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Casa Kennedy, Tuscan Villa with Private Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Beautiful Tuscan House with Private Pool and magnificent Mountain views

Set in the stunning Tuscan hills and located within a charming village this lovingly restored 4 double bedroom house has its own private pool and secluded seating and sun lounger decking space. It is packed with original features and will provide the perfect space for you to relax while being an ideal base to explore the region. The fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms (one with roll top bath) and comfortable queen size beds will ensure that you have every convenience and comfort during your stay. The layout of the house with two large bedrooms and a dedicated bathroom on each of the upper floors makes this an ideal place to come for 2 couples or families and friends. Outside the swimming pool is completely private with lots of space and sun loungers for relaxing and idling away the warm, beautiful Tuscan days; there is an outside dining table and chairs along with a BBQ and lighting as you sit outside long into the night and share stories, laughter and fun with your friends and family. Watching the sun set each evening is magical, listening to the sound of the crickets and feeling the heat of the days sun cool as night falls.

The villa is ideally located within 10 minutes of the spa town of Bagni di Lucca with its food markets, supermarkets, doctors, pharmacy, jewellery shops, clothes shops and restaurants; and a short and scenic 35 minute drive to the historical and unique Lucca. Within 60 minutes you can explore Pisa and Florence. Or you can take the train. It is an easy drive also to the coast - Portovenere is about 2 hours away and is a beautiful area to explore for a day. There is so much to do, or nothing at all.........

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Maria Kennedy
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Maria Kennedy

Professional, Irish national living in the UK with my husband Pat. We love cycling, art, culture and good food/wine - Italy is a perfect destination. We bought Casa Kennedy 5 years ago and have renovated and decorated it extensively. We love it more every time we visit.

Maria Kennedy purchased this house in 2013

Why Maria Kennedy chose Guzzano-pieve di Controne LU

The area is mountainous and very beautiful and lends itself to a a lot of different holidays - cycling, trekking, walking, skiing (in winter), Culture (nearby Lucca and Florence, Siena, Modena) or simply relaxing in the absolute peace and quiet listening to nature and the gentle hum of village life. You feel like you are miles from anywhere but it could not be easier to get to Guzzano - one hour from Pisa airport and 3 miles from Bagni di Lucca which has many lovely restaurants, cafes, a theatre, hotels, shops etc.

What makes this house unique

Peaceful village life which is incredibly accessible to Pisa airport and local town of Bagni di Lucca. Very spacious house, can easily accommodate 8. Completely redecorated to a very high standard and has a very private swimming pool with wonderful views of the mountain


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Guzzano-pieve di Controne LU in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Spacious 1st floor Family bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet Spacious 2nd floor Family bathroom with roll top bath, shower, toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 - 4 double beds plus fold up bed and cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with queen size bed, single bed and triple wardrobe Bedroom 2 with queen size bed and triple wardrobe, space for cot Bedroom 3 with queen size bed, cot and single wardrobe Bedroom 4 with queen size bed and single wardrobe
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Private swimming pool with decking area, dining and outside BBQ; also private courtyard Private balcony Utility Room: Cantina with washing machine and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. House will be cleaned once a week and towels and linen changed. Extra cleaning can be arranged at guest's expense. Other: large entrance hall, solid wood sideboard, space for bicycles, access to Cantina


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Casa Kennedy, Tuscan Villa with Private Swimming Pool
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Best Villa Ever

  • 5 of 5

Once we got over the slightly scary drive up to the villa, everything else was completely amazing. The view, the pool, the villa itself. It really was a home from home (actually better than my home!) Maria has thought of every thing you could possibly need. We are a family that love to cook, but even the fact that there were so many pots and pans and utensils amazed us. This holiday was a birthday present to myself and my grown up children, and they said to me is it everything you dreamed of? The answer was yes and more. We were perfectly placed for trips to Florence, Lucca and Pisa, but on the final day went to Lerici beach and Cinque Terre. What a wonderful week, wish we had have had the time to have 2 weeks, but will definitely be back.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paula Thank you so much for the great review. I am very pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your week in Italy and staying at Casa Kennedy especially as it was your birthday celebration also. I would love to welcome you back in the future. Best regards Maria
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Charming hillside Villa

  • 4 of 5

Charming hillside villa with stunning views from balconies .The villa has been lovingly restored and is a comfortable family home from home. We enjoyed Guzzano village life and visits to Lucca and Siena. We found a great welcome from Eleanor and she was very helpful during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back. All the best Maria
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Superbly equipped villa with beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

After a short ten to fifteen minute drive from Bagni di Lucca we arrived at Guzzano, a small village in the mountains. We immediately recognized our beautiful home for the week from the photo which Maria emailed to us. As we entered it just got better and better with its traditional charm and interesting artwork in all the rooms. It was equipped with everything you could possibly need along with extremely comfortable beds, wood burner, DVDs player and wifi.

