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Casa Olivia Is A Village House With Pool And Garden near Bagni di Lucca

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in Palleggio, Bagni Di Lucca, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy - Beautiful, Idyllic Location With Easy Access To Beaches And Ski Resorts

Casa Olivia is a newly furnished traditional village house set on 3 floors within the beautiful village of Palleggio, close to San Cassiano, one of Bagni di Lucca's lovely hill villages. The village is full of Tuscan charm with cobbled streets, very friendly locals and surrounded by stunning scenery that this part of Tuscany is famous for. Casa Olivia has beautiful mountain views over the Lima Valley. In San Cassiano 5 mins up behind Palleggio can be found shops, bars and restaurants. The historic spa town of Bagni di Lucca with great public swimming pools is a 10 min drive and the ski resorts of Abetone and Doganaccia are only 30 mins away. Palleggio is a great location for exploring this part of Tuscany. Although enjoying stunning views of nearby hills and mountains, the house is only 2 minutes from the SS12 so access is easy with just 1 hairpin bend to reach the village. It can be reached by drivers with relative inexperience of driving in Italy.


Property Manager
Wendy Stevens
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About Wendy Stevens

We have been married for 25 years and have 3 children. We bought Casa Olivia as a 25th Wedding Anniversary gift to each other and look forward to spending many happy future holidays in our Tuscan home.

Mark and Wendy

Wendy Stevens purchased this house in 2014

Why Wendy Stevens chose Lucca Area

Following many happy family holidays in Liguria and Tuscany we decided that we wanted to buy our dream holiday home in the Lucca area. We wanted a traditional property in an area of outstanding natural beauty but with modern conveniences close at hand. In Spring 2014 we found our dream home and named it Casa Olivia after our daughter Olivia, youngest of our 3 children. We look forward to sharing our Tuscan home with you.

What makes this house unique

The village of Palleggio is a beautiful, tranquil and traditional Tuscan Village. Once unpacked we have a feeling of total relaxation. There are so many places of interest to visit locally and the coast is within easy reach. As an alternative, we often prefer to go walking and then to relax in the garden and to cool off in the pool. We visit Lucca every few days when we visit as it is such a beautiful city with great restaurants and a famous music festival (This year Stevie Wonder, The Eagles and The Prodigy, covering all tastes!!)

We love visiting and exploring local villages on our bikes to sample the local Tuscan cuisine and also the odd glass of wine!

Guestbook comments from the manager

(New listing 2014-2015)
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Location

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The location is great for walking, sight seeing and historical interest. Horse riding, white water rafting, quad biking and paint balling are offered at a nearby outdoor centre. Details in house (20 mins drive).

The location is particularly suitable for cycling which numerous stunning rides from the doorstep. The owner will be happy to supply details of recommended rides from the house tailored to your ability (Hors Category and Cat 1, Cat 2 climbs within 30 mins with numerous great cafe stops!)

Coast/Beach:

The Versillian coast is fantastic all year round (Main resorts Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore, Forte di Marmi). Wide sandy beaches and warm shallow waters makes it ideal for families. Here you will also find children's play areas every 150 meters along the beach and outdoor swimming pools. It has miles of shops, bars, restaurants and large weekly markets.

A little further up the coast are the Cinque Terre, five stunning villages clinging to the waters edge on a protected coastline.

Travel:

Pisa airport- 1.15 hour drive

Florence airport- 1.30 hour drive

Car hire is recommended for this property.

There is a station in Fornoli 20 mins drive.

Distances:

Bagni di Lucca- 15 mins drive

Lucca- 35 mins drive

Pisa- 1.10 mins drive

Florence- 1.30 mins drive

Viareggio- 1.10 mins drive

Pistoia- 60 mins drive

Further Details:

Things to see & do:

1. The famous historic Tuscan cities of Florence, Pisa and Lucca are close by. You can reach them directly via public transport from the Villa or alternatively drive.

2. Worth a visit are the beautiful towns of Barga & Castlenuovo di Garfagnana. Set amongst stunning

scenery, enjoy walking, cycling or visiting the many castles & monasteries as well as their great weekly markets.

3. Wine tasting & olive oil tasting is available all year round in Tuscany. In our area we recommend the Strada Del Vino (Road of Wine) which runs from Montecarlo to Lucca. Here you will find lots of vineyards along the road to visit, as well as large historic Tuscan villas offering guided tours of the estates in many languages.

