CHIC CONTEMPORARY TUSCAN VILLA COMPLETE WITH PRIVATE SPA FACILITIES IN

Kristen Bridge

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHIC CONTEMPORARY TUSCAN VILLA COMPLETE WITH PRIVATE SPA FACILITIES IN

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Stunning independent architect restored villa with five star facilities and spa

'Villa Belforte' is a totally restored stunning Tuscan Villa perched on the medieval walls of the picturesque village of Belforte in central Tuscany. This spectacular property has been lovingly restored by its owners, an Italian architect and his Australian wife, and is full of style and charm with excellent quality furnishings and upmarket fittings. No expense has been spared and beamed ceilings, hardwood floors and authentic furniture are found throughout the spacious three storey home. The property rotates around and opens up onto its private panoramic terrace and garden incorporating an original 11th century tower and stunning private heated indoor spa pool and chromotherapy shower. The ground level of the property complete with huge lounge area, open fireplace and gourmet kitchen all flow out onto the garden with five sets of French doors. On the other two levels there are a separate library room, four complete double bedrooms as well as a separate entrance and five bathrooms.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed

Kristen Bridge

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My Italian architect husband and I live in the beautiful city of Siena with our four bilingual children. I left Australia for a passion for all things Italian and after twenty years of living in Tuscany I can say that the passion really has peaked with the enthusiasm and passion we put into restoring our beautiful Villa Belforte. We discovered the property by chance after it had been abandoned for seven years and well...it was sort of like poetry...nothing planned but irresistable. For us it really is a great pleasure to share this little corner of the world with our guests, some of whom have become friends. I am very happy to assist in any way in order to ensure that your holiday somehow forfills some sort of a dream...I have a lovely friend who can cook for you or organise cooking days, wine tours, massages, visits to the local hot springs...Nothing is too much trouble. As Verdi said 'You can have the world if I can have Italy'.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
5

OPTIMO!

  • 5 of 5
We were five friends celebrating a 60th birthday looking for the perfect Tuscan experience. After months of research, we happened upon Villa Belforte. The pictures were inviting, and the reviews were reassuring.

However, neither the pictures nor the reviews could have adequately prepared us for our truly memorable experience. Kristen and Luca are the epitome of generous and accommodating hosts. The villa is impeccable, the views are breathtaking and stress-relieving, and the location of Belforte is perfect as a home-base for day trips throughout Tuscany.

To truly appreciate Villa Belforte, however, is to spend time in the villages of Belforte and nearby Radicondoli. Please follow Kristen’s restaurant recommendations as they were the most enjoyable of our entire trip, and the residents of both villages are extremely warm and welcoming.

We could exhaust words with our own personal experience, but we really just want to validate those who drew us to Villa Belforte in the first place. Do yourself a favor and choose to make this your holiday home as long as you possibly can.
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Linda....what can I say? Thanks so much for your incredible review. It really brings great pleasure to both Luca and myself. I am so glad you had such a wonderful holiday and special birthday. My warmest regards, Kristen
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Chic contemporary Tuscan villa complete with private spa facilities in
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p486557
+39 0577331202
Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
5

EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME, AUTHENTIC TUSCANY!

  • 5 of 5
First of all, my family of 6 stayed in this wonderful Belforte villa in September of 2012, not 2013, but the calendar wouldn't go back that far! I am really bad at remembering to write reviews, so that I have a moment now and still want to write about it 1.5 years later speaks to how perfectly amazing the villa, the village, Kristen and the whole experience was! I still remember my very well travelled aunt, bursting into tears after we had dinner at the local restaurant, toured the village, and she had taken her first tour around the inside of the villa and saying, "I never thought in my lifetime I would be able to experience something so beautiful". Not that I was surprised, the villa blew me away at how even more fantastic it was than the pictures - that never happens!

We were there for two weeks to celebrate my mum's 70th BD. Kristen was amazingly helpful before we even arrived at helping my sister and I to organise a surprise BD celebration with a very unique and personalised menu with the help of her friend, Lisa who is an amazing cook! I am so thankful for Kristen and Lisa for creating an experience that brought so much joy to my mother and has given us a cherished family memory. As for the menu and food, I don't have enough words to describe how sublime and delicious the food was, so I'm just gonna say YUM! Only wish we had time to do a cooking class with Lisa in Sienna!

