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Villa & Apartments with swimming pools in Chianti ,Tuscany, near Florence - Villa il Castellaccio

Leonardo Maccioni

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Villa & Apartments with swimming pools in Chianti ,Tuscany, near Florence - Villa il Castellaccio

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Greve Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom Villa for 10-12 people & Apartments with 2-3 bedrooms for 4-6 people.

Villa il Castellaccio lies in a panoramic position surrounded by vineyards and olive groves at Lucolena, near Greve, in the heart of the Chianti countryside. It has an independent VILLA (for 10/12 people) with its own private pool & garden and four large APARTMENTS (for 4/6 people) sharing another big swimming pool & gardens. All self catering units. Strategically placed for Florence (only 20 mins by train from nearby Figline) and a comfortable drive from Siena, San Gimignano & Arezzo, makes it an ideal home-base for combining sight seeing and relaxation. Have fun visiting medieval towns like Greve in Chianti, Castellina, Gaiole, Radda and along the way, discover typical restaurants, Castles, Wineries & Nature Reserves. On our hilltop you can find an C11th church and the ruins of the original Castle, destroyed in the C14th strife between Guelfs and Ghibellines. But after an exciting day out it’s great to get back “home” to the fresh country air and a dip in the pool !

Cooking classes and Dinners with Chef: It is possible to organize Cooking classes and Dinners (for those of you who just love the food but don't cook) with a professional Chef who comes to your kitchen on the evening you prefer- it's a great highlight to a stay at Villa il Castellaccio and very popular. You can choose from several menus, all typical Tuscan!!....your kitchen is cleaned up for you after which is nice too!

Wine tasting: We do wine and olive oil tasting in our wine cellar € 5 per person.

There is also a small museum of farming equipment from days gone by.

Trips further afield: Maybe some of you would like to explore more distant places

We can organize day trips or half day excursions to places like Rome, Siena, Venice and the Cinque terre (to name but a few).

With special permits enabling our drivers to go directly into the Historical city centres and often right up to the main monuments and places of interest, means you can concentrate your time enjoying the sights without the hassle of parking, traffic and endless walking.

Another advantage is for the Chianti wine tour; noone has to te-total for driving so you can ALL enjoy the wine!

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Details for Villa il Castellaccio 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 7 Bathrooms

The Villa is a typical C19th country residence with luxurious decor and all mod–cons. It has its own private garden with barbecue and swimming pool and is part of a rural complex situated in the heart of the Chianti area in a triangle between Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Arezzo. Ideal for those who wish to see the famous tourist attractions but get away from it all at the end of the day ! The rooms inside are large, luminous and beautifully furnished. All the bedrooms have ensuite bathooms so It's ideal for groups (everyone can get together for meals but still maintain their own pricvacy) On entering you find: a TV room, sitting room, 3 double bedrooms and a twin bedroom. Upstairs from here are 2 rooms under the eves with skylights: a double bedroom and a card playing room with possibility for 2 extra beds (also with private bathroom). Downstairs you find the vast kitchen & dining room with a large fireplace. The laundry room with wc & 2 showers is by the exit onto the garden.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Leonardo Maccioni (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Villa il Castellaccio
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