4. Carnival time! - Make your Spring break one to remember by bring your dressing up outfits & join in the party atmosphere at the 3rd largest carnival in the world. There is good public transport direct to the carnival & back during the Carnivale season.

6. Music and Opera - Our location is the birthplace of Puccini. Visit the house where he was born, see where he wrote the last arias of the Turandot right here in Bagni di Lucca. Experience one of the many operas, music festivals in and around Lucca and Bagni di Lucca as well as perhaps taking an evenings opera on the lake of "Torre del Lago"

5. Nearby Lucca is a stunning walled mediaeval city. With it's music festivals in the Piazzas all summer long & cobbled streets, full of everything from Italian designer shops to restaurants. It oozes real Tuscan charm!. You can be there in only 35 mins by car or, simply catch a bus from Bagni to the historic centre. We recommend renting bikes available for all the family to cycle the famous walls around the city from where you will see great panoramic views of the surrounding area.

6. Children's fun parks - Get 'Wet n Wild' at the "Aqua Village Water Park" or have great family fun at the

amusement park "Cavallino Matto"

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bagni di Lucca in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1- ground floor,toilet, bidet, sink and shower Bathroom 2- bath with shower above, toilet, bidet and sink Bathroom 3 (en suite for bedroom 1)- toilet, bidet, sink and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1- king size bed, large walk in wardrobe and en suite Bedroom 2- twin single beds and wardrobe Bedroom 3- king size bed and large walk in wardrobe
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This property is ideal for small family groups or for those wanting a relaxing or romantic Tuscan break. Its location also makes it great for those wanting a fantastic base from which to explore Tuscany. There are 2 local bars a 20 min walk, shop & 2 restaurants. It is a 15 min drive to the centre of Bagni di Lucca with it's many spas, bars, shops, restaurants & supermarkets. The pool in the garden is an above ground circular pool approx. 5m wide ideal keeping cool in the Tuscan sun!. Parking is in the village a 1 min walk to the house. Outside: Outside the kitchen is a cobbled courtyard where you can enjoy an alfresco breakfast or evening drink (Table and chairs for 4 provided) There is also a secluded, decked garden 100m away. Private with fantastic mountain views, here you can relax on sun loungers, eat alfresco at the dining table with parasol. or cool off in th e pool (Inflatables provided.) Utility Room: washing machine, iron, ironing board, clothes airer and rotary line for outside Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning, linen and house towels are included and are changed on a weekly basis. During low season heating is extra and is based on usage. We also offer a hamper/shopping service on request, payable on arrival. We do supply a welcome gift Other: Ground floor cantina off the kitchen has plenty of room

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5

Fantastic holiday accommodation set in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed this holiday so much , and visited Florence , Pisa , Lucca and Abetone to name but a few. Cycling around the walls of Lucca and the leaning tower were our favourites also trips down to the river and hiring a paddle board from the Canyon Park. It was always a pleasure after a long day sight seeing to return to the comfort of Casa Olivia which has a superb kitchen to cook in and spacious lounge to relax in. In between busy days we cooled off in the pool and terraced area which has lovely views of the mountains. There are so many nice villages to visit many of which had great restaurants. The information pack is so useful and helped us in planning days out. The cycling in area is challenging but rewarded by stunning views and was a highlight of the holiday.Thank you for making our family holiday so special.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. The Canyon Park adventure is still developing so we shall update our visitor pack accordingly. It sounds like a great day out!
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Lovely two weeks in Casa Olivia

  • 4 of 5

Lovely decorated home with everything that you need. Beware that there is a steep climb from the car park to the house. When we did our shopping we parked higher up at the church and walked down. Very spacious home set over three floors. Excellent that it had a washing machine especially given that we have three children. There was a heatwave so the swimming pool could not be used as it was half full and there was a water ban. We therefore made full use of the local lido which was a godsend in the heat.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kate, Many thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your understanding regarding the severe weather conditions leading to a drought in Tuscany. The public pool in Bagni is indeed a great place to visit.
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5

An idyllic Tuscan hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful week at Casa Olivia. The house is beautifully decorated, comfortable, clean and well equipped.

