LE PIANORE PRIVATE TUSCAN VILLA, POOL, MOUNTAIN VIEWS, 50HA ORGANIC FARM

ELENA BASILE

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Sleeps22
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LE PIANORE PRIVATE TUSCAN VILLA, POOL, MOUNTAIN VIEWS, 50HA ORGANIC FARM

Rapolano Terme Estate Rental Photos and Description

Private Villa on 50ha Organic farm, 20-22 pax, 8 bedrooms, 6,5 bathrooms,

Villa Campostefani is the main guest villa and, together with the Fienile cottage, it has eight spacious bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with adjoining dining room and two comfortable kitchenettes. There are many separate living areas, both indoors and out, with ample room for guests to settle in and make themselves at home. Be sure to light up the barbecue and wood-fired pizza oven.

There is wi-fi for all to enjoy, a small library to peruse at your leisure and a satellite television in the upstairs family room.

SUMMARY OF FEATURES :

two dining rooms | two living areas with fireplaces | one fully equipped kitchen | two kitchenettes | built-in barbecue area | wood-fired pizza oven | laundry room with washing machine | central heating plus a wood stove | wireless internet connection | swimming pool!

Villa Maladina is our country home, it’s where our four children grew up. We do not rent it out separately, but three rooms (sleeping up to seven) are available as overflow from Villa Campostefani.

The gardens at Le Pianore are a playground for adults and children alike. Chestnut, oak and cherry trees provide plenty of shade, while lavender and thyme, roses, jasmine and broom perfume and enliven the landscape.

Dip into our swimming pool for respite from the midday heat and enjoy lounging on the deck chairs until sunset, watching the sky turn red and feeling the cool evening air descend.

There is also a table tennis table, a volleyball net, swings and a jungle gym for the little ones.

Le Pianore offers all the facilities and infrastructure needed to host quality retreats and workshops in a beautiful and peaceful setting, ideally suited for creative exploration and spiritual practice. We cater to groups practicing a variety of activities, both meditative and dynamic: from yoga and martial arts to music, theatre and dance.

Sala San Francesco, built in the same Tuscan stone and vernacular style as the other villas, is an inviting space with oak parquet floors and large doors that open onto far reaching views of the pool and the gardens. A multifunctional studio with plenty of natural light, it is generously equipped with tatami mats, tables, chairs and blankets as well as a sound system. For those wishing to practice immersed in nature, there is a large sundeck and a shaded porch adjacent to the studio. In the cooler months the space is kept warm and cosy by a wood burning stove.

A separate loft area provides an intimate space for smaller groups or individual treatments. While the space lends itself to quiet reflection and meditation, the wall-to-wall tatamis also makes it an ideal dojo.

Keywords: Villa, Tuscan Home, Agriturismo, Farmhous, Yoga Lodge, Organic Farm

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

ELENA BASILE

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Speaks french, italian, english
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I was born in Napoli, and graduated from The Economia University in 1985. I had always had a true passion for country life and started to manage my granmother's farm on the outskirts of the city at a very young age.

I married my husband Francesco in 1987 and together we dreamt of creating our own country idyll. Which is exactly what we did when we moved our young family to breathtaking Tuscany.

ELENA BASILE purchased this estate in 1990

When we came upon Le Pianore for the first time back in 1990, there was no way to reach it by car, so we wrapped our feet in plastic packets and crossed the icy stream standing between us and our future home on foot. We must have been quite a site walking through that wintry forest, as I was heavily pregnant with our second child and my husband Francesco was carrying our young son in his arms, trying to protect him from the falling snow with piece of torn-off cardboard.

Villa Maladina appeared at the end of a small dry stone-walled path, and I had a tremendous feeling of déjà-vu: I had dreamt of this very moment the previous night, and it felt to me as though we had finally come home.

We bought the property almost immediately, but it took us many years of living in a building site to restore our 12th century farmhouses in the most ecologically responsible ways available to us. And countless heavily laden trips in our truck, to and from our native Naples, to furnish the villas with pieces that have been in our families for generations (Don Frank’s great grandma’s armoire, my father’s dining room table) as well as treasures we found at various markets around southern Italy.

Bit by bit we brought Le Pianore back to life, raising a family of four in the process. Our labour of love has borne its fruit, and we hope you will enjoy sharing in its bounty as much as we do.

Elena Basile

One thing all our guests have in common is the wonder with which they exclaim how much MORE BEAUTIFUL the property is in reality than it is in the photos. So often, it is the other way round. The fact is that Le Pianore's unique charms are impossible to capture with a camera. The villa is perched on a hillside and has views in so many directions that it is impossible to illustrate. It is also absolutely private: the 50 hectare property takes up the entire valley and there are no neighbours within earshot or sight. Apart from the medieval hilltop towns of Monticello and Montelaterone which straddle the peaks on either side, hardly a detraction. Not to be missed: the sunrise silhouetting Montelaterone. Absolute magic.

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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HARLEY DAVIDSON 110TH ANNIVERSARY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Let me start with "My best vacation/business trip ever"! Two years ago Harley Davidson announced that it would hold one of its big birthday celebrations in Rome; they invited 150,000 riders and promised a blessing by the Pope. As the Vice President of Pacific HD in Hawaii, I decided that I was up to the Italian HD Challenge. Living on the beach in Hawaii, you can imagine, it takes alot in the way of a travel destination to get me excited...Rome filled the bill. Add to that my 3 college aged kids backpacking through Europe for 3 weeks leading up to my arrival " LAST GIFT from Mom and Dad" , well lets just say, we needed the right place, the perfect place, to craft this perfect potentially last family memory. Le Pianore not only provided the perfect destination, It exceded our every expectation: Picturesque rolling hills of Tuscany, Incredible sunsets, waterwalls, natural springs, castles, horses, food, the pool and of course the WINE!! The location provided the perfect hub for day visits to Florence, Rome, Pisa and the Coast. Remember to bring a Harley because it is some of the best riding terrian, I've ever experienced. Last but not least, In fact, the absolute best part of our trip was Lovely Elena & her Son Filippo, they treated my family like their own, they shared the secrets of there magical property and surrounding area's. Frankly, made us all feel the Italian ALOHA, 10,000 miles from home. My whole family now considers them friends and we hope to have them visit us in Hawaii. In Hawaii we also have Ferarri, Lamborghini and Maserati dealerships, I can hardly wait for a meeting in Modena, as it is only 3 hours north of Le Pianore, maybe 2 hours in a Ferarri. ARRIVEDERCI
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner's Response: Dan, thank you so much for the lovely description and your generosity. I do really wish we'll see again as it was very sag we could not meet again before you left. You have a wonderful family and it was nice for Filippo to share time with wour kids. Who knows?? May be one day we'll meet again. Please, stay in touch and remember for any kind of needs, here we are.
Hugs and love Elena
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AMAZING, RELAXING TUSCANY COUNTRYSIDE HOME!

  • 5 of 5
This place is just amazing. The scenery is breathtaking. I just lounged for hours on the hammock and soaked in the hills filled with olive trees and grape vines. The owners are also just a delight. They are EXTREMELY friendly and accommodating. They make you feel part of the family. And of course, the food, wine and olive oil is just exquisite. Not to mention they have a variety of other natural made products such as HONEY!!! that they make on-site and you can get there.

I can't wait to go back there!!! It was truly an amazing experience that I won't forget.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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New York City
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SUPERB WEDDING VENUE, BEAUTIFUL SPOT, FANTASTIC HOSPITALITY.

  • 5 of 5
I held my Tuscan wedding here, and it was everything we could have asked for. We had the villa full of guests from all over the world for the best part of a week, and everything worked to perfection. Elena, Filippo, Serge, Rina the amazing chef and all their helpers worked tirelessly to put together a flawless event that we will never forget. We could not have dreamed up a more perfect location for our wedding.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Owner's Response: Rudston, your weddind brought so much beauty and love and happyness into the valley, that i have to thak you all. Memoryes will stay into our life for ever!!! Elena
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Austin, Texas, USA
5

THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I like to travel to new places when we go abroad, but that will change after our stay at Le Pianore. We spent two weeks there and have had no experience that could equal it. Elena and her family embody hospitality and graciousness. If you want to explore Tuscany, have a quiet getaway with beautiful scenery, or a bit of both, you must stay here.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner's Response: Thank you David, thank you so much. It will be very helpful for those who needs to feel sure about where they are going. Remember, tuscany is also my life and my job.........but when you will be in Napoli, you will absolutely be our special guest!!!! Love Elena
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WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS...

