VILLAthis property - NEAR LUCCA this property is situated between Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio, and about 10 minutes from the wonderful city of Lucca. This elegant property is ideally located to explore and experience the world famous sites and artistic attractions of Tuscany. During the months of May to August, guests choosing to rent this property can also enjoy the renowned Puccini Festival, in an open-air theatre in nearby Torre del Lago. The theatre opens out directly onto a stunning view of Lake Massaciuccoli with the Apuane Alps in the background. The weekly local market in Lucca is every Wednesday and Saturday morning, and the antique market is every third Sunday of the month. Lucca also offers wonderful shopping. For the more active, there is excellent walking in the hills around the villa. Horse riding and mountain biking can also be arranged, and several 18-hole golf courses are within a 30/40 minute drive.
The villa is surrounded by a garden with manicured lawns and trees which offer shady areas and stimulate your senses with the perfume of lavender and rosemary. The private swimming pool is open between mid May and mid September and has fabulous views of the surrounding woods and landscapes. Guests at the villa will appreciate the spacious and well-equipped front terrace - perfect for 'al fresco' dinners or moments of absolute relaxation. Furnished and decorated in impeccable Italian style, the villa is looked after by a full time maid and a cook who will take care of guests' meals.
The villa is light and spacious; this traditional Tuscan property offers an elegant Italian retreat with all the comforts of home.
Ground Floor: The main door opens onto an elegant drawing room with Satellite TV; there is a double sitting room on the right with a large fireplace. On the left is a cozy and elegant dining room and a large, fully equipped kitchen. From the hall beyond the drawing room, stairs (20 steps) descend to the first floor. There is a handy service bathroom beneath the stairs.
First Floor: To the right at the top of the stairs, the master bedroom with queen-sized bed, and a smaller, but very nice, bedroom with a French sized bed share a large bathroom with tub. To the left, a lovely, bright bedroom with twin beds ( that can be joined ) and a double bedroom with queen-sized bed share a marble bathroom with tub.
Stairs (20 steps) to the second floor.
Top Floor: To the left the maid's quarter. To the right one nice double bedroom with new bathroom with shower and one bedroom with a french sized bed with private bathroom with shower..
Grounds: The spacious and well manicured gardens of this property provide plenty of opportunities for delightful little strolls. The swimming pool offers relief from the heat of the Tuscan sun. The villa is located in a very quiet area.
Facilities: swimming pool (5m x 10m), Satellite TV, telephone, internet connection, dishwasher, washing machine, barbeque.
STAFF: A very nice couple and the cook live on the top floor of the property. Service included: final cleaning, 3 hours cleaning a day 6 days a week, pool towels, bed linen & bath towels changed on Wednesday and Saturday, cook to shop for and prepare all meals (food & beverages payable locally). Use of the kitchen: Guests are allowed to use the kitchen only for snacks and drinks; the cook will prepare all meals.
Cook service included (the cook prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner): Breakfast 8.00 - 10.30 AM, Lunch 12.00 AM - 2.00 PM, Dinner 7.00 PM - 9.00 PM. Standard first night dinner included which consists of a dinner that the guests will find ready at the villa. The menu can suit vegetarian guests too. No changes are possible for the first night dinner; bread, water and wine are included. Basic grocery shopping included for this meal only.
Distances: nearest shops 3.5km, Lucca 5 km, Pisa airport 12.5 km, Pisa 17 Km, Florence 80 km, Siena 135 km.
NOTE: the listed price is for maximum 10 people + 2 babies under 1 year old. In case of groups with children a copy of the family insurance is required in order to confirm the reservation. The insurance will have to cover any cost in case of damages caused to the property by the guests.
Sleeps 10+2 babies - Code TU400
CHECK IN: 16:00-19:00 *** LATE ARRIVAL BETWEEN 7 PM - 9 PM UPON REQUEST €50 *** CHECK OUT: 10:00 PAYABLE LOCALLY: REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT €2500 ( €1500 WILL BE KEPT BY THE AGENT AND WILL BE RELEASED TWO WEEKS AFTER DEPARTURE). FOOD DEPOSIT:€500 ON ARRIVAL UTILITIES DEPOSIT FOR HEATING AND ELECTRICITY €250 PER WEEK (COST ON CONSUMPTION, UP TO 300 KWH INCLUDED), HEATING WHEN REQUIRED €50 PER DAY, COT €100 PER WEEK, TELEPHONE METERED (LOCAL CALLS ONLY).
For properties that have pools: Pools are open between June and September unless specified otherwise in our description. For dates outside this period, please enquire.
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