Villa Costa

Welcome to Villa Costa
  • Accommodates seven people
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Refurbished 18th Century Villa
  • Four miles from Lucca
  • 20 miles from Mediterranean
  • 40 miles from Florence
This apartment (170 sq m) is in a wing of an antique 18th century villa in Marlia, also the hometown of the famous Villa Reale, once owned by Napoleon's sister Elisa. Villa Costa once belonged to the Costa family of famous armators from Genova, who currently own the Costa Cruise Line.

Villa Costa is within easy walking distance (one block) to basic food shops, one mile to the center of Marlia and four miles to beautiful historic town of Lucca. Fifteen miles away is the famous Montecatini Spa, with its mineral muds used in Princess Marcella Borghese's skin treatments, and 20 miles away are the Versilian beaches. Also nearby is Collodi, where the book Pinocchio, a story loved by children and adults alike, was written by caretaker of a beautiful villa there.

A one-hour train ride from Lucca, or easy drive on the autostrada, takes guests on a day trip to Florence, the superb capital of Italian art and architecture.

Salon The ground floor has an entrance with a group of arm chairs, and the kitchen/dining room with a fireplace. A small bedroom overlooks an internal courtyard. A bathroom with shower and laundry room are also situated on the ground floor.
The living room/salon is on the first floor. It is decorated with traditional Tuscan frescoes on the ceiling. The villa features beautifully restored furniture, a satellite television, a Maytag washing machine, a telephone, and central heating.
The master suite is handsomely decorated The first floor also has the master suite with double bed and bathroom, plus two twin-bed bedrooms which share a bathroom. All bedroom windows have screens.

The front garden has a large fenced lawn with trees (four deck chairs,
six chairs) and ground-floor terrace with beautiful barbecue and table
for open-air dining. A section of the garden is available for guests
to pick organic herbs. All windows have screens. Parking is available.
Two bicycles are available for guests' use. Maid service is available
at €8/hour.

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High Season July, August €990/wk
Mid Season June, September €860/wk
Mid - Low Season May, October, April, Christmas, Easter €720/wk
Off Season November - March €550/wk

utilities (except heat)

Not Included
heating according to usage
(average €10 - 20/day)
linens (€8/person/wk)
final cleaning €60

Security Deposit: €250

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