The villa was just perfect for us: a party of 6 adults including 2 Mums aged 77 and 89. The rooms were large, light and spacious and all were tastefully decorated whilst the furniture, light fittings, artwork and photos added to the ambience. A definite bonus was ample storage space to unpack our bags and put everything away tidily. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. The garden was equally impressive with numerous places to sit and eat/read/relax/sun bathe, the fantastic pool and a large lawn suitable for games (although we never caught the Mums playing football!).
About a minutes walk away from the villa is a great pasticceria and in less than 10 minutes more you can reach most of your basic shopping needs. There are also plenty of supermarkets in under a 15 minute drive.
Cristina and Annibale were wonderful hosts. There to greet us and show us around when we arrived, discretely cleaning the pool and recycling early every morning and cutting the grass and tending to the garden whilst we were out. They were never intrusive but always available if needed. We would like to thank them for going the extra mile - the evenings turned unexpectedly cool during our second week and without any request from ourselves the heating system was flushed through and fired up which was greatly appreciated, especially by the Mums.
Beautiful villa ! The view of the hills of Tuscany was amazing. 3 outdoor eating areas, nice pool, large villa that was spotless. Cristina and Annobile are very caring and attentive hosts. Great location. Great restaurants in Marlia. Our stay was absolutely perfect.
When we arrived we were welcomed with a bottle of red. Perfect after a long drive.
The hosts were very friendly and helpful with local attractions etc. They seemed to have put a lot of work into their folder of things to do and see.
The house is wonderfully decorated and well maintained. The garden and pool was where the holiday came to life with our two cockers running riot The local shops and folk were again very friendly and their English was miles better than our Italian. We would truly recommend this property and will definitely plan to stay here again in the near future.
Thanks Again Cristina
Trevor and Krissy
We had an amazing holiday, it was our first time in Italy and it didn't disappoint, there was a group of nine of us and the villa caterered for all our needs, the only down side was there was only 4 sun beds, the owners was very helpful and friendly, the villa is a great base for exploring Tuscany, we will definitely be back.
The villa features surpassed our expectations!
The spacious villa was very clean, has a good interior layout and was nicely furnished with a good mixture of modern and antique style furniture. The memory foam mattresses were so comfortable we were amazed at how well we slept each night in unfamiliar beds. The kitchen was the best outfitted one we have had in a rental property. There is secured off street parking for several cars, a very large garden area with a beautiful pool, several outdoor seating areas, lots of lemon trees and for those who like to cook--a plentiful selection of herbs. Regrettably the weather wasn't nice enough during our stay to take advantage of the pool.
We used the villa as our base location and did day trips to many places such as Florence, Montecatini Terme and Alto, Pisa, Pistoia, Barga, Castiglione di Garfagnana. We visited Lucca several times since is only a 20 minutes drive away.
The villa owners were very welcoming and responsive to any and all our questions. Although we were over 5 hours late arriving because of lost luggage, they were there to greet us and with a gift of wine. They have compiled a binder full of very useful information--what items are to be recycled, what should be considered garbage; some parking lot suggestions and their associated GPS co-ordinates for places such as Lucca and Florence; many local restaurant names and addresses; as well as details on lots of sites/attractions to visit in that part of Tuscany. We wish other villa owners invested as much time and effort in pulling together this kind of information for their guests.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were sorry when it was time to depart.
We were 4 adults and 2 children. The villa is comfortable and very well furnished with everything we could possibly wish for. The garden and pool were superb. Cristina and Annibale were there to greet us, with a bottle of wine, and could not have been more helpful. Thank you so much for letting us share your bit of heaven.
We hope to come back soon....Roger, Jennifer, Tessa, Rex, Eleanor & Rose.
We stayed in this villa for 14 days and it was a very beautiful holiday! Cristina and Hannibal are very hospitable and friendly people. The villa is very nice, especially the big garden. Everything you need is available.
I´m sure that we will come again to Cristina and Hannibal.
We will recommend the villa to our friends!
Nadine, Thomas, Alina & Arik and
Irina, Alexander & Benedikt from Germany
"We stayed with 6 adults and 2 children at this beautiful villa from 16-06 until 23-06. And we enjoyed it very much. The house is complete, everything you need for a nice holiday is there. Also the pool is nice and private and equipped with a fun whirlpool; there are enough beds and chairs to sit around and enjoy the water. The garden is very big and there is a lot space for children to play. The view on the hills is also wonderful.
Very useful the fleet of bicycles available for free. You can easily reach the historic town of Lucca along the bike path in the river park.
The position of the house is very central, it is easy to start from here to visit Lucca, Florence, Pisa and many more, or to reach the great beaches of “Versilia”. And the hospitality is very great, you can ask the owner everything he is very helpfull, he has great tips for restaurants or sightseeing. We want to thank the owners for a great vacation in Tuscany and we can recommend this house to all. All the best for Armand and family."
"Io e la mia famiglia abbiamo soggiornato per una settimana in questa villa di cui non possiamo che dire bene.
Spazi ampi, ben tenuti e consegnatici in perfetto ordine.Le foto non rendono merito alla casa che si è dimostrata superiore alle mie aspettative.I proprietari si son da subito dimostrati cordiali e pronti a fornirci suggerimenti su locali e mete turistiche. La sua posizione ci ha permesso di raggiungere molte destinazioni turistiche, abbiamo spaziato dal mare alla garfagnana, da Lucca a Pisa.Anche il nostro cagnolino è stato accolto a braccia aperte e di questo ringrazia."
"La casa corrisponde perfettamente a quanto descritto e'' bellissima accessoriata di tutti i comfort e soprattutto pulita. I proprietari sono due persone eccezzionali, siamo molto felici di averli conosciuti, educati, simpaticissimi, disponibili, per niente invadenti, sempre pronti per qualsiasi cosa, adesso dopo tanti alloggi affittati per le vacanze estive possiamo finalmente dire che le vacanze future le faremo sempre qui, fidatevi di meglio non potete trovare. Non perdete tempo, i miei bimbi e il mio cane hanno giocato nel grandissimo giardino che circonda la casa, abbiamo fatto centinaia di tuffi in piscina, usato ogni giorno il barbeque e tutto in un clima di relax totale VILLA BELLISSIMA PER VACANZE INDIMENTICABILI"
"In tre coppie di motociclisti abbiamo soggiornato per circa una settimana nella villa in prossimità di Lucca. Devo dire che il contesto è apparso da subito superiore a quanto si possa dedurre dalla descrizione fotografica, gli ambienti puliti,gli interni spaziosi e arredati con gusto, il parco ben tenuto,tutto a nostra completa ed esclusiva disposizione ci siamo sentiti veramente bene.
I proprietari, profondi conoscitori dei luoghi, sono disponibili a dare consigli e indicazioni sui luoghi di maggior interesse.
Un accenno particolare alla città di Lucca: centro storico di straordinario fascino, abbiamo parcheggiato le motociclette e noleggiato le biciclette per fare il giro delle mura, percorrere i baluardi e le viuzze medievali, poi riappropriatici delle moto abbiamo fatto un tour sulle colline da dove si possono godere panorami che rigenerano lo spirito.
Provare per credere.
"Fabulous Villa, very spacious for our group of 9 people. Owners were very accommodating and helpful. Thanks for the bottle of wine to welcome us. They brought over a BBQ, which we put to some very good use. We did have a small issue with the hot water, which they promptly addressed within minutes. The house is very well equipped, clean and in a great location, within walking distance to the local community, cafes, restaurants etc. As we had a car, we did not use the public transport system, but we enjoyed the short drive to Lucca to enjoy this beautiful city. This location is close to our family and we would definitely stay at this rental again."
"This house is a lot more attractive than the pictures indicate. I´m used to getting poorer quality than promised but in this case you get much more.The house is decorated in a tasteful manner and the garden and verandas around the house offer a suitable area for dining and sitting outside with a glas of good wine. All bed´s were comfortable and the appartment is newly restored, The owners were very helpful about suggesting points of interrest in the surounding area. We were to family´s staying for a week and the house was suitable with to master beedroom´s and a third bedroom with 3 bed´s. I would not hesitate to contact the owner and stay there again on my next visit to Italy."
"La estancia fue muy buena, la casa funcionó correctamente y los dueños nos aportaron toda la ayuda que les solicitamos y más. Encantado con la estancia."
"TRES BON ACCUEIL,PROPRIETAIRES CHARMANTS, LA VILLA EST CONFORME AU DESCRIPTIF ET TRES SPACIEUSE,Jardin et piscine entretenus quotidiennement par le propriétaire qui reste disponible pour les locataires.LA REGION EST SPLENDIDE ET VAUT LE DETOUR.MR MME HERVE G."
