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Bedrooms 6
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 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
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

What makes this villa unique

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


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.


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 ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • 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
  • 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
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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Birthday celebration at Villa Iris....awesome

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of ten adults celebrating a 60th birthday and Villa Iris definitely fulfilled our expectations. Plenty of space, bedrooms and bathrooms and lots to keep us occupied.

The cooking class was terrific fun for all of us.

Lucia also cooked a birthday dinner that was truly memorable.

We cannot speak too highly of our week at Villa Iris.

Thank you Lucia, Gabriele and your team of ladies who looked after us over the week.

Philip and Sarah....and our friends

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Villa

  • 4 of 5

The Villa was certainly beautiful and the pictures and descriptions on the website are accurate. We stayed a week in late August with 9 adults and 3 children.

The location of the Villa is great if you are looking to do day trips to Florence, Sienna, Pisa, Chianti or the nearby San Gimignano (and more). However, the walk to San Gimignano is quite difficult with steep inclines and gravel roads (do not attempt it with kids). I would also highly recommend a car as there is not much within walking distance other than a Agro tourism Restaurant (that was quite nice).


-The kitchen and outdoor bbq (not wood) were great for cooking our own meals.

-The outdoor Bocce, Table Tennis and Foosball table were great for the evening

- The Villa had a laundry machine

-The Villa itself was great, spacious, well kept, good water pressure, AC in every room.

-The owners were very nice and welcoming.

Some of the negatives for us:

-The pool did not have a heater and was quite cold, certainly too cold to swim at night, which would have been nice.

-There must have been a Wasps nest nearby as we were swarmed when eating outside.

-The cleaner did not bring additional toilet paper, so we ran out near the end of the week. It would have been nice if these were refilled without us having to request more.

-The price for owner arranged dinners was quite expensive (90Eur per person) so we did not partake.

- Careful with the use of the Sauna as it will drive up the electricity very quickly and may require you to pay extra (Gabriele let us off the hook for some minor overages)

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review , your point of view and sahring your feed back, we really appreciate it as all our guests tought are reason to improve our work and do better daily. I need only to point out a couple of thing referring this review. The most important is that we will be always at guests disposal with our staff and even personally, so for any need we really appreciate when guests raised the point in the moment in order to immedialtely provide support -pool: the fact that our pool is not heated is clear in all our listings, so we do not expect our guests will give this as a negative point.Normally our guests use the swimming pool till autumn (open from March 31st till October 31st) as for the good sun exposure. The swimming pool is under the sun from the sunrise till the sunset. I belive this is a very personal and individual feeling -Wasps: we are not down town but in the middle of chianti area with olive trees and vineyards around... we never had wasps nest in any case if this happens was enough to call us and we will move immediately to take it out. -Toilet paper: We always provide a first forniture of toilet items and kitchen items for all our guests, we also keep some for spare. In case guests will finish and need it before the end of the week was enough to ask our staff and immediately provide.   -Dinners: I am sure this is a misunderstanding. The price of our dinners is eu 60 per person for a meat dinner with bistecca alla fiorentina. This will be for private dinners in villa, with a private chef , staff and bevarage inclusive in the price . Duration 6 hours (3 of preparation and 3 of service) The 90 eu per person was for a private cooking class (with personal chef and staff) together with lunch or dinner - electricity: this is inclusive 300 kw and normally is hard to exceed with a normal use. In any case as per your review Gabriele most of the time, if the difference is not too big, will not ask for it. Most of our guests told us that was enough even for some Sauna's sessions, we also did test before to decide to provide 300 kw  for free.
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Amazing Villa in the Heart of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in July 2017 with 4 other couples. It is a beautiful property, very well located, with all the amenities and more. The rooms are all spacious and have their own bathrooms. The kitchen is very well equipped and wonderful to cook in. We also made use of the wood fire outdoor grill. The pool is beautiful, well situated on the property, and the perfect place to cool off on a hot Italian day (or night). We enjoyed all the games - fooseball, bocce, and table tennis. There is lots of shade, and several areas to lounge and chat. The villa is also very well situated for day trips, including the medieval hilltop town of San Gimignano, which is within walking distance (but bring water!).

