Doubles 5 Bathrooms 5 Guest bathrooms 1
Ten minutes west from Lucca, the rustic-elegant style of this charming 5-bedroom holiday villa for rent in Tuscany evokes an enveloping atmosphere in which times seems to have stood still on objects and furniture, showing signs of a past of a quiet rural life. But behind this apparent simplicity, villa Dalia offers a welcoming style to experience a genuine Italian vacation in a true Tuscan farmhouse.
The villa is a stone built building from the 1800s, completely renovated in 2000 with up-to-date amenities and beautiful en suite bathrooms with double showers. There are antique tiles on the floors, wooden beams on the ceilings and old fireplaces. The villa is surrounded by a private park lined with walls of evergreen hedges and part of a larger property of sixteen hectares of olive trees and vineyards. At the top of the estate stands the villa, which overlooks the valleys for 360 degrees, until you can see the tower of Pisa, during days of clear sky.
Four air-conditioned bedrooms are located on the top two floors. The fifth air-conditioned bedroom is located on the ground floor. The ground floor has four large stable doors opening out to the pergolas. These large rooms flow one into the other and include the kitchen, the living room, and the dining room. The outdoor pergolas are easily accessible dining and seating areas and are covered with grapevines. There is also a pizza oven as well as an outdoor stone BBQ. The architecture, both inside and outside, is truly beautiful. Villa Dalia is proud to have an authentic, renowned, Tuscan cook named Anna. Villa Dalia is equipped with a wifi internet connection, two flat screen cable televisions, two DVD players (European and American), stereo surround sound in the living room and a state of the art security system.
entrance and hall.
bedroom 1 double bed (king size bed), fireplace, stereo, very large en suite bathroom with tub, double shower (with extra hand held).
bedroom 2 double bed (king size bed), stereo, desk, fax machine, en suite bathroom with shower (plus extra hand held).
large library with history, literature and travel books, huge artist studio with desk, fireplace, sitting area, flat screen television, stereo, DVD.
14 steps up
bedroom 3 double bed (king size bed), desk and reading area, en suite bathroom with tub (plus extra hand held) and shower (plus extra hand held).
bedroom 4 double bed (king size bed, convertible into twin), desk/reading area, en suite bathroom with shower.
lower ground floor
14 steps down from the artist studio. Fully equipped kitchen opening to the dining pergola and outdoor living room, dining room with fireplace and table seating 12 and direct access to the outdoor terrace. Living room with play game table, sofa and ancient fireplace, TV and direct access to the outdoor. Guest bathroom with shower and exit to the garden.
5 steps up
bedroom 5 double bed (queen size bed) with direct access to the outdoor, fireplace, en suite small bathroom (6 steps up) with shower (no window).
dining area under pergola, outdoor living room under a second pergola, mosaic pool, walled gardens, vegetable garden, orchard, 16 hectares of olive trees and vineyards.
no pets allowed. No parties allowed.
- air conditioning A/C
- wi-fi internet connection
- sound system
- dvd player
- security system
- fully equipped kitchen
- private swimming pool
- heated pool
- pizza oven
- parking area
- vegetable garden
- heated inlaid mosaic swimming pool 18m long, 1,5 max depth
- AC in the 5 bedrooms
- parking area for 4 cars
- 2 flat screen cable televisions
- stereo surround sound in the living room
- all windows and doors are screened
From - To EUR USD * GBP ** May 28, 2022 - Oct 1, 2022 15,800.00 17,100.00 14,100.00 Oct 1, 2022 - Nov 26, 2022 13,850.00 14,950.00 12,300.00 Nov 26, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 11,850.00 12,800.00 10,550.00 Dec 31, 2022 - Apr 1, 2023 13,200.00 14,250.00 11,750.00 Apr 1, 2023 - May 6, 2023 15,800.00 17,100.00 14,100.00 May 6, 2023 - Sept 30, 2023 18,450.00 19,900.00 16,400.00 Sept 30, 2023 - Nov 25, 2023 16,450.00 17,800.00 14,650.00 Nov 25, 2023 - Dec 30, 2023 13,200.00 14,250.00 11,750.00 Security deposit 2500.00 2,700.00 2,225.00
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 1.08 USD
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 0.89 GBP
Concierge service, daily maid service (Monday-Saturday, 8am-2pm; Sunday 9am-1pm), electricity/AC up to EUR 211 per week, house heating up to EUR 370 per week, local phone service.
electricity/AC exceeding EUR 211 per week, house heating exceeding EUR 370 per week, pool heating during fall/winter only approx. EUR 120 per day depending on the weather (kindly advise at least 1 week before arrival if you wish to have the pool heated), extra maid service EUR 15 per hour, laundry service EUR 15 per hour, long-distance phone service, food shopping EUR 15 per hour + cost of the food, breakfast service from 8am to 10.30am starting from EUR 15 per hour, cooking service for lunch starting from EUR 35 per hour, cooking service for dinner starting from EUR 60 per hour (cost of food, drinks and shopping not included), a deposit of EUR 2.000 for the cost of groceries and cook must be paid upon arrival directly to the house manager in cash; based on receipts the house manager will give the remained money in return.