Bellissima villa situata in una zona perfetta per visitare la Toscana.
Giardino molto grande e curato, la piscina, i grandi tavoli posti all'esterno, ci hanno permesso di viverla in tutto e per tutto.
Inoltre da qui, sono facilmente raggiungibili sia le città Lucca, Pisa e Firenze, sia la Versilia sia le zone collinari e montane.
Un ringraziamento particolare ai proprietari che da profondi conoscitori della zona, hanno saputo darci consigli molto preziosi sui luoghi da visitare durante la nostra vacanza.
This is an exceptional charming villa perfect for families who want to explore Tuscany.
It is very clean, well maintained and centrally located: the large supermarket is only 5 minutes drive and the short drive to motorway entrance is a huge perk.
Pisa, Florence and many other treasures are less than a half hour's drive. Siena and the Cinque Terre can be reached within 1 hour drive. The historic town of Lucca, one of our favorite places, is only 10 minutes away and the beach is easly reacheable in thirty minutes drive.
The villa has large well-structured spaces: the beautiful pool has a nice relaxing space and it is very pleasant to have dinner in the pretty outdoor area.
The large private park with fruit trees, cypress, flowering shrubs, aromatic plants and a big grassy meadow made fun time at home a joy for our children.
Moreover, the structure provides for free, a fleet of bicycles, very useful to reach the town of Lucca along the river park. This is very useful because the bicycle is the ideal way to see Lucca. It is great fun riding the Renaissance walls, medieval streets and squares.
The owners have proved to be very gracious and helpful hosts; we really thank them for a lovely and relaxing holiday in the beautiful "VILLA IN LUCCA".
I had need to go in Tuscany, in March, for business, and I stayed in "villa in Lucca" with some colleagues.
The villa is spacious, well furnished, with a large garden and a beautiful swimming pool, heated with solar panels.
It is close to the town of Lucca which is a truly fascinating and perfectly preserved historic center.
The location is ideal for visiting all of Tuscany.
Immediately I decided to book a week in September for a holiday with my family.
Fabulous Villa, very spacious for our group of 8 people; it is a lot more attractive than the pictures indicate; it is very well equipped, clean, in a great location within walking distance to the local community, cafes, restaurants etc. and close to the historic town of Lucca. It is also within easy driving distance of other places of interest such as Pisa, Florence, Siena and the Cinque Terre.
Owners are very accommodating and helpful. Thanks for the bottle of wine to welcome us.
I would not hesitate to contact the owner and stay there again on our next visit to Italy."
"Maison très agréable avec tout le confort nécessaire. Grandes pièces bien agencées, bel espace extérieur et surtout propriétaires charmants."
Villa superba, finemente arredata ed equipaggiata di tutto punto.
Ampi spazi ben distribuiti bello spazio esteriore e piscina meravigliosa.
Abbiamo particolarmente apprezzato il parco biciclette messo gratuitamente a disposizione che ci ha consentito di raggiungere la città di Lucca percorrendo il parco fluviale.
Pedalare sopra le mura rinascimentali e lungo le viuzze del centro storico è stata un’ esperienza indimenticabile.
Ringraziamo inoltre i proprietari, profondi conoscitori dei luoghi che ci hanno saputo dare consigli utilissimi per apprezzare le bellezze della zona.
We stayed here for a month with our two boys (3 years and 8 months), and had the best time.
The house was clean, fresh and tastefully decorated and the garden was just perfect. The owners Annibale and Christina were always at hand, and cleaned the pool, managed the garden, threw out the garbage every day without us even noticing. One morning an inflatable pool for our eight month old baby was set up and filled without us even asking. Another afternoon it started pouring down while we were away for lunch and when we came back our towels and everything we had left by the pool was nicely put under the roof.
I can recommend renting this villa to anyone - fabulous place!
Thank you so much, Annibale and Christina!
Nils, Kristin, Jonas and Jacob from Norway.
Dear Cristina and Annibale,
thank you so much for the nice stay in your Villa. A few words in German about your Villa.
Wir sind zu viert gereist und wurden sehr nett von den Vermietern, Cristina und Annibale, empfangen. Das Haus ist herrlich. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt. Der Hausherr stand immer zur Verfügung, wenn Hilfe nötig war und ist auf Wünsche eingegangen.
Wir genossen wunderschöne Tage in der Toskana und in der Villa, haben sehr viel gesehen und unternommen und konnten wunderbar in dem Haus entspannen, relaxen und im Pool schwimmen.
