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Bedrooms 6
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

It can accommodate up to 6 ensuite 12 person rooms, pool, spa, sauna and fitness area

Stunning villa, obtained from the careful restoration of an ancient brick kiln of 1737, located in a unique position on the hill in front of the famous towers of San Gimignano. The villa has been carefully restored and furnished by the owners Lucia and Gabriele using high quality materials, for example the kitchen was built with large Carrara marble slabs and old bricks of the place, the renovation was completed after long and accurate restorations In June 2014. Owners, who personally follow their guests, are always available to help and make a memorable stay at Villa Iris.

The Villa provides guests with all the latest comforts for a truly unique holiday. Immersed in the tranquility of this enchanting place, guests can experience the atmosphere of other times enjoying the ultimate in modern comfort. The villa also has a wellness area with Finnish sauna, chromotherapy, sensory shower and gym.

In the large and well-kept garden of approx. 4000 m² surrounding the property is the beautiful infinity pool (12x6 m; depth min 1,10 - max 1,40 m - open from 30 March to 30 October) is completely travertino local stone with integrated whirlpool , Which, by not running the hydro-jet, can be used as a children's pool.

From the swimming pool you can enjoy breathtaking views of the towers of San Gimignano and the gentle hills surrounding the property with their famous vineyards and olive groves.

The large loggia, equipped with a masonry barbecue, is located near the typical kitchen.

The strategic location of the villa allows you to reach the most important art cities of Tuscany, Florence, Siena, Volterra, Pisa and many other important art cities. Within a short driving time, you will enter the four-lane street 3 km from the villa. San Gimignano is 2 km away and can be reached on foot through a hiking route, starting from the villa, through the renowned Vernaccia vineyards.

Distances: San Gimignano 2 km, Siena 28 Km, Florence 38 Km, Volterra 26 km, Pisa 77 km, Lucca 75 km. Montalcino km 49, Montepuciano 45 km, Pienza 55 km.

The PAM Supermarket Shopping Center (also open on Sundays all day) is located in Poggibonsi at approx. 6 km from the villa, or the COOP in San Gimignano open every day even on Sunday morning which is 2 km away.

The famous Fattoria di Poggio Alloro is just 900 meters from the Villa. Here you can also walk on foot, with a 5-10 minute walk, and dine or dine daily with typical local dishes. You can also organize wine tastings and buy the best wines from Chianti and other organic farm produce.

At guests' disposal: Villa Iris's parking space can accommodate up to 10 cars, which is inside the property. Games, ping-pong table, table football.

On the first floor of the villa there is a laundry room with washing machine, dryer, ironing board and iron.

2 baby cots, 2 highchairs (included in the price) on request.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the villa, in the pool area and in the garden. "Free Wi-Fi"

Included in the rental price there are 2/3 hour cleaning for 3 days a week.

Two rooms of Villa Iris were used as a gym and a Finnish sauna with chromotherapy and sensory shower.

There is air conditioning throughout the villa, which can be individually controlled in every room with remote control.

The owners offer guests a welcome buffet on the evening of arrival.

Additional services on request:

On request, guests can arrange dinners, wine tasting and cooking classes directly at the villa.


- On the day of arrival the owners will offer a welcome buffet with local products and Chianti wine.

- WiFi internet inside and outside the villa

- Washer and dryer

- Air conditioning can be customized in all rooms

- TV with Sky Cinema, Sky Sport and Sky Disney

- Finnish sauna with chromotherapy and sensory shower

- Fitness Room

- Fridge with ice and cold water

More Details

Property Manager
Gabriele / Owner
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

What makes this villa unique

Luxury villa with amazing views over the San Gimignano Towers, with private pool, sauna and Jacuzzi.


