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Detached Villa with private plunge pool & stunning views

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The Villa
Front Terrace
Entrance Hallway

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Villa
The Contented Tuscan is a very ancient stone villa on two levels brimming with character and restored with total respect for its rustic simplicity. All rooms are furnished to excellent standards, in an elegant country style with old terracotta floors and original chestnut beamed ceilings. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a beautiful fireplace, log burning stove and dining/sitting room. This two-bedroom villa sleeps up to four people. The bedrooms each with queen sized beds and both have en-suite bathrooms. Both bedrooms are prepared with a double bed, but one bedroom can also be set up with two separate beds upon request prior to your arrival. The gardens and plunge pool are for the exclusive use of the guests, in a private, enclosed terrace we a have a pergola providing a shady spac...The Contented Tuscan is a very ancient stone villa on two levels brimming with character and restored with total respect for its rustic simplicity. All rooms are furnished to excellent standards, in an elegant country style with old terracotta floors and original chestnut beamed ceilings. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a beautiful fireplace, log burning stove and dining/sitting room. This two-bedroom villa sleeps up to four people. The bedrooms each with queen sized beds and both have en-suite bathrooms. Both bedrooms are prepared with a double bed, but one bedroom can also be set up with two separate beds upon request prior to your arrival. The gardens and plunge pool are for the exclusive use of the guests, in a private, enclosed terrace we a have a pergola providing a shady space to eat. What better place to relax with a glass of beer or wine and take in the stunning views after your day of sightseeing! The villa is located in Guzzano a mountain village 4km above the pretty spa town of Bagni di Lucca. Many of the famous Tuscan landmarks are within striking distance. Previous guests have enjoyed day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Cinque Terra, Viareggio, Siena and San Gimignano.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Not suitable for children under 12 years
Bedrooms
2 Doubles
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Stephen T
Hosting since January 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (41)
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JennWolma
JennWolma
Reading, United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spectacular view!
We had an absolutely wonderful time at the villa. Steve and Denise were very kind and helpful. The property is beautifully decorated and homely. We felt comfortable straight away and there were immediate comments from my family of how it was the best accommodation we'd ever booked! It was idyllic being able to sit outside and have dinner while enjoying the spectacular view. The kitchen had every gadget/equipment/tableware we needed during our stay and more! It was a five star stay! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the villa (although be prepared for some winding roads to the villa, but that's all part of the fun)!
Visited May 2024
Written 22 May 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tony B
Tony B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A little slice of heaven
This was our first time at the Contented Tuscan, and it did not disappoint. This property was more than we expected, from the house to the poolside everything that we needed was there. Kitchen is really well stocked utensil wise and plenty of dvds to watch when chilling late at night. The pool was excellent with plenty of relaxing furniture and a lovely outdoor cooking space. Steve and Denise could not do enough for us and at the same time they were never intrusive. Bedrooms were lovely and the beds were so comfortable. The en-suites in both rooms were so spacious and clean. The nearest town is Bagni di Lucca which is a 40 minute walk, though Steve would arrange a taxi for us the day before if we wanted to go down, and even offered us a lift if they were going down themselves. We left this property feeling so relaxed and we would definitely book again and would have no hesitation in recommending this property to friends. An absolute gem of a place. Thank you Steve & Denise for a wonderful break. Tony
Visited July 2022
Written 11 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stephen Tuttle
Stephen Tuttle
Wow! - What a lovely review. Thank you for choosing our holiday home, and for your appreciation of our house and views. We are so pleased that our set up hit the mark as our guests having a super holiday experience means a lot to us. Thanks again and we would love to welcome you back Steve & Denise.
Written 13 September 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lizzie W
Lizzie W
Wickford, United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Breathtaking
This is our second visit to the Contented Tuscan, the property and the views are outstanding, Steve and Denise are the most wonderful couple, so helpful and kind, excellent communication on the run up to the holiday and during. The property is spotless, decorated to the highest standard with the most beautiful furniture and art. We love it here and would 100% recommend 🇮🇹
Visited August 2022
Written 1 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stephen Tuttle
Stephen Tuttle
Many thanks for your super review. We very much enjoyed playing our part in ensuring you had such a fabulous time here. We really want people to feel things could not have gone better. It makes all the work worthwhile when we receive feedback that we got it right for our guests. You were a pleasure to have as guests at our home and hope to see you again. Ciao Steve & Denise.
Written 13 September 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lizzie W
Lizzie W
Wickford, United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfection!!
Well where do I start? From the moment of booking all correspondence from Steve and Denise was prompt and informative especially with the uncertainty during the Covid outbreak. I had a change of person joining us, not a problem for Steve and Denise who accommodated this at short notice. The accommodation is breathtaking, internally decorated with so much love and taste, everything you could wish for is to hand, perfectly clean with added special touches to make your stay just that bit more special. The view from the plunge pool is stunning and peaceful we had the pleasure of watching the local resident deer play as we relaxed. Steve and Denise were just wonderful, they recommended and booked restaurants and taxis, advised us on where to get the best wine and places to visit. I can not recommend this property enough, it truly was one of the best holidays I have ever had..
Visited August 2020
Written 12 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ricktheblue
Ricktheblue
Helmshore, United Kingdom72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful house in a stunning area...
The reviews for the Contented Tuscan are fabulous, and rightly so... The house is situated in an elevated position, in the pretty rugged village of Guzzano, above the small town of Bagni Di Lucca. The views from the property are stunning, looking over the plunge pool to the mountains and higher villages above. Owners Steve and Denise are fantastic hosts, a warm greeting awaits, and the house is a museum of wonderful artworks, collected over years to make a fantastic mix of antiques, and modern facilities, such as on suite bathrooms and a stunning kitchen. The hosts are also very unobtrusive, they live in the bottom floor of the property but we never saw them. They did however answer any questions immediately by phone and text. The kitchen really is fully useable, the owners have literally thought of everything, and the welcome pack, with essentials for a lovely first meal and breakfast, at the least, were provided. Our weather was a little mixed, but you take your chance in the mountains in the middle of October. If you want a gorgeous rural property, in the mountains North of Lucca, your prepared to hire and drive a car, then the Contented Tuscan is a fantastic choice.
Visited October 2019
Written 21 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stephen Tuttle
Stephen Tuttle
Wow! - What a lovely review. Thank you for choosing our holiday home, and for your appreciation of our house and views. We are so pleased that our set up hit the mark as our guests having a super holiday experience means a lot to us. Thanks again and we would love to welcome you back Steve & Denise
Written 2 February 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

