About the property
- House2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
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 Owner chose Impruneta
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!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful and great for kids!
The family that owns the apartment is very kind and helpful and the meal prepared by Mina was delicious. All in all, a wonderful visit!
We had a group of 6 adults and 4 school-aged kids. This was a wonderful home base-plenty of room, Mina's meals were great, and Marco took us to the airport at 4 AM.
Every morning we started off with a beautiful 2km walk to the bus and had coffee and croissants at the Tabacco shop. Florence and the train were easy to get to. We were perfectly happy without a rental car.
I enthusiastically recommend this location.
Great home outside Florence for a family
We loved our stay at Villa Rustico. After a long day of travel we were met with fresh eggs from the farm and other staples we pre-ordered as well as our first of two meals prepared by Mama Minna. The house was spacious for our family of 5, and well equipped. Travel to Pisa, San G, Perugia and Greve were all very easy, and the house feels like the country although you are only minutes from Florence or the airport. Rico was very attentive but we always had our privacy even though the family lives on the same grounds. We would definitely stay again.
Beautiful retreat close to everything you wish to explore in Tuscany
We had a wonderful stay here and cannot wait to come back. The house was clean and charming and easily kept warm (we visited during feb) we brought our six small children who LOVED playing in the yard while we prepared meals ect. The kitchen was well equipped and there are several markets close by including a supermarket which made staying as a large family a breeze. We found a few great restaurants just off the main road the house is located on. The property is a serene escape in the hills surrounded by olive trees and a beautiful drive leading up to it that will take your breath away. It’s only short drive into the heart of Florence and less than hour to pretty much any other town you would wish to explore in tuscany. The location could not be better. Our hosts were very gracious and attentive (greeting us with fresh eggs from their farm, milk and other goodies) and we had mama Minna cook for us one evening... so special! Thank you Berni family for a wonderful holiday. We can’t wait to come back again.
Wonderful, quiet, roomy, inviting place to stay!
On our way to my son's wedding, my family stayed here for a week. My husband and I, along with our six grown kids (ages 21 - 30) enjoyed the property - it was roomy enough for all, was in a nice, quiet location with lovely neighbors (our luggage was lost and the airline delivered it to the neighbors who watched it for us until we returned home) and a beautiful, truly Italian property. Good kitchen facilities (we like to cook), plenty of bathrooms, just a great place to spend with family. Couldn't be happier with our gracious host and his brother, who provided everything we could want at our request. They stayed up late to greet us, and left us alone when we wanted our privacy. We rented a giant van to help us all get to and from Florence and surrounding areas. Parking was no problem at this property. We all loved it here and would return to this property in a minute!!
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.
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).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
During winter period the heating expenses are not included in the price and they be paid on the basis of the effective consume (the average cost of the heating expenses are about 100/150 euros per week for the entire property).