Von dort aus konnten wir tolle Ausflüge unternehmen, sowie nach Lucca, Pisa, an die Mittelmeerküste - Viareggio und andere Badeorte, aber auch nach San Gimignano, Certaldo und Siena sind wir gereist.
Ein kleines Lebensmittellädchen, eine Pizzeria, eine Bar, eine Cafeteria und ein paar kleine Geschäfte konnte man sogar fußläufig erreichen. Ein großer Supermarkt war nur ein paar Autominuten entfernt. Somit war alles bestens.
Einziges Manco waren die Matratzen. Sie sind ziemlich weich und durchgelegen. Da würde ich etwas härtere bevorzugen.
Vielen Dank von uns allen für die schöne Zeit und die gute Betreuung. Auf jeden Fall würde ich dieses schöne Ferienhaus weiter empfehlen und selber auch gerne mal wieder kommen.
liebe Grüße Evelin und Freunde
We really enjoyed the hospitality of Cristina & Annibale. They have a terrific villa - very large with a great garden and pool. They were kind enough to provide us with a baby cot & pram. Overall - highly recommended!
In the past I always organized my holidays by booking hotels.
I have to admit that the experience of booking a private villa has been much more rewarding.
You save money and take much more.
Especially, VILLA IN LUCCA offers all the amenities of an excellent hotel, plus, absolute privacy.
Great house, big gardens, nice pool for the joy of our children, heated with an ingenious system of solar heating, private parking, automatic gate, many places of interest in the surrounding.
Overall, Villa in Lucca is a structure really interesting for who want spend his holidays to explore the stunning Tuscany.
Great stay in this beautiful home with its pleasant views.
Big garden with many typical plants, nice daily cleaned pool, property completely fenced and privatized, so very safe for children and pets.
A covered gazebo, various external tables, a fleet of bicycles available, a big grassy lawn, lots of privacy many places of interest in the surrounding.
Overall an excellent accomodation, very good value for money.
Our stay at this home close to Lucca was perfect. We stayed a week. The accomodation was even better than seen on their add: The house very spacious and confortable, the grounds big and funtional, the pool nice and clean, the owners friendly and helpful and above all the charming Tuscany all around. The perfect holiday 2013.
We have just returned from this villa with its amazing views, large beautiful house and garden. The photos on the website don't do the house and its grounds justice, as the property was stunning. We used the bikes to venture into Lucca which only took 40 mins, where there is an abundance of restaurants.
I would definitely recommend this villa to friends and family.
Our hosts were extremely hospitable and friendly, giving advice when needed.
Many thanks Cristina and Hannibal for a very relaxing holiday.
From The Cromptons
We had a splendid holiday at VILLA IN LUCCA.
We were searching for a villa in Tuscany in a relaxed but not remote location, and we found exactly what we were looking for (which, in my experience, does not happen often).
Villa in Lucca is bright, immaculately clean. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated with fine furniture, the living room is big and functional.
The grounds deserve a special mentioning: they are very big and the design is well-thought, with various tables, a gazebo, fruit trees, palms, cypress, flowering shrubs aromatic plants etc. moreover the swimming pool is again nice and daily cleaned.
Lucca is a lovely small town (only 20 min. drive from Pisa airport) where you can go everywhere on foot or bicycles. It has supermarkets, numerous small shops and restaurants/cafes, some of which truly excellent; pizzas and pastas are delicious and very good value for money.
Beautiful cities like Pisa and Florence are also not far away and there are various beach resorts 30 minutes drive: the charming Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi as well as the cheaper Torre del Lago with its big free beaches.
Cristina and Hannibal who live the other side of the road are wonderful hosts, friendly
and discreet, always there to give advice if you want to.
Overall, a superb holiday destination, in particular for one or two families, sincerely
recommended. We are thinking of returning.
This house is well located nearby Lucca (7 km) and other nice highlights of Tuscany for several daytrips are within 1 hour drive. The house itself is very nice decorated with antique furniture. Ideal house for holiday with kids (twee bedrooms one with 4 seperate beds and 1 double bed with bathroom in same corridor) and at other end of the house a bedroom for the parents with seperate bathroom as well. At arrival Cristina was waiting for us, what was a very warm welcome. As well many thanks for borrowing the backingdishes for making lasagne....
