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Holiday home in a rural village close to Florence, walk to restaurants and shops

Flora

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Flora

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015
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Holiday home in a rural village close to Florence, walk to restaurants and shops

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

San Casciano in Val di Pesa Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Set in the village. Terrace with a view. Bus to Florence centre at 650 metres.

Il Visciolo was a typical Tuscan barn. We converted it to a modern home in 2006 respecting the rural tradition of the Florentine province, recycling the original materials whenever possible.

# SPECIAL OFFER 3 NIGHTS from 1st to 4th APRIL 2015

We have to fill a gap in the calendar, so just for those dates we accept a 3 nights stay. 896 euro/night, total rental cost 267 euro.

# EVERYTHING AT WALKING DISTANCE

Our converted barn is located few steps away from the centre of San Casciano in Val di Pesa, a village set in the Chianti area of Tuscany. The village of San Casciano in Val di Pesa has got many shops, bars, some good restaurants and pizzerias. Most of them can be reached walking, as our holiday home is at just 350 metres from the village centre. A big COOP supermarket is 7 minutes walk from the house.

# EXPLORING TUSCANY

Florence centre can be reached in 30 minutes by public coach service, departures are at 650 from the property. Our holiday house is much appreciated by those who want to visit Florence without a car or to explore Tuscany. A dual carriageway leading to Florence and Siena is 3.5Km away. For those with car, we have a private parking inside the property.

# THE HOUSE

Two bedrooms with air conditioning, one double bed and two twin beds (can be joined on request), two bathrooms, an equipped kitchen, a living room. Bedding and linen are included.

There is an automated heating system on both floors. A broadband Internet connection (7 Mbps ADSL with WiFi b/g/n modem&router) at your exclusive use, all the house and part of the garden are covered by WiFi (you can turn it off any time).

The house is not suitable for children between one-and-half and seven years old.

# OUTSIDE: TERRACE and GARDEN

The terrace in front of the house has got a great view over the countryside, it's at your exclusive use. You can have meals outside as it's equipped with table and chairs under a gazebo (uncovered during Winter). A stone barbecue is available (wood is not provided). A garden with olive trees and fruit trees surrounds the house. On the back there is our farmhouse and other buildings of the village. The property is part of the village of San Casciano, it is not isolated in the countryside.

# ABOUT US

We (wife and husband) live in a farmhouse few metres away and we can help you in case of need (although we don't give any professional service as ours is a simple self catering accommodation). I am a recently retired teacher of English and French.

# ANY QUESTION?

For more information about Il Visciolo please contact us and we will send you the address of our web site. We won't send unsolicited e-mails and we always reply promptly.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Flora (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

About Flora

I am a retired teacher of English and French, I live with my husband in a nearby farmhouse on the same property. Our son Carlo lives in Florence.

Flora purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Flora chose San Casciano in Val di Pesa

The property is located just outside the village and enjoys a great view over the Tuscan countryside. We are few hundred metres from a big supermarket, shops and good restaurants. The centre of Florence can be reached with or without a car in half an hour. You'll feel in the countryside, still having the convenience of a town.

What makes this cottage unique

The location, the direct connection to Florence thanks to the coach service, the terrace with a view, the privacy. Quality of appliances, the broadband Internet access (both Ethernet and WiFi), the private car park inside the property. Owners on site, Italian/English/French spoken.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

5
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Holiday home in a rural village close to Florence, walk to restaurants and shops
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

A Million Dollar View

  • 5 of 5

Words can't describe how beautiful the view is from this villa in Tuscany. It was everything we wanted it to be. The villa is a lovely stone building that has been recently converted into a charming 2 bedroom villa. Flora, Allessandro and Carlo were all so helpful, going beyond expectations to ensure we had a pleasant stay. Their assessment that you don't need a car was correct, we were within a short walking distance to the town center, around three corners to the grocery store and a short walk to the bus station. A half hour bus ride and you were in Florence Center. Day trips to Sienna, and San Gimignano are very doable in a day trip. My son and his wife took a 2 two hour train ride to Venice.

A very nice place to spend a vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minneapolis, MN
5

The BEST Tuscan Experience

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to Flora for her amazing hospitality and kindness. The four of us were greeted with a warm smile and some delicious snacks and chianti! The property is very well maintained and felt like home. Comfy beds and modern bathrooms made the stay relaxing. Wasn't sure about the location but it turned out it was perfect. The bus to Florence was right down the street and took about 45 min. We also had a car and with some guidance from our hosts were able to find some incredible places to see. San Casciano is small but offers a lot in terms of dining and shopping; nice change from the hustle and bustle of Florence. And when our luggage didn't arrive for several days, Flora was a tireless advocate in helping us get it!

