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Stefania and Elda

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian

Typical Tuscan Villa: garden 5000 sqm fenced views pool air cond. fireplace WiFi

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Capannori Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa on the hills of Lucca, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 sofà-bed Sleeps 7 people

Old Country house has been completely renovated in keeping with the original features of the place. GROUND FLOOR: a large living room with fireplace that opens out onto a cozy but fully equipped kitchen. In the Living room there is a sofà- bed. Bathroom on the same floor. FIRST FLOOR: 3 bedrooms with air-conditioning and a bathroom. 1st bedroom with an antique wrought-iron bedstead bed. 2nd bedroom has twin beds that can be joined to make a double bed if required. 3rd bedroom is a single room. The original structure of the building has been preserved it still retains comfortable period furnishings and every modern convenience has been provided. The farmhouse is situated on a hill with olive groves and scenic views over Lucca. Large outdoor area of 5000 sqm (completely fenced in with a gate) with a swimming-pool (12.60m X 5.40m, depth min. 1.10m max 2.20m) for exclusive use. Just outside the front door there is a vine-covered pergola and a gazebo where visitors can eat.

Holiday villa 'Pennecchio' is ideal for all seasons.

It perfectly suitable, even if the weather is not enough pleasant to stay outside, or during the winter months.

You can also sit around the fireplace in the living room, chatting with friends and members of family, with the discreet company of a slowly burning log on the fire.

Outside: There is a large outdoor area of 5000 square metres. Fenced-in garden, Covered parking area within the property is possible, Gazebo with a wooden table and 7 wooden chairs, barbecue, 2 sun-beds / loungers and 5 deck-chairs

This holiday villa is situated to the north of Lucca in a small village called S.Colombano.

Lucca: This villa is to 9 kilometres from Lucca. It is situated in the hills north of Lucca in a small village called S.Colombano. Lucca is a town of Ligurian -Etruscan origins, enclosed by a circle by 16 th century walls, with its palaces, many churches ( S.Martin Chathedral, San Michele, San Frediano etc..) the Amphitheatre square, medioeval towers such as 'Guinigi Tower' and 'The clock Tower' and gardens, makes up a small enchanted world. From the tree topped 'Tower of Palazzo Guinigi ' you can enjoy a splendid view of the town, with its red rooftops, its campaniles and the surrounding countryside which extends out into the distance to catch a view of the majestic profile of the Apuan Alps. 'Via Fillungo' is the most important shopping street and walking towards the centre you will discover 14Chouses, Renaissance loggias and small antique shops situated along the stone-paved alley ways. It is also possible to rent bicycles to ride around the ancient town walls (about 4 kilometres long )

The Tuscan Region: In a short time you can reach many beautiful destinations such as:

FLORENCE (80 kilometres ) the most important art city in Tuscany

PISA (40 kilometres) and its world famous 'Piazza dei Miracoli' and LeaningTower.

SIENA (145 kilometres), famous for the Palio (horse race) and Chianti wine...

S.GIMIGNANO (125 kilometres) , famous for its medieval towers and ancient churches

VERSILIA COSTLINE (38 kilometres) including Viareggio, Marina di Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi.

The GARFAGNANA Valley (32 kilometres) a beautiful mountain area .

The famous CINQUETERRE (MONTEROSSO – VERNAZZA – CORNIGLIA – MANAROLA – RIOMAGGIORE) is approx 105 kilometres away. It includes five world renowned fishing villages with lots of brightly coloured houses and tiny beaches.From where you can also reach LERICI (80 kilometres) and PORTOFINO (100 kilometres) beautiful sea-side villages.The area can be reach by train or by ferry from La Spezia

The Island of Elba is another important tourist attraction.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stefania and Elda (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian

About Stefania and Elda

My name is Stefania. I am a 'Lucchese' businesswoman, and I live near from my holiday villa 'Pennecchio'.

Stefania and Elda purchased this villa in 2010

Why Stefania and Elda chose Piana di Lucca

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What makes this villa unique

Holiday villa 'Pennecchio' is a Tuscan holiday farmhouse on the outskirts of Lucca, at San Colombano, a typical Tuscan village situated along the slopes of the hills of Lucca, and is surrounded by age-old olive groves.

