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'Encantea' ... lovely country house at just 2 km from Lucca - Melissa

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights




This is the home you’d imagine if you were to close your eyes and think of the perfumes of the countryside; of freshly cut grass. Melissa is large, light and luminous: the beautiful white staircase is like a wing which separates the relaxing areas from the dining room, where one can sit around the large table or spend late-nights chatting in front of the fireplace. There are two double bedrooms, two bathrooms as well as a welcoming attic, which can accommodate another one person.

Two double bedrooms are located upstairs and a third room with single bed and a sofa bed, located in the attic.

Melissa has two bathrooms: on ground floor there is a small bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.

On the first floor a bathroom covered in mosaic with shower, double sink, toilet, bidet and hair dryer.

The kitchen, fully equipped, is located on the ground floor and is adjacent to the dining area.

A large living room is furnished with sofa, armchairs and a table for 8 people.

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About the property

Holiday house 'encantea'

Characteristic and typical country house amongst green fields only 2 km from the historical walls of Lucca and close to the most important cities of art in Tuscany.The apartments can be rented separately but both family groups and large groups of friends are welcome: 15 people can be comfortably accommodated. A romantic and comfortable environment and ideal to spend an unforgettable holiday.

The salt water pool (14x7 meters) is at our guests’ disposal and set in garden of two hectares.

The great agricultural house, recently restructured, is a part of a typical 'corte lucchese' and offers four apartments, where one would like to stay longer than just a holiday!

Each apartment prides its own style and personality and all spaces offer lots of natural light, with the comfort of a true home. All the units have a kitchen, lounge room and bathroom; they are equipped with all the accessories, satellite TV, internet wi-fi and air conditioning.

'Encantea'...is: Situated only 2km from the historic centre of Lucca, you’ll find yourself in one of the most beautiful areas West of the Serchio River, between green pastures and beautiful stone houses.

You’ll find tranquillity and grace at Encantea.

There are spaces where you’ll day dream. There is much care and attention to detail: which is the essence of hospitality. It’s beautiful just to sit under the veranda, read a book and fill your eyes with green. Here you’ll find two hectares of green fields, interrupted only by a mirror of blue water.

A comforting magic.

' Encantea ' is the place where one would like to stay longer than just a holiday!

Each accommodation prides it’s own style and personality and all spaces offer lots of natural light, vitality with the comfort of a true home.

You’ll find all you need and more. Travel light, and bring with you only your idea of “total relaxation”

Both Family groups and large groups of friends are welcome: 15 people can be comfortably accommodated.

Our ideas....: One can take advantage of the silence or create something different each day:

Pedal along the banks of the Serchio River, in the close vicinity of the Park on the River or across the hills on a mountain bike to the sea.

Reach Lucca’s historic centre in 5 minutes, situated in the tree-lined street of the ancient walls,

Visit Lucca’s Villas: splendid architectural witnesses of the nobility of the 1500”s

Explore the outskirts: the Coast of Versilia and the mountains of the Garfagnana, which are half an hour away by car, The “Cinque Terre” approx 50km.

Reach the important cities of Tuscany: Florence, Pisa and Siena.

Our ideas...

Visit the markets: antique and arts and crafts, the 3rd and 4th weekend of every month, the traveling market every Wednesday and Saturday.“La Strada del Vino” (the “wine tasting” road): the road for food and wine tasting connoisseurship for agricultural businesses of Lucca’s hills, local wine and oil tasting.

Our ideas....: Opera: Giacomo Puccini was born right here! There are many opportunities and occasions during the year to listen to the masterpieces of the famous musician.

Summer Festival: A summer release of live concerts of international artists in the historic Napoleon Square.

The” Lucca” September: a month of cultural events, both religious and folklore. The 13th of September is not be missed: the entire city accompanies the “Saint Volto” in an atmospheric and charming procession along the streets of the historic centre.

Murabilia: a market/exhibition of mostly rare plants and flowers, held annually in the month of September on one of the most beautiful bulwark of the cities walls. Enriched by presentations, closer examinations and competitions regarding interesting themes in this sector.

The Feast Day of Saint Zita: a beautiful floral market in the Amphitheatre Square, in memory of the patron saint of the city. Held during the week of 27th April.

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Giovanna and Francesco
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ciao Giovanna!

I just wanted to send a little note, from all of us, to say a big THANK

YOU. We are now back in a grey and cloudy London. If you ever visit let us


Encantea is simply stunning and really was the perfect place to stay for

us. The gardens, grounds and house are kept so beautifully and the

accommodation was absolutely perfect. We loved the decoration, comfort,

everything provided (we didn't even need the TV!) and the wonderful gazebo

by the pool was a welcome relief from the hot sunshine. Melissa is

absolutely brilliant. The whole Tuscan countryside is so appealing that

everywhere we looked we just couldn't stop!

Thank you so much for all your help, your recommendations, the towels and

everything that we would love to come back to Melissa next year.

Auguri e grazie per la festa!
Jul 2015
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*** Cancellation policy: 100% refund for cancellations more than 40 days before check in date.
The price does not include: heating, air conditioning, daily cleaning and daily change of linen, towels for swimming pool.
A security deposit against damages of 400 Euro is to be paid in cash upon arrival. It will be given back upon departure.

During your stay is not allowed to invite friends or relatives for reasons of insurance coverage and for the respect and peace of other guests.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Monte San Quirico in Lucca Area

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Every window has got mosquito nets.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Hoboken, NJ USA

Wonderful week in Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Encantea. Giovanna was so helpful with directions and recommendations and made our visit very easy. My husband and I with our teenage daughters and my sister stayed in the Melissa unit. The property is just as the pictures show and we spent late afternoons floating in the beautiful saltwater pool. Lucca is a charming town easily accessible from the property and it is also easy to make day trips around Tuscany. We highly recommend the property and it's lovely owners.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect location , close to Lucca but with a rural feel and an idyllic pool garden area .

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from such a memorable week at Encantea at Melissa. We had read all the previous reviews and now totally agree with all the wonderful comments we read about Giovana and Francesco and their lovely property. It is such a perfect location and we enjoyed the fact we could visit Lucca , Pisa and Firenze and Borga ( a great recommendation from Giovanna) and still also have relaxation time by the lovely pool. We hope to return again soon .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have been very welcome guests. Thank you so much for choosing our house. See you soon!!
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  • 5 of 5

A Tuscan treat! Melissa is beautifully decorated (think exposed brick walls and beams), with a sweeping lawn and clean pool, perfect for swimming laps. You'll wake to the birds singing - there's a serene atmosphere yet it's only a five-minute drive from bustling Lucca and you can jog along the river to work up an appetite for breakfast. Joanna the host recommended some excellent local restaurants and attractions (and even made reservations for us). Don't miss the nearby ice cream shop (incredible flavours and far better than those in town). The two master double bedrooms are excellent but the top bedroom can get very hot (you pay extra for air conditioning) and has less comfy beds (single and a futon type bed). The kitchen is well stocked and there's a lovely patio area for breakfast. Tips? You'll need a car and food supplies (supermarket 5 mins away). And a few extra holes in your belt... the pasta is so good! Nearby attractions include the beach (30 mins away) and Montecarlo wine region (30 mins drive).

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous, immaculate and highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a luxury stay in beautiful grounds then this is an ideal property. Within walking distance to Lucca. We will be staying here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montreal, Canada

Enchanting Villa just outside Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Oct 2nd. 2015 for a 5 night stay at the Melissa property and were warmly greeted by Giovanna. She stayed with us for over an hour answering all our questions and giving suggestions on where to go and where to eat. The place was as advertised , well maintained and spotless. Giovanna was always available to help and I would definitly return to Melissa in the future.....................Thank You GIovanna for your wonderfull place and great hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for the wonderfull words and I appreciate a lot your time to write it. I am happy that you enjoyed during your holiday and i really hope to see you again. Giovanna
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Encantea Malissa

  • 5 of 5

The owner was there to meet us, to go through the property and information about what you were aloud to use.

The property was okay, not excellent, the shower door was broken, some of the crockery was chipped, towels were poor quality.

We didn't feel comfortable about the idea that the owner was always around and putting things back, like when you finished using the sunbeds and we didn't put them back where they should be, the owner did, we have a holiday to relax.

We think that gardening could be done in the morning or in the evening, when there is no one around.

It would have been nice to have had a welcome pack, just basics.

Equipment and linens were poor quality.

Villa was clean.

At the time we had the villa (25th September to 2nd October) was very noisy, there was a fun fair in the area, and also a factory down the road which started at 5 in the morning, there is also a road that passes by the property, which we thought would be quite, but was not, it was very noisy, first thing in the morning.

We was treated to a fireworks display, to celebrate some Saint, sorry don't know which one, lasted for about forty minutes, quite impressive.

We would rate this property a three star.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very disappointed and surprised by the review that you wrote. We apologize if we have temporarily replaced the shower door with a shower curtain due to accidental breakage by previous guests, but the bathroom was perfectly usable, we would like to clarify that in the apartment there is another bathroom with shower (which you never used) ??? About the garden and the pool, every morning, before opening the pool, we work to keep everything tidy and clean the pool, thing, that all the guests appreciate, except you. We think that the linen are a good standard. I do not know if you're used to silk or pure Linen sheets, with these expectations, then, you had to book other location "Buckingham Palace" was perfect for you ! We are in a rural area and there are no factories in front of our property. Where did you see the factory ??? We note that you have not even enjoyed the fireworks of " Santa Croce", which are appreciated by all, including our guests staying at Lucca in September. , a beautiful sight in a beautiful evening. We have to tell thank you to all our guests who appreciate our house and come to enjoy their holiday at Lucca, a beautiful city.
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