Bettina Röhrig

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CORTILE

Certaldo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartments for 2+1 or 4+1 people, romantic garden and wonderful panoramic pool

Villa della Torre is a large, historic estate perched on a hilltop amidst a lush green countryside, in the most coveted region of Tuscany: half-way between Florence and Siena (22 miles each). The apartments are an atmospheric ambience designed with loving care for details. The romantic garden has manicured lawns. Rosemary and lavender bushes line the path to the large and extremely elegant pool, which is spectacularly located on a plateau of English lawn and sits high above the valley - from the water your view will wander across the rolling hills of the Chianti region to the famous St. Gimignano... Enjoy your vacation in this grand villa and forget Florence, the Uffizi, the Palazzo Pitti - all you need is this panorama! The next restaurant is in walking distance. The villa's location only 7 km from the railway station of Certaldo is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car.

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Further Details: In and next to an 18th century villa with tower dating back to the year 1000. The authentic and individual character of the house has been well preserved. All apartments have retained a charming ancient character due to the original antique furniture. Tuscan colored walls, terracotta floors, beautiful mirrors with gold-painted baroque frames create a charming atmosphere resonant with history and art. This estate guarantees a lot of privacy: altogether the apartments occupy an area of 900 m2; each has its own outdoor area, either in the large garden, under the old holm oaks, on a terrace or in a small inner court at the rear of the villa. These lovely outdoor spots are separated from each other, thus guaranteeing a tranquil and very private atmosphere. The beautiful classical Tuscan garden with hand-carved stone balusters is laid out on the south side of the villa. Even when swimming in the pool you can savour the enchanting view of one of the most beautiful Chianti valleys.

Location: A family-owned Tuscan restaurant with a nice patio, a small alimentari (corner store) and one of the oldest churches of the region are within walking distance (approx. 800 m). (Bring a torch if you like to walk - as the street to the restaurant is not illuminated). In the proximity of the villa there is a great variety of small trattorias and specialty restaurants - each night you can dine in a new place (we will provide you with tips for this region). 2 km away you can find a grocery shop, a butcher, a pharmacy, post and a nice breakfast bar; a big supermarket, all necessary shops and several restaurants are in Certaldo, 7 km away. Villa della Torre is an active 'Azienda Agricola' and cultivates the neighbouring fields. You may stroll through the olive groves and vineyards surrounding the Villa and taste the Chianti wine, olive oil and superb grappa produced by the farm. The farm organises wine tastings free of charge in the nearby wine cellar.

Day trips: Villa della Torre is a perfect starting point to explore Tuscany: situated in the heart of Chianti, it is a short drive to Florence and Siena. The villa's location only 7 km from the railway station of Certaldo is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car: You can park your car in Certaldo (free parking behind the railway station) and take the train in both directions. During the week, trains to Florence/Siena and back go regularly (approx. every 1.5 or 2 hours). The train ride takes 50 minutes. In Florence the train will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station 'Santa Maria Novella' to the Cathedral or the Uffizi. In Siena the railway station is located approx. 3 km from centre, and you have to take a bus to reach the old town on top of the hill. One hour of driving takes you to the sea.

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Details for Cortile 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

1 kitchen with small oven and sofa area, 1 walk-through room with sofa (can be used as bedroom with additional bed), 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (shower). Cortile is a nice apartment on the first floor with modern design. It measures 85 sqm. As it has two bedrooms and two bathrooms it is ideal for two couples travelling together. A 5th person can sleep in a walk-through room. It allows a lot of sunlight to shine in and offers a beautiful view of the garden and the countryside. In addition, in the hot season it stays cool. Cortile can be accessed through an inner court containing a fountain, and tables and chairs for eating and drinking outside. Please ask for the link of our home page to receive more information and pictures of the apartment. Thank you!
Suitability:
  • children welcome

Bettina Röhrig

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Speaks german, italian, english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Cortile
average rating of 3.0 based on 1 reviews
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Cortile
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p20564?uni_id=107467
+49 (0)2223 908019
Certaldo Val d'Elsa
3

Beautiful building but we got robbed

  • 3 of 5
Very spacious home that was OK, but there were just too many problems that left us disappointed.

