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HOLIDAY HOME VACATION RENTALS IN TUSCANY NEAR FLORENCE - CHIANTI: IL CASTAGNO

Lorenzo Becattini

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Lorenzo Becattini

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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HOLIDAY HOME VACATION RENTALS IN TUSCANY NEAR FLORENCE - CHIANTI: IL CASTAGNO

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Greve Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen and large garden

Appartamenti Il Castagno is a family-run holiday houses rentals in the central part of Tuscany near Florence on one of the most beautiful hills of Chianti in the quiet and beautiful village of Poggio alla Croce (a few km from Greve in Chianti) . The apartments are located in an ideal place for a holiday in the quiet of the Tuscan countryside , close to all major tourist and cultural place of interest such as Chianti, rich in charming rural views and gourmet products of excellent quality and the art cities like Florence , Arezzo , Siena, San Gimignano , Volterra, Pisa and Lucca are within a short drive (8 km from the highway A1 - Incisa Reggello , by bus or by train (8 km from the railway station of Figline Valdarno). Poggio alla Croce is the ideal place for those seeking an accomodation close to places of tourist and cultural interest like Florence and Siena but also for lovers of trekking in Chianti because it is a strategic starting point for excursions and walks along trails signed by the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) with between woods and vineyards where you will enjoy breathtaking views of our Tuscany region. In the middle of this natural paradise next to a forest of chestnuts Danilo Becattini the owner, sympathetic cook lover of the countryside and typical gastronomic products Tuscan cuisine such as Chianti Classico wine , the extra virgin olive oil, Vin Santo, has create an holiday homes complex called Il Castagno which consists of four beautiful apartments restructured maintaining the typical Tuscan style for 2 to 6 people with two bedrooms, living room with kitchen, bathroom, terrace with a panoramic view especially at sunset, on vineyards and olive groves of the Chianti and Florence. Becattini family will always be available in helping to meet everything you need: Tuscany cooking classes, organizing wine tours, museum reservations, transfer services , car rental and mountain biking, advice on touristic informations.

Il Leccio (4+1 persons, 70 mq)

Ground floor apartment with an independent entrance and a garden equipped with private tables, chairs, barbeque to relax or eat “open-air” (outdoors)

Large kitchen that is also a dining/living-room with a convertible sofa bed, TV and it's equipped with all you need to cook, as well as an oven, a 4-rings-stove, fridge, freezer, moka-machine (Italian Coffee-Maker), toaster, American-Coffee-Maker and kettle. Two double-bedded rooms with panoramic terrace, 1 bathroom (WC, basin, bidet, shower), lumber room with washing machine and clotheslines. Iron linen and towels are included. Private parking space. Independent heating.

Enjoy sunbathing or reading in the silence of our large garden or our open terrace on Florence.

Barbecue available in the garden for the use of all the apartments.

You can use our free wi-fi internet connection with your personal computer in your own apartment.

Danilo and all members of Becattini's family, the owners, will be delighted to assist you during your stay for any needs, but at the same time respecting your privacy. Appartamenti Il Castagno is the best choice if you ask for a relaxing holiday far from the noise but still near the most important Tuscan tourist destinations.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Lorenzo Becattini (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, italian

About Lorenzo Becattini

I am a chef of Tuscan cuisine and lover of the countryside and the typical products of our land like Chianti Classico wine, extra virgin olive oil and Vin Santo of our production.

Lorenzo Becattini purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Lorenzo Becattini chose Greve

'Appartamenti Il Castagno' is situated in the suggestive hamlet of Poggio alla Croce (Greve in Chianti), in the heart of the Tuscan countryside in Chianti (between Firenze, Arezzo and Siena). The small village offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding Tuscan vineyards, olive groves and chestnut forests. It’s the ideal spot for those who wish a relaxing vacation immersed in the beauty of Chianti nature.

We also have a restaurant where you can taste many traditional Tuscan food. Specialties that can be tasted have been handed down from the traditional cuisine of Tuscany: as antipasto (starter) of sbriciolona, ham, home made pasta or Florentine T-Bone steak cooked in the wood-burning oven. We offer group or single cooking lessons to learn with my father Danilo how to make home made pasta, pizza or desserts.

