Living Large With Affordable Luxury

Convento Cappucini is an amazing, large rental for the large family or friends who seek the elegance and privacy of an Italian villa experience, and the amenities and indulgence of a hotel. Set in a lovely area of Lucca picturesque country side, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards only 9 km from the walls, Convento Cappucini is the meticulous renovation of its owner, Guilia, a respected doctor of the region.

Al Cappucini is part of an old convent of Cappucini monks attached to a 1600 villa which in the days long passed, was donated to the monks. The monks departed centuries back. Such care and attention has been given to the history in its restoration. Guilia sought to balance the unique history with Italian aesthetics and guests comfort. The result is impressive with gardens, restored frescos (which I watched the artist do during its renovation many years back) and beamed ceilings, terra cotta floors and more. Combine that with nearly all bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, AC throughout, Wifi, TV in the rooms and you have about everything anyone would want with a place to stay in Tuscany.

Great for weddings, business incentives, meetings, families and friends with AC units in each of the rooms.
The villa can sleeps 22 people in 11 bedrooms and an additional 5 people in the sofa beds for a total of 27 people. Wifi throughout and a broadband connection. Convento Cappucini is about 7000 square feet. It’s roomy.

You will love the classic giardino alla Italiana, brought back to its original historic splendor and design. In the property there is also a Limonaia (every villa of worth must have a lemon house for winter harboring) which has been fully restored and can serve as an event room, equipped for banquets, conferences and meetings. It is about 300 square feet (100 square meters). A large pool, surrounded by cascades of roses, welcome the guests for a refreshing dip and an aperitivo at happy hour.

GROUND FLOOR:
Entrance, large salone (10.50 x 6.40 meters) with the relaxing luxury of a villa, sofas and armchairs and opens on the front garden via French doors. Dining room with seating for more than 22 people. Fully equipped professional kitchen. There is also a service bathroom for the staff.
Laundry room with washing machine and dryer(!), iron and iron board. Studio with internet connection, two powder rooms for guests, and a large elevator suitable for wheel chairs. She is a doctor. She has thought of everything.

FIRST FLOOR: sleeps 12 + 5. All bedrooms ensuite.
Queen size bedroom, ensuite with bathroom and shower.
Very much like a hotel, each of the following bedroom suites have a living room with a sofa bed and a mini bar, a full bath with tub and hand held “telephone” shower. A staircase leads up to the loft with king-size bed, and a second frigo bar, and second full bath with shower.
Bedroom 2 (suite 1) - King size bedroom, it can be split into twin, one double sofa bed, one bathroom-tub, one bathroom shower.
Bedroom 3 (suite 2) - King size bedroom, it can be split into twin, one double sofa bed, one bathroom-tub, one bathroom-shower.
Bedroom 4 (suite 3) - King size bedroom, it can be split into twin, one double sofa bed, one bathroom-tub, one bathroom-shower.
Bedroom 5 (suite 4) - King size bedroom, it can be split into twin, one double sofa bed, one bathroom-tub, one bathroom-shower
Bedroom 6 (suite 5) - Two twin antique beds, one double sofa bed, two bathrooms-shower.

SECOND FLOOR sleeps 10. Three bedrooms ensuite.
Bedroom 7 - King size bedroom, en suite bathroom with tub and shower
Bedroom 8 - King size bedroom, with a balcony and a private study. En suite bathroom-shower
Bedroom 9 - King size bedroom, en suite bathroom-shower
Bedroom 10 - Double bedroom shares a large bathroom with bedroom 11.
Bedroom 11 - Double bedroom shares a large bathroom with bedroom 10.

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GARDEN (5000 square meters): is a classic Italian garden with manicure trope, fountain, full of flowers and lemon pots.
Comfortable shaded area for dining outside, for lunch and dinner and a delightful place for an Italian happy hour…enjoying the view while sipping a glass of prosecco. A gated pool ( mt 14×6 meters and a single depth of 1.40 (not a diving pool) with Roman steps and solar shower, sun umbrellas and sun beds for a large group.

LIMONAIA (100 square meters): iis ready for weddings, banquets, presentations, meetings..with tables and chairs and movable walls that can divide the area into 4 rooms if needed.

Note: In the central villa there is a completely independent apartment on ground floor and first floor. The owners live here and provide you total privacy.

AMENITIES:
Welcome buffet dinner (wine included)
Private in ground pool
Bathrobes and pool towels
Elevator
central heat and Air Conditioning with individual control
American barbecue
Scenic views
English speaking caretaker
Maid Service 4 hours per day FACILITIES:
Stove, oven, microwave
Private barbecue,
Refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher
Washer and dryer
Phone
High speed Internet access
Satellite TV, stereo
Generally throughout the accommodation wireless broadband internet access
Air-conditioning/heating
Garden
Security cameras
Kitchen: all stainless steel equipment
Laundry: washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board
Study: computer with broadband internet connection, printer and copier
Salone: satellite TV, music system, DVD player
Bedrooms: satellite TV with English speaking channels, safety box and mini bar in all bedrooms
Hairdryers in all bathrooms
Limonaia: projectors and screens for use with laptop computers flip-chart stands, broadband internet access here also

OPTIONAL STUFF:
Cook service,
Cooking classes with Tuscan recipes,
Extra maid servic.
Organization of banquets, weddings, meeting;
Custom made tours to major places in Tuscany, to wineries in Lucca area and in Chianti area, for wine tasting. good wineries in the area to purchase wine,
Airport transfer from and to any airport in Italy.
Rental car and mini bus with driver.
Concierge service on request

DISTANCES:
Nearest supermarket at walking distance-,300 mt, in Segromigno in Monte, the nearest village for shopping, bank, bar, pizzeria post office, hair dresser etc.
Restaurant 1 km,
High way connection 7 km
Lucca km 9
Pisa km 39
Firenze km 55
iena km- 122
Torre del lago Puccini, for Puccini Opera Festival, about km 30.
Viareggio and the coast km 38
Golf course abot km30-40
Carrara and Michelangelo marble caves hr 1.50
Cinque Terre hr 1.50.
Ferrari Gallery at Maranello, Modena, hr 2,50 ( daily opening time 9,30-18,30)
Major outlet (Gucci-Prada- D&G etc) with 1 hr
Pisa airport km 45,
Florence airport km 6

Although we are biased on such matters and may be preaching to the choir, Lucca is arguably the best city in Tuscany. There are loads of reasons this is a great place to make your home in Italy (olive oil for example, lack of tourists another). To the benefit of you and the proud locals, the charming town of Lucca has completely retained the original thick walls around the centro storico, unlike other cities in Tuscany. As the wide walls lost their military importance, ended with the modern might of the conquering Bonaparte in 1805 who gave the city to his daughter Lucia, the walls have not lost their charm on us. Today they serve as a pedestrian only park that rings the city, and makes for a wonderful bike ride with views of the countryside and city below. You never tire of its streets, alleys, sights and shops…and restaurants.

DISTANCES:
Nearest supermarket at walking distance-,300 mt, in Segromigno in Monte, the nearest village for shopping, bank, bar, pizzeria post office, hair dresser etc.
Restaurant 1 km,
High way connection 7 km
Lucca km 9
Pisa km 39
Firenze km 55
iena km- 122
Torre del lago Puccini, for Puccini Opera Festival, about km 30.
Viareggio and the coast km 38
Golf course about km30-40
Carrara and Michelangelo marble caves hr 1.50
Cinque Terre hr 1.50.
Ferrari Gallery at Maranello, Modena, hr 2,50 ( daily opening time 9,30-18,30)
Major outlet (Gucci-Prada- D&G etc) with 1 hr
Pisa airport km 45,
Florence airport km 6

Weekly Rates 2017 for 1 - 14 People (7 bedrooms)

Low Season (March 11 - April 15, April 29 - May 6, October 14 - November 11): 7260€

Mid Season (April 15 - April 29, May 6 - June 3, September 9 - October 14): 8675€

High Season (June 3 - September 9): 9725€

Weekly Rates 2017 for 1 - 22 People (11 bedrooms)

Low Season (March 11 - April 15, April 29 - May 6, October 14 - November 11): 8675€

Mid Season (April 15 - April 29, May 6 - June 3, September 9 - October 14): 9975€

High Season (June 3 - September 9): 10985€

30% of rental fee as part of deposit for is not refundable.

Additional costs:
Security deposit 2000€ paid in cash day of arrival to owner. Returned at the edn of stay.
Use of 5 sofa beds at a cost of 30€ per person per night. Starts at 23 person.
Baby cot (crib) and high chair possible 30€
AC (electricity) and heat payable by meter and usage
Telephone payable by meter and usage
Laundry service
Cook
Limonaia rental is extra
Additional maid service 18€ per hour

Included in cost: Final Cleaning, house cleaning 4 hours a day/6 days a week (off on Sundays), WiFi, cooking gas and hot water, electricity (other than AC usage) and welcome buffet meal provided. Linens and bath towels (changed weekly), bathroom amenities, frigo bar lightly stocked.

Other: arrivals 4 - 7 pm only. Departures by 10 am. Sorry, no pets.

Also consider:
Food shopping for you. Additional, but oh so convenient
Lunch and dinner menus provided for groups as needed
Classical music events. Nice!
Special events of all sorts
Weddings - turnkey service. And surprisingly affordable

From 1239€ a Day For 22 People

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