TUSCAN ESTATE - LE VALLE 12 MILES FROM FLORENCE

Jody Turkus

Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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TUSCAN ESTATE - LE VALLE 12 MILES FROM FLORENCE

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This property is located just 12 miles from the center of Florence and from the moment you pass through the iron gates you will feel as though you have entered another world as time stands still. Nestled in the verdant hills of pristine Chianti landscape lies Le Valle, a 16th Century Casa Colonica. Many centuries ago it was a farm house and guard tower for the nearby Castello Mugnana. Magnificently restored 4 years ago the owners paid exquisite attention to every detail. Furnished with 18th century Country French antiques, chandelier lit throughout, and adorned with European fabrics and accessories, this home will at once take your breath away and make you feel enveloped by warmth.

The three bedrooms in the main house all have en-suite bathrooms. All of the beds have top of the line mattresses and the master has a Duxiana bed, said to be the finest in the world. The marble master bath has a soaking tub and two person steam shower. The kitchen has hand hewn French cabinetry, and is equipped with everything for the most discerning of gourmet cooks. The family room has a massive stone fireplace which can be used for cooking as well as an entertainment system and a vast selection of movies and music. The stone floors throughout and the thick walls provide a cooler temperature in the summer months although every window is screened and fans are provided.

The guest house, just across the front patio and down a few steps, has its own kitchen, marble bath, and fireplace and sleeps 4 comfortably. The property is ideal for three couples and/or families with children.

There are 3 separate terraces with tables and seating each with a more gorgeous view than the next. The BOSE Entertainment system provides music to the pool and patio areas. The tumbled marble salt water pool is 5x12 meters and has an electric cover. The pool area has lots of lounge chairs and large umbrellas for reading or sunbathing and there are vistas that overlook two nearby castles. There is an organic garden for the use of our guests adjacent to the wood fired pizza oven and barbeque where you can dine alfresco under the beautiful grape vine covered pergola.

There are miles and miles of hiking trails right outside the door and a Roman road which dates back over 2000 years. You can find waterfalls and a swimming hole within a 15 minute hike from the house. One of the best restaurants in Tuscany is a spectacular 1 hour hike from the property.

The Superstrada and Autostrada are within 15 minutes by car. The village of Strada in Chianti is 4 km away where there are a few restaurants, food markets and a pharmacy. The town of Greve is 8 km away where you will find a Saturday open air market, wine tasting, shopping and cafes. The towns of Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca, Montepulciano, and Montalcino are all close day trips from the property. Florence is 20 km away.

We welcome those who have an appreciation for beauty and history as Le Valle encompasses the best of Tuscan life.

Keywords: Villa and separate guest house

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility

Jody Turkus

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks italian, english
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We decided 11 years ago to move from the San Francisco Bay Area to Italy with our then 8 year old son for one year. That one year has turned into 11 years and we are still here! We bought our 'dream' house in the heart of Chianti 8 years ago and took a year restoring it. Our son is now attending university in America so we are dividing our time between California and Tuscany and have decided to rent our 'jewel.' All of the furnishing and accessories were purchased in France. We have shared our home with many, many guests over the years and everyone leaves yearning to return. We hope that whoever takes the home will create many wonderful memories and will treasures it as we do.

Jody Turkus purchased this villa in 2005

We chose Le Valle because of the absolutely magical setting and the history and 'good bones' of the structure. Located just 20 km from Florence we are in the country yet have the advantages of Florence less than 30 minutes away. Additionally, we appreciated the hundreds of miles of hiking trails right outside our front door. We never have to get in the car to hike to a wonderful restaurant, to see a waterfall or to pick wild berries and flowers.

