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Luxury country home, 5 minutes from Siena - Legnaia

Simone Veneziano

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Erica Vaccari d.o.o.

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015
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Luxury country home, 5 minutes from Siena - Legnaia

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Siena House Rental Photos and Description

Ideal base for exploring Tuscany, taking language classes, enjoy the Palio

La Chiusa is part of an ancient convent just outside the walls of Siena, offering guests wonderful views, peaceful environment and two deliciously restored luxury country homes with Siena terracotta floors, stone walls, beamed ceilings and very beautiful finishing touches. The outside of each apartment offers a well kept garden, a lovely patio with table, chairs and BBQ for outside eating and relaxing.

La Chiusa Siena luxury country homes are an ideal base for taking both short and long breaks. Iits key position, only 5 minutes drive from Siena, allow guests to enjoy all the fascinating city has to offer without giving up on peace and privacy only a country home can guarantee.

A break at La Chiusa is ideal for taking a language course, enjoying the Palio of Siena, taking wine tasting tours, all of which we can organize for you.

Details for Legnaia 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 3 Bathrooms

Legnaia, whose name means woodshed, was converted from the original woodshed of Borgo la Chiusa, part of an ancient convent. The Siena country home rental sits on the right corner of the property and is accessed from a welcoming terraced patio at the front of the house. The large arched glass doors lead you right into the large open living area, with lounge, fireplace and fully equipped kitchen. The back of the villa rental hosts a double and a twin bedroom, each with their own bathroom. Downstairs are two more doubled bedrooms and one bathroom with shower, a laundry room. The front terrace is equipped with table, chairs, loungers, BBQ and umbrellas.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Simone Veneziano (Property Manager)
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

Guestbook comments from the manager

Erica,



We would like to thank you so much for providing the wonderful itineraries in your Borgo la Chiusa booklet. We followed 3 of the "trips" and had a truly fabulous time both driving thru the Tuscan hills and visiting uncrowded sites. And we didn't get lost even once!



We intended on completing the Val di Merse, Montagnola, and Chianti itineraries but we had such a great time everywhere that we only finished parts of Val di Merse and Montagnola and never made it to Chianti!



We spent several hours each at San Galgano, Radiacondoli, Casole d'Elsa, and Pieva Di Penina because they were so beautiful and interesting. There were other places we planned to visit, but we ran out of time, so it just means we have more to come back for!



By the way, the gardens at Centinale were closed for renovation--something else to see when we return. We are definitely slow travelers to Italy and share your love of the beautiful sights and peaceful tranquility Tuscany has to offer.



We especially appreciated Casole d'Elsa because they made it so easy to navigate the scooter up to the hilltop by providing elevators. That was an unexpected treat!



We also again want to thank you and Francesca for helping us navigate our way to Siena--we followed the instructions and for the first time we didn't get lost! We even went back there one more time before leaving Italy!



We would be remiss also If we didn't offer thanks for the wonderful restaurant suggestions. We ate in a bunch of them and found all to be wonderful!



Our two weeks in Tuscany were everything we hoped for and more, and we will be sure to recommend you to any of our friends who are thinking of a Tuscan holiday. Thank you so much.



Arriverderci and Mille Grazie!
Oct 2010
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Legnaia
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 22 reviews
Wroclaw, Poland
5

Spring in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We do recommend this lovely country house to all people looking for tuscany landscapes.

The descripcion given to us was accurate we were even surprised becaused in the reallity the proparty looks even better. Well kept garden, comfortable rooms - everything was clean and tastefull. Lot's of thanks to the owners !!

We will come here once again for sure!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A beautiful home in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

While we had a challenge finding the villa (realized I had no correspondence with an address) walking in was like coming home. The home is beautiful with 4 bedrooms (2 main floor,one with an on suite, 2 downstairs) 3 baths and well equipped kitchens. The grounds are fabulous, lovely terrace with table and a great seating area. The pool is beautiful and really appreciated in 30c plus weather! The owner Francesca and her son Alesandro were wonderful and realizing we were not getting our rental car until Monday, offered to take us to the Coop on Sunday to get groceries to see us through. I would recommend this place to anyone and hope to return in a few years. The only downside is you really need a car. While the bus does run right outside I think you need to be familiar with the area and language to make your way around by bus. I recommend you ensure you arrive early enough on Saturday to rent a car. All agencies we checked were closed Sunday. Thank you Francesca and family. This was a definite high light of our holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful Tuscan Home

  • 5 of 5

By every account my family and I were blown away with how wonderful and perfect everything was at Borgo La Chiusa. The villa was very easy to book and Francesca and Alessandro were very so accommodating and helpful throughout our stay. A little difficult to find initially, the villa is very close to Siena and other local sites. I strongly recommend this property to couples or families looking for an authentic Tuscan experience. My family and can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family of four to use as a respite and home base during our stay in Italy. It was very clean and had updated amenities and finishes. We traveled into Sienna several times, and by car this was fairly quick and easy. We also took trips to Florence (we recommend taking the bus), neighboring medieval towns and a trip to the beach as well. Our hosts were very helpful and gracious. They answered all of our questions, gave us advice on places to eat, and helped provide directions to out-of-the-way destinations that we wished to see.

