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ENJOY BREATHTAKING VIEWS AT BOUTIQUE STONE FARMHOUSE WITH INFINITY POOL

La Corbina

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Speaks english, french, german, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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La Corbina

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ENJOY BREATHTAKING VIEWS AT BOUTIQUE STONE FARMHOUSE WITH INFINITY POOL

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Gaiole in Chianti Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

La Corbina sits by itself near the top of a hill, with an astonishing view of surrounding hill-top villages, the unblemished valley below and undulating hills in the distance. La Corbina is nestled between a small vineyard and olive groves and is part of a small working farm. The house itself is a restored stone farmhouse which was originally built in the 18th century. This freestanding house is the only rental unit. The two of us live in a small stone house next to the farmhouse with our two cats and two dogs. We lovingly restored the farmhouse using the building materials we found on the site, supplemented, where necessary, with antique building materials such as terracotta floor and roof tiles and stone sinks. It was for years our own home and therefore feels like a home, not a rental property.

Details: Our design philosophy is 'less is more' and everything is of the highest quality. The furniture is a mix of new designer pieces and antique, rustic furniture with simple, straight lines. We make our own wine and olive oil and have two vegetable gardens. The crop depends on the season and includes a wide variety of vegetables such as tomatoes, zucchini, eggplants, peppers, tomatillos, peas, beans, leaks, artichokes, cabbage, sun chokes and many more. We use organic methods for the cultivation of our plants. The property also has fruit trees and berry bushes. If you enjoy cooking, you can pick your vegetables and herbs right in front of the house. Our large (14 x 7 meter) infinity pool sits above the house on top of the hill and has breathtaking views. There are several areas with tables and chairs around the house which invite to al fresco meals. The kitchen is very well appointed and a dream for the passionate chef.

Accommodations: The house is about 160 square meters (about 1,700 square feet) on two levels with a split level kitchen. The bedrooms are spacious (25 square meters / 270 square feet). The upstairs bedroom has a large bathroom with an open shower. The downstairs bedroom has a bathroom with a big, deep custom made bathtub and a separate shower. The kitchen is also spacious with 30 square meters / 320 square feet, has a lot of white marble counter space, two big sink areas, and an antique kitchen table that can be expanded to seat up to ten people. The living room is relatively small (20 square meters / 215 square feet) but cozy with a large wood burning fire place.

Outdoors: The covered upstairs balcony never gets too hot, even on the hottest days. There is always a light breeze to keep you cool. The deep teak bench with its thick mattress is the ideal space to ''recover'' from a long, lazy lunch. The balcony also has stunning views of the valley below and the hill top villages nearby. Outside the kitchen there is an enormous marble table which seats twelve guests and which has beautiful morning sun. Here you are also surrounded by potted herbs and have a view of the small vineyard next to the house. There are many more spaces around the house and the pool which wait for you to be discovered!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
La Corbina (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks english, french, german, italian

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Enjoy Breathtaking Views at Boutique Stone Farmhouse with Infinity Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
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Gaiole in Chianti Chianti Senese
Chicago
5

Did we drive off the dirt road and end up in heaven?

  • 5 of 5
I had been planning my 50th birthday trip for over a year. I stumbled upon La Corbina during a brief search and afterwards no other place could compare. I didn't care where in Tuscany it was and didn't care how much it cost. Luckily my husband was in agreement!
I had high expectations but feared that maybe I built it up in my mind too much and that it was too good to be true. Driving along the long, winding, dirt road as we approached the house the excitement started to build. I barely remember shaking Paul and Nicole's hands as they came out to greet us. I saw the place I had been dreaming about and it was real and EXACTLY as I had hoped. Paul quickly took us inside and gave us a tour of the house. I tried to be polite and ask good questions but I think I was in shock. I was anxious for him to leave us alone so I could open a bottle of wine and attempt to calm down and take it all in. The rest of our stay was a dream. The house is perfect, the gardens beautiful, the views amazing. I still cannot describe it accurately and after looking at my many photos there is not one that does it justice. Nicole went out of town while we were there but Paul took excellent care of us. He suggested day trips that we enjoyed. We gathered local foods and wine during our morning drive but could never find a place that we wanted to spend more than an hour or two. Nothing compared to our afternoons and evenings at La Corbina. We grilled fresh meat, picked ripe garden tomatoes for a salad, found peaches for dessert and stirred up a risotto with many of the ingredients that came stocked in the wonderful kitchen. Trying to decide which outdoor porch to sit on was the toughest decision of the evening. I am so grateful to Paul and Nicole for creating their special haven and sharing it with us!
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Gaiole in Chianti Chianti Senese
New York, NY and London, UK
5

