Superb Luxury villa in idyllic Tuscan countryside

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  • Bathrooms Bathrooms
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Villa Lavanda is a large, early 17th century stone villa -- completely rebuilt in 1998, and constantly updated since -- located 5 minutes from the beautiful town of Bagni di Lucca in the foothills of the Apuan alps. The house is an easy drive from the magnificent walled city of Lucca; at the start of the famed Garfagnana Valley - renowned for its artisanal food products, and a famous center for outdoor recreational activities; hiking, riding, paragliding, river rafting, biking, are among the many available choices. The area is also famous for its hill-towns and villages. Pisa 60 minutes) and Florence (75 minutes) airports are within easy reach and Florence, Sienna, the Chianti and the Cinque Terre can all be visited on day trips.

The area first became famous during the 18th Century as the favored summer retreat for Russian & British nobility because of its hot-springs, but more particularly because of the benign summer climate ---- warm days, but cooler, pleasant nights; air conditioning is not needed.

The house is set in 10 hectares (20+acres) of completely private, gated, landscape grounds, with olive, fruit and vegetable orchards, a large mosaic-tiled pool, outdoor pavilion, numerous outdoor, shaded eating & sitting areas -- one can always find a quiet corner - and there are extraordinary panoramic views from the entire property..

The house itself is on 3 floors and - with 7 double bedrooms & 6+ bathrooms - is large enough for 14 guests, but the layout is such that it's extremely comfortable and not overwhelming for smaller parties.
The house is furnished to the highest standards with contemporary and ethnic art, antiques unique artifacts. The main kitchen has an 8-burner restaurant stove, along with virtually every appliance and tool necessary for preparing gourmet meals. Bathrooms are marble-tiled, equipped with sinks (some double) and bidets & most with both bathtubs and separate showers. All bathrooms have hairdryers.

The house has state-of-the-art heating, electrical an mechanical systems.

The main courtyard - besides the dining table seating 14 - has an 18th Century fully, functional pizza oven as well as both gas and charcoal BBQs. Naturally there is satellite TV, a large library of books, DVD's,CD's, multi room music system, iPod/phone docks, & wireless internet throughout the house. Child gates, cribs, high chair along with children's books and games are also available. There is an extensive library of travel guides. The main courtyard - besides the dining table seating 14 - has an 18th Century fully, functional pizza oven as well as both gas and charcoal BBQs.

Alongside the 13m x 6m tiled pool (salt generator for purification) is a vine-covered pergola with a table for al-fresco meals. A large hot-tub is within its own private, gated courtyard. There is also an outdoor, summer sleeping pavilion.

Housekeeping services are provided and included in your rental, as are all basic necessities for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry. Linens - including pool towels are provided. A selection of cooks and chefs - and catering options are available by arrangement, as is a masseuse, and baby sitting can be arranged.

On arrival, guests will be met by our property manager who will show you around the house and familiarize you with its workings. She is also available by phone or email for any particular problems, questions or requests during your stay. The manager will be present at your departure to read meters and attend to any requests. We have maintenance staff on call for mechanical emergencies.

For an additional charge, a full 'concierge service' is available to arrange tours to wineries, visits to local artisans or shopping expeditions, for purchase rail tickets, provide shopping services etc. Airport car service is also available.

Location

Italy, Tuscany, Bagni di Lucca

Address: Localita Monti di Villa 55022 Bagni di Lucca LU, Italy
Zip or Postal Code: 55022
Latitude/Longitude: 44.04045199999999 / 10.572526000000039
Nearest Airportpisa60 km
Nearest BarPonte a Serraglio3 km
Nearest BeachForte di Marmi60 km
Nearest BusPonte a Serraglio3 km
Nearest GolfMontectini45 km
Nearest RestaurantPonte a Serraglio3 km
Nearest SkiAbetone45 km
Nearest TrainFornoli6 km

Neighborhood

villages of Bagni di Lucca, Lucca, Tuscany

Amenities

Property Type:
Meals:
Guests provide meals
Floor Area:
8,611.13 sq. f.
Location Type:
Family Reunion
Mountain
Bedrooms:
7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
Cribs: 2
Queen Beds: 5
Single Beds: 4
Bathrooms:
6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Baths: 6
Bidets: 7
Showers: 6
Sinks: 7
Toilets: 7
Access:
Off-road parking
Private parking
Secure parking
Stairs
Wheelchair access
Parking For:
8 Cars
Features:
Fireplace
Hot Tub
Internet
Outdoor Grill
Pool
WiFi
General:
Activities guide
Backpack
Beach chairs
Beach towels
Binoculars
Books
Child's high chair
Computer
Cooler
Dining guide
Electronic security
Events allowed
Fireplace
Firewood
Games
Generator
Internet
Magazines
Music library
Outdoor hot tub
Outdoor pool
Ping pong table
Private location
Private pool
Sunbed
Terrace
Video library
Views
WiFi
Woodstove
Inside:
Alarm clock
Bathroom tissue
Blender
Cable television
CD player
Central heating
Clothes dryer
Coffee grinder
Coffee maker
Cooking utensils
Dishwasher
DVD player
Fax
Fitness room
Freezer
Griddle
Hair dryer
Ice maker
Iron and board
Keurig coffee maker
Kitchenette
Laundry soap
Lobster pot
Microwave
Netflix
Paper towels
Phone
Refrigerator
Satellite television
Shampoo
Soap
Spices
Stove
Telephone
Television
Toaster
Waffle maker
Washing machine
Outside:
Balcony
Barbecue
Deck
Deck furniture
Electric grill
Gas grill
Gated community
Gazebo
Lawn furniture
Parking
Patio
Patio furniture
Picnic table
Porch
Yard
Suitability:
Pet Friendly: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Child Friendly: Yes
Long Term: Yes
Elderly Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: No
Other Services:
Babysitting
Chauffer
Childcare
Cleaning inclusive
Concierge
Daily maid service
Housekeeper inclusive
Laundry extra
Linens provided
Maid service
Massage
Private chef
Staffed facility
Towels provided
Local Activities:
Antiquing
Beachcombing
Climbing
Cycling
Fly fishing
Freshwater fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Hunting
Live theater
Mountain biking
Mountain climbing
Mountaineering
Paragliding
Rafting
Sightseeing
Skiing
Swimming
Tennis
Walking
Whitewater rafting
Area Services & Attractions:
ATM / Bank (4 km)
Caves (15 km)
Churches (3 km)
Fitness center (5 meters)
Forests (100 meters)
Groceries (4 km)
Hospital (20 km)
Laundromat (3 km)
Library (3 km)
Marina (30 km)
Museums (20 km)
Restaurants (3 km)
Ruins (5 km)
Winery tours (15 km)
Notes:
Utilities: internet, satellite TV and certain phone services are all included in your rental. You will receive a €150.00 credit towards the cost of electricity and gas (gas only with use of hot-tub). These are metered and anything in excess of this will be for your account and payable on check-out - either to the manager, or by prior arrangement, with the owner through a deduction from the security deposit. There is a charge for heating during Fall and Winter months.Please enquire about our additional services --- chauffeur, massage, tai-chi, art & cooking lessons, tours to wineries etc --- that are available by arrangement and request. Arrangements can be made for other catering options, additional linen changes, personal laundry, pre-arrival food shopping and similar requests.Meet & Greet: The property manager will be available on the day of your arrival between 3pm and 7pm. Please contact the manager prior to your arrival to advise her as to your anticipated ETA. If you will be arriving after 7pm - or your expected arrival is delayed - it is vital that you advise the manager ahead of time as without this information she will not be present to meet you outside these hours.Please note: Although the pool and hot-tub are gated, the house is on three levels and there are, stone staircases, high balconies & windows. Additionally, there is valuable artwork and furniture and the property may not be suitable for unsupervised - adventurous - children, or those who are unused to the type of environment. Please discuss this with the owners if your party includes children between 2-8 years old. Access to the pool - which is above the house - may be difficult for infirm guests, or those confined to a wheelchair. There is one bedroom with en-suite bathroom on the main floor and there are 'grab bars' at strategic locations on the main floor to assist guests.

