Duca

Europe / Italy / Tuscany

Just minutes away by car or bus from the historical center, the freshly renovated Villa Duca is set atop one of most prestigious hills of Florence, peacefully surrounded by olive groves, cypress trees, and beautifully manicured gardens.

up to 8
Bedrooms
up to 16
Guests
7
Bathrooms
7
Min. Nights

Overview

This elegant luxury three story villa features a picturesque panoramic courtyard with direct views of the Florentine countryside. A glorious boulevard of grand cypress trees leads the guests to this sun-flooded home, perfectly suited for sophisticated living and entertaining.

Enjoy the ultimate luxury at Villa Duca, a meticulously recently renovated property with beautiful views, fresh decor, easy elegance and with an ideal Florence address.

Accommodations

Ground Floor

A glorious 18ft high frescoed ceiling living room offers you an unforgettable welcome when you enter Villa Duca. The sun-flooded room features an open wood burning fireplace and three French doors that open onto the terrace with views of the courtyard and the Tuscan countryside. The recent remodeling incorporates vibrant accent colors and contemporary furniture to counterbalance the traditional architecture, and the striped pattern of the chairs and ottoman’s fabric provides striking contrast against the crisp, clean palette of the walls to give the room a fresh contemporary look. This inviting room is provided with a 47” LED TV with Sky satellite channels, two large sitting areas and a generous book library available on the well-stocked bookshelves. Large eat-in kitchen with breakfast table up to 10 guests and original frescoed ceiling, equipped with American standard appliances. There is a separate den adjacent to the kitchen featuring an additional breakfast table for up to 8 guests and direct access to the portico with a dining table for up to 16 guests facing the front courtyard. A laundry room with washer and dryer completes this floor.

First Floor

There is a home office equipped with a large desk area, computer and printer at disposal of the guests. The formal dining room with a large oval wooden table and vibrant colored chairs for up to 16 guests adds warmth against the neutral palette of the walls. Thanks to three big windows and high ceilings the elegant dining room is airy and bright, looking great for any occasion.

Outdoors

For outdoor lounging and dining, a furnished portico faces the courtyard featuring a charming oval water fountain. An expansive panoramic garden surrounds the villa, perfect to rest and enjoy relaxing time with family and friends and ideal for children to blow off some steam.

The private salt-water swimming pool is bordered by lush landscaping including flowery plants and fragrant rosemary bushes. Towering cypress and palm trees add privacy and a sliver of shade to this distinctive retreat. The sundeck is completed with comfortable lounges, umbrellas and a dining table for wonderful poolside meals.


Features

8 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms

Sleeps 16 People

Pool

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning in all bedrooms

Ample parking on the estate

BBQ

Dishwasher

Gas stove

Hair dryers in every bathroom

iMac Computer and printer at guests’ disposal

Juicer

Microwave

Nespresso Machine

Outdoor equipped gym

Oven

Private garden

Refrigerator/freezer/ice maker

Satellite Sky TV

Washer and dryer

Wi-Fi internet access (unlimited)


Details

Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1 (Ground Floor): Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 2 (First Floor): Queen bedroom with adjacent private bathroom with shower
Bedroom 3 (First Floor): King/Twin bedroom with private bathroom with shower
Bedroom 4 (First Floor): King/Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 5 (Second Floor): King bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 6 (Second Floor): King bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with tub
Bedroom 7 (Second Floor): King bedroom with original Frescoes ceiling, shared walk-in closet and shared bathroom with shower
Bedroom 8 (Second Floor): Queen bedroom with shared walk-in closet and shared bathroom with shower
All bedrooms are well-appointed and have air conditioning

Pool Details

Private salt-water swimming pool (36 x 18 ft)

Staff and Services

Final cleaning
Morning housekeeping for 4 hours (Mon-Fri)
Bath towels changed twice a week

Staff and Services (at additional cost)

Additional housekeeping service
Personal laundry and ironing
Grocery shopping service
Breakfast service - (minimum 4 people)
Cook service available upon request based on menu prices (minimum 4 people)
Cooking classes available upon request
Babysitting service, subject to availability

Location Details

Lucca - 1 hour
Siena - 1 hour
Florence - 15 minutes
Rome - 2 hours and 45 minutes

Villa Notes

Electricity, a/c, and water are included
Unlimited internet connection included (WI-FI with several range extenders) is included
Local and national phone calls are included
Pets allowed at owner’s discretion
No smoking property
Owners may reside on the premises, guests’ privacy is guaranteed
Check-in: between 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Check-out: before/by 10:00 am
All the above services must be paid locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged
Important note regarding Chef/ Cook Services: All Chef/Cook services need to be arranged by your Concierge. Only Villa approved Chef/Cooks can be used. This also pertains to In-Villa cooking lessons.
Due to limited transportation in outlying and rural areas, a rental car is essential for stays at countryside villas in Italy. We are more than happy to arrange a car for you during your stay, please just let us know at time of booking.
Please note that Italy villas rent from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions may be possible on a case by case basis and upon request.
The Italian government has implemented a Visitor’s Tax of €1.50 - €5.00 per person, per day and applies to all overnight stays for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable to the local property manager.
Most villas in Italy require the cost of extra services be paid upon arrival in cash. Please check with your Villa Specialist or Concierge for details.

Rates

Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
October 05, 2019 - December 20, 2019
8 7 $2460
December 21, 2019 - January 03, 2020
Christmas/ New Year's
8 7 $2842
January 04, 2020 - April 11, 2020
8 7 $2460
April 13, 2020 - May 31, 2020
8 7 $2510 *
June 01, 2020 - June 21, 2020
8 7 $2729 *
June 22, 2020 - August 30, 2020
8 7 $2899 *
August 31, 2020 - October 04, 2020
8 7 $2729 *
October 05, 2020 - December 20, 2020
8 7 $2510 *
December 21, 2020 - December 30, 2020
8 7 $2899 *
* These rates are estimated. Please contact a Villa Specialist to confirm rates.
USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Tax Service Charge Details

Tourist tax to be paid locally in cash

Heating charged on usage as per meter reading (approx. €35-50 per day)
Telephone charges extra (international calls)

Security Deposit Details

€1,500 - pre-collected


Exclusive Offers

We believe in transforming exceptional escapes into something even more extraordinary. That’s why we’re giving you up to $4,000 Destination Dollars to elevate your 2019 villa vacation experience. Let us arrange a privately chartered sunset cruise, in-villa spa treatment, airport transportation – and more. The choices are endless – and all yours. Once your dream villa vacation is booked, your personal concierge will help you coordinate and schedule every element of your dream villa vacation.

Here’s how you can earn your Destination Dollars:

Amount Spent Destination Dollars Rewards
$5,000 - $15,000 $300
$15,000 - $25,000 $500
$25,001 - $35,000 $700
$35,001 - $50,000 $1,000
$50,001 - $75,000 $1,500
$75,001 - $100,000 $2,000
$100,001 + $4,000

Offer valid for new bookings made between 11/4/19-11/30/19 for travel from 11/5/19-12/31/19.  Destination Dollars of up to $4,000. Valid for select pre-paid services only. Service offered is subject to availability. No cash value. The value of any unused credit is non-refundable. Credit cannot be applied towards booking value. May not be combinable with other offers. All offers are subject to availability and may not apply to all villas or travel dates. Other restrictions may apply; please call for full details.  Refer to Promo Code: Double-Destination-Dollars-10-2019 

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Location

Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.