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Independent stone built villa, originally a medieval watch tower, near Florence

Adriana Bochicchio

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Adriana Bochicchio

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Independent stone built villa, originally a medieval watch tower, near Florence

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Londa Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, farmhouse, rural, pool, satellite TV Internet

The villa is the oldest building of a medieval small hamlet and dates back to the XIII century, it was originally a watch tower, it has been recently restored keeping its original structure. The rooms are all on the first floor while the ground floor is not inhabited. the wide living room is central and has its original stone floor and fireplace, the 2 windows offer a wonderful view of the valley and from one of them you can see the lovely pool (13x7m) very well. Both the living room and the kitchen open on a large porch ideal for sitting and dining in the open. Two of the bedrooms have double beds and one has 2 single beds, all the rooms have their original wooden beamed ceilings . Both bathrooms are modern and comfortable.The villa has a private, large and fenced garden provided with outside furniture and a lush grape pergola. The pool is located 250m from the villa and is shared with the guests of another holiday house of the medieval hamlet which belongs to the owner's family.

Owner's profile:

The medieval hamlet was part of a century old farm which belonged to my mother's family. The farm is now run by my aunt and by my nephews, they farm organic and can offer excellent extra virgin oil from our olive groves and excellent wine from their beautiful vineyards. Torre della Musica ( the villa I offer for rent) is one of the 5 houses which make up the medieval hamlet, they belong to my 3 sisters and to my aunt. I spend as much time as I can in a house close to Torre della Musica because the place is green and peaceful and close to Florence even if secluded.

In summer, after a day trip to one of the art towns of Tuscany, you will appreciate your return to Torre della Musica where the evenings are always breezy.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Adriana Bochicchio (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear adriana,

We've enjoyed a lovely relaxing holiday at Torre della Musica. The house and garden are beautiful and we've spent several days by the pool swimming and admiring the beautiful views. Bilancino lake was good for swimming and pedalo hire.We've visited Pisa and Siena and went to Florence twice, parking near Piazzale Michelangelo where the views over the city were breathtaking.

This was a great holiday and we've got lots of memories to take home.

Thank you

The Taylor family from UK
Jul 2011
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Independent stone built villa, originally a medieval watch tower, near Florence
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

perfect stay in this mediëval watch tower

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well-maintained property. Accurate description regarding the location. Adriana (owner) provides good and friendly service. We already recommended this house to friends and relatives. Lovely garden, perfect swimming pool and good wine of the house. Don't miss the pizzeria at Rufina and the restaurant at the lake in Londa!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

5 friends and I stayed at Torre della Musica and it was lovely. The photos don't do the place justice, the views are stunning.

Adriana was incredibly kind and accommodating, even when we accidentally locked ourselves out at night she was kind enough to just lend us her key.

I cannot recommend this place enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Room with a View

  • 5 of 5

This is such a wonderful place. We have never stayed in such a beautiful home, unique, tasteful, tranquil, clean, wonderful views. It will be difficult to beat. We felt as if we were in the film set for "Room with a View" every time we swung the shutters open to let in the morning sunshine (and let's be honest sometimes it was raining). It was a place to regroup and enjoy the pool. We got the train easily into Florence. Ate in the local restaurant on live music night - great fun - in Londa and enjoyed the interesting tour of the family Olive Oil factory with tastings! But mainly we enjoyed eating our dinner on the terrace in the evening. Adriana made us feel so welcome. It was a continual delight to stay here. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Very beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We had amazing vacation in Londa. We had possibility to enjoy the beauty of the nature and buildings. The place was quite far from city, but it was easy to travel everywhere by car or by train.The house was an experience because of it`s unique history. The house was also well-maintained. We recommend this place to people who enjoy silence, nature and peace. We would like to thank the owner for her hospitality and kindness.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

RECOMMENDED

  • 5 of 5

What an experience!

On the top of a mountain, a charming house, with an amazing view. The house was originally an old authentic tower. Inside the house the atmosphere is even more charming. But the most remarkable thing was how clean it was. At our arrival there were even fresh flowers in each room.

Our hostess was a lovely woman with lovely sisters. One of these sisters gave us a guided tour in an olive farm. An interesting experience. Together with the whole family we really enjoyed the holidays. Thanks to the warm welcome, the lovely hostess and the charming house.

