(Minimum of one week rental required) This lovely villa is set up on the beautiful hills around Lucca, providing a great view of Lucca and the surrounding countryside. Villa Oliva is part of a large, 344 acre estate. It is lush with olive groves and vineyards. This grand house dates back to the 1600's but has been lovingly restored with great taste and an eye for detail, including terracotta floors all throughout the villa and interesting art work. All the rooms are elegantly furnished with family antiques (although the beds and mattresses are new). Modern appliances are available for the comfort of the guests. Guests will enjoy the beautiful Tuscan landscape surrounding the villa. There are many lovely walking trails within the estate, providing joy for nature lovers. The villa is very spacious and comfortable, with large rooms and lovely gardens in which to relax at sunset with a glass of good local wine. The owner produces very good olive oil, which is available for purchase.
Villa Oliva is located up on the hills. The road is paved up to the villa, but it is narrow. It is advisable not to have overly large cars or vans.
The villa is equipped with air conditioning, central heating, a Jacuzzi tub, saltwater pool, and high speed WI-FI connection. The annex is handicapped accessible.
The weekly rate includes: Final cleaning, Internet connection, daily cleaning service for 1.5 hours, all utilities, air conditioning, and general maintenance of the pool and gardens.
Welcome Dinner and cook services upon request. Villa Oliva's ground floor consists of a fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, table, traditional wood oven, stove, refrigerator/freezer), dining room with seating for 8-10, a study with sofa bed, and a bathroom with shower.
The first floor includes a comfortable living room with fireplace, Satellite TV, DVD player, and telephone. There is a master bedroom with king bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi tub (four steps down). This bedroom offers great views overlooking the valley through unique arched windows.
On the second floor is the third bedroom with queen bed and en-suite bathroom with shower. Bedroom four has two twin beds (can be moved together) and a separate bathroom with shower and tub. There is also a small studio with a futon bed, suitable for children. Please note, the guests of the twin bedroom have to pass through the studio to reach the bathroom.
The Annex houses the fifth bedroom with queen bed and en-suite bathroom with shower. This room is handicapped accessible. The villa is equipped with washing machine and safe.
The garden offers a large, refreshing saltwater pool with a commanding view overlooking the hills of Lucca. Set amongst Luccan olive groves, there is a covered area with table and chairs for dinging outside. A somewhat challenging hike further up the hill leads to a wonderful family country restaurant. Four mountain bikes are at guests' disposal, and the owners generously offer use of their own "cabina" for one or more days at a nearby private beach where there are warm showers and changing rooms with lockers.
Lucca Italy is one of the prettiest towns in Italy. Situated in the picturesque Tuscany region, it has a number of well-known landmarks including a fine cathedral (Duomo di San Martino) and fortress walls.
Many visitors to Lucca enjoy hiking or cycling along the city wall or dining in one of Lucca's fine restaurants. The ancient remains of a Roman Forum can be seen in Piazza dell Anfiteatro. There is also a fine opera house and a number of interesting museums and art galleries.
Lucca is conveniently situated near Florence and Pisa. It is also within an hours drive from Cinque Terre National Park.
Additional amenities include: living room, pool 8m x 4m, views, family room, heating, crib, gardener available, dining room, video player DVD, car recommended, study room, cook available on request....Read more
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