At Poggio alla Croce you can have a wonderful wine tasting experience at the winery 'Tenuta La Novella'.

What makes this apartment unique

From there you can easily reach (it's better by car) all the main Tuscan cities, worldwide known for their cultural and artistic treasures, such as Florence (18 km) where I suggest to you to go by the nearest train station of Figline Valdarno (7 km) in which every 30 minutes starts a train that arrives in Florence in 25 minutes buying a ticket that costs 10 euro for each person (round-trip ticket). There is also possibility to go to Florence by taking the bus 'SITA' from Poggio alla Croce at 07:10 and arrive at 08:10 and return starting at 18:30 from Florence and arrive at Poggio alla Croce at 19:30. We are near also to Arezzo (45 minutes by car), Siena (1 hour), Pisa (1 hour) San Gimignano (1 hour) and Lucca (1.5 hour).For practical things in a few minutes you can easily reach the villages of S. Polo in Chianti (4 km) where shopping centers, banks, post yoffices and newspaper kiosks are available. Guest can sunbathe or read a book in the gentle silence of our huge garden.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Holiday home vacation rentals in Tuscany near Florence - Chianti: IL CASTAGNO
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Greve Chianti
Taipei
5

Find Tuscany even more lovely with this apartment

  • 5 of 5
we are 6, 3 adults and 3 children, our host is really nice caring man, only regret were that I can't speak in Italian to thank him enough, the apartment is neat and clean, full of utencils, plates, towels, everything you need are all there ready to use.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much. We really appreciate your comment.
We are very happy that you have passed a good vacation in Poggio alla Croce in our apartments Il Castagno.

Danilo and Lorenzo
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Greve Chianti
Victoria, B.C. Canada
5

Excellent In Every Way

  • 5 of 5
Happy to report that our stay in il Castagno was perfect in just about every way possible. The apartment is very spacious, well equipped and by the end of our one week stay started to feel like home. The small village is perfectly located for seeing Tuscany by car and in particular for visiting Florence by train. Florence itself is almost impossible to navigate by car and with the large number of "restricted" auto area's you are almost assured of a heavy fine. Do as Lorenzo recommends and take the train into Florence from Figeline for a much more economical and pleasant experience.
We ate at both the families restaurant and the local pizza restaurant in the village and both are excellent and worthy of a visit. Lorenzo was an excellent host helping out with suggestions whenever askedand speaks very good english. All in all this was an excellent stay and I can highly recommend the property.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Greve Chianti
5

Had a Wonderfull Time!!!

  • 5 of 5
Hi,
I just wanted to say that we had a wounderfull time staying at your place, it was trully a great vacation for myself, my husband and my little brother. I am sorry I am a little late with a review, but better later than never:). I also would like to thank our kind host, Lorenzo, who helped us with our difficulties in renting a car in Italy, you were great and many thanks again. And thank you for our delicious first night dinner.
And just a few words to visitors who plan to rent this particular appartment, if you want to experience the heart of Tuscany and at the same time relax, then this is the place you need to visit. It is a quite village right in the mountains, which is half an hour away from Florence by train, however, you do need a car to get from the train station to the apartment. We had to take a taxi from the station, which required some basic Italian, but totally duable. The apartment itself was very nice and clean, we experienced some great views from our spacious balcony. The residents of the village were very nice and welcoming, even though we did not speak Italian (maybe a few words).
You absolutlly need a car in this area, so please do your self a favor and rent it in advance from your home country. We had some trouble doing so, as I tried to reserve it the last minute from US and did not have a printed confirmation at the airport in Italy, so we ran into so troubles on our first day. But if you have a car you will be able to visit some great places. Lorenzo recommended a few places that we visited and absolutlly loved them. Also make sure you review Eropean road signs, as they a little different from American.
Thank you again for your help with everything.
we had a great time
Natalia, Alexander and George
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Natalia, Alexander and George,
thanks very much for your appreciation and suggestions for our future guests.
We love to welcome in our flats friendly people like you!!

