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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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Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Sant'Andrea di Compito, Province of Lucca, Tuscany
Interaction with guests
The owners, John and Bill, live very closeby, and are always available to help with daily activity planning.
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Listing #HL168497
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Excellent - based on 26 reviews
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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...

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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...


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Marion M
Princeville, Hawaii
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

This was a return visit for us. We love this beautiful Italian home and garden created and hosted by the warm and caring owners. It is nestled in a tiny Tuscan village surrounded by nature. The home was once a monastery and is decorated with beautiful antiques. It is spotlessly clean. The only problem is the bed is so comfortable...

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Our dear friends from across the sea have been coming to Il Rifugio for several years now. We enjoy their company, and usually spend time with them touring around the area, finding new places to visit. It's a great break for us...they have to be careful, however, as before they know it, Italy will work its magic spell and they...


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Lenexa, Kansas
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
person found this review helpful

Just returned from our vacation, never wanted to leave. If you are looking for an old world escape, this is it. The area is quaint. The cottage is rustic. I will just repeat the rave reviews of previous guests! John and Bill are amazing hosts, they love what they are doing and it shines through. They were always available with...

Management response:

This lovely couple enjoyed a morning walk to the bakery on the hill every morning. They really enjoyed the area, and met the guests staying in our B&B next door...they joined us for wine and cheese around the fireplace in the evening. We enjoyed meeting them very much, and hope they return soon.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • 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
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
Jan 1, 2018 -
Mar 31, 2018
all year
3 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Same price for 1 or 2 guests. Check-in is 3pm, check out midday. Cottage is stocked with coffee, tea, milk and juice. A bottle of our house wine is 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...please inquire...
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About the neighborhood
The village has 2 excellent restaurants...'Tre Tigli', a pizzeria with an attitude, featuring Tuscan specialties and the best pizzas around, and 'Jimmy's Pub',
with draft beers,great wines, and sandwiches, cheese plates, and a great Happy Hour. Stefano's hamburgers are legend in these parts.
This area of northern Tuscany is a good place to begin an Italian adventure.
Easy access to the major sights is a big plus...we're an hour from Florence, 15 minutes from Lucca, and a half hour ride from the Italian Riviera, with great swimming.
There are hill-top towns such as Vinci, where Leonardo was born, the must-see Leanining Tower in Pisa...well, the list goes on. Bill and John take delight in helping you plan your activities..
Getting around
A car is essential for exploring this very special part of Tuscany. From Pisa to the Italian Riviera coast; from Florence to Lucca; and everything in between, your days will be filled with wonderful adventure.
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 driving 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.
Nearby cities
Tuscany Villas (23,205)
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