About this listing
Combine a peaceful location, with modern facilities, infinity pool and a simply stunning view, and suddenly you find yourselves in rather more than a Tuscan villa. We liked it so much that we turned it into a home to share with like-minded guests.
Astride a turn in the hillside, known as A Capo, lay a farm with exceptional views (incl. Leaning Tower of Pisa, 12 miles south) and two buildings.
Abandoned, overgrown, collapsed.
A new owner has returned some 1000 olive trees to production and (using the Ferrari construction company and international realtors Knight Frank) restored one villa (280 sq m), sparing no expense to use traditional terracotta and chestnut materials.
The result meets all requirements of today's market:
- interior design;
- satellite TV + 5.1 DVD;
- eco-efficient solar-powered under-floor heating;
- infinity pool;
- 4 lavishly appointed double/twin bedrooms (all en-suite); can sleep 4 more (basic accommodation in full-size bunk beds);
- large kitchen, dining room, 50sq m living room;
- stunning south-facing panorama over Pisa and Lucca, towards Florence & Siena. 2 terraces shaded by chestnut pergolas.
10 mins to shops + all major Tuscan culture within 2hrs. Quiet and very private.
Please note that the accommodation for more than 8 people is in the form of bunk beds and a sofa bed. The bunk bedrooms have no windows and one is closed off by a curtain rather than a door. These rooms are serviced by an additional shower room, which effectively may be used en-suite with the curtained bedroom. Used this way, this area benefits from a window. Although suitable for adults, the bunk beds are normally used by kids, and, if preferred in summer, the dining room may instead be used as a dormitory.
The entire villa, excepting its tiny second kitchen, a few landlord's/maid's cupboards and garage.
Interaction with guests
We provide support from our office and local staff from reservation to checkout.
Outstanding panoramic views, yet within minutes of the walls of Lucca and all the local amenities - chic North West Tuscany.
Our village lies within 10 minutes of Italy's comprehensive freeway network and trains from Lucca, and within 30 minutes of Pisa's well-served international airport. For those interested in cycling, Lucca is one of Italy's major cycling centres.
Please read these House Rules very carefully and, after reservation, download our Standard Terms & Conditions and Guest Information Pack. These give our guests a lot of information about our properties, which we have gone to great lengths to compile. Understanding this information can make a difference to the success of your stay, and also being sure that our property is the one most suitable (or not) for your stay. We give you the opportunity to withdraw, should, having read this lengthy material, you decide that our property is not suitable for your requirements. This material includes a requirement for host and guest to agree on reviews in advance of publication. This is made to ensure that the reviews are factually correct, which is in the best interests of both guests and host. We quote from a comment made by Airbnb in this respect: "Our community is built on trust, and trust comes from honest conversation. Therefore, we ask for reviews that are truthful, clear, and helpful to both the review’s recipient and the wider Airbnb community." Our policy is designed to ensure that these objectives are met.
We do not contract with people under 25
We do not accept hen parties or stag nights
Smoking is permitted outside, and in the dry season only immediately around the house.
Self-catering, but guests are invited to order in-villa traditional Tuscan home-cooked meals from us by separate arrangement.
Guests have full use of all of the villa bar the owner's private (the villa's 2nd small) kitchen - the villa's spacious main kitchen is all that you will need, anyway.
The property extends to 25 acres, so there is plenty of room for guests to find their own space to relax either in the sun or under the olive trees in the garden or olive groves.
Please note that the AirBnB system doesn't properly show our pricing structure. We also charge for electricity incurred in addition to a 'fair use' allowance of €100 per week (pro rata). If you use the air-conditioning (which most people don't) you will most probably exceed the allowance. If there is an excess, it will be deducted from your security deposit. Guests may ask to read meters with us, in the absence of which our staff's readings will be final.
We also charge for other extras, if requested, such as in villa catering, details of which we will supply to you after you have confirmed your reservation. There are also charges for additional linen and towels, and if additional work is required of our staff during your stay.
There are charges for additional linen and towels, and if additional work is required of our staff during your stay. You, and not our staff, are responsible for the removal of all rubbish from the property during and at the end of your stay; if you fail to do this, we will charge you for this at the rate of €20 per trip to the local rubbish disposal facility.
Making a booking with us also confirms that you accept and agree to comply with our Standard Terms & Conditions, to which you will be given access upon confirmation of your booking. If you are not prepared to accept these, please then cancel your reservation. If there are special circumstances, raised in connection with our Standard Terms & Conditions, we will of course consider them and make a different agreement with you, if appropriate. The person making the booking with Airbnb is deemed to be The Party Leader for the purposes of our Standard Terms & Conditions.
This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.