OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

CASA LAURA UNWIND YOURSELF ON A LUXURY TERRACE IN LUCCA TOWN

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

LUXURY WITH A VIEW! a grand spacious terrace, air conditioning, bikes & sat tv

CASA LAURA is a spacious, airy and bright penthouse apartment for 2 guests located on a quiet street at the Cathedral of Lucca and very close to the Botanical Garden of Lucca, inside the city walls.

Totally renovated and furnished by architect, this luxury comfortable apartment offers 2 sleeps places in 1 double king size bedroom and having 2 bathrooms makes it ideal for a senior couple looking for charm, style, space, privacy and comfort.

A well equipped brand new kitchen, wifi and air conditioning are free of extra costs. The 2 bathrooms have large built-in showers. The location is fantastic, inside the city walls and close to the access Passeggiata (the promenade up on the walls under century old trees) and right behind the Cathdral of Lucca where the Puccini Concerts takes place every night, restaurants and groceries stores. A free parking is located in about 10 min walking from the apartment while a payment parking is located in slightly less than 5 mins walking from the apartment (13 euros daily or subscriptions available for 50 euros for up to 1 month stay).

This is a brand new apartment of 100sqm. decorated and refurnished with elegance and with high quality furnitures. Every room is large and bright with sunny aspect and provided with air conditioning.

COMPOSITION:

Entrance room, kitchen with dining, Living room opening onto a grand terrace, a king size bedroom, two bathrooms both with a built-in shower, a grand wardrobe room with laundry facilities (washing machine and clothes dryer available + iron and board), a study room with desk and a view.

The bathroom is equipped with quality soft towels and bathrobes, scale, hair dryer.

2 bikes are provided with the rental of the apartment.

More about the street: Set in Via Del Giardino Botanico, this elegant apartment is in a great location near the Botanical Garden, and Via Del Fosso, with spring water fountains that you can collect with your own bottle for fresh and natural water every day. The Cathedral is located right on the other end of the street as well as the Puccini Concerts in the Church of San Giovanni e Reparata. The bespoke pastry shop Pasticceria Dianda (one of the best in town) is located along the street where the apartment is located. Also the ramp to the walls is just around the corner. The near Via Elisa offers great restaurants and trattorias.

I also own other apartments that I rent that are located on the same street in front of this apartment and they are the following:

www.homeaway.co.uk/1494451

www.homeaway.co.uk/1153714

www.homeaway.co.uk/1631136

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Finnish, Turkish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

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 apartment in 2015

Why Mrs Sonia chose Lucca Area

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 apartment 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.

12 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Sydney, Australia
5

FANTASTIC LOCATION - LOVELY OWNER

  • 5 of 5

The stars of this apartment are the owner and the apartments location. It is literally about a 100m walk to the entrance of the Cathedral on one side and around 80m to the new Contemporary Art Museum and the shopping streets on the other side. We walked to all the major sights from the apartment. The owner was great, she gave us a thorough introduction to the apartment and then a tour of the local neighbourhood, which we really appreciated as it made finding cafe, supermarket and shops much easier the next day. We also appreciated her buying us an espresso, not just because Italian coffee is great, but because it allowed us to see how the cafe ordering system works - absolutely nothing like how it works here in US! The apartment is spacious and was perfect for a senior couple. Even though it's in the center of the town it's not noisy at all, as the square and streets nearby are mainly pedestrian. The kitchen was very well supplied and the beds were comfortable. We loved the romantic view of the churches and the roofs of the old buildings! We loved our stay. Thank you! Jenny & James

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • 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 one of my homes and had great time in Lucca! Best regards, Sonia :)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Good

  • 4 of 5

Loved our stay in this beautiful and luxurious apartment.

The weather was so nice for this time of year we was able to use the terrace it would of been perfect if soft furnishing had been available .

The apartment was cold on arrival .

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Irvine, CA
4

Comfortable, Stylish Apartment Inside the Walls of Lucca

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I just returned from our Italian adventure, our last stop being Lucca. We booked this apartment for its location inside Lucca's walls and its lovely terrace. The terrace was private, comfortable and a rarity to find in Lucca. We found the apartment to be stylishly decorated and well-appointed. The location was quiet and private. The A/C worked well. We would stay here again and would recommend the apartment, however its likely not a good fit for everyone. A few things to note: 1) This apartment is at the top of 55 steps. There is no elevator. This was not an issue for us, but it may be for some. 2) At the time of booking, the listing for this rental clearly stated that two bikes were available for use with this apartment. However, when we arrived we were told the bikes had been stolen and had not been replaced. Not a deal breaker, but it was disappointing none the less. 3) We had to supply our own toilet paper, tissues, paper towels as well as bath soap. We arrived late at night to find no soap and no TP in the apartment. We would advise others booking this apartment to plan accordingly. 4) There is no microwave in the kitchen and the counter space is limited. The WIFI worked well and the location can't be beat. Sonia, the property manager provided a binder in the apartment that included extensive information about shopping, tours and things to do in and around Lucca as well as practical information which we found to be very helpful. The apartment was close to countless restaurants, shopping and there is easy access to Lucca's famous wall and water fountains. It's a very walkable city. Overall we enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
8 0
5