San Gimignano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please refer to our rental policies in the description / rate page of the villa.
  • Smoking in the Villa is prohibited
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathrooms in the rooms have a shower cubicle, 2 bathrooms in addition to the shower, there is also a bathtub, all the bathrooms are equipped with hair dryer, in the Finnish sauna room there is a sensory shower.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • - 1 queen
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
  • Room No2 and Room No5 can have a single bed added.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
OWNERS OFFER OUR GUEST ARRIVAL A BUFFET DINNER WITH TUSCANY SPECIALTY AND CHIANTI WINES. On request you can arrange typical Tuscan dinners with specialized service staff, and an Italian chef on the following days. Wine tasting is also possible.


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You have to stay here - perfect in so many ways!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Villa Iris! First, it is a fantastic location close to great wine areas of Tuscany including Montalcino and Montepulciano (1.5 hours drive) and the Chianti area (less than one hour). San Gimignano is a wonderful town as well! There are great agriturismos nearby for dinners, and wineries nearby to taste the famous Vernaccia wine. They were wonderfully helpful from the moment we booked - answering all of our questions via email and offering to help book tours, extra dinners or any other needs we had. Our fantastic week started with a welcome from Lucia and Caterina, where they thoroughly explained how to use everything in the house and left us with a wonderful welcome buffet. The house is magical, location, cleanliness, and amenities are all beyond expectations. We especially enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, playing bocce, foosball and ping pong, and laying by the pool. Very convenient with dishwasher and laundry facilities available. They were also very helpful in helping us receive a shipment while we were there - they are so accommodating to any needs that you and your party may have! If you go in the fall or spring the heating costs can get higher but they explain everything very clearly so you know what additional costs to expect. We are forever thankful to Gabriele, Lucia, Martina, and Caterina for the fantastic week. Have no doubt this is the perfect place to stay in Tuscany!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we could ask for!!!

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular! Not just the beautiful estate, but most especially Lucia, Gabrielle, Chris and the entire staff.

Probably the warmest and most thorough welcome we have ever received (We have been renting vacation homes for many years).

Excellent location, you can actually walk to San Gimignano. Beautifully appointed villa with all the latest technology in a classic Tuscan form. Every window's view paints a beautiful landscape portrait.

Lucia and Gabrielle go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Our party of 5 had several delicious dinners prepared by Lucia and her staff. We highly recommend her professional cooking services as you will not be disappointed! They also arranged several trips including truffle hunting with a wonderful family including a delicious lunch and a tour of an olive oil press in operation.

We will definitely book this property again!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Villa with stunning grounds

  • 5 of 5

Gabrielle and Lucia,

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Villa with us. What an incredible experience. Our Gourmet Group of 12 were looking forward to this trip for almost two year booking the Villa a little over a year in advance. Everything went smoothly from start to finish. Martina, my contact, could not have been more gracious or speedy with responses to my many emails. Lucia your tour of the Villa and grounds upon our arrival was very helpful making sure we knew how to operate everything and where we would find what we needed.The wonderful arrival buffet Lucia prepared for us permitted our group to just relax and to drink in the beauty of the grounds and this beautifully restored Villa. We were all having such a great time enjoying the buffet and wine from the Vineyard up the road that we totally forgot about picking our rooms and unpacking until much later that night. We sat outside all evening and even played Boccie Ball until well into the night. The rooms were spacious and well appointed, with comfortable beds. The kitchen had everything we needed and more for making meals. The dinner, on our last night, prepared by you and your staff was amazing. It was absolutely delicious and a beautiful way to spend out last evening together in this very special place. We all wished we had more time to spend in this magical Villa one week just seemed too short. Lucia and Gabrielle Thank you so much for your hospitality. This truly was a dream come true for our group and you and your staff made it all possible. Thank You!

Terry Canada

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Dream Vacation For 12

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was beyond our expectations. Location was perfect for touring the beautiful Chianti Hilltop towns. All amenities at the villa were as promised and in perfect order, clean and well maintained. Thank you again for the excellent customer service provided to our large group.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best 60th Birthday ever....

