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“Perfect honeymoon”
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The Serenity Path
The Cottage Kitchen
The Cottage Bedroom with attached Bath
The Cottage Dining area and Loft Stairs
The Cottage Sitting Area and Patio Entrance
'Carlo' the Seahorse on the wall of the apartment
Spring in the Garden
Cottage Cutting Garden
Summer Flower Display...who said parking areas have to be dull?
'Helen Traubel' rose on the garden pathway...she opens salmon colored, then fades to pale white
A species tulip blooming late February
Mamma Mia!  Pansies for the Nation!
A view of the ancient Sant' Andrea church,  and olive grove from the Cottage
John with Chef Enza, of Tre Tigli Restaurant, up the street, learning to make Tuscan Soup
A bit of Spring color
The Azalea Family loves it here in Tuscany!
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Lucca, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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Ennis, Ireland
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3 reviews
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“Perfect honeymoon”
Reviewed August 23, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We recently returned from our honeymoon at Il Rifugio, and we had a fantastic time. We couldn't have been looked after better by our hosts Bill and John. The cottage was clean and well stocked upon our arrival, and it is just the perfect romantic get-away for two. The village is lovely and people are friendly, and it's the perfect place to enjoy a bit of dolce vita. The cottage is completely private, but if we wanted some company, Bill and John were always there to share a bottle of house wine and lots of funny stories under the wisteria..... life couldn't have been better. Thanks Bill and John, we'll be back.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: Overall experience
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 29, 2013
The Cottage is ideal for a honeymoon...completely private, but near enough to the main house for socializing. Our guests love the village and its people...and these guests were the perfect travellers. We would welcome them back anytime...it was a pleasure having them with us.
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Kiwi_Jacq...
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
“Heaven in a perfect package”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We loved this beautiful place - our accommodation was spotless and well maintained; the gardens were a joy to either dine, dream or just recharge the soul in; and our hosts really helped us to pick out the best places to visit and hire a bicycle from.
We were thrilled to find the village has a great bakery within walking distance and 3 super restaurants nearby.
Il Rifugio really is as wonderful as the great reviews and we will be back.

Date of stay: July 2013
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Liked best: Location and gardens
Liked least: Having to go home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 21, 2013
These guests were with us in the Cottage for several weeks. They were an absolute joy to meet. The husband spent many happy hours touring the hills around the village on his bicycle, while the his wife sun bathed in the villa gardens and enjoyed walks in the hills. We look forward to their return soon.
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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed April 1, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Date of stay: March 2013
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 9, 2013 for a stay in October 2012

Date of stay: October 2012
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Liked best: My wife loved the garden outside and picturesque surrounds, I liked the two excellent resturaunts minutes away.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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NMLady_De...
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Five Gals in Tuscany”
Reviewed November 11, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Il Rifugio is an Italian experience in a country house with lovely gardens within a world of its own. Four of my "Gal Pals" and I arrived with great expectations and were not to be disappointed. Everything positive written here is the way we found it to be. We occupied the whole main house and the owners Bill & John were located in the nearby guest house. They treated us to a fresh breakfast each morning and offered suggestions and an opinion on that days activity. Not only is it a lovely spot but a great central location for area sightseeing. We visited Lucca and biked the wall twice, Cinque Terre, Pisa, local wine tasting and a visit to a lovely historic villa. That was in just four days. Our wish was that we could have stayed at least one more day to just enjoy the villa and village. For dining, we enjoyed the two local spots in the village that we were able to walk. Our thanks go out to Bill and John for making this a special holiday and sharing their beautiful spot.

Date of stay: September 2012
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Liked best: The experience
Liked least: Can't think of a thing.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 18, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Date of stay: September 2012
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Liked best: all of it
Liked least: being british - no tea pot!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 5, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Date of stay: August 2012
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Liked best: The village and its surroundings which were quiet and unspoilt
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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