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Adorable Tuscan cottage with beautiful garden just outside Lucca, sleeps 2

The Villa Rosa Garden
26 reviews
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
San Andrea di Compito is a village 11km from the historic town of Lucca. The cottage is attached to a large villa, but is completely private. San Andrea and its sister village Pieve di Compito are popular vacation destinations as they are the sites for the annual Camilia Festival.

The villa gardens are open to the cottage visitors.
About the Owner, William D
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 114 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 37 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL168497
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Centerburg, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This residence is located in the Tuscan hills just a few miles outside of Lucca. There were seven of us staying here. Husband & Wife, Sister and Son & Wife and two friends. The friends stayed in the little apartment which was very quaint with the bedroom upstairs and a small kitchen, living room and garden on the first floor....

Management response:

This group of guests were having a family reunion of sorts, as the son and daughter-in-law are living and working in England....they took this vacation to visit and relax in Tuscany. It was a complete pleasure with them...hardly any work for us at all, as they explored Tuscany during the day, then came back to enjoy the local atmosphere here...


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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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There are not enough words to describe how wonderful our stay at Il Rifugio was!!! The grounds were amazing and our apartment was so charming. My daughter and I stayed in the Aldo Cottage which was equipped with a living room, small kitchen area, a beautiful garden patio, and the loft upstairs which included the bedroom and bathroom. It was...

Dallas, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My husband, brother, and sister in law stayed at Il Rufigio for four nights. It is a lovely home off the beaten path but very close to anything we needed or wanted to see in Tuscany. We stayed in the rooms within the main home (not the separate apartment) and they were lovely and a cool refuge from the July...

Management response:

It's always a pleasure to work with guests who love Tuscany...and these 4 folks truly love Italy. They were ideal guests..and will be welcomed back whenever they can find time for a return vacation.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Yard
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Same price for 1 or 2 guests. Check-in is 3pm, check out midday. Cottage is stocked with coffee, tea, milk and juice. Bottle of wine included, and provisions for a light breakfast...bread for toast, jelly...and packaged pasta for that first night's dinner....we know you will be tired from travelling! We offer special prices for extended stay guests, and from Nov. to March special weekly rates available...heating is charged at €50 per week.
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About the neighborhood
The village has 2 good restaurants and 2 grocery stores; several larger markets are a short drive away. "Tre Tigli" pizzeria features a crispy-crust pizza
famous all over the Lucca area, plus wonderful local Tuscan dishes. Several excellent restaurants are also a short drive away.

The Camillia Festival in March attracts people from all over the world, with
thousands of camillias, some "trees" over 200 years old, in full bloom. The
village is closed off to traffic so visitors can stroll the streets, photographing
the colorful show. Il Rifugio is right in the middle of the action, so guests just
walk out the door, into the show.

Nearby are plenty of opportunities for hiking and walking on the local trails.
Ambitious guests might consider a stroll up to the...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Pisa: 24.9 mi
Railway: Lucca: 6.2 mi
The property is approximately 1 hour from either Florence or Pisa airports. Both have all the major car hire companies and there are several budget airlines serving each airport. While GPS navigation in the rental car is convenient, we will supply detailed directions on receiving the reservation. It is an easy drive to the home.
Activities nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.5 mi.
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