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Bedrooms 6
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool


About the property

puo'ospitare in 6 ensuite bedrooms 12 people, pool, spa, sauna and fitness area

Superb villa, obtained from the careful restoration of an old brick kiln in 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 Gabriel using the best materials, such as a kitchen and 'was built with large slabs of Carrara marble, and old bricks of the place, the renovation is finished after long and careful restoration in June 2014. The owners, who personally their guests, are always available to help and make a memorable stay at Villa Iris.

The Villa offers its guests all the latest comforts for a unique holiday. In the tranquility of this lovely place, guests can experience the atmosphere of yesteryear enjoying every modern comfort. The villa also has a spa area with sauna, color therapy, sensory shower and gym.

In the large garden of ca. 4000 m² surrounding the property is the stunning infinity pool (12x6 m; depth 1.10 min - max 1,40 m - open from 30 March to 30 October) and 'completely in local stone' travertino'con integrated Jacuzzi , which, not by operating the water nozzles, can be used as a pool for children.

From the pool you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the towers of San Gimignano and the rolling hills that surround the property with their famous vineyards and olive groves.

The large portico, equipped with a built-in barbecue, is close to 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 cities in a short time about 5 minutes drive you will enter the four-lane road that is 3 km from the villa. San Gimignano is 2 km away and can be reached on foot via a hiking path, starting from the villa, through the famous vineyards of Vernaccia.

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

The Mall Supermarket PAM (open on Sundays all day) located in Poggibonsi about. 6 km from the villa, or COOP in San Gimignano open every day including Sunday morning 2 km away.

The renowned Fattoria Poggio Alloro is only 900 meters from the Villa, you can get here on foot, a journey of 10.5 minutes, and lunch or dinner every day with typical local dishes. You can also organize wine tasting and buying wines among the best of Chianti and other organic products of the farm itself.

Guests: parking Villa Iris can 'hold up to 10 cars, which is located inside the property. Games, ping-pong, foosball.

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

2 baby beds, two high chairs (included in the price) on request.

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

Included in the rent there are 3.2 hours of cleaning 3 times a week.

Two rooms of Villa Iris have been used as a gym and sauna with color therapy and sensory showers.

Throughout the villa there are air conditioning, individually controlled in each room with remote control.

The owners offer guests a welcome buffet in the evening the 'arrival.

Additional services on request:

On request of the customer can host dinners, wine tasting and cooking classes directly to the villa.


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

- WiFi inside and outside the Villa

- Washer and dryer

- Air conditioning in all rooms customizable

- TV with Sky Movies, Sky Sports and Sky Disney

- Finnish sauna with color therapy and sensory shower

- Fitness Room

- Refrigerator with ice and cold water form

www. villairistuscany. com

More Details

Property Manager
Gabriele / Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tweety the bathrooms have a shower, 2 bathrooms in addition to the shower, there is also the tub, all bathrooms are equipped with hair dryer, in room of the Finnish sauna there 'experience shower.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • - 1 queen
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
  • Room No2 and No5 room can have a single bed.
  • 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
  • 12 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
The owners will offer THE EVENING ARRIVAL GUEST DINNER BUFFET WITH SPECIALTY 'TYPICAL TUSCAN WINE AND THE CHIANTI. On request we can organize the following days Tuscan dinners with personal service specialist, and cook Italian. Also always within the villa and 'can arrange Wine Tasting.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Excellent villa and great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful villa with a lot of charm and extras. The location is ideal for touring the Tuscany region and then relaxing afterwards. They have some games available for use: ping pong, fussball, bocce, sauna. The patio is a great place to start your day and the pergola is the perfect spot to finish it, with some wine and the views. Our weather was fantastic the two weeks we were there. We had the owner's wife, Lucia, come and prepare 3 meals for us and they were all fantatstic! The bedrooms were great and other facilities were modern and comfortable. We loved San Gimignano and the restaurants there were all very good, mostly with great views while dining. Very friendly owners who will go out of their way to keep you satisfied. The pool was a little cool during our stay, but we did get in a few days.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Tuscan Villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa Iris is an exceptionally well-kept villa that was recently remodeled and hosts many of the modern amenities. The villa lives up to the pictures you see online without any surprises. The villa accommodated our party of 6 couples very comfortably and had ample indoor and outdoor sitting areas to relax. While it was still a bit chilly for the pool in late April, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the bocce ball court, ping pong, and foose ball. We even used the sauna and fitness equipment frequently. Situated on the secluded hillside of San Gimignano, we loved the picturesque, but challenging, hike to this historic town. Our group also found the nearby farm, Poggio Alloro, a wonderful amenity to have within a short walk - lunch and dinner there was super. As mentioned in previous reviews, Lucia's dinners are a must - thoroughly enjoyed the nights at the villa.

