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Country air conditioned stone house with pool between Lucca & Sea

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms to sleep 6 guests, 2 bathrooms, air conditioning, wifi, private pool

VILLA BICOCCHE, which appears like something out of a children's fairytale, is situated in a rather strategic position, that is, within the golden triangle of Lucca, Pisa and the best beaches.

In ancient times the villa and surrounding estate belonged to an antique noble family from Lucca. The villa and estate are testament to centuries of Tuscan history. While witness to the changing politics of the region over hundreds of years, the villa has always maintained the local respect for the land and provided work and shelter to countless generations.

The structure has been recently completely renovated and improved, both inside and out, with the construction of a beautiful new garden and swimming pool. Soft colors have been used to enhance the exterior and blend well with the surrounding grounds and woods; inside, the atmosphere is one of country elegance, decorated using rich and refined colors and antique pieces.

The villa is immersed in the greenery and peace that the Tuscan countryside is famous for. At the same time, it is close to the conveniences found in town. In fact, traveling down a beautiful tree-lined road, one arrives at the first medieval village just a kilometer away, which is very famous for the enchanting roads and squares and for several bespoke restaurants and beautiful view of the valley, while at a distance of 7 km you find the beach, with its sandy beaches, shops, restaurants with seaview and kid-friendly establishments. Lucca city centre is located at only 15/20 mins by car (nearly 17 kms).

Decorative plants with brightly colored flowers have been used for the newly designed garden, where they brighten and liven the atmosphere.

The large pool (12 metres x 6 metres - chlorine free water operating with salted water- set in the olive grove) offer guests the possibility to enjoy swimming or a relaxing bath: at the edge of the pool, terraced landscaping provides for a lovely sundeck where one can take in the warm Tuscan sun and enjoy the lovely panorama. The grounds right outside the kitchen are also host to an area equipped for outdoor dining with a barbeque, table, chairs, sofas and 2 loungers – the perfect spot for a cheerful meal among family and friends.

The interior of the villa is characterized by a warm and welcoming atmosphere: drapes, wooden antique furniture, large comfortable beds and comfortable couches. All the furnishings have been chosen with care and taste, offering up a harmonious mix of traditional comfort and modern practicality.

The ceilings are original: on the ground floor we find beamed ceilings in the area that was once the cellar. The spacious kitchen is well-equipped with a wide range of cooking utensils and appliances. A dishwasher and all the necessary items that a holiday chef might need to feel at home. The bathrooms are spacious and provides both a built-in shower and a bathtub, with carefully selected fixtures that render them particularly pleasant and functional.

My aunt, Giuliana (in her 70s), lives in the detatched attic of the villa. She has a separate entrance and staircase. She is available for any need during the stay of my guests and loves to take care of the garden and pool maintenance.

The house, the garden and the pool are not sharing. We rent the property to only 1 party per time so privacy is never compromised. My aunt does not use the pool or the garden.

The house is provided with 4 bikes. A very reliable wifi connection provided by the national phone company is available for free as well. The 3 bedrooms are all air conditioned.

COMPOSITION:

GROUND FLOOR:

Kitchen, dining room with access to the porch/outside dining area, living room, 1 bathroom

FIRST FLOOR:

3 bedrooms with air conditioning (2 king size beds and 2 twin beds) and 1 bathroom

Distances (approx. kms):

Lucca 17 km, Camaiore 1 km (nearest shops); Pisa Airport 25 km; Florence 70 km

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 day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

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 2015

Why Mrs Sonia chose Versilia

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.

Amenities

Camaiore Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , This bathroom has a built-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , a baby crib can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Country air conditioned stone house with pool between Lucca & Sea
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews
5

Stunning rural villa with everything you need for a tranquil quality break

  • 5 of 5

The villa is about a 45 minute drive from Pisa airport and is on a rural single track road at the start of the hills in Tuscany. The turn into the driveway is tight but it is worth the effort. Everything you need is here for a peaceful, beautiful stay. The villa is traditional Tuscan in style set in beautiful gardens with several great outdoor spaces to relax, entertain, dine and read. The pool area is a 50 metre walk on gravel paths and is completely private. The seating comes with comfortable cushions and parasols. Also outside was a lovely brick BBQ and in the morning it was magically cleaned by the time we woke up to tackle the task!

The accommodation is very well decorated and every room is furnished with dark wood statement pieces that were of great quality. It felt like a proper family home.

Outside there is comfortable garden furniture for relaxing and listening to birds, frogs, cicadas and watching the fireflies come alive every night.

Mario and his lovely wife were perfect hosts and we hardly saw them at all but we knew if we needed any help we could contact them

On the top floor of this large house. They were very welcoming and as we didn't speak italian and they didn't speak english, our online translator worked really well on our phones!

The wifi is really good all over the house and grounds.

