BRIGHT AND LIGHTLY ROMANTIC HOUSE SURROUNDED BY MEDIEVAL WALLS

Leo & Alessandra

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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BRIGHT AND LIGHTLY ROMANTIC HOUSE SURROUNDED BY MEDIEVAL WALLS

Radicondoli Villa Rental Photos and Description

200sm House,700smGarden,Pool,4 Bedrooms,3bathrooms, 2 Terrace Fruit Trees

“Casa di Leo” Holiday Home is a big, wonderful and a bit Romantic house and it is located in Belforte, a small and delightful characteristic medieval village just 3 km away from Radicondoli.

Thanks to its strategic position on a hilltop, Belforte was founded as military fortress by the Romans. Largely preserved today, the walls which surround the village are in the care of Commission for the Architectural and Landscape Heritage for the Province of Siena . The latest written information about the village dates from 1215. The Holiday Home is ideal for families, groups of friends or simply perfect for people who desire to spend a relaxing holiday in the lap of nature and art, among the beautiful and sweet Tuscan hills. The Holiday Home is very big (200 sm) and it was largely reorganized in 2012. Building materials have been well-chosen, according both to quality and naturalness. Work and hand-painted Italian ceramics were used both in the big bathroom on the first floor and in the little one in the mansard; the parquet, which covers the whole area, has been totally made in Italy, it is natural and completely absent of further artificial treatments. All that has been done according to a philosophy which favours quality over quantity.

The house is organized on three different floors. On the lower floor there is a big typical taverna with wooden-beamed ceiling: there is a big living room with sofas, armchairs and TV, ideal for parties, for enjoying a film in front of the huge fireplace during the cold winter, or even just for playing board games with friends. Here it is also possible to find some local geographical maps and a big bookcase, if you want to relax and read a bit, and there is also a little musicians corner with piano and a guitar, so that musicians can feel at home and play.

The first floor is the bigger and main one. Here there is a wide living room, a modern kitchen, a dining room, three bright bedrooms and two bath rooms. On the second floor there is a bath room and the biggest bedroom of Leo’s house; in front of this one there is a panoramic terrace/solarium overlooking the amazing landscape.

The house is surrounded by a huge neat garden (700 sm) with flowers and fruit trees (cheery, apricot, plum, grape, apple and pear trees), two wonderful pergolas and a new swimming-pool! This one has been built in full compliance with the natural environment and the surrounding walls (in the care of Commission for the Architectural and Landscape Heritage). Near the swimming pool, there is an area with sunbeds, beach umbrellas and chairs.

Animals are, as general rule, welcome!

Casa di Leo’s owners are a young and friendly couple, active and efficient, always ready to help you to make your stay unforgettable. They both speak good English and French and are always available not only to give you simple information and suggestion, but trying to transmit you love and passion for such wonderful places, hoping that you could also fall in love with them.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Marie Cogoluenhes

Nous avons loué la maison à 3 couples + 2 enfants et un bébé du 10 au 17 Août 2013. C'était parfait. La maison est grande, bien aménagée, jolie déco. Le jardin est très agréable avec plusieurs terrasses et une superbe vue sur les montagnes. Plein d'arbres fruitiers et plantes aromatiques pour cuisiner. Le village est plein de charme et animé, il y a une petite supérette et un resto / bar. Merci à Léo pour son excellent accueil et ses conseils pratiques sur la région.
Aug 2013
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Leo & Alessandra

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Alessandra and Leo were born in Turin, in the north west of Italy. They came in Tuscany in 1993 and they simply fell in love with the magic landscape of the region. They love art and nature: she's a painter and he's an actor and they are always avaiable to give information and advice.

Leo & Alessandra purchased this villa in 2012

This property was bought in 2011 by the owners. The House was on sale and the first time we saw it, we were struck by the elegance and the peculiarities of the villa. What we particularly liked is the garden: from the outside of the house, it was not possible to imagine how wonderful and spacious it was.

