TUSCANY VILLA, SLEEPS 8+3, POOL, STUNNING VIEWS, 20 MIN TO SIENA

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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TUSCANY VILLA, SLEEPS 8+3, POOL, STUNNING VIEWS, 20 MIN TO SIENA

Castelnuovo Berardenga Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)

Il Colombaio di Montebenichi is an ancient traditional Tuscany farmhouse originally built in the year 1232. It is only steps away from the quaint hamlet of Montebenichi on a hilltop at about 500 meters above sea level, with breathtaking views, and only 20 minute card drive from Siena.

This villa rental with pool is surrounded by a beautiful and unspoiled natural environment, in the very heart of Tuscany, at the south-eastern border of the Chianti, a world renown wine area. It dominates a valley called “the Valdambra”, which has preserved the integrity and beauty of its territory.

The villa was renovated in 2002 with successive renovations in 2005 and 2011. The interior is decorated in typical Tuscan style mixed with modern touches for comfort and design, where wood is predominant.

One of its strong points is the wonderfully unique living area, with vaulted ceilings, originally built in the middle ages, stone walls, and yet full of light (all windows and doors have screens, so you can keep the windows open without fear for flying insects to come in!).

The master suite contains its own private bath and air conditioning, a second bedroom has a comfortable queen bed, a third bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bunk bed, with the fourth one containing 2 twin beds for children. There is an additional upstairs room with a sofa bed and an adjacent gym area, and computer area.

The house has been conceived in order to be enjoyed both inside and outside, with a large gazzebo/terrace by the barbeque grill (all thew wood you can use for free), a fantastic “loggia” or balcony for sitting and relaxing while taking in breathtaking views, and the pool area for playing, swimming and sunbathing.

The medieval village of Montebenichi has an ancient history and it is set in a spiral shape going upwards, with two castles, two churches, a luxury hotel relais and a great family owned Tuscany restaurant, typically known as “trattoria”, that was rated with one star in the Michelin Guide, where food is fantastic and reasonably priced.

The villa has unspoiled views that reach all the way to the mountains and the sea, perched above the valle of the river Ambra, which is a tributary of the well known Arno river that flows through Florence. The surrounding area is a peaceful and productive landscape with woods, vineyards, olive trees and active wildlife, scattered with villages and castles, and at every turn a splendid panoramic view.

The house location is ideal for who loves nature, as from the house, there are several trekking tracks that take you in the the woods and allow you to enjoy first hand the nature around you. At the same time is near most of the important historical cities in Tuscany: Florence (1 hour), Siena (20 minutes), Peruggia (1 hour), Arezzo (45 minutes).

From Montebenichi, the Chianti road winds around woods, olive groves and vineyards taking you to medieval villages, imposing castles, and wineries. It takes 40 minutes to drive to either of two world renown wine areas such as Montalcino (important for its Brunello) in the south west and Montepluciano (known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano) in the south east of Tuscany, and of course you are all ready in Chianti.

Slightly south of Montebenichi, you find the “Crete Senese”, an extraordinary and unique land known for its clay lomes (which give it its name), unique views and the thermal spa town of Rapolano, with its natural hot springs of sulphuric-calcium thermal waters that come out of the ground at 38°C. It takes 20 minutes by car drive to get to the two spa resorts in Rapolano Terme.

The house is located 1 hour drive from Florence and Florence airport, 2 hours from Pisa and 2 1/2 hours from Rome’s airport and 20 minutes from Siena.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
My friends and I rented Il Colombaio for 5 days in October and were extremely impressed by everything inside and outside the villa. The pool was glorious and Valeria even had Cheese and Prociuto waiting for us in the fridge. The rooms were clean and spacious and our only regret is that we could not spend more time at the villa. I would definately recommend it to anyone visiting the region.
Oct 2012
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I originally settled in Tuscany in 2002 while working in the wine industry, but the allure of the lifestyle, and the enchantments of Tuscan life convinced me to stay.

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the first generation born outside of Italy, after college, I studied on a Fulbright fellowship at the University of Southern California.

When I finished my graduate school life led me onto an odyssey that took me to the wine country of Argentina, Napa, and finally to Chianti, producing two wonderful boys along the way, and convincing me that my place is here in the rural Tuscan hills.

Now as my children grow and their activities need more attention, I have decided to put my beautiful house for rent for some years as I move into town closer to my office, where I work at my own real estate agency.

I love this community and enjoy taking care of my guests and help them during their stay to come to love Tuscany as much as I do!

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2002

I chose to buy this house driven by the needs of my lifestyle and passion when I moved to Tuscany in 2002. At that time I needed a home that was close to my work, at the time in the wine industry, and beautiful to let me enjoy the wonders of Tuscany.

The needs of my family have now changed as my two sons have grown into teen age years, and it has been my choice to rent this wonderful property during these years in which I need to be close to where I work and to my sons education and activities.

