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La Corbina

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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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:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

La Corbina

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Speaks french, german, italian, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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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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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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5

THE ULTIMATE GETAWAY FOR RELAXATION AND LUXURY

  • 5 of 5
At first you question where are you going ( on a dirt/ gravel road in the middle of nowhere) but then you arrive at an oasis. A farmhouse that is old on the outside but new on the inside! Your hosts, Paul and Nicole are great they give you solitude but are there to assist in any way. My husband and I went over for dinner and we had a fantastic time!
Our kids (12 and 15) thoroughly enjoyed the large pool and Apple TV etc
At first blush for a family of four it may be expensive but it is worth every penny for the memories that will last a lifetime

Thank you Paul and Nicole
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Florence Peretola airport
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Montevarchi-Terranova
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Montevarchi
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Monteluco
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:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high
May 31 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,700
 
 
medium high
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,200
 
 
medium
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
 
 
low
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 

Notes

  • 1800-2700/wk Euros
  • Dates Available: Year Round

Amenities

Gaiole in Chianti Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Mobile Phone
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
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:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • museums
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
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.