Pisa Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Pisa/Siena Border, Siena
Villa Isidoro is the perfect Tuscan farmhouse experience while not compromising on luxury. Understated elegance offers you a country style home in ultimate comfort. Ideally located within twelve miles of San Gimignano and Colle val d'Esa, you are within a one hour drive to Siena, Florence, Pisa, Volterra and many hill towns and vineyards of Chianti, including Tuscany's sandy beaches.
Tranquil and peaceful, this villa is surrounded by one of the oldest forests in the area that has remained unchanged throughout the centuries. Set out on a morning hike or take one of the mountain bikes at the villa on the one of many different trails for all levels.
Just a few short miles from the villa is a small hill town, off the beaten path unknown to most tourists. Here you can soak up the local flavor and if you happen to be there in the second Sunday in July, get caught up in the excitement of their own Palio. Other nearby villages include Monteriggioni which still stands as it did when Dante visited it. He loved this village so much he wrote it into his Divine Comedy. Within twenty minutes you can be in the original Etruscan city of Volterra. It was also important in the Roman and medieval periods of Tuscany's history and now known the world over for its alabaster stone carvings. For children, a visit to San Galgano is a must. Here you can discover the ruins of the old Cistercian Abbey that is reminiscent of Excalibur and during the summer months is a grand backdrop to the many outdoor concerts held here.
The house has been meticulously restored taking great care in keeping one with nature. It is one of the first 100% eco-friendly homes, producing its own electricity in harmony with the environment. The solar water heating system produces hot water all year round and both the villa and cottage are heated and cooled by a geothermal system 300 feet below the house that maintains a constant temperature, eliminating the need for conventional air conditioning and heating.
MAIN VILLA (3,850 square feet, Sleeps 11)
From the main road, a 400 meter white road will take you to the villa's impressive gate. Once inside you have the choice to park 'al fresco' or the villa's two car garage. From the garage, a staircase leads to the large professional stainless steel kitchen with a large island for everyone to get involved in preparing a perfect Tuscan dinner, or getting involved in a cooking class. The large picture framed window over the sink makes any clean up chore easy to bear. The spacious living room with soft terracotta flooring and a large rug has plush upholstered white sofas centered around an antique fireplace. This room is full of light, thanks to two large three paneled glass doors that lead out to the ceiling and high vaulted terracotta ceilings. From the living room, a hallway leads you to the hall bathroom with shower. On your left is a king bedroom with an independent entrance to the gardens. Further down the hallway on your right is a cozy single bedroom with a loft single bed. Both these bedrooms share the hall bathroom.
A beautiful stone and wrought iron staircase in the living room leads up to four en suite bedrooms.
At the top of the staircase, the hall way leads to the master bedroom on your right, This room is a large suite, with king size poster bed, a stone fireplace for those chilly nights and an en suite bathroom with tub and walk in shower and a large walk in closet. This room has a door leading out to your own private loggia with small table and chairs and an external staircase leading to the large terrace. At the top of the landing is a spacious double bedroom with king sized poster bed and an en suite bathroom with shower.
To the left of the landing you have the other double bedrooms: on has a king size bed with en suite bath with shower and the other bedroom has 2 twin beds that can be joined together on request. This room has an en suite bathroom with shower.
THE COTTAGE (880 Square feet, Sleeps 2 + 2 )
From the living room, cross the terrace and 6 steps will take you down to The Cottage. What was once a little sheep barn has now been restored to a charming studio with king size loft bedroom.
Enter into the open living room with dining area. A large glass door looks out onto the sprawiing lawns and nearby woods. From the dining area you walk through a threshold into the spacious white cupboard kitchen with wood beam ceilings and professional cook top and oven. A bathroom with shower completes this floor and is ideal if you have 2 additional guests using the sofa bed. A staircase takes you up to the bedroom which is over the living room and opens to the dining area. There are two windows in the bedroom bringing in some natural light. The full bathroom has a walk in shower and a large walk in closet
From the living room, two large three panel glass doors open out to the terrace that is almost the same size as the villa. This terrace has a pergola and beautiful wrought iron table and chairs that can easily accommodate 15 guests for alfresco dining. A stone wood burning BBQ and a wood burning pizza oven are adjacent to the terrace. Just across the lawn from the villa and cottage is the spacious pool area with infinity pool surrounded on three sides by a soft brown stone terraces. It is fenced in adding to the comfort of those with small children. Your senses will come alive while you sit pool side at dining tables or chaise lounges or in the– the beautiful and panoramic Tuscan views and scent of lavender, rosemary, thyme, roses and other perennials that surround the terraces bushes. Another view in peace and tranquility can be experienced from the pretty gazebo furnished with comfortable chairs and sitting with a stone patio set among the olive groves that surround the villa.
MAIN VILLA1 Master Suite with King Bed and en suite bath with walk in shower and tub1 King Bedroom with en suite bath1 King/Twin Bedroom with en suite bath2 King Bedrooms1 Single BedroomTHE COTTAGE1 King Bedroom 1 Double Sofa Bed in living room
5 Bathroom with Shower1 Bathroom with Walk In Shower and Tub