We drove all over Tuscany exploring the countryside, castles, wine regions and markets. Every recommendation that Kristen made, we squeezed it into our own itinerary and were highlights of our trip. One of those unexpected trips we took was to the Greve in Chianti Classico Wine Fair - fabulous, not to be missed! However, we were always thankful that we could lose the crowds and return to Belforte to what we had come to Tuscany hoping for - an authentic italian tuscan village and villa!

Thank you Kristen for sharing your home and all the love and energy that you have put into the Villa and into creating an experience of a lifetime! Ciao bella, Fiona
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Fiona....what can I say? With such an amazing review I almost feel embarassed. Thankyou so much for taking the time and effort to capture your experience of our home and that tiny unspoilt angle of Tuscany. I can so clearly remember both yourself and of course your lovely mum. It was just a treat to have you as guests and it gives me so much satisfaction to know that I take part in creating a very special experience for people. That is after all what makes it all worthwhile. I hope you are all well and of course, if you are ever back in the area, please give me a call and we can catch up for that promised coffee! My best, Kristen
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Chic contemporary Tuscan villa complete with private spa facilities in
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p486557
+39 0577331202
Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
5

AMAZING PROPERTY!

  • 5 of 5
If you are able to stay here you are in for a real treat! First off, Kristen and her husband are true professionals, and have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable.

The house is stunning not only inside but is designed to take advantage of its beautiful setting. It is divided up on three levels. On the entrance level is a double bedroom with en suite bath, a half bathroom with laundry facilities, entrance foyer and library/tv room. Downstairs is a beautiful living area with double doors that lead out onto the gorgeous terrace and gardens. The living area opens up to the modern kitchen and dining. There is also a convenient half-bath located on this level. Upstairs on the top floor are three bedrooms, one with en suite bath with double shower. The other two bedrooms share the bathroom with shower and bathtub. The bedrooms are divided up in a way that gives maximum privacy, and the views from all windows are spectacular! We really enjoyed watching the flocks of sheep on the hillside!

The house and garden is built right on the wall of Belforte, so step right outside the front door and you are in an enchanting little village. It is very tiny, but affords peace and quiet and it does have great pizza! Just a 10 min drive away is Radicondoli, which offers more by the way of shops and restaurants. Pay attention to Kristen's suggestions as to where to eat and go! She really knows the area, and we greatly benefited by listening! I have to say that the house is a great value for what you receive. We hope to be back in a couple of years! But above all we want to thank our hosts for sharing their beautiful home, expertise and for giving us a peek into life in this amazing section of Italy!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erin,

Well what can I say? Thanks so much for your fabulous review. You really captured what is for us just magical about both the village of Belforte and our home. It is just so rewarding for Luca and I to receive such positvie feedback. I am so glad you had a fantastic family holiday and hope to meet you next time.

Thankyou once again for taking the time to give such a detailed review.

Warm regards,

Kristen
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Chic contemporary Tuscan villa complete with private spa facilities in
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p486557
+39 0577331202
Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
5

STUNNING

  • 5 of 5
Stunning situation on the edge of a pretty, unspoilt hill-top village, Villa Belforte has it all. Real sense of spaciousness, beautiful design, views to die for and top quality finish throughout. Impressive attention to detail – from the lighting to the quality of the linen and the understated chic of the furniture and fittings. The house is so well laid out (and well sound-proofed) that we never felt on top of each other – a recipe for a happy family holiday! The spa proved popular with the children (aged 4 - 18) and has the unexpected bonus of shade – and a wonderful view.

Quiet, almost traffic-free village meant that the children could wander up to the bar for an ice-cream in safety. We enjoyed the village setting – as much for the local character as for the delicious pizza!

This is one of the few holiday houses we have actually been sad to leave, and we’ll definitely be back – next time for longer. Thank you Kristen.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amanda,
What can I say? Thanks for the stunning review. It really is a treat for me to get such positive feedback and to know that someone picks up and appreciates my passion for detail. I am so glad you had such a great family holiday and hope to meet you personally if and when you make it back to Villa Belforte. My best regards, Kristen
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Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
Lenexa, Ks United States
5

ONE GREAT WEEK

  • 5 of 5
Our stay included myself and my two daughters and their spouses/boyfriend. I had my own private bedroom on the middle level and they were all upstairs. They had their privacy and I had mine.

We arrived on a Sarturday afternoon, driving in from Rome. We walked up the hill to the local pizza/bar brought home some pizza and had dinner outdoors . (pizza was5 to 6 Euro) It was a perfect end to the day.

The villa was every bit as good as advertised. The view from the back was spectacular!!

We took sidetrips almost everyday and relaxed in the hot tub every night.
The only restaurant in Radicondoli we tried was Trattoria La Pergola. We liked it so much we did not try any others.

The villa had everything we needed and more. The attention to detail in every room is hard to believe for a rental property. It was great.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard,

Thanks for the great review....I am so glad you had a great time. I try to keep the villa up the standards that I would personally be happy with on holiday. Glad you appreciated it.

My best, Kristen
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Chic contemporary Tuscan villa complete with private spa facilities in
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p486557
+39 0577331202
Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
5

WHAT A VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
Eight of us traveled from the USA to Belforte, Radicondoli for a two week visit. We had a wonderful time. We used the villa as home base and traveled everywhere! Kristen, you were a kind and considerate host. We especially liked the recommendation for Elisa and Paolo to come and prepare two meals for us. We would recommend your villa to anyone. The view from your patio is beyond spectacular and the house was everything the pictures showed. Thank you very much.
Joan
  • Submitted: May 20, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joan,
Thankyou so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. I am so happy you had a great holiday and that my recommendations were appropriate. My husband and I love to share our little piece of paradise with such appreciative guests. All the very best, Kristen
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Colle Val D'Elsa
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescaia
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Belforte
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Volterra
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Belforte
Car: necessary

Belforte is a very picturesque medieval village in the province of Siena.Perched up high on a Tuscan hill reminding us of its history as a castle and fort you can enjoy magnificent 360°views of the rolling hills and villages.It is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday in Tuscany where the locals still live according to the seasons and time seems almost to have stopped still. Small and poetic it still however luckily offers a restaurant, pizzeria, bar, small grocery store selling fresh produce, a post office and of course a couple of churches and a small civic museum. Belforte is an oasis of quiet and beauty as well as being a great base for exploring the art treasures and culinary treats of Tuscany.It is also an excellent place to experience real village life with the friendly locals who still treat the foreigners like celebrities...practice your Italian, head to the nearby coast, enjoy the excellent nearby thermal spas or just the 'dolce vita' from your own stunning villa

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Radicondoli Villa Rental Rates

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Peak season
Apr 13 2014 - Nov 1 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

In order to secure a booking we require a 25% non refundable deposit, the balance being due one month prior to your arrival.
Notes These rates include all bed, bathroom and kitchen linen as well as electricity and water. Only extra cost is central heating if required. Cost calculated by meter according to use. Firewood is provided. There is a 10% discount on second rental week. Maid service and a complete change of all linen is included in the price for the Saturday between weeks.
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Amenities

Radicondoli Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Spa
General:
  • Telephone
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double shower and double hand basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • All bathrooms are excellent quality with Italian mosaic tiles, contemporary Italian porcelain sinks and toilets as well as glass and chrome shower screens.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Adjoining bathroom
  • All beds and mattresses are brand new. All four double bedrooms have a minimum of two windows and have lovely views and are full of sun and light. One of the double beds can be made up as two single beds. Three of the bedrooms have their own private ensuite bathroom whereas one has access to an adjoining bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • churches
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
Notes:
Please note that if there are any particular facilities or services that you are looking for and are not listed do not hesitate to contact us and we will be very happy to assist:cooking classes, maid service, personal shopper, driver etc. whatever it takes to make your holiday special.
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