Self Catering Rental at Villa Rosalena

Self catering rental gives the opportunity for families or groups of friends to have sole exclusive use of the whole of the top floor of Villa Rosalena.

The spacious accommodation sleeps 8-11 with a total size of 165sqm. There are four large bedrooms and four shower rooms, lounge, separate dining room, kitchen and the stunning terracotta arched loggia with panoramic views over the river and town below. Full use of pool and garden. Free Wi-fi access.

Villa Rosalena is available for self catering rental at Easter and during the high summer months of July and August (other dates negotiable, please contact us for availability).

Changeover day flexible, please contact us for availability. Minimum stay for self catering rental = 7 nights. 10 nights, 14 nights, 18 nights, etc. possible on request.

Weekly Self Catering Rental rates are from 1,200euro to 1,950euro depending on season.

Price includes: electricity, hot water etc, full clean before and after your stay, all bed linen, large towel and hand towel per person. Pool towels provided. (For stays of more than one week a mid stay light clean and change of bed linen and towels). No extra charges.

A complimentary welcome basket of local wine, basics and Tuscan specialities is included.

Every bedroom has an ensuite shower room with luxury shower, toilet, bidet, washbasin, mirror and shaverpoint. Rooms are stylishly decorated and well equipped with comfy beds and mattresses, wardrobes, bedside tables and lamps, seating, mirrors and hairdryers.

Beds and rooms can be arranged to suit the needs of your group.

  • Cioccolato is a large room with a chocolate and cream colour scheme, with three windows, one of which is a full length French window with front facing river views.It has a double bed and can have a single bed to sleep three.
  • Pannacotta is our largest room and can sleep up to four. It has a red cream and blue colour scheme with a wrought iron sleigh bed and can have two single beds added It has front facing river views from both the bedroom and bathroom. (Please note this room is scheduled for re-decoration in winter 2010/11 and the colour scheme may change!)
  • Vino Bianco is a large room with white and gold colour scheme with a modern four poster style double bed and a side facing view from both the bedroom and bathroom. A single bed can be added to sleep three.
  • Gelato is decorated in vanilla with ice cream stripes! It has a side facing view and is entered from its own lobby through a terracotta brick arch. It is standard size room. Gelato can be made up with twin single beds or a double bed according to preference.

Living areas

  • The loggia has three terracotta arches with spectacular views of the river, townscape and hills. A selection of exotic plants such as bougainvillea, hibiscus and plumbago form a beautiful frame for this stunning backdrop. Looking upwards the original Tuscan terracotta and chestnut beamed ceiling is magnificent. There is seating for 8 with cane and wood chairs. Chill out here with a glass of wine in the last of the evening sunshine, and then watch the moon and stars come out in the pure sky. The loggia at Villa Rosalena is truly an idyllic spot.
  • The lounge is an open plan area off of the hall. There is a large selection of guidebooks, maps and local information about places to visit and events, plus a selection of novels (in English). With a comfy sofa, armchairs, coffee table, TV and selection of DVDs and CDs this area is particularly appreciated by our younger guests!
  • The dining room A light, bright room with french doors opening onto a small balcony. We can arrange the tables and seating to suit your needs; for example if you prefer to dine altogether as a large group or separate grown ups and kids tables or as smaller family groups… just let us know what suits.
  • The kitchen small modern fully equipped kitchen with oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and a good selection of cooking equipment and utensils.
  • The hall The top floor guest accommodation has a separate private entrance door leading onto a large wide hall with traditional terracotta tiled floor. All the rooms are off this hall.


  • Cool off or splash about in the 15ft circular above ground pool. Inflatables and pool towels are provided so no need to use up your luggage weight on these! Beside the pool is a wooden deck with sun loungers and deck chairs and this spot enjoys full sunshine.
  • The garden and terraces provide seating in sun and shade surrounded by beautiful scented Mediterranean plants. Depending on the season help yourself to the fruits of the garden, including grape vines, figs, persimmon, walnuts, cherries and plums. Keen cooks are encouraged to freely use the fresh herbs, tomatoes and salad vegetables grown in the garden. There is an outside dining area and a kettle barbecue.
  • Cats Four friendly cats share the garden.

Parents please note the terraced garden and steps are not suitable for the very young unless well supervised. Children must be supervised around the pool. A cot, highchair, changing mat and baby toys are available on request.

Parking Free roadside public parking is available beside the river below Villa Rosalena. No private parking.

Access From the road Villa Rosalena is reached on foot along a short sloping cobbled lane and then a series of stone steps. Regrettably Villa Rosalena is not suitable for those with mobility difficulties

The owners

We are Rod and Caroline, a British couple. We have an apartment on the middle floor of Villa Rosalena where we live with our two children. This is completely separate from the guest accommodation on the top floor.

You will be personally met on arrival by us and we will help to bring luggage up to the villa. We are knowledgeable about the local area and are very willing to offer any advice and assistance to ensure you get the most out of your stay. You may see us about in the garden, doing the watering and weeding and cleaning the pool. Our children occasionally use the pool but only when guests are out for the day.

For guests without a car - we provide free pick up and drop off from the railway station at Bagni di Lucca for arrival and departure. Pick ups from Pisa airport can also be arranged.


To reserve Villa Rosalena for self catering rental a non refundable deposit of 30% is payable at the time of booking, paid securely on-line by PayPal. The balance is due 8 weeks before arrival (non refundable unless re-let) Balance may be paid by PayPal, bank transfer or cleared cheque. A damage deposit of €250 is payable, refunded in full after departure unless any deductions for breakage.



Cioccolato double bedroom

Vino Rossa double bedroom

Vino Bianco room

Gelato room




Sun deck

View from Cioccolato

Villa Rosalena


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