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Rewind In Style In An Antique Villa- Your Accommodation One Of A Kind In Lucca

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,920 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

7 bedrooms, 6 baths, Air conditioning, Wi-fi, Private Pool. At 4 kms from Lucca

VILLA GATTAIOLA is a restored, charming antique villa built in the 17th Century by a Noble Family (The family Mansi) in the outskirts of Lucca town centre, among olives trees and vineyards. It lies on the top of a hill in the South-West area of the Lucca countryside only 4 km from its ancient city's Walls. It is completely independent and far from any noises. The garden is surrounding the house and offers the guests a truly unforgettable greenery all around. Quietness and peacefulness is what you will find there. But also antique trees of any kind, birds and the charm of the past. There are a lot of lovely hiking and walking in the nearby.

The house consists of two floors:

GROUND FLOOR: living room , separated kitchen, a spacious dining room with french Windows and old medieval arches overlooking the garden and the Hills on the back of the house, 2 double bedrooms (both with king size bed) and 2 bathrooms. The kitchen is fully-equipped with everything you may need: microwave, kettle, coffee machine, toaster, moka for Italian coffee, 5 stoves, dishwasher, a wide selection of cooking utensils, electric oven. The Television is provided with a satellite system for watching some foreign channels. Also iron, iron board and Wifi are not missing.

FIRST FLOOR: five bedrooms (three doubles and two twins) and 4 bathrooms, A cot or a little bed for child can be always provided on request.

EXTERNAL AREA: The garden is surrounding the house. It offers its guests a table with chairs for having breakfast or dinner al fresco in the shadow of the antique trees of the little wood outside the kitchen. A lovely corner has been arranged outside the dining room and the arched windows with white chairs and a little table to relax talking or reading or admiring the panorama.

The garden also offers a very well-kept new swimming pool measuring 14x7 metres with a dept of 1.5 metres, ideal for children. Chairs, table, gazebo and sunloungers have been provided in the pool area where there is also a cold/hot shower and a toilet. Beach towels provided.

This a corner of paradise, just 5 minutes driving from everything!!

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Finnish, Turkish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Mrs Sonia

Hallo everyone! My name is SONIA and I am from Lucca. I run my Lucca Holiday Rentals company that offers exceptional apartments in the heart of Lucca. My goal is to help you fall in love with Lucca – to discover, explore, taste and savor new sights and experiences in this incredible city.

My company began almost 10 years ago when I started to rent my family villa after my parents moved to the mountains when they got retired. I spent there my entire childhood and I grew up there in deep contact with the nature and the history. My father thaught me everything about the birds and the antique trees and flowers of the villa and the smell of the sizzling pans used to wake me up each Sunday morning after my mum started to cook! I was fascinated by her when she was telling me the history of the villa in the past century. I thought this kind of feelings are too precious to let them go so then I had the idea to share my love of Lucca and “la dolce Vita” by finding beautiful apartments , villas and farmhouses in my favorite Lucca neighborhoods among my family members properties. Lucca Holiday Rentals started out as a boutique family company and now there are over 15 people working together. We are a friendly and enthusiastic team who will assist you every step of the way, from your first enquiry to your arrival in Lucca.

Mrs Sonia purchased this villa in 2013

Why Mrs Sonia chose Lucca

Your Lucca experience begins with where you stay, and we offer you a warm home on the rolling hills of Lucca or in the heart of the walled town. Each of our property is carefully hand picked to ensure it meets our standards of authenticity and warmth, including outstanding locations in authentic Lucca neighborhoods. Find fully remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, comfortable beds with quality linens, exceptional locations, breathtaking terraces and panoramic views. When you reserve, we open our address book and share our favorite Lucca resources with you to help you plan and enjoy your stay – from excellent tour guides to cooking classes, private chefs, favorite restaurants and cafés to the best pastry shops in the neighborhood. Relax, explore, and enjoy each day to the fullest, experiencing a vacation in Lucca that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

What makes this villa unique

My Philosophy

My goal is to offer you an extraordinary experience in one of Forbe’s Best Town in the World by enhancing your vacation and helping you to explore and experience the delights of living in Lucca.

Me and my helpful and knowledgeable team will guide you through your vacation planning process and help you choose the perfect apartment for your stay. When you’ve booked, the adventure begins. Want to explore the open air markets near your apartment, take a cooking lesson, relax on the Walls at sunset or hire a chef to cook dinner in your apartment? Based on our many years in Lucca, we happily share our resources and favorite suggestions for our guests so you can savor the fun of living like a local during your stay.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5920 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , built-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , built-in shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , built-in shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , built-in shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , built-in shower
  • Bathrooms completely re-done in early 2013
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , air conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , air conditioning
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , air conditioning
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , air conditioning
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(15 traveller reviews)

