HISTORICAL VILLA OVERLOOKING FLORENCE, ITALY

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

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HISTORICAL VILLA OVERLOOKING FLORENCE, ITALY

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

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

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
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Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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 11 traveler reviews

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Historical Villa Overlooking Florence, Italy
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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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
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Rifredi Florence
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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
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Historical Villa Overlooking Florence, Italy
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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
business
Historical Villa Overlooking Florence, Italy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351990vb
+393333634942
Rifredi Florence
5

THE BEST PART OF OUR ENTIRE ITALY TRIP

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful experience. It begins with Roberto, who is an absolutely wonderful host. His love and pride for the villa is conveyed to all those who stay. After a week of touring Italy, this villa was the perfect conclusion for our family. It has all the rustic charm of a 14th century home, while all the modern amenities that make it the perfect place for relaxation. It was an easy ten minute drive to downtown Florence for shopping and sightseeing. We highly recommend both Roberto and his villa for those who want to escape the fray of downtown hotels. A true taste of all that is Florence.

--And if you don't want to cook, we HIGHLY recommend Chef Lisa Banchieri !!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Melbourne Australia
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VILLA TANTAFERA FIESOLE FLORENCE ITALY VILLA EXTRAORDINAIRE

  • 5 of 5
Stunning property, superbly appointed, worked extremely well for a family gathering both pre and post wedding celebration.
Accommodated 13 adults and 2 children, with very large bedrooms and bathrooms. Very comfortable
Owner extremely friendly with much support and local area knowledge, he recommended a chef one evening to cook for our group, first class meal, all freshly prepared in the villa kitchen, great dining room with views over Florence
A Five star stay in a beautiful Villa, thank you, Denis and family
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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PHENOMENAL ACCOMMODATIONS

  • 5 of 5
After months of planning a blended family vacation for ten adults (ages 24-60), and numerous helpful emails back and forth with the owner, Roberto, we finally arrived at our destination after traveling up a steep, secluded driveway. 'Jaw-dropping' is the term I use to describe what we saw next! The villa is magnificent. All is exactly as you see in the pictures. Sparkling clean, all modern conveniences including bath, kitchen, laundry, A/C, spa/hot tub and wi-fi worked perfectly. Think 'jaw-dropping' again when you see the panoramic view you have of Florence. Our gracious host seemed more like a family friend than proprietor by the end of our stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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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
 
Early Winter
Oct 27 2014 - Dec 14 2014
4 night minimum stay
$900
$5,800
 
 
Late Winter
Jan 12 2015 - Mar 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
$6,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
$8,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69.00
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.
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Amenities

Rifredi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
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:
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
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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