About the property
- Apartment90 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
90 sq. m, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living space/terrace with a fantastic view
The apartment is much more than a typical holiday house; it is a full-worthy 'home'. No wonder, as we lived in it for 5.5 years ourselves. For this reason, our house will be a bit more comfortable and charming than most of the typical holiday accommodations. The well-equipped kitchen and the living/dining area are located at the top of the house: they have a wonderful view. The 'antique' dining table seats 6 without any problem for having meals, a drink, and discussions about God and the world. A comfortable small couch and an armchair invite for watching television or for relaxing. The entire wall of the living/dining area in the direction of Gaiole's centre is made out of glass, offering a wonderful view of Gaiole and its entire surrounding valley. In fact, we are talking about glass doors. This way, the wall can be completely opened and the outdoor terrace linked to the living/dining area. This is especially useful on hot summer days and it is perfect for having breakfast or enjoying a glass of wine at night.
The apartment has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms: 1 master bedroom with 2 high-quality, back-friendly beds of the Swedish Lectus brand. The beds are placed next to each other. In addition, this bedroom has a writing desk with a chair and a bathroom with a toilet and a small bathtub with shower. Especially when staying with more than 2 people, two bathrooms are very comfortable. The second bedroom has a double bed and a 2-people sofa bed, 4 sleeping in total. The room is divided by a partition. Except for an opening that is a bit wider than a doorway, the wall is closed, which provides some privacy, even when 4 people are staying in the same bedroom. There is a small balcony in front of the bedroom, on which we love to sunbathe or read. This bedroom also has a private bathroom with a bidet, a shower, and a toilet. In front of the apartment, a table with 4 chairs is available. We share the use of these with another apartment of the complex.
Borgo di Gaiole is the name of the fantastic complex, in which our apartment is located. The complex was finished in 2008. With its antique, castle-like style and its modernly equipped apartments, it is unique. We never saw something like it before, for which we immediately proceeded with the purchase of the apartment. Besides, we were lucky to get hold of one of the most beautiful apartments. Even if you would not rent our apartment, it is worth a trip to Gaiole for having a look at the complex. You will probably love it, just as we do. Of course, the construction of a castle-like building also has its disadvantages, such as high construction costs and narrow hallways, which is why many of the apartments turned out rather dark and small. This luckily was not the case for our apartment, which is located on the main street, while it is divided spaciously and airy.
The complex has a beautiful outdoor pool that, like most pools in Italy, is heated by sunlight. Underneath the complex, there is a garage, where we have 1 parking space available. On hot days (starting from April already!) it is comfortable to be able to park the car out of the sun. In addition, there are many parking spaces in front. Due to the location of our apartment at the main road, there is a clear advantage for loading and unloading the car. For doing so, you can simply park in front of the entry door and park it in the garage underneath the building afterwards. Parking is not allowed on the main street.
We are proud of our apartment and we are sure that you will feel comfortable in here. The apartment is located just a 5-minute walk away from all facilities for your daily needs such as restaurants, wine merchants, bars, banks, barber shops, grocery stores, a butcher's shop, a clothing shop, a souvenir shop, and a tobacco shop.
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- English, German, Swedish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Jan-Yngve Swenson
We are a Swedish couple from Västerås. After our retirement, we moved to Gaiole in Italy. Why Italy? Well, because of the climate, the people, the wines, and also because of the wonderful landscapes in the Chianti region. Additionally, our daughter and her family live in Milan. Her husband is Italian, and though he grew up with red wine, he particularly treasures the unique wine made in Gaiole, the Chianti Clasico.
Jan-Yngve Swenson purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Jan-Yngve Swenson chose Gaiole In Chianti
We searched a long time before finding what we wanted in the form of Borgo di Gaiole. To us, everything here is spot-on: a fantastic new building in the style of an old castle, and a central location among all facilities, which is important to us. We also had a look at some countryside properties, but then a car would have been indispensable for visiting a restaurant, a bar, a coffee shop, or for going to the convenience store.
What makes this Apartment unique
Here, we have everything we need in the near vicinity: wineries, restaurants, the cities of Siena and Florence, and even Rome is not too far away. Ideal for a successful holiday!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Perfect little home
Amazing view in a comfortable and practical apartment. With a privileged location, near every corner of Chianti -and the whole of Tuscany- and the owner´s recommendation book that was very useful, made a dream come true vacation for my family. Highly recommended for people that are in search of happiness, beauty and culture. Returning home (México) with unforgettable memories.
Thanks so much to the owners!
We are very happy that you had a wonderful stay in our apartment and in Gaiole. We do try to make it as convenient as possible for our guests and according to your review we have succeed.
