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bedrooms: 11

bathrooms: 10

available for: 22 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Villa Buonvisi 22
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Villa Buonvisi is a luxurious historic Tuscan villa near Lucca which dates back to the 16th century. This fantastic, spacious property spread over three floors with pretty manicured gardens has been beautifully decorated and furnished. The popular town of Lucca is only 5km away.
At the side of the villa in the wonderful garden is an iron gate which opens into a second walled garden and the swimming pool area. The sparkling salt water pool is well maintained with plenty of sun loungers available. At one end of the pool are two gazebos with chairs and tables. One side of the pool offers fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and distant hills.
Entrance to the villa is through the large main double doors directly into the spacious and opulent lounge. The room is beautifully furnished with two large sofas and two armchairs centred around a truly magnificent open fireplace. Other furnishings include four antique side tables, an antique display cabinet and several simple chairs.
A door on the left of the lounge, leads into the first double bedroom which has been decorated in a warm gold colour. It is furnished with a beautiful double bed with golden drapes. Other furnishings include an antique double wardrobe, couch, chest of drawers and writing bureau. A concealed door to the right opens into the en-suite bathroom with shower.
Off the lounge is a another double bedroom. This room has been decorated in  pastel blues and is furnished with a double bed with drapes, antique double wardrobe and a cabinet. At the foot of the bed is chaise-lounge. A concealed door gives access to the en-suite bathroom with tub and hand held shower.
Next to the bedroom is the library. It is furnished with a leather three piece suite, desk and a chair. Along the length of one wall is a huge antique bookshelf, packed with volumes written in various languages including English, French and German. This room is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Plenty of light enters through the large window which looks out onto the manicured grounds. To the left is a small guest toilet.
Double doors at the end of the lounge open into the ornate dining room. It is furnished with a huge dining table which can accommodate up to twenty two people. To the right is a pantry and to the left is a door leading to the kitchen. Double doors open out to the terrace and garden at the rear of the villa. Here there are tables and chairs for the guests to all dine al-fresco together.
The modern kitchen has everything needed for guests to prepare traditional Tuscan meals. The room comprises of a range cooker with double ovens and gas hobs, double fridge freezer and dishwasher. In the centre of the room is a wooden dining table with four chairs. A door on the left opens into a small corridor which gives access to a guest toilet and a side door to the garden. A flight of stairs lead down to the cellar and laundry room.  The corridor continues back around to the main lounge.
the main, red carpeted stairs from the lounge lead to  the first floor where there is a second lounge. This room is very spacious and bright. It  is wonderfully furnished with two triple sofas, double sofa, large foot stool and an antique table with four chairs. The three large windows look out over the garden and offer beautiful views of the rolling countryside.
Off the room is a double bedroom decorated in  royal blue. It consists of a double bed with drapes, shelves, cabinet, small couch, double wardrobe and a desk with a chair. At the foot of the bed is a chaise-lounge. Plenty of natural light enters the room from the large window which overlooks the garden and pool. The en-suite bathroom has a tub and separate shower.
The second double bedroom, accessed from the lounge, is decorated in soft pink and is furnished with a double bed with drapes, antique chest of drawers, small double wardrobe and a desk. There is also an open fireplace with a large mirror above.  At the foot of the bed is a chaise-lounge. The length of one wall is occupied by a huge built in wardrobe with storage space above. The single window overlooks the garden and pool area. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with a shower.
From the lounge is a door to a  twin bedroom decorated in pastel green. It  comprises of two single beds, an armchair, a chest of drawers, a large wardrobe and a desk. The two windows allow plenty of light into the room and overlook the garden at the front and side of the villa. The en-suite bathroom has a shower.
The third lounge, which is directly off the main first floor lounge, has fantastic original frescoes covering the walls and is furnished with a three seater sofa, chest of drawers and a round dining table with six chairs. In one corner of the room is a television with satellite. The large single window overlooks the tennis court and olive grove at the rear of the villa. To the right of the room is a bathroom with a lovely Jacuzzi bath.
To the left of the lounge is a double bedroom. It is bright and airy and has a wonderful four poster bed complete with drapes. Other furnishings include a large wardrobe, chest of drawers with mirror above and an armchair. The two windows lookout over the grounds of the property.
On the second floor at the top of the main stairs, is a twin bedroom. It comprises of two single beds, chest of drawers with a mirror, an armchair, a double wardrobe and a cot. The two windows allow plenty of light to enter the room and look out over the garden at the side and rear of the villa.
Right of the stairs is a small corridor. Off this is a bathroom with tub and hand held shower. At the end of the corridor is another twin bedroom which is furnished with two single beds, a  beautifully ornate double wardrobe, a three seater sofa and a desk with two simple chairs. The window looks out over the front of the property and has wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and distant hills. From the room a short flight of stairs lead back down to the first floor lounge.
Directly ahead from the main stairs is a spacious hall and games room. Mounted on the ceiling is a projector with a pull down screen. Plenty of chairs are available for all the guests to sit and watch films together. At one end of the room is a full size billiard table. There is also some exercise equipment set to one side.
To the left is a door to a double bedroom. It is very spacious and is furnished with a double bed, a modern chest of drawers, a grandfather clock, an armchair and a small round table with two simple chairs. A door to the right opens into a small dressing room with a double wardrobe. From here there is access to the en-suite bathroom with tub and shower. The windows in the bedroom overlook the rear garden.
Next door to the  double bedroom is a  large twin bedroom with two queen size beds. Other furnishings include a three seater sofa and a desk with a simple chair. In one corner of the room is a grand piano. The windows in the room look out over the garden and toward the pool area. There is also a large en-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower.
Next to the twin room is the final bedroom. It receives plenty of natural light from the two windows. It is furnished with a double bed, an armchair, a double wardrobe and a simple chair. The windows in the room boast beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. It also benefits from an en-suite bathroom with shower.