Our hosts were incredibly warm, gracious, and accommodating. They planned on site and off site wine tastings, a very enjoyable cooking class, and a catered dinner, prepared by one of the owners, Lucia. The dinner was for our anniversary party... complete with beautiful flowers, delicious Tuscan food and wine, an excellent professional photographer - and our favourite champagne.

We cannot say enough about our week at Villa Iris. We did not have a single complaint or regret, and we can't wait to return....

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing! Beat all my families expectations

  • 5 of 5

The property is in excellent condition and the location will truly blow your mind. I was so impressed that I plan on booking again. I honestly cannot fault this property. Gabriele went above and beyond to make sure everything was just perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa with great owners

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10, 6 adults and 4 children visited Villa Iris in June. We were met at the villa by Gabriele, Lucia, and Cristina, who is the helpful translator. We took a tour with them and they helped us learn how to operate all the appliances, etc. They are a warm friendly couple who take a lot of pride in their property. Gabriele took a few of our party to a organic fruit store, cheese shop, and butcher. They are eager to help in any manner.

The description of the property is very accurate. All the bedrooms are very large and include a private bath. Each room has individual air conditioning which was needed at night. Be careful using the air conditioning because electricity in Italy is expensive. The villa include some of the cost, but we went over the allotted amount when temperatures soared to 95-100.

The home has a large inside dining table and also a covered dining table and sitting area outside where we ate all of our meals and relaxed. The kitchen is very nice with good selection of pots and pans, dishes, and wine glasses.

The setting of the villa is gorgeous. The gated property is filled with beautiful flowers and very tastefully landscaped. The pool, bocce, ping pong, and game table are fantastic for family games and to keep the kids entertained. There is also a leather sofa with a large TV if weather not good and also an outside TV.

The villa is centrally located so that you can easily visit some great wineries of Tuscany.

We asked Lucia to prepare dinner one night. Everything was fantastic. The food was high quality and served with great wines. Our six year old granddaughter said it was the “best meal of her life”. Not only did we enjoy it, but Lucia prepared a special meal for our vegetarian daughter and special dishes for our two son-in-laws who are gluten free. It was a memorable evening for all of us.

We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

We hired Villa Iris for a week in May 2017 to celebrate my dad's 60th. Our party was comprised of 8 adults and 5 children. We couldn't have been more impressed with the Villa and the surroundings. Pictures do not disappoint and the Villa is absolutely beautiful. The owners Gabriele and Lucia are lovely - they were there when we arrived (late on the Saturday night) with a lovely buffet/wine prepared for us. They were so attentive in making sure we were all set up/happy and ensuring that the sleeping arrangements/rooms for the children were all sorted During the week they stopped by a few times (one of the parasols being replaced) and were always very friendly and checking we were OK, but never being over-bearing or intrusive. They were especially lovely to the children. The Villa is stunning- the grounds in particular are set up in such a lovely way with different shades spots eg the hammock or shades area near the pool with overhanging flowers, up to the swing set which the kids loved. It is so well thought out. Lucia cooked for us one night which was fantastic and well worth doing.

San Gimignano itself is lovely, picturesque with nice restaurants and a great ice cream parlour. It is possible to walk from the Villa - a few of the adults did this a number of times- though it does take around 40 minutes. Gabriele gave us a taxi number which we used most of the time instead which was about 15 euros each way from the villa to San gimignano. There is also a nearby farm - Poggio Alloro- where we did a wine tour one of the mornings which was really good. They were fully booked for lunch/dinner when we tried, so would recommend booking in advance. There is also another restaurant nearby (5-10 minutes walk) where we had a lovely meal one night - again I would recommend booking as it can be busy.

We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend Villa Iris to others. It worked well for us going in May as temperature was high 20s so it was warm but not unbearable for the children.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund