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.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair accessible
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