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Rewind In Style In An Antique Villa- Your Accommodation One Of A Kind In Lucca
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

a restful, secluded and characterful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Gattaiola sits within sizeable grounds, which are mainly given over to olive groves and which afford a sense of privacy.There were eleven adults in our party, gathered to celebrate our elder son's thirtieth birthday, and we stayed for a very enjoyable ten days. The house is comfortable, well appointed, plenty of space for everyone with ensuite bath and shower rooms together with good laundry facilities. There is plenty of space to eat together both indoors and outdoors, all very atmospheric and we made good use of the barbecue during our stay as we were very lucky with the weather. The swimming pool and surround was a delight and spotlessly clean, set up on a high point, amongst the cypress trees, olive groves and pomegranate trees, and a great spot to unwind. It afforded a spectacular view towards the hills north of Lucca. The managers were excellent and provided us with a lot of local information which contributed greatly to our enjoyment of the area. We would recommend a visit to the restaurant at Meati, just down the road, and also Gigi's restaurant in Lucca, both with good and varied menus. Lucca is a gem and there is much to see and enjoy there. Try cycling around the city walls - great fun and very healthy, combined with a great overview of the city. We would certainly recommend this property to friends or family.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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Authentic Tuscan Villa with pool in Lucca

  • 5 of 5

A memorable experience in a part of the world that needs to be explored. The area is extremely friendly and offers travelers interesting past, present and future - no matter the type of traveler you are. The Villa offers learning experiences along with rest and relaxation, shopping, and culture - whatever you choose. The pool is magnificent and set among the greenery with a beautiful view. The house is comfortable and full of history. Definitely want to return in the future. Susan

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice to meet all of you, your family s great! Hope to see you again in the future!
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Preston UK

3rd visit to the same villa

  • 5 of 5

I must begin by saying that this say was our third year in a row at the Villa, and we are preparing to visit again spring. The service and attention to our needs was above and beyond that of the norm. The Villa is simple but fantastic, and we really feel like it's our home, it has all the aminities you would want or need. The location is perfect the view is out of this world, so nice and quiet. The locals welcome you with a smile and a wave. There is nothing we disliked about our visits to the Villa, we would not have returned if it wasn't great. Ciao

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write the review. It was very nice to meet you and I am glad you all enjoyed your time at the house and that you had great time in Lucca! Best regards, Sonia :)
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Waynesville, NC

The perfect place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family reunion. It comfortably housed 14 of us for 3 weeks. The house was immaculate, with all the modern features and rustic charm. Sonia and her aunt, Therese, the owner, was available to us 24/7 and hosted a pizza party one night. The home is located in a very short drive to Lucca which we reached every day. There are plenty of stores and restaurants close to the house if you didn't want to take a long drive. We had young 3 children with us during our visit. We never felt they were not welcomed. There was plenty of cribs, highchairs and other child necessities that Sonia kindly provided. The house was very "child-friendly" and no one felt the need to watch them every second. We are an active family and enjoyed the proximity of the house to the town. My brother bikes and he was able to just head out and bike the famous roads of Italy without traveling to a biking area or dealing with masses of traffic. My sister and I hiked and ran. Again, we were able to just leave the house and run through the beautiful vineyards and olive plantations. This is truly a picture perfect vacation arena for those new to Europe or frequent travelers who seek solitude without being in the middle of nowhere. This was my second time renting a house from Sonia and we are all well satisfied.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I am so delighted to receive your kind review! Thank you very much! With the warmest regards, Sonia :)
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  • 5 of 5

This villa exceeded all of our group's expectations (and that is saying quite a bit as our group of 7 ladies were away from our families for 7 days and wanted a top notch vacation!) The host, Sonia, met us upon our arrival with fresh pastries, a history of the villa and maps with key points of interest. She coordinated our first night's meal by a local woman, gave us information to local favorite restaurants and sites, took us to several behind-the-scenes destinations such as the local smithy, olive press and family-owned vineyard as well as massages at the villa. The villa was very comfortable, neat and had many special touches like a welcome basket filled with local delights. It was ample for a party our size with room to spare. I can not say enough about how truly wonderful our visit was and only wish we were going again this year. Here's to returing for our 50th or sooner if we can sneak away from our husbands and children! Winifred from USA

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write the review. It was very nice to meet you and I am glad you all enjoyed your time at the villa and had great time in Lucca! Best regards, Sonia :)
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our favourite travel memories

  • 5 of 5

When my family gets together to reminisce about our favorite travel memories, we all agree that the highlight was our week at Villa Gattaiola. The spacious and comfortable house, authentic Italian setting, spectacular views and fantastic location for seeing Tuscany all made Villa Gattaiola an ideal vacation spot for us. Add to that the gracious and warm hospitality shown to us by the owners and the visit was perfect. Whether it was al fresco dining in the garden, sitting by the beautiful pool or baking pizza in the pizza oven, the experience was unmatched by anything our family had enjoyed before. I would say that a visit to Villa Gattaiola is like "coming home". Sharon R, guest in 2014

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks thanks thanks!!
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lucca, Lucca Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Winter gas/heating and the use of air conditioning, if used, are charged extra according to comsuption

Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.

City Stay Tax of 4.5 euro per person is requested at arrival in cash in accordance with local laws.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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