Casa Palanca

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

Pool
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

Casa Palanca is a bright and airy holiday villa situated in a residential area close to the historic city of Lucca.

The well-maintained house is decorated in a rustic cottage style with exposed beams and traditional terracotta tiles which give the house a warm and welcoming feel. The cosy living area features a pretty fireplace and has lovely doors leading out to the garden whilst the charming kitchen-diner is ideal for cooking up a Tuscan feast.

The two-bedroom home is a great base for a family or a small group of friends to stay who wish to explore the wonderful surrounding town and cities or you could simply while away your days relaxing by your lovely private pool or dining al-fresco under the delightful covered patio.

There are plenty of amenities near to the house, with shops and restaurants just a short walk away and charming Tuscan villages within a short drive. When you are looking for somewhere more lively, Lucca, just 11km away, is full of great attractions to visit such as the city walls which can be explored by foot or by cycle. Inside the beautiful walls, there is also plenty to see including many ancient churches, after all Lucca is nicknamed ‘the city of a hundred churches’! A great one to start at is the cathedral which has been standing since the 11th century and is filled with stunning religious art. There are also plenty of trendy bars and restaurants to unwind in after a busy day of exploring.

You are also well placed to head into the rolling Tuscan hills where you can enjoy hiking trails through ancient woodlands, have a picnic in the grounds of stunning botanical gardens of Renaissance villas or sample wines at wonderful vineyards. As well as being close to the campagna, you are also nestled in between the famous city of Pisa and the coastal town of Viareggio. Whether you would like to spend the day visiting the Leaning Tower or dipping your toes into beautiful blue seas, both are just 40 minutes from the villa by car.

Please note that the owners are applying for a permit for a 'set-in-earth' swimming pool in 2022. If this is successful there will be an additional charge of €100 per week, payable directly to the owner on arrival. Watch this space for further information.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that the villa can sleep up to 6 guests, with the 2 additional guests sleeping on the sofa bed.
  • This property is located in a residential area.
  • A car is highly recommended to make the most of this wonderful region.
  • Please note that the owners are applying for a permit for a 'set-in-earth' swimming pool in 2022. If this is successful there will be an additional charge of €100 per week, payable directly to the owner on arrival. Watch this space for further information.
  • Please note that reduced rates are available for 2 guests on request during all periods except peak season. Please enquire for details and prices. 
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Heating

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Living room with fireplace, double sofa bed, satellite TV and doors out to garden
- Kitchen/dining room with table, hobs, oven, washing machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine and door leading outside
- Twin bedroom
- Double bedroom with access to garden
- Bathroom with shower, bidet and toilet

Outside Grounds (approx. 400m2)

- Swimming pool (6.6m x 2.8m, depth: 1.2m), open approximately beginning-May to mid-September
- Private garden with lawns and trees
- Sun loungers and parasols
- Covered terrace with dining furniture
- Barbecue
- Parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- Fireplace
- Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Palanca
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Situated in a residential area close to local shops and restaurants, Casa Palanca is an ideal base for an Italian holiday in Tuscany. Due to the great location, you are perfectly placed to enjoy the best of the Tuscan countryside as well as all of the culture and excitement of some of the most popular Italian cities.

Just 11km from your villa is the breathtaking city of Lucca which has enough attractions to fill all of your days if you want to stay local. A guided tour is a brilliant way to learn about Lucca’s history and find other attractions to visit along the way. There is one guided tour available which combines a walk around the walls of the city with wine tasting at different locations, a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Or if you are more of a foodie then there are many cookery classes at nearby farms or in the centre of Lucca, including pasta making courses.

Viareggio is another great town to visit. The town has a thriving centre with plenty of shops and restaurants but is also on the coast so there are ports and beaches as far as the eye can see! Make sure you give the local seafood a try while you are there, though the kids may prefer a trip to one of the ice-cream parlours on the promenade.

In the opposite direction is Pisa which has much more than its famous Leaning Tower to offer, though a visit to the main attraction is often enjoyed by everyone. A walk along the River Arno is great for getting away from the main tourist trail, have a drink in a local bar or look out the for lovely 14th century Palazzo Blu, a palace turned art gallery tucked away by the river.

A day out in Florence is another highlight of this area with its amazing art galleries, palazzi and churches. South of Florence, explore the famous Chianti hills, visiting vineyards and idyllic hilltop towns such as Castellina in Chianti, Certaldo and San Gimignano, all around ninety minutes away.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa

(43 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Florence

(67 km)

Nearest Village

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City Lucca

(11 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(850 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(350 m)

Nearest Beach

(35 km)

Nearest Supermarket

(2 km)

Region

Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, the Lucca and Pisa region is a captivating destination that effortlessly blends rich history, stunning architecture, and natural beauty. This picturesque region is renowned for its unique and unforgettable attractions, making it a must-visit for any traveller. 

Tuscany 

With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The rolling Tuscan hills are a great start for entertaining the kids on holiday. Let off some steam by heading out on one of the many hiking trails through the beautiful woodlands where you can enjoy amazing views while having a picnic together.

If you have little ones, then they may enjoy a walk around Pinocchio park. The park is a nice easy walk with statues from the Pinocchio fairytale dotted around the trail which children love.

