29 Via Guna – Home 38968 House
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
29 Via Guna – Home 38968
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 6
- min stay varies
House / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6
- Nearest beach 60 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Ask about pets
- Private garden
Description from owner
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
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- Yes, smoking allowed
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 25 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English
This House has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Oct 2007. Located in Province of Lucca, it has 23 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £615 to £965.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Feb 2018.
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– based on 23 reviews
- Very Good
“Authentic Tuscan Living; Spectacular Views”
Firstly, let's talk about this beautiful old townhouse. Tastefully and thoughtfully decorated, it has been sensitively renovated and outfitted with modern conveniences, whilst retaining original features and authentic character. With two double bedrooms and a twin room, it sleeps six and would suit families but was comfortable for just the two of us as well. Worth noting as well that the owner has considered pretty much everything guests might need - from a well-equipped kitchen (I was particularly taken by the coffee-maker, which indulged my inner barista) to providing equipment for an impromptu camping trip (+ a very comprehensive guest's guidebook). But it's the little comforts - eating breakfast on the balcony or sipping an apperitiv by the private pool - that make the experience of the house so satisfying. Secondly, the village. Set on a mountainside with spectacular views across the valley, Vico Pancellorum is a stunning ancient mountain village about 45 minutes drive from gorgeous Lucca (more on that later). It is mostly car-free, meaning that you park at the top of the village and then walk through the rest - as such, it's very tranquil and just a tad sleepy, albeit requiring a modicum of fitness to traverse its steep inclines and quirky, irregular cobbled streets. There's a superb restaurant at the bottom of the village but there are no other businesses. With a bus service best described as "irregular and infrequent" you need to drive to nearby town Bagni di Lucca for supplies (meaning nipping out for a loaf of bread in the morning isn't quite so simple as in a larger town) but if you want the authentic Tuscan village experience, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better example. Lastly, Tuscany itself. We've often stayed in holiday cottages in Andalusia and feel an affinity for Southern Spain but Tuscany might have won us round; the state is just spectacular and very easy to fall in love with. As said previously, the town is within reach of Modena, Florence and - our personal favourite - Lucca. It features a walled citadel (again almost car-free) where you can hire bicycles and ride around it's many handsome streets and lanes; an under-appreciated gem and (for me) probably the loveliest Old Town area I've visited in Europe (including Prague, Utrecht, Salzburg, Cordova, Seville, Edinburgh etc). Overall, you have a well-appointed, spacious townhouse in a beautiful village in one of the loveliest parts of Europe. Couldn't recommend it enough.
Owner's reply: Glad you enjoyed your visit - I hope you come again Karen
“Best Vacation EVER!”
We really cannot say enough about this vacation rental. As frequent travelers, we have to say that the location, house, views, pool, and near by activities were the best yet! The town is magical, peaceful, gorgeous, and spectacularly Tuscan. The restaurant was frequented by us 5 times and we cannot wait to return. We also were so impressed by the home itself. So much character and light, we woke up every morning in awe of where we were. If you are looking for the vacation of a lifetime don't hesitate!
Owner's reply: So happy you enjoyed it :) I look forward to you coming back soon Karen
“Perfect Getaway with Amazing Views”
My husband and i had the pleasure of staying at 29 Via Guna for 4 nights. It is not an easy place to get to and does require some steep walking, however once you arrive the views that you have make that walk absolutely worth it. The place has a lovely balcony where you can sit out and just take in the spectacular views and quietness of the place. The place has all modern conveniences with the rustic feel of being in an old Tuscan house. It has managed to blend old and new in a unique way. It is very roomy, has three bedrooms and a spacious bathroom with a lovely bath to soak in. The pool provides an opportunity to cool down after a walk around the lovely village surroundings. The village has a restaurant that is delicious and provided us with the best food of our whole Italian trip. We recommend this place to anyone looking to escape and enjoy some peace and amazing views.
“Hidden treasure in Tuscan mountains”
Fantastic. House hidden up in the mountains in a lovely village. Breathtaking scenery, House is wonderfully rustic but with all mod cons. Be prepared to walk loads, up and down cobbled lanes. The pool was a God-send in the scorching temperatures. The neighbours were so friendly - leaving us fruit out and making us feel really welcome. Loads to see and do - lots of walks in the surrounding area and crystal clear rivers and a grotto nearby
“The real Italy!”