Thanks Adriana for the great time!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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5

simply gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

the previous reviews are entirely accurate - this is a wonderful Tuscan dream so beautiful that it is already hard to believe that it was real. the house itself is authentic but well modernised, the gardens and views sensational, pool area fantastic and all conveniently close to Firenze, not to mention other lesser known but very picturesque towns and sights. my wife and I and four sons recommend without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
41 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Londa
Nearest Ferry
135 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
34 Kilometres
Poggio dei Medici Golf Course, Scarperia
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Contea
Nearest Motorway
41 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Londa
Nearest Beach
140 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: necessary

The villa is situated in a secluded and elevated position 450 meters above the village of Londa with a stunning panoramic view of a unique area of Tuscany known as the Mugello / Val di Sieve. It is hard to imagine that you are only 60 min driving from Florence and 10 min. driving from Londa, a charming little village, where you can find restaurants, a post office, a bank, a pharmacy and anything you can need. Londa is on the edge of the Casentino Natural Park. 40 km away is Lake Bilancino on whose shores you can swim and windsurf. The villa location is ideal for day trips to the many historical cities around: Arezzo, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca can be reached in max 2 hrs driving. From the nearest train station, Contea (15 min driving), you can easily reach Florence center by train in 35 min. Those who love fashion can reach outlets of the most famous designers in less than 1 hr driving. Nearest airports: Florence (41 Km) Pisa (120 km) Bologna (130 km). You need a car

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Rates & Availability

From €110 Per night

Londa Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
5 night minimum stay
€122
€854
 
 
High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
€994
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
€854
 
 
Low Season
Sep 26 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
€110
€770
 
 
Mid Season
May 21 2016 - Jul 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
€122
€854
 
 
High Season
Jul 3 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
€994
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 24 2016
5 night minimum stay
€122
€854
 
 
Low Season
Sep 25 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
€110
€770
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €200
Pet Fee €20
Notes Prices include: final cleaning, towels, bed linen, dish-cloths, table cloth, utilities consumption. Heating not included.
Second week rental :10% discount
1 extra bed and 1 baby bed available on request. Pets considered,
Extra bed: 50 Euro/week. Baby-bed: 25 Euro/week. Pets 20 Euro/week ( Please ask at booking time)
Booking by e-mail or phone, a deposit of 25% of the rental fee is required to confirm you reservation, the deposit can be paid by money transfer or via Paypal.
Security deposit (200 Euro) in cash on arrival. If there have been damages an amount to cover the costs will be agreed with the owner before you leave and the balance will be returned at departure time.
Arrival :4-7 pm, Departure: 10am
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Amenities

Londa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1 basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1 basin
  • The bathrooms are modern and very comfortable one of them has a large rain-shower, the other has a normal shower. Both of them have shower enclosure, a basin and glass shelves. Hair-dryer and shower mats are provided as well as hand soap .
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All the bedrooms are tastefully decorated with wooden, antique furniture and all of them are provided with bedside tables, chest of drawers, chairs, cloth-stands or cupboard etc. All bedrooms are spacious, the 2 double bed rooms have 2 windows the single bed room has 1 window, one window in each bedroom has a mosquito net. Baby bed and extra bed on request We ask 25 Euro/week for the baby bed and 50 Euro/week for the extra bed. Please ask at booking time.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Wireless broadband internet access is available in the house (no charge). High chair available on request, no charge, please ask at booking time.The private garden is large and completely fenced, garden chairs, tables, 2 sunbeds and 4 deck-chairs are available. One or more cooking lessons can be arranged with an expert person coming to the house to prepare for you from a simple meal to a special dinner. Wine tasting can be arranged in the family vineyard. In the high season, one of the owner's sisters personally guides free tours in the family oil-mill in Londa with oil tasting on bruschetta . The swimming pool is immersed in a large green area, it is fenced and furnished with umbrellas, sunbeds, chairs, tables, outdoor shower, it is open according to season usually starting June 1st to Sept. 30, please bring your own towel. You can see Torre della Musica on the right edge of the hamlet in the hamlet photo.

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