I have moved a 15 minute drive away from this property so I am always near in case you will need my services.

Il Colombaio has a unique setting and location. While staying at the villa you feel as if you were in the middle of nowhere with unspoiled views all the way to the mountain range and the sea, yet you are truthfully only 300 meters form the quaint town of Montebenichi and 10 minutes from Ambra and Castelnuovo Berardenga, two villages that have all the services you might need.

It will only take you 20 minutes to drive to Siena, and one hour to drive to Florence. There are plenty of activities to do in the area, trekking courses departing from the farmhouse, wine tasting (we can even organize for you to have a wine tasting done at the villa!), spa treatements and thermal waters, horseback riding, biking, you name it…

We live only 15 minutes away, so you can rest assured that if you need something we are only a phone call away.

The ambience of the house is typically Tuscany, with vaulted ceilings, lots of windows with wonderful views, stone walls, and decoration is a combination of Tuscan country style and modern in order to cover for today’s needs and comforts.

As we personally lived in the house and left it basically as we used it, you can rest assured you will have everything you need for a comfortable stay and in particular for cooking!!!

We will be delighted to host you at Il Colombaio!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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.
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Tuscany Villa, sleeps 8+3, pool, stunning views, 20 Min to Siena
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Tuscany Villa, sleeps 8+3, pool, stunning views, 20 Min to Siena
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Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
Spain
5

FAMILY HOLIDAYS AT TOSCANA

  • 5 of 5
Villa Il Colombaio is trully a pretty place to stay. Valeria and Stefano, the house owners were very hospitable and always helpful. The pictures on the website are just like things are in reality.Everything in the house is very clean and new.There are a lot of things that you can spend your time on, like a gym, card games, TV... The swimming pool was also very enjoyable, to everyone in the family. It's a nice place if what you want is to be relaxed. We loved it and we recommend it to anyone. It has been for as an enjoyable experience in very many ways and for sure we will treasure this vacation in our memories.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Queridisima Carmela, fue un placer conocerlos!!!
What fun to have a family from Spain visiting the villa. Thank you for writing about your special time at Il Colombaio. That is what Stefano and I treasure about renting the property, that is, sharing in the special moments of who stays in Montebenichi.
Hasta siempre!
Valeria and Stefano
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Tuscany Villa, sleeps 8+3, pool, stunning views, 20 Min to Siena
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Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
Los Angeles
5

A PERFECT TUSCANY EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 spent one heavenly week at Castelnuovo this past August and we are still enjoying the wonderful memories that we created there, not to mention the delectable olive oil from the orchards on the property that we took home with us.

The house was even better than what we had pictured and hoped for when we were planning our trip to Tuscany. The ambiance, decor and views were not done justice by the photos on the website, as lovely as they are -- really, nothing could have prepared us for the beauty of it all. The house is stunning, yet completely comfortable, quiet and (very important to us) spotlessly clean. The pool was fantastic -- so clean and with more spectacular views over the Tuscan hills. A home definitely reflects the personality and soul of its owner and in this regard, Valerie, with her warmth and graciousness, has infused Castelnuovo with both. We have rented many, MANY vacation rentals throughout our travels and we all agree that this was one of the very best.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Holly and Terry,
Thank you for this wonderful review. Our whole interaction has been fun for me, since your booking on January 1st, when we discovered that when I lived in L.A. I was so near your house, to the delightful manner in which you handled your stay. Please stay in touch.
It was my pleasure to meet you and your children, not so children any more!
Warm salutes from Tuscany,
Valerie and Stefano
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Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
South Africa
5

FANTASTIC VILLA IN TUSCANY

  • 5 of 5
What a lovely Villa. we were 6 friends that rented the Villa from Valerie. Having not knowing Tuscany that well, it was a lovely surprise to be welcomed by Valerie upon our arrival at the Villa. The welcome hamper was extensive and included two bottles of wine, coffee, tea, milk sugar, eggs, Parma ham and cheese. The Villa is equipped with all the appliances and utensils that you may wish for, along with a very thorough and informative operations manual for all the electronic equipment and TV. The manual also contained a section with local amenities and attractions. Valerie also provided us with a mobile phone for local calls and reservations.
The Villa itself is extremely well accommodated and clean with a sparkling pool and beautiful gardens overlooking an olive grove and the beautiful Tuscan countryside. All the bedrooms have beautiful views and are very private. There is even a gym in the Villa.
The Villa is located centrally and easily accessible to all the major attractions even a day at the beach is within an hours drive from the Villa.
We recommend this Villa to all our friends and family and have no doubt that they will also love it.
Wish we could have spent more time there.
Thank you Valerie.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Jaco,
Thank you for your write up and for taking the time to sending this feedback on VRBO.
My pleasure was meeting all six of you and I hope to see you again, if not in Tuscany I will come to Kruger Park! it is in my wish-list of places to see.
My best wishes for all of you,
Valerie Bottazzi
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Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
5

