Suited for a couple with children, this Tuscany villa near Lucca offers charm, comfort, and convenience. Not only does this villa for rent in Tuscany have its own swimming pool, it is also located on the edge of an authentic hill town, where you can explore shops during the day and amble around in the evening until you find that perfect Italian restaurant. Want to explore? This Tuscany holiday villa is also excellently located for taking day trips to Lucca, Pisa, and Florence.
This small villa has a well-maintained private garden, which enjoys incredible views of the Appenine Alps, the backbone of Italy. There is an upper terrace with g...arden, furniture, and a barbecue-- perfect for al fresco meals. The heated swimming pool and terrace are perfectly situated for enjoying the beautiful views, not to mention sunbathing! The swimming pool (8m x 4m) is open and heated only from May to September. The swimming pool is an above-ground pool which has had a terrace built around it. Public parking is available a five-minute walk from the property. Parking is not allowed at the property because the town is completely pedestrian. Please do note that this property is situated in an ancient hilltop town, in which the day-to-day lifestyle continues as it has for generations. You will hear the sounds of the local church bells and clocks chiming throughout the day. Please also note that because of the location of this town, in the mountains, the water pressure can be erratic, particularly during times of the day when water demand is high. An English-speaking housekeeper is available to give help or guidance if needed.
Ground Floor: The entrance of this villa opens into an entryway with a staircase leading up to the first floor. The rooms of the ground floor run in sequence, so that one must pass through one room to get to the next. The first room is the kitchen, which is equipped with a cook-top, oven, and washing machine. Next comes the dining room, which has a table for four or six and opens onto the pool terrace in the back. Passing through the dining room, you will find yourself in the living room, which is comfortably furnished with sofas and armchairs, and has doors letting out onto the back terrace. Finally, there is a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
First Floor: Upstairs there are two bedrooms. The first bedroom has a queen-size bed (160 cm). The second has a bunk bed suitable for two children. There is also a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
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.
* Firewood Available: 15 Euro per basket
* Housekeeping Available: 15 Euro per hour
* Mid-week Linen Change Available: 15 Euro per room
* Pool Towels Available: 10 Euro per week
* This property is located within a walled Mediaeval village which means it is has no access to vehicles. The public car park is within easy access of the property (5 minute walk) through the archway.
* Welcome Basket: Usually includes wine, water, butter, milk, bread, tea, coffee, toilet paper.
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, city centre, iron and board, pool towels, walk to town, housekeeping available - extra cost, welcome basket, fireplace - indoor, hair dryer, independent villa, firewood available - extra cost, outside area - private.
Left on 06/04/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | KIMBERLY
Loved the property. We really thought every attention to detail was given to provide a warm, lovely, homey Italian atmosphere. From the books provided on language, culture, practicalities (such as using the authentic Italian coffee maker) and info on the locality, we were very at home. I'd love to have the decorator's help in my own home! It was a great!
The view, the decor, and the landscaping.
Loved Lucca as much as Florence (having previously visited the Uffizi and the duomo there). The many towns closer to Coreglia Antelminelli like Barga and Castlenouvo were also nice.
Luisa's review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 10/27/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Luisa
The stay was very pleasant. We were mostly away from the villa visiting the towns and cities of Tuscany. We left early in the morning and returned late in the evening. For someone who likes to just sit back and relax, this is the perfect place.
The exceptional views of the surrounding mountains and valley from all back windows. The large shower was a plus, also.
Tanya's review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 10/13/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Tanya
Overall, we had an amazing stay at Casa Coreglia. The villa was charming, the village was quaint, and the church bells were endearing - no need for clocks! We found the peace and quiet we were looking for, and it was a wonderful escape! We hope to return again someday, perhaps with our children!
The stunning view!
The scenic drives through the valley and nearby hilltop villages, the beautiful walled town of Lucca, and an easy drive to Florence in one direction, and the sea in the other direction!
M.A.'s review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 10/06/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | M.A.
