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Overview

Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
7
Sleeps:
14
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

2 Full baths, 1 Half bath, 4 Attached (ensuites)

Description from manager

Villa il Rifugio is a spectacular residence perched high on the green hills outside of Lucca. Its particularly elongated form and hillside position bring to mind an ancient strategy of dominion and protection, as if the villa had been built to effectively monitor the movements of any unannounced visitor.

The villa is located just a few kilometers from the marvelous town of Lucca, famous for its original city walls which are just one aspect of the city's timeless beauty that over the centuries has remained intact. Truly a gem of a Tuscan town, Lucca is easily navigable on foot or by bike and is full of delightful and romantic surprises appearing around every corner.

ACCOMODATION: the villa's interior presents a perfect fusion of modern and functional furnishings mixed together with elegant and antique pieces. The rooms are spacious with high ceilings displaying their original wooden beams. The floors have maintained their original red terracotta tiles, and the warm and traditional atmosphere is completed with fine furniture.

Throughout the villa guests can admire precious paintings and art objects along with wrought iron and silver accents. Further decorating touches include the highlighting of certain areas of the ancient stone walls with special lighting. The stainless steel appliances and white furniture blend perfectly with the elegant style of the villa and add a modern functional touch, creating a truly comfortable and efficient atmosphere.

Ground Floor: Sitting room with an open fireplace leading to a large loggia with sitting and dining areas. Wellequipped kitchen with a glass door to the garden. WC. Laundry room. Outdoor dining area.

First floor: Large, two-storey sitting room with a marble fireplace. One bedroom with 2 single beds and an ensuite bathroom with shower. One double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bath; one bedroom with 2 single beds and bathroom ensuite with bath. One bedroom with 2 single beds sharing bathroom with shower with another double bedroom.

Second Floor: Studio with double sofa bed and fireplace. After the studio there is the master bedroom with characteristic beams and furnished with impeccable and refined taste in delicate colors which help to relax. The bedroom has an ample bathroom with shower and jacuzzi bath. On awakening you can enjoy the view of the surrounding forest.

Pool House: Pool house with changing room with fridge, 2 sngle beds, WC and separate shower.

AMENITIES/FEATURES: ADSL Wireless Internet Connection, 1 cot, 1 high chair, all windows have mosquito screens, heating and air conditioning in all the rooms, fireplaces (1 kitchen, 1 sala piano terra, 1 ground floor lounge room, 1 in the studio, all working), washing machine, iron and ironing table, hairdryers in all bathrooms, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machines (moka), american coffe machine, oven, water boiler, fridge with ice maker, toaster, blender, fruit juicer, courtesy line in each bathroom, barbecue, outdoor furniture, alfresco dininer, stunning views, pizza oven, BBQ, alarm system, fire extinguisher emergency first aid kit, Tv sat, DVD player, pool 7x14 meters, parking covered parking, bus in Verdi square each 30 minuti and train station at (Lucca 10 km), near the airport max 50 kms. ping pong table, Stereo Hifi, patio, pets not allowed.

GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL: the swimming pool 7x14 meters (from 1mt approximately in the lower part to 2,5 mt in the deeper part) is large and well-equipped with all the necessary amenities for relaxing or sun-bathing poolside. An additional gazebo provides a covered area where one can enjoy cool summer breezes. A small nearby annex serves as a changing room and is also equipped with a bathroom, shower, refrigerator and two single beds.

The garden is characterized by an English lawn embellished with large vases containing flowers, citrus trees, aromatic plants and creeping vines. In fact, running all around the building is an arbor covered with different varieties of climbing plants that guarantee cool shade in the living and dining area. The house has two outdoor areas: the first, flanking the shorter wall, where couches, armchairs and small tables provide a comfortable lounge area for relaxing moments; the second, located near the kitchen, where a table and chairs are set up for dining in the cool shade.

From the lounge area the stairs go up to a green house, a welcoming and intimate refuge where you can relax, have a good coffee, practice yoga and, why not, gather inspiration for some painting. Further up you will arrive at a delightful panoramic terrace, under the shade of trees, where you can relax and enjoy the spectacular view of the valley reading a book and enjoying a glass of good wine.

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 9968130

About the area

From the villa one can also admire the interesting and evocative Apuane Alps crowning the horizon. In fact, observing the slopes of these mountains, one can make out some of the marble quarries that export this precious stone all over the world. These peaks, often appreciated as a destination for interesting excursions and hiking trips, are renowned for their marvelous vistas stretching out towards the not-too-distant Mediterranean sea. Distances (approx. kms): supermarket 4 km; Lucca (nearest shops) 11 km; Pisa 28 km; Viareggio 41 km; Forte dei Marmi 46 km; Pistoia 41 km; Florence 81 km; Volterra 81 km.

Manager profile

Villas In Tuscany
Years listed:
9

Languages spoken: English

About the manager

Since 1997, In Tuscany villas, apartments and hotels have made the perfect Tuscan vacation accommodation for thousands of satisfied clients. In Tuscany villas and apartments are selected for their excellent views, unique locations, refreshing swimming pools and great value for money. To ensure thi...

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Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 5: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 6: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Twin beds

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Golf
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Horse riding

Bathrooms

  • 2 Full baths
  • 1 Half bath
  • 4 Attached (ensuites)

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