Placed in the park of an imposing villa of the late sixteenth century, the house of the gardener has been tastefully renovated. The ancient tall and rare trees and the atmosphere walking in the park immerse you in the past History.
The house is located in the complex "Villa Mazzarosa" an old Mansion surrounded by four hectares of unique park with rare centennial trees. Very quite you will share the entire property only with the owners who lives in a farm house still located in the same park. Very unique is the "Camellia's wood" with more than 20 different kinds of Camellia trees some of them unique and hundred years old, which bloom between end of February end of April.
Guests may access everywhere inside of the property ,they have at their private use the garden in front of the home, they are allow to use the very particular swimming-pool that in fact is a huge fountain,
a small BBQ is provided as well garden and pool furniture.
Interaction with Guests
We are always available if you care. We live in a farm house close to you.
The entire property is located in a quite country rural area where the rich silk merchant of Lucca built their Mansion between XV and XVII century. Close to the main town of Lucca - 15 minutes driving and to the main Tuscan Towns, the Versilian beaches.
There is a bus stop just in front of the gate of the Villa but there are only four buses during the day. A car is necessary.
Other Things to Note
Living in this home is like living in the past and if you like art and architecture or plants this is the wright place to stay!
Be careful there is a river and a pond in the park, some ruins and many trees. Dogs not permitted, smoking only outside and not by the swimming pool.
We had a great time in the villa. It was clean, comfortable and well-equipped. The villa came just as described on the site.
Vittorio greeted us upon our arrival and made us feel very welcome.
If you are looking for a home away from home, this is it. I definitely recommend it to everyone.
Matt & Carole
We had a wonderful weekend at Camelia Villa. Barbara was very helpful, friendly and discreet, she was a perfect host.
The villa is very comfortable, the kitched is equipped very well, bathrooms and all the other rooms were perfectly clean, it was a pleasure to spend a weekend in the house with our three little kids.
The pool was very clean also, Barbara even brought a new umbrella for us so we didn't get sunburnt! The children loved the garden in front of the house and enjoyed collecting hazle nuts and pine cones.
Thank you very much for everything, Barbara!
Superbe séjour en Toscane. La villa Mazzarosa est un lieu magique avec son parc aux arbres centenaires, sa villa du XVI eme siècle et son bassin-fontaine digne de Versailles aménagé en piscine. Nichée dans ce parc immense, la maison du jardinier était parfaite pour nous accueillir nos enfants et nous. La villa est de plus idéalement située pour aller visiter Lucca, VInci, Florence, Pise... Un grand merci à Barbara, charmante hôtesse parlant parfaitement le français qui nous a si bien reçus. Nous conseillons vivement cette adresse pour des vacances en Toscane ! Hélène et Nicolas
Barbara was kind and helpful making contact before we arrived and greeting us warmly at Camelia (she has perfect English). She showed us round the cottage with its many features and gave us a tour of the extensive grounds.
After that Barbara was available in a nearby cottage for help but left us in private.
Camelia is in the wonderful, restful setting of a 17th century (Villa Mazzarosa - until recently available for weddings etc I believe) and the private grounds are immense making our family feel they were staying on their own private estate!
The pool is unique appearing at first to be ornamental but in reality it has a filtered system and a groundsman cleans the surface daily. Depth is about 1 metre constant. The grounds are old with many very tall trees and mature shrubs plus indications of former glory such as a fish pool, ornamental pond with carvings, a grand stone and carved backdrop to the swimming pool etc. Lighting around the cottage at night is excellent.
There are good food shops within a few minutes drive from the gates which are electrically controlled providing a secure environment once inside the grounds. The cottage has air con, wi-fi, TV, plenty of living space and two bedroom areas each self contained. All the fittings are of a high quality and a good sized private lawn outside the cottage gave us long lazy evenings after another barbecue. A car is essential to get about and nearby towns such as Lucca (20 minutes) and Pisa (1 hour) are memorable visits.
We had spent a week in Rome walking the hot streets before arriving at Camelia and it provided us with the perfect 'rest' element of our two weeks in Italy. Thank you Barbara for making us so welcome.
Barbara was an excellent host. We were staying two couples at the villa, and we had a great time. The villa was easily big enough for us, and we really enjoyed our private garden with the small barbecue. The pool area is amazing and we had it all to ourselves. Also, the entire surrounding garden is quite unique, and we had a nice tour of the mail villa. Close by are some nice local restaurants and charming hill villages with stunning views. All in all: Highly recommended!
Maison très bien équipée meublée avec goût très confortable n'en pleine nature dans le cadre élégant du parc d'une villa lucchese.
Propriétaire très accueillante
GPS utile pour s'y rendre
A warm welcome from Barbara and Vittorio, an ideal location to visit Toscana, an amazing garden, a surprising pool, a fully furnished house. Simply Great!
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Sposata, ho quattro figli maschi. Sono una ex insegnate di matematica e scienze alle scuole medie inferiori, lavoro che ho dovuto abbandonare sia per i figli sia per occuparmi della gestione della mia piccola azienda agricola. Affitto case per vacanza delle quali ho personalmente curato sia la ristrutturazione che l'arredamento, ho viaggiato molto e quindi ho cercato di fare del mio meglio per rendere le case accoglienti e corredate di tutto ciò che è indispensabile e necessario trovare all'interno. Amo cucinare e viaggiare.