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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

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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 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

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:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
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

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average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
5

Perfect Apartment

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tampa Florida
5

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

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to stay in Sienna!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice stay!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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!
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5

Great apartment, great location, brilliant host

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Simon! It have been a pleasure to have you and your faimily as my guests!
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St George UT
5

Great Siena vrbo

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $236.29

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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