Another amazing review of La Corbina :)

  • 5 of 5
Every review for La Corbina is positive and glowing and now that we've spent a week there in June, we know why! It is one of the most amazing places we've stayed at with some of the loveliest and interesting hosts we've met in our travels.

Home: meticulously renovated true Tuscan farmhouse (done by Paul, the owner!) with every modern amenity you would need and more (i.e.: wireless surround sound to stream your iTunes!). Amazing chef like kitchen with every appliance for a simple breakfast to a gourmet meal. Paul and Nicole also provide a lot of the ingredient to help get you started, including great wine from the vineyard down the street to superb olive oil from their own backyard olive grove!

Grounds: abundant garden for veggies and fruit, many outdoor areas to hang out and eat from as well as a pool/lounge area overlooking the whole valley. We really liked it that Paul and Nicole lived in the other farmhouse on the property. We still enjoyed absolute privacy when we wanted yet it was awesome to have them close by to help with anything. They were so valuable in helping us plan our schedule while there. But the place is so lovely that you will probably be very torn in leaving it to sightsee!

The location is secluded (would suggest a car with some decent horsepower) but you are rewarded with peaceful silence and out of this world views of the hills and valleys. It is also still very central to a lot of the big towns in Tuscany (i.e.: Siena, Florence etc).

Thank you Paul and Nicole for sharing your home with us.

Karman, Jae and Anita
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Gaiole in Chianti Chianti Senese
Chicago, Illinois
5

Living a Dream

  • 5 of 5
What a gift! Being here is like living in a painting. Each hour more beautiful than the last. This home is spectacular. It has every amenity you could ever want and yet it still feels charming and authentically Tuscan. Nicole and Paul are fantastic people who go out of their way to make you feel at home. We loved picking vegetables from the garden and cooking in the beautiful kitchen each night and then enjoying some local wine by the fireplace. We took day trips to Arezzo, Sienna and Montevarchi. All three towns/cities are within 1 hour drive of the home. I tend not to travel to the same places twice (I mean there's a whole world out there to see) but I am already planning a return trip here for next year. That is how special it is.
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Gaiole in Chianti Chianti Senese
Chicago
5

It's Like Living in a Fairytale

It's Like Living in a Fairytale
  • 5 of 5
Paul + Nicole have truly created something special in the already amazing hills of Tuscany. We spent 10 wonderful days at the beautifully restored farmhouse. The attention to detail throughout the house is incredible, especially when you consider the location way up in the hills and the fact that Paul built the house himself. From the radiant heated floors and the All-Clad pots and pans, to three different types of coffeemakers and the full garden right outside the door, they really have thought of everything.

We drove past 100 different villas in the vineyards and townhouses throughout the small villages, but there was really nothing that compared to the La Corbina.

This place is very special. Don't miss it.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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5

