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Villa Carolina, Villa in the heart of Chianti, between Florence and Siena

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa Carolina is a wonderful 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa situated in the center of Tuscany in the beautiful wine region between Florence and Siena, just 1 km from the tiny historic hamlet of Linari and 8 km from San Gimignano.

It is a great location to explore the area from Which, the nearest local town of Poggibonsi with an excellent selection of shops, restaurants and supermarkets is just 2 km away and it's a joy to wander through the pretty surrounding Chianti countryside.

All of Tuscany's jewels are easily Reached with Both Florence and Siena being only just over half an hours' drive away by car or accessible via train and bus connections from nearby Poggibonsi. The famous medieval town of San Gimignano is just 10 minutes away, and many more of the regions attractions are easily visited. At guests' disposal: THE VILLA IS FULLY AIR CONDITIONED

The swimming pool Has a roman style shape with steps gradually leading down into the water Which is slightly salted. The pool Has Two hydro massage corners, an infinity edge and is Particularly beautiful in the evening as the ITS lights change the color of the water creating a romantic atmosphere.

The Villa Has Its own private entrance and the garden is fully fenced. Parking is in the grounds next to the villa.

The garden and pool are for the exclusive use of guests renting the Villa Carolina.

The owners who live in the other part of the house with Its Own separate entrance are friendly and helpful.

The garden and orchard, lettuce, vegetables and aromatic herbs are anche for your use as well as a barbeque area and equipped. The villa anche Has a laundry are with soap, iron and ironing board at your disposal.

Extra Services The owners will provide breakfast and dinners on request, and anche offer laundry service if required.

Pool

In a pretty position overlooking the valley there is the swimming pool with salt water (11m x 5m depth 1. 10-1. 60 m), and anche a separate hydrotherapy Jacuzzi tub (€ 30, - / per person / per use) Which is beneficial to the skin.

The swimming pool is open from the 30 March to 31 October.

Service

Ttypical tuscan dinner with "Bistecca alla Fiorentina"

2 Baby bed available free of charge.

2 high chairs available free of charge.

1 extra bed available free of charge

Wi-Fi internet connection available.

Laundry room available free of charge.

Interior Description

Villa Carolina (200 sqm) is comfortably furnished to a high standard in pretty classic style with Florentine oak wood parquet floors, lovely Venetian stucco walls and many antique pieces Throughout the villa creating a homely and inviting atmosphere.

THE VILLA IS FULLY AIR CONDITIONED

All on the ground floor, the villas' entrance leads to a characteristic open plan living room Which Has a fully equipped kitchen area (5 gas rings, small electric combined oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher), dining table and chairs, and sitting area with settee, satellite television and DVD player.

There are three lovely bedrooms: one with double bed and ensuite shower room, and two triples with double bed and single bed. There are a further Top two bathrooms, one with bathtub and shower, one with shower, and a pretty little sitting room. There is an internet broadband connection for guests use.

Hair dryers.

The living room opens onto the covered loggia Directly terrace and in turn to the villas' gorgeous garden Which is adorned with plants and flowers. In the garden there is a barbeque and lovely wrought iron two gazebos furnished with table and chairs for dining al fresco whilst enjoying the essence of the Tuscan countryside.

web: www. villacaroltuscany. com.

More Details

Property Manager
Gabriele / Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

Amenities

San Gimignano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • There are three lovely bedrooms: one with double bed and ensuite shower room, and two triples with double bed and single bed. There are a further Top two bathrooms, one with bathtub and shower, one with shower, and a pretty little sitting room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 double
    - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • There are three lovely bedrooms: one with double bed and ensuite shower room, and two triples with double bed and single bed. There are a further Top two bathrooms, one with bathtub and shower, one with shower, and a pretty little sitting room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The Villa Has Its own private entrance and the garden is fully fenced. Parking is in the grounds next to the villa. The garden and pool are for the exclusive use of guests renting the Villa Carolina. The owners who live in the other part of the house with Its Own separate entrance The garden and orchard, lettuce, vegetables and aromatic herbs are anche for your use as well as a barbeque area and equipped. The villa anche Has a laundry are with soap, iron and ironing board at your disposal. Extra Services The owners will provide breakfast and dinners on request, and anche offer laundry service if required.

Reviews

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5

Highly recommend Villa Carolina!

