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Casa Gioia, Ponte a Moriano - Lucca

5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms 10 people Private Pool 0 - no reviews - no reviews 0

You get double for your money at Casa Gioia, a large Tuscan country house just 10km outside the medieval city of Lucca – a hot pick for opera fans visiting for the annual Puccini Festival. This lovely villa is essentially two apartments, with generous living areas and kitchens on both the ground and first floors. It’s a clever choice for a large group with a couple who would appreciate a little extra privacy.

The smaller apartment of the two is on one level, on the ground floor, so it’s also a stress-free option for the elders of a multi-generational family party. And the whole group can easily come together – as well as independent access, the areas are connected by an internal staircase. Alternatively, it could just be used as a rambling property, with bright and comfortably furnished rooms, that offers lots of space for everyone to enjoy. Outside, there is a covered pergola with a barbecue and a long table and benches for al fresco dining, with views of the surrounding valley. A second furnished spot can be found in the shade of the olive grove near the private pool, which itself is set with loungers for relaxing under the Tuscan sun.

Ground Floor

Kitchen-Diner

Fully equipped, plus table and chairs, two armchairs, side table, main entrance.

Bedroom 1
Double bed (can be converted into a pair of twin beds), sofa, chair, doors to Juliet balcony.

En-suite bathroom
Shower, sink, WC.

Laundry
Fully equipped.

First Floor

Hall

Internal and external entrances, sideboard.

Lounge
Two sofas, armchair, desk and chair, coffee table, wooden chest, fireplace, door to garden.

Kitchen-diner
Fully equipped, plus table and chairs.

Bedroom 2
Double bed (cannot be converted into twins), wardrobe.

Bathroom
Shower, sink, WC.

Second Floor

Bedroom 3
Double bed (cannot be converted into twins), wardrobe, chest of drawers, two chairs.

En-suite bathroom
Bath, hand-held shower, sink, WC.

Bedroom 4
Double bed (can be converted into a pair of twin beds), wardrobe, chair.

En-suite bathroom (shared access with bedroom 5)
Shower, sink, WC.

Bedroom 5
Double bed (can be converted into a pair of twin beds), wardrobe, chair.

En-suite bathroom
(shared access with Bedroom 4).

Our Thoughts
This is a really flexible villa, not just because it has two areas in which to cook, eat and relax, but also due to the fact that all the bedrooms can also be reconfigured as twins or doubles. We also like that the pool area feels private yet doesn’t skimp on glorious views of the valley. And Casa Gioia’s proximity to Lucca is a definite plus, allowing you to spend some carefree days by the pool and others taking in the remarkable sights of this lesser-known Italian city.

Notes
Five bedrooms. Four bathrooms, three en-suite (one is a Jack and Jill bathroom shared by two bedrooms). Please indicate when booking how you would like the bedrooms to be set up as they cannot be changed on arrival. The owners live on the property, a short distance from the villa, but the two houses do not overlook each other and the owners do not use the pool. They have a well-behaved dog. There is a very quiet public road in front of the villa.


Ground Floor
 


First Floor
 


Second Floor
 

The pool is set below the villa, across a small road and down a slope through an olive grove. It has a paved terrace with deckchairs and sunloungers and there is a second shaded area furnished with a table and chairs. The water is accessed via metal steps. 12x4m, 1.5m deep, open from mid-May to end of September, weather permitting. The pool is cleansed with a chlorine-free system. 


Facilities

Washing Machine Inhouse
Internet
Barbecue
Fire place (open)
TV - Sat Astra Free View
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Kettle
Dishwasher
Oven
Microwave
Iron
Ironing board
Hairdryer
Mosquito screens in bedrooms
Fans
Alarm System
No smoking
No pets allowed
Private Chef- extra cost
Parking - 2 car garage
Approach road - all paved

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 500 Euro payable only in Euro. This 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.

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

Are pool towels supplied?
not included

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

Weekly linen, tea and bathroom towels: included - provided by local supplier

Heating, if used: by consumption

Final clean:included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax: included

Baby cot: 1 available on request 30 Euro per item per week

High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost

Optional extra costs: Rubbish collection is very important in area, please follow instructions provided on arrival to avoid extra charges.

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at concierge@to-tuscany.com

What is a pre arrival shopping service?
In some villas, it is possible to have a Pre arrival shopping service. The availability of the service is noted in the villa description. To help you through the first day or two of your holiday, owners can do a small shop before your arrival so that you do not have to go immediately to find a supermarket. By contacting your To Tuscany villa specialist in advance and providing them with a shopping list you will find the items in your villa on arrival. Please note that the service cannot be guaranteed with less than 48 hours notice before arrival.​


Villa rates

2018 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
23 Jun - 25 Aug 2018
5004 US Dollar
25 Aug - 29 Sep 2018
4284 US Dollar
29 Sep - 22 Dec 2018
3564 US Dollar
22 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
4284 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Ground
Kitchen
Bathroom
Bedroom
Dining Room
First
Lounge
Kitchen
Bathroom
Bedroom
Dining Room
Second
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom

Villa location

 
How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 42km - 0h 38m
  • Florence Airport: 73km - 0h 57m
  • Aeroporto Bologna: 154km - 1h 43m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Lucca: 9km - 0h 20m
  • Borgo a Mozzano: 14km - 0h 18m
  • Altopascio : 17km - 0h 28m
The nearest town is Ponte a Moriano which is about 3km away. It has most amenities including a bank, pharmacy, doctor's office and petrol station. There is also a large supermarket and smaller grocery shops. It has a good choice of cafés and restaurants.

 More options
Airport
Station
Golf Club
Restaurant
Attraction
Town
Tennis
Horse riding
Beach
Any duration

Duration (weeks)

Any size

Number of Guests

adults (ages 16 +)

children (ages 2 - 15)

infants (ages <2 yr)


7 nights from
3564 to 5004 US Dollar

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