San Gimignano is conveniently located near the major highway that connects Florence to Siena, providing easy access to both of these beautiful cities. We had day trips to each of these towns and also enjoyed a wine tour of the Chianti Region. The location was perfect for the experience we were looking for in Tuscany.

Gabriele and Lucia were very welcoming and accommodating before, during and after our stay. We recommend Villa Iris without hesitation and plan to stay there again when returning to Tuscany.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Iris.....excellence and first class experience

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife, together with 5 more couples, reserved two weeks in May 2017 at Villa Iris.

I can only say, Villa Iris is a superior establishment, built with a Tuscan traditional style, with all the comforts and excellent quality.

Gabriele, his wife Lucia, and all his staff has been wonderful in all senses. Very professional and always available, they will bend over backward to make your stay a memorable one and a first class quality vacation. From an amazing buffet at our arrival, to the level of cleanness, from the superior dinners they provided us upon request, to the continuous attention to details, they have made our vacation a superior experience.

Villa Iris is an amazing renovation of a 400 years old "Tuscan farm house". Completely redone, and upgraded with all the comforts of a modern 5 starts resort. The website and related pictures represent just a glimpse of its superior qualities.

Gabriele and Lucia are very kind individuals and managers, they have a long and amazing experience. Lucia is a superior cook, and she cooked and catered three excellent dinners, allowing us to appreciate many Tuscan delicacies.

I recommend the Villa Iris experience with full confidence. You will be amazed by the beauty of the resort, which ultimately enhance the amazing Tuscan surroundings.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property, the perfect combination of old world charm and modern amenities ! Everything was even better than we expected. We were four couples and it was an unexpected pleasure to discover we could all shower every morning and have excellent water pressure and plenty of hot water. The grounds were spectacular and perfectly maintained and we played many games of bocci and ping pong while enjoying the amazing views of the countryside. Gabriele and Lucia were wonderful hosts and did everything possible to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. We would all go back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Tuscan villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful villa with three other couples. It was actually better than the pictures! The rooms are all ensuite and beautiful. But what makes this special is the beautiful setting and grounds. We spent all of our time outside on the covered patio or playing bocce ball. The gazebo by the pool is also a fabulous place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. It was so lovely we ate in every evening which was easy given the well-appointed kitchen. A must for anyone staying here is to have Lucia cook dinner at least one evening. She is a professional chef and the meal was one of the best any of us has ever experienced. The location within walking distance to San Gimignano is wonderful. We would definitely recommend this villa to anyone looking for a special place in Tuscany.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Well... where to start.

My family and I have travelled the world and have had the opportunity to stay at the most amazing destinations and hotels and thought we have seen it all, until we stayed at Villa Iris.

Gabrielle and Lucia, the owners, made our stay very special by always attending all our needs and requests with so much care. After eating at several Michelin start restaurants we encountered Lucia, who is also a trained chef, who cooked dinner for us two nights during the week. I have to say that no one in our 12 people group have ever had a better meal. Her food was just amazing!!!!

Villa Iris is so well designed that our group never felt that we were bumping into each other but quite the opposite, you could always find that little place and enjoy solitude even among a big group.

We had a morning walk every day which became like our ritual. The walk to San Gimignano was so delightful and brought all those wonderful scenery to our eyes. The rolling hills, the vineyards, the fog covering part of the towers of San Gimi was the perfect way to start our day.

I would recommend Villa Iris to everyone who is looking after that special and unique place in the world

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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 city 'of San Gimignano, it can' be reached on foot in about 30 minutes, along with grape vines and olive groves typical path enjoying fantastic views .The Fattoria Poggio Alloro is 900 mt. Villa Iris, you can visit the famous wineries, here adopt organic farming, you can do wine tasting or book dinners or lunches or just a lunch, this everyday even in winter .This Villa being located in a very central location of the Tuscany region , in about 30/40 minutes' drive you can reach the most 'famous cities' art, including Siena, Florence, Volterra, Pisa, Lucca, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, or do the typical tour of Chianti and visit the typical villages the Chianti Fiorentino and Chianti.

www. villairistuscany. com


Rates & Availability

San Gimignano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2018 - May 18 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 19 2018 - Jun 22 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 26 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.63 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 500,00
Final cleaning: Eu 300,00/week
Heating on request on consumption

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