  • 5 of 5

I celebrated by 60th birthday with my husband, two children and their spouse/girlfriend. Villa Carolina was perfect for the 6 of us. The villa is very clean and well maintained and great for indoor/outdoor living. The 3 bedrooms are spacious and each has it's own updated bathroom. The kitchen is also updated. The grounds have areas for lounging, a pool and a gazebo with a table and chairs. There is a covered area overlooking the tuscan hills and Poggibonsi with comfortable couches, a dining table, chairs and a barbeque. There is plenty of shade. I had my coffee outside each morning and listened to the roosters and we dined outside at the villa several times. We took a fun cooking class with Lucia at the Villa and made homemade pasta and beef ragu. It was delicious and a wonderful experience. We were served outside on a gorgeous night looking at the moon and stars. It was very memorable as was our entire stay at Villa Carolina. Lucia is great chef. She made homemade pasta and chinghiale (wild boar ragu) for us one night which was incredible. We love Gabrielle and Lucia who were always helpful, attentive, warm and friendly. My children ran each day through Linari where there is an old Castle which is being restored...my husband and I walked. We passed beautiful villas, a farm in the valley and beautiful lavender fields. The scenery is spectacular. Villa Carolina is also conveniently located and accessible to the "highway". We took days trips all over tuscany and then returned to the villa for swimming and relaxing. We would love to return and highly recommend this Villa!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing villa for an extended vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed at Villa Carolina for 5 weeks. It was outstanding! Our two young children, ages three and one, had a blast. We had different sets of family visitors stay with us at different points in the trip as well. They were all very impressed.

Villa Carolina overlooks Poggibonsi, with beautiful, sweeping views of the Tuscan hills. The pool is fantastic, and we were in it almost every day. The garden (yard) is also fairly large, useful for lounging or playing. Our favorite part of the amenities was the incredible terrace, completely covered for shade, but very large and offering those amazing Tuscan views. We ate most meals out on the terrace and spent just about every night out there with a bottle of local wine after putting the kids to bed.

The interior of Villa Carolina is very well laid out. Ask Gabrielle for a floor plan. The kitchen was awesome. I cooked in it just about every day for five weeks (I enjoy cooking), and it was just like home after no time at all. Well equipped also.

The rooms and beds are large, as are the bathrooms. The sofas in the living room are very comfortable and the large TV was great for catching a few of our son's favorite cartoons.

We used the Villa as base camp for numerous day trips around Tuscany. San Gimignano, Sienna, and Pisa were favorites. Having been to Italy a few times before, Florence was always our favorite city, but now has stiff competition from Sienna. We also recommend Monteriggionni and Volterra as worth at least a half day each.

Gabrielle and Luccia were gracious hosts. They always went out of their way to do every little extra thing they could think of, including a few examples like getting us into a fantastic winery for lunch twice that no normal tourist could book themselves and showering our kids with presents throughout their stay. They were also very fast to act whenever a need arose, which was hardly ever. Luccia is also a very good cook, and we would recommend having her cook for you as we did (three times).

Tuscany is incredible and Villa Carolina was an excellent home for 5 weeks. We miss our "Italy home" as our son called it and both he and our daughter miss their friends Gabrielle and Luccia.

Some advice: Rent a car, but not a big one. Shop at PAM. Buy some foam if you are used to soft mattresses. Take bug spray. Drink enough local wine to not care about mosquitoes or Italian mattresses. Stay at Villa Carolina and the rest will take care of itself!

Ciao!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Beautiful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Carolina was a wonderful place to make our base of operations while in Tuscany. Besides being beautifully decorated and clean with all the amenities of home, the back yard had inviting areas to just sit and relax to have a glass of wine and enjoy the beautiful views. The town of Barberino Val d'Elsa, where the villa is located, is centrally located to visit many other wonderful Tuscan towns. We visited Florence twice during our seven day stay and also Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti area, and Volterra. We especially enjoyed the old walled city of Barberino Val d'Elsa, which was quaint and full of lovely views of the countryside. I stress however that you do need a car to be able to get around to visit these sights and to do any grocery shopping or other necessities. The owners of the villa, Lucia and Gabrielle, are lovely people and greeted us the first night with two bottles of the delicious local wine ! Although they share the other side of the house, you would hardly know they were there except when you needed them for something. The back yard and pool are for the exclusive use of the renters of the villa. I don't think you can go wrong staying at the lovely Villa Carolina.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

What can I say. We had the most amazing time at Villa Carol. There were 6 of us ( all family) & enjoyed every minute of our stay. . The property is stunning. Everything exactly as per the description. Spacious , comfortable & homely. We used to keep Villa Carol as our base and do Road trip's , Explore Tuscany & surrounds. Being ideally located everything within an hour and a half drive. Back in time for sundowners & dinner to enjoy the lovely landscaped garden.

