Macennere: Garden, Pool

Villa Macennere

  Tuscany, Lucca, Santo Stefano

  •   10  Sleeps
  •   5  Bedrooms
  •   4  Bathrooms


Macennere is a very charming property with private swimming pool, set in a secluded position in the hills of Lucca ideal for clients looking to have complete privacy during their holiday. While staying at this farmhouse, past guests have particularly enjoyed relaxing in the garden surrounded by olive groves and fruit trees. During the month of May, the front of the house is full of blooming lavender.

The nature is incredible - set in Forci, one of the most stunning areas of the Lucca Countryside - and the garden has been furnished in order to make travelers able to fully enjoy the settings. . There is a comfortable round table for al fresco dining under the shade, as well as a built-in barbeque. In front of the house there is a comfortable sitting area where to relax, talk, read or have a glass of wine. Furthermore, the swimming pool is unusually long (14m x 4m) and great for those looking to swim while on holiday.

Despite its secluded position, the property is approximately 15 km from the beautiful city of Lucca with its many attractions, restaurants and stunning city walls where to take a walk. Lucca is a great base for those looking to explore the Tuscan region as it is a short drive away from the Versilia Coast, Pisa, Florence, etc.

The interior of the house has been furnished with the same attention together with incredible taste. The owners mixed authentic Tuscan materials, rustics pieces of interior as well as one-of-a-kind beautiful pieces. Its unique interiors have been featured in renowned magazines such as “The World of Interiors” and "The Times" magazine.
The house can sleep up to 10 guests. There is a large bedroom with ensuite bathroom on the ground floor while on the first floor there are two double bedrooms both with four poster bed and ensuite bathroom and two twin bedrooms sharing a bathroom.

Guests staying at Macennere can taste the incredible veggies from the vegetable garden located on the rear of the house.

Please note that the 1,5 kilometres road, leading to the house, is not suitable for cars with low suspensions or for nervous drivers.

Property cleaning

Compulsory 9 hours per week included

Swimming Pool

14m x 4m


Ground Floor:
Entrance; sitting room with fire-place opening out to pergola and to the loggia furnished for outdoor meals, dining room; kitchen; Pantry: Ottoman style study; master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower); Outside access to shower room and laundry.

First Floor:
Two double bedrooms both with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom (shower); two twin bedrooms; bathroom (bathtub).

License or registration number:


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  • Baby Bed
  • Near a Golf Course
  • Price Match Guarantee
  • Internet Wifi
  • Managed Directly
  • Panoramic View
  • Contemporary & Charming
  • Farmhouses & Country Houses
  • Barbecue
  • Private Swimming Pool
  • Family Friendly
  • Well-equipped Kitchen


Period Min. Nights Weekly
Jun 29, 2024
Aug 31, 2024
7 € 6750
Aug 31, 2024
Sep 28, 2024
7 € 4160
Sep 28, 2024
Dec 21, 2024
7 € 3380
Dec 21, 2024
Jan 11, 2025
7 € 4160


Arrival time is on Saturday between 4 pm and 7 pm (after 8 pm a fee of € 50 is required and after 10 pm the fee is € 100. Any late arrival has to be agreed in advance).

Tourist tax is applied in most Italian municipalities. This tax is by law to be fully paid by the holidaymakers. The amount varies from municipality to municipality and it must be paid upon arrival directly to the caretaker /owner. Unfortunately, the amount may be subject to change even after the booking is confirmed.

Arrival between 16:00 and 19:00
Departure within 10:00

Pool open from 15 May to 30 September

To be paid on the spot
Not included in the rental price:
Refundable Security Deposit in cash (mandatory): 1000.00€
Heating (on request): 45.00€ per day
Tourist tax (mandatory): 7.50€ per person

Included in the rental price:
Bed Linen and Towels
Final Cleaning
Internet Wifi
High chair (on request)
Babycot (on request)
Pool towels


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  •   On Request
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Places near the property:

  • Distance to Town: San Martino In Freddana 6 km
  • Distance to Shops: 5 km
  • Distance to Restaurant: 7 km
  • Distance to Main City: Lucca 15 km
  • Distance to Motorway: Lucca Ovest 13.2 km
  • Distance to Railway Station: Lucca Stazione 14 km
  • Distance to Airport: Galileo Galilei Pisa, Via Highway 36 km
  • Distance to Sea: Viareggio 26 km

Guest Reviews for Macennere

wunderbarer Urlaub!
Translated by Google: Wonderful holiday!

