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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Detached villa with 6 bedrooms, swimming pool, sea view, barbecue, parking


Villa Himan is a detached villa bought in 2008 and totally renovated in 2013. The villa was used exclusively by the owners in the summer period but in 2014 they decided to let it in the months from February to November.

Located in the hills this villa is an oasis of peace and quiet ; the ideal location for those who wish to have a truly relaxing holiday far from the madding crowd. The villa enjoys absolute tranquillity and privacy as it is set in its own 12,000 sq. mt. grounds with a swimming pool which has amazing sea views.


The villa is a 3-storey detached house situated in the countryside of Riparbella. It has a floorspace of approximately 350 sq. mt. set in private grounds which are completely fenced in as well as having outside parking spaces and electric gates. As you can see from the photos the villa is well-integrated into the natural surrounding landscape, and the garden is rich in typical Tuscan vegetation (Maritime pines, thyme, holm oaks, etc.) but also with flowers and plants placed around the house. Outdoor lighting allows you to enjoy the garden also in the evening. Right in front of the villa is a 14 x 7 mt. swimming pool complete with diving board, solar-heated shower and bathroom, as well as sun-loungers and deck chairs. The pool has lighting and the bottom slopes from 120 cm to 250 cm. It is heated with photovoltaic solar panels situated in the grounds.

Close to the swimming pool is an outside kitchen area with barbecue, gas hob and wood-burning oven for outside dining. The dining area has a table and wooden benches. There are variuos seating areas outside to relax in as well as a summer house equipped with table tennis and boules court.

Furnished in a typical Tuscan style, the spacious, comfortable accomodation has 6 airconditioned double bedrooms. The kitchen is equipped with gas hob, electric oven, microwave etc. A hall leads to a double bedroom and a bathroom on the ground floor.

The house also has another large self-contained basement area with separate access looking out onto the swimming pool and garden. This flat has a double bedroom, bathroom with shower, separate kitchen and living room with sofa bed.

The weekly rates include water, gas, electricity, bed and bath linen.

Deposit € 1.000.00 in cash to be paid locally.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018


Riparbella Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - outdoor shower
    - toilet
  • 4 bathrooms with shower - an outdoor shower at the pool side - a bathroom toilet located just below the pool.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • - 1 double
    - 1 double
    - 1 double
    - 1 double
    - 1 double
    - 1 double
  • 6 double beds more 1 sofa bed - TOTAL 14 BEDS.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Lovely villa and property with very kind owners

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely property for 2 weeks in July 2017, and it was a very good experience! It's big space both outside and inside, the swimming pool is big and with a nice view over the toscana hills of Riparbella.

This property is very private, you feel like you are all alone when you sit in the outdoor kitchen and look at the sea in the horizon, with flowers and a well kept garden around. If you like the quiet nature around you, and the luxury of a well kept property, this is the perfect place to rent. The small village of Riparbella is a short drive away, with some restaurants and shops. But for the big shopping you need to go to Cecina about 20 min from the villa.

The villa is renovated, but with a flair of family house and older days. The rooms are big, and with large cupboards. All with air conditioning, except for the apartment in the ground floor. The villa is big, and it went perfectly good to stay 2 families with total of 11 persons in the house. It's ok equipped, and if we had any questions, the owners where there in a moment to help! So kind and helpful owners and neighbors!

We loved the outdoor kitchen, with the pizza oven to make real Italian pizza. And the playroom with table tennis and football game. And of course the big pool!

I can highly recommend villa Himan, and I would love to come back again.

Thanks to the Palmieri family!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Golden celebrations

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our Golden Wedding with our daughter and son and their families in this truly beautiful villa .The views are stunning and the location was excellent. The facilities are great and we had lots of fun in the superb pool.

