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Table set for luncheon on the outside terraceAfternoon view from terrace
Elegant Tuscan Stone Country House, Sleeps 8-10
Elegant Tuscan Stone Country House, Sleeps 8-10
8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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Stunning three-story stone farmhouse twenty minutes north of Lucca, with spectacular panoramic views of vineyard-covered hillsides, farmhouses, charming villages, and the Appenine and Apuan Mountains. Ideally situated, with easy day trips to Florence, Cinque Terre, Forte dei Marmi, and Pisa. Outdoor pizza oven, BBQ, stone fireplace, and expansive terrace with dining area and cocktail patio. A stately and spacious oasis in the Tuscan countryside.

The space

A working chestnut farm into the late 1980s, Casa nella Selva still has its original chestnut beams, and is elegantly and comfortably furnished with a mix of period and country pieces, including many original to the house. There are restored terracotta floors throughout, beautiful wooden windows and shutters, and a gorgeous large restored hayloft to read and drink wine when it gets chilly.

In spring, summer, and early fall, guests spend most of their time on the plant-lined terrace, which runs the length of the house, and includes a large stone table for outdoor dining shaded by a rose and grape-leaf pergola. There's also a vine-covered stone shade room for sitting outdoors at midday.

Guest access

The house is large, free standing, private, and rentable to a single party at a time, for a minimum of three days. It is a true hillside oasis, perfect for honeymoons, family retreats and reunions, and vacations with 2-4 couples (Pack and Play, stroller and high chair available). There is parking for two cars, linens and table service for 8, washing machine, dishwasher, fans, etc. All amenities are accessible to guests.

Interaction with guests

Owner will not be present. Interaction is limited to providing information and ensuring that the house is ready for occupancy. Professional cleaning is done by trusted local staff between all guest visits. Owner is fully bilingual and a native English speaker, and has 20 years experience renting to satisfied travelers from the United States, England, Germany and Scandinavia, and access to a wide and reliable group of service people in the Lucca area. She will respond directly to any questions or emergencies, and has local staff on hand to help with any issues that might arise.

Other things to note

Please contact owner for all other questions.

Family/Kid Friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

As if you were house sitting for in-laws you really like. You will have the house to yourself while you are in it, but we expect it to be left as found—not spotless, our cleaners will take care of that—but unharmed.

Anyone who wants to bring a pet all the way to Italy, should check with owner first.

No smoking. And it makes the optional hike up and down the mountain easier.


2 Reviews

Bryn User Profile
July 2014
Martha was a fantastic host to us. The old stone farmhouse is stunning, lovingly restored and in a beautiful location. We spent a lazy week on the terrace enjoying the view, cooking in the forno and drinking local reds. Recommend to all

We had a wonderful experience at Martha's place. The place is in the mountains and has a beautiful view from the terrace where we enjoyed having breakfast and dinner. Martha was always very helpful and available to reply to our questions and needs. It is a lovely and very comfortable house that has everything you need to have a very nice vacation.

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New York, New York, United StatesJoined in March 2013
Martha User Profile
I am a writer, editor, and accidental landlady: a brownstone in Brooklyn. and a house in Tuscany, just north of Lucca. The Italy house is rentable May through November, and occasionally in the winter. My duplex is rentable for six weeks in Summer, check listing for dates.
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