WHITE TRUFFLES, BIKING, & QUAINT HILL TOWNS NEAR TUSCAN HILLTOP VILLA

Eli Lehmann

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Eli Lehmann

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WHITE TRUFFLES, BIKING, & QUAINT HILL TOWNS NEAR TUSCAN HILLTOP VILLA

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

San Giovanni d'Asso Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom With Pool In Crete Senese Scenic Area

Three bedrooms in the main house with MBR suite with bathroom, two bedrooms with shared bath. Annex has one bedroom with bath and seating area. Ground floor in main house is loft style with seating, dining and kitchen flowing into each other. Wi-fi and mobile telephone booster are included. Private dining patio and herb garden. Large horizon pool. Two bicycles available. Gas grill. Cleaning and linen change weekly included. Arrangements for additional services available on request.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Eli Lehmann (Owner)
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About Eli Lehmann

We restored the vacation home we had always hoped to find to rent, but couldn't, in the countryside we love. Although we live and work now in the United States, we lived in Europe for several years and wanted a home to return to and enjoy. Our house was finished and appointed to be a home - not a rental. We know you will love it as much as we do!

Eli Lehmann purchased this villa in 2000

Why Eli Lehmann chose San Giovanni d'Asso

We bought this house because of the stunning beauty of the area - the Crete Senese - and its proximity to so many gorgeous, ancient hill towns and their world class wines and restaurants: Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Monteriggioni, and many others. Buonconvento, down the mountain from us, past the historic Abbazia di Monte Oliveto, is a charming center for eating and shopping.

What makes this villa unique

Our house is ideal for refined people who are looking for a place away from the crowds - a place of beauty and tranquility to relax with family and friends. It is a perfect place from which to bike through amazing wine country and forests of the Tuscan hills, taking a different direction each day. In the afternoons, you can bask by our beautiful pool and watch the sun set over the pool and hills, bathing the evening in gorgeous red light. At night, millions of stars, unavailable to most city dwellers, light the sky and one's imagination!

Things to know:

There are 2 small attached apartment units located on this hilltop setting with us. They are typically occupied by their lovely owners during June and July. There are separate entrances, dining areas, terraces, gardens, etc. There are thick stone walls between. The pool is common to all. During June and July there is a policy for not children under the age of 10.

Guestbook comments from the owner

i cannot imagine a place more perfectly suited for making our tuscan dreams come true.

everything about the house and the property was beyond our wildest expectations

we cooked wonderful meals every night, we were well prepared by your excellent advice regarding shopping.

we went to the coop in buon convento, managed to find the butcher and the baker. kind of happened upon the coop in sinalunga on our way back from siena or deruta.

the day we arrived, my mother in law went in the pool to repair her aching limbs from our stint in rome. it was the last warm summery day until Wednesday. Sunday we stayed around the house resting and planning, the weather came in, clouds and wind and rain, we watched from the shelter of the terrace, eating grapes, and taking photos.

Monday we drove to sienna, we loved it.

we went to deruta on Tuesday where i found the maker of my favorite maioliche ceramiche. i bought his pieces 10 years ago in ravello, and was thrilled to locate the source. i bought some incredible pieces to sell in my shop. kelly had suggested degrazie but the pieces were too serious and expensive. we found rolando nulli in town who drove us out to his cousin who ships to the states....

Wednesday was my mother in laws 81 birthday...tom and erin went horse back riding at piave de salte and we had another lovely laid back day around the pool and the kitchen

Thursday we did florence...too big for mom.

Friday we went to mount oliveti and montelcino. a perfect pace for all of us.

i have the key which i will mail back when you send me your address.

kelly had told me his place was rented for that week but no one showed up. we were thrilled to have the house to ourselves.

the driving was a challenge, i made sure we were home before dark and got pretty good at those scarey switch back roads and blind turns....i figured out i had to take the driveway hill in first.

i have some very special friends who live in baltimore in the inner harbor....i went to italy with them ten years ago. if you would like, maybe we can get together for some wine and conversation the next time i visit them.

thank you so much for sharing your house. we will all remember it for the rest of our lives.

with gratitude and affection
Oct 2011
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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White Truffles, Biking, & Quaint Hill Towns Near Tuscan Hilltop Villa
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San Giovanni d'Asso Val d'Arbia - Crete Senesi
Gols
5