The recently restored farmhouse set along a hillside overlooking the plain of Lucca is, without doubt, the perfect spot for those wishing to spend their holidays amongst enchanting countryside whilst still being able to enjoy the benefits of all the latest mod.cons.

The farmhouse is the ideal setting for family holidays, and is also suitable for groups, couples, sports enthusiasts, lovers of nature and all those who enjoy a healthy lifestyle and adventure holidays.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Villa Pennechio is a fabulous property, centrally located near many places, such as Pisa, Lucca, Viareggio beaches (a must)! The grounds are beautiful, the neighborhood true Tuscany with its old well preserved architecture. The home is cozy, and the air conditioned rooms are quite pleasant. Stefania is a wonderful host! My husband accidentally left a large sum of $$ in one of the bedroom drawers and she and her housekeeper made sure to get in touch with us to wire it back! Thank you soooo much for that! You won't go wrong at this villa! It has everything you need!
Jun 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)
Typical Tuscan Villa: garden 5000 sqm fenced views pool air cond. fireplace WiFi
average rating of 4.85 based on 54 reviews
5

Lovely villa in beautiful Tuscan countryside!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is all exactly as described. It is comfortable with a rustic decor. We were a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 older teenage children) and so the 3 bedrooms gave us all our own space. The mattresses were comfortable and we all slept well (we had the air con on through the night, otherwise it may have been too hot to permit good sleep). The week we spent at the villa was preceded by a week of train travel and sightseeing in France, Switzerland and Italy, so by the time we reached the villa we were ready to just relax and spend time in the villa and garden. So it was vital that the villa, garden and pool were all as lovely as the pictures on the HomeAway profile indicated. We are happy to report that the pictures are accurate. The pool was big and clean. The garden is really as large as the pictures indicate and gives the impression of being even bigger, as it is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. The view from the pool is of unspoilt countryside as far as the eye can see. There are serveral pool loungers and deck chairs available for use. We stocked up at a nearly supermarket (10 mins drive), as suggested by the owner Stefania, and then had breakfast, lunch and dinner at the villa on most days. One tip is that Esselunga, the local supermarket, sold prosecco for around 2.6 euros, so lunchtimes were very bubbly everyday! We did venture out for a day in Florence/San Gimignano (both around 1 hour 20 mins drive from the villa, although we drive to Florence, spent the day there, then drove directly to San Gimignano for an early evening stroll and dinner, before driving back to the villa). We also visited Pisa and Lucca one evening. All of those places are lovely and well worth visiting, but our priority was rest and relaxation, and the villa was perfect for that. Stefania was incredibly helpful and gave us loads of advice not only about the villa but also the surrounding area. We would suggest that it would be recommended to have the use of a car when staying at this property. The only change we would like to see is that a ceiling fan in the lounge/kitchen would make late evenings in the villa more comfortable. Other than that, it was a perfect stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Well placed for exploring northern Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a small villa in Tuscany, suitable for ourselves and for our four very well behaved saluki hounds!

The large garden, set in an olive grove, is completely fenced and safe for children and for dogs.

Close to the lovely city of Lucca, the house is well equipped for a small family.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great Villa, gorgeous view!!!

  • 5 of 5

stayed at the villa for 10days with my family. pictures are accurate representation of the villa. the house is clean, spacious, huge garden, beautiful view from the top of the hill. the location is perfect, very close to Florence, Pisa, La spezia, Cinqua tere, Lucca, San Gimignano... Stefania is very helpful. She explained everything around the house and places to see and things to do and list of restaurants and local supermarket. She even helped us get pizza on our first late night arrival.

thumbs up!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Great Villa, views, gardens, pool and hostess.

  • 5 of 5

Everything you read in the description of this villa and its grounds is true.

The house is clean, very well equipped and well maintained. The grounds and pool are fantastic with marvellous views of the mountains and toward the town of Lucca. Stefania, the owner, lives close by and nothing was too much trouble for her. She responded to any query within minutes.

We thought that this was a great base whether you want to go to the beach, a town or lie by the pool. I even managed to have a 400m long running course within the grounds which wound its way through the olive trees.