Waking up to the sound of birds singing and the silence of the countryside. We look at a beautiful vista from every room of the house. The air is clean and the setting dreamy. Our local village of Strada in Chianti is close by so we can choose the best produce and local specialties from our merchants. We are the only American family, as far as we know in Strada, and the locals are very welcoming to us. We have over 300 olive trees and every Fall we harvest our olives and press our own delicious oil.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Impruneta Chianti
Auburn, California
5

CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK TO LE VALLE

Can't wait to come back to Le Valle
  • 5 of 5
Our family recently returned from a fantastic two week trip through Italy that we won't soon forget; two days in Rome, a week at Le Valle, two days in Venice, and two days at Lake Como. I must say that our pampered stay at Le Valle was the highlight of our trip and we definitely plan on returning as soon as we can. We traveled with our two children and met up with friends from California who also had two children (all ages 7-10). Le Valle was the perfect landing spot to unpack, unwind, and enjoy the relaxing Tuscan lifestyle that we dream about back home. Every detail was thought out and executed perfectly.

Both houses are immaculate Peter and Maggi couldn't be nicer or more helpful, and Vallarea was like a fairy who snuck in quietly and left the villa perfect for the day ahead. The landscaping and property are vibrant with color and we enjoyed several lunches of fresh salads from the garden. The afternoons that we weren't touring Tuscan towns were spent poolside enjoying a glass of wine and anti pasta appetizers while the kids swam in the pool. After a night at the local pizzeria, El Cielo, we returned to fire flies dancing magically above the old Roman road next to the house. If you have ever dreamed of moving to Italy as we have, this is the exact place you would hope to find. The pictures on the VRBO website don't do it justice; our experience blew our expectations away. If you are reading this review, you should reserve some time at Le Valle, you won't regret it!!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
5

A HOUSE WITH LOVE IN IT

  • 5 of 5
Upon entering this home one can feel the love infused into its creation and maintenance from the caretakers the owners have chosen to greet their guests, to the notebook of detailed hints on how the house works, to the lush gardens and pool which are maintained impeccably, and the daily housekeeping figures who are eager to answer your every question and fill your every vacation need.

The deep respect the owners show for this property is also evident in pieces of themselves they allow to be seen through the lens of this house such as personal photos, albums, and family works of art.

The location works perfectly as a base to pursue day trips of Tuscany. It is only 12 miles from Florence (albeit on curvy roads amid magnificent countryside) and in the center of several small towns which so clearly reflect the flavor of rural Italian living. One special favorite of mine was the 'oldest butcher in Tuscany' located in GREVE and full off wonderful meats, cheeses, and other delicacies of the area.

All in all, this vacation was more than just a vacation. It was a spiritual experience of beauty and reflective meditation immersed in the most beautiful surroundings you can imagine attended to by a caring staff who were non intrusive but ready to help you with your every need.

The website is beautiful and accurate but cannot begin to do justice to this more than magnificent piece of this earth.

I can't wait to return.

Barry
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Impruneta Chianti
Denver, Colorado
5

WONDERFUL STAY IN TUSCANY!!

  • 5 of 5
To say that our stay at your villa exceeded our expectations would be an understatement of absurd proportions.

From the
• warm greetings that we received from Peter, Magi, and Valera to the
• delicious meals prepared by Fabrizio to
• your lush gardens to
• your inviting pool to
• your beautiful home

we had the vacation of a lifetime.

When my wife and I started planning how we wanted to celebrate our 20th anniversary, we knew we wanted to spend it in Tuscany, but beyond that, we were not sure what the trip would entail. Between the tours that we scheduled with Vivian (CTT) and the days that we “just” enjoyed the villa, the week was extraordinary.

Thank you again for trusting your beautiful home to my family.

We hope to return!

