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Charming Penthouse: walking distance from medieval city center and train station

Siena, Siena, Italy
  • Apartment1614 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

Great penthouse a few steps from the station and the historic center of Siena

Casamia is a really huge penthouse apartment, has a living room of 54 square meters, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one with bath and one with shower, kitchen, 2 large terraces equipped with gazebo, barbecue, deck chairs, sofas wicker dining table and private parking.

The building is located about 800 meters from the train station or shopping center that houses the ski lift to the historic center, which can also be reached directly by foot (uphill path to 50%) from the path of the Fallen Vicobello.

For the lazy there is a bus stop in front of the house. Not recommended to use the machine as in the time that you take your car, you get to the center (not accessible by car because of the ZTL) and searching for a parking lot, to get downtown walk much more quickly.

From the terraces there is a beautiful view, there are no other buildings in front of the two terraces and it shows the Vico Alto's hill beyond which lies the Chianti.

The apartment is fully paved with wood, ideal for families with children (also equipped with a cot-bed, high chair and toys for children), equipped with wi fi, lift and washing machine.

The kitchen, well accessoriste, includes fridge and freezer, dishwasher, espresso machine "Lavazza", kettle, toaster, microwave, oven.

The living room, furnished with antique furniture, is equipped with satellite TV, docking station, and a study where there is a double sofa bed: the study is chiedibile by a bellows sliding turns, as needed, in a bedroom.

Owner

Francesca

Member Since 2013
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Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
About Francesca

I'm Francesca, Alice's mother and wife of Francesco, I live and work in Siena as a freelance architect and I put in this house all my soul: the house belongs to my family from the 50s when my grandfather built the palace. My grandfather was born very poor in 1917: his mother was widowed at age 27 with five children to feed, he, being the younger male, did not go to war (World War II) and this was his salvation, it could work and study until he became a worker in a factory. Workman became director and finally owner. Hard worker and a man of talent, expanded his business and moved to where it is today Casamia. He built the building you see today, placing behind the factory and on the flats for the workers of the factory. The top floor of his home: Casamia. I love this place because it is the symbol of the tenacity and dignity of my grandfather, his great strength and his great courage and is also the symbol of an era that no longer exists, of a time when you could do great things, starting from having nothing.

Francesca purchased this Apartment in 1950

Why Francesca chose Siena

Because my grandfather would be proud of it.

What makes this Apartment unique

The house is really big and spacious, it is very nice and also well located: not in the busy historical center but quite close to it, to reach the center by foot; quite close to the train station but not to much to be bothered by the noise of trains. Casamia is close is half way from the center of Siena and the main roads that will take you in Chianti area, to Florence, Arezzo etc.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Camera da letto 1
        1 queen
      • Camera da letto 2
        1 double
      • Camera da letto 3
        1 double
      • 1 queen
      • Possibility 'of cot and highchair

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bagno 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
      • Bagno 2
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • A bathroom with bath and hardwood floors, a bathroom with shower

      Location Type

        • Town

          Theme

            • Budget
            • Family
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Elevator
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                • Toys

                                  Outside

                                    • Balcony
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Porch / Veranda

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed

                                          Attractions

                                            • bay/sound
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • library
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          Notes

                                                            • Best of Mas srls can give you: 1) Rental car at the apartment (you will find your car) 2) transfer from Florence airport

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: Flexible

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              57 Reviews

                                                              Exceptional5/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect Apartment

                                                              Bob S.

                                                              Our three couples visited Siena for the first time and stayed in the apartment. The apartment was perfect for the six of us. Two balconies where we watched the sunset and BBQ our meals. Plenty of room and fully equipped with everything you could want. It is close to and in walking distance of restaurants, shopping and the old city.

                                                              We had asked Francesca to show us Tuscany, some wineries and olive oil manufacturers. The tour she prepared was exceptional. While we headed towards Montepulciano she gave us a history of the area. Her knowledge is amazing. In each of the towns we visited she shared the historical significance. She arranged lunch for us at one of the Wineries - La Palazzetta in Montalcino. Lunch was an understatement. Mama prepared a feast which we could not finish. Wines were exceptional.

                                                              We covered so much of Tuscany that day and gained so much knowledge of the area, the people and the wines that we cannot cover it all. Needless to say it’s a day we will never forget.

                                                              Owner's Response:

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                                                              The penthouse was wonderful! Excellent location near train staion, bus depot and shopping.

                                                              Vecincia G.Tampa Florida

                                                              The Penthouse has a real "homey" feel to it. All you need for a comfortable stay. The large balcony with a beautiful view was a great cocktail lounge. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware, bowls and lots of dishes. The extra large refrigerator had lots of space for all the groceries and wine, too. All the amenities of home. The owner was very gracious and helpful with special requests. We highly recommend this lovely property. We enjoyed it VERY MUCH!

                                                              Perfect place to stay in Sienna!

                                                              Reina M.

                                                              Beautiful views, easy to access to the train station, restaurants and tourists spots. The property was well maintained and clean! We loved the balconies and Francesca was extremely friendly and accessible! We highly recommend this rental!!!

                                                              nice stay!

                                                              sam k.

                                                              Francesca was very accommodating and helpful with everything. We arrived late around 9:30pm and she came to greet us and let us in. This place is huge!! It has pretty much everything you need. We didn't really get to use the balconies since we did day trips to other towns but you can just relax and enjoy the view. It's pretty easy to get to the town. Just walk to the station and take the escalators up to the edge of the town. We ended up walking back which took about 15 mins and pretty easy. It has a private parking in the back but we never used it and just parked right in front of the apartment building. The only thing that we didn't like was the beds/mattresses. They were old and mushy. I think the mattress padding/toppers can do the wonders.. But other than that, everything was wonderful and thanks Francesca for being a wonderful host!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Sam!

                                                              I a happy you had a good time at Casamia! The mattresses are all new! We have bought new one last year, maybe too much soft? I will provide to do something to make them stronger, thank you!

                                                              Great apartment, great location, brilliant host

                                                              Simon K.

                                                              We wanted to stay in Siena for the August Palio, but as we have a large family needed something spacious. Also, as a photographer I wanted somewhere as a base and that would be great for the family whilst I was off taking pictures.

                                                              We found Cassa Mia on Home away and it looked ideal. But to be honest the description doesn't do the property justice. The rooms are incredibly comfortable and spacious with balconies off all of the front facing rooms. The views from the balconies are stunning and make for a great space to relax in the evenings.

                                                              Our host, Francesca, was unbelievably helpful, introducing us to people in Siena, nothing was too much bother and she went out of her way to help. Francesca is very knowledgeable and was more than happy to answer any questions.

                                                              The apartment itself is well located with amenities such as shops, restaurants and other services nearby. Also the centre of Siena is not far away with escalators making the walk significantly easier. As I have problems with my ankle walking isn't the easiest, but getting to the centre was a breeze. On days when I wasn't up to walking a short taxi ride was all it took to get into the centre. Additionally there was a parking space so we didn't have to worry about our rental car.

                                                              Siena is a beautiful city, one of our favourite places to visit, Cassa Mia provides the perfect base for exploring not just the city but also further abroad in Tuscany.

                                                              In short if you want a base near the centre of Siena for exploring Tuscany you would be hard placed to find anything better.

                                                              Thank you Francesca for your help during our stay it was invaluable!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              thank you Simon!

                                                              It have been a pleasure to have you and your faimily as my guests!

                                                              Great Siena vrbo

                                                              steven t.St George UT

                                                              Francesca was very helpful in recommending sites of interest to see

                                                              and very easy to work with for the vrbo transaction.

                                                              The rental is spacious, beautifully furnished and comfortable. Location excellent

                                                              as only a few minutes walk from the train station.

                                                              We definitely would stay here again.

                                                              Location

                                                              Siena, Siena, Italy

                                                              The apartment 'located just a few minutes walk from the train station and the lifts leading to the historic center of the city' and the commercial center of Portasiena. In 5 minutes walk to the train station or the historic center of Siena, you can 'comfortably go shopping without taking the car, but we are also a 10-minute drive from the hills of Chianti, 20 minutes drive from the spa Rapolano spa. In 45 minutes you can reach Florence in about 1 hour dell'Alberese the nature reserve, in the heart of Maremma. Ideal for those who must follow the conventions polyclinic hospital which is only 3 minutes away by car. Ideal for those who want to visit the Citta'di Siena also for the Palio, having a stay away from the chaos of the city center but very close to it.

                                                              Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              All'arrivo deposito cauzionale di 200 euro che verra' restituito alla partenza Riscaldamento invernale: escluso, si conteggia al consumo 2,00 euro per metro cubo elettricità a pagamento 0,35 euro per kw Nessun rimborso ammesso sul deposito al momento della prenotazione, eventuali cancellazioni dovranno essere comunicate via email almeno 120 giorni prima dell'arrivo per non avere addetto del totale. No refund are admitted for deposit, refund will be admitted for balance on canellations made untill 120 days before arrival.

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