You could use La Corte Malgiacca as a base to explore the Tuscan countryside around the city of Lucca. But given the five-bedroom villa’s restored interiors, lush gardens, saltwater pool with views of olive groves and vineyards, and chef-worthy kitchen, you might not want to leave. Modern luxuries and style make a stay at this property — best for adults and teens over 12 — an unforgettable experience.
La Corte Malgiacca has all the comforts of home and then some, from air conditioning and Internet access to a billiards room and open-concept media room with a two-sided fireplace. Large French doors lead you from the common areas to a plush lawn and al fresco dining area. A short stroll through the garden brings you to the saltwater swimming pool, which has an electric cover.
The villa has been restored with respect for original features like its beamed ceilings and stone walls, but an eye to modern touches like an open plan and sleek finishes. The living spaces deftly combine contemporary artwork and seating with traditional accents like antique chests and fireplace surrounds. The home’s centerpiece is the eat-in kitchen, which has on-trend open shelving and a professional Lacanche stove.
La Corte Malgiacca’s five bedrooms are decorated in restful, neutral shades, and all can be air-conditioned. The master bedroom has a king bed and en-suite bathroom, and there are two bedrooms with double beds and en-suite bathrooms. The fourth and fifth bedrooms have a double bed and two twin beds, respectively, and share a bathroom.
The villa’s rural location offers peace and quiet, but if you need something to cook on that professional stove, look to the grocery store in the village of Gragnano, just over 2 miles away. A bank and another supermarket are just under 4 miles away in the village of Lunata. For day trips, you can access the highway at Capannori, about 6 miles away, or drive to Lucca, 10 miles away. Pisa and its airport are about 25 miles away.
Left on 08/10/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | MaximeReviewed Aug 10, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
The villa was restored few years ago with good taste , with modern equipment but kept the toscan nature of it. the villa is well equiped with up to day techno, kitchen is fully equiped to cook as a restaurant. You don't feel, like very often happen, that the owner hide everything in a secret room. - Maxime L., Quebec, Canada
“An amazing villa experience that exceeded our expectations.”
Left on 06/29/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | JayneReviewed Jun 29, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
The villa was stunning - the setting was beautiful and the villa was first class in every respect. It was luxurious but in an elegant and accessible manner. The bedrooms and bathrooms were well appointed. The kitchen was perfect for a house full of cooks. We had terrific fun cooking with the excellent gourmet appliances and facilities. The salt water pool was used everyday and lawn furniture was also first class. It was a terrific villa experience. - Jayne W., Ontario, Canada
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in July 2012 | Martine .Reviewed Mar 21, 2013Stayed Jul 2012
Its a beautiful house! Hard to find but very well taken care and very homy. Great bathrooms, rooms and kitchen. All the comforts. Wonderful househelp just all and all a great stay. - Martine V., Connecticut, USA
Left on 10/27/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 27, 2010Stayed Aug 2010
Our house was even more beautiful than the pictures on the site, we had an amazing view and there was not one negative we could find about the house. Everything was taken care of as promised and we had all of our needs met, before and during our stay. We have all decided already to come back and if ever we would rent another house we would be sure to regard your site first. Thanks for everything, it really was a fantastic week.
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