Villa Maestosa

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Once belonging to a 17th century count as his summer residence, Villa Maestosa exudes history, character and charm in the most magnificent parkland, in the hills just outside of Lucca, one of northern Tuscany’s most exquisite towns.

The setting of this elegant abode is quite special – ornate Italian gardens, century-old trees, a sweet-scented jasmine pergola and the sound of trickling fountains as you stroll along the paths and lawns. A stream runs into two small lakes, a perfect spot for relaxing as the swans gracefully swim by. Then of course there’s the delightful swimming pool, ideal for long summer days and beautifully flood-lit at night.

Step inside and discover the unique character of each of the floors. Walk up the villa’s grand steps up to the first floor living room, a place of charm and beauty with its frescoed walls and ornate furnishings. Next door the romantic music room features a piano by the balcony whilst a jacuzzi bathroom adds another touch of luxury. On this level there are three grand bedrooms, each with king-size beds, air-conditioning and en suite shower rooms.  

There are four further bedrooms on the top floor, again with air-conditioning and en suite shower rooms, yet these ones more traditional in style, show-casing Tuscan character with wood-beams, old-fashioned furnishings and pretty little windows peeping out to the glorious grounds.

Finally, there’s the comfortable ground floor with its dining rooms, lounge, library and Tuscan kitchen, as well as steps leading down to the cellar, a perfect place for family fun playing cards and table football whilst enjoying pizza from the wood-burning oven.

Feast with family and friends in one of the two al-fresco dining areas, perhaps prepared by the villa’s chef who is available for breakfast and either lunch or an evening meal. Maid service is also included most days and there are all sorts of extras that can be arranged from cookery classes and wine tasting to personalised itineraries and private tours when exploring the local region.

Indeed, there is so much to discover across this alluring part of northern Tuscany. Start off in Lucca with its gorgeous historic centre and fascinating city walls, then visit pretty nearby villages such as Collodi, San Miniato or the spa-town of Montecatini-Terme. Pisa and Florence are also ideal for amazing day trips or head to the coast for beaches, watersports and summer lidos in Viareggio, just half an hour away.

If you are seeking Tuscan nature at its very best, explore the landscapes of Monte Pisano, head north for kayaking and hiking in Garfagna. Or simply spend time at Villa Maestosa and relax in the historic and tranquil gardens of this majestic home.

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What you should know…

  • Villa Maestosa shares the same estate as Villa Le Fontane. Each villa has its own grounds and swimming pool.
  • Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only.
  • With the stream, ponds/lakes and other water features in the grounds, small children will need to be supervised.
  • 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.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Wine Cellar Games Room Indoor Games Table Football DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Villa Interiors

Garden Level

-    Living room with TV
-    2 x dining rooms
-    Office/library
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, blender, kettle, toaster and Nespresso machine

Main/First Floor

-    Main living room (with doors leading to stairs to the garden)
-    Music room with piano
-    Small kitchenette (for staff)
-    Bathroom with jacuzzi tub
-    Bedroom with double bed (180x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with double bed (170x210cm) and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with double bed (170x210cm) and en suite bathroom with shower

Top Floor

-    Living room with TV
-    Guest WC
-    Bedroom with twin beds (120x190cm each) and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with small French bed, mezzanine level and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with double bed (170x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with twin beds (120x190cm each) and en suite bathroom with shower

Cellar

-    Games room with sofas, board games and table football
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including wood-burning pizza oven
-    Laundry room

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (22x10m, depth: 1.2-3m) with diving board and flood-lighting. Open approximately May to September and can be fenced on request.
-    Outdoor shower
-    Al-fresco dining areas
-    Barbecue
-    Italian gardens
-    Gazebo
-    Water features and stream
-    2 x ponds (with swans)
-    Enclosed grounds with electric gate
-    Parking
-    Access to helicopter pad

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning (bedrooms only)
-    Fans
-    Heating
-    Fireplaces (x3)
-    Satellite TV
-    DVD player
-    Sound system
-    Board games
-    Table football
-    Library
-    Wine cellar
-    Hairdryers
-    Safes
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Maestosa
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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Just 5km from the historic town of Lucca, in the beautiful foothills of Monte Pisano, this grand villa enjoys a prime location for exploring so much of Tuscany and beyond.