I can't recommend Il Visciolo enough. It is everything you would expect and then some. We will be back to make more memories!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Charleston, South Carolina
5

Beautiful home; stunning view; perfect everything!

  • 5 of 5

What a great location to explore Tuscany -- Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano! We, a family of four, stayed in this Tuscan home mainly for the "secured, free" parking. We were given a parking garage for the car, which we left for our day in Florence. Other than that we took day trips to the place above and more. Our week was full of travel, but it was nice to come back to the house (and the VIEW) to relax. We had all our breakfasts and most of our dinners outside looking over the olive groves. The kitchen is fully functional, including a dishwasher. We did laundry twice with no problems. The kids had their own room (and bathroom -- great upstairs shower!) and we had ours. For someone who has had back surgery, the beds were firm, which I need. Internet is easy to use. Communication was beyond excellent with Carlo. So much so, that we were able to have our forgotten clothes sent to us overnight with Carlo delivering them to us. As for our espresso and cappuccinos, there are restaurants/cafes right up the street (as well as a grocery store). As I said, a perfect location to easily drive into town and out of town, yet close enough to walk into it as well. Thank you, Carlo! I would highly recommend this beautiful, restored Tuscan house!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Einmaliges Ferienhaus

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren das erste Mal in der Toscana und landeten direkt einen Volltreffer.

Das Haus ist liebevoll eingerichtet und super sauber.

Von den zuvorkommenden Gastgebern wurden wir freundlich empfangen und

bekamen wertvolle Tipps. Der Blick von der großen Terrasse geht über den Garten zu einer großen Olivenanlage, wir konnten viele Sonnenuntergänge

genießen . Das Zentrum ist fußläufig zu erreichen, mit einem gut sortierten

Supermarkt und einigen Restaurants. Das Städtchen hat eine schöne Altstadt

und jeden Montag einen tollen Markt. Die Lage ist zentral, man kann alles gut

erreichen, sei es mit dem Bus (Florenz 3/4 Std.) oder mit dem Auto alle bekannten Städte: Lucca, Siena usw. Wir waren zu viert und hatten eine

wunderschöne, unvergessene Urlaubswoche. Auf alle Fälle weiter zu empfehlen!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
5

Einmaliges Ferienhaus

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren das erste Mal in der Toscana und landeten direkt einen Volltreffer.

Von den Gastgebern wurden wir freundlich empfangen und bekamen wertvolle

Tips.Das Haus ist liebevoll eingerichtet und super sauber.Der Blick von der

Terrasse geht in den großen Garten und in die Olivenhaine. Wir konnten einmalige Sonnenuntergänge genießen. Das Zentrum ist fußläufig zu erreichen,

mit einem gut sortiertem Supermarkt und einigen Restaurants.Ein kleines Städtchen mit einer schönen Altstadt. Sehr zu empfehlen ist der große Markt, immer Montags. Die Lage ist zentral, man kommt überall schnell hin, sei es mit dem Bus(Florenz 3/4 Std.), oder mit dem Auto in die anderen sehenswerten Städte. Wir waren zu viert und hatten eine wunderschöne , unvergessene Woche. Wir werden es auf alle Fälle weiterempfehlen. Hilde

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
5

Ein Ort zum Wohlfühlen !

  • 5 of 5

Es war eine wunderschöne Woche in einem liebevoll eingerichteten und absolut gepflegten,sauberen Ferienhaus. Die Vermieter sind sehr nette Leute, die gerne Tipps geben aber in keinster Weise aufdringlich sind. Die Verständigung klappte auf Englisch mit ein wenig Deutsch. Im nahen Supermarkt konnten wir uns wunderbar verpflegen und auch einige nette Restaurants waren in der Nähe. Allerdings haben wir am Liebsten auf der Terrasse gegrillt und bei einem guten Glas Chiantiwein die herrliche Aussicht genossen. Florenz erreicht man mit dem Bus in ca. 30 Min. und auch die anderen Sehenswürdigkeiten sind sehr gut erreichbar. Unser Fazit: Wir können Il Visciolo auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
31 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci - Florence
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
Via Roma
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Circolo Golf Ugolino
Nearest Train
650 Metres
Bus terminal San Casciano
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
RA03 Firenze-Siena
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Cinque di Vino
Nearest Ski
102 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Cecina
Car: not necessary

San Casciano in Val di Pesa is a quiet village in the Chianti countryside, just 15 km from the historic centre of Florence, with a large supermarket, several restaurants, bars and shops. There are regular bus routes that connect to Florence (15 Km), Siena (50 Km) and other villages of the area.