Lucca has many excellent places to eat and the local Pizza shop made fantastic take away food at minimal cost. We would return to Pennechio at any time of the year.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Had an Unbelievable Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the villa and the backdrop surrounding the house was breathtaking! The listing description was very accurate. The grounds were beautiful and well-maintained. The house was extremely clean upon our arrival and Stephania was very helpful, from thoroughly going over the house to offering extensive knowledge and travel suggestions throughout the area. She is so nice and hospitable and we were happy to meet her. There were four of us staying here-we had plenty of space. We used the pool everyday-due to the hot weather, the water temp. was very comfortable. We also enjoyed the patio and grill on several occasions. One of the highlights of our trip was having Carla, the professional cook, prepare a multi-course Tuscan meal for us. It was incredible and such a memorable experience! A car is necessary, as the city center of Lucca is about a 15-20 min. drive away, as well as large supermarket that has everything you may need. We took day trips throughout the week, including Chianti, Cinque Terre, and downtown Lucca which is very charming and laid-back. We would definitely recommend the villa to friends/relatives looking for the perfect Tuscan experience, especially those looking for a nice balance of relaxation and sightseeing. If you want a peaceful and serene atmosphere, this villa is perfect! Thank you Stephania!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Charming place; fantastic value

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from nearly a week's stay at this property. The photos present a very accurate representation of what we experienced. The property is a perfect size for a family of 4 or 5, well maintained and with all the amenities one would want. Stefania is an attentive and knowledgeable host, who spent time to show us everything we needed to know about the property and offered numerous suggestions for restaurants in the area.

A few things to note: the pool is not heated, so the water can be quite cold early in the season. The location is just a short car drive to many towns in the area, but there is not much other than other villas within walking distance, so I would recommend renting a car. Florence, Pisa and La Spezia are within an hour's drive. Lucca, only ten minutes away, is a lovely town that does not get the recognition (or the crowds) of its more famous neighbors.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Pisa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Capannori
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
38 Kilometres
Versilia
Car: necessary

This holiday Villa is situated to the north of hills of Lucca in a small village called S.Colombano.

This area has a wealth of beautiful ancient villas as Villa Manzi, Villa Torrigiani, Villa Reale and Villa Grabau etc, which were once the home of the nobility of Lucca. All villas are open to the public. (Check opening times)

A panoramic road known as the 'Strada del Vino' ('Wine Route') runs through past many local villages and farmhouse estate where visitors can buy the best local oil and wine.

Near this village there are some good restaurants, banks and a chemist in Segromigno in Monte, near 2 kilometres from my holiday Villa.

A supermarket is about 3 kilometres from my holiday Villa in Marlia where you can find all you need.

In Collodi about 10 kilometres from the villa there is 'Parking of Pinocchio'.

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Rates & Availability

Capannori Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SPECIAL OFFER ! October 2016
Oct 16 2016 - Oct 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$506
 
 
Offer !November- December 2015
Nov 3 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$112
$450
$1,236
 
 
December 2015- January 2016
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$663
 
 
January -February 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Feb 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$112
$450
$1,236
 
 
March 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$506
$1,461
 
 
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$674
 
 
May 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,068
 
 
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,742
 
 
July - August 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,236
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $393

Weekly prices include: the rent of the property, swimming- pool, private parking.
Internet Access: In the holiday villa, WI-FI (Wireless Internet) is available free.
Weekly prices DO NOT INCLUDE: electricity, GAS/LPG (for hot water, kitchen, HEATING), electricity for air-conditionings
and wood to pay on consumption.
Weekly prices DO NOT INCLUDE:bedlinen and towels
Weekly prices DO NOT INCLUDE: the final cleaning
Require a security deposit euros 350,00

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Amenities

Capannori Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , On the ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , On the first floor
  • On the first floor the bathroom has the bath-tub partially closed by a glass, it can be used also as a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Possibly made up as double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Cot available on request Air conditioned In the Living room there is a sofà - bed for 2 children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Panoramic pool Versilia Golf Club is 30km far from this holiday house Montecatini Golf is 18 km far this holiday house Cook on request to prepare dinner in the home - Optional

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