About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Sleeps: 16 + 4 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 10
- The INSURANCE TO COVER CANCELLATION penalties (from the time of the reservation to the beginning of the stay) will be INCLUDED IN THE FINAL PRICE;
- Our STAFF will be at your complete disposal for ensuring you a care-free holiday;
- Our BOOKING OFFICE OPEN 7/7 with MULTI-LANGUAGES TRAVEL SPECIALISTS, with perfect knowledge of the villas and their location;
- 7/7 days PERSONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE and SUPPORT CENTRE AT DISPOSAL BEFORE AND DURING YOUR STAY;
- PROFESSIONAL CONTROLLERS who PERIODICALLY CHECK THE VILLAS and ensure the quality standards;
- CUSTOMIZE YOUR HOLIDAY with OUR ADDITIONAL SERVICES (such as IN HOUSE CHEF, PRIVATE TRANSFER, CAR RENTAL and much more). All our services are supplied by PROFESSIONAL and CERTIFIED COMPANIES;
THIS VILLA IS AVAILABLE ALSO IN 14 AND 10 SLEEPS VERSION, PLEASE CONTACT THE PROPERTY MANAGER.
RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. A typical Tuscan farmhouse that has always been welcoming and hospitable: in the 19th century Podere Bellaria was, in fact, a post station, an inn catering to travelers on horseback. Later belonging to noble families, it was finally acquired by the current owner who has breathed new life it through painstaking restoration work that has respected the original layout and classic architectural elements while at the same time conferring, through an original play of contrasts, an important personal touch. The vivacious furnishings are of good quality, characterized by bright materials and rounded, ornate forms; the accessories and fabrics present unconventional details with the richness of the finishing touches which enhance the interior with its exposed stone walls. The property is characterized by large areas, both inside and out, and is particularly suitable for groups of friends or families who want to spend relaxing days together in the cosy, spacious living room or in the outdoor set-up areas yet, at the same time, have total independence which is guaranteed by the arrangement of the bedrooms in separate but adjoining units. In addition, adjacent to the central structure is an elegant multi-purpose room, able to accomodate up to 150 people for events and ceremonies. Immersed in the scenic countryside of the Crete Senesi, and just a few minutes from the famous spa town of Rapolano, the estate is a great base for exploring a region with great artist and culture. Not far away is the region of Chianti with its fascinating villages along the wine roads and, thanks to the excellent road network (the highway is just 4 km away), within easy reach are the little towns of Cortona, Montalcino, San Gimignano, Montepulciano as well as the great art cities of Siena, Arezzo and Florence.
Your Emma Villas Customer service is CRISTINA GIANNINI and you can reach her for any emergencies, or further information you may required during your stay. All useful telephone numbers will be sent together with your booking documents. Podere Bellaria has been subjected to a check-up by a technical responsible before the beginning of the season, to ensure consistency of the description, accessories listed on this page and their present state of operation/maintenance, to guarantee quality, cleanliness and comforts to all clients who will stay here. This check has been carried out on 12th July 2014.
The two-storey house includes the common areas and four units (plus an annex with a multi-purpose room), each with private entrance and featuring a living room/kitchenette and satellite TV. The central structure, reached through the main entrance, comprises the living room, a large dining room connected to the kitchen equipped with bar and direct access to the outside and, finally, a bathroom with shower. UNIT 1. The entrance on the ground floor (next to the main entrance) leads to a double bedroom (with joinable beds and direct outside access) with ensuite bathroom with shower. On the first floor are two double bedrooms (one with divisible bed), both with ensuite bathroom with shower, and a double sofa bed in the living room. UNIT 2. On the ground floor and suitable for the handicapped, it consists of a double bedroom (with direct outside access) and an ensuite bathroom with shower. UNIT 3. On two floors: on the ground floor, a double sofa bed (in the living room) and a bathroom with shower and on the first floor, a double bedroom (with divisible bed) and ensuite bathroom with shower. UNIT 4. An external flight of stairs on one side of the house leads to the first floor annex. It consists of three double bedrooms (two with divisible bed), all with ensuite bathroom with shower. The laundry room is placed in an annex close by the pool area. COMMUNAL ANNEX. A few metres from the house, the multi-purpose room has two large French windows overlooking the pool area and a toilet and is available to guests for games and relaxation.
The estate covers an area of approximately 30 hectares of organic cultivation of cereals, olives and vines. At the centre is the park surrounding the house, fully fenced-in for about 3000 sqm. Colourful flower beds, clumps of lavender and rows of roses border the paths leading to the set-up areas. The estate includes fruit trees, blackberry and blueberry bushes, herbs and typical Tuscan trees such as olive, cypresses, and a large shady holm oak tree at the entrance to the property. In front of the house is a large pine wood that extends to the pool. In the summer, the house expands outside – to the large terrace overlooking the pool and under the shade of the great portico, set up with tables and chairs for guests to relax in pleasant company. A few metres away is a brick structure consisting of a kitchen with a wood oven and, next to it, a stone barbecue protected by a tall rosemary bush. The park is furnished with car park and garage (on request). Finally, at the edge of the property is a lake, about 200 metres from the house, at the disposal of the guests who would like to try a bit of fishing.