You are very welcome back
Jan-Yngve and Katarina
A perfect holiday
Nice apartment with three floors. The top floor has a nice view. And the two bottom floors are both equipped w bathrooms. It is located just a short walk from the small centre of Gaiole with a food market and some restaurants. The Borgo has a nice pool. We stayed there wit two children (5 and 7 years) and all of us were satisfied. We will come back!
Many thanks for the very nice review and you are very welcome back.
Jan and Katarina
It 'was a wonderful holiday. The apartment is just perfect. Super clean and really welcoming. With a magnificent view. The location is perfect to visit the whole area of Chianti. Moreover, the apartment is located in a beautiful village with a beautiful private pool. We look forward to going back!
We are happy that you had a wonderful vacation in our apartment in Gaiole in Chianti. We always try to do our very best for our guests and we are looking forward to welcome you also in the future.
Very good staying!
Good place to stay.
By car you can go to Sienna, Florens and also visit very many vineyards.
I can recommended this staying
Near too good resturants.
We are happy you enjoyed your stay in Gaiole and our apartment.
And we look forward to see you more in Gaiole
Schöne Wohnung in strategischer Lage
Wir hatten hier einen sehr schönen Urlaub. Von Gaiole aus lassen sich nahezu alle Sehenswürdigkeiten der Toskana einfach erreichen. Besonders erwähnenswert das vom Vermieter zu Recht hoch gelobte Weingut Casanuova di Ama. Einziger Wermutstropfen: Die Küche war unzureichend gereinigt, daher ein Stern Abzug. Der Vermieter hat sich hier sehr zuvorkommend verhalten, Danke schön dafür. Trotzdem: eine sehr schöne Wohnung.
Vielen Dank für Ihre Besprechung und wir hoffen dass Sie in der Zukunft zurück kommen.
Jan-Yngve und Katarina
Wonderful stay in fabulous Borgo Tower
I don't usually write reviews, but this place, the owners and the location are all exceptional, so I simply had to! Many thanks to Jan-Yngve and Katarina for allowing us to stay in your quirky and beautiful home. The views from the top are breathtaking, the place was extremely comfortable and had everything we could possibly need. As we arrived at the start of a heatwave, we thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool which was perfect for all the family and also offered gorgeous, uninterrupted views of the Chianti hills. We found the location very useful for visiting the sights of Florence, Siena, and many small yet beautiful villages nearby, and it was just a short walk to the centre of Gaiole, a charming and picturesque village offering all the essentials and more. The personal touch of Jan-Yngve and Katarina, and their kindly shared knowledge of places to go and things to do, was also very gratefully received. We will treasure our memories from this place, and hope to return one day.
The apartment is located a 5-minute walk away from the city centre of Gaiole, which offers common facilities for your daily needs such as restaurants, wine merchants, banks, grocery stores, a butcher's shop, a clothing store, a souvenir shop, and many more. Gaiole is an ancient city in the famous Chianti region. Other historic, picturesque towns in the surroundings and the Chianti region are Radda, Greve, and Castelina. Additionally, the city of Siena is only 25 km away and Florence (Firenze in Italian) is just 80 km away. There are about 35 smaller or larger wineries in the rural area around Gaiole. In most of them offer wine tastings and of course you can buy their wines on site. Besides the first-class Chianti Classico wine, self-produced olive oil is also offered. Both the wine and olive oil are top-notch quality products. The entire region is famous for its red wines, but also the white ones are top of the line. As of today, plenty of winemakers also produce rosé wines. Around Gaiola, there are plenty of hiking routes, on which one advances quickly with map and compass at hand. Cycling is one of the most popular sports in Italy, among both professionals and amateurs. The Chianti region is no exception to this. Apart from the locals, also tourists love renting a bicycle for discovering the routes. Still, well-trained sports enthusiasts have a clear advantage here, as the hilly stretches require a certain level of fitness. Here, cycling happens on the regular roads. Being a tourist in the Chianti region, you just cannot miss a visit to Siena or Florence! These two marvellous cities offer more than just a few things as for culture, shopping, and the culinary. When we are staying in Gaiole ourselves, it is simply part of the tradition to visit a couple of bars on the famous market square in Siena for enjoying a light lunch with a glass of wine. Although Siena's market square is one of the most popular sites for tourists visiting Italy, prices are still favourable. There is none of the typical tourist traps. Off course, for those who love shopping, Siena and Florence host branches of almost every Italian quality brand. Bargain hunters can find brand clothing at reduced prices in one of the innumerable outlet stores in the region. You can find such outlets Incisa and Barberino, among others. Gaiole is located, as mentioned before, in the region of Siena and Florence, however Rome is, at a distance of 250 km, not that hard to reach either. If you do not want to travel to Rome by car, you could take the train in Montevarchi (21 km away from Gaiole).
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