NEW LARGE HOUSE WITH BEAUTIFUL HILLTOP VIEWS TUSCANY COUNTRYSIDE

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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NEW LARGE HOUSE WITH BEAUTIFUL HILLTOP VIEWS TUSCANY COUNTRYSIDE

Montopoli Val d'Arno House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 11

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Our house is the perfect place for a group to gather and relax in the heart of Tuscany. With spacious and comfortable rooms and a location that provides easy access to all of Tuscany's best attractions, you will have everything you need for an unforgettable trip.

Unlike many old Italian homes which can be small and cramped, our newly built house was designed for comfort with a large group in mind. Piano Giorno (the 'day' floor), is one great room consisting of the living area, dining room and kitchen. The extra large french doors reveal beautiful views and allow you to enjoy the Tuscan country side without leaving the house. It makes the perfect setting for a group to gather, cook, dine, and talk all while enjoying the beauty of Tuscany.

The location of the houses provides a great staging point to see the best of what Tuscany has to offer. The village is located centrally to some of the best sites in Tuscany. Florence (34 miles), Pisa (19 miles), Lucca (20 miles), San Gimignano (31 miles), Volterra (28 miles), the beach at Viareggio (39 miles) and the Chianti wine region (48 miles) all can be reached in under an hour by car.

Getting to the Property: We recommend that people rent a car while staying with us to see the most of Tuscany. Our place is easily accessible from both the Pisa (30 mins) and Florence (45 mins) airport. However you can also make it work with no car. You can arrive at the nearby train station of San Romano or Pontedera and take a taxi or bus 10 mins to our place.

In addition to the comfortable interior, the house has 3 balconies and a patio area for enjoyment of the outdoors. It is decorated in traditional Tuscan style but with all of the modern amenities.

The house is a newly built attached home, completed in 2008. The house is part of a new housing development in the village. There are some houses in the development the are not yet complete however construction is currently on hold. The house sits on the northern edge of the development on a hill with an unobstructed view of farmland in the Arno river valley.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered

Max & John

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This property is owned by two cousins Max and John. We are happy to answer any questions you have. We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our home!

Max & John purchased this house in 2007

Castel Del Bosco is the village in which my father (Fabrizio) grew up. I, along with my cousin, decided to purchase the house here to keep a connection to Italy. This house was constructed in 2007 and we have been the only owners. We use the house primarily for getting together with our families and friends. We also rent the place sparingly to guests throughout the year. We built this house because we wanted a place that we could comfortably allow for large group gathering. Most traditional Italian homes have small, narrow rooms which can feel claustrophobic when more than a few people are inside. Our home has a wide open floor plan and can easily accommodate groups over 10. The house's close proximity to the highway, train station, and to the Pisa airport was also another major factor for choosing this particular place. One can easily get to and from the house as the travel around the countryside and beyond.

Our home resides in the historic Tuscan village of Castel Del Bosco a part of Montopoli in Val d'Arno in the Province of Pisa. Within walking distance there is an amazing local pizza parlor as well as a small convenience store for the bare necessities and a bus stop. In the neighboring town, you can take a short drive or bus ride, to a full supermarket (10 mins) and bank (5 mins). There is also a major train stop within a 15 min drive in the neighboring town of Pontedera. From this station you have direct access to Florence and Pisa central stations, no switching of trains needed. The location of the house provides a great staging point to see the best of what Tuscany has to offer. The village is located centrally to some of the best sites in Tuscany. Florence (34 miles), Pisa (19 miles), Lucca (20 miles), San Gimignano (31 miles), Volterra (28 miles), the beach at Viareggio (39 miles) and the Chianti wine region (48 miles) all can be reached in under an hour by car.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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New Large House with Beautiful Hilltop Views Tuscany Countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
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Wow!!! Max& John, "Fantastico". ***********

Wow!!! Max& John, "Fantastico". ***********
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This visit to your home was Perfetto We were a family of 10. 2/10 yrs 1/13, 1/17, 3/Generations, Celebrating our 50 th Anniversary. We spent 6 days living in your House.you provided us, with Everything We
needed.including paper for your printer. Each room is Exactly as pictured. The house is so spacious, everybody could do their own thing, together, or in seclusion! The hit of the house for the kids was the Poker Chip set.the kids learned Black Jack & 5 card poker.Starting in am& when we got back after a wonderful day of adventure.( they even ignored their electronics) We all played, laughed, & enjoyed.
Speaking for our Entire Family, Bravo, you know what it means to be a traveler,& you provided us with the comforts, generally you can get, in our own Home!
Grazie & Buona Salute!
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Great House for Our Group to Explore Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Our group of three couples chose Max and John's house in Castel del Bosco for its great location and roominess. The size of the house was more than adequate for our group and we really appreciated all the amenities that were provided. Even though it was late February when we arrived, we found it to be warm and cozy. Particularly useful for those that like to travel light is the washer and dryer. Another nice touch is the media room stocked with a large flat screen TV and two DVD players (European and American formats).The wi-fi connection works well and there are lots of guidebooks and information about the area. The village was not difficult to find, about a half hour drive from the Pisa airport just off the highway to Florence. As you can see from the pictures, the house has a beautiful view of the Arno Valley as it sits atop a hill which provides an unobstructed 180 degree view across the valley to the hills containing Lucca. There are two well stocked supermarkets, each less than a fifteen minute drive, the Panorama in Pontedera which is gigantic and has everything, and the COOP store in Santa Maria A Monte which has great meat, produce and a fresh bakery. The COOP’s wine selection is excellent as well. As others have mentioned, we very much enjoyed dining at Il Melograno in nearby La Rotta and the local pizzeria in the village, an easy walk from the house.