Tuscany Dream

  • 5 of 5
If you don't believe that your dream of a Tuscan Vacation could ever live up to the image in your mind's eye, think again! From the first morning, after a late night arrival, we felt that we had arrived at a heaven on earth. Located on a hilltop in the middle of the Tuscan countryside, we felt the beauty of the sunrise on La Corbina. My wife squealed with joy and i was grabbing my camera . The pictures and description on the website are accurate , but can't convey the true beauty . Paul and Nicole, two wonderful hosts and genuine people, have done an amazing job of restoring a Italian farmhouse into a beautiful haven, with a modernized underpinnings. Surrounded by olive groves and fruit trees,(the figs right off the tree were unbelievable) as well as a beautiful pool on the hill above the house, the views never ceased to amaze us. The interior was beautiful, from the modern kitchen and a large open fireplace in the upstairs living space, to the large comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. The mattress and pillows were top notch. There is internet and Satellite TV with a hidden big screen TV upstairs(which we never had time for as we were planning our next day excursions) and Paul taught me how to properly make milk froth for cappuccino in the kitchen. Our favorite spot was on the front veranda for cappuccino and breakfast watching the sun rise. I can't say enough about how gracious our hosts were, only that i wished we could stay longer so as to have more time visiting with them. Paul gave us great tips about were to visit and were to eat for a more authentic experience. The wild boar stew at le Panzanelle above Rada was excellent!Their 2 dogs, Maurice and Freddy, were a welcome sight as we were missing our own pets. A walk down the country road leading to La Corbina was peaceful and beautiful. Deer and wild boar, as well as a beautiful horse that roams in a nearby olive grove seemed to transport us back in time. While located in the countryside, Siena, Florence, Arezzo, Cortona and many of the Chianti villages and wineries are within easy day trip distance. You will need a car, as it is in the country, but the destination is well worth the trip. We highly recommend this rental and hope to return!
Buon Viaggio!
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Gaiole in Chianti Chianti Senese
Hilton Head, SC, USA
5

Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5
We rented La Corbina for two couples travelling in early September. Nicole was a pleasure to deal with over email through all the preparations, but she was unfortunately travelling when we were there, so we never met. Nevertheless, Paul took great care of us and we loved the place. Perfect for two couples since each has their own bedroom with on-suite bath. Paul arranged a visit to the San Vincenti winery just over the hill, where Roberto showed us around his winery and then a tasting. Fantastic wines--best we had all week, so you shouldn't miss that opportunity. We loved travelling to the villages and cities in Tuscany by day, and then enjoying wines and cooking dinner at La Corbina at night.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Florence Peretola airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Monteluco
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Montevarchi-Terranova
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Montevarchi
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Montebenichi
Car: necessary

Our local area is off the beaten tourist tracks on a hill overlooking a secluded valley. The nature and views here are fantastic and it is completely peaceful. You can lounge and relax, swim or take walks in the country side. La Corbina is a rural, isolated place and the access roads for the last five kilometers are not paved, but are maintained gravel, stone and dirt. If you want to ever leave this place, Siena, Montalcino, Arezzo, Cortona and Florence can all be reached in around an hour or less by car. We can also help you find the best vineyards and restaurants in the area.

Other Activities: shopping, wildlife viewing, wine tasting

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Availability & Rates

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Gaiole in Chianti Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
medium
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
 
 
low
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
 
 
low
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 
 
medium
Feb 28 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
 
 
medium high
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,250
 
 
high
May 30 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,700
 
 
medium high
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,250
 
 
medium
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
 
 
low
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
 
 
low
Jan 2 2016 - Feb 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 
 
medium
Feb 27 2016 - Apr 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
€2,100
 
 
medium high
Apr 30 2016 - May 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
€2,250
 
 
high
May 28 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
€2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tourist tax /person/day €1.5
Notes 1800-2700/wk Euros
Dates Available: Year Round

Amenities

Amenities

Gaiole in Chianti Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 160 cm wide
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 160 cm wide
  • The bedrooms are spacious (25 square meters / 270 square feet). The upstairs bedroom has a large bathroom with an open shower. The downstairs bedroom has a bathroom with a big, deep custom made bathtub and a separate shower. Linens Provided: 500 count cotton bed sheets, Egyptian cotton bath towels
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Sweeping, panoramic view of the surrounding hills, valleys & distant mountains with typical Tuscan hill top villages. Top of the line gourmet kitchen, big 5 burner stainless steel gas stove w/ 2 electric convection ovens & griddle plate, meat slicer, espresso/cappuccino maker, two separate sink areas. Wood Stove: Antique terracotta stove. All-clad pots & pans, le Creuset oven ware, Zwilling/Henkel chefs knives, hand painted dishes & serving bowls. Catering available on demand. Charcoal BBQ Grill: Large barbecue & Weber grill, working traditional wood-fired bread/pizza oven. Full assortment of Riedel wine glasses, hammocks, vegetable & herb gardens, fruit trees & berry bushes for the use of the guests (depending on the season). Minimum Age Limit for Renters: We do not want to give an age limit, but there are many breakable items, antiques & beautiful Oriental carpets in the house & parents will be responsible for any damage caused by their children. House is not toddler or child proof.

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