Orfea

Europe / Italy / Tuscany

Only a ten minute drive away from the city sits Orfea, a superb luxury villa that dates back to the 15th century and now completely and painstakingly renovated to transport you to the an era of modern beauty and sublime elegance.

up to 6
Bedrooms
up to 12
Guests
5
Bathrooms
from 7
Min. Nights

Overview

No matter what your ideal vacation looks like, the medieval city of Lucca and its surroundings offer so many opportunities: if you like to keep up with your workout, the city’s 16th century walls are a glorious backdrop to stroll, powerwalk, jog or cycle to; for the beach lovers the coastal strip of Versilia, reachable within 30 minute drive, is the place to be; for the music aficionados many classical and rock/pop music festivals are held here throughout the year. That’s why Lucca is becoming one among the elite summer destinations in Tuscany.

Many features make this property perfect for kids: the estate is gated and completely fenced, the swimming pool has a shallow side, there is a children playground and the nearby city of Lucca offers a wide range of things to see and it is mostly car-free.

Accommodations

Ground Floor

As soon as you enter the foyer you will feel the special atmosphere that permeates the villa. The neutral and earthtoned colors used in the family room, such as golden yellow and terra cotta, typical of the Tuscan style, create an airy and fresh effect. Frescoed walls, large fireplace as a focal point and a beautiful crystal chandelier set the elegant tone of this comfortable room. The very generous formal dining room has seating for up to fifty people. The room features lit china cabinets, coffered ceiling, classic art on the walls, and tall arched French doors opening onto the garden: everything work together to create the ultimate formal dining experience. The professional-grade kitchen boasts ample counter space for prepping meals, a gorgeous central stove, vaulted ceiling, large window and access to the garden. A lounge room with large flat screen satellite TV, a well-stocked library room, and a guest bathroom complete this floor.

First Floor

A traditional sitting room with working fireplace and soft sofas serves as a nice spot for afternoon reading or cozy conversations.

Lower Level

State-of-the-art private wellness area (2,100 square feet) including Turkish bath, sauna, emotional shower, salt room and meditation room. Also on this floor, a stone cellar with wine tasting room with fireplace.

Outside Features

Extensive manicured grounds including an Italian style garden with a romantic pergola. Al fresco dining area to enjoy meals in the shades on a side of the villa. Private swimming pool with whirlpool area. High-quality lounge furniture and shades on the sun deck. A children play- ground is on the premises, an ideal place to let the kids in your group run off some steam. Covered private parking area.

There is an additional pool house and annex available for larger groups. Click here for more information.

Amenities

6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms

Sleeps 12 Guests

  • Elevator
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Separate Kitchen
  • Pizza Oven
  • Fully Equipped
  • Private Parking
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Fireplace
  • Playground
  • Safe
  • DVD player
  • Satellite cable TV
  • Telephone

Details

Bedroom Details

Bedrooms 1 & 2 (Ground Floor): Master family suite with king size bed and 2 single beds on the mezzanine. Shared en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedrooms 3 & 4 (Ground Floor): Two king bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 5 (Ground Floor): King/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 6 (Second Floor): King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower

Bathroom Details

All bathrooms are supplied with hair dryers

Beach Details

30 Minute drive to the beach at Versilia

Pool Details

Private salt-water swimming pool (16 m x 9 m)

Staff and Services

Final cleaning
Morning housekeeping service, staff have one day off per week
Midweek linen change (on Wednesday)
Daily breakfast service (cost of groceries extra)
Gardener and pool maintenance

Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)

Extra housekeeping service
Cook service
Personal laundry & ironing service charges
Use of spa facilities (Turkish bath, Sauna, emotional showers, ice water bucket, salt wall treatment, relaxing
area) €500 for a single half day use (4 hours). For multiple days use a forfeit rate will apply
Additional linen and towel change

Location Details

Nearest town is Lucca: 10 minute drive

Villa Notes

Electricity, water, A/C, and heating are included
Sorry, no pets
Check-in: between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Check-out: before/by 10:00 am
All extra services must be paid locally prior to departure unless otherwise arranged
The second floor can only be accessed by stairs
This property will always be rented with full exclusivity of the estate – should guests book only the main villa, all the annexes will remain vacant
The owner/manager lives within the estate, in separate quarters