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Rental Terms

Check-in Time: 3:00 PM
Check-out Time: 3:00 PM
Payment Options: Checks
Security Deposit: A US$1,500 is required to be paid to the owner prior to the commencement of the rental. If preferred, this can be paid - in cash - to the property manager on arrival. The deposit will be returned to you - provided there are no damages - upon departure.
General Terms & Policies:
Smoking is not allowed within the house but is OK in the grounds.
Rental Agreement:
Villa Fronzola (a.k.a.Villa Lavanda)
Use and Occupancy Agreement

The undersigned parties (the “Parties”) agree to the short-term usage of the Villa Fronzola (also referred to as Villa Lavanda in certain promotional materials) property in Bagni di Lucca, Italy (the “Premises”) upon the terms and conditions contained in this Use and Occupancy Agreement (the “Agreement”).

Occupancy Period From:

Name of Occupant:

Address:


Telephone (B): (M) eMail:

Number of persons in group: _________ (14 max)

The Fee for the use and occupancy of the premises is per week, or a total of
NOTE: Utilities payable by renter on departure
(The rental fee excludes cost of utilities: electrical, (gas – with hot tub use) winter gas/wood heat - which are payable to villa staff at the conclusion of the rental period.)

A deposit of 1/3 of the total is required to confirm this agreement.

Terms & Conditions:

1. Balance of Rental fee: The balance of the rental fee is payable 60 days before the beginning of the occupancy period. We reserve the right to cancel your reservation if payment is not made as provided for herein.

2. Cancellation by you: If you cancel all or any part of your reservation, we shall be entitled to retain the following percentage of the fee for the canceled reservation as liquidated damages:
More than 6 months before first use – we will refund all monies paid except 10% of the full fee for the canceled reservation.
Less than 6 months before first use – we will attempt to book the premises and would hope to be able to do so. However, you are responsible for 100% of the full fee for the canceled reservation, less any fee that we are able to obtain by diligently attempting to re-book the premises. In all events we will retain 10% of the full fee for the canceled reservation.

3. Cancellation by us: Though it is unlikely, we must retain the right to cancel your reservation and shall notify you at the earliest possible date. In the event we cancel your reservation it is agreed that our liability to you for damages will be limited to the refund of all of the deposits previously paid.
4. Owners’ agent/Property manager: The owner’s local agent/manager is AnnaMaria Liberti. She will be available to answer questions, deal with problems and authorize repairs. We will furnish you with contact information prior to departure.

5. Arrival & Departure times: Our agent will make every effort to introduce you to the Villa, at your convenience, on your arrival date. You should plan to arrive during working hours and allow a two-hour window during which you and she can mesh schedules. You should plan your departure before eleven am on the departure day to accommodate the next party. If that is not possible, you must make other arrangements with the local agent who will try to accommodate you, if at all feasible. Similarly, arrangements for very early departure also need to be made with the Agent.

6. Security Deposit: A security deposit of $1,500 shall be paid to the owner’s agent upon arrival. This deposit is intended to protect the owner against damage to the premises and its contents. The owner’s agent will inspect the premises prior to your departure and make arrangements for retention of any monies for damages and/or utility costs and return any balance.

7. Cleaning: Basic maid service is provided at no additional charge. Additional services such as personal laundry, and cooking may be provided by housekeeping staff, such arrangements are strictly between you and the staff. Villa should be left ‘broom-clean’ to avoid any additional cleaning charges.

8. Condition of Premises: You must understand that the premises are adapted for the use of careful adults and may not be suitable for unsupervised children or infants. We have preserved the historical nature of the premises. The terrain is rough, the pool is unfenced, and the general condition of the premises is not consistent with safety standards prevalent in the United States.

9. Liability: You agree, on behalf of your self and your party, to indemnify and hold harmless the property owners from all liability, costs and expenses for damage to your property and persons, or that of your guests and invitees, while on the premises.

10. Choice of Law & Jurisdiction: In the event of any dispute concerning the use and occupancy of the premises between the persons occupying the premises pursuant to this Agreement and the owners of the premises, such dispute shall be adjudicated only in the court of law of Lucca, and in accordance with Italian law. The occupants of the premises, and the owner accept the personal jurisdiction of the court of law of Lucca.

11. Amendments: This agreement may be modified or amended only by a writing signed by all of the parties who signed the original agreement.

For Villa Fronzola For the Occupants



By: _______________ By: ______________________
Signature Signature

Name: ________________Date: ______________
Date: _______________ Witness my hand and seal

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