villa with 3 bedrooms 8+2 sleeps overlooking hills
- english, italian
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fantastic pool and outside areas
We stayed in the villa in late August as a family, grandparents, parents and three children aged 11, 15 and 17. The best features of the property are definitely the outside areas particularly the pool which was enjoyed by all but especially the children and grandparents. The owners of the property kept the outside areas immaculate and we woke each day to find the pool and barbecue cleaned and the garden tidied without even noticing they had been. The only suggestions we could make for improvements would be a few more recliner chairs, an umbrella to provide shade for the sunbeds and a beer fridge. We did not spend a lot of time inside the property as the weather was so hot but again there was a shortage of comfortable seating if the weather had turned inclement. We found the bedrooms very hot as the air conditioning did not spread that far and if you left the windows open the mosquitos had a field day. Although very close to Lucca and other Tuscan delights the villa is not in a touristy area with all the local bars and restaurants (which were excellent and good value) were almost entirely occupied by local Italians. The one local amenity which made our stay delightful was the Pasticceria del Cima, just across the road which made the most amazing pastries and coffees a regular breakfast treat for us all.
Most relaxing week ever.
From originally finding the villa online to leaving after an incredible week the owners couldn’t have been more helpful. The villa is in such a nice quiet village with the most incredible patisserie Just across the road. The villa has so much parking and space for the kids to run and have fun. We truly couldn’t have asked for a better week. We had the outdoor pool which was great to cool down, bbqs in the evenings with local wines and pizza from the local pizzeria two mins walk away. Lucca is incredible, we also went to see Pisa, Florence and the beaches. We definitely would use this villa again And would highly recommend if travelling with a family.
to receve a review like yours is a big satisfation for us.
Many warm greetings to you, your family and friends.
Beautiful Villa, close to amenities
We really enjoyed our stay at the Villa.
The owners keep the villa spotlessly clean and tidy, popping in each morning to tend to the gardens without us even knowing. They were so helpful, providing information and assistance when needed.
The pool area was excellent, plenty of sun and shade depending on your preference. There was also lots of different seating options in the garden.We used the BBQ on a few occasions and the owners provided all necessary equipment including coal and firelighters.
The villa itself is well equipped
and was very homely. Pleasing three generations can sometimes be a challenge, but everyone was more than happy here.
The villa is opposite Pasticceria Del Cima which sells the most delicious breakfast pastries and cakes. There is also a large supermarket in the town and other restaurants, pizzerias and bars /cafes nearby.
It is centrally placed to explore Lucca and the surrounding areas, including the beautiful Villa Reale which is only 2km away.
Thank you very much for your wonderful review.
meeting our guests is our greatest gratification
Many greetings from Tuscany to you and your nice family.
Ideal for our plans to visit Lucca and do some walking in the hills. Villa well equipped.
Great size for 6 people with a fantastic view from the rear garden up to the hills the other side of the village-only issue was that it is on a main road that has lorries trundling past interriptingvthr birdsong in the garden
Thank you very much for a good review.
Many sincere greetings to you and your friends.
Beautiful villa ! The view of the hills of Tuscany was amazing. 3 outdoor eating areas, nice pool, large villa that was spotless. Cristina and Annobile are very caring and attentive hosts. Great location. Great restaurants in Marlia. Our stay was absolutely perfect.
Thank you very much for your gratifying review.
Many warm greetings from Tuscany to you, to Walter and your friends.
Cristina e Annibale
The villa was just perfect for us: a party of 6 adults including 2 Mums aged 77 and 89. The rooms were large, light and spacious and all were tastefully decorated whilst the furniture, light fittings, artwork and photos added to the ambience. A definite bonus was ample storage space to unpack our bags and put everything away tidily. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. The garden was equally impressive with numerous places to sit and eat/read/relax/sun bathe, the fantastic pool and a large lawn suitable for games (although we never caught the Mums playing football!).
About a minutes walk away from the villa is a great pasticceria and in less than 10 minutes more you can reach most of your basic shopping needs. There are also plenty of supermarkets in under a 15 minute drive.
Cristina and Annibale were wonderful hosts. There to greet us and show us around when we arrived, discretely cleaning the pool and recycling early every morning and cutting the grass and tending to the garden whilst we were out. They were never intrusive but always available if needed. We would like to thank them for going the extra mile - the evenings turned unexpectedly cool during our second week and without any request from ourselves the heating system was flushed through and fired up which was greatly appreciated, especially by the Mums.
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay.
We admire very much the courage of your moms who still love to travel so challenging.
Greetings from Tuscany
Lucca is a historic center of extraordinary charm which preserves precious testimonies of Roman, medieval and Renaissance ages. The intact wall that surrounds the town protected it from the nearby historic rivals Pisa and Florence and nowadays it's an extraordinary witness of military engineering of 1500's; it is the preferred circuit for jogging and scenic walks and bastions and embrasures hosting conferences and exibitions of all kinds. The Roman amphitheater with its extraordinary transformations of the Middle Ages is a unique jewel in the world able to bring back magical sensations. The luxurious villas in the countryside gives witness of the wealth of the ancient's silk trade. Lucca is certainly in the heart of one of the major historical and cultural areas of Tuscany, however it's a secluded area, differently than the more commercial tourist circuits.
But not only art and culture: THE SEA OF 'VERSILIA', the gastronomy of the many small restaurants hidden in the green hills, the prestigious wines of ancient vineyards, the healing waters of the nearby spas, makes Lucca a compelling tourist destination of special quality.