Villatua offers a variety of rental properties in the Lucca area. The properties vary from cosy village houses to spacious country houses with swimming pools.
The properties listed on our website are under the following categories:
Apartment – a part of a building used as a self-contained living unit, normally on one floor of a town property.
Village House – a house which generally has more than one floor, located in a village or hamlet. Invariably more than 90 years old, and built of stone, with chestnut beams and terracotta tiles of the floor.
Country House – a rural building which was originally a rustic, country dwelling, barn or building, which has now been restored and converted to a civil habitation. Invariably more than 90 years old, and built of stone, with chestnut beams and terracotta tiles of the floor.
House with Pool – a country house which usually fits the above description, which has its private or shared pool (it is always stated on the website when a pool is shared).
Longer Term – the minimum rental period is stated on the website and the rental price is per month. The individual longer term rental property will state if it includes utilities in the monthly rent.
All rental properties state how many people it can accommodate. When there is a plus and a number (+2) this means that there is a sofa bed or extra put-up accommodation in the rental property, where two people can sleep. The description on the website will state whether it is a double or single sofa bed etc. Please ask us if you have any queries regarding how many people a chosen property can sleep and whether the double bedrooms can be made into twin bedrooms.
Villatua would like all clients to be aware of the following information:
1. Rentals are for one week period, other than in the Longer Term section, and usually run from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions to this will be mentioned in the individual property description. Prices given in Euros, are for one week
2. The prices include bed linen and bath towels (with weekly change), final cleaning and local taxes. The majority of the properties include gas and electricity consumption; where it is charged as extra it is clearly stated by the prices. If the property has a phone, all phone calls are charged extra.
3. Clients are requested to bring their own swimming towels.
4. If you are renting a property with a swimming pool, please check with us that the pool will be open if you are booking outside of the summer period. Swimming pools do not have lifeguards and are not enclosed with fences. It should be noted that neither the owner of the property nor Villatua can be held responsible for clients’ use of the swimming pool, and clients do so at their own risk.
5. Water shortages do occur, so please have a consideration for this when using water during the summer months.
6. Italy has a system of limiting the amount of electricity that any one property uses and therefore clients must be careful when using more than a couple of electrical appliances at once, because the ‘salvavita’ will shut the electricity off. You then need to switch off an appliance of two, and switch on the ‘salvavita’ again.
7. Additional requirements; such as cots, high chairs, extra cleaning, cooks etc, can often be met, but are not guaranteed. Please advise us of your special requirements before making a booking.
8. Nearly all of Villatua’s rental properties are old, traditional buildings that are not purpose-built. Therefore there are sometimes steep stairs, low ceilings and possibly uneven floors.
9. Neither Villatua nor the owner of the property can be held responsible for the loss of clients’ belongings.
10. Please remember that civilised behaviour is expected at all times, by all members of the rental party. The entire rental party will be asked to vacate the property, even if it is only one person in the party who is not behaving in a suitable way.
11. Several of our rental properties are accessed only by gravel roads or driveways which are not suitable for lows-slung cars. If you have any doubts, please check with us first before making a booking, about the possible limitations of access.