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Holiday Houses near Pisa & Lucca - great location, beautiful houses. - House 1 (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/7)



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Holiday home houses near Pisa & Lucca, Tuscany, Italy - Fabulous Views Over Olive Grove, Forest, Field, Pisa, The Leaning Tower And Mediterranean Sea

This is truly a setting from heaven. It is inspiringly beautiful. La Lucertola is perfectly located to make the most of the glories of Tuscany. Pisa, with her world famous Leaning Tower, is 20 minutes away. Lucca, with her immaculate medieval centre and exquisite boutique shops is also just a 20 minute drive away. Florence is an hour away and the coast less than 30 minutes away. Both houses are on two floors. They have bedroom balconies offering spectacular uniterupted and panoramic views over Pisa, the world famous Leaning Tower, the Mediterranean Sea and the islands of Capraia, Gorgona and Corsica. The two houses are adjacent, totally self-contained, each with their own front door and can be rented together or individually. Extra features include a shared swimming pool in a secure fenced off area with sun loungers, shade gazebo, table and chairs. There is a large sun terrace outside the houses for relaxing, sunbathing and dining. There is a barbeque area and an original wood fired oven. Wood is provided free of charge. Children are most welcome. Cots, high chairs, stair gates and extra foldaway beds can be provided at no extra charge. No additional charges for cleaning. Towels and linen provided. Free Wi Fi internet.

Details for holiday home House 1 (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/7), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

Beautifully interior designed. Very relaxing and spacious. Two bedrooms, each with balcony. Beds configurable as either twins or doubles and foldaway beds available on request. Bed and bath linen provided. Fans in both bedrooms. Free Wi-Fi Internet Access.

2 bathrooms, 1 en-suite with balcony. Both with bath/shower, basin, bidet, wc, hairdryer.

1 lounge. 1 double and 1 single sofa bed, TV/ DVD player, CD/radio, small book selection.

1 large kitchen equipped with cutlery, crockery, glasses, pots/pans, double sink, fridge/freezer, electric oven (grill + 4 ring gas hob), microwave/grill, extendable table (6 chairs), kitchen towels. Dishwasher, washing machine, iron/ironing board. Fireplace. All cleaning products provided.

Full central heating included in price. Wi-fi internet access available at no extra charge. Shade pergola, table and 6 chairs on terrace outside and sun loungers.

Fantastic swimming pool zone with amazing views, sun loungers,uniqie poolside shower out of an olive tree!

  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Colin, Max (age 12) and I live in a separate house and love living here! We try our absolute best to ensure that everything is as it should be for you when you arrive and indeed throughout your holiday. We are always respectful of your privacy and we want all our guests of all ages to feel free, happy and relaxed. It isn't easy to write about yourself, so here is what previous guests have said about us: 'Luisa and Colin are the perfect hosts and I would like to thank them for allowing us to spend a little time sharing their little piece of Tuscan heaven.' 'The owners live on site and provide a friendly information facility and comprehensive support.' 'Thanks to Luisa and Colin for their hospitality and especially to Max for his special entertainment 'services to children'.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
La Lucertola snc
Via Cavina 14,Pugnano, San Giuliano Terme
56017 Pisa Tuscany Italy
La Lucertola snc
VAT Reg No01629170505

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The views from the cottage are amazing - throw open the shutters in the morning and gaze across the olive groves to the valley below with the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the distance - just fantastic!" Sian Mitchell

"It has been lovely to sit out on the terrace enjoying the wonderful view and just letting the world go by." The Ffitch Family

"Pizza oven was a real hit. Great locality for many things and so relaxing even for a family of six!" Rose, Mick, Joe,Sam, Callum & Connie

"The house is gorgeous even the boys were loathe to leave it!" The Bradshaw Family

"We will return. How could we not come back to a find like this?" Midge, Mick, Clare & Emma

"Tranquillité, vue imprenable sur la vallée de Pise et Livourne, parfums d'oliviers et chants des cigales rythment la vie dans cette maison bien équipée et sa piscine très appréciable en été." — Pascal, Caty, Jennifer, Alexis

"This place is so incredibly gorgeous. View from the terrace and balconies is truly breathtaking"
Jan 2010
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful views

  • 4 of 5

The location, close to Pisa airport, and yet out in the countryside is ideal. The views are spectacular and the farmhouse well equipped and comfortable. Luisa and Colin are delightful and responded swiftly and comprehensively to my queries prior to booking. The property is close to both Pisa and Lucca and it's an easy train ride from Pisa to Florence. We had very nice 'neighbours' in the adjoining property and we experienced the Tuscan banquet together which was a really fun evening and well worth the money. The single track road up to the property is not for the faint hearted.and on the second day we had puncture going back down the track - thank goodness for Luisa and her fluent Italian! Within 40 minutes on a Sunday evening, the car was collected by a pick up truck and on Monday morning Luisa kindly drove us back to Pisa airport to collect a replacement car - that's exceptional customer service! Last but not least the pool was warm -no heart attack when you jump in!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Jan Hi Derek, Thanks for your excellent review. We're glad to have been able to help you with the car tyre. It's a rare event, but should it happen, help is always on hand! We are here to help! Guests find the fact that we live in a seperate hosue on the land is oftern re assuring. We have lived here now for 15 years so we know our way round. This is a big plus for guests. We are delighted you enjoyed the swimking pool - this too is a big plus on hot summer days. Hope to welcome you back in the future!
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Bellissimo La Lucertola

  • 5 of 5

What to say about La Lucertola other than bellissimo!

