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YOUR HOME IN TUSCANY NEAR SAN GIMIGNANO !

Gordon Bartley

Advertiser since: 2013
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Gordon Bartley

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YOUR HOME IN TUSCANY NEAR SAN GIMIGNANO !

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Gambassi Terme Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartment in the heart of Tuscany

The ' Borgo'- on the old Roman ' Via Volterrana 'has been rebuilt from ruins. Italian heritage laws are very strict and the whole village has been reconstructed on the same footprint as the original. Now we have a wonderful place for visitors to come and enjoy the Tuscan countryside within easy reach of all that Tuscany has to share with the world. 'Casa Bartoli' is part of what was a large farm building and is now a modern spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment. The bathrooms are beautifully tiled in travertine marble.Terracotta tiled floors and ceilings with huge wooden beams supporting the roof are typical of the area. The main bedroom has a double bed and the second -which is a larger room-has two single beds which can be used as a double bed... Bathrooms have no baths-but showers are excellent with plenty of hot water supplied from the solar system. All kitchen utensils and appliances are new- dishwasher,2 small fridges (one with freezer), gas stove and oven.A new fully automatic washing machine is also provided.The dining area inside seats 6 people comfortably-or dine outside at the 'al fresco' table under the trees... The swimming pool and spa are just wonderful for a dip after a hot days touring. Here you are central to all that Tuscany has to offer.There are many good restaurants nearby- just up the road- the nearest is ' Il Castagno':a great little local restaurant. For grocery shopping if you prefer to dine under the trees at home- there is the big PAM supermarket in Poggibonsi, the COOPs in San Gimignano and Certaldo or the smaller Despar in Gambassi Terme. A day trip to Florence ( or Siena )is easy by train from the station in Certaldo,avoiding the driving and parking problems associated with each city. The ' Borgo ' down a quiet road in the countryside between San Gimignano and Volterra...here you will find your sanctuary ...please come and enjoy the wonders of Tuscany countryside from a very central location...

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Gordon Bartley (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2014

About Gordon Bartley

I am an Australian, my wife is Japanese and we live in Sydney.Both of us have been very interested in travel from an early age, having met in the late 1960's working for an airline. We have travelled to many parts of the world-but Florence and Tuscany have become our favourite holiday destination. We both still work in the airline industry,but retirement is on the horizon.

Gordon Bartley purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Gordon Bartley chose Gambassi Terme

My wife and I first visited Florence and San Gimignano in 1995.We then came back numerous times as we loved this part of Tuscany. We made friends with the owners of the Agriturismo we always stayed near San Gimignano and they introduced us to this development at 'Borgo Mummialla' where they and some dedicated local people were going to rebuild the 'Borgo' from total ruins. The village was abandoned many years ago and all the buildings had to be rebuilt from the ground up.Strict heritage laws ensured the reconstruction retained as much of the stone and terracotta etc from the original buildings as possible. Having had dreams of owning a house in Tuscany and knowing the people involved reassured us that this was a top quality development and we took the plunge....in the deep end...we now hope we can share this unique development with other visitors to our house....

What makes this apartment unique

The original farmhouse buildings have been reconstructed from the ground up using a lot of the old materials,but everything inside is new including a washing machine,beds and all the kitchen appliances and equipment.Hotwater is supplied by a solar system ( with gas heater backup) as much thought went into enviromental best practice. The two bathrooms are beautifully tiled in travertine marble and the plumbing is all new...There are about 6-8 steps up from ground level to the front door-but once inside the apartment all is on one level. Most of the other apartments at 'Borgo Mummialla' are 2 storey,The swimming pool with spa is wonderful and great to come home to after a hot days touring as is the outdoor 'al fresco' dining area under the trees.The outdoor area is for use of 'Casa Bartoli' guests only-unless you invite the neighbours over of course. There is a great view across the valley,with Volterra on the horizon, from the kitchen and also the main bedroom..This is our 'dream come true' home in the heart of Tuscany... .

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Your Home in Tuscany near San Gimignano !
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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5

A beautiful apartment in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5
We holiday in the area every year and this little hamlet was a lovely find. The quality of the development is of a very high standard and the apartment was equipped and furnished to the same standards. Both the owner and his onsite contact, Fabio were very helpful. It's a great place to hang out or use as a base to explore the area and Tuscany.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank our guests for their review and are very happy they had an enjoyable stay at Casa Bartoli. We look forward to their return in the future...
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5

Wonderful Farmhouse!

  • 5 of 5
This farmhouse was wonderful! We stayed here for one week and I would highly recommend
staying here! The place was immaculate,the pictures do not do this home justice..... the views from this home were breathtaking in every direction! The infinity pool was sooooo relaxing and quiet. Fabio, who greeted us was so nice and explained everything we needed to know. The house is centrally located which made it very easy to take day trips all week. We would definitely stay here again, Thanks Gordon for opening your home to us!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Jodi,
Thank you very much for your kind words and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at " Casa Bartoli" ....Please come again as soon as possible !
Cheers,
Gordon
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best apart

  • 5 of 5
We were welcomed by Fabio who explained everything we needed to know. He stayed available for any need. Charming site we will the Tuscany while swimming in the pool looking the panorama. Photos on the website look good but it is nothing compare to be there in real. Full of blooming lavender and color of Tuscany.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am very happy Jacques and his family enjoyed their stay at " Casa Bartoli" Thankyou for the very nice review and I hope you will return some time in the future...
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5

Beautiful property, great location.

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful property renovated to a very high standard, the facilities are excellent and very comfortable with a very picturesque pool area. The close town of San Gimingnano is great making this a very good location, we were close to many stunning places and convenient for a train station for Florence. The property is accurately listed though I think it is bigger than the photo of the living space makes it look and the local contact was friendly and helpful. I would definitely return and be happy to recommend to friends.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Prachtig luxe huis in Toscane

  • 5 of 5
Prachtige, moderne, zeer frisse en authentieke Toscaanse woning van alle gemakken voorzien, werkelijk overal is aan gedacht. Fijn zijn ook de horren voor alle ramen in het huis. Het huis ligt erg afgelegen, te midden van eindeloos natuurschoon. Met de auto zijn dorpjes in ca. 10 tot `15 minuten bereikbaar. Zeer mooi, rustig zwembad. Er waren diverse gezinnen met kinderen in alle leeftijden, maar onderling weinig contact omdat iedereen overdag 'op pad' is.
Alle mooie grotere plaatsen van Toscane makkelijk bereikbaar. Ook Siena is in een uurtje makkelijk te bereiken per auto en als je vroeg vertrekt ook geen enkel probleem met parkeren!

Casa Bartoli is een echte aanrader voor de natuurliefhebber die ook van de nodige luxe houdt!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank our guests for staying at Casa Bartoli and are very happy they enjoyed their stay. Our hope is that we provide a very comfortable and attractive place to explore Tuscany from a rural location.
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5

Wunderschönes Ambiente

  • 5 of 5
Die Ferienwohnung liegt landschaftlich wunderschön. Die Ausstattung der Wohnung, die Sauberkeit und die architektonische Gestaltung des kleinen Feriendorfes sind auf sehr hohem Niveau. Die Wohnung ist tatsächlich noch schöner als es die Fotos zeigen, ist technisch sehr modern und hat gleichzeitig mit der schönen Einrichtung viel toskanischen Charm! Sehr gut ist, dass alle Fenster Mückenschutznetze haben, so dass man auch nachts problemlos frische Luft genießen kann.
Der Pool ist fantastisch: sehr sauber, sehr groß, toll gestaltet und hat eine sehr angenehme Wasserqualität. Trotz Gemeinschaftspool gab es immer mehr als ausreichend Platz zu sitzen und liegen, oft waren wir auch ganz alleine am und im Pool.

Mehrere Supermärkte sind mit dem Auto in 10-20 Minuten gut zu erreichen. Sehr hilfreich waren uns die genauen Positionsbeschreibungen auf der WiFi-Seite des Borgos, die auch viele weitere nützliche Informationen enthält. Die Anfahrt über die 1,7 km lange "White Road" ist teilweise etwas holprig aber insgesamt gut zu befahren.
Alles in allem haben wir 2 sehr erholsame Ferienwochen genossen und kommen sehr gerne wieder. Die Wohnung können wir nur empfehlen!

Familie S., Germany
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay at " Casa Bartoli " and look forward to them returning some time in the future.

Map

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Florence or Pisa
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Il Castagno
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Certaldo
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Il Castagno
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
About an 80 minute drive to the coast
Car: necessary

Borgo Mummialla is a little 'off the beaten track' down a gravel road in the countryside between San Gimignano and Volterra, near the ancient Bagni Di Mommialla hot springs on the Roman ' Via Volterrana'. Sounds a bit pompous-but this once abandoned 'Borgo' or farming hamlet has been rebuilt under strict Italian heritage laws to retain the original external dimensions and materials. Internally all is new and modern-but we have tried to keep the 'country' feel as much as possible. Environmental considerations include solar hot water and energy efficient appliances including a small washing machine. There is a dedicated outdoor 'al fresco' dining area with table and chairs under the trees for 'Casa Bartoli' guests ...The large swimming pool is wonderful....It is available to all guests at the 'Borgo' -some rules apply so please check these and park your car in the car park back up the entry road after dropping off your baggage..This is a great central location to explore all of Tuscany as Florence, Siena,Pisa and the coast are an easy day trip from here.San Gimignano and Volterra are 15 to 20 minutes drive from the Borgo. The choice of vineyards for wine tasting and cellar door sales are innumerable and the ' Gallo Nero' Chianti Classico region is a nice day trip.If you fancy a day in Florence-leave your car at Certaldo station and catch a train..you will be there in about an hour and will avoid driving and parking hassles. Even if you want to spend a night in Florence-leave the car in Certaldo and pick it up next day...A stay at ' Casa Bartoli ' you will have the unique experience of staying in a once deserted farming village brought back to life by local people who see the value in their heritage.... there are several good restaurants nearby and for grocery shopping there is a large 'PAM' supermarket in Poggibonsi, COOPs in San Gimignano and Certaldo or a smaller-but still very good 'Despar' in Gambassi Terme. After a big day touring and sight seeing there is nothing better than to return to the tranquility of Borgo Mummialla,away from the crowds,have a swim in the pool and just relax with only the sounds of nature..( and a glass of vino), under the trees or by the pool....

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Rates & Availability

From €130 Per night

Gambassi Terme Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Peak
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€130
€900
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€140
€950
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
€150
€1,000
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€160
€1,100
 
 
Late Summer/Autumn
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€140
€950
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€150
€1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €200
Cleaning €100

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Gambassi Terme Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 modern travertine tiled bathrooms with shower/toilet/bidet -no baths... All new plumbing - everything works....plenty of solar hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 bedrooms -one with double bed, the other 2 singe beds that can be used a a double or moved apart if necessary.Both bedrooms have a wardrobe with good sized hanging space and drawers. Each bedroom has its own bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Great place to come home to in the heart of Tuscany. Out of the way-yet very close to all the attactions that have brought you to this region.

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