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Villa Emily, An Happy Suggestive Retreat With Pool In Lucca

Bedrooms 3
Space 250 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Master Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, A Wonderful Pool And Porch And Open Views

This Is My New Farmhouse Among My Selection Of Over 40 Properties In Lucca! The Pictures Here Do No Do It Justice As They Have Been Taken In December 2014, Definitely Not The Right Season To Take Pictures To Show The Beauty Of A Place, The Flowers, The Greenery, The Colours And The Leaves Of The Plants And Trees. This Is Why This Villa Is Today Provided For A Very Low Promotional Price Until The New Pictures Will Be Taken In Spring 2015. Also, Some Works Of Redecoration Are Taking Place During The Winter And The Garden Will Be Refurnished With A Luxury Outdoor Sofa.. It Will Be A Real Retreat, I Guarantee As All Of My Other Properties In Lucca. All My Returning Guests Know I Only Select Nice Houses!

Hurry Up, You Can Get A Lovely Farmhouse For Your Memorable Holidays With A Little Price Today!

Villa Emily Is A Stone Farmhouse Resting On A South Facing Hills In The Area Of The Well Known Village Called Matraia One Of Italy's Most Famous Hilltop Villages, Known For Its Cafes, Bars And Restaurants.

The Villa Is Located In Just 10/15 Mins Driving From The City Centre Of Lucca.

The Villa Has A Private Swimming Pool Sized 8 Metres X 4 Metres Among The Olive Groves With A Charming Open View Of The Bell Tower, The Church Underneath And The Old Town Of Lucca In The Background. The Pool Area Is Equipped With A Gazebo, Chairs, Sun Loungers And Sunbeds.

Designed For Comfort And Convenience, The House Boasts A Well-equipped Kitchen, Satellite Television And A Very Reliable High Speed Wifi Connection, All Surrounded By A Pretty Garden With A Large Patio Surrounded By Old Lemon Trees That Leads Across To The Swimming Pool.

the Entrance Takes You Into A Living Room Area With A Fireplace, Then A Kitchen And A Big Dining Room. The Kitchen Is Well Equipped With An Electric Oven And 5 Ring Stoves, Refrigerator, Kettle, Both American And Italian Coffee Makers, Microwave, Toaster, Dishwasher And A Wide Range Of Cooking Utensils..

On The First Floor Three Separated Bedrooms.

Within 15 Mins Driving From Lucca City Centre And 30 Mins From The Beach, In The Key Area Of The Lucca Wine-and-extra Vigirgin Olive Oil-growing Region, The Stone Cottage Has Fantastic Views Of Rolling Hills Blanketed In Olive Groves, Vineyards And Woodlands. From Its Terrace, That Runs The Length Of The Property And Is Furnished With Sun Lays And A Marble Table With Six Chairs, Day Or Night You Will Be Captivated By This Amazing View.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Mrs Sonia

Hallo everyone! My name is SONIA and I am from Lucca. I run my Lucca Holiday Rentals company that offers exceptional apartments in the heart of Lucca. My goal is to help you fall in love with Lucca – to discover, explore, taste and savor new sights and experiences in this incredible city.

My company began almost 10 years ago when I started to rent my family villa after my parents moved to the mountains when they got retired. I spent there my entire childhood and I grew up there in deep contact with the nature and the history. My father thaught me everything about the birds and the antique trees and flowers of the villa and the smell of the sizzling pans used to wake me up each Sunday morning after my mum started to cook! I was fascinated by her when she was telling me the history of the villa in the past century. I thought this kind of feelings are too precious to let them go so then I had the idea to share my love of Lucca and “la dolce Vita” by finding beautiful apartments , villas and farmhouses in my favorite Lucca neighborhoods among my family members properties. Lucca Holiday Rentals started out as a boutique family company and now there are over 15 people working together. We are a friendly and enthusiastic team who will assist you every step of the way, from your first enquiry to your arrival in Lucca.