If you are looking for a First class quality villa this place hits the spot. Communicating with Ivan was a pleasure and nothing was any problem for him.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing villa, beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is beautiful! Very spacious and well equipped. The pool is wonderful! We were a party of 10 but it would easily have accommodated more. The bedrooms and living areas were decorated beautifully. Gérard and his wife met us with the keys and was very friendly and welcoming. We would love to go back and hopefully one day we will. I would recommend without reservation. Thank you for a great holiday

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Josephine, I really want to Thank you for your review! Hoping you came back to stay again with us, Sincerely Ivan
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Himan for a week in early June and had a great time. We were a group of 15 with many children and teenagers. The house and property is exceptional and enough space for everybody both inside and outside the house. So everyone can have fun or relax as they wish. It's situated in a quiet area with a great view and fairly close to all necessities, i.e. supermarket. The swimming pool and garden are very nice and beautiful and the kids absolutely loved it. The wifi was rather slow and needs to be upgraded. The owners were very friendly and ready to help us with anything we asked for. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Arnar, thank you for the nice comments. I'm so glad you had a good time, hope to see you again! Ciao, Ivan.
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A fantastic week in Villa Himan

  • 5 of 5

My famil of thirteen persons from the age of 7 to 75 spent a week in the end of June in this fantastic villa in Riparbella. The house is spatious, well equiped and decorated with a personal touch and perfect for the number of people we were. The pool and pool area with sun beds and a fresh water shower was of great size, clean and had a trouly amazing view over the valley and the ocean. The outdoor coocking area was very nice with a gas stove, a barbecue, a pizza oven a sink with fresh water. Making pizza in the oven was one of the highlights and will be remembered for a long time. The activity house with table tennis, a soccer game etc was used every evening and was very appreciated by both kids and adults and generated a lot of laugther. The location with the fantastic views and walking distance to a few restaurants and shops is perfect. The winery Caiarossa is in walking distance (app 3 km) and really worth a visit, we had both a tour and a tasting and it was excellent. Excursions to Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Castiglioncello and the beaches around Vada is also recomended. The owners were very nice and also cared about us having a great vacation and accessible by phone if we had any questions. Thanks a lot from all of us!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Astrid, thank you very much for the nice comments and for taking such great care of the house. I am glad you enjoyed the great sunsets and the wine from the nearby vineyards! Hope to see you soon ciao, Ivan.
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The perfect hosts with the perfect villa!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the property for 2 weeks in August 2017 and would thoroughly recommend this villa. I never tired of eating breakfast on the raised terrace looking across the huge pool to the beautiful rural valley below with the sea glistening in the morning sun beyond.

The pool is huge (15m long) with a diving board at the deep end and is perfect for either messing around in with the family or just drifting on inflatables gazing out to the wonderful views below whilst soaking up the sun.

The villa itself is very comfortable and easily accommodated our party of 12 in the 6 bedrooms (+ 1 sofa bed in the lounge of the basement flat). The villa had all the facilities we needed (all the showers had good pressure and unlimited hot water) and all the windows and doors have insect screens. All the top floor bedrooms have excellent aircon and fans were provided in the ground floor bedroom and for the flat below.

The small village of Riparbella is a short 3 min drive away, with some restaurants, shops and an excellent bakery. Whilst the walk into the village from the villa is a very pleasant stroll down the hill, the walk back takes about 20mins and is an extremely steep climb back up the road. However, the advantage of this lung busting return up the hill is that you can eat all the pasta and ice cream you want in the village as you will burn every calorie and more during the walk back!

However, most meals we ate at the villa, with all 12 of us sitting around the huge table on a separate patio to the side of the villa, shielded from the sun by sails. Next to the table is a very modern BBQ area (covered area with gas bbq / electric hobs and tiled food prep area). There is also a log fired pizza oven for those wanting to make their own pizza. Whilst most basic foods and necessities are available in the village, a 20 min drive to Cecina is best for large shopping trips.

Finally, we can’t praise Ivan and his family enough for all their care and attention during the booking process and during our stay at the villa. On the odd occasion where there was a problem (eg needing an extra fan) it was sorted the next day. When our eldest daughter managed to leave a ring on her bedside table when packing to leave, Ivan located the ring and posted it back to us in the UK and refused to take any payment for the postage by TNT. They are the perfect hosts with the perfect villa. We can whole-heartedly recommend this property and we hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Des! Thank you very much for your positive review. Villa Himan always tries to satisfy its guests' requirements. Hope to have you back in our wonderful villa, me and my family are waiting to welcome you again in our location :-)
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Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
La California Bibbona
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A 12
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Nestled in the hills Riparbella is the ideal starting point for exploring the medieval towns nearby like Castiglioncello, Volterra, San Gimignano and Bibbona, along the 'Wine Road', and visit the Etruscan Coast.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Spese di pulizia finale $244.2
Refundable damage deposit $1,221

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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