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Wonderful villa with breathtaking views and private pool, 5 km from Siena

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Space 4,865 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sup. 452 sqm, 6 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, living room and four times with 2 fireplaces

Villa Santa Virginia is in the dominant position of "Tenuta Larnianone" (Wine Estate), of about 140 hectares which produces Chianti wine and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The Villa is in the countryside while being just 7 km from the center of Siena. Santa Virginia is surrounded by the peace and tranquility with breathtaking views of the Val d'Orcia, Monte Amiata and Siena.

Santa Virginia is a typical and authentic Tuscan farmhouse renovated by the owner for his family with comfort and intimacy. It has a private swimming pool with lovely views from sunrise to sunset.

The Villa is on two floors with a total of 452 square meters and can accommodate up to 12 people. E 'can also rent a romantic outbuilding (2/3 people) a few meters from the main building.

Main residence

Ground floor: porch, hall, living room with Tuscan fireplace, dining room with traditional fireplace, kitchen, pantry, bathroom.

First floor bedroom with 6 rooms:

1. Master bedroom with double bed, bathroom en suite (bath and shower) and large private roof terrace;

2. bedroom with two large beds and bathroom en suite (bath and shower);

3. Triple bedroom with double bed and single bed with en suite bathroom (bath);

4. Double bedroom with two single beds and en suite bathroom (shower);

5. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower);

6. Bedroom with single bed canopy with en suite bathroom (shower).

Annexe on request. It is rented only together with the main building.

Surface 52 m2

Double bedroom with sitting area, en suite bathroom (shower), shaded outdoor area. The annexe has air conditioning and Fridge.

Comfort and equipment:

The swimming pool (6m x15m) for private and exclusive use, is available from 1 May to 30 September (other periods on request).

The 'pool area is comfortably equipped with a gray area. The excellent exposure allows to have a temperature optimum water.

Television LCD screen TV in the lounge and in the annexe, Wi-Fi

Private parking, table tennis, table football, barbecue, garden furniture.

More Details

Owner
Duccio e Alessandra
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Amenities

Siena Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4865 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    - toilet , tub , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet
    - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • - 1 king
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen
    - 1 twin/ single
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    - 1 queen , 1 child bed
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
Ask the owner for possibility of optional maid, a cook for typical Tuscan dinners, cooking school in Villa, private tastings in the cellar of the estate located on VIlla Santa Virginia back.

Reviews

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Wonderful villa with breathtaking views and private pool, 5 km from Siena
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
5

A magical place with a wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

We have spent a wonderful time in santa virginia with friends and family. The house is a tuscan dream with wonderful views a great pool and a great feeling. Dulcio is a wonderful host very friendly and helpful with everything. Highly recommended !

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay at the Villa exceeded my expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This past week my family of 12 gathered for a family reunion at a Villa Santa Virginia. The views from the Villa are beyond description. The majesty of Tuscany combined with the complete privacy of the Villa exceeded all expectations. The children were entertained by the pool, ping pong table, etc. The grounds so immense, the nightly games on the lawn became a must. Each bedroom with its own bathroom made life amazingly comfortable. The lack of air conditioning was not a problem. The nights cool down and each room had a fan. We were all comfortable. Duccio was the perfect host making sure we were well taken care of. Just a short distance from a Sienna, the perfect location to enjoy Tuscany! Amazing memories!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven on earth.

  • 5 of 5

Indescribable experience. Duccio and his sister Anna were wonderful hosts and treated us like family. Our hosts were always available for questions that might arise. The villa and property are beyond beautiful. The views were astonishing. Thank you Duccio!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Surpassed all expectations

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 women, checking a dream vacation to Tuscany off our bucket list. We could not have been more thrilled with the Santa Virginia house on the estate of Tenuta Larnianone. The house itself was amazing. Each of us had our own spacious bedroom and private bathroom. The bathrooms were well appointed, something that 5 women appreciated very much. The kitchen was a large old farm kitchen with all the modern amenities and was well equipped. There was also a small washer and dryer that we used a few times. We had a bit of a learning curve figuring out how to run these machines,which were a little different from the ones back in the US.

But even more wonderful than the house was the breathtaking scenery. Some days all we wanted to do was pull up a chair and drink in the gorgeous view of the valley below us and the grape vines and olive groves all around us.

Our landlord, Duccio, was a delight. He was a most attentive host, from the day we first arrived to be greeted with a bottle of his wine, a loaf of bread, salami, and fresh fruit. He was very accomodating to any of our requests, and gave us lots of tips about places to visit and things to see on our visit. Duccio can also arrange a cooking class or a dinner prepared in the home. We arranged, through him, for a chef named Monica to prepare a Tuscan dinner for us on our last night. Our only regret was that we waited until the last night for that dinner because there were so many left overs. We could have had a few more meals on the delicious leftovers. Another tip Duccio gave us was a recommendation to contact Texi Tours for any travel/ tour needs we might have. We were quite happy with Francesca from Texi. She arranged our transportation to and from the airport in Florence and also some private tours we requested. I would highly recommend them.

In summary, this place was like something out of a fairy tale or a movie set. I would love to take my family back there someday. There would be plenty of room for a larger group. Besides the 6 bedrooms in the house, there is a small guest house right across the yard and an apartment attached to the house with a separate entrance for extra guests. These are only rented to groups requiring more rooms than are available in the main house.