An Authentic Taste of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

In the 4 years we have been staying in Home Away properties throughout Europe, this property (Castellaccio #1) is without a doubt the most beautiful, authentic and comfortable place I have ever stayed. It is immaculate and very well appointed. Thank you Leonardo for going out of your way to make our stay a memorable one - from providing maps, lists of restaurants (Dudda was a great one) and local markets (Greve on Saturday is not to be missed) to arranging a very reasonably-priced private tour of Accadema in Florence. Thank you also for the fascinating tour of your museum. It was so nice to see the pride you have in carrying on the business and traditions of your family and passing them on to your children. We rented a car in Figline at Hertz (the only rental agency in town). It was very reasonably-priced and we had no problems whatsoever. Lucho even picked us up at the train station and drove us back when we left. We stayed in Villa Castellaccio for 2 weeks and drove to various villages and hamlets daily. This is a fabulous home base to see all of Tuscany. You can park your car in Figline free of charge all day and take the train to Florence very easily. The tickets can be bought right at the coffee shop or train station. We also did day trips to Pisa, San Gimignano, Sienna, Radda and Lucca. There are so many towns that we simply ran out of time as we wanted to spend the odd day lazing at the beautiful pool. I still wake up every morning and long for the views of the vineyards and olive groves - truly stunning!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Fabulous vacation accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Villa Il Castellaccio was one of the very few vacation homes which exceeded our expectations in all respects. The villa is better in real life than in the website photos. Leonardo and his staff epitomized hospitality and professionalism. Our two families (10 peoplein all) stayed for one week and all thoroughly enjoyed it. The villa is extremely large and well appointed. The pool and outdoor area was perfect for relaxing and large outdoor table was ideal for large evening meals. Check in and check out were a breeze and Leonardo took all of any unexpected needs or requests we had. The grounds are very private and quiet at night, yet accessible to many other amenities by short car trip. Several of us also went hiking/running in the surrounding area, which was very scenic. We would definitely recommend this villa for a Tuscany vacation, and intend to return when next we are able to visit this idyllic region.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Stunning and authentic villa

  • 5 of 5

The photos posted really do not give this property justice. It was beautiful and very well situated. We were a group of 2 families, 10 in total and we stayed in the largest of the villas. It was ideal for our group, with plenty of space for everybody. The kitchen facilities were unparalleled in comparison to any other private accommodation that I've stayed in previously. The pool area was a wonderful amenity and provided an excellent way to spend an entire day. The host, Leonardo was very welcoming and helpful. On one occasion, when we locked ourselves out of the villa, his response to our plight was immediate and effective. His staff who maintain the property, were lovely and always present to assist. If I was looking for a villa to stay in the Tuscany region, I would look no further than this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review! I am very happy to hear that you have spend a nice time in our Villa. We too enjoyed having you as guests and we’d love you to come back again in the future! I hope see next time!

The best place to celebrate my birthday!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the villa we were amazed at how perfect it was from the views, the size of the villa, and the charm! Leonardo was so helpful in the months leading up to our arrival and also during our stay. Each bedroom in the villa was nicely appointed and comfortable. The en suite bathrooms were large with really nice showers. We had 11 in our group and not once did we feel cramped. We cooked several meals in the large kitchen while sipping the villa produced wine. Evenings were spent either sitting outside by the pool or around the large dining table. We took day trips to Siena, San Gimignano and also Florence but we all agreed that the best part of our trip was hanging out at the villa. The kids loved the pool and they enjoyed exploring the property. I am already trying to figure out how to go back in 2015. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much for your lovely review. I am very happy to hear that your holiday/birthday was been great! I hope see you next time. I await you!
Windsor Locks, CT USA

Wonderful Views - Very Relaxing Week

  • 5 of 5

Villa Catellacio became our 'home away from home' for our group of 10 for entirely too short of a time! The villa is very well maintained with beautil views of the Tuscan countryside and is quite comfortable. We took advantage of Leonardo setting up a chef for us for our first night there which was an incredible dinner. The weather was a bit cooler than expected this year so we did not get to take full advantage of the pool however it was very relaxing to sit out at the end of a long day of touring. The villa is located near Figline (train access to Florence) and 15 - 20 minutes from Greve. We took advantage of Leonardo's recommendation of the small restaurant in Dudda several times (the house wine is wonderful!) Please note that the villa is entirely self-catering so a trip to the coop in Figline is a must upon arrival even for things such as sugar, salt and pepper. All in all our week was far too short so we hope to return someday - perhaps to try one of the smaller apartments in the complex.

Thanks to Leonardo and Roxy for their direction and suggestions for the week!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very kind review! We await next time to stay with us again!

