Villa Gemma

Balbano, Lucca, Tuscany Villa Rentals, Italy

Sleeps 10      Bedrooms 6      Baths 4.5      Price per week starting at $7,160     
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Cook service included (the cook prepares Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - Food and drinks are extra)

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  • Description

    This magnificent villa is situated between Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi and ten minutes from the ancient walled city of Lucca. This elegant property is ideally located to explore and experience the world famous beauty and artistic attractions of Tuscany. The villa is surrounded by marvelous and perfectly manicured lawns and flower gardens, which offer shady areas and aromas to stimulate your senses with perfumes of lavender and rosemary. The grounds feature a private swimming pool (open mid May - mid September) with fabulous views of the surrounding woods and landscapes. Guests at Villa Gemma will appreciate the spacious and well-equipped front terrace - perfect for al fresco dinners or moments of absolute relaxation. Wooden table and chairs are available. Furnished and decorated in impeccable Italian style, the mansion is looked after by a full-time maid and a cook who will take care guest’s meals. Light and spacious, this 19th century, traditional Tuscan property offers an elegant Italian retreat with all the comforts of home.

    Cook service included (the cook prepares Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - Food and drinks are extra)

    Ground Floor: The main door opens on to an elegant drawing room with Satellite TV; there is a double sitting room on the right with a large fireplace. On the left is a cozy and elegant dining room and a large, fully equipped kitchen (please note, guests are allowed to use the kitchen only for snacks and drinks; the cook will prepare all meals). From the hall beyond the drawing room, stairs (20 steps) ascend to the first floor. There is a handy service bathroom beneath the stairs.

    First Floor: To the right at the top of the stairs, the master bedroom with queen-sized bed, and a smaller, but very nice, bedroom with a French sized bed. These bedrooms share a large bathroom with tub. And to the left, a nice and bright bedroom with twin beds (that can be joined) and a double bedroom with queen-sized bed (sharing a marble bathroom with tub). Stairs (20 steps) to the second floor.

    Top Floor: To the left the maid quarter. To the right one nice double bedroom with new bathroom with shower (this room only available upon request)and one bedroom with a French size bed with private bathroom with shower.

    Included in the rental price: Final cleaning, maid service (3 hours/day, 6 days/week), cook service (breakfast, lunch and dinner - food and beverages are additional*)

    Available upon request at additional cost: Extra maid service, laundry/ironing, babysitting, extra change of linens/towels

    * There is a food deposit of 500 Euro upon arrival

    Children restrictions: No more than four children under the age of one or over the age of 12 are admitted. Children between ages 1-12 are not allowed. A copy of family insurance is required showing coverage of any cost in case of damage to the property.





    With Florence just over an hour’s drive away, a day-trip to Italy’s ‘capital of art’ is a must for any guest of Villa Gemma. See Michelangelo’s David in the academia art gallery, enjoy a visit to the world famous Uffizi Museum, and stroll through the Piazza Signoria with its impressive medieval buildings.

    For food lovers, local farms selling some of Tuscany’s best olive oil are on your doorstep, and there are open air markets in one village or another almost every day of the week. A visit to one of the famous vineyards in the vicinity (such as Tenuta di Ghizzano and Tenuta di Valgiano) gives a unique opportunity to view the wine making process from beginning to end … and purchase a few bottles for the evening dinner! The weekly local market in Lucca is every Wednesday and Saturday morning, and the antique market is every third Sunday of the month.

    For the more active, there is excellent walking in the hills around your villa. Horse-back riding and mountain biking can also be organized, and several 18 hole golf courses are within a 30/40 minute drive. And last but not least, there is the shopping! The outlet stores near Incisa and Arezzo provide endless retail therapy opportunities, and then there are the leather goods and handmade paper that Florence is so famous for and the wonderful olive oil that is produced throughout the region.


    Rooms

    Rooms

    Living, Dining, Family Room, Kitchen, Terrace,

    Bedrooms

    Bedroom 1 - Queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - French bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Twin beds (double on request)
    Bedroom 4 - Queen bed
    Bedroom 5 - Queen bed
    Bedroom 6 - French bed with bathroom ensuite

    King size bed: 180 cm, Queen size bed: 160 cm, Double bed: 140 cm, Twin bed: 80-100 cm

    Bathrooms

    Full bathroom with tub (with wall mounted shower) - 2
    Full bathroom with shower - 2
    Half bath (WC) - 1


    Prices

    Price for Villa Gemma

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    Extra Charges

    1 - Heating: 50 Euro/day
    2 - baby bed/cot: 100 Euro
    3 - Electricity (above 300 kwh/week): Upon usage/metered
    4 - Telephone : Upon usage/metered
    5 - Utility deposit (for heating): 250 Euro
    6 - Grocery deposit: 500 Euros

    Security Deposit

    1000 Euro cash

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    Prices are per week and listed in US Dollars. Weekly Rental Saturday to Saturday.

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    Details

    Amenities

    Type - house/villa
    Floors - 3
    Constructed - 19th century
    Smoking - No
    Pets - No
    Children - Yes
    Crib available - Yes
    Jacuzzi - No
    Pool - Yes 10m x 5m
    Linens - Yes
    Air conditioning - No
    Heating - Yes
    Fireplace - Yes
    Alarm system - No
    Deck - No
    Garden - Yes
    View - Yes
    Garage - No

    Appliances

    Stove - Yes
    Oven - Yes
    Barbecue - Yes
    Refrigerator - Yes
    Microwave - Yes
    Dishwasher - Yes
    Washer - Yes
    Dryer - No
    Phone - Yes
    Television - Yes
    Satellite - Yes
    Cable - No
    Video - Yes DVD
    Stereo - Yes
    Wi-fi internet - Yes

    Staff

    Staff - Yes
    Caretaker - No
    Cook - Yes
    Cook fee - Inquire
    Gardener - Yes
    Maid - Yes
    Maid fee - Inquire

    Location

    Area - rural
    Car recommended - Yes
    City - Florence 80 Km
    Town - Lucca 10 km
    Airport - Florence 80 km
    Train - Lucca 10 km
    Bus - Lucca 10 km
    Parking - on site
    Walk to town - No


    Reviews

    CL, USA

    We loved this most beautiful Serene villa... Our family was surrounded by warm days and cool breezy nights. The staff guided us through our fabulous week. The daytrips were mazing. Great location!

    JW, USA

    Absolutely perfect vacation. Excellent Chef and thanks to the staff! Italy is a paradise!

    GF, USA

    Thanks for a beautiful stay! We were pleasantly surprised with Lucca and the Cinque Terre. What a lovely area!

    KS, USA

    We spent a very beautiful week at the villa. Special thanks to the Chef and staff. We also liked Lucca and small towns around. We will definitely return.


    Map

    LocationBalbano

    The marker indicates the general area of the property.


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