|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Beautiful independent villa with private swimming pool situated on a 100-hectare farming estate on the hills surrounding the lovely small town of Vinci. Villa Leonardo is in quiet and panoramic location amidst vineyards and olive trees. This property comprises a 1-hectare completely fenced garden and a beautiful private swimming pool. A large terrace with veranda is available for alfresco dining. The house offers comfortable and tastefully furnished interiors and is an ideal destination for a relaxing holiday at a short distance from the native town of Leonardo da Vinci.
Distances: Vinci with all kind of shops 3 km away, Empoli 4 km, Florence (airport) 30 km, Pisa (airport) 50 km away.
At guests disposal: large equipped fenced garden, private swimming pool (11 x 6 m - maximum depth. 1,4 m – open from 31/05 to 30/09), barbecue, billiards. Parking within the grounds.
Extra services: maid service available on request € 13,- / per hour (payment on site). Baby bed on request € 40,- / per week (to be paid locally). On request it is also possible to arrange nice dinners at the price of € 60,- / per person (payment on the spot).
On the premises there are 2 additional uniits sleeping 4 people each which are available for renting (only together with the main villa) upon request.
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
Ground floor: large living-room with fireplace and billiards, toilet.
1st floor: living-room with fireplace (satellite TV, DVD, hi-fi), dining-room, kitchen (microwaves, oven, freezer, dishwasher, wood-burning oven, American coffee maker), laundry room with washing-machine, 4 double bedrooms all of which with ensuite bathroom with shower, double bedroom with ensuite bathrooms with shower and bathtub.
All o fthe bedrooms provide air-conditioning.
What a beautiful property! Outstanding!! The pictures just don't do it justice. The remote location could possibly be a detraction to some, but we all loved it! Remote, bucolic, in the middle of vineyards and olive groves, the occasional sheep herd wandering by - who could ask for better from Tuscany? It is close enough to a town (Vinci) for all the necessities - good restaurants, wineries, groceries (like the locals, not a supermarket!) and the Vinci museum was certainly a destination stop. Empoli is close enough as well, with more shopping opportunities and variety. Best of both worlds!
Plenty of room for 3 - 5 couples, with opportunities for even bigger crowds (or receptions) with HUGE common spaces: kitchen and dining table and 2 living areas.
The new infinity pool - not pictured on the listing yet, was breath-taking - a total surprise. Though still not finished, it was functional, and when landscaping and lighting are completed, will be an outstanding feature of this property, only excelled by, yet complimenting the views.
The winery on site (by owner) is a must see as well - also a surprise!
The kitchen itself was in keeping with the age of the property - a little dated and under-served, adequate for our needs, but could sue some modernization. in the absence of an espresso machine, a new American-style coffee pot would go a long way.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Leonardo. We were a party of seven, and there were more than enough space and comfort for us. The location was perfect, a very tranquil place but still close to services and shops. The villa and the surroundings matched the description given, and were beautiful and quite well maintained. The owners were very friendly, even though communication in other languages than Italian was a bit challenging. However, it was easily solved by translation over the phone. The kitchen appliances were a bit old, and some malfunctioned, probably due to the chalky tap water, but when mentioning this to the owners they immediately remedied the problem (and came with a new coffee maker and complimentary wine bottles from their own vineyard). One evening we booked the dinner at the villa, and it was the owners cooking and serving for us. The food was delicious and the experience was charming. Overall we would recommend Villa Leonardo for anyone who is looking for a Tuscan holiday out in the countryside.
An absolutely wonderful villa with incredible panoramic views of vineyards, fields of sunflowers, mountains, and other villas. We took advantage of a driver who took us to Chianti wineries - a must! We also took advantage of an authentic dinner at the house w/the villa's chef - fabulous!
The only suggestion I would have is… invest in floor fans. It was 102-104 with no AC in the main rooms. The bedrooms did have individual ACs so sleeping was great, but when it was too hot to be outside, it was hotter in the house. Would very much recommend this villa!!!
The villa was terrific and it was wonderful to have a swimming pool available. I would suggest having toilet paper and soap available for guests. In addition a few of the electrical sockets in the kitchen were not working. A few added touches as these would enhance this beautiful site