The guests of Casa di Leo can have the possibility to enjoy a wonderful and relaxing holiday, according to their needs. On the one hand, they can decide to spend a restful time in a private, comfortable and spacious Holiday Home; on the other hand, they can choose to have an alternative holiday, travelling around the region, visiting historical and art cities and discoverinf natural areas of Tuscany.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
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Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
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Taste of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I shared this delightful villa with two other couples. We all had plenty of room, with lots of spaces both inside and out to either enjoy each other's company or to spend some time alone, reading or just relaxing. The villa has been beautiful renovated, with all mod cons and the views fantastic, especially from the pool! The town of Belforte seemed like a taste of traditional Tuscan life, with quiet streets (except for the sound of bells, and occasionally the neighbourhood women having a natter!) and seemingly no other tourists. If you are looking for nightlife, and cafes and restaurants, you will have to drive a little way, but this is compensated for by the feeling of peace and tranquility, and the chance to live (almost) like a local. Leo and Alessandra are excellent hosts, very helpful and yet unobtrusive. I thoroughly recommend this villa for a relaxing, Tuscan experience.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
Maui, Hawaii
5

Incredible Tuscan Experience

  • 5 of 5
This was our fourth trip to Italy so we were looking for a different Tuscan experience. Instead of going from hotel to hotel or a B&B we wanted a house in the country all to ourselves. The spacious and beautiful “Casa di Leo” holiday house was everything we had hoped for. When we book a vacation home online I’m never 100% sure that what you see is what you get - but Casa di Leo house lived up to its description and much, much more.

We stayed there for 18 days and had the most terrific time. We are already planning our return next year. For us, Leo and his wife Alessandra were the ideal hosts. Answering our questions and making recommendations was always done in a timely and efficientl manner.

On two different occasions Leo and Alessandra prepared us a wonderful “authentic Italian dinner” that was superior to any restaurant we have ever visited in Italy. During our next trip we plan to learn some of their secrets by taking one of their cooking classes they offer at the house.

Staying in the small village of Belforte was ideal for us. A relaxing place that felt like it was there just for us….yet the nearby village of Radicondoli had everything we needed: restaurants, coffee bars, shops, groceries…etc.

We found Belforte to be a perfect region to launch from for our daily Tuscan excursions. There’s not much more I can about our stay other than “grazie di tutto” Leo and Alessandra for making this trip a memorable one…..an outstanding Tuscan vacation not soon forgotten.
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

FABULOUS TUSCAN VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We spent two wonderful weeks at Leo and Alessandra’s Holiday Home and would recommend it to anyone wanting to experience the true Tuscan lifestyle. The house is authentic but with all the comforts of home; the hosts are delightful, hospitable and attentive. They made us feel right at home. The village of Belforte is quaint and the location is ideal for daily adventures to other Tuscan towns as well as being close to both Siena and Florence. We thoroughly enjoyed our excursions as well as the time spent in the house with a big roaring fire, bottle of wine, and beautiful sunsets. Magnifico!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Plains, NY
5

Simply Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Alessandra and Leo for helping to make our birthday celebration week at your holiday home in beautiful Belforte so special and filled with warm memories. From the serenity of your scented and fruit filled garden surrounded by the hills of Tuscany to the comfort of your well appointed and spacious home, to your helpful and attentive ways, we could not have asked for a more indulgent experience. And the Sunday dinner that you prepared for our party and served under the stars was nothing short of spectacular.

We enjoyed our adventures each day to the local sheep farm for cheese and yogurt, as well as farms along the outlying agritourism route. Cheese, bread, olive oil, honey and wine never tasted so good! We also spent time bike riding in Lucca, climbing the hills and touring the towers of San Gimignano and being moved by the beauty and magnificence of il duomo in Sienna. But at the end of each day, we looked forward to the drive back through the countryside to the sleepy fortress town of Belforte with its two church bells, soft sounds of life in Italy and the comfort of our holiday home.

Mille grazie to you both!
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place to relax or to use as a launching point for the rest of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
We were five adult women looking to enjoy all sites and flavors that Tuscany has to offer. We found our match with “Casa Leo.” The house has ample space for 5+, allowing for both group gatherings and quiet space for each of us. The house and gardens are very charming, the photos don’t show how really pretty it is.

The house, built on a small hill, has 3 floors. The entry-level floor has a large sitting area with fireplace and TV. The second floor has 3 bedrooms (I think the beds are queen size), 2 baths, another sitting area, kitchen and 2 eating areas. The second floor, opens onto the beautiful terraced gardens with swimming pool, pergolas and fruit trees. The 3rd floor bedroom (containing 2 beds, full bath and a terrace) is accessible through the garden and a spiral staircase.