The pool, infinity on two sides and surrounded by a vast, well-kept, sunny lawn with flowering plants, is about 30m from the house. Rectangular in shape, with little internal steps, it measures 12x6 m with the depth varying from 0.35 cm to 2 m. At the entrance to the pool is an area of 2.5 sq m and 0.35 cm deep, ideal for children. It is lined in PVC and has chlorine depuration. The surrounding lawn is equipped for sunbathing with umbrellas, sunbeds, deckchairs and small tables. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The property was perfect. We could not have asked for more wonderful accommodations, and the setting was awesome with the hills of sunflowers making the vistas perfect. But even more important were our hosts who did everything they could to make our stay memorable. We highly recommend Podere Bellaria to anyone who wants a magical experience.
We rented the entire villa for an extended Italian family holiday and everyone was completely amazed by this beautiful property. No one could believe how wonderful this is. From the beautifully decorated and equipped suites to the multiple kitchens and locations to gather, this property exceeded all of our expectations. The hosts were welcoming, responsive to all of our questions and were clearly proud or their villa as they certainly should be.
We would highly recommend this location to anyone who is interested.
Wonderful Tuscany Experience!
We had such a wonderful time at Podere Bellaria this year at november. We were a party of 15 people, for a family celebration.
The kitchen is fully equipped and for those, like us, who like cooking – is paradise!
The property is prepared for group / or families, specially confortable, cozy and beautifully located.
Paolo and Giani the owners, were kind and available for trip advise or anything we needed.
Everything was perfect. A Really Tuscany experience ! wish return soon..
Amazing owners, gorgeous villa!
We rented the whole villa. Although there was one extra room, it was worth having the entire property to ourselves. The location is terrific. Completely private, but not fat from great places like Siena, San Giamgnano, Cortona, Firenze. So much to see and do, but we did spend alot of time by the in ground pool. All was as it should be. A memorable trip. The price was a bit steep, I'll admit. Enjoy!
Lovely stay in Tuscany
From the moment of our arrival, we were made to feel at home. The property is beautiful and the rooms very charming and comfortable. Recommendations for restaurants, city tours and winery visits were perfect. We look forward to our next visit!
Traumaufenthalt in der Toscana
Wir haben mit 13 Personan eine Woche Urlaub in der Podere Bellaria verbracht. Für unsere 7 Cabrios war ausreichend Parkplatz auf dem riesengroßen, komplett eingezäunten Gelände vorhanden. Das Anwesen hat eine fantastische Lage und entspricht absolut den Fotos auf der Homepage. Der Empfang durch die Eigentümer Paolo und Gianni war sehr herzlich. Sie standen jederzeit für Fragen und Tipps zur Verfügung. Ausstattung und Zustand des Objektes sind super und es gab wirklich nichts zu beanstanden mit Ausnahme der für so viele Personen zu kleinen Kaffeemaschine. Wir waren überwältigt von der Großzügigkeit der Räumlichkeiten und dem riesigen Platzangebot. Dieses gepflegte, luxuriöse Anwesen können wir absolut weiter empfehlen.
Rapolano Terme is a small Tuscan town in the district of the Crete Senesi, where the clay waves that characterize the area begin to soften and dissolve into dense woodlands as they slope down towards the hills of Chianti and the verdant valleys of the blooming Val di Chiana. Famous for its spa and avant-garde medical and beauty treatments (San Giovanni and Antica Querciolaia just 10 minutes from the property), as well as for the production of the famous travertine marble, the common denominator of the local architecture of churches and town squares, Rapolano is located in a geographical position that allows guests to explore the nearby picturesque villages, rich in castles, churches and fortresses. Road links are excellent: the E78 highway, a short distance away, allows guests to reach A1 motorway in less than half an hour and to get quickly and easily to major cities such as Siena and Arezzo as well as to the famous and evocative towns in the vicinity like Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona and many more. From Rapolano, where guests can do their daily shopping, buses and trains leave for Siena and the larger railway station of Chiusi. Finally, golfers can practice their favourite sport at the 9-hole golf course in nearby Bettolle while, for those not wanting to miss out on a quality shopping spree, the Val di Chiana Outlet Village is a less than half an hour away.
Attractions within 100 km
Siena 25km, Firenze 70km, Rapolano Terme 3km, Montepulciano 38km, Gaiole in Chianti 30km, Radda in Chianti 36km, Pienza 44km, Cortona 50km, Arezzo 51km, Lago Trasimeno 54km, Montalcino 60km, Greve in Chianti 68km, San Gimignano 70km
Services and shops
Armaiolo 3km, Rapolano Terme 3km
200 m of unpaved road in good conditions
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
- To be paid at the time of booking: 25% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price; - To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card. 5,9% Emma Villas Commissions INCLUDED in the final price of the reservation: this includes costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, EUROP ASSISTANCE POLICY to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay). At your arrival will be requested (by the property owner) the damage deposit (totally refundable in case of no damages at the end of the stay). Damage Deposit: 900,00 € The price includes: water gas for cooking purposes weekly linen initial and final cleaning park and pool maintenance internet wireless connection The price does not include: electricity (on consumption up to date market prices) extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 30,00/week/animal) tourism tax (€ 0,50 per person per day for the first 3 days. Please note that children under 12 years old will not pay) On Request extra cleaning (€ 15,00/hour/cleaner) extra linen change (€ 15,00 per person) heating (on consumption up to date market prices) firewood (€ 20,00/100 kg)