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Alessandro

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, italian

Villa with pool in San Gimignano 4 bedrooms 9 sleeps

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

San Gimignano Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Alessandro (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, italian

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)
Villa with pool in San Gimignano 4 bedrooms 9 sleeps
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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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Edmonton, Canada
5

Highly Recommend Villa Porticcola

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa Porticcola for a week during May 2014 (7 adults). The Villa was perfect and within easy walking distance into San Gimignano. The villa presents exactly as it is in the photos - very spacious, clean and well appointed with amazing views of San G. and the surrounding countryside. Alessandro was extremely easy to work with, responded quickly to all inquiries, and very professional in handling deposits and contract, etc. He was also very helpful in providing information about the region. Alessandro also arranged for 2 local chefs to come one evening and treat us with local / cucina Toscana! We hope to return again for another stay - cannot say enough about Villa Porticcola - Five Stars, highly recommended, one of the best vacation rentals we have ever stayed in.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midwest
5

We Miss It Already!

  • 5 of 5

Lined with olive trees and surrounded by breathtaking vistas of San Gimignano and neighboring vineyards, Villa la Porticciolo provided the perfect anchor for our Tuscan adventure. Within the rustic walls of this charming home are all the modern conveniences one could wish for -- including a hair dryer. The four large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms granted our group of four friends privacy, while the comfortable living room, warmed by the fireplace, brought us together every evening for endless conversation.

A key feature for us was the villa’s proximity to town – a 15 minute hike up the hill on a tranquil country road, which we took most nights to sample some of the town’s best restaurants -- including a couple of great recommendations by Alessandro, the villa’s owner. We also took advantage of San Gimignano’s market day to buy pasta and local vegetables for the delectable home-cooked dinner we prepared in the villa’s well-equipped kitchen, which we washed down with the wine Alessandro gave us upon our arrival.

Working with Alessandro was a pleasure: he’s honest and kind, speaks excellent English, and responds promptly to inquiries.

This place is a gem, as well as a great value. We look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Location in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the perfect Villa in Tuscany, look no further. The Villa La Porticciola exceeded our expectations. Four couples shared the villa for fourteen wonderful days, beginning in late September. The owner is a gracious and accommodating host. The entire process from booking to checking-in/out was easy and professionally done.

The main floor includes two very large sitting areas, a wonderful dining area with room to seat all eight of us comfortably around the table and a very efficient and usable kitchen. The kitchen includes all you might need for preparing breakfasts and light meals (we chose not to prepare any dinners there)....there are two good sized refrigerators so you don’t have to worry about keeping food or drinks cool. There is a full bathroom and washing machine also on the main floor.

All four bedrooms are located on the top floor (accessible from the outside without hauling luggage up and down many steps). The bedrooms were all spacious, well appointed and with comfortable beds. Each room had its own en-suite bathroom.

All the outside areas are well maintained and provide views of San Gimignano that are picture-perfect. The patios are a great place to have a morning cup of coffee and watch the sun come up over the Tuscan hills or to finish the day with a glass of wine under the stars.

The walk into San Gimignano takes between 15-20 minutes. It is mostly uphill so you do get a bit of a work-out, but it is well worth it once you reach the town. It takes about five minutes to drive and park at one of the car parks if you are going in for dinner, touring or shopping. We wouldn’t recommend walking in after dark without a good flash-light. It is quite dark and you will often encounter cars.

The location provides a great central location for day-trips within Tuscany. Besides touring in San Gimignano, we did day- trips to Siena, Radda in Chianti, Volterra, Monteriggioni, Cortona, the Abbey of San Galgano, Assisi and Pisa (by train from Poggibonsi). Several of us also took the train from Empoli to Cinque Terre for two days and one-night. Again, easy to do. The owner is eager to give you recommendations for visiting wineries in the local area. Several in our group did that.

By far, the highlight for the Villa was the Tuscan dinner prepared and served by a local cook. If you have ever wanted to experience what it is like live in the hills of Tuscany, this Villa provides the perfect opportunity!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

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Rates & Availability

San Gimignano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,019
 
 
Medium
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,572
 
 
Low
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 14 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,012
 
 
Very Low
Oct 15 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$447
$1,901
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

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

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Amenities

San Gimignano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
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 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
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
  • children 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

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