We spent most of our time on the second floor and in the gardens. There are 4 different places to relax in the gardens - all with beautiful views. One of our pleasures was to rotate sitting in each of the garden spaces (of course with a bottle of delicious local wine)! The gardens were so relaxing, it was at times difficult to leave and explore out of the house!

Our hosts, Leo and Alessandra were very kind and generous with their time. They provided assistance with every aspect of our trip: planning day-trips, places to eat, communications with airlines about lost luggage, really every aspect! When we arrived they treated us as guests in their home. A pleasure to arrive to such hospitality after a long journey! One night we opted for Alessandra and Leo to cook for the group. If you have the opportunity, take advantage of Alessandra’s amazing culinary talents. The meal exceeded all expectations, not only highlighting local farms but also interpreting traditional Tuscany recipes into a new, exquisite experience. My only regret is that we only had them cook for us once. I could go on and on about how delicious and decedent that meal was…

A few other details: The wifi in the house is good. However, the only access point are the 2nd floor common areas, so it can be hard to find a quite place to use wi-fi based communications. We were able to use it without issue for FaceTime and WebEx. There is no wired phone line in the house (so be sure to bring a mobile phone). You must have a car as only limited food/wine resources are available in Belforte. The kitchen is well equipped and we cooked frequently.

Our wonderful one week stay was over too quickly! Thank you Leo and Alessandra!
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
Bielefeld, Germany
5

An awesome holiday!

  • 5 of 5
I spent a fantastic week in Tuscany with a group of friends last summer and it was great to spend such a relaxing holiday at Leo's Holiday Home. The location is ideal for families, friends and peolple who desire to spend a relaxing holiday in a wonderful naturalistic place. The house is very nice and very clean, the kitchen well equiped and in general pretty good furnished. The best is the garden with the pool: cool, there are several fruit trees and the swimming pool is great when It's warm. The House is also perfect for travelers, we travelled and visited Tuscany and the location was good: in a very quiet small village, but, at the same time, not far away from Siena, Volterra, Sea and Florence! I want to thank Alessandra and Leo because they were always so nice with us and I am sure we will come back again, thx!
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Siena Or Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
SS 2
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Follonica
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Le Mura
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Le Mura
Car: necessary

“Casa di Leo” is situated in Belforte, a little village on the North of Siena and it is an Hamlet of Radicondoli. Radicondoli is a town of about 1300 inhabitants located in the northern part of the 'Metalliferous Hills' on the borders of the Alta Maremma between the Val d’Elsa and the Val de Cecina. It is about 40 km from Siena and similar distances from Volterra, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and Massa Marittim. The local economy is based mainly on forestry, sheep farming and employment in geothermal areas of the Val di Cecina where electricity is generated and boric acid is extracted. It is a lovely and peaceful area, but, at the same time, it lies close to the main world-famous cities of Tuscany, such as San Gimignano, Siena, Volterra, Firenze. The Tyrrhenian Sea is about 45 Km far from the house and so, it is around the corner. In Radicondoli it is possible to find two little supermarkets, a pharmacy, two restaurants (La Pergola and il Nazionale), a tobacconist’s, a theatre, an information point for tourists and everything you need! Sport facilities nearby Cycling, Hiking, Horse riding, Mountainbiking, Swimming, Tennis,

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Radicondoli Villa Rental Rates

Notes

  • 1400 - 2100 per WK
  • LOW SEASON 04 January - 03 May ..........1400 euros per week
  • MID SEASON 03 May - 28 June............. 1600 euros per week
  • HIGH SEASON 28 June - 06 September........ 2100 euro per week
  • MID SEASON 07 september - 01 November....1600 euros per week
  • LOW SEASON 01 November - 27 December......1400 euros per week
  • Rates include Cleaning on changeover day. Linen and towels.electricity and taxes
  • the week from 28 December 2013 - to 04of January 2014 ........1600 per week

Amenities

Amenities

Radicondoli Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , toilet , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - shower , toilet
    Bathroom 3 - tub , toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • 3 bathrooms: 2 shower bathroom 1 shower and bathing-tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 4 bedrooms for 8 people: 3 double queen 1 double twin
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • ruins
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • hiking

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