RECENTLY RESTORED, SECLUDED VILLA GAIA - STUNNING INTERIORS, BREATHTAKING VIEWS

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18 Bedrooms, 22 Bathrooms, 35 Sleeps

LIMITED TIME PROMOTION:

Discount:

Regularly listed rates will be reduced by 30%. This promotion is applicable to July 26 – August 30, 2014 travel.

Regularly listed rates for August 30 - September 13, 2014 and September 20- October 4, 2014 will be reduced to:

25,375 Euros/week for maximum 25 guests

21,875 Euros/week for maximum 20 guests

17,500 Euros/week for maximum 15 guests

15,000 Euros/week for maximum 10 guests

Each promotion is only applicable to new reservations made after the start of the promotion and cannot be combined with any other promotion unless specified. Please contact us for more terms and conditions. Note that promotions listed on this site remain at the discretion of the applicable property owner and may be changed or discontinued at any time.

Hold a family reunion, anniversary party, or wedding Tuscan-style at Villa Gaia. For centuries, Italian noble families celebrated at this eighteen-bedroom villa near Siena in the Chianti region; now, its grand interiors have been restored and offer a luxurious retreat. Not only is there plenty of space for the whole family, there’s plenty to do on and around its manicured gardens.

From the moment you step onto Villa Gaia’s lush grounds, eight full-time staff members are there to ensure your comfort. Gather everyone around the barbecue or in one of several al fresco dining areas, relax in the pool, take the mountain bikes for a spin or face off on the bocce and tennis courts. After a day of activities, lounge in the whirlpool and sauna. There’s even Wi-Fi access and a PlayStation for the technologically inclined — or teenagers.

The villa’s interiors reflect its storied past as a home for aristocracy since 1400. The spacious two-story living room is covered by an arched brick ceiling, and has multiple seating areas, while other rooms have plush carpets and drapes, damask wallpaper and trompe l’oeil paintings. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, but the staff can arrange for a cooking service and assist with wine selection.

Each of the eighteen bedrooms has air conditioning, satellite TV and an en-suite bathroom. In the main house, there are sixteen bedrooms: one with a single bed, two with two twin beds each, and thirteen bedrooms with queen beds. There are two bedrooms in the annex, each with a queen bed. The bedrooms have the same traditional feel as the rest of the house, with antique furniture and richly colored fabrics.

Should you tire of bocce or tennis, there’s also golf and riding stables nearby. Arrange for a wine or bike tour of the area, or a motorboat excursion along the beautiful coastline of Monte Argenario. Villa Gaia is located in the town of Casole d’Elsa, just a 20 minute drive from Siena, 9 miles from San Gimignano, 35 miles from Florence and 166 miles from Rome.

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Bedroom / Bathroom Description

Main Villa

Bedroom 1

Single bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 2

2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 3

2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 4

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 5

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 6

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 7

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 8

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 9

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 10

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 11

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 12

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 13

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 14

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 15

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 16

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Annex

Bedroom 17

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 18

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Note: Bedroom layout for up to 25-guest occupancy (13 bedrooms) will be:

1 Single Bedroom

2 Twin Bedrooms

7 Queen Bedrooms

3 Queen Bedroom Suites (1 with Jacuzzi)

Features & Amenities

Air conditioning

Satellite TV

DVD player

iPod dock

Play station

Telephone

Wi-Fi access

Safe

Gym

Fully equipped kitchen

Outdoor Features

Swimming pool

Whirlpool

Sauna

Alfresco shower

Outdoor furniture

Multiple alfresco dining

BBQ

Tennis court

Mountain bikes

Bocce court

Recreational facilities

Riding and golf facilities nearby

Staff & Services

Included:

Full staff

Caretaker

Gardener

Twice a week linen change

6 Days a week staff services

Electricity consumption

Welcome dinner

At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:

Villa pre-stocking

Activities and excursions

Additional maid service

Cook service

Gas for central heating

Telephone charges

Laundry service

Final cleaning service

Additional staff for groups over 25 guests

Mandatory Visitor’s Tax of 1.50€ per person per day payable on-site

Applicable on the first 7 days

Fees and conditions are subject to change

Villa Policies

Maximum 35 guests

Children welcome

Non-smoking villa

Pets not permitted

Limited use of kitchen appliances

Food allowance required

Security deposit required

Villa is rented on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday)

All services not included in rates are to be paid locally

Getting There

Rental vehicle recommended

Transport available

Location

20 minute drive to Siena

9 miles to San Gimignano

35 miles to Florence

166 miles to Rome

Additional Information

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Finest private villa for rent in Tuscany. Breathtaking views. Ideal for large groups. Convenient location between Florence and Siena. Full-time staff of eight including six domestics, gardener and caretaker. Staff works full time with a pre-determined set of working hours and alternates time off one day per week, per person.

