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Period residence in medieval town in the center of Tuscany

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 3 bathrooms living room kitchen and large terrace

It is a house built in 1225 to accommodate the above prior of the monastery, which was built before the year 1000. The living room is decorated with frescoes. From the large terrace you can enjoy views of the Era. The rooms, all views. are furnished with quality furniture.

An authentic charming house, renovated in strict compliance with the origins. An opportunity to visit Tuscany in touch with its history.

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018


Palaia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flessibile / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 double
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 double
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 double
    Camera da letto 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(1 traveler reviews)

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Period residence in medieval town in the center of Tuscany
average rating of 3.0 based on 1 reviews

Beautiful apartment but lacks some basic amenities

  • 3 of 5

The apartment itself is beautiful with plenty of space for our family of 7. We were very disappointed with the lack of thought in the details. For example, there was NO hand soap, no dish soap, no sponge, and not even a garbage bag for trash. We were incredibly upset that after our 7 hour drive we had to go to the store for very basic amenities. And it wasn't as if the apartment was cheap. Rather we had payed quite a bit for the space so it would have been nice to have some basics upon arrival. Our kids absolutely loved the pool which was perfect for day time activities. Though, it would have been nice if there were towels for the pool- they charge you 5 Euro for the use of one towel which is absurd. Overall, the space was nice but we would never stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mrs Nicole We are quite stunned by your review, we do regret to have forgotten the land soap, but since you spoke perfect italian and requested to use our personal washing machine for your clothes, we tought you would have informed is if you needed any more assistence. We strive to be as clear and comprehesive as possible in the information provided, our bookings are self catering, the service included as well as the extras are mentioned, in order for our guests to make an informed choice. Moreover we live on property and we do try our best to accomodate our guests needs. In Italy there are many small proprieties, runned by families, like in our case and each one of us has their particularities. We believe that this is also the charme of spending a vacation in small property instead in Hotel or Resort. Fortunately our swimming pool, the house and outdoor space were enjoyed by your children and I am sure that the location near Pisa, Firenze, Volterra and Sam Gimignano gave you the chance to discover our famous Tuscany. Enjoy the rest of the summer, Roberto and Clara
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
38 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
38 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $370.05

Acconto caparra 30%. Riscaldamento a consumo. (2 Euro/mc)
Per affitto mensile, acqua e luce a consumo.
Euro 100 per pulizie finali
Euro 1 per tassa di soggiorno
sconto del 10% su 2^a settimana di affitto
Biancheria 10 euro a persona su richiesta

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.