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No Car required, Lucca 5 min. walk to train /shops, BBQ,Garden,Pool,Aircon, Wif

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Sleeps up to 4 guests. Private large garden, convenient location, beach 15 min

Independant self catered holiday apartment with a garden and pool in a guest house. Comfortable and convenient for families and couples who just want simple accommodations while exploring Tuscany. Located 4km from the Lucca wall. Car not required, village train station is a 2 minute walk and a 5 minute train ride to the Lucca wall and 1 1/2 hours to Florence. Free wifi. Nestled in a typical Tuscan residential area where you can experience the culture within minutes away from all amenities. 16th century farmhouse with original wooden beams. Landscaped fenced garden with olive trees, herbs and grape vines, 8x4 swimming pool to cool down in, ping pong, bbq, gazebo, football area and sun beds with umbrellas. On property private parking. Easy access to Florence, Pisa, Rome, beaches and Historic areas. Updated availability calendar. Immediate confirmation sent within 1 to 4 hours! Deposits accepted through Paypal and bank transfer. Friendly family will help you with all your travel needs before and during your holiday if required.

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About the Owner

Tania
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian, If needed use google translate
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About Tania

Pastry Chef Mirko was born in Lucca, Italy. Mirko's family owned and operated a bakery since 1960 in Lucca, where he learned most of his baking skills as a child. Mirko decided to go further as a Pastry Chef. At the age of 18 he was accepted to work on the Cruise line. While traveling around the world for 5 years with the cruise line, he came upon Vancouver, Canada and took a strong liking to the city, where he met his wife Tania. Mirko and Tania opened their own pastry and specialty shop in Vancouver, specializing in wedding cakes, fine pastry, Tuscan breads and Tuscan cuisine.

Tania's background consists of tourism hospitality, teaching English, child education, cooking, International marketing and events.

Mirko, Tania and their son moved to Lucca in 2006 and by 2008 opened their guest house apartment for tourists.

Tania purchased this apartment in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our holiday at Casa Lucchesi has always been a memorable experience. This was our 4th time staying with you. You've been helpful and conciderate with your warm hospitality. Thank you once again! Leigh Family, Montrèal Canada



My wife and I had several opportunities to go shopping and on excursions while our children stayed at Casa Lucchesi playing with other children doing activities and swimming. Our children just wanted to play and have fun. What a great idea for families. Grazie mille, Gretchen & Eugen Berlin



We enjoyed our stay in rural Tuscany, sharing the home of a young Italian Canadian family who've travelled around the world and brought their experiences and knowledge. Our hosts were very kind, generous & our Tuscan dinner was exceptional. The train access was a bonus as we didn't want to drive. We will surely return. Sandra & Rob Newcastle, England.
Sep 2008
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Our holiday at Casa Lucchesi has always been a memorable experience. This was our 4th time staying with you. You've been helpful and conciderate with your warm hospitality. Thank you once again! Leigh Family, Montrèal Canada



My wife and I had several opportunities to go shopping and on excursions while our children stayed at Casa Lucchesi playing with other children doing activities and swimming. Our children just wanted to play and have fun. What a great idea for families. Grazie mille, Gretchen & Eugen Berlin



We enjoyed our stay in rural Tuscany, sharing the home of a young Italian Canadian family who've travelled around the world and brought their experiences and knowledge. Our hosts were very kind, generous & our Tuscan dinner was exceptional. The train access was a bonus as we didn't want to drive. We will surely return. Sandra & Rob Newcastle, England.
Sep 2008
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9 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Casa Lucchessi - Tassiagno
5

Truly tuscan holiday-warm welcoming hosts

  • 5 of 5

An excellent location - a 2 minute walk to the train station where regular trains take you straight into nearby Lucca. (Approx 4 minute journey) The property garden has great facilites for families with children wanting to spend a day by the pool. A fully equipped outdoor kitchen, gazebo, dining area, games, inflatable toys and a toilet and shower. The apartment was beautifully clean with air conditioning. Our hosts Mirko, Tania and Damiano were warm and welcoming, we were driven to a nearby supermarket on arrival, supplied with pastries from Mirko's bakery and invited to an extended 'Italian' family dinner party by the pool - one of the hilights of our stay. We would reccommend this property to sociable families with children who want to combine sightseeing - or trips to gorgeous nearby Lucca or Viareggio with lazy days spent by the pool. It's perfect for parents who want their children to get a flavour of 'real' Italy - for example at night the nearby park/library/outdoor cinema/bar offers a wonderful chance for parents to sip a chilled glass of prosecco while the kids play on the swings with the local Italian children in full view. Although we didn't use it - Tania also runs a kids holiday camp on site - so it's perfect for parents who might want to get a few days away by themselves. All in all a wonderful holiday and many thanks to Tania, Mirko and Damiano for letting us share their beautiful home and garden for a week - still missing those mountain views!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Everything exceeded our expectations.

