|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||2000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
Description from the owner
Vacation the Italian Dream!!! A Hollywood Production Designer and his wife have restored this gorgeous 16th century apartment, ensconced within the medieval walls of Lucca, back to it's original beauty with luxury touches of modernity. Philippe Stark designs compliment 400-year-old original artwork. Throughout the apartment the original Italian tile floors have been restored and the antique Murano chandeliers cast a beautiful light upon the subtle traditionally hand painted walls. Towering double doors, that have been restored, to show off their original grain and hardware, open into each room. The southern exposure and large windows allow th...Read more
Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$310||$310||$1,700 - $2,150||$0||3 nights|
|Jan. 31 2013 - Mar. 29 2013||-||-||$1,700||-||3 nights|
|Mar. 30 2013 - May. 31 2013||-||-||$1,850||-||3 nights|
|Jun. 1 2013 - Oct. 25 2013||-||-||$2,150||-||3 nights|
|Oct. 26 2013 - Dec. 13 2013||-||-||$1,850||-||3 nights|
|Dec. 14 2013 - Jan. 3 2014||-||-||$1,700||-||3 nights|
|All Other Dates||$310||$310||-||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $165 / stay - Other
Additional notes from owner
Weekly prices are for one week or longer and include normal gas and electricity consumption. Please ask for a special offer price for stays of more than 2 weeks or monthly rates. Additional weekly costs are for cleaning/bed linen/towels - us dollars $165 per week
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 14, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
House with everything
We spent almost a week in Casa Bella, myself,my husband, 4 teenage children and mother in law. Everything was lovely (once you had climbed the 45 stairs with your luggage). We loved having so much space to spread out, it was furnished with everything we needed. We especially appreciated having the use of the bikes to get around town. Lucca is a wonderful town and Casa Bella allowed us to enjoy all it had to offer.
A from London
Luxury in Lucca
We stayed at Casa Bella with my parents, sister and children. Although a rocky start not having anyone meet us when we arrived, this was quickly sorted and all other needs met. It is a huge space, and vast amount of toys for kids made entertainment easy while in the apartment. We also loved our bike ride around the wall. We used the bikes available and hired several more - such a perfect way to enjoy Lucca. The bedrooms do not offer much privacy so would agree that better for extended family rather than 3 couples. The beds, pillows and bedding were sooo luxurious and kitchen a dream to cook in - every tool was there and made it easy to enjoy eating in:)
Thomas H., Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
Our family (comprised of five adults) had a wonderful stay at Casa Bella for Christmas this year. The location in Lucca was perfect, within a block of shops and restaurants. Casa Bella is spacious, beautifully decorated and very well equipped, with high ceilings and an atmosphere of regal Italian elegance. Lucca is fascinating in and of itself, being a walled city with labyrinthine streets, and is a perfect base for exploring not only Tuscany, but also the west coast of Italy. We would love to return and can recommend Casa Bella without reservation.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
very spacious, modern, in good location
This flat lets you live in a 400 year old property in the centre of one of Europe's finest walled towns. What is there not to like? Has wifi, a great kitchen with gas and three bathrooms. The owner is new at renting so there were a couple of things that could have been better but we had no problems and would recommend the property. The flat is more suitable for families and not for, say, 3 couples as the layout of the bedrooms mean little privacy. Also, there are two flights of stairs to climb so older people may find that difficult. We had a problem with mosquitos but bought a machine nearby. We used the Esselunga supermarket on Viale San Concordio a short bike ride away.
A unique apartment in a very special town
My wife and I had a fantastic honeymoon at Casa Bella eating excellent food, drinking good wine and...well...not doing much else!
The apartment Nancy and Patrick have created there is marvellous, so well decorated and so sympathetic to the architecture of the town and its atmosphere. We are used to far more active holidays but at the apartment and in Lucca we found places that were perfect for us to simply relax and reflect on our wedding, I think our biggest adventures amounted to riding the apartment's bicycles around the wall and out to brilliant Casina della Rosa restaurant!
Wonderful first visit to Italy, perfect location for our needs!
On our visit we were 3 children's charity walkers covering a 40K sponsored walk around the beautiful historic walls of Lucca whilst also on vacation. We also thoroughly enjoyed seeing an outdoor concert in the piazza during Lucca's fantastic festival month. I found the architecture utterly inspiring, the people simply charming, weather hot, hot, hot and the apartment authentic and beautiful. It was a first trip to Italy for us all and the apartment by chance turned out to be a very short walk away from friends who live there - a perfect location! I can't wait to go back! Personally, I am already seeking out accommodation for the whole month of July next year which could ultimately turn into a long term let! I just fell in love with it! You will need to like walking though! No unauthorised cars allowed within the walls and 43 steps up to the apartment will also keep you fit!!! Bicycles are fun and all part of the unique charm of Lucca!
Los Angeles, California
Perfect location, truly a casa bella!!
Casa Bella lives up to its name - beautiful house yet very comfortable for a family. great location easy walk to the bus station for day trips to florence and pisa. will definitely recommend to others and hope to be back soon.
Terry & Geraldine
Our enchanting stay at Casa Bella, Lucca
After a very long flight from australia, we tried in vain to negotiate the one way system within the walls of Lucca. Nancy had very kindly provided us with a good map and directions, however it was too much for our weary brains so we resorted to calling Vera, who came and guided us to our apartment. We arrived at the door after a lot of puff climbing 3 flights of stairs, but the climb was well worth it once we saw our beautiful abode. The apartment was perfect in every way... comfortable, clean, spacious, bright and airy, gorgeous furniture, and an eclectic collection of magnificent chandeliers! We had everything we needed and more. Vera kindly left us some basic supplies for which we were very grateful after a 37hr journey.
Nancy quickly dealt with one small plumbing problem that arose, and Vera dealt with the plumber, thereby leaving us free to go out and explore Lucca.
The apartment is perfectly situated, and walking distance to everything. Lucca is a great base to explore Tuscany from, and we certainly made use of the numerous suggestions that Nancy gave us.
We had one major problem at the end of our stay... we didn't want to leave! We could have happily stayed for weeks and weeks, but unfortunately all good things come to an end. However, we can't wait to return, and hope to do so soon. Thankyou Nancy for allowing us to stay in your wonderful home, and for being such a pleasure to deal with.
Terry & Geraldine (Brisbane, Australia)