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Villa on Lucca's hills with private pool and agriturism products

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Lucca, Tuscany and Florence,Italy - Peaceful location, amenities and cultural spots at hand. Perfect holiday for your family and friends

Welcome to the lovely Villa Checco, made in stones locally gathered together over 150 years ago. The villa is recently renewed maintaining the original Tuscanian style, with terraced gardens and a swimming pool among the olive trees. Amenities and cultural spots at hand. Perfect holiday for your family and friends!

The Medioeval jewel city of Lucca is at sight, and you can see its towers from the terrace. Worldwide known city of Pisa is at 10 miles, while beaches are reachable in 20 miles. Florence is within 50 miles. We organise excursions, Lucca's guided tours and we teach how to make a real pizza in a real wood oven. It is a self catering house, but you can ask for a cooking lesson and you will be able to eat local dishes on the terrace! The house used to be the baker house for the small village San Lorenzo, the wood oven is the original one! The Villa is suitable for 10 people. Car is not mandatory as the bus stop is 300 meters away with good connections with Lucca and Pisa Airport.

We have a cooperation with the neighbor agriturism which can be visited and its products bought. Its vineyard produces a great wine and the owner will be delighted to bring you in for a free tour explaining the process of production. Honey and olive oil is also produced in the agriturism and you can taste them and buy them and see production processes of those as well!

FOR PERIOD OF STAYING LONGER THAN 1 WEEK DISCOUNT APPLIES

More Details

Owner
Leonardo Scatena
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Leonardo Scatena

I was born in Lucca and I love the city and this house. At the moment I am currently living in UK for work and I have to rent this house where I used to live. I enjoyed staying there and till I came back, I hope you will enjoy it too!

Leonardo

Leonardo Scatena purchased this villa in 2006

Why Leonardo Scatena chose Piana di Lucca

This house is where I hope to spend the rest of my life.

What makes this villa unique

Nature, Toscana, Lucca and quiet. It it great because of its position, being in a quiet and rural place but at the same time near to Lucca town about 10 minutes drive. Perfect spot for start enjoying the rest of the Toscana!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Leonardo! We enjoyed Villa Checco and Tuscany very much and we wish to come back again!

Ciao
Apr 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Lorenzo a Vaccoli in Lucca

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
  • 3 bathrooms, one is ensuite.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Red room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Green room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Ensuite
    Pink room - 2 Single Bed
    Mezzanine room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Sofa bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Perfect for group and families of 10 people Notes on bedrooms: 4 double bedrooms and a double bed sofa. One of the bedroom is on a Mezzanine. One of the bedroom is en-suite. One of the bedroom is a twin room convertible in double.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house used to be the baker house for the small village San Lorenzo, the wooden oven is the original one! Outside: 3000 sqm of garden within the neighbor grapeyard and the pinewood, terraced shape with olive trees and a private swimming pool. Barbacue included for lovely dinners in the terrace where a long table can accomodate 20 people all looking at the beauty of the panorama and of the vista on Lucca city with its medioeval towers. Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning fee may apply. Towels and linen are included Other: Briefly: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, 1 hall, 1 studio, 1 closet

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Villa on Lucca's hills with private pool and agriturism products
average rating of 4.6 based on 7 reviews
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Fantastico

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house, lovely owners, , lovely neighbours.

Making pizza with co-owner Michelangelo is a must.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely house near Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 6 adults and we stayed for one week. The house is set off the main road up a narrow and reasonably steep lane. It is divided into 2 a smaller house for up to 4 people and a larger one for up to 6. Both are attractively decorated and very well equipped. over 3 floors. Behind the house are terraced gardens leading up the side of the hill. There is plenty of room to sit out and enjoy the views over the to the hills and over Lucca which is 3 to 4 miles north. Next to the gardens are vines and olives belonging to the farm next door they too are very beautiful. I think it would be very difficult not to love this place. The accommodation is good and the location beautiful. There are some things to consider. The village is small and for most things you need to go into Lucca but that is fine. The Esselunga supermarket has everything. The road up to the house is quite challenging the first time but you get used to it. Think Devon or Cornwall lanes but on a steep incline, don't hire a big van! Loved this place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very nice review! I hope to see you all again soon! Leonardo & Michelangelo
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4

Tutto come ce lo aspettavamo

  • 4 of 5

Grazie di tutto ragazzi, il casale era esattamente come ce lo aspettavamo.. forse anche piu' bello.

