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Lovely cottage with great views close San Gimignano,luxury and outside nature

Claudia Pirazzi

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, german, italian, Bavarian
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Lovely cottage with great views close San Gimignano,luxury and outside nature

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Gambassi Terme Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Ideal for 4 persons, 1 big master with en suite bath and 1 twin and extra bath

Our home can host comfortably 4 adult persons, is completely new furnished and well equipped also for all cooking needs, has air condition and mosquito screens consisting in:

2 bedrooms (1 with en suite bath and double sinks, shower and bathtub).

1 master bed with 1.80 m x 2 m.

2 twin beds 1m x 2 m each (can become a double bed).

2 baths (each one with a shower and one has also a bathtub).

1 small but efficiently working open fire place under the “Dwarf’s hat”.

1 fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, toaster, hot water kettle and dishwasher,

1 terrace with table and 6 chairs and a sun roof.

1 shared huge infinity pool of 21 x 6.80 meters and landscaped (beach like soft entrance and whirlpool) into the Tuscan nature.

Little garden space with the exclusive right to be used by us and/or our guests of course.

Several acres of land shared with the neighbors of the hamlet

2 parking lots distant from the home, but you can get close to it for emptying the car.

It was originally the hen house and fowl stable, 5 stones and rocks left with a breath taking view. We called it “Dwarf’s house” but then another bed room came to it, “borrowed” from the big house besides and it became a true apartment with quite a big master bed room and its on suite bathroom with bath tub and 80 x 80 shower and a twin bed room for our sons with an extra bath and an 80 x 80 shower and a small sink. It can become a double bed room.

It is now a lovely comfortable apartment, ideal for two to four persons. The new beds are big and comfortable 2 m long, and fitted out with very good mattresses (orthopedically approved). The master bedroom has a little “Romeo and Julia” Balcony in a funny shape which allows you to step outside the walls.

The kitchen is fully equipped and custom made to measure to cope with the niches and edges which gives it an exclusive touch.

For someone who loves to create atmosphere and is fond of illumination, this apartment has the most switches and plugs of the whole Borgo, they said. But I love to live in different sceneries and feel the necessity for different lighting depending on what you are doing. For instance: romantic light, when you drink a glass of good red wine and lose yourself watching the flames in the open fireplace or strong light for reading or preparing dishes.

The outside terrace works like the extension of the kitchen in spring and autumn and is perfect for breakfast and lunch in these seasons and for dinner outside in the summer. It has a beautiful sun roof, but for lunch on a hot summer day you better go 2 m aside and enjoy the shadow of the huge cypress in front of the house, there is also a little bit of refreshing wind and one sleeps the sleep of the true.

The living area sits comfortably 4 persons around the open fire place. The living area is quite small and the open fire place works perfectly and is a remainder of the “dwarf’s house”.

In the living area everything is just on it’s place because it is it’s place, there is no more left. It is cozy and comfortable but not spacious. We preferred a second bed room instead as you usually live outside in Italy and make day trips or sit on the pool side or enjoy the view from our terrace.

All of us are quite tall, so we choose long beds ( 2m x 2m in the master bed room and 2 times 1m x 2 m in the second bed room, which can be put together and make a double bed instead of a twin bed room.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Claudia Pirazzi (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
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About Claudia Pirazzi

We are living in Florence and saw this ruin and this phantastic place. Working a lot and my husband being a chartered accountant and me a real estate agent and developing assistant of refurbishing and restoring houses, we loved this particular and quiet place and followed each step of the evolution of this Tuscan site.

Claudia Pirazzi purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Claudia Pirazzi chose Gambassi Terme

We found here the right place within nature which is peaceful and beautiful nature outside and sophisticated inside. The builder worked very thouroughly so the house is sane and dry.

The view is breath taking and privacy is given at the same time.

The pool is landscaped and also an attraction because very particular.

What makes this apartment unique

The position within the hamlet has the best views onto the skyline of Volterra in the far West and the night. Privacy and the terrace are unique to live on.The location if you want to see and visit Tuscany is very central and there are many many very good restaurants close by.

Guestbook comments from the manager die Abende in traumhafter Kulisse bei einem Gläschen "Chianti Classico" werden wir uns noch lange erinner. Auch unser Frühstück im Schatten mit dieser Aussicht haben wir genossen.

