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Historical Villa Overlooking Florence, Italy

Roberto Leone

Member 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

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 15, 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 with a bit of steps and a longish walk on the private road to eventually reach the bus stop...

Dating back to the 15th century, this historical villa has been recently 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.

To make the sojourn memorable and stress-free, we also propose some additional services (on request, with supplement) that we can arrange for guests:

- a Chef that would prepare lunch/dinners or organise cooking classes.

- Private driver, for transfer from any airport/city, as well as for day trips to surrounding cities and sites.

- Customised tours and cultural visits, with access to monuments and sites not normally or easily available for visits.

- In residence personal trainer (yoga, pilates, general fitness) and / or massage.

- Personal shopper for assistance and easier access to major outlets brands, boutiques and workshops.

- Personal visits to prestigious wineries of Chianti Classico and Brunello Montalcino, tasting tours by the owners winemakers.

Keywords: Elegant villa with modern comforts

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Roberto Leone (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015

Why HomeAway

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

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Historical Villa Overlooking Florence, Italy
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
New York
5

Truly Unbelievable

  • 5 of 5

Part of me wants to keep this review to myself to keep this villa a special little secret but, alas, it would be a shame for others not to experience what we did just a short time ago.

This villa is amazing. The actual structure is from the 15th century but has been completely renovated. It is the best of both worlds- old world charm with modern conveniences. Gorgeous bathroom, chef's kitchen, chic decor, etc. The grotto with the jacuzzi! No attention for detail has been spared. The home is incredible.

The property and the views... Wow. I felt like I was looking out into a postcard every morning. The landscape is filled with olive and orange trees, lemons, etc. Breathtakingly beautiful.

The owner Roberto. Now this is what made our stay above and beyond amazing. It's one thing to rent a great place, but Roberto was essentially our host. He was extremely helpful and responsive every day prior to our arrival- going so far as to research brands of diapers for our baby so we wouldn't have to transport with us! He also made all of our dinner reservations in advance and provided a crib with bedding. We arrived to a stocked kitchen, fresh flowers in every single room, delicious chocolates, prosecco and other wine, etc. What a welcome!!! He was more than happy to assist in booking a taxi any time and if we ever had any trouble or questions, he was immediately responsive and/or on site to assist.

The location. This is the best of both worlds. You are in the Florentine hills with perfect views of the city and the rolling landscape. But then just 10-15 minutes later via taxi you are downtown! We ate dinner out in downtown Florence every night and it was more than easy.

The villa is absolutely incredible but the host is what made our experience a dream.

I would recommend this to everyone. It is truly a special place.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York
5

Roberto's Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Roberto's villa was magnificent and truly one of a kind! We enjoyed every moment we spent there. The decor in every room was charming and overall the villa was very spacious and super clean. Roberto was kind enough to leave us with some basic groceries and wine. He was very hospitable and easily accessible at any given moment. The views in the morning and at sunset were spectacular. It was a 10 minute cab ride to the heart of Florence which was very convenient. A nice relaxing touch at the end of day was soaking in the hot tub. We cannot wait to go back and would recommend this magical place to any of our friends/family.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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
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
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

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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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Rates & Availability

From $680 Per night

Rifredi Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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

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Amenities

Rifredi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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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