We loved sitting outside on the well furnished patio, and the outdoor ping-pong table was a huge hit with the entire family! We did a lot of cooking at the villa because with two young children it was nice to come home for dinner after a long day sightseeing. The kitchen was small but well equipped, and had everything we needed including a dishwasher. There is a co-op grocery store easily accessible just a few minutes by car, and this came in handy.

We didn't get to use the pool because it wasn't quite warm enough, but it looks very inviting. Maybe next time we return it will be during the summer! We do a lot of traveling, and can say that this was a particularly lovely place and we look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful in all ways...

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a wonderful week in Tuscany with this house as our home base. The house is wonderful and the pictures show its virtues very well. Even better is the hospitality of the agency representing the house. We arrived to fresh pastries and beverages and a through guides book to the uniques and special restaurants and stores in the surrounding towns. I would highly recommend this house and more so this agency.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Rockport, MA
5

Serene Setting, Superb Service

  • 5 of 5

Our one-week stay at Borgo La Chiusa exceeded our hopes for a "bucket list" stay in Tuscany. Another couple and we shared the Porcilaia unit and found it the perfect size and configuration. The interior living space was impeccabely clean and comfortable for the few evenings we rested at home. The grounds were meticulously kept, and the pool a lovely place to enjoy the autumn sun. (Alas, it closed in the middle of our visit.) The sitting area outside our apartment was quiet and simply appointed -- a great spot for a glass of wine and a good book or chat. Others were in residence next door, but we rarely saw or heard them.While we enjoyed day trips to Siena and other hill towns, one of our highlights was morning and evening walks in the neighborhood. It was a short tree-lined walk past rolling fields and grazing sheep to a local ancient abbey whose bell we heard distantly chiming the hours. A family-owned vineyard was the reward at the end of a longer amble. There was one extraordinary local restaurant and a well-stocked grocery store an easy drive away. A local cooking class was memorable. A few evenings we cooked simple meals with local ingredients from the Coop or the artisanal shops in Siena. Aside from the glorious vista and classic Tuscan accomodations, kudos go to Francesca, the attentive, kind, helpful manager. She went far beyond the call of duty in helping us negotiate a flat tire issue and in scanning and emailing some documents we'd left behind. She was an advocate with a tour driver and a cheerful presence whenever needed. We hope to return with our grown children one day -- it was a dreamy vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Siena Ovest
Car: recommended

La Chiusa is a small hamlet just outside Siena, the best preserved medieval town of Italy, whose community retains its ancient traditions. A perfect location to relax and visit art cities like Florence, San Gimignano, Pienza, Volterra, the leaning tower of Pisa. Tuscany is the land of Art and Culture, home to Leonardo, Galileo, Michelangelo whose homes, museums and masterpieces you'll be able to admire on a day trip from Borgo Vitignano. Il Palio di Siena, a thrilling traditional horserace, takes place in the centre of Siena every year in July and August. Tuscany is also famous for its red wines. On a day trip you can visit Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Scansano and why not Bolgheri. For those of you who love unspoilt nature, Maremma is but an hour away. The gorgeous Mediterranean coast is only 70 km away, with Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala, Follonica, La Carbonaia. Perugia in Umbria is only 110 kms away.

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Rates & Availability

From €150 Per night

Siena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Easter / May and June 2015
Apr 26 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
 
June
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,650
 
 
Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,950
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,650
 
 
October
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
€200
From
€220
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,350
 
 
Winter 2014
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
€150
From
€170
Fri,Sat,Sun
€950
 
 
Xmas 2015 / New Year 2016
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
5 night minimum stay
€230
From
€250
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €400
Stay tax €2.5 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.
Notes The rental rates include linen, towels, pool towels, air conditioning, a daily allowance of 3 cubic meters for the heating between October and April, Wi-Fi internet access and final cleaning.
Extra heating and fire wood are charged separately on a meter respectively at Euro 5 per cubic meter and Euro 10 per box.
We need a 50% deposit upon booking payable via credit card (plus 2,2% charge) or with a bank transfer.
The remaining balance, the security deposit of 400 Euro, which will be returned on departure, and Stay Tax of 2,5 Euro per person per day (till 7 days, does not apply to children under 12 years old) are due in cash on arrival.
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Amenities

Siena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 -
  • For 10 euro per person we provide a set of pool towels, hand towel, a face towel and a large shower towel. Towels are new, of top quality cotton, washed with good products to ensure hygene and softness. An extra set is always available at the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • There are a twin and a large double on the ground floor, each with its own bathroom with toilet, bidet, sink and shower enclosure. Linen are of very good quality, so are blankets and duvets. Everything is new and of the highest quality, and very accurately matched to the colours of the house. Each bed has 4 pillows, 2 thick ones and two softer ones. Each bed has a woolen blanket, a duvet and a quilt cover. Each bedroom has air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Smoking is permitted only in the garden.

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