Reviews

We try really hard to ensure you have the best experience possible. These are what some people have had to say about Casa Collina Verde

May 17 Sybil.T  – “Perfection

After a steady gentle climb into the hills above Lucca we were stunned by the beauty that is Casa Collina Verde. Its position and homely charm gave way to a substantial holiday residence with everything we could have wished for, and more.  

As a party of four friends we loved the space inside and out with plenty of room for privacy. A morning dip in the swimming pool set us up for breakfasting on the terrace, which even in May was a very warm and sunny spot. We spent most evenings at home cooking food bought at the local Supermarket 5 minutes away and cooked in the well equipped kitchen.

The birds in the day and lovely fireflies in the evenings entertained us as we sat on the terrace eating our meals. We found driving into the hills and down to Lucca quite easy with the use of a satnav provided by the owner and internet access was good. Eating out was also easy and we highly recommend Tuscan food and wine from the local vineyards. Truly a beautiful and memorable holiday.

Oct 16 Ann.P  – “Magical Villa in Tuscan Hillside.”

We stayed for five days at this very beautiful villa north of Lucca. The property is immaculate, very well equipped and comfortably furnished and sits in a gorgeous hillside location nestled between olive groves. The bedrooms are spacious, especially suited to a family experience and all have lovely views down the valley and beyond.  

However, the star of the property is the fabulous garden with terraces for entertaining, ultimately leading down to the pool and leisure garden, making the most of the view down the valley – great for sundowners as we watched the sun disappear behind the hills We were only a few minutes away from local restaurants in the hillside and nearby town and ten minutes from the wider choice of restaurants and shops in Lucca.

The local supermarket is incredibly well stocked with fresh fruit and vegetables and has everything you could want, including a good selection of affordable wines plus some quality wines at English prices! Leandro, the owner, has been a pleasure to deal with and Philip, who looks after the property, was especially helpful when we needed assistance.

Aug 16 Sarah.R  – “Stunning villa, ground and views..”

We have just spent 2 weeks at Casa Collina Verde. The villa and grounds were simply stunning and it is of an incredible standard. The photos on the website do not do it justice. The villa is a home from home, with everything you could possibly need. There are lots of little special touches from a pre-programmed sat nav (which was invaluable to us), laptop, Wi-Fi throughout the villa and grounds, and a welcome folder detailing lots of useful information about the villa and the surrounding area.

Our 3 boys loved the large pool and grounds, and this is where we spent most of our time relaxing. The owners are very responsive to any questions you have by email, and the instructions to locate the villa from the airport, were extremely detailed and helpful. On arrival, we received a welcome pack, which was gratefully received, especially as we arrived very late at night, as it set us up for the morning.

The villa is located high up in the hillside, so views from the grounds and every window in the villa are breathtaking. During our stay, Philip, the property manager, was extremely helpful in answering any further questions we had, and maintaining the villa to a high standard. The villa is situated perfectly, and during our stay we visited Lucca, Viareggio and Pisa. We hired a big estate car which made the first few trips up and down the last section of road to the villa a little daunting, however, we quickly became familiar with the stretch of road and subsequently made many trips, day and night without any concerns at all.

The villa exceeded our expectations and we would definitely recommend this villa, and we look forward to returning to the villa again.

Aug 16 Paul.N  – “Beautiful and top quality villa on Tuscan hillside.”

This villa is not only in a beautiful and tranquil location but it has everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. The property is decorated and fitted out to a high standard and the grounds are very well maintained. Obviously the large pool is a key feature but there is also a table tennis table, wifi throughout the villa & grounds, bluetooth music system and UK TV channels.(although we didn’t sit indoors watching TV!).
Whilst the property is in a rural location it is near to a town with a large supermarket, pizzerias and restaurants, and only a short drive from the city of Lucca. We are already planning our next visit!

June 16 Dawn.C  – “Little corner of Tuscan heaven.”

This villa tucked into the vines and olive groves is perfect for a family holiday. The hosts have thought of everything right down to every type of coffee maker imaginable, a great barbeque, plenty of toys for the pool and satnav pre-programmed with key local addresses. The location of the house means you are just the right distance from Lucca to feel that you are off the tourist track but close enough to make the most of this lovely town. Plenty of authentic places to eat locally too – we highly recommend Giomo in the centre of the village. Should you want to eat in, the kitchen/ dining room is equipped with everything you need to rustle up a Tuscan feast. 

The owner, land manager Philip and the cleaners were all wonderful – couldn’t ask for more. It’s a short drive to Lucca which is beautiful. Supermarket is just down the road (drive) and eating and drinking out in Tuscany is so cheap compared to here. I would certainly recommend this place.

Oct 15 Verified Reviewer  – “Stunning location, amenities, views and care.”

We rented this villa to support our guests coming and going over a two week period. It fulfilled everything we hoped for and more. Was easy to find with the directions given, the house was remote, as we hoped, with stunning views. The pool was perfect, and cleaned often, the outdoor space was great with bbq area and washing line. The house had everything you could hope for and more, fully equipped with everything.

The owner, land manager Philip and the cleaners were all wonderful – couldn’t ask for more. It’s a short drive to Lucca which is beautiful. Supermarket is just down the road (drive) and eating and drinking out in Tuscany is so cheap compared to here. I would certainly recommend this place.

Sept 15 Linda.W  – “Wonderful villa in excellent location.”

This villa is wonderful and exceeded our expectations both in the views it gave over Lucca and the surrounding hills and in the grandeur of the grounds and furnishings within the villa. The sat nav in the villa with pre-programmed destinations, the laptop and printer in the study and the 2 shady hammocks in the garden are just a few examples of the thoughtfulness and attention to detail which has gone in to this accommodation. We could find nothing which could be improved. All of our emails to Leandro, the owner, received prompt responses and his written directions to the villa from the airport were so good that we didn’t get lost, even in the dark.

This villa is first class.

August 15 Verified Reviewer  – “Beautiful location, lots of space, want to live there!.”

We have just come back from the most amazing week at this villa. The photos do not do it justice – it is truly beautiful. Very quiet and away from everything but has everything we needed there. The pool with its salt water was used several times a day and the beds very comfy. We barbecued, ate outside and did the odd day trip to Lucca and Pisa. Our hosts were very accommodating and any questions were swiftly answered. We would highly recommend it that’s for sure! – and our children (aged 4 and 6) gave the holiday “infinity out of 10”!

July 15 Eric.N  – “Beautiful Enchanting Views..”

Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday, the views are spectacular amongst the vineyards and manicured olive groves, we found this place truly enchanting. Thank you also for the attention to detail given from the pre-programmed satellite navigation for the local restaurants and attractions to the welcome pack and bottle of local wine left on our arrival (which was appreciated after a long trip). We very much enjoyed Lucca which was only a short drive away and the Lucca Festival where we were able to get tickets to a Robbie Williams concert which was very exciting.

My partner was especially excited by the numerous fruit trees in the garden (oranges, lemons, grape vines, figs, apricots, peaches etc.) and we spent several nights on the terrace eating, drinking and marvelling at the landscape as well as cooling down in the pool (during the hot spell). This is obviously situated in a prominent wine growing area which we look forward to exploring next time. We were very both very sad to leave and look forward to booking again. Sehr Schoene & a Thumbs up!

June 15 Emma.B  – “Beautiful villa in the hills.”

We visited this villa for a family holiday in June. Driving up the hills to the villa we had the most beautiful views of nearby Lucca. Arriving at the villa we had a lovely welcome pack with bread, milk etc and some lovey local wines. There was a guest book telling you all about the local area and what there is to do, plus recommendations for local restaurants.

There were also walkie talkies (for walking in the hills) and a sat nav with your location in, we thought these were nice little touches. Inside we found the villa spacious & with good amenities (like a dishwasher)! There is Sky for people who want to watch TV, and and x box & boardgames. The bedrooms are lovely & all 3 have beautiful views of the surrounding area. My favourite place was the garden which has a patio area, a BBQ, tiered seating further down, a ping pong table & a good sized pool. We especially loved the hammocks later in the day. The garden has lots of fruit trees including, oranges, lemons, olives, plums, apricots to name a few. It was lovely to cook & use fresh ingredients from the garden. A lot of our time was spent chilling by the pool as it is so peaceful.

