CHARMING FAMILY HOME IN EXQUISITE SETTING , PRIVATE POOL

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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CHARMING FAMILY HOME IN EXQUISITE SETTING , PRIVATE POOL

San Giovanni d'Asso Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

*La Selva with its atmosphere of intimate hospitality, its gardens, olive groves and delightful private pool , forms a harmonious and nurturing environment for a relaxing stay in Tuscany . Just 1km from the medieval village and castle, restaurants, bar. It stands in its own grounds at the head of a secluded valley of cornfields and Mediterranean pines.

*A real home, it is entirely furnished with antique country furniture, full of books, art and textile hangings from various parts of the world, comfortable sofas, good quality bedding, it is generally light, airy and stylish. The house is on two floors, built of warm Sienese stone and brick, encircled by wide terracotta terraces, ancient mulberry trees and huge old cypresses, olive groves, lawns and gardens of aromatic shrubs and fragrant herbs, the cook's delight .

Tuscany is an ideal holiday destination, world renowned as the most beautiful region of Italy, with a civilization dating back to the Etruscans, and famous as the source of the Italian Renaissance. Today it is celebrated for its un-spoilt landscapes and coast line, and for its superb wines and refined culinary tradition. It is studded with an infinite number of important historical sites, and architectural gems especially concentrated in its major cities, above all Florence and Siena with their inestimable patrimony of artistic treasures.

The Crete Senesi and Val d'Orcia National Park area of South Siena is perhaps the most spectacular and breathtaking example of the essence of Tuscany.

Keywords: Country House, Independent Villa, Views, Gardens, Private Pool

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
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Hardress is a painter who first came to Tuscany 45 years ago from London, and travelled in the whole of Italy studying art history. Since then he has lived in Spain and Uk,returning to Italy first of all near Lucca for 12 years, then moving south of Siena, where he lives now.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1993

I didn't really buy this as a vacation rental house,but I still live in it as my own home apart from some periods when I rent it out I think this is why guests coming to the house, many of whom return year by year, find a hospitable atmosphere and feel at home.

I always had very old friends living near here, and used to enjoy visiting because of the pleasant company and interesting community of people, considering it almost the most beautiful part of Tuscany.

Our home is in a unique unspoilt natural setting, but close to the village and all amenities, as well as the delights which this special part of Tuscany offers,not far away from Montalcino, Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia, Siena and Florence.

There are also many local attractions, village medieval festivals,cultural events, beautiful local museums and notable culinary specialties, above all the white truffle, pecorino sheep cheese and famous wines. We have personal contacts with excellent restaurants and wineries where with pleasure we can introduce our guests .

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 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.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
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5
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Charming Family Home in Exquisite Setting , Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Charming Family Home in Exquisite Setting , Private Pool
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San Giovanni d'Asso Val d'Arbia - Crete Senesi
Oklahoma City USA
5

MY DREAM HOME IN TUSCANY

  • 5 of 5
I would highly recommend LaSelva. I cannot think of a thing I would have changed and this was my home for the month of April 2011. Anna Maria and Hardress were delightful, helpful (even when my luggage was lost by the airline) and gracious hosts that lived about 20 minutes away, far enough that I did not feel I was under their feet and close enough to be helpful if I needed them, I now consider them friends. I am in the design field so my standards are high, and I found the decor warm, comfortable, and very much tasteful, not sterile, like some rental places. If you are looking for a good location, beautiful surroundings and wonderful owners this is your home away from home.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Family Home in Exquisite Setting , Private Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p316087vb
+39 389 2790502
San Giovanni d'Asso Val d'Arbia - Crete Senesi
Oklahoma City USA
5

MY DREAM HOME IN TUSCANY

  • 5 of 5
I would highly recommend LaSelva. I cannot think of a thing I would have changed and this was my home for the month of April 2011. Anna Maria and Hardress were delightful, helpful (even when my luggage was lost by the airline) and gracious hosts that lived about 20 minutes away, far enough that I did not feel I was under their feet and close enough to be helpful if I needed them, I now consider them friends. I am in the design field so my standards are high, and I found the decor warm, comfortable, and very much tasteful, not sterile, like some rental places. If you are looking for a good location, beautiful surroundings and wonderful owners this is your home away from home.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Family Home in Exquisite Setting , Private Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p316087vb
+39 389 2790502
San Giovanni d'Asso Val d'Arbia - Crete Senesi
London
5

BEAUTIFUL AND JUST AS DESCRIBED

  • 5 of 5
La Selva is a wonderful place. The garden is exquisite, the views from the garden and the second floor of the house have a charm the pictures can't capture: in the spring, every tree has different shade of green. The house is very welcoming and well appointed, with large rooms and a peaceful atmosphere. The owners, Anna-Maria and Hardress are gracious. The location is perfect for indulging in wine tasting with Montalcino and Montepulciano at a short distance. Local markets offer a wealth of regional food. I will definitely come back - next time in the summer to enjoy the pool, which was not open yet in April.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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spectacular unspoilt countryside of the Crete Senese/historic mediaeval villages/churches/monasteries/museums/village festivals/exquisite wines and culinary delights/thermal spas/walking, riding, biking, ballooning.Pienza/Montalcino/Montepulciano/Siena / Florence, Perugia/Maremma coast within easy reach.

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San Giovanni d'Asso Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
june
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,350
 
 
July August
Jun 29 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,850
 
 
September
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,350
 
 
October
Sep 28 2014 - Nov 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,150
 
 
Low Season
Nov 2 2014 - Dec 20 2014
14 night minimum stay
£1,500
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

50% confirmatory deposit on booking/completion within 6 weeks before start of stay/bank transfer
Notes Easter Week 2014 :19th to 26th April , is priced as Holiday Season: GBP £ 2350
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Amenities

San Giovanni d'Asso Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Village
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • cycling
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