Villa Flavus

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Sleeps: 15 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8

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Relax with a glass of Tuscan red beneath the arched rose garden, gazing out towards the wonderful scenery around you. Surrounded by olive trees and woodland, yet just a 10-minute drive from the exquisite town of Lucca, Villa Flavus offers history and charm in an inspiring part of northern Tuscany.

Part of a large family estate that belonged to a wealthy family from Lucca in the 19th century, Villa Flavus originally dates back to the 1700s. Nowadays it has been beautifully restored into an elegant Italian holiday home with an abundance of Tuscan character from wood beamed ceilings to original tiled flooring. The living and dining areas are traditional yet stylish, the Tuscan kitchen is perfectly equipped and modern-day features include satellite TV, a music system as well as Wi-Fi throughout.

Upstairs, eight air-conditioned bedrooms, most with generous double beds, each feature their own shower room as well as charming touches adding to the old-world Tuscan ambience throughout. Maid service six days a week and the availability of a chef to prepare breakfast and one meal a day, if you wish, are further enhancements to make your stay here as special as it can be.

Outside, giant terracotta pots filled with citrus trees rest alongside stunning summer colours blooming from the rose garden, whilst olive trees are scattered across the spacious lawns surrounding the glorious swimming pool. The views from the garden and al-fresco dining terrace are simply superb, even in the evening as the pool is beautifully lit at night.

A couple of restaurants are within walking distance, as is a local village around 2km away, or drive a short distance into Lucca, a Tuscan gem filled with some of Italy’s finest Renaissance and medieval architecture. Florence and Pisa are both close enough for magnificent days out and there are so many lovely villages and towns to explore such as Collodi, San Miniato and Montecatini Terme.

Enjoy walks in the foothills of Monte Pisano close by, discover idyllic scenery on horse back or head to the coast for watersports and more family fun in this captivating and beautiful region.

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What you should know…

  • Villa Flavus is part of a large estate featuring four holiday homes including Villa Monte Pisano and San Colombano. Each villa has its own grounds and swimming pool.
  • Villa Flavus sleeps up to 15 guests across its eight bedrooms. Additional beds for up to four extra guests can be requested, subject to a supplement - please enquire.
  • Air-conditioning is available in the bedrooms only.
  • An optional chef service is included to prepare breakfast and either lunch or an evening meal and guests pay a set charge to cover the cost of the food. Please see the 'Extras' tab for further details and prices.
  • Next to the villa is a smaller casa that is used as an office, mainly by the owner and his brother. They are discreet and professional at all times.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Outdoor Games DVD Heating Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site

Villa Interiors (800m2)

Ground Floor

-    Living area and TV room with Satellite TV
-    Dining room
-    Tuscan-style kitchen, fully-equipped including dishwasher, fridge, freezer, ice-maker, oven, hobs, microwave, kettle and Nespresso machine

First Floor

-    Bedroom with double bed (170x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with double bed (170x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with double bed (170x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90x200cm, can be made up as double) and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with large single bed (140x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower

Second Floor

-    Bedroom with double bed (170x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with double bed (170x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with double bed (170x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower

Up to four extra beds can be requested, subject to an additional charge.

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (16x9m, depth: 1.5m) with flood-lighting, open approximately May to September. Can be fenced on request
-    Sun-loungers and deck chairs
-    Al-fresco dining terrace
-    Barbecue
-    Italian gardens
-    Fenced grounds with electric gate
-    Private parking
-    Separate building (used as a private staff office)
-    Access to helicopter pad
-    Access to estate’s shared tennis court (charge applies to hire rackets/balls)
-    Chapel (at neighbouring villa gates)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Air-conditioning (bedrooms)
-    Fans
-    Satellite TV
-    DVD player
-    DVD library
-    Music system
-    Play house
-    Board games
-    Safes
-    Hairdryers
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Flavus
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Take advantage of glorious views of the landscapes around Villa Flavus, set in the foothills of Monte Pisano and surrounded by olive groves and orchards yet only 6km south of the wonderful town of Lucca.  

You can walk to a couple of local restaurants and the nearest village is around 2km away, also within walking distance. Furthermore, the estate features a shared tennis court/football field (just pay to hire the rackets and balls) and the owners can also arrange bike hire for part of all of your stay.

Lucca is just a short drive away – within minutes you can be strolling or cycling along the historic walls, coming across parks, play areas and exceptional views. The heart of Lucca is a joy to explore with its enchanting squares, hidden lanes and incredible historic architecture. Once you have experienced its Tuscan charm, you will yearn to return again and again.  

The famous cities of Pisa (16km) and Florence (84km) are also ideal for magnificent day trips – either by car, private driver or even by train from Lucca.