OPTIONAL SERVICES:

Guided tours to the most important wine-cellars in Tuscany - Golfing - Mountain bike tours - Orchestral musical entertainment. The villa stocks an excellent selection of Tuscan and Umbrian wines and will purchase specific labels at the client’s request.

What to do in the Siena region of Tuscany?

The medieval town of Siena was founded by the Etruscans and later became a Roman colony. During the 13th and 14th centuries it flourished as one of the major cities of Europe, growing rich from banking and the wool trade. The 14th century saw a great amount of construction: the Duomo, the Palazzo Publico and the Campo Square were all products of this time. Siena's glory took a tragic downturn by the end of the 14th century due to the Black Death and political upheaval. The city became little more than a rural market center. It was exactly this decline that accounts for the incredible state of medieval preservation that Siena exhibits today. Built across several hills and valleys, you will find a bit of up and down while walking through the historical center. However, the lack of traffic makes it a wonderful place to stroll—even when packed with tourists, there is a quiet and easygoing feel. A must-see is the shell-shaped square called Il Campo. This is the focal point of the city as well as being the venue for the internationally renowned horse race, the Palio.

Casole d'Elsa hosts one of the most charming museums of the many recently opened/restyled in Siena. The art exhibited ranges from the Neolithic era to the XVII century. A visit to the attached Collegiata di Casole is also highly recommended.

Colle Val d'Elsa's newer outskirts offer very few attractions, aside from the crystal manufacturing—but the old town/historical center, Colle Alta, deserves to be seen. Particularly interesting in Colle Alta is the Palazzo Campana, built in the XVI century by the architect Agnolo di Baccio d'Agnolo. This private building looks like a city gate, or a triumphal arch, and dominates the main street of Colle. The Cathedral shows a rich collection of paintings from the XVII century. Don't miss the dramatic and intense Nativity by Rutilio Manetti (fourth chapel on the right, looking to the main altar).

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Sleeps35
Bedrooms 18
Bathrooms22
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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A BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY WITH HIGH QUALITY FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCE

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We stayed in the villa for a 50 year celebration with family and friends. Everyone enjoyed the stay.
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  • Stayed: May 2013
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A MEMORY OF A LIFETIME

  • 5 of 5
It was beyond expectation. 3 weeks of a magnificience of living, dining, and laughing; surrounded by a manager, owner, chef, and complete staff whose sole purpose was to ensure our complete satisfaction. Through highly troubled with flights being cancelled, rooms being changed, additional people remaining, additional people coming before schedule, their professionalism in handling all these unpredicted calamities was to them a small pebble in a large ocean. They were fanastic and made everyday perfect for all of us. Yes, 75 overly happy people.
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MAGICAL - PERFECT IN DETAIL - EXQUISITE DECOR - STATELY - TRULY TUSCAN

  • 5 of 5
Villa is a 5 Star from all aspects - the service is very friendly, accommodating and impeccable - the decor is the best of old elegance Tuscan - refined - palatial - every room was exquisitely appointed - the location was fabulous for day trips to Sienna and Florence as well as magnificent countryside and local restaurants and wineries. A world of quiet refined luxury and opulence for the eye and senses
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San Casciano in Val di Pesa Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
Euro
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May 31 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€7,589
€53,123
€212,492
 
 
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
7 night minimum stay
€6,785
€47,495
€189,980
 
 
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€5,892
€41,244
€164,976
 
 
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€5,357
€37,499
€149,996
 
 
Nov 30 2014 - Jul 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€7,589
€53,123
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning EUR100

Notes

  • Damage deposit: EUR5,000.00

Amenities

San Casciano in Val di Pesa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 22 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • - 1 twin/ single
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Tennis
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking