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The Villa Rosa Garden
The Cottage Bedroom with attached Bath
The Rose Garden and Birdbath
The Cottage Kitchen
The Serenity Path
The Cottage Dining area and Loft Stairs
The Cottage Sitting Area and Patio Entrance
A view of Sant'Andrea di CompitoVillage
Spring in the Garden
Part of the Villa Gardens
Cottage Cutting Garden
Summer Flower Display
Springtime on the dining patio
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Sant'Andrea di Compito, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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hpark2015
Neenah, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Do not pass this one up!”
Reviewed May 31, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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This charming and beautiful old cottage was filled with nice amenities. It had a small kitchen with cooking supplies, a TV and an updated bathroom. This one bedroom loft is set in the hills of Tuscany with amazing views all around including your own private patio filled with flowers. Our hosts Bill and John could not have been more helpful, fun and friendly! They provided not only the basics in the fridge, but gave us detailed directions and time schedules when we needed help navigating around Italy's crazy roads. They also gave suggestions on what to do and where to eat. There is a great restaurant just steps up the hill. If you are looking for a quiet and beautiful spot in Tuscany filled with flowers in which you can do day tours, please reserve this amazing spot. They even have connections with locals that can take you on day trips if the driving seems too much! We loved this place and would go back again in a heartbeat!!

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Liked best: The location and our hosts!
Liked least: Adventure getting to major roads.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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janb60201...
Ayr, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Top of our List”
Reviewed September 13, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Having just spent a week in the Aldo apartment at Il Rifugio we can only endorse what others have said and are already looking forward to a return visit. The property is typically rustic Italian but with so many great "extras"provided. Great bed , large shower and basic supplies in the fridge when we arrived etc.etc..
Bill is a charning,amusing host and nothing is too much trouble . We really appreciated his advice on travel directions and shopping, along with recommendations for parking at Lucca. He is a mine of information and coupled with his amazing generosity we certainly felt very welcome in his beautiful village.Tre Tigli pizzeria has great food which we enjoyed twice during our week and the friendly buzzy atmosphere made for a great evening.
We really loved the private patio and the villa gardens and walking around meeting and greeting the locals.
It is easy to reach larger places but the main attraction is the relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. Truly a great property in a lovely village and surrounding area. WE WILL BE BACK!

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Liked best: The whole experience
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Sep 14, 2014
Tuscany and our little village in particular seem to bring out the best
in our visitors. There's so much to see and do, if they want...or just relax and chill out for a few days. We enjoy helping plan activities for
adventurous guests, or simply having a nice chat over a glass of wine in
the afternoon. And this couple was wonderful...a pleasure to be with.
They will be welcomed back anytime.
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Brian M
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Welcoming host and a beautiful garden.”
Reviewed August 5, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We stayed for one week in the Aldo suite of this B and B which is located in a quiet village about twenty minutes from the historic town of Lucca. The suite has a patio garden to sit out in which is filled with planted pots. Bill is an enthusiastic gardener and the garden to the front of the property is a testament to his passion for flowers and beautiful to wander around. It's lovely to hear the church bells chime the hours which really lets you know you are in an Italian village. Bill was there to greet us even though we arrived late and he always ensured that we had what we needed and helped out by booking restaurants and even took our washing in when it rained. Croissants and tarts fresh from the local bakery were dropped in each morning by Bill which made a wonderfully relaxed start to the day. Self catering is possible in the suite and there is a large fridge but be aware there is no oven and only a little working space. This can be your excuse to frequent the excellent pizzeria only 5 minutes walk away and enjoy the local wine without having to drive. The village houses Italy's camellia collection which if you go at the right time of year, must be spectacular to see. Lucca is a beautiful, walled town with lots going on culturally as well as good shopping, ancient churches and buildings and lots of restaurants and ice cream shops. We were lucky enough to see a free open air concert as part of the summer festival. If you plan to go on holiday in this area it would be well worth checking whats on well in advance and booking tickets. Thursday night seems to be the night out for locals and there is a fantastic atmosphere with lots of dancing in the piazzas. Thank you Bill and Johnny for being such gracious and generous hosts.

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Management Response
Aug 6, 2014
These folks were a lovely couple who did a great deal of traveling from the
property...our central location makes it very easy to see Lucca and many
of the surrounding Tuscany sights. They are always welcome.
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598Sally
Keene, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“This was a great find ... What a gem!”
Reviewed June 23, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Our stay at Il Rifugio with hosts Bill and John was the perfect start to our Italian sojourn. The cottage was absolutely delightful, with our own private and charming patio, a very generously stocked fridge, a super comfortable bed ... It was lacking in nothing. It was a two minute walk into the small village of San'Andrea di Compito, which boasted a church, a bar, a fabulous restaurant and a bakery. There is plenty of exploring to be done by foot through the outskirts of town, where there are beautiful stone houses, each one surrounded by bounteous gardens and orchards... Although nothing we saw rivaled Bill and John's lovingly tended garden! We also spent a full day enjoying the beautiful town of Lucca, which was an easy 15 minute drive.

But the best part of the stay was the pure generosity of our hosts. Clearly Bill is a "people person" and a very warm and generous host. (And he is equally kind and generous to his beloved menagerie of pets!)We were made to feel like their favorite houseguests... Great conversation over a bottle of wine, more great conversation over a delicious meal at the restaurant in town (we happily went their two nights in a row) and yet more visiting while Bill lovingly tended the plants in his magnificent garden. Bill was ever so helpful with directions and suggestions of things to see, and he even delivered warm croissants from the bakery to our door at 6:00am.

We look forward to a return visit, and in fact, will try to make stay at Il Rifugio a part of every trip to Italy. A real find. Thank you Bill and John!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: We should have stayed longer ... We will plan accordingly next time!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jul 1, 2014
We love working with guests who appreciate what we've done to the
property, the lovely village surrounding our place, and all the fun
things to do within a short drive of the area. These folks made the
most of their vacation...we enjoyed their company and would welcome them
back anytime...they were perfect guests!
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Liz G
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A hidden treasure in the heart of Tuscany”
Reviewed June 14, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
3
people found this review helpful

We had a wonderful time here, made all the more special by the wonderful owners who made us so welcome, helped to orientate us to the area and other "above and beyond" experiences. The village itself is a real sanctuary especially when returning from a hectic day trip to Florence! The pizzeria, just a 5 minute walk up the drive is not only handy but also serves wonderful food, the soup is a must try! The other breath taking experience is the wonderful garden so tenderly cared for, the colours so vivid and the jasmine so fragrant. No apology needed for rose petals falling in my breakfast one morning - I'm not joking !
All there is left to say is thank you for a holiday to remember!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jun 23, 2014
We had a wonderful week with this lovely couple...morning breakfast chat
and activity planning, and afternoon wine and cheese before a meal at the
pizzeria. They enjoyed the village sights...olive groves, vineyards, and
the neighborhood folks! We will welcome them back anytime!
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Usr1000
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tuscan to the core. Charming. Cosy. Comfortable”
Reviewed April 27, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

My husband and I spent our 29th marriage anniversary at The cottage - Il Refugio.
I booked it after looking at scores of rentals. Right from the time I booked, the hosts were super helpful, answering all our questions.

The cottage is attached to a gorgeous Tuscan villa with which it also shares an amazing garden. Although the cottage has its own private walled garden with outside seating.

Right from the little gravel lane leading up to the house to the riot of flowers in the garden, the prima Donna cat momi Lani and the dog and his friends, it is a place worth staying in.

The hosts are wonderful and we spent hours chatting on the patio, under the overhanging wisteria with its lacy blooms filling the air with heady fragrance. Bill is most helpful with local sights and things yo do. His driving instructions are dead on.
We would want yo hotmail back again and again.

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Liked best: The garden and the hosts
Liked least: Wi fi access is good not great
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
May 1, 2014
A wonderful couple here for a short visit...very well traveled, we
were very impressed with their knowledge of the area...we would welcome
them back anytime...just fun to be with, and a joy to spend "wine time"
talking about their travels. They helped make our week a perfect one.
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turnerj09
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage, beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

This lovely cottage is in a perfect spot for a break from a busy life. The views from around the village are spectacular so strolling nearby is a pleasure. The many hill towns are definitely worth a visit. Volterra and San Gimignano make a full day out and it is also well worth another day travelling north to Barga and Castelnuovo. And then, of course, there is Lucca and Florence. A tip - don't try to drive around Lucca when the comic fair is on!!
The cottage itself is charming. It feels very private whilst still located at the heart of the local community - a five minute walk to the hospitable local restaurant, Bill and John are welcoming and friendly hosts who really add value to the Tuscany experience.
We were invited to see the B and B section of this lovely villa and found this to be equally as charming.
A brilliant find.

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Liked best: tranquility
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Nov 4, 2013
These great guests took the few days of rainy weather right in stride...
and made the most of the sunny ones. Their explorations took them to many of the local sights, and to some distant places, also. We think they saw more of the village than we have...it was olive harvest time
and they enjoyed seeing the preparations both in the groves and at the
frantoio...the olive mill near the Cottage...we would welcome them back
any time...they were lovely guests.
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