A lovely supermarket close by which has everything we needed.

The hosts Gabriele & Lucia were wonderful. Took really good care of us and we're always there to give us tips & advise , what to do / eat / sightseeing etc. Extremely helpful!!

We hope to return soon!! Thank You once again for an amazing experience:)

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Villa!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 6 of us stayed at Villa Carol for 7 days and enjoyed every minute! The outdoor area is spectacular! The view over the neighboring town, the pool area and covered patio areas are fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the villa. The owners were very gracious and welcoming. We had the opportunity to have the villa's wife (Lucia) cook two wonderful Italian meals for us. The accommodations throughout the villa are very nice and comfortable. Great place for a family or friends to stay; ideally located to several different area cities/towns. We loved every minute of our Italian vacation. Thank you Gabrielle & Lucia for allowing us to stay at your beautiful villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Beautiful Tuscany !!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to spend a week at Villa Carolina in Linari just next to Poggi Bonsi. Perfect location for spending your days sightseeing and wine tasting. Lots of things to do within an hour to two hour drive. The villa is nicely appointed. We never cooked but noticed that they had just about everything you would need to do so. We had Lucia cook for us twice - wish we had her cook more!! We always had hors d'oeuvres out on the patio and dinner was served at the outdoor eating area. Lovely, lovely !!

Lucia made reservations for us at a lovely restaurant our first night - can't remember the name - fabulous food and service. It's local so I'm sure this is a place she recommends on a regular basis.

If you need anything or have any questions, just ask Lucia. She's a delight !!

Very comfortable for two couples, however, it could very easily hold a family traveling together. Hope you enjoy your stay at Villa Carolina as much as we did. Cin Cin......

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Firenze
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Golf Castelfalfi
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
AUTOSTRADA SIENA FIRENZE
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
KM 1 Ristorante Decimo Nono.
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
follonica , Punt'ala.
Car: recommended

It is a great location to explore the area from Which, the nearest local town of Poggibonsi with an excellent selection of shops, restaurants and supermarkets is just 2 km away and it's a joy to wander through the pretty surrounding Chianti countryside.

All of Tuscany's jewels are easily Reached with Both Florence and Siena being only just over half an hours' drive away by car or accessible via train and bus connections from nearby Poggibonsi. The famous medieval town of San Gimignano is just 10 minutes away, and many more of the regions attractions are easily visited.

Distances: The town of Linari is only 1 km, supermarket and all kind of shops can be found 2 km away, Poggibonsi with all kind of shops 2 km (open 7/7 days, from 08 am to 08 pm), San Gimignano 8 km, Florence 33 km, Siena at 22 km, Pisa at 75 km, Volterra at 33 Km, the sea at 80 km, Airport Florence 43 Km, Pisa Airport 80 km, 60 km Montalcino, Montepulciano 65 Km, 58 Km Pienza www . villacaroltuscany. com

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Rates & Availability

San Gimignano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
PICK
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,960
 
 
HIGH
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,086
 
 
MEDIUM
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,213
 
 
LOW
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$349
$1,863
 
 
TOP
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$582
$3,145
 
 
LOW
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
$349
$1,863
 
 
MEDIUM
Apr 14 2018 - May 18 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,446
 
 
HIGH
May 19 2018 - Jun 22 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,145
 
 
TOP
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,076
 
 
HIGH
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,145
 
 
MEDIUM
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 26 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,446
 
 
LOW
Oct 27 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$349
$1,863
 
 
MEDIUM
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,076
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.75 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 :
Internet Wi-fi in all property also in the garden and swimming pool
Satellite TV LCD 50 inch screen, multilingual program with Sky films - sport - Disney Channel – documentaries
Bed linen and towels (weekly changed)
Swimming pool towels (weekly changed)
Kitchen Linen (weekly change)
Extra Bed (on request) free of charge
Internet WiFi in all property garden and swimming pool
High chairs (on request) free of charge
Baby beds (on request) free of charge
Power included 250 Kw/week (estimate weekly use)
Complimentary basic bathroom items (initial set)

Not included in the rental price and to be paid on spot:
Refundable security deposit (cash): Eu 300,00
Final cleaning: Eu 150,00/week
Heating on request on consumption

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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