Wander out to a choice of two local restaurants within walking distance whilst the nearest grocery store is only a 5-minute drive away. In the other direction, the nearest village, set in picturesque country surroundings, is around 4km by car or bike.

Guests can arrange bike hire via the owners and you also have access to a tennis court/football field at the owner’s other estate, around a 5-minute drive away, available to hire on an hourly basis.

One of the first places you will be keen to visit is Lucca, a delightful town with exquisite architecture and enchanting historic walls. Spend time exploring the winding lanes, coming across charming cafes and characterful restaurants alongside magical squares, pretty churches and impressive palazzi. Walk or cycle along the city walls, coming across parks, play areas and enjoying fantastic views towards the historic heart of the town.

You are also in an ideal position for visiting the wonderful Tuscan cities of Pisa (14km) and Florence (84km). As an alternative to driving, you could take the train from Lucca or arrange a private driver and personalised itinerary.

Some of Tuscany’s loveliest villages and towns are also close by such as the medieval hilltop village of Collodi (24km), beautiful San Miniato (48km) and the birthplace of the great artist, Vinci (48km). Spa-lovers should spend some time in Montecatini Terme (34km), home to nine spas and a number of lovely shops as well as stunning architecture and stunning views from Montecatini Alto, reached via an old-fashioned funicular.

Walkers can explore so much of the immediate area with Monte Pisano so close or if you prefer horse-riding there is a centre just a short drive away. The Padule di Fucecchio (40km) is another wonderful place to explore by foot, a must for bird and nature lovers especially, whilst the spectacular scenery around Garfagna, around an hour away, can be discovered whilst hiking, rafting or kayaking.

This is also a great location for its proximity to the Versilia coast with Viareggio (30km) and Forte dei Marmi (40km) easily reached for blue-flag sandy beaches, summer lidos and watersports as well as lots of family fun.

Heading north, drive as far as La Spezia in Liguria, about an hour away by car, then catch one of the little trains into the incredible Cinque Terre National Park, a collection of idyllic villages and magnificent coastal landscapes, many connected by walking paths. The beautiful villages of the Golfo dei Poeti, from Lerici to Porto Venere, are also stunning places to visit.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa Airport

(18km)

Nearest Train Station Lucca

(5.5km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Within 1km)

Nearest Village

(3-4km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(3-4km)

Nearest Supermarket Grocery store

(3.5km)

Nearest Town/City Lucca

(5km)

Nearest Tennis On owner's second estate

(2.5km)

Nearest Beach Viareggio

(30km)

Nearest Golf Alisei Golf & Country Club

(35km)

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

Northern Tuscany is a great area for children of a variety of ages with plenty to keep them busy.

First of all, sport lovers can hire the tennis court/football field which can be found in the owner’s other estate, around a 5-minute drive away.

The owner can also arrange bike hire for you, a great way to potter around the local area. Cycling around Lucca’s city walls is also popular, coming across green spaces and play areas as you admire the views of the historic centre.

Youngsters will also love the Pinocchio inspired theme park in the village of Collodi, as well as the butterfly house next door. For animal lovers there is a zoo in Pistoia whilst in Montecatini-Terme transport enthusiasts will appreciate the old-fashioned funicular that climbs to the village at the top of the hill.

Older kids can try kayaking, hiking or rafting around Garfagna, around an hour north of Lucca, whilst there are many wonderful walks closer to home around Monte Pisano. There is also horse-riding within a short drive and plenty of mountain biking opportunities.

The seaside is never far away with the lively summer resorts of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi just over half an hour away with their sandy beaches, watersports and plenty more family fun.

There are also plenty of family attractions in the great Tuscan cities of Pisa and Florence, both ideal for day trips when staying at Villa Maestosa.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Football
  • 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 tennis court on owner's second estate, 2.5km away (€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

With the exquisite frescoed salone and enchanting music room with its grand piano by the balcony, Italian romance exudes from this beautiful Tuscan residence which dates back many years. If celebrating with just a handful of closest family or friends, a magical ceremony and reception can be set up inside this historic home.

