Villa Santa Lucia, Vinci

Sleeps 11

Luxury Villa for 11 + 3 | Heated Pool | Amazing Views

Property summary

Sleeps 11

4 ensuite double bedrooms, 1 double bedroom plus one small double (140 cms). 6 bath/shower rooms overall.

Location: Florence and surroundings

This property rents from Saturday to Saturday save in low season when shorter periods and different start days are possible.

Surrounding Region

  • Airports of Pisa or Florence under and hour
  • Vinci 10 minutes by car (3 kms on foot)
  • Empoli 30 minutes
  • Pistoia or Lucca 1 hour
  • Montecatini Terme and its Spas, 35 minutes
  • Spacious and contemporary, Villa Santa Lucia is a villa with pool set above the town of Vinci, higher on the same hill ridge. The views from here are spectacular, gazing down over the very house where Leonardo himself was born and then on the town that gave him his name. From your swimming pool you can take in the very same views that the famous artist and engineer grew up with, of vineyards, cypresses and rolling hills. The house itself is modern, with large white rooms, a modern well-equipped kitchen and a covered loggia for outside dining that enjoys the same stunning views as the pool. This is a great house for family reunions - under an hour from both Florence and Pisa airports, it affords easy access to the main sights of Tuscany as well as the perfect spot to retreat, relax and recharge. It is listed for 11 people but there are additional sofa-beds that can be put to use, please enquire for more information.

    Accommodation

    On the ground floor a living room with fireplace adjoins a room with a grand piano in it. Close by modern and well-equipped kitchen, also with a fireplace, has easy access to a wide loggia - or covered terrace - equipped for dining al-fresco and with a barbeque at one end. On this floor and also accessible from the loggia, there is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, equipped for disabled access and use.

    Upstairs there a 3 double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, and a further bedroom with a french double (140 cms) and a private bathroom, though not en-suite. Upstairs again the attic space has a double bedroom, a living room with a terrace, a kitchenette and another sofa, plus a bathroom with a shower and Jacuzzi. The sofa beds can be used as extra accommodation, please enquire if needed.

    The swimming pool is heated via solar panels. Around the pool you will find a mini-bar plus a freezer (for ice-creams!) , a changing room, a further shower room, outdoor showers and 2 safety hairdryers.

    Local area

    Villa Santa Lucia is ideally placed for exploring Tuscany - the famous sights and the hidden sides equally. You can easily reach Florence or Lucca by train, leaving your car in Empoli. This is an excellent way to visit these largely pedestrianised city centres. Or you can drive north to explore the hills and mountains of the Apennines, via the charming and often overlooking town of Pistoia. The wine region of Chianti, with its castles and vineyards, is also less than an hour away - we can organise fully blown wine tasting tours or merely give you a list of good wineries to visit for tastings. The medieval city of Siena and the ancient and towered town of San Gimignano are under an hour and a half away, making for a wonderful day out. Even Rome is within grasp, just a 2 hour train trip from nearby Empoli. But don't understimate the pleasure of small scale local exploration, trying out the restaurants, visiting local vineyards and relaxing by the pool!

    Features

    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Barbecue
    Coffee Maker
    Dishwasher
    Dryer
    DVD player
    Extra beds
    There is a sofa bed in the top floor which can be used and for children a single bed can be added in two bedrooms.
    Extra cleaning
    The house is cleaned of Saturday and Tuesday. Extra cleaning can be requested at €15 / hour.
    Extra linen change
    Linen is changed on Saturday. Extra changes can be requested, for a cost.
    Final cleaning included
    Fireplace
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Covered dining terrace and private terrace for 5 of the 6 bedrooms.
    Hair dryer
    Heated swimming pool
    Heated with solar panels.
    Heating
    Internet access
    WiFi fast internet
    Iron and Ironing board
    Jacuzzi
    Kettle
    Microwave
    Mid-week cleaning
    Cleaning on Tuesdays, 2 hours (10 a.m.-Noon) included
    Music
    Piano on site
    Oven
    2 ovens
    Pets welcome
    Small pets allowed for supplemental cost
    Pool towels
    Restaurant nearby
    Restaurants in Vinci, under 10 minutes away
    Suitable for disabled visitors
    One ground floor double bedroom with an equipped disabled bathroom
    Swimming pool
    Swimming pool & jacuzzi, heated by solar panels. WC and shower at the pool level
    Television
    and DVD player
    Transport and tours
    Shuttle service from/to airport, available on request; guided tours available on request
    Washing machine

    Things to note

  • This property requires a 800 EUR cash deposit on arrival.
  • This property encourages recycling - For those guests who recycle the rubbish disposal service in included in the rate; for those who do NOT recycle or remove their own rubbish, there is a charge of €100.
  • Plenty of space for relaxing
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