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Mrs Sonia

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish

COUNTRY LUXURY WITH POOL: a magnificent farmhouse in the olive groves in Lucca

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Lucca holiday farmhouse

A luxury air conditioned farmhouse with breathtaking views, 3 bedrooms, 4 baths

BETTINA, a recently converted former farmhouse, is named after Mrs Bettina, the last of at least four generations of farmers working and living on the estate which has been property of the King of Italy in the 18th century.

She was born here and he lived in this house with her family until a few years ago, and it is to honor his memory that we have strived to restore the place to the best possible standards, with the same care, attention to detail and high comfort standards that marks the Villa.

This fine building on two levels is beautifully proportioned and its sun-kissed location on the hilltop offers the same magnificent view over Lucca that can be enjoyed from the King's Villa.

A charming pergola in front of the house tempts guests to dine outdoors in the lush green of the garden, relishing the wide panoramic view. The wood pizza oven and barbecue are sheltered by a little roof making them suitable for use even at all times of the year.

From the housefront, a path lined with olive trees leads to the swimming pool (the size is 11x6 mt), built in a conveniently secluded position so that guests may best enjoy the quiet setting and breathtaking views. A wooden patio equipped with stylish garden furniture and a shower surrounds the pool.

The property includes a large rural garden where olive trees and rows of vines alternate in the traditional fashion of the Tuscan countryside, and is fully fenced for your safety and privacy. The front gate is automated and there is an ample parking.


The beautiful entrance hall on the ground floor leads into all the rooms of the living area. Adjoining the elegant dining room on the left hand side is the kitchen, in country style, but fully equipped with all modern electric appliances; opposite, a small passageway provides access to the utility bathroom with shower for daytime use and the convenient laundry room, equipped with washing machine, dryer, ironing board and linen closets.

On the right there is the large sitting room, whose brick and stone walls convey a unique and very warm ambience. A large corner sofa invites guests to make themselves comfortable for merry evenings in cheerful company, watching a movie or playing cards or simply chatting in front of the fireplace, sipping a good drink. Also from the sitting room it is possible to access the garden, at the back of the house.

On the first floor, the stairs reach a large reading room which serves as a hub for the three bedrooms. All the bedrooms have INDIVIDUAL AIR CONDITIONING, are stylishly laid with traditional pieces of furniture and have their own luxury en-suite bathroom.

The master bedroom, with an elegantly draped king-size bed, is very spacious and enjoys a stunning view over the Lucca plain. The bathroom tiled with natural stone as all the others on this floor,has two washbasins, a bath tub and an oversize separate walk-in shower.

The second bedroom, which is also very bright, has stylish antique furniture with two beautiful single sleigh beds, a wardrobe and chest of drawers. This room's bathroom also has twin washbasins, a bath tub and a separate shower.

The third bedroom has two single beds and an ensuite bathroom.

All the rooms in the house are interconnected by phone and each one can make direct outgoing calls (with ISDN line). The house comes with a very reliable WIFI connection provided by the national phone company.

The bedrooms are air conditioned. All rooms have mosquito nets.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mrs Sonia (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish

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 Lucca Area

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.


based on 5 traveller reviews

COUNTRY LUXURY WITH POOL: a magnificent farmhouse in the olive groves in Lucca
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Thank you once again!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Sonia, it was our pleasure to come back to Lucca and rent another charming villa from your selection. Seeing how much you love looking after your houses inspires us to keep looking at the marvellous pictures of your Lucca homes and planning another visit next year. It was the best stay all over Italy and we will be lucky to replicate it when we come back next summer. JD

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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Lancashire, UK

Words can not describe my vacation

  • 5 of 5

Words can not describe my vacation of a life time. After my first trip to Italy I knew I wanted to go back to the Tuscany area and rent a villa on the top of the mountain. When I did this I had no idea what a spectacular place I have picked. Of course I had some help from my daughter from NY who knew someone that said there is no other place to go. How true those words were. I am 69 years old and I have no desire to go anywhere else in the world after taking this trip. I truly thought I had died and gone to heaven. Oh, I would go back in a skinny minute. Villa Bettina by Mrs Sonia was the most beautiful place I have ever seen. There were 6 of us from ages 30 to 69 (my family and my family friends rented another villa nearby from Mrs Sonia as well)and what a wonderful time we all had. Isa, our greeter, was a delightful lady (half Italian and half American) that saw after all our needs and helped us with everything. We had massages, Italian dinners cooked in the home, (one meal was French as we had a family that came from France to be with us) directions to wherever we wanted to go and nights on the town with music in the streets. There was not one minute of our vacation that I did not enjoy. I know I have rambled, but like I said in the beginning there are no words to describe this place. You must go there and see for yourself

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words!! Sonia :)
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9 0

Under the tuscan sun

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in Sonia's Villa Bettina. It's in a beautiful area of Tuscany only a short way from Lucca with other places such as Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano and Volterra as well as the villages of the Chianti region all within an hour or so's drive. Whilst the villa is in a quiet, unspoilt rural area, access to major roads is quick and easy which all adds to the ease with which you can explore this part of Tuscany. The villa is spacious and intimate. It is well equipped and has a real sense of character about it. It lies in lovely grounds with pool garden immediately adjacent to it. The outlook is across meadows and olive groves which we loved. We particularly enjoyed watching hoopoes feeding on the grass and redstarts nest building in the trees! It’s lovely to have a car to have daily trips (or at least to drive to the Lucca train station in 10 mins) while San Martino Vignale and the close by S. Alessio, the villages in which the villa lies, are a lovely villages with several facilities and the nearest shops/supermarkets and restaurants if you want to eat out are within 5 mins driving. There is a bus at the top of the road for Lucca, but once again a car is far more convenient. In summary, the description you read of the property is accurate. It is clean and has the real sense of an antique villa, Sonia and Isa were extremely welcoming and helpful and we would certainly recommend the property to friends and family. It would be very hard to find anything negative to say about it. We certainly anticipate returning at some time ourselves to continue our exploration and appreciation of this fascinating part of Tuscany. Thanks Sonia for your impressive customer care. You have been wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a sweet message, thank you! Sonia
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Saskatchewan Canada

wonderful holiday in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here at the end of October. The bedrooms are really comfortable and each one has large beds and upscale bathroom The outside of our room was covered in wisteria and jasmine which must smell amazing in the summer. The villa also has a large, well-equipped kitchen-diner and a comfortable sitting / dining room. It really is just 5 minutes drive from the town. Our host Mrs Sonia was superb and so sweet and she was available whenever we needed to ask for suggestions. The pool is set among the olive groves and it is equipped with sunbeds and a lovely wood gazebo. We will never forget our trip to Lucca and our stay in this amazing farmhouse! The owner has left notes around the apartment to help you deal with plumbing, electricity etc. We followed the instructions and had no problems.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish to thank you for having spent your vacation at my home! I hope to host you again any time you come to Lucca!
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Wunderbare Zeit nahe Lucca

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten eine wunderbare Woche in den Hügeln außerhalb von Lucca. Das toprenovierte ehemalige Bauernhaus liegt in einer herrlichen Lage auf einem herrschaftlichen Weingut mit Hunderten Olivenbäumen. Die Räume sind großzügig und sehr gepflegt, besonders die 4 Badezimmer 3ensuite sind sehr komfortabel. Den Pool mit herrlichem Ausblick auf die Stadt Lucca haben wir sehr genossen. Bei Dunkelheit sind Tausende Glühwürmchen herumgeschwirrt und haben eine besondere Stimmung im Garten verbreitet. Die Betreung durch die Mitarbeiter des Weingutes war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Alles in allem - wir kommen wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung!
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
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 Lucca, Italy

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas period
21 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
High season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Price cover all charges:
private pool, wifi, sat tv, initial cleaning and maid, midweek cleanings, final cleanings, towels, linens, cleanings and change of towels and linens every week for multiple weeks bookings, hot water, all taxes.

Heating and electricity, if used, is charged extra according to comsuption.

A fully refundable security deposit of 750 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.

Online reservations through the Homeaway Payments are subject to a 2.7% charge to be paied at arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Lucca, Italy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Floor Area:
  • 280 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Has ensuite bath. A baby crib/cot can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Has ensuite bath. A baby crib/cot can be added upon request
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Has ensuite bath. A baby crib/cot can be added upon request
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • 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:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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