Description from owner
Description from owner
3 Full baths
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Book this 5 bedroom villa in Lucca today! A total of 11 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 48 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $2304 to as high as $4410, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jan 15, 2018, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
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About the owner
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Jan 2018
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, Italian
- Check in time:17:00, Check out time:10:00
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Damage deposit: ($743.36) €600.00
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Lucca Attractions
- Central heating
- Housekeeping Included
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- High chair
- Mountain Views
- Secure parking
- CD player
- DVD player
- Balcony or terrace
- Private garden
- Shared garden
- Tennis in town
- Smoking allowed
- 3 Full baths
– based on 48 reviews
- Very Good
We enjoyed every moment of our stay in Le Mura. The house and its setting in the mountains are beautiful. The house is lovely; comfortable, spacious and the accommodation worked really well for sharing with another family. Our teenagers had the top floor to themselves which they loved. Everyone loved to lounge in the gardens and olive groves and it was sunny enough in September for me (a big wimp about being chilly) to swim in the pool. It was tempting to just stay in the house and grounds for a week but we did enjoy exploring the surrounding countryside, Enzo and Celia were very helpful suggesting places to visit and our trip to Florence was a great success mainly due to their insider tips, like booking museum tickets online the day before. The village of Bennabio is a short walk away and we managed to buy pretty much everything we needed in the village shop. The kids loved to visit the village pizzeria and it was perfectly safe for them to go on their own, wonderful freedom for urban youngsters. The other restaurant is also excellent, serving us one of the best meals we had during our Italian holiday. Celia and Enzo were perfect hosts, ever helpful and patient with all our questions. They organised groceries to be there for our arrival and a delicious dinner from the village restaurant was delivered on our first night which was a godsend. Can't wait to return!
“Wonderful holiday experience”
I just returned from a 21 day visit to Italy which included stays in Florence, Lake Como and here at Le Mura. The Le Mura villa was easily the highlight of my stay. The villa sits in a fairly secluded location high in the hills above Bagni di Lucca. We were a group of 8 which the villa comfortably accommodated. We enjoyed the pool almost daily, walks to Benabbio, cooking several meals in the well equipped kitchen and outdoor grill, trips to Bagni di Lucca and its local market and a group meal at the local ristorante in Benabbio. In addition the villa is equipped with a washer which we used several times. Celia and Enzo are terrific hosts who were always available to provide suggestions as well as arranging for a prepared meal and an initial grocery order upon our arrival. On our last day we visited Lucca and witnessed the beautiful Volto Santo a celebration and procession that has been a part of Lucca's history for over a thousand years. Celia and Enzo were able to get our party a reservation for dinner on this very busy night in the heart of Lucca at Paris Boehme where we enjoyed a meal (served with a special flair by Louis) prior to the evenings annual festivities. I highly recommend a stay at LeMura and look forward to returning on a future visit.
“picturesque villa with gorgeous views”
We were a large group of 9 adults 2 toddlers and a baby from The Netherlands and we spent a great week in this beautiful house located on top of a hill overlooking the Tuscan hills. The home owners Celia and Enzo are the kindest people there are. The house is very big, clean and well maintained. The pool is a great asset to this place with plenty of chairs. The little village of Benabbio is a short walk away from the house. In the morning I walked along a shepard's path amidst the olive trees to collect the bread I had ordered the day before. For other groceries you can go to Bagni di Lucca which lies directly down the hill. There are a lot of interesting places to visit. I liked Lucca best. We also went to the beach 2 times. It is more than an hour's drive but well worth the visit. All in all, a great week for all of us, and I can recommend this place to any company.
“Peace, beauty, views and comfort in a lovely Tuscan House”
Le Mura is just about the perfect house for those of us for whom peace, beauty, views and comfort are key aspirations for a holiday. Located in the hills above Bagni di Lucca, through winding tree-lined Tuscan roads, Le Mura sits proudly and imposingly within its large grounds of wild and cultivated plant-life, a garden of discovery, secluded from others and yet only a 10 minute walk to the local village of Benabbio. There you will find 2 excellent restaurants, a shop serving local produce and essentials, and an almost ubiquitous friendly welcome. Celia and Enzo are welcoming but unobtrusive owners, clearly proud of their house, and always happy to offer friendly advice, and, on one memorable occasion, a feast worthy of the name. The pool is located close to the house, and our teenagers were happy to spend most of their time around there, despite the proximity of the array of classical cities, towns and hill-top villages, visits to which could, if this is your favour, easily occupy a full holiday. We found the beach, recommended by our hosts, just over an hour away, on the last day, and a repeat visit will surely find us spending more than a couple of hours there. For us, this was a charming house and a memorable respite from our normal lifestyles, and our thanks are heartfelt for Celia and Enzo for enabling it to be so.
Going on the internet, renting a Tuscan farmhouse and bringing family from the west coast, the east coast and the middle of the United States to a family gathering for two weeks in Italy takes a great deal of courage. My anxieties ran high until I arrived at Le Mura and I saw that it was everything I had hoped for and more. The cherries were ripe on the tree, the roses in profuse bloom. Sunshine, fig trees fruiting, olive groves: it was beautiful. All of us had a vacation and a reunion we will never forget. The old farmhouse was very comfortable and we felt we were living in Italy not just traveling through. Enzo and Celia were perfect landlords - there when we needed them but never intrusive. Our first Saturday, Enzo and Celia prepared a feast for us that would have pleased the Michelin guide editor. We had a spectacular evening meal on a terrace high in the hills above Lucca. It was a wonderful introduction to Le Mura and began the vacation of a lifetime.