Pallegio offers an authentic Tuscan hill village experience. We enjoyed the tranquillity and beauty of this village and the Bagni di Lucca area as well as trips further afield. Lucca and Barga were particular highlights.

We enjoyed a range of different dining experiences ranging from the simple Da Santana where there is no menu (we walked back, about a kilometre downhill afterwards) to the more elaborate but excellent value Villa Aurora and Circola De Foresteiri in Bagni di Lucca. The owners provide excellent information about local places of interest, restaurants and events. My husband took advantage of the location to take on some challenging cycle rides to Abetone and Sestola while I had a lazy day in the garden reading. We were lucky to be there during the season when the spectacular fireflies danced in the hedges at night.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary Thank you for your wonderful review. We really appreciate your view and tips for future guests. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Mark and Wendy
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5

A lovely house in a peaceful village

  • 5 of 5

We rented Casa Olivia for a week and had a wonderful time.

The house is very authentic and the perfect base for a vacation.

The owners had done a lot to inform us about everything. From directions to the house to tips for things to see and places to eat.

The house has a very nice garden with pool, where we could relax after a long day. The only thing we missed a bit was some cushions for the sunbeds and chairs.

We visited many places (Pisa, Lucca, Bagni di Lucca, Barga, Florence among others) and tried several local restaurants. The ones we liked best was Villa Aurora (Casabasciana), Marina´s and especially Buca Di Baldabo'.

If you want a holiday in Tuscany and stay in a quit village surrounded by beautiful nature, we can highly recommend the spacious, clean and cozy Casa Olivia.

You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback and will look into the points you have made. Really pleased you tried some of our recommendations on good places to eat. We really love the area and it is nice to hear our guests do too. Best wishes Mark and Wendy
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5

Beautiful house in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful week in this beautiful house. We had a warm welcome from the local neighbours, who showed us around the immediate vicinity and were kind enough to invite us to an annual street party event.

We visited Lucca twice and spent a lovely evening cycling the city walls and afterwards watching the world go by drinking Aperol Spritz.

We visited Florence by train from Altopascio- it was a long time travelling but worth the experience of an Italian train ride and much easier than having to park!! We also visited Pisa and Abetone, where we enjoyed the ski lift ride up to the top to enjoy the fantastic mountain views! Devils Bridge is also very beautiful and popular to visit.

The weather has been superb for our weeks stay and the pool and the garden have been a welcome respite. The views are breathtaking.

The house is very well equipped and comfortable. Our eldest teenage son was very impressed with the coffe machine and has now added one to his Christmas list!!

We ate at Villa Aurora one evening after reading the recommendations and is well worth a visit.

We have decide that a week is good but there is so much to do and see in the area, we definitely need an excuse to come back again.

Thank you for a fantastic week in Tuscany

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your holiday experience. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Very pleased that you enjoyed our house and the beautiful location. Best wishes Mark and Wendy
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A beautiful home in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful week in this beautiful house. We had a warm welcome from the local neighbours, who showed us around the immediate vicinity and were kind enough to invite us to an annual street party event.

We visited Lucca twice and had a lovely evening cycling the city walls and afterwards watching the world go by drinking Aperol Spritz.

We visited Florence by train from Altopascio- it was a long time travelling but worth the experience of an Italian train ride and much easier than having to park!! We also visited Pisa and Abetone, where we enjoyed the ski lift ride up to the top to enjoy the fantastic mountain views! Devils Bridge is also very beautiful and popular to visit.

The weather has been superb for our weeks stay and the pool and the garden have been a welcome respite. The views are breathtaking.

The house is very well equipped and comfortable. Our eldest teenage son was very impressed with the coffe machine and has now added one to his Christmas list!!

We ate at Villa Aurora one evening after reading the recommendations and is well worth a visit.

We have decide that a week is good but there is so much to do and see in the area, we definitely need an excuse to come back again.

Thank you for a fantastic week in Tuscany

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bagni di Lucca, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
Winter
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
Spring
31 Mar 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
Autumn
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Saturday to Saturday bookings only peak season June, July, August all other months or for late bookings other dates can be considered. 20% deposit required at time of booking. Payment by bank transfer. Balance payable a week before arrival. A 100 Euro security deposit payable on arrival. 10 day bookings considered upon application.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday in high season however other days can be considered

Notes on prices:
October - April Heating cost additional, based on usage.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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