The price of the extra services, which need to be paid directly to the service providers, can vary according to their availability.
Inclusions may be subject to changes.
Lucca 9,7km/6miles, Pisa 23km/14,3miles, Forte dei Marmi 40km/24,8miles, Pietrasanta 42km/26miles, Carrara 59km/36,6miles, La Spezia 80km/19,7miles, Florence 99km/61,5miles.
airports and trains
airports: Pisa airport 28km/17,4miles, Florence 79km/49miles.
trains: Lucca 9,8km/6miles.
The location indicated on the map is purely indicative.
Date: May 2022
Name: Annmarie C.
"Would you recommend your villa?: YES!
Service before travel: really wonderful
Service while on trip: really wonderful
Villa location: Lucca
Staff in the villa: Anna was fabulous!
Cleanliness: Very clean
Home in Italy assistance: Great
How would you rate this property?: 10. Superb
How would you rate Home in Italy services?: Great.Superb
Comments: I truly loved my whole experience and would do it again. Home in Italy was fantastic."
Date: April 2022
Name: Anastasia P.
"Would you recommend your villa?: Yes
Service before travel: Excellent
Service while on trip: Excellent. Prompt replies and problem-solving approach.
Villa location: Excellent location. The proximity to Lucca, a beautiful and vivid Tuscan city, was a plus! The villa offered easy access to all services
needed (pharmacy, supermarket, gas station), while giving the feeling of being in a remote and serene environment!
Staff in the villa: Anna was very helpful and caring! She was like an aunt to us! Her cooking was excellent! She has been working in the house
for many years, so she gives the reassurance that everything is under control and will be well taken care of. She would respond to any of our wishes.
She was very pleasant and always smiling. We speak Italian, so we could communicate well with her. However, it could be a challenge for
Cleanliness: The house was very clean. However, there was a huge infestation issue that really disrupted our pleasurable stay and created great inconvenience especially during the nights.
Home in Italy assistance: Someone was always available to talk to and to attend to our needs / requests.
How would you rate this property?: Excellent but there was infestation issue
How would you rate Home in Italy services?: Excellent (9/10)
Comments: Ideal Tuscan country house in an excellent location! It felt like home!
Villa Dalia was a wonderful, elegantly restored, country house! It was simple yet luxurious, old-looking yet totally charming! It felt like home!
The location was ideal! Lucca is a charming city that offers everything: culture, shopping, dining. The house offered also access to all main services in San Macario area, although it felt like it was in hidden in a remote forest area.
Everything would have been perfect if we did not have the serious infestation issue. Although we appreciated your actions to find a solution and organize a disinfestation and also the owner's
willingness to get in touch with us and offer alternatives."
Date: July 2019
Name: Jennie Kovacs
"We were very impressed with standard of villas and staff, pictures on your website were a good match to the villas and definitely consider a return trip in the future with Home in Italy."
Date: October 2018
Name: Megin Reed
"Dalia was just stunning. Our stay the last week of October was perfect weather-wise. Following a swim in the pool, peering through the olive groves and hilltop vistas from the arbored patio was the perfect way to start and end our Tuscan days. The staff, especially chef Anna and her team of Victoria and Fernando, were a highlight. The wood burning oven produced two pizza nights and the best steaks ever—why eat out? We didn’t! The only time we visited the local restaurants was following our bicycle tours, which are superb in this area! While we did some day trips—Florence and Cinque Terre—our next visit will be more about using the villa as a base.”
Date: July 2018
Name: Lee Ron
”Our family, twelve of us, had an absolutely fabulous two weeks at Dalia in Lucca. A gorgeous villa, beautifully maintained and perfectly located. Sitting on the patio, overlooking the pool and the valley below—simply unforgettable. The cook, Anna—heaven sent, and no one makes pizza like her delightful husband, Fernando. They became part of our family the very first day.
This is Italy at its very best. We wouldn’t change a thing but we would love to return.”
Name: Barbara Ken
“Dalia fits our definition of paradise in every respect. The Villa is elegant and yet at the same time extremely comfortable and inviting. The grounds are spectacular and afford unique view over the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
The location of the Villa is ideally suited for visiting nearby Lucca, a beautiful city famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls.”