Ihr Haus hatte alles, was sich Urlauber wünschen. Es ist n.E. das schönste Häuschen im Borgo. Vielen Dank für die schönen Stunden, die wir bei Ihnen verbringen durften.

Viele Grüße
Jun 2013
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Lovely cottage with great views close San Gimignano,luxury and outside nature
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

On the way to the hamlet I began to worry...two weeks is a long time to rent a property unseen. My concerns were immediately relieved when we arrived and even more so once we settled in. The pictures do not begin to show how lovely and well maintained the property is. Everything has been furnished in the best taste and highest quality. The directions and you tube videos made finding the hamlet very easy and Fabio was there to greet and orient us to both the property and the surrounding area.

This is remote...and quiet. There were a few nights we were the only residents, but somehow that added to the experience...we felt like we owned this beautiful piece of Tuscany. The views are lovely but in the evening, when Volterra in the distance started to light up, they were spectacular.

Friends joined us for a week - there was plenty of room for two couples.

The kitchen was well-equipped for our cooking needs: pots, pans, dishes, glasses, flatware, utensils. The herb gardens, just off the patio, supplied us with ample seasonings.

The bathrooms were especially lovely and spacious.

The infinity pool is unique, commanding a gorgeous view of the valley and the hills to the west.

Several caveats: the gravelly, winding road leading to the hamlet is negotiable, but have a 'sturdy' vehicle; be prepared for the little jaunt to and from the 'parking lot' as residents may not park by their property; the walkways, steps and roads in the hamlet are quite 'rustic' - sensible shoes recommended.

We would absolutely return; we had an idyllic fortnight there.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Wunderbare Tage

  • 5 of 5

Es war eine wunderbare Woche.

Wir (Familie mit 2 Kindern, 12 und 14) haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen.

Die Wohnung ist wunderschön und super ausgestattet. Es war wirklich alles vorhanden und die Einrichtung ist sehr schön und geschmackvoll ausgewählt.

Was ich auch ganz toll fand, ist das in der Küche wirklich reichlich Geschirr war. Nicht wie in so mancher Ferienwohnung 5 Gläser, 6 Teller, 6 Messer usw.

Der Pool ist auch wunderbar, man konnte dort in Ruhe ausspannen und das Wetter und die Landschaft in vollen Zügen genießen.

Für uns war es ein rundum gelungener Urlaub.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Best place to stay in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were so thrilled to have found this beautiful cottage in Tuscany. It is modern, extremely comfortable and fully appointed covering all needs. The view is spectacular and also very conveniently located to wander the hills of Tuscany or visit Florence or Sienna. We would highly recommend this beautiful cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Ein Traum in der Toskana

  • 5 of 5

Nach einem Horror-Haus im letzten Jahr in der Provence fuhren wir mit doch gemischten Gefühlen in die „Hängematte“ …hatten wir doch leider lernen müssen, dass Bilder mehr als blenden können.

Aber was wir vorfanden - gab uns den Glauben an wirklich alles zurück: Fotos, die nicht über Fotoshop „getrimmt“ werden, sondern tatsächlich in der Lage sind den Zauber einfangen, den man auch vorfindet - unverfälscht und den Geschmack spiegelnd, den man auch bei den liebenswerten und sympathischen Vermietern wieder findet - in einem Haus, das an Charme und Ambiente in der Zukunft von einem anderen kaum zu überbieten sein wird.

Als leidenschaftliche Köche fanden wir die Küche mit wirklich allem bestückt vor, was das Herz sich nur wünschen und denken kann (begeistere Griller werden sich sogar auf der Terrasse über den „Weber“ freun ;-))

Wir hatten auch noch nie erlebt, dass ein Kühlschrank mit einer „Überlebensration“ an Milch Eiern, Butter, Toast, Olivenöl, Campari Soda etc. und..BegrüßungsCava ;-) bestückt war - aber es ist symptomatisch für Familie Pirazzi: man genießt eine Gastfreundschaft, als würden gute Bekannt zu Besuch kommen…

