RESERVE

Carmelina

Lucca Area, Tuscany
4 BEDROOMS
4.0 BATHROOMS
6 GUESTS
Children Welcome
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Holidaying in an Italian villa in the countryside is about feeling like philosophers, holding a glass of nice red Chianti wine while immersing in this surprisingly soothing culture: this is a land for questions rather than answers, a special place to restart whatever needs, a land that celebrates great company, amazing food and great alfresco areas for long, happy evenings. Renting a villa in this area is of course about the surrounding landscape, while vegetable gardens all around will be the main resource for tomatoes, basil, herbs and fresh fruit.

Carmelina is in the countryside, featuring 200 square meters of living space and great exteriors, is a perfect sample of the countryside life in this particular area: everything is green, the exterior area is scented like flowers blossoming in spring and the entire experience it is quintessentially Italian. The interior living areas are found on the ground floor of the main villa and open out on the the gardens and magnificent views. The three master bedrooms are on the upper floors on the main villa and a 4th bedroom, suitable for teenagers is located in a separate guest cottage.

The pleasure of silence, the enchanting surroundings, the possibility to hire a cooking mamma to prepare a simple Insalata di Farro (split-bean salad) with some fresh tomatoes from the back garden, the proximity to a number of small villages with restaurants, bread shops, organic markets, artisans shops, hidden little churches and monuments, not to mention proximity to the best beach resorts of the Versilia Coast and iconic cities like Florence or Pisa are all part of the best package and experience a villa traveler would want.

The rates include : Housekeeping service 5 days a week, bed, bath & pool linens changed twice a week, estate manager on call, gardener, pool cleaning and utilities (water, electricity, heating, AC & WiFi). Additional cost : pool heating (payable locally).

Getting there : Florence Airport 50 mins.  Pisa Airport : 30 mins.  Rome Airport : 3 hrs. 30 mins.

Damage Deposit: 20% of the rental rate payable by wire transfer prior to arrival.

The main villa has the three principal bedrooms. A 4th bedroom is located in a separate guest's cottage.

Main House

Bedroom 1: Upper floor bedroom with queen-size bed, seating area, sofa bed, AC / heating, TV / satellite channels, WiFi, mosquito screens, access to terrace with seating area and views over the valley and sea and en-suite bathroom with bathtub / shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 2: Upper floor bedroom with queen-size bed, sitting room with kitchenette, study / reading room, sofa bed, AC / heating, WiFi, TV / satellite channels, mosquito screens and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 3: Top floor bedroom with queen-size bed, sitting room with fireplace, AC / heating, WiFi, TV / satellite channels, mosquito screens, access to private terrace with seating area and views over the valley and sea and en-suite bathroom with bathtub / shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

Guest Cottage

Bedroom 4: Bedroom with queen-size bed (that can be made up as 2 single beds upon request), NO AC, heating, WiFi, mosquito screens and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.


