Bella Casa Contadina

  • Accommodates seven
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • Refurbished 18th century villa
  • Air conditioning
  • Luxury Jacuzzi tub
  • Satellite TV
  • Near bus stop
  • Four miles from Lucca
  • 20 miles from the Mediterranean
  • 40 miles from Florence
Bella Casa Contadina is situated inside the main gate to the 18th century Villa Costa in Marlia, four miles north of Lucca. Just one block from a small food market and a mile from central Marlia, this was once a rural estate of the Costa family from Genova, shipping magnates who operate the Costa Cruise Line.
The newly refurbished unit is comfortably, tastefully furnished with antique pieces and tapestries. Terracotta-tiled floors and beamed ceilings enhance the casual country atmosphere. The unit is air-conditioned throughout for maximum comfort.
On the main floor is a spacious salon with a fireplace, which serves as living room and dining room. A sofa bed in the salon provides extra sleeping accommodations.
The kitchen has a fireplace, wood-burning oven and modern appliances, including stove/oven, dishwasher and refrigerator/freezer. Within a few steps is a laundry room with washing machine, and a full bathroom with tub/shower, water closet and bidet.
The second floor has two double bedrooms—one with a spacious walk-in closet and one with a unique, French iron bed—and one twin bedroom.
The outdoor area in front of the house has a gazebo-style umbrella with table and chairs for outdoor dining.

A garden inside the main gate has deck chairs for sun bathing, and another fenced garden in the main villa is available for all guests.

A private outdoor Jacuzzi tub seats five. Two bikes and a common phone are available for all guests.

Parking is near the entrance gate. The English-speaking owners occasionally reside in a separate wing of the villa.

Weekly Rates (U.S. $)

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High Season July, August €850/wk
Mid Season June, September €795/wk
Mid - Low Season April, May, October, Christmas, Easter €695/wk
Off Season November - March €500/wk

Security Deposit (payable in Euros): €250

utilities (except below)

Not Included (payable in Euros):
heating, air conditioning and spa, according to usage
(average € .5-10/day )
linens (€ 8/person/wk)
final cleaning €60

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