Waking up in the morning to that breathtaking view was a wonderful way to start each day and a reminder of where in the world we were--Italy, without a doubt. The food available nearby, the village, the view and the hike in between were all quintessentially Italy. I felt a little like I'd gone back in time with the cobble stone streets and quaint walk ways with equally quaint people watching from a distance, wishing you, "buon giorno!" But that's where the time travel stopped--your home was full of every conceivable modern convenience and we felt at home and relaxed after being tourists in the busy spots of Italy. This was refreshing in its contrast of pace and space and upon leaving, we felt recharged and grateful to have seen this little corner of Italy from such a vantage point. We can't wait to go back someday!
We loved staying in Vico - what an amazing location. Old mediaeval village and so peaceful - locals very friendly and we often came back from a trip out to a bowl of freshly picked fruit on our doorstep. The view from the house was incredible - it was great to relax with glass of wine on the balcony - you would never tire of that view. The house was like home from home - brilliant kitchen with absolutely everything you would need. Bathroom and bedrooms all lovely and tastefully done. Living area needed lick of paint but so charming, homely and cozy. My 3 children loved the DVDs and book selections - kept them entertained in the evenings. Pool area bit dissappointing - the sun loungers need replacing and area around pool needs a little work. Having said that, my son thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated splashing around in the pool at the end of a hot day - again the towels and inflatables were another example of there being everything you need. We adored the villages in the mountains - travel to the Appenines for fantastic old towns and villages and more views to die for. Take a good camera! The owner was so helpful and of course the restaurant had wonderful food. Hope one day to come back - before I'm too old as pathways in village old, quant and very very steep! To round this review up - we didn't want to leave this house - one of the best holiday locations we've ever had. Thank you
“Luxury with a view”
The walk to the 29 Via Guna is so worth the effort . You arrive at a lovely extremely well equipped and with beautiful decor residence. The views are stunning, the pool and outdoor eating area an added bonus. In the afternoon spend a lazy hour on the balcony with a great bottle of wine and enjoy the peace and quiet, and view. Eat at the local restaurant and enjoy the fresh produce. Walk the local trails or drive to exquisite Italy villages. We felt that we had found our piece of heaven.
“Top class Tuscany vacation”
We stayed 1 week in Vico Pancellorum and it was absolutely top class! We were there whole family (6 persons), and we all had an exellent time in this beautiful home owned by Karen... the whole setup from Karen is top-class... meaning she has arranged all from the day we arrived with local friendly people who assisted us ll the way! the local restaurant is local Tuscany food at its best! We have travelled many times to Italy before on driving holiday from Denmark, and this is really a special spot... thank you again Karen for letting us stay in your beautiful autentic home in Tuscany, and also thanks to all all the nice "down to earth" people of Vico!
I had a week in this gorgeous house with a friend in April. The village of Vico is picuresque, the locals friendly and we loved exploring the area, especially Lucca, Pisa and Cinque de Terre. There are fantastic views across the valley from every room in the house, the beds are amazingly comfortable, the bathroom is a treat and the kitchen is so welcoming that we ate "at home" many nights. I would also highly recommend the local restaurant as an alternative. Sitting on the balcony of the house in the evening with a bottle of Prosecco and good cheeses was an extra bonus. A truly perfect spot for a rejuvenating holiday any time of the year.
“From Beijing to Paradise”
My friend and I came to Vico, after a long winter in Beijing and a long flight thru Dubai and Roma. Driving up from Pisa was an adventure and a delight to finally arrive at the top end of the village. Having heard so much about 29 Via Guna from Karen and many friends who have visited her here, I could not wait to see the house, the village the view, eat the food at Luisia's and check the area out. I had not come the year before as I had a knee operation and was worried about the steep streets , but I had no problems walking up or down to and from the car park at the top end of the village. The house is a gorgeous as many friends told us it would be and the view totally brilliant whether it was a clear sunny day or a beautiful, misty morning with the church bells echoing all around the valley. We traveled in and out to Lucca, around all the hilltop villages, went to Cinqe Terra and Pisa. All the time, enjoying fabulous cafes and shops, good (although narrow, windy roads) and wonderful vistas. It was a lovely week during Spring Break and I hope to come back in all the other seasons sometime soon! Congratulations Karen and Alex on a wonderful, trendy retreat. Lynne McCone (Auckland, New Zealand /Beijing, China)
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