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

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights




This apartment is on the first floor, and is perfect for four people. The day area, the kitchen, the two bedrooms and the bathroom have been furnished with care and with an eye for detail: the apartment is comfortable and romantic, ideal for your relaxing moments.

For the guests there are two bedrooms: one double bedroom and the other twin bedroom in wrought iron.

The bathroom, covered in mosaics, is composed of glass shower, sink, toilet, bidet and hair dryer.

In support there is a small anteroom with sink and mirror.

The kitchen is fully equipped and is complete with table for four people.

The living room is furnished with sofa, armchairs and furniture in 'lucchese' style. Warm and welcoming.

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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:
23 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Encantea welcomes you with the warmth of the owners. They let you have your holiday, but are near if needed. Beautiful rooms, clean, lovely swimming pool, nice furniture, cosy, just likable. 5 car minutes from Lucca, but in the quiet surroundings. The best combination of 2: enjoying the lovely city Lucca en relaxing at your apartment.

We do hope to come back ones ("unfortunately" we want to see the whole world, so a second stay at a place is difficult). Therefore we hope that many other people have the chance to enjoy this perfect place!
Sep 2011
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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 Timoin Monte San Quirico in Lucca Area

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • 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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 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! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

This review is written by a family of 4 (children aged 10 & 11) staying in May 2017. We broke down the review in sections that were important to us when choosing a rental.

Outside: WOW, true Tuscany! Even better than the photos. Acres of space, beautiful gardens, amazing views. The gardens are beautifully kept. There were several sections to enjoy including the large clean pool, lounge/sunning area, outdoor dining, and open fields. We appreciated the owners take great care to ensure each guest has a designated space of their own. The outdoor areas provided shade cover. Our boys loved playing football in the open field then going for a swim the pool. We had very memorable family dinners under the portico.

Inside: We stayed in Timo with 2 bedrooms. The children had their own beds in a shared room. Beds were very comfortable. The bathroom was spacious. The views from each window were fabulous. Kitchen was very well equipped. The apartment was very clean and quiet.

Location: Just outside of Lucca - wonderful town to visit for shopping, dining, etc. This was our 2nd location on our Italy trip and a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of Rome. There was a grocery store, restaurant, bakery, and ice cream within walking distance. We arrived by train and did not rent a car but used taxi service too and from the villa. The villa is just outside Lucca, very quiet with views of the mountains.

Owner Communication: Giovanna was absolutely wonderful. Prompt with email reservations and inquiries. She helped us with arranging taxis, groceries, information, etc.

Overall: We would absolutely stay in this villa again and would highly recommend it for a restful stay with plenty to see and do in Lucca. Next visit we would want to try some of the cooking classes in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it is fantastic. We hope to see you soon. Ciao, Francesco and Giovanna
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hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

lovely old farmhouse set just over the river from Lucca , ideal for mountains and visits to main tourist towns , manager could not be more helpful even taking us to station early in morning , getting lost in Lucca all part of fun , found some great restaurants serving local dishes , facilities on site were excellent and pool most welcome after all the walking in the sun

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property with perfect location

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely break we have had. The accommodation was perfect. Good sized apartment with fantastic garden and pool. Giovanna was very friendly and helpful. The location of property fabulous for touring the area and great if you enjoy cycling. Will definitely recommend it to friends and may come again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment, great owners!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 11 days in Timo with our kids. Everything is renovated with the option for air conditioning. The owners are at the house every day working on the grounds. They are always happy to help you with directions, reference to restaurents,ect... But location,location,location! My kids are 8 and 10 and don't have the patience for long drives. Lucca 5min., Pisa 20 min., Florence 1hre and to the ferry for 5 terre , Sienna 1h30. We were able to leave in the morning for our visits and come back at the house in the afternoon to relax by the pool. Close to the house grocery store, wine store, butcher, pizza and gelateria...all perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your beautiful review and we hope to see you again. Francesco and Giovanna
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Fabulous Villa in Lucca

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this villa was wonderful. The villa is perfectly situated in Tuscany that, with a car, we were able to visit the most important Cities of art as well as Florence, Pisa, and Siena. Surrounding restaurants were unbelievably delicious.

The apartment was very comfortable and the owners very helpfull and friendly.

The big garden and the swimming pool were fantastic! We hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we really hope to see you again . Giovanna and Francesco
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Super Villa / Location very important

  • 4 of 5

We were 2 couples - apt more than large enough

Location great - 3mins to Lucca center

Country apt in superb condition, grounds / pool very nice

Perfect for auto parking in&out

6mins to Train station - easy access

Host Giovanna very nice, enjoyed drawing maps for us to the various sites & restaurants - ie: Lombardi a great choice up the hills - Tembellini great in the mornings for a quick bite and cafe macchiato

Thank you again to Giovanna & Francesco - will be back

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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