Villa Ambrosia

Capannori, Lucca, Tuscany Villa Rentals, Italy

Sleeps 22      Bedrooms 11      Baths 11      Price per week starting at $10,648     
A/C      Pool      Internet      View      Walk to town      Welcome Dinner     

Welcome dinner included. On request: Chef service, Tuscan-themed cooking classes, extra maid service, organization of banquet

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  • Description

    Villa Ambrosia definitely delights the senses with its pleasing mixture of stunning scenery, fragrant gardens, and historical relevance. Set in a lovely area just outside of Lucca, the villa enjoys soothing views of rolling hillsides and is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. Once a 17th century convent inhabited by Cappucini monks, the villa has been recently painstakingly restored and renovated back to its Tuscan glory. Beautiful, old frescoes, wood beamed ceilings, and hand-made tiles now complement the modern amenities installed by the present owners. With a fully-equipped professional kitchen, seating for up to 22 guests, and a garden house, Villa Ambrosia is the perfect venue for weddings, banquets, conferences, and meetings. The garden has been brought back to its original design of giardino al’Italiana and is now full of flowers and lemon pots. The large pool, surrounded by cascades of roses, welcomes the guests to relax and enjoy the surroundings. The pool area is furnished with large sun umbrellas, deck chairs, sun beds, and a table with chairs for al fresco dining.

    The separate Garden House (100 sqm) is organized for weddings, banquets, and meetings. With tables and chairs, and movable walls, the area can be divided into 4 rooms.

    The owners (a professional couple) occupy a completely independent apartment on the ground and first floor in the center of the villa. The attic houses another independent apartment (with separate staircase) for the caretaker/gardener.

    The rates include:


    • Buffet welcome dinner on arrival - (wines included)
    • One complimentary frigo-bar pre-stocking in all bedrooms
    • Gardner/ground maintenance
    • Daily maid service ( 4 hours per day)
    • Bed linen ( weekly changed )
    • Toilette set (soap, teeth brush, shower gel )
    • Household linen, bath and pool towels (2 weekly changed)
    • WiFi Internet connection in all rooms
    • Final cleaning
    • Utilities (except heating and air conditioning)


    Optional amenities and services (at additional cost and on request): Chef service, Tuscan-themed cooking classes, extra maid service, organization of banquets, weddings, meeting, custom tours to major places in Tuscany, wine tasting tours, airport transfer to/from any airport in Italy, car or minibus rental with driver, Concierge service

    Handicapped accessible!


    FOR GROUPS OF ONLY 12 PEOPLE, PLEASE INQUIRE FOR PRICING



    The entrance on the ground floor of Villa Ambrosia leads to a large salon/living area with sofas, armchairs, and access to the front garden via French doors. The elegant dining room has seating for over 22 guests. The fully-equipped, professional kitchen offers a fridge/deep freezer, dishwasher and 2nd industrial dishwasher, oven, pizza oven, professional stove with six burners, two sinks, microwave, toaster, two American-style coffee makers, Kitchen Aid mixer, and dish warmer. Adjacent to the kitchen is a service bathroom for the staff, laundry room with washing machine and dryer, and ironing facilities. Also on the ground floor is a study/office with computer, two powder rooms, and an elevator (suitable for wheelchairs).

    The first floor of the villa consists of six double bedrooms, of which five are suites. The suites are furnished with two bathrooms, closet, safe, sitting area with double sofa bed, a mini fridge/bar, Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, and hair dryer. All the king size beds can be separated into two twin beds upon request.

    The second floor of the villa consists of the remaining five double bedrooms, of which two are suites. Bedrooms 10 and 11 share a bathroom with shower. Again, all the bedrooms are equipped with a mini fridge/bar, safe, Satellite TV, CD player, and Wi-Fi.

    Starting the summer of 2015:

    There are new flat screen televisions in all the bedrooms.

    The swimming pool area, in order to preserve children's security, is now all surrounded by a beautiful wrought iron railing in line with the style of the fountain to further beautify the garden.


    Within walking distance of Villa Ambrosia is the quaint village of Segromigno in Monte, offering a supermarket, bank, bar, pizzeria, post office, hair dresser, and general shopping needs. Nearby are the towns of Lucca (7 km), Pisa (9 km), Florence (55 km), and Siena (about 120 km). The Puccini Opera Festival, in Torre del lago Puccini, is about 30 km away. A visit to the coast is about a half hour by car (Viareggio). Cinqueterre is about 1.5 hours. And for those looking for shopping bargains, the major outlets (Gucci, Prada, D & G, etc.) are within one hour's drive.


    Rooms

    Rooms

    Living, Dining, Family Room, Kitchen, Terrace, Study,

    Bedrooms

    Bedroom 1 - King bed (can be split into 2 twins) with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - King bed (can be split into 2 twins) with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - King bed (can be split into 2 twins) with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - King bed (can be split into 2 twins) with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 5 - King bed (can be split into 2 twins) with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 6 - King bed (can be split into 2 twins) with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 7 - King bed (can be split into 2 twins) with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 8 - King bed (can be split into 2 twins) with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 9 - King bed (can be split into 2 twins) with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 10 - King bed (can be split into 2 twins)
    Bedroom 11 - King bed (can be split into 2 twins)

    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) - 1
    Full bathroom with shower - 9
    Half bath (WC) - 1


    Prices

    Price for Villa Ambrosia

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    Extra Charges

    1 - Air conditioning: Upon usage/metered
    2 - Heating: Upon usage/metered
    3 - Telephone : Upon usage/metered
    4 - Extra maid service: 18 Euro per hour

    Security Deposit

    2000 Euros to be given upon arrival in 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
    Last Remodeled - Recently
    Constructed - 17th Century
    Smoking - No
    Pets - No
    Children - Yes
    Crib available - Yes
    Jacuzzi - No
    Pool - Yes 14m x 6m
    Linens - Yes
    Air conditioning - Yes
    Heating - Yes
    Fireplace - Yes
    Alarm system - No
    Deck - No
    Garden - Yes
    View - Yes
    Garage - No
    Elevator - Yes

    Appliances

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

    Staff

    Caretaker - Yes
    Cook - Yes
    Cook fee - Inquire
    Gardener - Yes
    Maid - Yes
    Maid fee - 4 hours daily included

    Location

    Area - rural
    Car recommended - Yes
    City - Lucca 7 km
    Town - Segromigno .5 km
    Attractions - .5 km
    Airport - Florence 55 km
    Train - Lucca 7 km
    Bus - Segromigno .5 km
    Parking - on site
    Walk to town - Yes


    Reviews

    HP, Italy

    Our extended family of 18 spent 7 days at Villa Ambrosia which was more wonderful than we could imagine with delicious meals by 'TasteMotions' chef Valentino & his wife, Larisa and tours of the countryside by 'Tuscan Drivers'. Our host, Daniela was gracious and recommended nearby wineries and palces to visit. We will never forget this very special family reunion at Villa Ambrosia

    DP. Spain

    This Villa is amazing. What makes it extra special are the owners, Daniela and Narciso. Daniela and Narciso do everything first class. From the minute you enter the complex you have the feeling you are at home. There is spotless care in every aspect of the Villa. The bedrooms all have great beds. The common areas are large and were ideal for our group of 24. The kitchen is a professional kitchen that is stocked with every pot, pan, and utensils imaginable. There are several outdoor areas to enjoy, but in particular the covered lanai is exceptional for eating “al fresco”. The pool area is a great place to relax and unwind after a full day of touring. We also took advantage of the chef and sommelier, Valentino and Larissa. It is hard to put into words the exceptional meals that they served us, but more than this, they are great people. The food was the best we had in our 21 day trip. We were able to customize our meals and special care was given to members of our group that had allergies. We spent at least three hours every night eating, drinking, and singing, and what was very special were Daniela, Valentino, and Larissa joining us. This was our second visit and was as memorable as the first. On our first visit Daniela threw us a “surprise 40 the anniversary party” complete with aperitifs, a catered meal, and wine. Leaving this place was very hard to do, like leaving family after a visit…hugging, tears and smiles!

    PS, USA

    The villa exceeded expectations in every way. It was more beautiful than the photos, particularly the setting, mountains and all. The kitchen was better stocked with staples such as tea, sugar, salt pepper etc and equipment than expected. Towel service was more frequent than the once a week indicated in the introductory materials. The bedrooms were true to the photos and all spacious and comfortable.Mila and Daniella were very helpful with suggestions and directions and were warm and friendly. Daniella invited us all into her home before our Friday night fairwell dinner for a tour and a drink- a very nice touch!

    ATC, UK

    Hello from the UK, it has now been 2 months since our wonderful wedding at the beautiful Villa Ambrosia and we wanted to write and thank you formally for all your help and kindness during the planning of our wedding and also the amazing hospitality you provided during the wedding weekend in July 2013. We absolutely loved spending three days at the Villa and our friends and family were overwhelmed by how beautiful the Villa and grounds are. None of our guests wanted to leave after the wedding and everyone would love to return. For many it was quite simply the best wedding they had ever attended, which was wonderful to hear. Please pass on our thanks to your family and your staff who helped make our wedding weekend so special. We will never forgot staying at Villa Ambrosia and our wonderful wedding day. We thought you may want to see a few photographs from the wedding, which show the Villa looking absolutely stunning. We will never forgot our wonderful wedding day and thank you for making it so very special” Thank you so much again for welcoming us into your home and for everything you did to help make our wedding weekend so special.

    MH, UK

    This week has been 'Heaven on Earth' thank you for your wonderful hospitality and the use of your wonderful villa.


    Map

    LocationCapannori

    The marker indicates the general area of the property.


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