Large Villa Rental near Vorno, Lucca with Air Conditioning - Casa Samuele
Situated just minutes away from the cosmopolitan town of Lucca, this luxury villa in Tuscany offers both the respite of the countryside and accessibility to shopping and culture. Anyone with an appreciation for architecture will enjoy Casa Samuele's stunning design and the way that the original lines of the historic farmhouse and mill have been carefully preserved and enhanced with modern amenities. While the classic Italian gardens and swimming pool may provide diversion enough on a warm day, Lucca (10 minutes) and Pisa (20 minutes) both offer a wealth of museums and restaurants, should you have the desire to explore. For longer day trips, the stunning Ligurian coastal jewels of the Cinque Terre (112 km) and chic Portofino (142 km) are within reach by car.
(7000 m2) This luxury villa in Tuscany was originally a working mill and farmhouse. Both structures have been beautifully restored and transformed into a luxury accommodation, featuring simple lines and traditional materials such as stone, handmade brick, rough hewn beams, and terracotta. The villa, which is part of a three-home complex, is surrounded by typical Italian gardens filled with potted lemons, olive trees, pines, camellias, wisteria, roses, lavender, and rosemary. A small brook runs through the garden. The private swimming pool has an area for children and an area for advanced swimmers. An ornamental gazebo equipped with a dining table is located next to the pool. There is also a barbecue, as well as comfortable deck chairs and lounge chairs.
The two-story villa is furnished in a rustic, elegant style, featuring period furniture and objects d'art.
Ground Floor: There is a dining room, a family room with a TV, an office, a kitchen, and a laundry room.
First Floor: There are three double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (all three with tub and hand-held shower head). There is one room with two twin-beds and an ensuite bathroom (with hand-held shower head). There is also a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom (with tub and hand-held shower head). All of the rooms include climate controls.
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.
* Cook Service: Upon request
* Laundry Service: Upon request
* Transfer Service: Upon request
* Daily Breakfast Service is provided.
* Cook Service requires a deposit of $1,700 for food and beverage. The cost of meals will be deducted from the deposit. Particular dishes and wines may be requested.
* Housekeeping is provided for 8 hours per day, 6 days per week. Linens are changed weekly. Towels are changed twice per week.
Additional amenities include: computer available, private chef, housekeeping - included, pool towels, housekeeping available - extra cost, cd, bike, cook service available - extra cost, independent villa, air conditioning - whole house, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request....Read more
Left on 06/30/2006 for a stay in June 2006 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 30, 2006Stayed Jun 2006
The large garden and pool and the large dining room. Great for 5 couples on both accounts.
The property needs to be signed better. Even though the directions to the villa are good, the house has a very little sign which we passed by three times before calling the house and getting a person to stand outside the house on our arrival.
Left on 11/09/2001 for a stay in October 2001 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 9, 2001Stayed Oct 2001
This property is charming, and sits back in the Lucca hills on beautiful grounds. The view is brilliant and can be seen from the masterbedroom windows for gazing. The dining table is nicely set up, and still houses a view underneath of the old olive mill workings. The owner and caretaker are real jems and extremely accomodating. It is very quiet, secluded, and close to the city of Lucca to take in shopping, good food, fine wine, and gelato!
The grounds are pleasant to walk around on, and the pool in nice during the evenings. The living space is very comfortable and inviting, with being luxurious and having all the modern amenities. The kitchen is nicely equipped for cooking, and you have the option of some meals being prepared for you. Every room can be adjusted for specific temperatures and music, which is nice perk on top of everything else.
None. (a tip) A rental car is necessary.
Lucca is a charming city and within driving distance is Florence, Siena and Pisa. (although the train can all be taken to those places as well)! The view from the back is tranquil and is an exquiste example of Tuscan countryside.
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