We stayed in house number 1 and having booked our stay over a year ago in advance we were delighted on arrival and during our stay with our choice of location. The houses are both beautiful and nestle on a hillside with amazing views across the countryside and the leaning tower of Pisa in the distance.

House 1 was spotlessly clean and was very much like a home from home during our stay. Being a family of five with three kids the house was more than big enough for our stay with two huge bedrooms, one ensuite and an additional bathroom for the kids. A big kitchen and large lounge downstairs with two sofa beds. We spent most of our time sat outside either under the pergola, sunbathing or by the pool, which is fantastic and the decked area the result of a lot of hard work.

With a new wifi system fitted we were very impressed with the signal and with three kids and a number of iPads and tablets, all managed to use these without any problems, which was great considering the location and speaking to Colin & Luisa, i know that they have invested in the new system to improve the service for their guests.

The houses are within easy reach of Lucca and Pisa and with a train station near by if you don't want to drive easy rail links to Lucca, Pisa and Florence or even further afield if you want to adventure.

We truly had a magical stay at La Lucertola and Colin, Luisa and Max are very welcoming and excellent hosts. They are on hand if you need any guidance or advice but also ensure that you have the space to totally relax and soak up the Tuscan way of life.

We loved our stay so much that I know we will be back again in the future and for such high quality accommodation at peak season in the summer La Lucertola is exceptional value for money. It really is a special as it looks when you see the photos and read the description on the internet, so do not hesitate book your stay as you will not be disappointed.

Many thanks and the very best wishes to Colin, Luisa and Max.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful family holiday at La Lucertola. Luisa, Colin and Max were warm and friendly hosts and were always on hand if needed to provide advice and tips. Travelling with two children, including an 18 month old is not always easy but La Lucertola was ideal with a travel cot, high chair and lots of toys for the children to play with.

The views right across to the leaning tower of Pisa are absolutely breathtaking and the house has been decorated and is kept to a really high standard. The swimming pool was a real added bonus and for two weeks our family had the swimming pool to ourselves which the children definitely made the most of.

Our nine year old said it was cool with loads of lovely towns and places to visit, especially Lucca where she recommends hiring a bike and cycling along the wall. She also loved Pinocchio world and a day out to Collodi is a treat for all the family with the stunning Garzoni gardens nearby.

I would really recommend La Lucertola as an excellent place to stay for families with children. Great house, great views,great swimming pool and a fantastic base to explore Tuscany. Florence, Livorno, Pisa, Vinci, Pesciola, Cecina water park - all great places and all within roughly an hours drive.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quite perfect

  • 5 of 5

Not like me to leave reviews, but La Lucertola is special and certainly felt perfect. I can't imagine a more authentic way to enjoy Tuscany's beautiful landscape. Breathtaking views from morning to night!

Quiet yet so handy for a beautiful beach and characterful cities Lucca, Pisa and Viareggio. And did I mention such kind and attentive owners, who seem to have thought about every detail to make our stay very memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Luisa taught English in a school near Pisa in 1986 and fell in love with the area. We returned,many times. We made lifelong friends and began to feel that this could be a new home and a new life. After 12 years of living and working in London, we decided to take the plunge, change direction and embrace the challenge of creating a new life. We wanted to be closer to nature, direct our own affairs and to live in a beautiful place with a decent climate. We found La Lucertola as a semi ruin,completely overgrown and crying out for some love and attention. We first fell in love with the incredible view and the prospect of living in the country but close to Pisa and the sea. The view is unique, breathtaking and inspiring. We can see The Leaning Tower, the coast & the islands of Capraia & Corsica.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa at 12 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Molina di Quosa at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Tirrenia at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ripafratta at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Lucca at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Villa Poschi at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Marina Di Vecchiano at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Cookery courses in the home can be organised - please contact us for further details.

Canoeing Adventure days can be organised - please contact us for further details.

Bike hire can be organised - please contact us for further details.

Horse Riding can be organised - please contact us for further details

Recording studio can be made available upon special request.


There are fantastic places to visit along the whole of this beautiful coast line. The broad, sandy beach of Marina di Vecchiano, with full facilities is only 10kms away - just a 25 minute drive. The more rocky beaches, ideal for snorkeling are just south of Livorno less than an hour away. The nearest beach resort is at Viareggio, no more than a 40 minute drive. No more than 1.5 hours drive away, try the beautiful coast line of the Cinque Terre and the towns of Lerici and Porto Venere.


The nearest airport is Pisa Airport (a 30 minute drive) with a broad selection of daily low cost flights from many destinations. There are so many places to visit that car hire is recommended. All the major car hire firms are represented at the airport. There is a regular train service from Pisa to Florence. The closest train station is Ripafratta (a 5 minute drive) which is on the line connecting Pisa and Lucca. There is a bus service, nearest bus stop 10 minutes walk, linking Pisa and Lucca.


Pisa 7kms - with her world famous Leaning Tower is 20 minutes away and can be clearly seen from the farmhouses. Lucca 7kms - with her immaculate medieval centre and exquisite boutiques is also a 20 minute drive away.

Nearest beach 10kms - about a 25 minute drive. Florence 70kms - with its wealth of art treasures is about is about 1 hour drive away (motorway). San Gimignano 50kms - just over a 1 hour drive. Garfagnana 30kms - 1 hour drive. Siena 100kms - about a 2 hour drive.

Further Details:

The nearest village is Molina di Quosa which is equipped with most facilities, including a fabulous 'gastronomia' called 'Ciappino' that attracts people from around the area and is renowned for its high quality produce. Every evening it also offers a top quality 'take away' service. A brilliant solution if you feel like staying in but don't feel like cooking! There is also a bar, post office, chemists and a number of 'alimentari.' The nearest supermarket is a 15 minute drive away. The town of San Giuliano Terme is a spa town and is about 3kms away towards Pisa. There one can find bars, restaurants, banks and wonderful thermal baths equipped with saunas, a Turkish hamam, hewn out of the rock in the mountain and fed by thermal waters. A full variety of hydro-massage, massage and beauty treatments is also available. There are a number of riding stables in the area and riding can be arranged in the national wooded maritime nature reserve of San Rossore, which is about 20 minutes away

Cycling is also a popular activity in the area and bikes can be easily hired at reasonable rates from Lucca. Canoeing and rafting - an unforgettable day out for the whole family (minimum age 5) on the nearby River Serchio can be organised with a fully qualified instructor who is a good friend of ours and a true river enthusiast. Bird watching is a peaceful pursuit and from the houses one can see: buzzards, hawks, doves, swallows, wood pigeons, montague's harrier, kestrel, tawny owl, chiffchaff, stonechat, goldfinch, greenfinch, serin, redwing, hoopoe, warbler, blackcap, golden oriole and firecrests. Torre del Lago is about 9kms away and is also ideal for bird watching. You can also visit the home of Giacomo Puccini and every year there is the summer Puccini Music Festival.


Rental rates

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

There is a small local accommodation tax to be added and is calculated as follows: Each adult (over 18) pays €1.50 per day for a maximum of 5 nights. Each adult therefore pays a total of €7.50 per stay.

Please note that the rental price is charged in Euros € and therefore the amount that will be charged to your credit card will be the Euro € equivalent of your local credit card currency

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The view - irreplaceable and unique. The convenience of a country location with the amenities of Pisa and Lucca close to hand. We overlook olive grove, forest, field and village. Overhead are birds of prey and the night sounds of owls. This place gives us inspiration and the energy to live a good and authentic life. We are happy to share this beauty and joy with our guests who over 14 years of operation wholeheartedly testify to the magic of this very special location. The houses are spacious, comfortable and well proportioned. One would happily live in them all year round - they are much more than a simple rental property - they are proper houses with a true sense of home. Proximity to villages, hills, beaches & rivers. Quick access to airport, motorways, bus and rail servic

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Bedroom can be set as double or two singles
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, BEdroom can be set as a doible or three singles


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Children are most welcome and adore the freedom of playing in the olive grove. Swimming in the pool is lovely. We are also reasonably close to a fabulous beach. We provide a box of toys for young children. cots, high chairs, stair gates and extra foldaway beds can be provided upon request at no extra charge. There is plenty of space outside the houses and you are free to roam the olive groves at will. We additionally offer to guests free access to seasonal organic fruit and veg. This, combined with use of our wood fired pizza oven, walks in the grove and proximity to the art cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence makes La Lucertola a wonderful location to enjoy a memorable, relaxing and stress-free holiday. Outside: There is a large terrace outside the houses for relaxing, sunbathing and dining and you are free to roam the olive groves and the hills at will. There is a barbeque area and wood fired oven where pizzas or banquets can be cooked. There is a lovely swimming pool which is shared. It measures 8.5 x 4.5 x 1.4 metres and is located in a secure fenced off area with access through a gate. In the pool area there are sun loungers, a shade gazebo and table and chairs. The view is spectacular and looks out as far as the eye can see over Pisa and the Mediterranean Sea beyond. We offer guests free access to seasonal herbs, organic fruit and vegetables from our garden. This, combined with the use of our wood fired oven, walks in the grove and proximity to the art cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence makes La Lucertola a wonderful location to enjoy a memorable, relaxing and stress-free holiday. La Lucertola is open all year round and each house is equipped with modern full central heating.

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