BEAUTIFUL VILLA AND LOCATION. STUNNING VIEWS!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 5 nights at this Tuscan Villa. We were 5 people plus a baby and had 3 bedrooms which was plenty for us. There is a lock-out apartment that can sleep more people, but we did not need the additional space. Valerie (the owner) provided a pack-n-play for the baby. The listing description is accurate and the photos were all reflective and realistic of the villa and surroundings. The property was spotless and very well maintained. Valerie was amazing with communication and answering our questions both prior to our arrival as well as while we were there. This property came recommended to us by a friend and we would definitely recommend it to a friend or relative. Thank you to Valerie for such a wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer,
It was a pleasure to have you at the villa and your children are beautiful!
Thank you for sharing your experience with the VRBO community! I am glad to know you felt I answered your thorough questions in an exhaustive way.
I am looking forward to seeing you again in Tuscany, and hopefully next time, with your group of friends who couldn't join you this time.
Happy travels!
Valerie Bottazzi
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Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
Larchmont NY
5

VILLA IS PERFECT FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Having turned 50 this year and having many friends in the US and in Europe, it was the PERFECT vacation villa. The owners Stefano and Valeria were accommodating in every respect. We were four young adults and four adults. The sleeping quarters were nice, the kitchen was well equipped for a family that cooked most meals. Because of the remote area it is advisable to provision the villa for the first few days. However a 30 min ride takes you to Montevarchie and the hypermarkets and the Prada outlet called Space - worth it. Stock up once and then enjoy your holidays! The villa was wonderful to day trip to Sienna, Assisi a must! Cortona, Florence etc. Tour a vinyard we went to Tenuta di Arceno a worth while visit. The pool at the villa was fantastic and the local Osteria at Montenenici was a delight with Gino at the helm. Valeria and my best friend hatched a perfect B day party with a marvelous cake from Castel Nuevo. We will be back. Only downside order garbage bags and soap for dishwasher and sink, those were in short supply!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Carolyn and Robert,
It was my pleasure to meet you and your friends and children. What a fun crowd. It made me happy to see all of you enjoying yourselves and living up to what the house has to give.
Organizing your birthday party was fun and it was fantastic to know you enjoyed it so much.
I am looking forward to seeing your deli and restaurant when I come to New York next!
Thank you for your kind words.
A presto!
Valerie and Stefano.
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Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
Coronado California
5

PETER FROM CORONADO

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful place. I would highly recommend to anyone.
The home and views are outstanding. Great kitchen and outdoor grill.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Peter,
It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. We thrive to create the best possible vacation experience and it makes us happy to know when we have succeeded.
Thank you for taking the time to share it with us and with the VRBO community.
Valerie and Stefano
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Bucine
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Siena - Bettolle
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Grosseto
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Ambra or Castelnuovo Berardenga
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Abettone
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Osteria Orciaia in Montebenichi
Nearest Point of Interest
Castelnuovo Berardenga
Nearest Point of Interest
Siena
Car: necessary

Tuscany, and specifically the Chianti Classico wine region are famous worldwide for reflecting the dolce vita lifestyle. Wine and olive oil tasting, great food, plenty of excellent restaurants to choose from, cooking classes (that can be set also at the villa), all types of summer festivals, antique markets, outlet shopping malls, and golf courses within 1 hour from the villa. You can organize yourself for biking tours, horseback riding excursions and lessons, and of course the enjoyment of the area. Just trekking from the villa wondering off on to the woods and then taking time off at the thermal spas 15 minutes away.

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Availability & Rates

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Castelnuovo Berardenga Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 15 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€3,800
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 3 2014
5 night minimum stay
€471
€3,300
 
 
Low Season
Oct 4 2014 - Dec 20 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€414
€2,900
 
 
High Season
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 9 2015
5 night minimum stay
€542
€3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€415
€2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €700.00
Pet Fee €150.00
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 30% down payment required to book and the balance plus the refundable damage deposit 10 weeks prior to vacation date.
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Amenities

Castelnuovo Berardenga Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher ...
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (3) Master bedroom with direct access onto private balcony, comfortable queen size bed, bathroom en-suite with 2 sinks and shower Room with queen size bed Independent room on ground floor with queen size bed and single twin bunk bed above it, Twin or Single Beds (1) Great room for children or singles with two twin size beds and direct access to the loggia or covered balcony, Child Beds (1) We have a travel cot or travel crib in case you need one, Baby Cribs (1) We have a travel cot or travel crib in case you need one, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a sofa bed in the family room upstaris that sleeps a couple comfortably, Bunk Beds (1) There is one single high bunk bed above the queen size bed in independent room on ground floor, typically to be shared by one child and his/her parents
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Gazebo
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
Notes:
There is a varied multilingual book, DVD and VIDEO library at the house. Guests are welcome to them during the vacation.
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