  • Air Conditioning - Bedrooms
  • Alfresco Dining Area
  • Bed and Bath Linens
  • Blender
  • CD Player
  • Children Welcome
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Interior Bedrooms
  • Iron
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Kettle
  • Library
  • Patio/Terrace
  • Pizza Oven
  • Secured Parking
  • Short Walk to Village
  • TV - Flat-Screen
  • TV - Satellite
  • View - Mountains
  • View - Ocean/Sea
  • View - Sunset
  • Voltage - 220
  • Washer
  • Welcome Provisioning
  • WiFi
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeper(s)
  • Personal concierge
  • Pool Person
  • Property Manager on Call
Housekeeping: Daily maid service except Sundays & holidays
  • Heated
  • Private
  • Damage Deposit: 20% of the rental rate by wire transfer
  • Children Welcome (all ages)
  • No Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking
  • Provisions and groceries are not included
  • Rates set in Euros. Prices in other currencies my fluctuate.
  • Villa orientation
  • Deposit/Payment: 50% at reservation, balance due 115 days prior arrival.
  • Check In: 4:30pm - 7pm
  • Check Out: 10am
Do we share the villa? click to close
No. You will not share the villa with another party. The villa is exclusively yours. If a larger villa offers a lower bedroom rate category, the villa will remain exclusively yours but the unrented bedrooms will be locked off.
For example, a 5 bedroom villa that offers a 3 bedroom rate will be the exclusive use of the guest but two bedrooms and their en-suite bathrooms will be locked off. Capacity is capped at 2 guests per bedroom.
Are we protected from fraud? click to open
Yes. Isle Blue stands behind you throughout your entire vacation. Unlike other companies, each property we offer has been hand picked to ensure that our standards are met. All property managers are vetted and payments are required to be held in escrow. Our primary obligation is to ensure your satisfaction and to have an exceptionally memorable vacation.
Can you explain the reservation process? click to open
Once a reservation request is received, Isle Blue will request a contract from the property manager for your dates of interest. Once the dates are confirmed and contract is received from the property manager, a payment will be required to confirm your reservation.
Once a reservation is confirmed, a concierge will welcome you to the planning stages of your vacation to assist with arrival logistics, rental cars, transfers, and a host of concierge services.
What offerings are included with the concierge service? click to open
Our concierge is a complimentary service to our guests. An exceptional benefit. The concierge will assist with your arrival and departure logistics and offer a host of additional services. Services may vary per destination but typically include the following benefits:
  • Transfers
  • VIP Services
  • Chef Services
  • Spa Services
  • Activity and Excursion booking
  • Rental cars
  • Provisioning
Please do not hesitate with any special requests. Our team is here to ensure you dream vacation becomes a grand reality.
Can we arrange an early check in? click to open
Early check in may be possible but is at the sole discretion of the property manager. Early check in permission may not be granted until 24 hours prior to arrival.
Can we arrange a late check out? click to open
A late check out is rarely granted due to the turnover needs of a villa. A late check out may only be granted 24 hours prior to your departure from the property and only when there is no check in scheduled on the day of your check out. If a late check out is urgently needed please contact us.
Are transfers to the property included? click to open
Select villas may include a one way or roundtrip airport transfer while others may provide an escort or meeting point. Arrival logistics will be handled by your dedicated concierge as well as other concierge needs. The property's transfer policy will be listed under the Policies section.
What to expect upon arrival? click to open
In general, a villa orientation will be provided along with a key turnover. During the orientation, information and instructions for the property will be provided. Emergency contact information will be provided. We are available 7 days a week to assist with any urgent needs.
The arrival procedures due vary from villa to villa, select villas may include welcome provisioning while other properties will provide basic arrival information.
What is the cancellation policy? click to open
Since these vacation homes are one of a kind properties, the cancellation policy is strict. We highly recommend considering trip/travel insurance to protect against any unexpected cancellations or issues that may arise.
For more details, please visit Travel Protection
What happens if the property becomes unavailable after I reserve? click to open
In the unlikely event, the rented property becomes unavailable due to a major issue that may affect a guest's experience or a transfer of ownership, Isle Blue will coordinate with the property manager to find an alternate property of equal or superior standard that is subject to the guest's approval. If an alternate property is not acceptable to the guest, the guest will receive a full refund.
Do you accept credit cards (American Express, Mastercard, or Visa)? click to open
Yes, we accept all major credit cards. American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted. Please note that credit card charges may be subject to additional fees. There are no fees with payment by wire transfer or check.
In late 2018, we expect to accept a greater variety of payment methods and currencies via Stripe.
Is housekeeping included? click to open
Housekeeping tends to be a standard among vacation homes but the frequency may vary greatly depending on the property manager’s standards. Most properties will offer daily housekeeping (except Sunday and holidays) while other villas may only provide a mid-week cleaning. Please refer to the Policies section to learn about the housekeeping frequency of the property.
Are towels and linens provided? click to open
Yes. The property will provide bath and pool towels along with linens. Towels and linens will be refreshed as needed.
Are toiletries and tissues provided? click to open
A property may supply an initial supply of soap, shampoo, toilet paper and paper towels but replenishment of supplies once exhausted may be the responsibility of the guest. Each property varies in their handling of toiletries and paper products.
Is a hair dryer available? click to open
A hair dryer is typically available at the property. Upon arrival, please check the bathrooms or closet. Typically, a hair dryer is included in each bathroom.
Is an iron included? click to open
Typically yes, irons tend to be standard equipment for vacation homes. Please ask the property representative upon orientation for the location of the iron.

Isle Blue provides the most in-depth expertise and insight for vacation home rentals and vacation planning. For further helpful tips, answers and recommendations please visit our extensive Knowledge center that hosts articles and answers on general as well as destination specific topics.

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Note: The rates above are subject to 5% Tax/Service Charge.
Payments accepted in US Dollars, Euros, British Pound, Canadian Dollars, Swiss Franc, Fijian Dollars, Thai Baht, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars.
Major credit cards accepted in US Dollars.

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Due to villa's privacy policy, the nearest town is presented on the map

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"The rental car that Mary arranged for us worked out great for us as well. We are looking to take our entire family next year and will plan well in advance for 2016.Thanks again for your help in arranging this vacation and we look forward to booking with you in 2016. "
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