  • 5 of 5
The experience we had at Elena's villa was beyond my wildest dreams!! There is no better way to celebrate a 40th birthday...the villa, the landscape, the food, and the love...amazing! Elena, her son and their team think of everything...down to the smallest touches like the flower petals on our bed on the night of my party. And what a party they threw!!!! One of many delicious and fresh meals made by Rina (which included gluten free selections for some of us!), the flowers and decorations, the dancing and laughter, and the most incredible personal fireworks show ever!!! We can't get back there soon enough. Next time, the kids will join us too. We are eternally grateful to Elena, Fillipo and everyone who touched our lives in a way we will cherish forever. Thank you for giving us the trip of a lifetime! Amanda
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Oakland, CA
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JUST WHAT I'D DREAMED OF, ONLY BETTER!

Just what I'd dreamed of, only better!
  • 5 of 5
We left the Campostefani property a week ago and miss it as if we'd spent our lives there! It is a beautiful, beautiful place made more special by the helpfulness and friendship of the owner and her son. The property is perfect as a place to stay and de-stress from a busy life yet it also serves as a good base from which to experience other areas of Tuscany----car required for that (and for getting groceries). I It fulfilled my dream of living, if only for a week, in Tuscany. The Villa is beautiful, as well as comfortable and practical. I hope I can return some time soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner's Response: My dear Melissa, it is so nice of you the review you did vrote on VRBO. Thank you really very very much.
I am working very hard at the moment but here is so beatiful and lovely and tonight is nearly full moon. I do really send you all my love and hope one day in the life we will meet again. Kindly and in peace and love Elena
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Map

Nearest Airport
135 Miles
Rome, Pisa, Florence and Perugia
Nearest Ferry
59 Miles
PORTO SANTO STEFANO
Nearest Train
31 Miles
Grosseto
Nearest Motorway
36 Miles
Chiusi Chianciano
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Alberese
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Monticello Amiata
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Monte Amiata
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Castiglion Del Bosco
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Monticello Amiata/ Montelaterone
Car: recommended

From the hills of the Val d’Orcia to the Maremma coast, Tuscany is a paradise for walkers, cyclists, bon-vivants and art buffs alike. With Le Pianore as your base, you’re perfectly poised to explore the many riches of this natural and cultural wonderland.

We can organise guided hikes, horse riding and cycling, excursions to thermal baths, romanesque abbeys and sculpture gardens. You could visit a vineyard and sip on a bold Brunello accompanied by a variety of local cheeses or learn how to make pasta like nonna right here in our farm kitchen. Whatever your preference, let us help you organise the activities that will make your stay all the more magical.

Towns of interest within reach of Le Pianore include Montalcino (25min), Pienza (45min), Siena (1hour) and Florence (2hours) and Rome (2hours).

Music, art and theatre festivals as well as folk celebrations are ongoing during the summer months.

Stretching for 4km along the Monti dell'Uccellina nature reserve, Marina di Alberese is one of the wildest and emptiest beaches in Italy.

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Availability & Rates

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Rapolano Terme Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
high season
Jul 6 2014 - Aug 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
€4,319
€15,750
 
 
Peak Season Special
Aug 23 2014 - Sep 2 2014
3 night minimum stay
€530
€3,700
 
 
high Season 2
Sep 3 2014 - Sep 13 2014
5 night minimum stay
€4,319
 
 
medium season
Sep 14 - Oct 11
7 night minimum stay
€3,710
€13,530
 
 
low season
Oct 12 - Dec 20
7 night minimum stay
€3,115
€11,370
 
 
high season
Dec 21 - Jan 11
7 night minimum stay
€4,319
 
 
low season
Jan 12 - Mar 15
7 night minimum stay
€3,115
€11,370
 
 
high season
Mar 16 - May 2
7 night minimum stay
€4,319
€15,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€620
 
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Amenities

Rapolano Terme Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wood Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Oven ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The bathrooms are fitted with hand-made Majolica ceramic tiles or travertine marble.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Duplex, daybed is in downstairs living area
  • Queen size Beds (5), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • library
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountaineering
  • golf
  • parasailing
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • snowboarding
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • cycling
  • skiing
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