Mrs Sonia purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why Mrs Sonia chose Ciciana

Your Lucca experience begins with where you stay, and we offer you a warm home on the rolling hills of Lucca or in the heart of the walled town. Each of our property is carefully hand picked to ensure it meets our standards of authenticity and warmth, including outstanding locations in authentic Lucca neighborhoods. Find fully remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, comfortable beds with quality linens, exceptional locations, breathtaking terraces and panoramic views. When you reserve, we open our address book and share our favorite Lucca resources with you to help you plan and enjoy your stay – from excellent tour guides to cooking classes, private chefs, favorite restaurants and cafés to the best pastry shops in the neighborhood. Relax, explore, and enjoy each day to the fullest, experiencing a vacation in Lucca that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

What makes this farmhouse unique

My Philosophy

My goal is to offer you an extraordinary experience in one of Forbe’s Best Town in the World by enhancing your vacation and helping you to explore and experience the delights of living in Lucca.

Me and my helpful and knowledgeable team will guide you through your vacation planning process and help you choose the perfect apartment for your stay. When you’ve booked, the adventure begins. Want to explore the open air markets near your apartment, take a cooking lesson, relax on the Walls at sunset or hire a chef to cook dinner in your apartment? Based on our many years in Lucca, we happily share our resources and favorite suggestions for our guests so you can savor the fun of living like a local during your stay.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Ciciana, Italy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet , This is an ensuite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , outdoor shower , Pool side bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , a baby crib can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Villa Emily, An Happy Suggestive Retreat With Pool In Lucca
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Peaceful idyll with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

The customer service from Mrs Sonia, Isa and Benny was first class, and the man who looks after the property (just can't remember his name!) couldn't have done more to ensure that we were happy and well provided for. Lucca is an easy 20 minute drive away, Florence is a train journey, Volterra and Boratti Bay are within reach (a decent drive but worth the visit!) and Pisa is only 45 minutes away. If you only visit Lucca that will be was simply amazing.

Villa Emily is at the top of a steep and winding road but it only means you have the peace and tranquility of a tiny Italian village, with no one to disturb you and a gentle mountain breeze to take the edge off the midday heat. The villa was extremely clean and tidy. Quite basic furniture and the usual antics with Italian electricity supplies, but nonetheless extremely comfortable with everything provided, from dirty linen baskets to laundry pegs, beach towels and sun lounger cushions. There was nothing that we wanted for - it was all there! The bedrooms are large and tidy, and the downstairs living space is cosy. The gardens are spread over different levels with the view in the main photo showing the 2nd level where the pool is. The villa is on the lower level with a lovely eating space just outside the villa and another seating area on the grass with an umbrella for shade.

We spent 2 extremely happy weeks there and can honestly recommend Villa Emily to those looking for a peaceful, clean and tranquil escape from it all. It was an absolute pleasure to return to the villa every day after a day trip out or a visit to Lucca.

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks!!
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The most spectacular view of Lucca

  • 5 of 5

Your insights were very helpful and made our trip all the more enjoyable. The Villa was all that we had imagined it would be. The view is unforgettable and the surroundings of the house the most idyllic. We all had a great time and we look forward to meet you in summer when we come back to Lucca and stay at your amazing apartment! Ciao, Val

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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a paradise nestled on the hills of Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Emily for a week in December 2016 with our two young daughters and another couple. The villa and grounds are absolutely beautiful, the furnishings are comfortable, and the pool is magnificent. Sonia was a wonderful host who helped us to organize day trips and excursions into the surrounding countryside. She also helped us hire a local babysitter and a local cook who made dinner for us several nights. The views from the villa, high in the Tuscan hills, are breathtaking. It was the vacation of a lifetime, and I will never forget it. I can't recommend this villa highly enough. It is a true treasure.

  • Review Submitted: 07/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write the review. It was very nice to meet you and I am glad you all enjoyed your time at one of my homes and had great time in Lucca! Best regards, Sonia :)
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Incredible Views and Beautiful Pool. Unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

The trip we and our three kids -- then ages 13, 12, and 8 -- still talk about today. The kids spent leisurely days swimming in the villa's pool while we parents relaxed nearby and enjoyed the gorgeous view from villa's patio. Although the historical sites and gelato in Lucca beckoned us each morning, we felt like we never wanted to leave the comfort of the villa. Highlights of our trip included Guido's pizza-making in the villa's brick-oven and Cristina's amazing Italian meals. Our kids are begging to go back! With three floors, the villa is perfect for family reunions or for families or couples traveling together.