  • 4 of 5

Ideal location for public transport to various locations. The accommodation was comfortable and clean, and had everything for all family members especially the children. Local bars and restaurants were within walking distance, and represented good quality and value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Fab very clean, rustic well equipped accommodation in a great countryside location for cities & sea.

  • 5 of 5

My 2 daughters and I were very very sad to leave casa lucchesi in Capannori last week..

We stayed 15 nights in the lovely accommodation provided by our very friendly and helpful hosts Tania and Mirko. From the time I booked the accommodation in November 2015 Tania and I kept in contact where Tania made sure she was able to meet all of our needs during our stay. We were made so welcome when collected by lovely Barbara from Pisa airport. On our way to Casa Lucchesi Barbara pointed out area's of interest. On arrival at Casa Lucchesi we were met by Tania and Mirko who instantly made us feel so welcomed and we knew we were going to love the whole experience of staying with an Italian (/Canadian) family.

On our first day Tania showed us around Capannori and we were able to do some food shopping and wine tasting at the local shops..The fun had started..!

Tania and Mirko made us dinner that evening and we ate all'aperto. Our hosts were so easy to get along with and we were able to get a real feel for the Italian way of life and gain knowledge of the local area etc.

We spent days by the pool in the garden, which we had to ourselves all holiday and my 5 year swam alone for the first time. We also jumped on the train 5 mins from the accommodation to visit viareggio beach, Pisa, Florence and many trips to Lucca. It was such an overwhelming feeling to visit such beautiful places, which were so close to get to. Tania gave us all the information we needed to travel including time tables and we could even buy some train tickets for our first journeys..

We were also lucky enough to be taken to the families camp site accommodation by the beach many times during our stay and we partied with Tania, Mirko their son Damiano amongst other family members and their friends. We were made to feel so welcomed and we treasure all the memories and experiences we made and had. My young daughter got so much attention and play with the family and she still talks about Franko (Mirkos lovely brother) as they became great friends :-). We had a fab evening of the foam party and laser light show..

This holiday has been absolutely amazing and we will definitely return. So many happy memories for my daughters and I. Only 2 downfalls were how much the mosquitos loved me but a visit to the local pharmacy to purchase amoxicillin, anti histamines, aloe vera and insect repellent and I was fine within a day & having to leave Casa Lucchesi :-(.

A huge thank you Tania, Mirko & Damiano x

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely week in Tusacny

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely week staying at this property and managed to get around without a car. Train station very close but you do need to check timetables (there weren't any trains between approx 9:15 - 13:00). We also found it more convenient to buy tickets online (there is no ticket office at the station, the alternative is to but at a local shop). We went to Lucca a couple of times - a lovely old town, to Pisa, Viareggio and to Florence (very beautiful). However, without a car we couldn't experience the mountains and countryside so will have to return to do that!

The property is in a good location, in a quiet village with a shop, bakers, and butchers and good links to tourist locations. Accomodation was up a couple of flights of stairs in a lovely old farmhouse (shared with the oweners), meeting most general requirements. The garden, outside kitchen and pool were also available to use. We also found a lovely restaurant within walking distance: Ristorante Forino.

Tania and her husband are very friendly and helpful; we were taken to the local supermarket on arrival to stock up on groceries, shown around the local town, entertained with a bbq on our last evening and also driven to Lucca railway station to catch our train back to the airport.

To summarise, we had a lovely relaxing week with everything we required close to hand.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly as described by the owner and the photographs

  • 5 of 5

Tania and Mirko were the most welcoming of hosts, from organising our taxi transfers to the airport to ensuring we had everything we needed and all the information we required to make our holiday exactly what we wanted it to be.

The property was clean, comfortable and the air conditioning was well worth paying a little extra for.

The week we were there the weather was super hot which meant we didn't want to do too many excursions. We used the fabulous and convenient train service to take trips to the beach at Viareggio and to explore Lucca.

We made full use of the swimming pool, the outside eating facilities, the pool table and the football pitch. The kids were never bored and didn't feel they needed to go anywhere else.

The owners say this is a chance to experience Tuscan village life and this is absolutely true. As our daughter speaks a little Italian the locals really appreciated this and could not have been friendlier.

We would have no hesitation recommending this property to anyone wanting to have an authentic Italian holiday and we will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

True italy

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a Family holiday here. This property is for someone who likes to sample a true rustic italian holiday in a local town. There is a train station nearby, which we used throughout our holiday , travelled into Lucca many times , which is an amazing walled city, Pisa, Florence, Viareggio & Forte di Marmie . The property is rustic, clean, pool , a well equipped Gazebo area, with games, cards, music. The owners are very hospitable , they could not help enough. The local town has all you need, restaurants, supermarket, Bakeries, chemists etc. We will definitely be visiting again, planning for a week next year already.

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  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Coffee Pastry shop and Pub at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 60 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Versilia at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Tassignano at 500 Metres Nearest Motorway : Capannori Exit at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Cantina di Alfredo at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Versilia at 20 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Beaches: 12km to Torre de Lago (Opera house of Puccini). 15km to Viareggio (Carnival in February). 50km to Carrara (Marble area). 1.5 hours to Cinque Terre.