We were just up the road from Siena,, a beautiful trip on country roads, about a 4 mile drive. We rented a car during our stay and visited several of the surrounding towns .Highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Connie, thank you for your kind words. I am happy that you spent a nice period with us. It is so rare, today, to have some serene and pleasant moments! I am happy you are planning to come back and I suggest to come during Palio time (on 2nd July or on 16th August). It is a period where the medieval history of Siena come back again. I am looking forwards to hearing from you soon. A warm embrace to all of you, Ciao, Duccio
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5

Unforgettable family vacation at this beautiful home and property

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 11 (two sets of grandparents, an aunt and uncle, mom, dad and three girls) spent an unforgettable week at Santa Virginia. The home and property exceeded our expectations - the views from the home are incredibly beautiful, some of our favorite moments were simply looking at the view with our morning coffee and evening wine. The villa itself felt quintessentially Tuscan and rustic, yet so clean, spacious and well appointed. It was the perfect blend of old and new, and provided every comfort. The two large living areas were perfect for our large group. The dining area seated all of our family comfortably, and there was plenty of quality glassware, dishes, silverware, mugs, etc. for all of us (my MIL, who has owned rental properties in the past, commented several times on how extraordinarily well appointed the house was!). In the living room, we enjoyed sitting around the fireplace with a glass of wine (the evenings were still quite cool during our visit) while watching the kids (and adults) play game after game of foosball (again, perfect blend of old and new to please all tastes and ages!).

We took several walks around the property, just enjoying the views and vineyards (the views....TRULY amazing). We are a group of wine lovers, and enjoyed the private tour of the estate's wine cellar as well as drinking the estate wines, which we could purchase as desired throughout the week. We also enjoyed two chef dinners at the villa, arranged by the owners. Monica cooked for us on our first night, and then again mid-week where she provided a cooking class, in addition to dinner. Monica's dinners were delicious and a wonderful vacation treat to relax and enjoy such a nice dinner in the comfort of "home."

The location of the property in relation to Siena is also ideal. We felt completely away from it all while at the villa, yet, with just a short drive we would be in downtown Siena. Some homes we had considered renting were quite far from any towns, and we felt quite lucky that we chose Santa Virginia not only for the beautiful home but for the excellent location.

We would not hesitate to recommend Santa Virginia to any of our family or friends. And the owners took excellent care of us, responding promptly to all of my questions prior to the trip, and taking immediate care of any minor questions we had during our stay. Our family TRULY hopes to return to Tenuta Larnianone some day. Grazie mille, Duccio and family!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, thank you for your kind words. For me was a real pleasure to meet your nice and lovely big family. I hope to have the lucky to see you again in Tenuta Larnianone! I wish you all the best! Duccio
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Late Summer/early Fall Harvest Trip

  • 5 of 5

Santa Virginia and the Morfini family and staff's hospitality was exceptional during our month stay at this amazing property. The pictures are very accurate and don't do the property justice as the views in any weather are breathtaking and spectacular! The warm days at the early part of our stay allowed us the use the pool and grounds like a summer retreat and as the weather turned cooler we were allowed to learn about the vineyard and cantina and feel a part of harvest and making of the amazing wines from this working tenuta. Duccio and Ana were very helpful with all of our questions and concerns and offered great advise regarding places to see and how to navigate the local area. This property is wonderfully located to reach the surrounding hill/wine towns and yet have close access to Siena and Florence for their bounties. I would without reservation recommend this property to anyone wanting a short or long term rental in a gorgeous Italian country style home for a special family getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Debra, thank you for your beutifull words. It is a real pleasure for us to know that you and your family spent a pleasant holidays in Santa Virginia. You were fantastic guests and we hope to see you again A big hug Duccio & Anna
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Firenze
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Bar Due Ponti - Supermercato Simply
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Bagnaia
Nearest Train
9.4 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
62 Kilometres
Firenze
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
La Braceria Due ponti - Siena
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescaia, Grosseto
Car: necessary

The Villa is situated in a prime location for a pleasant stay in the countryside and for visiting Siena (7 km from the center), his' Piazza del Campo, its museums, historic buildings, and the traditional Palio Contrade.

You can visit in a day Florence (75 km), Arezzo (67 km), San Gimignano (45 km), Rapolano (29 km), the beaches of Maremma (100 km), the UNESCO site of the Val d'Orcia ( 50 km) and Monte Amiata. The Villa is 3 km from the cycle path de 'Eroica' and the center of the food and wine of the Chianti Classico (12km) and Montalcino (40 km).

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Cautionary deposit: 2000,00 Euro will be asked on arrival and totally refunded at departure if there will be no damages (it is possible to pay with credit card –Visa o MasterCard)
The price includes:
Gas, water, electricity, bed linen and towels weekly change, pool towels and wireless Internet and weekly cleaning on Saturday and 3 hours of domestic help (usually on Wednesday)
The price does not include:
Tourist tax of 2,5€ per day per person for a maximum of 6 days, not applied to children under 12 years, to be paid at arrival (it is possible to pay with credit card –Visa o Mastercard)

The Dependence (outbuilding 10 meters in the front garden) is rented only with the Villa.
Heating cost is charged at effective gas consume (4,5€/mc)
The swimming pool is available from 1 May to 30 September (other times on request)

Cancellation policy:
15% of the rent at reservation, 50% of the rent 120 days before arrival; 75% 90 days before arrival and 100% from the 60 days before arrival.

The arrival time is scheduled between 17 pm and 19 pm.
The Villa must be left by 9,30am on the last day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.