The centre of San Casciano in Val di Pesa is within walking distance (350 metres) and has got some restaurants, nice shops selling local products, services (banks, pharmacies, etc..). During the year there are many fairs and festivals in both San Casciano and two neighboring villages. Every Monday there is a street market with many stalls selling also local food products.

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Rates & Availability

From €84 Per night

San Casciano in Val di Pesa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season / Basse saison
Mar 12 2015 - Mar 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
€85
€598
 
 
Special offer 1-4 April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
€89
 
 
Mid season / Moyenne saison
Apr 4 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€840
 
 
High Season / Haute saison
May 30 2015 - Sep 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€944
 
 
Mid season / Moyenne saison
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 16 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€840
 
 
Low season / basse saison
Oct 17 2015 - Nov 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
€96
€658
 
 
Low season /basse saison
Nov 21 2015 - Dec 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
€84
€550
 
 
Fêtes de fin d'année / EndYear
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 7 2016
5 night minimum stay
€135
€916
 
 
Low Season / Basse saison
Jan 8 2016 - Feb 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
€88
€595
 
 
Spring low season / Printemps
Mar 1 2016 - Apr 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
€96
€658
 
 
Middle / Moyenne
Apr 2 2016 - May 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€840
 
 
High / Haute
May 28 2016 - Sep 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€948
 
 
Middle / Moyenne
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 21 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€840
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €250
Stay tax €1.5 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.
Notes # ENGLISH
From 4th April to 16th October changeover day is Saturday and it's rented on a weekly basis (7 days minimum booking). While during the rest of the year and for last minute bookings we are flexible and minimum booking is 4 or 5 nights (refer to price table for the details). You can always stay fewer days if you want, but the price does not change.

In our municipality the tourism tax of €1.50 per night applies for stays from 1 March to 31 October, up to a maximum of 7 nights, to people older than 14 years. The nights beyond the seventh are not taxed. Example: two people who stay 14 nights pay 21 euro (2 x 1.50 x 7). The payment is in cash upon arrival.

# FRANCAIS
Du 4 Avril au 16 Octobre le jour d'arrivée est samedi et le gîte est loué sur une base hebdomadaire (7 jours minimum de réservation). Alors que pendant le reste de l'année et pour les réservations de dernière minute, nous sommes flexibles et la réservation minimum est de 4 ou 5 nuits (se référer au tableau des prix pour les détails). Vous pouvez toujours rester moins de jours si vous voulez, mais le prix ne change pas.

Dans notre municipalité la taxe de séjour de €1,50 par nuit se applique pour les séjours à partir du 1er Mars jusque 31 Octobre, jusqu'à un maximum de 7 nuits, pour les personnes âgées de 14 ans. Les nuits au-delà de la septième ne sont pas imposés. Exemple: deux personnes qui séjournent 14 nuits au prix de € 21 (2 x 1,50 x 7). Le paiement est en espèces à l'arrivée.

# ITALIANO
Dal 4 aprile al 16 ottobre il giorno di arrivo è il Sabato e la casa è affittata su base settimanale (minimo 7 giorni di prenotazione). Per il resto dell'anno e per le prenotazioni dell'ultimo minuto siamo flessibili e la prenotazione minima è di 4 o 5 notti (vedi tabella dei prezzi).
Nel nostro Comune la tassa di soggiorno di €1,50 a notte si applica per soggiorni dal 1 Marzo al 31 Ottobre, fino ad un massimo di 7 notti, ai maggiori di 14 anni. Es.: 2 persone che soggiornano 14 notti pagano €21 (2x1,50x7)
Payment by credit/debit card (Paypal) or bank wire (SWIFT), 30% upon reservation, the balance within 45 days from arrival.
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Nous acceptons les paiements par virement bancaire ou carte de crédit (PayPal). En baisse de paiement de 30% à la réservation, le reste devant être payé 45 jours avant l'arrivée. Caution à payer comptant: 250 EUR pour les séjours d'une semaine, sera rendue à votre départ.
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Amenities

San Casciano in Val di Pesa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • A small bathroom is on the ground floor and a bigger one is upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 160x195cm
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two separated and independent bedrooms. The main one, has a double bed, a wardrobe and a dresser. The other room has two desks, a wardrobe and two twin beds on a sleeping loft. The sleeping loft is a low space with only the two beds, just for sleeping. The twin beds can be joined on request. The rest of the bedroom has got a regular height. Both chambers have got their own air conditioning system.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 1 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
Notes:
On the terrace in front of the house there is a gazebo with a table, four chairs, two deck chair, a stone barbecue. At your disposal there is also a small portable iron barbecue.

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