HISTORIC VILLA APARTMENT NEAR FLORENCE

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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HISTORIC VILLA APARTMENT NEAR FLORENCE

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Stay in this former 12th century convent, which is now a lovely villa apartment, and be in a great location near Florence. Travel into the city by train from Pontassieve and visit all of the wonderful historical sights. The property itself is surrounded by vine-covered pergolas, olive groves, and fruit trees as well as a vegetable garden.

(5,000m2) The villa apartment is situated above the owner’s house, but guests do have a private entrance at ground level with a private staircase of 18 steps. Originally a convent for the Vallombrosian monks, this villa dates back to the year 1100. During the 1700’s the General Abbot made frequent stops and winter sojourns here while many curious visitors stopped by on their way to the nearby Abbey. The villa lies at an altitude of 400 meters and is surrounded by 5,000 square meters of fenced grounds including vine-covered pergolas, olive groves, and fruit trees, and a vegetable garden. The property overlooks the Arno Valley and the hills of Chianti. There is a shared swimming pool (10m x 20m) and parking is available for up to two cars.

(300m2) Although the villa is situated above the owner’s house, guests do have a private entrance at ground level with a private staircase of 18 steps. There is a small chapel located on the ground floor. Second floor: The living room has a couch, armchairs, a fireplace, satellite TV, and a pool table. There is a dining room with a long wood table with eight chairs. The fully-equipped kitchen has a cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher, as well as a small table with four chairs. There are four bedrooms in the villa. The first bedroom has two 110 cm large single beds and ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub with handheld shower. The second bedroom has a 180 cm king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub with handheld shower. The third bedroom has a 170 cm queen-sized bed and the fourth bedroom has two 90 cm single beds. There is a third bathroom with two sinks, a toilet, and a shower as well as a washing machine.

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash. Babysitting Available: 15 Euro hour Housekeeping Available: 15 Euro per hour Please Note: The villa apartment is situated above the owner’s house, but guests do have a private entrance at ground level with a private staircase of 18 steps. The swimming pool and outdoor garden are shared with the owners. There is a dog that lives on the property. The chapel located on the ground floor of the building is not private to guests.

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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The villa is located just 100 meters from a bus stop and a grocery store. Pelago is a small village located just two kilometers from the villa, where there is a market, restaurant, and post office. Grassina is a fun place to visit if you’re looking for a day of activities. There are cinemas, theaters, antique fairs, outdoor markets, and sports facilities including tennis courts, a golf course, and a horseback riding center. Pontassieve is a historical city located five kilometers away and dates back to the 11th century when Quona nobles dominated the area. It became significant when a bridge was built over the river Sieve, which was the main way of joining the Republic of Florence to the territories of the Mugello, Casentino, and Arezzo. This bridge has been destroyed and rebuilt several times but the Medici Bridge, built in the late 1500’s is still standing today and is a great site to see. You should also visit the Old Town Centre, where you’ll the original 14th century fortified wall and the city’s three gates. A highlight of the area is Florence, which is about a 20-minute away. Be sure to shop at the Ponte Vecchio, marvel at the statue of David, or tour the wonders of the Uffizi Gallery! Keep in mind that the A1 motorway is only three kilometers away making all the major towns and cities of Tuscany, such as Arezzo, San Gimignano, and Siena, easily and conveniently reachable. Siena: 95 km San Gimignano: 78 km Arezzo: 70 km Florence: 25 km Pontassieve: 5 km Grassina: 4 km Pelago: 2 km Bus stop: 100 meters

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Pelago Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
$5,478
 
 
Aug 1 2014 - Sep 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,846
 
 
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
$5,478
 
 
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,846
 
 
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,371
 

Notes

  • Security Deposit:
    No security deposit or cleaning fee is required. However, the client will be liable for any extra charges incurred during the stay, or accidental damages to the property.
  • Additional Expenses:
    Heating: According to consumption . Telephone (If Available): According to consumption.
  • Other Notes:
    Housekeeping available upon request at an extra charge. Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather. Arrival Fee (Outside Posted Times): Payable upon arrival. Departure Time: 9:00 am. Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival. UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day.

Amenities

Pelago Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
General:
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Pool Table
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool