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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Francesca
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2017

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 Area

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

Siena Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • seating for 10 people
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
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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Charming Penthouse: walking distance from medieval city center and train station
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
Ottawa, Canada
5

A gem with a lot of extras !

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month in this lovely and large apartment in beautiful Siena. Comfortable, well-appointed, clean and with large balconies looking out on a view to die for and where to celebrate the end of the day with a glass of wine. Over and above these qualities, we had the opportunity to make a new friend, Francesca, the owner (and professional guide) who was readily available to share her knowledge of her city and of her region to allow her guests to taste and enjoy fully the Tuscan culture. As a warm welcome, she came over to cook for us a typical Sienese feast with all regional products. Gastronomical !....and we made a lot of notes in the process of helping.

At the end of our stay, Two of us got health issues and again, Francesca was available to take care of us and introduce us to the right pharmacy.

Thanks a lot to you, Francesca, for your warmth, friendship and always well informed and professional guidance.

We recommend Francesca's apartment without reservation.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

wonderful home, wonderful location, and Francesca is the absolutely best hostess.

All four of us have enjoyed our stay at this wonderful residence, and we have felt so very welcomed by you since the moment we arrived.

Meeting your mother and learning from her in the pasta making evening was absolutely amazing, and we so enjoyed her display of humour, wit and knowledge. Please let her know how special she made us feel that night!

And you, Francesca, went above and beyond on that fascinating day that you took us on the wine touring trip! Your enthusiasm and energy is without limits, and we totally enjoyed each and every stop that you planned out so carefully on the tour. We had a blast! Your knowledge of the wineries, the countryside, and especially your precious city of Siena is second to none. And your driving skills are superb, we were impressed!

To cap it all off, we were able to enjoy a wonderful dinner at your husband Francesco's restaurant, and were so very happy that you could join us for an awesome meal.

We don't know what the future holds for us on our travels, or if we will make it back to Siena or not, but rest assured that if we do, we will most certainly contact you, and if possible, stay at your beautiful house again

Ciao for now!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Fantastic apartment and wonderful tour !

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 recently stayed at this penthouse for 6 nights. It was fantastic

Francesca couldn’t have been more hospitable. She is such a down to earth and warm individual. We all felt like we found a new friend.

The penthouse was as clean and as lovely as people have reviewed it. It was supplied with everything you would need on vacation. The areas are spacious and comfortable. The views from the Terrace were absolutely stunning! It was great to wake up in the morning and look over the country side. The location was perfect. Close to the train/bus station, grocery store and a nice restaurant next door.

If you want to stay in the Tuscany area, I would highly recommend Siena. It is big enough to enjoy a variety of restaurants and night life but not too big that you feel you are in a vast city with all the crowds. We found it very convenient then to travel from there to the “hill towns’ surrounding it. Easy to get the bus or train to Florence.

We took one of her tours to Montepulciano. GREAT ! Fantastic ! It was truly one of the highlights of your time in Italy. The best tour we took. You could feel the love she has for her area. You would be missing a great opportunity if you didn’t book a tour with her.

Please read all the reviews, each and every one is accurate.

I highly recommend Francesca’s penthouse.

Jane Wismer

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic, convenient and great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 recently stayed at this penthouse for 6 nights. It was fantastic!

Francesca couldn’t have been more hospitable. She is such a down to earth and warm individual. We all felt like we found a new friend.

The penthouse was as clean and as lovely as people have reviewed it. It was supplied with everything you would need on vacation. The areas are spacious and comfortable. The views from the Terrace were absolutely stunning! It was great to wake up in the morning and look over the country side. The location was perfect. Close to the train/bus station, grocery store and a nice restaurant next door.

If you want to stay in the Tuscany area, I would highly recommend Siena. It is big enough to enjoy a variety of restaurants and night life but not too big that you feel you are in a vast city with all the crowds. We found it very convenient then to travel from there to the “hill towns’ surrounding it. Easy to get the bus or train to Florence.

We took one of her tours to Montepulciano. GREAT ! Fantastic ! It was truly one of the highlights of your time in Italy. The best tour we took. You could feel the love she has for her area.

You would be missing a great opportunity if you didn’t book a tour with her.

Please read all the reviews, each and every one is accurate.

I highly recommend Francesca’s penthouse.

Jane Wismer

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Siena Stay

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay. Francesca very helpful. Would definitely stay here if we return to Siena.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wonderful place and amazing tour!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Italy. We decided to stay in Siena for 6 nights during our trip and were so lucky to find such a beautiful place owned by such a wonderful person. We traveled with another couple and the penthouse was perfect. Siena is also a great central location. The penthouse is close to the train and bus station so we went all over the place without renting a car. The owner, Francesca, was in touch with us immediately after making the reservation. She was extremely helpful, kind and quick to answer all our questions prior to arrival. She also met us at the penthouse when we arrived to go through everything we needed to know. The best decision we made was to do a private tour with her. This was absolutely our favorite day while in Italy. Her knowledge of history, architecture, art and wine made the day more than just sightseeing. We learned so much about the culture as well. I would highly recommend not only the penthouse but also doing one of the private tours with her. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Judi I thank you all, thnx for sharing the culture of my lands (and our fiod and wine together too!) it was a perfect day for me too. These are great memories for the rest of my life. many hugs to all of you, take care, Francesca
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Map

Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Le campane
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Stazione di Siena e centro città
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Siena Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
EARLY SUMMER
Apr 19 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$142
 
 
SUMMER
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$142
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$158
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
ORANGE
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$131
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
BROWN
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
PINK
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
Xmas
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$163
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2018 - Feb 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
$109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $217.89

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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