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“Brilliant villa near Lucca”
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Orentano, Province of Pisa, Tuscany

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RobertvdA
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Brilliant villa near Lucca”
Reviewed 6 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Stayed for a full week with friends and family. Wonderful roomy house with enough room for 10-12 persons. Lots of space on the grounds, including a large swimming pool. Although shared with the (smaller) house near the swimming pool, this proved not to be an issue. The grounds are closed of from the main street, meaning smaller kids can safely roam the garden without risk of running into traffic. Hospitality of Franco and family is great, helping with any and all questions you may have. Loved to stay, and quite close to Lucca, Pisa, and the Tuscany coast. House itself is very much old style, but newly built, giving the best of both worlds.

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Liked best: Roomy garden, swimming pool, house itself, friendliness/helpfulness by owner.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Aug 2016
Dear Robert,
Thank you for your review! You have been nice guests, welcome back any time.
Franco
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pjmill
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Villa for a Family Vacation in Tuscany”
Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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I stayed at this amazing property in May 2015 for a big family trip to Italy. The property and villa were drop dead gorgeous. It was the most picturesque setting and even better than the pictures we had seen online. The villa itself was spacious, comfortable, and contained every small amenity we could need, and more. Each bedroom had robes, slippers, and toiletries. The kitchen had all basic cooking needs and they even started our stay out with a variety of breakfast items, coffee, tea, fruit, and beverages in the fridge. On the property, they have a pool, ping-pong table, small play structure for the kids, an olive grove and beautiful landscaping.

The location was perfect for everything we planned to do on the trip. It was very close to Lucca, only an hour drive from Florence, and convenient to many other beautiful towns. My father, sister and I were even able to drive up the coast towards La Spezia and take the train to Cinque Terre in just over an hour! Orentano itself is not the ideal image of a Tuscan town, but it had its small charms and the people were great. Orentano also has one of the best restaurants we ate at during our whole trip, Trattoria da Benito. So, what the town lacked in traditional charm, it made up for in location, people and food.

Franco was an incredible host, who went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. He came over twice with fresh baked goods for our family during our stay. On our first night, we had traveled for most of the day and didn't feel like cooking. So, Franco provided us with a homemade pizza dinner that he and his wife personally prepared. It was a delicious and decadent spread of appetizers, pizzas from his crafted pizza oven, dessert, and wine. We were blown away!

On a side note, when my grandma suffered from an eye infection during our visit, Franco drove her to the doctor and acted as her translator to make sure she got what she needed. Additionally, he drove out of his way to Lucca to pick up her prescription at the pharmacy. I have never met a host that would have gone through similar lengths to help those staying at their property.

I HIGHLY recommend this vacation rental to anyone looking to travel near Northern Tuscany, or that are just looking for a great spot to relax.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
22 Jun 2015
Thank you Paula Jane for your review and many thanks for staying with us, you are welcome back anytime!
Greetings from Tuscany!
Franco
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Wilkin v
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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