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Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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San Gimignano Villa Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Gabriele / Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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What makes this villa unique

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


based on 30 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
Bellevue, WA

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Tuscan villa down to every last detail

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Iris in August 2016 with a group of 11 people and it did not disappoint!!

The property is just beautiful - down to every last detail and the location is perfect for exploring the Tuscan countryside (although it was difficult to decide whether to stay by the beautiful pool each day or to venture out)! With every bedroom having its own ensuite, there was plenty of room for everyone. The Tuscan style kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and we enjoyed the experience of cooking Fiorentina steaks on the outdoor charcoal BBQ.

Lucia and Gabriele were fantastic hosts - they are very friendly and nothing is too difficult for them as they live nearby. Lucia's welcome dinner was also a very nice touch.

We loved our stay at Villa Iris, which honestly cannot be faulted. We would highly recommend Villa Iris to any family or group looking for a luxurious and relaxing Tuscan getaway. We hope to return in the future sometime.

Bianca and Sam

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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First Class Villa In Central Location For All Of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely AMAZING! The communication leading up to the trip is fantastic. You are greeted at the Villa with food and wine as well as a complete walk through. The pictures are perfect to give you an idea of what you will see when you arrive but it’s hard to replicate the sunsets from Villa Iris by a photo. Gabriele and Lucia are great hosts and thankfully our group decided to have Lucia prepare two meals for us. Both of those nights were amazing and were some of the highlights of the trip. The Villa is geared toward outdoor living with a great outdoor dining table, amazing grounds, beautiful pool, bocce court, ping pong and more. The best was coming home from a day trip and spending the afternoon with the group around the pool. Great for a large group with options to cook both inside and outside. The kitchen has everything from gas cook top to microwave and the added bonus of a brand new large refrigerator. Amazingly they also had satellite TV (English language option) in several locations including outside although I can’t imagine anyone using with such an amazing Villa and plenty to do in the area. I would highly recommend this Villa to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

A truly magnificent villa in a near perfect location. It is a five minute drive from San Gimganno and very convenient for visiting Florence and Sienna. However parking in the popular tourist destinations can be a problem so best to go early or late in the day when the crowds have thinned. However, we have often visited this area and were quite happy to spend as much time as possible around a great pool at the villa. The owners were very friendly and we would highly recommend one ( or more) dinners prepared by Lucia on site which were really good and of great restaurant quality. Not surprising as she used to run a restaurant in Florence. Could not recommend this property more.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Gabriele and Lucia were wonderful hosts to our family of 14, so helpful in every way and so kind. The villa was clean and very comfortable. It is most definitely geared toward outdoor living with a perfectly groomed, lovely yard with infinity pool, hot tub, bocce court and even a separate lawn area for soccer or other sports. Lucia prepared a great welcome dinner for us upon arrival and, during the week, prepared two other dinners that were "out of this world". The villa is very close to San Gimignano, a beautiful town for sightseeing, shopping and good food. Our family will never forget the beautiful memories made at this wonderful villa. Mille grazie, Gabriele and Lucia!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 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


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Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

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San Gimignano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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