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Recently converted convent offering luxurious Air-condition apartment for rent

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

The convent has been restored, completed in 2004. Situated in the hills to the west of the walled city of Lucca, this private managed estate offers two swimming pools, barbecue area, well maintained gardens, views over the valley below and luxurious air-condition accommodation.

Currently offering a duplex apartment, called Cipresso, which sleeps 4 it has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds. Two bathrooms one with a shower and a large open plan lounge are with a dinning area and a fully equipped kitchen. Outside there is a private eating area, off road parking area and two communal pools.

Property Manager
Michael Ringrose
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lucca in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 cot
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
A first floor duplex luxurious apartment offing: Open plan kitchen, Dining/lounge area, Bathroom, Stairs leading to the next floor, Bedroom with double bed, Bedroom with twin beds, Bathroom. In the garden there are two swimming pools. Barbecue area and a private patio area.


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Recently converted convent offering luxurious Air-condition apartment for rent
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
Darlington, Co Durham, England


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The whole building and the first-floor apartment in particular are beautifully restored, very tastefully decorated, spacious, clean and well-equipped (dishwasher and washing machine especially appreciated). The views over the countryside are breathtaking. The swimming pools are lovely, clean, well-maintained and suitable both for young children and for people wanting to swim. The sunbathing area is very pleasant. The property is quiet, tranquil and luxurious and is ideal for a lazy holiday. The owners are helpful, friendly but unobtrusive.

We appreciated small touches such as toilet rolls, bottled water, tea and coffee, lots of books to read and some local information all being provided for us. The supermarkets (several in Lucca) tend to be closed on Sundays, so shopping before you arrive on Saturday afternoon is helpful.

The road up to Capella is 'interesting' and it took us until halfway through the week to be able to negotiate one paticular hairpin bend without needing to reverse partway through it! A car is essential.

The barbecue area for our use is lovely, but is rather a long way from the apartment to be practical to make much use of. We also didn't use our patio area as there was not much shade and we preferred the pool area to sit in.

It provided us with an excellent base for sightseeing with Lucca, Pisa and Florence all within easy driving disance, as well as beaches at Viareggio and further North. (If you hate crowded beaches, then it's definitely worth the long walk through the coastal wooded areas south of Viareggio to get to some rather quieter stretches with lovely sand.) There is also plenty of opportunity for walking from the apartment up into the hills, although we didn't make use of this. There are plenty of good, not-too-expensive places to eat in Lucca and cycling round the magnificent walls of Lucca was fantastic.

During the day there was usually a bit of a breeze which made the heat more bearable, but the evenings were very warm and close and anti-mosquito devices were necessary.

We thoroughly recommend this property and this area of Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Cappella turn off
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Cappella turn off
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The villa is situated in the hills, in the small hamlet of Cappella which is 9 Km to the west of the walled city of Lucca. It is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards and south facing.

Lucca is a beautiful walled medieval city, which is the birthplace of Puccini. The city is mostly pedestrianized, which is fantastic for cycling and walking. The countryside north of Lucca is breathtaking with many medieval villages perched on wooded hillsides. There are many beautiful palazzos, spas and vineyards to visit in the area. Florence, Pisa and the beaches are all within a short distance. In the summer there are many musical events: Puccini opera at Torre del lago, whilst in Lucca, during July, several of the worlds best musicians play in the amphitheater. There are also several jazz festivals. There are many superb restaurants within 15 min of the house. Fungi and truffles are some of the local specialties and olive oil from Lucca is one of the best in the world.

Other Activities: sight seeing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lucca, Tuscany

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

There is a 80 Euro cleaning cost at the end of the stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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