Travel:

Airports:

Pisa 30 mins by car. 40 min. by train.

Florence 50 mins by car. 1 1/2 hour by train.

Car is not required to arrive at the Stone House (the train passes by the home in which you will hear, it stops at 10:30pm and starts again in the morning). Very convenient for everyone who does not want to drive in Italy. 2 minute walk from the village station to the Stone House.

Distances:

Village Train Station- 2 minute walk from Stone House. Lucca-5 min. by car or train.

Bagni di Lucca-30 min. by car, 40 min. by train.

Barga-25 min. by car. 35 min. by train.

Pisa-25 min. by car, 35 min. by train.

San Gimignano and Volterra - 1 hour by car, 1 1/2 hours by train. Florence-45 min. by car, 1 hour by train.

Siena-2 hours by car, 2 1/2 by train.

Cinque Terre Liguria-1 hour by car, 1 1/2 hours by train.

Rome-3 1/2 hours by car, 3 hours by train.

Further Details: walking distance.

Delicatessen, butcher shop, bakery, coffee shop, tobacco shop, hair salon, gym, mechanic, dry cleaners, public library, Kids park, Edicola (magazine and clothing shop) all within 2 minutes. Catholic Church: 5 minutes. Coffee Shop by day and Pub/Music by night: 5 minutes. Disco: 15 minute walk. By bicycle (5 minutes) or by car: Post office, pastry shops, pharmacy, banks, petrol station, parks, personal jet airport with helicopter tours and parachute. Supermarket (1 km). Lucca main railway station is 4 km away. Famous historical villa's and Fattoria's: 5 - 15 min. drive. Local and fine dining restaurants: 15 minute walk, drive or by train.

Personal airport transfers from Pisa and Florence are available upon request.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Season 1
24 May 2017 - 3 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£641
for 7 nights
From
£87 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Season 2
4 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£414
for 4 nights
From
£95 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Season 3
12 Aug 2017 - 19 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£510
for 5 nights
From
£95 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Season 4
20 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£381
for 4 nights
From
£87 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
15 May 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
From
£95 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

PayPal Service Fee £33.69
Utility Consumption £ 2.53 per person per night
Stay tax £1.26 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Availability calendar is updated regularily.
Enquiries will be responded immediately by email within 1 to 4 hours.
Change over days in June,July and August are Monday's,Tuesday's or Wednesday's.

Check-in time: between 3:00pm - 7:00pm (early and late check in upon request if available)
Check-out time: before 10:00am.

1 bedroom apartment with 1 bathroom is for up to 3 guests (single bed is located in the living area)
2 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms is for up to 4 guests.

Note: You may add the 2nd bedroom and bathroom for the 2nd or 3rd guest by entering 4 guests to the inquiry dates.

UPON ARRIVAL:
To be paid in cash upon check in:
Final cleaning: 70 euros
City Tax: 1,50 euros per person per night. (does not apply to children under 12)

Optional fee: Air-conditioner 20 euros per day. Fans are provided. To be paid in cash the day before check out if used.

Non refundable bookings: Dates can be changed if available for the same year or the following year. Bookings can also be transfered to friends and family.

Payments made through Paypal.

One Passport or EU Identity Card is required upon arrival and will be photocopied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House

Theme

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

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 70 m²

Bathrooms

  • 2nd floor Bedroom #1 Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 2nd floor Bedroom #2 Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • All bedrooms have their own en-suite bathroom with a shower, 1 with bidet, Including hair dryers, shampoo, handsoap, shower caps, and bath towels.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2nd floor Bedroom #1 (garden and mountain view) - 1 Large Double Bed, Booked for 1-3 guests. Single bed in kitchen area.
  • 2nd floor Bedroom #2 - 2 Single Bed, Bookings for 4 guests
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 1/4 Notes on bedrooms: (both with private bathroom and shower) 2nd floor Bedroom #1 attached to kitchen and living area sleeps up to 3 guests. 1 large double bed. 1 single bed in living area. If you require more space add the 2nd bedroom for an extra charge. (please enquire). 2nd floor Bedroom #2 sleeps up to 2 people and is added when booking 4 guests. 2 single beds or 1 double bed.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Proper recycling is required or a fee will be charged
  • Quiet time in Italy is respected between 13:00 to 16:30 In the garden you can make all the noise you want!
  • Washing machine is available between 8:00pm to 8:00am only 5 euros per wash. Note: All aircondioners must be off before using.

Notes:

  • Proper Recycling on premises is mandatory by law and is requested to do so by each guest or a fee will be charged. Quiet time in Italy: inside or near the farmhouse between 13:30-16:30 midnight-7am. In the garden you can make all the noise you want!!! Booking service for wine or olive tastings. Private Italian Cooking and Pastry lessons are available on the property from April 1st to May 31st and September to October 15th . Please enquire. Complimentary bed changing and bath towels available for 8 nights or more.

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