McalearA
McalearA
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely Fantastic!
A beautiful villa in an ideal location! It has all the amenities and comforts of home and is a lovingly maintained property. Their villa has tremendous personal touch and charm with five star hotel quality. Steve and Denise' welcome and hospitality were extraordinary and they were always readily available to help. Yes, we'd definitely go back! Anne McAlear and Paul Greig Toronto, Canada
Visited October 2018
Written 5 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stephen Tuttle
Stephen Tuttle
Dear Anne & Paul. Thank you for your kind comments about our villa and us as hosts. You were super guests. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope your next stay is just around the corner. Please feel free to make contact if there is anything we can help you with. Ciao Steve & Denise
Written 5 November 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anita R
Anita R
Bocholtz, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magische plek
Geweldig mooi huis op een superlocatie! Eigenaars Steve en Denise deden hun uiterste best om ervoor te zorgen dat wij ons meer dan welkom voelden.Een box met producten om de eerste avond een maaltijd te maken, de stoelen bij t zwembad werden iedere morgen uitnodigend klaargezet, de vele tips voor de omgeving. De inrichting van het huis is comfortabel en gelijkertijd heel authentiek en past helemaal in de Toscaanse omgeving . Alles is zo smaakvol en liefdevol neergezet. Vanaf het terras met zwembad een geweldig uitzicht op de bergen. En dan nog al die mooie bloemen...Het is een magische plek!! Thank you so very much Steve and Denise!!
Visited July 2018
Written 31 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stephen Tuttle
Stephen Tuttle
Beste Anita, wat een superbeoordeling - we waarderen uw positieve feedback over ons vakantiehuis. We zijn er trots op om zo goed mogelijk aan de behoeften van onze gasten te voldoen. Als je weer naar ons gebied reist, verwelkomen we je graag terug. Ciao Steve & Denise
Written 1 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jason F
Jason F
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tuscan perfection
We have just returned and wow did we have the perfect Tuscan experience. The Villa is stunning, with every little detail perfectly considered. The interiors really make you feel like you are living a Tuscan life. The views from the pool area were breathtaking, ever changing, just like the wildlife we saw. The hosts, Denise and Steve were quite frankly amazing. They welcomed us with open arms and made sure we got the best from their villa. If we needed anything, they were there with help or advice, all served up with beautiful charm. We have returned two very contented Tuscans. We can’t wait to return!
Visited June 2018
Written 9 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stephen Tuttle
Stephen Tuttle
Many thanks for your super review. We very much enjoyed playing our part in ensuring you had such a fabulous time here. We really want our guests to feel things could not have gone better. It makes all the work worthwhile when we receive feedback that we got it right. You were a pleasure to have as guests at The Contented Tuscan and look forward to welcoming you both back again next year. Ciao Steve & Denise.
Written 10 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nyig T
Nyig T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfecto!!! If you want beauty, peace and tranquility look no further than The Contented Tuscan.
It’s a experience every holiday maker looks for... a beautiful location, with all the comfort of home, with the loveliest of hosts. Steve and Denise really understand the stresses of modern life so when you’re in their company, they make sure you destress and relax into Tuscan life. Before you know it, you’ve shaken off all the grime of the city and transformed into a contented Tuscan. It’s a fantastic place to escape to. Nyig and Kirsty from London.
Visited November 2017
Written 28 November 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stephen Tuttle
Stephen Tuttle
Thank you very much for your lovely review – what a super way to end our season. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our villa. The super November weather played its part. Thanks again for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Take care Steve & Denise.
Written 29 November 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mariaruthw
mariaruthw
Huddersfield, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Blissful visit
Thank you so much to steve and Denise for creating such a wonderful idyllic place to stay. We were warmly greeted by our hosts the day after our wedding, we arrived in the evening and they had provided a lovely food hamper including beer and wine, wow, also there was a beautiful vase of flowers congratulating us on our wedding. A wonderful start to our four night honeymoon. Wish we could have stayed longer, the villa was amazing, stunning inside and out, beautiful antiques, pictures and interesting artwork, a real feast for the eyes. The garden and terrace had spectacular views with a really good sized plunge pool. Steve and Denise obviously care about providing excellent accommodation, inside the villa there was everything you could possibly want or need, their attention to detail is impressive, the kitchen was so beautiful and well equipped that I even did some cooking, something I would never normally do on holiday but it was just a joy to spend time in the very contented tuscan villa. The reviews are correct, the villa is better than the pictures. Thanks Steve and Denise, hopefully we will return for a wedding anniversary in the future.
Visited September 2017
Written 20 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stephen Tuttle
Stephen Tuttle
Many thanks for your super review. We very much enjoyed playing our part in ensuring you had a fabulous honeymoon here. Thanks too for your comments on the décor of our home. Sourcing antique items for the house and garden is a joy and is great to know our guests feel we got it right. It makes all the work worthwhile when we receive such super feedback. You were a pleasure to have as guests at our home and we would love to welcome you back again. Ciao Steve & Denise.
Written 22 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access