The villa is situated so that day trips are easily done to places like Pisa & Florence. Lucca is only a 10 minute driveway, the supermarket just 5. There are loads of gorgeous restaurants within easy reach too(in the guest book). I would definitely recommend this villa for a relaxing holiday. Also if you want to be close enough to explore the area, but your far enough away that you feel like your in your own little world.

April 15 Gill.C  – “Beautiful house – Fantastic location.”

This is a beautiful villa, furnished and finished to a very high standard and with all the comforts of home – and more! The views from the garden and patio are stunning and we spent many an evening sitting out watching the sun set over the distant mountains.
The owners were there when we arrived and were very helpful and keen that we enjoyed our stay. We ate at two of the nearest ‘osterias’ , their owners and staff made us very welcome and the food – wonderful authentic italian dishes at a very reasonable price.
We would not hesitate to recommend this property.

Sept 14 Dan.A  – “A Fantastic Stay!.”

You can see the owners have given great care and attention to the presentation of this property, which made for a very enjoyable break in Tuscany. After booking, we were provided with detailed instructions on getting to the property from Pisa airport, these were invaluable given that we were without a European Sat-Nav for the initial part of our journey.

Upon arriving at the property, we were able to check ourselves in, again, following the excellent instructions passed to us by the owners – The property itself was immaculate, exactly as described, and made for an ideal location for a mixture of relaxation and sightseeing for our week in Italy. 3 large bedrooms, along with a large bathroom, and open plan downstairs space.

The owners have furnished the property to a very high standard, whilst keeping some mod-cons in place to make the stay more enjoyable. The large pool, and garden space allowed for relaxation whilst soaking in the views offered throughout the property. Lucca is an easy 15 minute drive away, Florence is a further hour on the train, with Siena (highly recommend a visit) about 2 hours away in the car. Obviously, Pisa is very accessible too. The owners were extremely accommodating in providing a Sat-Nav with pre-programmed location on how to get to the local amenities, along with some handy locations (parking etc) for Lucca. We found this to be very helpful for the duration of our trip. Can’t wait to return in 2015.

July 14 Shelly.K  – “Totally Amazing.”

Our holiday to Italy was made fantastic by being able to stay in this beautifully self contained traditional Italian home topped off with an untraditional home with Italian lets a lovely pool and beautiful gardens. The house is placed idyllically in the hills with picturesque views to every angle. Car hire is a must to apriciate the surrounding area as the house is set in the hills where you will need to make short car journeys to find beautiful towns and little traditional Italian restaurants.

The town of lucca is a short ten minute drive away and is a beautiful little city with everything to offer, beautifully preserved history, lovely shops, and a local supermarket if you wanted to stock up and eat in. Just an hours drive away you can visit Pisa, which is home to the famous ‘leaning tower of Pisa’ which is a sight not to be missed! I could go on and on all day about how much I loved Italy and can’t wait to return, but I’ll leave you to find out for yourself. Thank you so much Joy and Andy for letting us stay in your beautiful home. xx

July 14 Liam.P  – “Beautiful tranquil setting.”

We stayed at Casa Collina Verde for a week in mid June.

This place is surrouded by coutry hillside and offers stunning panoramic views from each bedroom. Lucca is only a short 10-15 minutes drive away and there are also quite a few local resturants that do great local food/wines.

The private pool is a very good size and the expanse of gardens offers a great array of fruits such as lemons, figs, oranges, plums and much more.

June 14 Denise.R – “A perfect place for both sightseeing and relaxation.”

We stayed in this lovely farmhouse for 10 days. The house is beautifully decorated and furnished. We had everything we needed to be comfortable. It felt like home from home but with sunshine and stunning views. Our little boy also loved it here. There are some amazing local restaurants near by, serving traditional food. It’s worth exploring further up the hill as there are some restaurants and geocaches there. The house is about 10 minutes drive from Lucca. We often went into to town to eat, shop or cycle round the walls of the city. There are lots of fantastic places to visit near by. There is also a good bus/train service if you want to travel further afield. We really enjoyed our stay and definitely want to go back again as we were able to relax here but also have so many other places we want to visit.

June 14 Dawn.S  – “Perfect setting to chill and relax.”

The Farmhouse caters for everything, all you need home from home, but on holiday. The garden is relaxing and the views incredible. The pool is great and perfect for relaxing and big enough to work up some energy. In all a gorgeous setting, well designed and beautifully furnished.