7 double rooms, 6 with en-suite bathrooms
4 twin rooms, 2 with en-suite bathrooms


Twin beds cannot be converted into doubles and vice versa.

The kitchen is a professional kitchen and guests will be instructed on how to use the appliances. However the villa can be fully staffed for an extra charge.




The pool and garden can be overlooked by the neighbouring properties.

Pool Info

An iron gate at the right side of the villa gives access to a walled garden and the pool area. The sparkling  salt water swimming pool is well maintained with plenty of sun loungers available. The neighbouring properties back onto the garden and pool, however these areas are reserved for the guests of Villa Buonvisi only. The pool is aproximately ten metres from the villa.
The pool is protected on three sides by trees, walls and the neighbouring properties. The fourth side offers lovely views of the surrounding countryside and distant hills towards Lucca. Close to the pool are two gazebos with tables and chairs. The pool measures 14x7 metres with a depth of 1.10 – 2 metres. It is open from May to October weather permitting.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 1500 sqm
  • Furnished terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Pizza oven
  • TV Sat (Sky)
  • CD player
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • MP3 player
  • Fire place (open)
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • American coffee machine
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Highchair
  • Baby cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Night safe
  • Billiard table
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • Air-conditioning
  • Pets welcome
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool – Salt water pool measuring 14x7 mtrs with a depth of 1.10 - 2 mtrs. Open from May to October, weather permitting. Pool towels provided at no extra cost.
  • Leisure  - Cooking courses, walking, cycling.
  • Wine Tastings – Estate produces its own wine and olive oil which can be tasted on request
  • Tennis – On site tennis court, equipment provided for free.
  • Horse riding - Massaciuccoli 20km away
  • Golf – Monsummano Terme 41km away.
  • Hot springs and spa wellness centre – San Giuliano Terme 8km away
  • Beach – Marina di Pisa 28km away
  • Cook on request – Buffet breakfast and/or a catered dinner can be provided for an extra charge.
  • House Maid – Villa can be fully staffed for the entire stay for an extra charge. However a final clean and linen change twice a week  is included in the price.
  • Railways – Lucca 5km away
  • Other services - Bus,  500 mtrs from property. This is not a mainline service, a car is  necessary
  • Parking - On site
  • Approach road – 400 mtrs gravel road in good condition.
  • Distances – Lucca 5km, Pisa 20km, Cascina 24km, Bagni di Lucca 33km, Viareggio 33km, Pistoia 46km, San Miniato 48km, Livorno 51km, Vinci 52km, Empoli 58km, Prato 61km, Florence 71km, Volterra 82km, Rome 387km

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Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 3000 Euro payable only in Euro is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cheque
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 2,00 Euro per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: Heating and air conditioning are included in the price up to the first 100 Euros, after which both are charged by consumption.

    Laundry service 20 Euros per load.
 
2014 availability
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December
20. - 27.
18900 US Dollar
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18900 US Dollar

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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 3000 Euro payable only in Euro is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cheque
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 2,00 Euro per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: Heating and air conditioning are included in the price up to the first 100 Euros, after which both are charged by consumption.

    Laundry service 20 Euros per load.
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Nearest town

The nearest grocery shop is 2km away near Lucca. However the town of Lucca itself offers all the necessary amenities including a supermarket, bank and pharmacy and is only 5km away. Lucca has many wonderful plazas and church's to visit and is renowned for its annual summer music festival which headlines many famous singers and bands from all over the world. Lucca is also the home of the  Academy of Sciences (1584) which is the most famous of several academies and libraries in Italy. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from, 'Ristorante La Cecca' and 'Botton d'Oro' come highly recommended by the villa owners.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check in is from 16:00 - 19:00.
Checkout by: 10:00

- Can we arrive earlier than 16:00 - 19:00?
No it is not possible to arrive early, this is to ensure the villa is fully prepared for your arrival.
To ensure the villa can be prepared for the next guest please depart by 10:00

- Are pool towels supplied?
included

- Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

- Can we bring an extra person / child that can sleep on an air mattress or not the couch?
No, for fire and safety regulations, and insurance purposes, the maximum number of people indicated on the description cannot be exceeded.
NB: anyone aged 2 or above counts towards the occupancy of the house.

- Can we order a cot and / or high chair?
Please see here if it is possible in your villa. You can order these while completing your booking online, or at a later date by logging into you account.

- Where do I find information about the final cleaning, security deposit and other extra charges?
For complete details about what costs are included and excluded see here

- How much does heating cost in Italy?
Heating is very expensive in Italy. Most properties charge heating by consumption. Please make sure on arrival you are shown the meter so that you can check your spending. Here you can see how heating is charged at your villa.

- Is there a local bike hire place?
For bike hire shops see here, this is not an exhaustive list. On arrival you can check with the property owner for the closest shop.

- Where is the nearest grocery shop?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and grocery shop.

- Is it possible to have a Welcome Hamper? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a Welcome Hamper can be provided. To order a Welcome Hamper please login into your account and place the order for one Welcome Hamper

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and restaurant.

- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Aeroporto Pisa: 17km - 0h 27m
Florence Airport: 73km - 0h 47m
Aeroporto Bologna: 156km - 1h 34m

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- Can you assist with travel information?
Click here to view information we have put together to assist you with your travel plans

- When do I get the directions and keyholder contact?
After paying the balance you will receive the directions. They will also be accessible in your account.
You will also be supplied with a contact number for To Tuscany in case you should have any queries about the property on arrival

- Where do I find the directions?
Once your balance payment has been received you can access the directions from your account.

- Can we book a weekly stay not arriving on Saturday?
From June to end September, it is not possible to change the arrival/departure days. In other seasons it can be considered only for last minute bookings and at the owners discretion. Please contact us for more information or if you have a specific request.

- What is there for children to do in Tuscany?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

- What is there to do in Tuscany?
Click here to put together your personal guide book for your holiday

- Are pets allowed?
Villas which allow pets have an icon with a dog. Please check the description page of your villa for the icon. If pets are accepted this is normally limited to ONE dog per booking, please contact your agent for any questions. Some properties have extra charges for pets, make sure you check the extra charges here for pet charges.

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