Familiare, accogliente e funzionale.

Posizione ideale. Vicinissimo a Lucca, che rimane la mia citta' preferita, a Pisa, a Collodi dove abbiamo portato I bambini.

Vicinissima ad un'ottima macelleria dove abbiamo fatto una grande scorta di carne e non solo prima di rientrare a Roma, vicinissima ad un enorme Esselunga, dove abbiamo fatto rifornimento appena arrivati e per il cenone di Capodanno.

Mi sento davverto di consigliarlo a tutti. Gruppi di ragazzi e famiglie, salvo, forse, a persone molto anziane o con problemi di deambulazione, per la presenza dei gradini all' interno della casa,

Torneremo presto a trovarvi!

Un caro saluto

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastico!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa, beautiful spot! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Checco in May. The location is perfect - close to Pisa and Lucca but still feels like you are in the countryside with lovely views of vineyards and rolling hills. The house is beautifully decorated, with rustic charm. Leonardo and Michelangelo were very helpful and accommodating. Look forward to visiting again to experience the pizza night!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! Looking forward for you to come back in Villa Checco! Leonardo
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5

"A Great Stay"

  • 5 of 5

We spent just over two weeks at Villa Checco and we were delighted with the house and facilities. Villa Checco is a charming house which has been renovated to a high standard and retains lots of its original features. It is a little piece of heaven with terraced gardens and views over the city of Lucca. The location of the house is fantastic, just a short drive from Lucca and we also made day trips to Florence, Pisa, Sienna and numerous pretty towns in the locality. If you don't have a car, the local bus stop is about 5 minutes walk from the house and it will bring you directly into the city which also has train links to all the major cities. We spent much of our time exploring the area and making day trips, but we also had days where we hung out at the pool, enjoyed lazy lunches and generally relaxed and took it easy at the house. The villa is a great size and it's easy to find some space for yourself. A highlight of our stay was meeting with Michelangelo and Julia.They came to the house on one of the evenings and we all made pizzas in the wood burning stove. We all had great fun and the children really enjoyed the experience, we learnt how to use the oven and we used it another night ourselves to make pizza.This is a truly authentic Italian experience and is what sets this villa apart from all the rest.

Overall,we had a fantastic stay at villa Checco, it is in an excellent location for touring tuscany and we would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
La Perla
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Tirrenia
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nonno Mariano
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

We offer a course of pizza in the house using the old wood oven. We also offer cooking lessons on demand. We offer trekking courses with a professionist around the several paths in the hills sourranding the area.

Coast/Beach:

Tuscany is well known for its beautiful landscape with wineyards and cypresses, other than center of cultural spots like Florence, Pisa and Lucca. But all the region is to be explored with daily excursions. Viareggio is the nearest beach at 20 kilometers driving. Le Cinque Terre (Five Lands) are also reachable in 45 minutes driving, worth doing it! You will be astonished by Toscana's beauty.

Travel:

Villa Checco is located an old and quiet village of San Lorenzo a Vaccoli at the border of Lucca. Pisa Airport is 10 miles distance.

Distances:

Lucca is at 3 miles. Pisa is at 10 miles. Florence is at 50 miles. Siena is at 60 miles.

Further Details:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Villa-Checco-Tuscany-Holiday/1480335225518900

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in San Lorenzo a Vaccoli, Lucca Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,743
for 7 nights
£1,743
 
 
Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 20 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£642
for 3 nights
From
£184
£1,468
 
 
Rolling Stones!
21 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£734
for 2 nights
From
£321
 
 
Autumn 2017 - 2
25 Sep 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£642
for 3 nights
From
£184
 
 
Comix 2017
23 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,055
for 3 nights
From
£321
£1,927
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £46 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £91.75
Additional Guest Fee £45.88 per person per night

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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