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Iris with 4 other couples, who were close friends, from 7-14 October 2017. This beautiful Villa is centrally located in Tuscany, near the medieval town of San Gimignano, and many other gorgeous Tuscany sights. We were impressed from the moment we saw this property online. You must reserve well in advance (2 years to 1.5 years) if you wish to have the week(s) you want. We were in frequent contact with Martina, who coordinated all of our requests (Private Chef dinner, Cooking Class, arrival, etc). We were met by Gabriele, Lucia and Christina (translator) upon our arrival at the Villa. They allowed an early arrival, for my wife and I, so we could drop off our luggage and pick up another couple at the airport. They showed us each room and explained how to use the Sauna, appliances, TV, built-in BBQ pit, etc.

The property is absolutely stunning. The grass is well groomed, the flowers are beautiful, the pool water is clean, and the Villa inside is very spotless, spacious and beautiful. Each bedroom is very spacious and had a beautiful ensuite bathroom. An amazing buffet was provided for our group arrival in the evening.

Five of us enrolled in the Cooking Class with Lucia, Christina and Monica while the rest of us ate what they prepared. Everyone enjoyed it very much and the food they prepared was excellent, which was served with some great wines. The homemade pasta was so good, we're all going to attempt to make it when we get home. On one of the nights we had Lucia, Christina and Monica prepare dinner. The men in our group have been friends since we were 5 years old and the Private Chef dinner was for our 60th birthday party, complete with delicious Tuscan food and wine. Everything was fantastic! We had the seafood/fish dinner which was excellent. The calamari was the best we've ever had! We used the built-in BBQ on the nights we cooked for ourselves.

The pool area was our go to meeting area to sit and relax after a long day of sight seeing. The pool water was cold during our week in October, however, some of us Canadians were still bold enough to go in for a swim.

Gabriele, Lucia, Martina, Christina and their team are amazing hosts and made our vacation an exceptional 5-star experience. They were very accommodating and friendly during our entire stay.

The weather during our two weeks (7-21 Oct) in Tuscany was absolutely stunning. It was sunny everyday, no wind, and temperatures of 23C during the day to 10C at night.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

The villa and the grounds are perfect. Comfortable, homey, well appointed, spacious. The kitchen was easily capable of preparing meals for the whole crew. The nearby PAM market had everything we needed. Gabrielle and Lucia are wonderful owners and hosts. Lucia gave four of us a cooking class that prepared dinner for everyone and she also prepared a great seafood dinner to celebrate a birthday. We ate very well! The walk to San Gimignano takes about 40 minutes with some steep hills. The surrounding area is spectacular. It is quiet, beautiful and a home away from home. Our group of eight comprised some very different personalities and travel experiences and everyone gave the villa 5 stars. Quite a compliment. We will go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Florence airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
San Gimignano
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Poggio Alloro
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The Villa is 2 km from the famous town of San Gimignano, and can be reached on foot in about 30 minutes, through a vineyards and olive groves, a typical trail enjoying fantastic views. La Fattoria Poggio Alloro is 900 mt. From Villa Iris, you can visit the famous wineries, here they adopt organic farming, you can do wine tasting, or book dinners or lunches or just a lunch, this every day even in winter. This Villa is located in a very central position of the Tuscany region , In about 30/40 minutes drive you can reach the most famous art cities, including Siena, Florence, Volterra, Pisa, Lucca, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza or take the typical Chianti tour and visit the typical villages Chianti Fiorentino and Chianti Senese.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.85 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Included in the rental price:
Welcome buffet on your arrival date offered by owners
3 hours cleaning service 3 days a week.(Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Bed Linen and Towels (weekly change)
Swimming pool towels (weekly change)
Maid service
Internet Wi-fi in all property gardens and swimming pool
Air conditioning
Baby cot (on request – free of charge)
High chair (on request – free of charge)
Outdoor Jacuzzi
Washing Machine
Complimentary basic bathroom items (initial set)
Kitchen linen (weekly change)
Professional bocce court (18 mt X 2.5 mt)
Electricity: included up to 300 kw; for further use: to be paid on the spot Euro 0,50 per Kw.
(estimate weekly use)

Not included in the rental price and to be paid on spot:
Refundable security deposit (cash): Eu 1000,00
Final cleaning: Eu 300,00/week
Heating on request on consumption

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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