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Villa with pool in San Gimignano 4 bedrooms 9 sleeps

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

The Villa take its charm from the extroardinary position in front of the silhouette of San Gimignano towers. Everywhere it is possible to admire the unforgettable panoramic view of the town or the hilly landscape of the Chianti region. Ideal position for excursions in the area. The pleasant athmosphere is particulary in evidence from the panoramic terraces of the house. There are some sun lounges in one part the garden. It has been nicely renovated. The fortified walls of the watch tower confirm that the house used to be the check point on theold road. It has been furnished with tuscan style. 35 km from the centre of Siena, 40 km from the centre of Firenze, 1 km from the centre of San Gimignano, in the countryside. Private: grounds 15'000 m2, garden with lawn and plants, swimming pool (5 x 10 m, depth 120 - 160 cm, 05.05.-29.09.). 7-room house 220 m2 on 2 levels.. Facilities: washing machine. Internet (Wireless LAN [WLAN], free). Reserved parking.


Owner
Alessandro
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Alessandro

Owner/host.

www.porticciola.it

Alessandro purchased this villa in 1998

Why Alessandro chose Val d'Elsa - Siena

www.porticciola.it

What makes this villa unique

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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
FLORENCE
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
SAN GIMIGNANO
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
CASTELFALFI
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
POGGIBONSI

San Gimignano rises on a hill (334m high) dominating the Elsa Valley with its towers. Once the seat of a small Etruscan village of the Hellenistic period (200-300 BC) it began its life as a town in the 10th century taking its name from the Holy Bishop of Modena, St. Gimignano, who is said to have saved the village from the barbarian hordes. The town increased in wealth and developed greatly during the Middle Ages thanks to the 'Via Francigena' the trading and pilgrim's route that crossed it. Such prosperity lead to the flourishing of works of art to adorn the churches and monasteries. In 1199 it became a free municipality and fought against the Bishops of Volterra and the surrounding municipalities. Due to internal power struggles it eventually divided into two factions one headed by the Ardinghelli family (Guelphs) and the other by the Salvucci family (Ghibellines). On the 8th May 1300 Dante Alighieri came to San Gimignano as the Ambassador of the Guelph League in Tuscany. In 1348 San Gimignano's population was drastically reduced by the Black Death Plague throwing the city into a serious crisis which eventually led to its submission to Florence in 1353. In the following centuries San Gimignano overcame its decline and isolation when its beauty and cultural importance together with its agricultural heritage were rediscovered. The construction of the towers dates back to the 11th and 13th centuries. The architecture of the city was influenced by Pisa, Siena and Florence. There are 14th century paintings of the Sienese School to be seen and 15th century paintings of the Florentine School.

Amenities

San Gimignano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • all bedrooms each with en suite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Glasgow, Scotland
4

Great family holiday in San Gimignano

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Alessandro's villa for 2 weeks in July. It was a great holiday and one we will all remember. We are a family of 9, with older children and friends using the villa as a base. Alessandro was a most welcoming host, provided everything we needed, answered all our questions and offered suggestions on places to visit, etc.

The Villa has 4 great en-suite double bedrooms, with an additional bedroom area with a bed (part of one of the double rooms) - Excellent.

The private pool was a major highlight for all! Great size.

The meal provided by a local cook at the villa was very good.

Given its location, San Gimignano is excellently situated for drives to several cultural cities and towns. Of course, San Gimignano is great itself. Only drawback (particularly for elderly or babies/prams) is that the 1km walk from the villa to San Gimignano is up a steep, rough track - we ended up taking the car on a few occasions, and negotiating San Gimignano's busy car parks - not ideal. This is the only reason I provided 4 stars instead of 5 - which might be a bit harsh. Of course this shouldn't detract from Alessandro's hospitality or the magnificent villa with pool, and fabulous location.

For the older children, exploring wider parts of Italy, the location was great - trains from Poggibonsi were frequent.

Thanks Alessandro...

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Perfetto!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa!! Highly recommended. The views are outstanding.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Cambridge
5

Amazing property with great views of San Gimignano

  • 5 of 5

Firstly can I say how helpful Alessandro was with helping us book this villa and also with meeting up and suggesting tours and excursions. He really makes the villa what it is!

The villa itself is very well located on a small road about 5/10 mins walk from SG centre. It's easy to pop up to the Co-Op for supplies.

The pool is lovely and sheltered. Witha couple of trees down you'd also extend the great view of SG.

All the rooms have great beds and en-suites. The whole villa is clean and full of all the cooking utensils you need. There's even a cat about (we called him Craig) who lives out the back along with the foxes (who seemed to like eating sandals!)

The seating area has a great little BBQ and a fantastic view of SG. Again, with the removal of a hedge or two you could have a truly panoramic view of the area.

A quick tip, the bins are dropped off at the end of the track after turning left and driving a couple of minutes to the main road.

Quick and reliable WiFi too!

Overall a fantastic Villa, in my memories forever! Thanks so much for all your help Alessandro! Ciao!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Charming quiet house with a fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic charming Tuscany house with plenty of room for 8 persons and the best view to San Gimignano. Combining a quiet rural location and own private pool with walking distance to San Gimignano and short distance to shopping and sightseeing opportunities. All needed facilities and a very friendly and helpsome host.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Mt Airy, Maryland
5

Spectacular View!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a great home base for exploring Tuscany. Very comfortable and there are 4 large bedrooms with private bathrooms. We were 4 couples traveling together and we never felt crowded. We walked up into San Gimignano many times and there is a great winery just a short walk in the opposite direction that also has a good view. Above all, I can't say enough great things about Alessandro. He really went out of his way to make our stay enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay immensely at Villa Porticcola! We were amazed at the view of San Gimignano, especially at night! The home is located down a quiet country road, and the driveway is lined with olive trees. Yet, the home is only walking distance from San Gimignano! The house is well represented by the pictures. Yet, when you arrive you are completely in awe of the surrounding views!

Alessandro was so kind, and made us feel very welcome! He sat with us and gave us suggestions for visiting the surrounding area. We followed his suggestions, and found that we had a wonderful vacation experience. I would recommend this rental to anyone! It is what you dream of as a romantic Tuscan experience! Pam & Terry

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $358.21

Incluso nel prezzo:
cambio biancheria settimanale
segnale internet adsl wi-fi
acqua, elettricità.

deposito cauzionale rimborsabile: euro 300

pulizie finali: euro 25 a persona

riscaldamento: a consumo (euro 4,50 per M3)

tassa di soggiorno: euro 1,50 a persona al giorno da marzo a ottobre
per un massimo di 5 giorni. non è dovuta da novembre a febbraio.i bambini sotto i 12 anni non paga

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund