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Review 5095: Lucca Holiday Homes, Villa Santa Maria - La Valle


Review by Cincyguy from OH

2bed/2bath apartment near Lucca, Tuscany North


July 2011, Seven nights


Location was perfect. It's a short fifteen minute drive to the Lucca walls with plenty of free parking. The road up to the villa is a twisty hill road as the villa sits on top of hills overlooking the city.

Nearby Amenities

Close to restaurants and grocery stores but need a car to get there.

The House/Apartment

The apartment was perfect for our family of five. We hired a cook to come in and prepare a full six course meal in the kitchen one evening. There is no air conditioning in the apartment. We where there during the end of July where daytime temps reached 90+ F on some days so the apartment heated up. But during the evenings the rooms cooled down. I know my wife is sensitive to heat but we both got used to it and actually awoke feeling better than living in A/C. There are several other apartments located on the property. Great shared swimming pool where the kids met lots of other kids and had many fun evenings hanging out.


Very nice patio surrounding the pool area.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

Very comfortable apartment with all of the amenities.


Bedrooms and bedding was very nice.


Kitchen was great and had all the appliances we needed to prepare several meals.

Problems or Bonuses

How much fun we had.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

Deborah Del Sona from Lucca Holiday Homes was awesome to work with. She even recommended us to a local person to help us plan out a beach location and concert tickets. She was also very helpful in helping us make contact with Luanne, a local chef to prepare a meal in the apartment.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

We plan to absolutely stay here again.

Things to do in this area


  • Del Teatro Ristorante - Lunch, Lasagna to die for
  • Ristorante iL Quercio - Dinner, Awesome Lambitina
  • Gigli's - Lunch, Rositto of course!
  • Buca Di San Antonio - Dinner, Fantastic


  • Cinque Terre
  • Pisa
  • Florence

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