Residenza Mansi I - Luxury vacation rental Lucca - Italy
Residenza Mansi I - luxury vacation rental Lucca
The ultimate in luxury. This is a Broadway Producer's private retreat in the heart of Lucca's centro storico.
Upon entering the foyer of Residenza Mansi, it is clear that this is no ordinary apartment. The sheer size of this apartment is one of the most striking things – achieved by combining two normal apartments.
Situated on the first floor above ground level, one enters the apartment via a foyer with an incredible Venetian cut glass mirror. To the left and right are two sitting rooms. On the left, there is a warm and welcoming sitting room with a large table with comfortable, oversized leather chairs. There is a small terrace accessed via two sets of French windows. These flank a wall housing a matching Venetian mirror to the one in the entrance hall. This sitting room has the original, centuries-old, timber-beamed ceiling. Walk through the sitting room and you are in a state of the art kitchen where no expense has been spared. It is large, luxurious and functional. All of the appliances are by SMEG, with a double-sized electric oven, a gas hob and a dishwasher. There is a very large American side-by-side fridge/freezer with a water and ice dispenser. The big dining table seats eight for formal dining, contracting to a smaller table for four or six – excellent for those who don’t wish to cramp their day-to-day lifestyle, but still entertain on a large scale.
Continue through the kitchen to the main sleeping quarters, or pass into the kitchen and turn right to the second, smaller kitchen. This is once again, a fully functional kitchen in its own right. Fully fitted with SMEG appliances, it comprises an electric oven, a microwave oven, a gas hob and a dishwasher. This second kitchen leads you to a second sitting room (also accessible from the entrance foyer) which has a more casual eating area consisting of bench seating in an L shape around a typical Tuscan table, with timber and rattan chairs making up the rest of the furniture. This is also the TV room, and there is a large flat screen TV with Sky satellite TV, video and DVD. All of this is viewed from a luxurious and comfortable leather lounge suite, including a leather ottoman to rest weary legs after hours of sightseeing. The master bedroom is an enormous suite with a huge, king-sized four poster bed. There is luxurious, custom-built furniture surrounding the room, housing extensive wardrobes, a concealed TV and spacious bedside drawers. The beautiful, old-world style of the bedroom includes a spectacular timber-beamed ceiling.
There is a double en-suite bathroom leading off the main bedroom to complete the master suite. It has a powder room and a small bathroom, connected by a shower room. This shower room is something to note as it has 27 jets of water that can drench, soak, shower spray, steam and hydro massage the bather at the turn of few taps. This entire en-suite complex has been fitted out in local granite of olive green hue and has cream marble vanity tops. Halogen lighting and a combination of chrome and stainless steel completes the blend of traditional and high tech. There are three more bedrooms, all of which are decorated with new custom-made furniture in a distressed look featuring clusters and posies of local flowers. The second bedroom has a queen-sized double bed, the third bedroom features twin singles, which can be combined to form a queen-size double. The fourth bedroom has a single bed which can be converted to a queen-sized double.
The fourth bedroom also has access to a large terrace. This is a sun-drenched space for most of the day. There are relaxing, teak sun loungers for two, or an extendable teak dining table with seating for eight. This is a great spot for dining on a sunny day. The full apartment is extremely spacious for eight guests. It can also be configured for six by excluding the master bedroom/bathroom, television lounge and kitchen number two.
The features of the flat includes the following: individually controlled air conditioning; purified and pressurised water system; TV, satellite TV, DVD, VCR, stereo, CD player, high-speed internet connection; full gourmet kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, American refrigerator, cooking utensils, washer, dryer, iron and board. There is a weekly maid and linen service and weekly linen change. Your stay at the Residenza Mansi is the perfect opportunity to explore and enjoy all that Lucca has to offer. The city is the ideal base for your holiday in Tuscany. Located approximately halfway between Florence and Pisa, Lucca's roads, autostrada, trains and buses will lead you to discover all of the magic that is Tuscany.
The photos just above refer to the optional fifth bedroom, the "children room" with private bathroom
. first floor
Optional: the 5th bedroom, the "children room", with its private bathroom
. washing machine . dryer . satellite TV. wireless internet connection . gas stove . dish washer . American refrigerator . electric oven . microwave . cooking utensils . independent central heating . air condition system
Residenza Mansi I - Luxury vacation rental Lucca, Italy
€ 2290,00 per week
Low season discount: € 1500,00 per week consumptions included!
+ € 300,00 per week with the fifth bedroom and its private bathrooms (sleeps 9 + 1)
€ 400,00 security deposit
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