Panoramic restored Lucca villa: pool+a/c+wifi+...

The view from both pool and villa is breathtaking.
The view from both pool and villa is breathtaking.The villa lies below our panoramic infinity pool, with view over the Lucca plainOur villa at dusk, with Pisa & Elba in the distance, and from the pool (insert).Our villa at dusk, with Pisa and Elba in the distance.The villa and dining terrace - smell the jasmine!Our infinity pool lies above the villa, and just look at that viewThe pool from the lawnA path lined with shrubs and herbs leads from the pool to the villaThe upper terrace, set for a light lunchWe can organise in-villa catering and Tuscan cooking courses for you...Our own freshly pressed olive oil. Join the harvest in Oct: take it all with youOur restored soggiorno (living room) is spacious......and features a second dining areaPre-dinner drinks in the soggiornoChess and an after-dinner cognac in the soggiorno, if you wish...The main dining room adjoins the kitchen and the dining terraceThe fully equipped kitchen on the ground floor...... with local ingredients...... and the kitchen also adjoins the dining terrace...the dining terrace, with the table laid for lunch.The master bedroom ('Grigio') - it also enjoys a dressing room and en-suite.The Yellow Bedroom, of which (left) is its en-suite bathroom.The Pink Bedroom, off which (right) is a dressing area and en-suite bathroomThe Green Bedroom leads out to the dining terrace (en-suite to the right)The Green Bathroom (en-suite) is in fact red!Outline of our estate, from the air. Other houses are nearby but none visible.

From $300 / night

Panoramic restored Lucca villa: pool+a/c+wifi+...
4 bedrooms
8 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 5.5
Sleeps: 8
Type: Villa
Per night: $620 - $1,960
Per week: $2,100 - $7,800
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Lucca vacation villa rental
Historic Lucca villa with panoramic Tuscan views to Leaning Tower of Pisa


The key features of this exceptional property are:
- complete privacy
- rustic peace and quiet: hear the birdsong!
- absolutely stunning panoramic views
- modern comforts & facilities in a historic setting
- sleeps 8 luxuriously, plus up to 4 more in 2 relatively spartan bunk rooms, and a sofabed
- feather & down bedding + Frette linen
- concierge & maid service"‹; in-villa local home cooking, cooking classes etc"‹
- wi-fi, air-con, satellite TV, solar-powered under-floor heating
"‹- 6x12m infinity pool
- 3 amazing cats: we welcome pets and pet-lovers


Astride a turn in the hillside, known as A Capo, lay an olive grove with exceptional views (incl. Leaning Tower of Pisa, 12 miles south) and two buildings... abandoned, overgrown, collapsed.

Until recently.

A new owner has returned some 1000 olive trees to production, restored one building, a 280 sq m villa, whose ruins dated back to the 17th century, sparing no expense to use traditional terracotta and chestnut materials.

The result meets all requirements of today's market:

- interior design;
- satellite TV + 5.1 DVD;
- eco-efficient solar-powered under-floor heating;
- hi-speed satellite internet with wi-fi;
- air-conditioning;
- infinity pool;
- 4 lavishly appointed double/twin bedrooms (all en-suite); can sleep up to 6 more (relatively basic);
- large kitchen, dining room, 50sq m living room;
- stunning south-facing panorama over Pisa and Lucca, towards Florence & Siena. 2 terraces shaded by chestnut pergolas.

10 mins to shops + all major Tuscan culture within 2hrs.

Quiet and very private.


Grassed paths from both patios lead up to the 12x6m infinity swimming pool with stunning views across the plain of Lucca to the Pisan mountains, distant Pisa and (on a clear day) the mountains of Elba (some 100 miles away). The facilities include a children's paddling pool, terracotta patio, paved sun terrace and grassed shaded terrace with sun-loungers, bench, wooden tables and chairs. The pool is protected by fencing (1.2m high), hedges, walls and/or gates.


Enjoy some 25 acres of woodlands, olive grove and disused vineyard, with traditional terracing and pathways.

The other original building, still a ruin, is protected by a fence.


Our three cats welcome pets and pet-lovers alike.


A deposit of 25% of the total price of your stay is required to secure your booking.

The balance is payable 8 weeks before your arrival date. A security deposit of €500 or 25% of the rent, if greater, is also due 8 weeks prior to the arrival date. If a booking is made less than 8 weeks before the arrival date, 100% plus the security deposit is required to secure the booking.

If you cancel, or fail to pay the balance by the due date, all amounts paid to secure the booking are forfeited, and only the damages deposit will be returned. Security deposits, less any deductions (including expenses) are returnable after the departure date.

Breakages will be recharged on a replacement as new cost basis.

All bank and credit card charges are recharged to the account of the tenant at cost.


Subject to contract .


Our prices are inclusive of all expenses (incl. electricity allowance of €100pw), except when the total price is below $4,000pw, in respect of which our tariff for check-in-&-out, maid service, utilities (including electricity), laundry and cleaning is detailed below.

Electricity - according to meter readings (typically not more than €100 pw, but air-con will increase costs significantly)

Water - €5 per day (winter); €7 per day (summer); €10 per day (summer) - yes, utilities in Tuscany are very expensive!

Communications system (standing charge) - €2.97 per day, plus call and/or any other charges

Laundry - €15 per set of linen & towels issued

Cleaning on departure - €15 per head

Daily maid service (2 hours per working weekday - mandatory): €15 per hour

Check-in/admin fee: €75 per stay


We reserve the right to charge 7.5% more, by arrangement, if the number exceeds 8. This reflects additional staff costs with larger groups and is based on the total number of different people who stay overnight at the villa during the course of your stay.


Even with these extras at low rents, our properties offer incredible value, compared to similarly priced alternatives.


Please note that we do not accept hen or stag parties, nor will we contract with a person under 25.


We can also include limousine service, cultural tours, cooking/ art/ photography/ film courses.


Fully serviced, all-in, including half/full board with top quality cuisine and daily/live-in maid services, from $10,000pw, depending on the number of people staying in the house and the details of the service you would like us to provide.


Reductions for lets longer than 6 weeks.


More details and photos, including a detailed specification of the property including a link to our own private site, on request.

Arthur fforde

Area Information
- Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Siena, Tuscan Riviera, Cinque Terre, etc. all easily accessible


The villa is in the upper village of San Macario, within sight of the walls of Lucca, some 4 miles distant. The village is distinctive: set in a nature reserve, its landmark church bell-tower overlooks a stunningly beautiful part of north-west Tuscany, beneath the Apuan Alps and close to the Garfagnana National Park.

Shops in the lower village include a grocery store, several bakeries and a 'drive-miles-for-his-meat' butcher. Two large supermarkets (Co-op and Conad) are within a further 5 minutes drive.

San Macario is 10 minutes drive from Lucca and 14 miles from Pisa (its famous leaning tower and airport visible in the distance). Direct flights to Pisa from the US (New York - Delta), UK, Ireland and many other European airports. Florence Airport is also easily within an hour.

Pisa is well known, and Lucca is a unique medieval walled city overflowing with history, culture and charm - also Puccini's birthplace. July & August see the open air Puccini Opera Festival at nearby Torre del Lago, close to the fashionable Versilia coast - sunny, sandy beaches served by bars & restaurants aplenty. A must.

About the owner

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Feb 14 2017 Mar 27 2017 - - $2,600 - 1 Week
Mar 28 2017 Apr 24 2017 $720 $900 $3,600 - 3 Nights
Apr 25 2017 Jun 12 2017 $860 $1,075 $4,300 - 3 Nights
Jun 13 2017 Jul 03 2017 $1,040 $1,300 $5,200 - 3 Nights
Jul 04 2017 Aug 14 2017 $1,560 $1,960 $7,800 - 1 Week
Aug 15 2017 Aug 28 2017 $1,240 $1,550 $6,200 - 1 Week
Aug 29 2017 Sep 25 2017 $980 $1,225 $4,900 - 3 Nights
Sep 26 2017 Oct 16 2017 $620 $775 $3,100 - 3 Nights
Jan 09 2018 Feb 13 2018 - - $2,100 - 1 Week
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: 25% of total price as reservation deposit payable on booking. 25% of total price as security deposit, plus balance of total price, payable no less than 8 weeks before start of stay
Payment Options: Mastercard, Money Order, Visa
Other Fees: Electricity recharged at cost to extent more than €100 incurred per week.
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