Top Location

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Colle Bianco was great! Perfect location for us! We enjoyed every minute. Our kids (6, 8,9, 10) loved the pool and the house. The view is awesome. Everything you need is there, except a TV, which we did not really miss. The pictures displayed are accurate. The owner was very helpful and provided very detailed and helpful information about driving directions, restaurants, sightseeing. We would definitely recommend the house to our friends and relatives.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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quit and very confortable Vilaa

  • 4 of 5
You directly feel 'at home' when you reach the tremendous location. the view is amazing, the silence is overwhelming. The villa is very comfortably because of the homely decor.
It is a perfect location on one of the best spots in Tuscany
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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San Giovanni d'Asso Val d'Arbia - Crete Senesi
New York, NY, USA
5

Idyllic Tuscan holiday

  • 5 of 5
We can't say enough wonderful things about our stay. The villa is lovely, exactly what we'd pictured for a Tuscan vacation. It's furnished perfectly--comfortable, home-like, well-equipped, and lovingly cared for. Outside amenities--trellised patio, stunning infinity pool, and spectacular views in every direction--add to the charm. It's extremely private, and yet only a short drive to several small charming hill towns with good restaurants and much to see. It's a perfect site for a quiet, restful holiday or as a base for sightseeing in southern Tuscany.
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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San Giovanni d'Asso Val d'Arbia - Crete Senesi
Netherlands
5

Overweldigend

  • 5 of 5
Op de top van een heuvel met een oneindig uitzicht naar alle kanten sta je dan - 2 uur vliegen vanaf Amsterdam naar Pisa en 2 uur in de auto op je terras : in Collebianco !
Doodstil, alleen het geluid van zoemende bijen en vogels - geen verkeer te zien of te horen zo ver je kijkt - en 's-nachts het geluid van krekels onder een sterrenhemel zo helder dat je geen zaklamp nodig hebt bij je avondwandeling op de kilometer lange oprijlaan .
Een sprookje is het.
Een uur rijden om naar de Basilica te gaan in Arezzo om Piero della Francesca te zien of naar Siena te rijden om daar de musea te bekijken , uitgebreid heerlijk te lunchen en een fles wijn ( of twee) mee te nemen om s'avonds met dat prachtige uitzicht "thuis " op te drinken. Want thuis voelt het zeker - Het is een vleugje New York living , want de eigenaren zijn New Yorkers, in Italië. Dat maakt dat je dubbel weg bent.
Ik was er al een keer eerder in een zomer en zal nooit vergeten hoe het voelde om te zwemmen met uitzicht over die prachtige heuvels. Daar was het nu te fris voor, maar nu was er de open haard ...
Het is de ideale plek in Italië om te zijn. Ik ga nog een keer.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Cottesloe, Western Australia
5

Stunning Tuscan Property

  • 5 of 5
Collebianco was a dream come true. An amazing property, in such a beautiful location. We spent many nights eating wonderful meals on the terrace, sunset drinks by the pool watching 'Duscan' sunsets!
The home is very well setup, the rooms extremely comfortable and the location is wonderful. The location is fabulous, secluded, yet close to everything that you need and so many amazing villages to explore nearby.

We had such a magic family holiday, which we will never forget.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home.
Many thanks
Anne
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Seattle
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David

  • 5 of 5
Traveled through Italy for a month and the best week of the entire trip was at this house. The setting is simply unbelievable. Perched atop a hill in the middle of Tuscany, expansive views with only the hint of anybody else around as far as the eye can see. It wasn't quite warm enough for the Pool in November, but I can only imagine how lovely that must make a summertime visit, we'll absolutely be back. Plenty of quaint hill towns all within a short drive. Vineyards, Ancient Castles, UNBELIEVABLE food, and plenty of history all within reach. There's so much to see and do in Italy, having a home base as peaceful as this made it all possible. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us. We're already looking forward to our next trip.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Car: necessary

The well maintained roads and hilly terrain of this area are ideal for cyclists.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €205 Per night

San Giovanni d'Asso Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 15 2014 - Dec 11 2014
5 night minimum stay
€1,885
 
 
Holiday
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 2 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,980
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
From
€245
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,595
€5,750
 
 
Spring
Apr 12 2015 - May 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,980
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€2,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €350

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Amenities

Amenities

San Giovanni d'Asso Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Marble master bath with large, walk-in shower and window.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , On first floor of main house
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , En suite in the annex
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main house, marble hall bath w/skylight, serves 2 bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main house master with beautiful views and en suite bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , In main house with shared hall bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , In main house with two single beds, and shared hall bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , In lovely first floor annex, w/seating and en suite bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
We can recommend a private cook for our guests, and tours of the area, both arranged through an honest and reliable, local, English speaking woman.
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