The outside space is perfect for relaxing by the pool, drinking in the view and enjoying the acrobatic flying displays put on by the swallows and swifts. We also enjoyed following the little yellow painted markers on the stones which pointed out the footpaths to the surrounding villages and countryside. There were also blue routes for mountain bikers.

We found lots of places to eat in Bagni di Lucca but the “Circulo di Forestiere” quickly became a favourite for both the food and friendly atmosphere.

The villa is ideally situated for visits to Pisa, the Coast and of course Florence which we did by train which was easy from Fornoli station where there is ample free car parking.

Our stay was wonderful and we would love to have spent longer enjoying the house, the village, the walks and relaxing views. We must also mention Sophie who was there on hand to offer any help we might need and the friendly villagers who were welcoming. We thoroughly recommend this lovely home to all.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back again. All the best Maria
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A week at Casa Kennedy in Guzzano

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house with outstanding views. Very well equipped and the pool was most welcome on the warm days, very refreshing after the initial chill start!

Many great restaurants in nearby Bagni di Lucca, and surrounding villages.

Beautiful area with lots to do and see, very peaceful, a really relaxing holiday.

From Joan Williams

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joan Thank you so much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed staying at Casa Kennedy and the local area. I hope I can welcome you back in the future. Thanks and with best regards Maria
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A wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Casa Kennedy. The house is beautiful, inside and out. It really is a lovely house. The location is superb too with lovely views of the Tuscan Hills. I could not fault any aspect of the house or the location, not even the steep climb from Bagni di Lucca which you soon get used to. Bagni Di Lucca is a charming little town, just 10 minutes away in the car and of course you have Lucca, Florence, Forte die Marmi etc. My only tip might be too avoid Florence if you are there in August, it is so crowded, but then if you have not been before... I would thoroughly recommend Casa Kennedy. You would not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your great review. We are really delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Kennedy and the local area and hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. All the best Maria and Pat
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Fantastic location with wonderful vista

  • 4 of 5

Casa Kennedy is in an idyllic location and provides more than all you need for a get away from it all holiday. The facilities are excellent with all the equipment you need for a great holiday being provided and the local lady who looks after the house was extremely helpful.

It was absolutely wonderful to have the benefit of the pool to cool down in under the Tuscan sun whilst later in the day having the benefit of bedrooms in the house which did not require air conditioning. Just close the shutters, open the windows and a good nights sleep in the every comfortable beds is available despite the outside temperature.

We were also able to enjoy the great restaurants in Bagna Di Lucca, one of which has gone to the top of our all time favourite holiday restaurant list.

Maria was very helpful and responsive during the booking process and provided all the information required in a timely and complete manner.

We really enjoyed our time in Casa Kennedy and would not hesitate to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. All the best Maria
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Kilometres
Bagni di Lucca
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cycling, hiking


Nearest beach is Viareggio approximately 60 minutes by car. Viareggio is a lovely traditional European beach with many retail outlets, marina and restaurants. Lerici is a picturesque harbour/ resort/beach town approx 65 minutes away and from where you catch the ferry to Cinque Terre.


Pisa is the closest airport approximately 60 minutes away by car.

Car is essential


Pisa is 60 minutes by car

Florence is 75 minutes by car

Lucca is 40 minutes by car


Bagni di Lucca is 10 minutes by car. Beautiful river town where Shelley, Browning, Byron and Heinrich Heine spent time taking in the thermal baths. Public pool, thermal baths, tennis court

Lucca is 30 minutes drive away, a beautiful and historical walled town it has culture, shops, dining

Further Details:

Local village has a swimming pool and also has good selection of restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, theatre, clothing, shoe, jewellery shops, general hardware, banks, pharmacies, weekly markets selling fruit, vegetables etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Guzzano-pieve di Controne LU, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
£200 pounds deposit per week booked at the time of booking and full payment one month prior to arrival. Payment via paypal

Changeover Day:
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