Regards

Josh
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Impruneta Chianti
Virginia
5

FABULOUS 5 VISIT TUSCANY

  • 5 of 5
I cannot begin to share what a wonderful Tuscan experience I had with my 4 girlfriends at Le Valle for a week. This was our first trip to Italy and it was truly magical because of the gorgeous home The Turkus' shared. We enjoyed having a chef come in to teach us cooking classes 2 nights in the fully-equipped kitchen and withthe wood fired pizza oven. The home is decorated beautifully and had everything we needed (even a fancy coffee bar to prepare espresso and cappuccinos! The owners are wonderful and were so helpful in guiding us to restaurants, museums and other landmarks. We drove from Le Valle to Florence and San Gimignano and Verazzano Vineyards.
It was also relaxing to lounge by the pool which is surrpiunded by beautiful gardens!
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Impruneta Chianti
Southern California
5

OUR INCREDIBLE EXPERENCE AT LE VALLE

  • 5 of 5
Our family had the trip of a lifetime while staying at this incredible villa in Tuscany! It was perfectly located in the heart of the Chianti region, ideal for daily sighting endevours in the area. This historic home slept our family of eight very comfortably, and was appointed with all the modern day conveniences. Inside and out, everything about this home is just perfect. From the modern kitchen and the movie-stocked living room, to the private guest home, the interior features were superb. Around the exterior, the verandas, sitting areas, and pool were idealy nestled, with increadible views of the surrounding countryside.

We absolutely reccomend this magical place, and can't wait to return for another perfect experience in Italy. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy it!

The Seehausen & Somers Family
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Impruneta Chianti
los gatos
5

UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

  • 5 of 5
As we drove through the gates at the top of the property and weaved our way down the long driveway to the villa we knew we were in for a very special treat. We had high expectations but the house and the property exceeded all of our dreams. From the time we arrived to our all too soon departure we felt like we were the players in a dreamy movie that captured the love, happiness and activities of our unforgettable Italian family vacation. We were a party of 10, my wife and I, our two sons, our two daughter-in-laws and our four beautiful grandchildren. The property was perfectly suited for us including the incredibly comfortable sleeping arrangements, the gourmet kitchen, the lovely outdoor eating areas and the pool. Everything inside the house and outside in the gardens and pool area was beautifully appointed, very well maintained and had an understated elegance about it. Our grand kids had trouble pulling themselves away from the ping pong and the pool to visit Florence and Sienna for day trips. So did we. And luckily we all agreed to explore several lovely Chianti villages within a half hour of the house with us. This was the most memorable family vacation of my lifetime. We will come back to visit Italy and this very special villa again soon!!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Florence Peretola Airport
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Florence - Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A-1 to Rome (south) or Bologna/Milan (north)
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Viareggio, Province of Lucca
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Locando Gallo or at home
Nearest Ski
66 Miles
Abetone, Pistoia
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Tre Castelli, Cielo, Locando Gallo, Padellina, etc
Car: necessary

Many famous wineries are within 20 minutes drive of the house. Some of them are Fonterutoli, Castello Verrazzano, Castello Gabbiano,Castello Vicchio Maggio and the Antinori estates. We are 15 minutes from the Super Strada to Sienna and 15 minutes to the Autostrada A1 to go north or south. The famous town of Greve in Chianti is 10 minutes away where you have open air markets, wine tasting and restaurants.

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7 night minimum stay
$8,750
$31,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,500.00
1/3 of rental upon booking with the balance due 60 days before arrival.
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Amenities

Impruneta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Marble walls and floor with beautiful French cabinets.
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Villa Guest Suite - 1 queen , Fabulous suite with private bath. Gorgeous views
    Tower kids bedroom - 2 twin/ single , A great kids room at the top of the tower.
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , Stately. 400 SF with beautiful chandeliers and fireplace.
    Guest House Queen - 1 queen , Private, quiet, cozy and beautiful.
    Guest House lower level - 2 twin/ single , Two full sized day beds with an entertainment system.
  • A King sized Duxiana bed in the master bedroom suite, Queen size beds in the main villa Guest Suite and in the principal bedroom of the guest house, two twin beds in the kids room in the tower and two full sized twin day beds on the lower level of the guest house. Also the guest house lower bedroom has two full sized day beds. We offer a crib for families with babies.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • 26 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
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