Other idyllic villages across the region include Collodi (24km), in a stunning setting and especially popular with children thanks to its Pinocchio theme park, and San Miniato (48km), often referred to as one of Tuscany’s prettiest villages. The birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci is another lovely place to visit, under an hour away, as is the spa-town Montecatini Terme (36km) with its historic funicular taking you up to Montecatini Alto for incredible views.

Another advantage of this location is the estate’s proximity to the beach whether you wish to spend the day in the popular seaside resorts of Viareggio (30km) and Forte dei Marmi (40km) or drive even further north  towards the Ligurian coast with the romantic Golfo dei Poeti and world-famous Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

This area offers wonderful walking around Monte Pisano and other parts of Tuscany, horse-riding within a short drive, plenty of cycling and mountain biking opportunities as well as watersports along the coast. The most adventurous can seek out river rafting, kayaking and canyoning near Garfagnana, around an hour north of Lucca.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa Airport

(20km)

Nearest Train Station Lucca

(6km)

Nearest Village

(2km)

Nearest Restaurant

(500m)

Nearest Supermarket Small supermarket

(3.5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Local village

(2km)

Nearest Town/City Lucca

(6km)

Nearest Beach Viareggio

(30km)

Nearest Golf Alisei Golf & Country Club

(36km)

Nearest Tennis On the estate (shared)

(Short walk )

Region

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

Beautiful countryside walks, horse-riding, theme parks, beaches as well as world-famous cities – there is so much to do in this enchanting part of northern Tuscany.

First of all, enjoy use of the shared tennis court and football field which is part of the owners’ large estate (just pay to hire rackets and balls). The owners can also arrange bike rental for you, a great way to discover Tuscan landscapes or cycle along Lucca’s historic walls.  

The Versilia coast is also around half an hour away with summer resorts such as Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi within easy reach with watersports, lidos and all sorts of family fun. There’s more water-based excitement at Sunlight Water Park, near Pisa.

Nearby Collodi is home to a Pinocchio theme park perfect for youngsters and there is a butterfly house next door (keen historians can also admire the castle perched on top of the medieval village).

Montecatini Terme is another lovely trip out with its shops and spas – kids will enjoy the historic funicular that takes you to the hilltop village above the town for stunning views.

Heading north, there’s also Pistoia Zoo about forty minutes away whilst those who love adrenalin-fuelled activities can find canyoning, kayaking and water rafting in the amazing landscapes around Garfagnana.

Not forgetting the sights of Florence and Pisa, whether enjoying a family lunch beside the Arno, picnicking in the Boboli gardens, riding the carousel in Florence’s Piazza della Repubblica or snapping photos by the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Football net
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge

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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Daily maid service (except Sundays)
- Daily chef service for preparation of breakfast and lunch or dinner, except Wednesdays (please note guests will have to pay for the cost of food and beverages which is from €12 per person for breakfast and €40/€45 per person for lunch/evening meal)
- Concierge service (on-site or on-call)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra maid service
- Extra catering/chef service
- Staff service
- Driver service
- Personal grocery shopping
- Bike hire (on-site)
- Racket and ball hire for estate's tennis court (€30 per hour)
- Local activities and excursions
- Guided tours

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!

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Event information

The scenery around you is just spectacular from the vast gardens at Villa Flavus – gaze at the rolling hills and distant woodland as you celebrate your special day in the beautiful grounds filled with roses and olive trees.

Small ceremonies and receptions can be hosted inside this historic home but the real romance is experienced outside as you enjoy exquisite Tuscan cuisine prepared by exceptional chefs, surrounded by the scent of summer flowers and lemon trees. As the evening nears, sip cocktails with your loved ones by the swimming pool, beautifully lit up at night to create a magical ambience for you and your guests.

This romantic setting is perfect for a relaxed and joyous event with magnificent landscapes afar alongside the backdrop of this handsome and elegant home.

Wedding Reception
Inside the beautiful villa there is space for up to 30-40 people for a reception whilst outside up to 200 guests can be accommodated across the lovely gardens.

There are no restrictions on how late music can be played inside the villa but it must be turned off by midnight if outside.

A marquee can also be hired in the grounds on request if desired.  

Wedding Ceremony
There is a small chapel in the estate at the gates of one of the other villas, Villa Monte Pisano, which has room for up to 30-40 guests. Alternatively, a small ceremony can be hosted inside the villa (20-30 people) or for a larger event a service can be set up in a number of spots across the glorious grounds (for up to 200 guests).

An English-speaking celebrant can be arranged.

Where to Stay
15-19 people can stay at Villa Flavus whilst many other guests can reside in one of the two separate villas we feature on the same estate (San Colombano for up to 12 guests and Villa Monte Pisano for up to 22-26 guests), subject to availability and minimum stay restrictions.

The owner’s second estate, around 2.5km away, features Villa Maestosa (14 guests) and Villa Le Fontane (24-26 guests).