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Map
Getting there
Peretola Airport
32.5 mi

Gal Galilei Airport
25.9 mi
Restaurants
Buca Di Baldabo'
4.7 mi

La Lanternina
2.8 mi

Osteria I Macelli
4.4 mi

Ristorante Circolo dei Forestieri
1.3 mi
Attractions
Orrido di Botri
4.5 miCanyons

Ponte della Maddalena
3.8 miBridges

Ponte delle Catene
3.1 miBridges

Ruscello Ranch
11 minRanches
About the neighbourhood
The property is located in a mountainous region of Tuscany. Parking is in a secure area some 50 meters from the house and should not pose any issues. The owners live below the rental space and will be on call should you need any assistance. Bagni di Lucca has a number of super restaurants, serving hearty Tuscan fare. You can also enjoy a post supper flutter at the recently re-opened casino. Bagni di Lucca has a public swimming pool, tennis courts and thermal baths, along with banks; supermarkets and on Wednesday and Saturday mornings there is a traditional Tuscan market.
Getting around
Many of the famous Tuscan landmarks are within striking distance. Previous guests have enjoyed day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Cinque Terra, Viareggio, Siena & San Gimignano.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
The nearest airports are Pisa (Galileo) and Florence (Peretola). Car hire is available at both airports and is recommended. We are 75 minutes from Pisa & Florence Airports & 35 minutes from the city of Lucca, the provincial capital.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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