Casa Maria is in the hills near the lively city of Lucca, situated on an historic estate that produces award-winning olive oil. A small village is located just one mile away.
The house was restored with an eye for comfort while retaining the provincial elements of a country estate. The pleasant sitting room has a fireplace as well as satellite TV, DVD, and stereo system. A large open kitchen, with a dining area, is a delight for cooks who want to buy local produce in the market. The kitchen opens onto the garden where there is a covered patio for outdoor dining, complete with garden furniture and a barbecue.
There is one double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom on the first floor. It is handicapped accessible, and has a telephone and air conditioning. Upstairs are four bedrooms that are very tastefully decorated, all with ensuite bathrooms, telephones and air conditioning. Use of the air conditioning is an extra charge.
Casa Maria is situated in a large, lush garden which is bordered by neatly trimmed hedgerows and stately cypress trees. A large swimming pool is surrounded by lawn, and offers nice chairs and lounges, as well as a pergola for some welcome shade. A tennis court is on the estate grounds for play time.
There is a washing machine onsite for guests to use. Maid service is included for 3 hours per day, five days per week, for general cleaning and laundry for the guests. The housekeeper is also an excellent cook, and is available to prepare regional specialties on request at an additional cost.
The owners operate a working farm of 5000 olive trees and are very hospitable. The office staff speak English, and are available to offer advice and assistance to guests.