“Idylic and Historic Tuscan Farmhouse”
A delightful historic and comfortable venue for a big family holiday. Plenty of quiet corners for contemplation, lovely pool with sun patio and brollies, a luscious garden with stunning views across the valley to the mountains of Carara beyond. Expect to see abundant wild life including eagles, butterflies, glow worms and fireflies. Nearby historic sites such as Barga,and Lucca, the devil's Bridge all a must-see for easy day trips. Local village of Bennabio, a walk up the winding road for great restaurants and a lovely cafe! Clean, well maitained and fitted the description perfectly. Great service
“An idyllic retreat near historic Bagni di Lucca.”
Le Mura is, quite simply, idyllic. An extensive, enchanting farmhouse nestled amongst fruit trees and flowers, it is a perfect retreat for families in need of relaxation, whilst being an excellent base from which to explore local history. Whilst at Le Mura, not only did we sample the excellent cuisine at the local restaurant in Benabbio (hand gestures required for non-Italian speakers, but appreciatedly so), but we travelled to Lucca (bike rides around the walls recommended, especially at 3 Euros per hour), Bagni di Lucca (the local spa town steeped in literary history; look out for the temporary dwellings of the Brownings, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron (whose villa was, unsurprisingly, the most grandiose of the three)), Siena and Monteriggioni. All were easy to drive to, and all were within 1.5 hours of the property. Having stayed in august, the weather was hot, and returning to Le Mura every evening was a sheer delight. The house is well equipped and full of rustic charm; its sense of character has really been retained despite its modern pool with magnificent views, flat screen TV and wireless, modem driven broadband, so is a perfect combination of history and modernity which caters for the needs of all. The communication we received from the owners prior to booking was superb. Celia and Enzo were the most accommodating hosts; Enzo spent a long while advising us on the best routes to drive along (a mountain drive was a definite highlight) and the fact that they once lived at the property is clearly evident; it is not just a tourists' villa but a beloved home, and one we were very privileged to have shared. To Celia and Enzo - thank you.
Words cannot describe our magical week at Le Mura in Tuscany. We were there to celebrate our 40th anniversary with our three children, their spouses, and our three granddaughters, 5, 2 1/2 and 11 months. There was something for each of us to enjoy, and enjoy we did. First, a heartfelt thank you to Celia and Enzo, who answered our hundreds of questions before we arrived. Always gracious and prompt, they never let us down. We began our days with a 15-minute walk up the hill -- walking sticks and grandchildren in tow -- to the mountain village of Benabbio for our morning coffee and something sweet. Not to be missed is the grocery store, and a must-buy is the Benabbio honey, made from the chestnut flowers. We learned from Enzo how wonderful it pairs with an Italian cheese. Speaking of Enzo, make time in your week to have him cook a meal. The many courses were amazing, and we all agreed that his simple salad, with toasted sunflower and sesame seeds, is our favorite of all time. In fact, we all now make it at home. Enzo is gracious, humble and so talented. And Celia as sous chef and server completed this wonderful event. It will live in our memories forever. As for the house, we each had our own space to retreat, which made the week exceptional. We quickly enveloped the Tuscan lifestyle, shopping daily for the night's dinner, having a leisurely multi-course lunch, swimming in the beautiful pool, and having great games of bocci, which everyone embraced. We took a day trip to Florence, another to Lucca, and spent an afternoon at a nearby winery, where we tasted an incredible olive oil, ripe with the Tuscan bounty with just a touch of bite to make it unique. Our week was enchanting. We have seen a lot of the world, and put the view from Le Mura in our top three places for beauty. We truly loved this Tuscan retreat. We all took a bit of Tuscany home to america, and plan on keeping it alive in the way we approach life. At least we can try!
“Le Mura, a real home from home”
We like to take holidays with our best friends. This year we decided to return to Tuscany. We love Tuscany and Tuscan Food. After careful research we chose Le Mura. The house went well beyond our expectations. First of all the house is bigger than we expected and very well appointed. The garden is beautiful and at the time we stayed full of flowers. The village is a short walk and there are a couple of shops and two excellent restaurants, which is a real bliss for a morning coffee and means we could eat out and not have to drive home. The restaurants in the village were very reasonable. The pizzeria was much liked by the kids and alessandro's in the main piazza a real gourmet experience. The owners Celia and Enzo greeted us and showed us around which was a lovely personal touch and meant we could also ask questions. They also made it clear that we could ring if we need anything but the holiday ran smoothly and was enjoyed by all. We hope to return to Le Mura before too long, a real home from home, relaxed and comfortable.
“Great place for a family reunion in a lovely old farmhouse”
We, a family from australia and a family from England, had a lovely week at Le Mura. Our hosts Celia and Enzo were brilliant, so friendly and welcoming. The farmhouse was much larger than we expected, heaps of space inside and out for kids and adults, with fantastic Tuscan views. The house itself was full of history, surrounded by olive trees, and up a long winding road! Highly recommend to have Enzo and Celia to cook a traditional feast. Lots to see and do in the surrounding area, but definately need a car. Really enjoyed our week - would love to return.