Alternatively, there are many hotels and villas in and around Lucca (within a 5-10 minute drive away). The owner has their own transportation company that can be used to drive guests to and from the venue.

Wedding Planning
The owners prefer to use their own wedding planners for the event.

If you wish to use your own then you must request this in advance and permission may be given in some circumstances.

Catering
The owners prefer for clients to use their own experienced caterers (in-house and external suppliers). A number of options are available such as aperitivi, formal sit-down meals, dessert buffets, after dinner fruit tables and more.

If you would like to use your own caterers then this must be requested in advance for approval. There is no corkage fee if you wish to provide your own wine but again, this is on request only.

Other Information
Other services that can be arranged on request include hair-dressing, make-up artists, photographers and film-makers, wedding cakes, flowers, table décor, musicians (harpists, live jazz etc), DJs and children entertainers/nannies. 

Any other external suppliers can only be used with permission.

Please note weddings can also be organised at any of the owner's five villas we feature - Villa Monte Pisano and San Colombano in the same estate or Villa Maestosa and Villa Le Fontane in a separate estate around a 5-minute drive away. Please see the "Events" tab for each individual villa.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €3000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Up to 1000kw of heating/air-conditioning and other energy usage is included, any further consumption is payable locally.
Heating costs included? Up to 1000kw of heating/air-conditioning and other energy usage is included, any further consumption is payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, plus daily maid service (except Sundays). 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.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to 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.
Minimum stay 7 nights (June-September/Christmas and NY/Easter) or 3 nights at other times.
Changeover day Saturday (June-September/Christmas and NY/Easter) or flexible at other times.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only.
Other Ts and Cs A chef is included to prepare breakfast and one meal per day, excluding Wednesdays. If guests wish to take advantage of this service then they have to pay for the cost of the beverages and food (from €12 per person for breakfast and €40/€45 per person for lunch/evening meal).
Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair can be requested for a charge of €122 per item per week.
Other Ts and Cs Villa Flavus sleeps up to 15 guests across its eight bedrooms. Additional beds for up to four extra guests can be requested, subject to a supplement - please enquire.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £6,247 £8,551 £10,855 £14,570
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 - - - £17,970
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 2nd 2022 £6,247 £8,551 £10,855 £14,570
Apr 2nd 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 £6,871 £9,406 £11,941 £16,027
Apr 16th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - - £17,970
Apr 23rd 2022 - May 28th 2022 £6,871 £9,406 £11,941 £16,027
May 28th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - - £17,970
Oct 1st 2022 - Oct 29th 2022 £6,871 £9,406 £11,941 £16,027
Oct 29th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022 £6,247 £8,551 £10,855 £14,570
Dec 24th 2022 - Jan 14th 2023 - - - £17,970
Jan 14th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £6,247 £8,551 £10,855 £14,570
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 £6,871 £9,406 £11,941 £16,027
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 - - - £17,970
Apr 15th 2023 - May 27th 2023 £6,871 £9,406 £11,941 £16,027
May 27th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 - - - £17,970

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €6,913 €9,218 €11,522 €16,125
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 - - - €19,888
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 2nd 2022 €6,913 €9,218 €11,522 €16,125
Apr 2nd 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 €7,605 €10,139 €12,674 €17,738
Apr 16th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - - €19,888
Apr 23rd 2022 - May 28th 2022 €7,605 €10,139 €12,674 €17,738
May 28th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - - €19,888
Oct 1st 2022 - Oct 29th 2022 €7,605 €10,139 €12,674 €17,738
Oct 29th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022 €6,913 €9,218 €11,522 €16,125
Dec 24th 2022 - Jan 14th 2023 - - - €19,888
Jan 14th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €6,913 €9,218 €11,522 €16,125
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 €7,605 €10,139 €12,674 €17,738
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 - - - €19,888
Apr 15th 2023 - May 27th 2023 €7,605 €10,139 €12,674 €17,738
May 27th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 - - - €19,888

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $7,826 $10,130 $12,434 $18,254
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 - - - $22,513
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 2nd 2022 $7,826 $10,130 $12,434 $18,254
Apr 2nd 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 $8,608 $11,143 $13,678 $20,079
Apr 16th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - - $22,513
Apr 23rd 2022 - May 28th 2022 $8,608 $11,143 $13,678 $20,079
May 28th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - - $22,513
Oct 1st 2022 - Oct 29th 2022 $8,608 $11,143 $13,678 $20,079
Oct 29th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022 $7,826 $10,130 $12,434 $18,254
Dec 24th 2022 - Jan 14th 2023 - - - $22,513
Jan 14th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $7,826 $10,130 $12,434 $18,254
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 $8,608 $11,143 $13,678 $20,079
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 - - - $22,513
Apr 15th 2023 - May 27th 2023 $8,608 $11,143 $13,678 $20,079
May 27th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 - - - $22,513

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.

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