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San Martino in Freddana
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Tuscan Farmhouse with Views and Private Pool

Casa Felicita

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About The Experience
Dramatically situated high on a hillside, this restored farmhouse boasts panoramic views of the countryside from its patios and pool. The walled city of Lucca is a 15 minute drive down the hill, while beaches, Pisa, and Florence are all good day trips. The farmhouse has been meticulously restored with modern accents such as a private pool and spacious kitchen, but it maintains its original stone walls and walkways, wood beamed ceilings, and tile floors. The spacious interiors are well–suited for a large family or group of friends.
Location Description

This beautifully furnished farmhouse is located in the scenic hills that divide Lucca from the Versilian coast. It is a tranquil location. The closest village of San Martino in Freddana offers shops, a post office, a doctor’s office, and dining. A short drive away, the Renaissance-era stone walls of the picturesque city of Lucca encompass the 14th century Duomo di San Martino, a Roman amphitheater, and a wealth of late gothic architecture. The Versilian coast (the “Versilian Riviera”) offer miles of popular sandy beaches and resorts.

Florence: 90 km/56 mi
Pisa (Airport): 45 km/28 mi
Versilia Beaches: 20 km/12 mi
Lucca: 11 km/7 mi
Tennis Courts: 4 km/2 mi
San Martino in Freddana: 3 km/2 mi
Exterior Description
This restored farmhouse has old stone walls covered with blooming vines. There are great views of the surrounding countryside from the farmhouse’s partially-terraced grassy yard and private salt water pool (12 x 5 m). There is a barbeque and a well-kept garden that is often in bloom. A terra cotta tiled veranda with table and chairs offers scenic al fresco dining under lush vines.
Interior Description

Ground Floor:This floor is the main entrance to the farmhouse and has a sitting room with a fireplace and a dining room with a table and chairs. The kitchen, which opens onto a patio with outdoor table and chairs, also has a dining area with table and chairs next to a large fireplace and is equipped with a microwave, oven, and dishwasher. There is a bedroom with twin-beds (85-90 cm). There is also a bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet.

Lower Ground Floor: This level is accessible only from the garden. There is a bedroom with twin-beds (85-90 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. There is also a washing machine.

First Floor: This floor has three bedrooms. The first is a master bedroom with a 4-poster queen-size bed (160-170 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a shower, bathtub, sink, and toilet. The second has a queen-size bed (160-170 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. There is also a bedroom with twin-beds (85-90 cm). There’s also an additional bathroom with a bathtub, shower, sink, and toilet.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Cook Service: Upon request
  • Extra Housekeeping: 15-20 Euros per hour
  • Transfer Service: Upon request
  • Concierge Service: Upon request

Please Note:

  • Housekeeping is provided for 9 hours per week. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.

Features and Amenities

  • Independent Villa
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Concierge Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping - Included

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Sep-30-2017 - Dec-23-2017 $4,439 1 wk
Dec-23-2017 - Jan-06-2018 $5,545 1 wk
Jan-06-2018 - Mar-24-2018 $3,736 1 wk
Mar-24-2018 - Apr-07-2018 $4,138 1 wk
Apr-07-2018 - Jun-02-2018 $3,736 1 wk
Jun-02-2018 - Jun-23-2018 $4,414 1 wk
Jun-23-2018 - Jun-30-2018 $5,545 1 wk
Jun-30-2018 - Aug-25-2018 $7,890 1 wk
Aug-25-2018 - Sep-01-2018 $6,901 1 wk
Sep-01-2018 - Sep-29-2018 $4,138 1 wk
Sep-29-2018 - Dec-22-2018 $3,736 1 wk
Dec-22-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $4,138 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 750 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption

Other Notes

  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc) may be arranged for a non-refundable fee payable to Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) will be an extra charge. Please inquire for pricing.

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Customer Ratings

  • 3.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
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Based on 3 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Very rustic and pleasant.
Enjoyed Most:
Overall setting and Tuscan flavor.
Enjoyed Least:
Humidity in rooms.
Surrounding Area:
Access to many major Tuscany attractions.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Village San Martino, town of Lucca--neither within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
Osteria Da Divo in Siena (great food and ambience in a cave) and Vernazza in Cinque Terre (beautiful views and an excellent restaurant at the top of the rock).
GPS did not work at Casa Felicita' but did when getting near main road ... the specific directions provided in written form were perfect. Driving the access road will require sounding horn on 180 degree turns and past a farm house.

Alex, June

The villa was beautiful and comfortable.
Enjoyed Most:
I really liked the patio outside the kitchen. It was nice to eat outside.
Enjoyed Least:
The bathroom downstairs kind of smelled funny.
Surrounding Area:
It was surrounded by beautiful olive trees.
Nearby Events or Locales:
We didn't walk anywhere from the villa since it was so high up on the mountain.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring a hairdryer. There was only 1 in the entire home.

Laura, June

All of the couples in our group loved this location. The villa is elegantly rustic where the owner has clearly thought out the needs of people renting the property. It was very helpful to have a cleaning woman who spoke English and cleaned the villa three times during our stay.
Enjoyed Most:
The location overlooking the valley below and a well equipped kitchen that was a good place to gather.
Enjoyed Least:
The roads to the villa got progressively smaller until becoming a one lane gravel road at the end. GPS coordinates are absolutely essential to find this place. The owner had a man doing landscaping work several days during the week. Now some effort should be made to open up the views of the valley being blocked by vegetation.
Surrounding Area:
The setting and the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Martino in Freddana is a long walk downhill. It's really easier to drive there to pick up groceries.
Tips or Restaurants:
The owner provided the names of several local restaurants that had very good, reasonably priced dinners.
This property requires the use of a car equipped with a GPS. The global coordinates were essential to find it.

William, May