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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

House on Florence Hills - 4 Miles Away from Downtown Florence!

20 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Metropolitan City of Florence House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Located atop the hill of the ancient Certosa abbey of Florence, only 4 miles away from the ancient walls of downtown Florence, the Rustico della Certosa house is the ideal lodging for those who wish to visit the city during the day, and relax by night. Immersed in the green countryside of Florence, the Rustico della Certosa house is located by the Certosa highway exit, 5 minutes away, in a strategic position to visit the wonderful hills of Tuscany!

During the day, it is possible to visit the countless works of art of Florence, but also to organize short day-trips in the luxuriant Chianti countryside, with the Rustico being in the Chianti Putto region. You can enjoy Greve in Chianti, also known as the pearl of Chianti, only 30 minutes away, the beautiful San Gimignano about 35 minutes away, the famous town of Siena about 40 minutes away Sant'Andera in Percussina with the Niccolo' Machiavelli museum-house only 5 minutes away (all distances are calculated based on car transportation).

It's very easy to reach the historic city centre of Florence from our property: infact the nearest bus stop is 2Kms away for the property. In front of the bus stop there is a big FREE parking, where you can park the car and catch the bus for the historic city centre. The bus takes 10-15 minutes to reach the Duomo of Florence.

For the past few centuries, the Rustico della Certosa was a simple building, created to welcome peasants working on the surrounding hills. During the 2000's, the building was completely renovated, paying close attention not to remove or alter those unique elements that remind it's rustic past, that is, the big fireplace in the middle of the dining room, the ancient exposed wood beams, and the original cotto floors from Impruneta.

The 5 bedrooms are tastefully furnished, inspired by the major historic events of the surrounding areas. There are a fully equipped kitchen, a big dining room and a big living room. In the dining room there is also a cupboard furnished by all necessary to testing the Italian wine (Professional testing glasses, decanter, information about the most famous Tuscany wine cellars).

The garden, in the spring and summer months, is a true oasis, where you can relax, maybe read a book and enjoy a cocktail. If the sun is hitting really hard, you can seek refuge under the big umbrella and nap on the lawn chairs available for you.

ONLY 400 METRES AWAY FROM THE PROPERTY THERE IS A WODERFULL POOL IMMERSED IN THE TUSCANY COUNTRYSIDE: DAILY TICKET 5 EUROS!

OUR TWO NEW SERVICES:

1. MINIVAN RENTAL WITH MY BROTHER MARCO DRIVER.

STARTING FROM THE 2011 WE OFFER TO OUR GUEST THAT DON'T WANT TO RENT A CAR, A WEEKLY CAR SERVICE WITH A DRIVER (MY BROTHER). MY BROTHER MARCO HAS A RENTAL DRIVER LICENCE AND A MINIVAN (A CAR WITH 9 PLACES: 8 PERSONS AND THE DRIVER). WE CAN DO A VERY COMPETITIVE PRICE FOR OUR GUEST!!

2. FRESH VEGETABLES FROM OUR VEGETABLE GARDEN.

STARTING FROM 2013 WE HAVE A WONDERFULL VEGETABLE GARDEN ONLY 300 METRES FROM THE PROPERTY: OUR GUEST CAN TASTE OUR FRESH VEGETABLES DIRECTLY FROM OUR GARDEN!!

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About The Owner

My name is Alessandro - live in Florence. I manage my properties (I own 4 total) with my wife Arianna and my brother Enrico to the best of our abilities. We are extremely helpful in preparations for your stay, as well as while you will on site. We provide all the information on places to eat and to shop and to visit our special city. We work to assure that our house will be your home away from home and visit Florence as only a Florentine person can do!

Why The Owner chose Metropolitan City of Florence

The location is great! Infact the house is near the five Tuscany Unesco heritage sites:

1.Historic centre of Florence (10-15 minutes away from the property by car).

2.Historic centre of Siena (45 minutes away from the property by car);

3.Piazza del Duomo of Pisa (50 minutes away from the property by car);

4.Historic centre of Lucca (60 minutes away from the property by car);

5.Towers of Sangiminiano (30 minutes away from the property by car).

The House is wonderfull and very spacious....the ancient exposed wood beams, and the original cotto floors from Impruneta: you'll taste the unique Tuscany style!

What makes this house unique

Taking the dog for a morning walk around our wonderfull tuscany hill through fields of olive trees and vineyards. From our property you can walk and see the wonderfull sightsee of the historic city centre of Florence!

Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

House on Florence Hills - 4 Miles Away from Downtown Florence!
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
5

Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice property. Being two families with young kids the house was comfortable, clean and very well located. You can almost visit any major site within 90 mins and Florence is 20 mins. We really enjoy our stay.

Ceci est une belle propriété. Nous étions deux familles avec des jeunes enfants et la maison était comfortable, propre et très bien situé. Il est possible de visiter presque n'importe quel site touristique important avec 90 mins de route et Florence est à 20 mins. Nous avons vraiment aimer notre séjour.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Florence Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Great property, beautiful views, ample size, clean space for 9 of us, a true taste of Italy! Gracious family hosts, were responsive to our needs. Definitely need a car/van, a bit of a challenge navigating directions but in a fun way, maybe 20 minutes travel to the city walls outside of which we parked and walked. All added to our experience. The pictures and description of the property were representative of the experience. We were not able to be treated to Mina's cooking, maybe next time! We recommend to larger groups looking for a villa still close to the city instead of downtown hotels.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property outside of Florence

  • 5 of 5

This property was great for our group. We hired Marco as our driver. He was great, and very accommodating. This is the only way to go. I highly recommend hiring Marco. MINA cooked a delicious meal for us, as well. It was delicious. We ordered it ahead of time, and had it on our arrival evening. Well worth it. It was nice to tour all day, and go back to the peaceful countryside in the evening. Ricco, Marco, and MINA were wonderful. Hopefully will meet Alessandro next time.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Inverness ,Nova Scotia ,Canada
5

Excellent Villa ... Beautiful Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 10 adults ....this Villa was the perfect place for us .As we were completely unfamiliar with this area Enrico helped us everyday. Enrico's charming personality enabled us to learn more of the Italian culture ,language , and countryside .We enjoyed a delicious meal made by Mama Mina .The Villa is Immaculately clean ,very spacious and beautiful !Enrico , Alessandro , Arianna and Mamma Mina made our Italian Holiday the best vacation ever !! 5 STARS TO THE BERNIE FAMILY !!! Thank You !! I highly recommend this beautiful Villa and Family to anyone visiting Tuscany !

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

just what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property as a group of 5 siblings and their spouses, expecting a great villa in a wonderful setting and we were so happy that everything met and exceeded our expectations. The layout , convenience and atmosphere of the villa is great and The Berni family made us feel as if we were part of their family and did everything to make our vacation perfect. A special mention to Enrico who took us under his wing and became part of our family...He was amazing and we had so much fun with him..Mama Mina's dinner was to die for and we would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to experience Italy at its best.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis Indiana. USA
5

Exactly what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The property was exactly as described and extremely comfortable. With five longtime friends traveling together, the accommodations were perfect with five bedrooms and three baths. Enrico was our driver for the week and in addition to our plans, suggested several charming Italian villages and a great winery for us to visit! We saw all of the local sites traveling to Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa. And,of course, Florence. I highly recommend this property. It is quiet, charming, with beautiful scenery and the family is so friendly!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Florence Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
'Latino' bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
'Firenze Santa Maria Novella' rail station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
A1 Rome-Milan Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

400 metres away from the property there is a wonderfull pool immersed in the green: daily ticket 5 euros.

The house is also near the four Tuscany Unesco heritage sites:

1.Towers of Sangiminiano (30 minutes away from the property by car);

2.Historic centre of Siena (45 minutes away from the property by car);

3.Piazza del Duomo of Pisa (50 minutes away from the property by car);

4.Historic centre of Florence (10-15 minutes away from the property by car).

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Rates & Availability

Campo di Marte House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,537
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Medium Season
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,427
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,098
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,537
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,098
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $329

Weekly rate are per property within 6 persons. The extra price for any other person from the 6th person is 75 euros per week. For example: if your group is 8 persons and want to come in June for a week, the total rental price will be 1450 euros (1300 euros per week within 6 persons, plus 150 euros per week for the 7th and 8th person).

30% of the total at the booking. Balance at the arrival.

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Amenities

Metropolitan City of Florence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Calcio Storico - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , On request is possible to added a single bed
    Palio of Siena - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , On request is possible to add a single bed
    Festa dell'Uva - 2 twin/ single , On request is possible to arrange a double queen bed
    Maggio Musicale - 1 queen
    Carnevale - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Tasting wine cupboard in the dining room with professional tasting glasses, decanter for old wine tasting and other professional instruments to taste the italian wine. Library in the living room with many itineraries and place descriptions, maps, address of the recomanded restaurants, wine cellars and museum in the Florence area.

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