Apartment Rental Near Lucca in Tuscany - La Corte 2
Description from the manager
This lovely apartment is one of three Tuscany accommodations on this estate within walking distance of the charming town of Orentano, and only 15 km away from Lucca. The beautiful shared grounds in a wooded hiking area, a tennis court, and a picturesque swimming pool. There are many convenient day trips from this location, including Lucca, Florence, the coastal beaches, and Pisa.
This apartment is situated in an ancient complex dating back to the 18th century located in the countryside near the village of Orentano. Up until the first half of '50s, the property was used as a farmhouse, and then the owners began a tasteful restoration with special attention to its original architectural characteristics. Surrounding the complex, the property extends outwards and includes a wooded area ideal for taking hikes, a lawn with a tennis court, and a swimming pool (12m x 6m), open from May to September, with a Jacuzzi. There is also a tennis court with rackets and balls available. The complex, which is attached to another house on one side, has been divided vertically into 3 apartments, each with a private equipped outdoor area including a barbecue, either behind or on the side of the accommodation.
(142 m2/1,528 ft2)
Ground Floor: This apartment is decorated with very comfortable Tuscan-style furnishings. Inside you will find a living room that includes a fireplace, a double divan bed (suitable for sleeping one), satellite TV, and a VCR. The kitchen/dining room is fully equipped with an oven, dishwasher, and washing machine. There is also a WC with a sink and toilet.
First Floor: Upstairs you will find three bedrooms. The first and second rooms each have a queen-size beds (160 cm orthopedic matress), while the third room has two single beds. There are two bathrooms, one with a sink, toilet, and shower; the other has a sink, toilet and bathtub with handheld shower head.
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.
* Housekeeping: 15 Euros per hour
* Portable Baby Crib: 50 Euros per week
* High Chair: 25 Euros per week
* There is a security system at this property.
Additional amenities include: tennis court - shared, outside area - shared, firewood available - included, housekeeping available - extra cost, walk to town, fireplace - indoor, cook service available - extra cost, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private....Read more
Left on 10/15/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 15, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
Very comfortable and convenient property. It is one unit of 3 units in a building; there was one other group in residence but we felt that we were alone. A nice setting in wooded area of rolling hills. No "big" views, primarily forest and trees.
Large space and multiple restrooms, with reliable hot water. Well stocked kitchen supplies.
The lighting in the living space was a bit dim, and there are no particularly expansive views from the property.
The property felt nicely remote and quiet, though close to a large town and the autostrada. A great location to explore all of Northern Toscana.
Left on 05/21/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 21, 2011Stayed May 2011
Relaxing, peaceful, perfect!
Giovanna's welcome was the perfect start to our vacation. We were greeted with a full fridge, two bottles of wine, bread, wine, cheese.... I could go on. In fact, having arrived late on Saturday we didn't need to leave the complex until Monday morning. Giovanna even delivered fresh bread on Sunday morning. I had planned a full itinerary of sightseeing but most days we didn't leave the apartment until 2:00pm, just in time for expresso and brioche!
The peace and quiet. The grounds. Perfect for children. I barely saw my 9-year old who spent most of the day in the chilly pool, playing tennis or exploring the grounds. The welcome was wonderful too.
The beds are very hard. Also, we welcomed the pool being open so early in the season but it was very cold. A heater or solar panels would be a welcome addition.
Our favourite town was Lucca. In fact we liked it so much we decided to forego seeing Florence to make a return visit. If you have children, hiring bikes and riding around the city walls is a must. Pisa was fun but it's very expensive to go up the tower - worth it though! Volterra is worth seeing too.
Left on 11/30/2008 for a stay in November 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 30, 2008Stayed Nov 2008
A wonderful, peaceful experience - partly owing to the time of year we rented in Nov, as there was no one in the other adjoining properties - and partly due to the peacefulness of the location on a back country road.
The living areas were very nice but if we're honest what we loved best was the quiet. Our 15 month old has never slept as long or as deeply as she did in this house. The caretakers were also extremely nice. They spoke no English but were very helpful with our check in and out. Would have been nice to meet the actual owners - not a complaint, just a missed opportunity.
The beds were on the hard side, not unusual for Europe. Also, partly owing to the time of year, the heating for the week was quite pricey.
Nice grounds; made good use of the nice stone outdoor grill even in the cold weather.
Left on 07/31/2004 for a stay in July 2004 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 31, 2004Stayed Jul 2004
I liked this place a lot. As it happens, we were in the middle house and we had large groups on either side who knew each other. It would have been a bit more comfortable to be in one of the end houses, but the middle one was the size that we needed, so it just happened to work out that way.
The garden was beautiful and the house was very nice. The owner and her daughter were extremely nice to us and VERY helpful.
The beds were hard and the smaller bathroom upstairs was difficult to take a shower in since the drain was very slow.
The location was great. Easy to get to places for sightseeing and very peaceful and pleasant at the house.
Left on 05/31/2001 for a stay in May 2001 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 31, 2001Stayed May 2001
We enjoyed the experience very much!!! The people were great and very helpful!! The place was wonderful and clean. We would recommend this property to anyone. It was also nice to just stay "home" and enjoy the villa. Thanks for the help with the rental!!
The pool was very nice and the tennis court was new and nice to have available.
The surrounding town was nice too. It was close enough to get to Lucca and on to other sites.
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