. Preis - Leistung sind in Ordnung. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt und können uns durchaus vorstellen, wieder zu kommen.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Falko, you are your Family will be welcome back anytime. Paul
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Toskana pur!

  • 5 of 5

Vielen Dank für eine wunderschöne Woche in ihrem Haus! Nach erlebnisvolle Städte Besuche ( Lucca, Florenz, Pisa) , die übrigens alle gut zu erreichen waren,waren unsere 3 Teenager ganz besonders dankbar für den Pool und haben viele schöne Stunden dort verbracht. Entspannte Grillabende mit wunderschönem Blick auf die Berge bleiben uns ganz besonders in Erinnerung. Das Haus ist wie schon mehrfach erwähnt super ausgestattet. Die DVD Sammlung war wirklich beeindruckend und kam auch gut bei den Kindern an. Für jeden etwas dabei!

Die Betreuung vor, während und nach unserem Urlaub haben wir ganz besonders geschätzt! Vielen Dank Paul für Ihre Bemühungen!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $35.31

Booking Notes:
Bookings require a 20% deposit the remainder paid on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred change over day but ask at the time of booking as depending on time of year we can be flexible on this.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros. Low season only central heating will be charged based on usage (approx €5.00/night). Please note electricity and cleaning is included in the price all year round.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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