Fantastic week in Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this villa was absolutely perfect and we were all sorry to see it come to an end! I stayed there with my husband, two young children (aged 2 and 5) and my mother-in-law in Castellaccio 3. The unit was incredibly spacious, clean, comfortable and furnished with all the amenities we could have wanted. Leonardo and Roxana were extremely hospitable and friendly, and allowed us to feel right at home. The place was well-maintained and kept up, and yet we rarely saw signs of people being around doing the upkeep, thereby allowing us to enjoy the quiet and peacefulness of the surroundings. Our children enjoyed multipled swims in the pool each day and we all loved making dinners in the beautiful kitchen, as well as making delicious pizzas in the communal pizza oven. We enjoyed being able to mingle with other families and share our meals with them when we chose to, but also to have as much privacy as we needed in our own place. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting the Tuscany area, and in fact have already done so since getting home 24 hours ago!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Florence and Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Ugolino Impruneta
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Figline Val D'Arno
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Botteghina di Dudda
Car: recommended

The Chianti area is a small but stunningly beautiful part of Tuscany. Explore the famous rolling hills 'Le dolci colline' depicted in Renaissance Art, and discover castles, wine cellars, Typical eating places & craftshops and the many medieval towns, like Greve, Radda, Gaiole and Castellina. Perhaps you may come upon one of the local gastronomic events(called Sagre) or an antique fair and there is always a market somewhere every day ! As we are central, you can reach most places in minimum 5 to max.40 mins. The main cities of Tuscany; Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Lucca, Pisa & Volterra are also close at hand, and don't forget the fashion outlets The Mall & Prada !! both near Figline. From there you can hop on a train and be in Florence in just 20 mins (we supply timetables). In a day you can even reach the coast for places like Le Cinque Terre and romantic Porto Venere. The nearest villages for food stores and Typical Trattorias are Lucolena and Dudda,only 1km away.

Other Activities: Cooking class/dinner,wine tasting, Day trips with chauffeur,Walking tours.

Golf: Ugolino Golf: 18 Holes, just 10 Km


Rates & Availability

From €2,300 Per week

Greve Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 3
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 4
May 30 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 7
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 8
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 9 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €500.00
Notes Extras not included: Final cleaning €12 per person , minimum €96
Heating if necessary calculated on consumption (circa € 3,50 per hour)
Extra beds if required € 200 per bed per week.
Sojourn tax not included.
Security Deposit (not a cost) in CASH on arrival, RETURNED to you at end of sojourn-€ 500.
Included in price are: Wi-Fi, All household linen & pool towels per week , midweek change of bat
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Greve Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , extra bathroom for pool comodity
  • The Villa has 7 bathrooms in all - one for each bedroom and one handy for the swimming pool . All are new in pristine condition. Towels are changed mid weekly (included in price) We also supply pool towels (included in price changed once a week) and hair dryers (one in every bathroom). The pool bathroom is also the laundry room with free use of washing machine, iron& board. It is possible to have extra linen changes if you wish but any changes other than those specified will cost extra.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , attic bedroom with sky light
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , extra cost per bed per week
  • The villa has 4 double bedrooms (one is in the attic with skylight window) and 1 twin bedroom. There is a possibility for a 6th bedroom by requesting 2 extra beds (extra cost) in the card playing room also an attic room with skylight. ALL bedrooms (including the eventual 6th room) have ensuite bathrooms with showers. a Baby cot is available on request FREE of charge . There are another 2 sitting rooms besides the card room so beds can be permanent (need not be put away every day.)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The kitchen and dining room are 2 huge spaces divided by a high archway. Both have tables. Ideal for cooking classes and dinners with our Chef.(don't miss this highlight during your stay) There is also a very nice covered eating area outside by the pool for dining al fresco. Please note: For hygienic reasons no foodstuffs are provided therefore remember to bring basics like salt, sugar etc. Daily maid service on request (extra cost). Wi-Fi connection (free of charge) covering the entire property and grounds. We can help you with advice & maps for local restaurants and places of interest in the area and also to organise: Wine-tasting in our own wine cellar (Euro 5 per person) Dinners & Cooking classes (for details & prices please ask) Day trips with chauffeur to places further afield like Rome, Venice,Le Cinque Terre (for details and prices please ask)

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