  • Review Submitted: 18/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so lovely to host such lovely guests!! Thanks for staying with us!
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Atlanta, GA

Thank you Mrs Sonia!

  • 5 of 5

2 weeks after our return from our stay at Lucca I would like to say

thank you for all. We`ve spend a lovely time at your houses and garden.

The children had many hours at the very nice pool and we adults enjoyed

the nice countryside and towns of tuscany. It was our first time at

tuscany countryside- it was all like a big open-air-museum!

Hope, that the house was o.K. after our leaving. Thanks again for all.

  • Review Submitted: 27/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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Beautiful cottage in a great location. Booking experience in need of improvement.

  • 4 of 5

Villa Emily is a beautiful cottage located high up on a hillside 20 mins from Lucca. We were greeted by the housekeeper Roberta who was lovely and made us feel at home providing us with fresh veg, wine, and olive oil.

The cottage is of high standard, spacious, and well equipped. The gardens and pool are fantastic, lovely smells, views, colour, well maintained, sizeable, and peaceful. The outdoor pizza oven and bbq were great.

One slight downside is that you have to park your car on the road at the bottom of the house, therefore you have to carry suitcases, etc up a steep hill so not really suitable for people with any walking disabilities.

Overall the cottage was a dream and one of the best we have ever stayed in, would get 5 out 5.

My experience with Tuscan Holidays was not as favourable but I wouldn’t want to put anyone off staying at such a lovely cottage.

1. The actual price given by Tuscan holidays was double to that advertised on the homeaway website, apparently the prices hadn’t been updated when I enquired. Prices should always be accurate and up to date.

2. I had to pay the full amount 12 months in advance which is very unusual as most ask for just a deposit and full payment closer to the stay date. I paid the full balance, or so I thought, using the homeaway payment system. A week before my trip I was asked to bring 48 euros to cover a homeaway credit card fee. This was something I never saw, was not on my quote, or expecting. I even checked with homeaway who confirmed I didn’t owe anything else. Numerous emails with Tuscan holidays were cold, not helpful, direct, and at one point I was called dishonest which I take offence to. Only after mediation with homeaway did we both find a small insert in the pricing information that states a requirement to pay a credit card fee. I can’t ever recall seeing this, nor is it clear unless you go searching for it. Either this needs adding to the quote or waive it like others do.

3. On enquiring about a cot and high chair I was advised this would be an extra 40 euros, although this was waived after challenging this.

4. I had to chase a few times to obtain the contact details of the caretaker and I had to contact homeaway to assist as my queries were not being answered.

5. Tuscan holidays lacked the personal touch of private owners, e.g. friendly, checking everything was OK, etc.

Overall a fantastic holiday; Hopefully my experience was unlucky and feedback is taken positively.

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Lucca, beautiful city, famous for its monumental 15th century fortified wall. But dig a little deeper and you find that its winding medieval streets actually follow the plan laid out by the Romans in 180BC. And before the Romans, Lucca was one of the major centres of Etruria, the ancient country of central Italy that more or less corresponds to modern Tuscany. Unsurprisingly then, Lucca is steeped in history. Your twelfth century building is just a small part of that. There are museums and churches, and the magnificent cathedral, the Duomo di San Martino, is the town’s finest Romanesque building, its impressive façade a triumph of sculpture, carving and inlay work – at just five minutes’ walk from the apartment. Modern delights include terrific restaurants, bars and shops, all within a few minutes’ walk. In Lucca’s winding streets, the pedestrian comes before the car, so you can move at your own pace. In fact wandering the streets is one of the great pleasures of the city.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Ciciana, Italy

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 2.7%

Minimum stay is 1 week
Winter heating is charged extra according to comsuption

Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.

A fully refundable security deposit of 500 euros is requested against big damages. The deposit is given back at the end of the stay. To guarantee the amount an invoice will be issued.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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