A little further out is Zoo di Pistoia which is worth a visit. This zoo focuses on animal conservation and education and has over 400 animals to see. Families can spend the whole day at Zoo di Pistoia as there are play areas, cafes and shops as well as the animals.

Don't forget about the lovely sandy beach at Viareggio as well as the summer watersports on offer (or you may just prefer a pleasant walk along the lungomare with a gelato in hand).

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €200 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 8.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Changeover day Saturday in July and August. Flexible during all other periods.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €100, payable locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 7 nights in July and August. 2-5 nights minimum stay during all other periods.
Heating costs included? Extra €1.70/m3, payable locally (on request).
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately beginning-May to mid-September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that reduced rates are available for 2 guests on request during all periods except peak season. Please enquire for details and prices.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - May 25th 2024 - - - £520 £723
May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - £742 £1,039
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - - £1,326
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - - £1,341
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - - £1,326
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - £742 £1,039
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 £169 £253 £337 £421 £584
Oct 26th 2024 - Nov 9th 2024 - £505 £673 £841 £1,178
Nov 9th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £169 £253 £337 £421 £584
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 7th 2025 - - - £742 £1,039
Jan 7th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 £169 £253 £337 £421 £584
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 - - - £520 £723
Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £169 £253 £337 £421 £584
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 - - - £520 £723
May 24th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - £742 £1,039
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - - £1,326
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - - - £1,341
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - - £1,326
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 - - - £742 £1,039
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 £169 £253 £337 £421 £584
Oct 25th 2025 - Nov 8th 2025 - £505 £673 £841 £1,178
Nov 8th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 £169 £253 £337 £421 £584

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - May 25th 2024 - - - €565 €785
May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - €807 €1,129
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - - €1,441
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - - €1,457
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - - €1,441
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - €807 €1,129
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 €183 €275 €366 €457 €635
Oct 26th 2024 - Nov 9th 2024 - €549 €732 €914 €1,280
Nov 9th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €183 €275 €366 €457 €635
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 7th 2025 - - - €807 €1,129
Jan 7th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 €183 €275 €366 €457 €635
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 - - - €565 €785
Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €183 €275 €366 €457 €635
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 - - - €565 €785
May 24th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - €807 €1,129
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - - €1,441
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - - - €1,457
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - - €1,441
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 - - - €807 €1,129
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 €183 €275 €366 €457 €635
Oct 25th 2025 - Nov 8th 2025 - €549 €732 €914 €1,280
Nov 8th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 €183 €275 €366 €457 €635

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - May 25th 2024 - - - $611 $849
May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - $873 $1,222
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - - $1,559
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - - - $1,576
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - - $1,559
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - $873 $1,222
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 $198 $297 $396 $495 $687
Oct 26th 2024 - Nov 9th 2024 - $594 $791 $989 $1,384
Nov 9th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $198 $297 $396 $495 $687
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 7th 2025 - - - $873 $1,222
Jan 7th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 $198 $297 $396 $495 $687
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 - - - $611 $849
Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $198 $297 $396 $495 $687
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 - - - $611 $849
May 24th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - $873 $1,222
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - - $1,559
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - - - $1,576
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - - $1,559
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 - - - $873 $1,222
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 $198 $297 $396 $495 $687
Oct 25th 2025 - Nov 8th 2025 - $594 $791 $989 $1,384
Nov 8th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 $198 $297 $396 $495 $687

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • The owners are lovely!

    on 03/10/2023

    Brilliant service! The destination is stunning and the owners are lovely! We had to call Oliver’s travels with a couple of questions and they were amazing. The price was wonderful and the surrounds are gorgeous! We have also got engaged here and will be coming because for our honeymoon??

  • A great time

    on 12/09/2020

    We had a great time at Casa Palanca. We enjoyed the great villa, the garden and the swimming pool. What a warm welcome with fruit and a great red wine. We enjoyed the beautiful cities Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia, Firenze, the beach in Viareggio and the villas of villa reale di Mansi & villa Torrigiani.
    Grazie per tutto!

  • Lovely stay

    on 27/07/2019

    Thank you so much for the lovely stay, we have enjoyed every minute of bathing in the pool, relaxing at the sunbeds, cooking lovely dinners at the outdoor grill and playing football in the garden. Your kindness and hospitality has been so nice and we wish you all the best!

  • Fabulous villa

    on 28/07/2018

    Thank you for such a lovely warm welcome and the use of your fabulous villa for the week. It truly has been a special busy week and we have loved every second of our stay. The welcome pack was so generous and lasted us most of the week. We have found the villa extremely well equipped and clean and a lovely retreat. We very much hope to return one day and wished we had booked two weeks! All the best and thank you once again.

  • Relaxing week

    on 30/06/2018

    We have had such a relaxing week here in your special villa. It has been spacious and spotless; so homely in every way. To sit in the garden, has been heavenly and to cool off in the pool has been a treat every day... A great base for our day trips out and about: Florence by train, Lucca. A well packed week- so wish we could stay another week! ( maybe the next time). You both gave us such a welcome when we arrived much later than expected.

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