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Romantic ground floor apartment for 2 or 4 people inside the walls with A/C

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

1 double bedroom. 1 double sofa bed, WiFi, air conditioning, central location

Casa Giustina is a stylish apartment located on the ground floor of an antique palace along a central quiet street inside the walls of Lucca.

The apartment have been completely renovated in mid 2011 and has all modern comforts, and a beautiful view over a lovely 'secret' garden. The apartment has Wi-Fi Internet connection, satellite TV and air conditioning.

Composition:

1 double bedroom with king size bed, 1 bathroom with built-in shower (the shower is very large and also have a little window overlooking the garden), 1 large living room with double large size sofa bed to sleep 2 more people, fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, washer and dryer, freezer, refrigerator, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, 4 ring stoves, etc.).

The central location of the apartment gives access to:

the main shopping street and Torre Guinigi (2 min walking from the apartment)

Palazzo Pfanner (less than 1 min walking)

Piazza San Michele and The Palazzo Ducale (2 min)

Railway and bus station 5-8 min.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2016

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 apartment in 2012

Why Mrs Sonia chose Piana di 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 apartment 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Romantic ground floor apartment for 2 or 4 people inside the walls with A/C
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
5

we will look for Sonia next time we come to Lucca

  • 5 of 5

Superb! Great location for us, fine restaurant right next door and food shopping nearby, well equipped, furnished and well-designed suite. Immaculately clean. Air conditioned (and that was needed because the temperature rose to 38 degrees most days we were there!) A friend joined us for several days, so the accommodation was perfect. Clothes dryer was appreciated. Wonderful living room with a table, four chairs and a small but fully equipped kitchen. The late-arrival welcome basket with a few staples to help with a first breakfast have been appreciated very much. Sonia is a wonderful host.

We have been in Lucca before, but I strongly suspect that we will look to Sonia and her team next time.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

warmly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We (a couple in our sixties) spent a wonderful week at this beautiful and bright apartment and loved the fact to be right next to the main shopping street but... so calm and quiet. The apartment is located within 2 mins walking from groceries selling local vegetables and home made lasagne and traditional recipes. The apartment is so spotless, clean, and convenient for a couple (like us) or even for four adults. The apartment is spacious and cosy as well as incredibly appointed (flat tv, fully equipped kitchen, washer, dryer and even wi-fi). Sonia was so efficient, helpful and nice and we felt like at home. The housebook/house guide/Town guide provided was a great touch. Warmly recommended

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are an accurate depiction of the apartment. A fully equipped and stylish

one bedroom and one bath is rare in Lucca. Very spacious living area with a comfortable couch. The couch was perfect to sleep on at night while watching TV. All necessary touches to make you feel at home.

The apartment is inside the walls of Lucca in a residential and quiet area where schools are close by, just 2 blocks from the main plaza. Plenty of restaurants, supermarkets and shopping within a short walk. Plenty of coffee bars to choose from. outdoor market is on the corner. The bus stop and train station are close by. A convenient parking garage is 1 block away.

The owners were an absolute pleasure to work with. Very responsive via email. They offered plenty of advice to make our stay one to remember.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palm City, FL
5

Delightful stay and customer care

  • 5 of 5

My mother, teenage daughter and I stayed in this apartment for 10 days in November of 2016. Before the trip, I spent a great deal of time on this website, searching for the perfect apartment for our needs (three generations traveling together without a car) in Lucca. Giustina apartment was definitely the right choice for us! The photos accurately show the details of the apartment; it is aesthetically beautiful, spacious, clean and comfortable for ideally 1-3 people (or a couple with two small children). Four adults might be a bit crowded with the bathroom, but the living room does close off from the bedroom, creating privacy for anyone sleeping on the comfortable sofa bed. An added bonus, not shown in the photos, is the large bedroom closet and laundry facilities, making this apartment fully functional for a long-term stay. We did not have a car and planned to travel by train for day trips. The train station is a 10 minute walk from the apartment and this worked perfectly. Most restaurants, shops and sites are within a reasonable walk from the apartment (and my mother is 70 years old). There is a wonderful bakery, bike rental shop, coffee, gelato, and small market within a block of the apartment. Of course, the walls for walking or biking around the city are just outside your living room window. Sonia met us at the apartment and went over the details of how everything worked. We found her to be very responsive before and during the trip in terms of answering our questions. We loved our stay, and could definitely come back to this apartment for an even longer stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rio Vista, CA
3

Good Location, Questionable Business Practices

  • 3 of 5

The location of this apartment could not be better. However, while the apartment appears updated, the building itself is quite drab. And we were warned that we could use only one appliance at a time or risk the breaker tripping. But most concerning is that days before our departure Mrs. Sonia informed us that we would need to pay a booking fee, in cash, upon arrival (though we were paid in full). Clearly she was trying to recoup the service charge from Home Away. I notified Home Away who suggested I lodge a complaint -- I thought that was exactly what I was doing! She also indicated that if we arrived after 6:30 p.m. there would be a 25 Euro additional charge -- also not revealed in any earlier communication nor on the website. For these reasons, I would not do business with Mrs. Sonia again. Lucca is wonderful! Definitely a great city to spend a week or so.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was just right for our lovely stay in Lucca. It was an easy walk to everywhere from the apartment (the train station was a very easy walk, and then the wall with the beautiful park was really steps away). The apartment was furnished with everything we needed, including kitchen items for cooking. The apartment owner was helpful, and it was very easy to arrange to meet to get and return the keys. I would highly recommend this for your stay in Lucca!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
PISA or FLORENCE
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
MONTECATINI
Nearest Train
500 Metres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
LUCCA EST
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
TRATTORIA DA LEO
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Centro Storico Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$85
$406
$950
 
 
High Season
Mar 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$117
$534
$1,976
 
 
High Season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$123
$587
$2,125
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$117
$534
$1,976
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
$85
$406
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$85
$427
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

.THE 2 STEPS to MAKE A RESERVATION:

1. ONLINE BOOKING: book and pay in full online through Homeaway using your credit card (renter has to pay 2.7% credit card fee at arrival). Cancelled booking will not receive a refund.
2. DIRECT BOOKING: Receive a written rental agreement and then decide if to pay a deposit of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking by wire bank transfer or alternatively phone me and just pay a deposit by credit card of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking. No fees are applied. The balance can be paied at a later stage by wire bank transfer or upon arrival.

CANCELLATION POLICIES:
For DIRECT BOOKINGS in the event of cancellation, for any reason including health, the deposit is forfeited. In case the cancellation is within 90 days of the start of the rental dates, the full rental balance is payable as well. If the cancellation is over 90 days from the start of the rental dates, the balance will not be requested. Cancelled ONLINE BOOKINGS will not receive a refund. I recommend CSA travel insurance in the event your plans change or emergencies arise.



Prices include: final cleanings after departure of the guests, laundry (towels and linens), wi-fi, air conditioning, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, the booking service and the whole assistance of Mrs Sonia and her staff before and during the whole stay. There are no extra charges to pay.

Minimum stay is 4 nights.


Winter heating is charged for 6 euros daily.

Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.

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

Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom has a grand built-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living room sofa bed - 1 double , available upon request
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A baby crib and an high chair are available upon request. A payment parking is located in 5 min walking from the apartment. A free parking is located in less than 10 min walking from the apartment.

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