BEAUTIFUL! After recovering from road to the house we opened up all the shutters and there it was... this beautifully decorated house with all the little corners and stairs and views. And the swimming area, wow! We had a perfect lovely week here with our friends and family. The kitchen is amazing and the housekeeper Marinella... she is GOLD! She made us dinner 2 evenings and were blown away by her food and personality. We loved everything and hopefully will come back!

The perfect place to recharge. Very remote, very relaxing.

Villa Macennere was a dream. The villa was perfect in every way, the bedrooms, bathrooms were all huge and great quality. The kitchen was a dream to cook in with everything you could ever need to make a fantastic meal. We were so lucky to be able to use the veggie garden everyday for our cooking, we couldn’t have asked for a better villa. The pool was amazing. The scenery breathtaking. The house manager, Marinella, is amazing and so helpful, she made our stay unforgettable and she is the most fantastic cook. The only downside is the road to the Villa, which was really quite tough.

One of the best properties we have ever been (and we rent one every year). The setting, the character, the caretaker... everything is special in Macennere!

A great villa, probably one of the best ones we have visited. The road is a bit difficult but worthing the place.

Beautiful house with great pool. Ideal for relaxing and enjoying the wonderful views. Great area.Tough, you need to pay attention for the road to the villa.

Unsere Ferien sind zu ende und wir könne auf unvergessliche Tage im Haus Macennere zurückgblicken. Ich möchte Ihnen recht herzlich danken für die super Organisation! Es hat alles bestens geklappt und das Haus Macennere ist der absolute Hammer (trotz der etwas ungewohnten Zufahrt :-) ) Das Haus hat alle unsere Erwartungen übertroffen. Nochmals besten Dank für Ihre Bemühungen. (Marco Mertins) Our holiday are at the end and we can already think at the unforettable days spent at Macennere. I would like to thank you very much for the super organization! Everything went at the best and the house Macennere is absolutely fantastic (although the unusual drive) The house exceeded our expectations. Again, thank you for your assistance. (translation from the German by Salogi)

Das Ferienhaus hat unsere Erwartungen übertroffen. Wir waren uns einig, daß dies das schönste und am liebevollsten eingerichte Haus war, in dem wir bis jetzt waren. Alles bis ins letzte Detail gestylt, aber doch wohnlich. Individuell mit allen Küchenutensilien, wie sie vorhanden sind, wenn der Besitzer darin selber wohnt. Aufteilung der Schlafzimmer fast gleichwertig mit liebevollen Bädern. Mit eigenem Gemüsegarten zur Benutzung und liebevoller Betreung durch 2 Gärtner und Putzfrau. Man darf sich allerdings nicht durch die Zufahrt schrecken lassen, die doch ziemlich zeitaufwändig ist. Diese Abgeschiedenheit macht natürlich auch den besonderen Reiz aus, glaubt man doch in seiner eigenen Welt zu sein. Für große Besichtigungstouren ist die Anfahrt eher abschreckend, was für uns kein Problem war...... slow down!! Haben abseits der ausgetretenen Pfade eine Wanderung am Rande bzw. drch. die Steinbrüche von Carrara unternohmen. Mit klapprigen Bus von Carrara nach Trano und zu Fuß über die Berge zurück nach Carrara.

The house at Macennere is spectacular - intentionally rustic, totally comfortable and charming . . . and we could have stayed forever. The driveway is a bit intimidating, but worth the trip. The grounds of the house are equally spectacular. We were content to spend the evenings at the house preparing dinners that included fresh produce from the gardens and fruit trees. The kitchen has everything we needed (including a pasta maker) and the wood burning outdoor grill worked wonders. Bedrooms are large and the beds very comfortable with plenty of privacy for our group of 3 couples, a single and 2 teens. The location in the hills was just what we wanted - - very much away from everything. I hope we will be able to return some day!!

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