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Filippo

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, italian

Casacaterina in Chianti

31 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Barberino Val d'Elsa House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4) in Tuscany, Chianti

Casa Caterina is part of a restored farmhouse that has mature garden, planted with lavender bushes and olive trees, and, of course, a private swimming pool. A large garden terrace area provides outdoor eating space, whilst the spacious first floor terrace is a veritable suntrap. The interior has been tastefully decorated with a mixture of modern comfort and traditional pieces of furniture and the living room boasts a large picture window that frames the breathtaking view.

Keywords: Private House

Suitability:
  • children welcome
Filippo (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, italian

Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

Casacaterina in Chianti
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

Second Stay as Lovely as the First

  • 5 of 5

My family of four returned to Casa Caterina for five nights in July. We had stayed there during summer 2015 and, when we learned we would be back in Italy for work in 2016, immediately made another reservation. Everything was as lovely as we remembered - the appearance and maintenance of the villa, outstanding view from the terrace, and especially the owners Caterina, Marcos, and Filippo. We cannot wait to return for a third stay in the not-too-distant future.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Terrence, thank you for this great review, we are so happy that you chose us once again and of course we'll wait for you soon! un abbraccio Filippo, Caterina and Marco
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Rochester, New York
5

Great Location, lovely house,and beautiful Tuscan views.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay and see Tuscany. The house is very comfortable, and the surrounding views are spectacular. This is perfect place for two couples, and has all the amenities one needs. It's a perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing. It is close to many wonderful restaurants and towns, yet located as to provide much privacy and quiet.

Very charming!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott, thank you very much for this great review. it was a pleasure to have you in our place and we are really happy that you so good time in chianti and in our house. we really hope to see you again! ciao Filippo Caterina and Marco
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5

Wonderful vacation in a wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Casacaterina was exactly as pictured in the listing and we could not have been more comfortable. The views from the windows and from the upper terrace were just magical. As advertised, the sunsets were magnificent and many photos bear witness to them! Casacaterina is so well situated for sightseeing in the Chianti region and beyond. We would recommend this villa wholeheartedly. The house was perfect and so well equipped with everything we could need. We were two retired couples who enjoy travelling as well as having the privacy and flexibility afforded by a self-catering villa such as Casacaterina. Thank you Caterina and Marco for everything!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathleen, thank you very much for this great review, we are really happy that you enjoy our place and the chianti area. You are a great guests and we really appreciated everything you did to take care of our home. We really hope to see you again in Tuscany to enjoy your holiday in our home! un abbraccio, Filippo, Caterina and Marco
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5

Beautiful Home in a Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (including two teenagers) spent five nights at Casacaterina in early July. It was a perfect way to end our time in Italy. The villa had plenty of room for the four of us with lovely wood and tile in the rooms. The views from the terrace were lovely, overlooking grape vines, olive trees, hills, and distant towns. While it was too hot to relax during the day (the temperatures were well into the 30 degrees Celsius range), it was comfortable in the evenings to watch the sunset while sipping wine. We used the pool 2-3 times each day to cool off from the summer heat. The location was excellent for half-day trips around Tuscany, including Greve, San Gimignano, and Montalcino and excellent restaurants. The owners were very responsive to our emails, efficient at check-in, and came by every other day to clean the pool. We already miss our time there and cannot wait to return for a future stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Terrence, thank you very much for this great review, it's very important for us to get so amazing feedback from our guest, it means you really enjoy the place. Tuscany and our home are always available for yo, you were so great that we'll very happy to see you again in Chianti! un abbraccio Filippo, Caterina and Marco
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Agoura, California USA
5

Couldn't Have Been Better!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a glorious week at Casa Caterina in June 2015 to celebrate my 70th birthday. From the initial contact with Filippo, Caterina and Marco via VRBO right through our post-departure communications, our hosts could not have been warmer or more helpful in every way (the written information they provided was very complete). And the property…what a spectacular location! From the hilltop vantage point, we looked out onto beautiful vineyards and olive tree groves and other hill towns. We ate breakfast every morning on the balcony, where we sometimes saw hot air balloons overhead. And the evening sunsets were often breathtaking. The comfort of the home was outstanding. It was spacious and well-equipped, and very clean and well maintained. The photos on the site are completely accurate. Having our own swimming pool to return to after a day of sightseeing was heavenly. The location near the well-stocked COOP grocery store in Tavarnelle made shopping for food and drink easy. Probably the best thing about the house is that it is situated between Florence and Siena, making excursions to those two major cities very easy (and a must!). We also visited on easy day trips from Casa Caterina Pisa, Lucca, Barbarino val d’Elsa, Monteriggioni, Volterra, Colle de val d’Elsa, San Gimignano, Monefioralle, Greve, Panzano, Pieve de San Leolino, Castellina, Radda, and Certaldo, all with their own charm and character. I would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to enjoy the enchantment of Tuscany up close and personal.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jack and Joan, thank you for this great and really exhaustive feedback; we are so happy that you find our place to celebrate your birthday and that our home was the perfect place for you. You have to say thank you you too because you leave a perfect home and you were one of the great guests we had! We really hope to see you again in Chianti to spend more time enjoying the view and the tuscany hills. un abbraccio, Filippo Caterina and Marco
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5

Magic in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Caterina could quite possibly be described as magical. The first sight you see upon arrival is the large vineyard that boarders the property, with gorgeous panorama views of cypress trees and rolling hills. Getting there was a bit challenging if you are not familiar with driving in Italy, although it was a fun and adventurous trip from the airport in Florence. We were met by the owners' parents who did their best to explain the necessities of the villa in broken English. The owners provide a very good manual which outlines most everything you need to know about the property, from how to reset the electricity if you run to many devices at once, to local restaurants and sights.

The villa itself is charming and very representative of the pictures provided on the website. Almost anything you may need is at your disposal, from wine glasses to a nicely appointed kitchen stocked with all of the necessities to prepare any type of meal. The local COOP grocery in the town of Tavarnelle was conveniently located to add the ingredients. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds comfortable. Adjacent to the living room is a large terrace with great views of the rolling hills where we enjoyed watching sunsets. In the distance you were able to see the towers of San Gimiganao.

Not to far from the villa lies one of the best restaurants we visited during our stay. Borge Antico in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, hadsgreat food and a great atmosphere. We dined there twice during our stay.

While the villa is located far enough from a busy area to be quiet and relaxing, it is also convenient to explore so many of the beautiful towns in the Tuscany Region. We were able to drive to San Gimigano, Volterra, Asciano, Greve, Cortona and more. We decided to take the train to Siena, and found the train station in Poggibonsi to be very convenient, with ample free parking. One of the great places we drove to was the San Galgano Monastery.

If you are looking for a comfortable and well appointed place to explore the Tuscany Region, or simply looking for a relaxing stay, we highly recommend Casa Caterina.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John and Sue thank you so much for this long and exhaustive review, i'm sure it'll help a lot people to choose our property for their holiday! it was a pleasure to have you in our place, and we are really happy that you felt so good for your holiday, we spent so much time to make the place a good home to stay! we really hope to see you again in chianti :) un abbraccio, Filippo and Caterina
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Florence, Airport Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Town of Tavarnelle
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Florence, Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Firenze Siena
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Town of Tavarnelle
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Barberino Val d'Elsa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Oct, Nov, Dec 4pax
Sep 25 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
Christmas Holiday 4pax
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$180
 

Additional information about rental rates

All pricing are for 4 persons; if you'd like to rent the house for 2 persons please note that we'll make a discount of 15%.
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Amenities

Barberino Val d'Elsa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming

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