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A Homey Quiet Idyllic Apartment with Terrace Inside the Walls of Lucca

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 9 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, a Grand Terrace, Wifi, Air Conditioning & Sat tv

Tucked away on peaceful residential streets in the city's historic heart, CASA CATERINA is located on the first floor of a grand 15th-century townhouses along Via S. Andrea. Sympathetically renovated in early 2016, it exude a sense of grandeur from the moment you open the door. Double-height oak beamed ceilings crown the comfy open-plan lounge, while tall windows provide plenty of light and unimpeded views of the Guinigi tower, famously sprouting oak trees from its roof. Walk through double doors to the bedrooms and there's another surprise: original furniture and signed painting adorn every inch of wall and floor, their pastel colours creating the illusion of sleeping under a theatrical canopy. There's also a well-equipped kitchen for self-catering opening onto the magical terrace overlooking a Romanesque Church Façade dor great dinners. Free high speed WiFi, Air conditioning and a handy washing machine for longer stays is available. Two bikes are provided for the guests.

Lucca is the kind of place you could visit at any time of year - the apartment has air-con for summer and central heating for winter - and each season has its charms. Winter is the time to live like a local for a week or more; Mrs Sonia can put you in touch with Italian language or cookery tutors if that interests you. Spring and autumn are magical, with snow on the distant peaks until April, and warm autumnal hues in early-mid October. Summer can be hot - you're almost at sea-level - but it is the busiest time culturally.

The kitchen is jam-packed with all the utensils you could need: Italian coffee machine and filter coffee jug, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, wine glasses... not to mention iron and washing machine in the separate laundry room and hairdryer in the bathroom. Nothing is missing.

Parking is located in a 5 mins walk from the apartment.

More Details

Property Manager
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 a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 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 2016

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 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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
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
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
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

Reviews

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A Homey Quiet Idyllic Apartment with Terrace Inside the Walls of Lucca
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property in the heart of Luca

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Patric! All the staff at my agency LuccaApartmentsandVillas.co.uk was extremely pleased to meet you and host you into our Lucca apartment with terrace Casa Caterina! Thank you so much! Sonia
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5

Beautiful Apartment in Lucca

  • 5 of 5

This is a very large, newly renovated apartment on the second floor in the very central part of historic Lucca. We had a hot water problem, but it was repaired the next day. We used two bedrooms and the beds were comfy and the two bedrooms were nice. The patio is large and well furnished. There is a small grocery store very nearby that has supplies and food. You will need to buy toilet paper, laundry detergent, etc. There are lots of restaurants and shops nearby. Make reservations in advance for the most popular restaurants, especially on the weekend. You can’t drive to the apartment, but taxis can. Christina, a recommended chef prepared us a meal and it was very nice. The kitchen was very nice and newly remodeled. There is a small washing machine (no dryer) but places to dry your clothes. There is a tv in the living room with Italian tv stations and we were able to sign into Netflix and watch it. We loved it and would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review!
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3

Very nice apartment... BUT BE CAREFUL

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is very nice, large and well-located, and the terrace was a delight to use while listening to the various opera singers practice next door. Everything was clean, the furniture was comfortable, and the kitchen well-equipped. Cristina is a great cook, and she put together two memorable dinners for us. Highly recommend her! The irritating problem was that - in spite of what is advertised in the property description - the bicycles are NOT available. As private cars are prevented from coming into the city center, Lucca is a perfect place in which to quickly move around on a bicycle, as the locals do. We had planned to take our folding city bikes from our house in Spain, but did not because the ad stated that "Two bikes are provided for the guests". Also, in response to a review from June 2017, which mentioned the non-availability of the bikes - Sonia (the manager) stated that "2 bikes are provided and stored in the entrance of the building"... However, when we asked for them at check-in, Sonia told us that there were no bikes, and suggested we go rent them. To avoid the hassle of dealing with the bike rental place, and paying 12 euros a day for each bike, we did not... I cursed at the callous unexpected "bait and switch" every time I had to walk the mile round-trip to the parking garage and, sadly, this took away from fully enjoying my stay in Lucca. Caterina, the owner, came to check us out, and was extremely helpful in getting our friend to a taxi, as on that morning the Lucca taxis were suddenly unavailable, and we were forbidden from coming into the city with our car. Thank you Caterina!!! Had it not been for the "missing" bikes, I would have given this property 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo and thank you very much for your kind review! The bikes have been stolen when the guests of the last week of August and now have been bought new. Thank you, it was a pleasure to host you!
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Ellensburg
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely beautiful. We were three couples and the space was just perfect. We especially enjoyed the patio. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks thanks thanks!
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Holliston MA USA
5

A luxurious apartment

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to be able to stay at this luxurious apartment. We had a large roomy place to come back to each day and unwind in elegance. Sonia was very helpful with all details and it was an honor to meet the owner of this grand place. I hope to be anole to return in the future. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • 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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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

My friend an I stayed there for 4 nights, 5 people total. This places is massive and modern in every way you'd like a rental to be.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was a pleasure to host you! Sonia
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
PISA and FLORENCE
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
LIVORNO
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
MONTECATINI
Nearest Train
300 Metres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
LUCCA EST
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
LA BUCA DI S. ANTONIO
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
ABETONE
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lucca, Lucca Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
9 night minimum stay
£1,010
for 9 nights
£785
£2,206
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,588
for 7 nights
£1,588
 
 
Mid Season
31 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£826
for 4 nights
From
£206
£1,279
 
 
Springtime
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,853
for 7 nights
£1,853
£6,706
 
 
High Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,941
for 7 nights
£1,941
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,228
for 4 nights
From
£307
£1,756
£6,485
 

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 POLICY:
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: final cleanings after departure of the guests, 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.

Minimum stay is 4 nights.

Winter heating/gas, if used, is 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.

A fully refundable security deposit of 300 euros is requested against big damages. The deposit is given back at the end of the stay. To guarantee the amount an invoice will be issued

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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