|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This stylish 16th century property is perfectly situated for day trips to Florence, Arezzo and Siena. At the South-East border of the 'Chianti Classico' area, this perfect location is not only a short distance from Tuscany's most famous cities of art, but is also surrounded by countryside of outstanding beauty scattered with woods, vineyards and olive groves.
Castellino Bucine is conveniently situated in the historic centre of the village, where local amenities such as restaurants, bank, post office, shops, cafés, supermarket and a free parking area are just a five minute walk away.
Both 75 m²/ 750 square feet apartments comfortably accommodate 4 people each, 2 in the bedroom and 2 in the living room on a sofabed (although to 2 additional single beds and two baby cribs, thus max. 10 people in the whole unit) can be provided. The apartments are available, for a minimum of three nights, throughout the whole year, individually or combined. High speed internet is available in the apartments and on the terrace.
This holiday rental is full of character and offers everything a Tuscany enthusiast desires: a wonderful view, a panoramic terrace and a fantastic garden which once belonged to the Medici family.
In a peaceful setting surrounded by cypresses and pine trees, you can while away the days relaxing or sightseeing and, in the evenings, take advantage of our outside fireplace with a glass (or two!) of wine and just enjoy being 'away from it all...'
If you like to book the whole unit please check the calendar of the other apartment (first floor) first: Listing ID 729244 and make sure that both apartments are available at the same time ;-)
Keywords: Apartment, Cottage
We are a German couple and went to live in Italy for two years about forteen years back. Well, we ended up staying a bit longer as we bought this beautiful property 13 years back now and rented out one of the two apartments and lived in the other. For a variety of reasons we needed to go back to Germany and now rent out both (when we are not in Bucine ourselves).
Rosina-Maria Juganar purchased this chateau / country house in 2002
Basically we wanted to stay only for a year or two on the Tuscan country side as Florence, where we worked at the time, was just too expensive (this was 2001/2). But when looking for places to rent we've seen the Castellino Bucine and just fell deeply in love with this house - In the historic center of a village, but with a huge garden - and all this on a hill top with a marvellous view - so we bought the house and just hope to be able to keep it until our old age (and then live there again).
In the Castellino Bucine we love - staying outside on the terrace late in warm spring and summer nights and enjoying the view and the air - relaxing a whole day in the garden - visiting the beaches or surrounding Tuscany for day trips - the beautiful old stones - the fire place in the winter
We are planning to leave tomorrow approximately 9:00am. We have loved your apartment and will highly recommend to our friends and family back home.
I understand we can leave the keys in the mailbox. How shall we receive our security deposit before we leave?
We stayed at Castelino Bucine for 2 weeks this spring during the Easter holiday. The place is situated in what was a deMedici home and is absolutely charming. The apartment maintains its original tuscan charm but has been completely renovated with modern amenities. All is very clean and well maintained. The house also has a large garden and terrace which we loved each night over a glass of local wine. Really well connected to Florence, I would also highly recommend exploring the village of Bucine which is traditional tuscany without the hordes of tourists. We cant recommend the place enough.
My husband and I stayed here for a week during a 7-week tour of Europe where we were stayin in a variety of vacational rentals. The unit was definitely spacious and had all the basic amenities, but was rather ill-lit throughout and lacked charm and comfort. Please note, also, that you have to park in the center of town and walk to the apartment, which was kind of inconvenient, and on market day you have to move your car way out to the outskirts of the village until the market is over. It also was rather noisy at night if you had the window open in the bedroom, as the train station is directly behind the house and trains go by (tooting their horns) on a regular basis! On the good side, however, it was centrally located in the region and had convenient access to a train station, making a car not an absolute necessity and the little town did have all the basics--a few small cafes, a bank, post office, etc.
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nous avons passé quelques jours en Italie et loué plusieurs logements; celui ci restera sans contexte le moins agréable. Passée la deception de ne pas trouver une piscine à proximité ( piscine annoncée à l'époque dans l'annonce, en fait à plusieurs km), nous sommes allés de mauvaises surprises en petites deceptions... intérieur sombre, voire lugubre, mobilier de jardin dans un état déplorable, pas de parasol, donc impossible de manger sur la terrasse le midi, pas de lumiere exterieure, donc pas de soirée non plus sur la terrasse... jacuzzi ne fonctionnant pas, manque de matériel de base, cafetiere pour une à deux tasses, pas pratique, proximité de la gare, donc bruit important, ... un supplement ménage, pour trouver un logement pas tout à fait propre!
quant à la caution, plus de deux mois et un long échange de mails pour la récuperer!
la situation est par contre agréable, village central en Toscane permettant de belles promenades.
voici une location que je ne recommanderai pas, contrairement à toutes les autres louées cette année en Italie
Wine Tasting, Very good Dining, Beautiful Landscape, Nice people in nice village (basically Natives), Chianti-Area but not as touristic as 20 miles west (Central Chianti Classico), important outlets nearby like The Mall (Reggello) and PRADA (Levanella).
|Refundable damage deposit||$160|
Please note: The rates are based on up to 2 people/day, any additional person is 15€/day/sleeping couch and children under 6 years are free of charge. The security deposit of 150 Euro is kindly requested at arrival. On departure the housekeeper will refund the deposit minus the final cleaning fee of 50 Euro. For pets it is 75 Euros (on demand).
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.