My work required internet connection and I was assured that wi-fi was perfect. Unfortunately, it was down for the better part of a business day and when it did work, the transfer time for files was astronomically slow. Don't choose this location if you need to do serious work during your stay.

Lock your valuables even though you're in a gated home. Somebody stole my wife's wallet and some of my cash from our room. The response from the management team was an unenthusastic one of "Oh gee, that's too bad". Later we learned from the on-site manager and owner that they'd had a couple of break-ins in the recent past. It would have been nice to have been forewarned because we would have been much more careful with our belongings. I think they were worried that it would be bad for business, but now the secret's out anyway. Treat this place like any other vacation spot and use the safe or carry your belongings with you.

We also chose the villa because it had a piano in the common area for our son to play but the people staying upstairs treated it as though it was part of their apartments and locked the door most of their stay.

On the upside, the pool's great, the views are gorgeous, the kitchen is spacious (though the fridge either freezes everything or it's not cold enough) and the area around there is quite peaceful and beautiful. A bit of a hike to get groceries, but we were fortunate to be there while Certaldo was holding its annual merchants' fair. We had a great evening roaming around in town with lots of great music and entertainment and tons of people.

All in all, gorgeous setting, but take care of your valuables and don't have any dire need for internet.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Certaldo
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Tavarnelle
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Fiano
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Golf Ugolino Florence
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Fiano

A local restaurant is just a short walk from the house, other two restaurants are 2 km away. The famous San Gimignano can be seen from the garden and is approximately 15 km away. This estate is a perfect starting point to explore Tuscany: situated in the heart of Chianti, it is a short drive to Florence and Siena (22 miles each). The villa's location only 7 km from the railway station of Certaldo is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car: You can park your car in Certaldo (free parking behind the railway station) and take the train in both directions. During the week, trains to Florence/Siena and back go regularly (approx. every 1.5 or 2 hours). The train ride takes 50 minutes. You can reach the sandy beaches near Pisa and the hot spas south of Siena in only one hour. The romantic Lucca is approx. 1.5 hours driving away. An extraordinary residence for your vacation!

Other Activities: Sight seeing, mounain biking, horse riding (10 km)

Golf: Golf course Ugolino 40 km.

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Certaldo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,370
 
 
Low season
Sep 28 2014 - Nov 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,250
 

Notes

  • The prices are for an occupancy of 4 people.
  • Bed, bath and kitchen linens, water, electricity, gas, Internet WIFI connection, pool cleaning service all included in the price.
  • Security deposit, heating, additional beds, final cleaning to be paid in euros on the premises: Security deposit: EUR 150 per apartment. Heating if required (electric heating by portable radiators): EUR 10 per day. Additional bed for the 5th person if maximum capacity PAX 4 is exceeded for Cortile: EUR 100 per week. Final cleaning: EUR 70.

Amenities

Amenities

Certaldo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 2 doubles
Entertainment:
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
Notes:
The apartment Cortile is located on the rear of the villa (the park is on the other side). Cortile can be accessed through an inner court containing a fountain, and tables and chairs for two units for eating and drinking outside. All units are equipped with Internet WIFI connection, cooker, small oven, fridge, electric kettle, toaster, American coffee machine, hair dryer, mobile fans for the bedrooms, mini safe. Washing machine and ironing facilities in the pool house (accessible to all guests). Satellite TV and telephone in the entrance hall of the villa (accessible to all guests), a grand concert piano in the drawing room of the upper floor of the villa. Outdoor areas for each apartment, Mediterranean-style swimming pool with Roman steps, classical Tuscan garden with hand-carved stone balusters, breathtaking views, BBQ, parking, private olive groves and vineyards surrounding the villa.