This central location allowed us to take many day trips around Tuscany. We visited Florence on three different days, taking the train each time from Pontedera. This was a pleasant one hour trip which terminates in the heart of the city allowing you to walk everywhere. We also went to Lucca, where we had booked a private full day tour with a great guide, Elena Benvenuti. If you are looking for a better understanding of the history of the area, Elena is just the person to learn it from. Her website is http://luccaguide.webs.com. Other places we went on day trips included Pisa, Lari, Volterra (which we just loved), Siena (a fabulous town with perhaps the best duomo in Tuscany), Pontedera for the Vespa museum, San Miniato (a close by hill town) and Vinci, home of Leonardo which is also nearby.

So, if you are looking for a comfortable, well equipped house with a great location for touring Tuscany with a tremendous view, you won’t be disappointed staying at Max and John’s.
Owner's Response: I think this could quite possibly be the longest review we have ever received. Thank you for taking the time to John!
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Wonderful Tuscan Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
My girlfriend and I stayed at Max's place in Tuscany and had a wonderful time. Max is a great host and has a beautiful, large house in a charming town in Tuscany, conveniently located in the middle of the Tuscany region close to Florence, Lucca, and Pisa. The house is well furnished and decorated with all of the modern amenities and has great views across Tuscan sunflower fields and grapevines.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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A Beautiful Enjoyable Villa in Tuscany/Italy

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
What a beautiful, serene villa in Tuscany! We were a party of 5 adults (though it can accommodate many more) who spent a week in June for a family birthday celebration after visiting Rome. This property more than met our expectations! The house is very spacious and the countryside view from the back is unsurpassed!

The home is simply decorated and meticulously kept. The kitchen was stocked with everything you could possibly need. Beds were comfortable, plentiful linens. We loved that there were retractable screens on all of the windows and could leave them open if we desired.

This was an ideal location to relax or use as a base for exploring other areas. We took day trips to Florence, Cinque Terre, Volterra, Siena and San Gimignano. If you stay here, don't miss the Varramista Winery tour which was very close to the house and quite enjoyable!

There are not many restaurants very close to the house. Within walking distance, there is a friendly, local pizzeria. I highly recommend a restaurant about a 15 minute drive from the house called Il Melograno di GG, quality food at affordable prices.

Last but not least, the owners Max and John were extremely helpful and responded promptly to all of our inquiries. We had an added bonus of meeting Max on the day we arrived! A big THANK YOU to both Max and John for sharing your special home with our family! We truly look forward to going back again and highly recommend this property!

Craig
Helpful votes: 5/5
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A home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
A cozy and spacious place overlooking the beautiful hills of Tuscany that made you feel like it was your own home. Imagine waking up to the sun shining through big beautiful windows in your bedroom. The sound of a distant rooster crowing as you are making your morning coffee is something you will never forget. Yes, it was like living in a dream..a dream that I must experience again.
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Map

La Pizzeta
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Pisa (PSA)
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
San Romano/Montopoloi
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
SS67 @ Via Raffaello
Nearest Beach
39 Miles
Viareggio
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
La Piazzetta Di Briga Laura E Irrera Orazio
Nearest Ski
73 Miles
Monte Cimone
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Le Sodole
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
La Piazzetta Di Briga Laura E Irrera Orazio
Car: recommended

Our home resides in the historic Tuscan village of Castel Del Bosco a part of Montopoli in Val d'Arno in the Province of Pisa. Within walking distance there is an amazing local pizza parlor as well as a small convenience store for the bare necessities and a bus stop. In the neighboring town, you can take a short drive or bus ride, to a full supermarket (10 mins) and bank (5 mins). There is also a major train stop within a 15 min drive in the neighboring town of Pontedera. From this station you have direct access to Florence and Pisa central stations, no switching of trains needed.

The location of the house provides a great staging point to see the best of what Tuscany has to offer. The village is located centrally to some of the best sites in Tuscany. Florence (34 miles), Pisa (19 miles), Lucca (20 miles), San Gimignano (31 miles), Volterra (28 miles), the beach at Viareggio (39 miles) and the Chianti wine region (48 miles) all can be reached in under an hour by car.

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Availability & Rates

Montopoli Val d'Arno House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Early Spring Special 2014
Feb 16 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$226
$1,359
$4,079
5 nights
 
 
Spring 2014
May 1 2014 - Jun 15 2014
$499
$2,975
$9,569
5 nights
 
 
Summer 2014
Jun 16 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$549
$3,299
$10,619
5 nights
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$499
$2,975
$9,569
5 nights
 
 
Holiday 2014
Dec 14 2014 - Jan 3 2015
$499
$2,999
5 nights
 
 
Early Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
$283
$1,699
$5,099
5 nights
 
 
Spring 2015
May 1 2015 - Jun 15 2015
$499
$2,999
$8,999
5 nights
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 16 2015 - Aug 31 2015
$549
$3,299
$10,619
5 nights
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
$499
$2,975
$9,599
5 nights
 
 
Holiday 2015
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 4 2016
$499
$2,999
5 nights
 
 
Early Spring 2016
Mar 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
$283
$1,699
$5,099
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$249
$1,499
$4,499
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning Fee $165.00

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Montopoli Val d'Arno House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Carport
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located in the basement, for use in case you need an extra
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 3rd Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 3rd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3rd Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1st Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , 1st Floor
  • Bedrooms #1, 2 & 3 all have queen beds and extra large French doors that lead to a balcony. Bedroom 4 has a queen also and bedroom #5 has 3 single beds that can be pushed together to act as a larger bed if necessary or kept separate for use by 3 people. We have plenty of extra bedding available to suit your needs.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Courtyard
  • Binoculars
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • churches
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
Notes:
The house is fully stocked for cooking and dining. Washer and dryer on site. There is a driveway available for you to park a car.

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