This was a wonderful experience. We had no car, by choice, and spent all 7 days at the villa relaxing, reading and drinking wine by the pool. Originally, I had planned to cook a few meals there but discovered L'Archife, a fabulous restaurant, about 30 feet from the front gate of the villa. We ate there everyday. It is run by a lovely family. Every dish was wonderful with the fresh pasta a true standout!
Without a doubt, the view was the best.
The village is charming. We enjoyed walking and meeting some of the residents.
Alice's review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 09/28/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Alice
We both enjoyed our stay and had a really nice time.
The view, the pool, the backyard area for relaxing. Having two bathrooms was a definite bonus even for just two people. Very close to restaurant.
Village atmosphere delightful. The little cats roaming around. Very friendly.
Helene's review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 09/01/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Helene
The place was beautiful the town was cute. Given the heat in the lower areas, we were pleased to be able to be in the cooler mountains. However, the drive up and down the mountain was much more challenging than I ever expected. We always felt the need to be in our town before sunset.
The view and pool.
Walking about the town. Going down the mountain to Lucca.
Lisa's review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 07/25/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Lisa
We had the most marvelous time at Casa Coreglia. We took day trips to neighboring towns almost daily, and it was so nice to come back to Casa Coreglia at the end of the day and relax. The outdoor area was pretty and perfect for relaxing. The kids loved the pool and were in it every chance they got. The view from the house was beautiful, and watching the sun rise and set over the mountains was amazing.
I loved the back outdoor area. It was wonderful to leave all the windows open and enjoy the beautiful view from the windows and the cool breezes. It was so peaceful and relaxing to take our meals outside. It was great to wake up in the morning and walk to Bar Michele for cappuccini or walk to L'Arcile for a wonderful dinner. The waitstaff is so friendly and wonderful at L'Arcile; my son celebrated his 8th birthday there and the waiter (I believe he was the owner's son) juggled for him. They always had big smiles and were so helpful.
The surrounding area was beautiful. We were able to take day trips to the Cinque Terre (caught a train in La Spezia), Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena, and Florence (caught a train in Lucca).
Elizabeth's review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 06/30/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Elizabeth
It was a wonderful experience. I would recommend Casa Coreglia to others. Perhaps 4 weeks was a bit too long to stay in that area; by the end of three weeks we had exhausted our places to visit in the area, although we loved many of them--particularly Lucca. We did leave a couple days early and spent that time in Florence so as to tour the Siena area.
The outside was the greatest: comfortable, and what a view! There were times though, we would rather have had a Jacuzzi instead of the pool.
Actually loved the bells in the church right next door. The people around town were extremely friendly.
Carol 's review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 11/14/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Carol
Great experience. We want to return to this property in the future. Excellent location and the town was very peaceful and quiet during our October visit.
Charming, well kept, Tuscan property with wonderful surroundings and friendly, helpful local residents and on site contact person.
I liked everything about this property overall; the only thing that I would recommend is a more comfortable mattress in the master bedroom. Upstairs bathroom/shower was small, but we did not personally find this problematic as there was also a larger bathroom downstairs.
The village of Coreglia is delightful and was within easy range of other Tuscan sites and towns. It was very tempting never to leave once settled into the villa.
Michelle's review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 10/28/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Michelle
We LOVED it! It was perfectly situated...quaint, quiet (aside from the bells), which we were prepared for and became endearing. Close to Pisa for a day trip...absolutely wonderful.
The peace and quiet--the "living locally"--morning trips to the butcher, sitting in the backyard enjoying the view.
The bed in the master bedroom was VERY uncomfortable; I think it was broken, as it had a very distinct lean on one side. I almost fell out of bed one night!
Close to Lucca, Barga, Pisa. Great scenery, nice people, mountain views.
Paul's review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 07/02/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Paul
Awesome! We felt like the Lord and Lady of our own little castle.
Floating in the pool gazing over the ramparts at the lush slopes, listening to songbirds and smelling the jasmine.
Our weak US dollar made it a bit dear.
Pisa's leaning tower and Lucca's oak tree tower, The Duomo in Barga, Garzoni Garden in Collodi, Cinque Terre drive through La Spezia to Riomaggiore when you tire of hiking there are ferry boats and trains. And hiking in the national forest that surrounded the town.
Dan's review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 06/04/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Dan
We were looking for a place to stay where we could immerse ourselves in the food and culture of Italy as well enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains, and we found all this and more at Casa Coreglia.
The views were spectacular as well as watching the daily activities of the local residences, as well as having the ability to shut out the outside world and enjoy the beautiful countryside.
The ability to go to other hill top villages as well as take in the vistas of the surrounding mountains.
Carl's review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 05/28/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Carl
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The keyholder was excellent and the cleaning by Donatella was well done.
The views and location, location, location. Central to a lot of Tuscany and close to Pisa and Lucca for trains. Reasonable travel to Florence, Siena, etc., by train. If you wanted to stay at the villa, everything needed is available at Coreglia Antelminelli's local grocer and butcher. Wonderful!
Switch back drive up and down the mountain to Lucca.
Everything: restaurants, views, Barga, Lucca...
Terri's review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 04/30/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | Terri
We had a fabulous time and were pleasantly surprised about how nice the house was, pictures on the Internet do not do it justice. It is so much nicer in person.
Location, Location, Location.
The drive to the location, while beautiful, is a little winding, although I would do it again in a heartbeat!
The real life quaintness, the people, the view, the food - everything.
Douglas's review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 11/30/2007 for a stay in November 2007 | Douglas
We truly enjoyed our stay. We would strongly recommend the villa for anyone looking for a peaceful and beautiful experience in Tuscany.
The location of the property was wonderful. The views of the valley were gorgeous. The house was quite delightful; it was perfect for our 2 year old. The villa was a good base to explore the northwest region of Tuscany. We ended up driving to the coast several times.
The church bells ringing every half hour did take some getting used to.
Beautiful mountain scenery. We took long wonderful drives through the area. The trees were turning colors, which was an added benefit.
Dan's review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 08/31/2007 for a stay in August 2007 | Dan
The stunning views, location, peace and quiet - when bells were not ringing - privacy and the villa itself is just lovely. Nora was very friendly and willing to help with anything we needed. We didn't need anything but it was nice to have had a warm welcome.
Cold swimming pool. The visitors' book confirmed that everyone felt this as well as the noisy church bells every half hour, but we knew about this before going so it wasn't unexpected. No fan in the bedroom.
Trips to Lucca, Barga and other towns, scenery and food!
Jane's review of Casa Coreglia
Left on 07/31/2007 for a stay in July 2007 | Jane
We would return without question. It was our favorite vacation in many years, and we were surprised how kid-friendly the villa and village were. We had a wonderful time, and if they change the mattress and heat the pool, the villa would be PERFECT!
The pictures on the website do not do justice to the views from the villa. They are breathtaking from every window. Also, the garden is beautiful and much more so than the pictures suggest. We were also surprised by the villa. It seems almost dark on the website, but it is so quaint, but light and airy and well-decorated. It also had everything we needed in the kitchen and bathrooms, so we did not need to bring many things that were listed on the website like hairdryer, extra towels, knife and cutting board, detergent, etc. Nora, the manager, is so charming and helpful. She also offers to cook a meal in the villa for a reasonable price, and it was incredible--the best meal we had!!
The bed in the master bedroom was uncomfortable, but Nora, the manager, said they may switch it out soon. Also, the church bells are a beautiful and terrible thing!!! The first 24 hours were a little rough, but once we adjusted, they were endearing. I had to wear earplugs the first 3 nights. It's hard to explain, but you love them by the end of the week. According to the visitor's book, a few people never adjusted, but most do. Also, the pool is VERY cold, even when it is warm - middle of summer - so, we never got in more than a few minutes, and it was even cold for our son. Again, the manager said they are trying to figure out how to add heating some time soon.
The village is absolutely charming, and we stayed put most of the time. We ventured to Lucca for a day trip, and it was lovely. Read more
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