Yet Villa Maestosa is also all about its spectacular parkland – the perfect setting for a larger event for up to 250 guests across the glorious gardens and grounds. Ancient fountains, century-old trees, historic paths and beautiful greenery make this the perfect venue for your special day, not to mention the wonderfully scented jasmine covered gazebo and idyllic lake with its gliding swans.

Wedding Reception
Inside the beautiful villa there is space for up to 16 people for a reception whilst outside up to 200-250 guests can be hosted.

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 estate's villas, Villa Monte Pisano (a 5-minute drive away) which has room for up to 30-40 guests. Alternatively, a small ceremony can be hosted inside the villa (16 people) or for a larger event a service can be set up in a number of spots across the glorious gardens (for up to 200-250 guests).

An English-speaking celebrant can be arranged.

Where to Stay
14 people can stay at Villa Maestosa whilst 24-26 guests can stay at Villa Le Fontane in the same estate, subject to availability and minimum stay restrictions.

The owner’s second estate, around 2.5km away, features San Colombano (12 guests), Villa Flavus (15-19 guests) and Villa Monte Pisano (22-26 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 Le Fontane in the same estate or Villa Monte Pisano, Villa Flavus or San Colombano 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 €5000 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 2000kw per week of heating/air-conditioning and other energy usage is included, any further consumption is payable locally.
Heating costs included? Up to 2000kw per week 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 (up to 7MB).
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, payable locally.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 1st 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £6,273 £8,577 £10,882 £14,632
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 - - - £19,997
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 2nd 2022 £6,273 £8,577 £10,882 £14,632
Apr 2nd 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 £7,737 £10,579 £13,421 £18,047
Apr 16th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - - £19,997
Apr 23rd 2022 - May 28th 2022 £7,737 £10,579 £13,421 £18,047
May 28th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - - £19,997
Oct 1st 2022 - Oct 29th 2022 £7,737 £10,579 £13,421 £18,047
Oct 29th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022 £6,273 £8,577 £10,882 £14,632
Dec 24th 2022 - Jan 14th 2023 - - - £19,997
Jan 14th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £6,273 £8,577 £10,882 £14,632
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 £7,737 £10,579 £13,421 £18,047
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 - - - £19,997
Apr 15th 2023 - May 27th 2023 £7,737 £10,579 £13,421 £18,047
May 27th 2023 - Jun 4th 2023 - - - £19,997

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 1st 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €6,913 €9,218 €11,522 €16,125
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 - - - €22,038
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 2nd 2022 €6,913 €9,218 €11,522 €16,125
Apr 2nd 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 €8,526 €11,368 €14,210 €19,888
Apr 16th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - - €22,038
Apr 23rd 2022 - May 28th 2022 €8,526 €11,368 €14,210 €19,888
May 28th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - - €22,038
Oct 1st 2022 - Oct 29th 2022 €8,526 €11,368 €14,210 €19,888
Oct 29th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022 €6,913 €9,218 €11,522 €16,125
Dec 24th 2022 - Jan 14th 2023 - - - €22,038
Jan 14th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €6,913 €9,218 €11,522 €16,125
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 €8,526 €11,368 €14,210 €19,888
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 - - - €22,038
Apr 15th 2023 - May 27th 2023 €8,526 €11,368 €14,210 €19,888
May 27th 2023 - Jun 4th 2023 - - - €22,038

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 1st 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $7,834 $10,138 $12,442 $18,272
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 - - - $24,972
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 2nd 2022 $7,834 $10,138 $12,442 $18,272
Apr 2nd 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 $9,661 $12,503 $15,345 $22,536
Apr 16th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - - $24,972
Apr 23rd 2022 - May 28th 2022 $9,661 $12,503 $15,345 $22,536
May 28th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - - $24,972
Oct 1st 2022 - Oct 29th 2022 $9,661 $12,503 $15,345 $22,536
Oct 29th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022 $7,834 $10,138 $12,442 $18,272
Dec 24th 2022 - Jan 14th 2023 - - - $24,972
Jan 14th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $7,834 $10,138 $12,442 $18,272
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2023 $9,661 $12,503 $15,345 $22,536
Apr 8th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 - - - $24,972
Apr 15th 2023 - May 27th 2023 $9,661 $12,503 $15,345 $22,536
May 27th 2023 - Jun 4th 2023 - - - $24,972

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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