With the lovely Lucca countryside as its backdrop this villa is its own gem among olive groves and vineyards. Perfectly equipped to host a large family gathering or celebration, this vacation rental in Tuscany features a private swimming pool, extensive grounds, and wonderful views. Add a little touch of history to the mix, as this self-catering accommodation near Lucca was once part of an old convent, and the fact that it’s a short walk into town and you’ve found yourself just the place to spend your holiday!
Dating back to the 1600’s this villa, which was once part of old convent of Cappucini monks, is surrounded... by olive groves, and vineyards. There is a garden with a table and chairs as well as a small house (100 m2/1,076 ft 2) that can be used for gatherings or meetings. There is a private swimming pool (6m x 14m), open from the beginning of May to the end of October, that is surrounded by cascades and roses. Nearby are sun loungers and umbrellas. Please be aware that the villa features an independent apartment where the owners live, but complete privacy is maintained at all times. There is also an attic, which has a separate entrance and staircase, where the gardener lives. Parking is available within the property grounds.
(700 m2/7,534 sq. ft)
Ground Floor: The entrance leads to a living room with couches, armchairs, and French doors with access to the garden. There is a large dining room with a table and chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, pizza oven, microwave, toaster, American coffee maker, mixer, and dishwasher. A laundry room is complete with a washing machine, dryer, iron, and ironing board. An office has a computer and ADSL internet connection. There are two service bathrooms, each with a sink and toilet.
First Floor: A staircase and elevator lead up to the first floor where there are five bedroom suites and one bedroom. The five bedroom suites each have a living area with a sofa bed (most comfortable for one, but available for two), small fridge, satellite TV, and CD player. Please note that the beds of each suite are located above the living areas in a loft accessible via a staircase. The first bedroom suite has a king-sized bed (200 cm) and two ensuite bathrooms; the first with a sink, toilet, and shower and the second with a sink, toilet, and tub. The second, third, and fourth bedrooms each have a living room with a sofa bed (most comfortable for one, but available for two), a loft with a king-sized bed (200 cm), and two ensuite bathrooms; the first with a sink, toilet, and shower and the second with a sink, toilet, and tub. The fifth bedroom has two single beds (115 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower, and another bathroom with sink, toilet, and tub with a handheld showerhead. The sixth bedroom has a king-sized (180 cm) bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. Each double bed can be separated to form two single beds upon prior request.
Second Floor: A staircase and elevator lead up to five more bedrooms. The first bedroom has a king-sized (180 cm) bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower with a tub. The second bedroom has a king-sized bed (200 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower with a tub. The third bedroom has a king-sized bed (200 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower with a tub. The fourth and fifth bedrooms each have a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and share a fourth bathroom with a sink, toilet, and bathtub.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Housekeeping (Additional): Upon request at 15 Euros per hour
* Chef Available: Upon request
* Owners live in an apartment on the property and the gardener lives in the attic with a separate entrance. The villa is completely private.
* The elevator is large enough for wheelchairs
* Welcome Dinner: A complimentary buffet welcome dinner on arrival (wines included).
* Housekeeping: Daily housekeeping service (4 hours per day) included in the price.
Additional amenities include: computer available, iron and board, fireplace - indoor, walk to town, air conditioning - whole house, housekeeping - included, cd, hair dryer, wheelchair accessible - inside home, pets considered, elevator (in building), cook service available - extra cost, independent villa, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private, american coffee maker.
There were 20 of us including children (down to the age of six). Our stay could not have been more delightful with wonderful meals prepared every evening for us.
Spacious, beautifully furnished, large bedrooms all with bath, elevator to two upper floors, fabulous swimming pool and games for the kids to play.
Day trips to Lucca, Pisa, and Florence as well as visiting and hiking in the Apuane Alps (the Garfagnana) which are stunningly beautiful
Valerie 's review of Villa Monte
Left on 07/14/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Valerie
All in all, a lovely experience. We would go back in a heartbeat, but we'll have to save for a couple of years to do it.
Location is perfect--close to Pisa, Lucca, the sea, and not too far from Florence. The House is lovely. The owner and staff could not have been more responsive and helpful. The grounds are spectacular. Were we not tourists, the gardens would be a perfect spot just to get away and ponder. Kitchens and chefs wonderful.
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