Fantastic apartment in a lovely area!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at Sonia's apartment. It was a beautifully decorated apartment with comfy bed and two great bathrooms. After climbing the three flights of stairs it was a joy to get to the brilliant air conditioning in July! It was very convenient for everything and we especially enjoyed the cooler walks on the walls, stopping for lunch at one of the many restaurants. We would definitely recommend this apartment to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
4

Via Giardano Botanico 17: Elegant and well-appointed

  • 4 of 5

The apartment has charm and character, but is also very well equipped with mod cons. It is at the top of the building -- up 56 steps (!) -- so either ideal to maintain fitness or a serious demand for the less abled. It is in the south-east of Lucca, near the Botanical gardens as the street name indicates, but also near an entry to the city wall as well as only 10 mins from the centre of town. The flowing 'fosse', with fountain of very good drinking water, is also close by (tho water in flat ok too). Mrs Sonia's guide book to the property and local facilities is comprehensive and very useful.

Overall, we thought it excellent value, but there were two unexpected additional cash payments of about 20 euros each. One was for arriving after 6.30 pm, the other was nominally to cover credit card charges incurred by the payee. I thought this one unreasonable, because I had paid by debit card, incurring no such charge. Mrs Sonia said it was a surcharge imposed by Homeaway. Whichever, it's profiteering in such circumstances.

That said, Mrs Sonia was friendly and helpful on arrival and during our stay, responding to a request for help in working the air-conditioning remote control.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review, I am so happy you enjoyed your stay! Just wanted to underline that the credit card transaction fee to be on the renter's end is clearly specified on the webpage price list notes and in each email exchange had with the renter, so it was definitely not an unexpected fee. I work in a very smooth way in order to make everything clear for my renters. Thanks! Sonia
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
5

Perfect apartment in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment, stylishly furnished and well equipped. The location was perfect, overlooking the walls and with shops and restaurants close by. The small garden was perfect for breakfast or a pre-dinner drink in the evenings. Mrs Sonia was charming and very helpful, even allowing us to keep the apartment on until late afternoon on our last day. We had a fantastic holiday and would definitely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Location

From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : PISA and FLORENCE at 18 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : PASTICCERIA DIANDA at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : MONTECATINI at 18 Kilometres Nearest Train : LUCCA Central Station at 200 Metres Nearest Motorway : LUCCA EST at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : IL GIGLIO at 150 Metres Nearest Beach : VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI at 20 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£438
for 4 nights
From
£109
£716
£2,695
 
 
High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£488
for 4 nights
From
£122
£775
 
 
Mid Season
1 Oct 2017 - 25 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£455
for 4 nights
From
£114
£674
 
 
Comics Festival
26 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,011
for 3 nights
From
£337
£1,011
 
 
Low Season
2 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£317
for 4 nights
From
£79
£413
£1,095
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£317
for 4 nights
From
£79
£413
£1,095
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

THE 2 STEPS to MAKE A RESERVATION:

1. ONLINE BOOKING: book and pay in full online through Homeaway using your credit card (renter has to pay 2.7% credit card fee at arrival). Cancelled booking will not receive a refund.

2. DIRECT BOOKING: Receive a written rental agreement and then decide if to pay a deposit of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking by wire bank transfer or alternatively phone me and just pay a deposit by credit card of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking. No fees are applied. The balance can be paied at a later stage by wire bank transfer or upon arrival.
CANCELLATION POLICIES: For DIRECT BOOKINGS in the event of cancellation, for any reason including health, the deposit is forfeited. In case the cancellation is within 90 days of the start of the rental dates, the full rental balance is payable as well. If the cancellation is over 90 days from the start of the rental dates, the balance will not be requested. Cancelled ONLINE BOOKINGS will not receive a refund. I recommend CSA travel insurance in the event your plans change or emergencies arise.

Prices include: laundry (towels and linens), wi-fi, air conditioning, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, the booking service and the whole assistance of Mrs Sonia and her staff before and during the whole stay. There are no extra charges to pay.

Final cleaning is charged for 50 euros.

Minimum stay is 4 nights.

Winter heating is charged for 6 euros daily or according to comsuption for long term rentals.

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

Online reservations through the Homeaway Payments are subject to a 2.7% charge to be paied at arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Avg/night
Enquire Now
Updated: 20-Jun-2017
12
Available
12
Unavailable

Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • 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
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Child Bed, 1 Cot, A baby crib or a fold out bed can be added upon request

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only