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The building was constructed in 1668 for Giovanni Controni. It was then purchased by the Massoni family during the first half of the XIXth century. The enchanting private garden has been preserved in its original 1600's state.

Four large raised flowerbeds form the center of the garden. Walkways throughout are bordered by ornate low walls, decorated with fascinating bas relief masks expertly crafted. The rear façade of the garden features a small pool presided over by marble sculptures of a woman, two eagles, and the family coat of arms supported by two dogs.

The vast apartment lies on the ground floor of the historic building, just a few steps from the street. In the living area, two large doors open onto the private garden. The living area consists of two large parlors, a huge dining room with a large round table, a large kitchen and a big laundry room with a washer and a dryer.
Off the entry hall there is an elegant office with murals covering the entire room.
The sleeping quarters are separated from the living area by an impressive corridor flanked by massive armoires, antique benches and tapestry.
There are three large double bedrooms and a single bedroom.
The single bedroom has a modern bathroom with shower en-suite.
The king bedroom has a marble bathroom with shower en-suite.
The other two double bedrooms share one huge charming bathroom with a tub.

A guest house across the garden from the apartment is also available for large parties wishing to rent Il Giardino Segreto. It consists of three levels: on the ground floor is a living room; one flight up a single bedroom and a twin bedroom share a bathroom with shower; on the attic floor lies a large modern living room. The guest house is not rented separately from the main apartment.

The main apartment comes with wifi, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, television (not the guests house)

About the LOCATION
Perfectly located in the historic centre, the property offers a quiet location even though it’s just steps from anything you may need. The train station and parking are both only a 10-minute walk. Groceries and shops are just a short distance from the front door.

Main House - 7 People
Rental Price per Week - 2500 Euros
The Weekly Rental Rate includes the rent of the property and the agency's commission.

Extra Price:
. Laundry and Cleaning Fee: 100 euros
. Gas is extra and metered on the effective use.

Optional - Guests House - 3 People : 500 Euros
Laundry and Cleaning Fee Extra 50 euros

Payment Details: Deposit 20% upon booking, Balance Upon Arrival. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
Self Catering Property: no staff, no maid, no breakfast nor meals, no hotel services. No daily stays: minimum a week.
Lease in accordance with the italian Law 431 - 9 dic 1998 art.1, comma 2 letter c).
Available Long Term Rentals
Long Term Price upon Request
Attestazione di Prestazione Energetica:
CLASSE = F - IPE(gl) = 140,42 Kwh/m2 anno

Comments from our guests

From: Beverley McLean
Date of stay: 23rd to 30th May, 2013
We are a group of 10 friends from Australia who like to travel. This year we decided to spend a week in Lucca, while travelling through Italy. We found Debra on line, who suggested we stay at Il Guardino Segreto.What a magical stay we had, the accomodation was superb and Debra had thought of everything to make our stay so wonderful.
(transfers also included). It was nice to have Paolo and Mariano welcome us on our arrival with lots of information. We spent the week exploring this unique old city, the architecture, the churches, the piazzas,the shops, listening to music, tasting the food and meeting the local traders.Bike riding was another bonus,(as bikes were provided with the accom.) to discover the city walls and ride through the streets was such a thrill.
We were very impressed with Debra as she remained in contact with us, helping us with bus and train travel and organising tours at short notice. It was so easy to visit Pisa, Florence, Cinque Terre and Sienna.
We are so lucky to have found Debra and her company 'Lucca Holiday Homes" and will definitely return as we were looked after so well. Thank Debra for showing us your wonderful city!

From: Susan DeLuca
Date of stay: 8-19 Settembre 2012
We have stayed in many beautiful apartments in Lucca, but this was by far the grandest palazzo! It is vast. Residents could take their daily exercise just walking from the back bedroom to the laundry. This apartment is incredible. It is in a great location, on Via Angelo Custode, just between Via Santa Croce and Via Angelo Mordini. It's away from the bustling center of town, but close enough to get anywhere in a matter of minutes. I fell in love with Roberto, the caretaker of the "Secret Garden," which is an absolute paradise. Although we didn't use it, we toured the guest house, which is very charming and quite modern--completely opposite of the grand apartment from the 1600s. Although there were only 4 of us, this property is ideal for a large group. There's plenty of space for everyone--guests won't get in one another's way. We were the very first to rent Il Giardino Segreto. Thanks to Debora who always does a great job!

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