We hope that you can return in Poggio alla Croce

Danilo, Lorenzo, Dario, Rina e Giancarla
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Greve Chianti
5

Great time in Tuscany Region

  • 5 of 5
We really had a great time. The location is very nice - its out in the country. At the same time, it is close to shoping, Florence, Pisa and a huge high end outlet mall. The rooms are a good size and furnished well. Kitchen was fully equipped. Views were spectecular. Lorenzo and family took good care of all our needs. We would highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much.
We really really happy that you have appreciate Poggio alla Croce and our family. We hope that you can return next year. Danilo and all Becattini's family
business
Holiday home vacation rentals in Tuscany near Florence - Chianti: IL CASTAGNO
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p258141
+39 -3336475448
Greve Chianti
5

Great Place to stay in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
We loved the Il Leccio apartment we stayed in. It was clean, well appointed, roomy and had a fabulous view (down a valley overlooking Florence in the distance). The Beccatini family was friendly and helpful beyond what we could have expected, they made us feel like part of the family. The food they served at their restaurant was wonderful. We have already decided that we will be making a return trip to the Beccatini's place in Poggio alla Croce sometime in the future.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much. We really really happy that you have appreciate Poggio alla Croce and our family. We hope that you can return next year.
Danilo and all Becattini's family
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Holiday home vacation rentals in Tuscany near Florence - Chianti: IL CASTAGNO
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p258141
+39 -3336475448
Greve Chianti
Italy
5

Great place and wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5
The place was clean and well-situated. We were 4 adults and 2 small children. Very quiet area with the train station only about 15 minutes away. Small playground 2 blocks down the street and grocery/wine store about a 10 minute drive. Danilo and Lorenzo were great hosts and the cooking lessons were fantastic. We went back another night and had great food along with an amazing view of Florence. Lorenzo was very helpful giving recommendations for dinner during the week in smaller villages nearby when I called at the last minute.
Thank you.
Michael
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael,
thanks very much for your appreciation.
We are very happy that you have passed a beautiful holidays in Poggio alla Croce and in particular in our flat.
We hope that you can return.
Danilo and Lorenzo Becattini

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Poggio alla Croce
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Grassina
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Figline Valdarno
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Incisa Valdarno
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Poggio alla Croce
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: recommended

In the heart of the Tuscan countryside in Chianti between Firenze, Arezzo and Siena, lies Poggio alla Croce, a suggestive hamlet in one of the most wonderful Chianti hill. The small village of Poggio alla Croce offers a breathtaking view and it is surrounded by typical Tuscan vineyards, olive groves and chestnut forests, which make it the ideal spot for those who look for a relaxing vacation in Tuscany immersed in the beauty of nature. Poggio alla Croce is a strategic location from you can reach easily all Chianti villages and all the worldwide known Tuscan cities such as Florence (30 minutes by car or train) Arezzo and Cortona (1 hour by car), Siena and San Gimignano (1 hour by car or by bus from Florence) and Pisa or Lucca (1.5 hour by car). We offer group or single Tuscany cooking class to learn how to make home made pasta, pizza or desserts or you can try a free Chianti classico wine tasting.

For shopping lovers we are close to many fashion outlets that offer major brands of clothes with discounts from 30% to 70% all year round.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €100 Per night

Greve Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Autumn
Oct 15 2014 - Dec 24 2014
3 night minimum stay
€110
€460
€1,200
 
 
Christmas - New Year's eve
Dec 25 2014 - Jan 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
€110
€480
€1,200
 
 
Winter
Jan 11 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
€100
€450
€1,200
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€110
€480
€1,400
 
 
July-August
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€120
€500
€1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
€110
€480
€1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Prices include:
towels and bed linen
final cleaning
all consumption
internet wi-fi connection
VAT tax

NOT included:
tourist tax (applied to the non-residents staying overnight for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights, Euro 1,5 for each person more than 14 years)
heating (Euro 3,5 for m3: there is an independent gas meter)
If you reserve two consecutive weeks you will have 10% of reduction in price
Deposit of 20% of the total amount to confirm reservation (that you lost if you cancel reservation 14 days before your arrival) by:
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Balance at your arrival by:
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Amenities

Amenities

Greve Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Cipresso: 1 bedroom with a queen double bed 1 twin bedded room Leccio: 1 bedroom with a queen double bed and one single bed 1 bedroom with a queen double bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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