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HISTORICAL VILLA OVERLOOKING FLORENCE, ITALY

Roberto Leone

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Roberto Leone

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2015
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HISTORICAL VILLA OVERLOOKING FLORENCE, ITALY

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Rifredi Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Romantic, peaceful, cozy and charming ambience with yet modern comforts and amenities are the things my guests appreciate more about my Villa. Even if a bit of steps and a longish walk on the private road to eventually reach the bus stop are less comfy. ;-)

Dating back to the 15th century, this historical villa has just been restored and refurbished from top to bottom. Its hilltop position ensures superlative views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside, with the city center just a 10 minutes drive away by car or 20 minutes by bus.

The Villa is nestled on top of 5 acres of private land, scattered with olive trees. All around the house, a terraced garden with ponds and fountains, lemon plants and persimmon trees.

GROUND FLOOR :

Large, high ceiling entrance hall/living room with fireplace, guest bathroom, second living room with fireplace, large frescoed dining room with table for 12, spacious fully equipped kitchen(four burner gas pro-grade stove, double conventional oven, microwave/grill oven, dishwasher, large refrigerator, separate deep freezer) with island counter and stools, connecting to the rear garden.

FIRST FLOOR:

Bedroom #1 : King size A/C bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub.

Bedroom #2 : Queen size A/C bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub.

Bedroom #3 : Single A/C bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, sharing bathroom with

Bedroom #4 : Queen size A/C bedroom.

UPPER FLOOR:TOWER :

A large suite with A/C living area and Kitchenette. Double basin bathroom with shower for exclusive use of the King size A/C bedroom in the tower.

MEZZANINE FLOOR:

Bedroom#5: Twin beds with en suite bathroom with separate shower.

Bedroom#6: Single room. En suite bathroom with shower

Laundry room with iron & ironing board, washer and dryer

LOWER/GARDEN LEVEL:

The old cellars have been adapted to accommodate the wellness area, with a luxurious 3x2 meters built-in whirlpool.

Changing room/ Tea room

Bathroom with shower

•Top-notch heating system with area thermostats, instant unlimited hot water for showers or bathtub soaks

•Wireless broadband internet connection.

•Weekly change of linen and towels. More frequent change at extra cost.

•Utilities (water, gas and electricity) included only with weekly rate. Not included for longer term rentals.

•Cook and extra maid service available at advance request, at extra cost.

Keywords: Elegant villa with modern comforts

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Roberto Leone (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2015
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 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
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Historical Villa Overlooking Florence, Italy
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Historical Villa Overlooking Florence, Italy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351990vb
+39 -3333634942
Rifredi Florence
Los Angeles, CA
5

The Perfect Tuscan Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful vacation at the Villa Tantafera to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday in September. There were 10 of us all together and we could have probably fit 3-4 more adults comfortably. The Villa is the absolute epitome of the Tuscan countryside with SPECTACULAR views of Florence that are literally right out of a movie. Roberto and his family have done an amazing job at balancing the 400-year old Tuscan villa experience with a modern kitchen, HUGE hot tub in the basement, and AIR-CONDITIONED bedrooms. It was absolutely perfect for our celebration which included a private chef dinner in the great dining room that overlooks the Duomo at nite. If you want a real Tuscan countryside experience that is a 10 minute drive to the heart of the city, this is the place. Spectacular views, wonderful grounds, modern amenities and A/C, and a Villa that just keeps going and going with rooms. 5 Stars and GREAT VALUE!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historical Villa Overlooking Florence, Italy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351990vb
+39 -3333634942
Rifredi Florence
Nebraska
5

The Stay of a Lifetime!!

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful, historic villa is loaded with rustic, old-world charm! From the windy climb up the driveway, to the jaw-dropping view of Florence, this get-away is an experience you won't soon forget! This spacious (5 floors) house with its surrounding grounds, offers plenty of room for every member of your group to spread out and enjoy their own Tuscan experience. The comfortably furnished living room, dining room and sitting room, as well as the outdoor dining space, provided our family with many opportunities to come together and share conversations and experience the great food and drink of Italy. The spacious bedrooms and newly renovated bathrooms, provide all the comforts of home, and then some!
This property has many great amenities, that are surpassed only by the grace and charm of the property owner. Roberto, met us as we arrived, and welcomed us to his family home. After covering the basics of the estate, we stopped by the kitchen, where he opened a bottle of Prosecco and toasted our arrival at Villa Tantafera. He left us with a well-stocked refrigerator, 2 Italian cell phones to use during our stay, and a list of his personal restaurant recommendations. He invited us to call him directly with any questions or concerns and even shipped my sons headphones back to us in the States, when he discovered we had left them behind.
Our family had a wonderful experience travelling through Europe, but our stay at Villa Tantafera was definitely the highlight of our trip! We can't recommend it highly enough!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Historical Villa Overlooking Florence, Italy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351990vb
+39 -3333634942
Rifredi Florence
Toronto
5

Unforgettable Experience

  • 5 of 5
We were a group of eleven Canadians who really enjoyed staying at the Villa Tantafera located on a hilltop overlooking the City of Florence. It has large rooms, comfortable beds, a wonderful well-stocked kitchen and dining room, nice furnishings, frescoed and Florentine ceilings, and outside an olive grove, grape vines and lemon trees. The house is so large and the walls so thick that noise doesn't travel much from one floor to another. Roberto, the owner, went out of his way to be kind and helpful. If you are staying at the property bringing your own car is a good idea. We had no trouble at all driving up the hill to the villa but some (not all) of the cabdrivers in the City were reluctant to take those in our party without a car beyond the gate off the main road. Otherwise we could not have stayed in a more perfect place that went well beyond our expectations. We highly recommend this property to other tourists visiting Florence and Tuscany. It felt magical to even be there.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Historical Villa Overlooking Florence, Italy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351990vb
+39 -3333634942
Rifredi Florence
-
5

Isabelle Boudier

  • 5 of 5
I stayed 12 days at the property with a group of American women. The place was beautiful, clean, well kept, with beautiful bouquet of flowers in every room. The property owner was the most helpful, efficient, generous and always ahead of our needs. The house was perfect for a group with beautiful bedrooms with private bathrooms, many sitting rooms to relax and we appreciated very much the indoor pool with its romantic atmosphere. We all for sure appreciated the beautiful garden with its olive, lemon and orange trees... The view overlooking the centre of Florence, from the house and the garden was breathtaking. The experience surpassed our expectations.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Historical Villa Overlooking Florence, Italy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351990vb
+39 -3333634942
Rifredi Florence
Seattle
5

Dream Location

  • 5 of 5
I just returned from spending a glorious week at this villa with eleven friends in celebration of my fortieth birthday. The view of Florence was exquisite and I spent at least one day starring at it, watching the sky and clouds change color. The property is so big that for the first two days we found ourselves getting lost. Rooms are comfortable, bathrooms spacious, and the living areas relaxing and well-appointed. Had a great time preparing meals in the two kitchens (including Thanksgiving dinner). On Friday night a caterer recommended by the owner prepared a four-course meal for our group in the dining room. The food was delicious and the decoration lovely. I cannot say enough good things about this property. I am scheming as to when I may return. Roberto was extremely helpful and the recommendations he made about restaurants in town were spot on. Not easy to find, but once there it was the perfect mix of far away and close to town.

The artwork and detail are also to be applauded.
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Historical Villa Overlooking Florence, Italy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351990vb
+39 -3333634942
Rifredi Florence
5

Sensational family getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We spent an absolutely amazing week at Villa Tantafera and wish we could have stayed longer. The villa easily accommodated 12 members of our combined families for a week leading up to our wedding in Florence. Roberto recommended a local wedding planner who arranged a fabulous wedding lunch for us in the huge dining room at the villa; followed by drinks out on the terrace as the sun set over the Duomo. The views out over Florence are so much more beautiful than any photo can capture!
We loved everything about Villa Tantafera. Roberto has obviously restored the villa to ensure it keeps it's heritage charm and the personalised touches in the decor make it feel so inviting. It is a truly lovely home and we hope to be back again some day.
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

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The Villa ensures superlative views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside, with Florence city center just a 10 minutes drive away by car or 20 minutes by bus.

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Availability & Rates

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Rifredi Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Winter
Jan 12 2015 - Mar 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
$680
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $80 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Oct 26 2015 - Dec 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
$680
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $80 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$800
$4,480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $80 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Longer term rentals rates upon application
Utilities (water, gas and electricity) included ONLY with weekly rate.
Heating (winter months) charged at cost (Euro 500/week).

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

Rifredi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Notes:
The old cellars have been adapted to accommodate the wellness area, with a luxurious 3x2 meters built-in whirlpool.

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