Loved staying here and finding the local restaurants up the hill and travelling on the train to Florence (€8 each way and 79 minutes) , driving into Lucca and discovering the beach that was only ten minutes away Lido de Camaiore.

It is quiet and tranquil and you do need a car but we wouldn't have changed a thing.

Thank you for a lovely break and we hope to see you again.

The Cross Family of five adults.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, 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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5

RELAXING NATURE & HISTORY

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Sonia, Mario and Juliana for making us feel so welcome and making our stay absolutely incredible! The Villa was even more amazing than the pictures show, it totally took our breath away! We spent the first 10mins whilst being showed around just saying WOW! It was like a high end boutique hotel, with stunning views, and hosts ready to answer any questions and help in every way. The villa is a short dive into the centre of Lucca and from the beach, which is full of wonderful restaurants. We spent a day walking the city walls, exploring the cathedral and its cript and taking the views of the city from the top of the bell tower. We also took a train to Florence for the day, trains were easy to catch and very very cheap in comparison to the UK! And the city was beautiful an absolute must see! The icing on the cake was the special breakfast Juliana prepared for us on our final morning. It really finished our stay perfectly and was so thoughtful. I could not have wished for a better weekend away celebrating my Boyfriends birthday! An area really worth visiting, especially if you book this flat! I can't wait to arrange coming back in the summer months! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • 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

one of the most beautiful places on earth

  • 5 of 5

Beth and I spent a week in arguably one of the most beautiful places on earth, Lucca, Italy. More specifically Villa Bicocche ... All I can say is the pictures on the website do NOT do it justice. We had a glorious week - a perfect vacation… I am sorry it took a long time to submit my review.. it’s almost time to write my second review after my next stay next April. Can’t wait to be back! See you soon Mrs Sonia Scott and Beth

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • 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 one of my homes and had great time in Lucca! Best regards, Sonia :)
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Buffalo NY
5

I love Villa Bicocche

  • 5 of 5

There is no doubt in the over 25 years of traveling for business and for vacations, that no experience matches the comfort and care of Villa Bicocche. The 2016 Olive Harvest was our 4th trip to the Villa and each one provided vivid and lasting memories. The Villa feels like home, the amenities on every floor, in every room are just what you need to make it a relaxing stay. From cool summer nights on the Patio and Pergola to great fall fires, there is always a place to feel comfortable. Your surrounded by the aroma of every season from the spring plantings to the fall harvest, your senses will be alive with the rhythm of the classic Tuscan experience. From walks through the historic countryside to visits to the local towns, everything we needed was within a short walk or drive. Then there is Sonia and her uncle Mario and her aunt Juliana. No better hosts, period. You just have to take that leap of faith as we did and make this trip, it most likely wont be your last

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks thanks thanks!!
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SEATTLE
5

I met the most welcoming owners!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time staying with Sonia and her family. They were the most welcoming people. Made us feel at home and what a home it is! The decoration of the Villa is beautiful with extreme attention to detail. It is set in rural paradise on the outskirts of Lucca, a picturesque town with plenty to see. Within easy driving distance of Pisa, Florence and even the coast (10 mins by car) it is a perfect place to both explore and relax. Everything was perfect, especially the hospitality of such a lovely family, and their cheeky pet tortoise!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so lovely to host such lovely guests!! Thanks for staying with us!
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Chichester UK
5

Enchanting escape close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for possibly the best time in my life. I have "withdrawal" or whatever you want to call it. I'm still constantly thinking about Italy, the Villa, the surroundings, etc. And I do want to return in the Fall of 2017. I need to talk with some friends to find out if they will commit… I will keep checking the availability of the Villa and talk with my friends… (do you need a cleaning lady? maybe that is my calling to return to Italy!!!)… I truly left my heart there…

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so lovely to host such lovely guests!! Thanks for staying with us!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Our property is situated only 10 km away from the beaches of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi famous spot for shopping lovers, where you can find the best designer brand name.

Not far from the house you can reach the trails to Alpi Apuane where, famous sculptor such as Michelangelo, quarried white marble in order to create the ' David'

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Rates & Availability

Camaiore Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$324
$3,168
 
 
High Season
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,760
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,167
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,162
 
 
Mid Season
Mar 26 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,408
 
 
High Season
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$368
$1,819
 
 
High Season
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,171
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,109
 
 
High Season
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,347
 
 
High Season
Sep 11 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$434
$2,171
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$364
$1,819
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
5 night minimum stay
$235
$1,162
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 1 2019
5 night minimum stay
$364
$1,819
 
 
Low Season
Jan 2 2019 - Mar 31 2019
5 night minimum stay
$235
$1,162
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,168
 

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, sat tv, hot water, the booking service and the whole assistance of Mrs Sonia and her staff before and during the whole stay.

Gas and electricity are charged extra according to comsuption

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 500 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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