About This Listing
We have recently created a romantic 50sqm apartment in what used to be the barn of our 400 years old ancient house. It is very peaceful, decorated with tuscan style, beauty and quality. You can choose either our b&b service or a weekly rent
Our house is very ancient,made out of stone at the end of a medieval village of ten houses. It is surrounded by olive Groves and Lavandas, Fruit Trees and Chestnut Woods. The Garden is quiet, mediterranean plants make it colorful and refreshing, perfect to relax, read a book, contemplate the view. You can taste and use all our Mediterranean herbs (Rosemary, sage, bay, Thime, etc) in the private kitchen and enjoy your meals outside in the shade of the vine pergola. Among all the roses you can have a dip in our lovely splash pool (3x2,5m) while over looking the stunning view of the Lucca valley.
The bedroom is a very special retreat. All walls are decorated with paintings, special objects, many books and good furniture. Every corner is full of inspiration and creativity. The bathroom is big with a shower, many books, and a lovely view over the garden and valley. The bedroom has an indipendent entrance from the house so you can come in and out as you please, through the garden. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots and pans and basic food (olive oil, salt pepper, milk, pasta). The red living room is very cosy, here you can find books and maps about Lucca and its surroundings. The house has free wi-fi.
My atelier is on the other side of the house, opposite the ancient stone washing pond where the old ladies of the village still daily come to do their washing. You can pop in any time for a coffee or just a peek...
On walking distance there is a lovely little restaurant with a beautiful terrace overlooking the hills where you can have a local dinner in a very friendly ambiance.
The beautiful town of Lucca is 15min. far and the beaches are 20min. far. We can also advise you some amazing rivers you can go too, to have a refreshing wild swim in ponds carved in rocks or marble stones... Pisa, Florence, Siena, Cinque Terre are all reachable for day trips.
We offer both b&b option or weekly rent. When rented weekly, we do not serve breakfast. The
kitchen is equipped with a 4 fire cooking stove, fridge, oven and pots and pans to prepare lovely dishes. In the kitchen you always will find basic food products as olive oil, salt and pepper, spaghetti, some sauces, milk. The kitchen and living room as the rest of the apartment are for your private use only and are included in the price.
if you want we can advise you trips, visits, restaurants, or some cooking receipts. But if you just would like to rest in the garden and absorb the lovely sun light, you can have all the silence and privacy you just wish for.
I know it sounds funny, but we happen to live in the most beautiful surroundings ever. As painter everyday I am amazed how beautiful the landscape, the woods, the olive groves, the villages, the towns, the nature, people and above all light are here. you can just sit and look around and never get bored. Or if you like to walk you can take endless walks into nature, every path you take is beautiful.
We live on a hill in Tuscany, this means there is no bus service and you need to have a car or a bike if you are very fit. It is not possible to move around without, and you would be missing so much of it.
we do offer 4 sleeping places, but as the two rooms, the bedroom and the living room where a good bed sofa is, are not well sound proof isolated, we can't really have to couples staying, only a couple with max two children. In winter period we have an additional central heating cost: please ask if you are interested. Wood for the stove is included in the price.
you will have total privacy in big part of our lovely garden, sun bed chairs, garden table and chairs, use of the splash pool, barbecue, wi fi, books and maps, sheets and towels, kitchen equipment, fridge, and most of all a unique beautiful spot of the world.
Interaction with Guests
We have a long experience with guests and we wish when you arrive that you feel on holiday but as comfortable as at home. We interact if you wish us too. But when you have settled we would love to invite you just for a good glass of wine or lemonade, if you don't mind...
What makes Tuscany so famous in the world is it's perfect combination of small ancient villages, beautiful country side and amazing life style: this is our neighbourhood.
There is no public transport: you need to have a car to reach us and any lovely spot around here. All country side in Italy is very badly served by public transport
Other Things to Note
The second sleeping option we offer is a sofa bed in the living room. This does create some privacy problems, so we advise it only for families with a young child.
In low season we do accept dogs that are well behaved and used to dogs, cats and children. They can't any time sleep on bed or sofa. We have two labradors and a cat ourselves and know how difficult it is to leave them behind sometimes. So they are very welcome. Extra cleaning cost in this case is 15€ per day.
Please do not smoke inside. Outside it's fine and you will find ashtrays (please use them). Do not lit candles in the house, and in the garden in summer months. Turn off lights when you leave. Please do not feed our dog or cat as we are all ready taking care of it. Enjoy your stay!
Amazing and romantic b&b. The host was welcoming and the guest house was very cozy. It's secluded but not a far drive from town and has great outdoor space! It has all the rustic charm of the Tuscan province and still makes you feel at home. Breakfast was wonderful and there's a wood burning fireplace for those nights you want to curl up near the fire. Wi-Fi worked well for us and we will definitely be returning : )
We enjoyed our quick stay at Damema's house. It is a very large private apartment attached to her remote home. We wished we had planned to stay more than one night. It is out of the way in the lucca area, but we liked being way up in the hills. Apartment was comfortable and much bigger than we thought based on pictures. Damema prepares breakfast for guests. Great experience here.
We enjoyed our stay at Demena's apartment. the location is quite remote and up some challenges roads, but well worth the trouble. The apartment is unusual and very comfortable, but would not suit an older person with mobility issues. Breakfast was terrific. The local restaurant is very authentic, and ridiculously good value. Wifi was not at all good!
Damema and her family provided the perfect location in the Lucca area. It was quiet and peaceful, and the views were beautiful. It was exactly what we needed to decompress after visiting Rome and Naples. The place was exactly as described, but even more beautiful than we imagined! She anticipated any needs we would have, and was available for any questions we had, or to give directions for our local excursions. The place is half way between Lucca and Via Reggio, as well as close to Pisa. Damema provided a delicious and scenic breakfast on the hillside of the property. She lives right next door, but our stay was also very private. We will go back to the US knowing that we will be sure to stay here again when we return to Tuscany.
Il luogo è molto bello e la casa molto graziosa. Piena di libri, colori, quadri e guide. Il luogo ideale per conoscere, evadere dallo stress. Molto bello veramente.
From the first message on Damema was very easy to communicate and very friendly! We felt very welcomed in her house - it is so cozy, warm, full of suprising details - you just have to fall in love with it! And the breakfast all the guests talk about - yes, it's true, breakfasts are amazing! And eventhough we had rain you can't not to stare at garden with thousands of greens, blooms ... a true inspiration and relaxation! If you're looking for a true, movie-like Tuscan experience somewhere in the hills where there is bird-singing and smell of the coffee waking you up each morning, Damema's place is it, for sure!
The most wonderful place and people. Warm and friendly a lovely family. Bent over backwards to help/advise/ suggest areas to discover etc. To be asked to join them for a family dinner was so wonderful. these lovely people epitomise what B n B's are all about wanting to share their lovely part of the world and make you want to go back. Thanks you Damema and Wes and family for a wonderful stay. Bless.
About the Host, Damema
I am a painter. My atelier is on the back of the house. I paint land scapes, views, house portraits, nature, the sea. my painting is fully linked to the area I live in: I try everyday to capture the lovely lights of my country. Although living in Italy is getting everyday more difficult, I can't think of painting without the power of the southern sun.
when anyone enters my home, he or she can feel the lovely energy of my work that reflects totally my entire life: strong, colorful and joyfull.