Jedes Detail im Haus, egal ob Kamin oder die beiden wunderschönen und geschmackvollen Badezimmer :-) waren in natura noch einladender, als es die Bilder zeigen können. Ebenso wie die Betten…- wer schon einmal einen Urlaub auf bandscheibenfeindlicher Lagerstatt verbringen musste - wird versucht sein, klammheimlich diese Wolken aufs Autodach zu binden ;-)) das nur als Scherz - doch eine Bitte von uns, als Gäste, die gerne wiederkommen möchten an zukünftige Gäste : Dieses Haus ist mit Herz und Geschmack und Stil eingerichtet - es wäre schön, wenn ein jeder so pfleglich damit umgehen würde, als sei es sein eigenes… damit noch viele sich an diesem Kleinod erfreuen können..

Die Lage hält, was das Innere schon erfüllt:

Der Ausblick auf das ferne Volterra (besonders abends erstrahlend schön) - und die weite toskanische Landschaft ließ die Seele tatsächlich in die „Hängematte“ gleiten…jetzt wissen wir auch, wie das Haus zu diesem zauberhaften Namen kam..

Für die Umgebung ein paar Tipps :

Essen gehn - ganz nah? in Il Castagno ( keine 5 Minuten mit dem Auto ):

Antipasti-Buffet, Wildschein, Reh, Pizze (Tipp: Vulcano - heißt nicht nur so - sieht auch so aus;-)! Sonntagabends besser Tisch reservieren - denn auch die italienischen Einheimischen begeistern sich für die Küche!

San Gimigano - Hauptstrasse zum Marktplatz - Galerie

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Refuge "Pirazzi" at Mummialla

  • 5 of 5

The "Pirazzi" refuge is a fantastic place to stay. It is well equipped, everything you need is available. Bedrooms, bathrooms, living ...each of them give you the impression of being at home. The kitchen has all you need to prepare your own meal be it lunch, dinner or just breakfast. Altogether it is a nice and cosy clean place.

The pathio gives you an overwhelming view on the very close hills and the town of Volterra (worth your while to go there). It is quiet and for those who like to "listen" to nature or just watch the clouds rolling over the Tuscany landscape, it is the best you can have.

The pool area (just finished) is wonderful to relax and to maybe have a cool down in the water when the day is getting hot.

Claudia is a fantastic host. Always prepared to help be it with advice or translations. She has even organized a cooking session to get a touch of the Tuscany cooking art.

Recommend to have a car as there are no shops or whatsoever to go for errands in the near vicinity. There are very nice little towns in the neighbourhood of Mummialla filled with touristic shops, little restaurants (excellent pizzi), interesting architectural buildings going back to the middle ages, you really get confronted with unknown culture and history!

I spent 2 weeks at Claudia's house and enjoyed every minute of it.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed it so much because we feel very much the same and it is a real pleasure to have guests who want to explore the Tuscan nature and reality, who are so open minded and interested in spices, the local kitchen and culture. Thank you for staying. Claudia and family


  • 5 of 5

Wir haben mit 2 Kindern (10 und 14) zwei unvergessliche Wochen in dieser Wohnung verbracht. Hier gibt es alles, was man braucht, um sich wohlzufühlen - eine perfekt ausgestattete Küche, geschmackvoll und hochwertig eingerichtete Zimmer, einen fantastischen Ausblick und einen ebensolchen Pool!

Die Lage ist perfekt für Ausflüge in die schönsten Städte der Toskana und wir wollten gar nicht mehr nach Hause!

Einziges Manko: die Moskitos und leider auch nervigen Bremsen (das war aber wohl dieses Jahr extrem wegen der vorausgegangenen nassen Wochen) - aber mit Citronella-Kerzen und Hautschutz bewaffnet konnte uns das den Urlaub nicht vermiesen :-).

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für diesen positiven feed-back. Im Haus sind Moskitonetze für die Schlafzimmer und das Bad, aber es ist schwierig, immer alles "Mückendicht" zu halten. Es war der wohl nasseste Sommer seit 150 Jahren hiess es im Fernsehen. Ein neuer Rekord. - Der Vorteil war das unendliche Grün auf den Hügeln der Toskana, aber das merken vielleicht nur die, die hier längere Zeit leben. Für den Wein, die Oliven und die Sommergäste war das Wetter nichts! - Es freut uns, dass es Ihnen trotzdem gefallen hat und hoffen, Sie wieder einmal bei uns begrüssen zu dürfen, mit hoffentlich trockenerem Wetter. Mit herzlichen Grüssen


Nearest Airport
59 Kilometres
Florence - Tuscany - Italy - Pisa
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Il Castagno
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Livorno - Pisa- Tuscany - Italy
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Castelfalfi Golf Club - close to Montaione
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Poggibonsi and Certaldo in Tuscany Italy
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Poggibonsi to the connection Florence-Siena
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Il Castagno Val d´Elsa, Chianti Tuscany
Nearest Ski
135 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Cecina, Livorno, Marina di Pisa, Migliarino
Car: necessary

San Gimignano is only 12 km from here and Florence about an hour and a quarter drive, more centre of Italy in the heart of Tuscany and still in the famous Chianti area, is this little jewel situated within a completely new restored Tuscan Hamlet, called Borgo di Mummialla. Surrounded by nature and nestled between 2 Natural parks: “Riserva Naturale di Castelvecchio” and the “Riserva naturale di Montenero” it is only 17 minutes from San Gimignano, Town declared by UNESCO to be part of the World's Architectural Heritage;

25 minutes to Volterra and only 3 km to a fantastic restaurant: Il Castagno. The location offers great pathes for wandering and strolling throughout the nature and maybe along the famous 'Francigena' which connected Paris to Rome by foot!

Most of the Tuscan attractions and must sees (if desired) are within 1 hour - 1,5 hours reach.

It is the ideal location to spend a few days, being within day-tripping distance of Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa and the beach to name but a few tempting places to re-discover.

Only 11,5 km, 16 min on the SP69 from San Gimignano,

Only 20,4 km, 29 min on the SP15 to Volterra ,

To Florence (airport) it is 72,6 km, 1h 20 min via Poggibonsi on the Firenze Siena,

to Siena 57,6 km, 1h 9 min on the same road just the opposite direction Raccordo Autostradale Siena-Firenze.

To Pisa (airport) is 65,9 km, 1 ora 19 min on the SS439 away.

To Castiglioncello (seaside – the Mediterranean) it is 59,8 km, 1h 18 min SP48 but there is also Marina di Pisa (mixed sand and rocky), Quercianella (rocky beach) to welcome you for a day at the beach and then come back and relax.

Closest airports are Florence and Pisa, each about 1.20 hours


Rates & Availability

From €100 Per night

Gambassi Terme Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early summer
Apr 18 2015 - Jun 19 2015
6 night minimum stay
High season 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Early autumn 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 16 2015
6 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Oct 17 2015 - Dec 18 2015
6 night minimum stay
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
6 night minimum stay
Beginning of 2016
Jan 9 2016 - Mar 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2016
Mar 5 2016 - Apr 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
Early summer 2016
Apr 30 2016 - Jun 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
High Season 2016
Jun 4 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning €90.00
Refundable damage deposit €200.00
Notes If you are only in two persons, we will give you a discount of 10% on the rental price.
Costs for utilities like gas for cooking, electricity, warm and cold water are included, costs for aircondition
and heating will be calculated based on your consumption and are excluded from the rental rates given above.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Gambassi Terme Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 82 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , plus bathtub and double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bath also accessible from day part of apartment
  • One of the bathrooms is an en-suite bath and accessible through the master bedroom only. Both bathroom showers are 80 x 80 cm footprint size.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds put together do create a double bed, see foto.
  • The mattresses are larger and longer than normal Italian sizes and they are health mattresses, comfortable and one sleeps well on them. Various cushions can be chosen, feathers or wool, big and small. The master bedroom's bed is 180 cm x 200 cm and the twin bedroom, 100 x 200 cm each mattress. Everything is completely new. Here the twin beds can become a double bed of 200 x 200 as well. Please ask and we will settle it for you.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
On request we can organize or buy an item you miss or need, please tell us what you miss. The swimmingpool is active since the 28th of June 2012, there is a little whirlpool as a part of the landscaped pool, which has great views and is very different from all the other pools whith rocks built in and plants and a sandy looking beach within, not as soft as a sandy beach but great to walk into the depth slowly.

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