We hebben deze zomer 1 week in dit prachtige huis vakantie gevierd. Het was een 1 woord fantastisch. Het huis is heel mooi en sfeervol ingericht en is heel schoon. En dan het buiten terrein...het is groter dan groot, heeft heel veel mooie zitplaatsen en een groot zwembad met wirlpool, je voelt je als een god in Italie, het absolute la dolce vita. In de directe omgeving is veel te ondernemen, oa. Florence, de marmergroeven van Carara, Viareggio en vooral het prachtige Lucca. Binnen 15 minuten rijden ben je in deze authentieke stad. Maar ook de kleine bergdorpjes zijn het bezoeken waard. De natuur is afwisselend en niet typisch Toscaans, wij vinden het daardoor de mooiste streek van Toscane. De kosten voor levensonderhoud is voor nederlandse begrippen goedkoop te noemen, in de supermarkt op nog geen 5 km rijden kun je werkelijk alles kopen, veel kwaliteit.
De eigenaren van het huis wonen tegover de villa en zijn erg aardig en gastvrij. Dagelijks wordt het zwembad onderhouden, en wordt de vuilnis opgehaald. Fantastische service. Voor kinderen is de villa echt ideaal en dat komt mede doordat de eigenaren aangeven dat veel mag.
Famiglia Oila, grazie mile per la buona vancanza in vostra villa. Lei sono molto gentile. Ritorniamo a l'anno prossima, purtroppo in l'estate prossima non e possibile perche tutto settimane di giuglo e agosto e occupato. Ma....ci vediamo.
saluti di familgia Luis dall Olanda
Beautiful house, practically classified and clean, nice pool, nice garden, beautiful view, lots of privacy. Many tourist tips available summarized in a handy folder. For us it was the perfect vacation. Young family with two children aged 9 and 10. Sincerely, Paul, Trudy and the children
Très belle et grande villa , style hacienda, dont l'aménagement a été pensé pour le confort des occupants : rien n'y manque. Située sur un grand terrain planté de fruitiers, elle est dotée d'une piscine aux dimensions intéressantes... Différents coins ont été aménagés pour se reposer ou se restaurer. Accueil sympatique et chaleureux des propriétaires avec une gentille attention à l'arrivée. Merci
Nettes, grosszügiges Ferienhaus auf grossem Grundstück. Wir haben vorgefunden, was in der Anzeige beschrieben war.
Sehr schön gestalteter Aussenbereich mit Obstbäumen, blühenden Sträuchern, Kräutergarten und grosser Wiese. Super zum Fussballspielen, Federball, Frisbee oder einfach nur zum rumrennen - perfekt für Urlaub mit Kindern. Ganz besonders hat uns der Poolbereich gefallen. So konnte man auch einfach mal einen Tag "Nichts" tun und einfach nur entspannen. Die Eigentümer wohnen gegenüber auf der anderen Strassenseite und haben sich sehr bemüht, dass alles in Ordnung ist. Der Pool wurde jeden Tag gereinigt, der Garten wurde gepflegt und man hatte immer einen Ansprechpartner. Als unser Auto kaputt war, wurden wir zur Werkstatt begleitet und bei der Kommunikation unterstützt. Sogar das private Auto wurde uns für die Zeit angeboten als unser Auto repariert wurde.
Vom Haus aus kann man viel unternehmen und ansehen - das Meer, Pisa, Florenz oder die Berge mit typischen Bergdörfern sind schnell erreicht.
Einzig der Strassenverkehr auf der direkt vorbeiführenden Strasse war etwas störend. Aber das ist nur eine Kleinigkeit, insgesamt hatten wir einen tollen, erholsamen Urlaub.
Vielen Dank an die Eigentümer für alle Bemühungen. Es hat uns wirklich sehr gut gefallen.
We stayed almost a month in this beutiful villa in Lucca area. The owners of the house are really friendly, and made sure we got all we needed and more!
This house is very clean, and has everything you need for a wonderful holiday. The garden is large and privat. The pool has a nice lounging space, and the eatingarea outside is really lovely.
The house is fully surrounded by a gate, so very safe for young children.
The villa is located near an industrial area, but there is a bikeroad to the old city of Lucca (30 minutes).
We could only have one negative remark; the house has got two clean bathrooms, we find that only one of those is suitable for taking a shower, because the other one wettens the bathroom.
Nevertheless, we will recommend this house to friends; we thank the owners for a great stay in there bieutiful house!